Friday, November 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Three Simple Words - AJ Pine


Three Simple Words

by AJ Pine
Kingston Ale House #3 
Publication Date: October 17, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Contemporary Romance




She’s holding out for a happy ever after.


I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.


The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow. The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.



As usual, I found another a brother’s best friend story and I jumped all over it.  The blurb of Three Simple Words intrigued me.   A book blogger slash bookstore owner and a bestselling romance author?  Plus the author is brother’s best friend?  Gimmee gimmee gimmee!  What I got was a cute, fun and flirty read.   I enjoyed it from the first page to the last.

Annie’s optimistic about love.  She doesn’t want to settle for anything less than the best…a HEA just like in the books.  She’s sweet and sassy.  She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to voice it.  Wes is cynical, a little bit broken with a tough outer shell.  That shell hides a gooey soft center of sweetness.  I absolutely loved that Annie was older than Wes.  I married a younger man, so I love seeing that in books.  There are some amazing secondary characters as well.  If you’re familiar with the series you’ll know them.  If like me you’re a newbie, you won’t be confused.  I didn’t need to read the first two to understand what’s going on in this one.

While I found the pacing on the fast side, I didn’t feel as though the story lacked any depth because of it.  The only thing I struggled with were the storylines about the parents.  One seemed out of left field and that could be because I haven’t read the rest of the series.  The other seemed resolved too easily.  Overall, though, I found the book to be cleverly written—a romance story wrapped up within a discussion on the merits of happily ever afters.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J


Six Month Rule New Cover



She created the game, but the rules are about to change.

The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him. That is...until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office. Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months. It's fine. That accent won't get to me, no matter how sexy it sounds when he asks permission to do things professionals shouldn't do. On the couch. In the corner office I still wish was mine. Maybe we can't keep our hands off each other, but I'm sure as hell not falling for a guy who lives an ocean away. Because in six months, he's leaving for good. I don't do broken hearts, but you know what they say... There's a first time for everything.

Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.





How far will one man go for the woman he's loved since high school?

Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler's best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they've had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on. But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he's ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he's been by her side all along.




AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.



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