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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Book Review Rachel's Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts

Primrose Farm is Rachel’s very own slice of heaven. Come rain or shine there’s always a pot of tea brewing by the Aga, the delicious aroma of freshly baked puddings, and a chorus of happy memories drifting through the kitchen.

But the farm is in a spot of trouble. As the daffodils spring, Rachel must plant the seeds of change if she wants to keep the farm afloat, and it’s all resting on a crazy plan. She’ll need one family cook book, her Mum Jill’s baking magic – and a reason to avoid her distractingly gorgeous neighbour, Tom . . .

Swapping their wellies for aprons, can Rachel and Jill bake their way into a brighter future? The proof will be in the pudding!




I received this ARC from Netgalley in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.

First of all my lovely readers, I must give a warning whatever you do, don't read this book on an empty stomach, because I will guarantee you will be raiding the fridge later. Dear readers I made this mistake, so while reading this fabulous book have some snacks or better still have pudding.

This is one of those books, that from the first page you get totally immersed in, and this is one book that I can highly recommend.

I do have some favourite scenes, the first is the Poldark moment, where Rachel finds Tom chopping logs, without a shirt, I had a very clear picture of what that scene looked like in my head. The other favourite scene is at the end, I won't spoil it, I just thought that is so romantic.

I will give 5/5 stars, you can buy the book from Amazon UK and all other retailers. 
   


Friday, 12 April 2019

Book Review Atticus by Carole Mortimer (Steele Proctors Book 2)

ATTICUS (Steele Protectors 2) is the 2nd book in USA Today and Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Carole Mortimer’s, BRAND NEW Contemporary Romantic Suspense series.

Author’s Note: Beware of the very sexy & very alpha Steele brothers. These books are HOT!

Atticus is eldest of the six Steele brothers, and he takes that role very seriously. Even more so when it comes to the welfare and safety of his fiercely independent and adopted sister, Jenna Riley. Except Atticus hasn’t thought of her in a sisterly way for years. If he ever did.

Recently Jenna was viciously attacked by two thugs, who have since learned the error of their ways at the hands of the Steele brothers. Atticus insists, for her own safety, that Jenna live with him once she’s well enough to be discharged from hospital. 

Weeks later, she’s still there, tormenting him on a daily basis, with her presence, her perfume, and the sexy items of her clothing occasionally left in his bathroom, which she insists on using because she says his shower is better than hers!

Atticus isn’t sure how much more of this torment he can take before he loses it completely and gives in to his need to take and own Jenna. All of her.

When Jenna’s life is once again threatened all bets are off! 


I knew this was going to be a fun read, and I was not disappointed. Jenna is just as feisty and strong as I thought, well she has to be, because growing up with six brothers who in there own way are very alpha male, she really had to stick up for herself.

Now when I say brothers, they are not Jenna's blood brothers. Jenna went to live with the Steele family when she was eight, when her mother died, and the Steele family brought her up as one of there own. But from a young age Jenna hero worshipped Atticus, only when Jenna was older did it change to love...but of course Atticus being all alpha male tried to ignore his feelings for Jenna, until as you know from the first book, Jenna was abducted and severely beaten, that his feelings changed.

Now normally I don't like my hero's to have beards and long hair...well lets just say Ms Mortimer has changed my mind. For me Atticus was definitely alpha male and he does show how manly at certain times...but that is only to the ones he loves. 

Overall for me this was brilliant and well written as always from Ms Mortimer, and one I can highly recommend.


You can buy the book from Amazon UK and all other retailers.

Book Review Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple (Mills and Boon Historical) (The Lochmore Legacy Book 2)



The series continues, this time with Lara Temple.


A plain Regency governess
In bed with the Duke!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?


Firstly I will not apologise for the gushing that I am about to write. So without further ado let the gushing commence.

Omg, omg, omg, what a wonderful, wonderful brilliant book Lara Temple you have seriously outdone yourself, I absolutely adored Benneit, Jo and Jamie who is a seriously cute little boy, then we have Jamie's dog Flops (Ms Temple will you stop adding cute dogs into your books 😂). Told you it was going to be gushy.

