Mini Review Swarm of Fun Romance

Posted 23 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 16 Comments

THE BRIDE WORE SIZE 12 (Heather Wells Mysteries #3) by Meg Cabot
Romantic mystery
392 pages, paperback
Available now (September 2013)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review

Heather’s finally found her happily ever after with the adorable Cooper but can she enjoy it? No. An RA co-ed has to go and get herself murdered sometime between Freshman Orientation and Move-In Week — yet another murder in the Death Dorm that, despite its reputation and gloomy nickname, is more popular than ever due to a certain famous student. With a wedding to plan, a certain pain-in-the-ass mother who’s reappeared in Heather’s life, helicopter parents trying to “help out” their babies and a murder to solve, Heather’s plate is overflowing. Thank goodness she has Cooper and the gang at Fischer Hall to keep her sane. Such a great series filled with fun characters and awesome banter.

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NO PLACE LIKE ROME (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #3) by Julie Moffat
Romantic mystery
117 pages, ebook
Available now (November 2013)
Publisher: Carina Press
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review

Give me smart characters over useless, stupid ones any day. Give me more Lexi Carmichaels, more Slashes and more Zimmerman twins, please. They’re all brilliant and, with the exception of Slash (who’s the embodiment of my version of perfection — gorgeous AND wicked smart), quite nerdy. Adorably socially awkward Lexi’s now working for a private security firm run by Finn, another smart hottie, and gets hauled off to Rome to help Slash out uncovering who’s stealing from the Vatican bank and what they really want. Some heavy flirtation (and more) goes on with Slash (swoon) though I thought she was seeing Finn…but it’s been a while since I read the previous story. If you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory, this is a series you’ve got to check out (minus the misogynistic undertones and fat jokes). They’re all quick, fun reads with great quirky characters.

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SEVEN DAY FINANCE (Love and Games #2) by Rachel Harris
Romance
205 pages, ebook
Available now (October 2013)
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review

If I go down to Louisiana, do you suppose I can find a hottie like Cane? Yeah, I didn’t think so. That’s disappointing. However, this story wasn’t. It was cute and sweet, with plenty of heavy flirting and Cajun goodness. Angelle and Cane (not a fan of the names but it didn’t diminish my enjoyment) have been flirting for a while so, when Angelle outbids everyone for Cane at a Bachelor’s Auction Night, you know things are going to escalate. But Angelle needs a fake fiance so her family and ex won’t bother her when she heads home for the holidays. Cane’s a sport, being roped into such an awkward situation and, of course, we’re all rooting for the HEA with these two.

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16 Responses to “Mini Review Swarm of Fun Romance”

  1. Cajun goodness you say? Sign me up Mary! I always enjoy the fake boyfriend/fiance setup even though it’s predictable and been done quite a bit. I just never tire of it, I like watching it go from a farce to something real:) I really need to read the Meg Cabot series too, I’m such a fan of her books!

  2. OMG. I have the Bride Wore a Size 12 at home and I haven’t read it.

    I FAIL AT LIFE, MARY.

    I love this series and I bought and then forgot about this book back in Sept.! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. I won the entire set of Cabot books..now to find time to read them..LOL Seven Day sounds good I love arrangement tropes, so adding to my list. I can usually read those in one sitting.

  4. You sold me on the Lexi Carmichael series and you know I don’t read mysteries but that sound so so good! And I’m glad you liked Size 12, I love that series. And the Rachel Harries sounds sweet though I’m kind of hit and miss with the Bliss books. πŸ˜€ That sounds like a winner.

  5. These all sound great! I wasn’t interested in the third until you said he’s a Cajun. I do enjoy reading about them…