Thursday, March 22, 2018

J says :) #12

Let’s talk about…
Playing couple!

Hello everyone, so today I decided to go with a specific theme in books, which is playing couple :) if you’re wondering if it’s a repeating vibe in different types of books, you’re right! So maybe on the outside they all look different, but it’s always some version of the same story: main couple pretends to be in a relationship (there can be many different reasons why) and in time they’re just kind of realize they don’t want to pretend anymore. They have something special, something real… I really love those stories, because many of them starts a little slow, with some kind of friendship and always ends with love and happily ever after… and who wouldn’t enjoy a book like that, am I right? And now I’m gonna go straight with examples, because they’re definitely good ones (like always, just saying):

Rock redemption 
(book #3 in Rock Kiss series, written by Nalini Singh)

They have a history, it didn’t end well… Everyone knows who Noah is, they call him – Rock God or bad boy of rock. He plays guitar and looks like a fallen angel, but he is no saint. Kit is a great actress, but in Hollywood it’s not enough, you have to be in the media, so when by mistake she and Noah are called the new “it” couple she finally has a fighting chance for a role of a lifetime for her. They decide to pretend being in a relationship for the public, but it’s definitely not easy. Add to that the situation that Kit has an obsessed fan, who becomes more and more dangerous and Noah has demons of his own. But one thing he knows for sure, helping her is his last chance at redemption…

Big Rock 
(book #1 in Big Rock series, written by Lauren Blakely)

This story is about two friends and business partners – Spencer and Charlotte. In this case, even though it was originally his idea, they both definitely have their resaons for playing couple. His father is selling his business to some pretty conservative dude, and by conservative I mean like from 50’ where man was... the man of the house, and woman was for looking pretty and not really thinking (ahh how far we’ve come ). So Spencer, to please everyone, comes up with a plan to introduce his fiancee – Charlote, and be a poster couple. She on the other hand is after a bad breakup, her (I wanna say) fiance cheated on her but now decided that he wants a second chance with her. She definitely don’t want that, so Spencer and his plan is a perfect solution. At first it was playing couple, then playing between sheets (really, we all know that’s gonna happen) and then, finally realizing love was there all along :) And it all started with a big… rock! :)

Tempting the player 
(book #2 in Gamble Brothers series, written by J. Lynn)

Chad is a player, am I’m not talking just about baseball. He has one job, stay clear of the ladies and improve his image. So when he’s cought kissing Bridget, his new publicist is not happy. She comes with the plan – convince the public, that their relationship is serious and Brigdet is the real deal. Maybe he’s not totally on board with this plan, but it’s actually Bridget who protests more. To the point that his publicist has to kind of blackmail her into a fake relationship with Chad. So maybe not a great start. But as always it all ends well and we get a happily ever after. And that’s what I’m talking about…

Shut out 
(book #1 in Bayard Hockey series, written by Kelly Jamieson)

Well it all started at a party, in collage… am I right? So Jacob has three things to do – play hockey, study and avoid girls. So to help with the third thing he comes up with a plan – convince Skylar to pretend to be his girlfried, that way all the other girls will back off. Perfect solution to all his problems, one might think… yeah, because pretending never leads to actual feelings, riiiiight :)

Play 
(book #2 in Stage Dive series, written by Kylie Scott)

Mal is many things – drummer, player, bad boy, but now he needs to be good, just for a little while. To please his mom, he needs to settle down with a “nice girl”. And who’s better to play that part than Annie – the “girl next door” type. She’s perfect and just what he needs. They make a deal, because of her money problems he’s gonna pay her to play his girlfriend. It’s the beginning of many hilarious situations, sweet moments and couple of hearbreaking ones. This book is a crazy ride, so are you ready to play? :)

Devil in winter 
(book #3 in Wallflowers series, written by Lisa Kleypas)

Some characters go even further than playin couple, they go straight to marriage… In this case it was all Evie’s idea. To escape her horrible relatives she comes up with a plan, I’m not saying it was a great plan, or even a good one, but a plan nonetheless. She came to Sebastian and kind of proposed to him… What you need to know about Sebastian is that he is a rake, his reputation clearly states that he’s dangerous, especially to women's reputations ;) But what most people don’t know is that he’s as desperate as Evie to be married. But what was supposed to be a marriage on conveniance quickly becomes something more, but who knew that all they needed to be happy was an angelic kind of girl and a real devil :)

Marriage of Inconvenience 
(book #7 in Knitting in the City series, written by Penny Reid)

Well I have to say that Penny Reid ended her series with a BANG! I warn you, people, if you start this book you won’t be able to read anything else as long as you don’t finish this one. I’m serious! Don’t laugh, I know you don’t believe me, but remember I warned you :) All I can say is that waiting for this conlusion of the Knitting in the City series was definitely worth it! Now quick word about the story… Kat known Dan (the security man… I had to say it!) for a couple of years, so when the time came to ask someone for help, he was a perfect candidate. For different and complicated reasons she needed a husband – like, right now. And he agreed right away, ahhh what a great guy :) So they also missed a phase – playing copule and get straight to being married, but was it really fake? I think not…

That’s it, I think I’ve done enough :) I promised you good recommendations and I delivered, right? Everyone can find something for themselves. Of course you can go ahead and read them all, because, well they’re all great. You can trust me, have I ever let you down? That’s what I’m saying… so come on and join me on my neverending climb on a #BookMountain :)

J

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