Tuesday 13 September 2022

πŸ’› SO IT GOES 🌼 Jennifer Probst πŸ’œ Twist of Fate #2 🍷

 © Bianca & Janeane

• 13 September 2022
• Standalone Romance
• Twist of Fate #2

3.5 Stars

Two people with little in common but business give pleasure a shot in a charming romance about fate and taking chances by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.


The truth? Lonely advertising rep Malia Evergreen is still waiting for a soul mate, marriage, and a family. The lie? Telling every busybody she knows that she’s met someone. Now it’s a matter of finding him. Malia needs a date for a wedding. In a pinch she strikes a bargain with her former client, CEO Palmer Mattersonan arrogant, defiantly single, alpha billionaire whose best quality is insincerity. The perfect fake date.


Palmer has wanted Malia from the first moment he saw her. A challenging, sexy career woman who knows what she wants. It’s just not him. Not yet, anyway. This is Palmer’s chance to win her heart.


As fate throws them together, Malia unravels the layers of the man she thought she knew and, against the odds, finds herself falling in love. Palmer’s falling too. If only they can convince each other what they sharea belief in a happy ever after.

Malia + Palmer

Malia wants to find her happily ever after - but it's not looking good. That's why she's about to start the process of having a baby on her own.
Enter Palmer. He's been a thorn in her side for a year now. But she's also kinda attracted to him. And he says he wants her... bad.
Can she trust him?
Let's try fake-dating going to a wedding or two first!


Welll... I'm not so sure what to say.
Just like book one, this didn't grab me the way Jennifer's books usually do.
I don't know what it was. Again it felt a bit old-ish. Like it was written in 1991. And it was a bit too... no idea. I wanted to stop reading several times in the first 25%. First of all Malia got on my nerves so badly. Her constant anti-Palmer talk. She was just horrible. I wanted to throw her out the window! And Palmer is not much better. We kinda love him - the hot billionaire type - but he's way too pushy in his pursuit of her. She says no once, okay, try it again. But after 3048 nos, walk away dude! And then he prays before dinner! Religion is a hard limit for me in books - I just hate it.
I don't know why this series seems so different to Jen's other books.
I kept on reading and it was cute and sparky and fun - but this will not be my favorite series.
But I will still read the 3rd book! Ford & Tessa!
The most interesting scenes are the ones with the girls' adopted dad Mike and teacher Emma! And I liked that we get to meet people from five of Jen's books for a second. (She did that to celebrate her 50th book release!)
SO IT GOES was another cute and sparky romance in this new series! READ IT!

ARC received for an honest review
After DNFing my last JP read, I was hoping for more this time.
Well, I did finish this one, but I will say that I nearly put this one down for good more than once.
I liked the connection between our lovelis, but man oh man, Chiara in particular, and Sebastian tried my patience.
I got the best friend/dead wife thing was something they had to overcome, but sheesh, did they drag that out. I wanted to tell Ryder to run run run just as fast as he can away from her. I am glad they removed heads from sphincters, but it was hard work for me to get to the end.
So, whilst this was not my favourite Jen Probst story, it wasn't the worst.
But I think for a while it is time for me to walk away from them and come back fresh down the track.
 Links to the Book & Author 


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Sunshine Sisters Book #1

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Book #2


Book #3

Book #3.5


The Billionaire Builders
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Book #2

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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!