Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3

August 30, 2016 Just a Few Books I Read, Reviews 3

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 think it’s about time I wrap up my feelings about the Calendar Girl Series, huh? Considering how quickly I read the books, it’s a shame it’s taken me 8 months to share my thoughts…

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 Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3September by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #9
Published by Waterhouse Press on September 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 115
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Vegas, Viscous Exes, and Ventilators.

My life felt like a fast ride on a too short highway. Coming home should be roses and rainbows, but nothing that comes out of the desert blooms free. I was most certainly not free. I’d missed my payment to Blaine, owed the last client a hundred grand I didn’t have, and my father was on his deathbed. To make matters worse, Wes was missing in action. As in, no one had seen or heard from him in three weeks. Devastation didn’t begin to explain where my mental state was at.

Like anything life had thrown my way, I pulled on my big girl panties, not the sexy lacy ones I enjoyed teasing my guy with, but the kind that said, “This ass means business.”

I had no choice but to make the decision I made.

My ex, the man that ruined the concept of love for me, put my father in the hospital, was about to get everything he ever wanted…at least that’s what I led him to believe.

September was a rough month. The shit seriously hits the fan in pretty much every angle of Mia’s life. For the most part, I really enjoyed it. The series is full of unrealistic scenarios and this month is no exception – particularly what’s going on in Wes’s life. BUT, since I’ve been going along with the unrealistic scenarios so far, I’ve decided to accept this one too and just go with the flow. The twist with Mia’s sister… I’m really on the fence about that one. In this world of unbelievable scenarios, it’s almost the most believable for me.
3.5 stars pretty good

Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3October by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #10
Published by Waterhouse Press on October 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 113
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Silicone, surgery, and Hollywood starlets.

The land of the stars was beckoning and I answered its call. Now that I was free, well, as free as anyone could be, I decided to pursue something for me. To grab life by the horns and ride that sucker until I found my place within it. That decision brought me back home to Malibu, California, where I awaited the beginning of this next phase in my journey.

The job? Create a segment surrounding Living Beautiful for celebrity doctor and daytime television guru, Dr. Hoffman. The man was known for his cunning wit, good looks, and no nonsense lifestyle. In a city that was filled with plastic Barbie dolls, and nothing you touched was real, I set out to find beauty. And in doing so, I found a lot more that, for me, for the man I loved, and for the rest of the nation.

Once again, we have to be willing to suspend reality a bit here. If you are – and I was – I really enjoyed this phase in Mia’s life. For once, I like that she’s no longer really doing the escort thing. Instead, she’s settling into a great (unrealistic) job. And while Wes’s situation back in September was really hard to believe, I do like the repercussions it has for their relationship in October. I feel like their relationship is more complicated and has more depth beyond sex now.
4 stars Pretty Great

Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3November by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #11
Published by Waterhouse Press on November 30, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 119
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Life, Love, Laughter.

Three things I never expected to experience in the month of giving thanks, but that is just what I received. Wes had survived Hell on Earth, and was back where he was meant to be…in my arms and my bed. For good. There would be no breaking us apart after the trauma we experienced up to this point.

My new job with Century Production sent me to the big apple to interview celebrities for a special segment on being thankful. What is a girl to do when she has an entire host of celebrity friends from her past year of travels? You better believe I called up my friends Mason Murphy, all-star pitcher for the Red Sox, and Anton Santiago, the Latin Lov-ah, to participate. They were all too happy to oblige, only my guy’s feathers were a bit ruffled by the ease with which they came running.

Add in my new family and you’ve got a fairytale Thanksgiving. Except for one tiny detail…the single seat at the table, left open by the hole in my heart that only one person could fill.

Here’s the thing about November. I really REALLY loved seeing some of the past guys in Mia’s Thanksgiving segment. And I can ALMOST believe she’s actually getting paid big money to do the job she’s doing. I mean, our society does value entertainment above all else. For the most part, I think this was the feel good book we were looking for after a couple months of hard stuff – minus the situation with Mia’s dad. I do like the way she handles him though.
4 stars Pretty Great

Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3December by Audrey Carlan
Series: Calendar Girl #12
Published by Waterhouse Press on December 29, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 112
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Mountains, miracles, and marriage.

I had no idea what to expect when the producers of Dr. Hoffman sent me to the pristine white mountains of Aspen, Colorado. As the town of Aspen is known for being a winter haven for uber-rich Americans, I knew this desert cactus was going to be way out of her element. The ace up my sleeve however, was a high-class movie-making surfer whose family owned a cabin in those snowy hills. With him by my side, I’d make the most out of the experience.

The job was assigned under unusual circumstances. An anonymous mountain man paid a hefty fee to persuade the producers of my show to send me out for a segment on local artisans. Suited up in my parka and Ugg boots, I put the warmth of the California sun in the rearview mirror and headed to a winter wonderland.

With my newfound family in tow, I was prepared to celebrate the best month the year had to offer…until the one woman who drastically changed my life all those years ago appeared like a shadow out of pure frosted air, shattering my soul all over again.

Did I enjoy December? To be honest, I loved it. It was sappy and romantic. And full of the most unlikely of scenarios possible. But by this point, I was so okay with those types of scenarios, I just jumped in and loved the frankly impossible HEA that Audrey Carlan gave to Mia, Wes and the whole gang. It was a fun ride and I’m glad I got on.

4.5 stars I loved it

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3 Responses to “Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad you could suspend your disbelief 😉 and enjoy the story overall, Berls. You and Lola have tempted me with this series so I’ll pick it up at some point. I think I have something else from Carlan…hmm… And don’t you worry about taking so long to share reviews. We can only do what we can do, right? 😉
    Have a great Tuesday! {{hugs}}
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    • Berls

      Yep! I’m working on accepting that… Not easy for this perfecfionist! Lol

      I hope you will try this series, I think it’s right up your alley 🙂 Hugs! It’s almost the weekend!

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