Monday, April 3, 2017

Release Blitz & Book Review: Two Wrongs by Donna Alam

Two Wrongs
by Donna Alam
Trouble by Numbers #2
Genre: Standalone Second Chance / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3rd, 2017
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis - Book Cover By Design


When Ivy Adams is summoned back to LA by her secret husband, it’s for the purpose of revenge, not a second chance. Estranged as long as they’ve been married, Ivy’s never told anyone she even has a husband, let alone he’s the Scots born movie star, Dylan Duffy.

Yeah, that Dylan Duffy. The sexy-as-sin bad-boy. The man whose rumbling accent has half the world’s panties damp.

But Ivy isn’t the only one keeping secrets, and screwing half of Hollywood hasn’t sated Dylan’s need for revenge. He’s hellbent on making Ivy pay for her mistakes in the most despicable way he can.

Two wrongs don’t make the pair even, but can they ever make their marriage right?

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One Hot Scot
by Donna Alam
Series: Trouble by Numbers #1
Genre: Standalone Second Chance / Contemporary Romance


Fin Hayes has ninety-nine problems. Quite literally.
She's lost her husband, her job, recently avoided jail time, and is back living in the place she's always loathed . . . when problem #100 walks in.

Rory Tremaine is ripped, rich, and handsome, and a blast from the past who seems to have no recollection of Fin. But second time around that's okay, because when she's near his firm ass and tattoos, she's using a fake name anyway.

At least she won't be leaving her virginity behind this time. Instead, she might just risk losing her heart.

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About the author:

Donna writes about exotic locations and the men you aren't married to, but might wish you were. Escapism reads with heart and humor and, of course, plenty of steam.

Hailing from the North of England, she's a nomad at heart moving houses and continents more times than she cares to recall. A bit clueless rather than stateless, she once worked at a school like the one described in her Pretty Trilogy. Alas, there were no handsome millionaires hanging around there.

An eclectic reader and part-time perv, Donna's a huge fan of smart men and enjoys her protagonists with a large measure of inappropriateness.


My review:

First off, this was my first book by this author and it definitely won't be my last. I absolutely plan on catching up with the first book even though this can be read as a standalone.

This was a great story and the best example on why you should be honest with your partner and talk about your worries and troubled thoughts in a relationship. You gotta work out your problems together instead of swallowing your fear and hoping for it to go away on its own.

I loved the writing although I have to say that for someone like me, where I struggle with any kind of language if it's not my mother tongue, it was a bit tricky with the Scottish words and some conversations, especially from the three girls, got me quite confused.
The parts I did understand though were really funny.

The Story:
It sounds like every girls dream being married to a Hollywood movie star but as far as Ivy's concerned she'd rather not see him again. Though when she’s more or less involuntarily on her way back to LA to end this marriage once and for all, she didn't count on Dylan and his plan of revenge.

Both didn't anticipate that this would go out of hand and now rather than speak the truth, they try to push their feelings aside which are still as strong as ever but as stubborn as they are, neither takes a step forward but backward to keep from getting hurt yet again.

Will they eventually find a way to cast all troubles aside and face each other again to sort out this marriage or will it ultimately end with their divorce?

It took me some bit to get into the story at first and to be honest I wasn’t quite happy with the screwing around part of Dylan although I partly understood his reasons later on better.
Since this was mentioned in the blurb I’d anticipated it but it’s still something I don’t usually like about the H. Anyway I came to love Dylan at the end after all and I got over the troubles pretty quickly when things got hot and heavy.

I loved the emotional aspects of the story a lot. The hurt, frustration, regret, worry of doing the wrong things, fear of the truth and rejection. I could really releate to the characters and their feelings and that made the story so much more real because it’s quite common in real life that people stand in their own way to be happy.

Now I have to hurry up and read the first book because I am already looking forward to the third book in this series especially because I am really intrigued by Kit’s character.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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