L-L-L-Little Reviews #23: 3 Adult Romances & a YA Sci-Fi novella

Posted May 30, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

As I mentioned back in March my audiobook listening went way down, since I wasn’t driving anywhere really for a while due to the quarantine thing and since I usually listen to audiobooks when I’m driving. However, over the past two months, I’ve had two audiobooks that I listened to to share, and then I also have one paperback I bought because somehow I missed out on the blog tour for a favorite author’s next book in a series. There was also a novella I read clear back in February as I prepared to read a sequel to another book I’d read, and I’d planned to post a review of it with the blog tour review of the full length sequel. Guess who forgot?


So yeah, I’ll fit it into this post with three adult romances I guess. Hmm. Does that make this post like Three Men and a Baby? LOL.


Also, I might be in a GIF mood as I’m posting this today. I had a blog tour scheduled for yesterday I thought, but then I never heard anything about it, so guess that’s not happening. And I had scheduled it for yesterday or Monday, so that means I honestly have nothing scheduled other than an ARC review tomorrow. Since I’ve cut out my Cleaning Up My TBR posts, it leaves me an open weekend. Although I really do need to get back to that, even if not posting, clearing the list out! Enough silliness, let’s get on with the reviews!

The Thief by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell:

So, I can’t find an actual picture of this novella anymore, and on Goodreads it only shows up as the first book, and when I tried to remove the first book as being read twice, now my number of books read this year is off, and gah! Just to say this was a short story and it was okay. But of course as usual I wanted more for a novella. But still it was interesting! It’s set in the world of the books: Sky Without Stars and Between Burning Worlds. Not much to say or a rating to give really I guess since it’s not on Goodreads or Amazon or anywhere that I can find it now!

Bachelor Boss (The Bachelors Club #2) by Sara Ney

L-L-L-Little Reviews #23:  3 Adult Romances & a YA Sci-Fi novellaBachelor Boss by Sara Ney
Series: The Bachelors Club #2
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
Published by Meghan March on April 7, 2020
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 182
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
My Rating: five-stars
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What is The Bachelors Club?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors, bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually. So committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest…
Four days co-habitating in a shared work space shouldn’t be a big deal. It shouldn’t be distracting. But Spencer Standish saw me puking in a company trash can, and won’t let me live it down. Cheerful, aggravating Spencer, who wants me to fetch her coffee.
As if she’s the boss of me.
And now I’m stuck sharing her office.
Let’s face facts: I can’t be in a relationship; not when there’s a bet to win—not with Spencer, who loves my uncontrollable basset hound, lazy Sundays, and grilled cheese as much as I do. I refuse to fall for her.
I will be the last Bachelor standing.

My Review:

I don’t know how I missed the sign up for this blog tour, because I loved the first book, Bastard Bachelor Society. But I think I’m now caught up on all Sara Ney’s upcoming books and blog tour sign ups! I hope. Because I’m looking forward to the next one! But I loved this one so much because at the beginning, the part with Phillip and his dog was as if someone had recorded me taking my two dogs outside in the morning before work at my old house. Them on their leashes too busy to do what I needed them to do so I could get to work! This book had me snorting with laughter as I read and wanting to stay up all night to read. Which I basically did, since I could. As usual, the author wrote some of the best snarky banter between characters as love interests, as well as between the friends.

Real Dirty (Real Dirty Duet #1) by Meghan March:

L-L-L-Little Reviews #23:  3 Adult Romances & a YA Sci-Fi novellaReal Dirty by Meghan March
Series: Real Dirty Duet #1
Narrator: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Published by Meghan March on May 18, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 5:25
Source: the library
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: five-stars
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Country music's bad boy, Boone Thrasher, takes center stage in USA Today bestselling author Meghan March's brand new stand alone Real Dirty Duet!
I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry. Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal. The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t. The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t. I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place. Now the only place I want to put her is under me.I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.
Real Dirty is the first book of the Real Dirty Duet. Boone's story concludes in Real Sexy.

My Review:

So even though it officially lists the female narrator as Elena Wolfe, it is definitely Andi Arndt, so I added her to the info on here so I can keep track of all her books together. But yeah, you can kind of tell it was early on in her sexy story narrating as her sex scene narration was kind of awkard at times. But moving on from that, I did really enjoy this. It took me a while to listen to, because again, not driving much, but once I got out a few more times in May, when the stay-at-home rules lifted a bit, I got more finished. Now, I get why she didn’t leave her family home, but there’s no way I’d have continued to put up with what she did for as long as she did. But it’s good she did, or she wouldn’t have met Boone, and he was worth meeting! Since it was a two part story, I’ll save any more thoughts till I review part two below.

Real Sexy (Real Dirty Duet #2) by Meghan March:

L-L-L-Little Reviews #23:  3 Adult Romances & a YA Sci-Fi novellaReal Sexy by Meghan March
Series: Real Dirty Duet #2
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
Published by Meghan March on May 23, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 5:34
Source: the library
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: five-stars
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Country music star Boone Thrasher has never walked away from a fight, and he's willing to put everything on the line to win the woman he can't live without in the conclusion to the Real Dirty Duet by USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen.I swore I'd never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me.I said I'd never put my heart on the line, but he didn't ask before he stole it.Now we're facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.Girls like me don't get happily ever afters ... but maybe he'll prove that wrong too.Real Sexy is the conclusion of the Real Dirty Duet and should be read following Real Dirty.

My Review:

So the second part of the story really got good. The misunderstandings were quickly fixed in a realistic way in my opinion. No waiting forever and not listening when they should. The relationship was basically good, and then so many other things started happening that added drama. I didn’t quite see the twist, and I love that! The sexy times were good as in the first one, although no thanks to the back door part. Nope. No thank you. Not my cup of tea. And while I was wondering if some of the side characters being brought in were from other books by the author, I knew for sure when Bishop showed up, because I loved him in the Beneath series. But now I need to check out if the others are in books I can read as well. Once again Meghan March proves why I love her books!

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