My Review on No Weddings by Kat and Stone Bastion


The Synopsis:

Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.


My Review:

No Weddings is the first book in No Weddings series by Kat and Stone Bastion. This book was a refreshing change from all the similar themed books out there right now. The whole story is told from Cade Michaelson’s POV aka my new book boyfriend. That’s right ladies, Cade’s brain and mouth will blow your mind. No Weddings tells the story of Cade who along with his three hilarious sisters start a party planning business. Hannah Martin is a friend of Kiki’s (one of Cade’s sisters) and a talented baker who just opened her new bakery. Cade and his sisters contracted Hannah’s new bakery to supply their event company.

Cade is a manwhore; a sexy, smart and handsome manwhore. He’s got a short attention span where women are concerned. Cade just doesn’t do long term relationship. Of course there’s a reason behind this behavior, he’s been burned (badly) in the past and not getting emotionally attached to women is how he dealt with that. When he met Hannah for the first time, she acted like an uptight Ice Queen to froze him out, but he still completely in lust and is totally physically attracted to her. Months later they became a business partner and slowly form a friendship. After spending some times with Hannah, Cade learns that she has her own traumatic past that made her chose an icy front to keep everyone away from her.

I absolutely fall in love with this book. The story feels so real and down to earth. Cade’s close bond with his sisters is endearing and their fun relationship felt very realistic to me. The chemistry between Cade and Hannah is off the charts, I really enjoy their banter and sexual tension (seriously, you could actually feel the sexual chemistry between them while you were reading). The authors did a great job at writing a fun, entertaining and unique story. The ending is perfect but at the same time makes us wanting for more. I’m so excited to read the next book (One Funeral) and it will be told in Hannah’s POV. I’m hoping we could even get some books featuring the Michaelson sisters in the future.

If you like the slow progression of a real relationship, a charming player and well developed characters you will enjoy this book. I give it 4.5 fun and entertaining stars!!!


PS: Thank you Kat and Stone for personally gave me No Wedding and One Funeral. You guys have done a great job and I can’t wait to read your other projects.


Favorite quotes:

“Real love is messy.”

“Live a little, Hannah. Slide something wide between your legs and hold on tight to me. You might like it… It vibrates…”

“She was a mess. But she was my mess. And fucked up as I felt at times, I was hers.”

“Yep. This was what women did to men. They brought out the caveman in our species.”

“For two people who’d been blindsided by love so horrifically, damaged almost beyond repair, the wait was necessary. The slow dance of ours had become much-needed therapy.”



Birthday Love for Gabriel Emerson from Bookish Temptations, Argyle Empire, and (wait for it) …The Snarky Narrator!!!!

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Last year we had a huge party for our favorite Professor here on Bookish Temptations, and we had a blast! This year we wanted to surprise him with a little something different…

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Amelia Reviews: Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige

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Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.

Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen…

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Exclusive! Author to Author: Sylvain Reynard Interviews Morgan and Jennifer Locklear! (Psst…Giveaway too)

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Today we have a really special treat for you. NYT and USA Today Bestselling author (and a favorite around here) Sylvain Reynard interviewed Morgan and Jennifer Locklear who recently published their debut novel, and Bookish Temptations has the honor of sharing it with you 🙂

So without further commentary from me…here you go…

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Amelia Reviews: Release Me by J. Kenner

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The Synopsis:

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms. 

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. 

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

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Amelia Reviews: The Will by Kristen Ashley

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Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth. 

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Thank You and Goodbye 2013

Well, it’s been such a wonderful and challenging year for me. I lost a job then I found a new one that allows me to meet some of the most wonderful people in my life, I still have my fantabulous friends around the world and I read a lot of great books this year. I’m thankful for all the things that happened in my life this year, I really do. Goodbye 2013, it’s been fun.

May 2014 filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings. I also wish for you guys a year full of love and happiness. 

Thanks for stopping by 😉 xx