Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ & 5 STAR REVIEW: Extra Credit by Poppy Dunne



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Book Title: Extra Credit 
Author: Poppy Dunne 
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 22, 2017 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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The first time I saw Will Munroe I had him pegged as a typical LA douchebag—a little too handsome, a little too rich, a little too into his probiotic kale smoothies. The next time I ran into him—at his daughter’s parent/teacher conference (me: teacher, he: parent)—I noticed his steel grey eyes, his hard chest under a crisp white button down, and his suggestively bare ring finger. I was hooked.

If life really imitated art, he’d have swept me off my feet and taken me right there on the principal's desk. Instead, we are stuck in our assigned roles. He’s the workaholic single dad of a precocious girl child, and I’m her fiery substitute teacher. Never the two shall meet. Enter one zany, yurt-dwelling ex-wife, a stock market that never sleeps, and some over-the-top, A-list fundraisers, and I've got plenty of drama ahead. Better to keep my hands to myself.

But when Will asks me out for a pancake breakfast, how can I resist? My heart (and my stomach) say yes, but am I willing to risk my job for a short stack and a romp in the hay? A slow, sensual, mind-blowing romp in the hay…

But where there’s a Will…



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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Chelle is a substitute teacher who never really knows where she will end up . Will is a successful businessman who is also a father to Amelia, a rambunctious ten year old, who he loves more than anything in the world. Chelle and Will (and their dogs) have an adorable meet cute while running one morning. When Will gets called into a teacher meeting about his daughter's issues with her "energy transference" the last person he expects to see is Chelle. She is currently working at Amelia's (very interesting) school and has taken an immediate liking to her. She recognizes the little girl's spirit and wants to help her thrive in the offbeat school's environment. Will, only having Amelia part of the time, wants the same thing so he does what any parent would do...become a school volunteer. 

Luckily for Chelle this means that the two of them will be spending lots of time together while trying to stage an untraditional version of Oliver. Will's participation means meetings that turn into dates and pie runs that turn into super hot car sex. They find themselves trying to navigate the whole relationship thing while trying to not only keep it a secret from the school, but also Will's wacky (almost) ex wife. These two couldn't be more different, but as a couple, they are perfect for each other. 

I loved this book. Poppy's writing is so witty and I laughed so much while reading it. Whether it's the quirky characters doing ridiculous things or just dialogue between characters, I actually found myself laughing out loud more than once. Then you have the super sexy moments between Chelle and Will. WOW. These two had wonderful chemistry that I felt from the moment their dogs started humping each other on the running trail. And then I couldn't wait for Will and Chelle to do the same!  



excerpt

I’m asking for a tissue when he sweeps me up into his arms and kisses me. His mouth covers mine, nothing tentative about it. It’s a masterful kiss, him claiming my mouth over and over again. My arms twine around his neck, when what I should be doing is pushing him away with a Scarlett O’Hara “I do dee-clayah! Mr. Munroe!” But I don’t. Instead, I pull him closer, feeling the scrape of his stubble against my cheek. He tastes like breath mints from heaven, or something else celestial and minty fresh. When we finally pull apart—which body does not want, but brain insists on—I find I can finally exhale. Will lowers me back to the ground like I’m floating back out of a dream, back to my job and the school and…the fact that I’m still doing my job at the school.

While snogging a parent.

Snogging’s a great word.

Okay, brain. Let’s get back to it.

“That was…” Will’s voice trails off. The tone is deep, rugged, sexy.

I respond, “Shhweee.” I think I was looking for the word sweet, but we’ll never know.

“Very,” he agrees. He steps away, even though every molecule in my body right now is telling me to fling myself back at this tall, infuriating, infuriatingly gorgeous man. But just as I’m about to throw caution and my bra to the wind, someone adorable comes bouncing up to us, her mouse-eared hoodie still on.







meet the author

After ten years of hiding behind a bathroom door, Poppy Dunne has sent both children to school, emerged from the bathroom, and is excited to release Room Service, a romantic comedy plotted mostly on the toilet.

Poppy writes books with relatable heroines who speak their minds and whose riotous inner dialogue reflects their complex characters. Her goal is to deliver a story that has equal parts heart, romance and humor. Her heroes are swoon worthy, yet hold on to your suspension of disbelief, because they pick up their own socks and cook.

In her free time, she looks for hobbies other than Netflix and procrastinating to fill out this author bio. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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