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Read Me Friday- Love So True by Marquita Valentine

Published February 6, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Love So True (The Lawson Brothers Book 2)

Title- Love So True

Author- Marquita Valentine

Publisher- Valentine Publishing, LLC



Finally, Lucas Lawson is a free man. After serving five years in prison for embezzlement, he’s come home to Jessamine to right the wrongs he committed against his friends and family. But, it won’t be easy. For starters, the brother he’s looked up to his entire life wants nothing to do with him, and no one in town trusts Lucas enough to give him a chance to make amends. Until, Bailey Yates gives him a job at her family’s diner.

Single mom, Bailey Yates, has had enough of bad boys to last her the next eighteen years. She’s always been a sucker for them, and Jessamine’s ultimate bad boy, Lucas Lawson, is no exception. So, when he returns to town, naturally she’s drawn to him. And naturally, she must avoid him at all costs—no matter how sexy he is. She’ll give him a job, and keep her distance…until Lucas saves her son from a hit and run.

Bailey gives Lucas a hope for the future he hasn’t allowed himself to feel in years while Lucas melts Bailey’s heart every time he spends time with her son. Could he be the one to put her life back together? But when Lucas is accused of stealing from a local charity, Bailey must decide to support him or realize that some men are too good to be true.


Sometimes it is so refreshing to read a sweet contemporary romance that has limited to no drama; Love So True was that book for me! I read Love So Hot and fell in love with Brody and Sydney, and now it was time for me to fall in love with Lucas and Bailey.

It seems to me that all of these Lawson brothers seem to be such gentleman, never wanting to use the girl he is interested it. Even though Lucas had a bad rap he was a decent guy through and though. I loved him and Bailey with each other, as a reader I was able to feel the chemistry from the very beginning.

I also like how if you read the first book in the Lawson Brothers Series, you were able to see where those characters were now. Although, Brody was kind of a jerk to his brother and that made me a little upset. Those McCoy sisters were at it again, trying to play matchmaker. I cannot wait for one of their turns to be matched. Mrs. Lawson was so sweet while having her moment with Lucas, she reassured him that he was a great guy, and could make a great stepfather if that is what he wanted.

I am very interested in reading Mason’s story next!!

Cover Reveal for SEDUCING THE BILLIONAIRE Series by Marquita Valentine

Published February 4, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re revealing the covers for the SEDUCING THE
BILLIONAIRE Series by Marquita Valentine!

Title(s): Seducing the Billionaire’s Wife, Seducing the
Billionaire’s Secretary, Seducing the Billionaire’s Brother
Series Name: Seducing the Billionaire
Author Name: Marquita Valentine
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Covers Designed by: LM Creations

Promises, Blackmail, and Revenge…the perfect combination
for seduction.

Seducing the Billionaire’s Wife


Andrew Montgomery has everything money can afford him,
except time. His father is ready to give up the helm of
Montgomery Industry-something Andrew has been groomed for
since birth. Only, his father won’t allow him to take control until
he satisfies one demand. Andrew must marry and stay married
for five years, or the company will be sold off for charity, one
share at a time.
Resort hotel maid, Hannah Miller never dreamed that the boy
she spent every summer with until she was seventeen would
grow up to become ruthless billionaire Andrew Montgomery. Or
that he would call in the silly IOU she’d given him for saving her
from a dangerous riptide when she was thirteen years old.
But, nothing can prepare Hannah for what Drew demands as
repayment. The sexy man not only intends to marry her, but to
share their marriage bed as well. In every sense of the word.

Seducing the Billionaire’s Secretary


Ella Simpson loves her job at Montgomery Industry. She also
loves her boss. Well… make that loved, because the man of her
dreams—and one-sided email conversations—is getting married.
Worse, she’s been asked to serve as a bridesmaid at his
destination wedding. Worse still, the best man is Blake York, her
boss’s partner and the man who read every single one of her
humiliating emails and has been tormenting her ever since.
For three years, British Billionaire, Blake York has been secretly
longing for his partner’s sassy little personal assistant. She’s
beautiful, witty, and has a bubbly smile for everyone…except
him. Ever since he discovered her little secret, she’s given him
the cold shoulder.
But, now that her secret crush is getting married, Blake seizes
the opportunity to make her his… And he’s not above a bit of old
fashion blackmail to do it.

Seducing the Billionaire’s Brother


Librarian, Faith Holt is being blackmailed by her company’s
biggest competitor … with revenge porn. In order to get the one
minute clip of her showering – and all other copies – she must
steal the infamous Montgomery Design book from the corporate
library where she works. Except she discovers the copy is
missing. Desperate, she enlists Connor Montgomery’s help,
leading him to believe his brother – her boss – will fire her if the
book is not found.
Connor Montgomery embraces the title of the black sheep of the
family, fully enjoying the perks—no expectations, a jet-set
lifestyle, and the women who throw themselves at him because
of his last name. The only woman who doesn’t care about his
black sheep title or his last name is Montgomery Industry’s sweet
and shy librarian. So, when Faith asks him to help her find his
grandfather’s design book, he jumps at the opportunity to spend
time with her, completely prepared to be the one doing the
seducing…until his shy librarian turns the tables on him.
But, when the truth comes out, and Connor learns that Faith’s
just using him, will he be able to forgive her?

About the author:

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes
sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make
you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary
romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance
series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they
were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her
single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn’t work,
they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in
North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and
their two children.

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Book Review: Love So Hot by Marquita Valentine

Published January 13, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Love So Hot (Lawsons, Book 1)

Title- Love So Hot

Author- Marquita Valentine

Release Date- January 12th, 2015



Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine’s annual Firemen’s Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.

Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen’s Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.

Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.


What a sweet story about two best friends secretly in love with each other, finding each other with a little help from their friends. Love So Hot engaged me from the first page!! I not only adored both main characters I adored all their friendships as well. Sydney and Brody had so much chemistry and I felt it, and it help that once Body started to help Sydney they sizzled right away and couldn’t deny their attraction anymore, their love was so hot! It was interesting to see that the town they lived in was so old fashion, if couples weren’t “officially together” and were known to be sleeping together, the women may be seen in a different way. Another example was Kyle wanted to buy earrings for Sydney, but because they were engaged the gift was inappropriate. Of course I wish the story was a little longer so I can see more of these two in a relationship, but many a second story will be snuck in there somewhere.

Marquita’s epilogue was different giving the reader a glimpse into the next book while showing what has happened to Sydney and Brody!

I love Marquita’s writing and I cannot what so see what she has in store for the rest of this series and the rest of the Lawson brothers.