Tuesday 31 March 2020

❤ DEAR ENEMY ❤ Kristen Callihan ❤

© Bianca ✰ 

• 31 March 2020
• standalone enemies-to-lovers romance

4.9 Stars
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a smart romantic comedy about finding love with the most unlikely of people.

As kids, they hated each other. Macon Saint was beautiful, but despite his name, Delilah knew he was the devil. That he dated her slightly evil sister, Samantha, was no picnic either. When they broke up, it was a dream come true: Delilah never had to see him again.

Ten years later, her old enemy sends a text.

Delilah’s sister has stolen a valuable heirloom from Macon, now a rising Hollywood star, and he intends to collect his due. One problem: Sam has skipped town.

Sparks still sizzle between Macon and Delilah, only this heat feels alarmingly like unwanted attraction. But Delilah is desperate to keep her weak-hearted mother from learning of her sister’s theft. So she proposes a deal: she’ll pay off the debt by being Macon’s personal chef and assistant.

It’s a recipe for disaster, but Macon can’t stop himself from accepting. Even though Delilah clearly hates him, there’s something about her that feels like home. Besides, they’re no longer kids, and what once was a bitter rivalry has the potential to be something sweeter. Something like forever.

Delilah and Macon.
They met when they were eleven years old.
Delilah wanted to be friends. Macon did the verbal 'pulling-the-little-girls-hair' thing and they've been enemies ever since. But they're still always in each other's presence, because Macon and Deliah's sister Sam have been a 'thing' since that very first day. On and off again all through school.
Now, ten years after highschool, Delilah is a busy catering chef in Los Angeles. Sister Sam is still a flighty good-for-not-much party & con girl. And Macon. He's a Hollywood Star.
Delilah and Macon haven't spoken (read: fought) since prom.
But now Delilah has to work for Macon as his personal chef and assistant, to pay for the expensive watch Sam stole from him.
Let the fun times begin ....
Because we all know that those years of hate were not really hate ...

What will happen with Delilah & Macon??
Will there be a Happy End??

Aww - that was adorable!!
But first, I have to complain about the cover - and the title!
I'm not in love with either! When you look at the cover - quickly - you don't even see the people on it. You just see ENEMY and think, okay - Kristin wrote a thriller - or a romantic suspense thingy maybe if we're lucky. Which would totally be okay - I love reading thrillers and suspense romances .... But it's none of those things!!! It's a beautiful and fun and adorable and slightly heartbreaking enemies to lovers romance! The cover should be changed! And the title - I know it used to be different - Kristen said something about it on FB, but it got changed. Dear Enemy sounds as if a stalker or killer writes letters to the hero or heroine. As a potential reader in a bookstore? I would not buy this book. I'm afraid people will buy it as a thriller and then rate it only 1-Star on amazon because they're mad that it was just a sweet romance!
There are letters in here - not until the very end really, but still - we have letters. But still the Dear Enemy beginning doesn't happen. I like the paper background of the cover and the couple is perfect. But the colors and title make it so sinister and scary.
I wish I could say DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER ... but I'm really afraid that people will do so.

OK - rant over!
The story was beautiful!
Funny, sweet, a little sad and moving.
Macon and Delilah are just amazing!
They fought and argued and insulted each other ever since they met.
And nothing much has changed - even though he's her boss now. Soo adorable!
Both are a bit or a lot broken inside for various reasons from their past. They are soo perfect for each other really, but they think they have to hate each other. I loved seeing them slowly fall for each other. Fighting for their happily ever after. I even cried a little here and there.

I loved security guy North. I loved Macon's amazing house in Malibu - I want to move in asap! And I want to eat all the amazing things Delilah was cooking and baking!

It was a really beautiful enemies to lovers romance with some Hollywoody and some other interesting things thrown in. I loved it.
I could've maybe been a tiny little bit shorter. And I felt that the tiny 'fight'/ 'lie thing' towards the end wasn't really needed ... But I still loved every word of this story!

I wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day soon!

DEAR ENEMY was such a beautiful and adorable and funny enemies to lovers Hollywood romance. Run to your nearest amazon for your own Macon - he'll be sold out in no time!

