My Favorite Souvenir
From New York Times New Bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy standalone novel.My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on the hotel lobby floor.Until I overheard a gorgeous man pretending to be someone he wasn’t in order to steal a reservation from a guest who hadn’t shown up yet.When I realized there were two rooms, instead of calling him out, I pretended to be his sister. That’s how the story of “Milo and Maddie Hooker” began. We were the Hookers.My depressing trip quickly made a U-turn into an adventure. My fake brother spent the next few days showing me around his hometown. When it was time to leave, neither of us really wanted to go yet. So, instead of flying back to our respective homes, we ventured on a road trip. At every stop, we’d pick up souvenirs.But as hot as our chemistry was, we never crossed the line.Milo knew I’d just come out of a tough relationship and didn’t want to mess with a vulnerable woman.So instead, at the end of our trip, we made a pact to meet again in three months. It was always my intention to meet him.But when I got back home, reality hit in a big way.And I worried I may have lost my handsome stranger forever.Was there a place for him in my future?Or had the memory of him just become my favorite souvenir?

My Favorite Souvenir Details

TitleMy Favorite Souvenir
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 27th, 2020
PublisherC. Scott Publishing Corp.
ISBN-139781951045296
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

My Favorite Souvenir Review

  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}I could feel the rapid beat of his heart through my chestor maybe it was my heartbeat raging out of control against his. I couldnt be sure because in this moment, there was no him and no methere was only us.Fans of this amazing writing duo are in for another fun and steamy good time with MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR. In an overly saturated genre, I sometimes feel like I am reading the same story, just with different characters, but that was not the *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}I could feel the rapid beat of his heart through my chest…or maybe it was my heartbeat raging out of control against his. I couldn’t be sure because in this moment, there was no him and no me—there was only us.Fans of this amazing writing duo are in for another fun and steamy good time with ”MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR”. In an overly saturated genre, I sometimes feel like I am reading the same story, just with different characters, but that was not the case with this book. I fell in love instantly with the plot and the Hero & Heroine. Their willingness to throw caution to the wind and live a couple of weeks being utterly spontaneous made this a thoroughly entertaining read for me. Milo and Maddie’s insanely hot chemistry made the slow burn almost unbearably painful but it ended up being well worth the wait. I had the storyline clearly laid out in my mind before I got to the halfway mark and truly never expected the twist that the authors threw in. It turned a 4.5 star read into a five star one instead. Here are my overall ratings:Hero: 5Heroine: 5Plot: 5Angst: 4.5Steam: 4.5Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5”MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR” releases on April 27th. It’s stories like these that help to make self-quarantining less of a hardship.
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    <3 5 STARS <3My Favorite Souvenir was exactly what I needed!This period I'm a little bit moody and I can't find easily 5 stars read!I devour it, it was steamy,funny and emotional!The thing I loved the most in this story is the chemistry between the characters! I just couldn't get enough of them!I loved Matteo and Hazel so much, I liked how they met!Their story is refreshing and heartwarming.I connected immediately with both characters and I felt like I'm a part of their story!This is <3 5 STARS <3My Favorite Souvenir was exactly what I needed!This period I'm a little bit moody and I can't find easily 5 stars read!I devour it, it was steamy,funny and emotional!The thing I loved the most in this story is the chemistry between the characters! I just couldn't get enough of them!I loved Matteo and Hazel so much, I liked how they met!Their story is refreshing and heartwarming.I connected immediately with both characters and I felt like I'm a part of their story!This is another fantastic read from my favorite duo!It's exactly what you need, I highly recommend it!     
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  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    January 1, 1970
    It was quite fun and sweet but "Cocky Bastard" is still my No.1. ❤Expected publication: April 27th 2020-Cover Revealed- BLURB :My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on It was quite fun and sweet but "Cocky Bastard" is still my No.1. ❤Expected publication: April 27th 2020-Cover Revealed- BLURB :My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on the hotel lobby floor.Until I overheard a gorgeous man pretending to be someone he wasn’t in order to steal a reservation from a guest who hadn’t shown up yet.When I realized there were two rooms, instead of calling him out, I pretended to be his sister. That’s how the story of “Milo and Maddie Hooker” began.We were the Hookers.My depressing trip quickly made a U-turn into an adventure.My fake brother spent the next few days showing me around his hometown. When it was time to leave, neither of us really wanted to go yet.So, instead of flying back to our respective homes, we ventured on a road trip.At every stop, we’d pick up souvenirs.But as hot as our chemistry was, we never crossed the line.Milo knew I’d just come out of a tough relationship and didn’t want to mess with a vulnerable woman.So instead, at the end of our trip, we made a pact to meet again in three months.It was always my intention to meet him.But when I got back home, reality hit in a big way.And I worried I may have lost my handsome stranger forever.Was there a place for him in my future?Or had the memory of him just become my favorite souvenir?
