Blog Tour: The CEO, The Puppy, and Me by Jennifer Faye | Review

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The CEO, the Puppy and Me
(The Bartolini Legacy #2)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook
256 Pages
June 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

Has the search for her past…guided her toward her future?
Gia Bartolini’s determinedly searching for her real father. First stop on the enchanting Italian island of Lapri? A mysterious abandoned mansion…where, rescuing a trapped puppy, she falls straight into the arms of alluring Riccardo Moretti! Her passion for the all-business CEO burns bright, leaving Gia with a question: In uncovering her true roots, has fate led her to true love?

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My Thoughts

I found The CEO, The Puppy and Me to be a lovely, endearing story! This is the second book in the Bartolini Legacy series. After some surprising information, Gia embarks on a journey to find her real father. Along the way she meets Ricardo, and their adventures turn into one that shifts into romance! I enjoyed the interactions Gia and Ricardo have with one another, and there is a puppy that keeps their ties strong!

This story is equally warm and emotional, as Gia learns shocking secrets in her journey to discovering her lineage. Her siblings also maintain their strong ties with each other, despite the surprise of their lineage is thrown at their feet. Having Ricardo at Gia’s side make things equally enjoyable, especially since he is on his own journey to healing his personal life. I highly recommend Gia and Ricardo’s love story for those seeking a sweet, lighthearted read!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Other Books in the Series


The Prince and the Wedding Planner
(The Bartolini Legacy #1)
By Jennifer Faye

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook
256 Pages
March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

When different worlds collide…sparks fly!

With her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly—she can’t afford distractions. Too bad the bride’s dashing brother has other plans! Duty-bound Crown Prince Leo has mere weeks to announce his own engagement, but none of the candidates measure up to Bianca. They’re the most unlikely match, but might that just make them perfect for one another?

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And coming in September…

The Italian’s Unexpected Heir(The Bartolini Legacy #3)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook
256 Pages
September 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance

Her baby surprise proves…that one night will never be enough!

Reeling from the secrets that have torn his heritage apart, Enzo Bartolini is set on selling his family’s Tuscan vineyard and trying to forget the impulsive, dazzling night he and best friend Sylvie shared in Paris. While the sale moves forward, the thrilling awareness between him and Sylvie is harder to move past…especially when she upends Enzo’s world by revealing she’s carrying his baby!
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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
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Tour Schedule

June 8th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review (print)
Bookish Jottings – Review (ebook)
Woven From Words – Review (print)
Splashes of Joy – Review (print)

June 9th:
Historical Graffiti – Review (print)
Book Lover in Florida – Excerpt
reviewingbooksplusmore – Review (ebook)
Books and Zebras – Review (print)

June 10th:
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review (ebook)
La libreria di Beppe – Excerpt
Baroness’ Book Trove – Review (print)
Red Headed Book Lady – Review (print)

June 11th:
Pause for Tales – Review (print)
Peaceful Pastime – Review (print)
Harlie’s Books – Review (ebook) & Excerpt
Locks, Hooks and Books – Review (print)

June 12th:
Teatime and Books – Review (print)
Reading Excursions – Review (print)
EmpowerMoms – Review (print)
Hallie Reads – Review (print)

June 13th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of THE PRINCE AND THE WEDDING PLANNER, winner’s choice of print (US only) or ebook! Open internationally. Ends June 17, 2020

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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng/A Review

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Length: 338 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Hardcover (borrowed from library)
Release Date: September 12, 2017

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia’s.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.

My Thoughts:
Although the setting in Little Fires Everywhere is at a suburban community, this story covers hard hitting issues that effects everyone regardless of the environment one lives in. Many has the mindset of promoting diversity and acceptance in their neighborhoods, yet the fear of nonconformity can stifle the best of intentions.

There were many parts in Little Fires Everywhere that were very eye-opening, especially when the custody battle scenes came into the forefront. The overall theme that rang clear throughout the proceedings and the conflicts that ran deep within the neighborhood was what defined a stable home environment: the unyielding power of a mother’s love, or the connection of the family altogether?

The coming-of-age story lines among Pearl and the Richardson children were also rich with emotion. Pearl is new to the Shaker Heights community, and she’s accepted into a group that exemplifies everything that meant ‘acceptance’: children with the ‘best’ looks, wardrobe, and mannerisms that would help get by in high school life. It’s only after Pearl becomes deeply involved with these childrens’ lives that she sees how loyalty can impact one’s well being. The impact on loyalty runs the risk of treading shaky ground, as it was reflected in Mia Warren and Elena Richardson’s actions. Each woman made a choice out of the best of intentions, and resulted in consequences that threatened to impact many in the long run.

Little Fires Everywhere is such a powerful story that reflects the current times of a community learning to understand each other’s differences. I highly recommend it!

Rating: 5/5 Stars