Saturday, 31 December 2016

Wild Kisses (Wildwood #2)

Wild Kisses


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This was a sweet and passionate contemporary romance and the second book in the Wildwood series. I loved this book because of it's brilliant writing and scorching hot chemistry. It was my first time reading a book by Skye Jordan and she manages to bring her characters to life with her heart wrenching writing and unique story. Traces's character was brilliantly conceived and I loved his alpha male side as well as the way he was trying to change his reputation and repent for his mistakes. I also enjoyed Avery'S character because she was strong and independent because she didn't let her past issues knock her down. My favourite part of this book was the chemistry between Avery and Trace especially their intimate scenes which was written so brilliantly that it would leave the reader hot and bothered. The only thing I would like to have seen is the beginning of Avery and Traces's relationship when they first met to start the construction of the bakery. Overall all a wonderful book which has made me a fan of Skye Jordan.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Avery Hart who was recently divorced, returns to her home town of Wildwood to fufill her dream of starting a bakery by turning their family bar into a café.The contractor, Trace Hutton, is a sexy ex con who is trying to rebuild his reputation and business after getting out of jail.

Trace can't afford to be thinking of the irresistible baker and all the explicit things he wants to do to her. Trace and Avery, both eventually give into their attraction and end up spending a steaming night together after which they both realize they might want more than one night together. Will Avery and Trace be able to let go off their past and demons to make the relationship work.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Married at Midnight

Married at Midnight


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This was a second chance romance novel which had a good story, but nothing unique or special. It was my first time reading a novel by Gerri Russell and I found that I really enjoyed her writing and the dual point of view style of writing because it helped the reader understand the characters.  I enjoyed Connor's character because he was intelligent and understood his flaws and he made the effort to change it. At points I felt Ellie's character very boring and she always seemed to feel sorry for herself. The chemistry between Connor and Ellie was good, but it could have been better. I found that I wasn't able to fully understand their decision to break up the first time and end up hating each other, so that was a bit confusing for me. I enjoyed the addition of the meddling Elvis impersonaters because they reminded me of Melody Anne's books. Overall an okay second chance romance novel.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Ellie Hawthorn is an event planner who heads to Vegas for a conference which will help her business as it is currently doing poorly. After too many tequila shots, she ends up getting up the next morning married to her high school boyfriend Connor who had broken her heart.


Connor is in Vegas in order to try to get funding for his self driving car project. He is as shocked as Ellie when he finds out they are married, but when he recieves a call that his grandmother is seriously ill, he then requests Ellie to stay married until his grandmother recovers.

When Connor's grandmother Viola forces them to live together for five weeks, sparks begin to fly between Connor and Ellie. Together with Viola and the Elvis impersonaters scheming, will Connor and Ellie give their love a second chance.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Can't Stop Loving You

Can't Stop Loving You


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

It has been ages since I read a book which I loved so much and this story took me on an emotional roller coaster which I completely enjoyed. This was my first time reading a book by Miranda Liasson and with just one book I have become a fan of her flawless writing and brilliant writing style which manages to bring all the characters in the book alive.  I loved the characters because they were made realistic and relatable. Roman's character was passionatemandatory he had the whole alpha male and protector vibe that I loved as well as I really liked the fact that despite his difficult upbringing he was able to make something of himself instead of continously living in the past. I was able to connect with Bella's character because of her strong family background, the respect she had towards her father and her selflessness when it came to her family. The chemistry between Bella and Roman was fiery and passionate and I loved how Miranda did flash backs in order to show the reader their love story from the beginning. The secondary characters were all well written and added some entertainment to the book and I would love to read their stories in the future.

Rating: 5/5


Plot

Arabella D' Angel, is a successful psychologist, who lives in her home town Mirror Lake with her widowed father and her little brother who she has grown up ever since her mother passed away. 

Just before Bella's thirtieth birthday, her first love Roman Spikanos returns to Mirror Lake and ends up moving next door to take over his grandparents orchard farm. As Roman and Bella fight their attraction and try to be friends despite their painful past, they both end up realizing that they never stopped loving each other.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A Christmas Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #5)

A Christmas Kiss


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This was a sweet and short romance that will fill your heart with the warm Christmas spirit.  I really enjoyed this story because it was an easy read set in a winter wonderland. The characters were well written and I loved how they showed the both sides of marriage. I am a fan of Susan from her Better Date Than Never series and I really like her style of writing, but I would have liked to see some parts of the book from Gabriel's point of view. The chemistry between was good and I loved seeing them trying to resist their attraction. Overall this was a good and simple read.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Harper Avery is a divorce attorney who loves helping her clients getting out of their disastrous marriages. She loves control and doesn't believe in second chances. When her client decides she wants to give her marriage a second chance, Harper knows that is the wrong decision. 

Gabriel Hart believes in giving everyone a second chance, despite being a divorce lawyer. He now has to fight Harper in order to help is client to try and reconcile with his wife.

Harper is forced to spend Christmas alone as her aunt is busy, so she decides to rent her friends cabin in The for the holiday. Little does she know that she has been double booked with Gabriel. They both decide they won't give up the cabin, hence they are forced to live together. Christmas spirit then begins to work its magic and sparks begin to fly.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Saved by the Montana Hero (Montana Lakeside Series #4)

Saved by the Montana Hero


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This has to be the most BORING book I have ever read, that for the first time I left a book incomplete at 60%. I found the characters boring and Vella's writing style made the story feel even more drab. The chemistry between Terron and Kolina was taking forever to develop and their back stories was also taking too long to come to the forefront. Even the whole dog and wolf story was really annoying because it seemed to be going no where slowly. This book had taken me almost six days to read and I never complete it which is a first for me because I was procrastinating reading because I disliked the story from the beginning. I won't be reading any books in this series again.

