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Sweet on the Greek by Talia Hibbert

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Book: Sweet on the Greek

Series: Just For Him #3

Author: Talia Hibbert

Main characters: Aria Granger, tattoo artist, who’s currently masquerading as wedding planner for her best friend’s wedding. Nikolas Christou, retired athlete, now trying to figure out life after football. The only thing he knows is that he wants Aria to be part of it.

Blurb:

This soccer star is determined to win… his woman’s heart.

For millionaire footballer Nikolas Christou, one look is all it takes. The minute he sees Aria Granger, he’s a goner. Playboy Nik knows lust—intimately—but his need for Aria goes far beyond that. Of course, the plus-sized beauty isn’t interested in romance… but Nik isn’t interested in giving up.

Aria Granger has sworn off relationships for her own good. After all, her ex nearly murdered her best friend, so clearly her taste is questionable. When charming, gorgeous Nik bounds into her life, Aria can’t decide if he’s as innocent as he seems… or if her bullsh*t-ometer is broken.

The super-sweet sports star claims he needs a fake girlfriend to protect him from ‘misunderstandings’. And Aria, with her tattoos, piercings and dangerous scowl, fits the bill. But there’s no way a guy as handsome as Nik can be that bad at handling relationships. Can he?

Why you should read it: Oh my! I finished this book on New Year’s Eve, and I couldn’t have picked a better read to end 2018! Talk about ending the year on a reading high note. Where to start? We have a totally dreamy hero, who, yes,  falls victim to the insta-love, but the author manages to stay the right side of crazy. He isn’t over the top and he’s not unbelievable with it either. Aria has a lot of stuff to resolve in her life, but she doesn’t let that stand in her way. Some characters have a way of sabotaging themselves, but she doesn’t. She’s cautious and wary of being hurt, but she’s brave enough to go for what she wants anyway. The chemistry between this pair is OFF THE HOOK! It was quite a slow build and man, was it sexy as all get out. I loved the dialogue and the extra peripheral characters too. They were interesting and had depth and I wanted to know more about them.

What you may not like: I have no idea – this read is getting a rare 5/5 from me, so I can’t even tell you what you might not like…

Rating: 5/5 for a well-rounded, super sexy read. You need this book…

 

Quickie review: The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert

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Book: The Princess Trap

Author: Talia Hibbert

Release date: 8 February 2018

Main characters: Cherry Neita, HR professional, who’s good at getting what she wants. Prince Ruben of Helgmøre, the complex prince who’s heart is stolen the minute he meets Cherry.

Blurb:

Prince Ruben of Helgmøre knows exactly what he wants—and his current obsession is Cherry Neita.

Everything from her rollercoaster curves to her fearsome attitude commands his attention.

And best of all? She has no idea who Ruben is.

Until the paparazzi catch them in a dark alley, her scarlet lipstick smudged, and his hands somewhere naughty…

All Cherry wanted was a night or two with the hottest man she’d ever seen. Turns out, that man is actually a prince, and now he needs her to play princess.

Well, princess-to-be. One year as his fake fiancée, and he’ll make all her problems disappear. Easy. Right?
Wrong.
The closer Cherry gets to Ruben, the brighter their passion burns. But the royal family hides dark secrets, and their palace is a diamond-studded trap.

Can true love bloom from false beginnings? Or will this fairytale end in a happy-never-after?

Why you should read it: I’m not usually one for fairytales and the whole royalty-themed trope has gone stratospheric recently, but this story is well worth reading. It manages to deal with the opulence and luxury of royalty in a down-to-earth way that makes the unbelievable believable. It doesn’t read like wealth porn – which is refreshing. We have a strong heroine who gets inveigled into a situation that is not her making and we see how she deals with it and how her behaviour contrasts with Ruben’s. There is plenty of spot-on dialogue that will have you laughing and turning the page. It’s full of sexual tension and it made my toes curl. Ruben is a great character – he’s permanently wrong footed by Cherry – she has him tied up in knots, and all he wants is to deserve her. Who wouldn’t love a sexy, put together woman? He’s very vulnerable despite, or even because of his status. I couldn’t help but love him.

What you may not like: As I said, if you’re not into the royalty trope then you may not be turned on to this book, but give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. I have read samples of other royalty-themed books and tapped out almost immediately. This isn’t one of those.

Rating: 5/5 for a highly entertaining, at times very touching read. Made me want to head straight for Scandinavia!