I’ve been a reader since I was a child and I’ve been a dedicated romance junkie since freshman year of high school; but I only started writing reviews a few years ago. So, this year I’ll be running a series called HEA Flashback where I talk about romance books I read prior to the blog. I’ll be doing a flashback every first Tuesday of the month, so check back to find out what books still hold a special place in my heart.
On the surface, Joy McMasterson has everything—a steady career, a trendy French Quarter townhouse, and high-society parents who fill her schedule with a rotation of trust fund hotties. But despite her good fortune, Joy is suffocating beneath the pressure of her father’s political campaign. Every detail of her life is scripted, from her sensible Tiffany hoops to the men she’s permitted to date.
To assert control over her love life, Joy visits The Sweet Spot bakery—home to Allie Mauvais, third-generation voodoo priestess and renowned matchmaker. Armed with love potion and a newly-found nerve, Joy walks out of the bakery and into Ryan Gibson’s tattoo shop. One look at the gorgeous owner and she knows two things: they have enough chemistry to steam the ink off his skin, and he’s not the kind of guy she can take home to her parents. But if Joy wants to escape her father’s shadow, maybe Ryan is exactly who she needs…
Published April 1, 2014
What I Love
If you want a quick and sexy read about opposites attracting then Make You Blush is the perfect novella for you! I love to reread this one when I’m just looking for a palette cleanser between books or after a particularly emotional read. A tattoo artist and a politician’s daughter finding love from “magical” cupcakes? Sign me up!
Ryan was the perfect blend of tattooed bad boy who is also pretty sweet. I love books with tattooed characters or tattoo artists and I liked how he encourages Joy to be herself no matter what her parents think. Being crushed by the pressure of her father’s expectations, Joy is conflicted and just wants to be who she feels like on the inside. Her transformation was great to see as she embraces her inner wild child.
What novellas do you love?
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