Rating: 1/5


Plot

All his life Terron Sax has been responsible for others, but ever since he moved to Lake Serene and joined the construction crew, he has been trying to get rid of this habit. Terron meets waiteress Kolina Childs and is finding it difficult to control his emotions.

Kolina has had many hardships her entire life and is afraid to depend on anyone, so when Terron enters her life she initially tries to resist their attraction. When Kolina gets an injury, she needs to decide if she wants Terron in her life.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Protector (Sons of Texas #2)

The Protector


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This is the second book in the Sons of Texas series and it follows the story of Mia and Cullen. I loved this book as much as I loved the first book because it keeps both the suspense and romance alive as well as it gives many answers to the mystery that has been unfolding from the first book. Cullen's character was lighter and more playful than his brother and I really enjoyed his alpha male and protector side. I also loved Mia's character because she was strong and independent and could fend for herself. The chemistry between Cullen and Mia was off the charts and I really enjoyed their heart to heart scenes. The writing in this book was again flawless and Donna didn't fail it keeping the reader intrigued throughout the book. This series has made me a fan of Donna Grant and her characters and I am eagerly waiting the last book in this series.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Cullen Loughman, a Marine Force captain, returns to Texas in order to find his father who has been kidnapped and in order to complete this mission he will go to any length. He is forced to team up with Mia as she was the last person to see his father.

Mia is an ex Air Force pilot who has a love for danger. When Mia first meets Cullen she is immediately attracted to him. As both Mia and Cullen go on a dangerous journey to find Cullen's father, their attraction begins hard to deny and they b

Friday, 9 December 2016

Improper Conduct (Chicago Heat #2)

Improper Conduct


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This is the second book in the Chicago Heat series and thank god it can be read as a stand alone because I had not read the first book in the series. For me this was an average book which had its both ups and downs. It is the typical story of a rich girl and poor boy who fall in love and the parents and money come in between their relationship. It was my first time reading a book by Patricia Rosemoor and I found myself sometimes getting confused with the triple point of view writing style, which was a big downfall for me. The characters were kind of cliche and at many points in the book I found myself disliking Isabel's character because she was stuffy and judgmental. I liked Nick's character because he wanted to help those in need because he understood their circumstances. The chemistry and sex scenes were steaming hot and were well written. Overall there is nothing special about the book, its just a cliche love story from a different angle. 

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Nick Novak is surprised when his first love Isabel Grayson  suddenly shows up in his life many years after breaking his heart. Isabel now needs help finding her sister who has runaway from home, but Nick's help does not come cheap. Nick price is an affair with Iabel in the hope that he can get her out of his system.

As both Nick and Isabel go into the streets of Chicago in search of her sister, their attraction begins to take over and old secrets begin to reveal themselves.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Where My Heart Breaks (A Willoughby Inn Love Story #1)

Where My Heart Breaks


This was a fairly good romance novel which kept me intrigued till the HEA at the end. I enjoyed the small charming town of Bleckerville with the background of a famous novel and love story.  It was my first time reading a book by Ivy Sinclair and I liked her writing style, but I would have enjoyed a dual point of view more because I felt I barely knew and understood Reed's character.  I liked Kate's character because she showed strength and independence as well as she was able to grow and learn from her past mistakes. I am a sucker for alpha males so I had a soft spot for Reed who wasn't as much of a bad boy as he was made to be.  The chemistry between Reed and Kate was hot especially the sexual tension between them at the beginning of the book. I loved the back drop of the fictional novel that had taken place in Willoughby Inn because it made the book dream like which was a good touch. I enjoyed the secondary characters especially Patrick and Miller because they were well conceived and written. This was a good start to the series and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Kate Spiney is forced to spend her summer, before senior year of college, working at the Willoughby Inn because she has to prove to her parents that she learned from her past mistakes. Kate is immediately attracted to the towns bad boy Reed Black, who in fact embraces his poor reputation instead of fighting it.

Reed offers to give Kate lessons in the novel that made the Willoughby Inn famous. As Kate and Reed begin to spend time together, their attraction becomes hard to deny.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

She's Gotta Be Mine (Cottonmouth #1)

She's Gotta Be Mine



There was nothing special about this in fact I found it quite average and annoying in some parts. Firstly, I could not stand the female protagonist Roberta/Bobbies because she was chasing her husband after he left her for another woman. Also she didn't want to change her life for herself, but was in fact doing it to show her husband. I also find her inner dialogue with her old self very stupid and annoying.  I liked Nick's character because he didn't care what people thought about him and I especially loved seeing him when he got jealous. The writing in the book was good, but at times I felt the story was dragging. The chemistry between Nick and Bobbies was good and their intimate scenes were well written. I enjoyed the suspense aspect of the story especially the twist at the end. This book kind of disappointed me, so I won't be reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Roberta Jones Spiney, has just been dumped by her husband of fifteen years for his high school sweetheart.  She then decides to go through a complete make over and even changes her name to Bobbie Jones after which she follows her husband to the small town of Cottonmouth.

Bobbie then moves next door to the towns bad boy and alleged serial killer, Nick Angel. What better way to make her husband see what he lost, than by Bobbie spending time with the handsome bad boy.

When a murder rocks the small town of Cottonmouth, Bobbie has to get to the bottom of the crime in order to save the ones she loves.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Not The One (London Lovers #4) (Lost in London #1)

Not The One



This is the first time I have had such mixed emotions for a book because I found this book both annoying and at the same time completely addictive. I kept on telling myself I am going to stop reading the book, but I could not bring myself to put the book down.  The reason I found the book annoying was that I could not get over Reyna cheating with her best friends boyfriend, it is just something I am totally against. It has been a while since I read a book with such dark and intense emotions and I found it addicting because the characters seemed to just pull you into their emotional roller coaster.  The writing in the book was flawless and exceptional, it has been a while since I have been so captivated with a book. I enjoyed the character development of Reyna because she was trying to improve herself and sort out her problems. Liam's character at times just did not know what he wants because one moment he loves Reyna and the next he doesn't want to be with her. Hayden's character was a good addition to the book because it brought drama and highlighted Reyna's problems. The secondary characters were well developed and brought some lightness to this dark book especially with Frank's vibrant personality. The chemistry between Liam and Reyna was good, but I did not like how Reyna used to treat Hayden's especially after sex. This was my first time reading a book by Amy Dawson and I have become a fan of her extraordinary writing.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Reyna Miracle has been mourning her best friends death with a guilty conscience for the past three years because her friend died before she could tell her of her betrayal. Now Reyna lives with self hatred and she uses ink to depict her life on her body.

