Sunday, 28 August 2016

REVIEW - Roommating (Preston's Mill #1) by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 7 September 2016
Goodreads Link

Forget all those other roommate romances you might have read.

Heather and Chris don't hate each other...very much. And they don't have sex all the least not at first. Chris doesn't go around shirtless, flexing his muscles and driving Heather wild...too often. And he doesn't get jealous and possessive every time she goes out with another man...well, maybe occasionally.

But they definitely don't fall in love...right away.

When Heather comes back to her hometown, she plans to take over her father's historic restoration business and move into a beautiful converted apartment in Preston's Mill. Then she finds out she'll have to partner up with the one man she can never forgive. Chris Dole, who abandoned her father and betrayed her trust three years ago.

It gets even worse. They don't just have to work together. They have to become roommates for six months to prove they can get along. That means Heather will have to play nice with Chris and put up with his obnoxiousness, his drop-dead sexiness, and his ugly recliner named Flo.

She'll do what she has to do out of loyalty to her father, but she isn't going to like it.

At least not much.

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

This is a cute read in which the girl has a chip on her shoulder in regards to the guy, however in order to get a partnership with the guy of her fathers business, they have to share an apartment for six months.

Chris is sweet and has a little fun in teasing Heather, but teasing and arguments soon lead to steamy make out sessions.

The father is a coy man in pushing these two together as it is definitely planned on his part.  But the partnership goes well.

The neighbour next door to them (Estelle) is funny in her own meddling nosey way, quite a character to live next too.

We also get a glimpse of another neighbour who may well be thinnest character in the series to have a happy ever after.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

REVIEW - The Best Friend Bargain (Kisses in the Sand #3) by Robin Bielman

The Book
Release Date:  8 August 2016
Goodreads Link

Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts out that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire.

The problem? Danny doesn’t do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia.
As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal…which would ruin everything.

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

This is a best friend to lovers book that starts when the girl comes back pregnant by a guy who wants nothing to do with being father.

Although this is book three of the series it can most certainly be read as a stand alone and actually makes you want to read the previous books.

You can tell that the pair have been best friends for ages and I just loved the emails and jokes between the two.  The jokes, some really cheesy, really had me laughing.  I love this kind of banter between couples and believe that if you cannot get the partner laughing at least once a day you are missing something.

Really loved reading this book.

REVIEW - A Princess Next Door (Rothman Royals Book 1) by Noelle Adams

The Book
Release Date: 24 August 2016
Goodreads Link

I was born the oldest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, which means my future has been planned out for me since I was an infant. I was supposed to marry a rich, arrogant stranger to help restore the royal bank accounts, but I decided to go to college in the States instead. It was the one act of rebellion in my very sheltered life. 

That's how I met Jack Watson. He lives next door, and he's the nicest, sexiest guy I've ever known. My time here is almost over, though. Soon I have to go back home and be the daughter my family and country expects. So there's no sense in letting Jack seduce me with his slow smile, his skillful hands, and his husky drawl. 

Even if I was allowed to have him for a boyfriend, Jack hates formal occasions, pretentious people, and being the center of attention. He'd never hook up with a princess. 

Which is why he can never know who I am.

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

Being a novella this book moves quite fast, however you do not lose anything with this.

Amalie is attending college and her next door neighbour Jack has made it clear from the beginning that he is interested in her, although know-one knows that she is a princess.

Its fun, it's flirty and we have a very patient man, however he does have just onetime where he expects too much of her.  Amalie is torn between what she wants and what she is expected to do and both do not seem to be able to mix.

Happy endings always happen with Noelle's book, so we can guarantee that all issues are sorted and our couple get the happy ever after that we are looking for.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

REVIEW - Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 29 November 2016
Goodreads Link

After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.
Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .
Praise for Jackie Ashenden’s Mine to Take
“The sex is dirty-sweet, with a dark lick of dominance and the tantalizing potential of redemption.” —Publishers Weekly,Starred Review
“Intriguingly dark and intensely compelling . . . sure to keep readers in suspense.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick
“Ashenden twists and tortures her characters with impressive skill.” —The Washington Post

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

Wrong for me is a little darker than the previous book as there is revenge, anger, blackmail and shame just at the beginning.

