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“Marriage Lessons” Review

Hello Friends!

You probably know I’m on vacation in Germany, but I couldn’t stay away from blogging and I had to share this review with you all.

Marriage Lessons“, written by Katie Allen (a pseudonym of Katie Ruggle), is the 3rd book in the Off Guard series, published by Carina Press on October 15th 2018.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Katie Allen and Carina Press via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


cover143396-mediumRoomies with benefits and the potential for so much more in Marriage Lessons by Katie Ruggle, writing as Katie Allen

Falling for your boss—no matter how fast he makes your pulse race—is such a cliché. But it’s one Annabelle Shay can’t seem to avoid. Gallery owner Louis Dumont is stupid hot. Plus, he’s sweet, sensitive and a brilliant artist. But he’s also oblivious. Which is good because Annabelle loves her job too much to risk it.

Louis hasn’t been with a woman since he was wounded in Afghanistan, remaining guarded about his body and his heart. But Annabelle is different. She keeps him grounded. Which is why protecting her—first pretending to be her husband to ward off unwanted attention, then inviting her to move in after her landlord kicks her out—feels so natural, even if it invites rampant temptation.

Try as Annabelle might, there are some desires you simply can’t shake. Louis repeatedly joke-asking her to marry him isn’t helping, especially when their unbearable attraction upgrades them to roomies with benefits. But Louis is still keeping pieces of his past to himself, leaving Annabelle to wonder if he’ll ever truly be vulnerable with her—or if she stands to lose everything.

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About Author

Katie Allen is the fabulously filthy-minded alter-ego of romantic-suspense author Katie Ruggle. She lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, trains her three dogs, cross-country skis (badly), and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the police academy, Katie is a self-professed forensics nerd. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a badass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing, and gymnastics.

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My Review

I have read this book a while back, but only now was I able to write my review. I want to say, first of all, that this is the third novel in the series, and I plan on getting the previous books in he future, although I could understand it, I want to know more about the previous characters in “Acting Lessons” (book one) and “Baking Lessons” (book two).

This is the first book I have read of this author, but I had already some of her novels in my list. That been said, then I got the opportunity to read this book, I jumped to it and was really excited about it.

This story follows Annabelle Shay and Louis Dumont, in hilarious scenes and entertaining moments between the main characters that had me dreamy and smiling as much as emotional (with them). Of course that there is a romance going on between them, it is a Contemporary romance, but it was an interesting development of their relationship from start to finish.

The plot was fun to read about. I found it interesting the boos and employee starter, and I love the friends to lovers element, as well as the fact that Louis is a wounded hero. Of course that I wanted even more at some points in the story, but overall I loved the romance element.

It was a light romance novel, it wasn’t a dramatic story like I thought at first, and honestly at the time I read it, that wasn’t what I needed and I’m happy with it because I was laughing and having fun; and that’s really what I have on the top of my list when it comes to books.

That been said, I can’t wait to get my hands on other books of Katie Allen (Katie Ruggle).

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