Liam meets Reyna three years after his girlfriend and her best friend dies. He realizes he still loves Reyna, but now he has to try and get Reyna to believe that she is the one.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A Promise of Home (Lake Howling #1)

A Promise of Home



I enjoyed this sweet romance which had a bit of danger, family, small towns and PTSD. It was my first time reading a book by Wendy Vella and I found her writing average and at times boring even though she had a good story line. I liked Jake and Branna's characters, but I felt they weren't well developed. However, I loved the secondary characters of Buster, Ethan and Branna's father  as they were well conceived and added more depth and lightness to the book. The chemistry between Jake and Branna was good, but Wendy had rushed their intimate scenes and it felt sometimes like their sex scenes were pointless.  The climax of the book felt very rushed and not well written as well as there was too many loose ends in the book especially with the book club ladies. I enjoyed the story, but poor execution and writing prevented the book from being brilliant.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Branna O' Donned returns to Lake Howling, after many years, when she inherits her friends house. She decides that this will be her fresh start, where she can maybe put her demons to rest. However, with a small town comes many complications including Jake McBride. 

Jake was one of the golden boys of the small town, but after returning from Iraq he had given up his passion which was practicing medicine.  As soon as Jake and Branna meet, sparks begin to fly. Both of them are fighting their own demons and don't know how to make a relationship work, but at the same time they are finding it difficult to walk away from each other.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Wild Boys After Dark: Heath (Wild Boys After Dark #2)

Wild Boys After Dark: Heath



I am a huge fan of Melissa Foster and her alpha male hero's and according to me this one her best books by far.  The writing in this book is flawless and so captivating from the first chapter that it is difficult to put this book down. I loved Heath's character because he is so sweet, but at the same time he was dominant in bed. I think Heath is now my new book boyfriend because of his hotness and dreaminess. The growth of both Ally and Heath's characters were well conceived and written. The secondary characters were a good touch to the book and I really enjoyed them. My favourite part of the book was the off the charts chemistry and the scorching hot sex scenes between Ally and Heath, because the aim of this series was for Melissa to bring in hotter hero's and I think she has hit the nail on the head with these alpha male hero's. However, I did wish that there was a little more drama in the book, but nevertheless this was a brilliant book.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Dr Heath Wild and Allyson Jenna are both after a one night stand with no strings, no names and no ties. After spending one night together both Ally and Heath feel that it is not enough. One night becomes two and then reaches to a phone call. Will this supposed one night stand turn into a happily ever after?

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Girl He Knows (No Strings Attached #1)

The Girl He Knows



This book had a lot of promise as it started of well, but towards the end it just got annoying and was rushed.  Firstly I wish I saw more of the male protagonist Hank in the book because it felt that he was missing from most of the story which made it very difficult to connect with the plot and characters. Paisley's character was so annoying (and as Hank described her "wishy-washey") because she never knew what she wanted and continued to string guys along. She was unable to stand up for herself and for her dignity even though that is what she promised herself.  The writing was good and the chemistry was okay, but I would have liked to see more of the intimate scenes. I loved the secondary characters of Paisley's friends because they brought humour to the book which left the reader laughing out loud. I was really disappointed with this book.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Paisley, is recently divorced and trying to enjoy her life and one morning she gets up next to her best friends handsome brother Hank. Leaving it as a one night stand seems the best thing to do, but they are unable to resist each other.

Hank is a naval officer who believes both in commitment and monogamy, which is something Paisley does not want at the moment. Hank then offers Paisley a no strings arrangement and it seems to be good to be true. 

As they spend time together both Hank and Paisley find it difficult to leave their heart and feelings out of their agreement.
 

Monday, 21 November 2016

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

A Cowboy to Remember (The Canadays of Montana Book 1)

A Cowboy to Remember



I am always fans of the books by Tule Publishing, that are set in the town of Marietta with the beautiful background of Copper Mountain and this book did not disappoint at all. It had all the fun elements that are present in this small magical town and I loved seeing the characters from the different books I had read which were based in this beautiful town. I loved Olivia's character because she was independent and strong enough to recognize her shortcomings and change them. She also didn't behave like a damsel in distress who needed rescuing, but she rather wanted to rescue herself. Jake's character was also very well written especially with his determination to be with Olivia. I enjoyed the writing style even though it was my first time reading a book by Barbara Ankrum, but I did notice some spelling errors which was unacceptable for a book that was republished. The chemistry between Olivia and Jake was steaming hot and well written.  I really enjoyed this second chance romance and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5


Plot


Olivia Canada, a brilliant equestrian, is now recovering from a messy divorce and after a career changing accident has lost the confidence to get back on a horse. She returns home to Marietta and her parents, until her once upon a time best friend Jake Lassen returns home.

Twelve years ago Olivia and Jake promised each other that on her thirtieth birthday they would return to the Marietta fair and marry each other if they were both single. 
Jake is an ex airforce pilot has returned home, for Olivia, after experiencing a bad accident while at war.

