Tuesday, 20 December 2016

REVIEW - Make It Hurt (Texas Bounty #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 6 December 2016
Goodreads Link

The Texas Bounty series heats up as a female bounty hunter goes toe-to-toe with the tantalizing biker who never stopped loving her.

Nora Sutcliffe enjoys having tough guys at her mercy—preferably in handcuffs. The best fugitive recovery agent in the business, Nora always gets her man. But when her latest pursuit leads her to a notorious biker hangout, she’s reunited with “Smith”: the one man who was too hot for Nora to handle. Once upon a time, she was a rich girl and he was a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Now she needs his help, and she’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

Eight years ago, Smith let a pretty little Texas debutante break his heart. He picked up the pieces, went to hell and back with the army, then rode out of the darkness with a gang of outlaws at his back. The last thing he needs is a blast from the past like Nora, who has reinvented herself as a gun-toting badass with the stones to challenge him in front of the whole club. But if she thinks Smith will give up one of his brothers for a single night of pleasure, she’s in for a rude awakening.

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Random House, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a second chance at love romance whilst showing you that you never know what is going to come and shape your life into something you would never have seen coming.

Bounty hunter Nora Sutcliff is an ex debutante, however when going to pick up her latest bail skipper, she gets a shock in the form of "Smith", the one man she has never forgotten.

Smith is no longer trying to be the nice guy, he has picked up more rough edges along the way and makes no apologies for the way that he is now.

Its another griping book in the series, but could easily be read as a stand alone should you wish.

It has grit, sex, love and humour along with enough plot to keep you turning page after page.


Friday, 16 December 2016

REVIEW - Naughty Boss by Whitney G.

The Book
Release Date: 15 December 2016
Goodreads Link

A steamy, office-romance novella from New York Times bestselling author, Whitney G...

He definitely wasn’t supposed to get that email… 

Subject: My Boss. 

Have I already told you that I hate my boss today? 

Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch. 

I honestly can’t wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I’m quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS. 

All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his “mouth of perfection” or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER. 

Your bestie, 
Mya 

PS--Please tell me your day is going better than mine…


Subject: Re: My Boss. 

No, you haven’t already told me that you hate your "boss" today, but seeing as though you’ve sent me this email directly, I know now… 

Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.)

You don’t have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you’re quitting. I’m standing outside your office at this very moment. ( Open the door. )

No comment on your “fantasies,” although I highly doubt they’re “long over.”

Your boss,
Michael 

PS—Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours…


My Opinion  4.5 STARS
This is a brilliantly written novella.

My only problem is that i wanted more.  The alpha male is a complete dick most of the way through, then we find out why, we also get a little retaliation from our main lady which at times just seems a little petty.

Definitely a hot little red as soon as they hooked up, but i think i would have preferred this to be a full length novel.

REVIEW - Naughty or Ice by Sylvia Pierce

The Book
Release Date: 5 December 2016
Goodreads Link

“You’re wearing mistletoe panties, princess. Where was I supposed to kiss you?”

Eva Bradshaw used to have standards. But with Christmas around the corner and a six-year-old daughter to feed, there’s not much the former Olympic figure skater wouldn’t do for some extra cash, even if it means violating her hard limit: hockey players.

Like the filthy-mouthed, sex-on-skates hockey god who’s about to slide straight into her penalty box…

NHL center Walker Dunn has been stuck on the injured list for months. So when his trainer springs for some one-on-one time with a beautiful woman, Walker’s more than ready to take the edge off… until he realizes the ice princess with the perfect ass isn’t there to handle his stick. She’s there to coach him back into action—whether he likes it or not. 

Walker puts the cock in hockey. Eva’s a champion ball-buster. Hate-f*cking their way onto Santa’s very naughty list might be their only shot at settling the score.

But falling for each other? Never. No way. Not a snowball’s chance in hell…


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

So far everything that i have read by this author i have loved whether it be a novella or this full novel.

This is a wickedly sexy romance that had me turning the pages desperately wanting the misunderstandings or past to get out of the way so that this couple could finally get their HEA.

Eva is a strong woman who does what she needs to do within reason to get what she needs, she has a very supportive sister who helps her when she needs someone to fall upon.

Walker Dunn is your not so average Hockey player, he has two really great friends and under the swagger all has a heart of gold.

