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    Simply Amazing

    Another amazing return to the Kingston Ale House!! Annie is a bookstore owner who believes in happily ever afters. Her bookstore needs help though and her brother's best friend just happens to be a best selling author who agrees to do a signing on short notice. So what if she hated his book.... Everyone else seems to love it. Wes had a huge crush on Annie in high school and wants to show her that he's not the same kid he was back then. So, he doesn't believe in happily ever afters, that's not what either of them is looking for right now. This book can be read as a standalone but you should read the ones that came before it because they were equally as good as this one. I loved the check-ins with the characters from the previous books. Annie and Wes' banter was hilarious and these two couldn't be more perfect for each other. I'm really looking forward to Jeremy's story next!! *This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy.*
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    Enjoyed this timely romance!

    This third story in the Kingston Ale House series is a fun look at the world of authors and bloggers, plus a sibling's best friend trope romance (one of my favourites) that is a great addition to this series and a very enjoyable and entertaining read. Annie runs a small bookshop and has a romance blog. Her younger brother's best friend Wes has landed himself in the spotlight with his story of Ethan, the man who loves them and leaves them in a story without a happy ending. 'Not a romance!' cries Annie on her blog, entering the current debate of the 'non-HEA romance' and hating the story for getting all the publicity in the field where the happy ending should be sacred. Financially, her store could use some help and having a book signing by the now famous Wes would definitely put it in the public eye. Wes is happy to help out his friend's sister, a woman he had a crush on when he was younger. Now as adults, they meet as equals and to Annie's chagrin, she finds herself attracted to him even as she despises his book. One favour leads to another, then leads to the bedroom where a heated affair begins. But is Wes just like the character in his book, ready to walk away without commitment? Or will he man up and admit that his feelings for Annie are deeper than he's let on? This is a fun and timely story that combines the current controversy facing the romance world with a sexy and overall lighthearted story that still contains some emotional scenes. Wes's reluctance to commit to women stems from his grief over his mother's death, and he finds it easier to have one night stands than to contemplate a long term relationship that could end as his parents relationship ended. He turned those experiences into his bestselling book, blending fact with fiction. Annie quickly figures out that there is some truth to this fiction when they keep bumping into women who ended up as 'chapters' in Wes's book in some humorous scenes. Their agreement to a friends with benefits arrangement definitely comes with some decent benefits alright, as the sexual encounters in Wes's book don't appear to be exaggerations, to Annie's ultimate delight. But it's not long before she's falling for him despite knowing it's not going to end up the way she wants, though she doesn't realize that Wes is also struggling with his deeper feelings for her. There are some great scenes with the other characters from previous books in the series as the story propels its way to the happy ending that they both deserve. 4.5 stars for this timely ride to true love.
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    Unexpected

    What an exciting story about author Wes Hartley and Two Stories book store owner Annie Denning. After his 1st book Down This Road hits the NY Best Sellers list Wes decides to leave NY and come home to Chicago, in hopes of breaking through his writers block. With the a wedge between him and his father, he calls his best friend Jeremy to see if he knows of a place he can crash. Jeremy does one better and not only offers him a room at his place, but offers him a part time position at the bar he works at, in exchange he asks Wes to do a book signing at his sisters book store that is having financial troubles. In high school Wes had a crush on Annie, so he's not only happy to help, but needs to hide how excited he is about it. One draw back..... Annie hates his book and says it's a —no happily ever after—not-a-romance, who's *character Ethan, has women swooning for him right and left, almost all of them saying they love him—and he never returns the sentiment (*direct book quote). *Other than some pretty sensational sex scenes Ethan, the not-a-romance hero, is the most shallow, vapid, self-serving fictional human I’ve ever read. He takes and takes and takes but claims he cannot give. (*Direct book quote). Can Wes change Annie's mind about his book? Can Wes get over his high school crush, or has it turned into more? You'll have to read THREE SIMPLE WORDS to find out, but I absolutely completely enjoyed this story. I wanted to share more favorite quotes, but they'd given away too much information. So here's just a few that won't spoil the story! Now I want to read SIX MONTH RULE & THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. I received an ARC via IndieSage through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual content this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older! FAVORITE PASSAGES ~~ - “Drunk on the nearness of her, on the warm, sweet scent of home. - “Am I gonna be as much trouble for you as you are for me?” - Why did it matter so much whether or not he believed that love could conquer all?
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    One book and a favourite new author!

    During a book signing, author Wes Harley notices a lovely woman, Annie Denning, who asks him questions. Wes is a best selling romance novel author, and his book is making women swooning with the hero’s sexual techniques; they all wonder if it’s autobiographical, even Annie. At 25, Wes has a best seller under his belt, “Down this Road”, but words haven’t been coming for months, and he has three days to send his editor 50 pages of his still unwritten second novel. Wes had moved to New York eight years ago, and while he is definitely not suffering from writer’s block, of course not!, still he decides to go back home to Chicago for a bit and see if inspiration will strike. Wes runs into Jeremy, his high school friend and Annie’s younger brother, who tells Wes that Annie’s small bookstore, Two Stories, is in a precarious financial situation, and if Wes could do a book signing, it would help a lot. Wes has nothing better to do, so he agrees, and he used to have a crush on Annie. And she is even better looking than he remembers! Annie remembered the teenager who used to hang with her brother, but Wes looks much better than she ever thought. The book signing is a huge success, and then two of Annie’s friends are getting married, she’s supposed to bring a plus-one, and said friends beg Wes to accompany her; reluctantly, she agrees, but Wes is thrilled: he’ll be able to make a move. Finally! A.J. Pine was a new author to me, and what a wonderful discovery this book was! I just love Ms. Pine’s writing style: her prose is understated, precise, and utterly delightful. The dialogues are brilliantly simple, the characters sound natural and young; everything invites you in their circle. The story is unpretentious, the pace is brisk, and everything flows so well, it’s a joy to read. It’s all the little details that make THREE SIMPLE WORDS magical instead of the predictable story it could have been. Annie has a blog, HappyEverAfter, and the blog entries are a very nice touch, there are humorous little things here and there, glimpses of a struggling author’s daily life, clever twists on familiar tropes, and what misunderstandings happen are very skilfully handled. The banter between Annie and her friend and account manager Brynn, as well as between Jeremy and Wes is terrific. THREE SIMPLE WORDS is a book I thoroughly enjoyed, it was one of the best surprises of the year, and I will be looking forward to A.J. Pine’s future offerings: THREE SIMPLE WORDS is worth every second of your time! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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    ....some things never change.

    Three Simple Words is a look at the differing points of view that men and women have on one subject, LOVE. Wes sees romance as a tempting way to make money and bag women. As the author of a gritty, sensual bestselling book Wes is living the dream. Sex, money and women are his for the taking, but with success comes the fear of not being able to keep the momentum going. Annie believes in rainbows and happily ever afters. Her blog and business pay homage to the fairytale. Her heart belongs to romance, her censure belongs to Wes' book and it's distortion of love. Three Simple Words revisits the theme: "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus in this light read. It's funny to see after so many years, some things never change.
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