Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: The Best Friend Bargain by Robin Bielman

Title: The Best Friend Bargin
Series:  Kisses In The Sand #2
Author: Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: August 8, 2016
Review Source: ARC

Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he's on board, too...until she blurts out that they're engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire. The problem? Danny doesn't do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia. As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal...which would ruin everything.

What happens when a mistake turns out to be the best thing that could possibly happen to you.  Or better yet, allows you to realize what is sitting right in front of you and you never realized it before.

This is just part of what Olivia figures out when she asks her best friend for his help.  What Danny doesn't realize is that the one thing he has been avoiding it the very thing that he needs.

This is a fun and kind of off the wall story.  I really enjoyed reading it.  In a way it is a self learning story, because Olivia learns about herself and that the fact is she is stronger than she thought.  Also, Danny has some learning to do and he figures it out in the long run as well.  He figures out that he truly does have more to offer than he gives himself credit for.

This is one of those stories that will not only have you laughing at parts, but will probably at one point or another have you almost to tears.  As the old saying goes sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees, and this is one of those stories that points this out in the utmost of ways.  

I hope you enjoy the way that Olivia and Danny find the true parts of themselves and move forward with life in a much better way.

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.

She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.

She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch and sign up for her newsletter on her website at



Synopsis: A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she's up close and personal with the world's sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander's playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She's genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he'll just break her heart. Because nothing's more important to Zane than following the tide.


Synopsis: The one guy she shouldn't want...

Honor Mitchell has lived with guilt and regret for a long time, so when she promises to do the things on her dying best friend's wish list, she's determined to follow through and do something right for a change. But when she's thrown together for wedding duties with the one man who complicates her vow--just by looking at him--she has to put her faith in Bryce Bishop's pledge to help her, no strings attached.

Bryce's near one-night stand with his ex-girlfriend's best friend a few months ago might have been a mistake, but helping the beautiful, free-spirited Honor with her promise isn't. His trust in women is shot, but he can't help but play his best man card to his advantage and help Honor tick off the items on his ex's list, even if it puts him in a no-win situation. Because his assistance might get Honor what she wants, but suddenly being the do-good guy puts his plans--and heart--in serious jeopardy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review, Renee, and being part of my blog tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!