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  • Penelope Ward
    January 1, 1970
    MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR IS FINALLY LIVE!Free in Kindle Unlimited!Amazon ➜ https://fave.co/2xS9bO9Audio ➜ https://smarturl.it/zh98t8Paperback ➜ https://fave.co/2WSz22eAdd to Goodreads ➜ https://fave.co/2T0vXcS
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Hazel Appleton is a photographer living in Connecticut whose life has just been turned upside down. She used to be a passionate person who experienced everything life had to offer. Lately she hardly recognized herself, and needed to figure out what direction to take her life in next. She could use some time alone to do some soul searching, so she decides to take a previously planned trip for two by herself. She figures a few days out of town at a luxury resort 4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Hazel Appleton is a photographer living in Connecticut whose life has just been turned upside down. She used to be a passionate person who experienced everything life had to offer. Lately she hardly recognized herself, and needed to figure out what direction to take her life in next. She could use some time alone to do some soul searching, so she decides to take a previously planned trip for two by herself. She figures a few days out of town at a luxury resort would be good for her, but soon her vacation turns into a nightmare. Nothing goes as planned, and when she see’s an opportunity to fix the disaster she’s in, she takes it. This includes pretending to be the sister of another hotel guest who is in her same predicament. This is how the story of Milo & Maddie Hooker begins. Matteo and Hazel aka Milo & Maddie’s time in Colorado takes a spontaneous turn as they become more impulsive and have fun spending time together. They are really enjoying each other’s company, and don’t want their time together to end. They decide to take a road trip, and it’s the first excitement she’s felt in years. Their connection is intense from the moment they meet. Complete strangers help each other find their new paths and discover their deepest desires. They were both lost for so long, and felt alive again as they embark on a new adventure. Their time together is life changing, and what they feel is real, but Hazel is fresh off a break up, and not ready for a relationship. The timing isn’t right, but they are captivated by one another. Will they have a future together, or just become a wonderful memory?My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland is an all new standalone contemporary romance full of explosive chemistry and sexual tension. It’s a beautiful, slow burn love story about fate, friendship, and second chances. I really loved this book and these characters, and adore these author’s writing! ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/3bGsGI8
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  • Dilek VT
    January 1, 1970
    I have read many reviews and have learnt 3 things that helped me to make my mind up about this book. Let me share them with you.*********************************************1. After their road trip together, there is a separation between the hero and the heroine during which she continues to see her ex, giving him another chance. Actually this ex boyfriend dumped her before she met the hero. This is something I hate in a romance book. If someone dumped you, you don't give him a second chance - I have read many reviews and have learnt 3 things that helped me to make my mind up about this book. Let me share them with you.*********************************************1. After their road trip together, there is a separation between the hero and the heroine during which she continues to see her ex, giving him another chance. Actually this ex boyfriend dumped her before she met the hero. This is something I hate in a romance book. If someone dumped you, you don't give him a second chance - period. And because of that separation, the intimacy and sexy times between the hero and heroine only begin towards the end of the book (appr. 80%). *********************************************2.Also, the hero turns out to be her ex boyfriend's best friend!!! How stupid is that? How come she never heard about him or met him in their 3-year relationship?*********************************************3.And lastly, what's these writers' obsession with fortune tellers? They butchered their novel Playboy Pilot with the fortune teller theme but I guess it wasn't enough that Playboy Pilot became an object of ridicule because of it since they are now doing the same thing here once again! Well, I guess they really have a silly formula in their hands.*********************************************Well then, I have made my mind up. Not reading it. Nothing about it sounds appealing any more. I will try to remember these writers with their better works such as Cocky Bastard.*********************************************Addition:I have just been talking to my friend Carol and I have learnt that there is something else that would bother most readers: The hero has a dead ex and not only he still suffers from his loss, he also feels guilty about it.
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Hazel and Matteo.Or rather Maddie and Milo.Those are the fake names they give the hotel in Vail, Colorado in order to get the last rooms on that snow-stormy night.Two strangers and two days of non-stop fun and talking in a snowy paradise.But today they have to part ways. Right?Nope. Both Hazel and Matteo are not yet ready to get back to their old lives.ROAD TRIP!Let the fun times begin! ☺ What will happen to Hazel & Matteo?Will there be a HEA?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺══════════════════ Hazel and Matteo.Or rather Maddie and Milo.Those are the fake names they give the hotel in Vail, Colorado in order to get the last rooms on that snow-stormy night.Two strangers and two days of non-stop fun and talking in a snowy paradise.But today they have to part ways. Right?Nope. Both Hazel and Matteo are not yet ready to get back to their old lives.ROAD TRIP!Let the fun times begin! ☺ What will happen to Hazel & Matteo?Will there be a HEA?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺══════════════════ Adorable!I really enjoyed reading this.But also...The blurb tells us too much. Or maybe it's because we first have this cute snowy holiday - which for my tastes could've been the whole book. Just stay in town and fall in love.But then we go on this road trip!And it was super sweet again. Adorable and sparky and fun. But way too short. The whole road trip part and the souvenir part was too short - especially when we look at the title of the book.The book should've just been Snow & Roadtrip. The End.But nope.We know that there are some things in both our darlings' pasts that we need to overcome before we can get to our happily ever after!And some of those things are just ... not my thing.First of all - and I don't care if I spoil here - we go to see a fortune teller! I was almost done with the book then. I just don't do that sh*t. As a fun joke thing - okay. But they believed everything and she told them so much true stuff about their lives and futures and past. Just ridiculous. I didn't sign up for a paranormal romance. I don't believe in any of that and Matteo just became totally ridiculous in my eyes after that.The next thing. I also did NOT sign up for a love triangle romance. I don't do those.And even though we highly suspect - or know - that Matteo and Maddie will end up together ... I HATED the scenes with Brady in New York. And that was almost half the book! Which no blurb told us about!The blurb and title made me hope for a cute and fun romance with a bit of drama towards the end. And I did not get that at all.BUT - I really liked the good parts. There were cute and funny and sparky moments. I didn't hate the love story. I just would've cut out Brady and the fortune teller and made the road trip last a bit longer!It was okay the way it was - but I expected so much better.Also - the writing ... I think I also remember noticing that in the last few books. I don't like the writing anymore. The conversations are so stilted. So formal. So long. No normal, young person would talk like that!Another tiny thing I didn't like - no idea why though. Just my personal taste. I didn't like the fact that Milo/Matteo was a teacher. I just don't think teachers are sexy - no offense to all you hot teachers out there - I just never met one of these unicorns. My teachers back in the nineties could've all starred in Game of Thrones - and not in a good way. Milo could've been so hot as a rock star - even a local bar singer. Or as a music journalist - that way they could've traveled together more later on! But not as a teacher. BUT please don't let me stop you from enjoying this book. This is just me and my weird reading dislikes. It was a cute romance! TRY IT! MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR was a sweet & fun slow burn love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Matteo - this one is MINE!! ☺ P.S. I LOVE that cover - but that goes without saying with all the Vi & Penelope books!!! LOVE THEM! 💜 💜
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  • warhawke
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First PersonRating: Hazel Appletons day was getting from bad to worse. What supposed to be a relaxing vacation quickly turned into a nightmare when she was stranded in a blizzard with no hotel room. A (not quite) chance encounter with a handsome stranger Matteo, led to a roadtrip neither of them could ever forget. But a carefree life on the road couldnt necessarily translate to real life. Now, they must decide if what they had was real or turn it Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First PersonRating: Hazel Appleton’s day was getting from bad to worse. What supposed to be a relaxing vacation quickly turned into a nightmare when she was stranded in a blizzard with no hotel room. A (not quite) chance encounter with a handsome stranger Matteo, led to a roadtrip neither of them could ever forget. But a carefree life on the road couldn’t necessarily translate to real life. Now, they must decide if what they had was real or turn it into just another memory. Matteo was charming, considerate, and sexy. I love him especially when he’s hurt. I liked how Hazel took things into her hand and made things happen for herself. But she annoyed me for a certain part of the book with how she handled the situation. Hazel and I might not wind up with a happily ever after. In fact, I was pretty certain that wouldn’t be the case. Still, I couldn’t end this story right here.Not yet.Not like this. I love roadtrip stories and this one was fun and entertaining. The main characters had great chemistry and along the way, they encountered some wild and wacky characters. My Favorite Souvenir is a story of soul searching and taking chances. It would appeal to readers who enjoy a light and fun slow-burn romance.🚗💋🚗 . . . (F)BR With Loyda . . . 🚗💋🚗For more reviews/interviews/promo visit:
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  • Nova B
    January 1, 1970
    Sounds something like their best book to date cocky why do I keep trying this duo. Ok let me say this is nothing like cocky because CHANCE is unique. These authors can write but their stuff have become formulaic for me. I already know whats coming cause its the same stuff. Matteo first love died and he was still hung up on her all the way thru the end. Hazel had a ex fiancé that she was not over. What Im saying it never is a fun and cute read since cocky its litter with too much of the same Sounds something like their best book to date “cocky” why do I keep trying this duo. Ok let me say this is nothing like cocky because CHANCE is unique. These authors can write but their stuff have become formulaic for me. I already know what’s coming cause it’s the same stuff. Matteo first love died and he was still hung up on her all the way thru the end. Hazel had a ex fiancé that she was not over. What I’m saying it never is a fun and cute read since “cocky” it’s litter with too much of the same crap. I admit I skimmed thru a lot of stuff cause my eyes were rolling and I needed to keep them in my head. 😆 Anyway. Moving on.
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  • Julia ✨
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so disappointed. The premise and the beginning of this book were amazing. I am a fan of this duo, I adore most of their books but this one wasn't at all one of them. My main issue started from 50% to a little bit before the last chapter. i save the first part and the ending because they were really cute but the way the mc knew she was attracted to Matteo but kept seeing her ex while he clearly flirted and called her his girlfriend without her saying anything against felt so unneccesary and I'm so disappointed. The premise and the beginning of this book were amazing. I am a fan of this duo, I adore most of their books but this one wasn't at all one of them. My main issue started from 50% to a little bit before the last chapter. i save the first part and the ending because they were really cute but the way the mc knew she was attracted to Matteo but kept seeing her ex while he clearly flirted and called her his girlfriend without her saying anything against felt so unneccesary and stupid since we all knew she didn't care about her ex at all. Anyway overall it wasn't anything new or exciting, a plot I've seen many many times in the past and I was pretty much bored for most of it.
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  • SHIRLEY ♡
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars. This is the first time that I dont enjoy a book by these authors. The book started well, I was enjoyed it but after 30% I got bored. I liked the main characters but I couldnt connect with their story. 2.5 stars. This is the first time that I don’t enjoy a book by these authors. The book started well, I was enjoyed it but after 30% I got bored. I liked the main characters but I couldn’t connect with their story.
