Sunday, 10 December 2017
As I've said before I do like reading new authors and Amanda McCabe is new to me.
I adore Christmas books, they make you all warm and cosy, and this book gave me that warm feeling.
I won't be going into a lot of detail, I found this book a enjoyable read and you certainly feel part of the Christmas festivities, well I did.
My favourite character in the book has to be Aunt Sylvia, she is a lady who certainly speaks her mind, but underneath she has a heart of gold. When you read the book you will know why I said that.
Rose and Harry are lovely characters, even though they met once three years before this Christmas party, they always thought of each other. When they meet again both of them have changed, Harry because of the war and Rose she became a companion to Aunt Sylvia.
So from here I won't reveal anything more, all I will say is get yourself a warm drink and some biscuits, and enjoy I lovely Christmas book.
I will give this book 4/5 stars. This book is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.
I Received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.
Friday, 8 December 2017
In this book we have three authors, one of whom I am a big of and the other two I haven't read there books for a long while.
I will only be doing short reviews for each of the books.
The first book is The Heartbreaker Prince by Kim Lawrence.
Its been a while since I have read a book by Kim, and I have forgotten how good her books are. So what can I say about the book, that not only was it a great read, I can also recommend it as well.
The book starts with Hannah in prison, for taking a wrong direction into the neighbouring country and they also think she trying to smuggle drugs.
So on the order of the King who is also his Uncle, its down to Kamel to rescue her.
Things get off to a bad start when Hannah and Kamel first meet, well a prison isn't your everyday meeting place. So the only way that Kamel can get Hannah out is by pretending they are engaged. But unbeknown to Hannah she is not only engaged to Kamel but she has to marry him when she leaves the prison.
This is just a little teaser, to find out what happens next you will just have to read the book.
The second book is Passion and the Prince by the late Penny Jordan.
I have been a big fan of Penny's books, ever since I read Falcon's Prey which was her first book for Mills and Boon in 1981.
As with book one, I will just do a little teaser.
Lily was doing a favour for her half brother Ricky, when she was confronted by Marco, who had got into his head that Lily had done something so scandalous and no amount of persuading from Lily would he listen, typical man.
So I hear you say what was so scandalous, well Lily was photographing models for a catalogue, I can hear you now but that isn't scandalous your right it isn't, but from Marco perspective this was scandalous.
When Marco was younger his girlfriend became a model and she got caught up in the sleazy side of modelling which involved drugs and alcohol. So when he found out that his nephew was approached by Ricky in a bar and asked if he wanted to some modelling work, this is why Marco was not very happy with Lily.
So this were I will leave the review, but what will say is Lily isn't what Marco thinks she is.
The final book is Prince of Secrets by Lucy Monroe
Now its being a fair few years since I have read any of Lucy's books, so this is a treat for me.
As before I will just do a little teaser.
In this book their is a secret and Demyan who is the King's nephew has been assigned a task, he has to marry Chanel Tanner who is a scientist. So as you can imagine things don't go according to plan.
I'm sorry this teaser is a little vied, they would be to many spoilers otherwise.
Overall these books were very enjoyable to read, especially now that the nights are colder. So get yourself in front of the fire with some hot chocolate and biscuits and have a really nice time reading about some sexy princes.
I will recommend this book and will give it 5/5 stars.
This book is available to buy from Amazon and other retailers.
I received this book from Netgalley for Mills and Boon Insiders, in return for a honest review.
Monday, 4 December 2017
Don't you just love this book cover, I mean just look at those arms, these are the type of arms that would make you feel protected when wrapped around you.
Sorry keep getting distracted, this is the first medieval book I have read by Jenni and this book doesn't disappoint it is brilliant. I loved reading every second of this book and I can highly recommend it.
Also I'm very slowly getting to like medieval romances, which for me is quite a big deal, so if you have never read one before please give them a try, and you just may be surprised like I am every time I read one.
I give this 5/5 stars and is available to buy from Amazon and other retailers.
I received this ARC from the author, in return for a honest review.
Sunday, 3 December 2017
I'm a big fan of Abby's books and this one didn't disappoint, this is the second book in this series.
At first I thought I wouldn't like Salim, and as I carried on reading Abby worked her magic and by the end of the book I loved Salim.
Charlotte comes across as prim and proper, and she's not keen on Christmas (I mean how can you not like Christmas). But Charlotte does have a reason for this, but you will have to read the book to find out.
Charlotte soon looses the prim and proper look, when she and Salim have to shelter from a sandstorm when they are visiting tribe people in the desert.
As you will remember Salim had a twin sister, who died when she was young. Luckily that question is answered in the book and we find out why Salim doesn't want to be king.
For me the big question is does Salim want Zafir as his brother or would he want to be alone in his kingdom. And for that question to be answered you will just have to read the book.
I will give this 5/5 stars and this comes highly recommeded.
This book is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.
I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
This is the third and last book in Michelle's mini series.
In this book we meet Daniele, who has always been the happy go lucky type of guy, but then Pieta died in the helicopter crash. Which then changed Daniele's life forever, and he had a lot more responsibility.
But there is one thing that Daniele won't do and that's getting married, he just simply refuses to do it.
That is until he meets Eva Bergen, who is with the Blue Train Aid Agency, on the Caribbean island of Caballeros. As you may remember from the last book, this is the island that the hospital is being built in Pieta's name.
To me Eva comes across as a strong feisty woman but she also has a secret, but underneath she just wants to be cherished and loved. The first meeting with Daniele doesn't go to planned, he spent the whole evening flirting with Eva, but doesn't really get to know her.
I can't really go into much detail, because that would spoil the book. All I will say is Daniele offers Eva a deal, which is so romantic (NOT). For me this book was fantastic, I loved every second of this book and highly recommend it.
For me this book is 5/5 stars. This book available to buy from Amazon.co.uk and all other retailers.
I received this ARC copy from the author in return for a honest review.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
The fabulous Carole has done it again, this book was a absolute joy to read, from start to finish.
With Carole's books if you are not a fan of explicit language and sexual content, then these books are not for you.
As we have found with the previous books, the sinners haven't found the lady spy, but they have found love.
So now its down Maximillian Smythe, the Earl of Carlton, to find the lady spy. But there is one problem with the name he has picked.
The lady in question is Lady Heather Smythe, Dowager Countess of Carlton, who is his step-mother and mother to his half brother Ralph.
Maxim is a troubled man, who carries a lot of secrets and because of these secrets he lost the woman he loved six years ago. But at the time Maxim didn't know he was in love. That is until he sees Heather again and eventually she breaks through his barriers.
Heather was nineteen and she had just found out she was pregnant. So to keep the gossips at bay and to give the baby a name, Heather married Maxim's father. Please don't think bad of Heather she was very young and Maxim was fighting in the war and to give his some credit he try to look for Maxim, before he married Heather.
Now from here I can't go into great detail, I wounder if you have got the connection yet between Ralph and Maxim??? Also we have a little introduction to Lord Jericho Black the Marquis of Wessex, his book is book 5 in the series.
I will give this book 5/5 stars and if you are fan of Carole's books then I know you will love it as much as I did.
This book is available to buy from amazon.
The next book is Wicked Captive (Regency Sinners 5), this book is available for pre-order at Amazon and is released 14th February 2018.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Rachel Montgomery’s family doesn’t think she can change—but she’s going to prove them wrong…
What could be more out of character for overly-cautious Rachel than moving sight unseen to the small town of Birch Valley to become the principal of the town’s only elementary school? When she arrives late on her first day, she realizes no one was expecting her, leading to conflict with the staff—and particularly with one handsome, emerald-eyed fourth grade teacher.
Liam O’Brien’s life is simple and easygoing, just the way he likes it—until he shows up for school following the holiday break…
Not only is his new boss the rude woman who stole his parking spot, she’s highly motivated to switch things up in his very traditional school, and Liam is not a fan of change. His inexplicable attraction to the petite blonde complicates matters, as Rachel is adamant that she didn’t move all the way to Birch Valley to get involved in any kind of romance.
But as conflicts are resolved, family ties might draw Liam and Rachel together…
Rachel discovers Liam’s family is loving and supportive, particularly his mother Mary—unlike Rachel’s own mother. She bonds with his brothers and his sister Maggie, and it almost seems too good to be true.
Can they work through their differences and compromise enough to build a lasting relationship?
Or will Rachel be unable to let her guard down long enough to take a chance on…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like growing up in a big close family. If the answer is yes then this book is for you, imagine the programme The Waltons, well this is Liam's family but only just slightly smaller.
Liam is a teacher at the local elementary school, and his two brothers Patrick who is widowed with two twin boys and Daniel who is single like Liam, both Patrick and Daniel work at the family construction firm.
Lastly we have Maggie who is the baby of the family, she is married to Michael who is working hard to get a partnership in the law firm that he works for, they have one daughter Melanie...but Maggie isn't happy and is wanting more, when I mean more nothing monetary, she loves her husband, daughter and they have a nice life in Seattle. Its mainly adult conversation and having a job.
So that is just a taster on Liam's brothers and sister, we will get to know them in their books.
Well what can I say about Rachel, at first I thought I wasn't going to like her, but then when you read about her childhood and compare to Liam's its quite sad really.
So Rachel is from a well off family, her father is a plastic surgeon and her mother lives off her alimony, her parents divorced when she was young. Rachel has a older brother called Ethan who is a doctor.
So I hear you say, how do these two people get together, Rachel moves to Birch Valley from California, who is the new principal of the elementary school were Liam works.
Now from here I can't go into great detail, but Liam's mum is a big character and so is Chelsea, Rachel's best friend.
All I will say is I can highly recommend this book. In places the book made me laugh and made me cry, because I really felt for Rachel when Liam wasn't been very nice to her.
I am so looking forward to reading what happens to his brothers and sister.
I will give this 5/5 stars. The book is available to buy from all outlets and Amazon.
I received this book from the author, in return for a honest review.