Release Days!

Two of my favourite authors release new books this week! I was incredibly lucky to have received early copies of both of these novels (Thank You!!!) Marie asked me to do a beta read last year and her book is adorable as she always has hunky guys with swoon-worthy accents! Brenda sent me an ARC of her new novel for review, and I shall be posting that just before Valentine’s Day… That way I won’t give y’all any spoilers and you will have plenty of time to have your own blind dates in preparation for cupid 😉  In the meantime, I have another book review on a novel Brenda co-wrote called “Happy New Year You” that I shall be posting this month as it fits the whole new year/new you theme. I can hardly wait to hear what you think about both of these novels and be sure to check out the back cover description below!

Hung Up On You by Marie Landry
January 14th
Get it on Amazon or Kobo


Julia and Zack aren’t really dating. Their relationship is fake. Julia’s heart did not get the memo.

Julia is single and happy, thank you very much. Try telling that to her happily-coupled bestie, though. She’s so determined to pair Julia off, she brings an extra guy friend along on a weekend getaway, in what’s clearly a set-up attempt. Julia’s interest is immediately piqued by sweet, sexy, nerdy Zack. There’s just one problem: he’s still hung up on his ex. Big time.

Despite knowing that – and despite her attraction to him – it doesn’t stop her friends from throwing them together every other second, insisting they’d make the perfect couple. But Julia is determined to friendzone him…at least until he suggests they pretend to date to get their respective friends off their backs.

At first, their fake “dating” is more friendship than fireworks. But as they get closer, the lines begin to blur between them, and Julia realizes she has to either shut down her developing feelings for Zack or let him in. The question is: can she fully trust him with her heart? Or does his heart still belong to his ex?

The Blind Date Diaries by Brenda St John Brown
January 15th

blind date

Dating? Lower than a bikini wax on my list of priorities.

Blind dating? Let’s just say I’d rather have a Brazilian – and not the hot soccer-player variety.

So the fact I’ve agreed to do a blind-date feature for Pink, the magazine I work for, and write it all up Bridget Jones style means one thing – Pink is in dire straits and this is my best shot at saving my job.

Make that my only shot because date number one is with Jack Reese – the son of the publisher of Pink – and he dislikes me as much as I dislike him.

Or at least I thought he did.


Author: JaimeKristal

JaimeKristal is a freelance editor and writer. She started her book review blog "Tales of a Booklover" for the enjoyment of sharing her love of reading.

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