Book Review: Love and Alliances: The Blasetti Boys by Davina Lacey

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Love & Alliances (Love & Alliances #1)

by Davina Lacey

Love Alliances

Genre: Interracial Romance/ Contemporary Romance

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 19 June 2018

My Review 

Three Stars

A little love and lust in the sunshine. Who doesn’t like a California setting? As you can see by the blurb below, this romance is a bit unexpected for our heroine, Jenga. She is not looking for love. Nope, not at all. She just needs to make it through school and grab a good job.

The author can paint a very sexy male character. Oh my goodness. The descriptions of Ashton are very well done. I enjoyed the sparks and banter that flew between to two main characters. Books with believable tension are a bit tough to do. Lacey also sets up a fun combo of plot elements: the filming of porn-like soap operas and an incredibly rich family. Did I mention the sexy sons in this rich family…? Yes please!

What didn’t work for me were the clunky sentences. It seems a couple times per page I would be pulled from the interesting story due to loooong sentences. Twists, turns, odd dialog. Clunk. It’s almost as if the author didn’t use beta readers or critic partners. It was quite distracting and causes me to rate this title with only three stars.

The storyline is fun and sexy. I just think it needs to be run through a few rounds of edits. Find fresh eyes to take out the clunks.

Thank you for the chance to read this title.

~ Jenna


Book Blurb:

“She will be his salvation…

And he will build her empire.”

Jenga Rollins

Hollywood… The ultimate dream. One of the hardest goals to accomplish for anyone brave enough to climb the entertainment ladder, especially for a woman. Yet fiercely independent cinematography student, Jenga Rollins, is determined to finish her master’s degree and to make a difference in the movie industry for females of all races. Trying to bury the most tragic memory of her childhood, Jenga fights to build a new life and doesn’t expect to run into the handsome stranger with the soulful, sad eyes.

Ashton Blasetti

A man of many faces, the son of a self-made Hollywood billionaire and running from a past he can’t forget. A man of both success and mystery, Ashton is known for leaving a string of broken hearts in his trail and for producing some of the most intriguing erotic scenes on film. He’s quite content reigning as the bachelor prince of underground tinseltown. That is, until he finds himself saving Jenga Rollins one day on Malibu beach, a twist of fate that changes everything.

What happens when two people from worlds as different as fire and ice come together?

The scandal continues in Love & Alliances.

**This book is for mature audiences**

You can find Love & Alliances on Goodreads:

The Love & Alliance series contains short quick reads that will be released once a month. There’s no cliffhanger in this first episode.

About the Author:

Davina Lacey writes steamy, fun, and glamorous interracial romances that push the boundaries of the imagination and offers a unique and refreshing spin on classic love stories. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, playing & composing music and spending a large amount of time gobbling up all things historical.

The Love & Alliances series is her Interracial Romance debut. Davina also writes under the bestselling fantasy author pseudonym KaSonndra Leigh.

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Book Review: In a Jam by Cindy Dorminy


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In a Jam

Author: Cindy Dorminy

Length: 330 pages

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

April 10, 2018

Source: I purchased this ebook via Amazon


Andie Carson has to do three things to inherit her grandmother’s lottery winnings—sober up, spend a month running her grandmother’s Georgia coffee shop, and enter homemade jam in the county fair. If she can’t meet those terms, the money goes to the church, and Andie gets nothing. She figures her tasks will be easy enough, and once she completes them, Andie plans to sell the shop, take the money, and run back to Boston.

After a rough breakup from his crazy ex-fiancée, Officer Gunnar Wills decides to take a hiatus from women. All he wants is to help make his small town thrive the way it did when he was a kid. But when wild and beautiful Andie shows up, Gunnar’s hesitant heart begins to flutter.

Gunnar knows that Andie plans to leave, but he’s hoping to change her mind, fearful that if her coffee shop closes, Main Street will fold to the big-box corporations and forever change the landscape of his quaint community. But convincing her to stay means getting close enough to risk his heart in the process. Even though Gunnar makes small-town life seem a little sweeter, Andie has to decide if she’s ready to turn her world upside down and give up big-city life. One thing’s for sure—it’s a very sticky situation.

Four Stars !! 

Ahhhhh…. that hit the spot.

Are you ever in the mood for a sweet, funny romance title? One with a wide variety of characters and in a small town? Yes? Well, In A Jam by Cindy Dorminy is a great option for you.

Light, lively writing. Just what I was craving. Dorminy created some memorable characters: Stanley, Mrs. Cavanaugh, and the nasty, spunky, but sweet Jackson sisters. So much fun.

I was worried the storyline would play out in a predictable fashion. Nope. Lots of fun stuff happens and not what I was expecting.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Andie and Gunnar. I will look for more titles by Dorminy.

If you would like to see all her books, you can find them on her author page on Amazon.

Another author who writes wonderful small town romances fiction is Kait Nolan. I love her work.

Happy reading!

~ Jenna