Thursday, 8 April 2021

Corfu Capers by Joy Skye - New Release - Review


Corfu Capers
by
Joy Skye

Five people, three secrets, one planned proposal. What could possibly go wrong? A holiday in a luxury villa on Corfu sounds like the answer to all their prayers but it will change their lives forever. A week in paradise might not be long enough........



My Review

It was lovely escaping to a sunny island and I have to say I found the escapades they all got up to good entertainment.

Character-wise, I admit there were times I found Scott annoyingly a mummy's boy, really who doesn't share a room with their long time girlfriend on holiday! Also, Kate comes across a touch of a control freak but with a warm heart. Linda puts up with a lot from Kate and even Scott by his inactions. Marc and Charlotte are fun and have lots to find on Corfu!

All the above said the journey they all go on and how much they grow in this weeks holiday makes you want a happy ending for them all.

Perfect escapism for the current reality we're all in.

I would also like directions of where to find a Pericles, please 😉

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Monday, 29 March 2021

Richly Deserved: A TIMELESS Seasoned Romance by Brenda Margriet - New Release - Review


Richly Deserved: A TIMELESS Seasoned Romance

More than twenty years ago, Claudia Aronson escaped an abusive marriage. She built a secure, stable life, and is now only weeks away from realizing a long-held dream—opening her own art gallery. But her well-ordered world is threatened by the compelling, abrasive man essential to bringing her new venture into the spotlight.

Artist Titus Wilcox is reclusive, nomadic, and passionate. His solitary, drifting habits have fed his creative soul, but played hell with his love life. Soon after he meets the statuesque, seemingly-serene Claudia, however, he feels a compulsion to paint a new reality—with her.

When an antique painting reveals mysterious documents concealed behind its frame, Titus and Claudia unite in a hunt for lost riches—a pursuit that takes them into the remote hills surrounding the fabled gold rush town of Barkerville.

To these two skeptics, true love is as phony as fool’s gold. But this improbable search for buried treasure could lead to their hearts’ hidden desires.



MY REVIEW

Maybe it's because I've had a big birthday this year but seasoned characters really appeal to me! I've read this author many times and have never been disappointed, and her seasoned love books are delightful.

Claudia is a proud woman, confident and determined, and a woman living her life her way. I thought she was fabulous, slightly guarded but most definitely all woman.

Titus is the artist Claudia wants to exhibit at her opening, she may have bitten off more than she thought as he's quite a character. He's no spring chicken, just like her. He's quite determined himself when something takes his interest, he seems to dig in for the win! I really liked his personality and the banter they shared.

This story is mainly about Claudia and Titus, but there's also a mystery item to research along with interesting side characters and their lives. All in all, this was an entertaining seasoned love story.

4 seasoned stars

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Monday, 15 March 2021

Love Is Never Lost by Katy Regnery is available now!





Sometimes, the journey is the love story.
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Love Is Never Lost by Katy Regnery is available now!


From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on the beloved American legend, "Rip Van Winkle."

Sometimes, the journey is the love story.

On the night of his high school graduation, Ripley Van Winkle—local quarterback, prom king and all-around big man on campus—swan dives off the top of the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse. . . and lands on jagged pile of rocks. Suffering massive brain trauma, Rip isn’t expected to live, but he somehow manages to beat the odds: most of his physical injuries heal, though he remains in a deep coma for the next twenty years.

When Rip awakens two decades later, he will need to relearn his body’s most basic functions, in addition to catching up on twenty years’ worth of history, progress and change.

Something called the “internet” has the answer to every question you could ever dream of asking, and people are reliant on mobile telephones smaller than a Walkman. His high school girlfriend is married with children, and he has an eighteen-year-old sister who was born while he was “sleeping.”

As Rip struggles to find his place in this strange, new world, one presence in his life will become both a beacon and guide: his childhood friend, Katrina Van Tassel. But Trina has a challenging adult life of her own, and there’s no guarantee she has space in her life (or her heart) for her one-time high school crush . . . Rip Van Winkle.

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Love is Never Lost is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved

My Review

Rip and Trina's story is sweet and warm. Family friends that grew up together, get a second chance.

Rip the popular guy a high school awakes from a coma of 2 decades and has a miraculous recovery (it is a modern-day fairy tale!). He was a typical cocky popular guy before the coma, but he has to grow up a lot once he awakens as he's not 17 anymore. He works hard to get better and doesn't even seem that bitter about lost youth. I preferred after coma Rip, even though he was coming around precoma.

Trina is a successful doctor and a single mum but kept In touch with Rip's family and visited an unconscious Rip through the years. I really liked her she made me want her to have a happy ever after.

Both our characters have things to work through as they grow closer, and it's not rushed as you can imagine Rip has a lot to work on!

I loved the update, it was heartwarming and perfect


4 stars

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The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel)
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood)
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot)
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid)
Shear Heaven (Rapunzel)
At First Sight (Aladdin)
Love is Never Lost (Rip Van Winkle)

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery has a heart for smart romance featuring strong women and decent men. Almost exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of almost 50 titles, including three RITA® finalists. Translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish, Katy has sold over two million books worldwide.

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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Other Side of Green (The Other Side of Us #2) by Anna Bloom - Review - New Release



The Other Side of Green
(The Other Side of Us #2)
by Anna Bloom


Blurb

Once she would have given everything up for him. Now all she can do is protect him from the truth.
For Lyra finding Jack Cross was a dream come true.
Their raw and unquenchable desire proving what she’d known all along, that they were meant to be. But Lyra has always been Little Miss Green, her naivety leading the way, painting her heart with shades of spring. Now though the secrets of their past lie between them like a briar of thorny roses on a sharp descent into hell.
Hell is what life is. It’s filled with grief, destruction and living without Jack.

