martedì 20 giugno 2017

The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia Macintosh


Release Date: 06.16.2017


Synopsis:

What happens in Vegas…
When Georgie discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, only a few days before her cousin’s wedding, her whole world explodes. Facing a romantic trip to Vegas alone, she decides to go out and have some fun…

…but Georgie never expected to wake up wed! And even worse, she can’t remember who to. So when gorgeous Jack reveals himself as her husband, she can’t believe her luck – he’ll act as the perfect wedding date!

Even if it is their very accidental honeymoon, surely the newlyweds can keep their emotions in check for just a few days more?

Review:


I've had a very good time reading this book during a hot summer day.

I loved the characters,every single one is very well depicted and has a unique personality.
My favorite is our heroine,Georgie,who tries to make everyone else happy only causing more troubles and making her story even more funny.
I couldn't stop reading Georgie's journey because I was intrigued,I wanted to know how and when she would have found her happily ever after.
I would have liked a long long epilogue but my heart is still pretty content like this.

This was my first read of a Portia Macintosh story but it won't be the last because I've really enjoyed her writing.

sabato 17 giugno 2017

Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin


Release Date: 05.13.2016



Synopsis:

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. 

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing… 

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day. 

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides. 

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for? 


Review:


I was so glad to come back to White Cliff Bay,I love the lively atmosphere of this series and it is always a pleasure to read Holly Martin words.

Summer At Rose Island will make you smile and occasionally shade some tears but at the end you'll feel all warm inside.

I've enjoyed Darcy and Riley's sweet journey full of adventures,sexy times,mermaids and sharks.

martedì 13 giugno 2017

Eight by E.S. Carter


Release Date: 06.13.2017


Synopsis:

I'm sorry for your loss. 
Why do people say that? 
When someone you love is taken from you, when a part of you dies along with them, you haven't lost them like you would your car keys or mobile phone. They aren't stuck down the side of the sofa or left in the ignition of your car for you to find later. You haven't absentmindedly put them somewhere and forgotten. You will never lose them because they live in you. 
The soul crushing hurt that burns your lungs with every breath you take comes from knowing where they are and not being with them. 
The ugly and real definition of grief is being left behind. 
I'm sorry they left you. 
I'm sorry you are alone. 
I'm sorry it hurts to breathe. 
Loss; it doesn't even compare.
She was my first love. 
She is my last love. 
I am an empty husk who pretends to be filled with enough love for those of us she left behind. 
Our little girl and newborn son need me. 
I am both mother and father now. 
I am hollow and empty. 
I am a shell. 
So why does the girl with the face of an angel and eyes that mirror my emptiness, look at me like I'm her everything?
*Book #6 in the 'Love by Numbers' series. Can be read as a standalone.*


Review:


Eight was a good read.
I loved how E.S. Carter once again wrote an emotional story that will move you thanks to such an incredible writing and relatable characters.

Josh journey is about grieving and surviving and learning to live again for yourself and your dear ones.
Our Hero is drowning in his pain,it is so suffocating he can't even function enough to take care of his kids but thanks to a meddling family that will never leave him alone and a change of scenery he will finally find the strength to go on.

These characters will find a way to your heart, making you cry and smile throughout the book.

lunedì 12 giugno 2017

Redemption by Kelly Moran


Release Date: 06.13.2017


Synopsis:

Nearly the last remaining member of Olivia Cattenach's family has just died overseas and left her overcome by grief. But when a soldier shows up at her ranch with a final message from her brother, she finds new purpose. Nathan Roldan is as formidable as they come. Bulging muscles and inked to boot, he looks like every bit the bad boy he claims to be. Except, under his shuttered gaze and behind his walls lies a gentle giant. Determined to carry out her brother's wishes, she chips away at Nate's layers and discovers more pain than any person should ever have to endure. And a passion she never dreamed was possible.

He's not the hero she thinks he is...

Nate's mistake got a fellow comrade killed, and a deathbed promise to take care of the guy's sister lands him in Wyoming with the hope of redemption. But he wasn't expecting...her. Beautiful, witty, and sweet, Olivia is everything he doesn't deserve. Born a nothing, he'll die a nothing. Though guilt is a living thing, temptation is too hard to resist. Somehow, she's unleashing his restraint and unearthing feelings he buried long ago. He wants her. More, he's worried he needs her. She's trying to save him, but when she learns the truth, he'll lose the only happiness he's ever known.

