Wednesday, 9 January 2019

The Return of Lady Jane (The Scandal Sheet book 1) by Jess Michaels

After a surprisingly passionate wedding day, Viscount Colin Wharton begins to believe he could overcome a painful betrayal in his past and truly make a future with his new wife Jane. But a shocking betrayal crushes his heart. He sends her away, determined to forget her.

Viscountess Jane Wharton has no idea what hardened her husband's heart to her, but she is trying to make the best of her banishment. When she returns to London, she hopes to simply avoid Colin. But that is not to be. As the couple reunites in a clash of harsh words and heated passions, both begin to wonder if they could overcome the past.

Only a secret lurks that is darker than anything either could have imagined. And they will have to fight to survive, as well as fight for the love they both deserve.

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

The Scandal Sheet is the first book in Ms Michaels new series. Yes this is a Novella...but Ms Michaels writing does not let you down.

On what should have been Jane's most happiest of days, her wedding day, it started off well...but other forces had other ideas, and so Jane was banished to the country, without been able to appeal to Colin or being told what she had done wrong.

Then six months later Jane is back in London, to see her baby nephew and at all costs she must avoid Colin, I mean you just wouldn't want to see your husband after he did that...but for Jane she still loves her husband. There was a moment in the book I wanted to give Colin a shake and tell him he has made a big mistake...but luckily for me Ms Michaels did that (no not shake him), no she showed him error of his way.

For me this book was a great start to what will be a brilliant series, the characters are well developed and the writing is brilliant as ever.

I give 5/5 stars and its a book I can highly recommend. 

The book is available to buy from Amazon UK and all other retailers.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow

Welcome to Love Heart Lane…
When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.
When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

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

Well dear readers I have found a new author and her name is Christie Barlow, and I will definitely be reading more of Ms Barlow's books and for me this book comes highly recommended.

I don't know about you...but I've always wanted to live in a village and be part of the community if you have answered yes, then Heartcross is the village were you and I would love to live. I loved everything about the book, not only is the cover gorgeous...but the village is set in Scotland which for me is lovely.

Flick Simmons is returning after eight years away, and for some this is a positive and at first everything is fine until the bridge collapses, then you see a different Flick and let me put it this way I for one wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of Flick...but there are two people who aren't pleased that she has returned, and when she helps with the bridge well lets just say not everyone is happy.

Overall this book leaves with a warm fuzzy feeling and I can't wait to read the next book.

I will definitely give 5/5 stars. The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is released on 11th January. 

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Sent as the Viking's Bride by Michelle Styles

She’s the wife he doesn’t want…
…and the woman he needs!
Desperate to escape her murderous brother-in-law and protect her young sister, Ragnhild agrees to marry an unknown warrior, and arrives penniless at his remote island. Only Gunnar Olafson’s belief in love died with his family—he does not want a bride! But as yuletide approaches Ragnhild transforms his isolated existence. Can she melt her Viking warrior’s frozen heart?

In the past I have tried reading Viking romances and they was always a disappointment, either by the characters or the writing. So I hear you ask what has changed my mind, well for one Ms Styles is an author I can trust, I have read quite a few of her Historical romances and enjoyed those books a lot.

The characters in the book take you on this wonderful journey that starts from the first chapter right to the last chapter, I mean whats not to love a brooding hero who has a loving heart and a heroine who is protecting her sister, add in Christmas and for me this made the book even more perfect.

So now that the nights are long, all you need to do is have a lovely fire a snuggle blanket and hot chocolate, and this lovely book, then you will have the perfect night.

For this reason I give this book 5/5 stars and I can highly recommend it. 

I received an advanced 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.

Enter the Duke by Grace Callaway (Game of Dukes book 2)

He's a duke in disguise. She is his ex-lover...and has an even bigger secret. (Hint: it involves a baby...) 

One wicked night of passion results in life-altering consequences for innocent bar maid Maggie Goode. Years later, she’s a respectable widow, but her troubles are far from over. With debts looming, she must salvage her fossil shop to support herself and her beloved daughter. Fate leads her to a man who can save her business…but he’s also the biggest mistake from her past.

