Saturday, 24 June 2017

REVIEW - Unexpectedly Hers (Sterling Canyon #3) by Jamie Beck

The Book
Release Date: 21 February 2017
Goodreads link

By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family’s bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town.
But Emma’s real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero. Worse, a film crew is documenting his comeback just as her debut is about to hit the shelves. Emma’s only saving grace is that Wyatt doesn’t remember her—and hopefully he never will.
When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon for several weeks of intense training, the last tumble he expects to take is falling for a girl, especially one as shy as Emma. Unlike groupies with their hidden agendas, she isn’t using him—or so he believes…until the film crew uncovers Emma’s pen name and steamy novel.
Wyatt’s comeback run can withstand a fall or two, but can his heart recover from this crash and burn?

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This can be read as a stand alone book although it is part of a series and i did not feel as if anything was lost with the other characters by not having read their stories.

This book was ok, but i really struggled that at age 31 Emma was such a wet blanket with her mother and had not reached out to be more of her own person before now.  The fact that she was still living with her mother at the end of the book and using her royalties to fix up the inn also sat as daft, especially as she could have used that money to get her own place and be her own person.  Just daft!!

Emma's mum was also someone i did not like, i mean what adult chastises their 31 year old daughter for kissing someone.  I mean really!

Wyatt was ok but again i had issues with his character, but i did live his brother Ryder who seemed to have more character and lovability than his bland brother.

I will not be reading any further book in this series.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

REVIEW - A Ruthless Proposition by Natasha Anders

The Book
Release Date: 26 January 2016

All that glitters may lead right to his heart…

The last thing Cleopatra Knight expects on her business trip to Tokyo is to fall into bed with her arrogant, irresistibly hot boss, Dante Damaso. It’s a mistake—a steamy, mind-blowingly satisfying mistake. But a few nights of passion with the superwealthy bad boy prove to have long-term effects when Cleo’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down.

Dante has cultivated an enviable, jet-setting lifestyle: beautiful women, exotic destinations, and luxury without limits. He’s not looking to be domesticated, and certainly not by his assistant—even though he can’t get her out of his mind. Still, he knows he has both the responsibility and the financial means to help Cleo.

Though Cleo has no interest in Dante’s money, her lack of prospects gives her little choice but to accept his help. But living under the same roof, Dante discovers he wants more, and if Cleo lets down her guard, she just might find what her heart’s wanted all along.

My Review  5 STARS
This book had a bit of a slow start where we have Dante who is to be honest a bit of an A***hole and a bit up himself, and we also had Cleo who suffers with Dante's moods and strange behaviour.

It is a trip to Tokyo that changes the dynamic of their 'relationship' and only one they have come back home do things really change.

It is about 2/3 into the book that had me completely balling my eyes out and then i just couldn't stop the story line was so sad and it really struck a cord with me as it may many women

Really well written and the story line really grips you and pulls you in, it certainly had me captivated.

Certainly glad that i gave this author a chance.

Monday, 19 June 2017

REVIEW - Burning Moon (Destination Love #1) by Jo Watson

The Book
ReleaseDate: 1 November 2016
Goodreads Link

There's a very fine line between blushing bride and mascara-streaked sobbing mess. #beenthere

Lilly Swanson has been planning her perfect life since she was twelve years old: Meet Mr. Right, have the big white wedding, buy a house in the burbs, and raise 2.5 picture-perfect kids. However, when her fiancĂ© bails, leaving Lilly alone at the altar to face five hundred gossipy guests, her dream turns into a nightmare. But then Lilly makes an impulsive decision---she ditches the dress, grabs her passport, and heads off to Thailand to spend her honeymoon alone. 

Or so she thinks . . . 

Because Lilly quickly learns that everything in Thailand is very hot: the weather, the merchandise, and especially Damien---the sexy, spontaneous man she meets before her feet even hit the sand. Now with no plan, and nothing holding her back, Lilly lets Damien lead her on a wild, unpredictable ride to the world's most exclusive party, Burning Moon. But after a week of letting go, indulging her every impulse and desire, Lilly must go back to the girl she used to be. Or can Damien convince her that their party doesn't have to end?

"Top Pick! Almost a Bride put a smile on my face more than once. The dialogue was witty, the words were well-written and the heroine was one-of-a-kind." ---Harlequin Junkie

My Review  5 STARS
This author is brilliantly funny and i read this book after books two and three and did not feel like i lost anything reading them in the wrong order.

When Lilly's finance jolts her at the alter she goes a little nuts at home, then decides she wants to go on the honeymoon by herself where upon she meets Damien.

Its sweet, its funny and had me turning page after page wanting to know what would happen next, would else could possibly go wrong and how they would eventually get their happy ever after.

I would really recommend this series.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

REVIEW - The Merman's Quest (Mates for Monsters #1.5) by Tamsin Ley

The Book
Release Date: 28 February 2017
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A FREE Exclusive story for subscribers of Tamsin Ley's newsletter (sign up here http://mates4monsters.com).

A merman's mate-bond is for life... or is it?

Find out how a sexy merman with a death-curse overcomes his fate in this Mates for Monsters short story.

My Review  3 STARS
This is a very quick novella that focuses on Rubac, the brother of the merman (Zantu) from book one in the series.

In the first book we find that Rubac is grieving the loss of his child and that his mate was eaten by a shark, not that mermaids love their mates.

Ruben wants to be free of the bond as he is likely to go mad and die of a broken heart.  Therefore as his other child has reached maturity and left home he has his quest to become free and that involves a human female.

Madison wants to clear her name and therefore wants to find a rare hybrid dolphin so is out on the water in a boat by herself.  Finding a merman was never in her scientific mind possible.

Being a VERY short story (60 pages) things more at a cheetah's pace and we get a happy ever after for them.

REVIEW - The Merman's Kiss (Mates for Monsters #1) by Tamsin Ley

The Book
Release Date: 28 February 2017
Goodreads Link

Even Monsters Need a Mate 

After the death of her child, Brianna seeks to end her life within the ocean’s final embrace. Instead, she falls into the arms of a sexy, sleek-tailed monster. He’s wild, seductive, and sets her blood on fire every time he touches her, and soon she begins to need him for more than his magic to breathe underwater. He might just give her a new reason to live.

Zantu has evaded the mate-bond for thirty-five years, dodging promiscuous mermaids with vile intents. Unlike mermaids, mermen bond for life, and Zantu refuses to accept the heartbreak most mermen die of. That is, until the glint of gold catches his eye, and a simple salvage mission turns to passion. Now he’s bonded to a human, and begins to wonder if bonding to the right mate might not be so bad. The problem? A finless female won’t live long among the dangers of the sea.

Now Zantu must choose between keeping her at his side, and keeping her safe. Either way, he’s sure he’ll end up with a broken heart.

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, dangerous mermaids, and sexy merman secrets. Guaranteed HEA with no cliffhangers. Intended for mature audiences.
 

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I wasn't quite sure about this one at the beginning, as things between Brianna and Zantu move lightning fast to the point it feels like i rolled ever sentence.

I did like the fact that the mermaids were the baddies, yet the mermen were the ones that tended the babes and were the more emotional ones for a change.

The book is edited well and the story well written, there are just bits that seem a little daft or too fast, but otherwise this was an ok  book.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

REVIEW - Finding You (Destination Love #3) by Jo Watson

The Book
Release Date: 2 May 2017
Goodreads Link

When you go to Greece to meet your family but end up making out with your smokin' hot tour guide #sorrynotsorry

Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlikethe rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the realJane. All she knows about him is it that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.

Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. He offers to help Jane with her search---if she'll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance. But real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?

"Top Pick! Almost a Bride put a smile on my face more than once. The dialogue was witty, the words were well-written and the heroine was one-of-a-kind." ---Harlequin Junkie

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Just like the previous book in the series it is a witty rom com that will have you laughing out loud and so hoping that the main characters will be getting an epic happy ending.

Jane has always felt out of place at home always having know that she was adopted.  After knowing that her mother wants nothing do do with her and that she is half Greek, Jane does nothing until feeling a little strange one day when she is in her twenties.

Upping her home and going to Santorini she meets Dimitri almost immediately and a connection is almost there from the beginning.  Jane finds herself doing new things, trying new thing all because of Dimitri, who at the beginning has her all tongue tied.

Dimitri is a lovely man, but keeps one tiny secret from her that when revealed rocks Jane's trust and she flees back home.

I seriously could not stop from turing page after page of this book and was completely sad that there was no epilogue with the book and finding out what happened to them a year or so down the line.

I know that this is a three book series, but would so much like to read the stories of Val and Stormy-Rain and have their happy ever afters.

REVIEW - Almost a Bride (Destination Love #2) by Jo Watson

The Book
Release Date: 31 January 2017
Goodreads Link

That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped
Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you.

The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pretends she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she meets on the beach. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's ready to risk her heart on a new relationship.

"Top Pick! Almost a Bride put a smile on my face more than once. The dialogue was witty, the words were well-written and the heroine was one-of-a-kind." ---Harlequin Junkie

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a new author to me and i am really glad that i gave her a chance.  Although this book is part of a series you do not need to read the first one to enjoy this one. 

This is a rom com that will certainly have you laughing out loud.  I really enjoyed this book and was so happy that Annie was able to have her happy ever after after the shit storm that had been her life for the last year or so.

So much happened and i really just could not help myself from turning page after page and devouring the book, and as night approached i just continued to read. Sometimes a book just grabs you and i just really found myself wanting to know what happened next.

I can't wait to start the next book in the series by her and will certainly be reading the first book in the series too.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

REVIEW - The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek, Montana #2) by Victoria James

The Book
Release Date: 10 April 2017
Goodreads Link

Lily Cookson has a few rules for the New Year, the most important being don't fall for Jack Bailey. The gorgeous, rugged man returned with a new look and a determination to win her back, catching her off guard. After a forbidden night in his arms, she vows never to let it happen again. But when morning sickness kicks in a few weeks later, Lily realizes staying away from Jack just got a whole lot harder. 

Jack Bailey left Shadow Creek behind five years ago when his world imploded around him, knowing it would be best for everyone if he was gone...including Lily. It took him a long time to get his life back on track and grow into the kind of man she needs him to be. Now he's determined to prove to Lily that he's back for good and ready to commit, but the secrets she's holding onto are nothing compared to the bombshell he drops...

My Review  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a second chance at love book that moves pretty fast, but it is Lilly who cannot forgive and forget the past and what Jack put her through, unwitting or not.

Both have had heartache, and both dealt with it differently, but now Jack is back to rekindle their romance and will stop at nothing to prove to Lilly that he wants her back for good.

We learn pretty quickly what Lily's big secret is and what has now happened between them and it is only Jacks constant appearance by Lily's side and finding out how Jack has really coped that pulls her close until a near death experience brings them back for good.

Its a good, fairly light-hearted read but does not need to be read as part of the series.

REVIEW - The Wedding Planner's Baby (Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #2) by Amanda Ashby

The Book
Release Date: 10 April 2017
Goodreads Link

Free-spirited Bec Watson was never having children­––until she is. No way she’s ready for this, and she’s not going to tie-down the father, not even (especially!) if he’s secretly an English Lord. She’s doing this solo, which means she needs help from the one place she swore she’d never return…Wishing Bridge Farm. Home.

Lincoln Mathews has never known love, only responsibility. And now his family home and business is at jeopardy unless he finds a solution. Fast. Their idea? Marry for money. But the girl who stole his heart is carrying their child. His first mission? Follow her to Wishing Bridge Farm. But soon he’ll have to choose between duty to his relatives and love for the real family he never thought he could have.

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I have not read the first book in the series and did not feel like i needed two and that this can be read as a stand alone book.

Although i liked this book you can tell an American wrote the book as when Lincoln is talking from his point of view he phones home on his cell, where and English man would call it his mobile phone.  Little things like this just stood out in the English thinking/speaking that were not quite correct.

The story was fairly fun and other than the above well written, both had baggage and were pretty stubborn, but Lincoln was always the one who did the most fighting to save their relationship.

Further down the line i may well end up reading book three as the tension between Coop and Pepper was leaping off the pages in their brief interactions.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

REVIEW - Mr. Rook (Rook's Island, Book #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Mr. Rook

Rook’s Island Series, Part One

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.

He’s Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS…

The women who vacation on Mr. Rook’s exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life. Pirates, cowboys, billionaires—there’s nothing Rook’s staff can’t deliver.
But when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook. And he’s not about to give the island’s secrets away.

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My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the beginning to another brilliant series by Mimi Jean.

Rook Island is not on the maps and very few actually know about it with people only telling close friends about it.

An island where only women's fantasy are made to come true and only women are eligible to become guests for a hefty price tag.

Stephanie is a strong woman set on a mission to find her missing sister and she will do anything to get information on her whereabouts.  She does not count however on the dashing Mr Rook and the confusing set of events that happen on the island.

I actually read this book in just a day, sitting down and having a day indoors with my kids going nuts around me as i just could not put it down.

The book does not have a cliff hanger ending however there are so many loose ends that you will be tearing your hair out in anticipation for the next book to come out.

Giveaway

About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men Sign up for Mimi’s mailing list for giveaways and new release news!

Monday, 12 June 2017

REVIEW - The Cowboy's Baby: A Small Town Montana Romance (Corbett Billionaires Book 1) by Imani King

The Book
Release Date: 15 July 2017
Goodreads Link

One look and I can tell city-girl Tia Kinsley has no business in River Bend, Montana. First, she tries to pet my fearsome prize stallion. Next, she manages to let half my cattle out of the pasture, right onto a busy road.
Why? To help a stray calf get back to his momma.
Two brutal tours in Iraq filled my heart with darkness. Combat changed me. When I left the Marines I moved to out west to build fences – around my property and my heart. I wrote new rules – no relationships, no complications – and I stuck to them.
Until her.
She's a fish out of water, the girl who thinks it's just fine to wear five-inch heels to a hoe-down. Sure, she looks like sin in those heels – but she's everything I don't need.
It takes a chance encounter outside a bar on a summer night to see something familiar in her eyes. Hurt. I know that look. I've seen that pain before, staring back at me in the mirror.
Tia thinks she wants to know the 'real' me, but she doesn't know what that means...
A novel about small towns, second chances and finding love when you least expect it.
The Cowboy's Baby is a full-length, standalone 70k novel with NO CHEATING, NO CLIFFHANGERS and a sweet, steamy HEA guaranteed! 18+
My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book failed to grip me at the beginning and it was only towards the end that i found myself enjoying the book.

Tia is a nineteen year old who recently lost her parents and has moved to this part of Montana only because her great aunt and uncle are the only relatives that she has left.  

Dallas is seven years older than her and has retreated fro the world and his rich family after his time overseas in Iraq.  

Tia is the only person in the three years that he has felt tempted by anyone and they soon find it hard to resist each other even when obstacles are put in the way of their happiness.

Both Tia and Dallas has experiences a loss that the other can relate too and they find themselves compelled towards each other with Tia often seeming more mature than her years.

A decent read, just a bit of a slow start for me.

REVIEW - SEAL'd Heart by Alice Ward

The Book
Release Date: 10 June 2017
Goodreads Link

Fate is twisted, and karma's a bitch. Maybe destiny will give us a second chance.

I've been best friends with Skye since we were ten years old. She was my life. We did nearly everything together.

Until graduation night. The night I f'cked it all up.

Escaping to the Navy, I found a new home with the SEALs. Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all, again.

Now I find myself face-to-face with the woman I've tried so hard to forget. But it seems I've made it impossible for her to stop thinking about me. I left a brown-haired, brown-eyed reminder.

Her secret. My son.

A powerful reminder of how love can overcome all. A reminder that I have someone who needs me. Almost as much as I need him. And Skye.

I won't give up. This time I'll give it all I've got. I'll protect my new family as fiercely as I protected my country.

I just didn't realize I needed to protect them from me.

My Review  4 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This was a friends to lovers book reunited tale with a secret, that opens the relationship back up again six years later.

Skye was always in love with Jake, but their other friend Trey was also in love with Skye.  When tragedy strikes after one night together Jake runs and joins the military.

Skye is a strong character and moves to the city for her college course and gets a job in order to support her and her child Jagger.

There is a fair anoint of angst, a man suffering from PTSD and one particular moment where your heart is in your mouth.

I an glad that Skye and Jake are able to put their past behind them and find their happy ever after and that Jake gets the family that he doesn't believe at first that he deserves.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

REVIEW - Psyched (Taboo 101, #2) by Havana Scott

The Book
Release Date: 8 June 2017
Goodreads Link

It was supposed to be one night only…

The curvy, nerdy blonde from the bar and me after a night of too many drinks. I gave her the best time of her life. She gave me the best head ever. We parted ways in the morning. No drama. 

A therapist’s dream come true. 

But then my secretary announced my first visitor of the morning: Alice Verano, female, 20 years old, citing “school-induced anxiety” and “detachment issues.” When the door opened, I nearly spit my coffee. My nerdy hookup was a campus undergrad and now my patient? 

F*ck my life.

When her mouth opened into an “O” of shock, I immediately hardened. I should have ended it right then and there. But I couldn’t. I had to hear her full story—the one I’d missed when I was too busy banging her. “Hello, I’m Dr. Roman. How may I be of service?” 

** This younger woman/older man standalone in the Taboo 101 Books does not contain cheating. It does, however, contain an HEA and will make your private bits self-combust. You have been warned.

My Review   5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I really did enjoy this book and the age gap between the two felt like nothing to me, why?  Because my husband and i of 11 years are 13 years apart, so this was a non-issue for me.

Loved that Alice is a kick ass engineering student and that she is stronger than she thinks, i also loved Dr Roman Lee and the psychology that would come out in parts.

The chemistry between the two was combustable and changed everything between and with them, turning them into the people that they needed to be to better themselves and their futures.

I really look forward to the next book in the series.

Monday, 5 June 2017

REVIEW - Wicked Love (Wicked White #3) by Michelle A. Valentine

The Book
Release Date: 31 May 2016
Goodreads Link

All Tyler Mercer wanted was to make music—until he met Avery Jenson. The beautiful new girl in town turned his head and struck a chord in his heart. But when their one night of passion results in devastating tragedy, Tyler hits the road, leaving behind his dead-end hometown and the girl he knows he’ll never forget.

After her father was caught embezzling, Avery’s comfortable life in the city was blown to bits. But meeting Tyler helped to pick up the pieces and eased her into country living. She just never expected the handsome musician would add to her heartbreak by walking away without a backward glance.

Now, three years later, rock star Tyler’s come back, hat in hand. He’s found fame and fortune as a member of Wicked White, but it’s all worth nothing without Avery’s love. Can she forgive him for leaving when she needed him most? Or will the ghost of their past keep them apart?

My Review  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the third and last book in the series and can be read as a stand alone book quite easily.

The book redeems itself from the second book and puts the past first, then the present day.  Avery is a strong girl to which a lot happens in just the space of a few months.  Her dad is moving them to her Granny's house in a place an awful lot smaller than she is used to, but she makes proper friends here.

Tyler i liked a lot, until he was stupid.  I was glad that he was able to redeem himself and prove that he was the man that we had hoped he was.

The plot was good and i felt sorry for Avery, who considering coped really well with the events that were heaped onto her.

Glad we got a good ending, but would loved for Blake to have a story and a chance at a happy ever after.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

REVIEW - Wicked Reunion (Wicked White #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

The Book
Release Date: 15 December 2015
Goodreads Link

College sweethearts London Uphill and Jared Kraft were inseparable. He was a rising baseball star with a promising future, and she seemed destined to become “Mrs. Kraft.” Then a tragic night and a series of devastating mistakes caused Jared to walk away from his life, leaving London without any explanation and tearing the couple apart.

Five years later, Jared has reinvented himself by putting down the bat and picking up a guitar to play for the red-hot band Wicked White. In all that time, London hasn’t gotten over her forever love—or the pain—despite seeking solace in the arms of the one man no one dreamed she’d run to.

When Wicked White’s lead singer goes MIA, Jared finds the time—and courage—to return to his hometown and face the mess he made. He’s shocked at how London’s life has changed, yet he’s determined to prove their love is worth fighting for. Is this breakup too big for any hope of a reunion tour? Or can London open her heart to Jared once again?

My Opinion  3 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I must admit that i did struggle a little with this book.  Constantly other than changing from chapter to chapter between London and Jared's point of view we would also get a chapter of the past then the present.  It was like getting reading whiplash and you had to be on your toes as to whether you were reading present or past.

All of the characters at some point (and for quite a while) were really self centred and were hurting those around them.  Jared was hurting London, his mother and his brother.  London by ignoring Wes's true feelings and leading him on and Wes with his feelings for London.

Don't get me wrong, i do like second change romances, but, arrrrh.  I almost wish that the book had a different ending.  I had hoped that Wes got the girl he was always there for and that London finally realised what a good man he is and found that she did live him after all.

The first book in this series was too much better, but i can always hope that book three is much better than this one.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

REVIEW - Wicked White (Wicked White #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

The Book
Release Date: 23 June 2015
Goodreads Link

After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

My Opinion 4 STARS
This is not your usual rocker romance book.

For starters Ace Johnson, aka Ace White hates the type of music he sings with his band he also dislikes his bandmates and his band manager.

After finding out that his foster mother has been found unconscious, he leaves the band whilst on tour and head to her bed side where not long after she dies.  He runs from the band in order to decide what he wants.

Iris Easton is sorting out her grandmothers trailer after her death and is now in charge of a failing trailer park.  Back from New York where she is trying to chase her own singing dream Iris gets a new inhabitant of the trailer park.

Both are immediately attracted to the other, however believing to be the best thing, Ace try to deny the chemistry and give her the cold shoulder, but tends to get rather protective instincts around her.

This is a fast romance book with a good story line and our main characters are actually really sweet but rush a little headlong into things.

A little talking more between each other would have had things going better between our characters, but that would have made for a very short book with no angst.

I am a little sad at the ending however and wish that there was a chapter of a few months down the line with them and their happy ever after.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

REVIEW - Saving a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #2) by Sarah Robinson

The Book
Release Date: 14 June 2016
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Praised by Penelope Ward as “a unique story line with multiple layers to it,” Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend goes another round with the brooding Kavanagh brothers: MMA fighters who won’t call it quits in the ring, or in romance.

His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.

Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Random House, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Although this is the second book in the series, i have not read the first and did not feel like i needed to.

Kieran has just been released from prison and only two days later he meets Fiona in her flower shop and instantly seems to know that she will be the woman for him.

Most of the problems lay on Fiona's end and how she pushes away, especially as she is guardian to her little sister who has Autism.  Kieran is very good with Shea (Shay) and helps Fiona over come some things whilst also giving her a loving family and friends for support that she didn't realise she needed.

Kieran is a strong man raised in a very close Irish family who simple accept Fiona.  He is persistent in fighting for what he wants and goes and slow as Fiona needs, but pushes when he needs to in order to break through her defences.

Its a well written story that had me wondering right until the end some of the missing details in Fiona life.

REVIEW - Adrift (Kill Devil Hills #4) by Sarah Darlington 888

Title: Adrift
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Series: Kill Devil Hills #4
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Ben Turner is back! After unsuccessfully faking his own death, he's back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. With no plans for college or the future, and hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he’s drowning. Until he meets the girl next door, a runaway like him, and she changes everything.

**New Adult Romance. This novel is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+


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My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

We start to get to know Ben a little bit before in books two and three in the series, but this can be read as a stand alone book.

The book takes place well after Ben's return from the dead.  He has completed his sentence in Prison and is now on probation.

Juniper feels that her past life choices have made her weak and that her judgement of men is off, but a simple white lie has her pretending to be someone she is not in order to make a new life for herself.

Ben and Juniper have chemistry from the beginning, but with their pasts are slow to start things up with each other, however they find that it is only with each other can they relax and be more of themselves.

We get to see all of the other previous characters in tis book which help out when required showing a strong family bond.

I really liked this book and would be more than happy to read this series all over again.


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About Sarah Darlington
Sarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she's also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, who harbors a huge passion for traveling. She's especially set on visiting all 50 states.
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