Review || You Out of Nowhere


Title: You Out of Nowhere
Author: Jay E. Tria
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Real quick: I received a digital review copy of You Out of Nowhere as part of my participation in a blog tour. This neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review. Many thanks to the #romanceclass authors for this fantastic opportunity!

You Out of Nowhere is the first of many upcoming steamy, contemporary, Filipino romance novels from the #romanceclassFlair project. The story begins with 31-year-old Kris Jimenez taking notice of a gorgeous stranger on a train, who happens to be holding a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Said stranger turns out to be Ringo de Dios, a 24-year-old workaholic trying to climb up the corporate ladder. Sparks fly, but their flirtation doesn’t end in the train. Somewhere along the way, they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, Korea.

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Review || Making It Complicated


Title: Making It Complicated
Author: Clarisse David
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Quick disclosure – I received a digital Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of this novel from the author herself in exchange for an honest review. Many, many thanks to Clarisse David for this fabulous opportunity!

Weighed down by the emotional baggage that has been haunting her ever since her parents’ marriage had imploded, nineteen-year-old Camille Velasco finds herself fleeing to the exquisite white beaches of Boracay for a quick summer getaway. As she tries to lose herself in the exotic chaos of the island, Cam encounters Hunter Alvarez, the resident drummer of a local band called The Integers.

Hunter may be her best friend’s childhood sweetheart, but for just one night in what is perhaps one of the most magical of places, he is all hers.

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Review || All That Glitters


Title: All That Glitters
Author: Ines Bautista-Yao
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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When they have nothing better to do, college students Billie Santiago and Carlos Angeles enjoy imagining what their lives will be like five years into the future. It’s never serious—just a whole lot of teasing and poking fun at each other. Until blindingly handsome, PR professional Iñigo Antonio saunters into the university bookstore where Billie works. All of a sudden, she finds herself face to face with the physical manifestation of the very dream she tells Carlos about.

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Review || Waking Olivia


Title: Waking Olivia
Author: Elizabeth O’Roark
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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His father’s debt, a failing farm and a floundering track team. College coach Will Langstrom already has too many responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is Olivia, a beautiful new addition to his team with a bad attitude and a troubled past.

Abandoned and broken, Olivia trusts no one — especially not the cocky track coach the rest of the team adores. But when her past is revealed to Will, she discovers another side to him — one she could grow to love. Forced together by a secret no one else can know – and breaking university rules to do it – Will and Olivia’s connection deepens. As does an attraction that could cost them everything.

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Review || Dirty Like Me


Title: Dirty Like Me
Author: Jaine Diamond
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a digital Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book from the author herself in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Jaine, for your generosity!

Having been left at the altar in her wedding dress, Katie Bloom has spent the last two years struggling with her self-worth. Little does she know her life is about to drastically change once Jesse Mayes, rock star extraordinaire, enters it (and quite literally, her).

Coerced into participating in Jesse’s rather intimate music video, Katie never imagined making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew as a means for her to heal her broken heart. The sex is fake but the chemistry between her and Jesse is so real it’s terrifying, and soon the steamy video is topping the charts. Somewhere along the way, Katie agrees to pose as Jesse’s girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album.

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Review || Marry Your Billionaire


Title: Marry Your Billionaire
Author: C.J. Anaya
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Many, many thanks to C.J. Anaya!

Madelyn “My friends call me ‘Midge’” Knightly is the daughter of a renowned, cutthroat Hollywood producer; however, six years ago, she chose to walk away from the glamour and shiny promises of that lifestyle in order to pursue her dream of becoming an author.

Brody Prescott, CEO of a successful online dating company, finds both his reputation and the future of his company on the line due to a sudden (false) scandal that puts his professionalism and moral ethics in question. The implications of this scandal, together with his reputation as a heartless playboy, compel him to sign up as the first participating bachelor in a reality TV show called “Marry Your Billionaire”. Funnily enough, this TV production (which strikingly resembles the hit dating series “The Bachelor”) is a project that belongs to Midge Knightly’s father.

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Review || The Proverbial Mr. Universe


Title: The Proverbial Mr. Universe
Author: Maria La Serra
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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When the universe conveys a message, you listen.

Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancé cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind – until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.

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