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    My Favorite Souvenir is everything I love about romance books wrapped up in a charming, witty, smart, sexy, feel-good story of finding love just when least expected. Just when you thought life had dealt the worst of hands, you pick an ace and suddenly youve won the whole pot.I devoured the tale of Maddie and Milo Hooker in mere hours. I couldnt put down My Favorite Souvenir until I read the last word. I had to find out where the fun and fantasy of anonymity ended and real life began. Had to know My Favorite Souvenir is everything I love about romance books wrapped up in a charming, witty, smart, sexy, feel-good story of finding love just when least expected. Just when you thought life had dealt the worst of hands, you pick an ace and suddenly you’ve won the whole pot.I devoured the tale of “Maddie and Milo Hooker” in mere hours. I couldn’t put down My Favorite Souvenir until I read the last word. I had to find out where the fun and fantasy of anonymity ended and real life began. Had to know they reached their happily ever after.And they did, but, oof, it wasn’t a turbulence free trip. From their very first meet-cute to their pact to meet again, I couldn’t help but root for Maddie and Milo to figure things out and make their relationship real. They both had things to overcome from their pasts—pasts fraught with insecurities and getting over previous relationships.But once they worked through the issues and finally realized what they had was real and true, Maddie and Milo never looked back. And that’s amazingly well written romance at its finest! ~ Missy, 5 stars***It was impossible not to fall a little bit in love with My Favorite Souvenir. "Milo" and "Maddie" lit up my Kindle with their chemistry which sparked and sizzled from the moment their paths crossed during their adorably unorthodox meet-cute, and only burned hotter as the story progressed. I found myself full-on heart-eyeballed and smiling moonily at my screen while they connected and began their super fun adventure.It was impossible not to love them. They were both wounded characters in need of healing - but they weren't looking for that in each other. Indeed, this is a story of love found where it was least expected. And in some ways that turned their lives completely upside down. In other ways it put all the puzzle pieces snugly together. Their story is a bit of a rollercoaster, but their chemistry together was never dulled. When together, the story lit me up inside, it shone so brightly and was so much fun to read. Some of the moments they were apart were harder for me to connect with. There are elements of this story that were not my favorite thing to read. I skimmed through some parts that dragged a bit for me, left me feeling impatient and irritated. I don't think it was poorly written or even necessarily untrue to the characters here - but there were some things I didn't love, and I kind of wish things had played out differently.That said - those moments didn't take away from the gloriousness that was Milo and Maddie. By the end of the book that giant smile was pasted back on my face and I was wiping away happy tears. I loved every moment of them together. I loved their quirky, fun, and occasionally heart-wrenching story. But most of all I loved the very true way they loved each other, and how satisfying that was to read in the end. Definitely one of my favorites from this author duo and definitely worth checking out! ~ Shelly, 4 Stars
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  • Dali
    January 1, 1970
    Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver another unputdownable romance with their latest, MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR.Even though her wedding never took place, Hazel decided to go on her honeymoon and enjoy a winter wonderland vacation, but a blizzard left her and a few hundred other people stranded and without a hotel room. Just when she was about to give up, she noticed a very attractive man tricking the front desk into getting him a room. Instead of outing him, she feigned being his sister and got a Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver another unputdownable romance with their latest, MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR.Even though her wedding never took place, Hazel decided to go on her honeymoon and enjoy a winter wonderland vacation, but a blizzard left her and a few hundred other people stranded and without a hotel room. Just when she was about to give up, she noticed a very attractive man tricking the front desk into getting him a room. Instead of outing him, she feigned being his sister and got a room of her own pretending to be Milo and Maddie Hooker. “So, the Hookers are going to a party, and we don’t even know what it’s for?” “Does it really matter? Have any of the destinations we’ve hit mattered? It’s the experience, the thrill of the unknown. It’s never the destination.” After a couple of fun filled days it’s obvious the two clicked and instead of heading their separate ways they decide to take an adventurous road trip together. But even though they were attracted to each other and admitted as much, Milo was aware that she was still confused and vulnerable because of her recent breakup. It made me so much more attracted to him to know he put my emotional needs above his own physical ones.Even without knowing their real names but wanting to be much more, they decide to meet up at one of their road trip stops in three months to pick up where the left off is it was in the cards. Will reality obstruct their happy dreams of a future together? I really did love what our relationship had grown into. It was pretty crazy to think I’d only known her a little less than a week. Especially when I felt like she knew me better than anyone else these days.As with every collaboration between Keeland and Ward, MY FAVORITE SOUVENIR is an utter delight to read. I literally could not put Milo and Maddie’s story down. Their story was packed with heart, passion and delicious tension. Keeland and Ward have an extraordinary ability to draw you into stories you can’t help but devour. I was hooked by Milo and Maddie’s charming meet cute and fun adventures, I loved how the tension between them slowly but surely grew sky high and was totally caught off guard by the twist of fate when they went back to their real lives. I was sitting at the edge of my seat rooting for them even when the odds seem to be against them. My Favorite souvenir is a standalone contemporary romance, written by authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward. This is a perfect stay at home read. It is told from both points of view with a happy ending.Amazon Paperback -> https://amzn.to/2KBFu6uMy super quick review/recap:➵ Cover: 5➵ Hero: 5➵ Heroine: 5➵ Sexiness: 5➵ Feels: 5➵ Plot/Pace: 5➵ Overall rating: 5* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. *Stalk me on FaceBook * Instagram * More reviews
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    My Favorite Souvenir has stolen a piece of my heart and was such a wonderful, feel good adventure. This book was the exact escape that I needed in my life right now. I loved every second of this wonderfully quirky romance. From the moment I met these two characters, I instantly fell in love with them. Matteo and Hazels slow burn adventure romance swept me off my feet the first moment I started reading.I absolutely loved everything about Matteo and Hazels unique, sweet, sexy, and swoon worthy My Favorite Souvenir has stolen a piece of my heart and was such a wonderful, feel good adventure. This book was the exact escape that I needed in my life right now. I loved every second of this wonderfully quirky romance. From the moment I met these two characters, I instantly fell in love with them. Matteo and Hazel’s slow burn adventure romance swept me off my feet the first moment I started reading.I absolutely loved everything about Matteo and Hazel’s unique, sweet, sexy, and swoon worthy love story. Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland created pure romance novel magic with My Favorite Souvenir. It truly was an epic reading journey from start to finish with the most beautiful, unique and unforgettable epilogue. Absolute perfection!
