Sunday, December 24, 2017


Wishing a very Merry Christmas to those of you who will be celebrating tomorrow, and a happy holidays to everyone. I've been working hard on the first book in my upcoming Gamer Girl series, and I'm relieved to say I don't have to spend the entire holiday weekend holed up in my office, typing away. Instead, I plan to spend the next week curled up on the couch with a good book, favorite movies, and hot cocoa.

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2017 has been a wonderful year in many ways, from publishing the first two books of the Reality Star series to getting to meet so many wonderful fellow authors at the annual Romance Writers of American Convention to finding out we'll be adding a new addition to your family in the New Year. I've been very fortunate (she said, as she took a bite of cinnamon roll and prayed that she'd be able to keep it down).

There is much be excited about in the coming year. The final book in my series, REALITY WEDDING, will be published in March. Keep an eye on Netgalley, advance copies should be posted in the next few weeks. I'll have some fun giveaways and events to celebrate finishing my very first series.

Wherever you are, have a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful new Year!

What about you? What are you looking forward to in 2018?

Thursday, December 14, 2017


In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman's up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying--and delicious--dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . .

Title: A Crazy Kind of Love
Author: Mary Ann Marlowe
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Flirting with Fame, #2
Format: Digital, Paperback, Audio


Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That's a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger she straddles is that he's seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he's also Micah Sinclair--one of rock's notorious bad boys...

Soon Jo is on the verge of getting fired for missing a Micah Sinclair exclusive. Until she's suddenly being pursued by the heartthrob himself.  But how can she be sure the musician's mind-blowing kisses are the real deal? Her colleagues claim he's a media whore, gambling on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micah's feeling the same powerful pull that she does. A pull so strong, she can't resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she might become the media's latest victim . . .

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So, I adored this book. From the original meeting where Jo talked Micah into putting her up on his shoulders to the ending, I tore through it. It's one of those books that's so good, I simultaneously wanted to drop everything to finish it and didn't want to read it at all, because then it would be over. 

The idea of a paparazzi reporter falling for a celebrity (and vice versa) appealed to me because it was such an interesting concept. But I also loved the potential for conflict - is she using him for a story? Is he using her to get more attention from the media? Watching Jo and Micah's feelings overwhelm their reservations was absolutely delightful. Tossing in the added complication of Jo's diabetes (and her desire to hide it early on) made the book even more interesting. The only problem is that Marlowe has set the bar impossibly high for future heroes, both on the page and off. How can anyone compete with Micah? May we all find a man who loves us enough to hire a personal chef to take care of our dietary needs. 

Marlowe's style is light and fun, but we also get some sizzling sex scenes. The book is well-written, fast-paced, and entertaining, with some twists that keep the reader on their toes. On top of that, we get more of Eden, Adam, and Adrianna from SOME KIND OF MAGIC, another excellent read. It felt like being reunited with old friends. 

Loved everything about this book. Highly recommended. It's enjoyable even if you haven't read the first book in the series, but really, you want to read both. 5 stars. 

***I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

About Mary Ann Marlowe:
Mary Ann lives in central Virginia where she works as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms. She has lived in twelve states and three countries and loves to travel. 

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