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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Bought: His Temporary Fiancee - Yvonne Lindsay, Catherine Mann This series plods along though it is gaining momentum. The plot here is utterly absurd. I've encountered it before: hero discovers financial misdeeds allegedly committed by heroine or her family member and uses this to blackmail her into posing as his fiance to help him with some business deal. I only find that plot believable in some historical and paranormal romances. In a contemporary I can't imagine the board or President of a company being okay with its CFO doing this. And the heroine falling in love in those circumstances is ridiculous. That said this book is a tiny bit better than the previous books in this series. There is no grovel at all but there is a decent OMG moment and you do get a lot of the hero beating himself up mentally for what he's done to both his family and the heroine. The heroine is okay and the Cinderella part of the story at the beginning is kind of fun.The best part of this and all of the books in this series is the little snippet in the end about the couple from the final book in the series. These are written by the author of that book, Catherine Mann, and they have me eagerly looking forward to that final book.