This annual countdown goes from December 1st until Christmas with one share per day. In the original challenge, the “rules” were (1)published in 2021 and (2)five-star read with “Red Hot Reads” titles automatically making the list. I kept the 2021 publish year “rule” as I have a lot of recent releases that were amazing. Since I already do my top novels of the year (5 star and sometimes 4.75 stars), I decided to highlight some of my 4.5 star reads as they are still amazing, but often get passed over in my countdowns. The choices are in a semi-random order with some novels that I enjoyed a little more making it a little higher in the countdown.
#Bookvent DAY 13
The Alice Equation (The Laws of Love #1) by Davina Stone
Alice Montgomery’s life is like Groundhog Day. Five years after graduating, she’s still working in her mum’s bookshop, hiding her stash of romance novels under the bed and pining for the gorgeous guy who helped her over a panic attack before her final uni exam.
Aaron Blake loves to party—hard. His idea of commitment to anything other than his legal career is strictly three months. Until landing a job with the most prestigious—but conservative—law firm in town means he has to convince the partners he’s deeply committed to family values.
Aaron needs a fake date fast—and who could be safer than his bookish friend Alice?
Soon Alice finds herself dating her secret crush, sporting a daring new look of vintage frocks and itsy-bitsy lace lingerie.
Now the heat is notching up. Aaron’s feelings for his fake date are proving anything but safe, and Alice is discovering her inner sex-goddess.
But when secrets are revealed and lies uncovered, both Alice and Aaron will have to work out the hardest equation of all… what this crazy thing called loved is all about.
The Laws of Love series brings a connected set of characters and features a new couple in each story. In this story, two friends begin fake dating that potentially turns into something more. This story not only stands out as being enjoyable for the main couple, but I like how it sets up the next story with Polly, which then leads into the third story with Carter. Each character in this novel was complex yet the story was light-hearted and a nice easy read, which makes it a great one to read when you’re in the mood for a good romance. While I read the second novel, The Polly Principle, and greatly enjoyed it, I still need to read the third novel, A Kiss for Carter. As the first two were great reads, I cannot wait to try the third novel.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!
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