Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire by Nina Croft
She's holding out for a happy ever after.
AnnieI know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.
So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.
WesThe last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.
Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.
The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Olivia Brent is happy with her quiet life in the country, until the imminent loss of her home forces her to embark on a search for her estranged father. Catapulted into a world of criminals, Olivia is out of her depth. When she meets the stunningly gorgeous and enigmatic billionaire Luc Severino, her world is turned upside down.
Jimmy Brent’s daughter was the last person Luc ever wanted to be with, but she’s the key to finding her father,the man Luc has wanted revenge on for over ten years. He’s willing to use any methods available, including blackmail, to persuade Olivia to help him find Jimmy and put the past behind him.
And if blackmail doesn’t gain her total cooperation, then perhaps a little seduction will…
So I wanted to throw out a few reviews on a couple of books I have read recently! Both are fairly short, quicker reads but enjoyable!
Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire is exactly what the title suggests! Lia is looking for her father because she is about to lose her home and she wants him to pay up. Searching for her father leads her to Luc, who is also searching for her father. Both are instantly distrustful because they are both hiding things. So naturally, they have sex. Because thats how these things work 😉
Luc really does blackmail her with some racy pictures he took the night they had sex. So, he forces her to pretend to be engaged to her in order to draw her father out. Of course, feelings start to get confused, lines get crossed, and Luc acts like an ass on a couple of occasions. I think it was easy to hate Luc right away because you don’t know what it is he is hiding, but when you get the whole picture, you can understand. Overall, it was a good read with some steamy times!
Three Simple Words is adorable! A bookstore owner and blogger is our heroine and I love that. And the hero? A male ‘romance’ author! Except his story isn’t exactly what Annie, the heroine, considers romance. Wes, the author, created a story about a serial dater who ends up without an HEA. Annie and Wes know each other; Wes is Annie’s brother Jeremy’s best friend. The story is light and easy to read. It is also in 3rd person, but more insight into the characters thoughts so you have a better understanding. Both dance around their feelings for each other which leads to the tension in the story; its not my favorite trope, but Annie and Wes are both likable and well written.