Monday, 23 April 2018

Summer Heat: A Storm Inside Novel (The Wild Pitch Series Book 1)

Summer Heat: A Storm In Inside Novel


I am a huge fan of sport romances and I really enjoyed this second chance love story filled with family feuds and unconditional love. This was my first time reading a book by Alexis Anne and her writing was good, but I wished the book was written from a dual point of view because as I reader at time I wanted to know what was happening with Roman's family and what was going through his mind. I also did not enjoy the past and present style of writing as I wished that they had just given us the background story first and then continued with the story because it sometimes felt like we were missing important facts about their past. Roman's character was your typical alpha male sportsman however I enjoyed the fact that he did not let his injury ruin him but instead he made it positive and became a better person. June's character always seemed confused as she did not know what she wanted or needed and this kind of annoyed me. The chemistry between June and Roman was good, but it could have been better. I also enjoyed the secondary characters of all Junes family members as they added to the humor of the book. Overall this was a good second chance sports romance filled with family drama.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

June Daniels had fallen in love with the wrong man many years ago because they could never be together due to their family feud.

Roman St James was off limits, but this feud was neither Junes or Roman's. Their family rivalry is one of the most famous in baseball history, but Roman is nothing like his father. One smile had turned into one date and one date into so much more which lead to a disaster. Now five years later June wonders what could have become if they stayed together. This is until one night in a locker room changes everything. 

 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Your Irresistible Love (The Bennett Family #1)

Your Irresistible Love



After a very long time did I found a book that I really enjoyed because this book had the almost everything I love in a romance novel such as an alpha male, an independent female character and great chemistry.  This was my first time reading a book by Layla Hagen and I found that I really enjoyed her dual point of view style of writing and the fact that she did not only make this book about the romance but also about family and friendships. I loved Sebastian's character because he was a self built billionaire who loved his family and always put them first in his life and of course I loved that he was a gorgeous alpha male who gets possessive.  Ava's character was great because she was self sufficient and independent and was more impressed by Sebastian's family and character rather than his money and success. The chemistry between Sebastian and Ava was hot and I really enjoyed that the book was more than just sex, however I did wish that there was more drama in the book. I also really enjoyed the secondary characters of all the Bennett siblings because this book has set the foundation for a great series. Overall this is a great billionaire romance filled with family and a whole lot of chemistry.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Sebastian Bennett is a determined businessman who had built Bennett Enterprises from scratch. Even though he is ruthless in the business arena, his family comes first for him and he can do anything for his parents and siblings even if they drive him crazy at times especially when they are nagging him to get married. 

Sebastian does not believe in love, that is until he brings in an external marketing consultant Ava to oversee his next product launch. She is smart, beautiful and stubborn but Sebastian finds himself addicted to her curves and he finds himself willing to do anything to maker her smile.  He is determined to have Ava even if she is off limits to him. 

Ava Lindt has come to Bennett Enterprises to do one job, that is to make their next collection launch unforgettable, so daydreaming about the CEO should be that last thing on her mind. The firm she works for has a strict no fraternizing with the clients policy, therefore Ava is not willing to risk her job as well as her heart. 

Sebastian and Ava's sizzling chemistry turns into a deeper connection that surprises them both. When Ava's consultancy comes to an end with Sebastian's company, will he fight for the woman he loves or will he lose for good? 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Beauty and the Beast (Beauty #1-4)

Beauty and the Beast



This is my first time reading a book by Skye Warren and I kind of enjoyed it, but I did wish that there was more character and plot development throughout the book. Blake's character was of a wounded soldier who is struggling to integrate back into society after a horrible accident when in the army and who is lusting after the maid who cleans his house. I personally felt that they did not give enough information on Blake's character and I hated the fact that they completely ignored his PTSD and made the book more about sex than emotions, however I did enjoy his protective alpha male side. Erin's character was a typical college student who is completing her masters and is lusting after her employer whom house she cleans. I also felt that there was a lack of background in Erin character because she sometimes felt emotionless and drab and she was not pushing for Blake to get completely better. The chemistry between Blake and Erin was hot, but the writer put to many sex scenes in the book which lead to both the book and characters to lack depth. Overall this book which had a lot of potential lacked character development and a proper story line.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Erin is a college student who cleans the reclusive ex -soldier Blake Morris house every week. Blake is both scarred on the inside and out after a horrible accident in the army and he feels he is no good for the beautiful Erin who cleans his house to pay for college.  All bets are off when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself while moaning her name. 

Blake receives an offer to lecture at his alma mater and he knows this is his chance for him to re-enter society and become worthy of Erin. Erin wants this chance for Blake to heal, but when they both enter the same classroom on the first day they are in for a shock. 

Blake's new found career is now putting Erin's graduation at risk The couple forges ahead and conquers all. In this relationship they discover new found respect for each other as their relationship strengthens. 