The product of an ill-fated union between an English aristocrat and a Chinese merchant’s daughter, Rhys Cavendish, the Duke of Ranelagh and Somerville (“Ransom”), hides his secret pain behind a rakish faΓ§ade. Yet he cannot hide from his debts, and now he’s on the run from cutthroat moneylenders—and the necessity of marrying for convenience. His last hope: the inheritance his uncle left him in the form of a treasure map. When he goes to hire help for his expedition, he comes face to face with a woman he’s never forgotten…and a daughter he never knew he had.

Dangerous secrets smolder between Maggie and Rhys, but neither can resist a scorching reunion. Personal demons and hidden enemies threaten their quest and their passionate romance. Will they defy all odds to find the ultimate treasure: a love for all time?

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

This is book 2 in the Game of Dukes series. from the start to the finish I was totally immersed, Ms Callaway takes us on a journey that involves drama, with a little bit of mystery and above all romance, and for me I can highly recommend this book.

For Rhys to claim his inheritance from his uncle, he has to go on a treasure hunt, that takes him to Dorset and its while he's there that he meets Maggie who he hasn't seen for eight years...but Maggie is hiding a secret and at first she isn't sure if she should tell him. What Rhys also finds is that the treasure hunt also takes him and Maggie to London.

From here I can't reveal much more...but what I will say is and if you have read the first book, then you will know how popular the ferret was, and yes he makes an appearance...but he also has a friend and for me this brought some humour into the book.

I will gladly give 5/5 stars. The book is available to buy from Amazon UK and all other retailers.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Mr One-Night Stand by Rachael Stewart

One night only. 

Just think of the possibilities

The second she sees Mr Oh-So-Delicious, Jennifer Hayes knows she needs one night of crazy. No names, no strings, no rules. Except that Jennifer's naughty one-nighter is actually Marcus Wright—her new business partner! Now they're mixing business with all kinds of pleasure. But when it comes to falling in love her sexy Mr Wright is either Mr Wrong or the best mistake of her life…

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

This is Ms Stewart's first Mills and Boon romance for Dare. There is one thing I must say if you don't like strong language and a lot sex in your books, please, please don't read this book...but if you're like me and you like this type of book, then I can highly recommend reading this one.

Oh boy was this book hot, I instantly loved Marcus for me any hero with dark hair, I always have the image of Aidan Turner in my head (πŸ˜‚)...but apart from Marcus being a successful businessman, he also has a soft centre and this shows when something happens to a member of his family.

I also adored Jennifer, boy was she feisty and she doesn't let Marcus have his own way all the time. Jennifer is the older sister to Kate who lives in Yorkshire (yay my home county) with their mother and on a weekend visit that Jennifer realises that she is needed more at home, and of Jennifer has to make a big decision, well there is two decisions she has to make, and you will find out what they are when you read the book.

There is one other thing I must say, I did feel sorry for Colin, its not bad just probably a little embarrassing (πŸ˜‰).

The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK  and is released on 21st February. 

Monday, 31 December 2018

Boonies Must Read of the Year


 If you have been following me on social media, every now again I mention this book, I'm sure people are getting fed up with me banging on and on about this book.

From the moment the cover was revealed I knew this book was going to be a great read, and oh boy was it, I went from laughing to been annoyed and then at the end crying, not sad tears...but happy tears because the ending was so beautiful.

So I hear you say which book is it, I'm getting there and all will be revealed.  Again if you are following me on social media then you will know I like a certain man from Poldark, some would say I am obsessed πŸ˜‚ of course I'm talking about Aidan Turner, and the hero in the book is based on him.  have you guessed yet??? No alright then the name of the book is......Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray by Janice Preston 😊

I want to thank Janice Preston for writing such a lovely book, and this book will always have a special place on my book shelves and in my heart.

My Top Twenty Romance Books of 2018

This year I have read a fair few books and to get my top twenty books was very difficult, so without further ado this is my twenty books.

20 to 10

10 Down to 1

And at Number 1 is