Review //\\ The Romance Plan

The Romance Plan (Cupid #5) by Lila Monroe

If you’re looking for a delightful, sexy and funny read then look no further.  The Romance Plan is everything you need.


Eliza and Liam’s story was just the perfect read for a sunny, relaxed day. I adored both main characters, they were incredibly easy to like and very well written. We even saw Liam, in particular, undergo personal growth. There are some great secondary characters and we even get to see some old friends though, if you haven’t read any other Cupid books, this does read completely stand alone.


The heat level is high and we get a perfect amount of angst filled will they/won’t they to balance the fun and humour. Once we reach the “oh yes they will” stage then things really take off and I was buoyed along by the story, enjoying every moment of it. This was what I would term a “no effort” read. That is to say the writing flows smoothly and took was easy to read, I never struggled to know who was talking or what was happening. I left me feeling warm, happy and comfortable and is a romantic comedy that I’m only too happy to recommend. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Romance Plan (Cupid’s #5) by Lila Monroe

Genre – Romantic Comedy
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53533393-the-romance-plan

I need a happily-ever-after — and fast. I finally landed my dream job as a book editor when our new boss announces that the company is about to go bust. 
Our only hope? Getting a famously eccentric romance author to deliver her new novel.. eight years overdue. Oh, and that infuriating, arrogant new CEO? Turns out he’s the mysterious guy who made out with me in the street last night, leaving my head spinning, and my other parts…
Well, let’s just say, I won’t be needing my e-reader for inspiration alone in bed tonight.
I can’t figure out if I want to slap his infuriatingly handsome face — or kiss it senseless, but either way, we’re stuck working together to magic a bestseller out of thin air. And maybe it’s the late nights, or the steamy material, but Liam isn’t the snooty jerk I thought. 
Soon, our chemistry is sizzling out of control. But can we find our happily-ever-after, or will we burn out before the final chapter?

THE ROMANCE PLAN (Cupids #5)
All Platforms – August 17th
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30 Day Book Challenge

Day #15 – A billionaire

I’m not the biggest fan of the billionaire trope. Particularly NOT when it is also paired with my other least favourite – the virgin trope. Just how many Sold/ Claimed/Captured by the Billionaire books can be written? A lot is the answer.

However one book featuring a billionaire that I didn’t object to, and in fact I enjoyed, was Best Man by Lila Monroe. It’s a wonderfully written, full of laughs romantic comedy.

Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

Can’t Wait Wednesday – The Romance Plan

Lila Monroe is an author who can be relied on to deliver a well written romantic comedy, with engaging characters and lots of laughs along the way. The Romance Plan will be releasing in a few days and I’m looking forward to reading it. All her books can easily be read standalone, the story for that couple is completed within the book.

The Romance Plan (Cupid’s Book 5) by Lila Monroe
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53533393-the-romance-plan

Currently there is no blurb available for the book, but I always enjoy this author’s work!

Review // The Break-Up Artist

The Break-Up Artist (Cupids #4) by Lila Monroe

The Break-Up Artist is a fun and heart warming second chance rom-com. Katie and Wes were both very likeable, easy to believe in characters, and I loved that Selena was neither entitled or bitchy. The author created a cast of characters that together added depth and colour to the story.


Second-chances are a guilty pleasure of mine, some are better than others. In this one I liked that their original break-up wasn’t cliched. Both played a part in it and though Wes really hadn’t come out of it with any honour he DID acknowledge his mistakes and show contrition. In fact the whole plot line avoided the usual cliches and was very much about BOTH characters growth and learning.


The story is quite slow burn, which worked well with the plot line, but once the chemistry ignited this pair certainly burned hot. I found it easy to believe in their connection and emotions, and really enjoyed reading their story. This isn’t my favourite book by this author but it was still a very pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Genre – Romantic Comedy, Humorous Contemporary Romance

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51597967-the-break-up-artist

I’m an expert in break-ups. From the slow fade, to extreme ghosting, to, ‘but you never said I couldn’t send pics of my junk to your step-sister on Instagram’ – I’ve seen it all… and built a mini-empire along the way. My blog, the Break-Up Artist, uses my past heartache to help people move on – and avoid weeping on the floor at 3am consuming their body weight in spray cheese and Oreos. Ahem.
Now, I have a new job that could mean the big-time: helping a famous Hollywood it-couple navigate their tricky break-up. Except not everyone wants them Splitsville. The movie studio needs to keep them together to promote their big movie, and they’ve sent someone to make sure I fail in my first VIP gig.
Wes Baxter. Also known as my ex.
Also ALSO known as, the guy who broke my heart so thoroughly, I had to turn myself into a self-help guru just to get over him.
I’m determined to follow my own advice (no drooling over Wes’s perfect abs, or remembering how he rocked my world) but being trapped together at a luxe country retreat isn’t helping things… And neither is Wes’s early-morning naked swim habit. Soon, love is in the air, the sparks between us are hotter than ever, and I’m seriously questioning my ‘no backsies’ policy.

