D who knew Greek can be so romanticThis is a character driven story Mina has been in love with Nick since she is a teenager But with all f mishap miss Blue Streak opportunity miss communication Mina always miss her chances with Nick Thenne day Nick comes back into her life when Mina hired Nick to build her salon Nick is just the perfect Greek God He is perfect in every way Mina is uirky fearless and sassy heroine Underneath it all Mina and Nick are broken They both feeling not good enough Nick was dump by his bride n the altar while Mina struggle to wins her family affection What really hits me is how they ut f place and so lonely until they found each ther This is a beautiful funny love story Nick makes me swoon and Mina brings ut the fire n the story I enjoy the book very much 5 stars Maria Luis is usually a go to Author for me because her books are typically safe humorous and have likable characters And while she delivered in most part in this Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time one as well there were a couplef things that ruined it for me WARNING SPOILERS 1 The Thoroughly Disarmed over used plotf hero being n a reality TV Dating Show aka The Bachelor For crying ut loud how many times is this theme going to be written Maybe it s me but watching The Bachelor After the Ashes on TV is mostly entertaining because I tune in sometimes just to watch the drama and the stupidityf the candidates However to have a Hero be in that role especially as he is the candidate not the actual bachelor and kiss make The Angry Planet out have strong feelings buy engagement ring etc for OW all while it playsn TV It s just plain icky for me Who would want some woman s left Melody's Key overs after seeing allf it played ut in front f her eyes2 When book pens we learn that Hero had been engaged to yet another woman his college sweetheart who left him at the alter for another man and he is still bitter about what could have been if she hadn t left him He statesI have a bad habit f choosing women who in the end don t choose me back Since Hero heroine have known each ther for 24 years I now have that also stuck in my head that if his ex and all the thers hadn t given him the boot he would be married with kids no HEA with heroine So why was it necessary to insert this at all Because really it didn t do anything for the story ther then to make me feel as the heroine was the ne I ll settle for because I have given up and she s just there and she hasn t given me the boot eitherOkay so maybe that is not what actually happens in this story he does end up regretting not seeing her all these years he knew her from the time he was 8 she 6 and falling in love with her but after these two things which The Wallflower's Revenge occurred by the wayn the first 3 pages it was already ruined for me3 While I liked that heroine who had been in love with Hero since she was a teen did not pine away for him she had uite a few ONS So while some f my GR friends would be kay with this I have to confess that I prefer my virgin heroines War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 or at least for her to have had a serious relationship with OM as well Then the plaything field would have been even for me and I would have beenkay with it But no Author had to reverse the roles in this story UghAside from these three things that ticked me Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of and made me want to DNF I ended up finishing it nonetheless and did enjoy it but the chemistry love took some time to develop and I just wish that Authors would stop with the plot devicef OWOM mentions Those things kill a story for meAnd for Pete s sake PLEASE STOP WITH THE BACHELOR REALITY DATING THEMES I don t know anyone who loves them in romance booksSafety Safe No OWOM drama but as I said there is a few mentions f Hero s past and briefly f heroine s Hero being n the reality dating show was 1 f 2 contenders for the hand Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of the Bachelorette He states at the start that he had the ring in his pocket and the crew was urging him to propose but he did not want to He wentn banded knee anyways and tried to give clues to the Bachelorette that he didn t want to marry her so that she could dump him He said he got caught up in the drama the show and it was easy for him to think he may be in love with this woman when producers were constantly asking him if he loved her weak excuse if you ask me I also didn t appreciate all the details Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of how lovely sexy kind she was and how they were too much a like I am so incredibly excited to announce that the Put A Ring On It series is finallyn its way HOLD ME TODAY is a best friend s brother romance that already has me laughing and let s just say that Nic. S would envy but his personality needs a major verhaul He’s surly A rule followerDid I mention he’s seen me naked I may have crushed n him for years but the nly place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon Except.
