#review Alien Attraction #carabristol #alienromance #scifi #alienmates

Alien Attraction (Alien Mate 2)

Synopsis
How insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt?

I’m Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers’ Excellent Adventures. I’ve had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career, but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien’s mail order bride. I’m not allowed to tell anybody it’s a gimmick, and as soon my contract is up, I’ll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, “Darq,” and Handsome…

I’m Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and a sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth, so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother would banish me to the icy wilderness, and I’d lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her…

Opinion
I was gifted this book back in April in hopes I would provide an honest review. Every time I tried to write the review, i ended up rereading the book. I wanted to stay in this world, especially since everything works out in the end.

This is the second book in the Alien Mates series. In this one, Bristol did not disappoint.

I thought that Sunny was getting a raw deal all the way around because she did not want to do another season of the reality show but needed to money to help her nephew. I was worried how the story was going to go because Sunny is trying to have a relationship that was real enough for the cameras and her contract but not too involved that she would break his heart when she left. I knew they would have crazy chemistry because it is a romance, but I was still stressed.

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Then when Sunny realized she wanted to be with him and wanted to keep it private, I hoped she could get rid of all the cameras. I liked her feisty attitude in dealing with the TV station. She knew they were exploiting her but she had her plan to use them. And she did what she could to “accidentally“ kill a few of their cameras along the way.

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I was not sure where the real conflict would come into the picture. I wondered if the studio Apogee was going to make Darq look foolish for the ratings. How was he going to react when he found out about the cameras?

Thankfully, he had his own little deception to keep him on edge. Dakonian lottery is still in full effect, with so many unintended consequences. As a result, Darq could be in deep trouble if he dishonesty is revealed.

Because both of them had their secrets, they were so appreciative of their time together. It was as if they were thinking that once the truth was revealed they might lose each other. That made the story even sweeter.

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Even though I am usually a fan of the truth being revealed, in this case, I had hoped that he would get away with his little act of dishonesty. There were still some unexpected things to happen that enhanced the story.

In the end, I am glad everything is resolved to my satisfaction and I am looking for to the next book. I already think I know who it is going to be and I am excited but conflicted. Read this book and you will understand!

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Overall, I loved it. Like I said, I read it multiple times already. I’m glad everything was resolved, with all the questions answered by the end.

Book details
Series: Alien Mate
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 248 pages

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Wine Walks #wine #uptowngreenwood #festivalofflowers #scfof2018 #greenwoodsblooming #tryittuesday

Today’s post of Try It Tuesday is all about wine walks!

There has been an increase in wine walks in the area where I live.

It seems that it has become the trendy thing to do, especially on a Saturday evening in a downtown area. In Greenwood, South Carolina, they have been organizing wine walks for years. There are usually 2 each year: one in the summer during Festival of Flowers (FOF) and one in the fall at the start of the holiday shopping season.

The Official name of the FOF wine walk is called “topiaries and tastings”. The objective is to visit area businesses, taste a sample of a wine, and also view the topiaries that are on display around the uptown Greenwood area during the festival.

I like attending wine walks because they allow me to try a variety of wines and determine which types suit my palate.

This year, there were 17 stops! I think the organizers out did themselves in arranging the stops and wine selections.

The business owners that participated were encouraged to provide some sort of nibbles to accompany the wine. This was needed especially since there were so many wine stops.

The wine walk started at 5:30pm but participants that were encouraged to begin registration at 5:00pm to pick up their glasses and map to plan their route. With about 500 attendees, you can understand how it might get a little crowded. The entire evening was quite festive and fun. Our group started at the “last stop” and worked our way backwards to avoid many of the lines and waiting to be served.

TOW Final Thoughts: The wines were good and my favorite was the Chenin Blanc. Even though there were more stops this year, I think everything moved so smoothly and it was probably the best organized wine walk I attended . I will need to take another walk around the Uptown in order to see all of the topiaries though!

The Donut Experiment #yeahTHATgreenville #foodiefriday

Happy Friday!!

The best way to treat yourself after work, is to get a fresh made cake donut.

If you live in Greenville SC or the surrounding area, and you have not been to The Donut Experiment in Greenville SC (on Augusta Rd), you are missing out.

Yes this is a donut shop. Custom made donut combinations let you decide what glaze and topping you want. What you have at the end is a donut that is all you dreamed of. 😂😁

They ensure you have your best donut experience by starting with a delicious, slightly sweet cake donut. Since the toppings are pure sugar, it is good that the donut base is not too sweet. It allows for the toppling combinations to shine.