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  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like hit the book lottery. I knew this book was going to be really good, but My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was nothing short of incredible. When my Kindle reached around the 30% mark, I was already in love with Milo and Maddie Hooker. At 60%, I decided that this book rivaled my love for their first co-authored New York Times and USA Today bestselling hit, Cocky Bastard. If you read Cocky Bastard, you know how insanely good it is. It's like a cult classic for these I feel like hit the book lottery. I knew this book was going to be really good, but My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was nothing short of incredible. When my Kindle reached around the 30% mark, I was already in love with Milo and Maddie Hooker. At 60%, I decided that this book rivaled my love for their first co-authored New York Times and USA Today bestselling hit, Cocky Bastard. If you read Cocky Bastard, you know how insanely good it is. It's like a cult classic for these two. My Favorite Souvenir is about taking chances, living your best life, and following your heart no matter where it takes you. I'm not going to regurgitate the synopsis or dream of spoiling this book for you. All I will say is that you will be hooked on The Hookers! Vi and Penelope brought their A-game with this new release. You will also be hooked on all the fun, feels, and deliciously sexy build-up and banter. At 430 am this morning, my husband woke up and said to me: “You’re still up reading?" You guys know my answer. After hitting a crazy plot twist, there was no way I was putting this extraordinary piece of Kindle Crack down. This book is magic. I shed both happy and sad tears, and I'm still grinning like and loon hours after I hit the last page. This story feels like a souvenir in itself. My book-loving heart will treasure this romantic magical adventure. MFS is on my best of 2020 list!
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for an honest reviewFirstly - I love the cover. I don't usually even bother with the covers, however I love this duos covers.This was like the tale of two books. The fun and flirty road trip with Milo and Maddie, and I really, really liked this half of the book. Then we got to part 2, when our lovelies were back at home. And this I didn't like so much. I knew Milo and Maddie would get together in the end, what I wasn't expecting and didn't go for was the love-triangle aspect. This ARC received for an honest reviewFirstly - I love the cover. I don't usually even bother with the covers, however I love this duos covers.This was like the tale of two books. The fun and flirty road trip with Milo and Maddie, and I really, really liked this half of the book. Then we got to part 2, when our lovelies were back at home. And this I didn't like so much. I knew Milo and Maddie would get together in the end, what I wasn't expecting and didn't go for was the love-triangle aspect. This could just be me though.I pretty much hated everyone in the second half (except for Milo). Maddie's ex Brady is a piece of work - and not a good piece. I disliked him from the minute we find out what he did early on, and every time he was on the page in the second half, I wanted to throw my book at his head. He made me ropeable. I was talking to myself, telling him to just eff off.I got so completely frustrated with Maddie in the second half. Her flip flopping between Milo and Brady again made me want to throw my reader across the room.I wish we had more of the road trip and the long distance thing rather than the triangle thing. Just extend part one and leave the douchebag Brady out of it all together. But this could just be me.Part 2 really messed with my liking of this story unfortunately. But don't let this stop you from reading. I love Vi and Penelope's books, this one is just an anomaly for me.
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  • Lo Bookfrantic
    January 1, 1970
    4★★★★Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person   Life is too short to waste it with people youre not passionate about or doing something yourre not passionate about. Hazel Appleton is trying to move on after a breakup that left her wondering about who she was and what she wants to do.  When Hazel decides to use that time to travel and use the best of her time she finds herself meeting a stranger which turns her time into an adventure. The way he said dirty 4★★★★Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone POV: First Person   “Life is too short to waste it with people you’re not passionate about or doing something your’re not passionate about.” Hazel Appleton is trying to move on after a breakup that left her wondering about who she was and what she wants to do.  When Hazel decides to use that time to travel and use the best of her time she finds herself meeting a stranger which turns her time into an adventure. “The way he said dirty sent a chill down my spine.  I loved the way it sounded coming out of this guy’s mouth.” Matteo Duncan has been feeling lost for several years now; when he meets Hazel at a hotel in he never imagine the trip of his life will change his entire existence.  He wanted to stop time and stay on that trip as long as possible.   ”My heart had thumped inside my chest, and it made me realize how long it had been since I’d felt that kind of excitement.”  I completely fell for these two characters.  The book opens up with a super funny scene that had me cracking up the entire time.  When two strangers meet and become friends but strange things keep on happening while on their road trip that keeps connecting each other more it makes the story so enjoyable. The chemistry was on point and I found myself loving the connection.  The twist I actually didn’t guessed it right away and I found that it made the story fantastic.  Overall; My Favorite Souvenir is a story about finding yourself and finding true love.  Readers looking for a light road trip second chance romance will find this book appealing.   ...This was a F(BR) with War... For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Seline
    January 1, 1970
    Skimmed When you keep reading stories that have been redone over and over again you just know what to expect. It becomes predictable, boring and NO FUN.
