If the Shoe Fits by Megan Mulry – Book Review

If the Shoe Fits by Megan Mulry
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark, an imprint of Sourcebooks

I previously reviewed the first book in this series, A Royal Pain.

Max and Bronte are finally getting their happily ever after and of course Bronte’s dear friend Sarah has to be at the wedding. As a woman who has focused much more on her career than her love life, Sarah is less than experienced in the bedroom, but Max’s rakish younger brother only sees a ravishing young woman. When Sarah proposes that the two of them have a fun and commitment-free weekend, Devon thinks he has hit the jackpot. As he begins to spend time with the smart and beguiling young woman, though, Devon realizes that she is far more than he bargained for – she’s the woman for him, if only he can convince her of that.

Oh, you guys, I’m loving on this series so hard. They are just FUN. I actually think I liked If the Shoe Fits even more than I did A Royal Pain. Part of it is that Sarah James is just such a lovely heroine, even better than Bronte. I also loved Devon even more than Maxwell, although part of this – for both characters, actually – is that I had already met them in A Royal Pain, so I was invested in their lives much more quickly than I might have otherwise been.

Sure, If the Shoe Fits follows formulas and conventions of its genre, but Mulry does it with such a great voice and such fabulous characters that it still feels fresh and wonderful. Highly recommended.

Okay, guys, so evidently I *d0* like some romances. I’m thinking in addition to stuff like this I would might like historical romances. Any recommendations?

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Making Waves by Tawna Fenske

Making Waves by Tawna Fenske
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks

They were married within five minutes of meeting. Or, at least, they pretended to be married, in order to win a newlywed game and split the prize money. Alex and Juli are on St. Johns for two very different reasons: Juli to scatter her uncle’s ashes, Alex to play pirate and raid his ex-boss’s ship with a gang of fellow former employees. Although their paths really shouldn’t keep crossing, they do, to sexy and hilarious results.

I am not a habitual reader of romance, so I’m a bit hard-pressed (I’m sure Fenske would find this phrase hilarious) to give Making Waves the review it deserves. There were some things that absolutely made me roll my eyes, like Juli’s ultra-convenient shocking secret, but I have no idea how accepted this sort of thing is in the realm of romance, particularly Fenske’s subgenre of humorous romance. After giving it some thought, I decided that this was meant to be a fun, somewhat escapist read, and so I wouldn’t let those sorts of coincidences bother me, whatever the genre conventions.

And really, fun and escapist describes Making Waves perfectly. After following Fenke for the last year on The Debutante Ball and occasionally on her personal blog Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, I was pretty confident that Making Waves would be hilarious and a little bit dirty, and it lived up to my expectations 100%. This is an enjoyable frolic with a fun, flirty romance, great for reliving your memories of the warm summer sun this fall.

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