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29 September 2016

A Countess for Christmas

A Countess for Christmas

Maids Under the Mistletoe #1

Christy McKellen

A Countess for Christmas (Maids Under the Mistletoe #1)

Reviewed by Helen

I love Christmas stories and I love stories that are a magical reunion between two people who loved one another when they were young and then life and tragedy get in the way and part them but true love and life has a way of bringing them back together in such a beautiful way.
Emma Carmichael had everything growing up a loving family part of the privileged she mixed in the highest circles she was a real lady and fell in love with her best friend’s brother and Earl no less Jack, but they were both young and eloped but before they had a chance to let anyone know tragedy strikes and Emma is left to make repatriation for her father’s mistakes. Her life changes dramatically she takes on a job as a waitress and never goes back to Jack, that is until she meets him at a party she is working at six years later that spark is still there she has never forgotten him.
Jack Westwood is from the upper class and appearances mean everything to his strict family but he wants to expand his wings and move to America and start his own business. When he falls very deeply for his sister’s friend Emma she encourages him to follow his dreams and they marry with plans to go together but life doesn’t turn out that way and Jack gets on with his life in The States but never forgets his wife.
This story has everything that a true romantic wants in a fabulous story it is a reunion story a bit of a Cinderella story with a hero who is so loving and caring and strong and Emma is just an amazingly strong heroine one who has the back bone to stand up to the people she thought were her friends. I highly recommend this fast paced romance it ticks all of the boxes for a must read.
5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Expected publication: October 1st 2016 by Harlequin

28 September 2016

Take me Deeper

Take Me Deeper

Texas Bounty #1

Jackie Ashenden

Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty, #1)

Reviewed by Helen

This is one of those books that will grab you from page one and you will not want to put it down yes a real WOW factor book and one that I loved keep a fan at the ready though as you journey with Zane and Iris to a very beautiful HEA.
Iris Callahan has grown up in a trailer park with a mother who probably shouldn’t have been a mother and when she turns 18 is left to bring up her baby sister, Iris will do anything for her sister Jamie and takes on a job to earn money to buy that house they both want but as all things that sound too good that is how they end up and Iris ends up on the wrong side of the law and her sister in foster care. Iris does a runner and this is about to change her life when bounty hunter Zane Redmond takes her in.
Zane has returned home he is Green Beret and is determined to sign back up again but even though his family fell apart years before family means everything and he is back home to see his brothers loyalty brought him back but catching Iris makes him stay. You see Zane cannot help himself with vulnerable woman he has lost before and he will not lose this time and there is something about Iris that brings out the protective streak and a very sensual spark in him, will he finally open up to someone.
Zane is just one of the best heroes I have “met” and will be one of my favourites now what a lover what a strong alpha hero who I think has such a vulnerable streak in him as well that I fell hook line and sinker for, and as for Iris she is one strong and vulnerable woman who needs someone to love her and Zane does just that. I highly recommend this one it really is one not to be missed. MS Ashenden has bought these characters to life there is danger emotion and so much love I can’t wait for the next one in the series loving this family, thank you for another one for the keeper shelf.
5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Loveswept

The Courage to Love Her Army Doc

The Courage to Love Her Army Doc

Karin Baine

The Courage to Love Her Army Doc by Karin Baine

Reviewed by Helen

This is a magical story set in beautiful Fiji I felt like I was back there enjoying the scenery and thoroughly enjoying the journey to a beautiful HEA between two people who really deserved the joy and love that being together brought them.
Dr Emily Clifford is a caring doctor has a birthmark that she has kept covered with make-up for many years her own mother left when Emily was young and then when her husband ends their marriage so badly this leaves her scared and hurt so she decides to take a break and help her brother out on a beautiful Fijian Island for a couple of weeks but when she is met by the handsome other locum on the island Dr Joe Braden sparks fly and lives are about to change.
Joe has been on the island helping his best friend out for some time after the war and the things that have happened Joe has decided to move about not settle in one place he has been left scared by what he went through and the guilt eats at him so this island and the peace helps but when he meets Emily well let’s say his thoughts are about to change she is just what he needs.
This really is a beautiful story so well written with emotions flying of the pages and Emily decides to push a little and finally not be boring to take the initiative because Joe has made her feel so beautiful and special and in turn Emily brings out the best in Joe and he opens up and lets that love grow yes this is a very sensual and moving story in such a gorgeous setting. I highly recommend this one sit back and enjoy you will be smiling thank you MS Baine.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: October 1st 2016 by Harlequin Medical Romance


20 September 2016

The Spaniards Pregnant Wife by Maisey Yates (Heir's Before Vows #1)

Perfection - no other word!

The Spaniard's Pregnant Bride
by Maisey Yates
It is destiny in motion when two strangers meet at a masquerade ball.  Their attraction, while dancing, is through the roof and the consequences of the night leaves no stone un-turned with changing everyone's life and changing the path of fate.

I was 27% of the way through this story knowing I'd be giving it 6 stars.  I give it 6 stars because 100% satisfied is how I was felt at the conclusion.  I loved how the last sentence referred back to the beginning of the book. I loved how Allegra and Christian discovered each other was each other and how Christian found Allegra. I love Allegra's brother, his way of standing by his sister (more than once) and can not wait to read his story in the trilogy.  I love Allegra's personality and how the author portrayed her lot in life and Allegra's take on it all.  I loved Christian and how he was written and what makes the story is a combination of their engagement with each other and the amazing way the author has with the words she uses.  I loved the background of Christian and Allegra and how they've been involved with each other's lives since way back and I just loved loved loved the flow, the banter, the plot and everything inbetween to bring it all together.  I loved how there were signs of how Christian felt about Allegra and despite coming across as gruff you could tell deep down he cared.

For the first chapter t think it's nothing short of amazing skill to have an entire chapter written with basically no words - just the thoughts of Allegra to carry the story and be completely blown away by the storyline.  To be caught up in her world and her story and be curious enough about the stranger at the masquerade ball who has made Allegra feel alive and feel like herself for the first time ever.  I wish I could describe how wonderfully written this book was - it truely swept me away from today!

I am so so so looking forward to book 2 and 3.  I can not thank Netgalley and the publisher's enough for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

17 September 2016

Playing it Cool

Playing it Cool

Sydney Smoke Rugby #2

Amy Andrews


Playing It Cool by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

WOW, WOW and WOW this is one smoking hot fabulous story. MS Andrews has such a way with words that she had me laughing smiling sighing fanning myself and just really enjoying myself while reading this one.
Harper Nugent is one curvy fun loving artist heroine, she has been put down about her body most of her life and from family also, so she has a body issues but she knows how to enjoy life so when she is put down on the side of the rugby field by her step brother Sydney Smoke player Dexter Blake steps up and asks her out is this about to change her life forever why does Dex want to ask her out a joke bet maybe?
Dexter Blake only has one thing he wants to think about and that is rugby he has come a long way from his childhood and there is no way he wants to go back so woman aren’t top of his list but when he sees the gorgeous Harper being insulted he steps in you see Dex loves curvy woman he is drawn to them and so begins a sexy sensual and sizzling journey for Dex and Harper.
I loved this story I loved Harper and Dex and the journey to their HEA the issues Harper had with her weight the way Dexter loved her curves and loved Harper through so much denial. There are so many emotions flying of the pages, this one is beautifully written and a must read, this is another one for the keeper shelf I really am loving this series thank you MS Andrews for hours of reading pleasure.

5/5 Stars for an awesome story
Published September 12th 2016 by Entangled Publishing

Indebted to Moreno by Kate Walker

Indebted to Moreno

Kate Walker

Indebted to Moreno by Kate Walker

Reviewed by Helen


This one kept me turning the pages first loves are never forgotten and what romances are about, a beautifully written story that will bring two people who have been through so much back together for a beautiful HEA.
Rose Cavalliero is a dress designer and she has worked hard to get there she has had a lot of ups and downs in her life and some only recently so she is looking forward to the appointment with a wealthy Spaniard Nairo Moreno with the hope of designing a wedding dress for his sister but Rose is stunned when this man turns out to be the one person that she gave everything to a long time ago and has never forgotten.
Nairo has had a tough life when he was younger but has turned his life around with hard work and now will do anything for his sister even if that means returning to England to hire the designer she requests for her wedding dress. England holds a lot of memories for Nairo some good some not so good but there was one person that he has never forgotten and now he will do what he has to, to bring her to Spain with him to design the special dress.
This is a story that is heart-warming emotional and very sensual as Rose and Nairo or Red and Jett come to terms with their pasts, open up to each other about misunderstandings that had happened and then fall back in love. I love lovers reunited stories and this is one that I highly recommend MS Walker has bought all of the characters to life on the pages sit back and enjoy you will not want to put this one down yes I was smiling and sighing.
5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by Harlequin
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Reviewed by Nas Dean