As the semester comes to an end Blake and Erin decide to lay low, except Blake's future is up in the air and there is trouble back home for Erin. When the couple is tested they will have to trust each other in order to have a happy ending. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Fire and Love (Hope Falls #13)

Fire and Love



This is the fourth book that I am reading in the Hope Falls series and the fifth by author duo Melanie Shawn and this book has everything you expect from this series such as a sweet second chance romance and the small town charm. I enjoyed the authors dual point of view style of writing  and the simplicity of her characters as it made for an enjoyable read. Eli's character was your typical alpha male who loved to protect those close to him and I loved that he had a sweet side, but I did wish that he had stood up more to Mackenzie. Mackenzie's character was strong and independent and despite not having the best childhood and her heart broken, she still strived to achieve her dreams. The chemistry between Eli and Kenzie was extremely hot and one of my favorite parts of the book. I always enjoy reading the books in this series because you get to see familiar characters from the other Hope Falls series books. I did wish that there was a bot more drama in the book and I would have liked to see Mackenzie confront her father as well as more about her brother in the book. Overall this was a great second chance romance set in the magical town of Hope Falls.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Eli and Mackenzie had believed that their future was set, where she would become a filmmaker and he a firefighter and they would be happily married with tow kids, but fate had something else in store for them.

Mackenzie Sutton is an award winning documentary maker who thought she had put her past behind her, but when her latest project brings her to her old flames hometown, she is forced to admit that she never really got over the past. 

Eli Bishop achieved hos goal and became a firefighter who take risks everyday, but in reality he knows he has nothing to lose ever since he lost her all those years ago. 

Fate is now giving Mackenzie and Eli a second chance at love, but will they be able to get over the past and have the hope to build a future?

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Royal Player (All Stars #1)

Royal Player



I am a huge fan of the sport romance genre and even though I am not a lover of tennis I had enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading a book by Katie Mccoy and I really enjoyed her dual point of view style of writing. Charlie's character was not your typical spoiled prince as he wanted to make a name for himself away from his royal blood and I enjoyed that, however there were times when he was a hypocrite for not listening to Emmy even though he had a bad reputation. Emmy's character was strong and independent and I enjoyed that she was following her dreams. The chemistry between Emmy and Charlie was good, but not spectacular. Overall this was a good sports read with a bit of royalty thrown in.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Charlie Davenport is the bad boy in British tennis as well as British royalty. He is a beast on the tennis courts and in in bed if the tabloids are to be believed. When Emmy mistakenly steps into Charlie's Wimbledon dressing room  and catches a glimpse of him , she can see what all the girls are raving about. 

Emmy knows better than to get involved with a bad boy like Charlie. But now Charlie is in a winning streak and believes that Emmy's kiss is his good luck charm. Suddenly Emmy has the paparazzi following her and exes coming out of the woodwork. 

Emmy is in over her head and even worse she is falling in love with the prince. Can this American girl win her Prince Charming or will they both crash out of the championship in flames. 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love #1)

Charmed by the Bartender




This is the debut novel by author Piper Rayne, and it was absolutely fabulous for a first book because it was well written and had great characters.  I loved Cole's character because he was sweet and charming, but also possessed alpha male qualities that I loved in a billionaire, however I did not like when he was lying to Whitney because he was always wanting to know her secrets. Whitney's character was that of a modern day girl who is trying to pick herself up after being dealt a bad hand in life and I really enjoyed the fact that she kept on persevering, howsoever her lying to her best friend even for the right reasons were wrong. The chemistry between Cole and Whitney was hot and explosive and I really enjoyed watching them fight their attraction. The secondary characters of Lennon and Tahlia were enjoyable and well conceived. I enjoyed the authors writing, but I did wish that the book was dual point of view because I felt that I did not get to know Cole well enough because I did not get to read his perspective of the story. Even though the author managed to inject humor in the book seamlessly I felt that the drama at the end of the book that I was expecting was missing especially when all the secrets come to light. Overall this is a funny, sweet  and well written romance and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 

Rating: 4/5


Plot


Whitney has been having a hard time recently as she lost her dream job, as forced to move back with her grandparents and was stood up by a guy on Tinder. So when the gorgeous and sexy guy behind the bar starts giving her the sultry look, she is unable to resist him.  

By the time Whitney figures out who the bartender really is, she has already begun falling for him. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Substitute Bride (The Great Wedding Giveaway #7)

The Substitute Bride


This is  a sweet and short romance based in the charming town of Marietta. It is the third book that I have read in the series, but my first by Kathleen O' Brien and I enjoyed her dual point of view writing style, but I did wish that she separated the different POV's better because she was just switching between characters in the same page without proper separation and this made it very confusing. I liked Drew's character because he was sweet and romantic, but I do not think he was realistic as he fell back in love with her again instantly. Marly's character was strong and independent and I loved how she stood up for herself and her beliefs even when life kept on pushing her down. The chemistry between Drake and Marly was nice, but nothing spectacular. I did feel that the author was rushing the book from the middle and she did not explore the characters more which resulted in a lack of character depth. Overall this is a sweet and short read with a lack of character depth and a rushed story line. 

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Marly Akers returns to Marietta jilted by her fiance and pregnant and the blow to her ego comes when she begins to work for the family newspaper  and shares a tiny apartment with her disapproving mum. 

She thinks that things definitely cannot get any worse, but then her teenage crush Drake Everett who broke her heart decides to make a re-acquaintance. Drake these days seems to be a different as he is now funny, sweet, decent and supportive and Marly realizes that she could fall for him again.