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Mini-Reviews Monday #9

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

Once Upon a Bad Boy (Sometimes in Love, #3)Once Upon A Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson

Genres: Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: June 25th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

I am honestly shocked that I enjoyed this one when the others in this series was a doozy for me. Once Upon A Bad Boy is a cute summer feeling second chance romance that had me feeling all the things. I really enjoyed our main characters and the chemistry between them wasn’t only steamy and intense but also believable and natural. Bo and Sadie are probably without a doubt my favorite couple from this series and I wouldn’t mind reading more from these two! There were some issues that I had in regards to dialogue near the end that felt forced/rushed which is why I knocked a few stars off as it pulled me out of the story on several occasions; but overall I really enjoyed myself with this one!

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Rec Me Sunday: LGBTQIA+ Books I Can’t Wait To Read

Rec me Sunday is a new series on Fictionally Sam where I basically give you recommendation of books based on different topics/tropes that will wreck you in all the best ways possible!

Happy Pride month storytellers! Not only does this month mark my entering the world on the back of a unicorn, but it also marks the celebration and awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community!

Usually my rec me Sundays are books that I have read, however with it being Pride month I wanted to do something LGBT themed–which brings me to my confession…I haven’t read a lot of books that have LGBT rep in it–well at least with reputable representation–that I would be comfortable making an actual post for. I am working on fixing this, so I thought it would be fun to show you the books that I do plan on reading!

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Faking Ms. Right by Claire Kingsley [ARC REVIEW]

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Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)Genres: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: May 23rd 2019
Source: Enticing Book Journey Promotions
Format: e-ARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit.

Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.

His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.

Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance.

Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.

And faking it gets all too real.

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Hot Off The Press! New Releases #2

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Hot Off The Press is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we promote new releases and give them a nice big happy release day shout out! Each novel promoted either has been released the day the post has gone up or within the gap between posts. If there are any books missing, let everyone know in the comments!

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