Friday, June 8, 2018

Review & Excerpt Tour: REAL KIND OF LOVE by Sara Rider

Review and Excerpt Tour for REAL KIND OF LOVE by Sara Rider!

In REAL KIND OF LOVE by Sara Rider, Clem and Jake have one week to convince her quirky, overbearing family that their relationship is real during a summer vacation at a lakefront cottage. Fans of ACT LIKE IT by Lucy Parker and ACTING ON IMPULSE by Mia Sosa will love this spicy, lighthearted contemporary romance novel featuring a grumpy hero and introverted heroine. Find out what happens when a fake relationship turns into a real kind of love.

Title:  Real Kind of Love
Author: Sara Rider
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Self-published
Series: Books & Brews #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 242
Format: Print & Digital


As an audiobook narrator, Clementine Cox has no trouble mastering the voices of space aliens, elven warriors, or even demon-possessed cats. But the moment she tries her hand at an erotic romance, she’s stumped. With her deadline looming, she books a week at a secluded cabin to restore her inner muse, telling her loving-but-overbearing family it’s a romantic getaway with her not-so-existent new boyfriend to keep them from worrying. She never expects them to invite themselves along to meet the new guy. Now, she has less than twenty-four hours to find a pretend boyfriend in order to save her job and, potentially, her sanity.

Workaholic Jake Donovan isn’t interested in a real relationship. After a broken engagement, all he wants to do is focus on keeping his brewpub, the Holy Grale, afloat. But when he finds out his favorite customer is in need of a fake boyfriend, and his business partners insist he take a long overdue vacation, he has no choice but to help Clem out. All he has to do is enjoy the sunshine, play nice with her family, and keep his hands to himself for the week. 

But Jake’s not prepared to like waking up next to Clem every morning as much as he does. Or to feel so welcome by her quirky family. And as the line between real and fake starts to blur, he realizes one week might never be enough.

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With a deep breath, she opened her eyes to see Jake standing in front of her with his arms crossed. She swallowed the bile rising in her throat, reminding herself that if mortification could actually kill, she’d have been a pile of ashes by now.
“Thanks for playing along. For the record, you die of Ebola tonight. Or dysentery. Whichever one works faster.”  
“Clem.” He tilted his head toward her, voice deepening to a low growl. “Why do your sisters think we’re dating?”
“I kind of told them I was going on a romantic getaway this week so they wouldn’t tag along on my vacation. Except instead of giving me space, they booked the cabin right next door and now I need you to use that hammer to build me a tiny little coffin while I curl up and die.”
“Wait a second,” Julia said from the dining room doorway with Eli standing next to her, grinning. “You lied to your family about having a boyfriend and now they think Jake is coming with you on vacation tomorrow?”
“Of course you and Eli overheard,” she mumbled. “I know it was a terrible idea but—”
“It’s a great idea!”
Clem wiped her clammy palms against the ugly pair of basketball shorts she was still wearing and tried to fathom the reason for Julia’s wide grin. “Sure, if you think watching me dig myself into a deep hole with no escape is fun.”
“You don’t need an escape. You need Jake.”
“What?” Her and Jake’s gazes met like a head-on collision.
Eli rubbed his palms together. “I don’t know what devious idea is churning in your brain, Sis, but I have a feeling it’s going to be good.”
“It’s simple. I need Jake to get out of my hair for the next week before he micromanages the wedding I’ve been planning to death, and you need a fake boyfriend. It’s perfect.”
It would be perfect, the devil on Clem’s shoulder whispered. Her family was so desperate to see her in a relationship, they’d probably actually give her some space this week. Maybe even enough that she could focus on the recording she needed to turn over to the publisher two weeks from now.
But it was a ridiculous idea. There was no way Jake would go for it. He had a business. A life. A fiancĂ©e. Crap. “You can’t be serious?”
“Sorry, man,” Eli said, raising his palms. “My vote’s with Julia. We outnumber you.”
Jake’s jaw clenched so hard, Clem could see the pulse point ticking in his neck. Her heart thumped against her chest as she waited for him to laugh at her. Or shake his head in disgust. Because there was no way he would actually go through with this.
She braced herself for rejection as he turned toward her, expression grim. “I’m game if you are.”
Holy shit.

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4.5 Stars for Real Kind of Love by Sara Rider and what a great start to a new series, this is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last because I can’t wait for book 2 in the Books & Brews series.
Clem Cox is a audiobook narrator and she is really struggling with an erotic romance novel that has a deadline looming so she decides to book into a secluded cabin for a week and hopefully get her head back in the game, what she doesn’t bargain for is her loving but over bearing family to want to tag along so she invents a boyfriend in the hope that they will stay at home.....
Jake Donovan is a workaholic who isn’t interested in another relationship, after a broken engagement the last thing he needs is another woman in his life but with his ex having her wedding at his brewpub he needs to get away and when Clem (his favourite customer) offers him a week away it seems the perfect opportunity to get some much needed r&r time but is he ready for all of Clem’s family and can he control his feelings when he has to share a bed with Clem.....
This book was so funny, I loved the loveable overwhelming Cox family because they really just want the best for Clem, I had some real laugh or should I say snort out loud moments in this book, I loved the story and I loved the characters and I hope I don’t have too long to wait for book 2. If you are looking for a fun read that will leave you smiling like a Cheshire Cat please one click this book.

Clementine Cox is an audiobook narrator who has managed to back herself into a corner. She is supposed to narrate an erotic romance, but is having issues. 

Deciding to get away, she books a week at a secluded cabin. This is where her problems really start. To stave off her family worrying she indicates that it is a romantic getaway with a boyfriend who doesn’t exist. What Clem doesn’t count on is the family deciding to go along so they can get to know her boyfriend. 

Enter Jake Donovan who doesn’t want a relationship, having been burned by a relationship gone bad. Jake is trying to keep Holy Grale, his brewpub afloat. When he learns of Clem’s need for a fake boyfriend, he decides to step in and help her out.

How hard can it be? A week relaxing without any worries should be easy, right?

Of course the best laid plans are often complicated. Jake finds it getting harder and harder to resist the beautiful Clem, not only that but her family is great. 

What happens when Jake wants to change the goal posts? When he begins to realise that there could be more to his feelings for Clem and that it has the potential to become real, will he run or will he convince Clem to take a chance?

I really loved Jake and Clem; he will do anything to help Clem save face with her family. Her family were quirky and fun and led to several laugh out loud moments. 

 I really enjoyed reading Real Kind Of Love and cannot wait to read more from Sara Rider.

About Sara Rider:

Sara Rider writes contemporary romance full of heart, heat, and happily ever after. She lives in British Columbia with her husband and daughters. She spends far too much time in public libraries and never leaves the home without her e-reader stuffed in her purse.

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