#BookReview JUST FRIENDS IN VEGAS by LUCY KEELING @ChocLituk



ABOUT THE BOOK


Is love always a losing game?


When Mya is with Smithy, it feels like her eyes are constantly rolling. His wheeling and dealing charisma charms everyone but her. Well, that’s not strictly true – Mya is only human after all, and there’s no doubt the man is hot with his suits and swagger. It’s just that Smithy knows Mya’s secret, and she’s not sure she can trust him to keep it from their group of friends.


As they immerse themselves in the glamorous and mysterious world of ‘The Suits’, growing closer as a result, Smithy has to question whether his time with Mya is destined to become a case of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ …

PUBLISHED BY CHOC LIT

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Friends-Vegas-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B08XQVQSPG/

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/just-friends-in-vegas/id1556116102

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/just-friends-in-vegas

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lucy_Keeling_Just_Friends_in_Vegas?id=wlQkEAAAQBAJ

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-friends-in-vegas-lucy-keeling/1138924029?ean=2940162596943

MY REVIEW

This was a fabulous read! It was fun, sexy and full of sparks that it just made me want to pack up and head to Vegas…. I might meet a Smithy while I’m there! He’s one of those guys that is a bit of a lad, and full of himself, but that seems more of a front than anything. Underneath you know there’s a big softy just waiting to get out!

And in this book he has his eyes on Mya! She’s a lady full of secrets, and he’s party to the biggest secret, but how long will he stay quiet!? And why hasn’t she told her friends the real reason why she’s over in Vegas to begin with?!

This is a fabulous setting for a story!! It’s full of glamour and there’s lots of mystery and intrigue going on and the group that are thrown together are bound to clash with the varying personalities amongst them!

While Mya and Smithy are in Vegas they are both there for the same reason, and – trying not to give away any spoilers! – it was really fun to see how their relationship progressed. Mya is a bit of a hard one to read at times and glimpsing behind the bravado shows us her other side and shows the best way to deal with the sexists amongst the group! Never stoop to their level and hit them where it hurts!!

Another great book from Lucy, featuring a feisty female character and a storyline that zips along and keeps you fully involved! Loved it!!

★★★★★

#GuestPost JUST FRIENDS IN VEGAS by LUCY KEELING #PublicationDay @ChocLituk @Lucy_K_Author



Hello! Welcome to the blog today where I’m super happy to be handing things over to the lovely Lucy Keeling, on publication day for JUST FRIENDS IN VEGAS!!!  Time to celebrate!!
Over to you Lucy…..

Hi, I’m Lucy Keeling and I am delighted to be back on Karen’s blog to talk

about Just Friends in Vegas. Thank you for having me back Karen, I really

appreciate it.

Just Friends in Vegas is the third book in the Friends series – but don’t

worry if you haven’t read the others as it can be read as a standalone.

Sophie, Polly, Mya and Paige are friends that have been in each other’s

lives for quite a while. They’ve seen each other at their worst, but more

endearingly they help each other to be at their best. In book one the focus

is on Sophie as she reluctantly starts to fall for Polly’s older brother,

Marcus the grumpy but sexy gardener. In book two we focus on Polly and how

her feelings for her brother’s best friend Bailey change drastically after

one fake kiss, as she questions whether or not their fake relationship can

remain fake. So, in book three the focus is on Mya and her super secret

career.

Mya is gorgeous, confident and absolutely amazing. I have adored writing

about Mya. So many people have contacted me, asking to know what Mya’s

profession is. Luckily it’s confirmed pretty quickly in Just Friends in

Vegas. But I also don’t want to give it away so I can’t say much else.

Other than Mya may have met her match with Smithy. He’s the designer

suit-wearing, smouldering, intelligent, swoon-worthy hero she didn’t know

she needed.

Writing about these two has been a wonderful experience. It has not always

been easy – no, in fact it was incredibly difficult in – to write and edit a

book over the last twelve months but Mya and Smithy have definitely made it

worthwhile.

So sit back, relax and I hope that the banter, the charm, and the erm

*cough* sexual tension of these two make for an enjoyable read.

Thank you

Lucy K xx

About the book:

Is love always a losing game?

When Mya is with Smithy, it feels like her eyes are constantly rolling. His wheeling and dealing charisma charms everyone but her. Well, that’s not strictly true – Mya is only human after all, and there’s no doubt the man is hot with his suits and swagger. It’s just that Smithy knows Mya’s secret, and she’s not sure she can trust him to keep it from their group of friends.

