FREE Collection of Short Scenes from Penny Reid!

ReleaseGraphicHappy Valentine’s Day Romancelandia! I am SO excited to share with you that Penny Reid: Evil Overlord, Romance Author Extraordinaire released a FREE collection of short scenes to get us excited for Marriage of Inconvenience, out in just three short weeks! If you’re new to Penny’s writing, this is an easy (and did I mention free) way to check her out in small doses.

Penny is one of the first authors I force upon… I mean ~recommend~ to my non-romance friends. She is a fun and witty introduction to the genre and, in my opinion, one of the best new-ish voices in romance. So check her out! Or don’t! Just keep reading what makes you happy. Now go love on other people all day!

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Scenes from the Hallway, an all new novella from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE and as a special Valentine’s Day gift from Penny it’s FREE!

Synopsis

From the USA TODAY Bestselling romantic comedy series, ‘Scenes from the Hallway,’ Knitting in the City #6.5

You know who I am.

I swear too much, I crack too many jokes, and I got a thing for Kat Tanner; a messy thing, a distracting thing, a getting-in-the-way-of-everything thing; a thing that makes being in the same room with the woman torture. Sometimes it’s the good kind. Mostly, it’s not.

What you don’t know is how it all started. You don’t know how we met, you might not know what happened in Vegas (or the morning after), and you definitely don’t know what happened after that.

You want to know the story before the story? Well . . . here you go.

But be careful what you ask for. As I’ve discovered the hard way, you might not like it.

‘Scenes from the Hallway’ is a companion short prequel/short story (11k words) for the upcoming book, ‘Marriage of Inconvenience,’ and includes the first 3 chapters of the soon to be released novel! (‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ releases March 6, 2018.)

WARNING This short story contains a lot of cussing. Do not download or read if you dislike curse words in novels. WARNING

Read Today for FREE!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2nZmLHf

iBooks: https://apple.co/2EoXv3f

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Nook: http://bit.ly/2nUCZBy

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If you are a UK reader or live abroad, never fear! Scenes From The Hallway will be FREE in time for an evening Valentine’s Day read!

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/ScenesfromtheHallway

Meet Penny Reid:PennyReid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three kids, and an inordinate amount of yarn. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes books.

 

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Review: Reluctantly Royal by Gillian Archer

In Reluctantly Royal, Gillian Archer works within the trope to make an overall enjoyable story with a few hitches here and there. 3.5 stars.

Prince Lucien of Monaco lost his twin brother and his father last year. Yanked out of a career in the French military, Luc is now forced to take on the role as the “spare” to the crown after his older brother. To give him propose, his brother sends him to Vegas for a gaming conference where he meets the high-spirited Hannah. He is immediately attracted to the gorgeous blond and learns more about Vegas through the eyes of a local. How long can Prince Luc keep his identity a secret? Does innocent, open-book Hannah have secrets of her own?

So I am going to keep it real here. I started this book with trepidation. I have read and enjoyed Gillian Archer novels in the past but this was a whole new series with two things I do not usually enjoy: hero first person POV and contemporary royalty. To be honest, the first is usually a deal breaker. As a woman, I just have no interest in being “inside” a man’s head the whole book. Also, I think think the hero usually comes off as a bit of a douche. This pretty much held true for the beginning of the book.

His Royal Highness Prince Lucien of Monaco or HRH Luc is a bit whiny and a bit unrelatable at the beginning. There is a lot of instalove (or at least instalust) when he finally meets All-American Girl Hannah at a bar in Vegas. The majority of the story only spans a few days and I didn’t really start to believe in the sincerity of either main characters until the end. The intermittent French felt forced and awkward and the funny moments were jilted tended to take me out of the story.

BUT despite all that I would still give this book 3.5 stars. There is something achingly endearing about both characters. Luc is always there for Hannah and Hannah is for the most part relatable and likable. I enjoyed the fact that they were both imperfect characters with imperfect lives. The modern era of paparazzi also adds a subtle twist. Overall, I am very excited about the next installment. If you enjoy modern royalty romance, this is the start of a fantastic series for you. Ms. Archer is a great writer and hopefully Luc’s brother is up next!

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