Olivia tries to resist Jake's advances, but Jake realizes life is too short and is now determined to get the love of his life Olivia.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Hold Me Until Midnight (Grayson Brothers #1)

Hold Me Until Midnight



This was a hot and steamy romance of the typical rich good girl falling for the bad boy. It was my first time reading a book by Christina Phillips and I loved her writing style and her characters.  The chemistry and sex scenes was scorching hot and well written and at times left me wanting for more. I loved Jackson's character because I have a soft spot for gorgeous alpha males who work hard. I felt Scarlet's character very annoying at times because in this day and age, she was behaving like a damsel in distress who could not stand up for herself. I also didn't enjoy that Christina glossed over the first three weeks of Jackson and Scarlet's relationship because I would have loved to see more on the beginning of their relationship. I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5



Plot


Scarlet Ashford needs a date to a fathers wedding, but she also needs a bodyguard who can protect her from her step mothers plans. After hearing about the Grayson brothers, she goes to meet Jackson Grayson who is too gorgeous for his own good. Jackson tempts Scarlet to finally let down her good girl reputation.

The number one rule of the Grayson brothers is never sleep with the client, but after meeting the beautiful Scarlet, Jackson just can't resist her. They both stop trying to fight their attraction and decide to have a one night stand, but they later realise it's not so easy to walk away.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Escorting the Billionaire (The Escort Collection #1)

Escorting the Billionaire


This is the first book in The Escort Collection  and after a very long time I got to read a book where the escort was female. The book was sweet and funny, but at times I felt it too long.  It was my first time reading a book by Leigh James and I found that I loved the dual point of view style of writing because the reader understood at all times what was going through the characters mind.  The characters were well developed, but at times I did find Audrey annoying especially when she was always putting herself down. I found the chemistry and sex scenes average because there was nothing special or hot about them. There were also many funny scenes and hilarious one liners from both James and Audrey when they are discussing James's family, which gave the book a lightness which I loved. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot


James Preston is a real estate billionaire who is forced to hire an escort as his date to his brothers wedding in order to keep his family off his back. He just wants a date with no mess, relationship or sex because he has once lost someone he had loved dearly. 

Audrey Reynolds has been forced to become a high end escort I  order to keep her I'll brother in his group home. James is now paying Audrey more money than anyone ever has, but the only problem with him is that he is gorgeous and too normal. 

As James and Audrey spend time together, their chemistry forces them to now include sex in their contract, but now they both realize they might be perfect for each other. While fighting their dysfunctional families, will James and Audrey'S love survive?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Down Deep (Going Deep #1)

Down Deep


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

I am generally a fan of sport based romances and this book did not disappoint me. It was funny, sweet and really entertaining at times. After reading a book in the Bedding The Bachelors series and realising how much I enjoy Virna'S style of writing, I was looking forward to this book and once again Virna has done a fabulous job.  I really enjoyed the characters even though at times I found Camille very confused and Heath being an assessment to her. I loved the chemistry between Heath and Camille as it was scorching hot and lead to some very good intimate scenes. However, I would have liked to see more of the football in the book as well as an epilogue with how Heath and Camille'S life turned out. A good book and a promising series to look foward to.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Heath Dawson was the school star football player as well as Camille Pollert'S first crush, but after he says some horrible things, she let go off her crush and got her revenge.

After ten years, Heath is a successful NFL player and he runs into Camille at a charity photo shoot where she is the photographer. Camille is now a single mother and when she sees Heath again for the first time in ten years her crush begins to return back, but she refuses to act on it.

Heath recognizes Camille from school and is attracted to the gorgeous woman she has become and he is now determined to have her. As they begin to have a sizzling affair they get a good dose of reality. Will their love be able to overcome their problems?

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Savaged Surrender

Savaged Surrender


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)


This is a sweet and short novella about a good girl wanting to be bad and lose control. I really enjoyed the book because I was able to connect with the main character Anna and how she has never been a priority to anyone so she learns to handle herself. At times I did fine Ethan's character annoying because of the poor way in which he was treating Anna. The book was well written and I enjoyed the style of writing, even though it was my first time reading a book by Jennifer Lyon. The chemistry between Anna and Ethan was sizzling hot ,but I wished there was more intimate scenes between them as the ones that were included felt a bit rushed. There were parts in the book where I felt that the book was being rushed and I personally would have liked to see more of Ethan's dominant side in bed because they speak about in the book but it is never depicted. This was a good read that I was unable to put down and I am looking forward to the Savaged Illusions series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Ethan Hunt, is a gorgeous hunk who has come from a very difficult past which still haunts in him even though he has changed for the better. He is now finding it hard to resist his sexy friend, Ana Kendall, because he feel he is not good enough for her. After a hot kiss and rejecting Anna's sexual advances, Ethan leaves to join the security personnel of the famous band Savaged Illusions.

Anna, after having a terrible incident at fourteen, has always tried to be the good girl and the perfect daughter and friend. Now while her friends are scheming to reunite her with Ethan, Anna decides to hijack their plot and proposition Ethan for a vacation fling.

Anna and Ethan finally given to their sizzling chemistry, but unknowingly Anna has attracted a stalker. Now it is up to Ethan to protect both Anna and her heart. 



Monday, 7 November 2016

The Hero (Sons of Texas #1)

The Hero


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)


I LOVED this book, it was filled with so much suspense and drama that it was difficult to put the book down once I started reading it. This was my first time reading a book by Donna Grant and her writing was flawless and descriptive that I was transported to Dallas, Texas.  From the first chapter there was so much going on that I found that I never got bored and always wanted to know more. The depth in all the characters was brilliant and I loved the triple point of view style of writing because it enabled the reader to understand the story completely. The chemistry between Owen and Natalie was great and I enjoyed watching their second chance love story unfold. The story ended in a cliffhanger so I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Rating: 5/5


Plot

Owen Loughman, a decorated Navy SEAL who is good at his job, is forced to return home when his aunt and uncle is killed and his father is kidnapped.  Owen together with his two brothers and his high school sweetheart Natalie, who he has not been able to forget, must try and save Orrin Loughman.

