Monday, February 4, 2019

BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW for "UNlucky in Love" by A.J. Renee

Unlucky in Love
by A.J. Renee
Publication date: January 30th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Lucky in Love. 
That’s the name of the dating app I picked, hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so I can hold off planning my future as a cat lady. 
I’ve been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie who works in the library with me. He is way out of my league, and a woman has needs if you know what I mean. 
Finding a man shouldn’t be hard when all I have to do is swipe left or right. It’ll weed out the slimy men who have Bad Date written all over them. 
Yeah, I’m learning quickly that I’m rather unlucky in love after all. The men I pick need warning labels, kissing lessons, and a good talking-to about manners. 
Should I throw in the towel, or will this series of bad dates be exactly what I need to win Mr. Right?


***(3) out of 5 Stars!

This is a quick, fun read.  I enjoyed the core group of characters immensely.   Izzy was a hoot, Val and Jerry were like the best ever friend and boss (respectively), and Mario ended up being a great guy.  

The horrible dates that Izzy had reminded me of some of the doozies that I had in my younger, single days.  They are fun to laugh about now, but at the time they were quite depressing and occasionally a little scary.

I did think Izzy seemed a bit immature for a supposedly mid-20's student pursuing a master's degree.  I would have found it more believable had she been listed as an undergrad, possibly a freshman. 

I also found it odd how Izzy considered Mario way out of her league, yet she talks about how pretty she is and how much guys are attracted to her throughout the book.  And when she does finally get a chance with Mario, there is no mention again of him being too good for her, not even a little self-doubt, at least not in that regard.

Overall, it was a cute, funny, uplifting story with a happy ending.  I just found some parts of it a bit unrealistic.  

Author Bio:
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls… 
She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library. 
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans. 


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Jen! This sounds like a fun read! :)

  2. Thank you for hosting and reviewing!