Ready or Not by Melissa Brayden ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Ready-or-Not-CoverTitle: Ready or Not

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Sheri(graphicartist2020@hotmail.com)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/16/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance

Blurb:

Sometimes wrong is extra right.

Mallory Spencer is in charge. As the face of Soho Savvy, the advertising firm she owns with her three best friends, it’s important that she’s poised, polished, and put together. However, as she watches her friends couple up and settle down, she wonders about her own happily ever after. One thing’s for sure. It’s not going to happen with that blue-eyed bartender from Showplace. It’s irritatingly clear they couldn’t be more wrong for each other…or have more chemistry.

Hope Sanders wants nothing more than to keep her head down and craft a better life for herself running everyone’s favorite nightspot. That means ignoring the groupies that flock to the bar to stare at her all night. However, an uptight brunette has snagged Hope’s attention and she knows a challenge when she sees it.

A Soho Loft Romance.

My View:

My Favourite of the Series
In the third and last installment of the Soho Savvy gals it’s Mallory’s turn to find love. Its been six months since Hunter and Samantha got together and a year for Brooklyn and Jessica. On a weekend trip to the Hamptons Mallory is definitely feeling like a 5th wheel and more than a little jealous. Things start to get interesting when Hunter invites Hope, the gorgeous bartender from Showplace, to the party. Hope has been crushing on Mallory, but she is less than interested… or is she?

Mallory is the leader of this merry band. She is the one who put the group together. The rich girl with the expectation of perfection piled on her. She is a bit uptight, pretentious, and downright rude to poor Hope. She feels a mere bartender is beneath her but that’s truly not the person she wants to be.

Hope on the other hand grew up poor with a twin sister who is a recovering addict thief and a mom who picked boyfriends that liked to hit her. Somehow Hope has managed to escape but she is still a long way from home free. She has a good outlook on life, an easy smile, she adores her job and is proud of what she does and is really looking forward to the future.

This was my favourite of the series. It was funnier than the others and I felt there was more drama. There was a divorce, a wedding, new accounts for Savvy… Hope had her sister’s drama, the robbery, the underlying current of danger, the break up, the wonderful steamy sex scenes and yes the Midnight Chocolates too. Most of all the book was so darn mushy and romantic. I just loved it.

Links

Ready or Not on Goodreads
Bold Strokes Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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