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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.

Indecent Suggestion (Harlequin Blaze, #189) - Elizabeth Bevarly Very cute, funny though slightly frustrating at points best-friends-to-lovers romance. The opening chapter was great fun and it is filled with wonderfully sensual and fun love scenes. Both the hero and heroine are likeable. As in most friends-to-lovers stories there's hesitation. Usually I expect to provide most of the drama and it does that here but this version of it just slightly annoyed me. Usually they worry about wrecking their friendship which I find understandable but here the heroine keeps insisting for no discernable reason that they are just wrong for each other. If she had some basis for this opinion, even if it were based on misinformation, I'd be okay with that. But she's never clear as to why she thinks this. Note: this was a little, tiny distraction from the fun. I enjoyed this story and the characters a lot. It has great humor, it's a little tongue in cheek and spoofy and it's also very sweet. It was the bright spot in a week filled with depressing news and unpleasant work. It will leave you with a big smile on your face.