Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Wishing Under a Starlit Skye by Lisa Hobman - Review


Wishing Under a Starlit Skye

 by Lisa Hobman

Everyone deserves a chance of happiness - right? All NEW from bestselling author Lisa Hobman

Glentorrin bakery owner, and lone parent, Caitlin Fraser, is single and finally ready to mingle.

With her daughter, Grace, about to become a teenager, and her friends all settling down, Caitlin decides she deserves a shot at happiness too.

Resisting the pull of dating apps, Caitlin embarks upon a series of disastrous singles events where she bumps into fellow villager, and astronomy buff, Archie Sutherland, who is nursing his own past secrets.

When Grace’s best friend’s father, handsome Lyle Budge, asks Caitlin to dinner, things progress quickly and she has a taste of what their future as a family could be, much to both their daughters delight! But when Archie makes a shocking discovery, and he turns to Caitlin for help, she soon discovers Lyle isn’t the sharing type, meaning prickly ultimatums loom for everyone.

Will wishing upon the stars over Glentorrin help Caitlin to figure out her way forward? Or is her hunt for romance like a once in a lifetime comet, easily missed in the blink of an eye?

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My Review

I feel all warm and fuzzy after finishing the latest coupling story set on Skye. ❤️

Caitlin is a single mother to a teenager, bakery owner, and active member of the Skye community. She's decided it's time to look for love.

Caitlin's journey is full of friendships, humour, and drama.

Let's talk men, there's Lyle, Bram, and Archie - I liked two of them, loved one of them, and one of them well you'll see when you read it.

Another comforting, entertaining read from this series.

Skye is still on my must-visit list and ill be visiting again through this series hopefully.

4.5 stars

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Midnight Days by Anna Zaires - New Release - Review


Book 2 is here at last, and the White Nights duet is now complete! Charmaine Pauls and I are so excited to finally share the thrilling conclusion to Alex and Kate's story with our amazing readers.
Kate told herself it would only be one night—one night to give in to temptation, to go against her instincts, to experience him. But unbeknownst to her, one night is all it would take to fall deep into the dark and twisted world of Alex Volkov. Completely at Alex's mercy, Kate now has only two choices: freedom or love. What will she do? Find out now!

My Review

This is book 2 in a book duet and it's a great conclusion to Alex and Kates's story. 

The story starts where the previous book with Kate being whisked off to Russia for safety. 

I like a mafia-style book occasionally and Alex isn't exactly mafia but he's not exactly clean either! 

Alex tried to care for and protect Kate in his luxurious home but let's face it she was basically a prisoner. His intentions may have been good but why would an independent strong woman put up with that. So I was happy she kicked off and got him to loosen up a bit, as I missed the suave man I met in book 1. 

Let's talk heat, wow there's a lot of hot sex, not BDSM but Alex was definitely dominant in the bedroom. I wasn't so keen on the car scene as it was non-con, but it is a darker romance. 

I enjoyed this conclusion and was happy with the ending.

4 stars

Friday, 12 November 2021

The Promise of Frost by Brenda Margriet - New Release - Review

The Promise of Frost
Brenda Margriet

An adventurous kitten, a curious dog, and a matchmaking eight-year-old guarantee this will be a holiday to remember.

Luca Tannon’s new neighbour is a sexy but surly single dad. Which is all for the best since she’s focussed on reclaiming her life after a toxic long-term relationship.

Caleb Frost won’t let anything distract him from ensuring his son’s first Christmas as the child of divorced parents is perfect. And that includes the irritatingly intriguing woman living next door.

Everything is going as planned…until it’s not.

(A Seasoned – and Seasonal – Novella)
(Heroine is 32, Hero is 41)


This book drew me in straight away, I love it when the first meet isn't perfect and a moody Caleb had me intrigued. The fact it's a hot neighbour story just made it better!

Luca is a wonderful character, she's her own woman and confident enough to make a move!

When you add in Christmas and Owen (Caleb's son) it's a perfect seasonal read but just as easy to read in the summer.

Loved it.

4.5 stars

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Monday, 8 November 2021

Bad Moon Rising (The Crown's Wolves #1) Zoe Forward - New Release - Review

 Bad Moon Rising (The Crown's Wolves #1) 

Zoe Forward 

They are the ultimate weapon. The ultimate secret. They are the Crown’s wolves.

Lycan Roman Lanzo and his brothers are bound—by magic, no less—to serve the Crown of England. All he knows is honor, violence, blood, magic, and death. Which is exactly when he finds her. A rare female Lycan, gorgeous, fierce, powerful, and with no memory of who or what she is. Now everything in Roman’s blood wants to help her, protect her, and—damn it all to hell—want her.

Nova woke knowing only that her leather Goth get-up was riding up in the wrong places, and that she had to find Roman. Since then, every moment is a new and unsettling insight into her gifts, her dangerous skills, who she is, and what she wants…including this daunting, muscled Lycan whose name is tattooed on her skin.

But the Crown knows all about Nova. What she is, what she can do, and just how brutally dangerous a female Lycan can become. Now they want her put down for good. And they have their perfect weapon of choice… Roman

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My Review

An exciting and intriguing new PNR series.

Oh I liked this one, the start was intriguing, I then took to the characters and was hooked.

We have a woman called Nova who has a mission to do, but no memory of why. Then there's Roman a Lycanthrope who is cursed to serve the crown or suffer. These two collide at the start of the story.

