The Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard

The Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard

Royal Wedding Invitations #3

Liz Fielding

The Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard by Liz Fielding

Reviewed by Helen

Who doesn’t love being swept of their feet by a gorgeous hero a Count no less, although Fredrik comes across a bit abrupt in the beginning and he has his reasons to be this way, he soon turns around when the right heroine is there to get him to open up when the sizzle between them could light up the village and of course he is forever the perfect gentleman and he does wonders for Ally.

Ally Parker is a journalist who has lost her job and is doing what she can to keep her head above water, so when her best friend asks her to step in and do the PR work for her up -coming wedding to a Prince Ally is thrilled but of course that means that she has to pass muster with the head of the royal security first and seeing as how there is a definite spark between them this could be a bit tricky.

Count Fredrik Jensson is not overly impressed about the person Holly has asked to do the wedding PR when he checks her out that is his job after all and he does not trust her from the start, but neither is he happy about the protective feelings he has for her at their first meeting which doesn’t go to way he thinks it should, he is quite taken with that kiss.

Ally and Fredrik have a few things from their past that need to be sorted and with their trip to Fredrik’s home of San Michele they get sorted pretty quickly with a lovely sensual trip to the mountains. Fredrik runs a bit hot and cold during their journey to a HEA with Ally’s past being brought back into the limelight and secrets being released about the wedding but it doesn’t take long before the warmth is back in a good way, this is a lovely story that had me smiling true love wins in the end in a beautiful finish, I can highly recommend this one especially if like me you love royal weddings.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 18th 2017 by Tule Publishing



His Mistletoe Proposal by Christy McKellen

Reviewed by Nas Dean

HIS MISTLETOEPROPOSAL by author Christy McKellen is a November 2017 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Flora Morgan relocated to London and to be near her dead friend’s only brother for emotional support.

Yet, Alex Trevelyan didn’t want or need her help. He could survive the grief on his own, couldn’t he? But what he hadn’t counted on was Flora’s tenacity in not leaving him alone.
They both discovered they did need each other and love to move forward.

HIS MISTLETOEPROPOSAL is a sweet romance. Author Christy McKellen brought this tale on the pages which would hook her readers in and keep them hooked till the last pages.


Recommended for all readers of romance. 

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The Baronet's Wedding Engagement

The Baronet's Wedding Engagement

Royal Wedding Invitations #2

Jessica Hart

The Baronet's Wedding Engagement by Jessica Hart

Reviewed by Helen

I am really enjoying this series and this is Hope’s brother Max’s story, and I loved getting to know a bit grumpy Max and seeing him come around and start smiling with the ever happy best friend of Hope’s Flora Deare this is truly a happy story, a story of love and joy.

Max is shocked when his beloved sister tells him she is marrying a Prince and that she wants the wedding at home in the little village church and the reception at the country estate Hasebury Hall. Max has been through a lot in his life, a father who caused a scandal that Max had to work so hard to keep the estate in the family his marriage broke up and he spends weekends with his children but now Flora has taken over the kitchen in the hall to plan for the wedding and she is turning Sir Max’s world upside down.

Flora had a secret crush on Max when she was fifteen and was devastated when he married but she got on with her life she was bought up by her grandparents in the village as her mother was always off on some trip or other she has always dreamed of opening up her own restaurant and is thrilled to be the chef at Hope’s wedding but this brings her close to Max and the sparks fly.

I love Flora she is such a beautiful fun person always positive and so straight up with the serious Max but it doesn’t take too long before these two cannot leave each other alone they open up so much they talk, tell each other things that they have not told other people and fall in love in a magical fairy tale, I highly recommend this story I was smiling at the end and am very much looking forward to the rest in the series.


5/5 stars for a great story

Published October 16th 2017 by Tule Publishing


   




   




The Prince's Bride

The Prince's Bride

Royal Wedding Invitations #1

Sophie Weston

The Prince's Bride by Sophie Weston

Reviewed by Helen
Can Hope Kennard learn to trust after what she has been through? Her loving father had let her down badly as had her mother but now Hope is now travelling, learning new things and enjoying life but when she meets handsome forest ranger Jonas there are niggles of unease in her brain does she trust her instincts or let them free?

