New Release + Review – COMING TOGETHER by Poppy Dunne

Coming Together by Poppy Dunne
Release Date: April 12
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Candi Kane

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Synopsis

Aloha, romance. Aloha, big blue sea. Aloha, handsome husband.

It’s been fourteen years since Justin and I got married, promptly got pregnant and buried under bills and diapers and jobs and playdates. Although our love remains steady and strong, an avalanche of daily details have taken us farther away from each other. I’ve lost count of how many years it’s been since we were truly alone.

But here we are now, in idyllic Hawaii, on the dream honeymoon we’ve been–well–dreaming about for years. There’s a roast suckling pig, my husband in a lei, and a sunset over the ocean that would put Bob Ross to shame. Still, we seem to be missing each other, like two hula dancers passing in the night.

I’ve got four days to put the spark back in this marriage and I’m bringing out the big guns: sexy dress, strappy heels, grotto sex to scandalize the other guests. But when the outside world starts infringing on this intimate scene, my husband’s eyes move to a hot new business prospect instead of hot little me.

If a honeymoon in paradise can’t bring us back together, do we really have a shot at this thing? Can we say aloha to each other again?

coming together

What a hot and sweet quick read!

This was the perfect story to highlight Justin and Charlotte! We were only given a small taste as to what their current marriage dynamic was like in Come Again, so this quick novella really showcased their love and devotion towards each other.

Marriage isn’t easy. And from what little we do know, Justin and Charlotte had a lot of ups and downs in their relationship. So to rekindle their lost spark, Justin takes Charlotte on a honeymoon to Hawaii, since they never had one at the beginning of their marriage. But insecurities and miscommunication follow them to their tropical paradise, and it’s not hard to realize that just because they’re on vacation, their troubles aren’t going to go away.

I really loved this story! I liked Justin and Charlotte’s characters in Come Again, so it was great to connect with them more in their own novella. Plus the little cameos of Emma and Fraser were hilarious. Those two need a novella of their own, as well. *wink* The author gives us so much within the pages of this romantic short story, you’ll devour it in the blink of an eye! So good!

5 Stars!

~Kelly

Excerpt

What a great, still-sexy husband I have who is rocking a white polo shirt with relaxed-yet-not-slouchy cargo shorts and who turns around, whips his sunglasses off, and gives me a breathtaking, gleaming smile. I swear, if this was a John Woo movie, slow motion doves would fly through the background to accentuate Justin’s handsomeness before John Travolta jumped out of nowhere and threatened me with a gun.

“Thank you.” Justin tips the kid, who leaves us all alone. Here, in our elaborate honeymoon suite with the doors open to a sunshine-filled balcony, and the crash of waves in the background. The air smells like papayas, and our luxurious, king-sized bed is just waiting for a welcoming embrace.

Justin runs a hand through his shining blond hair and walks over to me. How is it that after all these years of being married, of being up with one of the kids at three in the morning, of car trips and fights over which mayonnaise to get, I’m still so awestruck by this man? You never know when your good luck is going to show. If Justin and I hadn’t been on the same meal plan in college, we probably wouldn’t be here right now.

Thank you, Sloppy Joe night. You gave me a life.

“Well. The bathroom’s clean,” I say at last, in what I hope is a sultry voice. Justin chuckles, and takes me into his arms.

“I can always count on you for the important details,” he murmurs, and then kisses me. The kiss is so spine tingling I don’t even beat myself up too hard about my killer opening line. You really know the way to a guy’s libido, Charlotte. “I think there’s a gorgeous view on the balcony.” Justin pulls away, sliding an arm around my waist. “Want to see?”

Since the balcony opens directly onto the bedroom, yes. I would like to see that. All the better to soak up some sun and then take a flying leap into bed. We stroll out and onto said balcony, still wrapped around each other. Good. Then I see that the thoughtful staff members have left us flutes of champagne and a bowl of oranges on the patio table. The drinks sparkle in the Hawaiian sunlight.

Everyone is getting a tip. Including me, hopefully. Well, more than the tip. A lot more.

I think this is what mental blather feels like.

“You’re awfully quiet.” Justin clinks glasses with me, his eyebrows lifting in surprise. “You okay, Char?”

“Oh, you know me. Ready and willing.” Whatever that means. My face heats up as I take a nice, stiff drink. Good, the magical alcohol is working.

Justin and I have always been the quieter, just-do-it members of the family. It’s why we work so well together. At least, I think we work together. But then again, we’ve been standing here for minutes and I’ve sucked down all of this champagne and I still haven’t spoken a word, have I? Why am I so nervous to be around my husband? How much time apart have we had, that I actually feel awkward around him?

