Thursday, 6 December 2018

REVIEW - Until Harry by L.A. Casey

The Book
Release Date: 19 July 2016
Goodreads Link

He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother, and my best protector.

He was my best everything.

He was mine.


Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

But now she’s back, and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.

Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Montlake Romance, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the first time in i don't know how long that i know i am going to have not only a book hangover after reading but a crying one too.

This book was emotional on SO many levels and the characters so alive that i could not help the tears that rolled down my cheeks as i practically bawled through most of the book.

Lane and Kale have a long history together and grew up together side by side as family friends, however as we navigate through the past and the present we see how close the pair are together through everything they have been through.

Lane has been through a lot with Kale as her best friend and her family by her side, but when two events collide, Lane runs to New York and does not come back until 6 years laters, having not sorted any of her problems out.

This book seriously captivated me and had me so pulled in from the first words that i could not put it down.  This is the first book that i have read by this author and there is no doubt that i will be looking to reading more from her.

This was an epic book!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

REVIEW - Amish Christmas Of A Lifetime (Amish Love Of A Lifetime #4) by Sadie Palmer

The Book
Release Date: 4 November 2014
Goodreads Link

Abraham Schuster only wants one thing for Christmas--to fall in love. Unfortunately, he's just gone through an awful break up and is still trying to pick up the pieces of his life. Is he willing to put himself out there again? Will he be able to find a woman in time to have a Merry Christmas? Or is he destined to go through the holidays with a lonely heart?

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

This was a simple telling of an Amish man who had fled his family and a woman who had broken his heart to Florida.  The tale goes fast where he meets another woman Ruth and stokes up a courtship with her, only for her to break his heart.

Abraham flounders around for a little bit, heartbroken again and wondering at the age of 23 if her will ever find the woman meant for him.

With his tale between his legs he goes back home and finds how the community has moved on without him and he struggles with his self esteem and the more structured life back home from where he was.

The book moves through an entire year with months going between things where nothing changes until Abrahams fortunes seem to change.

Its very much a very clean book, with the tale of the romance the main component.

REVIEW - Merry Christmas, Baby (O'Connor Family #1) by Katie Reus

The Book
Release Date: 20 January 2016
Goodreads Link

from All He Wants For Christmas

Warm up with a sexy holiday tale of love and romance from USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus... 

After unexpectedly inheriting a bookstore, Nora and her younger sister settled in Holly, NC, a place where it’s Christmas year-round. As the legal guardian for her sister the past few years, romance has been the last thing on Nora’s mind. But she broke her rules for the town’s golden boy—former SEAL Jackson O’Connor. 

When Jackson does something stupid and almost loses Nora for good, he realizes just how far he’s willing to go for the woman who’s stolen his heart. But it might take a Christmas miracle to get Nora to give him a second chance. 

Length: novella 
Author note: This novella is part of the All He Wants for Christmas anthology. It may be purchased as part of the anthology or as an individual title.

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

With this novella we start where to friends have had most of a night together as more than friends and then Jackson does not contact Nora for three weeks and she is wondering why, along with nursing her heart.

In this novella we get Jackson pleading for another chance after freaking out and wanting more with Nora.  We meet Nora's teenage sister who she has guardianship over and a few other members of the town they live in, Holly which is Christmas all year round.

It's a sweet tale where both characters still like each other and can't help themselves when they are alone.

It all happen very quickly, but that happens in novella's, however you certainly do not need to read the rest of the series to know what is going on.

I nice, quick holiday read.

REVIEW - Unwrapping Her Perfect Match (London Legends #3.5) by Kat Latham

The Book
Release Date: 11 November 2014
Goodreads Link

’Twas a week before Christmas, and at the auction house…

At six foot one, Gwen Chambers has felt like a giant her whole life. She’s a calm, capable nurse saving lives in a busy London hospital, but healthy men give her heart palpitations. When larger-than-life rugby player “Little” John Sheldon convinces her to bid on him in his team’s fundraising auction, she discovers how pleasurable heart palpitations can be.

