Friday, 20 October 2017

REVIEW - Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 20October 2017
Goodreads Link

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on. 

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life. 

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.

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

This is a beautiful edition to the True North series and seriously had me turning page after page, i just needed to know what was going to happen next.

We have seen Zara in all of the previous books and i am so happy that we get her book this time.  The girl certainly needed a good thing to happen to her and that good thing is Dave.

In this book we get the initial meeting and Dave's vacation time down in Vermont.  Then we get the after story, the part where Dave goes back to Vermont and learns he is a daddy.

Zara has pretty much gotten over most of her issues, but ultimately it is Dave who makes the most changes and startling revelations about his past.  But his sister also helps him out and supports him when he least expects it.

Its a lovely book in which two strangers come together because of their daughter, but find a happiness they never thought they would ever have.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

REVIEW - The Last True Vampire (Last True Vampire #1) by Kate Baxter

The Book
Release Date: 2 June 2015
Goodreads Link

As Michael’s eyes lit on a female not twenty feet away, he knew without a doubt that it was her blood that called to him and her scent that had awakened him.This female had tethered his soul and returned it to him.

Soul Survivor

He is the last of his race. The one true king of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of L.A. after dark, haunted by his past and driven by his hunger. The last of the Ancient Ones, he alone has survived the destruction of his race at the hands of the slayers. Now he is forced to hunt and feed like a common vampire, a creature of lust. Nothing in this world can fulfill his needs…until he meets a woman who’s everything he’s ever wanted. And more.

Sweet Salvation

Her name is Claire Thompson. Her blood is so sweet, so intoxicating—the smell alone draws Michael to her like a moth to the flame. Sly, sexy, and seductive, Claire seems to be the only mortal who can satisfy his craving and seal his fate…forever. Can she be trusted? From their very first kiss, the last true vampire sweeps Claire into a world in which darkness rules desire—and where falling in love is the greatest danger of all…

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

I must say that i really did enjoy this book.  It has been a little while since i read a paranormal book and the writer has a way of really bringing you into the world where magical beings are living alongside humans in secret.

Michael previously known as Mikhael is the last of his kind, the only vampire left and looking after his half human, half vampire counterparts.  With him is the only way that they will be able to be turned into a vampire, but in order for that to happen, he needs to be tethered to the world by his mate.

Claire is a hustler living on very hard times and it is only going for a mark that she first sees Michael and is initiated into another world and a very sexy vampire.

The story really pulled me in and i never quite knew how things were going to turn out, but  yes we get a satisfying ending along with the knowledge of which character is going to be next in getting a HEA.

I am certainly looking forward to reading Ronan's story as he is a great character and seems to be a steady and loyal friend.

Monday, 16 October 2017

REIVEW - Stripped Bear (Last True Vampire 0.5) by Kate Baxter

The Book
Release Date: 19 May 2015
Goodreads Link

Get lost in the powerful, sexy novella by Kate Baxter where one alpha shifter will do whatever it takes to claim the woman he can *bearly* resist...

Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sotari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist...

Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there's no chance he's interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah's very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe...and claim her as his mate...

My Review  4 STARS
Kate Baxter is a new to me author and she really pulled me into the world she has created with paranormal beings entwined within the modern world.

Here we get a taster where bear shifter Caden finds his mate via a scheming grandmother and his mates human father.

The lust and chemistry leaps of the pages in flames and is scorching hot and the author is not a shrinking violet at the emotions or the description either, but it is tastefully done.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

REVIEW - His Convenient Husband (Love and Sports #1) by Robin Covington

The Book
Release Date: 9 October 2017
Goodreads Link

NFL football player Isaiah Blackwell lost his husband three years ago and is raising their teen son alone. He lives his life as quietly as his job allows, playing ball to support his family but trying not to draw unwanted attention. His quiet life is shaken up when a mutual friend introduces him to Victor, a visiting principal ballet dancer who is everything Isaiah is not.

Brash and loud, Victor Aleksandrov has applied for political asylum to avoid returning to Russia, where gay men are targeted and persecuted. He’s been outspoken about gay rights in his home country, and if he doesn’t get asylum, going back to Russia is a death sentence.

Their one-night stand turns into a tentative friendship, a relationship they both agree is temporary... until Victor’s denied asylum. Isaiah can’t offer Victor a happily ever after, but he can propose something that’ll keep Victor in the US and safe... marriage He just doesn’t expect his new husband to dance away with his heart.