I loved how the characters interacted and seemed all so human as with some books things don't always seem believable.

This will certainly be on to to re-read pile for future holidays.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

REVIEW - Snowed In (More than Friends #2) by Jenna Bayley-Burke

The Book
Release Date: 6 December 2016
Goodreads Link

Marissa Clarke was going to murder someone. And that someone was her former sorority sister—now former friend—who had just kicked her out of her own hotel room…in the middle of the night…at their friend's wedding…for some hanky-panky with an old fling. So much for sisterhood. With no room in the inn and no place to stay, she's forced to accept help from the last person she ever wanted to spend the night with again: Scott, devilishly handsome, smart, and her ex-fiance's ex-best man.

Scott Parker has loved Marissa since the first day he bumped into her freshman year of college. Only he'd never been able to tell her. After all, you didn't just grab your best friend's girlfriend, kiss her and tell her she was the One for you, no matter how often he'd dreamed about it. Now, years later, Marissa is single and, in a moment of pure luck, staying at his cabin. When a winter storm blocks the roads and snows the two of them in, Scott is determined to make Marissa see there can be more between them than a shared history...if only she'll let him.


My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book was so hot that it nearly scorched my fingers!!

Frenemies to lovers this book leaves you feeling that happy ending can happen over the festive period and if you only talked thinks out instead of just assuming, then things may have happened sooner.

Marissa is a woman who has been hurt in the past and finds it very hard to trust her heart to anyone since the event that still haunts her.

Scott is a man who cannot find anyone that matches up to the woman that he has always wanted, when the chance comes for him to finally make his play, the man does it in such a way that he gets under Marissa's skin before she realises what as happened.

Stranded at Scott's cabin, both find the best way to ride out the storm and keep warm, whilst getting to know each other and Scott showing exactly the kind of man he is.

I really loved reading this book and struggled to put the book down for even a second.

A must read.

REVIEW - Snow Place Like Home by Jessie Evans

The Book
Release Date: 12 January 2017
Goodreads Link

There’s no place like home?

As far as Macy Clayton is concerned, her hometown of Hope Falls couldn’t have a more fitting name. Hope doesn’t just fall. It tumbles. Fumbles. Crashes. Burns. Her hope gave out the day her first love betrayed her trust, nearly costing her what was left of her family. 

She’s back home to pick up the things her father left her in his will, and then she’s putting Hope Farts in her rearview. Permanently.

Too bad fate has other plans…

Hunter Roberts has lived in the mountains his entire life. He’s prepared for snowstorms, icy roads, falling trees, and the occasional avalanche. He isn’t prepared to end up snowed in at a remote ranger’s station with Macy, the only girl he’s ever loved. And he really isn’t prepared for the attraction between them to be more combustible than ever.

Can Hunter convince Macy that a long winter’s night is the perfect time for a new beginning? Or will the one who got away slip through his fingers all over again?

Warning: This is a sexy, second-chance romance featuring a man who isn’t afraid to put it all on the line—or take it all off—in the name of love.


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

This is a sweet little novella that will keep you warm against the fire on a cold winters night.

It's amazing how just a simple misunderstanding change change the past into something wonderful.  Macy and Hunter have the perfect past to build upon to become the best of friends again and now lovers and withHunter dressed like he is i can't wait ti get me one just like him.

The book certainly leaves you feeling good and hoping to read a little more about the Hope Falls residents.

A must read.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

REVIEW - Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty #1) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 4 October 2016
Goodreads Link

Jackie Ashenden’s tantalizing series introduces the men of Lone Star Bounty: three badass bounty-hunter brothers who will have readers begging to be caught.

Even as a Green Beret, Zane Redmond hasn’t faced a tougher mission than going home again. Loyalty to his brothers is the only reason he’s back in Texas, not that he intends to stay for long. Zane sure as hell isn’t going into the family business. One last bounty and he’s done—or so he thinks. Nobody warned him that his fugitive happens to be a red-hot brunette with a smart mouth, a body made for sin, and a brutal cartel on her trail.

Bad circumstances and worse choices have left Iris Callahan in a desperate situation. After getting arrested for a drug drop gone wrong, she skipped bail and hit the road to avoid testifying. Now the cartel wants Iris silenced forever, and she’s just lucky that Zane catches her before they do. Handcuffed to a bed, she surrenders to the cool-as-ice bounty hunter in order to survive. But as the chase heats up, Zane sneaks past her emotional defenses—and Iris is in too deep to let him go.