Both Levi and Rachel have issues with each other, especially as they used to be best friends until Levi went to prison.  Rachel never went to see him, so now Levi is angry and wants things his way.

This book had me hooked from the very beginning as i just needed to read one more page.  Levi and Rachels story was gripping and their only stumbling block was each other and their own fears.

I was really glad that they sorted themselves out and got their happy ending.

I can't wait to see what happens next with Gideon and Zoe.

Friday, 5 August 2016

REVIEW - Dirty For Me (Motor City Royals #1) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 26 July 2016
Goodreads link

Ezekiel "Zee" Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit's gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he's never had trouble with women--until he meets one who challenges him to the greatest fight of his life. . .

Tamara Eliot is a hardworking corporate high-flyer who appreciates the finer things in life, from her expensive perfume to her designer handbags. More than anything, though, she likes to be in control--and when Zee explodes into her life, she feels anything but. He's the definition of a bad boy: brash, fiery, and of course, irresistibly hot. And there's a darkness about him that keeps her coming back for more. As Zee takes Tamara deeper into a world she never knew existed, she just might prove to be the one opponent he won't be able to dominate--at least not without some pleasurable convincing . . .

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

Yet another Jackie Ashenden book that I just could not put down until it was finished it was that good.

Set in the not so good suburbs of Royal Detroit, Ezekiel "Zee" and Tamara only meet as Tamara's friend Rose has heard that the self defence instructor is hot and takes Tamara as back up just in case.

Right from the start we get a gritty story where Zee and Tamara have their issues to overcome, along with the fact that they both can't seem to give each other up, it's always 'just one more time'.

The characters really come to life and you can't help but feel for them as you go on the journey with both of them and be happy as everything that matters works out as it should.

A brilliant start to this series.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

REVIEW - Blood Flows Deep (Ryze #1) by N. Isabelle Blanco

The Book
Release Date: 17 August 2016
Goodreads Link

Formerly known as the Szolite Series. The entire series has been renamed, reworked, revamped, and is now being re-released with new scenes and details never seen before! 

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He wants to kill me . . . More than that, he wants to see me die.
I don’t know him. I’ve only heard about him throughout my short life.
It is my destiny to die at his hand when he sacrifices me to the Fates . . .
All so that my death can bring back his obsession.
The woman he loves.
He’s my death.
But he’s more than that.
He’s the air that destroys me with each breath. An addiction I never planned on having.
I’ve mated to my killer.
Either way, I’m going to die.
The question now is if I can survive long enough for him to complete his sacrifice and bring back the woman he truly adores.

Fourteen-thousand years ago, I locked away my powers.
The loss of one woman took everything from me. I made a deal to wait. To sacrifice an innocent that would be born in the far future to bring my beloved back.
Then I laid eyes on that girl . . . and everything I thought I knew got shredded to shit.
She’s reawakened the monster in me.
The madness.
The hunger.
The creature that demands a taste of her flesh.
Even worse, for the first time in my long, brutal existence, the monster is demanding her blood.
I’ve mated to my victim.
I’ll have no choice but to keep my promise. I have to sacrifice her. And the moment I do . . .
We’re both going to die.

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

***Warning this book contains: Heavy sex scenes, strong language and some seriously hot men***

This is a reworking of the original series with extra scenes and a little more finessing and is a hot little read delving into the world of Mythology that was brilliantly put together.

I have a little trouble over pronouncing some of the names, however the story more than made up for that.

This book has stayed with me ever since i first read it when it was originally released and the reread has not dissapointed me considering i have read hundreds of books since.

I seriously love Ismini and her two best friends Evesse and Soleria, and Dyletri was a true alpha male with such a commanding presence.

I loved the interaction between the characters and am glad that this is the first in the series, i can't wait for the next book to hear the tail of Zenial/Mavrak and Evesse.