Wes swears he’s changed. He wants to try again, and he’s got an annoyingly sexy way of convincing me. But can second chances really work? Or has the Break-Up Artist finally met her match?

REVIEW //\\ The Break-Up Artist

THE BREAKUP ARTIST (Cupids #4)

The Break-Up Artist is a fun and heart warming second chance rom-com. Katie and Wes were both very likeable, easy to believe in characters, and I loved that Selena was neither entitled or bitchy. The author created a cast of characters that together added depth and colour to the story.


Second-chances are a guilty pleasure of mine, some are better than others. In this one I liked that their original break-up wasn’t cliched. Both played a part in it and though Wes really hadn’t come out of it with any honour he DID acknowledge his mistakes and show contrition. In fact the whole plot line avoided the usual cliches and was very much about BOTH characters growth and learning.


The story is quite slow burn, which worked well with the plot line, but once the chemistry ignited this pair certainly burned hot. I found it easy to believe in their connection and emotions, and really enjoyed reading their story. A very pleasant way to spend a few hours.


3.5 Stars

All platforms – May 11th
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50828542-the-breakup-artist

It’s a game of exes and oooohs! Enjoy the sizzling new standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

I’m an expert in break-ups. From the slow fade, to extreme ghosting, to, ‘but you never said I couldn’t send pics of my junk to your step-sister on Instagram’ – I’ve seen it all… and built a mini-empire along the way. My blog, the Break-Up Artist, uses my past heartache to help people move on – and avoid weeping on the floor at 3am consuming their body weight in spray cheese and Oreos. Ahem.

Now, I have a new job that could mean the big-time: helping a famous Hollywood it-couple navigate their tricky break-up. Except not everyone wants them Splitsville. The movie studio needs to keep them together to promote their big movie, and they’ve sent someone to make sure I fail in my first VIP gig.

Wes Baxter. Also known as my ex.

Also ALSO known as, the guy who broke my heart so thoroughly, I had to turn myself into a self-help guru just to get over him. 

I’m determined to follow my own advice (no drooling over Wes’s perfect abs, or remembering how he rocked my world) but being trapped together at a luxe country retreat isn’t helping things… And neither is Wes’s early-morning naked swim habit. Soon, love is in the air, the sparks between us are hotter than ever, and I’m seriously questioning my ‘no backsies’ policy. 

Wes swears he’s changed. He wants to try again, and he’s got an annoyingly sexy way of convincing me. But can second chances really work? Or has the Break-Up Artist finally met her match?

Cupids series:
1 Cupids Anonymous
2 What’s Your Sign?
3 The Romeo Effect
4 The Break-Up Artist
5 The Romance Plan

Top Five… Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading In May

This is a meme hosted by Devouring Books, I’ve made my own topic up this week as time zone differences mean that I’m having to write and schedule the post before May’s topics have been posted.

Since it’s the start of a new month the obvious choice is to highlight 5 books that I will be reading this month, most of which will be new releases!

1. Clockwork Stalker by Cari Silverwood

What if the storybook hero becomes the villain?
She is my arch enemy’s niece.
I am an arrogant, controlling bastard, an excellent detective, and women are turning up dead and bound, with strange marks on their bodies.
This is the least appropriate time for me to fall in lust with the enemy.
Obsession is the sign of a man who is losing control.
Be punctual for this appointment, Miss Moriarty.
I have things I need to do. Filthy, perverted things.

Note: This is a standalone Dark Romance.
 

2. Treachery by Lily White

Ninth Circle.
Treachery.
Also known as Tanner Caine.

He is a temptation with cold, dark eyes.
A man with a seductive smirk and a body built for pure sin.
The linchpin of a group of wealthy bad boys known as the Inferno.
A dark presence that repels as much as he attracts, Tanner is the poisoned apple I want to bite even when I know it will destroy me.
Our story started in college, but I ran from him so far I believed I was safe.

I should have known he’d find me eventually.
I should have known that nobody escapes.
He has me in his sights again with an offer I can’t pass up.
I know better than to make a deal with the Devil.
Not unless I’m willing to pay his sensual price…

3. Winter’s Arrow by Lexi C Foss

True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
I should know. My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?
My name used to be Snow. Now they call me Winter. And I will destroy them all.
A Dark Snow White Retelling.

