Thursday 23 November 2023

REVIEW - The Millionaire's Deception (Men of the Zodiac #2) by Wendy Byrne

The Book
Release Date: 23 February 2015

He always wins. And she never gives up...
Rafe McCall has a reputation as the Closer. He rakes in serious cash to make deals happen. Convincing small restaurant owner Frankie Ritacco to sell his business for property development should have been a piece of cake. So Rafe blows into Wilcox, Iowa on his Harley, convinced the deal is all but done. But he is so, so wrong...
For starters, “Frankie” is a woman. A stunning, stubborn woman who wants to preserve her idyllic small town. The Crossroads Café is a family legacy Frankie plans to leave to her future children, and there is no way she's selling—even to a sexy millionaire who makes her heart race. But her café is in serious trouble, and Rafe must decide if he can close the deal...or if he's found the deal breaker of a lifetime.

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

This story took a little while for me to get through and I struggled to read it in one go like normal.

Although the story is good, there was certainly something missing for me and the end felt so rushed and forced that I felt like I had missed something.

Very much a slow burn with lots of humming and ahhhing, changes of mind with a sudden u turn.

Frankie was a strong character, but at the end all her reservations left her very quickly with Rafe's big announcement.

Its an ok book, but not something I will pick up again anytime soon.

Wednesday 1 November 2023

REVIEW - Hottie for the Holidays: Three Steamy Holiday Romantic Comedies by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 7 December 2020

Three steam-up-your-holiday reads featuring a single mom Cinderella, two sworn enemies catching a streaking Santa (and the love bug), and a Scroogy cowgirl who gets a second chance with the one who got away.


Single mom, Maggie, has given up on love. And dating. And hope that she’ll meet a man who isn’t better left on the shelf.

That is, until her socialite nemesis swears Maggie couldn’t get a date to the Christmas Ball if her life depended on it…

Scrambling to find a plus one, Maggie calls in a favor from her childhood friend, Penny. The one who works for a male escort service…


The only thing worse than a streaking Santa dashing naked through my Christmas tree farm?

Answer: Lawrence Beverly, the insufferable Brit who opened a competing farm down the lane, finding out about it.

I loathe Lawrence like cocktail sauce in my cocoa, and there’s no way I’m letting him use Mr. Jingle Balls against me. Luckily, I have a foolproof plan to take care of my Santa problem. Or so I think, until it goes hideously awry and Lawrence sweeps in to save the day.

Now we’re making out in front of my fireplace and he’s saying all the right things, but can I trust this man with my heart?

Or is he still up to snow good?


It’s the time of year for miracles…Once upon a time, Lula and Carter were inseparable. But when their romance faltered, the holiday lights went out in Lula’s heart.

She gave up on love and embraced a hermit’s existence, until Carter pops back up in Lonesome Point, begging for a second chance…

She gives him twelve days—and twelve dates—to make his case before she sends him packing.

Soon, however, not even Lula Scrooge can deny she and Carter go together like cocoa and cookies. But when her old fears are reawakened, it may take a holiday miracle to keep them together.

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

This book contains three separate stories, two of which have been published before, however now we have a compilation.

This is a delight to read and really helps get you in the festive mood and I lived reading them in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate.

Sunday 29 October 2023

REVIEW - Of Shadow and Light (Essence of Ash #1) by Melissa McSherry

The Book
Release Date: 24 July 2023

When finding about her impending arranged marriage, with no other way of escaping her fate, and the help of her best friend, Darakai flees her Kingdom. What she doesn't expect is to flee into the arms of a sexy, toned male, smelling of leather and pine, with a husky voice. Together they let down their walls and build a bond unlike any other, until betrayal leaves Darakai once again, fleeing from her problems. Only this time completely alone and heartbroken.

This book is a dark fantasy romance. Please mind trigger warnings!

This book is intended for adult audiences and contains adult themes.

My Review    5 STARS
This is the debut book for this author and it is a brilliant start to a very dark series between Darakai and Wilder.

Both a Prince and a Princess, they have been raised to believe that the light and the dark can never be together, let alone have children.  All children born of this type of union are killed.

However when their parents reveal to their children that they are to have an arranged marriage to each other, they both flee their kingdoms, hoping to get away from their fate and the arranged marriage to an unknown.

But fate has other plans.  Wilder the Light Prince escapes and finds kind people in the forest.  Darakai the Dark Princess escapes with a friend, but runs into trouble and is found by Wilder.

With close proximity, both keep their true identity under wraps, but Wilder figures it out but keeps quiet, especially as they fall for each other and Darakai likes Wilder's darker side.  But when Wilder finds out a secret, he keeps it to himself until it it too late and he breaks Darakai's trust.

We do get a kind of happy ending at the end of this book, however there are a lot of unanswered questions and certainly a lot more of the pairs story to come.

Really looking forward to the next book.

Friday 27 October 2023

REVIEW - My Fake Italian Marriage by Romy Sommer

The Book
Release Date: 2 November 2023

Cleo Arendse: You know how almost every movie set in Italy seems to be about a woman who travels to Tuscany and is swept off her feet by a charming, gorgeous but arrogant aristocrat? Well, that’s not this story. 
Luca Fioravanti: Challenge accepted. 

British Banker Cleo Arendse is nothing like the women lawyer Luca Fioravanti is used to – both because she’s only in Tuscany to oversee his family vineyard’s business and because she’s impervious to the charm that has never failed him before now. But Luca has never shied from a challenge, and when circumstances arise that allow him to step in as Cleo’s knight in shining armour, he leaps…right into a fake marriage! The romance may be a ruse but the passion burning between Luca and Cleo is very, very real, and as the ‘honeymoon’ glow envelops the pair, all bets are off…

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

Although this book can be read as a stand alone book, a lot of the characters were introduced to us in Last of the Summer Vines which is Sarah and Tomato's story.

Cleo in her mid thirtie is one of Sarah's friends who works at the bank and is sent over to Italy by her boss in order to help sort the Vineyard out after Giovanni has a stroke and is in recovery.  It is Cleo's job to let them know if the Vineyard is a lost cause and if she can work her magic and get the job done, especially as she grew up on the Vineyards in South Africa.

Luca is the son of Giovanni and he is a confirmed bachelor getting closer to his forties.  He has been well known as the man who will not settle down and has never found a woman that holds his interest for long.  He oozes Italian charm, has GQ looks and is very smart.  Although he works hard, he excels at making it look like he doesn't do much and lives down to his the expectations people have of him.  

Cleo however turns everything upside down.  First, she seems immune to Luca's charm, then after little white lies, she ends up living in his house and worming her way under his skin whilst she works hard and finds that she misses this simpler way of life.

Both characters grow as individuals, get stronger with someone fighting their corner and realise at points what their lives have been missing.  Cleo is not afraid to ask the hard questions, but often hides her own true feelings.

We get some surprises, a good plot and a story that brings you in, wraps you up and takes you on a journey where you may even learn a little about wine without meaning too.

I really enjoyed this book and really hope that the author brings out another book based within the Tusan hills of Italy.

REVIEW - A Broken Throne of Bronze (Of Metals and Curses #1)

The Book
Release Date: 30 September 2023

Being bound to him can only mean one of two things—that he is my destiny, or he will be my undoing.

A human living in a world that bows to the fae, Cryssa Thurdred survives by keeping her head down and staying out of trouble. Well, mostly. Only, when the goddess of fate throws her into the wolves’ den, Cryssa learns she can no longer hide in the shadows.

Torn from her old life and brought to High Keep—the Inatian seat of power and residence of the royal family—all Cryssa wants is to escape and go back to the only home she’s ever known. Instead, she discovers she was hand-picked by the Crown Prince with only one reason in to be his bride.

Yet Crown Prince Viridian Avanos is far from welcoming. Cold, powerful, and difficult to read, marrying him is the last thing Cryssa swears she’ll ever do. When dark magic threatens to consume her and everything she loves, Cryssa finds an unlikely ally in her betrothed. Together, they just might unravel the deceit that shrouds High Keep and its residents.

But if Cryssa doesn’t shield her heart, death will surely swallow her whole.

A Broken Throne of Bronze is the first book in a new series featuring rivals-to-lovers romance, forced marriage, fated mates, and plot twists you’ll never see coming, perfect for readers that enjoy romantasy and fantasy romance. Each book in the series features one couple, a HEA, and an overarching plot that builds with each installment. Any cliffhangers pertain to the continuing plot, and not the couple's love story.

My Review    4 STARS
This is the first book by this author and I am so glad that I saw other people recommend this book and I took the chance to read it.

We meet Cryssa for the first time as she escapes through her bedroom window, climbs out onto the tree and makes her way to a stable to meet her boyfriend Lowen, however as they are spending time together they are interrupted my a man opening the stable door.  As Cryssa makes a move to leave, both she and the man glow in an orange light sealing their fates.

It is only a week later, when guards come to her house, does she find out that the man is not only a noble fan, but the crown prince.  But Cryssa is not the only one taken away from her home, Lowen is also taken, but in a jail cart.

At the palace in the Bronze court, Cryssa learns more of the fae, makes new friends and  finds that all is not well at the palace, just like at home, but she also wants to escape and find Lowen and get him home.  Only somewhere along the way, she finds that she likes the crown prince and she also changes as a person.

Both Viridian and Cryssa learn more about the other, but there are also times where they do not communicate properly leading to hurt and misunderstandings.  It is in a dream however that she finds out that she may be the answer to the problems the courts face, but how that will take place, only time will tell.

Both characters got through a lot of growth and eventually get to have some happiness before the world crumbles around them.  But it is their strong bond that manages to bring them back together and to face the world together stronger than ever.

I really enjoyed this book.  There was good world building, description, growth of characters and a little spice thrown into the mix along with mystery and a small cliff hanger to lead us into the next book and the next FMC that we love from this book which I cannot wait to read.

Would certainly recommend this book to others.

Sunday 15 October 2023

REVIEW - Dr. Resident: An Enemies to Lovers Romance by Lexie Woods

The Book
Release Date: 10 October 2023

What happens when a cocky surgeon bosses around a sassy nurse? She hands him a dose of the cold shoulder. 

After the death of my brother, I couldn’t bear to work in the very halls of the hospital where he died. Seeking a fresh start, I accept a position in the emergency room of a new hospital, in a desperate attempt to piece my life together again. 

My hopes of a smooth transition take a jarring turn when I meet Dr. Parker Winters. As the chief surgical resident, he is known for his no-nonsense attitude and controlling demeanor. Oh… and he’s best friends with my ex-boyfriend.

Immediately we begin butting heads, working against each other simply out of spite. That all changes when Parker saves me from the brink of death by performing a life-saving operation. When he demands to oversee my recovery, my hatred for him starts to crumble. As the chemistry between us becomes impossible to ignore, how long will it be before I give in to the devilishly handsome doctor’s orders?

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

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I will more than likely read more from this author again.

Nurse Cassidy has been at a new hospital since the death of her brother, here she meets her childhood boyfriend Wes who was her brothers best friend.  But she also meets Dr Parker Winters.  She first meets him on the train but after their first meeting does not like his attitude even though he has good looks. 

When Cassidy is in an accident though it is Parker that finds her, has her sent to their hospital and him that performs the surgery on her.  He also wants her follow up appointments with him.  But nurses make the worst patients lol.

It does not take Longford the attraction between them to sizzle so hot that they combust and they end up exploring the carnal ways of each other. But when Parker find out that Case has not had that much experience he freaks out after.

Case is a strong character and doesn't take bad behaviour and sticks up for her self.  Parker is a control freak who needs to take time to consider things like how he feels and like to be in charge.

When Case is tasked with keeping a secret it has the power to break the trust between them, however family eventually brings them back together and the sudden downwards spiral of Parkers life is uplifted by Case and the love of his family.

I certainly enjoyed this book and you can certainly see the author pouring her heart out about the medical profession, especially nursing after the pandemic and how it has affected them all.

Thursday 12 October 2023

REVIEW - City Muse (The Muse Series Book #1) by Pro Warren

The Book
Release Date: 12 October 2023

I lost my equilibrium entirely. If he hadn’t been holding me, I would have fallen. And then I was falling. He’d pushed me back onto the bed. I lay there dazed with bliss as he pulled his t-shirt over his head.

Callie is determined to be resilient. The cheating ex-husband? Kicked to the curb. The high-pressure legal case? Totally under control. Her eighth-grade daughter’s infatuation with a hot biology teacher? Not a problem…probably. Maybe. Oh, damn. It would be a Greek tragedy for mother and daughter to crush on the same guy. Right?

Bart had music flowing from his fingertips and dreams of singer-songwriter stardom until a tragedy plugged up his creative well. He’s making do as a biology teacher in New York City, numb to his silence, until an angry Lawyer-Mommy stalks into his classroom for a parent-teacher conference. When Callie speaks, Bart hears music for the first time in years.

There are a thousand reasons why Callie and Bart are wrong for each other, and they keep those reasons firmly in mind. Until the reasons make no sense anymore. Is Callie Bart’s muse? Is he her safe haven? Can two broken people trust enough to fall in love?

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

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised.

Callie is a divorced mother on one who has recently moved and landed a big case with the law firm she has moved with.  But very quickly she find that her bosses wife is not as nice as she appears to be and she now also has a talent show to arrange and try to raise over £1.2 million for her daughters school.

Bart is a teacher at the school and is one of Callies daughters teachers.  He is also a talented musician but he lost hearing music in things when his mother sold the farm after his father and sister died.  

But after the pair meet Bart starts hearing music again, while Callie Tackles her issues along with an attraction to the teacher.

The book is a slow burn and eventually we get some spice.  We get a period of happiness between the pair until something pulls them apart.  Of course Callie has friends who help her find herself out of a potential mess, both Callie and Bart miss each other and at the talent show Callie pulls out her trump cards and rakes in the cash whilst Bart tells everyone of his love through song.

Its certainly a decent read and I would be happy to read more of this author in the future.

Saturday 7 October 2023

REVIEW - Dirty English (English #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Book
Release Date: 10 October 2015

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more. 

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*

My Review   4 STARS
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I would certainly be up for reading more of her work in the future.  This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while gathering dust and I finally got round to reading a paperback instead of an ebook.

Both of the main characters in this book are flawed and both have been hurt by people in the past.  Declan has the death of his mother and a rocky relationship with his father.  Elizabeth has a past event that has left her reeling even though she thinks she is ok.

Elizabeth has two good friends in Shelley and Blake, although Blake would like there to be more to their relationship.  Shelley is a true best friend to Elizabeth and is there to encourage and push her when needed, but knows when to just be their.

Declan has his twin brother and they have a very close relationship, both are damaged, but both have soft hearts underneath and Dax sticks up for his brother and tells Elizabeth a few home truths.

The book is a bit of a slow burn, there are some spicy scenes and Elizabeth learns to let go of the past and to move forward, especially with Declan by her side.

Saturday 23 September 2023

REVIEW - Yours Cruelly (Paper Cuts #2) by Winter Renshaw

The Book
Release Date: 7 September 2023
Goodreads Link

The message said, “Remember me?” But the sender was someone I’d rather forget. 

Alec Mansfield haunted my memories like a cruel specter. In high school, he was my tormentor and the bane of my existence. When he wasn’t defying authority alongside my older brothers, he was sabotaging my dates and sending me “anonymous” emails signed “yours cruelly.”

Alec was merciless, an emerald-eyed devil spending his daddy’s money and wreaking havoc over our hometown of Sapphire Shores like he owned the place. But mostly, he hated that I didn’t fawn over him like all the other girls did.

It’s been ten years since he left town.

But now he’s back, working as an ER doctor at the local hospital, and in a strange twist of fate, we match on a dating app. I agree to meet up, but only because I want to tell him off for making my life a living hell all those years ago. But four cocktails, one tequila shot, and a shared Uber later, I find myself about to have scorching-hot hate sex with my sworn nemesis.

The next morning, I leave before the sun comes up, slamming the book on that chapter of my life forever.

Except a few weeks later, I discover our story has an epilogue—one that starts with two pink lines on a pregnancy test.

Turns out there are things more life-altering than hooking up with Alec Mansfield … like having his baby.

NOTE: This is a complete standalone that can be read without reading HATE MAIL first, though it's strongly recommended if you want to avoid spoilers.

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

Although this is not the first book in the series it can certainly be read as a stand alone book.

I have read a handful of books by this author and they never disappoint, just like this one.

We get background on the pair, growth and all the feels and we get dual points of view so you can see how both parties are feeling.

I really enjoyed this book and the fine line between love and hate that the book portrayed.

Alec may have grown up privileged, but he was lacking in love and warmth from his parents, but got this with his friends family, the family of Stassi Hutton and her brothers.

Stassi has had two relationships, both of which ended and gave her issues.  It is Alec however that gave her the most trauma growing up with his teasing and mean tricks.  Back home as an adult however things have certainly changed for the pair and Alec has certainly grown up.

I will certainly be reading more from this author.

Saturday 16 September 2023

REVIEW - Bridesmaid Blues (Wedding Favors #1) by Boone Brux

The Book
Release Date: 30 June 2015

A wedding. An ex. And a secret.

Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend's wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani's ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she'll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There's just one problem - the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn't. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she's being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he's determined to find out what...

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

This is a good average read where  a year ago Dani told Jamie she loved him and he ran away, not ready for her declaration and under family pressure with the split of his parents marriage.

Back for his friend Kyles wedding, Dani is tasked by the bride, her best friend to keep him occupied and away from the groom so he cannot put anti marriage ideas into his head.

It does not take the pair long to fall into a relationship again and realise what they have been missing since they parted and it is up to Jamie this time to make the big declaration in order that he can get the happiness that he wants. 

Wednesday 13 September 2023

REVIEW - His Billion Dollar Dilemma (Guide to Love #2) by Alexia Adams

The Book
Release Date: 14 April 2015

Never judge a geek by her cover... 

Simon Lamont is an ice-cold corporate pirate. He buys companies, strips them of their assets, and moves on. With money. Lots and lots of money. But when he arrives in San Francisco to acquire a floundering company and is accosted by a cute engineer with fire in her eyes, it takes all Simon has to maintain his legendary cool. 

Helen Winston has mastered hiding behind geeky clothes and an obsessive dedication to her job. So what’s with her desire for the arrogant—and sexy as sin—Simon Lamont? He may have only been wearing a towel when they met, but he’s planning to destroy her company, and Helen will do whatever it takes to change his mind. If that means becoming the sexy woman Simon didn't know he wanted, so be it. If only she wasn’t about to walk into her own trap...

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

In this book Helen is a woman on a mission.  She wants to help her colleagues retain their jobs while the company is being sold to a man she knows will pull apart the company.

Simon Lamont is surprised by the boldness of the woman in the frumpy clothes that confronts him in his hotel room.  Each time he meets her, he finds himself not only intrigued by her but attracted to her.

In order to finally find time to talk to each other about Helens proposal for the company he is buying, Simon agrees to go with her to her friends house where her brother is asking people to meet up.  Here he finds himself among people where he has fun and finds he wants more with the woman who shows such boldness, yet also needs protecting.

Its a sweet read, where  the only problem is that they do not talk enough about what they are thinking, or they are unable to say things.  But ultimately they realise that the other person is the one that they want to have in their life.

Saturday 9 September 2023

REVIEW - A Fox for Faith (Love will OUT #4) by D.E. Haggerty

The Book
Release Date: 22 April 2021

Single Mom barely holding onto her sanity vs. Silver Fox convinced he’s found love. Let the games begin…

My boss looks at me like I’m a lollipop he can’t wait to lick. He can keep waiting. I haven’t got time to wash my hair, let alone take care of a man. Another man I should say. Being a single mom to a teenage boy on a crusade to save the world is a full-time job. Add my actual full-time job times two and I’ve forgotten the definition of free time.

But Max isn’t taking no for an answer. He says he’s waited long enough to find love. And he’s done waiting. Gulp. He claims he’s going to solve all problems and prove he’s the man for me. Trouble – party of one.

But maybe like Max always says Love will OUT.

We’ll see about that.

This single mom romantic comedy features a single mom trying to protect her crusader son from the consequences of his actions, a silver fox convinced it’s his turn for love, a daughter and her friends who aren’t above playing matchmaker, and a makeshift family of former Army buddies who think telling dirty jokes is a sign of love.

A Fox for Faith is book 4 of the Love will OUT series but can be read as a standalone.

My Review     5 STARS
This is the last book in the series that I shall be reading, purely because I am less interested in the Uncles getting their HEA than I am of the other members of the family.  Too many other books to read lol.

