Blog Tour: Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James and Kissing Her Crush by Ophelia London

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Falling for Her Enemy

Still Harbor

Book Two

 Victoria James

147 Pages

Release Date: November 9, 2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Entangled Bliss
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Still Harbor


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She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything…

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…

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*Arc provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Falling For Her Enemy is a beautiful and delightful love story about a man searching for a connection and a woman striving to make a future and a family of her own. It’s a well-written, engaging contemporary romance and the second book in author Victoria James’s Still Harbor series. With a great cast of loving, supportive, and compelling characters, this book is perfect for readers who love a little angst mixed in with a sweet, small town, Christmastime romance.

I personally loved this read. The characters, the writing, the storyline all flowed really well, and the conflict between Alex and Hayden felt believable and natural to who they are as story people. It was fast-paced and an overall well-rounded sweet romance read. I loved it!

Final thoughts: Read it. It’s beautiful, heartfelt, and engaging, with a great hero and heroine and a little girl who will steal your heart.

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4_halfstars


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Victoria_James

Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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Kissing Her Crush

Sugar City

Book Two

Ophelia London

228 Pages

Release Date: November 9, 2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Entangled Bliss
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Sugar City


Kissing_CoverHe’s sweet trouble…

Natalie Holden wants three things: To be the best chocolate chemist in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to prove her chocolate recipe can help teenage depression, and to get over gorgeous Luke Elliott, the guy she’s had a crush on since birth. Unfortunately, he’s the microbiologist set to debunk her chocolate study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!

Luke Elliott is still bitter over his divorce. Work is his passion now, and landing a huge promotion is just what he needs. What he doesn’t need is a crackpot trying to prove that chocolate cures depression. The last thing he expects is for the crackpot to be Natalie Holden—his “what if” girl from high school—or that she’d still tempt the hell out of him.

They may not see eye-to-eye on her project, but they can’t deny the explosive chemistry that keeps pulling them together. Even when it risks their jobs and the very different futures they both want…

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Excerpt from Kissing Her Crush:

“Natalie.”

“I don’t want to talk about it.”

“Let me just say—”

“Luke, don’t.” Tiny tears clung to her lashes, gutting him again. “I don’t want your pity—I couldn’t stand it. Not after…” She stopped like she couldn’t say the next word. “Not after everything.”

“Pity?” he repeated, wanting desperately to understand, but falling short like he always did with her. She turned to him, looking pale and so unhappy. “I know that’s how you feel, and I know what you’re thinking.”

She knew what he was thinking? He didn’t know what he was thinking, or what he was feeling. When he looked at this woman in the short dress and rubber boots, her hair blowing in the breeze around her tear-streaked face, he tried to pinpoint his feelings, name them. But there were so many he couldn’t grab hold of a single one.

All he knew for sure was he admired the hell out of her. No, it wasn’t admiration he felt. It was something else, something that made his heart pound when he looked at her, when he thought about her kindness, her stubborn determination, the way everything she did made him want a bigger life than even he’d planned, while driving him absolutely out of his head…his screwed-up head that wasn’t ready for a relationship.

Or was it?

“You have no idea what I’m thinking,” he said. “No idea what I’m feeling—about you.” He walked to her, reached out and touched her cheek. “But we both need to find out.”


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*Arc provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Kissing Her Crush is an interesting and engrossing read with two equally compelling main characters. Natalie Holden is doing research with chocolate that could prove useful to those suffering from teenage depression while health conscious  Luke Elliot is pretty much the enemy, capable of keeping her from getting more grant money to further her research. Research that’s got a personal meaning for her, and that automatically has her seeing Luke as the enemy, despite her one-time teenage crush on him.

I really loved this book. The plot was super interesting and the characters were smart, funny, and real. They brought this unusual plot to life and made me love it because of how good they are together and how much their individual work means to them. There was an honesty and realism to the characters that I seriously loved.

Final thoughts: Kissing Her Crush is a fast-paced, stand-out, not to be missed read. I loved it!

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5stars


authorbio

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USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Abby Road series; Perfect Kisses series; Sugar City series; and the brand new cozy mystery CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK. Visit all her books HERE, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on. #paceylove

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