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

My Opinion  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Random House, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a brilliant start to Jackie's new series and it had me hooked from the moment that i started reading and had me sat there right until i finished.  I literally could not put it down.

All of the characters are flawed in some way, but in a way that is believable and renders you powerless to not live them in some way giving them a more realistic felling to them.

This certainly had me wanting more when the book was over and i really can't wait ti sink my teeth into thinnest book to see who gets their story and their HEA next. 

Three very interesting sounding brothers....

Friday, 25 November 2016

REVIEW - A Beauty Uncovered (Secrets of Eden #2) by Andrea Laurence

The Book
Release Date: 1 October 2013
Goodreads Link

A beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea Laurence…

CEO Brody Eden is a loner. The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyone …until he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis. She's temptation personified, and she's sitting right outside his door. 

Samantha's never met a man as guarded and gorgeous as Brody. She doesn't want to fall for her boss, but there's something about Brody…. Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tenderness and an intense passion waiting to be unleashed. And she'll make it her mission to enter his lair …and his bed.

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

This is a retelling of beauty and the beast for the modern world, but this beauty has a little more sass and bravery than the story books.

The beast is also more insecure and isolated than the beast.

It's just a cheesy as you would expect from a Harlequin romance and we get a bust up with a big romantic finish in order that we get our HEA.


REVIEW - Reunion Pass (Eternity Springs #11) by Emily March

The Book
Release Date: 5 April 2016
Goodreads Link

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.

Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then ... life happened. Chase's adventure photography career took off, Lori's dream of getting into veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came to pass.

When Chase's jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. Who better to help mend his spirit than the woman who has dedicated her life to healing broken wings? Long summer days spent together rekindles the love that never died and Chase dares to dream of a future he'd thought lost. But Lori can't help but wonder whether this high-flying man really wants a small-town girl with roots sunk deep into the Colorado Rockies. Can she and Chase turn back the hands of time and pick up where they left off -- and give forever a chance?

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

This is very much a second chance romance and can be read as a stand alone book.

The book is sweet and funny at times, but does explore the darker side of things with Chase going through PTSD and when he flashes back to what he experienced when he was abroad for his job.

This book is better than the last one where too much was thrown at it and mainly just focuses on Chase away and then in recovery mode and Lori moving back home to take over the vet practice.

The book certainly had me in tears a few times, and you did have to feel sorry for Lana with the way that Chase treated her.

After reading this book i am more inclined to read the beginning of the series to catch up with the other members of Eternity Springs.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

REVIEW - Southern Nights & Secrets (The Boys Are Back in Town #4) by Robin Covington

The Book
Release Date: 19 September 2016
Goodreads Link

Being a doctor is everything to me, but I’m not going to let bureaucrats tell me how to practice medicine. It’s about saving lives no matter what, screw them and their paperwork.

When the one woman I could never forget, Ginger Crawford, shows up as my boss all bets are off. The heat between us is tough to ignore but I have to if I want a future at this hospital. It isn’t easy. Every time we argue, I want her even more.

But I’ve got secrets she can never know, and she’s always going to be way too good for me. So it’s best if she hates me…at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
 

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

Beck is a man with a past, a past that he would rather stay there.  But as with all murky pasts, they come back to test your strength and Beck is truly tested.

Virginia (Ginger) has started her dream job only to find that one of the staff members is a former lover of hers who truly hurt her and has never been forgotten.

Both Beck and Ginger have not been able to forget their time together and very quickly the chemistry between them cannot be denied.

Ginger learns a completely new side to Beck that shows just how much he cares and shows how big his heart really is and how far he has crawled to be the man he is today.

We certainly get drama in this book, hot liaisons, true friendship and a romance that is sure to last.  I can also be read as a stand alone book as it has been a long time since i read the previous books and was unable to remember the previous characters that well.

Well worth reading.

REVIEW - Heartsong Cottage (Eternity Springs #10) by Emily March

The Book
Release Date: 3 November 2015
Goodreads Link

Daniel Garrett is no stranger to heartache or tragedy. Once a successful detective, his world fell apart with his son's murder and his wife's suicide. Leaving the police force, Daniel devotes his life to finding missing children, but when a case goes sour on the anniversary of his personal tragedy, he returns to Eternity Springs hoping for some of the town's fabled healing.