As they immerse themselves in the glamorous and mysterious world of ‘The Suits’, growing closer as a result, Smithy has to question whether his time with Mya is destined to become a case of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ …

PURCHASE LINKS

Kindle

 Kobo

 . Apple Books .

 Nook .

 Google Books

About the author:

Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a contemporary romance series, the first of which was runner-up in Choc Lit’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition which was sponsored by Your Cat magazine.

Lucy lives in Greater Manchester with her family.

Follow Lucy on Twitter @Lucy_K_Author on Instagram Lucy_K_Author on Facebook Lucy Keeling – Author Check out her website: https://lucykeeling.com/

#BookReview JUST FRIENDS by LUCY KEELING

ABOUT THE BOOK

Friends do nice things for each other, right? 


That’s what Polly Bowman tells herself when she agrees to be her friend Bailey’s ‘fake girlfriend’ to help him keep a promise to his family. After all, Bailey has always supported her through difficult times – he even knows about her secret singing sessions at the local speakeasy bar. 


But maintaining a fake relationship isn’t easy, and when Polly’s meddling but well-meaning group of friends throw her and Bailey together as best man and maid-of-honour for an upcoming wedding, Polly soon realises she’s going to have to confront a few long-kept secrets head on …

PUBLISHED BY CHOC LIT

MY REVIEW

Another fabulous read from Lucy Keeling! I adored the ‘will they, won’t they’ thread of Polly and Bailey as life kept throwing curveballs their way, and throwing them together in often compromising positions!!! It is a follow up to ‘Make It Up To You’ but can easily be read as a standalone!

Bailey sounds like the kind of man we’d all be queuing up to be his ‘fake girlfriend’ – supportive, flirty, close to his family and a gardener (clincher for me!!) – so when Polly volunteers to help stop his family asking too many questions about his love life what could possibly go wrong??!! A lot it seems! They’ve always got on well and confided in one another about things they don’t share with others, but the more time they start spending together then the more time they can’t stop thinking about one another! Not so good if you’re with someone else like Polly is!

The characters of Polly and Bailey are so sweet! She has a secret passion and lacks confidence to share with those around her, but has a good group of friends who are all brought together in the run up to a wedding so maybe it’s time she started opening up more. And Bailey is worried sick when there’s illness in his family so he’s been relying on work and flirting to distract himself He seems to be one of the good guys of the world.

This was one of those books that you find yourself racing through and I was unable to put it down once I started reading, and it was the perfect mix of romance and humour and I hope we get to hear more from the characters in these books in the very near future!

★★★★★

#BlogTour MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING #bookreview @rararesources @Lucy_K_Author @ChocLituk

A huge delight to be taking part in this Blog Tour for MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!

Make It Up To You

What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common? 

Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure. 

Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …

Purchase Links 

Kindle UK

Kindle US

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit ‘Search for a Star’ Competition. 


Facebook Page: @lucykeelingbooks

 Twitter: @Lucy_K_Author

Instagram: @lucy_k_author

MY REVIEW


Wow!!  This was one sizzling read and I’m still a little hot under the collar after the chemistry between Sophie and Marcus!!  Where do I go to find a gardener like Marcus!!?Serious book boyfriend crush!!

Sophie and Marcus have known each other for years. Marcus’ sister Polly is her friend and he’s always seen Sophie as high maintenance! With a blossoming career on YouTube as  a make- up vlogger, she is totally focussed on raising her profile and reaping the rewards.  You just wish sometimes she’d step away from the camera sometimes and have a bit of fun back in her life!When the idea of using Marcus in the videos, it’s hoped to raise the profile of his gardening business and when he appears on camera her numbers shoot up!! Could this be the start of big things … for both of them!!


I just loved how much fun this story was! Using the vlogging aspect really made it feel up to date, and any mention of gardening gets a big tick from me so it was great to read things from such different business and career viewpoints. Marcus was kind of stuck in his ways on how to advertise his business, so having Sophie there to advise him on the benefits of using social media was an eye opener for him.Sophie gets a little too obsessive at times over the numbers watching her channel, and even her parents want her to get a ‘proper’ job! But she’s very determined to make things work – I just loved how Marcus makes her see that there’s more to life than getting videos uploaded and watching subscriber numbers!

The chemistry between them is there for all to see – even more so when there’s a camera rolling and filming their time together!! I loved every single page!!  Really excited to read more from this author in the future!! More hot gardeners please!!

★★★★★