Three Simple Words (A.J. Pine)


She’s holding out for a happy ever after.


I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.

So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.


The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league.

Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.

Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.

The only problem? She wants the fairy tale — her very own happily ever after — and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.

I read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so check out her blog in the next few days for her review of this book.

This was my third book of the Kingston Ale House series, and I have to say, it was my favorite of the three. I still think that Jeremy’s story will take the crown though. Here are my reviews for The One Who Got Away and Six Month Rule.

Even though AJ Pine’s writing is still really my cup of tea, I thought it belonged in this book, you know? Somehow, having two characters that use words as a living, came well together with the 3rd person narrative. It’s still a contemplative writing, but Annie’s and Wes’ heads were funny as hell!

Annie was by far my favorite female leading lady from this series! I mean, this girl owns a bookstore, reads romances and blogs about books? Hello?! PERFECT!!! She felt believable, you know? This was a confident girl, who knew what she wanted, but didn’t realize she was too afraid to get it.

Wes was pretty amazing too. Who doesn’t love a screwed up boy, who doesn’t believe he can love, who’s also a writer? Of romance, no less?

I really liked the character growth on this one, because they both had a lot of growing up to do in order to get their HEA. Another thing that I really liked, and I think this book showcased it even more than the previous two, it was the connection and friendship between all the characters in the series.

Also, best friend’s sibling romance? I love it!

The plot took a couple of turns that I wasn’t expecting, and it was an awesome surprise, because I thought I had this one figured out, but nope, I didn’t. GOOD!

And, amazing Outlander reference there ;-).

Overall, I recommend this book, just like I recommend this series… A LOT. Go read it!