4. The Break-Up Artist by Lila Monroe

I’m an expert in break-ups. From the slow fade, to extreme ghosting, to, ‘but you never said I couldn’t send pics of my junk to your step-sister on Instagram’ – I’ve seen it all… and built a mini-empire along the way. My blog, the Break-Up Artist, uses my past heartache to help people move on – and avoid weeping on the floor at 3am consuming their body weight in spray cheese and Oreos. Ahem.
Now, I have a new job that could mean the big-time: helping a famous Hollywood it-couple navigate their tricky break-up. Except not everyone wants them Splitsville. The movie studio needs to keep them together to promote their big movie, and they’ve sent someone to make sure I fail in my first VIP gig.

Wes Baxter. Also known as my ex.
Also ALSO known as, the guy who broke my heart so thoroughly, I had to turn myself into a self-help guru just to get over him.
I’m determined to follow my own advice (no drooling over Wes’s perfect abs, or remembering how he rocked my world) but being trapped together at a luxe country retreat isn’t helping things… And neither is Wes’s early-morning naked swim habit. Soon, love is in the air, the sparks between us are hotter than ever, and I’m seriously questioning my ‘no backsies’ policy.

Wes swears he’s changed. He wants to try again, and he’s got an annoyingly sexy way of convincing me. But can second chances really work? Or has the Break-Up Artist finally met her match?

5. Ballistic by Aria Michaels

It’s been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world…three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they’ve lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything.
When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What’s worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep–and her little brother is running out of time.
Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?

The Romeo Effect

Another great rom-com from this talented author.


I’m always amazed at how Lila Monroe manages to produce something new and fresh each time. April and Seth are both eminently likeable characters, a little ‘caricatured’ but that’s part of what I love about the books. So many rom-coms rely on improbable events and unrealistic plot devices for humour. That can’t be said of The Romeo Effect. It won’t have you busting a rib laughing, instead it has a warm, gentle humour that is mixed with great characters and a charmingly wonderful story. Which makes it a superior read in my book.

April and Seth really do have great chemistry and their story held my attention from start to finish. I enjoyed that we got both POV’s, allowing me to really connect with them. There are some incredibly thought provoking and moral questioning moments to add balance to the humour. I loved where the author took this pair and how she avoided the obvious “spanner-in-the-works” situation, which would have been cliched, instead using a different method to ruffle the course of true love.

I never once felt bored whilst reading this. Even when I had to put it down the story and characters were still in my mind (and heart) and I got back to the book as soon as I could. It’s a great rom-com that I happily recommend and best of all, even though it features previous main characters, can easily be read as a stand alone story.



The king of meet-cutes has met his match… Discover the hot and hilarious new stand-alone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!


Seth Harding is the King of Meet-Cutes. If you get trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, or stranded on a moonlit cruise with the man of your dreams, chances are, it’s not fate bringing the two of you together, it’s Seth somewhere, pulling the strings.

At least, that’s what I find out, when someone hires Seth to help win my heart. It would be romantic… if he weren’t all wrong for me. And Mr Right…?

Well, he might just be the guy behind the scenes. 

Suddenly, my faith in soulmates is hitting a major complication. Seth is cynical, and argumentative… and seriously irresistible. Soon, the sparks between us are impossible to ignore. But can this hopeful romantic really find love with a man who engineers happily-ever-afters for a living? And when all the tricks and tests are stripped away, what makes two people truly meant to be?

Find out in the latest laugh-out-loud read from “The reigning queen of romantic comedy”, Lila Monroe! 



Cupids Series:
1. Cupids Anonymous
2. What’s Your Sign?
3. The Romeo Effect
4. The Break-Up Artist (May 2020)

THE ROMEO EFFECT

Cupids: Book 3

Publish date: Jan 28th
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CUPIDS ANONYMOUS

CUPIDS ANONYMOUS

by Lila Monroe

Poppy and Dylan are just so …… *swoon*


I don’t know how Lila Monroe does it, but each new book has a fresh feel to it. I’ve read other rom-com’s where the characters and/or situations start to feel very ‘samey’, but I never get that feel with this author. I would have read Cupids Anonymous in one sitting if sheer exhaustion hadn’t made it impossible to focus on the plot. 

If I had one wish, I’d love to see the author shake up the standard rom-com formula of (see spoiler below). How, why and what happens after varies with each story, so it’s not a huge issue. Just a little bit of me would love to see it move away from that set path.

This was just such a warm hug of a story, yes there’s some angst, certainly there’s lots of lust and of course (since it’s a rom-com) there are plenty of laughs along the way. However whilst the emotions are there to feel and experience, you are not put through the wringer. Instead you are gently caressed by them as you take this wonderful journey of mis-haps, mayhem, love and romance.


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Rule #1 Don’t get hit by your own arrow.

I’m a professional Cyrano – minus the honking great nose. Need a love note, raunchy sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, ‘does this make me look fat?’? I’ve got you covered. But when my most frequent client, the annoyingly charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to me with an unconventional new job, I discover that three little words can add up to one BIG complication…

Because Dylan doesn’t want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in his life). He wants my help winning over his high-school crush (aka, his one true love) – and he’s prepared to make it worth my while. Throw in a summer Catskills trip that’s equal parts ‘Dirty Dancing’ and dirty-talking, and this Cupid is soon out of her depth – and head over heels with the last man I expected. But can I find the right words when it comes to my own heart? Or will this happily ever end in disaster? 


Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

SPOILER**
That cliche of the couple breaking up over a misunderstanding before realising the error of their ways. I always know that with 35 minutes of reading time left, I’m heading for the break up.

FRISKY BUSINESS by Lila Monroe

4 out of 5 stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐



Full of feels, this book made me both laugh and cry.


I loved the sparks that flew between Noah and Eve, they had such amazing chemistry too. These are an easy to like pair that start out as frenemies, become collaborators and end up lovers. Only there are lots of bumps on the path to true love, especially since Noah doesn’t believe in the soul mates and romance that Eve won’t ever be happy without.


I flew through Frisky Business in one reading (ending up going to sleep FAR too late at night). Once I started this I just couldn’t put it down. Lila Monroe’s writing just has a special quality that draws you in and makes you feel part of the story.


I absolutely loved the fantastic mix of humour, steamy, crazy and angst. It was great to see a few old friends and I can’t wait for Poppy’s story. This is a book I would recommend to any rom-com lover, as well as those that enjoy a lighter contemporary romance. Whilst there are sex scenes in this, making it an 18+ read, they are neither excessive, superfluous nor graphic enough to offend.

FRISKY BUSINESS – Chick Flick Club #3

A stand-alone romance. Releases May 13th


“My hot new roommate is getting frisky… And I’m not talking about the puppy!”


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Get frisky with the sizzling new standalone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!


Noah Hathaway is infuriatingly hot, annoyingly charming… and my new room-mate?! This pet-sitting gig was supposed to be a vacation from drama, but that was before the hunky guy in the pool-house started sticking his nose (and his annoyingly chiseled abs) in my business. 


I’m looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Most Likely to Sneak Out of Bed (And Steal Your Breakfast Pop Tart On the Way Out the Door), so despite the red-hot sparks between us, I’m determined to stay away. But when one little party gets way out of hand, we’re suddenly both on the wrong side of trouble. Unless we can come up with ten thousand dollars in the next three weeks, we’re screwed. And not just when it comes to the adorable pooches. 


With the clock ticking, we have no choice but to team up and  embark on a madcap scheme to save our asses – with the help of a few furry friends. But with the chemistry between us reading Defcon-69, can I keep my hands (and heart) to myself? Or will this pup-tastic scheme leave us both in the doghouse?  


Find out in the latest hot and hilarious rom-com from “the queen of romantic comedy”, Lila Monroe!

The Chick Flick Club series:

How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days
You’ve Got Male
Frisky Business

MAN CANDY by Lila Monroe


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐




I finished this book with a silly grin and a gooey warm feeling, having loved every page of it.


If you want a fun and steamy romp, with a nice dash of angst and a lot of humour then Best Man wonderfully fits the bill. Fitz and Becca are an amazing pair, I totally fell in love with the both of them. Fitz is sexy, charming, smooth and full of as many insecurities as the lovely, hardworking, caring Becca.

Theirs was a fast paced, whirl of a story, starting with a sudden decision to marry and dashing none-stop to either paradise or purgatory. I really felt we got to know both these characters really well. There were more male perspective chapters in this book, which definitely helped too. It was rounded of nicely with some wonderful new side characters, a few of whom we will be seeing more of, along with several more familiar faces.


Best Man was just such an easy to read story, and that isn’t an easy feat to achieve. The writing flows so very smoothly, in a way that ensures your attention never wavers. The plot and pace held my interest throughout and the characters had both depth and character. This is a book that I am only too happy to recommend to romance lovers.

Fall in love with the new hot and hilarious romantic comedy stand-alone from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! 

Arthur ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald is the hottest, most reckless playboy in town… and my new husband?!

Believe me, I never dreamed that I’d be walking down the aisle to a quickie marriage with a total stranger, but thanks to my eccentric god-mother, an iron-clad will, and a blind, three-legged cat called Alfred (don’t ask), I need to get hitched ASAP. And when the perfect candidate leaves me at the alter, there’s only one person crazy – and drunk – enough to step up at the last minute.

The best man.

Also known as the man most likely to get caught romping with three Rockettes in the back of a Sex and the City tourbus. The man who could melt my panties at twenty paces – and make me want to pour a bucket of ice-water over his head. The man I just pledged to love and honor and… oh god, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

Our arrangement was clear: keep up the charade long enough for me to claim my inheritance and send my slime-ball cousins packing. Our plan is working perfectly.

Then Fitz decides to change the rules….

Can this fake marriage turn into something real? Find out in the latest hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe



BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES:
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man