Jonas is on holidays from his life doing what he loves spending time in the forest of his country when he meets a gorgeous woman Hope and yes can it be love at first sight but will keeping things to himself help or not.

Love can be an uphill battle when trust is involved and things are not bought out into the open, Hope has always disliked being in the limelight after what happened with her father and when she finds out who Jonas is this turns things around big time. Jonas never gives up, he loves Hope and does what he can to convince her and love wins out.

This was a story that has characters that are engaging and the setting is wonderful and I did enjoy this one it is the first in a series and I look forward to the others I do love royal weddings.

4/5 stars for a great story
Published October 13th 2017 by Tule Publishing





Playing With Forever

Playing With Forever

Sydney Smoke Rugby #4

Amy Andrews

Playing With Forever by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

MS Andrews you have done it again blown me away with your words, your story and your hero, heroine and Tiny, I can always be assured that when I pick up one of your books I know I am going to be one very happy reader by the end.

Ryder Davis country boy rugby player awesome all round bloke loves the ladies and his time with them but is also a helpful gentleman so when his coach’s daughter arrives and asks a big favour (knowing how much he loves dogs) what can he say, so enter Great Dane Tiny into Ryder’s life and is Tiny going to turn it upside down for Ryder when he needs help with him from the gorgeous Dog Whisperer Juliet Morgan.

Juliet is working hard at the animal shelter saving money for what will be her life changing journey to Italy, she has been let down by a man before and that is never going to happen again, oh she loves her sex but her trip is way more important, but then in walks rugby star Ryder with a beautiful dog that really knows how to flirt and Ryder needs help with, The attraction between her and Ryder is instantaneous.

Neither of them can deny this spark and both agree to a short affair with a definite finish date but they fuse together so well not only in the bedroom but outside as well but Juliet is so determined that she will be able to leave in two months but Ryder is not so convinced that they should separate, their journey does have a lot of sexy fabulous moments and Tiny definitely adds to the mix.

I loved this one I laughed at Tiny and his antics I sighed and needed a fan with Juliet and Ryder, truly I am loving this series but I think this one is now my favourite woohoo a sexy, fabulous, fun, awesome read that I highly recommend. Thank you MS Andrews for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published September 25th 2017 by Entangled: Brazen

Valdez's Bartered Bride by Rachael Thomas

Valdez's Bartered Bride

Convenient Christmas Brides #1

Rachael Thomas


Valdez's Bartered Bride by Rachael Thomas

Reviewed By Helen


I really enjoy MS Thomas’s stories and this one is fabulous, two passionate people, a thin line between love and hate and two fathers that set them on a journey that could go either way, sit back and get to know Spanish Magnate Raul Valdez and Genealogist Lydia Carte-Wilson as they try to fight the instant attraction that could light up a city.

Lydia has not had a very happy childhood unloved by her mother and father and now she has been thrown into a position that is in all likely hood about to turn her world upside down when she is summoned to meet up with Raul Valdez regarding his father’s will they have not seen each other since she was a young teenager and that did not end happily. So now she is being asked to help Raul gain his inheritance and her father has a big part to play in it as well and it could mean getting married on Christmas Eve or being ruined.

Raul is furious with his late father he never wants to marry or fall in love, falling in love to him is a sign of weakness but there are debts to be paid off and he needs to get it done so as the people who work for the company will still have jobs there is a lot riding on Lydia and her answer, Oh but the sparks fly and it is not too long before they are having an affair a sensual one at that.

This story sizzles with a huge sensual spark that both Lydia and Raul try very hard to curb they really have been thrown in the deep end by their fathers but surprisingly soon learn a lot about each other considering how neither one wanted to be near each other in the first place, both normally keep to themselves but open up to each other in more ways than one. I did love this story it is fast paced and a fantastic journey to a very delightful HEA. I look forward to the next one in this series.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story


Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Harlequin Presents

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Reviewed by Nas Dean


VALDEZ’S BARTEREDBRIDE by author Rachael Thomas is a November 2017 release by Harlequin Presents series.

This is Book 1 of author Rachael Thomas's mini series, 'Convenient Christmas Brides'.
Book 2 is Martinez's Pregnant Wife, release date January 2018.

Lydia Carter-Wilson is aghast at her father’s debt and the way he’d tied up her future in it. She’d do almost anything to settle it all. But would she be willing to marry Raul Valdez for it?

Because once she met Raul, she can’t get him out of her mind. Passion flares between them and chemistry ignites with scorching results. They give in to their desires, but could this turn into love?

VALDEZ’S BARTEREDBRIDE is a highly sensual romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Rachael Thomas brought this tale of family jealousy, betrayal and redemption to life on the pages. This story would enthrall a reader and keep her hooked until the very last. I finished this story in one sitting, as I was eager to discover what happened next.


Highly recommended for all readers of romance. 

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The Greek's Forbidden Princess by Annie West

The Greek's Forbidden Princess

The Princess Seductions #2

Annie West

The Greek's Forbidden Princess by Annie West

Reviewed by Helen

MS West is an auto buy author for me her stories are magical journeys to the most gorgeous countries and of course her heroes are to die for and so very loving and her heroines strong and loving and for me I have a real soft spot for a Greek hero and well Lambis is so very vulnerable so afraid to love until Princess Amelie walks into his life again.

Princess Amelie is hurting for the loss of her brother and his wife but more so for their young son Sebastien who has taken himself off into a shell and he needs to be bought out of that shell, so Amelie takes him away from their little country of St Galla and the media to the man that she hopes will be able to help him to the man that walked away from her before and left her broken hearted to his island in Greece remote and risky for Amelie, can she keep her feelings and emotions inside while they get little Seb back to his normal self?

Lambis has purposely ignored all communication from Amelie after the funerals you see he has such strong feelings for her but is unable to love again or protect like he should, these days he works hard and keeps to himself, so when Amelie and Seb arrive on is island in the cold and snow what else can he do but offer his help and pray that the desire will stay within.

This is such a beautiful story a story of love, caring and emotions from two very vulnerable people, people that deserve love and happiness and with the sparks flying between them as they get closer by helping Seb they cannot help but fall into an affair a short affair according to them both. This journey is a moving emotional and very sensual one, I loved Lambis and Amelie and as for Seb what a fabulous little boy who will be King, yes I shed some tears but was left sighing and smiling, thank you MS West for another story that will stay with me for a long time an awesome finish to this series.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Harlequin Presents

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Reviewed by Nas Dean


THE GREEK’SFORBIDDEN PRINCESS by author Annie West is a Harlequin Presents release for November 2017.

This is Book 2 of Annie West’s mini-series ‘The Princess Seductions’.
Book 1 is ‘His Majesty’s Temporary Bride’—release date October 2017.

Princess Amelie was recovering from grief of her brother and his wife’s tragic accident. She also had to take care of her nephew, the late King’s only son and heir, Seb. Because her young nephew had internalized the grief and hadn’t spoken a word since his parents’ death. Amelie had to keep him safe from the paparazzi as well so she went off to the only person she could think of who could help them. Her nephew’s Godfather.

Lambis Evangelos had a soft spot for Amelie, but he believed himself incapable of giving love or happiness. Even though he wanted to keep his distance from Amelie, yet he had to agree to help her. But their enforced closeness awakened all the dormant desire they had for each other. And passion flared between them with scorching intensity. Could this passion survive the guilt Lambis carried with him?

THE GREEK’SFORBIDDEN PRINCESS is a heart-touching romance about second chances and past griefs. Author Annie West brought this emotionally tortured hero Lambis, whom readers would love. And a strong heroine in Amelie who takes Lambis on and makes him move past the grief and embrace the future. The scene where Amelie’s nephew finally breaks down on the beach had me reaching for tissues reading how Amelie watched Lambis comforting him. In fact I had to remove my foggy glasses to take deep breathes at many places in this sensational romance.


Highly recommended for all readers of romance.  



Give Murder a Hand

Give Murder a Hand

The Westport Mysteries. Lizzie #2

Beth Prentice

Give Murder A Hand by Beth Prentice

Reviewed by Helen

WOW am I loving this series Lizzie is one fabulous heroine who just seems to have murder, mayhem and one problem after another following her since she bought this house, of course she did meet the love of her life after hiring handyman Riley to help her get the house renovated. This time bones are dug up in the back yard and the chaos and havoc start over again, do yourself a favour and read the first book in the series Dangerous Deeds and then this one although they can be read as stand alones I highly recommend them both.

