Saturday, 20 October 2018

One Night Under The Mistletoe (The Sommersby Brides Series Book 2) by Laurie Benson

 IThe Captain’s Christmas Journey, by Carla Kelly, Captain Everard is escorting Verity to her governess job—and for propriety’s sake that means a convenient engagement! In Louise Allen’s The Viscount’s Yuletide Betrothal Eleanor advertises for a 'suitable' gentleman to pose as her betrothed over Christmas. And in Laurie Benson’s novella, Juliet Sommersby’s One Night Under the Mistletoeleads to a marriage of convenience with handsome former love Lord Montague…

One night Under The Mistletoe is book 2 in The Sommersby brides Series, this is a series I can highly recommend.  I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

I just adore Christmas books and especially when they are set in the Regency era which for me makes even more magical, then Ms Benson writes my favourite trope, lets just say I was one very happy bunny.

Juliet was at a ball, when she finds some solitude in the library and that peace was broken by the man that she hasn't in four years, to say Juliet was surprised is an understatement...but Monty was equally surprised, and he did try to rectify the situation...but unfortunately for Juliet and Monty they find themselves in a compromising situation which then changes their lives.

Overall this was a brilliant book and I can't wait to read the next book.

So for me I will give 5/5 stars.  The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is released on 1st November.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Kiss of the Rose by Kate Pearce

Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids binding him and his heirs to the Druids’ struggle against the Vampire race. Ever since, the Llewellyns, a Vampire-slaying family, have been in the king’s employ.

Now Henry VIII reigns, and his father’s bargain has been almost forgotten — until bloodless corpses turn up in the king’s bedchamber.

To save the king, Vampire hunter Rosalind Llewellyn must form an uneasy alliance with Druid slayer Sir Christopher Ellis. But soon, Rosalind must face an unthinkable truth: that her sworn enemy may be her soulmate…

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

Normally I don't read books that have vampires, so when I was given the opportunity, I thought I would try it and the fact it was written by Ms Pearce who I have enjoyed her other books.

This type of genre isn't something I would generally read. So when I was given the opportunity to read this book, I thought i give it a try.

Unfortunately for me, I won't be reading anymore in this genre, if you like vampires then this is the book for you. I couldn't get into the book and I couldn't connect with the characters, I have tried several times to read this book.

So for me I will have to give 2/5 stars.

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

Master of None by Kate Pearce

When mill heiress Miss Emily Marsham agrees to a marriage born out of tragedy and hardheaded necessity, her hopes for future marital bliss aren’t high. Adam Blackthorn, the ambitious manager of one of her father’s mills is not what she expected in a husband. Can she make the best of her situation and be a dutiful wife, or will Adam challenge her to become something else entirely?

This is the 2nd instalment in the Millcastle series, you can read this book as a standalone...but I would recommend that you read book 1 first.

As ultimatums go Emily's father didn't give her much choice, either she marries Adam or her father will cut both Emily and her mother from his will, as you can gather Emily's father isn't a nice father, in fact he's horrible and so was her late brother.  So it was with some trepidation that she marries Adam and lets just say, a certain member of Adam's family doesn't make things easy for Emily.

Overall this was a great book, which kept me hooked mainly because I was cheering for Emily and Adam.

I give this book 5/5 stars. You can buy the book from Amazon UK and all other retailers. 

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

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Vision of Danger by Wendy Vella

A wounded hero living in the dark…

Wounded war hero Captain Wolf Sinclair has recovered physically from the hell he endured fighting for his country, but in his head, he still exists in the dark. Living among a big, boisterous family allows him somewhere to hide, until the day Rose Abernethy storms into his life. 
She challenges him, makes him feel again. 
Soon he’s addicted to her touch, and her kisses have him wanting more. But danger stalks her, and Wolf realizes he must keep her safe because in Rose he’s found someone to bring him into the light.

Is she the one to bring him into the light…

Rose is a runaway. The life she’d always known changed with the death of her aunt, and she was forced to flee Scotland. She chose the big city of London to hide in. But hiding isn’t an option when your life is in danger, and the big, handsome Captain Sinclair becomes your guardian angel. 
She battles her growing need for the man who is from a different world. A world where money and status are everything. 

The closer she gets to him, the more she realizes he’s fighting demons, and Rose knows that helping him heal is important to her, especially as she’s given him her heart.

Ms Vella is an other of my go authors, you know the ones you just click buy or pre-order without reading the blurb first, because you know that the book will be great.

Don't you love it when you love the H/H from the instant you meet them in book.  when I was introduced to Wolfe and Rose I instantly connected with them.  Rose is just fabulous, she is strong,feisty and stubborn, and that stubbornness comes out when Wolfe is telling Rose what she can and can't do, and Rose just ignores him, and I can imagine the look on Wolfe's face and for me I kept chuckling because that is something I would do.