Review:


This story is so good I didn't want to finish it too soon.
I recommend you all to read it if you like your romantic stories full of emotions and chemistry and struggles and hope.

Nate is an ex soldier,he was released from the army after an accident that cost him a few months in a german medical center and the life of his only friend.
He went to the Cattenach ranch to honor a promise, to take care of Justin's sister,but he didn't know yet that he will also find his friend last gift over there.
My favorite character is Olivia,I loved her strength,her pure heart and her ability to empathize with every other character.I liked how she subtly (and not) pushed Nate out of his shell,making him show his real self and making him understand his real value.

You cannot not love these characters and cheer for them to find their happily ever after.
I can't wait to read the second book in this series.

lunedì 5 giugno 2017

Sweet Home Cowboy by Marin Thomas


Release Date: 06.01.2017



Synopsis:

When Marietta newcomer Elena Puente is coerced into attending a speed dating event at the popular Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop, she’s blindsided by a serious attraction to local cowboy, Wesley Banks.

Still recovering from a broken engagement, the first-grade teacher from Las Vegas isn’t looking for romance. She’s in Montana to get to know the great-grandfather she never knew existed until she found some hidden family letters. Judge Kingsley is a grouchy recluse and he’s far from welcoming, but Elena is determined to stay in town long enough to give his neglected estate on Bramble Lane a facelift.

Elena’s resolve to avoid romance is tested when she discovers Wesley is the caretaker of her grandfather’s rural property. Soon, she and the cowboy are attending more speed dating events at the chocolate shop and she’s seeking his advice on how to deal with his ornery boss. Local gossips wager the old Judge will run Elena out of town before anything serious develops between her and Wesley. But Wesley’s a determined man, too, and he’s betting Elena belongs in Marietta forever…with him.


Review:



Sweet Home Cowboy was a nice,cute book.
I've had a very good time reading this story,my heart melted and I couldn't stop smiling till the end.

Elena and Wes are some lovely characters,their chemistry is clear since their first encounter at the chocolate shop but their lives are so different that they have more than one reason to slow down their relationship.
Let me sum up by saying that all is well that ends well.

I loved Elena "take no prisoners" personality,she is so adamant to know her great grandfather and to make him finally feel alive after a long time.

This was one of my favorite story in this series,i hope to read more about Marietta's villagers soon.


sabato 3 giugno 2017

Unrequited Alice by Sarah Louise Smith


Release Date: 03.16.2017



Synopsis:

"I stared at my suitcase, contemplating the following three facts:
1.After months of planning, it was finally time for Hannah’s hen weekend.
2.In just one more month, she’d be getting married to Ed.
3.I really had to fall out of love with Ed before the wedding."

A bridesmaid really shouldn’t be in love with the groom...but Alice just can’t help herself. Ed is her perfect man, and she can’t get him out of her head.

Until she meets Toby – who offers to help her move on. But what if he’s just setting her up for an even bigger fall? 



Review:


This story was so nice but at times a little hard to read because our heroine's life is not too joyful.

Alice is a character that grew on me page after page,she is not too lucky,she fell in love with her friend's fiancèe and she can't try to win him over.I've appreciated her moral integrity to not act on her feelings and to endure every moment shared with them putting a smile on her face.
At the end of the book I cheered for her and supported her choices like she was one of my real friends because she deserves to be happy.

This was the first time I've read a book written by Sarah Louise Smith but it won't be the last,I already have another of her books ready on my reader.


mercoledì 31 maggio 2017

Love My Way by Kate Sterritt


Release Date: 05.31.2017


Synopsis:

Her name is Emerson Hart and she is the love of his life.

Unfortunately, he's not the only love of hers.

And therein lies the problem.


Review:


This is the story of a girl,Emerson,who stole my heart at the first page and she kept squeezing it chapter after chapter.

I won't retell the story to not ruin your experience but I recommend you to read it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did if you decide to start it.

Love My Way is my favorite book written by Kate Sterritt and it will be for sure one of my TOP reads for this year.
It is beautifully written,every word evokes so many different emotions and even if they hurt you cannot stop reading.
The characters are very well depicted and relatable,they feel so real that at the end you will think of them as your friends and you wish them to be happy and fly...




sabato 27 maggio 2017

All That I Am by Rachel Brookes


Release Date: 05.20.2017




Synopsis:

A kickass home décor boutique – tick
A sassy mouth and absolutely no filter – tick
A wall so strong no man could ever tear it down - tick, tick, tick!

Or so I thought.

Until I meet Detective Ben Hunt, the owner of exquisite blue eyes, a god-like physique and a seductive smirk that makes me weak at the knees. He charges into my life like a force of nature. No matter how hard I try to keep the walls up around my heart, he’s made it his mission to shatter them. I have no chance of resisting him, but I would make sure I won this tug of war.

Which was what I wanted. 

Right? When did the idea of losing myself to him start to sound so good?

I wish Ben was the only battle I faced. There’s a reason this small town needs a good detective. One way or another I’m going to have to brace for impact, because no wall I build can stop the new threat thundering toward Monroe. 

After all, secrets only stay a secret for so long around here.


Review:



I have seen all the author's struggles to deliver a satisfying story and I'm glad she finally set these characters free because All That I Am was a good and enjoyable read.

Sasha and Ben relationship is hot since their first encounter,there is never a dull moment in their lives. They are both bullheaded and strong willed,I loved their bantering and their romantic chatters.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series to meet again these characters and their varied group of friends. 

venerdì 26 maggio 2017

A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott


Release Date: 05.26.2017


Synopsis:

I’m not supposed to be here.

Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.

I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.

This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.

Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.

The world thinks he’s missing.
His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.
Only I know just how special he is.

I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.

And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.

Review:


Wow the waiting was so worth it...A Girl Like Me is an amazing read.

Ginger Scott wrote a sequel as good and as engaging as the first book,the emotional roller-coaster that characterized A Boy Like You is still there and it kept me on my toes from the start to the very end.
Even if the author didn't explain some things I think that is not important because I focused my attention on the power of resilience,that is all human,of our heroine Joss.

I fell for Wes in the first book but I loved Joss in this one, I've really appreciated her growing since the beginning of this journey.
I hope to see these characters again in the future, in the meantime I'll keep them in my heart forever.

Excerpt:

“It’s creepy as shit in here. I think I was better off in that sewing room on the floor,” he says, scooting backward and propping himself up on his elbow. I lie down next to him in the same position, and he reaches up and tucks my hair behind my ear then lightly pinches my chin as he smiles at me.

“I don’t know what I was thinking with any of this,” I say, blinking once, my mouth a hard line to match my hardening heart.

Kyle squints at me, then rolls to his stomach folding his hands under his cheek resting his head sideways as he studies me.

“You were thinking that you’d just do this all yourself,” he says.

I roll my eyes and puff out a breath.
“Do what myself?”

Kyle’s body rises with his deep breath, and the smile fades from his eyes and mouth.

“Nobody’s really looking for him. They’ve all given up. But not you.” Kyle reaches toward me again, giving my chin the same pinch as before. He leaves his hand there and stares at me through dozens of breaths. “I believe you.”

I suck in my lip at those simple words. I’d told Kyle everything I could remember, about how Wes caught the rock, about how strong he was, how he never had more than a scratch or two, and how I got the mysterious texts. It sounded insane as I spoke the words to him, and he never responded out loud. He just listened.

And he drove. He drove me here.

“You think he’s alive?” My lips quake when I speak, and my eyes pool, so I smoosh my face against the cool sheets to hold it together.

Kyle brushes my tangled hair away from my face again, this time cupping my cheek.
“I do,” he says. “And we’re going to find him.”

I reach my hand up to cover his and whisper “Thank you.”



giovedì 25 maggio 2017

Sexy Motherpucker by Lili Valente


Release Date: 05.25.2017


Synopsis:

When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth—in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl—you would think I’d hit rock bottom.

WRONG.

Let’s back this up a sec…

Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material.

A.K.A, not me, apparently.

The problem? I’m crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We’re still friends, after all, and friends don’t let friends fake it alone.

***

Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws’ house, or in a hotel room where we’re sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.

I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she’s beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I’ve ever known?

I don’t want to fall in love. I really don’t. The whole “pretend girlfriend” thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.