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    January 1, 1970
    4-4.5 ⭐'s Got any face mask cream? What was the reason you read the book? Keeland and Ward wrote it...plain and simple. And how was it? It was really good. I liked that it was a bit different that what they usually write. What's it about? Milo and Maddie meet when they are both trying to get a hotel room in the middle of a snowstorm. Milo does something a little shady and Maddie helps him out...and that helps them both out. So, due to their unusual get together, they decide to expand on 4-4.5 ⭐'s “Got any face mask cream?” What was the reason you read the book? Keeland and Ward wrote it...plain and simple. And how was it? It was really good. I liked that it was a bit different that what they usually write. What's it about? Milo and Maddie meet when they are both trying to get a hotel room in the middle of a snowstorm. Milo does something a little shady and Maddie helps him out...and that helps them both out. So, due to their unusual get together, they decide to expand on that. What's good about it? The sweetness as their relationship develops and them getting to know each other. Anything you didn't like? I felt like Milo was too emotional and cried too much. Anything that surprised you? Who Milo's best friend was...that was a good little twist. Would you recommend it? Definitely! “I fucking love turmeric!”
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  • Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARS! My Favorite Souvenir by my favorite duo, Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was a sweet and witty slow burn you won't soon forget!Hazel is recently broken up from her ex fiancé. She decides to go on her honeymoon alone in Colorado but ends up cuting her stay short. Mother nature comes calling and she ends up stuck in a snow storm, impersonating strangers in order to get a room at a hotel. That's how she meets Matteo. Hazel decides to go along with Matteo and pretend to be the Hookers to 3.5 STARS! My Favorite Souvenir by my favorite duo, Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was a sweet and witty slow burn you won't soon forget!Hazel is recently broken up from her ex fiancé. She decides to go on her honeymoon alone in Colorado but ends up cuting her stay short. Mother nature comes calling and she ends up stuck in a snow storm, impersonating strangers in order to get a room at a hotel. That's how she meets Matteo. Hazel decides to go along with Matteo and pretend to be the Hookers to get the rooms.Matteo is this handsome stranger visiting his parents in Colorado. He's a high school music teacher. He never imagined he'd be stuck in a snow storm or that he would even meet this beautiful stranger. Over drinks, he listens to Hazel's story and is intrigued by her. Matteo then decides Hazel needs some adventure in her life and who better to bring said adventure into her life than him.Under their aliases, Maddie and Milo Hooker, Hazel and Matteo go on a road trip together. They soon have a blast, collecting a souvenir at every place they visit, and getting to know each other while not telling the other their real name. Through these adventures these two start to feel a connection, a deep attraction takes root, and their feelings start to truly bloom.It was after the fun adventure was over and Hazel and Matteo (Maddie and Milo) had to go back to the reality of their separate lives when the drama began. That's when the book got so up and down for me. The plot became an entangled mess that took up a good portion of the book which I wish had been resolved much quicker. Overall, My Favorite Souvenir wasn't my favorite from the duo but I loved how the characters came full circle at the end. It was heartwarming, charming, and sexy. You'll definitely have a good laugh and shed a tear or two.*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*
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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I feel as if every story I read from this duo becomes my next favorite book, and My Favorite Souvenir absolutely accomplished that feat. Its adorable and sexy, with humor and heart thrown in. I loved them as Milo and Maddie, I loved them as Matteo and Hazel, and I loved their journey, no matter who they were.The story starts in a such an amusing and unique way. Yes, these were two people pretending to be someone they werent, but those were just their names. Their meet cute was over the top I feel as if every story I read from this duo becomes my next favorite book, and My Favorite Souvenir absolutely accomplished that feat. It’s adorable and sexy, with humor and heart thrown in. I loved them as Milo and Maddie, I loved them as Matteo and Hazel, and I loved their journey, no matter who they were.The story starts in a such an amusing and unique way. Yes, these were two people pretending to be someone they weren’t, but those were just their names. Their meet cute was over the top adorable, and the way they were able to be themselves with one another right from the very start just captured my heart. Hazel was sweetly sassy and brave, and Matteo was so perfect that I don’t know how they stayed in the friend zone for as long as they did. I adored these adventuresome wanderers and their impromptu road trip, and truly regretted when that came to an end.One thing that does frankly frustrate me with the books that these authors co-write is that they follow a formula, and I know I’m going to get to a point in the story where the hero and heroine are separated for a time, despite desperately wanting to be together, and the angst I feel during that period generally makes me want to throw my kindle. I know that they will have an HEA, but I still typically have to walk away from the book until I can psych myself up to go back and move past that part. How can I dread something I know I will love so much? Here, I never felt that way. Yes, there was the typical separation, but it did not come at the point in the relationship I thought it would, and I was able to finish this story angst free!My Favorite Souvenir was a genuinely sweet and feel good story, and frankly I was not ready to leave this band of Hookers. I still wanted to tag along for the ride.Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
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  • Keri Loves Books
    January 1, 1970