Natalie Dixon has had her heart broken twice firstly by her high school sweetheart who left without saying a word and secondly by her ex husband who cheated on her. Now with her life at risk, Natalie must trust Owen, the man who broke her heart,to protect her. As they start spending time together, Natalie and Owen realise that they have never gotten over each other and they begin to consider giving their love a second chance.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Only Pleasure: Part Two

Only Pleasure: Part Two


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This is the second installment in the Only Pleasure series and this book was much more better than the first because it focused more on Chase and Kia emotional relationship rather than their physical relationship. However, in this book I did miss Khalid's character and the softness he brings to the story.  I enjoyed how Kia was able to stand up for herself in this book and rebuild her life. There was also not so many characters in this book which made it easier to read.  The sex scenes in the book was much better and not repetitive which was good. I loved that we got to see more of Chase's  dominance and possessiveness in this book.

Rating: 3/5


Plot


Kia Rutherford has finally decided to take charge of her life and demands more of Chase. After a horrible accident Chase ends up admitting his feelings for Kia and decides to claim her as his own.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Only Pleasure: Part One

Only Pleasure: Part One


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

Oh my God, this book was confusing me so badly that I contemplated not finishing it, but since it was an ARC I decided to complete it. Firstly the idea of a club of guys who believe in threesomes is just ridiculous, then the fact that Clay called himself possessive, but was willing to share Kia with Khalifa was just plain stupid. I hated the way Clay treated Kia like she was some object. Then there was way too many characters in this book and that just left me confused because the author gives all their point of views in one chapter without differentiating between the characters. The sex scenes were initially good, but then became repetitive and boring. I wish this book was better because I am a fan of Lora Leigh and this book just disappointed me.

Rating: 2/5


Plot

Kia Rutherford, who divorced her husband two years ago, has always had a crush on Chase Fallacy especially after he saved her from her disgusting husband two years ago.

On one lonely night she runs into Chase and his friend Khalid and ends up spending a pleasure filled night with them.  This eroticism experience happens a few more times and Kia realizes she is falling in love with Chase.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Her Hopes and Dreams (Ardent Springs #4)

Her Hopes and Dreams


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This is the fourth book in the Ardent Springs series, but it is the first book in that I have read in the series so I don't know if that might have affected my review. Once I started reading the book and found out that the female protagonist Carrie cheated on her husband I was just unable to get over it as I am totally against cheating, this in turn negatively affected the way I saw the book and characters. This is my personal hangup and not the book or the authors fault. The writing in the book was good and I enjoyed the dual point of view style because it helped the reader understand both characters. I enjoyed the story of overcoming PTSD as well as helping women in abusive marriages. At some points I did find Noah's character one dimensional and wished there was more depth, however I loved the secondary characters of all Carrie's friends because they were fun and added a lightness to the book that was much needed. The romance and chemistry was average and nothing special and left me wanting for something more. I do look foward to reading the previous books because I enjoyed those characters in this book.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Carrie Farmer is a single mother who has just come out of an abusive marriage after her husband died and now she is not willing to date again. That is until she meets her gorgeous neighbour Noah's Winchester, who happens to be a friend of her dead husband.

Noah's Winchester, is a returning soldier, suffering from PTSD, who has returned home to relax and try to get away from his demons. This all changes when he meets Carrie and her adorable daughter.

Will Noah's and Carrie be able to get over their demons in order to have a chance at true love?

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Forgetting Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #1)

Forgetting Yesterday


(This review is based on the e-book received from YA Bound Book Tours)

It has been a while since I read a young adult romance and Forgetting Yesterday has made me fall in love with this genre all over again. This book was the first in the Broken by the Sea Trilogy and it was so brilliant and captivating that I could not stand to put the book down. The characters were so realistic and easy to connect with because Ava brought their emotions alive with her flawless writing. There were parts in the book which brought tears in my eyes and others made me fall in love with Adam. Missy's character was well written and contained  the depth and strength that was much needed to carry this book. However, I did wish that we could have seen some parts of the book through Adam's point of view because that would have enabled the reader to understand him better especially in the scenes where he talks about his problems with his father. The sweet romantic scenes between Adam and Missy made me feel all gooey on the inside and I just loved their simplicity so much. Ava Wood is a talented writer who is full potential, I am dying to read the next book in the series.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Missy Shaw, a star school basketball player, has her entire life ripped away from her when her father decides to move them from their hometown Kansas to Florida after her mothers death.  Now Missy has to adjust to a new city and school and on her first day at she runs into the schools star basketball player, Adam Miller.

Adam is a gorgeous and sweet boy who begins to show interest in Missy from her first day at school. As they spend time together during a school project, Missy hides her families hurtful secrets, from Adam. Will Adam be able to save Missy from her family and herself?

Saturday, 29 October 2016

10 Days in Paradise (Tropical Nights #1)

10 Days in Paradise


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This was my first time reading a book by award winning Jennifer Haymore and I did enjoy her writing style and unique ideas. Generally when one reads books based in exotic locations, you don't get to know much about the history and culture of the place, but Jennifer manages to teach you so much about Hawaii and it's native language through this book.  I enjoyed the characters especially Celeste because she was strong, ambitious and always willing to try something new, however I did wish that there was more depth in Kanoe's character because we didn't learn much about him as a person. The secondary characters were well conceived but I would have liked to see more of them in the book. One of the best things about the book was the scorching hot chemistry and sex scenes between Celeste and Kanoe. I did feel that the almost rape scene in the beginning of the book was dealt with too lightly and ends up sending the wrong message of being able to get away with something if you are rich. I did enjoy the book especially the location and the knowledge and culture of Hawaii.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Celeste McMillan, is a successful first year business analyst, who after a traumatic event at work goes on holiday to Hawaii. Once there she runs into sexy surfer boy Kanoe.