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

It has been a long time since i have read a M/M book and i am quite glad that i picked it up.

Yes, there can be some quite graphic sex scenes, so if that is not your thing, this book is not for you, but the emotional connection between the two and the growth of the characters is just what i expected from Robin.

A well written book that really makes you feel that the two deserve each other and that they have a special connection and some really great friends and a wonderful adopted son.

REVIEW - Catching the Player (Hamilton Family #3) by Diane Alberts

The Book
Release Date: 9 October 2017
Goodreads Link

It all started with a bet…

Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, but she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also doesn’t think he’d then consequently ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

He needs to win…

Wyatt Hamilton is a player in every sense of the word. Married to the game, he has no interest in relationships, love, or even second nights with the same woman. But from the second the girl-next-door beauty Kassidy knocks on his door to deliver a singing telegram, nothing goes as planned. He can’t stop thinking about her, and keeps showing up on her doorstep for more. That is, until the unthinkable happens…

And all bets are off.

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 a book by this author for a while, but it was everything that i was expecting.  Its a fun, sweet read that sometimes had me laughing out loud, hoping against hope that the characters would find a happy place and that they were two well matched individuals who challenged each other to be better people.

We get a HEA of course and the epilogue gives us the ending that we so hoped would happen.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

REVIEW - The Wicked Billionaire (Tate Brothers #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 3 October 2017
Goodreads Link

The Tate Brothers were once orphans and they have been raised to do one thing only: protect what is theirs.

As a trained sniper and Navy SEAL, Lucas Tate found the courage to distance himself from the wealthy, wicked patriarch who adopted him. Instead, he’s devoted his life to the elite band of brothers from his unit. So when the widow of one of his former comrades finds herself in apparent danger, Lucas makes it his job to protect her against all enemies. . .and not let her out of his sights.

Grace Riley feels overwhelmed by Lucas's presence, but the cold-eyed marksman will do anything to keep her safe. Soon the special attention he pays her becomes a wild romantic distraction―one that troubles Grace, since Lucas was so close to her deceased husband. Still, how can she resist Lucas’s intense, ice-blue stare? All she knows is that a life without strong, passionate Lucas is one not worth living. Can Lucas can find a way to honor his former brother-in-arms by saving Grace. . .and loving her, too?

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

Gosh, i just love this author.  She manages to draw me into pretty much every single book i have read of hers and this book is no exception.

Lucas Tate is an ice cold sniper who never really lets anyone get close to him other than his brothers and he hold them pretty much at arms length.

Grace has lost her husband and now, pretty much lives in a box and find that she is now a target thanks to her deceased husbands illegal activity.

The sparks fly from the moment that Grace spots Lucas watching her and continue to get brighter until Lucas cannot contain himself any more and they both go up in flames.  Lucas is steadfast and there for Grace, but she brings out a side of him that he though that he would never see again.  Grace brings him back to life.

Grace thinks that perhaps she is selfish, but Lucas shows her that she is very talented and gives her another point of view to see from.  

Its a brilliant book and i cannot wait to read Wolf's book too see how his role plays in all of this and how her gets his HEA.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

COVER REVEAL - Crazy Sexy Notion by Sarah Darlington


Title: Crazy Sexy Notion
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Standalone. Full-length. HEA.
COVER DESIGNED BY:  LETITIA HASSER, RBA DESIGNS

My former best friend...is now a hooker...

MICK
After a terrible breakup, the crazy notion hit me to look up my childhood friend. With half a country between us, I haven't seen Raven since the day my dad rushed in and saved me from the Sandy Hill Trailer Park. But I loved Raven as a boy, and now I need to find out if I could love her as a man. Only problem: her profession.
Come to find out—she's a prostitute.

RAVEN
Mickey Lawson
Yeah, I hate that guy.
Really, he's only a faint memory now, but at one point in time he meant everything to me.
My protector. My savior. My best friend.
I was ten.
Then he left.
Now he's back.
Fifteen years too late.


