Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Review: It's You

It's You It's You by Katy Regnery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have just finished Book One in the paranormal world of Kate Regnery writing as K.P. Kelley, and I’m champing at the bite for number two, I don’t think I can wait.

I was pulled straight into the story, which for the first half the book is from Darcy’s point of view. We start with Darcy who we find out she can’t forget the boy that kissed her after the school play twenty years before.
When looking out the window at church she sees Jack, and can’t believe her eyes. All the feelings and desires she has been denying come roaring back. When they meet Darcy realises he feels the same way.
Darcy is a botanist and a scientist, which leads her to doubt anything that doesn’t make sense. So although inside she has this feelings, she tells Jack she wants to take it slow.
This is a romance so they don’t take it slow, and before know it they so in love and in bed HOT very hot but only Jack admits his love out loud.
After what Darcy feels is insurmountable differences. A heartbroken Jack goes to visit his family.
The second half of the book is from Jack’s point of view, which is sad in places, but gripping none the less.
We see the same school scene through Jack’s eyes.
Such a gripping romance with a difference, and I cannot recommend this book enough. At least Book two is not that far away. I think I might survive. I have no doubt that this book will appeal to all lovers of romance and paranormal, as first and foremost this is a fantastic love story, with some great extras. I loved it! Anyone who reads my reviews know I rarely give five stars, but I couldn’t give it less.




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Review: It's You

It's You It's You by Katy Regnery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have just finished Book One in the paranormal world of Kate Regnery writing as K.P. Kelley, and I’m champing at the bite for number two, I don’t think I can wait.

I was pulled straight into the story, which for the first half the book is from Darcy’s point of view. We start with Darcy who we find out she can’t forget the boy that kissed her after the school play twenty years before.
When looking out the window at church she sees Jack, and can’t believe her eyes. All the feelings and desires she has been denying come roaring back. When they meet Darcy realises he feels the same way.
Darcy is a botanist and a scientist, which leads her to doubt anything that doesn’t make sense. So although inside she has this feelings, she tells Jack she wants to take it slow.
This is a romance so they don’t take it slow, and before know it they so in love and in bed HOT very hot but only Jack admits his love out load.
After what Darcy feels is insurmountable differences. A heartbroken Jack goes to visit his family.
The second half of the book is from Jack’s point of view, which is sad in places, but gripping none the less.
We see the same school scene through Jack’s eyes.
Some a gripping romance with a difference, and I cannot recommend this book enough. At least Book two is not that far away. I think I might survive. I have no doubt that this book will appeal to all lovers of romance and paranormal, as first and foremost this is a fantastic love story, with some great extras. I loved it! Anyone who reads my reviews know I rarely give five stars, but I couldn’t give it less.




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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Review: Bette & the Beast

Bette & the Beast Bette & the Beast by Liza Penn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This a short novella introducing us to Hotel Ever After, Bette owns a beautiful, but rundown Book shop called HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
The Beast of the title is Richard, the Hotel Developer wanting to buy the shop so he can build his Hotel.
Bette's father sets up a dinner meeting, without Bette not realising who he really is. They fall very quickly in lust, which turns into love.
This is a very short novella, and everything happens very quickly, which is the nature of the beast.
That being said, they great to read between getting into something much longer, but want a quick fix in- between others.
The beef for me is I like a bit more meat on the bones, but this wouldn't be a novella if that was the case.
I enjoyed the characters, and what a great place to pick to play out other adult Fairytales.
This series of stories are going to be publish a new one once a month

This is what Liza Penn says about:
The Hotel Ever After Books
Sexy, modern stories with a happily ever after
Each of the Hotel Ever After books is (very) loosely based on a fairy tale. Which means they're all guaranteed to have a happily ever after. They're also guaranteed to have a (very) sexy twist. My heroines aren't literally princesses, but they are very much in control of their destiny--and they're not afraid to take exactly what they want from their prince charmings!
Important note: these stories are novellas, each about 75-100 pages long. Perfect for an afternoon tryst!
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Review: Something There In Between

