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Title: Worth the Wait
Author: A.J. Pine
Series: Kingston Ale House, book 4 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 261 pages, Ebook
Published: January 16, 2017, by Entangled: Select Contemporary
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
I like to think of myself as a man of pleasure…
I enjoy a good pint of ale, being in the arms of a beautiful woman, and living by my own rules. The only thing I try to avoid? Commitment. And I’ve got a three-year success rate to prove it.
I wasn’t planning on Grace—the beautiful, funny, totally off-limits massage therapist who keeps popping up in my life. She’s on a six-month mission to rid her life of toxins. No alcohol. No red meat. And, yeah, no men. I’m talking full-on man cleanse.
I know I should walk away, but I can’t…and the only way to keep her in my life is to live by her rules. I’ll need to prove to a woman who’s lost all trust in men that I’m worthy of her love. And do it all without so much as a single kiss.
The only problem? If I win, I’ll lose the one thing I swore I’d never give up. My heart.
Worth the Wait was definitely a fun read like the rest of the books in this series. You can read my review of book 1: The One That Got Away here and book 2: Six Months Rule, here.
After suffering from a betrayal, Grace vowed to do a man cleanse from her life which includes no touching or kissing anyone for at least six months. Jeremy is still recovering from the wound left by his ex-girlfriend. They both keep on bumping into each other and no sooner sparks fly between them. But Grace wants to complete what she promised herself and Jeremy want to be the one to be the man in her life after this is over. Will Grace be worth the wait?
This book was really fun to read. I liked the plot and enjoyed how everything was executed. After Grace’s ex-boyfriend betrays her, she vows to bring a complete change in her life including a man cleanse. But her strength wavers after she gets to know Jeremy who she met while doing her job. I really, really loved Jeremy, he was absolutely perfect!
The story spun in an interesting direction after Jeremy’s ex-girlfriend & reporter entered the scenario. I liked how Jeremy and Grace handled the situation in their own way. Though Grace was very insecure despite the fact that it was crystal clear Jeremy felt so much more for her. Due to her insecurity, she made some shitty decisions but in the end, I kind of understood where she was coming from.
Jeremy… oh this guy just perfect and absolutely swoon-worthy! His faith from Grace never wavered and he was ready to wait for Grace how long it took. He was patient, understanding and never judged Grace. He was simply so sweet and he melted my heart! I loved the romance between them.
Overall, Worth the Wait was a good read. I enjoyed the plot and fell in love with the characters. I loved the chemistry between Grace and Jeremy. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.
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DON’T MISS THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE KINGSTON ALE HOUSE SERIES!
Synopsis: She’s holding out for a happy ever after.
I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.
The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league.
Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.
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Synopsis: She created the game, but the rules are about to change.
The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him.
That is…until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office.
Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months.
It’s fine. That accent won’t get to me, no matter how sexy it sounds when he asks permission to do things professionals shouldn’t do. On the couch. In the corner office I still wish was mine.
Maybe we can’t keep our hands off each other, but I’m sure as hell not falling for a guy who lives an ocean away. Because in six months, he’s leaving for good.
I don’t do broken hearts, but you know what they say…
There’s a first time for everything.
Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
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Synopsis: How far will one man go for the woman he’s loved since high school?
Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler’s best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they’ve had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.
But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he’s been by her side all along.
AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.
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