Spoiler Alert ARC Review

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥

Release Date: October 6, 2020

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

Marcus Caster-Rupp is a hot shot movie star. He’s currently shooting the final season of his hit show Gods of the Gates. Fans love his easy going laid back charm. He’s easy on the eyes and the ladies love him! But what the world doesn’t know is that he’s also a writer – specifically a fanfic writer where he’s known as Book!AeneasWouldNever (BAWN).

April Whittier is a geologist and absolutely loves her job. What her friends and family don’t know is that she is also a fanfic writer known as Unapologetic Lavinia Stan(ULSIE) and loves cosplay! When she decides to go “live” on Twitter and show the the world who she really is in full cosplay – she’s nervous and afraid. April never imagined that her tweets would go viral though and wonders why. Turns out Marcus Caster-Rupp commented on her tweet by asking her out when trolls started commenting on her plus-size figure. Should she go out with Marcus? Would they even have anything in common?

As soon as I started reading Spoiler Alert, I had a huge grin on my face. I am/was (depending on the season) a huge fan of Game of Thrones and I loved the way Olivia Dade mirrored some parts of the show in Spoiler Alert. I always find it amazing how when you’re a celebrity, sometimes it’s hard to show the world who you really are – because you’re constantly scrutinized. I really felt for Marcus in this regard and how he was hiding this huge secret because he didn’t want to get hurt.

Marcus and Apil are both such complex characters and I feel like Olivia Dade did a wonderful job showing us their vulnerabilities. Their conversations both while chatting under their fanfic names and when they actually meet were so heartfelt. Olivia Dade did an absolutely amazing job merging the two worlds together in this book and I loved so many little details about it.

I could go on and on about how much I loved this wonderfully written romance! Grab yourself a copy of Spoiler Alert – you won’t be disappointed.

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40-Love ARC Review

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance

Series: There’s Something About Marysburg #2

Release Date: June 18, 2020

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

40-Love was my first book by Olivia Dade and I enjoyed it so much! You know how sometimes there are characters that you just really relate to? Well I related to Tess Dunn so very much. Maybe it’s because I’m almost 40 and overweight, but I loved the way she was written 💕

Tess who is celebrating her 40th birthday in Florida happens to cross paths with 26 year old Lucas Karlson in the most perfect meet-cute. Lucas ends up helping Tess out in a precarious situation (she’s lost her bikini top) and in that brief amount of time you could feel the sparks flying between these two!

Lucas turns out to be a previous professional tennis player that teaches tennis to resort guests. Tess just happens to have a few sessions booked with him while on vacation. Their tennis matches were some of my favorite parts of the book! I loved how both Tess and Lucas got to know one another while playing tennis.

40-Love was such a charming book. This was my first book by Olivia Dade, but will most definitely not be my last. I loved the raw vulnerabilities in both Lucas and Tess. You don’t often see an overweight, 40 year old heroine in romance books and yet Olivia writes Tess so perfectly. I related so much to this wonderful character. At the same time I also related to Lucas Karlson. The 26 year old swede who seems so carefree and perfect on the outside, but is hurting on the inside.

I will be honest and say that I’m not usually a fan of age-gap romances and the insta-love that happens in some romances, but it really worked for me in 40-Love! Both Lucas and Tess communicate with one another and that was so refreshing. They have their own scars and wounds that need to be healed, but they each lay out their vulnerabilities so that they can understand one another.

40-Love is the perfect summer read and look at that gorgeous cover! To me that cover really captures Tess and Lucas so perfectly! I can’t wait to go back and read the rest of the series.