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About the Author:
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.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

REVIEW - The Billionaire's Intern (Billionaire Fairytales #3) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 1 August 2017
Goodreads Link

An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Sleeping Beauty with a happily ever after. 
Lorenzo De Santis: Ruthless. Driven. Ambitious. 
Lorenzo De Santis is the boss. He's an uncompromising hardass, he doesn’t suffer fools, and he doesn’t have time to deal with witless young interns. But when an old friend asks for a favor, Lorenzo can’t refuse. Even if it means taking on the man’s daughter as a project. 
Kira Constantin: Rich. Party girl...Spy. 
Kira Constantin feels like she has been half-alive since that one night of partying ended in tragedy. So when her father demands that she go undercover at De Santis Corp as a spy, there’s no way she can refuse. She must redeem herself, even if that means dealing with a boss like of Lorenzo De Santis. 
Except neither of them counts on the forbidden heat that flares between them. As Kira and Lorenzo draw closer, spying on him becomes harder and harder. And then Kira discovers that the real villain might be closer to her than she thinks…
Don't miss these standalone Billionaire Fairy Tales:
The Billionaire's Virgin (Cinderella)
The Billionaire Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

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 third book in the series and can be read as a stand alone book as the brothers do not really communicate or cross wires.

Lorenzo is older than Kira, but we never really can a drop on their ages, but we know that it must be at least ten years.  Kira has looked up to Lorenzo since he helped her out at a do when she was around 10 and in her teens had a crush.

Now, the woman she has become has a thing for him, while he after his experiences just has preconceived ideas about her that turn out to be completely wrong.

Both have fears to get over, but it is not long before Kira warms up Lorenzo's heart towards her without him having realised how much.

Both can relate to each other and find strength and understanding where others have not given it where it was needed before.

Another great book in the series and i cannot wait for the next book.

REVIEW - Puck Me Baby (Bad Motherpuckers #4) by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 30 November 2017
Goodreads Link

"You're going to be a daddy."

Looking up into Alexi Petrov’s dark eyes as I break the news, I’m scared out of my mind. This man is the most terrifying defender in the NHL, and if it weren't for my sporty new baby bump, I probably wouldn't believe we hooked up that night. (Yes, I’ve sworn off margaritas for life.)

But the Alexi who goes to my doctor appointments, moves me into his guesthouse, and cooks so many gourmet meals I look like I'm carrying twins? He isn’t scary at all.

He’s sweet. And intense. And so sexy I want to smear him with honey and lick it off every inch of his powerful, protective, oh-so-swoony-worthy body.

But that’s not a part of our relationship anymore. We’re friends who intend to raise a child together. That’s all…

Right?

****

There’s no way I can be just friends with Amanda Esposito.

She’s everything I want in a woman—strong, sexy, compassionate, a little bit wild—with curves for miles and a smile she smiles just for me.

I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to be that guy—the one with his heart on his sleeve—but for this woman, I’ll try. 

Amanda and our baby are my future, my family, and I’m prepared to cross check anyone or anything that stands in my way. Even if that someone is the tough guy in the mirror...

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

This is the fourth book in the series although it could possibly be read as a stand alone story.

Its book like these that could get me into sports as we don't have anything major where i live, so i have to live through books.  This is a book that hooks you in, gives you enough of the sport for you to feel a part of  it, but also makes you take in each character as a friend and you can't help but want them to get what they deserve, a happy ending.

Both Alexi and Amanda have been hurt in the past and both are hesitant to let go and move forward, but eventually it is Alexi that has the most important lesson to learn.

I loved these characters and really hope that this series continues.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

REVIEW - The Keepers: Ethan (The Keepers #3) by Rae Rivers

The Book
Release Date: 7 April 2016
Goodreads Link

‘Vampires and werewolves are so 2000. As in: over. Thanks to …Rae Rivers, we’re now totally hooked on witches.’ – No. 5 on Grazia SA’s ‘Ten Hot Things to Do List’
"Going to Ameera to find Hazel. Stealing the spell … You think you can pull it off?" he asked.
She nodded, not trusting herself to speak.
Just as she thought he'd kiss her, he reached for her jacket and said, "Then let's go."
A portal to another world has opened, unleashing dangerous creatures on earth. A dark witch is out for revenge. The stakes are high, a war inevitable.
One person can stop the madness. Jenna. She’s a Keeper to a powerful hybrid witch but she harbours a secret and if Jenna steps through the portal – seduced by the whispers of her hidden past – she may never return.
Fortunately, she has company… infamous Bennett brother and fiercely protective Keeper, Ethan. Their whip-cracking banter makes them perfect sparring partners in training, but how will they manage when their lives and everything they were born to defend are on the line?
When the battle lines are drawn, will Jenna and Ethan stand side by side – as friends, protectors, lovers … or as traitors?
My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book can be read as a stand alone, but i think i would have benefitted from reading the first books into getting to know the other characters a little better.