In this book Pops has finally found a woman who he wants after the terrible relationship he has with Hailey's mum.  He has been waiting for far too long and when he has decided that Faith is the woman he wants to give his heart too he goes all out.

Faith is hiding in Milwaukee with her teenage son Oliver protecting his after he helped a woman from being raped by gang members. She is not ready for the onslaught that is pops and his family and friends. He certainly finds ways to get under her skin.  The woman of the group including Pops daughter Hailey certainly help to bring her into the fold and give her friendship, other people to lean on, help and above all a feeling of family.

I really enjoyed this book, especially as the Faith it closer to my age and Pops closer to my husbands age.

Thursday 7 September 2023

REVIEW - A Soldier for Suzie (Love will OUT #3) by D.E. Haggerty

The Book
Release Date: 9 February 2021

I’m the klutzy, happy-go-lucky girl everyone loves.

Except, I’m not. I’m not anywhere close to being happy. Oh sure, I force a big smile on my face and act all goofy. But it’s just that. An act.

And then Grayson walks into my life. Suddenly, those smiles start to feel real. Only Grayson has demons of his own. He’s a soldier returning from war and he’s got the scars to prove it.

Maybe not all men are the scum of the earth. Grayson certainly isn’t. Maybe I can give him a chance. Maybe I can erase his scars.

And maybe, as my best girl always says, Love will OUT.

Assuming I don’t screw it all up first.

A Soldier for Suzie is book 3 of the Love will OUT series but can be read as a standalone.

This military romantic comedy features a heroine who is hiding a boatload of hurt, a hunky soldier she wants to save, a pair of friends who are excited it’s finally their turn to play matchmaker, and a makeshift family of former Army buddies who think telling dirty jokes is a sign of love.

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

Suzie who we know from previous books is klutzy, but plays up to it, making people think she is more klutz than she is.  Something she did who her ex left her to stop them from talking about Toby.  She is a self professed man-hater, but only for herself, she wants everyone else to be happy.  She herself pretends to be happy, but deep underneath, she is not.

Grayson is out of the military, but harbours feelings of guilt for a buddy of his that died when he too was out there.  Susie and him hit it off but their friendship slowly turns into more.

Grayson eventually overcomes his hurdle after Suzie interferes causing a temporary halt to their friendship, but Grayson talks to his past and decides that he has some work to do in order that he can make Suzie the woman of his dreams his for the keeping.

I love that Suzie gets her happy ending with Grayson and you can see that they will both get what they need with this relationship and the warm family and friends around them.

Monday 4 September 2023

REVIEW - A Protector For Phoebe (Love will OUT #2) by D.E. Haggerty

The Book
Release Date: 14 Jan 2021

She’s got a secret.

My entire life is a secret. No, scratch that. I have a secret. My life isn’t a secret. I have a new life with new friends. I even have a job for the first time ever. As a PI no less. And I don’t suck at it. Take that old life. 

So does he. 

When I run into Ryker – literally – my new life is looking better yet. Ryker makes my body feel things I’ve never felt before. Things I like a lot. Except, I’m not the only one with a secret. No, Ryker has a whopper of a secret. 

Does Ryker actually care for me or is it all a big fat lie?

No idea but like my boss always says Love will OUT. 

A Protector for Phoebe is book 2 of the romantic comedy series Love will OUT but can be read as a standalone. 

This romantic comedy features a former rich girl with a big fat secret, a sexy bounty hunter who makes her want to forget about her vow to give up men, two girlfriends who don’t understand the meaning of ‘mind your own business’, and a makeshift family of former Army buddies who think telling dirty jokes is a sign of love.

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

I remember reading the first book in this series and really liking it.  I am therefore kicking myself that it has taken me this long to take up this series again.

I this book we have Phoebe, who we were introduced to in the first book of the series.  She is the posh girl with the fancy clothes and willow ask body who oozes class.  In this book we get to find out what she is running from.

Ryker is a bounty hunter and he falls for Phoebe, even knowing what he does about her background.  Knowing that someone else is closing in on her, Ryker kidnaps her which sets off a whole series of events which leads to her having to come clean to her new 'adopted' friends and family.

Of course, every one pulls together and helps her escape her past and into a happy ever after with Ryker.