This is book 1 in a series, there's enough back story so you have an understanding of their world, the author fits worldbuilding in along the storyline so it doesn't feel like an information overload.

I really liked the storyline, there's a mystery, action, preternatural creatures, and romance. I liked how they are lycans are, not werewolves. The story gets very hectic near the end, but I kept up and enjoyed it.

The pull between Roman and Nova was there along with emotion, I even teared up a little!

Flynn, Evie, Dom, and Antonia are some of the other characters and I liked them all, the author makes you want to know more about them.

Looking forward to the next book, will it be Flynn's story or just a continuous story. I'm hoping for Flynn's story!

4.5 stars

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

New Release - The Cursed King (Inferno Rising #4) by Abigail Owen - Review

The Cursed King

He will burn. She will rise.

Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, spent half a millennium being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. The only reason he’s alive is a curse— the man to kill Airk will be consumed in his own fire. Which is why Pytheios kept Airk alive, barely, unable to shift in his prison cage, driving the creature half of him into madness. Airk escaped, but he’ll never be truly free. What good is a king who can never let his feral dragon loose, never fly, and never lead his people? He’s better off dead.

Angelika Amon is the last unmated phoenix. The problem? She has no powers. Zip. Zilch. Angelika hates being dormant, especially now that her three sisters are blissfully mated to powerful dragon shifter kings and are very much part of the fight to take down the rotting king Pytheios, their parents’ killer. What good is a useless runt of a phoenix in a battle to save the dragon kingdom?

Desperate to find some way to help, she offers herself to Airk as a mate — just for political leverage. But a dormant phoenix is no damn use to him just like a dragon who can’t shift is no use to her. Until Pytheios sets his sights on Angelika for himself…

My Review

The last of the Inferno Rising series and it's a hot read in lots of ways! This book features Angelika the last unmated phoenix and Airk a white dragon shifter that cant shift. I have to admit I called Airk Eric in my head!

The fight is reaching a head and everyone is in danger and all the mated phoenix and dragons are coming together to fight the baddie. Angelika decides she and Airk should Mate to help the battle.

Airk is very standoffish to begin with. Angelika isn't giving in she can see how good they could be together. The battle we know is coming and we can almost guarantee Angelika will get her wish with Airk BUT oh my we have to wait a while - Airks defenses need some breaking down.

Along with the fighting and some unexpected occurrences we get to hear from the previous main characters.

The epilogue was wonderful and completed the series perfectly.

4.5 stars

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

New Release - Home for a Cowboy Christmas by Donna Grant - Review


Home for a Cowboy Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived for this cowboy in New York Times bestseller Donna Grant's newest novel, Home for a Cowboy Christmas.

Tis the season—for everyone except Emmy Garrett. She’s on the run after witnessing a crime. But when it becomes clear that trouble will continue following her, the US Marshal in charge takes her somewhere no one will think to look–Montana. Not only is Emmy in a new place for her protection, but now, she’s stuck with a handsome cowboy as her bodyguard…and she wants to do more than kiss him under the mistletoe.

Dwight Reynolds left behind his old career, but it’s still in his blood. When an old friend calls in a favor, Dwight opens his home to a woman on the run. He tries to keep his distance, but there’s something about Emmy he can’t resist. She stokes his passion and turns his cold nights into warm ones. When danger shows up looking for Emmy, Dwight risks everything to keep her safe.

My Review

Emmy and Dwight ❤️🤠

Cowboys, a ranch, and the great outdoors.

Emmy is on the run, she's not even safe in witness protection. Enter Dwight an ex-security man with a large ranch.

What I liked about this romance was the ease of the couple's friendship which develops into more as time goes on.

There is some drama in the story but not too much and if I'm honest I enjoyed learning a little more about Joe the baddie!

I think this is my favourite of DG cowboy books, easy read and enjoyable.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Starlight Cottage - New Release and Review

Starlight Cottage

Welcome to Pepper Bay. A small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, drama, friendship, and love.

Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.

The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters.

Starlight Cottage – Anna Cooper and Jake Reynolds both live at the luxury London building, River Heights. The only difference is that Jake lives in the penthouse, and Anna lives in a tent on the roof.

When Jake finds out, he offers Anna a chance of a new life in his grandmother’s childhood home in Pepper Bay, and she decides to take the opportunity to see if she really can make a fresh start somewhere else.

The beauty of Pepper Bay, with its quaint shops, chocolate box cottages, and all of Jake’s closest friends, immediately fills Anna’s heart with nothing but love, and it isn’t just Starlight Cottage that she finds herself falling in love with.

My Review

This is a cute and clean romance, but there's still want and desire between our couple.
Jake he lives the high life, clean freak with a few issues - he had an air of a certain Mr Grey to me. I liked him though.

Anna is down on her luck when she first meets Jake and it obvious his not impressed.

Spending time together he soon realises his first impression was wrong. Anna is a warm and caring person, guarded, yes but so is Jake so walls need to tumble.

There's no major angst, it's an easy read set mainly in cute a welcoming village.

Perfect sunny afternoon read, or cosy sofa read.

4 Stars

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Author Bio 

 Author, reader, mum, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I’m not writing, I’m baking cakes or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers. I’m the author of contemporary romance, middle-grade, and the thought-provoking thriller about mental illness, The Focus Program.

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