KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Happy Mother’s Day to Moms of all kinds and Happy Sunday to EVERYONE. It’s time for the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. Today, we’re doing things a little differently… two reviews, one reviewer. Want to know what I think? Read on, then add these books—a Buy It and a Read It—to your TBR!


I was going to do whatever it took to win this time. My gut told me I was in for the fight of my life.
No way in hell was I giving up.

If you get the *chance* (yes, I went there because I love puns #NoShame) to read Chance Encounters by Jessica Prince, you should.

You absolutely, positively should.

Look, I was predisposed to loving this book, having read and enjoyed so many of Ms. Prince’s other books, including ones where nice guy Chance finishes last, because I love her relaxed, funny, welcoming style.


Happily and honestly, Chance Encounters was as good as I expected and hoped for it to be. It made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion, while making me do the oh, god, no! cringe when things were not going as planned and giving me the fully body tingles I associate with a sexy, dirty, alpha man.

What’s that, an alpha man? But Beth, you just said Chance was a nice guy. He was. So, how was he alpha? In that delightful, take-no-prisoners, I will care for you, love you and be there for you kinda way. The way this man was with awkward, rambling Melany was adorable. Gentle. A little bit blind, but also, ahhhh, so freakin’ sweet.

I loved this book because it was sweet. A little fluffy and charmingly low angst. Melany + Chance played off each other so well and it made all the HEA sparks fly, because seeing someone as socially inept as I can be win is just… *sigh* so good.

Not to mention the fact I’ve been dying for a *chance* to see this nice guy finish first—and often—for a while now…

I didn’t think I’d ever get enough of her. I’d probably still crave her from my deathbed.


 “I thought it would feel like work, like a job. But it doesn’t. It’s effortless. I’ve never had that with anyone else.”

Perfect Illusion

I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve become something of an addict for fake relationship romances. Which is how I came to pick up The Perfect Illusion by Winter Renshaw, a new-to-me author who now has a new reader in me, based on a recommendation from Amazon.

This is a quick, steamy and fun enemies-to-lovers romance, and I blasted through it. I really enjoyed Hudson + Mari together—from the beginning, they seemed to gel in a very easy way.

Ms. Renshaw did a deft job of making Hudson morph from jerk boss to fake fiancé, and it was sweet to watch him come to understand and like Mari, and vice versa. (Side note: he ‘can’t’ pronounce Mari, which rhymes with sorry, but I’m a little with him on this one. I kept thinking Mari-rhymes-with-sari, LOL). Hudson was sweeter than I expected, which makes me want to squeeeeee a little, and their relationship developed in a simple, sexy way.

The end result being a book that I read in one very enjoyable sitting.

All in all, The Perfect Illusion is pretty close to the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. So, why not Buy It? Well, I was a little frustrated by Mari’s lack of honesty, and had no trouble seeing certain elements coming. However… it was still a damn fine book—well-written, adorable and warm—and a great introduction to this author for me. Plus, at the moment it comes with two additional books—I’ve yet to read either but definitely will—for 99c, which makes me think maybe you should Buy It after all…

I want to scream.
I want to cry.
I want to run to him.
I want to kiss him.
I want to slap him.

As of 05.14.2017, Chance Encounters and The Perfect Illusion are available with Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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