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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jennifer Labelle Reviews “Irish Fling” by Valerie Douglas

Irish Fling Blurb:
At a crossroads in her life and career, orphaned Ali Dearborn had
always been the smart one. With near perfect recall, she accomplished
a lot in a very short time. A meteoric rise led to an equally meteoric
fall. With her life and career in shambles, she goes in search of her
mother's roots in
Ireland. Lost, she offers handsome Aidan O'Connell a
lift from his broken-down car and she gains an impromptu tour guide.
But is Aidan only looking for a brief Irish Fling?

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Review of Irish Fling:
The author does an amazing job with this well written tale of love at
first sight. Ali Dearborn is at a crossroads in her career and in
life. Orphaned at a young age, she moved around living in various
foster homes. She travels to Ireland with a dual purpose in mind, one
is to re-visit the Irish roots belonging to her mother, making her
feel connected to a family she’s longed for, and the other is to put
her new business plan into action.

Her sense of direction is horrible, lost almost immediately after her
arrival fate steps in, in the form of a gorgeous dark haired, blued
eyed Irishman named Aidan O’Connell. He’s stranded by the side of the
road with a broken-down car, and she’s in need of directions. While
entranced by his sexy good looks, easy going attitude, and sexy Irish
brogue, he designates himself as her very own personal tour guide, and
she accepts. Having him around will certainly make her life easier.
There’s a chemistry between the two of them, and there are several
historical spots along the way that she’d like to see, but is Aidan
only looking for an Irish fling or is he willing to accept her heart
with something more permanent before it’s too late? Ali is full of
surprises, and it isn’t until he almost loses her that he gets a
wake-up call, and Ali is deemed a hero.

This is the second book I’ve read in this Valerie Doulgas series about
a group of four friends, Ali, Cam, Maggie and Jesse who didn’t have a
normal family life, but found each other and made their own. So far
I’ve read Ali’s Story “Irish Fling”, and Maggie’s story “Director’s
Cut”, and I’m looking forward to reading about
Cam in “Dirty Politics”
and Jesse in “Two Up”. What can I say, I’m hooked!

Reviewed By:
Jennifer Labelle, Romance with a dash of spice, Author of “Meant To Be”

Meant To Be Blurb:
Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death
experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.

After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost,
Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.

Rated "Best Book" By Whipped Cream Reviews:

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Kiki here! I have to chime into this guest review because I loved “Meant To Be” by Jennifer LaBelle. So, sharing my review too: http://authorsbyauthors.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-review-of-meant-to-be-by-jennifer.html


  1. Thanks for allowing me to be your guest today, Kiki. It's been fun. Besides writing there is nothing I love more than to have a great excuse to read. ;)


In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.