Monday 13 November 2017


The Attraction Equation
Love Undercover #2
By Kadie Scott
Releasing November 13th, 2017
Entangled Publishing

In The Attraction Equation (Love Undercover #2) by Kadie Scott, FBI agent Max Carter is a stickler for rules, especially since in his job distractions can lead to mistakes being made. So, when he tells his family he has a girlfriend, he's finds himself in trouble, especially since it's a lie. However, when he finds his next door neighbor hiding a pet that she shouldn't have living with her, Max decides he can keep her secret as long as she poses as his girlfriend. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more Max finds himself wanting the relationship he never imagined he'd want. Will Max be able to win Gina's heart, or will the truth come out and he loses her forever?

What a very entertaining, fast-paced, fantastic read Ms. Scott has delivered in this second book of her Love Undercover series encompassing the opposites attract trope; highly enjoyable banter that had me loving this couple's growing relationship; and two wonderful main characters that challenge each other, especially since the hero needs his world shaken up instead of always needing to be in control. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the hero since it seems his family don't understand why he likes his life the way it is. Will they ever be able to understand him? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine are introduced to each other that had me completely captivated by this story, as the heroine gets under the hero's skin straight away with what happens. Will he be understanding of her situation or will he use it to his advantage?

Both the main characters entertained me from start to finish with their back stories; their growing relationship; and everything else they go through on their journey to happy ever after such as what they face with their families, which shows that the hero's family believes he needs fixing and the only way they think that will happen is if he has a woman in his life. While the heroine, it seems as if she's more responsible than her mother. Moreover, the heroine is kind, caring, brings a lot of fun to the story with the jobs she has and I liked how determined she was to help the hero, despite how Max managed to get her to be his fake girlfriend to start with. While the hero, he's a stickler for rules and I could understand why he gets frustrated with his family and them interfering in his life, especially when it comes to his love life. Will his family finally understand that he doesn't need their matchmaking skills? I also liked how the heroine challenged the hero. Will he be able to handle not being in control all the time?

Overall, Ms. Scott has delivered another delightful and completely satisfying read where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance full of passion when they finally got intimate physically; and the ending had me loving the hero more than I already did because the hero realizes how much he needs Gina in his life. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely because of the cute surprise the hero had for the heroine. I would recommend The Attraction Equation by Kadie Scott, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Sarah Ballance, Maggie Kelley, Stefanie London and Cindi Madsen.

FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don't allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…

Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.

Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules...

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Trouble Next Door
By Stefanie London
Releasing November 13th, 2017
Entangled Publishing

In Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London, McKenna Prescott is a very determined woman and will do anything to get her freelance makeup business up and running. So, when an opportunity presents itself to ask her neighbor Beckett Walsh to convince his sister to hire McKenna for her skills as a makeup artist for the woman's high-society wedding, Beckett decides to help her especially with what she's offering in return. Will McKenna be able to help Beckett win back his ex-fiancé, or will their plan backfire and give the pair a shot at happy ever after instead?

Ms. London's books are an absolute delight to read and this story was completely enthralling, fast-paced and a story I couldn't get enough of. Really, I was completely hooked right from the beginning because of the heroine's dilemma and how it leads to her coming face-to-face with the hero. Will the heroine be embarrassed because the hero knows what she's come to his door to get? Then again, what a better way to get over a break-up than to order what she does.

The dialogue was well-written, compelling and the perfect combination of intense moments and playful banter that had me loving this couple, especially how the heroine tests the hero when it comes to whether he's any good at dating. Will he succeed or fail? Moreover, both the main characters are incredible and I loved every moment the hero and heroine interacted, as McKenna gets Beckett to be more personable instead of bogged down in his work. I also liked how determined the hero was to take care of his family, even though it doesn't seem fair to him. Will he finally realize that he's not his mother's keeper? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is how driven he is when it comes to his work, even if his plan for getting his new app started makes him seem like he's willing to settle for mediocre happiness instead of true love. Luckily, that all changes with spending time with McKenna.

While the heroine, she's the black sheep of her family and it made me feel sorry for the way they treat her. Why couldn't they realize that she was happy with her life? Furthermore, she's strong and brave by continuing to put up with her family's constant judgment when it comes to her life. I also liked how determined she was to get her freelance makeup business up and running, because it's the only way she'll be completely happy. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is how much she challenges the hero and gets him to see that work and helping his family shouldn't be all he has in his life.

Overall, Ms. London has penned a remarkable read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance nicely-detailed and full of passion; and the ending had me charmed by the hero's determination to win back the heroine because there's no way he can live without her in his life. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up brilliantly, as the hero is incorrigible when it comes to the two of them and their adventures at weddings. I would recommend Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Sarah Ballance, Kadie Scott, Avery Flynn and Tawna Fenske.


McKenna Prescott is the queen of picking the wrong men. When her latest boyfriend dumps her, she decides to devote her time to “exploring herself” (read: drinking wine and ordering sex toys online) and starting her freelance makeup business. That is, until an embarrassing delivery mix-up puts her sexy, gruff neighbor in her path…

Beckett Walsh is married to his job…which is a deal-breaker for the woman he’s supposed to be marrying. Even worse, his would-be father-in-law has pulled support from Beckett's startup and now Beckett stands to lose everything. But the gorgeous, crazy makeup artist from down the hall has an equally crazy but mutually beneficial idea: if he convinces his sister to hire McKenna for her high-society wedding, McKenna will teach him about what women want so he can get his fiancée back.

All he has to do is make sure he doesn’t fall for the wrong girl.

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Meet the Authors:

Kadie Scott

Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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Stefanie London

Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of over ten contemporary romances with humour, heat and heart.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and zombie movies.

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