Monday, 3 July 2017

Hotel Hookup: Chicago ( Hotel Hookup #3)

Hotel Hookup: Chicago



Firstly, I personally thought that this  book was a complete waste of my time and effort and I regret that I even reading it. It was my first time reading a book by Annabelle Snow and I completely disliked her writing style, I felt that she described everything in the book in extreme details and that ended up becoming very annoying and boring when you have to read about every little thing in the setting. This book lacked a story as well as depth in characters and the single point of view style of writing made it even more one dimensional. I personally did not see the point of this book because even the ending felt incomplete to me. The one thing I did enjoy in the book was the chemistry between Clark and Hannah, but that was about it. I would not recommend this book if you looking for something substantial to read.

Rating: 1.5/5


Plot

Hannah Truitt plans a relaxing weekend away with her sisters every year without fail and this year after a bad break up she needs the vacation even more. The Drake Hotel situated in Chicago is the perfect escape for Hannah and her sisters.

Hannah meets a charming and sexy stranger, upon her arrival, and ll she knows about him is his name - Clark- and his suite number. Will one night of passion between the two of them be enough?



Monday, 26 June 2017

Easy Love (Boudreaux #1)

Easy Love


This is the first book in the Boudreaux family series which is based in the charming town of New Orleans. Easy Love is light, funny and easy read which will leave the reader feeling warm and in love at the end.  I am huge fan of Kristen Proby ever since I read the With Me In Seattle series and she did not disappoint with this brilliant read which makes you fall in love with her characters. I absolutely loved Eli's character because he was an alpha male, but at the same time he was also a gentleman who had great manners and etiquette. Kate's character was good because she is a strong women who overcame her horrible past and moved on in life, I especially loved her when she got drunk because she was hilarious. The chemistry between both Eli and Kate was off the charts and it is rare to find such mind blowing chemistry which has both intensity and sweetness.  The secondary characters in the book was well written especially all of Eli's brothers and sisters because this gave me a good idea of what is left to come. This was a great book, however I would have liked to see a little more drama as well as more into Kate's undercover mission. Overall this was a easy but brilliant read and I cant wait to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Eli Boudreaux is the youngest CEO of his family company Bayou Enterprises., co-Chairing with his elder brother Beau. He has a no nonsense work ethic and has made the company very successful, but recently the family has discovered that someone has been stealing form them and they will leave no stone unturned in finding out who.

Hate O' Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to go undercover and investigate white collar crimes and now she has been hired by Bayou Enterprises. The attraction between Eli and Kate is instantaneous and the chemistry between them is mind blowing, but Kate has heard about Eli's playboy past and she is here to do her job.

Eli manages charm Kate with his generous and protective behavior and Eli is attracted to Kate's sweet nature and brilliant sense of humor.

When Kate finally manages to uncover the person stealing from the company and it is time for her to leave, what lengths will Eli go to to keep the women he has fallen in love with by his side?


Monday, 19 June 2017

The Legend (Sons of Texas #3)

The Legend




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

This is the third book in the Sons of Texas series and it mainly follows the story of Wyatt and Callie and I highly recommend that the series is read in order otherwise it does not make much sense. I am a huge fan of the series and have been following it from the first book and I absolutely love the way the book keeps you at the edge of your seat with all the action and suspense occurring, but at the same time it gives you all  the thing that I love in a romance novel. Wyatt's character was this strong alpha male who protects those he loves even if it might put his life at risk and I loved that he also had a softer side for Callie ( even though we rarely got to see it ). I really enjoyed Callie's character because she was strong and independent and she stood her ground and fought when she was in danger, she did not just let Wyatt protect her like a damsel in distress. The chemistry between Wyatt and Callie was great and it was good to get their background story on their relationship in this book. Donna once again managed to keep the reader intrigued throughout the  entire book through her flawless writing and brilliant characters.  This by far one of the best series that I have read in a very long time and I loved seeing all the characters woven into all three books, however I would like to see another book in this series as I felt that this book was ended abruptly. A great read that has definitely made be a fan of Donna Grant.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Callie Reed is and expert sharpshooter and hacker who does not need a man to protect herself, but when danger comes lurking in the form of a deadly group called The Saints, she is forced to join hands with the man who broke her heart many years ago.

Wyatt Loughman is a stone hearted legend in the army who is a is part of the Delta Force. When his father is kidnapped he is forced to return to the home he never wanted to come back to and to the only girl he has loved whose heart he broke many years ago. As Callie and Wyatt spend time together trying to fight the bad guys, they realize that their attraction is still there. Will Wyatt be able to save Callie without putting her life in danger?

Monday, 5 June 2017

Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants #1)

Moonstone Beach




Moonstone Beach is the first book in the Main Street Merchants series as well as the debut novel for author Linda Seed. This was well constructed book and really shows the vast potential that Linda has to offer. The dual point of view type of writing was a good choice as it let you get into the mind of both the main characters. I personally found Kate's character annoying because she was able to only stand up to Jackson and no one else, she always let her father walk all over her which had me screaming at her many times. Jackson's character was very plain, other than the fact that he was a chef there was nothing different about him which made him in turn very boring. The chemistry between Kate and Jackson was simple most of the time and there were not much explosive or wow moments. I also felt that the book ended very weirdly because after the last chapter it just felt incomplete. This is an average book from an author who has tremendous potential and I hope the series becomes more interesting as it proceeds.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Kate Bennet is a book store owner in the small tourist town of Cambria and two years after her divorce she finally thinks she is ready to get back into the dating pool again. Jackson Graham is a hot chef with a fiery temper, who loves to control everything when it comes to food, but it careless when it comes to women.

