Book Review: Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought a romance post would be prudent. I recently read a great romance novel with lots of comedy and quirky, loveable characters. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book! And after reading a bunch of dystopian YA novels, I needed some laughter in my reading life.

Below, you’ll find my review from Goodreads for the book: Lingerie Wars by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. If you’re looking for a fun romance to read this Valentine’s Day, I HIGHLY recommend this one!

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My rating: 5 of 5 Stars

4.5-5 stars!

This book sounded interesting from the summary, so while I was waiting on a book order, I decided to take a chance and download Lingerie Wars. And boy, did it exceed my expectations!

Lingerie Wars is about an ex lingerie model, Kirsty Campbell, and an ex Special Forces officer, Lake Benson. Kirsty suffered a bad car accident a while ago, and is now running a lingerie shop in her home town, Invertary, Scotland. She’s on her last dime–literally–and wants to make the shop a success. Lake Benson comes to Invertary to reclaim an investment: he lent his younger sister, Rainne, money to buy the lingerie shop across from Kirsty’s shop, and Rainne is not doing a great job of turning a profit. Therefore, Lake decides to stay for a while, in hopes that he can revive the business, turn a profit, and eventually sell the shop so he can move on with his life.

When Kirsty and Lake meet, they begin a competition that turns into a lingerie war: who’s shop can make the most profit before the new year. As Kirsty and Lake have trouble ignoring the chemistry between themselves, colorful characters such as old and sassy Betty (who Lake nicknames a Hobbit), Kirsty’s mom who runs a knit shop and group called Knit or Die, and the town’s unofficial mayor, Dougal, bring humor and well-timed conflict into each chapter.

The characters are very well-developed, believable, and entertaining. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed so often while reading a book. Seriously, I couldn’t put it down and probably LOL’ed every other page.

Henderson has an amazing sense of humor and has expertly woven it through the romance and suspense. I am now a big fan and have recommended the book to some friends. And I’m hoping this becomes a movie some day! I’d totally watch it. 🙂

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I’m not kidding about the movie part. There’s a movie that I love (which is way underrated) that reminds me of Lingerie Wars: Assassin In Love (aka The Baker).

MV5BMjE1NDYwNTc0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTg1NTk5Mw@@._V1_SY500_SX351_ Lingerie Wars and Assassin In Love are similar in that they both feature small towns with quirky folk who are extremely meddlesome. The male MCs in each story have a background with weaponry and combat, only one’s former militia and the other is, well…an assassin. Both female MCs are feisty and beautiful, and find themselves attracted to the bad boys. However, it’s a secret that “the baker” is not actually a baker in AIL. In LW, it’s NO secret that the hunky lingerie shop owner, Lake Benson, is former militia.

Both stories have sizzling romance and lots and lots of comedy. In fact, I watched AIL last night and nearly forgot just how funny it is. Now it’s in my Amazon video library for good, available whenever I have a hankering for a Welsh romcom. I’m not always up for romance reads or movies, but honestly, Lingerie Wars and Assassin In Love are some favorites that I will readily recommend to anyone.

So if you’re looking for a great read, or even a great movie, I hope you’ll take one of my recommendations to heart and read/watch something new. Even if your date is a pint-sized serving of Ben & Jerry, you’ll love either one–or both!

Book Review: Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi

This month marks the beginning of many guests on my blog. Today, I am honored to give a review for the book Treasure Me by the talented Christine Nolfi.

Treasure Me is a contemporary fiction novel that has all the right amounts of adventure, suspense, romance, and humor. Birdie, the main character, is a small time thief, trying to find a hidden treasure in Liberty, Ohio. The man who drives her crazy, Hugh, is a reporter on his last thread, completely addicted to the pursuit of women. The small town of Liberty holds many surprises for the two visitors, even in their initial meeting. As Birdie tries to uncover clues that could lead her to a potential, life-changing fortune, Hugh has a hidden agenda to unearth “dirt” from some townspeople. As Hugh and Birdie continue on their searches, their paths cross and they find it hard to stay away from the temptation of attraction. Will they stay on track, or will they completely detour and turn their lives and the entire town upside down?

I really enjoyed this short read. There was definitely a good amount of action, balanced with the appropriate amount of dialogue and background information. Some parts led to places that I predicted; other parts took me by surprise. The story itself was well paced and the writing was clear and concise. Birdie and Hugh are just some of the enjoyable and interesting characters throughout the story, and the resolve to conflict is exactly what I hoped for. The story takes place around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, so it’s a great read for this season especially. Overall, I give the book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to readers looking for something with depth, humor, and romance.

If you’d like to learn more about the writer, Christine Nolfi, check out her interview by clicking here.

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Genre – Contemporary Fiction

Rating – PG13

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