I read the blurb and though Yeah this seems like my kind of thing who doesn t love a hot Cowboy Unfortunately that is where my optimism for this book ends I didn t like either of the main characters didn t like the ending the setting or anything about it I wouldn t recommend this book This is the story of Taylor and Cole Taylor is a work obsessed attorney who ets broken up with on the back of a Starbucks napkin and escapes to an island paradise to see her sister and mend her heart The last thing she expects to find the day she Mischief 24/7 (Sunshine Girls, gets there is another man who has the power to break her heartCole is a retired bull rider who moved to the islands to start a new life He wants Taylor from the day they meet and works to make her hisCan Taylorive up her life in Seattle for life on the island and when a secret comes out can Cole forgive Taylor or is their relationship doomedI had high hope for this book from the synopsis but I was really disappointed I felt like it started in the middle of the story and I found myself asking why on a lot of plot points This story is told entirely from Taylor s POV so you never really know much about Cole or why he is the way that he isMy thoughtsCharacter development 25Level of Romance between characters 3PassionHeat level 25You don t The Subtle Beauty get much sceneso from a kiss without much to description to suddenly they are tangled in the sheets and then next sentence doneAngstHeartbreak 3 there is some stuff Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, going on but I was invested in the characters so it didn t affect me reallyCliffhanger No there is the assumption of a HEA in the endOverall honestly if I hadn t been reading this for review it would have been a DNF at the halfway mark for me It had a lot of potential and with character development could have been areat book I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Now I m not a huge romance reader but I did et a change to read this new book by Alexa Darin Live A Little Love A Lot and I found it to be a real fun story This was the first book I have read in first person present tense before but I found it to be a real nice change I enjoyed living the story as it happened thru the main character Taylor Grant s eyes It was a much intimate perspective than I was expecting The book was also super easy read now I m not the uickest of readers but it was the first book I started on a Thursday night and ended on Sunday morning reason being I had a hard time putting it down It had some humor which I caught myself laughing out loud with some drama a little twist and of course some romance that takes place in a tropical setting what could you ask for Heck it s been awhile since I ve taken a vacation and this book was a nice escape I can t put my finger on it but this book has something special about it it s definitely recommended Read Live A Little Love A Lot and I m sure you will enjoy it as much as I did or I liked this book I enjoyed the first two books and thought the first an easy light read Kisses Don t Lie followed by the second Good with His Hands which was in depth and a longer read Live a little Love a Lot combined the best of the two with the right amount of steam infused to make the story sizzle I m not sure about the review that found tedium in the descriptions of the settings since those are the details I find so important in a book because they help you build the mental image the visual movie in your mind as you re reading Similarly I find Alexa s writing style is refreshing and easy to read putting in the minimum of attributions so you can read the book much like observing a conversation with the story flowing and developing without awkward attributions like he said she asped etcThis book is a fun read for anyone and it lef. When the The Billionaires Runaway Bride goingets tough the tough Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover go to the Caribbean to soak up the sun It's all sun sand and surfuntil sharks storms and sexy menet in the waySeattle attorney Taylor Grant needs a little down timesomewhere far far away from life as she knows it A coffee shop on every corner isn't helping her Caught on Camera with the CEO get over the man who left her with a painfulood bye via a few scribbled words on the back of a Starbucks napkin The Caribbean island of St John seems the perfect place Bu.
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Is a solid three star read for me Maybe a 35 Taylor is a driven hard working lawyer who doesn t like to show weakness When she Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, goes to the island where her sister lives and works she meets hunky cowboy Cole As I read I was confused because NetGalley had this in the new adult category I wouldn t call this new adult It was contemporary romance women s fiction The story dragged in places for me especially when there seemed to be pages of description about the setting or about Taylor s relationship with her sister Paula That s the main reason I d call this women s fiction or even chick lit The sex scenes seemed uneven The first time they make love it s vague Hot but vague The next scene has much description But I would have liked to have seen that description in scene one toet me attached to the characters and involved in their relationship All in all it was a fun romp It even had some plot elements I didn t expect But I felt a bit disconnected from the characters as I was reading I recommend this book to people who enjoy a story about the heartbroken women who takes a trip to an exotic locale and falls in love What woman wouldn t want to trade places with Taylor Cole sounds like a dream Even though this story didn t set me on fire I would read Alexa Darin again I like her writing style It s fun and it flows easily I think a lot of readers will connect with this book for that reason I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTaylor an attorney from Seattle travels to the Caribbean to check on her sister She meets her sister s motley crew of friends and employees and is intrigued by one of them Cade who brings out her inner Arabian Nights gidiot you need to read the book toet this reference This story is about Taylors transformation from an uptight yuppie to a freer island spirit as she discovers why her sister chooses to stay in this paradise rather than Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place go home as she discovers about her inner self and her wants and needs Cole facilitates this transformation by providing romance and romance Taylor and Cole s transition to lovers happensradually and expectedly but it is Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss glorious to behold nonetheless two flawed