Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2

July 11, 2016 Just a Few Books I Read, Reviews 2

Just a few

Sometimes I just can’t pull off a review, but still want to share what I’ve read. When that happens, I’ll share them in this feature 🙂

I “reviewed” the first 4 Calendar Girl Books a couple weeks ago, or the first 4 months of Mia’s year. Now we’re moving on to the second 4 months, which is kind of the where things did a roller coaster down and then back up for me.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2May by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #5
Published by Waterhouse Press on May 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-stars

Swimsuits, sun, surfing, and a sexy Samoan. I headed to the island of Oahu, Hawaii to meet with cutting-edge swimsuit fashion designer, Angel D’Amico, to serve as head model for the “Beauty Comes in All Sizes” swimsuit campaign. The designer wants to show the world that beauty is not just a size two. My curves got me into this gig, and, the moment I laid eyes on my modeling “partner,” I’d never been happier with my buxom form.

Tai Niko had everything the average man lacked. Height, broad shoulders, a nipped in waist, square pecs, tree trunk thighs, and a look that rivaled “The Rock.” The part that made me drool and weakened my knees, was the thick, intricate tribal tattoos running down the entire left side of his muscled frame from shoulder to ankle. The design was unlike anything I’d ever seen, and I couldn’t wait to trace the tips of my fingers over every inch.

To this point, May is my least favorite. I took major issue with the work she was hired for. I don’t believe you hire an escort to model. There’s enough models with experience and training. I did, however, love seeing more of Mia’s sister and best friend. I also liked getting some time in Las Vegas. I love the “lust interest” as a person, but their sex really didn’t do it for me.
3 stars Just Okay

Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2June by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #6
Published by Waterhouse Press on June 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-stars

Politics, phallic statues, and pretty women.

Literally everywhere you look, you see an old man and a gold-digging cling-on wrapped around their wrinkly arms.

Luck had not gone my way when Warren Shipley, one of the nation’s wealthiest men hired me to play arm-candy in order to save face with the other one percenters he did business with. At least that’s what I thought when I arrived in Washington, DC, until I was met by old man Shipley’s debonair and insanely handsome son. Aaron Shipley was notably the youngest senator in the history of politics voted Senator of California at the tender age of thirty-five. Single, beyond rich, and the face of every political magazine around the US. Women everywhere wanted a taste of that power.

Me, I’d always thought politics were boring…boy was I wrong. Democracy had never been more exciting.

But for the series, June is actually my least favorite. She actually is doing work as an escort for once, so that was more believable. However, something happened in this book that just didn’t sit right with me at all. It was very political and felt icky. I do think it was an important turning point, because from here things get way better. I still really enjoyed June though and some fun twists kept it a 3 star read.
3 stars Just Okay

Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2July by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #7
Published by Waterhouse Press on July 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-half-stars

Hip-hop, Miami heat, and the Latin Lov-ah.

The second half to this year-long journey has taken me to Magic City…Miami. I’ve been hired by the nation’s top hip-hop artist, Anton Santiago. His name is as sexy as he is, and it rolls off the tongue the same way his muscled form rolls to his music. He goes by the name Latin Lov-ah, and boy does he work that title from his rock-hard body, Latin hip-hop fusion dance moves, to the way he beds his women.

He’s raw, dirty, and one hundred percent player...and I want to wrap my naked body all over him and forget about everything.

Every word that comes out of his mouth is a siren’s song.

Every thrust of his hips draws me closer.

Every breath against my neck sends me into a tailspin of need and desire.

After what happened in June, I need to rip the bandage off. Move on. Anton could be just the thing I need to get my groove back.

I was hired to play the part of a seductress in Anton’s new music video, but, in the end, I’m the one being seduced.

With July we’re headed in the right direction – up! There’s some serious backlash from what happened in the last book and it felt really appropriate. I also adored the hip hop artist she was hired to work for. Again, I took serious issue with her being hired to do a music video with no musical/dance training. But it’s a book right? Some major relationship developments made this an even better book for me.
3.5 stars pretty good

Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2August by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #8
Published by Waterhouse Press on August 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 112
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

Pretending. I’ve always been good at pretending.
Being someone else is easy, and that ability has served me well these last seven months.

This time, I’ve been hired to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon, and down to earth cowboy, Maxwell Cunningham. Recently, Maxwell’s father passed away and in his last Will and Testament he dropped a bomb no one saw coming.

One of the richest men in the world, left forty-nine percent of his company to a sister my client never knew he had. A woman named Mia Saunders.

Maxwell has a year to find this sister or he loses almost half of his empire to a greedy board of investors. Somehow, he found me and here I am.

Sharing in family dinners, pretending to be someone I’m not and fooling bigwigs left and right. Only I’m finding myself falling in love with a family I can never have. One that will hurt to leave.

Stetsons, soul-searching, and sisterly duty all come into a sharp tangle with twists and turns I never saw coming.

Wow, July really shook things up. What could have been really formulaic is being turned upside down with July. A couple plot twists here – one that was really REALLY obvious. I actually wanted to shake Mia and go, duh! The other was shocking and lead to a bit of a cliff hanger. By that point I was already reading these one after the other, so I just popped right into September. Loved seeing more of Mia and her Boyfriend Matt in this one.
4 stars Pretty Great

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three-stars

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2 Responses to “Just a Few More Calendar Girl Books I Read | Part 2”

  1. Lola
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    I have read these all as well. Just read August last week. I had some of the same issues with may and indeed I also wondered why she was hired to model. I guess it’s to mix up the jobs a bit, but it seemed a bit weird to me as well. I also liked Tai as a person, but didn’t much care for their casual sex.
    And I know what you mean about June. It’s probably my least favorite as well. It was still a good book, but what happened didn’t set well with me either, even though i did understand why she made that decision. It just didn’t feel quite right.
    And I liked how July was a turning point in this series and shook things up. And august luckily continues that trend. I also predicted one of the twists and the other surprised me. I’ll have to make time to read September soon as I am curious what will happen next! Great reviews :).
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  2. Melanie Simmons
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    Funny how we judge a fictional story with how believable the idea of the plot is. I do this even with PNR/UF, even though many of those characters can’t even been real. “Would a vampire really react that way?” “How would a ‘person’ who is 1000’s of years old be attracted to a 20 year old?” LOL Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, even if you know it would never happen in the real world, right?? 🙂 Sounds like you found a fun series.
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