Something There In Between Something There In Between by S. Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Somewhere there in Between is not an easy book to talk about as it deals with rape and child abuse. Something Bree the heroine of the story suffered from. As well as Declan and Jake, that’s how Declan recognises the symptoms and behaviour in Bree when he spots her sitting in the park every night.
I think the author has dealt with the subject really well, and showed how the affects that stay with you for a long time after.
I enjoyed the book, because Bree found hope with help from others and firstly herself. It was her journey to be able to love herself to be able to have some kind of relationship with Declan.
Overall I enjoyed watching her relationship grow, and not be rushed. I loved Declan, I wouldn’t mind him for myself, but he only has eyes for Bree.
Also a good cast of characters, hopefully further books where others get HEA. I felt invested in the characters, and the book stayed with me long after reading the book.
This is a very intense journey I followed with Bree. The book is told from alternate views Bree and Declan. I think that helped me, be were carried along with the emotion. I would recommend this book as long as you realise the subjects are dealt realistically. I enjoyed the book all the more for it.
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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Review: Well Hung

Well Hung Well Hung by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book, the Well hung in the title is Wyatt, Nicks twin brother from Mr O.
We have Wyatt is a cabinet maker, carpenter and owns a building company. Enter Natalie the super efficient
secretary and personal assistant. What follows is a wonderful funny comedy of errors.
I loved it.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Review: Incandescently

Incandescently Incandescently by Sylvie Parizeau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Incandescently by Sylvie Parizeau
 
I don’t know how to start this review, that’s because there is so much about the book I loved.
We have the prologue, and straight into Liam’s nightmare of waves and drowning. I think you have read the synopsis, and I not going to about that, as it covers the basic outline of the book.
 This book is magic, and at times funny tragic, when both Liam and √Čiolie try to use a laundry and going to buy food, and realise neither one can cook. It’s the intense connection with each other, even as children they connected as she saved his life when he was kidnapped and beaten within an inch of his life when he was seven.
The stories that kept the fear away became real for him and his friends. Later turning Liam into a bestselling author.
What I can tell you, this is a remarkable book, and I read straight through. Liam and √Čiolie   search to find their normal, and start building their Happy ever after, which they realise is an ongoing quest to enjoy the life they created, we a lot of help from his friends. I now learn book 2 is available now, and centre’s around Zac, and is called Apprehension. There is a brief visit to Apprehension at the end of the book. So when I say this for me was a 5* read, I rarely give a 5.This book deserved it. This is first story I’ve read of this author, and it won’t be the last. I now have book 2 to look forward reading.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Review: Exchange of Power

Exchange of Power Exchange of Power by Andrea Bills
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Exchange of Power by Andrea Bills

When a man loves a woman she becomes his weakness. When a truly loves a man he becomes her strength. This is called Exchange of Power.
I truly loved the dedication at the start of the book, as you will find out when you read this book. This is the first book in a series, so there was quite a lot of world building. Even though you have a couple at the centre of the story. That wasn’t the whole picture, we have spies, conspiracy and attempted murder.
Hannah and Nick who have been together 10 years, four years married. When her husband is killed, Hannah is weighed down with grief for nearly a year. When her sister finally starts to pull her out. Then one night her dog is attacked.
In comes Austin a family friend with hunky Bodyguard Jared. Hannah also finds out something that almost sends her spirally back down.
We have a government very secret agency up to no good and Austin tries to find out what’s going on.
This book had adventure, twists you won’t see coming. Romance for Jared and Hannah. This plenty more going on, but that’s for you to find out by reading this yourself. I am now waiting for book two, as with a series not everything resolves itself. The main couple Jared and Hannah seem happy
together at the end. I sure there will plenty more adventure in book two.
If you enjoy a good romance, with lots of suspense. Hunky special agents, then I recommend this book for you.
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Review: Exchange of Power

Exchange of Power Exchange of Power by Andrea Bills
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Exchange of Power by Andrea Bills