Wolfe oh my gosh he is just gorgeous...but on the inside he dealing with what he had to endure during the war.  Even though Wolfe has a loving family, he feels that he can't share his thoughts...but over time with the help of Rose, he starts opening up to his family.  Again this made me like Wolfe all the more, and made the character believable.

Even though this is book 5, I found you can read this as a standalone, but at some point I will be buying the other books in the series.

I really would love to give more than 5/5 stars, and for me this is a must read. 

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

Monday, 15 October 2018

Belonging: A second chance romance (Trewton Royd Small Town Romance Book 2) by Rhoda Baxter

She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?
Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.
Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.
As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other. 
But with attraction comes guilt.
Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

Even though Belonging is a short novella, oh my goodness does it pack a punch and its one book I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
For me I connected straightway with Niamh her father (Richard), has passed away and she is still coming to terms with the grief, this was me when my mother passed away, I kept saying to Niamh its okay to ask questions, because all you want to do is talk about them...but its also hard on the parent that is left behind and in this case Mel Niamh's mother doesn't want to talk about him, because she thought he had an affair and that's why they got divorced and also Mel has moved on.
And its for this reason that Niamh runs away to Yorkshire and gets in touch with Harriet her father's girlfriend, even though Harriet doesn't really want to see Niamh, because of the memories...but with time they both help each other come to terms with Richard's passing.
At times I was crying...but that was because Niamh got the answers she was looking for and she grew closer to her mother and Harriet found love.
I will give 5/5 stars.
I received this copy from the author in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own. 
You can buy the book from Amazon UK and all other retailers.     

Thursday, 4 October 2018

His Rags To Riches Contessa by Marguerite Kay

From the streets of London…
…to Venetian high society!
Matches Made in Scandal story: To catch his father’s murderer, broodingly arrogant Conte Luca del Pietro requires help from a most unlikely source—Becky Wickes, London’s finest card-sharp. Against the decadence of Carnival, Becky’s innocence and warmth captivates Luca, but as their chemistry burns hotter the stakes in their perilous game are getting higher. For Luca is no longer playing only for justice—but also to win Becky’s heart…

You know your reading a good series when you don't have to read the blurb first, for me this is what I have been doing and the fact I have trust with Ms Kayes writing. As you know this is the third book and yes we are nearing the end of this fabulous series.

This time The Procurer is to help Becky Wickes who was born in the rookies and from a young age she was on the stage and from their she went to Convent Garden and did card tricks, and this is were she meets Jack, from what I can gather Becky doesn't give her heart easily...but Jack knew how to play her and unfortunately for Becky left her to face the authorities, because if they find her she will face the gallows.

So The Procurer offers Becky a chance to have a better life and with nothing much to loose, Becky accepts.  So enter Count Luca del Pietro, who is tall, dark and handsome with just a hint of arrogance, as you can tell I love Italian men. Luca explains to Becky what he wants her to do, and that is to avenge his father's death...but this comes with a lot of risks mainly that Becky has to win at cards.

From the moment that Becky and Luca meet, you can tell they are attracted to each other...but because Becky has had her heart broken before she tries to ignore the signs.  I liked Becky she is strong and once she gives her heart she gives all of it and she would be a loyal friend.

Overall this was another well written book and one that I can highly recommend, and when Ms Kaye describes Venice I could imagine myself there, it sounded wonderful.

I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review. 

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

A Scandalous Winter Wedding Book 4 is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is released on 29th November.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Makings of a Lady (#Chadcombe Marriages Book 3) by @Catherine Tinley #Review #BlogBlitz @rararesources @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

About The Book

Be calm, she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.
Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in the suave Mr Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But does she dare hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?

 Well wasn't this a surprise, not only did we have two villains...but also a kidnap as well, I was not expecting this.

Do you remember when you was a teenager and having a crush on someone, yes I did as well and then finding that person didn't feel the same way.  Well this is what happened to Lady Olivia Fenton who at eighteen had a crush on Jem Ford...but then he told her he was going to Australia and would be gone for four years, so you can imagine that Olivia was devastated, because you see she had helped Jem recover from a serious injury and she thought that Jem was going to ask her to marry him.

So four years later Olivia has the chance of seeing Jem again and this time she wants to come across as more mature and still be friendly.  As the saying goes the course of true love never runs smoothly and this is the case for Olivia, because she has a admirer a Mr Manning, who comes across as suave and dashing.

Overall Ms Tinley has written a fabulous book and one that I can highly recommend.

Catherine Tinley writes heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cat, and dog and can be reached at catherinetinley.com, as well as 

Don’t forget to take a look at Catherine Tinley’s Social media accounts.   She is running a giveaway to win a copy of the book, along with two other (surprise) romance novels by other writers.
2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.
For all the details look out for Catherine Tinley on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this ARC copy from the author in return for a honest review for this blog tour.

The Makings of A Lady is released on 4th October and can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK