Love By Design


Book review of “Love By Design”

“Love By Design,” by Liz Matis

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When Victoria’s regular co-host, Neil, has to a leave of absence, Russ Rowland, steps in to take his place on Design Intervention.  Victoria isn’t too pleased with this new arrangement, but reluctantly goes along with it.  Bickering over colors and layout designs, sparks are flying all over the set!  Everyone can feel the heat these two have for one another.  Will these two be able to learn to work together, even when the past haunts their future?

When I saw the cover for “Love By Design,” I signed up immediately – without reading the synopsis!  (Admit it, you like the cover too, right?)  After I finally read what the book was about, I even more intrigued – hot Aussie comes to U.S. and falls for his co-host – what’s not to like?

From the moment I started this book, I was truly engaged with the characters and the story.  At first, I found Victoria’s character to be a little too arrogant, but once they start shooting the show their bantering quickly turns into flirting – and was done quite nicely I might add!  Russ seems to have the ability to tame her in a way that nobody can!  From beginning to end, there were twists and turns (one in particular had me on the edge of my seat), but at the sweet end, these clear to see that two created a love by design.

If you’re looking for a laugh out loud, sweet, and spicy read this is the book for you.  This book was one that I would definitely read again!  Liz Matis’ Love By Design will make you want to hop on a plane to go find your own Aussie – that’s at least what I wanted to do!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!

Buy “Love By Design!”


**Read my Q & A with the author HERE

Liz Matis


Author Bio:
Liz Matis is a mild manner accountant by day and by night a writer of fun, flirty, and fiery romps! She is a Kindle Best Seller and winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest. Married 26 years and counting she believes in happy ever afters.

Tell us about yourself:  First, let me say a big thank you for having me here!  I’m 48 and have been married for 26 years with one handsome son. I’m a mild manner accountant by day and romance writer by night. I live in the mountains of New York close to the original Woodstock site.

What are your days like, and when do you find time to write?  I work at my day job from 8-4. I try to write between 7-8 every night.

Your books are known to be steamy!  Where does that imagination come from?  I had to think about this for a while, but I’ve come to the conclusion that these scenes come from my characters. Sex is important in a relationship and I think showing the progression of when it’s at first ‘just sex’ for the characters to when it becomes so much more is important to the story.  Or maybe my characters are just really horny. LOL.

What is the writing process like for you?  I’m a slow writer. I write bare bones then I go back over and over again adding details, emotions, etc.

What is your favorite drink and/or snack when you’re writing?  Ice coffee.

Print or eBooks?  Both.

What would people be surprised to know about you?  That I know how to say, “Where’s the chocolate?” in Klingon. (Star Trek)

What is the best book you’ve ever read?  Why?  Oh boy – just one? Impossible. But if I had to choose it would be The Princess Bride by William Golden. A perfect blend of romance and adventure.

If you’re not writing, what are you doing?  Reading. Watching HGTV. Hanging with my husband. And I love to go to Zumba class!

Who would you prefer to go on a date with, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or someone else?  Hands down, no competition – Keanu Reeves. You might be surprised to know that he loves to read. I picture us meeting in the poetry aisle at a Barnes and Noble, he buys me a hot chocolate and we talk about books.

Do you have any advice for writers?  When I get stuck I have a conversation with my main characters. I ask them what they want to happen next or what’s wrong. I’ve posted a conversation between Victoria, Russ, and I (from Love By Design) on my blog and more recently when I spoke with Hannah (from Going For It and Playing For Keeps) and I posted it on Twitter and Facebook.

What are you upcoming projects?  Going For It, the sequel to Playing For Keeps will be out soon. Then I’m part of a Martini Madness anthology coming out at the end 2012. My title is Real Men Don’t Drink Appletinis – it should be great fun!

**Visit Liz at the below link:

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**Click HERE to read my review of Love By Design!

This Week at Chick Lit Goddess


I thought this would be a good quote to help you with your goals that you’ve set to accomplish this upcoming week!  Not only do I love it because it’s by one of my favorite female country singers, Reba McEntire, but because I find it very inspiring!  What goals do you plan on accomplishing this upcoming week?

I’ve had a wonderful weekend with my amazing husband and our cat, am sad it’s coming to a close, but I’m excited about what’s coming up this week on Chick Lit Goddess!

Monday: Blog post: “How Important Is the Writing?”

Tuesday: Read my review of “Love By Design,” and a Q & A with the author, Liz Matis

Wednesday: Blog post: It’s Hump Day (50 Shades of Grey) Wednesday

Thursday: Blog post: “Why I Love Helping New Authors!”

Friday: “A Fun Friday” post will be up about my favorite Chick Lit blogs and websites! (If you’d like me to share yours, leave a comment with a link to it and I just might add it to my list on Friday!)