Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday #18

This is my 18th installment in my Man Crush Monday meme.  Since I read mostly romance, I thought I’d share some of my “book crushes” with you, and possibly introduce you to some new reading material.

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Lautner Sullivan from Undeniably You by Jewel E. Ann.

Summary from goodreads.comOne crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, undeniably youaspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who. When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy. Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.

Though I didn’t love the female lead in this book as much, I FREAKING LOVED LAUTNER SULLIVAN!  This guy was awesome.  He was sweet, funny, romantic and an all around awesome guy.  I have thought about him several times since I finished the book; that’s a good sign that he was a great character.  If you like a good guy, then read this book.  Maybe you’ll like Sydney more than I did:)

Happy reading.

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Romantic Comedy Books

Book Review – Undeniably You by Jewel E. Ann

Goodreads Summary

One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who.

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a undeniably youhandsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”  Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy.

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.

Rating

4 out of 5 stars

Review

This book has been on my kindle a while, and I decided to give it a try.  Sydney has moved to Palo Alto to house sit for her aunt and uncle and on her first day runs into the “pool guy”.  Turns out he is not the pool guy, but a pediatrician named Lautner.  Why he is there is really cute and charming, and I won’t spoil it.

Lautner was awesome.  I freaking loved him; he was so sweet and funny and incredibly smart.  He knew up front that Sydney was only in town for a month.  He wooed her anyway, in the cutest way possible.

Sydney, however, was not so awesome.  She had some major issues, including her ability to NOT tell people she loved them.

There was some drama in this book, that I won’t spoil, but it was a bit annoying.  And what happened made me dislike Syd even more.  The only reason I finished this book was Lautner.

You may feel differently about Syd; I just did not love her.  But Lautner; yum (picture Chris Hemsworth).

Happy reading.

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Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – “Beach Reads”

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish Blog.

This week’s topic is:  This week’s topic: Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical *beach reads*, ten authors who are my go to for beach reads, etc.

This, for me, is really my June TBR, but I’m going along because I don’t characterize books into category like “beach reads”.  When I’m on vacation, I’m going to read books that interest me.  Here is my list in no particular order.

Books I plan to read this summer:

virgin romanceThe Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn.  I read a little of this and shelved it, but then I read The Mother Road by this author and loved it, so I’m going to give this one another shot.

 

wrong number right guyWrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey.  I don’t know much about this book other than it’s by Elle Casey, who wrote Shine, Not Burn (which I loved).  So I’m going to give this book a shot.

 

unexpected everythingUnexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.  I stumbled upon this book on goodreads, and I’ve never read this author, but the book sounds fun and there are dogs involved.  That’s all I need to hear:)

 

undeniably youUndeniably You by Jewel E. Ann.  Another book I stumbled upon which features dogs.  Never read this author either, but it sounds fun (despite the cover).

 

grin and beard itGrin and Beard It by Penny Reid.  I’m especially excited about this book, which I will likely read in the next week.  I loved the first book in the series, and I’m glad this book isn’t about Beau.  I hope there are 10 books in this series:)

 

talon securityCrave by Megan O’Brien.  New series I just discovered by the author of a really good MC series (see below).  I’m excited to hit this book.

 

rykerRyker by Megan O’Brien.  The 4th and hopefully not last book in the Ride series is about Ryker (which is a really popular name for men in books..).  Even though Ryker is a youngin, I’m sure he will be quite the alpha male:)

 

mackenzie fireMackenzie Fire by Elle Casey.  I finally bought this book and I’m so excited to read it.  I loved the first book and I regret that it sat on my shelf for so long.

 

 

easy kissesEasy Kisses by Kristen Proby.  Kristen Proby could write a phone book and I would read it. She is absolutely one of my go to authors.  I’ve read all the books in this series and will continue to do so.  She has the second book in her Fusion series coming out in August and I’ll be all over that too!  That makes 10!!

What’s on your list?

Happy reading.

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