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Friday, June 10, 2016

Planning for Love by Ellen Butler - Book Review & Giveaway

About Ellen Butler

Ellen Butler is an award winning novelist living in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy, and her history includes a long list of writing and editing for dry but illuminating professional newsletters, and windy papers on public policy. The leap to novel writing was simply a creative outlet for Ellen’s over active and romantic imagination to run wild. She is an admitted chocoholic and confesses to a penchant for shoe shopping.

Planning for Love won The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award for Romantic Comedy and you can find the entire Love, California Style trilogy on Amazon and other major eBook retailers. Book club questions for Ellen’s novels can be found on her website.

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Review by Suze
Poppy is a successful event organizer. She is very good at what she does and professionally things couldn't be better. When it comes to relationships Poppy keeps getting hurt though. Her boyfriends often cheat on her and she's never had something long and lasting. It's time to change that, so Poppy decides to stay away from the bad boys she's usually attracted to. She wants to find her soulmate instead. She will give online dating sites a try and she also doesn't mind if one of her friends sets something up for her.
After a few disastrous dates Poppy still hasn't found her Mr. Right. That's why she loves the idea of a fun weekend with Adam. They had a holiday fling and Poppy looks forward to having another. He's asked her to meet him at a conference and Poppy can't wait to spend some carefree and relaxing days with the handsome doctor. Only does Adam want the same or does he have something completely different in mind?
Poppy is an independent woman who can take care of herself. She hasn't had any good examples when it comes to lasting relationships and she is afraid of committing herself to someone that way. That is also why she's quite oblivious when it comes to the feelings of the men she dates. I sometimes wanted to step into the story to set her straight as her stubborn character doesn't always make things easier for her. Adam is a sweet and caring man who loves Poppy's spirit. She's a fiery redhead and he thinks she's amazing. The question is if Poppy will give him a chance and I couldn't wait to find out. They connect on many different levels and are good friends. They have great chemistry as well and they are wonderful together.
Planning for Love is a light and easy read. It's a romantic story with two kindhearted main characters. The story is part of a series, but can also be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed this book and would love to read more of Ellen Butler's stories. She writes fun and cute stories with fabulous main characters and I can't wait to read them all. 
One very lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and a digital copy of the California Style trilogy.



  1. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review!!

  2. Thank you for the opportunity 😊😊

  3. It's a wonderful review and I'd like to note that I like reading but if a review isn't good I won't read a book! :) That's why I think that reviews are very important and I'm proud of people who can write them :) But when I need to do it, I ask to help me because I'm a good student and I need to have good marks :)