Review: America’s Geekheart by Pippa Grant

america's geekheartTitle: America’s Geekheart

Author: Pippa Grant

Year of publication: Officially released today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review

The heroine: Environmental engineer/blogger Sarah Dempsey

The hero: Billionaire underwear model/fashion designer/ex-boy band member Beck Ryder

The blurb: Remember that time you accidentally sexted your in-laws?

Yeah. I just did that. Except worse. Now my million social media followers are reading and sharing the rude, smartass message I meant to send privately to my little sister…and I’m officially public enemy number one.

I’m Beck Ryder. Former boy bander. Underwear model. Fashion mogul. And I just buried my entire leg in my mouth—not just my foot—modern internet style, and publicly insulted my sister’s neighbor.

Sarah Dempsey.

Also known as the woman of my dreams, who loves geeky TV shows, baseball, and giraffes, who’s just as turned on by food as I am, and who has a huge secret that I didn’t see coming.

Now it’s time to grovel and apologize publicly on social media and hope that those same followers who helped start the raging shitstorm will help calm the waters.

Because Sarah doesn’t want the spotlight. For very good reasons that I can’t tell you right now and trying to convince her to be my fake girlfriend to fix this mess and make me look like less of a jackass is worse than taking a kick to the nuts by Jackie Chan.

And I thought modeling underwear made me feel naked.

Trying to start a relationship in the era of the twitterazzi isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Standalone or series: This is book two in the Bro Code series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: I didn’t think I would enjoy a book more than Flirting with the Frenemy, but then I read America’s Geekheart and Pippa Grant proved me wrong.

This book was fabulous in every way that mattered. Beck Ryder, whose sister Ellie and best friend Wyatt are the protagonists of Frenemy, is an ex-boy band member who now runs a multi-billion dollar fashion empire. He does a lot of good and doesn’t flaunt his wealth, and his extended family and friends make sure his ego doesn’t get too big. But Beck makes a big mistake when what he thought was a private tweet to his sister is instead sent to her next door neighbour, Sarah Dempsey, who runs a blog about preserving the earth and all its creatures. Sarah is an environmental engineer who’s been laying low for ten years, hiding a secret she’d rather the world didn’t know.

When she’s thrust into the spotlight, Beck makes her an offer she can’t refuse – she helps him smooth over the mistake that’s made him public enemy number one, and he’ll help her get her causes into the public eye. Sarah tells herself she’s doing it for the good of the animals who depend on her to speak up on their behalf. She’s not falling in love with one of the most famous men in the world, who also happens to be gorgeous, charming and down-to-earth. She’s not.

Beck’s happy to accept whatever help Sarah can give him, because he has a major problem: he’s about a launch a foundation that will benefit thousands of children with a famous sports star, but he needs the public on his side. The more time he spends with Sarah, though, the more he likes her. When he finds out her secret, he takes it in his stride. He’s not falling in love with the quirky, geeky engineer who’s been hiding herself away. He’s not.

This book will make you laugh out loud, cheer, and completely fall for Beck Ryder. One of the best romance books I’ve ever read. You’ll regret it if you don’t read this book. Promise.

Review: Flirting with the Frenemy by Pippa Grant

flirting with the frenemyTitle: Flirting with the Frenemy

Author: Pippa Grant

Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review

The heroine: Ellie Ryder

The hero: Wyatt Morgan

The blurb: Mission: Survive my best friend’s wedding, where I must play nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend.

Strategy: Bring the hottest fake boyfriend on the planet.

Target: Grady Rock. Master Baker. Dimples. Muscles. The unicorn of fake boyfriends.

Complication: Wyatt Morgan. My brother’s best friend. My sworn enemy. Military man. Sexy as hell single dad. The man I let into my panties for one night of hot hate sex after my ex dumped me before my life fell apart.

And the man who just scared off that perfect fake boyfriend. By pretending to be my real boyfriend.

I can roll with this though. What’s the harm in Flirting with the Frenemy if it helps me get the job done?

Complete my mission and move on. Or so I thought. Until Wyatt kisses me again and I start feeling things I shouldn’t. The thing about weddings…nothing ever goes as planned.

Standalone or series: Book one of the Bro Code series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: Pippa Grant has fast become one of my favourite rom-com authors, and this book only cements that status for me! This rollicking, hilarious rollercoaster of a tale is about Ellie, Wyatt, his adorable son Tucker and pirates. And boy bands. And Frogger (who doesn’t remember the glorious game that was Frogger???).

Ellie and Wyatt have known each other since they were kids. Ellie’s brother, boy band turned underwear model Beckett, is Wyatt’s best friend. Which means Ellie and Wyatt have been frenemies for a very long time. When Wyatt’s divorce is finalised and Ellie is dumped by her fiance for another at Christmas time, they end up turning to each other, which leads to a disaster.

Six months later, after Ellie has successfully avoided military engineer Wyatt, they’re both staying in one of Beck’s houses. Sparks fly again, even though they don’t want them to, but every time they try to get it on, something bad happens. Ellie becomes convinced that a relationship between them will always be doomed. Can Wyatt convince her otherwise? Will she succumb to the charms of the Morgan males? Throw in a supporting cast of warm and entertaining characters, one very rude parrot, and all the pirate talk you can handle, and you have one hellava good romance. I can’t wait for book two!