Hold Me Today by Maria Luis is book One in the Put A Ring On It Series This is the story f Nick and Mina Nick and Mina have know each The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe other for several years becausef their family connection and friendship along with their tight Greek neighborhood Mina has always had a crush Parafilias (Spanish Edition) on Nick but knew that it wasn t going anywhere because henly saw her as a little sister to his friend But now in their present day she need help with renovation at her hair salon and Nick agrees to help but he needs something in return Nick is in need It's Like This of a fake girlfriend and wants Mina to be that acting girlfriend A Deal is made but the price might be at the costf their hearts This was such a great book that you will not want to put down I love the sparks and works that flew from them along with the secondary characters I need to have books from this author and with those secondary characters 4 12 stars A really great enemies to lovers and best friends brother romance These two just kept butting heads until they realized that they were not really enemies but enjoyed sparing Mina and Nick have longed for each The Mirage other since childhood Nick never really admits it to himself thinking he needs to stay away from his nemesissisters best friend Poor Mina has just never felt like she belongs anywhere and doesn t feel worthyf Saint Nick Once they stop fighting the attraction boy do the sparks fly A wonderful story and a clever set up for a new series And a sensational epilogue i went to sleep at 6am after finishing this and i have zero regretssss YOU GUYS DO you hear me screaming I loveeeeed this story Good Lord I was hooked from the very first page There was something about Mina and Nick that pressed all my swoony buttons They were pposites at first glance but similar than either f them really thought I loved them so much and how they discovered things about each Rituels secrets des Templiers other despite being in eachther s lives since childhood They were sexy and flirty and their banter was like the chocolate covered cherry n top I FLOVED this absolutely delicious storyAnyone who knows me knows that Bestfriend s lder brotherfake boyfriendgirlfriend stories are my jam So the fact this story had both JACKPOT Hold Me Today was emotional romcom GOLD There was something about the banter hot and sexy chemistry and lifelong bond that I loved about them But honestly Nick and Mina were my FAVORITE kind A Mild Suicide of hero and heroine She was sarcastic and so damn funny I was crying laughing people and I am a sarcastic and jaded NYer She was also so sassy and her crushn the surly and broody Nick was delicious The sexual tension between them was fiery and when it erupted I could Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet only combust right along with themWithout giving anything away Hold Me Today wasne Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of the most beautiful books I ve read It hit me in the feels in so many ways but importantly showcases Luis ability to perfectly highlight Mina s internal strife at not feeling enough and whole in herwn skin It was Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church only surpassed by the way she wrote such an amazing and compassionate hero in Nick who filled all those missing pieces in Mina that she couldnly dream fThere was definitely than meets the eyes with these two and this author does a phenomenal job delving deep into their hearts and giving us a story that will make you laugh cry swoon and ultimately melt Bravo 6 stars Ratula This was a good book First read by this author I like the Hero Nick a LOT My type f guy Good but alpha and loyal and loves deeply The heroine was good too But I felt like the banter they had in the beginning tapered ff and kinda got boring ver the course Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of the novel The tension and intensity just was kinda missing somehow I dunno Could be my mood It was still good tho May read from this author I would like Nick Stamos to come whisper Greek nothings in my ear all day every day Can that be arranged But seriously I adore everything this author writes and this story is NO DIFFERENT I have SO many things I want to say about it but don t want to give away ANYTHING So I ll say this I JUST finished it this week and am ALREADY starting a reread My TBR is prob 2k books long but I NEED to read it again That should tell you how DAMN GOOD this book is Oh my book This book is just hits every soft spot in my heart The story has some aspectf My Big Fat Greek Wedding and so much The story is a long story The audio book is almost 12 hours long It is a slow burn romance but trust me the banter between all the characters are so hilarious that it keeps you entertain an. Rock bottom has never felt so goodAt least that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon The enemy Nick Stamos my best friend’s lder brother He’s got a body and face the Greek god.
