Monday, February 12, 2018
Review: Charmed by the Bartender by Piper Rayne
Title: Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love #1)
Author: Piper Rayne
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
I know my regular readers are probably looking at this post and wondering if I have been abducted by aliens or something equally implausible. I promise, this is still Monique and I am still 100% myself, but I thought it is time to reveal a side of my reading habits I used to feel ashamed about.
I love cheesy romance. I really do. I have been reading them since my mid-teens when I discovered Heart of Fire at the age of sixteen (hot, steamy sexytimes with a ton of adventure!).
This is something people can get judgy about and I really don't understand why. Your reading choices also are not a reflection of your relationship or marriage and if anyone implies this, smack them. Hard.
I was trawling the freebie reads on Kindle over the festive season because I wanted to get my Kindle reading fitness up before spending any large sums of money on books. It sounds ridiculous, but I have always had a traditional approach to reading. And reading off a weird, little device is a hugely different experience. What better way to get into it than with some fun, romantic reads?
Charmed by the Bartender was one of the choices that I went with and I started it with pretty low expectations, as it is also self-published (this is a topic for another day!). It was because of this that I was so surprised by the book.
This is a fun, charming read with characters that I absolutely adored. The romance was perfectly done and, of course, there were some hotter scenes that didn't feel over the top. Whit is an awesome character and I love her approach to romance and life.
And this is so funny! The dialogue is hilarious and flows so naturally between the characters, it is almost like watching a Cameron Diaz movie.
I enjoyed this so much, I went and bought the next two in the series, which follows Whit's two best friends and their romances.
If you want to try this out, go grab a free copy here. Just don't go hating me when you need everything else Paper Rayne has ever written.