As Kanoe and Celeste give into their sizzling hot chemistry, they begin to fall hard for each other. The only problem is Kanoe is rooted in his culture and Celeste believes her future is in the corporate world in LA. Will they be able to let go of their ambitions for each other?

Thursday, 27 October 2016

From This Moment On (Windswept Bay #1)

From This Moment On




This is one of those books that catch your attention from the first chapter because of its strong characters and plot. It was my first time reading a Debra Clopton book and she has managed to make me a fan with her flawless writing and amazing story.  This is the first book in the Windswept Bay series and I have already fallen in love with the quaint town on the coast because Debra has described the location so well that you can picture going on vacation there. The characters were well conceived and they both had good background stories which helped keep the reader engaged throughout the book. The chemistry between Cali and Grant was sweet and romantic and if you are looking for a clean romance this is a must read. However I did feel the ending of the book was rushed as Debra could have spent more time on the characters journey towards healing. I loved the addition of the saving the sea turtles awareness in the book as it brought to the front an issue which is rarely discussed. I loved this book and looking forward to reading the rest of the series in this beautiful town.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Cali Sinclair has recently returned home after having her heart broken and going through a ugly and messy divorce. She begins to run and renovate her family resort and refuses to put her heart at risk again. But Cali doesn’t know fate has other plans for her when renowned artist Grant Ellington comes to their resort to paint murals as a favour to her brother.

Grant Ellington, a rancher and famous artist is suffering from survivors guilt after he walked away from a plane crash which killed his best friend and the pilot. Once he sees Cali, he begins to feel emotion and alive again for the first time in months. After a few meetings Grant begins to realise that Cali might be the one for him.

Will Cali and Grant be able to get over their insecurities and give their relationship a chance?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

First Love Second Choice

First Love Second Choice



A short and cute story which I personally felt could have been longer.  The writing was good and I enjoyed the bit of sadness in the book, but I would have preferred a dual point of view style of writing so we could get to know Bryce better. Keslee's character was well conceived whereas Bryce lacked a depth which I believed would have made the book better.  The chemistry between Bryce and Keslee was sweet, but would have liked to see more of their journey together. A good story of switched identities which I would have loved to be longer.

Rating: 3/5


Plot


Keslee, is a wedding planner who during an emergency ice cream run to the grocery store in her pajamas, gets asked out by her childhood crush Bryce, but Bryce thinks that Keslee is her dead twin sister Jay den. Keslee doesn't correct Bryce and this leads to a very awkward date.

Too make matters worse Bryce is the marketing director of a wedding venue where Keslee client wants to get married. Keslee is afraid that she will always be a replacement for her sister. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take Chance #1)

Kiss a Girl in the Rain



This one of those sweet and cute stories which makes you fall in love with both the characters and the setting (even if it is a small town in the middle of nowhere.  It was my first time reading a book by Nancy Warren and I found that I loved her writing which was seamless and flawless. It was a unique to story of a man (who is practically having a mid life crisis), that realizes that he is not where he pictured himself to be at thirty five. I loved the depth involved in Evan's character because Nancy gave us a glimpse into his family life, love life and professional life before starting his journey.  The characters in the book are very likable and this enables the reader to connect and get involved with them very easily, which is not something easy for a writer to achieve. The chemistry between Evan and Caitlyn was good and the funny banter keeps you interested throughout the entire book.  I did wish that the book was longer and that I got to see more of Caitlyn's life before Miller Pond, but nevertheless this was a great book and I look forward to the rest of the series.   

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Evan Chance, a successful lawyer at one of the top law firms at Seattle, receives a wake up call when his mentor dies. He realizes that he is not the person he had envisioned and then sets out to complete a bucket list that he had written when he was twelve years old. Evan's journey begins with a motorcycle ride across America. 

Caitlyn Sorenson, is a doctor in a small town called Millers Pond. She meets Evan after he ends up in an accident with a dog, this results in Evan being stuck in Millers Pond for a few days while his bike is being fixed.

After spending hot nights together, will Evan and Caitlyn be able to face the reality of their lives and love?




Monday, 24 October 2016

Maid for the Rockstar ( Romance Island Resort #1)

Maid for the Rockstar



This is the first book in the Romance Island Resort series and it there is nothing special or unique about the book. We had typical characters of a spoiled Rockstar who wants what he can't have and a maid who is working hard to provide for herself and her family. In the beginning of the story the reader tends to hate Jay because of his cockiness and crude comments, but as the book went along I did enjoy the vulnerability Demelza had brought to his character.  I personally felt there wasn't much romance in this book and even the chemistry felt a bit lack luster. The writing was good, but I wished I had seen more of Jay's point of view. The worst part of the book is it has a very abrupt ending which leaves the reader with many unanswered questions.  I did enjoy that towards the end of the book Audra stood up to all the people in her life who was taking advantage of her and bringing her down. This book never really managed to catch my attention,so won't be reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Audra, a maid at the exclusive Romance Island resort, is used to dealing with celebrities and billionaires. She knows how to keep their secrets and clean up their messes, but never has a relationship with the guests as it is against the rules.

Jay Felix, is a rockstar whose band is on the verge of breaking up and he refuses to go into retirement. Jay knows relationships with the staff is not allowed, but he sets his eyes on Audra because he believes no girl can resist him. 

Audra continues to follow the rules and Jay refuses to accept that he can't have Audra. Will Jay manage to convince Audra to sleep with him?