“You drank that fast!” Justin plucks the flute from my hand, sets it back on the table. Maybe I should do us both a favor and accidentally tip myself over the balcony railing. I’ll probably land in the safety of a hammock or a field of coconuts, whichever comes first.

“I wonder if they have hammocks down by the beach,” I find myself saying aloud. Justin looks surprised, then laughs. Laughter breaks over his face like a ray of pure, heavenly sunlight…or a glass of champagne, whichever is more delicious.

“I want to know what on earth you’re thinking,” he says as he takes me into his arms. Mmm, that’s good. Then he kisses me, one quick brush of lips before deepening the kiss. He tilts my head back, cradling my neck. Then, slowly, his other hand leaves my waist and travels upward, to trace up the swell of my breast.

Hello. Aloha. Whatever, this feels good.

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Review: COMING TOGETHER by Poppy Dunne

coming together

Coming Together by Poppy Dunne
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy novella
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: April 12, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


What a hot and sweet quick read!

This was the perfect story to highlight Justin and Charlotte! We were only given a small taste as to what their current marriage dynamic was like in Come Again, so this quick novella really showcased their love and devotion towards each other.

Marriage isn’t easy. And from what little we do know, Justin and Charlotte had a lot of ups and downs in their relationship. So to rekindle their lost spark, Justin takes Charlotte on a honeymoon to Hawaii, since they never had one at the beginning of their marriage. But insecurities and miscommunication follow them to their tropical paradise, and it’s not hard to realize that just because they’re on vacation, their troubles aren’t going to go away.

I really loved this story! I liked Justin and Charlotte’s characters in Come Again, so it was great to connect with them more in their own novella. Plus the little cameos of Emma and Fraser were hilarious. Those two need a novella of their own, as well. *wink* The author gives us so much within the pages of this romantic short story, you’ll devour it in the blink of an eye! So good!

5 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
Aloha, romance. Aloha, big blue sea. Aloha, handsome husband.

It’s been fourteen years since Justin and I got married, promptly got pregnant and buried under bills and diapers and jobs and playdates. Although our love remains steady and strong, an avalanche of daily details have taken us farther away from each other. I’ve lost count of how many years it’s been since we were truly alone.

But here we are now, in idyllic Hawaii, on the dream honeymoon we’ve been–well–dreaming about for years. There’s a roast suckling pig, my husband in a lei, and a sunset over the ocean that would put Bob Ross to shame. Still, we seem to be missing each other, like two hula dancers passing in the night.

I’ve got four days to put the spark back in this marriage and I’m bringing out the big guns: sexy dress, strappy heels, grotto sex to scandalize the other guests. But when the outside world starts infringing on this intimate scene, my husband’s eyes move to a hot new business prospect instead of hot little me.

If a honeymoon in paradise can’t bring us back together, do we really have a shot at this thing? Can we say aloha to each other again?


Review: COME AGAIN by Poppy Dunne

come again

Come Again by Poppy Dunne
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: February 28, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


A sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance that will make you come undone!

I’m OBSESSED with Poppy Dunne’s books! And my love for her stories have only grown stronger (if that’s even possible) after reading Come Again!

I’m not a huge fan of British accents, but all I kept thinking while reading this book was “I HOPE IT RELEASES IN AUDIO!!!” cause, DAYUM….I need to hear Fraser Drake’s voice with my own ears!

And Emma…..OMG, I’m still laughing over her quirky and feisty personality! She mixes with Fraser like oil and water, which only makes their interactions together that much more memorable. Stick-up-his-you-know-where Fraser and kooky-to-her-core Emma are one of the most unique and diverse couples I’ve ever read. Their relationship together quickly transforms from hate to one of complete fascination. How two people who appear to be complete opposites seem to blend and compliment each other so well is a true testament to superb writing skills and an immensely remarkable imagination.

This unique tale of love, hurt, and change is the perfect twist on the classic love/hate relationship. The dynamic between Fraser and Emma radiates originality and heat, while maintaining a lovable and carefree romance that will leave you in a swoony pile of emotions.

My favorite Poppy Dunne book, hands down!!!

5 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a dead-end job, shoebox studio apartment, and zany, intensely loyal friends, must be in want of a man.

But in my wildest dreams, I never expected that man to remember me selling overpriced KoolAid in my Rainbow Brite underpants when I was six years old. Life is unpredictable.