Shannon O'Toole isn't looking for romance. After her fiancé's death, she closed off her heart. But she can't deny the spark between her and a sexy stranger at a friend's wedding. Shannon has her own secrets and has no place in her life for a private detective, even one who moves her as much as Daniel. But when the pair are thrown together on a case, the magic of Eternity Springs just might give them a second chance.

My Opinion  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 first book that i have read by this author and it can certainly be read as a stand alone, everything you need to know about other characters is explained to you so you don't miss anything.

With a cover geared up for Christmas however, i did expect more of the book to be centred around the holidays, but there was hardly a mention of the holidays.

The other thing i had a little trouble with is that it felt like the book was going on for ages and that at times things were over explained or that everything was being thrown at these characters.

Both have had a devastating loss and are trouble by their pasts, both having given up on a relationship like they had before.

This is an extremely clean book in which you have them kissing, but the sex scenes are very much glossed over.  Certainly a major change from the books that i have been reading, which was a little disappointing.

Otherwise its a good read, i certainly brings you in, but some of the internal monologue can seem to repeat itself.

Monday, 21 November 2016

REVIEW - Snowed in With The Boss (Master Me Book 1) by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 21 November 2016
Goodreads Link

A white hot Standalone novella from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente

"Bend over and lift your skirt. I'm going to show you what it's like to spend Christmas on the naughty list..."

Let's get one thing straight--I'm not your usual bad boy billionaire. I'm actually a nice guy. A very nice guy who also enjoys turning a woman over my knee and spanking her ass until she begs for mercy--AKA a good, hard, hold-her-down-and-teach-her-who's-boss f*ck.

I'm a gentleman in the boardroom and a Dominant in the bedroom. I've also been secretly in love with my sweet, sexy, too-innocent-for-her-own-good executive assistant, Jane, for the better part of two years.

But like I said, I'm a gentleman. Any woman on my staff is strictly off limits.

Until the night I'm snowed in at the office with Jane...

The same night I discover she's a submissive looking for a teacher...


The night I decide to make her mine...


"Are you ready to be possessed? If so, get on your knees, beautiful. The game is about to begin. Tonight, you're mine."

WARNING: This red hot holiday read contains spanking, dirty talk, and a Dominant alpha male who will melt your panties off--he doesn't care how cold it is outside. Hotness level--five hot toddies, four roaring fires, three turtleneck sweaters, two chestnuts roasting, and a spanking with a switch from that old pear tree.

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

Wow, this is a VERY hot holiday novella based on colleagues that have worked together for years.

Jane is finally going to explore her sub self with someone she met online, however Ten finds the communications at work and his Dominant self flares after he realises what she needs, and he wants to be the one that teaches her.

They have a brilliant dynamic and you can't help but get sucked into the story and grow ever increasingly warmer with every sentence and turn of the page.  By the end of the book your panties will be on fire.

This is a must read for the holidays in front of a fire.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

REVIEW - Montana Rescue (The Wildes of Birch Bay #2) by Kim Law

The Book
Release Date: 23 August 2016
Goodreads Link

Championship bull rider Nick Wilde is the face of Montana Pro Rodeo, with all the acclaim and fans he can handle. But is that enough? Contemplating his next career move, he’s come home to his family’s cherry orchard—and to his childhood crush, helicopter pilot Harper Stone. But Harper’s not quite the sexy, badass girl he once lusted after. Recently widowed, she’s broken in two. Wanting to help her move on, Nick finds himself aching for the kind of stability he never had as a child.

True love comes once if you’re lucky, and Harper already had her shot. An accident took her husband eighteen months ago and left only pain and guilt in his place. Now Nick is waking up her body and heart to everything she might still have to gain…or lose. A second chance is more than she thinks she deserves. But with a man like Nick doing the persuading, maybe it’s time to try.

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

This is the second book by Kim Law that i have read and helped to cement her as a brilliant author and a must read on my book shelf.

This can be an emotional read a times, especially if you are like me and cannot help to feel what the characters go through and their stories.

Nick Wilde is the brother of Dani who was in book one and he is just as conflicted about his past and how his mother behaved as his sister, however unlike his sister he saw and remembers more of what she was like.  He too has his demons because of her even if he thinks he hasn't at first.

