Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Hues (Limelight #1) by Anita Davis A Quickie Review: High Fashion Meets Romance


Hues (Limelight #1) by Anita Davis
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Supermodel, Liv Summers, better known as Phaedra Winters to her hometown, is esteemed by the industry and her fans for her flawless beauty and matchless runway and shoot presence. Ten years in the limelight and hiding her true identity has kept her from getting close to anyone other than her assistant. Landing gigs, ripping runways, and nailing ads is never a problem for her, but keeping her identity intact and ignoring her growing attraction for a certain photographer is turning out to be the hardest parts of her career to date. 
World-renowned photographer, Parker Anderson, has his annual shoot and exhibit coming up during New York’s fashion week. While he’s known to make any subject or setting he captures come alive, no ordinary model will do for him. There’s just one hiccup to making the concept for his annual spread transition from a dream to reality; Liv Summers won’t agree to do it. Not only is he pressed to get Liv to do the shoot, but in spite of vowing never to date another model, the pull towards her is too strong to deny. Will he find the right angle to win her over for the shoot and capture her heart?

3.5 out of 5 stars
An original story with a slow-building romance, that held just enough steam and backstory to keep me satisfied.

Liv is a supermodel. She’s known pretty much wherever she goes, but with her, she carries a huge secret—one that not only threatens her livelihood as a model—but as a person.

Parker is one of the best photographers of his time, known for wielding his camera like a weapon, but for good.

He wants Liv to do his annual photo shoot. He has a vision and only she can help him pull it off. But, he’s starting to wonder if all he wants from the beauty is her time.

A slow-building romance that kept me entranced throughout. There’s nothing like that first kiss in a romance novel—it’s like having your first piece of fruit, sweet.

Though I wasn’t fully convinced, at least initially of their relationship—I was thrilled for how it all played out—not only involving a sensuous budding relationship but teaching us a message of what beauty really means.

A nice start to a promising series, one I’m excited to continue.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

His Until Midnight (Texas Cattleman's Club: Bachelor Auction #4) by Reese Ryan Release Day Review


His Until Midnight By Reese Ryan
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To the highest bidder goes…

A friendship with benefits?

When Tessa Noble takes the stage at a charity auction after a sexy makeover, her best friend, Ryan Bateman, must place the winning bid. It’s definitely not because he’s jealous. Their weekend getaway is a ploy for positive press…or so the rancher tells himself. But soon things take an unexpected turn from platonic to passionate, catapulting the couple far beyond the friend zone…

4 out of 5 stars
His Until Midnight is a Cinderella-esque tale of love between friends.

Tess and Ryan have been best friends from childhood to adulthood. Tess has been crushing on Ryan for some time now, but he only sees her as his best friend. At least that’s what she thinks, until a bachelor auction—she soon discovers her feelings are far from one-sided.

Thought it all happens like a whirlwind, the reader is quickly engaged in a romance that is as feisty and sexy as it is mature and heart-warming. 

His Until Midnight has all the workings of a Harlequin romance, two good-looking characters, a romance that builds up until its crescendoes into moments of passion, and love—and backstory that’s not too deep, but it’s worth reading about.

The sex is intense and passionate. The cast is realistic and intriguing.

Though I’ve only ever read one Reese Ryan title this is my favorite of the two.

At under 300 pages, the book packs a sexy and romantic punch, one that is worth reading and is a worthwhile addition to this ongoing series. 

Romance readers will rejoice and cheer on this best-friends-to-lovers story.