REVIEW: Hard Place By Emily Goodwin

REVIEW: Hard Place By Emily Goodwin

SYNOPSIS

Cold. Callous. Cocky.

A total playboy with abs for days, a panty-melting smirk, and a face the gods themselves would be jealous of.

And he’s my new boss.

None of that matters, because as a single mom, men like Alexander Harding are the last thing I need. What I do need is this job, so I’m going to keep my head down, work hard, and avoid that asshole as much as humanly possible.

But then he gives me an offer I can’t refuse, even though everything inside of me is warning me to run away and never look back.

It’s just one weekend.

One weekend to convince a potential client that Alexander has changed from the player who spent more time in the bedroom than the boardroom into a family man they’d be happy to go into business with.

But the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that there might be a beating heart buried under his designer shirts and spectacular pecs after all…which is bad news for me.

Because the only thing worse than hating your boss is falling in love with him.

MY REVIEW

** I WAS GIVEN THE ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST AND FULL REVIEW **

This Book gave me the feel from the start to finish, and then to find out it is part of a duet!? Made me so happy then broke my heart to wait all at the same time!

This is not my first book I have read by Emily Goodwin and I have yet to be disappointed by a book of hers. The synopsis is a bit misleading because it paints Alex as this cold person, when really you see him and what he is really looking for, it makes him such a great addition to the Book Boyfriend Club. Reading about him and what he does for Harper and her kiddos, his sister and her family, you see that he is merely a product of his upbringing and that makes me him more amazing. (Don’t Worry I wont spoil those, but when you see what I am talking about please let me know.)

Harper is strong determined mom, who is not afraid to accept help when it is offered to her. But at the same time will not take advantage of the kindness to those around her. I love her as strong leading lady, a great role model to her mother. I love how she was developed and is portrayed as human rather than this super human trying to do it all. I mean I am married mom of 2, I have help daily and the fact that she was written to be human and have breakdown, bad days and just dont give a shit days is amazing and great. More reason why I love Emily’s writing style because she write real, but in a way you can still fantasize…. If that makes any sense at all.

I am IN LOVE with the dynamic being developed between Harper and Alex, what I am not in love with is the way this one ended!

CLIFFHANGERS!

I love them because they make you want more and try and think of where this is going to go from here, but I hate them because not you have to wait for more…

I Do Highly Recommend this Book to anyone who loves a fluffy sweet, Office, Single Parent, Enemies to Friends To Lovers Kind of Romance.

-Ashton <3

REVIEW: Down Too Deep By J. Daniels

REVIEW: Down Too Deep By J. Daniels

SYNOPSIS

Fans of Christina Lauren and Colleen Hoover will love this sexy and emotional fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dirty Deeds series.

Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.

A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.

Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.

MY REVIEW

* * I WAS GIVEN A CHANCE TO READ THE ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *

This is a sweet, honest and amazing story about relationships after the death of a loved one, and a sweet and truly emotional tribute to those who are dating as a single parent. There is a lot of raw emotions in this that even got to me on more than on occasion. There are 3 key players in this relationship or flirt-mance, and they aren’t even the adults, but their happiness is the key and lynchpin that keeps this romance alive and wants us to keep rooting for them.

I love the way that the guilt that Nate feels about the death of his wife, about not being there for his infant daughter is portrayed, its not the main them and doesn’t overtake the book and relationship. But we as the reader know it is there, those involved know it is there but its also not the main issue or theme of this book.

I love Jenna and how strong she is for her kids, but is also not afraid to show how vulnerable she is about the past with the twins father. How she handled it, and where she is in her feelings towards that man. I love how they needed each other at that point in time and never really knew exactly what to expect from the friendship and bond that they had started to form.

The points I did not like were how quickly Nate was to trust Jenna with his child full time and how he took advantage of her kind heart during this situation, him knowing full well she had her won two children to care for.

This was a great slow burn friends to lovers story, that I HIGHLY recommend to those who love single parents stories, friends to lovers, heck we can even call this an office romance. It slow sensual, the feels jump right off the page at you.

Please check it out!!

-Ashton <3

PARENTING: How I really am Dealing with ADHD…

PARENTING: How I really am Dealing with ADHD…

I can tell you right now, I am not dealing with it as well as I could be, it’s still a fairly new diagnosis as well so there is still a lot of work to be done on my end. Spud is also on the 2 year waiting list to get the government diagnosis, it doesn’t matter that his pediatrician, who also has a masters and doctorate in children’s psychology and behaviour, our family Doctor as well as our social worker all have talked with his preschool and his early education teachers, TAs, psychologist, Speech therapist and Occupational Therapist. They all came to the same conclusion, but I do not qualify for any help financially, or is our doctor allowed to prescribe anything, sports or medication, anything we need that piece of paper.

I don’t want to medicate my child, but I want something that will help him as well as us. He lashes out if his routine is messed, and during the summer is more unstable, he makes you feel like you are out to get him sometimes. There has been more than on occasion that the police have shown up at my door because a concerned neighbour has called them. Why? Because when I tell the small little child that I am mommy and when he is mean to me, or sissy or daddy we will have time outs and we will lose our tablet and our toys for a while… What does my small evil spawn do you may ask?

Well he opens his window and yells for help and then he hits himself several times with his own had tr starts to head butt the walls. We have no real help as of yet because we we are missing the ‘government’ diagnosis. So we are trying to fid our own resources, scouring the net and all that wonderful help. and they all say you will have to pay out of pocket larger chunks of money than we can manage at this point in time.

I have been talking to as many government sources and place as I can but because we don’t fall under low income, just lower middle class, we don’t qualify for anything because we are lacking that paper. How are people suppose to live and survive like this, its not fair to my son, its not fair to my daughter who loses out on a lot because we need to punish him in time outs, where he yells and she can’t watch TV, if we can’t go to the park, she can’t go to the park, when he is on time outs in his room, well that is her room too, so she loses there as well. So right now, I am not handling ADHD well at all, I try and follow these guidelines but the second he goes elsewhere for a few hours, less the sitter we are on the same page, he is back to normal and all those weeks of hard work are lost and we have to try again, which means I don’t get a break, because when I get one, I spend it all panicking about what kind of kid I will be getting back. I am upset when he goes to the sitters because I know she can handle it because she is a rockstar and a saint, but he is bad for her and she loses on taking the kids away anywhere. Not just mine, but her little as well, I can’t do sports because I work to late, and the ones that are later or on weekends are full or cost more than we can afford, but we don’t qualify for any help. And sports would be the best thing for him, burn off all that energy, but its all a tables web that I still don’t know how to navigate.

How are you handling ADHD??

-Ashton <3