Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Review - Taming the Beast, Eternal Mates Immortal Dating Site, Book 2 by JF Holland




Taming the Beast

Eternal Mates Immortal Dating Site, Book 2

by J F Holland


Blurb


Shifter Romance. Spin-off from The Bound Series. Each book is a standalone read about a different couple who meet through Eternal Mates, the immoral dating site.


Nathan is feeling a little lost. His twin brother, Adam, who he usually shares everything with; including a home and women now has a mate. 



Thinking he just needs a mate of his own, Adam signs Nathan up to Eternal Mates; an immortal dating site. When Nathan finds out what he’s done, he leaves and ends up getting rip-roaring drunk at Liaisons, a vampire run immortal nightclub. 



Unfortunately, he gets so drunk, he wakes to find himself locked up. The only problem… it’s not a police cell. 



The new grizzly bear has become an overnight sensation at Moonton Wildlife Park… especially as bears; never mind grizzlies are not indigenous to the UK. 



The only shining light in the pickle Nathan has found himself in is his keeper, Maria. She’s a hot brunette with lips to die for and a rack he’d give his right paw to be able to… well paw. Unfortunately, as he can’t shift – nor remember why – no matter how attractive he finds Maria, he can’t do a damn thing about it. If Nathan doesn’t want to spend the rest of his very long life in captivity, he needs to figure it all out. 



However is Nathan going to get out of this little predicament?



Contains humour, and content only suitable for adults.





My Review

The beginning of the book almost had me in tears, I did not expect that!

This is Nathan's story, its all about him finding his mate Maria and its quite a journey. Did I mention that Nathan is a bear shifter. He has been told his match is about and a date is set but he doesn't show - fate has its own way and he is obviously destined to meet Maria, all be it not how he expected. 

Maria is an animal lover and works at a wildlife park. She isn't overly confident around men but animals she comfortable with. 

I really enjoyed this book, it had a few of the other characters from the original series showing up, which I enjoyed. 

I will be following this series along with the original one as they are entertaining and heartwarming. 

4.5 cuddly stars!


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Monday, 8 April 2019

The Prince's Bride (Modern Fairytales #2) by Diane Alberts - Review





The Prince's Bride

Alicia Forkes went to a trendy club looking for a way to forget her troubles, and she found that in the arms of the gorgeous man who swept her off of her feet…and into one of the hottest encounters she’d ever had in her life. Awesome sex with a stranger is now something she can check off her bucket list.

Except he isn’t exactly a stranger. He’s the guy who broke her heart when they were teens, an experience she doesn’t plan on repeating.

Prince Leo can’t believe he’s finally found the woman he’s loved for years, and she wants nothing to do with him. When she shows up at his office, she looks anything but princess-like. In fact, she’s cursing him to hell and back. She may not be Cinderella, but he’s determined to prove he’s the prince for her––even if it means letting her go.




My Review

I found this book a delight, a perfect read on my lazy Sunday.

Alicia is doing her best to tick off some items on her bucket list, she isn't dying though - but a dear friend did and set her up a list to get her living more! One item is to have a one night stand, and it's certainly hot when she does. Trouble is her one-night stand has repercussions she never imagined!

This one-night stand happens in a foreign country, a made-up country admittedly, with royalty and some strange rules. Yes, these rules are not PC, but who cares this is a romance and escapism!

Alicia is going nowhere until next month as she just happened to sleep with the prince and they need to know no heirs have been made...... Off the tower with her.... no not quite she has to stay as a guest in the castle, in the lap of luxury for a few weeks. She doesn't take this news very well added into that is the shock of who the prince is! Alicia is a great character, she is strong but soft and I loved how she said what she wanted, prince or no prince.

The prince, he works hard to win over Alicia, she is not happy about her surprise or being a guest in the castle. I liked him and kept willing him on.

The story is loosely set around Cinderella, a masked night club, a sneaker/trainer and of course the prince. As I said I found it delightful and will be diving into some more of this author's modern fairytales.

