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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

RRR presents... RED VELVET by Carla Luna - REVIEW!

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If ever a book was going to fit right in on my site, it was today's title. It comes to us via Rachel's Random Resources, features a Contemporary Romance with a delicious title, fabulous characters, and a wonderful story to boot. I can't imagine any romance reader not falling in love with this one, let alone wishing to be in this one! Ladies and gents, prepare your senses for today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...

Red Velvet
Carla Luna

About the book...
Faking it has never been so much fun…

In her ultra-competitive family, April Beckett is used to taking last place. For years, she’s put up with jabs about her modest job and her pathetic love life. Especially after she tried to impress her older sisters with a fake boyfriend in college and failed miserably. But now she has a smoking-hot date for her brother’s wedding, guaranteed to wow them.

Until he bails. Cue total desperation.

Without April’s friendship, Brody Blackwood wouldn’t have survived his last breakup. So, if she needs a plus-one for a family wedding, he’s all in. Even if it means pretending to be her boyfriend. And committing to six days of activities at a wooded resort in Wisconsin. But how hard could a relaxing getaway with your best friend be?

Too bad there’s a grueling 10K race and a cutthroat trivia night to endure. Not to mention a massive secret to protect. But will the biggest secret of all turn out to be that this fake relationship feels more real than April or Brody ever imagined?


April was a SWEETHEART, emphasis on the sweet! She could bake like nobody's business, design like nature intended, and keep her long held crush well under wraps so as not to affect the friendship she holds near and dear. Grant it, she let's her family walk all over her with their ridiculous competitive streak, takes way too much from a boyfriend that should be supporting her and cherishing her not sweet shaming her and using her for pretty much just a booty call, and has a severe lack of confidence from pretty much all of the above and more to the extent that she can't see what a catch she really is...but hey, nobody's perfect, but they can certainly be perfectly matched!

Now on to Brody, I mean Chris, no, I mean Brody...because he was a doll! I mean, he wasn't perfect, nor claiming to be, but it was so obvious that he had a thing for our girl April, even if he wasn't prepared to admit it at first. I mean, with his history, and the game plan they set in motion, if he didn't hold a modicrum of affection for her, he'd have to go down in some world record as being the bestest of best friend's EVER. Okay, so he could still, but again, SO OBVIOUS were his feelings that it was more a matter when is it gonna happen versus is it ever going to happen! Side note, so glad it wasn't the night that involved nakedness and a pirate hat.. *ahem*...because yeah, THAT would be a story to tell the kids! *giggle*

In the end, it was their chemistry that set things alight, and made the story that much more memorable for me. They were friends first, and potential lovers second; a great combination for building something that lasts...if only they can get past all the secrets and assumed identities unscathed! You'll have to read it to find out what all transpires, but suffice it to say, it'll be worth every page!  A great read for any season, but it will definitely get you in the mood for my favorite time of FALL for this book and spread the word!


About the author...

Carla Luna writes contemporary romance with a dollop of humor and a pinch of spice. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to far-off places and channels that wanderlust into the settings of her stories. When she’s not writing, she works in a spice emporium where she gets paid to discuss food and share her favorite recipes. Her passions include Broadway musicals, baking, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Victoria, B.C., she currently resides in Wisconsin with her family and her spoiled Siberian cat.


Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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