However, i LOVED this book.  It was really well put together, the characters were good, the world they lived in was explained well to the extent that you could really see how they lived and i felt totally immersed in the story, completely felt like i was there too.

It took me a little time to warm up to the story, but i am really glad that i gave this 'new to me' author a chance, i will certainly be looking for more of her work and will probably go back and read the other books in this series.

Totally worth reading and can't rate this book highly enough.

Monday, 25 September 2017

COVER REVEAL - Bountiful by Sarina Bowen


The Book
Release Date: 20 October 2017

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No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.

Friday, 22 September 2017

COVER REVEAL - Constant by Rachel Higginson


Release Date: 16 November 2017


The Book
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. 

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

REVIEW - Tech Guy: A Single Dad Second Chance Romance by Anna Collins

The Book
Release Date: 12 September 2017
Goodreads Link

Of all the men in the world, he has to be the one to walk into the bar when I decide to have a drink. 

Clay Maxwell. Bachelor. Tech billionaire. My new boss. 

Oh, and school ex-boyfriend. 

He wants me to help look after the troubled little girl left in his care because I'm a child psychologist. 

But I should have said no. Because now, I'm the one who's going insane, torn between pain and pleasure, past and future, each day with Clay reminding me of what was and what might have been. 

The problem with the mind is that the more you try to forget, the more you remember. 

And I remember everything all too well. 

*Tech Guy is a steamy, yet sweet STANDALONE contemporary romance of around 420 pages with a hot alpha billionaire single dad and his virgin lady. I don't enjoy cliffhangers or cheating, so you find any of them in here. I can also guarantee you a sweet happily-ever-after ♥

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

This is a second chance at love romance with 13 years in between the couple having seen each other.

Clay is a successful man having built up his own company with a friend and now is very rich and has always loved his high school girlfriend, the girl he left behind to look after his sick mother.

Andrea has not had a boyfriend since Clay.  No one has held a candle to Clay, but after he left she moved on with her life and got the college degree she wanted.  She too is successful with child psychiatry.  She is also somehow a virgin at 28.

ITs a sweetbread as you see two people come back together and rekindle a lost romance that was only broken because of circumstance.  However, would things still have been so good had they not had the break in their relationship.

Worth a read. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

REVIEW - The Gamble by Alice Ward

The Book
Release Date: 18 September 2017
Goodreads Link

I need a wife. She needs money. It's a gamble, but one month will solve both our problems.

Unimpressed with my billionaire playboy ways, my father has given me an ultimatum — settle down and get married before the investors’ meeting of Gaston Pharmaceuticals, or I’m out the door. Yeah... he’s a dick but he holds my future in his hands, so I need to play nice, for a while.

One problem is that the meeting is only a month from now. The second problem is that I’ve never dated a girl I liked well enough to spend an entire night with, let alone a month. So my best friend and I process my dilemma the best way we know how — by getting mind-blowingly drunk.

And just like that, I wake up in Vegas with an epic hangover... and a wife.

A beautiful wife. A fun wife. A caring and creative wife.

Now, all I have to do is convince her to stay married to me. I make her a promise. In four short weeks, we’ll quietly annul this farce and go our separate ways. I’ll get my life back. She’ll get hers plus some cash.

There’s just one little complication. I think I'm falling for her. As luck would have it, she hates my guts.

This is a Full-Length STANDALONE billionaire romance novel with an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER.

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

I really liked this book.  Its a what happens in Vegas book, but of course it never really stays there, especially as both characters live near the edges of Vegas.

Talen is a bit of a party boys at the weekend but works hard during the week, but seems to have daddy issues, especially as his dad seems to be a nasty character.

Dani right from the beginning is a caring soul and wants to help her mother as much as she can, and ends up using her nurturing nature to help Talen in more ways than one.  But this woman is no rollover.

Its a good book, has a strong start and finishes in a good place, however i would have loved a reconnection and possibly a baby on the way, but it was a good ending.

REVIEW - Winning Her Brother's Best Friend (Tea for Two Book 2) by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 20 September 2017
Goodreads Link

Ginny Hart loves men. And she loves dating. She just doesn't want a serious relationship. She's tried it before--with her brother's best friend, Ryan--and it's clear she's not cut out for it. So she'll keep having fun and focusing on the new tea shop she recently opened with her best friend. 

That's all she needs in her life. 