    The slowest burn romance that just sizzles with sexual tension! This great guy is going to sweep you off your feet. Its the perfect meet up, with an even better middle, some drama in between and the most romantic of endings! Youre going to love this couple.Milo says all the right things. Hes sweet and thoughtful. He knows just when to get dirty and possessive. Hes sexy and irresistibly hot! Get ready to swoon ladies, because Milo is the perfect any night date!Maddie is a woman searching for who The slowest burn romance that just sizzles with sexual tension! This great guy is going to sweep you off your feet. It’s the perfect meet up, with an even better middle, some drama in between and the most romantic of endings! You’re going to love this couple.Milo says all the right things. He’s sweet and thoughtful. He knows just when to get dirty and possessive. He’s sexy and irresistibly hot! Get ready to swoon ladies, because Milo is the perfect any night date!Maddie is a woman searching for who she used to be. She craved stability and ended up with a man who gave her that. When he broke off their engagement, she was shattered. But time heals and it was just what she needed to realize the life she had, was not the life she wanted.Taking that honeymoon trip alone is going to change the course of her life irrevocably. A solo journey turns into an unexpected road trip adventure with a stranger. Maddie will get more than just self discovery! She was on a trip to find herself and figure out what she wants from life, after her future abruptly changed and left her questioning her own happiness. Milo was working through his past and taking a break from everyday life. Together they would find the right person at the wrong time.Weeks spent together as strangers just living life and going where the day takes them. It’s carefree and fun. It’s everything they both needed. You can’t live in a fantasy forever. When life crashes in and bursts their happy little bubble. They’ll go their separate ways with promises to meet again once Maddie decides what she really wants.The sexual tension is at an all time high in this one. Their chemistry is palpable. The emotional journey and evolution of their love story was worth the turmoil, even if at times you want to shake some sense into Maddie. Fate brought Milo and Maddie together because their love was written in the stars.When you find someone that makes you happy, you want to hold onto them, but only if they want you to. The timing may not seem right, but there’s never a right time, so you need to make the timing right.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    * A review copy was provided by the authors *~ 5 On the Road Stars ~As I always start my reviews after reading a book by my favorite writing duo.they did it again!!! They gave us a story that was entertaining, filled with emotion and left us with a HUGE smile on my face.My Favorite Souvenir is the latest standalone novel by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. This book reminded my of their other novel Cocky Bastard, but was still its own story. I love a great road trip romance!!! I also love when a * A review copy was provided by the authors *~ 5 On the Road Stars ~As I always start my reviews after reading a book by my favorite writing duo….they did it again!!! They gave us a story that was entertaining, filled with emotion and left us with a HUGE smile on my face.My Favorite Souvenir is the latest standalone novel by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. This book reminded my of their other novel Cocky Bastard, but was still it’s own story. I love a great road trip romance!!! I also love when a chance encounter can become something even more ;)This book is a complete standalone novel that is told in Dual POV. As I said it is fun and entertaining, but it is also a slow burn. I thought the way they created Matteo and Hazel’s story worked perfect. It was so much fun going on this journey with these characters. I also loved that even though this story is fairly predictable, they were able to spring some surprises and twists into the story to keep you guessing and turning the pages. Although I have to say….I never have trouble turning the pages when it comes to a book by these authors.In this story we meet Matteo and Hazel….or should I say Milo and Maddie Hooker. Both are in Vail, CO for different reasons, but the way they meet was adorable. I love how Hazel took charge of the situation. That will make more sense once you read the story. I don’t want to say a whole lot about the storyline, because this is one I think should unfold for itself. I absolutely LOVED both main characters. There was a part in the story that I didn’t really like Hazel, but I was glad to see that part get worked through quickly and we got the good Hazel back….LOL :)As always Penelope and Vi work seamlessly together and I would 100% recommend this book to all romance readers. If you haven’t read a book by these authors…..what are you waiting for. My favorite Souvenir is the perfect place to start on their romance journey!!!Follow Us at :: Facebook
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  • Weronika - Little Steamy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Whats the craziest thing youve ever done? This book is exactly what I needed! Vi and Penelope created a charming story that proves that even if you feel at your lowest, a simple chance encounter can change your whole life. This delicious slow-burn is funny, witty and delightful. I fell instantly in love with both characters and I followed their journey with smile on my face and stars in my eyes. This book definitely made me want to take more risks! For a moment Hazel forgot who she is and what „What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?” This book is exactly what I needed! Vi and Penelope created a charming story that proves that even if you feel at your lowest, a simple chance encounter can change your whole life. This delicious slow-burn is funny, witty and delightful. I fell instantly in love with both characters and I followed their journey with smile on my face and stars in my eyes. This book definitely made me want to take more risks! For a moment Hazel forgot who she is and what she really wants in life. But in this vulnerable state she found the determination to find herself again and remember what spontaneity is. And randomly met guy turned out to be her perfect partner in crime.Matteo is a totally swoon-worthy hero and I adore him so much! He’s cocky, thoughtful, kindhearted and playful. But when needed, he can also be possesive and wicked! I’d go with him on adventure any day. Night too, lol!They have chemistry in spades and I loved to see how their connection evolved slowly into magical romance. The build-up kept me glued to the pages and the uncertainy what will happen when the adventure is over made me biting my nails. Matteo and Hazel are one of these couples you cheer on right from the start. And reading about them reaching their HEA was the sweetest experience a reader can ask for.My Favorite Souvenir is a beautiful story about healing, rediscovering yourself and taking chances. It’s a proof that fate works in a funny way and that happiness can be found when it’s least expected. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward created another beautifully written story, full of emotions, laughter and charm. Perfect romance read!
