Review Briefs: Attractive Nuisance by Jennifer Griffith and Seaside Surprises by Stacy Claflin

Review briefs are just like they sound, a briefer review (and usually for more than 
one book) than my norm for books that I want or need to share about.
It's also a play off of legal briefs, which include just what you need to know...

Attractive Nuisance (Legally in Love Book 1)Attractive Nuisance
(Legally in Love #1)
by Jennifer Griffith
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook154 Pages
February 11th 2015


Camilla Sweeten is serious about her job in the County Attorney’s office. She’s even working up the courage to ask her boss to consider her for promotion to deputy.

Then, into court walks the gorgeous Zane Holyoake, and disaster strikes—in the form of a total brain fog right in the middle of her closing arguments. In front of both her boss and the meanest bear of a judge in the county, Camilla hears herself saying, “Like, I totally made my point,” as though she’d flown in from1980s California in a time machine airplane.

Now her boss will never consider her for deputy—especially since Zane turns out to be a new lawyer, possibly brought in to steal her dream job.

But when a notorious criminal is caught in their county, Camilla must focus on getting the thief convicted and not on Zane, who smells heavenly and is bent on distracting her with lunch offers and wacky Boy Scout stories that may melt her many resolves.

It’s going to take incredible willpower to ignore this attractive nuisance.

Attractive Nuisance is the first book in the Legally in Love Series by best-selling romantic comedy author Jennifer Griffith.

My Review

Attractive Nuisance was a fun read! I immediately loved Camilla's character and voice full of lots of sarcasm. I loved her work ethic and that she's learned to find family among her co-workers. I also loved the humor and the way Zane totally throws her off her game. Zane took me some time in getting warmed up to. He's so different from Camilla and kind of flies by the seat of his pants. I wasn't sure if I liked that or not and if I felt he was good enough for her. In the end, he proved himself. Thank goodness.

Definitely worth picking up as a quick and fun chick-lit with some swoon-worthy moments, humor, and characters that I enjoyed.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy through, which did not affect my review in any way.

Seaside Surprises: A Sweet Romance (The Seaside Hunters, #1)Seaside Surprises
(The Seaside Hunters #1)
by Stacy Claflin
Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook251 Pages
March 15th 2015


Tiffany Saunders is on the run. When she winds up stranded in a seaside town, she wants nothing more than to forget her horrific past and kept moving. But a chance meeting with a handsome local changes everything.

Jake Hunter has some deep emotional scars and is trying to cope with running the family business. The last thing he wants is a relationship—until a mysterious brunette walks into his store and complicates it all.

Tiffany prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong—in her rear view mirror. But dark secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Just as the walls around Tiffany’s heart start to come down, the past catches up with her. Will true love be able to conquer all?

Other stories from the Hunter brothers of Kittle Falls:
Seaside Heartbeats: Brayden, the successful cardiologist - Now in pre-order for only 99c!
Seaside Dances: Zachary, the struggling writer - Coming Soon
Seaside Kisses: Rafael, the disillusioned fashion designer
Seaside Christmas: Cruz, the wild tattoo artist


My Review

Seaside Surprises was an overall sweet read. It was clean, there was a sleepy and small coastal town for the setting, a big Hunter family introduction for this first book in the series, some interesting characters, a little suspense, and some romance.

I did have a hard time staying connected with the characters. I just felt that their choices and actions weren't consistent and didn't make sense for who they were supposed to be and in the situations they were in. I also wanted a lot more depth with the characters, including those from the Hunter family. 

It's a series that has potential. This first one just fell a little flat for me.

Content: Clean

SourceI received a complimentary copy through, which did not affect my review in any way.

What do you think? Do you enjoy sweet romance?

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