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The Blogger and The Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse a five-star read you will want to snuggle with. What a great debut novel, I really hope that this author keeps up the writing as I need more of her style in my life. This story may be similar to some others out there, but the author has taken a new spin and breathes life into the story, she makes it her own with blog posts at the start of each chapter and they all have great little quirks to them that make the story that much funnier. Penelope was a great character and I adored her behaviours she was a little crazy and quirky she was so prim and proper, and you couldn’t imagine her misbehaving then she goes wild and ends up stealing clothes, all of the little details made for such a great story that I just couldn’t put it down. Thank you Jane Matisse you have a great talent for writing and now you need to get back to the keys.

Review by @saraoxo

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The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse ​is a standalone contemporary romance told in different POV’s of our main characters. The story is interesting and flowed easily and is well written. Whilst I enjoyed the story I was a little disheartened with the overall thoughts on what a woman should look like as expressed by our male characters. I really wanted to shake and wake them to the real world. I also felt that the sister was a bit self absorbed and had no clue what was happening around her. But what I loved was that our main character finally finally found their self worth. In the end it all came together and is a sweet romance story.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Crystal Davidson

The Blogger and the HunkThe Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic story!! Penny loves her job, her parents, her sister, her 2 best friends, and her books. Happy in her own company, the last thing she’s anticipating is her unwanted feelings for Jack. In a perfect world, her one night stand would have been just that, however fate doesn’t always cooperate with what we want or plan. I can say it’s not often I don’t automatically like the male counterpart of a romance novel, but Jack took some time warming up to. Penny comes off as a quiet, inexperienced introvert. Jack a loud, opinionated player. They make an unlikely couple, and right off, I felt like Penny was better suited to someone with similar interests as herself. By the end, my opinion changed. I found this to be a quick read, with several twists keeping you hooked and anticipating what’s to come next. 5 stars and looking forward to reading more by this author!

 

Review by @crystald

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The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blogger and the Hunk
By Jane Matisse
Rated 5 stars!

Wow! I seriously loved this book! I started it in the evening and finished up in the morning. I struggled putting it down as you can see. All of the characters were a-maz-ing! I totally understood Penelope’s plight. She is clumsy and always been a wallflower. I can understand her body issues. They were ingrained from an impressionable age and those are hard to get rid of. Jack preferred woman (leggy, blond, bubbly and stick thin) which wasn’t her but also contributed to her issues. This was not an issue for me while reading. I loved the characters and their interactions with each other. They made me laugh and say “Oh No don’t do/say that!” Or “You didn’t!”

Penelope is a inspiring girl. Yes she has issues, who doesn’t? But she enjoys her life and herself! She might by a possible hermit but what’s beneath her….is a jaw dropping girl.

Jack is a womanizing jerk! Ok that’s my first impression and a couple other times as well. I understood later that he was confused. And after a bit I forgave him for being that jerk. I was glad we were able to see his thought process it helped me understand him better.

Their friends (all six of them) were so welcome as part of the story. Each had a specific part to play and they fulfilled it perfectly. Their antics made me laugh, smirk and just smile!

This is my second book by this author and I enjoyed this one so much more! She hit everything spot on. The story was different (to an extent) and moved along at a nice pace. The characters had some growth spurts and she did a wonderful job with them. I will be putting this on my Re-read list.
I highly recommend this if you like characters who are a little deeper and not perfect. Or if you enjoy fun times and close encounters.

Previewed by @lisahelmick

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The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Jessica Leombruno

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blogger and the Hunk is my first book by Jane Matisse. This was a super cute story, it was the blurb that had me wanting to read this book. The writing was easy to read and had a great plot. I enjoyed how Penelope and Jack tried to stay away but something always pulled them together. But I am sad to say that I didn’t really connect with Penelope and Jack. Other than that, this was a fun romantic comedy and I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author.

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The Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Heather Bahm

The Blogger and the HunkThe Blogger and the Hunk by Jane Matisse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jane Matisse’s The Blogger and the Hunk was a solidly written romantic comedy. The author starts this story building up the characters and then delves into the meat of the story. The writing was light, but fun and was easy to read being a debut novel from this author. It had a lot of humorous dynamics loaded in throughout the story. I really liked Penelope’s character and the development/growth she had throughout the book, it was steady and well done. Jack was outright fun, yet at times I just shook my head at his character. Overall, I think Jane Matisse did a tremendous job with this book and foresee some outstanding things to come in the future.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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The Blogger and The Hunk by Jane Matisse – Review by Angela Hayes

4 Stars

 

The Blogger and the Hunk is a good opposites attract story by Jane Matisse. This is a standalone contemporary romance that is told from the duel point of view of the two main characters. It has a steady pace and a smooth flow which made the story quite easy to read. When I saw the title of the book and read the blurb, I was really excited to begin the story and find out what would happen. I did like the story, but not as much as I had initially thought that I would. Although the story is well written, with an interesting storyline and good characters- there was just something about it that didn’t gel with me, or allow me to fully immerse myself into the storyline or invest in the characters as much as I would normally love to do. I think a lot of it comes down to my initial feelings towards Jack and his attitude towards Penny at the beginning of the story when he was ‘sizing her up’. I know that attitude changed, but that feeling stayed with me the whole way through and irked me a lot.

The story is cute, with a little sprinkling of drama to keep things interesting. I did love the fact that there is a ‘Blog Post’ at the beginning of every chapter- it did help to set the tone and mood for each chapter, and the overall book.

I have read “Belleza and the Beast”, Ms. Matisse’s other book- and absolutely loved it- unfortunately this one didn’t have the same impact on me. But, I really am looking forward to seeing what she does next.

 

Thank you, Ms. Matisse!