INDEBTED TO MORENO by author Kate Walker is October 2016 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Rose Cavalliero had acted rashly and without much thinking when she betrayed her lover Jett to the cops. Now years later, she faces a tall dark and dangerous Jett in the shape of business tycoon Nairo Moreno and then realizes what she had done. But at the time she was so sure that Jett was guilty. Yet now she knows she was scared of the situation and of everything around her. Could she hope for forgiveness from Nairo?


Nairo had never forgotten his Red as he called Rose back then. Meeting her years later as a sophisticated and savvy business lady, could he forget the past and focus on the chemistry still scorching between them? Or would he take his revenge now?

INDEBTED TO MORENO is a heart-touching tale about second chances and past regrets. Author Kate Walker brought this emotionally tortured and betrayed hero Nairo, whom readers would love. And a very strong heroine in Rose who takes the challenges life throws at her and still manages to move on.


Highly recommended for all readers of romance. 

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13 September 2016

A Dangerously Sexy Secret

A Dangerously Sexy Secret

The Dangerous Bachelors Club #3

Stefanie London

Product Details

Reviewed by Helen


A Dangerously Sexy Secret made me smile there is emotion aplenty there is sizzle and a story that had me turning the pages so as I could get to the end but I didn't want it to end another winner in this series.

Rhys Glover IT specialist who works for security company Cobalt and Dane is a man that sticks to the rules if he could have a spreadsheet for everything he would he keeps his work and personal life separate ethics mean a lot to Rhys he is gorgeous and so very likable so when a new girl moves into the apartment block he lives in he is attracted to her instantly what's not to love blonde hair and very sexy and he really wants to get to know her.

Wren Livingston has just moved from her very small town to the big city and she has a few reasons for doing so Wren is an artist a very good one but the people in the small town and her ex don't appreciate her paintings then when her best friend returns home hurt Wren the always caring person decides to get to the bottom of it. But when the gorgeous looking neighbour helps her out with a emergency the sparks fly.

Rhys and Wren are so very different yet the spark that sets them alight when they are together cannot be denied and with them getting closer and then with a work issue bringing them together as well and causing more problems this is a journey to a HEA that has a few ups and downs and with both of them being so caring and mystery and danger involved they really need each other in such a beautiful way they are meant for each other. I highly recommend that you pick this one up sit back and enjoy the sizzle and spark of this journey that will make you smile and sigh. And of course I do love catching up with friends form past stories thank you MS London for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by Harlequin


The Return of the Di Sione Wife

The Return of the Di Sione Wife

The Billionaire's Legacy #4

Caitlin Crews

The Return of the Di Sione Wife by Caitlin Crews


Reviewed by Helen

I am really enjoying this series and this one had a lot of angst and hurt that had to be overcome before they could finally have the HEA that was deserved there was a lot of mistrust between Dario and Anais and the journey was a tough one that will bring out a lot of emotions.

Dario Di Sione has been asked by his grandfather to find and return to him another of the lost mistresses this time a pair of earrings but Dario has an anger burning inside of him he is separated from his wife (not divorced) he throws everything into his business and pretty much keeps to himself even staying away from his identical twin since the break up of his marriage. But when he travels to Hawaii to collect the earrings he is stunned to find that he is to collect them from none other than the wife he walked out on and she has a secret that he needs to know about.

Anais has felt cheated for six years wronged badly but although she had done what she could to let Dario know about his child he had blocked her totally but the instant that they meet again that spark is still there but Anais is a lot stronger now a lawyer and determined to make things right for her son.

This one practically has sparks flying of the pages as you turn them there were times I could have hit Dario, but Dario has a lot to learn. I thoroughly enjoyed their sensual journey I loved the way that Anais stood up to Dario and stood her ground where their son Damien was concerned. I do highly recommend this one I am loving the Di Sione family and their commitment to their grandfather and the loves in their lives.

