Books reviewed prior on this site prior to March 2019 were provided to me, at no charge, by the publisher, or by the author, in exchange for an honest review. I have received no further compensation for these reviews. Reviews beginning March 2019 come from a variety of sources: advanced copies, library loans, and my own purchases. All reviews are my honest opinions.

February 15, 2023

My Phony Valentine {Courtney Walsh}

my phony valentine book coverA chance meeting. A hunky hockey player. A fake romance.
Hardly an ordinary day in the life of Poppy Hart.

My days usually consist of agonizing over my failing restaurant, worrying about my mountain of debt and nursing my broken heart.

Everything changes when I bump into a man in the coffee shop and claim him as my new boyfriend. To my absolute horror, he turns out to be hockey’s most renowned bad boy, Dallas Burke. To my absolute delight, he goes along with my story.

When his no-nonsense manager and meddling grandmother jump in the picture, they see a win-win solution for my failing restaurant and Dallas’s less-than-stellar reputation.

A full-fledged fake romance complete with contract negotiations, pretend dates and phony PDA.

But as I get to know the real Dallas Burke, who is not the man the press says he is, it becomes clear that if this isn’t real. . . someone better tell it to my heart.

My Review:
I loved everything about this book. I immediately felt that Poppy was a relatable character with one of the most realistic personalities I've encountered in the book world. I felt her ability to be true to herself, no matter what happened to her, was endearing and made her such a lovable person.

This book has a plot that keeps moving and keeps the reader interested. It was one of those where you know how it ends before it begins, but it is still fun and exciting to watch it all play out.

The redemption of Dallas was so appreciated. I teared up as I read one of the scenes between him and an old friend, and I felt my heart go out to him so many times.

I highly recommend this book to all ages. It is a clean read with a perfect story.

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February 9, 2023

The View from Above {Kristin Billerbeck}

The View from Above My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sometimes you just need a mindless read, and that is what this series has been for me. I enjoy the characters, and the plot moves along nicely. However, the whole scenario is far-fetched, and the editing could use a bit of work. But if you are looking for something to read for enjoyment only, this series fits the bill. With all that being said, I wouldn't hate a third book.