Showing posts with label Laura Ann. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#RomanceIsInTheAir - Author Laura Ann, Sale & Giveaway  

Goldilock's Misunderstood Billionaire by Laura Ann  

She needs his help... He needs her. 

Goldie Lockwood loves her job as the Art Department head at Middleton Prep Academy. She loves that her friends have all found true love. And she even loves living with her triplet brothers, despite the fact they're way overprotective. What she doesn't love, is Finley Gruffman. His practiced charm and flirtatious smile drive her crazy and she makes sure he knows it. Much to her dismay, she finds herself in a position where she needs his help. 

 When Finley Gruffman finds himself attracted to the tiny, blonde art teacher, he quickly discovers she's got hidden claws and a sharp tongue. Riling her up becomes his favorite past time. However, when she approaches him about sponsoring an art fundraiser, he makes a deal with her. If she will pretend to be his girlfriend in order to keep his ex and the media at bay, he will provide the much needed funds for the exhibit. 

When their feisty personalities clash, the line between enemies and lovers comes muddled. But Finley's reputation as a heartless jerk isn't completely unearned. Can he convince Goldie he isn't the man everyone else thinks he is?



My cheeks hurt from smiling. Truth is, I stayed up all night reading it. For sweet romance lovers with a little humor on the side this is the book for you. 

This may be a clean, sweet read, but you’ll never miss the lack of sexual interaction with such a meaty book. I’d give this story more stars than five if I could! 




Goldie spun and nearly fell over.

The man from earlier lunged forward, grabbing her around her elbows and helping keep her upright.

“Oh, thank you. That was incredibly helpful and an excellent reaction time.” Goldie stepped out of his hands, which seemed to linger on her arms until the very last second. Uh oh, maybe he didn’t quite get the message earlier.

Travis chuckled. “Anytime.” His eyes wandered up and down her, warming her but not in a good way. “You sure you don’t want to see my house? I’m thinking we could have a great time there.”

Red flags were waving like they were in a hurricane in her head. “Uh…”

He took her hesitation as an opportunity to step into her personal bubble and leaned down towards her face. “I’ve even got a hot tub out back.”

Goldie felt herself leaning back. “Thanks, but no thanks, Travis. Not really my thing.”

“I’ve got a theatre.”


“Pool table?”

Seriously? Does he not get it? “No, thank you. I’m not-”

“Hey, hon. I’ve been looking for you everywhere.” A dark, gravelly voice came from Goldie’s right side just as a large arm slipped around her waist.

What the-? Every nerve ending stood on end as Finley put his arm around her. Goldie couldn’t seem to control the shiver that ran down her spine and the electricity that shot out from his hand. Turning sideways, she glared at him, only to be met with an amused smirk.

“Oh, I see. Well, you should have just said so,” Travis cleared his throat and stepped back.

“No.” Goldie’s tone was firm.

Both men froze and looked at her.

Stepping out of Finley’s reach she put her hands on her hips. “We,” she waved a finger between her and Finley, “are not together. And I don’t appreciate you making it seem that way.”

Finley’s expression went from shocked to thunderous in moments. His dark eyes looked like a tornado was brewing and Goldie knew it was time to get out.

She turned back away from Finley. “Travis, thank you for the invitation, but before we were interrupted, I was trying to tell you that I’m not interested. Thank you, anyway.” She turned back to Finley. “As for you, I thank you to keep your hands to yourself. I want no part of this little charade you’re trying to put on. Good night.” Spinning on her heel, she stomped to her car and carefully eased her way out of the busy driveway, leaving both men with their mouths hanging open.

Goldie couldn’t help it. As she watched the men get smaller in her rearview mirror, she couldn’t help but giggle. “Good thing I’ll never see either of those two again.”


Author Laura Ann 
Ever since I was in elementary school I have wanted to be an author. Career day was a bit rough, since there is no official uniform for this job. Pajamas and a laptop maybe? Although my clothes change from day to day, my job as a wife and mother doesn't. My days are filled with my 5 children and enjoying time with my husband, while my evenings are filled with creative time. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 


 Goldilock's Misunderstood Millionaire is the 9th and final story in the Middleton Prep series. Each novella is a clean, sweet romance loosely based on a beloved fairy tale. They can be read in any order.
 A Home for the Ugly Duckling (FREE for newsletter subscribers) 
The Librarian and Her Beast 
Ms. Cinder's Prince 
Waking Ms. Briar 
A Date for the Goose Girl 
Running from the Wolf 
Ms. Frogg's Hidden Billionaire 
Saving Ms. Gothel 
A Billionaire for Ms. Snow
 Goldilock's Misunderstood Billionaire 



Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 3/26/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.    

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: The Librarian and Her Beast by Laura Ann

Heidi Reads... The Librarian and Her Beast by Laura Ann

My rating: 3 stars / I liked it


Welcome to Middleton Prep, a place where fairy tales and modern day collide. Where fair maidens spend their time developing lesson plans and valiant knights do battle with unreliable wifi signals; all in the hopes of finding True Love.

Librarian Piper Belmont’s world turns topsy turvy when new football coach Nash Wilde joins the staff at her school. Tall, dark and handsome, he’s every girl’s dream...until Piper realizes he only speaks in grunts and nods. Determined not to judge a book by its cover, Piper agrees to go out with him.

Just as they are getting to know each other, a family emergency forces Piper to leave town. Will she ever get the chance learn the secrets behind Nash’s silence? Or will the staff’s reigning beauty queen catch Nash’s interest before Piper gets back?

The Librarian and Her Beast is the first book in the Middleton Prep series. Each book is a stand alone story, but the series is best read in order. Every installment is a loosely based, contemporary retelling of a favorite fairy tale, full of swoon worthy kisses and, of course, a Happily Ever After.

My Review

I enjoyed this cute novella with a fun premise- classic fairy tale characters are modern day teachers and staff at a high school. This story is obviously based on Beauty and the Beast, and I thought it was a nice nod to make Piper the librarian. She's likeable and has some funny quirks. Nash represents the Beast as a nearly mute math teacher and football coach (although his brawniness comes off as hot rather than fearsome). The mystery of why he wouldn't talk kept me reading and while I thought Piper was enabling him by "playing a one-sided game of twenty questions," it drew out the relationship until other conflicts enter the plot to mix things up. They have great physical chemistry in the beginning of their relationship, and over time they learn to read each other and grow closer in other ways. The villain was way over the top which was a turn-off since I prefer more subtlety and dimensionality. Overall it was a fun bit of fluff that provided a nice escape for an evening.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)