Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone (Review)

SCORING WITH THE WRONG TWIN is a sexy, passionate love story about an introverted, secret-keeping Apps designer and a hunky football star who values honesty above all else. It’s a story about what happens when secrets become lies and lies become the wedge that keeps two people from finding what—and who—they need the most.

SCORING WITH THE WRONG TWIN

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Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima SimoneSCORING WITH THE WRONG TWIN hit all the right buttons for me. Compelling characters. Engaging storyline. Easy, natural, almost effortless writing style. And an underlying truth about people and their flaws, fears, and emotional roadblocks to life and love.

Sophia Cruz is a woman who doesn’t yet know her own worth. She lacks the confidence she needs to speak up at work and as such, she holds herself back from enjoying life outside of work because she doesn’t quite know how to relate to other people. She’s smart, funny, and passionate about the things that interest her, and she couldn’t care less about the things that don’t. Or so she thought.

Deep down, Sophia has a secret desire to be as beautiful and as outgoing as her fashion model sister, and it’s that desire that leads her to agree to model in her twin sister’s place. Which is how Sophia meets Zephirin Black, a hunky tight end for the Washington Warriors.

Zeph is a proud man. He knows what it’s like to be lied to and he has no interest in becoming another person’s fool. Yet, even with the doubts and warning signs swirling around Sophia, Zeph can’t bring himself to end the sex-only relationship they’ve begun. But the more time he spends with Sophia, the more time Zeph wants to spend with her…and that’s a big problem for a man who lacks trust in people and has no interest in a serious relationship.

If you love a sexy love story with a universal truth behind it, pick up a copy of SCORING WITH THE WRONG TWIN by Naima Simone. It’s a fantastic read with beautiful characterization and universal conflicts that will keep you reading until the very last word.

5 Stars

~*~ Reviewed by Deanna ~*~

About Naima Simone

USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

For more about Naima Simone visit her at: naimasimone.com

 

Book Details

Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima SimoneAuthor: Naima Simone
Series: WAGS #1
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Sports
Imprint: Brazen
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 236
ISBN:  9781640634053
Pub Date: Jan. 15, 2018
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She’s not who he expected, but now he can’t stop wanting her…

Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves … again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorkable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister.

After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances—and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another…and another…and another…

Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.

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Additional Tags: Category Romance | Steamy Reads | Passionate Romance

Tropes: Twins | Mistaken Identity

 

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Sweet Attraction by Melanie Mutton

Today on Okie Dreams, we’re sharing a book review for SWEET ATTRACTION by Melanie Munton. SWEET ATTRACTION is the second book in Munton’s Slow Seductions series with Entangled Publishing, but the first book I’ve read. Since this is a new series for me, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it turns out, there was no reason to worry.  Because I loved the story, the characters, and the author’s writing style. And even though I didn’t read the first book, I didn’t feel lost at all in reading this one at all. It’s the perfect standalone read, and I couldn’t be happier for having read it. You can read my review of the book below.

SWEET ATTRACTION

Sweet Attraction by Melanie MuntonSWEET ATTRACTION is a sexy-sweet love story about a woman in desperate need of a fresh start and a man in desperate need of a new outlook. Both Jade and Hunter seek fulfillment, and they go about getting it in very different ways. It is those parallel journeys, those different yet shared experiences, that make them three-dimensional story people. That make them both relatable and likable fictional human beings.

I liked Jade and Hunter. I didn’t always agree with them or their decisions and reactions to things that happened in the story, but I liked them. Hunter is a proud, honest man who strives to build a better life for himself and the wife and kids he wants but doesn’t yet have. He is determined to work and achieve more than he had growing up, which isn’t a bad thing but it does get in the way of him seeing and living the life he has right now.

Jade isn’t quite as complicated as Hunter, but she’s still just as deep, just as proud and flawed as he is. She’s grown up with everything she could possibly want in life, and yet, she isn’t happy, and with good reason. She wants to prove she can make it on her own, and that she can be happy in a new town, where she knows no one, but in refusing to deal with the past she left behind, she holds herself back from the happy future she seeks. And that’s a problem.

Hunter and Jade meeting was brilliant and complicated and sweet and sexy and perfect for who they are as story people. They each have things they need to fix, but it’s only in meeting each other that they get the push they need to make a real change.

If you’re looking for a romance that’s both sweet and sexy and riddled with real-world life experiences and fears, be sure to check out SWEET ATTRACTION by Melanie Munton. It’s a fun read, with a real, human kind of message. And I loved it. A lot.

4 Stars

~*~ Reviewed by Deanna ~*~

About Melanie Munton

Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.

Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it’s boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.

For more information, visit Melanie’s website at: http://www.melaniemunton.com/

Book Details

Sweet Attraction by Melanie MuntonAuthor: Melanie Munton
Series: Slow Seductions #2
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Imprint: Brazen
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 260
ISBN:  9781640633698
Pub Date: Jan. 15, 2018
Purchase:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

A beach, a bed, and a bad boy…

What happens on the road stays on the road. Right? That is, until Jade Hollingsworth’s first ever—and toe-curlingly awesome—one-night stand turns out to be Hunter Sparks, the contractor she hired via email to remodel the swimwear shop she bought sight-unseen in Shell Grove, South Carolina. A fresh start in a new place where no one knows her name means she can finally gain control over her life and find some inner peace.

Ha. Fat chance of that when Hunter informs her he can’t take the job…then brazenly comes onto her. Seriously?

Hunter wants nothing more than to carry on their steamy affair, but has to keep it on the down low. If he helps Jade with her shop, he risks losing the biggest contract of his career, everything he’s worked his whole life to achieve. The trouble is, he can’t keep his hands off her…

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Additional Tags: Category Romance | Steamy Reads | Passionate Romance

Tropes: Fish Out of Water | One Night Stand