A Royal Mistake (Elizabeth Davis)

Alex lives his life by the book. That is what is to be expected of the Prince of Wales, after all. And he enjoys order and predictability, so while the tabloids generally find him a snooze he’s perfectly content to live his life under the radar, placid and comfortable.

Serena Christensen is Hollywood’s latest It Girl, unafraid to call studios on their bullshit and used to causing scenes that wind up plastered all over the internet. She’s wild and exciting and thrives on the unexpected.

But when one drunken night in Las Vegas brings the two of them together they just might end up making one royal mistake.


I requested this book in a lazy saturday afternoon with Cátia, when we were wondering why we were requesting so few Netgalley titles of late. So, we requested this one because it sounded super cute, and hey, Royalty! But guys, I can not call this a book per se, it’s a freaking novella, and a quite short one at that.

But okay, I’m truly complaining about the short size, because I felt like this could have been a full blown book. The premise was interesting, and these characters would have had much more space to grow and be fleshed out. The story is also told in an unusual format, as it jumps between the present and the past (as in, the day before). The whole book takes place in 2 days, but the story is not told linearly, but while the present is moving forward, the past is going backwards, and it wasn’t the easiest way to get a sense of this story.

I actually liked the characters, and I felt like Alex and Serena had great chemistry, but I wanted to get to know them a little more, and I wanted their connecting a little bit more explored.

Overall it was a fun read, and a great premise. But ultimately it needed more pages, more words, more development. This could have easily been a full novel, and I would have loved to read that. With that said, I would still very much like to read more about Prince Alex and Serena.

Where We Belong (J. Daniels)

Ben and Mia Kelly can’t seem to catch a break.

Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much needed alone time. There’s only one thing standing in their way.

Parenthood.

With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.

Who said anything about keeping things legal?

Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.


I’ve been truly enjoying this series, and I enjoyed this novella a lot. I was happy to get another glimpse at Ben and Mia’s lives.

Once again, I very much enjoyed the writing, it’s still fun and witty, awesome for a good laugh.

I already knew and loved the characters, so no difference there, but the kids cracked me up. I already knew and loved Nolan too, but Chase was a hoot too. And those kids together were awesome at blocking their parent’s fun.  😀

I liked the premise of the book, the daily issues of lack of privacy and so on, but I was not 100% on board with the Angie issue. I mean, I get Mia and Ben’s perspective, and Angie was a terrible mom to Nolan in the first book, but I still think that it wasn’t handled well.

Either way, this was a strong novella, and I’m excited for the next book, for CJ and Riley’s story. That will be fun, eheh.

Blonde Date (Sarina Bowen)

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A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could possibly go wrong?

As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman.

Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She’d rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he’ll be.

Yet staying home would mean letting him win.

Enjoying herself tonight was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person.

Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don’t finish first. He’s had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie’s date, he’d be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet.


This was such a perfect little story, a great and fun read, inside the amazing world of The Ivy Years that Sarina Bowen created.

In terms of writing, this was probably my favorite of the series so far. There were a few chapters there that were purely whimsical… and hilarious and gorgeously written. And I wanted more! I wanted a whole book like this one… *sigh*

Andy and Katie were great, especially Andy, and they just clicked, even though there was no indication that they would, and they were normal together. And so darn cute!

This novella was adorable! I really liked the connection between the two main characters and how much they actually talked and shared, and, I don’t know, this just gave me feels and put a smile on my face.

My only complaint is that I wanted it to be longer. I wanted more development from both characters and the relationship itself…

So, have you read Blonde Date? What are your thoughts on this The Ivy Years‘ novella?

Feel me Break (Tara R.)

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Chloe Reed and Nick Grayson couldn’t have more different lives. Where Chloe had a bleak future and was trying to deal with a loss that had left a hole in her heart, Nick was a happy-go-lucky guy, leading a carefree life with a path set.

Until one fateful night, they met and everything changed. The night that gave Chloe hope for the future, left Nick scarred for life. Was their meeting a one-off tryst or was their story just beginning?


This small novella kind of blew me away by the impact it caused. I think it was the perfect beginning to Nick and Chloe’s story.

I really liked the writing, and I think the author paints a very good image about depression and some self destructive behaviours.

I’m still not sure how I feel about the two main characters, because they both change a great deal over the course of this small novella – given that several years pass. But I do hurt for both of them, because I feel like they truly need someone in their lives, someone who they can be 100% honest with, and I hope they become that for each other.

I really liked the direction of this story, it goes full circle, showing what happened to each of the main characters and how their meeting affected them, as well as their actions and the actions of those around them. I can’t wait to learn more about everything. I thought that the things left open for the full-lengh novel were perfect, because it picked my interest, but it didn’t took away from the story of this story (does that make any sense?).

I highly recommend this heartbreaking novella, and the upcoming novel – even though I haven’t read it yet -, because it’s a strong story that deals with such important subjects.