Monday, January 9, 2017

Release Blast: Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke (+ Review) & Properly Groomed by Boone Brux


Playing house just got real…

When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding, half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she’s mortified. OMG, did she try to jump his bones? Worse, did she succeed? Intending to lay low and housesit for her brother until the embarrassment fades, she sneaks away before he wakes up.

What she didn’t plan on is having company.

Lincoln Fisher doesn’t do relationships, but if he did, his friend’s little sister would be the one to tie him down. Good thing Joya had one too many drinks during the reception or he’d have crossed a line. Her brother would kill him if he found out all the places Linc wanted to kiss the sexy, auburn-haired beauty.

And now they’re stuck in the same house. For two weeks.

She’s off-limits. And he needs to keep it that way, even if the heat building between them is hot enough to blow off the roof…

Each book in the Wedding Favors series is a stand-alone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Book #1 Bridesmaid Blues

Book #2 Random Acts of Marriage

Book #3 Properly Groomed

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About the Author:

Amazon Best Selling Author Boone Brux’s stories range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal.

Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she's always looking for the next adventure. It's not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs


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Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

All attorney Eric Blackwell has to do to make junior partner is not screw anything up for six weeks, which seems like a slam dunk until he finds himself matchmaker to the office “One Date Wonder” aka the boss’s daughter. It’s hard to stay focused when setting up the hottest girl he’s ever met with everyone but himself. Maybe he could just set her up with all the wrong men, and keep his hands off his new friend… Yeah. His promotion is toast.

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About the Author:

Marissa Clarke is a multi-award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw. 

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA. 

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Dear Jane was such a great humorous contemporary romance! I loved everything about this book and I devoured it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. Seriously, this book was so good! I couldn't get enough of the love story that this author created in this book between Jane and Eric for many reasons.

First off, I just loved Jane. The fact that she never gets past the first date with anyone was absolutely hilarious, but the dating disasters just made her character so much more likable in my opinion because I feel like we can all relate to her misfortune because everyone has had a bad first date at one point or another in their life.

Secondly, Eric truly was a wonderful hero. I absolutely loved that while reluctant at first that he still tried to help out Jane and that he was always there for her at the end of the night when her dates ended horribly. The friendship that they were able to form during those moment made the romance that blossomed between them in the end all the more wonderful and satisfying.

And talking about the romance, that was the third and most important reason that I couldn't get enough of this book. The way that Jane and Eric go from co-workers who barely interact with each other to unlikely friends to lovers was perfect. Marissa Clarke absolutely nailed the romance in this book and the ending was absolutely so satisfying and left me with hearts in my eyes with how wonderful it was.

Overall, this book was an absolute win for me. It was pretty much a perfect contemporary romance book and I highly recommend it!


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