When a man loves a woman she becomes his weakness. When a truly loves a man he becomes her strength. This is called Exchange of Power.
I truly loved the dedication at the start of the book, as you will find out when you read this book. This is the first book in a series, so there was quite a lot of world building. Even though you have a couple at the centre of the story. That wasn’t the whole picture, we have spies, conspiracy and attempted murder.
Hannah and Nick who have been together 10 years, four years married. When her husband is killed, Hannah is weighed down with grief for nearly a year. When her sister finally starts to pull her out. Then one night her dog is attacked.
In comes Austin a family friend with hunky Bodyguard Jared. Hannah also finds out something that almost sends her spirally back down.
We have a government very secret agency up to no good and Austin tries to find out what’s going on.
This book had adventure, twists you won’t see coming. Romance for Jared and Hannah. This plenty more going on, but that’s for you to find out by reading this yourself. I am now waiting for book two, as with a series not everything resolves itself. The main couple Jared and Hannah seem happy
together at the end. I sure there will plenty more adventure in book two.
If you enjoy a good romance, with lots of suspense. Hunky special agents, then I recommend this book for you.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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Review: Three Sweet Nothings

Three Sweet Nothings Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane
Three Sweet Nothings is a second chance sexy love story. Ruby and Kyle met when they were in law school, due to a misunderstanding at graduation leaving them disillusioned with love and each other.
Kyle went to New York after Law school and hasn’t seen Ruby since. Kyle has now come home to Chicago and working at the family Law firm.
When they finally meet it is when Ruby arrives at the law firm with a client to meet with the wife’s attorney who happens to be Kyle. Ruby loses her temper on seeing Kyle and slaps him in public.

This leads into situation where Kyle comes up with the idea of a sexual only contract, as they both are really attracted to the other, but misunderstandings from the past leaves them both with issues. The contract is only sexual, no emotional misunderstandings. What was my opinion of the book, I enjoyed it and find it easy to get into. I really loved Kyle, but took me a little longer to appreciate Ruby.
The sex was steaming hot and I really enjoyed reading the story and can’t wait to read what happens in the next book. This is the first book I’ve read of Nikki Sloane, but it won’t be the last. If you like your sex hot? The men even hotter, then this is the book for you. The steam factor was of the charts, it took my kindle a while to cool off. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Review: Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella

Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella by Julianna Marley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was wonderful to catch up with Shay and Whitney with baby Quinn. It was a lovely Christmas story, which they go to spend with Shay’s large and lively family chaos. This is a Mavericks Novella, but concentrated on whole Cunningham Clan, which was set in West Virginia with plenty of snow surrounding them, adding to the atmosphere.
This was a perfect holiday read, romance, love, loads of food and alcohol to keep warm and happy and a large happy family. What more is there? Read it and find out.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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Review: Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella

Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella Christmas with the Cunninghams: A Mavericks Novella by Julianna Marley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was wonderful to catch up with Shay and Whitney with baby Quinn. It was a lovely Christmas story, which they go to spend with Shay’s large and lively family chaos. This is a Mavericks Novella, but concentrated on whole Cunningham Clan, which was set in West Virginia with plenty of snow surrounding them, adding to the atmosphere.
This was a perfect holiday read, romance, love, loads of food and alcohol to keep warm and happy and a large happy family. What more is there? Read it and find out.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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Friday, 9 December 2016

Review: Three Sweet Nothings

Three Sweet Nothings Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3 Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane

3 Sweet Nothings is a second chance sexy love story. Ruby and Kyle met when they were in law school, due to a misunderstanding at graduation leaving them disillusioned with love and each other.
Kyle went to New York after Law school and hasn’t seen Ruby since. Kyle has now come home to Chicago and working at the family Law firm.
When they finally meet it is when Ruby arrives at the law firm with a client to meet with the wife’s attorney who happens to be Kyle. Ruby loses her temper on seeing Kyle and slaps him in public.
This leads into situation where Kyle comes up with the idea of a sexual only contract, as they both are really attracted to the other, but misunderstandings from the past leaves them both with issues. The contract is only sexual, no emotional misunderstandings. What was my opinion of the book, I enjoyed it and find it easy to get into. I really loved Kyle, but took me a little longer to appreciate Ruby. The sex was steaming hot and I really enjoyed reading the story and can’t wait to read what happens in the next book. This is the first book I’ve read of Nikki Sloane, but it won’t be the last. If you like your sex hot? The men even hotter, then this is the book for you. The steam factor was of the charts, it took my kindle a while to cool off. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Review: Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan

Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Boys After Dark
Dylan

In this instalment of Bad boys after dark we meet Dylan and Tiffany who met, and deciding to hook up for sex one time and for one night only. As we know, it wouldn’t a romance if only happened only once.
As always with a Melissa Foster romance they can be picked up and read as standalone, but if you follow the series you get to meet characters from other books. I have a new book boyfriend called Dylan, he was sexy hot hunk of male and I want him. Unfortunately he fell for Tiffany, almost lust at first sight. Tiffany was a hard woman for Dylan to make an impression on. Tiffany is a hard noised sports agent and growing up in a house with her father a retired Football player and two brothers in the sport she has learn to play hard ball.
This is a great love story, which takes hard work on both sides to make it work.
I loved it, and can’t wait for more stories about the Bad Brothers. As always Melissa Foster never fails to hit the spot. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Review: The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's always a pleasure to read a new Jeffrey Deaver. The only problem is you have to finish, and then you enter a period of mourning.
This is a classic Lincoln Rhyme thriller, it keeps you guessing to the end.

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Review: The Something More Boxed Set

The Something More Boxed Set The Something More Boxed Set by Danielle Pearl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review is for all 3 stories, as it was hard to put it down. The first story Normal was the harrowing account through Rory’s eyes. Where the past is interspersed and unfolding along with the present. Seeing how her relationship with Robin unfolds, seen through her eyes is written really well, even if to some the self-blame may be overtop, I think it captured the manipulations by others very well . We also see her relationship with Sam develop, and it was lovely to see.
We then have Recap, where we see everything through Sam’s eyes, and follows meeting Rory and everything up to the end of Normal. This gave us another perspective, and we saw Rory through different eyes.
The third story Normal was told from a dual perspective, Rory and Sam. We also see all the repercussions from the Miami trip. It was wonderful to see Rory growing stronger and more of a normal teenage girl, by the end of this book. This was a gripping account the rape and sexual abuse of a teenage girl, and how it affected all aspects of her life. Never the less it is a story of hope and happiness. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Review: No White Knight

No White Knight No White Knight by Alta Hensley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not A White Knight

Not a White Knight is actually two novellas previously published in anthologies. So the Author has combined the two stories in one book. The first story was a contemporary, but dark and the second was a Sci Fi, so I am reviewing separately.

Book One
A Hero in Disguise

The story starts with Jessa a young woman lost in West Virginia looking for a holiday cabin she had booked for a break. In an area with little or no phone signal, and sat nav on the blink she is completely lost. Finally seeing a land mark, and seeing signal she stops the car to stretch her legs. Jessa is then kidnapped and chained up with other women. I think you need to read the rest yourself. Jessa finds herself in very dangerous situation and she feels death is the better option. There is some upsetting scenes, but they are over quickly and remember we have a HEA.

Book 2
Pallid Slave
We have planet decimated by years of aggression from another planet trying to discover the secrets in the DNA of the lifeblood twins. So many have died in battle, they have allowed the twins to live because there is not enough to study, and stock must replenished. Sadly our heroine Truth has lost her twin and her lifeblood. When that happens they also lose their colour. They are then sent away to be used as slaves. This is when we meet Truth awaiting transport to a mining planet to be used like a canary in a mine. Our unlikely heroes are a pair of twins Cross and Pike, and the start of adventure. I love Sci Fi and enjoy the imagination that goes in to creating different worlds.
As both books were about 6 chapters each the ends always seemed rushed, but in novella the author has to fit it all in. Sometimes I enjoy novellas in between other books or when I have no time for a large book. Both books flowed well and were easily read. Both with a romance and HEA. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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