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bedding the Wrong Brother (Bedding the Bachelors #1)

Bedding the Wrong Brother



This was my first time reading a book by Virna Depaul and I found that I really enjoy her writing style. Bedding the Wrong Brother was a sweet and short romantic novel with steaming chemistry. I loved how the book started in Melinda and Rhys's childhood as it gave the story and characters some depth that was much needed.  I enjoyed the twist of the magician twins as it was a unique idea I have never come across before.  The characters were well conceived, but I would have liked to see more of the secondary characters and their stories. I loved the scenes were Rhys is teaching Melinda about the power she holds as a woman. The sex scenes were well written and was very hot. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot


Melinda Parker, is an entomologist, who has been told by her ex boyfriends that she is not good in bed. In order to change this and learn how to please a man she asks one of her childhood best friends Max Dalton for help to find her inner diva.

By a twist of fate and Max's interference, Melina ended up in Rhys Dalton's bed. Melina has always been in love with Rhys, but thought she could never get him.

After embarrassment the next morning, Rhys manages to convince Melina he is the right man to help her find her sexual diva.

Will Melina be able to learn what she needs without losing her heart to Rhys?

Thursday, 20 October 2016

His Five Night Stand (Bedroom Secrets #1)

His Five Night Stand



This is one of the hottest books I have ever read. His Five Night Stand is the first book in the Bedroom Secrets series and I have to say it is a great start to the series.  The story was realistic which ensured that the readers connected easily with the characters.  I loved how this book was based on a women's empowerment after a bad breakup, this is not something we see often enough. The idea was unique and the book was well written. I enjoyed all the characters as they were well conceived and had depth.  The attraction and chemistry between Theo and Callie was my favourite part of the book and the sex scenes were scorching hot and off the charts. I did wish that thee book had focused a little more on the characters back stories. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Callie has just gotten out a bad breakup which forces her to rethink her life and living arrangements. This leads Callie to The Holiday, her new apartment where her new neighbour ,Theo, a gorgeous man who oozes sex. Theo promises Callie five nights of hot sex which is guaranteed to help her get over her ex and heal her heart.

Theo has experienced loss through love so he knows how to help Callie mend her broken heart.

What if Callie wants more than five nights, will Theo break his rules?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Billionaire Boys Club (Billionaire Romance Series Book 1)

The Billionaire Boys Club




This is the first book by Cara Miller and personally I disliked both the writing and the story. Firstly I have no idea why this book is called Billionaire Boys Club because there are no billionaires, but just some spoilt boys who most probably won't  inherit their parents fortune. Once you start reading the book, you will find that the male lead characters are only introduced properly half way through the book which is one of the main reasons why the book is unable to catch and keep your attention. The worst part of the book is that there is barely any romance in the story which means the series title Billionaire Romance was misleading. The writing was poor and the charters were not well conceived and I especially felt that there was too much law jargon in the book for the average reader. I really do hope that Cara Miller improves her writing as she has a lot of potential.

Rating: 1.5/5


Plot

Kelsey North is a middle class girl with big dreams and in order to fufiil her dream of becoming a lawyer, she attends the prestigious Darrow Law School. At law school she meets the billionaires Tyler Olson and Ryan Perkins. This story is about their journey through first year of law school and all their trials and tribulations. 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty #1)

Filthy Rich


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

This is the first book in the Blackstone Dynasty and my first Raine Miller book and I can already say that just after one book I have become a fan of Raine Miller. I have a soft spot for gorgeous alpha male billionaires, hence I fell in love with Caleb Blackstone. Brooke Casterly with her British accent and strong personality slowly crept her way into my heart and made me admire her strength to overcome a difficult past. Raine's writing style is brilliant and flawless and her secondary characters especially the Blackstone family were well conceived. The chemistry between Caleb and Brooke was hotter than a five star alarm and their sex scenes were so well written that it made me feel hot and bothered. I did feel that towards the middle of the book the story began to drag and I would have loved to see more drama from Caleb's mother, but nevertheless this was still a brilliant book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series as well as other Raine Miller books.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Caleb Blackstone, a gorgeous billionaire, has everything money can buy, but when he sees Brooke Casterly he realizes she is the only woman for him and he must have her.

Brooke, an interior designer, is not looking for love because she has been burnt in the past as is well aware of the pain that it brought her. Caleb and Brooke intially start out with flirtation, but this quickly turns into an all consuming passion and Brooke realizes that Caleb's touch can help her heal.

Their past mistakes still follow them and Brooke realizes that maybe falling in love with Caleb might be more trouble than she can handle.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Turbulent Desires (Billionaire Aviators #2)

Turbulent Desires


( This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

I am a huge fan of Melody Anne ever since I read the Billionaire Bachelors series, so when I saw this book available for review I could not resist requesting it. This book is the second book in the Billionaire Aviators series, but it was the first book that I have read of this series. Turbulent Desires gave me everything I have come to expect and love from a Melody Anne novel including her flawless writing and brilliant writing style. I loved the characters in the book especially Maverick because who can resist a hot alpha male billionaire pilot, who is also sweet and caring. Lindsey's character was a strong and independent woman which is what made me like her even more. The chemistry and romance between Lindsey was steaming hot and it was one of my favorite aspects of the book.  I loved how Melody had incorporated the Anderson's from her previous series because it had made me  connect with the characters and brought in the family that is always a part of her books. This is a brilliant book and yet again Melody Anne does not fail to disappoint.

Rating: 5/5


Plot

Lindsey Helm is a nurse who used to live her job until a late night attack on the hospital where she works almost left her dead. Lindsey who then begins to suffer with PTSD, starts to retract away from her friends and life and she lives in fear that danger is always lurking around the corner. 