Jack Cross risked it all for the truth and lost.
The love of his life has run away, leaving him chasing her in the wind, but he’s determined not to lose her again. Following Lyra home brings all of the many horrors Jack’s tried to forget back to the surface. He has to face his past and the regrets of things never said. More than that he has to face Lyra and push her for the secret that defines them, even if it destroys all of their childhood innocence once and for all.

Can Lyra protect them both or will the truth end everything they’ve ever known?


My Review

This starts off right where the last book left us hanging! I couldn't wait to read this book to see what this author would put us through, while keeping my fingers crossed for a happy ending.

I fell right back into the story and caring for characters and as predicted its no easy ride. Lyra and Jack have a deep connection and neither is willing to give up on the other <3 When I was well in the book there was a moment I knew would come and I actually shouted out yes, to the funny looks from my family!

This is a great story and the characters are relatable and likeable. The epilogue finished Lyra and Jacks story perfectly.

4.5 musical stars

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The Warrior King (Inferno Rising #3) by Abigail Owen - New Release and Review



The Warrior King
(Inferno Rising #3)
byAbigail Owen

Blurb

Meira Amon is the most reserved of the phoenixes, finding computers easier to deal with than people and their messy emotions. But she wants revenge against the Rotting King Pytheios for the murder of her parents just as much as her sisters. Offering herself as a queen for their ally, dragon shifter King Gorgon of the Black Clan, only makes sense.

Just one problem…

Samael Veles worked his lowborn ass off to become the fiercest warrior of the Black Clan. He has pledged his life to protect his king at all costs. Yet somehow, in the middle of war, he took one look at a woman in a reflection and gave up his heart. When that woman turns out to be the phoenix promised to mate his king and help bring peace to their kind, he has no choice but to accept it.

Until her fire unexpectedly destroys the king after they’ve wed. Now Samael must choose between his loyalty to his clan and protecting the queen who might be his mate from his people’s wrath, one of which will unlock a destiny no one could have ever imagined…



My Review

Meira and Samuels book is a slow burn romance, you can feel their connection, even if they try to ignore it! She has promised herself to the Black King Gorgon, who is a good person. Fated mates are once in a lifetime though...
Their story is told around the continuing battle between good and evil and lots of previous characters appear as they all start to come together to fight. The story held my attention and the were some touching moments and a twist or two.

Fiery dragon/phoenix romance, best enjoyed in series order in my opinion.

Enjoy.

4 stars


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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Stoking the Fire (Salus Security Book 1) by Teodora Kostova - New Release - Review



Stoking the Fire (Salus Security Book 1
Teodora Kostova

Blurb

"You hired my ex as my bodyguard?"
When Alec left NYC - left me - I was a broken mess. All my days blurred into a continuous haze of alcohol, parties, and meaningless hook-ups.
Until my sister nearly died in a car accident. Her recovery was the wake-up call I needed.
Now, three years later, I've cleaned up my act, sobered up, and finally became the son my father always wished I was - the heir of Van Dorf Media Group.
But being part of one of the most influential families in America has its disadvantages. Like fanatic supremacists trying to kill you.
My father's solution? Hire Alec Bonovich to protect me.
Doesn't matter that he's my ex.
Doesn't matter that just seeing him makes my pulse quicken.
Doesn't matter that he's the only man who's ever broken my heart.
Because Alec is the best.
And he’s the only one I trust to protect me when my life is in danger.





Review

Zach and Alec are hot together, their story is told first in the past and then jumps to the present.

This is a steamy read but along with that you get angst and danger and that is why Alec jumps into Zachs present. Zach's family are in danger and his father decides to hire his ex-boyfriend!

I love a forced to stay in a log cabin story, and this part of the story was where you get to watch these two grow closer and I enjoyed the cute moments along with the sexy times. Talking sexy times, it's not BDSM at all but I definitely got the feeling Alec was a Top.

Along with the romance and angst and danger, there was some politics thrown in.

I enjoyed Zach and Alec and I'm glad they get a happy ending after all the drama.

3.5 stars


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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Dreaming Under An Island Skye by Lisa Hobman - New Release & Review



Dreaming Under An Island Skye

Is there really such a thing as a second shot at true love?

After three wonderful years of marriage, librarian Juliette Fairhurst’s heart is shattered when her husband, Laurie, is taken from her much too soon.

Devasted, Juliette decides to take a sabbatical and reconnect with her mother’s birthplace, the village of Glentorrin on the picturesque Isle of Skye.

Welcomed by most of the villagers, Juliette throws herself into an idyllic community life, taking on the role of temporary summer guardian at The Lifeboat House Museum; a role that offers her the perfect escape from the tragedy of her real life.

During her time on the island, Juliette clashes with brooding single dad and artist, Reid Mackinnon and is befriended by his son Evin and dog Chewie. It’s clear that divorced Reid is struggling and scarred by his own painful experiences.

Can these two lost souls find a lifeline to rescue each other?



My Review

A delightful read. This really was a joy to devour.

The story delves into many facets of real life, so you would think joy would be the wrong word but it's not, the characters dive off the pages and into your heart and the setting sounds stunning.

Juliette is a woman that people take to, she would talk to anyone, a kind-natured person who has had a heartbreaking spanner thrown in her life plan.

This is a slow burn romance but is also about self-discovery. Enter Reid.

Reid, I knew the grumpy man was going to be of interest and I was so excited when they properly met. He's a man going through his own journey and how I loved him and wanted to hug him.

All in all this book was a perfect read for me, and my eyes misted up a couple of times along the way.

5 sparkly stars

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