ARC REVIEW:Most Eligible Bastard, an all-new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Annika Martin


Title: Most Eligible Bastard

Author: Annika Martin

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Most Eligible Bastard, an all-new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Annika Martin


He’s a powerful billionaire CEO who built the family business into an empire. The money doesn’t matter to him, but the company is his life. And then his eccentric mother wills it all to her tiny dog.


I’m Vicky, the dog whisperer. (Not really, but that’s what my elderly neighbor always says.) When she dies, she surprises everybody by leaving a corporation worth billions to her dog, Smuckers. With me as his spokesperson.

Suddenly I go from running my Etsy store to sitting in an elegant Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers in my lap. And my neighbor’s son, Henry Locke, aka New York’s most eligible bachelor, glaring across the table at me.

Rumor has it Henry’s a business genius who’s as talented in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Sure, he’s gorgeous. Sex-in-a-seven-thousand dollar suit. But…

He’s arrogant and infuriating.

He refuses to listen to me when I insist I didn’t con his mother.

He thinks he can bully me, buy me off, control me, even seduce me.

Henry may have the women of Manhattan eating out of the palm of his hand, but I’m so over entitled rich guys who think they own the world.

No way will his wicked smile be charming ME out of my panties.

His wicked…devastating…impossible-to-resist smile.

Oh well, who needs panties anyway?



This is a fun story about Vicky The dog whisperer and Henry the Eligible bachelor and CEO of Corke Industries.
Poor Vicky helps to look after a dog called Smuckers for an old lady that is dying, and leaves in her will 51% of the voting rights and a place on the board to her dog naming Vicky as Smuckers Guardian.
This courses eruptions at the reading of the will, and let the dirty games begin. Against all the odds after spending time together Henry and Vicky fall each other.
There many twists and turns and secrets exposed, as the path to true love is paved with obstacles. This an enjoyable and at times funny and  a sad read. Henry and Vicky were made for each other.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 star review

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About Annika:

Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.


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ARC REVIEW: ZANE By USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway


Zane by Christie Ridgway 

Part of the 7 Brides for 7 Soldier’s Series, don’t miss out on this great standalone romance!




Ex-soldier Zane Tucker is perfectly happy with his single life and his adventure watersports business. A gambler by nature, he figures the odds of finding a woman for forever are a lot longer than finding a woman for right now. And as a man of action and not emotion, he believes a woman with lasting romance on the mind would want someone with less hard muscle and more soft sentiment. But then his dog hurtles toward the new county librarian, yanking Zane into her delicate, pretty presence. Will they both scare her away? And why does that worry him so?

Harper Grace has a bucket list of goals to tick off and is determined to live every moment to the fullest by overcoming her usual shyness. No one will call her too timid and too boring ever again. But then a giant of a man and his equally large dog charge into her life and she can’t decide if she wants to take a step back…or step fully into Zane’s strong arms. She’s been brave enough to change her life, but does she have enough courage to risk her heart?

Don’t miss any of the sexy soldiers!
Ryder – Barbara Freethy
Adam – Roxanne St. Claire
Zane – Christie Ridgway
Wyatt – Lynn Raye Harris
Jack – Julia London
Noah – Cristin Harber
Ford – Samantha Chase


This is a series of interconnecting Books all centred on Eagle’s Rock, a town founded by four world war two veterans. Zane grandfather Sam being one of them. Zane is depressed because his siblings have all found there soulmates, and he doesn’t think he fit to be around a decent woman. Zane is 6foot 4inches and is clumsy always knocking thinks over. So at the beginning Zane was trying to convince himself that he is ready to be the unmarried uncle.
Zane also rescued a big beast of a dog called Gambler, who panic’s when he hears certain noises. When Gambler rushes off and knocks down the new Librarian Harper Grace.
Boom and clatter seem to be Zane and Gambler’s signature entrance. I really enjoyed this book, Harper and Zane were perfect together. The other characters had lots going on. This had me chuckling at times, with meant lots of funny looks coming my way.
There is a lot happening around the main couple, so a great mix of character interaction. Harper and Zane were great together making this an entertaining read. I sorry I keep talking about Zane, but I’ve decided to keep him. Sorry Harper, but he is MINE


4 star review

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About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
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