Harper is one very strong independent woman, however she is struggling under her burned of grief even after 18 months.  It is only Nick that manages to help her with her grief.

Nick is a persistent young man who is there when Harper needs him and is patient and kind and worries for her even when she does not want it.  It is Nicks slow and careful worming into Harpers life that changes things for the both of them and they both come to some revelations about their lives and how they want to live them.

Its a brilliantly woven story that had me crying at times and smiling at others and was a pure joy to read.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

REVIEW - Her Billionaire Rancher Boss (A Cowboy of Her Own #1) by Genevieve Turner

The Book
Release Date: 20 August 2015
Goodreads Link

She's handed in her resignation—but this wealthy rancher has another position in mind...

In three months, Pilar Lopez will be free: free of the charity she’s always had to take from the Merrill family, free to live where she wants, free to be her own person. The secretarial job Benedict Merrill gave her five years ago has allowed her to support her younger brother and she’s indebted to the wealthy rancher. But soon her brother will be on his own and she’ll leave the tempting Benedict—and her powerful attraction to him—behind forever.

When she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a three month affair, no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always?


My Opinion 4 STARS
A good book based upon a young mexican woman who lost her parents aged 21 and took the responsibility of raising her 13 years old brother who will shortly be around college age.

Benedict has had a thing for Pilar  from the moment that she came into his office and asked for a job but has suffered in silence like he always does, but with the possibility of her leaving him he finally makes his move.

Pilar is a very strong woman and they both help each other in ways they didn't know they needed it, they help balance each other out.

Its a sweet read that can pull on your heartstrings as you read and see the pain that they have both endured, but then they find the pleasure of each other and Pilar falls very quickly.

Its a fast read, but an enjoyable one all the same.

REVIEW - Once Upon a Royal Christmas by Robin Bielman

The Book
Release Date: 20 October 2016
Goodreads Link

Colliding with a prince while dog walking isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like she’s forever stuck on the naughty list.

Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta shortly after the death of his mother to meet his grandparents for the first time. When an accidental run-in—literally—with Rowan leads to an unexpected friendship, he finds himself enchanted with the outspoken, feisty country girl. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met and her special brand of kindness and honesty make it harder and harder to remember his obligations back home.

Rowan can’t afford one more mistake, and Theo’s future is already mapped out, but when they find it impossible to fight the passion and deep-rooted emotions between them, they discover what matters most. Until their relationship makes worldwide news…and Theo must decide whether or not to follow his heart or his royal duty.

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

Another brilliant book to help get you into the holiday spirit.

Rowan is one of those people that just like to help everyone around her and is not that great with thanks.  However her first meeting with Prince Theodore does not go as she had hoped.  In fact her colleague is getting to write an article on him that should have been hers.

Prince Theo is a down to earth kinda guy and has gone to his mothers home town after her death for a month to get to know his maternal grandparents and never acts like a prince.  He always seems like one of the people.

Its a really sweet story and you can't help but get swept up in the story and fall for the two characters.

Although it is part of a series it can certainly be read as a stand alone book.

I really enjoyed reading this book.

REVIEW - Christmas at the Castle (Ever After ) by Melissa McClone

The Book
Release Date: 18 October 2016
Goodreads Link

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?
 

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

Kat has only gone away as her friend of fifteen years is getting married, her friend however happens to be a princess that she met at camp along with her brother, a brother who has never seemed to liked her.

Gill has never trusted Kat.  He has always thought she set her sister astray and believes her to be coming to the wedding only in order to bag herself a royal partner for her very own.  With Kat at the castle, Gill takes it upon himself to oversee that Kat does not have the chance.

But what Gill see's in Kat is not what he expected and he learns a few things along the way that very much changes his opinion of her.

With a meddlesome mother in the way Kat shows them what she is made of and sticks by her friend whatever happens and.

Its a lovely holiday romance that will help put the holiday in good cheer.

REVIEW - A Royal Christmas Princess by Scarlet Wilson

The Book
Release Date: 11 Oct 2016
Goodreads Link

After a tough year losing her mom and bills mounting, Holly Yates is in for a lonely Christmas. But when she hears a news report that the small principality of Coronia is looking for their lost princess, she recognizes her baby photo on the news and is astounded. Felix – the could-be Prince – is delighted to find her and whips her off to a snow-covered Coronia to meet her real-life ailing father where he persuades her to fall in love with the people and the place. 

