May 18, 2018

Now Live: PETE & DAISY by Tani Hanes {Review/Excerpt/Giveaway}

Pete & Daisy
by Tani Hanes
Genre: NA Romance
Release date: May 14th 2018

He needs a place to live, she needs a baby daddy.

Pietro Santangelo and Marguerite White are students at prestigious Columbia University in New York City. She is a fun-loving, free spirit who finds herself in a bit of a familial bind, he is an exchange student with a chronic case of poverty. They concoct a plan that they think will work, not realizing how much changes with two simple words

Pete merely looked at her and opened a box of books. He took some out and began placing them on the shelves, bending and stretching at his task. He had a nice back, broad shoulders and muscles that could be seen clearly under his light blue T-shirt.
Daisy watched for a minute, fascinated.
"Like what you see?" he asked without turning around.
She jumped at the sound of his voice. "Well, you're the only thing in the room that's moving, you know?" she said by way of explanation.
He turned around to look at her, books in either hand, a small grin on his face. "Of course, what was I thinking?" he asked rhetorically. "And look. We're both adults here, hm?" He looked 

carefully at her. "The couch we just brought up here cost fifty dollars at the second-hand store, and has to be at least thirty years old. I don't want to sleep on it, and I don't think you're going to want to sleep on it, either."
She shook her head.
"So the bed is nice and big," he continued. "I think we can manage, don't you? We can share the bed." He watched her for her reaction. "I give you my word this is not going to be a problem for me. At all. Is this going to be a problem for you?"
She looked at him. "Really? At all?" She recovered from the unintentional meaning of his words quickly. "No, it won't be a problem for me, either," she said firmly. "We can share the bed."

For some time now I haven’t taken on many new to me authors for reviews. I just haven't had the time. But when I saw this one come up in my emails for a blog tour, I thought “why not?” It sounded cute so I gave it a shot. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. And went to check out more of this author’s books. 

At the beginning I was a little off put with Daisy. Her lifestyle put her in huge jeopardy of being hurt, raped, or with an STD; it even landed her pregnant after a one night stand. You would think she would have the right mind to not continue her antics after getting knocked up. But as the book moved on, I ended up warming up to her. Pete is a whole different story. He was charming and sweet from the start and I instantly loved him. I loved the instant chemistry between the two and enjoyed seeing them fall for one another. 

The plot was a fun one that had kept my attention through the whole story. I was really fond of these two and their relationship. Especially during the good times they had. The not so good times I was hurting for them. I hated seeing them apart or Daisy falling on her insecurities. I was hoping she would open her eyes sooner rather than later. 

What I didn’t love was the lack of communication between the two. So much hurt and confusion could have been prevented had they been upfront with their feelings. Then again, where would the story have been then? Probably only half as long, that’s where. And that wouldn’t have been fun. 

Sweet and sexy, PETE & DAISY was a fun read that I flew through in a couple hours. 4 Stars!

My name is Tani Hanes, and I am a 51 year old substitute teacher. I'm from central California and am a recent transplant to New York City. The most important things to know about me are that I'm punctual, I love grammar and sushi, and I'm very intolerant of intolerance. The least important things to know about me are that I like to knit and I couldn't spell "acoustic" for 40 years. I've wanted to write since I was ten, and I finally did it. If you want to write, don't wait as long as I did, it's pointless, and very frustrating!

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