4 delightful stars


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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Mated in Treason by Christa Paige Author - Review - Available on KU


Mated in Treason

When the kraliyet bodyguard ended up in her hospital bed after an explosion left him in critical condition, Nadia tried to warn herself not to fall in love with him. After all, she's no vampire Cinderella, and happily-ever-afters didn't happen to low-born females of the Kan Asma. But her heart wouldn't listen, and soon she wanted to claim Gunnar as her forever mate, even if it meant taking him the only way possible, as a husband in a disgraceful human ceremony.
Gunnar fell in love with his nurse the moment he saw her smile. He yearned to claim her as his, but the Council would never allow him to mingle his powerful blood with a female from a poor family. The penalty for an unsanctioned mating is a death sentence. He doesn’t care about the threats and possible consequences of making her his. Though, due to the high probability of genetic incompatibility, he can't complete their blood-bond without knowing if it might take her life. Losing her would be worse than torture.
Their only hope lies with the treasonous Faction hell-bent on destroying the very people Gunnar calls family. Determined to find a way to be mated, Gunnar seeks out the leader of this hidden uprising. Together, Nadia and Gunnar must break every law and rite of their vampire culture to become bonded for life. Gunnar will play a deadly game of subversion or pay a blood price that would sever him from their people and put a bounty on his head. They must survive a dangerous infiltration of the Faction, because they’ll do anything to be together, even if it means being mated in treason.

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****My Review****

Gunnar a vampire and bodyguard, has been hurt and is in the hospital which sucks, to make it worse his nurse is hot and she is off limits.
Nadia is a nurse, she lives among humans but her life is different, there's no dating for her - she has to wait to be matched by the mating council in a goblet ceremony. She won't be mated to someone out of her social bracket..... Yes, it's not PC that's for sure, but these are vamps and have their own ways.
Theirs is a Forbidden romance so along with their longing for one another comes with angst and danger
I found this an entertaining read, the vampire world is different to many I have read before and that makes it interesting. The author does some good world building and her characters are likeable. Gunnar and Nadia do have instant attraction/lust/love, but that is common in PNR and I have no issue with that.
I will be reading more in this series.
3.75 stars





Friday, 5 April 2019

Tears of Gold (Tears of Ink #3) by Anna Bloom AVAILABLE NOW


Tears of Gold (Tears of Ink #3) by Anna Bloom
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
All of Faith Hitchin’s rules are broken, shattered forever with a promise made in front of glass.
It should be easy; plan a wedding, prepare for a TV show and spend her life with the man she loves.
But, the demons of the past don’t care about rules and promises. As Elijah and Faith try to carve a life for themselves, deep secrets long buried will come to challenge them one final time.  Old friendships will break her heart as her past and present clash with tragic results.
While Faith faces the memories of her shattered childhood and the Fairclough’s play games with her future. Will she be strong enough to stand firm and not run? 
When her ultimate challenge arrives, Faith will need to decide what sort of woman she wants to be. Will she remember the promises made with gold before her tears run free forever?


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My Review

Where to start with reviewing this book, the final in Eli and Faith's story....

Emotion, romance, strength, pain, love, happiness and tears all appear in this book in no particular order ;)

I loved this book, I stayed up till 130am to finish the book, my eyes were tired, heavy eyes were then complicated by tears welling up and running down my cheeks but I got to end and then didn't want it to be the end!

I'm not gonna go through the storyline as you will already know the story as you have to read book 1 and 2 first. If you haven't started this series yet I would suggest you dive in. I admit in book 1 it took me a while to take to Faith, Eli Woo'ed me straight away! Their story is one you don't want to miss.

5 beautifully emotional stars


Meet the Author
A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Review - Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger - Five Stars



Letters to Lincoln
by 

What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly?
You write him a letter, of course.

What do you do when someone answers that letter?

Dani was mid-thirties when she found herself alone and without her soulmate.
Coming to terms with her loss took all her strength and her voice.

If Dani thought she’d experienced the worst life could throw at her, she was wrong.

Lies, deceit, confusion surround her.
A stranger, a builder, and a priest comfort her.

Letters to Lincoln is a contemporary romance about overcoming loss, finding the strength to rebuild a life, and learning to forgive.

For readers over the age of 18.




REVIEW

I stayed up late last night to finish this book and how I loved it. I won't lie, its an emotional read, just read the book description! My heart broke for Dani, her grief came through the pages and made me feel so much.

Dani has lost her hubby and daughter in one swoop, her life is over in one way. She needs an outlet, she can't speak as she has lost her voice through the shock of her loss, so she writes a letter to Trey - her hubby and puts in a bottle on the beach. She is shocked to receive a response.

The letters are not from Trey, they're from someone who understands her pain and wants to help - they are touching and heartbreaking, but have an uplifting edge to them too. Sometimes we need someone who is not family to open up to and that is true for Dani and her letters help her so much.

You can think well how can there be romance in a book about heartbreak, but oh there is, it creeps up on you and it's wonderful and heartwarming.

This book takes you through so much. Dani's journey is not an easy one and some of the twists left me with my mouth gaping, but I loved this book.

A must-read for fans of an emotional read.

Five Touching stars

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

* Out Now * Her First Thirst by Author Melissa J Rutter



* Out Now *

Her First Thirst by Author Melissa J Rutter



When I open my eyes, I know only one thing, I can’t remember anything. Not who I am, or where I am from, I don’t even know how I got here, wherever here is. 

A warm voice in the dark reaches out a hand, a hand that is cool to the touch, but soft and smooth, almost like porcelain. Saul, soft spoken, almost regal in demeaner, he saved my life, if that is what you can call it. I learn of how I came to be here, to have needed to be saved and I meet the gorgeous Demitri, broad, muscular and eyes of violet, my two saviors, I wonder what they will want from me, I wonder what I will have to do, but the only thing consuming me is a burning ache inside, the only thing that makes my skin feel tight and as if there are insects running around under it, is this uncontrollable, excruciating thirst. 


Demitri holds out a steaming glass, the scent makes my mouth salivate and as I take it from him, he smiles, 
“Drink,” he says, and I do. 


The world is far from everything I believed, filled with creatures of the night and monsters who leave you for dead. Saul and Demi want me to embrace my new life, they want me to let go of my past, but before I can do that, I need to know what past I am leaving behind. 

The first in the new series Bound By Blood, Saul and Demitri bring Gina into a lavish world where money means nothing and if you want anything, you only have to ask. A world where she will soon discover the true extent of the actions of someone she once trusted. A world where everything is at her fingertips, including these incredible Vampires.


****My Review****

MJ Rutter's first vampire romance and I was happy to dive in and read it.

Saul and Demi are vamps and have a few years experience under their belt, they’re also not short of a penny or two.

The men come upon Georgina in a sorry state and decide to help her, well if turning her into a vamp is helping…. Gina (formerly Georgina) makes an amazing vamp, she adapts to her new world well - she has two grounded vamps to guide her into her new life and the good news is they don’t sparkle in the sun.

You can tell by the cover this could be a love triangle or a menage, what I will say is both courters have their strong points, both have a lot of feelings and passion for Gina, what’s a girl to do.

The romance side apart, there is another side of this story which is intriguing and has some danger mixed in, I loved it when they took a trip to Italy, it really turned up the need to keep turning pages quicker!

I have to admit I had a favourite male vamp, I liked them both but one just had something more for me. 

The three of them work well together, but it's obvious who the boss is and she wears flip flops lol.

A great vampire read and I hope there’s another in series.

4 stars




Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Review & Pre-Order - Allegro Court (Bendixon Sisters Book 1) by Brenda Margriet



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I've read this book and loved it, its perfect for snuggling up in your favorite place and being swept up in a great story.

Allegro Court (Bendixon Sisters Book 1) 
by Brenda Margriet - Romance Author




BLURB

Marcus Temple escaped his despised birthplace, driven by his passion for music. Now a sophisticated, world-class cellist, he must return when his mother suffers a severe stroke. Going back also means dealing with the woman whose heart he broke when he left—Mattie Bendixon.More comfortable in overalls than orchestra seats, Mattie's childhood dreams were simple—working for her grandfather's construction company and building a life with Marcus. His ambitions forced her to abandon one goal, and now her beloved company is also under threat.Mattie thinks she sees a way to save Bendixon and Sons—if she can convince Marcus to stay in his hated hometown for one month. All she has to risk is her heart


ARC REVIEW

What a wonderful read, my heart feels full and I have a smile on my face. 

Mattie is an amazing woman, I loved her, she's soft but hard at the same time, determined, caring and a touch devious when needed! 

Marcus comes across as rather 'self-important' and a little inconvenienced on his arrival, his the successful cello player who can't be pinned down in his home town, even if his mum is ill. 

Mattie and Marcus take an interesting journey when revisiting a childhood friendship, feelings have been hurt in the past, but they're both adults now so what harm could come with a rekindling while his in town. Well I loved their story, how it wasn't a perfect road, the sexy times are on a more realistic line too, but still great! 

I really like the authors writing, her characters come over as warm and real, and you can't help rooting for them. 

I found this book a real page turner, it was an easy read that I was desperate to finish but then wanted more lol. 

4.5 stars 


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