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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

One Love For Liv

                                                              One Love for Liv

by Marianne Arkins




GENRE: Romance





Liv is out to prove her high society fiancĂ© is cheating on her. Can she do it without breaking a nail—or falling in love with Mike, the mechanic?


Olivia "Liv" Leigh, wealthy socialite and spa owner, suspects her fiancé of cheating on her. Drastic steps are required to discover whether appearances are deceiving. And if those steps require a bit of stalking, a change of appearance, a hippo-sized dog named Spike, and sacrificing her manicure to clean house for a sexy-but-sloppy man whose neighbor is determined to break several of the strangest Guinness World Records, why should that be a problem?


Mike Peck, a happily single auto mechanic, is more than content sharing his bachelor pad with piles of laundry, dirty dishes, and a sneaky ferret. But when a half-crazed woman in a bad wig shows up on his doorstep, what's a nice guy to do?


Why, invite her in, unknowingly help her in her search for the truth and, in the process, fall head over heels with a woman who's never been less his type.





When Geoff had canceled their lunch date today, the day before he left on a short business trip, she’d grown suspicious. Since their engagement three months ago, they hadn’t gone twenty-four hours without seeing each other—except when Geoff was out of town. He should have been desperate to see her one last time before he left.


Surely there was an explanation for this. And yet, when she’d phoned to discuss it with him, his secretary had indicated he could not be disturbed, was in a meeting all morning and then would be at home, but still unavailable until four o’clock. Didn’t Miss Leigh check her voice mail? She was certain Mr. Quigley had called to cancel their lunch date.


Sure enough, Geoff had called and begged off. He was terribly busy, and something unexpected had arisen. He’d make it up to her when he arrived back in town.


A meeting? That Liv could understand. Life with Daddy had prepared her for small disappointments. Business came first, after all. But as long as she’d known him, Geoff had never left his job at her father’s law office early. Why would he do so today, just to go home? Could it have something to do with the receipt from Lucky Lady Lingerie? Maybe he was meeting the lucky lady herself. If so, she intended to find out.

My Review

I forgot that this book review up up this week until last Sunday night. I immediately started reading. I was scared that I'd never get the book done in time, but I shouldn't have been. One Love for Liv is a really good read. In fact, I read more than half of it on Sunday night and only stopped reading because I had to get up early the next morning. So I finished it on Monday afternoon, and I was sorry it wasn't a little longer. It was the cutest romance I've read in a long time. Both Liv and Mike were fantastic characters. I especially liked Liv. She was cute, funny, and I loved her imaginary picturing of things she wanted to happen. Geoff, the cheating guy she was engaged to, and her domineering father surprised me so much. I'd like to say a lot more about that, but I don't want to spoil the story. Both Liv and Mike grew and changed as the book progressed, and that made me like them even more. The humor in the book suited me to a T. I found myself smiling as I read along. Give this book a chance. I don't think you'll be sorry.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Marianne is originally from California but currently living in the lovely state of Utah with her daughter, two dogs, two cats and one adorable foster hamster. She can’t imagine a world without romance or not having stories rattling around in her brain. There are nights when she dreams a complete story and watches it acted out in her head. Those are the times she wakes up and grabs for a notepad to jot down the important parts – without turning on the light – and hopes it’s coherent in the morning. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and heavily involved and indebted to her group of writing friends.


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  1. Thank you so much for hosting and reviewing today.

  2. The author is unable to post a comment and asked us to share this with you: "Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book (and for sharing it here today). I appreciate it!"

  3. This sounds like a fun book to read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and excerpt.

  4. This looks like a cute novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  5. Great book review!! I also really enjoyed reading this book and I, too, couldn't put it down as I quickly devoured it in just one sitting!!