P.S. for all you non-Southerners out there. I googled it before it was mentioned in the book. It's Macon like Bacon. Not like Mason - the way I was saying that name for years! ☺


Kristen's #MustRead Rock-Star-Series!


Co-Written with Samantha Young

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer's Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

✤ CODE NAME: HACKER ♥ Sawyer Bennett ♥ #JamesonForceSecurity4 ✤

©  Bianca ✰ Janeane 

• Jameson Force Security #4
 • #WickedHorseVegas Spin-Off

• 31 March 2020
• can be read as a standalone!
4.5 Stars

I’m not the same Bebe Grimshaw I was years ago. The woman I was spent years behind the bars of the highest security women’s prison in the nation, my punishment for hacking nuclear codes as part of a crime syndicate I’d gotten in way too deep with. The woman I am today doesn’t regret what I did, or the fact that I got caught, but I am remorseful for the years I lost with my son, Aaron. Released from my sentence early thanks to Kynan McGrath, I joined his team at Jameson Force Security and now put my skills to use helping people.

I’m just trying to get back a piece of what I lost, focusing solely on raising Aaron and my work at Jameson. As long as I have my son and my career, I’m content. But life has a funny way of letting you know exactly what you need, and when a devastatingly handsome stranger named Griffin befriends Aaron at the park, I have to consider I might be missing something. A part of me that was locked away long ago reawakens, and I find myself looking at Griff in a way I’ve not looked at a man in more than a decade.

Just when I think things are starting to look up, my world is turned upside down. Turns out that meeting wasn’t an accident, and things aren’t going my way at all.

Griffin Moore is the man sent here to kill me.

She's working as a computer specialist for Jameson Force Security.
She spent the last seven years in jail for hacking government stuff.
Now she's free and happy in work and life with her ten year old son Aaron and her mom.
Enter Griffin.
He's been sent to Pittsburgh to kill Bebe.
The russian mobster who Bebe was working for back then doesn't want her to ever name names!
But Griffin is liking what he's spying on. He is fascinated by Bebe.
He loves throwing a football around the park with her son.
What will he do?? Or is all not what it seems it is???


Great 4th book!
Very adorable and exciting and dangerous and sexy and fun.
We immediately know - well - at least we hope - that Griffin won't kill Bebe! ☺
I loved how adorable Griff was with Aaron!
It was a really cute story!
I don't much like the guy on the cover so not my type. And Griffin only became more my type towards the end of the book ;) (only from the looks department - not the man himself - he's always great!!!)

There's still this little sad side-story about some Jameson op gone wrong in Syria - we'll hear more about that in the next books.

This could be a really great TV Show!!!!

Great romantic suspense! Can't wait to read the next book in this series!

Here we go again with my AS rant:
I had some problems with the writing...as with every Sawyer book.
It's Sawyer's and my THING ☺ It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following...
  I have a HUGE AS problem! ☺ You know the AS's I'm talking about? The AS that could/should be exchanged for a SINCE or a BECAUSE or just a comma/dot/pause/whatever.☺ It's a British and or a legal thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in a modern American book. I never hear normal people in normal conversations use it like that. On TV news maybe. I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love her books, but  ... please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great!

CODE NAME: HACKER was a very adorable & exciting & sexy 4th book in this romantic suspense series! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Griff - this one is mine!

ARC received for an honest review

Welcome to another installment of the Jameson Force series.

I have been intrigued by Bebe Grimshaw throughout the Jameson Force series to date.  We know bit of her past, but now we get the whole story.

I have SOOO much respect for this character. She is strong, resilient and has so much gumption. I couldn't help but want her to be free of her past.

Griffin is sweet and wonderful - even when he is sent to kill our Bebe.  You can feel how torn he is from the start and you know that isn't what he is.  It takes a while to find out who he is, and I was half made, half relieved with how the story played out.

I adore, adore, adore Bebe's boy Aaron.  So wise beyond his years.

We are taken on one heck of a ride with Code Name: Hacker, and left with one wild set up for the next installment.

I. Can't. Wait.



The Jameson Force Security Series:

Book #1


Book #2

Book #3


Book #5 - 30 June 2020


Book #6 - 27 October 2020

Wicked Horse Vegas


 USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.