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Brooke and Ella offer up an absolute treat of a festive novella

55945979._SY475_Jingle Bell Rock by Ella FrankBrooke Blaine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That was like the best Christmas buffet ever!

Just fabulous little snippets connecting all these two’s best creations altogether in one epic night in LA.

Can’t decide which bits were my favourite but I read it in one go straight away with a smile all over my face.

The message throughout is a simple one, take joy in the family and friends who surround you and do a bit to help those less fortunate.

And isn’t that just what this time of year should be about – love ❤

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Blog Tour: Love Directions by A.F. Zoelle

Love Directions | A.F. Zoelle

A Good Bad Idea Story #5


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Elias Forthwright

Can a chance meeting lead to true love? I sure hope so, because I’m falling hard and fast for North. I’m normally too shy to be attracted to a playful flirt like him, but he’s full of surprises that bring out the best in me. Even though we’re nothing alike, he’s everything I never knew I needed.

Maybe it’s silly to feel like the cosmic universe conspired to bring us together, but North makes me want to believe in the impossible. After all, it would be stupid to run away from love when all signs point to him being the one, right?

North Easton

To say I’ve lived a strange life is a massive understatement. I’m used to weird things being the norm, but even I never expected to fall in love with a sweetheart the first time I meet him. Elias makes me feel all warm and gooey inside like a hot brownie. If I get lucky, maybe he’ll want a bite. And if I’m really lucky, he’ll want to come back for seconds, thirds, fourths, and forever.

I know we just met, but is it too soon to plan for a lifetime of canoodling with Elias? Shockingly, I don’t mean that as a euphemism for once.

Love Directions is the fifth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a shy/flirt, instalove, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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North shook my hand as he introduced himself, sending currents zinging through me as we touched. “I’m North Easton. Nice to meet you, Elias.”

That was quite an interesting name. “North Easton?”

“Yeah, and my twin is West Easton. There isn’t a joke about that we haven’t heard.” He grinned, even though he was probably sick of everyone having the same response. “If you think that’s bad, my mom has a cat called Woof. My theory is she’s overcompensating for being named Linda.”

He said it with a straight face, but I couldn’t believe him. “You’re joking, right?”

“I wish I was. When she was a kid, she had a Chihuahua named Meow.”

It was so absurd I had to laugh. “Now you’re just messing with me.”

North pulled out his phone and opened his group text with his mother and sister. He scrolled up a bit to a picture of a very regal-looking gray Siamese cat wearing a gold crown and white fur-lined purple velvet cloak. The texts under it made me snicker.

Mom: King Woof requests your presence at dinner.

West: Kings don’t make requests; they command.

Mom: Fine, he commands you to stop being a smart-ass.

North: Good luck with that. Does Lord Woofie have a specific time in mind?

The conversation was so delightfully weird. “I bet her next cat’s name is Mouse.”

“You’re probably right. That’s absolutely her sense of humor.”

I raised my drink in a toast. “Congratulations, you’re officially the most interesting person I know now.”

“I’m honored.” He clinked his glass against mine. “So, what’s this I hear about me being your stranger?”

As he drank his cocktail while watching me, I found myself tongue-tied. Thankfully, Red answered for me. “His horoscope said he would meet a stranger that would change his life today. It also suggested that he should be open to the possibility of love, hint hint. Mine said I should play Cupid, so this seems like the perfect trifecta to make magic happen.”

It was embarrassing having my horoscope habit being revealed. I hurried to justify my interest. “Horoscopes were my mom’s thing.”

North studied me, his gaze piercing through me as if he could see all my secrets somehow. I felt exposed but remained silent as I waited for him to respond. He took another sip before he shocked me. “You must be a Virgo.”

I blinked at him in disbelief. “How could you tell?”

His cryptic smile did funny things to my heart. “I’m magic.”

“If you’re so magical, what am I?” Red challenged.

“Oh, you’re definitely a Taurus. There’s no question about that.”

His accuracy was uncanny, further intriguing me. “Why do you know that?”

“I told you: I’m magic.” He stated it with so much confidence, I almost believed him. Who was this guy?

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Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses.

She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.

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This younger brother’s best friend romance is a Christmas treat for me

123249727_2828020637300472_9047591684428652905_oA Christmas Break by Annabelle Jacobs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love it when Annabelle does a festive romance, this one’s an absolute delight.

Brother’s best friend, five years younger and just back from travelling, is where it’s at and I loved both Jasper and Finn big time.

This is a sort of New Age romance, Finn is 26, Jasper just gone 21, and both felt true to that.

There’re sparks from the off, but Finn’s just getting over a damaging ex and Jasper’s not sure where he’s going now he’s back after a year’s trip around the world.

As is usually the case with Annabelle, there’s a strong British feel, great secondary characters and some cute animals to help drive the plot.

Add in a cheerleading squad of family members and Finn’s best friend Christian, and it’s no wonder these two end up house sharing.

I really liked that this wasn’t a straight up friends with benefits turned serious plot. Yes, they’re both hugely attracted to the other, but there’re realistic obstacles that need working through.

All in all, a cracking good read and perfect for enjoying with a cup of the hot chocolate Jasper is so fond of!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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