Friday, October 23, 2015

Made the Grade: O'Connor Family Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 247 KB | Expected Release Date: July 14, 2015 | Publisher: Evernight Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"King Stud" [O'Connor Family Series, Book 1] by Liv Rancourt

Author's Book Description : Danielle’s got three months to make her grandmother’s rundown Craftsman house livable. Her game plan is to get in, get grubby, and get back home to L.A. She needs a carpenter, and her best friend’s younger brother is a good one. It’s hard to ignore the buffed body under Ryan’s paint-splattered sweatshirts, but her friend declares he’s off-limits so Danielle reluctantly agrees.

Ryan doesn’t have the cleanest record, anyway. His recently ex-ed girlfriend wants him back, and he has a reputation for brawling. He’s also had a crush on Danielle since he was a kid. Despite their nine-year age difference, he knows she’s worth pursuing.

Soon the paint under Danielle’s fingernails starts feeling more natural than the L.A. sunshine. She’ll have to navigate plumbing disasters, money problems, and one seriously cranky best friend to find something she hasn’t had before: a real home, and a man who loves her.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Not long after an unexpected breakup Danielle (Dani) is informed that her grandmother left her childhood home to her in the will so, with hopes to get some space, she takes off a couple of months from work and goes home. Dani’s plans are to upgrade the house and put it on the market during the time that she’s there but that is before she realizes that the house is in need of a whole lot more TLC than she can give on her own. Therefore, she enlists the help of her “best friend,” Maeve’s, younger brother Ryan to help. During their time together, their relationship goes from platonic to friends to lovers very quickly. Yet with the cards fate has stacked against them, will they be able to work through their issues so they can have something good together? Or will it be only a brief affair for them after all?

This compelling novel reels you in with all of its drama. It was hard not to be hooked! Dani is a sweet 33-year-old, who is dealing with a lot of issues and not sure how to fit back into the town she grew up. Though Ryan is nine years younger than Dani, he has had a crush on since he was a little boy and their time together has just matured those feelings. Yet, both are dealing with recent breakups from people who have emotionally scarred them, so they both have a hard time coming to terms with trusting one another throughout this novel. It was interesting how they dealt with all of the chaos in their lives while they leaned on each other for support. And it was because of that support that made this novel and their relationship so sweet to read. Add in a few sex scenes and this novel definitely keeps a reader entertained in many ways.

Simply, I liked Dani and Ryan together. Even though this novel throws many curveballs their way I’m glad it all works out for them.

In truth, what made me not give this novel a higher rating was because I didn’t like some of the secondary characters and I thought some of the storylines (like the one about Dani’s mother and her job) was left a bit incomplete.

Nevertheless, I definitely recommend this novel for those looking for a dramatically erotic contemporary romance.

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Kobo (e-Book) : King Stud (Book 1)

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: King Stud

Author's Novel Extras : Hot for Friday: First Kiss | KING STUD LIVES! | Coming Soon: King Stud! | King Stud | Because it's a LABOR OF LOVE #LOLHop #Prizes | Evernight's 5th Anniversary!! (#giveaway - @evernightpub)

This will likely...most my last promo post today...(Props to Irene, btw, for the tagline. ;) )
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Author's Series Extras : Beefcake: Then and Now

Book Teaser(s) :
She hated being the grown-up. ~ within Chapter 6

KING STUD by Liv Rancourt -- Read my #bookreview here:...
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She couldn't have screwed things up any more if she'd belly-flopped naked into the Christmas tree, taking a herd of angels with her. ~ within Chapter 12

KING STUD by Liv Rancourt -- Read my #bookreview here:...
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