K and Mina have a very hold nothing back relationship COVER REVEAL January 3rd 2019 RELEASE DATE January 17th 2019 EXCLUSIVE RELEASE ALERT Bloggers help me spread the word ut Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale onef my favorite snippets from the book below MINA A masculine hand sticks through the closing elevator doors cutting ff my train f thought as I lurch forward to jab the KEEP OPEN button I smack it Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) once with a heavy don t fail me now finger then again my gaze flitting to the doors that are inching closed like the gatesf Mordor That hand balls into a fist and then a suit encased forearm appears followed by a long leg and a brown leather dress shoe The leather is so soft so visibly supple I wouldn t doubt that they cost than my mortgage Gam to At the Greek curse and the than familiar gravel pitched voice my back snaps straight and I yank my gaze up Up past the lean waist not even a suit jacket can hide Up past the barrel chest and the bulging I swing hammers for a living arms Up to a face that s as unforgiving in its aristocratic angular bone structure as his hair is a wild dark mop n his head Only that curly hair and a pair f full pillow soft lips not that I ve ever tasted them Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian of course make him seem human than rigid statue BingoHas there ever been appropriate timing I don t think so She who asketh shall receiver however the saying goes For possibly the first time in six years I smile at the man standing just inches away Nick Stamos stares down at me his pewter eyes hard and narrowed with suspicion Trying to amputate my arm Ermione My smile slips hackles twitching like a cat s fur standing Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time on end when stalked by a predator His tongue rollsver the R in my given name his Greek accent perfect and sultry despite the condescension dripping heavy and thick with every voiced syllable Don t let him get to you Only he s gotten to me for years now If by amputate you mean save I murmur with practiced flippancy then sure It s not my fault if technology doesn t want to work for you Those slate gray eyes unlike any pair I ve ever seen drop to where I m still pressing the KEEP OPEN button When his dark brows rise taunting me with their perfect arches I follow his lead and glance down at the illuminated button CLOSE DOORS Oh Oh Air puffs up my chest with indignancy as I inhale swiftly You didn t really need that arm did you Nick snorts derisively Without sparing me another look his big hand circles my wrist His touch is bold his skin hot A shiver f something revulsion I hope rolls down my spine unwinding and unfurling until even my gold painted toes curl in my heels And as though he fears I m completely incompetent he angles my still pointed finger at the button to close the doors Pushes down and lingers as though to taunt see This is how a contraption called an elevator works Welcome to the twenty first century Ermione Ermione Even in my head I can hear him slinging around the name I inherited from my maternal grandmother knowing that it makes my mouth pinch and my hands clench My smile has as it always does around him completely evaporated The elevator pings shut Locking me in with Satan s mortal sidekick my best friend s lder brother COVER REVEAL January 3rd 2019 RELEASE DATE January 17th 2019 EXCLUSIVE RELEASE ALERT Bloggers help me spread the word My goodness was this book good It was funny It was sweet It was sexy It made me cry It had great banter It was well written It had a great plot There was no OW r OM drama It had a great cast f diverse secondary characters Both the main characters were very likable Nick was swoon worthy He wasn t an asshole r a manwhore thankfully just an all around decent guy Mina was also a great character Not a virgin again thankfully In fact ne Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, of the things I especially liked was that even though Mina had been crushingn Nick since she was a teen she didn t sit around pining for him but moved Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. on with her life She waspening her The Reformation (World History Series) own business She slept with OM Sure she still harbored a crush for the guy but it didn t stop her from living Last it was all wrapped up in a sweet ending So with all that good stuff why not 5 Stars I thought it was a bit too long I found that the story did drag here and there and I struggled a little bit not to skim in places This is what I would call a slow burn typef story as it takes uite a while for this couple to get their sht together I think the story could have been about fifty pages shorter But honestly that was just a minor grievance and all in all I thought it was a fantastic boo. He needs something in return A fake girlfriend And I’m just reckless enough to say yes Hold Me Today is the first book in the highly anticipated series Put A Ring On It 🖤COVER REVEAL January 3rd 2019🖤RELEASE DATE January 17th 201.
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