She definitely doesn't need Ryan, who is always hanging around and has turned into a real player. When he challenges her to prove which of them is more popular with the opposite sex, she takes him up on the bet. One month. Four Saturday nights. She'll show him she's not still holding on to old feelings. It doesn't matter if she can't seem to keep her hands off him. 

She's not about to let him win. 

Fifteen years ago, three girls were thrown together because their brothers were best friends. Now they're all grown up, and their brothers are grown up too. The Tea for Two series tells their stories.

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

This is a really sweet series with a slight christian angle and quite clean.

This second instalment has Ginny, Noah's little sister finding that actually she is ready for a relationship again, however, its a past love she wants.  Ryan, and her best friends older brother.

Ryan has always held a torch for Ginny and has never stopped loving her, but it is after a bet by their friends that has the two of them reconnecting in a way that they had not hoped would happen again.

Again all three sets of brothers and sisters are there for each other and bolsters each other up when needed and give a bit of a shove where required, proving that they are a close knit group.

I really loved this book and cannot wait to read Patrick and Carols story.

Friday, 8 September 2017

REVIEW - Alien Betrayed (Zyrgin Warriors #3) by Marie Dry

The Book
Release Date: 10 June 2016
Goodreads Link

In a bleak and apocalyptic future, where the Zyrgin Warriors are getting ready to conquer Earth, Marcie is sent to infiltrate the alien stronghold in the Rocky Mountains, only to be betrayed by her own people. Instead of stealing the alien’s technology and accomplishing her mission of causing mayhem and destruction among them, she is captured by Larz, an arrogant alien, who wreaks havoc with her heart when he insists that she will be his woman. Still, he may no longer want her when he discovers her secrets…ones she doesn’t even know she has.

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

This can be read as a stand alone book, you may not get the depth of the other characters and what they have suffered to quite the extent of reading the other books, but i read this one quite happily and the author helps fill in the blanks where required.

Marcie, Maeve or Margaret as she ends up calling hers self has been in previous books and is a nasty character, however it is not too long into the book before she totally changed changes.

The Alien race has been well thought out and we get a good idea of who they are and what they wish to accomplish on Earth.  We get a good detailed description of what they look like and their mannerisms.

It was a good book and i will certainly end up reading the first two books and looking more into this author.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

REVIEW - The Seeing Place by Aziza Eden Walker

The Book
Release Date: 14 February 2016
Goodreads Link

Hot-shot producer Thuli Poni is holding auditions for her latest play in Cape Town. Andile Sebe is an up-and-coming star, just waiting for his big break. Thuli casts Andile and challenges him to link his painful past with the role he is portraying, leading him to open up to her. The two fall for each other and a passionate romance ensues.

But when auditions open for Sins of the Fathers, the most-watched TV show in South Africa, Thuli turns cold. Will she play a part in Andile’s rise to fame, or will she hinder it?

This is a story about how love can triumph against the odds if we stay humble, take risks and are willing to learn. The Seeing Place offers a very different kind of romance – between a powerful woman and a man who wants something only she can offer.


My Review 2 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book is one i struggled with and i ended up having to skim read it as i do hate not to finish a book.

The book could have done with a pronunciation page along with a page that explained what some of the words meant.  As this is a South African author some of the words used meant absolutely nothing to me, such as the endearments etc so i was like "What"?

Thuli is a 28 year old with money who is in cape town for audition for her play.  When she meets Andile the attraction is instant from both sides and we get both points of view.  However the story jumps from each persons point of view without warning and often jumps in time without warning which can lead to initial confusion.

Not an author i will be reading again.

REVIEW - Fool Me Once (First Wives #1) by Catherine Bybee

The Book
Release Date: 19 September 2017
Goodreads Link

From Weekday Brides to First Wives, a dazzling series about four women and their alliance of newfound friendship, unexpected love, and second chances.
Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early—and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcĂ©es on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.
For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it—all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement…until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.
But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he’s taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it’s Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family…and of love.
My Review  5 STARS
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We have previously met Lori in a previous series, The Weekday Brides, and now we get the chance to meet the single lady.

Lori is a mother hen and feels responsible for all the ladies that cross her path, especially if they meet through Alliance, the company her friends work for.

Reed has a job to do and very quickly finds that Lori is loyal, friendly, takes responibiltiy for her friends and helps them to the best of her abilities.

Catherine gives me a little of everything that i want, hot romance, the best of friends, suspense, drama and a happy ever after along with the knowledge that other characters in the story are also going to get their happy ever after.

You just cannot help but root for all of the girls to get the happiness they need and deserve.