individuals finding completion in each other Throw in a rebellious teenager and an ex fianc and you veot a Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, good kind of rousing chaos Loved it and will readily recommend it Live a Little Love a Lot is an enjoyable contemporary romance that takes place between a hard working Seattle attorney and a retired bull rider Taylor Grant visits the island paradise where her sister runs a bar and almost immediately encounters swoon worthy Cole McKenzie As the hot chemistry between them begins to develop into something Taylor wonders what future there could be between herself and this man who lives in the exotic locale Soon she has to worry about in their tentative relationship as Cole feels betrayed by Taylor Taylor and Cole have to decide if there is a possibility of a future between them or if Taylor belongs in Seattle with her ex fianc I enjoyed the characters storyline and the uniue setting of this book I received this ARC through Netgalley I look forward to by this author Cover euals Heather reading book and cowboy really euals Heather reading book Cole he s a sweetheart and he s flirty and playful helances down at my hand on his leg which until now I hadn t realized was there Let s save that for later darlin Plenty of time to et to know each other while you re here He s considerate kind and he thinks a whole bunch about Taylor I couldn t leave things the way we did Although I enjoyed reading this book I thought something was missing maybe it was to rushed I m not sure but I did enjoy reading it. Agonizes over whether or not she should tell Ultimately it could mean the end of their island romance What she needs is a miracle to make it all o away What she Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, gets is an unexpected visit from her exand he wants to fix all her problems Plus he's ready toet down on one knee if she'll have himDoes Taylor still care enough for her ex that she's willing to leave Cole behind or will she come to the realization that the one who ot away wasn't so right for her after al.
T me anxiously awaiting the next book We all need to lighten up and live a little And love a lot ARC provided in exchange for an honest reviewThis is a 25 star read for me I had a couple of issues with this story First Live a Little Love A Lot was categorized on NetGalley as a NA romance I think it should have been listed as contemporary romance The pace of the plot dragged in places for me I would have like to see a bit less description on the setting The sexual scenes were a bit awkward they read like the author was uncomfortable with writing them Even though I had the above issues with the book I would definitely ive Alexa Darin another try Her style is fun and for the most part flows well Her characters are fun uirky and witty I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys beach romances Posted on Les Romantiues Le forum du siteReviewed by FabiolaReview Copy from the PublisherI didn t know the author before beginning this novel The synopsis appealed to me and the story seemed funny Alexa Darin is a non translated author who only wrote three romances in 2006 2007 and 2013 Another novel will be published soon the seuel of her second romanceI had troubles with this book from the very first page I didn t like how the story began and I found the heroine a little hysterical That s why I put it down uite uickly to move on to something else an action I ll do often before not being able to postpone any My first impression was unfortunately right finally I didn t like muchThe novel contains humor which seemed to be the case But I only found one or two scenes funny at most throughout the all book which is a negative point Second negative point animals I don t like animals in Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti general even less in romances when they take too much a place in the book In this story we could even say they are important secondary characters considering the time spent by the heroes in their company That brings me to the third negative point they are present in the first half of the book which had me think the author didn t know what to tell beforeetting to the heart of the matter the tragedy which occurs during the second part of the novel This is when the story One-Click Buy gets interesting unfortunately I ve had time not to want to know what happens to the characters and not toive a damn they have or not a happy endI have troubles describing the characters even their personality which is the limit for a romance Taylor our heroine is a lawyer who was rejected by her boyfriend in a Starbucks I specify it because the fact that the break up took place in this place all Americans like is a very important element in the tale So she flies to Hawaii to meet her sister in order to tend to her wounds She loves animals And she seemed very difficult and inflexible to me Cole our hero is a young man who s tending his wounds in this paradise island He loves animals too The two characters are immediately attracted to each other That s a thing I m sure at least even if the story being told in the first person only from the heroine s POV we don t know what the hero s thinking The sex scenes are uite numerous showing this attraction However I don t know how they come to fall in love which is my forth negative pointAmong the secondary characters we have the heroine s sister who has a love life uite chaotic a sixteen year old teen very unpleasant something I hate too in a romance and though constitutes my fifth negative pointThe author puts a twist very important for the plot which explains the characters reactions It s that element which brings back my interest on the book but as I already said earlier it comes too late for me I had time to Redeeming Claire get bored not to tolerate the characters and most of all to want not to finish the book This. T Taylor didn't count on meeting retired bull rider Cole McKenzieResisting temptation would be the smart thing to do But Cole is no average cowboy With his sueeze me biceps and easy smile it's not long before he has Taylor feeling like aidiot irl idiotLust uickly turns into much and Taylor is surprised at how deep her feelings run for Cole But all is not sunshine and blue skies in paradise Taylor learns of a secret that could turn Cole's world upside down and she.
Meet AlexaMy love affair with books began—probably through osmosis—while I was still in my mother’s womb Mom delighted in a good love story and perhaps signals from what she was reading were sent to my developing mind setting the course for me to become a romance authorOf course it wasn’t that easy Writing about love and passion doesn’t just happen One must have a few experiencesa few love