Fraser Drake was the least sexy boy when we were growing up: all elbows and knees and khaki pleats and debate club. But right now, in my mother’s kitchen, he’s never looked hotter, more irresistible. Granted, he’s looking down on me as I expertly dance the sock hop scene from Grease. But behind those layers of haughty indifference, I detect the hint of lust.

He is everything I never knew I wanted. Since I met him, my feet haven’t touched the ground and my smile hasn’t left my face. His laugh is like a well-aged scotch, and I have a feeling I could get drunk on it.

If a Pride and Prejudice/Bridget Jones’s Diary mash-up but with more sex, sexual tension, and sexy sex, sounds good to you, you’ve come to the right place


New Release + Review + Excerpt – COME AGAIN by Poppy Dunne

Come Again by Poppy Dunne

Release Date: February 28th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs

NOW AVAILABLE!

99¢ for a LIMITED TIME & FREE IN Kindle Unlimited!
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Synopsis

It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a dead-end job, shoebox studio apartment, and zany, intensely loyal friends, must be in want of a man.

But in my wildest dreams, I never expected that man to remember me selling overpriced KoolAid in my Rainbow Brite underpants when I was six years old. Life is unpredictable.

Fraser Drake was the least sexy boy when we were growing up: all elbows and knees and khaki pleats and debate club. But right now, in my mother’s kitchen, he’s never looked hotter, more irresistible. Granted, he’s looking down on me as I expertly dance the sock hop scene from Grease. But behind those layers of haughty indifference, I detect the hint of lust.

He is everything I never knew I wanted. Since I met him, my feet haven’t touched the ground and my smile hasn’t left my face. His laugh is like a well-aged scotch, and I have a feeling I could get drunk on it.

If a Pride and Prejudice/Bridget Jones’s Diary mash-up but with more sex, sexual tension, and sexy sex, sounds good to you, you’ve come to the right place.

come again

A sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance that will make you come undone!

I’m OBSESSED with Poppy Dunne’s books! And my love for her stories have only grown stronger (if that’s even possible) after reading Come Again!

I’m not a huge fan of British accents, but all I kept thinking while reading this book was “I HOPE IT RELEASES IN AUDIO!!!” cause, DAYUM….I need to hear Fraser Drake’s voice with my own ears!

And Emma…..OMG, I’m still laughing over her quirky and feisty personality! She mixes with Fraser like oil and water, which only makes their interactions together that much more memorable. Stick-up-his-you-know-where Fraser and kooky-to-her-core Emma are one of the most unique and diverse couples I’ve ever read. Their relationship together quickly transforms from hate to one of complete fascination. How two people who appear to be complete opposites seem to blend and compliment each other so well is a true testament to superb writing skills and an immensely remarkable imagination.

This unique tale of love, hurt, and change is the perfect twist on the classic love/hate relationship. The dynamic between Fraser and Emma radiates originality and heat, while maintaining a lovable and carefree romance that will leave you in a swoony pile of emotions.

My favorite Poppy Dunne book, hands down!!!

5 Stars!

~Kelly

Excerpt

Fraser was looking like a granite block of control before; at my words, he’s still got that chiseled expression, but it’s wonderful to see the light come back into his eyes. The hot, sexy light smoldering in those (warm, brown) eyes that are set in that (handsome, sculpted, take-me-now) face is enough to melt any woman’s heart. And panties.

“Thank you.” He gathers me against him, and kisses me. The first brush of lips is a quick reassurance, almost sweet. Then, the second time, it becomes deeper and slower. The heat turns up as he gathers a fistful of my hair, pulling my head back. I gasp, grazing his lower lip with my teeth. His whole body vibrates with that. We kiss again, falling deeper and deeper into each other. I start pulling at his tie, and have it off in seconds. He slides out of his jacket, which falls to the floor. Don’t worry, all my sweatpants and discarded bras will keep it company.

I really should clean up more. But not right now. Right now, sex is all I can think about, and clothes just get in the way of sex. It’s math.

Fraser stills as I unbutton his shirt, giving myself a glimpse of that rock hard, sculpted physique that I find I happily can’t get enough of. I’m like Pavlov’s dog now: whenever someone takes a shirt off, I start drooling.

I had to try to curb that last time Fraser and I had sex. It almost got awkward.

With my help, Fraser strips off his dastardly shirt in a matter of seconds. I shiver as my fingers play up the contours of his abs, his chest. I trail my touch down the steel and silk muscles of his arms. Holy shit, this man must work out a ton.

And to that I say: huzzah.