Holly is so shell shocked by everything that she agrees - as long as they keep her identity secret until she makes up her mind. But can a shy girl from Baltimore really become a fairy tale princess?

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

This book is every girls dream in that she dreams she is a lost princess and is finally found and gets her moment to be the star role in the fantasy, except in Holly Yates' case it happens to be true.

Holly lost her father many years ago and only recently her mother died and the cost of the medical bills has left her with mounting debts and three jobs.

Her world is shaken upside down however when a photo of her in childhood is aired with the news that this is the lost princess of Coronia.

Felix has never wanted to be the Prince, but if he cannot find the lost Princess he has said he will take the job when his friend and mentor Prince Albert dies.

Neither Felix or Holly expect the attraction to each other and Holly gives Felix a whole new way of seeing the place that he grew up in with a realisation that he does not want to leave.

We have our villains who try and stop both Holly or Felix from getting the crown, but as i all happy endings things turn out for the best.

A brilliantly written holiday royal romance.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

BLOG TOUR - Incredible You by Lili Valente

Incredible You Author: Lili Valente 
 Release Date:October 25th 2016 
 Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis:
From the USA Today Bestselling author of Magnificent Bastard comes a sexy, flirty, dirty standalone…on ice.
They say Jake “The Dragon” Falcone earned his nickname by setting fire to the ice his first season in the NHL. But just between us ladies, I’m pretty sure he earned it for the dragon in his pants.
Lord have f*cking mercy, but the man’s been given a gift. (And I’ve heard he knows exactly how to use it.) From my first hug as his fake girlfriend, it’s clear he’s packing below the belt. After a few fake dates I realize he’s packing…everywhere.
Heart, brains, sex-vibe, and the ability to make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants—Jake is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man.
He’s also my client and OFF LIMITS. Oh, and he has an ex who’s completely crazy and out for my blood.
I should steer clear, and I would, if my dragon weren’t so completely incredible…
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The name sounded like a joke. Who in his right mind wants a “Miraculous Mess” running damage control on his f*cked up love life?
Well…me, it turns out.
By the time I leave her apartment on day one, I’m halfway gone on Shane “Miraculous Mess” Willoughby. By the end of our first date, I know my life won’t be complete until I’ve had this beautiful, sexy, perfectly wild woman in every filthy way I’ve imagined since our first kiss.
I want her, all of her, from the smart mouth that makes me smile to the wounded heart I know I can heal. If she’ll let me.
Can a Madison Avenue princess and a dragon from the wrong side of the tracks live happily ever after?
If I have my way, the world is about to find out.
Warning: Incredible You is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy told from BOTH the hero and the heroine's point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of hot steamy sexy times, laugh out loud textual healing, and an aw-out-loud happily ever after.

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EXCERPT:
“You’re not a klutz,” I say, guiding her closer. “I love the way you move.”
“Yeah?” She bites her lip, bringing to mind that list of bitable body parts I hope to be getting from her later.
“Yeah,” I say, my gaze fixed on her sexy mouth. “I could watch you walk across a room all day long. Just the way your hips shift beneath your clothes drives me crazy.”
“Real life crazy,” she says softly.
“Real life crazy,” I confirm. “So crazy that on the way up in that elevator, it was all I could do not to flip the emergency switch.”
Her lashes sweep down and back up, heat flickering in her eyes. “And what would you have done after you flipped the switch, dragon?”
“I would have kissed you, princess.” I don’t bother to hide the hunger in my voice. “I would have pushed you up against the wall and kissed every part of you not covered by that sexy as fuck dress. And then I would have gone after the covered parts, just to see how far you would let me go before you told me to stop.”
“And what if I didn’t tell you to stop?” Her tongue sweeps across her lips and my cock jerks hard in my pants, losing the battle against what this woman does to me.
“Then I guess our first time would have been in an elevator.” I pull her closer, jaw clenching as her stomach presses against where I’m hard enough to slay dragons with my cock.
“Good God,” she mutters, her breath rushing out with this sexy little moan that destroys the last of my self-restraint.
“I would have had you up against the wall,” I say, speaking low so my words are for her and no one else. “But first, I would have made you come, princess. On my fingers, my mouth, my tongue. I’ve been dreaming about fucking you with my tongue since I left your apartment that first afternoon.”
“Me, too,” she whispers, arching closer. “But you have to stop.”
“No, I wouldn’t have stopped,” I promise, deliberately misunderstanding her, because I need to make that blush staining her cheeks spread across her entire body. “I wouldn’t have stopped until you were completely fucking useless, Willoughby. Until you’d come so hard your knees were weak and I had to carry you out of the elevator.”
“Jake, I—”
“But I wouldn’t have carried you into the party,” I push on. “I would have hit the ground floor button, carried your fine ass straight into a cab, and told the driver to break every traffic law required to get us to my place in five minutes. Because I wouldn’t have been able to wait more than five minutes to have you, to be inside of you.”
She trembles against me as her forehead falls to rest against my shoulder. “This is so wrong. So wrong.”
“No, it’s not,” I insist. “It’s the rightest thing I’ve felt in so damned long. And as long as you want me, too, I don’t—”
“Oh, I do.” Her words send a fierce wave of relief rushing through me. “I want you, Jake. I want you so much I can barely think of anything else.”
“And I want you. I want to be inside you so fucking bad, princess,” I whisper, my balls aching miserably between my legs. “I want to feel you come on me. I want you naked and wet and—”
“Screw the pictures.” Her breath rushes out as she grabs a fistful of my shirt and pulls me to a stop at the edge of the dance floor, her eyes hungry and wild. “I need to be alone with you, Falcone. Right fucking now.”
And that’s all I fucking need to hear.
Without another word, I wrap my arm around her waist and aim us both toward the cocktail lounge.