4/5 stars for a great story

Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by Harlequin

05 September 2016

Seven Nights with Her Ex by Louisa Heaton

Reviewed by Nas Dean

SEVEN NIGHTS WITH HER EX by author Louisa Heaton is a September 2016 release by Harlequin Medical Romance series.

Dr. Gray McGregor left neurologist Beau Judd and went away twelve years ago. Now he has the chance to woo Beau back, would he take this chance?


Could Beau forget and forgive what Gray had done to her? Would she give him a second chance?

SEVEN NIGHTS WITH HER EX is an emotional story amid all the medical drama. Beau is a strong character who knows how to fight for her self-respect and love. Author Louisa Heaton once again brought this emotional story full of tension and romance which would keep a reader hooked to the book till the very last page.


Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.

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Seven Nights with Her Ex

Louisa Heaton

Seven Nights With Her Ex by Louisa Heaton

Reviewed by Helen

Fabulous story that I loved it is emotional and moving it pulled at my heart strings, a second chance at love for these two and so well deserved.

Beau Judd is a neurologist and very good at what she does she has thrown herself into her work for the last eleven years after she was jilted at the alter by the one man she truly loved. Beau needs to get out and about and has decided that a medical survival course in Yellowstone Park is just what she needs so off she goes to America from her home in England never realizing who she will meet and how her life will change.

Dr Gray McGregor is a cardiologist in Scotland he loves extreme sports and has thrown himself into these for years he had a tough life growing up and is convinced that he will never love but when he meets fellow medical student Beau in college there is a spark that cannot be denied and falls for her but when crunch comes to crunch and he is due at church he cannot do it and walks away never thinking he will see her again but never forgetting and feeling guilty, that is until they meet again in Yellowstone Park and that spark is still there but so much has happened.

I loved the strength and courage that both Beau and Gray showed throughout this truly emotional journey there was so much that had to be said they had to be honest with each other and they were, this is a magical story that had me in tears smiling and sighing to see them finally have their HEA that was so well deserved, thank you MS Heaton for another fabulous story that will stay with me for a long time


5/5 stars for a moving emotional beautiful story

Published September 1st 2016 by Mills & Boon Medical

01 September 2016

Summer Lease

Summer Lease

Liz Fielding

A Summer's Lease

Reviewed by Helen

I am working my way through all of Liz Fielding’s stories and am thoroughly enjoying myself I have a long way to go yet but I can highly recommend this one it is a sweet read that has a fair bit of misunderstanding in it between the hero and heroine but will definitely have you smiling at the end.
Charlotte Palmer has lived since her birth at Beaumont Court she comes from a long line that has worked for the owners and now Charlotte is working for Richard Beaumont the current Baronet writing the history of Beaumont Court and learning about the generations that have come before since Harry Beaumont built it in the 16th century. Charlotte is very fond of Harry since she first saw his portrait as a young girl and is loving the wok she is doing but sadly Richard passes away and the new heir is about to arrive what will happen to the place Charlotte loves and cares so much for.
Matthew Ryan arrives after the death of his uncle for the reading of the will but he is first captivated by a young beauty walking the grounds while he is riding a black mount and their meeting is filled with sparks and a need that is not taken up. So when they meet formally there are still sparks and Charlotte is not happy at all. Matthew does not want to keep the estate it will take a lot of thought and investment and he has been hurt by the Beaumont’s and has never any of his relatives. He and Charlotte come to an arrangement regarding finishing her work at the estate which is going to keep them together ooh but there are many emotions and lots of angst between these two.
Matt is so very similar to the Harry Beaumont in looks and comes across as a tough and determined boss but there is a lot more to Matt and Charlotte is so determined to do what she can to get him to keep Beaumont Court throw in a neighbour who has their sights set on Matt and poachers and a little dog called Daisy, that their journey becomes a very uphill battle there seems to be problems that are everywhere and so many misunderstandings between them but the pull between them is so strong. This one had me so invested in the story I was almost yelling at them but what a fabulous story one that kept me turning the pages I loved the setting the story line old buccaneers and family history and that sensual pull throughout yes I can highly recommend this one.

5/5 stars for a sweet read