Friday, March 11, 2016

City of Love Review...


Her heart is empty in the new life she’s living.
Charlotte Taylor knows she’s gorgeous. She’s been told that all her life. Since she was a child, her mom, a former model and Miss Georgia, has been grooming her for a professional modeling career and tomorrow, she’ll sign with the top agency in New York City. It should be a dream come true.
Alone, and unhappy, she doesn’t know where to turn.

Hale Scott works long hours as a chef at the hottest restaurant in Manhattan. It should be his dream job, serving hip food to the coolest crowd in the city. The only problem is his boss. The highlight of his evening is the gorgeous woman he keeps making eye contact with, sitting at the table closest to the kitchen. She looks sad and lonely and he hopes she’s still there when the dinner rush subsides.

Charlotte and Hale find an instant connection but a relationship is the last thing Charlotte needs and the only thing Hale wants. Can they find a way to stay together in the overwhelming city, or can they find their own city of love?

Cameo by: Siena Remington from Melissa Foster’s Flames of Love

**Remington Kindle World Novella based off of Melissa Foster's Remington Series** 

Don't miss Spotlight on Love, Kaira Rouda'a 1st Kindle World Spin-off.



Charlotte is in New York to meet a modeling rep but she is coming to realize that it isn't what she wants to do, she just has to figure out what it is she wants.  During her one night in town she meets Hale the chef of the restaurant she visits.  Hale is unhappy with his job and can't wait to start his own career as a food truck chef.  After talking to each other for a few hours they come to realize they both want to live in the same area and have similar goals in life.  They are both unhappy but when they meet each other things fall into place for both of them and they decide to jump together.  

While I enjoy the idea behind the story I felt rushed.  The characters were well thought out and well written.  The flow of the book was decent and it moved easily.  The pace was too rushed for my liking though.

So obviously I enjoyed the book but I also had a few issues with it.  I did enjoy the authors writing style and look forward to reading more by her.  I think if it had moved a little slower or been longer so things didn't happen so quickly I would have liked it a little better.  But making it longer could go the other way and make the book worse so it really all depends I guess.

4 dreaming stars


Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines. 

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.  

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website,


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