For me what made this book even more amazing was how Ms Temple described the scenery, oh my word it was gorgeous, obviously the image was in head...but it was just like looking at a photograph. Even Jo was blown away at how glorious the scenery was and when she first saw Lochmore, when she got out of the carriage.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the relationship with Jo and Benneit. I loved the banter between them, a lot of the time it was so funny...but sometimes Benneit could be a little harsh, but I still forgave him, because he was trying to understand his feelings for Jo. Also I cannot leave out the gorgeous Jamie who at 4 yrs old is a typical boy, who loves adventures and of course Jo helps with those adventures. The relationship Jo has with Jamie is so beautiful and it also helped Benneit understand his feelings for Jo.

Overall this is a well written book and as I said Ms Temple has outdone herself, a truly amazing and beautiful book, and the ending was out of this world.

For this reason I give 5/5 stars, this book deserves more. The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is released on 17th April.

The next book in the series is: A Runaway Bride For The Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes (Mills and Boon Historical) ( The Lochmore Legacy Book 3)


This book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is released on 30th May.







Friday, 5 April 2019

Book Review A Country Rivalry by Sasha Morgan

Life in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Treweham could never be described as boring, but the arrival of a documentary film crew means that things are even busier than normal.

For the ever-so dashing Lord of the Manor Tobias Cavendish-Blake and his new wife Megan, it's a great advertising opportunity as they've recently opened up their home, Treweham Hall, to the public. And for the chef at the local pub The Templar, Finula, the arrival of the brooding director Marcus Devlin, means her love life is looking up. Whilst at the racing stables, jockey and trainer Dylan Delaney is hoping the exposure will help him find new owners and horses for him and his partner Flora to train.
But there is more to Marcus Devlin than meets the eye, and he has very personal reasons for heading to the Cotswolds. And once his plans become clear, life in Treweham may never be the same again.


I received this ARC from Netgalley in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.
Sasha Morgan is a new author to me, and she is one I would read again. This is one of those books that leaves you will a warm comforting feeling, well it did for me. If i could I would love to visit the village and meet all the characters, yes I said all, because in there own way I liked everyone...well apart from one person who is horrid to his horse, but luckily he isn't around that long.
So my lovely readers, grab a comfy chair and settle down and read this lovely book.
I will give 5/5 stars. You can purchase this book from Amazon UK and all other retailers.








Book Review His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston



Firstly this is a new series set in Scotland by four great Mills and Boon authors, who are: Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbs and Nicole Locke. I must point out the book covers, aren't they wonderful. Now onto my review for the first book.


Bought by her husband…
Bound by secrets of their past!
The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?


I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.

Wow Janice Preston has definitely got this series off to a brilliant start. I mean who doesn't love Scotland, the way Ms Preston described the scenery I could see it in my head, it was like seeing a photo. And we have men in kilts, and who doesn't like that. From the moment Lachlan and Flora first meet oh my goodness the chemistry between them is just electric.

For me this is one of those books, that is a definite page turner and I just loved everyone in the book, well apart from Flora's parents, but you can't like everyone. So go and get a drink, and some chocolate, and a cosy chair, and get transported into this wonderful book.

I will give a definite 5/5 stars. The book can be purchased from Amazon UK  and from all other retailers.






Book Review and Blog Tour The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath @MillsandBoon #MillsandBoonInsiders @VirginiaHeath @Rach~RandomResources

A spy on a mission…
Until he meets this heiress!
Part of The King’s Elite. Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she's certainly left wanting more!


I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.

Hi everyone welcome to my blog, were I have the great pleasure in sharing my review of The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath.

So dear readers can you believe this is book 3 already, how is that possible, it only seems a short while ago I was reading book 1. Without further ado, I will tell you my thoughts.

Without been too gushy, I absolutely adored reading about Gray, Thea and the star of the book Trefor, I loved how Thea first meets Gray, which isn't how you would normally meet your neighbour, and it is very funny. Not only does Ms Heath bring the main characters together, she also brought Lady Crudington and Lord Fennimore together which was fabulous.

Overall this was a brilliant book, with some laugh out loud moments, and its one I can highly recommend.