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BUY LINKS:
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2ea7y1r
Amazon paperback: http://amzn.to/2eHg8qU

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Meet the Author: 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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My Opinion
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

We met Shane in the previous book and she was fab then and she is fab now.

Shane has agreed to help Bash with his consulting business for free in order to help Jake 'The Dragon' Falcone with his crazy ex girlfriend.

Both Jake and Shane are the most perfect couple together and their texting had me in stitches.

The book is from both points of view, but mostly from Shane's side, and its witty, sexy and dirty and you just cannot stop from turning page after page.

Lili Valente has for a lone time now been a complete one click author for me who i know will hit another book right out of the park and straight into my favourite books section.  She has not written anything yet that i have not loved.

This is another book that must not be missed.

Monday, 31 October 2016

REVIEW - Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 25 October 2016
Goodreads Link

There's a first time for everything.

Lark Wainwright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much.

Zachariah is a survivor, too. It’s been four years since he was tossed aside by the polygamist cult where he grew up. He’s found a peaceful existence on the Shipley’s farm, picking apples and fixing machinery. But getting thrown away by your own people at nineteen leaves a mark on a guy. He doesn’t always know what to make of a world where movie quotes are the primary means of communication. Before hitchhiking to Vermont, he’d never watched TV or spoken on the phone.

Actually, there are a lot of things he’s never done.

Zach and Lark slowly grow to trust one another. One night they become even closer than they’d planned. But Lark may still be too broken to trust anyone. When she pushes Zach away, he will have to prove to himself that he's good for much more than farm labor.


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

Another brilliant book in the series from Sarina Bowen.

Zach has been in all of the previous books, but he has never really said much and has never really given much away about his past either.

This is the book that you can't help but fall totally in love with the man.  In fact there was one point when he comes back from the hospital that he totally has me crying.

Lark is a very strong character that is trying so desperately had to put her hard times behind her, however she has not fully faced what has happened to her, however much Zach seems to be helping.

Both Lark and Zach seem like an unlikely match, but they both compliment each other perfectly and Zach is exactly what Lark needs.

I really cannot recommend this series enough and cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