A rugby player was stirring, with desire no one could douse…

John has wanted Gwen since he first saw her, but when he’s injured in a match just before Christmas he suddenly needs her too. Not only can the sexy nurse help him recover, but she might be able to help him look after his daughter—a shy ten-year-old who speaks only French.

But will it be a Happy Christmas for all, and for all a good night?
From decorating the Christmas tree to ice skating at the Tower of London, Gwen helps father and daughter open up and bond with each other—and she bonds right along with them. But when John’s agent calls with a life-changing offer, Gwen has to decide how far she’s willing to go for her perfect match. Will their first Noël also be their last?

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

This was a cute novella where both characters are on the tall side and both a little conscious of the fact that height wise they are perfect for each other.

Gwen has been hurt in the past and it is now easy for her to be hurt with men, so generally she avoids them.

John is a rugby player and likes Gwen the moment that he sees her and manages to change her mind as to whom to bid on at the charity auction they are at.  John is a little bumbling with his words and tries to say what he thinks, but sometimes it comes out wrong, especially with Gwen who is already man sensitive.

Gwen and John have big hearts and after having to look after John both find more things with each other that they like and grow close very fast in.

I really liked this novella and was pleased with the happy ending we get.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

REVIEW - Untamed: A Shifter Urban Fantasy (Dark Moon Shifters Book 2) by Bella Jacobs

The Book
Release Date: 3 December 2018
Goodreads Link

Once upon a time there was a very good girl, who followed all the rules.
That girl is dead.

I am no longer Wren Frame, the bird with the broken wing. I am Wren Wander, a rare shapeshifter determined to take back everything the cult stole from me-my health, my hope, and most importantly, my family.

My sister is still out there somewhere. Alive.

And with the help of the four brave, formidable, sexy-as-hell alphas destined to be my mates, I intend to keep her that way.

All I have to do is gain control of my unpredictable new powers, learn hand-to-hand combat, avoid capture by a mad scientist out to rid the world of shifters, and stay ten steps ahead of a Big Bad Evil hungry for my blood.

And that's not the worst of it.

In order to fully control my powers, I have to form bonds with all four of my mates. But for a woman who's been betrayed by every person she's ever loved, trust doesn't come easy, no matter how much I'm coming to adore, and desire, these men.

Can I win this battle of the heart in time? Or will our enemies end our fight for the future before it gets started?

UNTAMED is part two of the Dark Moon Shifters series, a red-hot reverse harem paranormal and urban fantasy romance. It should be read after book one for maximum enjoyment. Expect pulse-pounding action, swoon-worthy romance, and four sexy shifter men who will make you wish you had a bear, wolf, lynx, and griffin of your own.

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

This is the second instalment of the series and cannot be read as a stand alone, nor would you want to.  This series is epic and totally takes you along for the ride.

Wren and her harem of men have many talents and each time one of the completes the bonding process, Wren becomes that much more powerful and the love between them all helps strengthen them as a group.

Wren has a wonderful heart and the guys really do help to look after her and she in turn looks after all of them the best way that she can.  Wren learns so much in this book about her past, her guys pasts and that of the greater world around her.  She is no longer the sheltered woman she was living with her parents unaware of the greatest evil in the world.

The book had me i tears a few times as i was so invested in the characters as the y found hardships and a stronger bond as a group.  

I am so looking forward to see how the series ends with book three, but have no doubt that it will be epic!

Monday, 3 December 2018

REVIEW - Stranded for Christmas (Holiday Acres #4) by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 4 December 2018
Goodreads Link

A snowstorm. Her much older business partner. One very hot night.

Laura Holiday doesn't believe in romance. Her life revolves around her work and her six-year-old son. The last thing she wants is a fling with her friend and business partner, Russ Matheson, who is emotionally unavailable and thirteen years older than her. But one night in a snowstorm changes their relationship forever.

The Holiday Acres series

Stranded on the Beach (Book 1, Rebecca and Phil)
Stranded in the Snow (Book 2, Olivia and Scott, published in the Snowed in for Christmas anthology)
Stranded in the Woods (Book 3, Penny and Kent)
Stranded for Christmas (Book 4, Laura and Russ)

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

This is my second favourite book in the series.  I really loved seeing glimpses of Laura and Russ in the first books, however here we see what was going on behind the scenes.

Russ is the Uncle to the other men and is 14 years older than Laura.  This is something i relate too as my husband is 13yrs older than me.  Laura is very organised and has had some really bad relationships, one of which was a one night stand where she ended up pregnant and the father wanted nothing to do with her or her child.

Russ had a hard father, but not like the boys however he too has his baggage, but is was nice to see that both characters this time had things to overcome before they could get their HEA.

It is the guy again who has to chase what he wants and he is very patient with Laura and although the ending was good i really would have loved to have an ending a few years more down the line.

A lovely festive novella series.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

REVIEW - Kissed by a Demon (Kissed By, #1) by Hallie Goodwa

The Book
Release Date: 1 December 2018
Goodreads Link

Demons.
Her dad hates them.
After all, it was demons who killed her mom.

But then, why is she falling in love with one?


Seventeen-year-old Samantha Watcher hasn't been anywhere beyond their house. She is kept locked in by her dad ever since she remembers and she doesn't know why nor her dad offers her any explanation.

When a mysterious death disease breaks out in their small town, Samantha suddenly finds herself being hunted and accused of the cause...

... and only a demon steps out to save her. 

Devilishly, sexy, handsome Hanael, with a face that must be carved by God to perfection. When he shows nothing but kindness to her, she realize there may be more secrets that her dad isn't telling her. 

Because demons aren't as bad as her dad wants her to believe... or are they?

Thrust in a new world where demons, vampires, werewolves, and all other magical creatures exist, she learns everything about her life is a lie. Now, she must find the truth about herself, the cause of the mysterious deaths... And stop her heart from further falling for the sexy demon before it's too late… 

Because her dad might be right after all. And demons can't be trusted.

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

This has a really decent plot line, however i just could not get over the amount of typo's in this book.  I am really hoping that this gets corrected before it's released to the general public.  It really took away from the story for me.

The story focuses on 17 year old Samantha (Sam) Watcher and how she finds out that after her very sheltered life, that things are not quite what they seem.

There are lots of twists and turns and lots for Sam to contend with in such a short amount of time and she copes really well with the massive upheaval in her life.  Not only do things with her only friend take a twist she also finds some strange attraction to a boy who rescues her and protects her from the town that she lives in.

Lots of detail as to the demons lair and how the lair is difficult to navigate and enough description of the people and places she she's and goes to to give you a feel of the the world around her.

Not bad, but needs some serious editing.






Tuesday, 27 November 2018

REVIEW - Dirty Secrets by Lauren Landis

The Book
Release Date: 30 November 2018
Goodreads Link

I’ll do anything to protect my obsession. Even if she’s my undoing.

Cold. Dangerous. Always in control.
It’s a reputation I worked hard to establish, and has brought me more wealth, more power, more . . . everything.
But as the king, the responsibility for the city’s underground weighs heavily on my shoulders. Its been my only focus, my only concern.

Then I met my obsession. Allie Bancroft.
She’s unpredictable. Chaos to my order. Light to my darkness. Everything I never knew I'd crave.

I live in a dangerous world, so she thinks I want to lock her away in a gilded cage. But I want to set her free. I want to make her my queen.
As long as she follows my rules.

Whatever it takes, I'll have her at my side.
I'll tease and tempt her with sweet words. 
Fray away at her sanity with secrets.
Dare her to accept my depravity by mixing it with pleasure she’s never known.

Once we cross that line, will she be able to handle the depth of my passion? Of my possession?

Either way, she is mine, marked eternally as such, because she has marked me.

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

This is a slightly different Mafia book in that Dominic really does not have a chance at overpowering Allie Bancroft, a stripper at one of his clubs.  Having had his eye on her since the beginning and not been able to anything about it but protect her from afar, the change in her working contract with him gives him the green light to pursue the relationship with her that he wants, only Allie is strong willed and will not be bent quite as easily as most others around him.

Allie is a very strong woman, she has battled a career change after her ballet career ended early after an injury along with an eating disorder that she still battle.  Paying for her medical bills led her to working at Petals and meeting Dom.

There are good strong characters and the plot moves well with dual points of view and a could of extra thrown in to help the story along.  Both Dom and Allie have to soften points of themselves and adjust to a relationship with the other and learning where compromise is needed or they need to stand firm.

I really liked this book and look forward to seeing more from this author.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

REVIEW - Unstoppable (The Nature of Grace #3) by S.R. Johannes

The Book
Release Date: 3 June 2014
Goodreads Link

After everything that has happened, Grace moves to the Everglades to live with her grandmother, Birdee, and hang out with old man Rex, Birdee's "friend with benefits". Grace quickly befriends Dylan, Rex's nephew, and Dylan's girlfriend, Sadie, who is a die-hard teen activist. Sadie spends her time leading protests against the roadside zoos that run rampant in Florida with a total disregard for animals or the flimsy law.

One day while out in the marshes of the Everglades, Grace and her friends rescue an abused—and endangered—Florida panther. She and Birdee spend time rehabilitating the animal. But when the panther runs off, Grace follows it to Uncle Bob's, a large roadside zoo they all have been protesting. One that is illegally filled with a variety of endangered and exotic animals. Before she can rescue the panther, she and her friends are kidnapped by the ruthless owner and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge. 

Only this time, Grace is the prey. 

During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace and her friends are offered one chance at survival, but only if they reach civilization before being caught. With a small head start and very little supplies, only time and skill stand between the hunter and the hunted. But out in the Everglades, there may be more dangers than Grace realizes.

Against all odds, Grace must make it out alive and win, or everything she holds dear could be lost.

My Review  4 STARS
This is the last book in the series and is a little more hard hitting than the previous two.

This book is full of action and drama.  As with previous books there is witty dialogue, death and Grace's love for animals leading her  and others into trouble.

Poor Grace has suffered a lot and suffers a little more, however there is another great supporting cast, along with a few others who play a major role in this new instalment.

I really loved this book and hope that Grace gets a more stable future with Mo by her side.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

REVIEW - Uncontrollable (The Nature of Grace #2) by S.R. Johannes

The Book
Release Date: 24 September 2012
Goodreads Link

As 16 year old Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program". 

While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter on record, in a place she no longer feels comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is killing two silk plants and watering a cactus.

After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues. 

Little does she know, she is being hunted too.

My Review  4 STARS
This book follows on from bool one three months down the line when Grace, her mum and the community are trying to get on with their lives after the revelations and hurt from the big reveal.

Grace is getting on better with her mum, but her relationship with Wyn and Tommy are on the rocks to non-non-existant.  Her grandmother Birdee turns up just when Grace needs a little more happiness in her life and a woman not afraid to speak of the dead.

Grace very much misses her dad and Mo the boy she fell in love with, but has unable to find her way back into the woods.

A project at school to study the Red Wolves proves the turning point for Grace into getting back into the Forest, however her life is again in danger with mysterious wolf deaths and people acting strange and eventually going missing.

Grace is a very strong character and again there is a very heavy theme of conservation in the book, but it is handled very well and we also get lots of memorable phrases that you may want to highlight.

I really enjoyed this book, but was able to identify the villain before they were revealed.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

REVIEW - Untraceable (The Nature of Grace #1) by S.R. Johannes

The Book
Release Date: 15 November 2011
Goodreads Link

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. 

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father. 

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and All Night Reads, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I am currently kicking myself as to why i have let this book sit on my kindle for so long, mind you, for the last few years i have been reading less and less of the Young Adult genre.

Grace is 16 and her father has been missing for the last 3 months, presumed dead, but Grace will not give up looking for clues.

Grace is a very strong young woman who is being let down by all those left around her.  Her friend Wyn seems to want more from her than she wants to give him, but she does not feel the spark for that kind of relationship any more.

This novel has so many twists and turns and so much happening that you never get bored and you never see what is going to happen next.  All of my guesses were wrong for a change which was very enjoyable as it certainly was not predictable.

I look forward to reading book two t see what happens after it has all calmed down for a while.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

REVIEW - Hard Night (11th Hour #3) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 27 November 
Goodreads Link

It's their pleasure to serve . . . 

Made up of former soldiers, the men of the 11th Hour play by their own rules to protect the innocent, capture the guilty, and stay in fighting shape for whatever--and whoever--comes their way . . .

Jacob Night, ex-Black Ops, owner of a billion-dollar security company, and leader of the 11th Hour, spends his life completing dangerous missions for others. But there's one personal mission he has yet to complete: Finding his missing brother, who was betrayed by the woman he should have been able to trust. But when he finally tracks down his brother's ex, there's one surprise: she can't remember a thing.

Faith has no memory of who she is. She can't remember life before she came to work for Jacob Night, and she's not sure she wants to. But when she and Jacob are ambushed by men who have come to kill her for sins she can't recall committing, she has no choice but to face the past. Yet once she does, and Jacob's identity--and her own--come to light, they may not survive with their lives intact, let alone their hearts

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

This is the third book in the series and focuses on the 11th Hour man in charge Jacob Night and Faith Beasley, the woman who organises all the missions that the members go on.

Jacob wants answers from Faith, a woman he took from the hospital with no memories knowing she may be the answer to where his missing brother may be.  Faith however is reluctant to find her memories, scared of losing the carefully controlled world that is keeping her safe.

It takes Faith under fire for Mr Night to take a different approach with Faith in order to get her memories back and the change in Faith as she becomes her former self is quite different and it affects both of them more than they would like to admit in the beginning.

Both of them get answers along with something they thought they would never have, someone else there for them no matter what.

I really enjoyed this book and hope we get to hear more from Joshua.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

REVIEW - Fireworks (True North #6) by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 13 November 2018
Goodreads Link

Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a wiener on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern created a perfect schlong? 

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

A quick trip. In and out. Much like - never mind. She can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and slide back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

But things go sideways the moment she steps over the county line. Her stepsister is running from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke Skye’s teenage heart.

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

Things are about to go boom.

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

I really liked this book.  Twelve year has past since Skylar lived in Vermont and she is only going back because one, she has been made to take 2 weeks paid holiday and second, her step sister has kinda forced her to come down to help her out.

Benito has been in previous books and i have liked him as a character and now we get to see why he was a bit grumpy before. 

The main story seems to revolve around a big drugs bust along with bringing down a mutual enemy from their pasts along with reconnecting and finding out that Skylar only left because of mis-information and heartbreak.  Skylar soon learns how to open up a little bit and how much can change in twelve years.

Monday, 12 November 2018

REVIEW - Chasing Shadows (First Wives #3) by Catherine Bybee

The Book
Release Date: 13 November 2018
Goodreads Link
Falling in love can come with the most unexpected risks in this First Wives novel from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.
Avery Grant doesn’t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she’s looking for is love sneaking in to mess up her life plans. And after a brutal attack, she’s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe.
Mesmerized from the moment he sets his eyes on Avery, Liam is driven to learn everything about this tough, sexy, challenging woman. Breaking down her defenses won’t be easy, but Liam refuses to be pushed away. All he needs is a tiny crack in Avery’s armor to wiggle his way into her heart.
But when a terrifying lie about her attacker’s fate comes to light, Avery’s past returns to haunt her. Now she’s willing to put herself in danger to get the answers she needs. That means jeopardizing the best thing that’s ever happened to her: Liam.
My Review  5 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Montlake Romance for an honest review**

This is the third book in the series and can be read as a stand alone book, however you do miss a lot of the friendship and a little of the plot if you do not read the other books first.

The third book follows Avery a year after the previous book finishes and the brutal attack that landed Avery in the ICU.

A slightly changed Avery is forging on with her life and gets an interruption when Liam steps into her life and decides that she is the woman for him.  Avery also starts to remember things from her attack that had been missing and starts out her one woman mission for find out more.

The friends all band together when needed, Trina gets married to Wade and Liam proves to Avery that she can count on him when she needs him and that he is not going anywhere.

Really looking to the next book in regards to Shannon and the fact that she has mentioned that she wants kids soon.

Another brilliantly written book that had me finishing the book within a day.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

REVIEW - Total Control (11th Hour #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 26 June 2018
Goodreads Link

Once they were soldiers. Now they answer only to honor . . . 
  
The 11th Hour is made up of men and women who are no longer deemed fit to serve their country, but still need to fight a war. They work in shadows, keep their secrets—and follow their hearts . . .
 
Helicopter pilot Kellan Blake has always hated being told what to do, so being discharged from the army for insubordination doesn't come as much of a surprise. What does surprise him is that when he joins up with the elite, underground 11th Hour squad instead, they send him straight home. The nest of vipers that calls itself his family is the next target for the team’s tech unit, so he’ll either have to brave their traps and deceptions himself—or watch his sweet, shy friend Sabrina walk into them alone . . .
 
Sabrina’s no femme fatale, but since there's no one else with the tech skills to get the info they need, she’ll put on a party dress and take one for the team. But whoever decided she should pretend to be Kellan’s new fiancée hit a little too close to home. How can she concentrate on a dangerous mission when she's worried about giving away what she really feels for her loyal, passionate, smoking hot partner? At least she isn’t likely to blow their cover. Until she’s in the line of fire, and neither Kellan's demons nor his heart are hers to tame . . .
 
Praise for Jackie Ashenden’s Dirty for Me
 
“An intense scorcher of a story that is sure to delight fans and win her a legion of new devotees. . . . Unforgettable.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

“Tension and heat pervade the frequent sex scenes . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments in the series.” —Publishers Weekly 

 
“Explosively sexy.”  —Heroes & Heartbreakers

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

Although i liked this book, it was not as good as the previous one. Kellan lost his way a little too much after discovering that he was seeing his best friend Sabrina as more than just his friend.

Sabrina was a good strong character and did not back down from either getting her task down or from Kellan's sudden change with the way he was treating her.  She just had a little wobble at the end where Kellan had to 'man-up' and chase for what he really wanted from Sabrina.

There are certainly a few twists and turns in the story, but nothing that i had not already seen coming but we did get a good HEA.

Can't wait to see what happens next, but i am guessing that the next story in the series goes to Jacob Night and Faith.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

REVIEW - Snowed in for Christmas (Holiday Acres #2 (Stranded in the Snow) by Noelle Adams, Zoe York, Samantha Chase

The Book
Release Date: 23 October 2018
Goodreads Link

Three all-new holiday novellas about couples finding love while trapped together in the snow.

Stranded in the Snow (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams

Olivia Holiday doesn't expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she's determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she's been hiding.

A Christmas Rescue (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase

Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way.

Love on the Edge of Reason (Pine Harbour, Book 8) by Zoe York

Tom Minelli doesn't know why Chloe Davis has fled Pine Harbour, but she's pregnant with his baby and he wants her back. But a winter storm rolls in just as he finds her, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.

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

Stranded in the Snow - This book can be read as a stand alone and follows Olivia and Scott as they are stranded together in a cottage.  Having grown up together as family friends until four years ago with the family rift, the pair that want to hate each other find that actually there is more beneath the surface than hate.  Hate and love have a fine line and this weekend and Scott overcomes his past to forge a future with Olivia.

A Christmas Rescue - Bailey and Gavin have been tormenting each other for the last year when Gavin bought the vet's practice.  Super friendly Bailey and grumpy Gavin have been working together until things come to a head at Christmas when a decision from Gavin makes Bailey leave her job.  Before she can leave they need to rescue a dog in labour and when they get back, discover they are stranded for the weekend.  Bailey gets Gavin to open up and both leave a lasting impression on the other, however it is Gavin that overcomes his past to open up even further and to reach for what he wants, Bailey.

Love on the Edge of Reason - Although this is a novella and you can read it as a stand alone, i very much felt that i had missed a lot by not having read any of the other books.  Chloe has already disappeared and Tom is already feeling guilty and wanting to find her and tell her the truth.  The novella moves fast and you kinda feel left out in places, more so if you have not read the series, but we do get a christmas HEA that makes you believe that the couple will make it.