My favorite is the Maple Bacon donut. My second favorite is Vanilla icing topped with Coconut.

TOW Final Word: I love The Donut Experiment and go there every chance I can because it is delicious. You can make your donut as simple or as decadent as you want.

The Donut Experiment
Address: 2123 Augusta Street C, Greenville, SC 29605

#Review : Badd Luck (Badd Brothers Book 5) #romance #twinsromance #bookaddict

Badd Luck

Synopsis
Two sets of gorgeous twins, a weekend alone together in a remote, picturesque, rural cabin with plenty of alcohol…what could possibly go wrong?

Figuring out the blurred lines and tangled mess of relationships grown out of a deep, lifelong friendship that is now somehow exploding with sexual chemistry…along with a very real subtext of something MORE? A four-way, multi-directional attraction between you and your twin and the other two twins who’ve been your best friends your whole life and are now suddenly sexy as hell and VERY into you, and your twin?

Can it be double the pleasure and double the fun, or is it just double the pain and double the heartache?

Opinion
There is a saying that you cannot have a home run all of the time. I feel that is true with this book. For the first 3 in the Badd Brothers series , there were strong male and female leads. There was realistic conflict and strong emotional situations. Loved them! (See my review of book 3 HERE )

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In the 4th book, it was good. A little too insta-love but fine.

With this book, number 5, it was confusing because it was about two sets of identical twins who KEEP CONFUSING who they are sleeping with! There is physical attraction from being scantily clad or sans clothing so much of the time. Plus, all of the drinking alcohol does not help the situation.

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If there is only a physical attraction, that seems to me that they probably should take a step back and pause the relationship. How can they feel that they have this deep connection, if they cannot even tell their significant other apart from their twin sibling?

In addition to that, the story was all over the place. Sometimes it felt like this story was just about Tate and Corin, but in other parts of the book, it felt like it was about all four of them. I was disappointed because the author did not do much to separate the twins. It is as if she treats them as a unit. And for them to hook up with a set a female twins. UGHHH !!! Even though I usually like friends-to-lovers romances, this did not do it for me.

This series has been so good! It probably was a good idea in her head, but the execution, not so much.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
PASS. The story line was so convoluted and awkward. However, if you feel like you cannot skip a book in a series, you might decide to BORROW.

Book details
Series: The Badd Brothers
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 384 pages


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Contract by Emma Alisyn #review #romance #bbw

Contract by Emma Alisyn

Synopsis
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Any publicity is good publicity, right? But when curvy Aiva, owner of Blooms In Yellow, starts a media ruckus outside her flower shop to increase business, the attention brings all the rats out of hiding.

Namely Daniel, her cousin and the loan shark who funded her startup. A loan shark tied to organized crime, who is a bit miffed when Aiva starts attracting attention. Like any good rat, he prefers to stay in the dark. The attention also attracts Leon Sudano, billionaire mogul and reformed crime lord. Of course the Sudanos, under his rule, are completely legitimate. And his interest in Aiviana is perfectly innocent…

…only it isn’t. He’s been watching Aiva for years, waiting patiently to make his first, and last, move. Because when Sudano plays, he plays for keeps. Aiva must balance her pride in being an independent woman business owner with her growing attraction for the sexy, powerful Leon, who showers her with gifts and attention… and steals her heart.

Opinion
This book had promised but then I thought about it too much and realize there were gaping holes in the plot.

Aiva borrowed money from her cousin with “old country” terms, meaning she would be an indentured servant if she defaulted. If Aiva’s family was so concerned with her, why would they allowing her to be low key sexual harassed by her cousin?

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Aiva took the “I’m an independent woman” routine to a ridiculous level. For 90% of the book, it seemed like she would rather drown instead of admitting she needed a life jacket.

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Leon offers Aiva a chance to pay her debt but his interest in her contract is not altruistic. He wants her to be his wife. He knows he needs to handle her outstanding debt or else it’s makes him look bad.

Leon was my favorite character and a real OG with how he handled things, but then my inner feminist balked at his “I choose you to have my babies” attitude. I know he was old school, but I wanted him to help her pay her bills for love and not just so he could get her pregnant.

However to his credit, he did let her come to him after she rebuffed his initial efforts.

Random side note: I don’t feel the book cover matches the story. I thought the book was going to be hotter than it was.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?

BORROW if you don’t have KU. At the time I bought,  it was 99 cents. At that price point, it was not going to break the bank. Now the price is $2.99. I will let you decide what you want to do.

Book details

Series: N/A

Heat Level: 🔥  🔥

Print Length: 93 pages

 

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