RELEASE BLITZ - INCREDIBLE YOU by LILI VALENTE

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Incredible You 
 Author: Lili Valente 
 Release Date:October 25th 2016 
 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:
From the USA Today Bestselling author of Magnificent Bastard comes a sexy, flirty, dirty standalone…on ice.
They say Jake “The Dragon” Falcone earned his nickname by setting fire to the ice his first season in the NHL. But just between us ladies, I’m pretty sure he earned it for the dragon in his pants.
Lord have f*cking mercy, but the man’s been given a gift. (And I’ve heard he knows exactly how to use it.) From my first hug as his fake girlfriend, it’s clear he’s packing below the belt. After a few fake dates I realize he’s packing…everywhere.
Heart, brains, sex-vibe, and the ability to make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants—Jake is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man.
He’s also my client and OFF LIMITS. Oh, and he has an ex who’s completely crazy and out for my blood.
I should steer clear, and I would, if my dragon weren’t so completely incredible…
***
The name sounded like a joke. Who in his right mind wants a “Miraculous Mess” running damage control on his f*cked up love life?
Well…me, it turns out.
By the time I leave her apartment on day one, I’m halfway gone on Shane “Miraculous Mess” Willoughby. By the end of our first date, I know my life won’t be complete until I’ve had this beautiful, sexy, perfectly wild woman in every filthy way I’ve imagined since our first kiss.
I want her, all of her, from the smart mouth that makes me smile to the wounded heart I know I can heal. If she’ll let me.
Can a Madison Avenue princess and a dragon from the wrong side of the tracks live happily ever after?
If I have my way, the world is about to find out.
Warning: Incredible You is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy told from BOTH the hero and the heroine's point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of hot steamy sexy times, laugh out loud textual healing, and an aw-out-loud happily ever after.

Magnificent Bastard Cover

EXCERPT:
“You’re not a klutz,” I say, guiding her closer. “I love the way you move.”
“Yeah?” She bites her lip, bringing to mind that list of bitable body parts I hope to be getting from her later.
“Yeah,” I say, my gaze fixed on her sexy mouth. “I could watch you walk across a room all day long. Just the way your hips shift beneath your clothes drives me crazy.”
“Real life crazy,” she says softly.
“Real life crazy,” I confirm. “So crazy that on the way up in that elevator, it was all I could do not to flip the emergency switch.”
Her lashes sweep down and back up, heat flickering in her eyes. “And what would you have done after you flipped the switch, dragon?”
“I would have kissed you, princess.” I don’t bother to hide the hunger in my voice. “I would have pushed you up against the wall and kissed every part of you not covered by that sexy as fuck dress. And then I would have gone after the covered parts, just to see how far you would let me go before you told me to stop.”
“And what if I didn’t tell you to stop?” Her tongue sweeps across her lips and my cock jerks hard in my pants, losing the battle against what this woman does to me.
“Then I guess our first time would have been in an elevator.” I pull her closer, jaw clenching as her stomach presses against where I’m hard enough to slay dragons with my cock.
“Good God,” she mutters, her breath rushing out with this sexy little moan that destroys the last of my self-restraint.
“I would have had you up against the wall,” I say, speaking low so my words are for her and no one else. “But first, I would have made you come, princess. On my fingers, my mouth, my tongue. I’ve been dreaming about fucking you with my tongue since I left your apartment that first afternoon.”
“Me, too,” she whispers, arching closer. “But you have to stop.”
“No, I wouldn’t have stopped,” I promise, deliberately misunderstanding her, because I need to make that blush staining her cheeks spread across her entire body. “I wouldn’t have stopped until you were completely fucking useless, Willoughby. Until you’d come so hard your knees were weak and I had to carry you out of the elevator.”
“Jake, I—”
“But I wouldn’t have carried you into the party,” I push on. “I would have hit the ground floor button, carried your fine ass straight into a cab, and told the driver to break every traffic law required to get us to my place in five minutes. Because I wouldn’t have been able to wait more than five minutes to have you, to be inside of you.”
She trembles against me as her forehead falls to rest against my shoulder. “This is so wrong. So wrong.”
“No, it’s not,” I insist. “It’s the rightest thing I’ve felt in so damned long. And as long as you want me, too, I don’t—”
“Oh, I do.” Her words send a fierce wave of relief rushing through me. “I want you, Jake. I want you so much I can barely think of anything else.”
“And I want you. I want to be inside you so fucking bad, princess,” I whisper, my balls aching miserably between my legs. “I want to feel you come on me. I want you naked and wet and—”
“Screw the pictures.” Her breath rushes out as she grabs a fistful of my shirt and pulls me to a stop at the edge of the dance floor, her eyes hungry and wild. “I need to be alone with you, Falcone. Right fucking now.”
And that’s all I fucking need to hear.
Without another word, I wrap my arm around her waist and aim us both toward the cocktail lounge.

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BUY LINKS:
(Amazon ebook buy link coming soon)
Amazon paperback: http://amzn.to/2eHg8qU

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Meet the Author: 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.

Connect with Lili: