Bookmarked (A Heartsville Story) by Piper Vaughn

BookmarkedBookmarked by Piper Vaughn

Released 26 October 2015

Published by Piping Hot Books

Cover Design by Natasha Snow

Sale link: Amazon


To save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it’s going to take a miracle—like getting reclusive, best-selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing.

After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn’t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree. Shepherd’s never made a single public appearance. In fact, Mark wouldn’t even know what he looks like had he not accidentally discovered the sexy stranger he’d been flirting with for months, aka “Tall-Dark-and-Grumpy,” was also his fanboy obsession.

But desperate times call for desperate measures. If Mark can convince Shepherd, it’ll be a major coup in the book world and might just save Bookmarked from sinking. Too bad Shepherd won’t reply to his e-mails. Yet Mark didn’t earn the reputation of having a “sunshine-and-rainbow-fart” personality for nothing. He’ll do whatever it takes to get his man… and hopefully not make a fool of himself in the process.

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Our Thoughts:

Another story set within the new Heartsville series, this one authored by Piper Vaughn!

When a bookstore owner and a famed novelist meet, one would think they’d hit it off immediately. That’s not what happens when famed author, Shepherd Knight is approached by Bookmarked’s owner, Mark Werner.

Mark is a fan of Knight’s and even though their first conversation consists of him being more a raging fan than a professional owner, it didn’t warrant the rude reaction he received from Knight. With business decreasing Mark takes a risk and asks Knight of he’d agree to do a book signing at Bookmarked. Again, a rude retort! Now Mark is just plain upset. Whatever happened to professional courtesy?!

Shepherd is a world renown author but that doesn’t make him any less awkward. Socially, he can barely function. As much as he wants to be witty and charming all he comes off as is rude and arrogant or downright mean. When the handsome bookstore owner speaks to him, what Shepherd wants to say and what falls from his mouth are completely opposite. Now he’s agreed to set things right, even if it might cause him to hyperventilate and die!

When the two men manage to work through their initial misunderstandings, they’re actually quite good for each other. Both men are smart and caring they’re more than ready to start dating someone seriously and develop a steady, slow relationship. They’re a wonderful steady burn. They show potential for longevity and what is needed in a healthy relationship. Bookmarked was another enjoyable addition to the Heartsville books and I’m anxious to continue with the series.


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