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She’s holding out for a happy ever after.
I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.
So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.
The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated.
Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow.
The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.
"Another great book by AJ Pine. I am loving this Kingston Ale House series!!! If you are a book lover, then you will love this book!" ~Danielle from Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
"I have a whole heap of gushing to unload here, so where would you like me to start? The adorable, laugh-out-loud banter, perhaps? The unexpectedly heartwarming Wizard of Oz references, maybe? The love letter to romance books craftily blanketed in a...romance book? Or maybe the sparky, heated chemistry between Wes & Annie that lights up every page? You guys - all of those things are in this book and I freaking loved it so much."~Shelly at Give Me Books
"I think this is my new favourite AJ Pine book <3" ~Marie from Ramblings of a Daydreamer
"Oh my, this book. It might very well set unrealistic bedroom expectations for women. I can't find enough words for how sexy it is, but the story line and steamy bits were so good that I read the book twice during my time with it. Good gravy, I'm looking forward to reading other books by her!" ~Jessica Batten, NetGalley
"The best in the series by far! Sweet, steamy, and oh so sexy." ~Socially Awkward Book Nerd Blog
"LOVED this romantic and sexy book that gives a nod to romance readers, and the community in general!" ~Crystal Perkins, author of the internationally bestselling The Griffin Brothers series
This wasn’t a game anymore—no secret arrangement between two people who claimed they only wanted fun. This was her heart, and she had given it to him without the guarantee of the happy ending.
I love the ”romance with the brother’s best-frien... ...more
4.5 Who's The Romantic/Who's The Cynic Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free- It's Live
My three little words for this book are really quite easy to say...
Adored This Book!
A.J. Pine has a charming way of putting an idea on the page and then backing it up with a layered, touching story... with just enough... ...more
“We keep doing what we started last night —in secret. No one has to know, and no one has to get hurt. You get inspired to write, and I get—well, I get to keep sharing my cider with you.”
Three Simple Words is a humorous and hot little ditty that utilizes one of my favorite romance tropes, t... ...more
Looking for a great, light, feel-good story? How about one that many of us can relate to? Then this is the book for you!!
I can't tell you how many times my mind and heart have been stuck in a book. Sometimes it takes a real long while for me to let the story go. And I have to admit that the femal... ...more
I have a whole heap of gushing to unload here, so where would you like me to start? The adorable, laugh-out-loud banter, perhaps? The unexpectedly heartwarming Wizard of Oz references, maybe? The love letter to romance books craftily blanketed in a…romance book? Or maybe the sparky, heated chemis... ...more
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Once upon a time. Immediately, once you hear the beginning of this phrase, you automatically think of that ending, “And they live happily ever after.” Right? No one wants to read a romance story that ends open ended or tragically. So w... ...more
This review appears at All About Romance: http://allaboutromance.com/book-revie...
Three Simple Words is the third story in the Kingston Ale House series, and is a fun look at the world of romance authors and bloggers, plus a sibling’s best friend trope romance (one of my favourites). The first in... ...more
I somehow missed the release of Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine, but as soon as I realized it I jumped up and bought it because I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in The Kingston Ale House Series and this one did not disappoint. A bestselling author whose book is bein... ...more
awesome... really love Annie and Wes...
Now that's what I call a couple made in heaven! A writer and a book addict. What could go wrong, wright? That's what we all could think about Annie and Wes, but the truth is very different.
I was, once again, one of the lucky bloggers who could read this stor... ...more
Three Simple Words was a fun, sexy & sweet read.
I really enjoyed watching Annie and Wes together, they made me laugh, they frustrated me and they made my heart swoon.
A.J. Pine has once again given her readers a well written, enjoyable read with relatable and likable characters that wi... ...more
4 sometimes fiction and reality are on in the same, sometimes fiction is just fiction stars. The story kicks off with the reader introduced to Annie and how much she doesn't like Wes's book. When Wes is finally introduced, he learns that Annie hates his book and that he can help her by hosting a... ...more
This is a delightful romance where Annie is a bookseller and blogger who believes in the possibility of meeting the love of her life and achieving her own happily ever after. Wes is three years younger, was the teen best friend of her brother, Jeremy, and has written a best selling novel which co... ...more
Gosh, what a fan-freaking-tastic read! 5 stars all the way. This story had so many tropes that I love, switched up in ways that made it unique and totally captivating. This story put my head and heart in such a good space. As I finished it late last night, I felt a blanket of warm-fuzzies surroun... ...more
AJ Pine has created a book basically about a book, and it was awesome.
This book was different and I liked it. AJ Pine's writing style is fresh and unique. This book grabbed my attention from the first page.
Wes and Annie were adorable. I loved how loyal Annie was to books having a Happy En... ...more
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.*
Third book in the Kingston Ale series but can be read as a standalone.
To sum it up I love this book, not so much in the beginning but in the end WOW!!!
In the beginning I thought it could have had... ...more
During a book signing, author Wes Harley notices a lovely woman, Annie Denning, who asks him questions. Wes is a best selling romance novel author, and his book is making women swooning with the hero’s sexual techniques; they all wonder if it’s autobiographical, even Annie. At 25, Wes has a best... ...more
AJ Pine has outdone herself with her latest release, Three Simple Words. This book was everything I wanted it to be and so much more. The trope of a young woman falling in love with her brother’s best friend is one that many people love, but Pine takes it one step further. Annie is a reader, blog... ...more
Four smoking hot little brother's best friend stars.
This is the third book in the series, I haven't read the previous books and found it perfectly easy to read as a stand-alone.
Annie Denning owns her own book store, Two Stories, she also writes a book blog about romance. She believes in true love... ...more
Another great book by AJ Pine. I am loving this Kingston Ale House series!!! If you are a book lover, then you will love this book!
Wes is an author who doesn't believe in HEA's !! Let me stop you right there, I NEED HEA endings in my books, if not I hate them. So Wes, who is a male author who wri... ...more
Read this away from prying eyes and ears. You will laugh, loud. You will laugh, hard. You will laugh, with joy. You may even laugh to the point of tears. I had a great time reading thing one. The banter. The witty comebacks.
The hot sexy younger man. The sweet, endearingly sexy older sister of hi... ...more
I loved so many different things about this book. This is a book that is custom-made for romance book-lovers. Annie is a bookstore owner and a huge romance genre proponent.
Wes is a best-selling author whose "romance" best-seller defies the rule about happily ever afters and how they hav... ...more
There are plenty of romance subgenres but I do believe I've found a new favorite: book nerd romance. After reading the description for Three Simple Words, I knew I'd be in book nerd heaven and I was right. Three Simple Words was such a fun read. It had the perfect amount of humor and angst.
I'll start this by saying that I eagerly gobble up every Kingston Alehouse series book that comes out and have loved both of the previous books!
"Three Simple Words" is no exception! This book is Annie's story. Annie is a fairly quiet bookstore owner who loves romance and also blogs about it. She... ...more
Ahh, Wes! I think Wes and Annie's story was my favorite yet, in the Kingston Ale Series. I'm pretty sure it's because of the fact that Wes was a writer. These two were fun and secretive and that's what made the story great. Plus, brothers best friend are my favorite types of books!!!
I love how W... ...more
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Actual Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Here’s the thing, I loved the previous books in the Kingston Ale House series but I loved this one even more. First of all, Annie has a bookstore and a... ...more