Maverick Armstrong, a F-18 pilot, is determined to get Lindsey over her fear and teach her how to live life to the fullest again. Maverick believes that he will help Lindsey to heal and will walk away after that as he does not believe in failing in love and getting married. Little does Maverick know that its not easy to control the heart and it is even more difficult to walk away from the women you fall in love with

 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Taking Charge (Lone Star Burn #4)

Taking Charge


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

I am a huge fan of Ruth Cardello because she always manages to give you characters that you end up falling in love with, but when I read Taking Charge  I was highly disappointed because it didn't have everything I love and have come to expect from a Ruth Carell novel. The book began with the prologue where Ruth started to give some background story of both David and Lucy, but immediately after the prologue they skipped six months later, which resulted in a lot of the important parts of the beginning of the relationship between Lucy and David being left out.  The part of the book that I disliked the most was that most of the first part of the book consisted of inner monologue from Lucy which got really irritating in some parts. I found that both characters of Lucy and David lacked depth and they were very clichĂ©. As the book progressed it had gotten marginally better with some hilarious scenes from Lucy with her sex toys business. The writing was good even though I didn't particularly enjoy the writing style of this book. I am still a fan of Ruth Cardello and will continue reading her books even though I did not enjoy this book.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Lucy Albrighton always wanted out from Fort Mavis, but when her father dies she is forced to come back home and try to save her family ranch. She wants to save the ranch herself as she has been burnt before when accepting a man's help who wanted more than just to help her. In order to save the ranch she starts an online business marketing high tech sex toys.

David Harmon, a horse trainer and ranch manager, is sent by Lucy's friends to try and help her save a ranch. When David sees Lucy  he instantly knows she is the one for him. Lucy refuses to accept help from David, but he doesn't back down as he will do anything to protect her.

When the ranch is threatened by Lucy neighbour, David refuses to leave and while the attractions between them grows David must be willing to do everything in his power to protect Lucy.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Not A Hero

Not A Hero


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

I loved this book because it was so amazing that once I started reading it I could not put it down. The book takes you through an emotional roller coaster that touches your heart and leaves you wanting more at the end. This was my first time reading a book by Sarah Robinson and I found this book well written and that I enjoyed her writing style with the dual point of view. I always enjoy books based on marines and seals and this book did not disappoint with its emotional plot and well conceived characters which were easy to connect with. The chemistry between Miles and Zoe was off the charts and the sex scenes was hot and well written. I loved the fact that there was lots of dramas and that both the main characters had their flaws which they were working through before getting together. Zoe and Miles are both characters that I loved especially because of how well they mature and develop throughout the book. I can't wait to read more books by Sarah Robinson because Not A Hero was a masterpiece that every romance lover must read.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Miles Kydd, is a former marine who has just returned home after leaving the army in order to be there for his sick father. He is having a problem adjusting to civilian life as he has many demons from his time as a soldier.

Zoe Brook, is a live in nurse for Miles terminally ill father Walter. She loves to help others, hence she tries to fix them. Zoe has her own past and demons which she has just recently overcome and thinks she can help Miles to get over his demons.

Upon meeting the chemistry between Miles and Zoe is undeniable and Miles begins to think that Zoe can help him forget all his problems.  Once they get together, things begin to get complicated and Miles realizes that he can't tell his secrets to the one person who he loves.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What You Do To Me

What You Do To Me


(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

What You Do To Me is a sweet and funny book which leaves you feeling good and with a smile on your face.  This was my first time reading a book by Barbara Longley and I really enjoyed her writing style and her ability to create relatable characters with realistic flaws. I particularly enjoyed the how the main characters Sam and Haley matured and developed throughout the book. I loved Sam's character, because really which girl would not love Sam the handiest handyman in Twin cities, he is gorgeous, caring and sweet. I liked Haley because of her independence and the way she faces situations strongly.  The chemistry between Sam and Hale is combustible and I loved how they tried to fight their attraction in the beginning. This was a great book with little drama and I look foward to reading more books by Barbara Longley.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Sam Haley is known as the handiest handyman in Twin cities because he services   both his clients jobs and his female clients. He is not into relationships or commitment as he has built walls around his heart after he lost both his parents at the age of fifteen.

Haley Cooper, is a paralegal who recently had her heart broken by her high school sweetheart and fiance whom  up and moved to Indonesia alone a few weeks before their wedding.  She has been trying to renovate the house she and her fiance bought together and has been making a disaster of it. Her mother is worried for both her daughter and her house, so when she hears about Sam and his reputation, she decides to hire him in the hope to get her daughter to move on.

After meeting sparks begin to fly between Haley and Sam, but Haley is worried about Sam's reputation and Sam doesn't want to get involved in a serious relationship. Will both Sam and Haley be able to get over their issues and accept what their hearts want?


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Feel The Heat (Rockford Fire Department #1)

Feel The Heat



I am a huge fan of Kathryn Shay, so when I saw this book free on Amazon I could not wait to read it and I must say that Kathryn did not disappoint with this book. I loved that she stepped out of the typical male firefighter cliche and made this book about a female firefighter and she highlighted the problems firefighters families face with the dangers of their job. This was the first firefighter related book that I have read that was so well researched and accurate when it came to the finer details of the occupation, hats off to Kathryn for achieving that. I loved Alex's character especially when he went all alpha male and got jealous and possessive. There were times in the book when I didn't enjoy Francesca's character as she seemed selfish and self centred, especially when she let Alex down or wasn't there when he needed her. I also didn't enjoy that such a large portion of the book was based on Francesca's parents as I would have loved to see more focus on Alex and Francesca. The writing style of the book was good and I loved the chemistry between Alex and Francesca. Kathryn is a talented writer which I love and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Francesca Cordaro, is a brave firefighter whom loves her job. One day while on the job, she saves the life of rich businessman Alex Templeton and whilst doing so she gets injured.

Alex sees the sexy firefighter who saved his life and he is immediately attracted to her. Francesca is attracted to Alex, but refuses to go out with him because he belongs to a different world. Alex is unable to accept Francesca's refusal and he tries to persuade her with gifts. After meeting Alex again, Francesca decides for them to become friends as she knows that Alex has very little friends and is lonely.

During their friendship, Alex and Francesca are unable to deny their attraction and eventually decide to give a relationship a try. Will Alex be able to handle the dangers of Francesca's job or will their relationship fail like her parents?