Kate's friends end up setting her up with Jackson and Kate expects it to be a fling filled with pleasure, but Jackson has had a crush on Kate for years and he is in it this time to win. The only problem is that nor Kate or Jackson knows if Jackson can change his self defeating habits which usually send women running out the door.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Betting On You (Always A Bridesmaid #1)

Betting On You


Betting on You is a light an easy read based on second chance romance. This is not much to say about this book because i is the same old story of two lovers breaking up when they were younger only to realize later on life that their perfect life partner is the one whose heart they broke many years ago. There is nothing special or unique about this story or the characters which resulted  in the reader not being able to connect with the characters. Lark was not strong enough to stand her ground because she forgave Mason way to easily.  Mason was the typical man who believed that even after breaking someones heart that he could return and say sorry and everything will then go back to the way it was in the past. The chemistry between Lark and Mason was okay, but nothing spectacular. Overall this was an average book that can be read to pass time, but I would like to read the next book as I am looking forward to discovering what is the story with Aria and Nash.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Lark March believes she has gotten over Mason Stewart and the horrible thing he did to break her heart four years ago, that is until she sees him at her best friends wedding. Mason looks even better and talks even sweeter than before, and Lark realizes that he still affects her badly. 

Mason Stewart had a bad childhood, which affected him when he was a young man, now four years later he has returned after sorting out his issues, to get the only women he has loved. He manages to convince Lark to give him seven dates to show her why they belong together, at the end of the week Lark might kick him out of her life forever, but his is betting that true love will win.

Through Larks meddling sisters an old secret comes to light and Mason and Lark's love is tested all over again, will they be able to get their happily ever after? 









Monday, 22 May 2017

Unafraid (Beachwood Bay #2)

Unafraid



This is the second book in the Beachwood Bay romantic series and it can be read as a stand alone. I actually remember reading Unbroken a long time ago and I had enjoyed Emerson's and Juliet's story, therefore I took a chance and read this book and I must say that Melody did not disappoint. She managed to keep the charm of the summer town Beachwood Bay alive in this book and I loved the journey of the characters and their growth throughout the book. Hunter was the rich golden boy who had anything one could want in life, but it is true when they say you never know what demons a person in fighting in their everyday life. Hunter's life had seemed perfect from the outside, but he was battling with the pressure from his parents as well as the guilt from a dark secret which has been eating him alive. Brit was a strong character, and I loved that she did not care what people thought about her and she lived her life the way she wanted. I really enjoyed watching Brit grow as a character especially her being able to fight her insecurities  in order to be with the man she has always loved. The chemistry between Hunter and Brit was off the charts, but at the same time I loved how Hunter took the time to gain Brit's trust by showing her what real romance is. This was a great series and I am really becoming a fan of Melody Grace's work.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Brittany Ray does not care about what people think of her. Growing up in the beach town of Beachwood Bay, Brit has learnt the hard way that people who you love will only let you down. She believes that girls like her don't deserve love, happiness or even the ability to dream and for her Hunter Covington is one of those unattainable dreams.

Hunter is the sexy and charming rich boy who feels that he is stuck in a cage from the day he was born, but now he wants to break free. He has quit law school and returned to Beachwood Bay to take over his grandfathers ranch and to train horses. Hunter is trying to run away from his past ghosts, but her forget that Beachwood Bay is full of ghosts like the mysterious girl who  spent a night with him and then slipped away.

Brit and Hunter are brought together by their reckless passion and undeniable bond. They both are fighting the demons of their pasts, but will they be able to take the biggest risk of all and find the courage to face the future unafraid. 



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Cruel and Beautiful

Cruel and Beautiful



I cannot begin to even describe this book it was that magnificent and unique, I actually finished reading this masterpiece yesterday and I have not been able to stop thinking about this book and it's characters. This book is a tear jerker  filed with every emotion you can think off from love to pain to humor and even jealousy . I am generally someone who does not enjoy sad books, but this book was so addicting that I could not put it down and was even reading at work. I am generally someone who does not like a past and present style of writing, but the authors used the style so well that you could not stop reading because you wanted the answers to all your questions. I loved the chemistry between Drew and Cate because their romantic scenes made you all dreamy, but at the same time their intimate scenes made you all hot and bothered.  This book was unlike any other book I have read, it was so emotionally charged that you went through a roller coaster with the characters, you actually felt every emotion that they did and I think that is what made it such a brilliant book.  I do not want to give anything away especially with the big twist at the end, but I can say this a must read book that is not for the faint hearted.

Rating: 5/5


Plot

Cate Forbes, is a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future, who does not know the first thing about love. After a drunken night she accepts a blind date with one of the hottest guys and she thinks that she can just tick it off as a night of fun, Cate's plans are slowly derailed when she gets a look at the sexy Drew McKnight.

Drew is a relentless hockey playing medical student who knows what he wants - a career in Oncology and Cate. He has heard that Cate is scared of relationships, but he is determined to have her in every way possible and he shows her just what their future together would look like.

Life has other plans for this happy couple and when the unthinkable happens and everything begins to shatter, they both will have to fight the cruel to hold onto the beautiful.
 