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  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    January 1, 1970
    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW ***3.5 CROWNSMy Favorite Souvenir was good. I enjoyed it, but it didnt knock my socks off. Did I enjoy it? Yeah. Is the writing solid? Absolutely. Are the characters likable? Yup. For whatever reason, though, I didnt connect with this story. I loved the premise of the book. It is original. I havent read a plot line like it, and those parts of the book are really great and fun. It really allows you fall in love with them as a couple before the conflict arrives. The ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW ***3.5 CROWNSMy Favorite Souvenir was good. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t knock my socks off. Did I enjoy it? Yeah. Is the writing solid? Absolutely. Are the characters likable? Yup. For whatever reason, though, I didn’t connect with this story. I loved the premise of the book. It is original. I haven’t read a plot line like it, and those parts of the book are really great and fun. It really allows you fall in love with them as a couple before the conflict arrives. The conflict was unexpected, and I did like how it was handle by the couple. Overall, it was a entertaining, fun and romantic. For whatever reason it wasn’t a “I can’t put this book down” for me, which their books normally are. Still a recommendation. ARC Review
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  • Amanda Steward
    January 1, 1970
    Ahh I loved this!! This might be my favorite book of theirs yet.
  • Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
    January 1, 1970
    Whoa! OM freaking sweetness! Any fans of the amazing Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland out there? You guys are in for a treat! My Favorite Souvenir is so much fun, adorable, and utterly romantic. Maddie was supposed to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life except the groom-to-be had a change of heart (the as*h**e). Instead of mopping, Maddie found herself on a one-person honeymooner. She hopes to relax, do some soul-searching and regroup before she gets back to real life. One Whoa! OM freaking sweetness! Any fans of the amazing Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland out there? You guys are in for a treat! My Favorite Souvenir is so much fun, adorable, and utterly romantic. Maddie was supposed to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life except the groom-to-be had a change of heart (the as*h**e). Instead of mopping, Maddie found herself on a one-person honeymooner. She hopes to relax, do some soul-searching and regroup before she gets back to real life. One unfortunately even after the next, Maddie found herself taking an adventurous road trip with a virtual stranger … destination unknown Milo is hilarious with all his harmless sexual innuendos. Milo was attracted to his gorgeous travel-mate from the start but he understands that Maddie is still vulnerable. They had a blast traveling to many cities together while collecting little souvenirs along the way. All good things sadly come to an end. Maddie and Milo parted way but they made a pack to meet again at the same hotel in 3 months time. What they had not expect was to meet again much sooner and it wasn’t exactly a great circumstance. Things about to get complicated!!! EKKK! So, I really appreciate that the authors were super crafty and extra careful with all parties involved – Maddie, her ex and Milo. Not once that I feel uncomfortable with their relationships even though some don’t deserve it. Three is obviously a crowd but the authors did amazing job with making me feels at ease. I also like how Maddie and Milo relationship slowly evolved from friends to lovers. Milo is such perfect gentleman. Maddie is adorable. Love all the banters and awesome chemistry. After quite a bumpy ride emotionally they much deserved a HEA. Over all, this was a fun, romantic, unique, heartwarming read. Well written by both authors – you can never tell them apart anyways. These two are fantastic!!!!
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  • Sarah/DragonflyReads
    January 1, 1970
    A new complete standalone from Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, My Favorite Souvenir was a pleasure to read. This story is a chance encounter by two unknowing people whose lives will become intertwined in the coming months.Hazel Appleton is visiting her honeymoon site without her groom. Dumped a few months before the wedding, she's left to vacation alone. In walks Matteo Duncan, the sexy artsy guy to sweep her off her feet. This story is ultimately friends-to-lovers but so much in between. A new complete standalone from Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, My Favorite Souvenir was a pleasure to read. This story is a chance encounter by two unknowing people whose lives will become intertwined in the coming months.Hazel Appleton is visiting her honeymoon site without her groom. Dumped a few months before the wedding, she's left to vacation alone. In walks Matteo Duncan, the sexy artsy guy to sweep her off her feet. This story is ultimately friends-to-lovers but so much in between. Without giving spoilers, I'll say the angst level is through the roof on this slow-burn story. A will they/won't they, if you will. Some of the dialogue I felt was a little unneeded, or basically Hazel's ex was unneeded but also there to drive the angst so I get it. Matteo was sexy and sweet, and Hazel was just as fantastic.My Favorite Souvenir wasn't my favorite from them but definitely not a book I didn't enjoy either. More 3.5 than 4 stars.
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  • Beneath The Covers Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Two strangers meeting by chance when they both ended up snowed in at the same hotel and never knowing each others real names and on a whim decide to go on a road trip together. Sounds crazy, but in a fun romantic way.Maddie and Milo or should I say Hazel and Metto's story was a fun read. Of course I was rooting for them from the beginning, but there was some obstacles, like Hazel ex fiance, that was trying to get back together with her, but in the end fate lead them together and kept them Two strangers meeting by chance when they both ended up snowed in at the same hotel and never knowing each others real names and on a whim decide to go on a road trip together. Sounds crazy, but in a fun romantic way.Maddie and Milo or should I say Hazel and Metto's story was a fun read. Of course I was rooting for them from the beginning, but there was some obstacles, like Hazel ex fiance, that was trying to get back together with her, but in the end fate lead them together and kept them together. I enjoyed this read.*an arc was provided in exchange for an honest review* ~Alison
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  • Danielle Robbins
    January 1, 1970
    My Favorite Souvenir was another great read by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I really liked it. It was a slow burn friends to lovers story. I loved Mateo/Milo and Hazel/Maddie from the beginning. From the chemistry to the fun and flirty banter, these two were just perfect for each other! Definitely recommend!
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