Yes Lizzie still has a way of getting herself into trouble and this time Riley insists on her having counselling for the nightmares from the last incident and when she makes an appointment it ends up being Riley’s ex-girlfriend Allison, Lizzie feels very uncomfortable with her from the start and when dreadful things happen and Allison seems to be around at the time Lizzie and her family are getting suspicious as is Police Sargent Ed who seems to come to the rescue when needed.

Riley and Lizzie are starting to argue over Allison and of course there is Policeman Ed to contend with as well not to mention Grandma Mabel’s new boyfriend George with the skin problems and with Lizzie’s family adding their two cents worth and Riley’s family so nice to Allison, this adds up to a story that is just riveting I couldn’t put it down truly I laughed but it also has the heart beating as Lizzie has quite a few near misses in life.

Oh but Riley is the best hero he does love Lizzie as Lizzie loves him and together they are a team, a team that win in life and love, I loved this story from start to finish very clever, witty, fun well written engaging and I highly recommend it, way to go MS Prentice another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 16th 2015
            


The Love Experiment

The Love Experiment

Ainslie Paton

The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

This book had me turning the pages what a story it engages you from the start the banter and whit is so very entertaining there will be laughs and smiles as you get to know hero Jack Haley who is an investigative journalist with the Courier newspaper in Chicago, and new to the city journalist Derelie Honeywell who also works for the same paper although in the online department, sit back and enjoy.

Derelie was the girl from the country loved dogs comes from a fabulous family and was determined to do well she is strong and she is also never going to show her vulnerability to anyone especially the egotistical bastard Jack when they are thrown together to do a piece for the paper the love experiment 36 questions to see if a couple are compatible and it doesn’t take long for Derelie to make up her mind about the man Jack Haley is maybe not the egotistical bastard she first thought.

Jack is a loner he did not have the best family growing up he does his job with an tenacity that does not stop, he has ways of coping with anger and he loves his cat Martha and when he is told to do this love experiment Jack is not a happy man and does everything to get out of it, oh but Derelie gets under his skin and I loved seeing his emotions it is just the best, hang on to your seats as Jack shows his true colours.

I loved this story, I loved seeing Derelie stand up to Jack never giving in and to see Jack become his real self with her was an amazing journey, MS Paton nailed this story it is beautifully written it is moving and I fell for Jack big time. Derelie is such a beautiful heroine caring, strong with a fabulous sense of humour, I highly recommend this story so many emotions it is fun and fabulous. Thank you MS Paton for hours of reading enjoyment oh and I did love Martha and Ernest.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 2nd 2017 by Carina Press

Dangerous Deeds by Beth Prentice

Dangerous Deeds: Lizzie Book 1

The Westport Mysteries

Beth Prentice

Dangerous Deeds by Beth Prentice

Reviewed by Helen

This is a laugh out loud action packed fast paced story that will keep readers engaged and on the edge of your seat as you keep turning the pages.

Lizzie has just purchased a house, it is old and run down and yes needs a lot of work but she is determined to get it done. She has decided to work from home and needs the attic fixed up first as that is going to be her office when she starts. Lizzie realizes that she is going to need help so she hires handyman Riley who happens to be gorgeous but Lizzie already has a boyfriend but she can look or drool.

Riley jumps in and starts work straight away and he finds Lizzie fun and cute and easy to talk to. He is single, works hard and comes from a great family. He is ever the gentleman and cannot do enough for Lizzie and finds that there is a pull towards this fun loving woman.

Things start to happen when pulling up floor boards as an engagement ring and very old letters are found that had belonged to the previous owner of the house, Avis, who has passed away and Lizzie and Riley are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery but they did not count on stalkers and break-ins and danger around a lot of corners, this ring holds a lot of secrets and there are people who will go to any lengths to stop them from being revealed.

This is the first book by MS Prentice that I have read but it won’t be the last. She has bought to life a cast of endearing characters that had me laughing and there are those nasty ones that are out to cause trouble and of course the journey for Lizzie and Riley has so many ups and downs in it. I loved Lizzie the girl who comes first in class with foot in mouth disease that will have you cracking up with laughter and Grandma Mabel is just the best. Lizzie’s family will keep the laughs and love coming as well. I do highly recommend this story.

4/5 stars for a great story

Published September 30th 2017