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Unspoken (Woodlands #2)

Unspoken



Unspoken is the second book in the Woodlands series, but can be read as a standalone just like I did. This was my first time reading a book by Jen Frederick and I enjoyed the characters and their development throughout the book as well as I loved that she chose to base her book on the relevant topic of bullying and its consequences. AnneMarie character was a great example of how bullying can affect a person's life and I liked the fact that she did not leave campus due to it, but I did find that she was weak at some points when she refused to carry on living her college life as normal. Bo was a strong character with some crazy daddy issues which resulted in him not believing in himself or his ability to get over his past. I loved the alpha male side of Bo, but I did not enjoy the fighting as a release of anger. The chemistry between Bo and AM was scorching hot and the intimate scenes were well written.  The beginning of the book was excellent and the story of two people trying to overcome their past really drew me in, but towards the end of the book it began ti drag and I felt the book getting boring and it became difficult for me to complete, however I did like the addition of the 10 and 18 years later chapters. I enjoyed the dual point of view style of writing, but I did find many typos in the beginning of the book which really annoyed me. Overall this was a good book with a captivating story and I would definitely want to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

One drunken night at Central College caused AnneMarie to lose her reputation and to become the girl who all guys considered easy and a slut. After that AM decided to stay away from Central social life and men, that is until she meets her irresistible biology partner. He is everything AM should stay away from, he is a Marine and an illegal fighter who has a short temper and is a charmer to the ladies. 

Bo always runs on instinct and ever since he came to Central College he has gotten a release through fights and women, that was until she met AM. AM was everything that Bo didn't know he needed or wanted.  The more he spends time with her the more he wants her, but he knows AM has been hurt in the past and he does not want to be the one to break her completely.  

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Barefoot with a Bodyguard (Barefoot Bay Undercover #1)

Barefoot with a Bodyguard



Barefoot with a Bodyguard is a romantic story filled with suspense and set on the magical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  This was my second time reading a book by Roxanne St. Claire and I really enjoy her addition of mystery and danger into the books, however I did not enjoy that the story was written with more than two point of views as it sometimes made it very confusing and difficult to read. I enjoyed Alec's character because he did not just give into his dark past, he actually fought to become a better person. Kate's character was kind of annoying especially her whole whining about not wanting be controlled by a man and at the first chance she got she went back into her old patterns. The chemistry between Kate and Alec was steaming hot and I enjoyed watching Alec trying to fight his attraction towards Kate. I loved all the drama going on in the book especially towards the end as it made the book more interesting because towards the middle it had gotten slow and boring which resulted in me taking longer to finish the book. Overall this is a good book and I would definitely be interested in reading the rest of the book.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Kate Kingston, has just ended her five year marriage, and now craves independence and a long vacation, but she is now facing threats against her which have been showing up in her dads office. She then goes to Barefoot Bay to get some sunshine and learn for her upcoming bar exam, that is until she meets the handsome muscle man her father has hired to protect her, Kate starts feeling that her independence is being taken away from her again by men who wield power in her life.

Alec Petrov is a mixed martial arts trainer who has been on the run from the  deadly Russian mafia since he was a teenager. Protecting a young attorney in a tropical paradise is not a bad way to get of the grid of the Russian mafia. Kate ends out bring a tender and caring side of Alec that was never seen before. Alec begins to find it difficult to keep his hands off Kate while staying in close quarters, but that is only half the challenge as he has to fight to keep them both safe as well.

 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Destined for Love (The Bradens at Weston, CO #2)

Destined for Love



I am a huge fan of Melissa Foster and I always love her books and her characters and I am glad that this book did not disappoint. This is the second book in the series and is based around forbidden love and family loyalty. I loved Rex's character because of his alpha male behavior as well as his loyalty towards his family. Jade's character was well written and I enjoyed her independence and willingness to make it on her own. It was great seeing Treat and Max from the first book and seeing how their love story progress. The chemistry between Jade and Rex was scorching hot and it added a great element to the book. I also enjoyed the mystical story of the two dancers and Rex's mother having a hand into getting Rex and Jade together. I did feel at times that the book was going to slow at times and it did take me time to finish the book. Overall it was a great read and I am loving the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Rex Braden is a hard working rancher who works at his family ranch and is extremely loyal to his family. He is liked to kick back after a long day at work, with partners who do not require anything other than a physical relationship. This was before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father his been feuding with over the last forty years, moves back into town.

Jade returns home to find her footing after leaving behind her veterinary practice and crazy relationship. One day while out riding, Jade's horse gets hurt and Rex comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is for the handsome and stubborn man to complicate her life.

As time goes by Jade and Rex are unable to resist their attraction to one another and decide to give their relationship a chance despite their family loyalty. Will their love be able to conquer all including a forty year old family feud?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me



This is a family story based on two famous brothers who find out after their fathers death that they have a half sister who has inherited millions of dollars from their father. I really think hat this book had a lot of potential in terms of plot line, but due to poor execution it had failed to hit the mark. This was my first time reading a book by Faleena Hopkins and personally I did nit enjoy her writing because firstly I spotted spelling errors which is a big no no in my book and secondly I disliked that there were so many different point of view in the book because at times it made it confusing and difficult to read.  I had initially liked Rue's character because she had a strong back bone and was living as an independent girl supporting herself, but as as the book went on I found myself  beginning to hate her because she became immature especially when she was throwing tantrums and she let the fact that she is now rich change her personality.  Jack's character was also very immature because he was willing to go to any extent to try and hurt his innocent half sister. I enjoyed Sean's character because he was sweet and caring as well as the protective brother who did not like to flaunt his wealth or waste money. Alec's character to me seemed very confused half the time because he was always trying to fight his attraction to Rue and I hated that he did not stand up for her against Jack. I would have like to see more substance in Alec's character because I felt like we hardly knew him. The chemistry between Alec and Rue was poor because their relationship was not given as much importance in the book as it should have. The book was more about the brothers which I felt could have been made into a series where each of the brothers got their own book with their own stories.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Rue Calliwell, is an orphan and an aspiring dancer, who inherits $50 million dollars from her father she never knew existed. With the money comes two half brothers that she never knew she had, one of which hates her and the other who wants to protect her. 

Jack is furious when he finds out about his half sister and he decides to make her feel pain by getting his best friend and rock star, Alec Gabriel, to break her heart. When Alec meets Rue he is instantly attracted to her and begins to start falling in love with her. Will Alec be able to stand up for Rue  and changer her mind about wanting to be alone?

Monday, 27 March 2017

Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers #1)

Almost a Bride


A sweet marriage of convenience romance based in the town of Wyoming. I really enjoyed this book because a fan of books based on marriages of convenience and I really liked that these characters had a history together. This was my first time reading a book by Patricia McLinn and I enjoyed her writing style because she put a lot of focus on her characters and their growth as people as well as the dual point of view allowed us to understand both the characters better. I loved Daves's character and his possessive alpha male ways especially the fact that he was sweet and willing to do anything to protect Matty from trouble. Matty's character was sometimes annoying because she was too impulsive and never considered anyone's feelings when she wanted to get to her goal. She was always picking on Dave for always knowing what his dreams and ambitions were which I felt was totally wrong, but I did like that she was strong and independent and able to stand up for herself when she was unhappy. The chemistry between Dave and Matty was hot and I especially liked the scenes where they would get caught. Overall this was a short, sweet and light read and I would definitely want to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Matty Brennan always loved Dave Currick and always pictured marrying him, until he had broken her heart six years ago. Now after so many years Matty has returned to Wyoming and in order to save her families ranch she has to ask Dave to marry her.

Dave knows that Matty is up to something, but when she comes to him for help, Dave like always is unable to refuse her. Dave has always done what is best for Matty, even if that means marrying her just for namesake. After one scorching hot kiss, Dave hopes that Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride. 

 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Texas Secrets (The Gallaghers of Morning Star #1)

Texas Secrets



This was my first time reading a book by Jean Brashear and I absolutely enjoyed this book especially after the last few awful books I read. This is a Texan novel based in the small town of Morning Star, where life is slow paced and about ranches and family life. I really enjoyed Jeans style of writing especially the fact that she enabled the reader to emotionally connect with the characters through the dual point of view narrative style. Boone's character was the typical Texas cowboy who loves his ranch and his town, but there was also a selfless lover in him which I really enjoyed because he was willing to give up his happiness for the one he loves. Maddie's character was sweet and tender,but at the same time I love that she stood up for herself and never let Boone walk all over her. The chemistry between Boone and Maddie was good and I enjoyed watching them fight their attraction. I would have personally liked the book to be a bit longer and would have enjoyed more depth in the characters as well as a little drama,, but overall this was a great book and I will be looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Maddie Collins is an up and coming chef she inherits a house from the husband of the only woman her father loved. She then leaves New York and goes to Texas after her business and life partner cheats on her and buys her out of her restaurant, she wants to use this down time to figure out what to do with her life as she has many job offers in New York.

Boone Gallagher, is a former Navy SEAL and cowboy  who returns home to find out that his father has hurt him once again by giving the only place he considers home to a strange woman who does not want it. He then finds out that Maddie has to stay thirty days otherwise they will both lose the house.  

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Billionaire Impossible: An Alpha Billionaire Romance Series (Book 1)

Billionaire Impossible


Let me start with saying this is by far the worst book I have ever read, it is not even worth trying to read. I absolutely hated the writing style of this book it felt like the narrative was always in third person and this hindered my ability to connect with the characters or the story.  I completely did not understand the plot line or the fact that the authors jumps between so many characters points of view that it makes it so confusing that you begin to lose interest in the book. The characters lacked depth had were not well written at all, lets start with Julia who was a spineless cheater who could not get out of a toxic relationship in which she was getting raped almost everyday.  Darius who is supposed to be an alpha billionaire never seemed to care about what was going around him or even what was happening in his business, he was always saying he is the boss and can do whatever he feels like. The characters of Bob and Anderson were just creepy and they seemed to get away with all the stalking they were doing. Thomas, I felt was a rapist because he always forced himself on Julia even when she said no and even he ended up getting away with that kind of despicable behavior.  There was no chemistry between any of the characters, it felt like the author did not pay much attention when writing the book and even though this book ended on a cliffhanger I am not even mildly tempted to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 1/5


Plot

Darius White, a seclusive 25 year old billionaire, is driven to success after his parents untimely death. He now successfully runs his fathers real estate business and has opened up his own publishing house called Darius Publishing. Darius has no interest in connecting with anyone, until he meets Julia. The moment they both meet there is a sizzling attraction that they cant deny.

Julia. a 22 year old writer ran way from her parents house to New York in order to succeed, swhich leads her to applying for a job at Darius Publishing. Her condition is that she must be able to work from home as she has some personal issues. Will Darius be able to get closer to Julia and find out what her personal problems are?


 


Thursday, 9 March 2017

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Find Her Keep Her: A Martha's Vineyard Love Story (Love in the USA #1)

Find Her Keep Her: A Martha's Vineyard Love Story


This was one of the most crazy and ridiculous story I have ever read because of the awful characters and lack of chemistry. It is my second time reading a book by Z.L Arkadie and I had had high expectations because I enjoyed other books of hers, but this book ended up disappointing me because of the poor choice of words used during the intimate scenes. The book felt very rushed at many times and this did not allow for well written character development and plot line. I generally love a possessive alpha male, but in this book Jack's behavior just annoyed me because he seemed so pushy especially for meeting someone for the first time and he often did not give Daisy a chance to think things through he would just try to rail road her with sex. Jack's character felt very immature especially with his constant wanting to have sex, he was never able to form the emotional connection with Daisy which I felt was really needed in this book. Daisy's character I felt was weak and did not have a back bone because she was unable to get out of a relationship she was not happy in and she seemed to just fall into bed with someone she just met without even thinking much about it, but I did enjoy her back story and when the explained the reason for insecurities. The intimate scenes between Jack and Daisy were short and Jack never could control himself which did not make for a good read especially with the poor choice of words used. I felt the chemistry and emotions between Jack and Daisy was non existent and I think this was partially because we only got see Jack's point of view towards the end of the book. I did love the magical location of Martha's Vineyard because it made you want to go on vacation in this wonderful town. Overall this was a story which had potential, but due to poor execution ended up disappointing the reader.

Rating: 2.5/5


Plot

Daisy Blanchard, who is a travel writer, discovers over a Facebook post that her best friend and boyfriend have gotten engaged. Being completely heart broken, Daisy decides to take a work assignment to Martha's Vineyard where she meets sexy billionaire Belmont Jaxson Lord. Belmont a.k.a. Jack fell in love with Daisy at first sight and he wants her really bad, but will Daisy be able to get over her broken heart to give a relationship with Jack a chance? 


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Arm Candy (Hot City Nights #3)

Arm Candy



This was a sizzling standalone romance from the Hot City Nights series by Patricia Ryan. It was my first time reading a novel by Patricia and I found that I enjoyed this page turner at times because of her dual point of view writing style and all the drama and emotion included in the book. I did not get Nora's character at times because she was able to so easily to agree to get used even if it was in return of the favors her cousin did for her and she was also able to keep on lying when the opportunity presented itself so many times to tell David the truth. Then there was David's character who was so full of himself that he behaved as a pompous ass most of the time and even the fact that he almost raped Nora because he read her objection in the wrong way. I also did not understand how he was so rich if he did not take commission from his fundraising and he also blew his inheritance. The chemistry between Nora and David was scorching hot and very well written as was my favorite part of the book. The beginning of the book was slow because I felt that Patrica was over describing the surroundings and not getting to the point, but as the book went on it got better and at times I was unable to put the book down. I also would have liked to see more of David and Nora's relationship while they were getting to know each other better. I enjoyed this book and I would love to read the story of Alec and Patsy because of the glimpse I caught of them in this book.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

David Waite, is a wealthy British fund raiser who lives in New York. He is tired of social climbers who only use him for his contacts, so he decides to get arm candy, who is a beautiful woman to accompany him on dates. There is no emotional or sexual attachment included in the arm candy rules, but then he meets Nora and finds himself carving for more.

Nora Armstrong has just arrived in New York from her home town Ohio, to start her jewelry making business. Her cousin Harlon, to whom she is indebted, asks her as a favor to go out with David Waite as a stepping stone for his business. She goes out with David as arm candy, but then David asks for  a second and third date, it all should be safe until David begins to change the "arm candy" rules.  Nora, as she begins to start spending more time with David begins to fall in love with him.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Know Me Well (Wishful #3)

Know Me Well



This is a sweet and nice small town romance which has its drama as well as small town charm. It was my first time reading a book by Kait Nolan and her writing style was good, however I did find some typos which is never a good sign.  I enjoyed the character development of Riley because she was a strong independent woman who was able to break her stubborn pattern. What is there not to love about Liam's character, he is protective, sweet, charming and romantic and the fact that he came home to take care of his family and is willing to do anything to make Riley happy makes him even more attractive.  The secondary characters were well written especially Autumn, the hopeless romantic and Liam's mother Molly with her match making tendencies.  The chemistry between Riley and Liam was average and I wished there was more of it especially when the the book began to drag. The first half of the book was captivating with all the drama going on, but once we got to the second half it become slow and boring and I really struggled to keep my attention on it which I thought was personally was one of the downfalls of this book. This was an okay book, but because of it's slow second half I will not be reading the rest of the series. 

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Liam Montgomery has recently returned home , to Wishful, after leaving the army and he has the tendency of always trying to be the protector. He now feels out of place and is not sure what to do with his life, but one thing is for sure that his sisters best friend is no more a little girl and she does not seem to want to give him the time of day.

Riley Gower does not need a night in shining armor because she has learnt to look after herself. Riley watched her mother chasing a fairy tale all her life, but has always been the one left to clean up the mess when her mothers heart is broken. Riley has always dreamed of owning Wishful's pharmacy and finally that dream has finally come true, bit the harsh reality of owning a business in tough economic times comes down hard on Riley.

Riley does not like to ask for help especially form her childhood crush Liam, but Liam is determined to help Riley in her her difficult times. Their sizzling attraction and whole bunch of unfortunate events bring them back into each another lives, will they be able to get a chance at love?  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Forever Entangled (Forever Bluegrass #1)

Forever Entangled



Forever Entangled has everything I wanted from a book it has first love romance, close knit families, drama, danger, mystery and even a bit of jealousy. This was my first time reading a book by Kathleen Brooks and I loved her dual point of view writing style as well as the magical town of Keeneston which had one of the most close knit communities I have ever seen. I loved Ryan's character because he is this alpha protective male who would risk his life to save the woman he loves, but at the same time he is very family orientated which makes him the perfect man. Sienna's character was good, but I hated the fact that she turned him down before because he was a year smaller than her. The secondary characters in the book was well written and added the much needed humor in the book especially the older citizens of the town who were always placing bets on everyone's lives. I would have liked to see more chemistry between Ryan and Sienna especially more scenes about them discussing their feeling as well as their intimate moments. Also at times I did find the large number of characters in the book overwhelming at times epcially sice I had not read the other books in the Bluegrass series. I did enjoy this book and the magical town and look forward to reading the rest of this series as well as the other Bluegrass series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Ryan Parker, an undercover FBI agent gets a call to return to his home Keeneston, Kentucky in order to protect the girl he has always loved as she is in danger. Sienna Ashton had fallen in love with Ryan Parker after rejecting him. After the rejection Ryan walked out of Sienna's life before she even realized she was in love with him. 

Sienna, who is now a sports psychologist, is surrounded by danger after one of her patients is murdered, this suddenly brings Ryan back into her life. As Ryan and Sienna are fighting for their lives, they realize there is more going on than just a murder of a famous sports player. It does not take long before their attraction sparks between them and they both have to battle for their lives and their happily ever after.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dare to Take (Dare to Love #6)

Dare to Take



I am a huge fan of Carly Phillips and all her characters especially the Dare family, hence I could not resist reading the latest installment of the Dare to Love series.  This is the sixth book in the series and the best part is that all the books in this series can be read as a stand alone novel. Carly once again did not disappoint with her flawless and talented writing as well as with her strong and well conceived characters. I loved Tyler's alpha male character (which of course is a trait in all the Dare men) and the fact that he was able to recognize his flaws and change them. Ella was a strong and independent woman who had gotten used to surviving on her own and her ability to change her life despite her difficult childhood was what made her so likable to me. I enjoyed the fact that I got to see the Dare family characters from the previous books because it made me appreciate the series even more. The chemistry between Tyler and Ella was of the charts, but I also enjoyed seeing both of their characters mature throughout the book.  I also liked the little bit of danger and drama in the book, however I would have liked a little more mystery as the twist was quiet obvious from the start of the book. This was a brilliant book as well as series and I am always looking forward to reading a book by Carly Phillips as she is one of the most talented writers I have ever come across.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Ella Shaw has always had a crush on her best friends older brother and when the opportunity arises to get together with him she just cant seem to resist. Tyler Dare was on leave from the army when he started to recognize that his sisters best friend has turned into a woman and after one too many drinks he gives into a night of passion which he ends up regretting the next morning. 

Now many years later Ella is stranded on a tropical island and only Tyler can save her. Tyler decides this is his opportunity to correct his mistakes from the past and he then slowly finds out that his attraction to Ella has never gone away. Will both Ella and Tyler be able to overcome their demons in order to find love?


Monday, 6 February 2017

One to Hold (One to Hold #1)

One to Hold



A short, sweet and sexy romance that will leave you wanting more after the last page. I had a feeling that I had this book before, but I could not quite remember, so I decided I have nothing to lose only a good story to gain. This was a great book with a touch of drama which I generally crave for in books. Melissa's character was brilliant because she was strong and independent as well as willing to learn from her mistakes and take control of her life, which is something I really admired about her. On the other hand I loved the strong alpha male characteristics of Derek, but I hated that he was lying to Melissa and also the fact that he knew Melissa was still married and still chased after her. I also enjoyed the secondary characters because they were well conceived and added to the content of the book. I really enjoyed Tia's style of writing because she made you feel the emotions that Melissa was going through, however I would have liked the book to be a bit longer and I would have also loved to see the book from a dual point of view as it would have enabled the reader to understand what was going through Derek's mind. The chemistry between Melissa and Derek was outstanding and I loved how they could not stay away from each other.. I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely going to be reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Melissa Jones, is at a spa retreat with her best friend, trying to escape her past when she meets Derek Alexander, an ex marine and cop. The chemistry between the both of them is irresistible and they are unable to keep their hands off each other which then leads to them having a 'one week stand'. Melissa is doing everything she can to let go of her past and Derek will do everything in his power to hold onto her 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Mason (Remington Ranch #1)

Mason




This was the first book in the Remington Ranch series and I really enjoyed his second chance romance which was filled with so much of drama. It was my firs time reading a book by SJ McCoy and I found that her writing style was good and I liked the dual point of view style as it enabled the reader to understand the characters better. I absolutely loved Mason's character because as you know I have a soft spot for possessive and protective alpha males and Mason had those characteristics together with a sweet and romantic side which made him even more attractive. Gina's character was highly annoying because firstly she had a communication issue because she refused to talk things through with Mason. She also was very immature at times and according to my personal opinion she was cheating on Liam the entire time because she was still in love with Mason as well as she was willing to stay in a relationship with no love and being mistreated which I believe is unacceptable for any woman with self respect. I enjoyed the secondary characters of Mason's brothers and Cassidy as they made a good foundation for the rest of the series. The growth of both Mason and Gina's was brilliant because it was wonderful to see them both mature towards the end of the book. The highlight of the book for me was the combustible chemistry between Mason and Gina because it was both well written and well added into the book. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 3.5/5


Plot

Mason Remington, during high school, had fallen in love with his little brothers best friend Gina. They both thought that they had found everlasting love, but then something went horribly wrong and Gina had left Mason without saying a word. Now after ten years Gina is back in the valley and Mason intends to find out what went wrong and to never let her leave again.

Gina had spent the last ten yeas becoming  successful photographer in New York and now has a fiance, whereas Mason spent his years training and breeding horses in the valley. Gina's father is now ill so she has returned home to sell her fathers ranch and move him back to New York with her. It is now up to Mason to clear the misunderstandings and make Gina stay back in Paradise Valley.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Surrender in Paradise (Billionaire Bay #1)

Surrender in Paradise



This was a steaming hot romance based in one of the most magical locations I have ever imagined. It was my first time reading a book by Havana Scott and I found that she seamlessly manages to transport the reader into the dreamland of Sorendi Isle, which is a brilliant trait in an author.  Tristan was a sexy billionaire/pirate who owned a fantasy island and I enjoyed his character when he was pushing Paris to achieve more out of her life, but I could not stand him when he was lying, being a hypocrite and still being attracted to his ex when he was supposedly in love with Paris. I did find Paris'S character very annoying at times because she had no drive to succeed and better herself, she seemed happy and content to be stuck in a co-dependancy with her ex husband. The best part of the book was steaming hot chemistry between Tristan and Paris because it was well written and fit the scenery. I did feel that the book dragged towards the middle and end and I hated how Paris character had changed from someone smart and sarcastic to confused and gullible. This was a good book and I would like to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Paris Jones, is a broke travel writer who is still stuck in a co-dependancy with her ex husband. One day after her friends persistent she enters an essay writing contest where the prize is a month long vacation on the beautiful Sorendi Isle. After winning the contest she travels to Sorendi Isle and meets the sexy Tristan Giovenetti.

Tristan is the owner of the stunning resort in the Caribbean island and he has slept with may women, but all of them always wanted him for his money or resort. Once Tristan sees Paris, he is instantly attracted to her simplicity and after spending many nights together he is unable to make Paris let go of her past and her ex.

Thrown into the mix is Tristan's ex lover and investor Tatianne who is not willing to let him go. Will Tristan choose money or love?

Monday, 23 January 2017

Unbreakable (Forehead Kisses #1)

Unbreakable



Oh my god I am so absolutely in love with this book, that once I started reading the book I just could not put it down. This was my first time reading a book by Abby Reynolds and I after reading this masterpiece I will be sure to add her to my list of favourite authors. Abby's writing was nothing short of heart wrenching and she managed to make the reader connect with the characters which is an extremely difficult thing to achieve. I really enjoyed Liam's character because he had both an alpha male side to him as well as a soft, sweet and charming side. The best part of Liam's character was his patience and understanding towards Keira because that is not something you find in most guys.  Keira's character was emotional and I enjoyed watching her grow out of her fears with Liam's help.  Both Liam and Keira's development throughout the book was phenomenal because it was so well written. The chemistry between Liam and Keira was good and I enjoyed the fact that they didn't rush their physical relationship and they actually let the trust and relationship develop. I personally would have liked the end of the book to be longer because I felt the last few chapters were rushed. This was a brilliant book and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Keira lives in solitude and only interacts with her cousin, because she cannot seem to forget that terrible night when she lost everything. She is unable to move past the pain and guilt from what happened a  year ago.

Liam struggles with his own demons and he uses professional fighting to help him cope with his rage . Once he meets Keira he becomes drawn to her because he sees that she is suffering from the same pain a him.

Both Keira and Liam are struggling to let go of their demons will they be able to overcome their past together?

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Pretending He's Mine (Caught Up In Love #2)

Pretending He's Mine



Okay, so I have a confession, I had read this book and this series before and I remember loving it so when the book came up again I decided to re-read it and review it.  Even though I was reading this book for a second time, I still loved it as much as I did the first time.  The chemistry between Reeve and Sutton was off the charts and I absolutely loved it. Reeve's characters was just perfect and I felt myself falling in love with him because he was sweet and not to forget insanely gorgeous, however at times I did find Sutton's character annoying me with her indecisive and aloof behaviour.  I am a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and I always seem to enjoy her book because of her excellent writing. This was a great novella which I loved.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Reeve is a gorgeous and sexy struggling actor in New York City, who has odd jobs in order to make ends meat.  Sutton Brenner is a hot casting director, who needs to look engaged in order to land one of the biggest movies of her career. Sutton, who is single, hires Reeve to play the part of her doting fiancĂ© and in return she would get him an audition for the movie. As both Reeve and Sutton begin to play their roles, the line between reality and pretend begin to blur.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Going All the Way (Knights of Passion #1)

Going All the Way


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

It has been a while since I read a sports romance, and things book gave me everything I love about these types of books. It had the gorgeous but cocky sports star, the media sharks and even the annoying groupies.  I loved Stacia's character because she was able to stand up to Jason's childish behaviour and towards the end she even stood up to her dominating father.  Jason's character was very self centred and immature at times which was very annoying and I would liked to have seen more alpha male characteristics. The style of writing from Megan was good and I enjoyed the dual point of view. I loved the scorching hot chemistry between Jason and Stacia as it was written very well.  Overall a good book and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rating: 4/5


Plot

Jason Friar is returning to major league baseball after suffering from a shoulder injury and the accusation of doing steroids. The only team willing to take a chance on Jason is the Georgia Knights, who are looking for a leader to try and help their struggling bunch of youngsters.  But there is one problem, his contract stipulates he has to work with an image consultant who happens to be the extremely sexy lady he had a one night stand with.

Stacia Kendal is looking for respect after being an image consultant for a disastrous political campaign. She now has to,prove herself to both her boss and powerful and dominating father who is a Senator. Her one chance is to try and change the tainted image of Jason, who she is extremely attracted to.

Will Stacia be help to help Jason while protecting her heart?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Luck Be A Lady (Lucky In Love #2)

Luck Be A Lady


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

This was a sweet romance about a friends who were separated by a  small misunderstanding. The writing style was good and flowing and I really enjoyed 8 dual point of view style of writing. I had a problem with understanding the Irish language and lingo, so sometimes I wasn't able to catch onto the emotions because of it. The characters were well conceived and I enjoyed that they were able to communicate and sort their problems out once they had met again. I did feel Aoife's character annoying because she was self centred and superficial. The chemistry between Aoife and Micheal was amazing and I loved how they could just sit and talk for hours.  A good book overall, but it didn't encourage me to read the rest of the series. 

Rating : 3/5


Plot

Michael Faraday, had his best friend walk out of him fifteen years ago without saying a word. Now so many years later she has returned to Ireland and all his feelings for her begins to resurface.

Aoife Fitzpatrick, is head of a cosmetic company and she has now returned to Dublin to set up a new headquarters for her company. When she meets Micheal again her childhood crush turns into adult attraction. Will their love be able to survive with them living in different countries?

Monday, 9 January 2017

Remnants of Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #3)

Remnants of Yesterday



(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via YA Bound Book Tours)

This is the last installment of the addicting Broken by the Sea Trilogy and I enjoyed this book, but a little less than the previous two books in the series. The book picked up where Missy and Adam had gotten back together and Missy had just found out about her fathers illness. Ava, with her flawless and masterful writing, managed once again to take me on an emotional roller coaster which left me in tears in certain  parts of the book.  I enjoyed that in this book we really got to see the ups and downs, the strengths and insecurities in Adam and Missy's relationship. At times I did feel Missy was being annoying with her hypocritical behaviour and insecurities, but I love how strong she was that she always managed to overcome her flaws and problems. I loved that we got to really see the extent of Adam's love for Missy in this book it was so heart warming.  In this book we got to see more into Missy's past and her relationship with her father, which was brilliantly written, it also enabled the reader to understand both the characters better. The beginning of the book was a bit slow, but once I got to the second half of the book I was glued and unable to stop reading. I again wished to see Adam's point of view, but even with out it this was a brilliant book and an awesome series. I am really going to miss the characters and their story.

Rating: 4.5/5


Plot

Missy and Adam has finally fixed their relationship and gotten back together, when Missy finds out that her father is terminally ill. When Missy heads to Tampa for college and Adam heads back to Kansas, Missy starts to feel alone and insecure.

Will Missy be able to let go of her past demons and insecurities, in order to get her happy ending with Adam?

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Return to Yesterday (Broken by the Sea #2)

Return to Yesterday


(This review is based on the ebook provided by YA Bound Book Tours)

I was eagerly awaiting this book after I fell in love with the characters and story in the first book, Forgetting Yesterday, in the series. After reading this masterpiece I  was not disappointed, but instead I have become completely addicted to this series. This book picked up from where the first book ended and it manged to consume me from the very first page which in turn lead me to completing the book in a couple of hours. I loved the drama, pain and love which were the essence of this book. This book once again made me a fan of Ava Wood because her flawless and masterful writing brought both the characters and emotions alive. I loved seeing both Missy and Adam's characters grow and even though I didn't agree with the way Missy dealt with the breakup I enjoyed seeing her journey. Once again I loved Adam's protective side even though I hated that he broke Missy's heart. The addition of new secondary characters such as Jeannie and Marco was good as it kept the story from becoming boring and repetitive. The romance between Adam and Missy was not as much in this book due to misunderstandings, but the journey of them finding their way back to each other was sweet. I would again like to have seen some of the story from Adam's point of view I  order to understand him better. I absolutely love this series and am going to reading the last book soon so watch out for my review.

Rating: 5/5


Plot

The book picks up where Adam had broken up with Missy Shaw. With Missy's father returning to his alcoholic habits and her breakup with Adam, Missy ends up becoming a hollow she'll of herself who just goes through the motions of life without any care. During this time she begins to spend time with her co-worker Marco who helps her take her mind of all the pain surrounding her. Close to graduation, Adam returns home and back into Missy's life, with Lindsey on his arm. All Missy's emotions and pain come rushing back to the surface and now she has to find a way to try and move on from Adam and save her heart and life.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Tangled Up (Taking Chances #2)

Tangled Up


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

This was my first time reading a book by Erin Nicholas and I enjoyed her writing and the unique idea of storm chasers. She managed to make the reader understand the after effects of a natural disaster on a community and really gets the reader thinking of crisis management. I loved the dominant side of Max's character as well as his sweet, romantic and protective side, however I hated the fact that he was trying to change Bree to fit his idea of the correct girlfriend and he was always so judgemental towards Bree and her actions. Bree's character was strong and independent, but she could never seem to commit and always seemed so confused which was annoying.  I loved the chemistry between Bree and Max because it was sizzling hot and the way their friendship flowered into love was beautiful. I did feel that the chapters were too long and that the characters were so confused about their feelings that they kept on going back and forward which became very boring and irritating. This was a good book and I look foward to the rest of the series.

Rating: 3/5


Plot

Max Grady, a storm chaser, is back to his home town Chance for his high school reunion, when he can feel that a tornado is about to hit his beloved town. He decides to chase after the storm and he asks his best friend and adrenaline junkie Bree McDermott to join him. Max has always been secretly in love with Bree and when they are stuck in the tornado and end up kissing a whole bunch of emotions come to the surface.

Bree is always looking for excitement and her next adrenaline rush and when their kiss fufills her with that rush, she decides that she wants more. As Max and Bree work together to clean up the aftermath of the tornado, their attraction begins to hard to ignore. Will Bree and Max be able to get over their insecurities in order to find love?