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Guest Review: Graffiti in Love by G.G. Andrew

Posted June 15, 2017 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: Graffiti in Love by G.G. AndrewReviewer: Tracy
Graffiti Love by G.G. Andrew
Series: Love and Lawbreakers #1

Publication Date: February 11th, 2016
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

KaveMan is a London graffiti artist--world famous, wealthy, brilliantly creative. And Laurel Xavier hates him.

Laurel, a laid-off city planner, is bitter from compromising her dreams and still losing her sensible job. So when she gets a glimpse of the mysterious KaveMan, whose dream is apparently painting others' property in her hometown of New Haven, she's determined to find him, unmask him, and ruin his so-called career--even if it means losing some shoes and self-respect in the process.

But why does chasing KaveMan make her feel more alive than she's felt in years?

KaveMan isn't used to sharing his real self, let alone his real name. But when he's caught by Laurel Xavier, he starts to realize the one woman he yearns to whisper his secrets to is someone who would scream his identity from the highest rooftop. That would mean the end of his work, his passion. It can't ever happen.

Unfortunately, he bloody well can't seem to stay away from her.

Laurel is a frustrated city planner who’s been laid off.  She hates graffiti and doesn’t approve of KaveMan and his “art tours” that he does around the world.  When he ends up in New Haven, where Laurel lives, she appalled that he’s defacing her city.  She almost catches him at one point when she’s lecturing at Yale but he evades her. From then on she’s determined to catch him and turn him in.  No one knows who he really is and she wants to bring him out into the open.

KaveMan aka Jamie manages to stay away from Laurel until she writes an editorial piece in the local paper.  She basically tells him that if he wants something to paint, he can paint her yard fence.  When she wakes up one morning and finds her fence painted white – along with fairies and elves – she’s shocked.  When the man himself actually knocks on her door and introduces himself as KaveMan she’s not sure what to do.  She’s incredibly attracted to him but how can that be when she doesn’t like what he does?

Despite her feelings on his art Laurel eventually finds herself in bed with Jamie and falling for him.  Their relationship is complicated by so many things – the least of which is that he’ll be leaving a couple of weeks.  Both Jamie and Laurel have to learn to trust – not only in each other but in their feelings.

This was such a sweet story.  I truly didn’t think that it would be because of the whole graffiti aspect of the story.  I guess I thought it would be a bit grittier but I was pleasantly surprised at the romance in the book.  I loved watching Laurel and Jamie come together and fall in love.  GG Andrew has a lovely sense of romance and that has come through in  all of her books that I’ve read.

The story also involved Laurel’s sister, Kim, who is a kleptomaniac.  She’s gotten in trouble with the law more than a few times but she’s trying to be better.  When a new cop moves into town he has no idea about Kim’s “issues” and they’re incredibly attracted to each other.  Unfortunately when Scott finds out who Kim is he’s probably not be so attracted any longer.  This part of the story was a bit sad.  Kim truly had a problem  – as well as a criminal record – but wanted Scott to see her as someone else.  Since this says that it’s book 1 in the Love and Lawbreakers series I can only hope that we get to read Kim’s story in an upcoming book.  I look forward to it.

The story was sweet and funny with a good portion of sexy to top it all off. I definitely recommend this book.  I know I’ll be re-reading it sometime in the near future.

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars


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Guest Review: Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish by G. G. Andrew

Posted October 31, 2015 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish by G. G. AndrewReviewer: Tracy
Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish by G.G. Andrews
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: September 12, 2015
Format: eARC
Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors)
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four-stars

 

A zombie. A vampire. A witch. Nora Travers is none of these things.

But the reformed mean girl has to hide behind costumes all Halloween week if she wants to scare the pants off Brendan, the horror geek with the power to earn her a Halloween bonus.

Because Brendan is the nerd Nora used to torment in middle school. But now he’s in college and so scary hot, even her zombie heart starts beating.

And the way he’s looking at her bloody fishnet stockings? [Shiver.]

Nora has to be everything she’s not this Halloween so she can hide her true self and terrify Brendan. Not to mention protect her heart.

Because what happens when he realizes she’s a monster behind the mask?

Nora Travers, when she was in Jr. High school, was a mean girl. She had her reasons but that didn’t make what she did ok. She hurt people and those people have long memories.

One of those people, Brendan Forrester, is the creator of popular horror website, HorrorMonger. He goes to different haunted houses in the Halloween season and then rates them on his site. The haunted house that Nora works at wants to be top on that list and if they are then the owner of the haunted house will give the workers a cash bonus. Nora wants that bonus to help pay for college but she’s more than nervous to see Brendan again for fear he’ll recognize her even through her costume.

Nora isn’t expecting Brendan aka The Creeper (the name she called him in Jr. High school) to be so incredibly hot. She almost blows it as a haunting character when she sees him as she can’t believe how gorgeous he is. She makes an impression however and when she gets home she ends up DMing him on Twitter. They start talking via text and find that they have a ton in common. As the days go by they become closer but every time Brendan shows up at the haunted house to see Nora she puts on a different character to hide herself from Brendan. When the truth comes out and Brendan finds out exactly who his mystery woman is, will he look beyond the mask or only remember who she once was?

I found this to be a great little Halloween romance. It had all the wonderful elements of Halloween stories that I like – costumes, mystery and an added bonus of the haunted house – but it also had a sweet little romance.

Though I found the flashbacks of how Nora taunted and bullied two particular kids when she was in Jr. High to be sad, I could also tell how much Nora had grown and changed over the years. I was really pulling for Brendan and Nora to stay together even after Brendan discovered her identity. I liked how the author showed us how Nora had grown and how she came to be who she was today.

The exchanges between Nora and Brendan were sweet and I loved seeing the connection between the two of them. The end was also quite touching and even though we really on got a HFN I had no doubt it would end up as a HEA.

If you like Halloweens stories this one is definitely one you won’t want to miss.

Rating: 4 out of 5

four-stars


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