Ruled Out Romances, Book 2
by Charissa Stastny
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Pub Date 10 Jan 2018 | Archive Date 10 Feb 2018
Angels come in different packages.
Single mom Spring has no desire to date again, so she's pleasantly surprised at her best friend’s wedding when a handsome man’s flirtations charm, instead of annoy her. But when her toddler runs up and calls her Mommy, she can tell by his disgruntled reaction that her daughter is a deal-breaker. He can’t escape fast enough.
Hudson Sandel is proud of his bachelor status even as he attends his little brother’s wedding as best man. Too bad the only woman who tempts him has a daughter that rules her out. Instant fatherhood isn’t on his agenda. But when the kid throws a tantrum, he swoops in to help keep her from ruining the special night. When he leaves though, he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous blonde, wishing circumstances could be different.
As fate, grocery shopping, and toddler tantrums keep throwing the angelic duo into Hudson's path, will he risk his heart and dreams on the package deal, or stick to the sure road leading to corporate success and glory?
Package Deal is available for purchase in both print and ebook formats.
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Average rating from 27 members
Beautifully written storyline that hooked me right from the very beginning and the characters were so well developed that I was totally captivated until the very end! This book is a very sweet and clean romance that is well worth the read! This is the first book that I have read from this author and it definitely will not be the last! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Package Deal is a sweet, clean, fun romance story. This story was so engaging from the beginning to the end, that I read it in one sitting. The the two main characters had great chemistry. This story brought a range of emotions from me, I laughed out loud, cried, smiled, yelled, and cheered. I wanted a happy ending and I wasn't disappointed. This book can be read as a stand alone, however I would suggest reading them in order. I would recommend this book.
Package Deal is a sweet, clean and fun romance written by author Charissa Stastny. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.
I really liked this book. It had some religious elements to it and some celibacy things, but aside from that, I would encourage readers to give it a try. The hero is a bit of an ass, (more than a bit!) but he redeems himself pretty early on. The heroine is feisty and a great mom and more than deserves her HEA. Great story line, nice angst.
I'm not a fan of the scruffy look either. Geez, this photographer is pushy. Er, I'm not liking Brandee. She's mean. "Spawn"? Seriously, man? Emma is so adorable. Men should always open doors. There was a creepy guy at my work too. Kieran was such a twat. It sounds like this job is killing him, albeit slowly. Hudson should have forcibly removed her from that idiot's car. Suddenly Brandee has time for her, just when she messed up Hudson and Spring's relationship? Ugh. He's good at making up. I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a very sweet fairy-tale sort of romance. Hudson doesn’t think he’d ever be interested in a woman who has a child, but he’s quickly won over by Spring and her two-year old toddler, Emma. At first all he sees is the terrible twos tantrums that Emma throws, but he soon falls for how cute she is. He keeps helping Spring out even to the point of taking care of poopy diapers. But they watch some Disney movies together and soon he and Spring, barring a few complications, are making their own fairy-tale romance as she rescues him from being a cold-hearted attorney just out for scoring wins for rich female clients. Maybe it is the mom in me, but I was a bit irritated that Hudson kept giving Emma candy even after Spring asked him not to. And I found it a bit hard to believe that the senior partner basically told Hudson to prostitute himself for a rich female client. It’s all a bit too cartoonish for the bad guys. But it’s all very sweet and it was refreshing to see Hudson soften up as he starts to fall in love with Emma and her mother. I was given a free ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Adorable, the things the little one parrots are too funny! that's what I really loved about this book. there's quite a bit of Christian elements being spoken often in here (God/Him) which was a bit of a turn off. I don't remember reading these elements pop up in Game Changer book 1 but it has been a while since reading that book. this is a voluntary review and I do not get paid for this review
Beautiful love story!! I loved how it gives moms like me a little hope tht love is still out there....spring and Hudson forever beautifully written love story
3,5 They meet at a friend's wedding. She comes with a child that immediately cools his interest. The child, of course, makes him fall in love with her and the adults relationship commences. This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
I laughed so hard I cried. Adding a 2 year old n the middle of a blooming romance, genius. This little girl helps warm your heart and makes you giggle. All on top of a couple with more baggage and stone cold hearts. This is a must read.
Good amusing romance but a 3# or 4-… Spring's best friend,, Brandee warns Spring about her new husband's brother. Hudson, a hard shelled attorney, is believed to be a womanizer and only out for himself. Hudson falls for an angel, Spring, but wants to steer clear of her since she has a two year old daughter. Spring had been abused by her ex-husband and is wary of men. Although she is attracted to Hudson, she quickly realizes that he initially considers Emma as baggage. Hudson is drawn to the sweetness of Spring and eventually Emma. When Spring has problems, Hudson quickly rushes into help. Spring doesn't want a man who blows hot and cold, views her as a damsel needing rescuing, and might be dating a wealthy ex-divorcee. Hudson is on the fast track and isn't sure that about the pull he feels for his angel. I liked the three main characters: Spring, Hudson, and Emma. I was given a copy of this book from Net Gallery. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. Overall, I like the book. I probably would rate it as a 3+ or a 4-. I thought that the book could be a little shorter and more enjoyable with tighter editing.
I was immediately drawn to the characters in this book. I loved that it wasn't quite as predictable as I assumed that it would be and that the storyline took a bit of time to develop.
I received a copy of this story from NetGalley for a honest review. This story is about a man, who is not what he thinks he is and a woman and child that help him to see what he really wants. Hudson is a man on the fast track of life and he thinks he's happy with what his life is, he is a successful lawyer, he can get any woman he wants and he has no baggage. In one moment without him truly realizing it, his life is about to change. This was cute story about a guy that you would love to hate, but end thinking is really sweet. Overall sweet story that drags in places but I was curious to see how it ends. I felt that Spring needed a bit more depth to her and that without Emma this story wouldn't have happened. Cute story, cute character's.
I loved this book. I love, love, loved little Emma in this story, she’s a sweet taste of the devil child & little princess all rolled into one. Spring & Hudson were great characters, they brought out the best in each other without even trying. I loved how the author transformed Hudson with a sticky kiss from a little princess. The story was just angsty enough to keep you reading to see what would happen to them next & the fact that it wasn’t a truly sexy story gave it just a little more of the awwww......factor. This was my first read by author Charissa Stastny & it won’t be the last. Definitely recommend.
This is one great story that I got lost into for a couple of hours and it was such a pleasure to read this book too. The author has done a great job with this book and I really enjoyed this story from the first page till the last page. The storyline is good and the characters are very likeable and the romance between the is just right. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone