Friday, 8 December 2017

REVIEW - Hardheaded (Deep in the Heart #1) by Kim Law

The Book
Release Date: 31 October 2017
Goodreads Link
Construction tip #1: Never anger a hot-tempered woman who knows how to wield a sledgehammer. And right now, Jill Sadler is spitting mad. Her company is competing on the wildly popular show Texas Dream Home, and she intends to give it her all. The opposition: We Nail It Contractors, helmed by the man who once married her…and walked out twenty-four hours later. Jill can’t let Cal Reynolds take this round. Not when she has her foster sisters and years of righteous resentment spurring her on.
Winning the contest would do wonders for Cal’s firm. Getting under Jill’s skin is just a bonus. She paints him as a villain, though Cal had no choice but to leave. Yet being around Jill again—fiery on the outside, vulnerable and warm underneath—is setting off sparks that can’t be blamed on faulty wiring. And the only way to fix the Jill-size hole in his heart is to risk everything and see if this love is built to last…
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 first book in the series about a trio of foster sisters and their lives.

This book focuses on Jill and her ex-husband of 24hrs Calhoun, who is also her rival in business.  They both have construction firms and where he gets most of the renovation business, she seems to have been sidelined to creating sheds for women.

The book is fun, creates a lot of chemistry between the two characters and shows a great level 0f friendship between the foster sisters and their foster mother.

Their is lots of interaction between the sisters and so so get a feel of all of them, Jill the fiery tempered on, Heather the soft sweet one and Trenton the no nonsense one.  All feel like a member of your family when you finish the book and you are really happy that Jill and Cal have managed to find their way together again.

COVER REVEAL - Man Card (Man Hands #2) by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 15 January 2018

Nothing ventured, nothing banged... 
Ash
I still don't know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor--our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down... 
It can never happen again. I don't even like Braht. He's too slick. He's a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes.
So why can't I get him out of my head? 
Braht
There are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow.
Ash is my missing my piece. She's the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don't call her the Ashkicker for nothing. 
Eventually I'll win her over...if my past doesn't ruin everything first.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

REVIEW - The Big, Bad Billionaire (Billionaire Fairy Tales #4) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 21 November 2017
Goodreads Link

An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Little Red Riding Hood with a happily ever after. 
Wicked. Ruthless. Obsessed.
Sent away from his family as a boy because he couldn’t be controlled, Rafe DeSantis’s new guardian turned him into a monster. One who wants only two things out of life: To get revenge on the father who destroyed his life. And to possess the woman who was kept from him. Ella Hart has been his obsession for years, and now that he’s her guardian he’s finally in position to black mail her into his bed. And once he has her there? He’s going to eat her up.
Innocent. Alone. Hunted.
Ella has been living with her grandmother since the death of her parents when she was a child. She’s learned to pour her grief and pain into dance, and it’s become her escape. Her passion. Now she’s set her sights on a prestigious dance school in Paris. But there’s one problem. Ella was so young when her parents died, her money was left in the hands of the DeSantis family…and it’s now controlled by Rafe. A man she’s always found compelling and terrifying at the same time. Rafe offers her an ultimatum: Give herself to him, body and soul, and she’ll get the money she needs.
Ella isn’t in a position to refuse, though she tries to resist the sexy billionaire. It feels good, until her heart becomes involved. Does the big bad billionaire want to capture her heart? Or does he only want to own her body?
Don't miss these standalone Billionaire Fairy Tales:
The Billionaire's Virgin (Cinderella)
The Billionaire Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
The Billionaire's Intern (Sleeping Beauty)
My Review  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the last book in the series, but can be read as a stand a lone book as none of the other brothers are seen until the epilogue.

This is a new way of telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.  However if Guardian / Ward stories are not your thing then turn away now.

Rafe has always wanted Ella as she was the only person who was not afraid of him before he was sent away to his grandfather after an angry outburst as a teenager.  Since then he has done everything he can to get his revenge and to get Ella back in his life.

Ella has always wanted to be a dancer, but lost her mother and father within a month of each other when she was young and has lived with fear ever since.

Rate brings Ella feelings and emotions that she does not understand, but the same happens to Rafe.  Both push each other to open up and share their hurts and find that they are getting closer but still pushing each other away.  

Yes Rafe was probably the worst De Santis man, but he also had a sweet side that he only let Ella see when she started to respond to him.

Its was certainly avery different telling of the famed story, but it was certainly well done.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

REVIEW - Christmas with a Prince by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 29 November 2017
Goodreads Link

I might be a former party girl and the over-indulged daughter of a multi-millionaire, but for the last few years I've been trying to be work hard and be good. I have enough right now to deal with--graduate school, my community literacy program, preparations for Christmas, and my dad's constant attempts to find me a husband. I definitely don't want to put up with Henry always hanging around, acting obnoxious and looking far too sexy. 

My boss forced me to take on Henry as a literacy volunteer for the month of December. I don't know anything about him except he's from somewhere in Europe, and he's spoiled, entitled, arrogant, stubborn... and incredibly hot. He's the kind of guy I've been trying to stay away from. Plus he's got a secret--something he's hiding from me. 

Now I can't think of anything but him, and I'm stuck with him until Christmas is over.

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

This is the last book in the series and is a really sweet read, but the lead man was a bit too soft and sweet for my liking.  Yes, he stood up for himself, but he was a little bit too sensitive for what i like too read.  April also fell a little flat for me, and she was always having trouble trusting herself and by extension those around her.

It was a light read, just like the rest of the series, it very lightly mentions god and gives a pleasant ending as expected with the rest of the books from this author.

It was a decent book, but i'm not sure that i would pick it up again in a hurry.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

COVER REVEAL - The Baby Maker by Lili Valente






Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Bootstrap Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Release Date: February 5, 2018

Blurb
Some men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We’re baby makers.

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.

Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.

But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…

A big, fat, baby making favor…

******

When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard.

I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.

But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?

This sexy Standalone romance will make you laugh, swoon, and blush baby-makin’ red. Heat level: A risk of getting knocked up during download. Paperback and audio versions are especially dangerous. Handle with care…







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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Coming on Audible on February 5, 2018
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York


Author Bio


Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.



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Monday, 20 November 2017

REVIEW - The Best Man's Bride (Royal Wedding Invitations #4) by Anne McAllister

The Book
Release Date: 20 October 2017
Goodreads Link

Rock star Jack Masterson is every woman’s sexy, heartthrob fantasy. He can have any woman he desires—except the one woman he wants — Celina Harris, the one who got away. Two years ago, focused on his career to the exclusion of all else, he let her slip through his fingers, but now there’s a royal wedding coming up, and both Jack and Celie will be there. 

It’s taken two long, lonely years, but Celina is finally putting the pieces of her life back together. Now appointment secretary to San Michele’s Serene Dowager Margaret she spends her days assuaging royal egos, and ensuring that all runs smoothly. Each night she returns home to solitary peace after the heart ache of her tumultuous relationship with Jack. 

Thrown together by the royal wedding arrangements, Celie knows the key to survival is to resist Jack’s careless charm. But Jack isn’t the man he once was, and seeing Celie awakens all his former desire. Can Celie resist the former love of her life, or will he break her heart all over again?

My Review  4 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review**

This is the last book in the series and is a second change at romance story at which the couple split over a misunderstanding and not talking.

Celina has been in all of the previous books, however we only got to see a glimpse of Jack in the previous book as he talks to Ally Parker.

Both characters don't take long to reacquaint themselves, especially as Jack makes a point of singling Celina out and taking about the misunderstanding, he is also determined to get Celina back.

Its a light, sweet easy read without too much angst and quite a lot of romance and reconciliation with a good HEA.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

REVIEW - Constant (The Confidence Game #1) by Rachel Higginson

The Book
Release Date: 16 November 2017
Goodreads Link

Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart. 

Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared. 

Five days ago I thought I saw him. 

I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me. 

He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving. 

Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about. 

Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy. 

Five minutes ago, I saw him again. 

Five seconds ago, I was too late. 

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

Wow, with a cliff hangar like that it is a great surprise that my kindle did not fly through the air and smash to pieces as i hurdle it from my bed late last night.  What.a.cliffhanger.ending!

This is not your average dark mafia read, this is a compelling, suck you in and spit you out book that quite frankly, leaves you shouting that it can't possible end like that.

Its  a friends to lovers book along with a second chance at romance as two individuals meet in a dark world, one brought up into it and one pulled into it.  Caroline (Caro) was only ten when she met thirteen year old Sayer when she was brought along to do a job by her father.  That day she saved his life by giving him some advice.

The book is written in the present with flashbacks to the past to give us a more rounded view of how these characters grow up together, how they finally get together, what pulls then apart and how they get back together, but, as things end on a cliff hangar, they do not quite have their HEA yet.

All the characters a well rounded and well thought out, even the supporting cast, and you can't do anything but hope that they too get some happiness too.  Will be waiting for the next book with baited breath.

RELEASE BLITZ - Constant: A Confidence Men Novel by Rachel Higginson

The Book
Release Date: 16 November 2017
Goodreads Link

Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart. 


Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared. 

Five days ago I thought I saw him. 

I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me. 

He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving. 

Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about. 

Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy. 

Five minutes ago, I saw him again. 

Five seconds ago, I was too late. 




Teaser

There were times in my life that I thought I wouldn’t survive. I stood at the precipice of death and peered over the edge. One misstep or ill-timed gust of wind and I would have tipped over, fallen down the black abyss and never resurfaced.
Sometimes when I looked back at those moments, those infinitely dark and twisted times, I couldn’t breathe. I would feel my heart shatter all over. I would experience the tearing, crushing, ripping apart of my limbs and muscles, my tendons and veins, my heart and my mind. I would forget how to breathe.
I would forget how to be.
Until I remembered him.
He was the one constant in my life that had pushed me through the darkness. He was the one constant in my life that loved me beyond everything else, beyond what I was or had been or could ever be. He wanted me to be better. He wanted to be better for me.
And yet he was as tangled in the madness as I was.
I didn’t have that life anymore. I had broken free and found something safe to build a foundation on. But I couldn’t remember the past without imagining his smile or his eyes, his touch. I couldn’t think about where I had been without thinking of where we were supposed to go.
Where he was supposed to take me.
Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you plan. Sometimes circumstances change and sometimes they’re for the better.
But he was my constant then and he is the constant ghost that haunts me now.
I might not be with him.
But he will always be with me.



Wednesday, 15 November 2017

REVIEW - The Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard (Royal Wedding Invitations #3) by Liz Fielding

The Book
Release Date: 18 October 2017
Goodreads Link

After being sacked from her job on the gossip magazine Celebrity, Ally Parker is forced to return home to Combe St. Philip with her tail between her legs. She is given a fresh start when her childhood friend, Hope, asks her to work PR for Hope’s marriage to Prince Jonas of San Michele.

When Count Fredrik Jensson, head of security for the royal family, arrives to check out the village, he makes it clear that her past employment makes her unfit for the role. The fact that there’s a sizzle between them from the moment they meet only makes everything worse.

Forced together on a trip to San Michele for the official announcement of the wedding, their sizzle flares into an inferno. However, their night of passion sours when he sees her with her ex-boss. Believing that Ally is about to buy back her job with wedding secrets, Fredrik turns back to ice. What will it take to see the person she truly is and a thaw to set in?
 

My Review 4 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review**

As with the previous book, part of this book overlaps with the previous books, however we get new perspectives and the story goes a little further.  In this one we end with the wedding of Jonas and Hope from book one.

Ally is the other best friend of Hope who has fallen on hard times thanks to her morals and sleazy editor.  Fredrik first meets her scrubbing the kitchen floor or the local pub wearing rubber gloves, a pinny.  But Ally shows her quick thinking straight away along with her loyalty o her friend that she would rather incite gossip about herself that let go of her friends secret.

Fredrik and Ally are a great match, find themselves confessing to secrets either barley known or not known at all and are comforted and helped by the other with old hurts.

Cold seeming Fredrik soon starts warming up with Ally by his side, and Ally soon finds herself with something much more than a fling.

I can't wait to the end of the series when we get Celina's story.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

REVIEW - The Baronet's Wedding Engagement (Royal Wedding Invitations #2) by Jessica Hart

The Book
Release Date: 16 October 2017
Goodreads Link

When his sister Hope announces that she is going to marry a prince, Max is taken aback to discover that the royal wedding will take place not in stylish San Michele, but at their run-down family home, Hasebury Hall. Now Max has to fix up the manor, let royal and security officials have the run of the place… and find a suitable woman to placate a Crown Princess with an obsession over protocol.

Chef Flora Deare, Hope’s friend, is in charge of catering the royal wedding and has quickly taken over Max’s kitchen – not to mention the rest of his life. As a bridesmaid, Flora will be going to the official announcement of the royal engagement in San Michele too. Max is single, she’s single: why don’t they go together and keep the Crown Princess off Hope’s back?

Max has too much Mr. Rochester about him for Flora’s tastes and she’ll be returning to London very soon to reboot her career. Still, what harm can a little pretense do if all it involves is a glamorous trip to San Michele and smiling together at the wedding itself? Apparently, a lot… Soon, it’s hard to remember what’s real and what’s not.
 

My Review  3 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review**

Flora is one of Hope's best friends and we met her in the previous book and Max is Hope's rather grumpy brother, but then we can forgive him that with what he has been through.

Pushed together because of Hope's wedding and because Flora needs kitchen space they soon also find that they need a plus one for the wedding so decide that they should go as a couple to avoid matchmaking.

As with the first book in the series this is a clean yet sweet book in which our characters have overcome much to find their happiness.

Monday, 13 November 2017

REVIEW - Snowbound with the Billionaire by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 13 November 2017
Goodreads Link

Panties off, Kitten. I want a hell of a lot more than your mouth under the mistletoe tonight… 

I’ve got a reputation for being a good man, a generous man, who does compassionate things with his fortune. 

But tonight’s generosity isn’t about money. It’s about my hands, my mouth, my undivided erotic attention, and a set of vintage nipple clamps with Dakota Joy’s name on them. 

The only woman I’ve ever loved isn’t going to be won back with glittering presents under the tree. She’s a submissive who needs to be reminded that I’m the only man who makes her blood hot and her body ache, that I’m the one who crashed through the walls around her heart and convinced her to kneel at my feet. 

Getting snowed in at my abandoned hotel on Christmas Eve is a stroke of good luck. 

What I do with that luck is sweet, sinful holiday magic… 

We haven’t even gotten started, sweetheart. Tonight, I’m going to make you forget who you are, what you are, that you were ever anything but mine. 

WARNING: This WHITE HOT holiday read contains Domination, spanking, naughty toys, and a sexy as sin alpha male who will rock you all around the Christmas tree and then some. Hotness level—Frosty melts into a puddle, Rudolph’s nose flashes hot damn red, and Santa just moved your name to the top of the naughty list. 

Snowbound with the Billionaire is a Standalone love story!

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

Snowbound with the Billionaire is the first novella in the Master Me series. But it is the third written.

Garrett and Dakota have a past, a past that catches up with Dakota as she goes back to the place she was raised with a feeling in her gut.  He past catches up with her as the man that broke her heart four years ago is making her town a better place in part of a bid to win her back after realised what an idiot he had been.

Its a fast read book, will have you turning page after page and reading it in one fowl swoop as you will not be able to put it down.

Friday, 10 November 2017

REVIEW - The Prince's Bride (Royal Wedding Invitations #1) by Sophie Weston

The Book
Release Date: 13 October 2017
Goodreads Link

Jonas Revel is the Principality of San Michele’s super eligible Prince Charming–at least he will be if the family has its way. But Jonas has been paying his dues in the family high-powered law firm for long enough. He wants to live life on his own terms, and that does not include romance. 

Hope Kennard’s childhood was rocked by scandal and financial ruin. With the death of her beloved but misguided father, she left England to travel the world in search of peace and purpose. No commitments, no baggage, no regrets. This philosophy works for Hope until she takes a housesitting job in sunny, beautiful San Michele and has a fateful meeting with a handsome and intriguing man. 

Hope senses Jonas has secrets, but she has a few of her own. Can two p

My Review  3 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review**

This is a sweet read that motors along fairly quickly, but is also fairly predictable.

Hope is currently living abroad in San Michele and has escaped her life back home in England.  She has travelled well and has picked up lots of skills and is getting better at learning languages, however she is currently dog sitting for a wealthy family.

Jonas keeps secrets that eventually lead to a breakdown of trust and Hope's broken trust issues.

The ending is good, the friends that Hope has are lovely, but somehow it felt a little flat for me.  Will be iterating to see how the next authors follow on with the story.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

REVIEW - The Wicked Vampire (Last True Vampire #6) by Kate Baxter

The Book
Release Date: 5 December 2017
Goodreads Link

He was one of the most feared creatures in the supernatural world, and yet, she was drawn to him unlike any other. His scent ignited her thirst. The sight of him drove her mad with want...

Lovers forever--or enemies to the death? 

Sasha Ivanov was born to be wild. A vampire party girl, she stalks the L.A. clubs at night. Dancing. Drinking. Indulging her darkest appetites. Never sated, she's always looking for more: more danger, more excitement, more blood. But when she enters a supernatural fight club--and is tethered to her mortal enemy--Sasha realizes she's playing the most dangerous game of all...

Ewan Brun was born to kill vampires. A powerful berserker and unbeaten champion, he doesn't need a weapon to be deadly. He is the weapon. But when his soul becomes captive to the most beautiful vampire he's ever seen, he is all but powerless. He cannot resist Sasha--and cannot fight his desires. Is their love strong enough to defeat the gathering forces of darkness that threatens to destroy them both?

"The chemistry is electric."
--San Francisco Book Reviews on The Last True Vampire

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martins Press for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Another epic instalment into the paranormal world where vengeance is common, lust is always there and finding your mate is the norm.

Sasha is one of Saeeds head of security and since his turning and return with his mate, Sasha has decided that she needs some her time and goes out in search of some excitement, pretty much leaving her duties behind her.  It is following the excitement she craves that she first sees Ewan, a berserker trying to forge his own path.

Through the tether they soon find that things may not always be as they seem and that by trusting each other and talking to each other they are stronger and can accomplish more.

Both find a new sense of family and security that they never felt before, especially when it comes to being loved.  A new sensation to both of them.

I really cannot wait to see what happens next in the series and who will get a HEA next.

REVIEW - The Lost Vampire (Last True Vampire #5) by Kate Baxter

The Book
Release Date: 1 August 2017
Goodreads Link

Soul mate--or tragic fate? 

Once one of the oldest dhampirs in existence, Saeed now faces a treacherously uncertain future as a vampire. He believes that the only thing that can restore his position within his coven and tether his lost soul is the flame-haired fae who is destined to be his mate.

Cerys Bain is a soul thief. She is feared by those who dwell in the supernatural realm--and hopelessly bound to the ruthless mage Rinieri de Rege. The raw, sensual vampire who enters her world is both a threat and an intoxicating temptation: No one has ever made Cerys feel the way Saeed does. But to claim their fate as soulmates, Saeed must first find a way to free Cerys from Rin. Is their desire worth the risk of certain destruction--and eternal doom?
 

My Review  4 STARS
This book continues on where the last book left off and focuses on the Vampire Saeed, newly turned and looking for his mate.

We meet Cerys, his mate who has been a slave of a mage for thousands of years and who has had her soul taken from her.  Saeed does what he has to to gain her trust and her love while aiding her in her escape and the retrieval of her soul.

The books are also getting more complex within the story they are weaving and the amount of characters that we are getting a POV from.  However it all merges to give a bigger picture in the world that the author is creating for our enjoyment.

This was another book that i just could not put down and i almost hope that the books just continue, however, i also want to find out what happens at the end of all things when it all pulls together.

I love this series.

Friday, 3 November 2017

REVIEW - Pawn (Mr. Rook's Island #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

The Book
Release Date: 3 November 2017
Goodreads Link

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook's Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense. 

SHE KNOWS HE'S BAD. THE QUESTION IS, HOW BAD?

Stephanie Fitzgerald is nobody's pawn. Determined to discover the truth about a missing loved one, she lands a job at the world's most exclusive resort, working for the only man with the answers--Mr. Rook. He's shockingly handsome, thoroughly intimidating, and completely off-limits.

But the truth she seeks isn't black and white, and Mr. Rook is a far more dangerous temptation than she ever knew.

Will Stephanie resist her desires, or will she be lured into Mr. Rook's world of hidden sins?

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

This book starts where the previous one left off and continues to both give answers and give you more questions.  It also pulls you in like a puppet on a string and you cannot put the book down until it is finished.

Being a Mimi Jean book, it will have you going through a wide range of emotions, it will have paranormal behaviour, alpha males, strong woman and a great supporting cast along with an element of mystery.

As with the first book, Stephanie is still hiding secrets, but so is James Rook, however it is Stephanie's secrets that eventually get her into trouble and leads us to another cliff hangar ending that has you pulling out your hair for the next book.

I really look forward to the next book to see how things will pan out and how the HEA will be gained.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

REVIEW - Retreat (Balm in Gilead #3) by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 25 October 2017
Goodreads Link

For years, Cecily has poured her time and energy into her work at Balm in Gilead. She's more successful than she ever imagined, but her work is no longer enough for her. She wants more. She wants a man, even if that man is completely unavailable to her. 

She wants Zeke Ward, who looks like a lumberjack and acts like a hermit and has worked for her for eight years. 

Ever since his wife died, Zeke has cut himself off from the world, scaring people away so they never get close to him. But he can't help but watch Cecily, even knowing he can never have her. When she starts to seek out his company, he knows it's only because she's been feeling a little lonely. 

She'll never want him for him. 

Retreat is the third book in the Balm in Gilead series, a spin-off from the Willow Park series about couples who fall in love in a physical and spiritual rest center on the North Carolina coast called Balm in Gilead.

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

I have been waiting to see if these two characters would end up together and i am so glad that they did.

We have seem bits and pieces of Cecily and Zeke in the previous book and i was always intrigued by Zeke. Now we get his story and the reasons as to why he is like he is.  He is also a really sweet guy.

Cecily is a level headed woman who faces things even if they hurt.  She practices what she preaches but no finds herself in a lonely position and looking at Zeke in a way she never has before.

Its pretty much a friends to lovers book with a Christian theme, but has an emotional edge to it that just has you turning page after page, i really could not put it down.

I cant wait to see if there is another book in the series.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

REVIEW - The Untamed Vampire (Last True Vampire #4) by Kate Baxter

The Book
Release Date: 2 May 2017
Goodreads Link

WILD AT HEART

Chelle is not your typical vampire. Turned not with a bite but an age-old magic, she's the only one of her kind and more powerful than most. Still adjusting to her endless thirst and lethal fangs, she's desperate to discover what sets her apart. When she encounters a brutally virile alpha werewolf, she soon learns that she's not immune to the mating call and her own primal longing

The leader of the ancient Forkbeard pack, Gunnar is stunned by Chelle's lush beauty. The wild wolf inside him howls for her, but unions between vampire and werewolf are strictly taboo even if their clans weren't on the verge of war. Desire has never been so dangerous but, as a malevolent new power rises, Chelle and Gunnar face an even more frightening threat. Together, they might find a way to save their clans. But can they claim their passion, in The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter.

My Review 4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martins Press for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Again this is another brilliant instalment into the world of the paranormal in which Kate Baxter pulls you along in the world her character reside.

Chelle has been in previous books and is Roman Daly's twin sister.  She is also a race of vampire all of her own.  She is a strong sassy female who has always lived knowing of the paranormal world and had always been a vampire relic hunter, especially as she had been a relic hunter, trying to find a way to help the race survive.

Gunnar is a viking were-wolf that has survives for centuries and has been in charge of his pack for what seems forever. A meeting with an intruder however has his wolf changing at the bit that his mate has been found.

With dual race and adversity to overcome, both our strong female and our alpha male need to find the path of less resistance in a place where the paranormal world around them is changing and adversity is just around the corner.

The story becomes that much more complex, some questions are answered and more questions left unanswered, however i am REALLY enjoying this series.  It has been brilliantly put together and thought out, i highly recommend it.