“I’m feeling a bit more exposed than you,” Fraser whispers in my ear, kissing down my neck. In a flash, he helps pull my shirt over my head, and a second later, I slide out of my work skirt. Now in only bra and panties, I gasp as Fraser picks me up. My legs straddle his waist as he carries me to the bed, and lays me down…on top of more crinkling cellophane.

“How many Doritos do you consume in a week?” His eyes stay molten as he says it, the desire in his voice never losing its edge. Apparently snacking is the most erotic thing on the planet. Lucky, lucky me.

“Some of these are Fritos,” I whisper back.

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Come Again by Poppy Dunne

Release Date: February 28th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs

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Synopsis

It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a dead-end job, shoebox studio apartment, and zany, intensely loyal friends, must be in want of a man.

But in my wildest dreams, I never expected that man to remember me selling overpriced KoolAid in my Rainbow Brite underpants when I was six years old. Life is unpredictable.

Fraser Drake was the least sexy boy when we were growing up: all elbows and knees and khaki pleats and debate club. But right now, in my mother’s kitchen, he’s never looked hotter, more irresistible. Granted, he’s looking down on me as I expertly dance the sock hop scene from Grease. But behind those layers of haughty indifference, I detect the hint of lust.

He is everything I never knew I wanted. Since I met him, my feet haven’t touched the ground and my smile hasn’t left my face. His laugh is like a well-aged scotch, and I have a feeling I could get drunk on it.

If a Pride and Prejudice/Bridget Jones’s Diary mash-up but with more sex, sexual tension, and sexy sex, sounds good to you, you’ve come to the right place.

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Review: DATING THE BILLIONAIRE by Poppy Dunne

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So how’s that saying go…..’Those that can’t do, teach.’

Well, that saying seems very appropriate for this book, but with a quirky and hilarious twist!

Dating the Billionaire is full of charm, wit, sarcasm, and it overflows with the feels! I not only doubled over with laughter, but also found my heart breaking over the raw and heartfelt emotions that poured from the pages.

You’re introduced to two very unique characters in this book. And although they seem to be quite different from each other, they’re both actually more similar than what they originally thought. Jack Carraway is a sexy, gorgeous, a tad nerdy (yes, just a tad), and rugged billionaire who has a “love ’em and leave ’em” reputation with the ladies. A carefree guy who loves to have fun both in and out of the sheets, lives every day to the fullest. He couldn’t be more different from a classic, neurotic beauty like Dahlia Rossi, who may seem a bit uptight (well, maybe more than a bit) with all her carefully constructed rules and plans. But the minute they meet, all inhibitions fly right out the window. Attraction and chemistry sizzles, and it’s beyond obvious these two have an undeniable connection. But with the same as life, love is not without its setbacks and downfalls. Can these two make what was supposed to be an unexpected one-night stand into something more and long-lasting?…or will they let their differences overshadow what their hearts are telling them?

Dating the Billionaire is another standout and exceptional read from Poppy Dunne! Like her previous books, this story was exceedingly well written and full of sparks and fire. Her characters are one-of-a-kind, and you just can’t help but fall in love with them. Passion, love, comedy, drama, and eroticism…Dating the Billionaire checks them all off! Poppy has quickly become a go-to author to me, and I’m beyond excited for more of her fantastic books! And unquestionable must read!

5 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
I’m Dahlia Rossi, dating coach extraordinaire. I know how to land you the man of your dreams. Follow my rules, you’ll meet the love of your life and have a gorgeous destination wedding in French Polynesia. Okay, that last one happened just the one time. But my rules work every time. I guarantee it.

1. The man makes the first move. Seems unfair? Life’s unfair.
2. Never have sex on the first date. No, not even oral. And hands above the table, please.
3. Play hard to get, but don’t make it too hard.

Solid rules, right? I thought they were. But then I met Jack Carraway, an impossibly sexy, frustratingly unpredictable billionaire, and broke them all. Everywhere. In an elevator. On a balcony. Beneath a gazebo, of all places.

Whether I like it or not (spoiler alert: I like it!), Jack is taking me on wild adventure and we’re writing a whole new set of rules. Like, always reserve your matching Harry Potter costumes a week in advance; wrestling swans is not as easy as it looks; and sometimes, the man of your dreams pops up in the most unlikely of places and has a really big…boat.

After years of watching couples find love, it may be my turn. But is this spontaneous playboy the real thing, or just a fun detour around my predictable life? All this time I’ve been following my own rules and going to sleep alone, with nothing but my second slice of princess cake to keep me company.

But the more time I spend with Jack, the more I learn that rules…they’re meant to be broken.