Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, is my book review of:

Hendrix, by Kelsey Clayton.

Hendrix is the first book in a companion series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Triggers / Content Warnings: Drug Abuse mention, Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse mention, Partner Abuse, Partner Abuse mention, Alcohol mention, sex scene (fade to black), Pregnancy mention, Pregnancy.

I’m Colby Hendrix.
Football Legend.
Notorious Playboy.
Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.
The career some would die for.
The friends that always have my back.
And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.
There wasn’t ever a reason to.
Or at least that’s what I thought,
Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,
She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.
And the little girl attached to her side?
She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.
The only woman I’ve ever loved.
If she were to say the words,
I might just give up everything for her.
 

Hendrix was a story I came across on social media, and I didn’t want to expect too much from it. Social media in general tends to hype things up waaay to much in my opinion. However, I’m really good at avoiding spoilers when I want to. I’m just going to say it:

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Mr. Grumpy Boss, by Lindsey Hart | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading. Today I have my book review of:

Mr. Grumpy Boss, by Lindsey Hart.

Mr. Grumpy Boss is the first book in the Alphalicious Billionaires Boss series.
I do believe that each book in this series can be read as a standalone.

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex, Pregnancy, Pregnancy fears, Fear of Abandonment.
There may be other triggers. I can’t remember them.

My boss saw it…
The diary where I wrote all the hot shit about him.
By shit, I really mean SHIT.
Like the highest degree of criticism you will ever find.


I couldn’t help it, okay.
It’s pretty stressful working for the jerk,
And I needed a place to vent.
I just never thought I’d be stupid enough to accidentally hand over the notebook from hell to him.

Guess I might as well start writing my resignation letter.
Because there will definitely be no mercy from the Devil.
Or so, I thought.
Instead, Mr. Grumps came back with more orders.
And no, they were not orders about reformatting his documents for the nth time.

If I wanted to keep my job, I had to pretend.
Pretend not to hate him.
Pretend to be head over heels in love with him.
Pretend to be his girlfriend.


Hell, the devil really knows how to strike his bargain.
Now, I had to choose.
Which one would be worst?
Losing my hard-earned job or inviting the Devil into my life as my “boyfriend”?

SIZZLING NEW SERIES READY TO LIT YOUR LADY BITS LIKE A HOT BLAZING INFERNO! Each book in this series is a standalone and can be read in any order. And don’t forget, we are team HEA all the way!

In all honesty the story is completely, 100% awkward in the beginning of the book. And I don’t think that’s because of the characters, but rather the writing felt like the author didn’t know how to start Mr. Grumpy Boss.

Mr. Grumpy Boss was filled with what I found to be awkward scenes, and after a while I just got used to it. However, some scenes were just too freaking awkward to me, and that’s saying something. Like I’m an akward person myself in real life. ..and I couldn’t take the awkwardness.

I liked the dual points of view; especially that the male point of view had vulnerability in their chapters.

Mr. Grumpy Boss does contain sex scenes (which I found to be incredibly sexy).

I ended up giving Mr. Grumpy Boss, 2 stars.

If you’ve read MGB, what did you think of it?

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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Give Me a Dream, by Zoe Ann Wood | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! For today, I’ve got my book review of

Give Me a Dream, by Zoe Ann Wood.

A big Thank-You, Zoe Ann Wood, for allowing me to read Give Me a Dream in exchange for an honest review.

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unnamedWhen in Rome … don’t tell your boss you’re in love with him.

Ava has the perfect job – with one exception. She’s been in love with her boss for years, and she’s finally resigning. If only she could do it without telling Daniel how she feels about him.

Daniel’s billion-dollar empire is thriving, and Ava is crucial to its success. Which is why Daniel absolutely can’t let her know he’s fallen for her. Keeping his distance is key.

But a work trip to Rome threatens to shatter their carefully constructed defenses. Spending time together in the beautiful ancient city brings out feelings they can no longer hide. Their careers and their happiness will crumble if they refuse to open their hearts.

With this clean romance novella, you’ll enter the romantic world of billionaires: you’re guaranteed an evening of sweet escape. Get Give Me a Dream today!

Publication Date: July 21, 2019.

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