But when it comes to Laura?

Hell, maybe I’m just not cut out for faking it.
 

Review:



This was the first book written by Lili Valente that I've read and I've really liked her writing style and the nice plot with low drama and some hot sex scenes.
I'm so curious to read the other books in the series.

This story has everything I lately like into a book,friends to lovers + single parent of an amazing kid is a perfect recipe to make me swoon with every turn of page.
Brendan and Laura journey was not simple,both of them screwed up at some point but I've particularly appreciated how they are not scared to open their hearts to love even if they have a lot to lose.



Goaltending by Jami Davenport


Release Date: 05.25.2017




Synopsis:

WANTED: single dad needs nanny.
In more ways than one. 


Martin "Brick" Bricker is living the good life. He's playing the sport he loves, has all the women he can handle, and parties like a rock star. At twenty-six, he has no interest in slowing down or taking anything seriously —except hockey, of course.

Then a knock at his door changes everything. Suddenly he's the single father to a five-year-old daughter he didn't know he had, and he's trading his playboy ways for barbies.

Amelia Stacey struggles to make ends meet and juggles her day-care job with a full load of college classes. When she's offered a temporary, two-week nanny position making more money than she imagines, she jumps at the chance. Before she knows it, she's in over her head, not just with her five-year-old charge but with the girl's hot single father. 

Brick always goes after what he wants, and he wants Amelia. Only responsible Amelia doesn't want anything to do with the party boy. Struggling with fatherhood and his unexplainable attraction to his nanny, Brick has to figure out where his daughter and Amelia fit into his life. If they fit at all. 

But one thing's for sure: Brick can't block this shot straight to his heart.

Review:



Goaltending was the first book in the Seattle Sockeyes Hockey series I have read and if the others are as good as this one I have a lot of sports books to read.

This story has all my favorite tropes hockey player + single dad and I couldn't not to like and enjoy it and Jami Davenport writing made it really really special.
I got attached to every single character and I hope to read more about them in the future. 

Brick journey kept my attention from beginning to end.He started as a selfish playboy and became a man page after page,redeeming himself with the help of a cute little girl and a lovely nanny.


martedì 23 maggio 2017

Tracking You by Kelly Moran


Release Date: 05.23.2017


Synopsis:

Love isn't always loud. Sometimes it's silent.

Gabby Cosette has always been dubbed the good girl of quaint Redwood Ridge, Oregon, and being permanently put in the friend zone has left her dating life stagnant. With no prospects in sight, she clings to her friends and resolves to not let loneliness drag her under. So when the town Battleaxes set their matchmaking sights on her, she figures it can't hurt. Yet the guy they think is perfect for her just happens to be not only her boss at the veterinarian clinic, but her best friend. Sure, Flynn O'Grady is attractive and the nicest guy around, but going there with him would topple both of their carefully constructed worlds and there would be no going back. Even if he is starting to make her girly parts zing.

Having been born deaf, Flynn has already felt like an outsider most of his life. Aside from his brothers, Gabby is about the only person who's gone out of her way to treat him as more than a handicap. Which is exactly why he's banked his secret attraction for his sweet, beautiful vet tech. Except his meddling family is trying to play Cupid and ruin the best thing to ever happen to him. Without Gabby, his work as a veterinarian, never mind his personal life, wouldn't flow. Determined to ignore the antics, he's secure in the knowledge she's not interested in him romantically. But then a kiss changes everything . . . and he's wondering if taking the ultimate shot at love might be worth the risk.


Review:



I enoyed this book,while I was reading it I forgot everything else and lost myself in the lively village of Redwood Ridge.

I was glad to meet again the O'Grady brother and their vet clinic "patients".
Tracking You tells Flynn and Gabby's journey from lifelong best friends to lovers,with their fear of loosing what they have and their insecurities to not be good enough for each other.

I can't wait to read the third installment please Kelly Moran give it to us soon.

Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard


Release Date: 05.23.2017


Synopsis:

Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?

Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?


Review:


Excess Baggage was a nice quick read.

I've appreciated the sunny lively atmosphere and the motley group of characters that make this story funny,intriguing and enjoyable.

Erica and Jack didn't have a good record for their past encounters but their attraction is still over the top.I was so curious to know if their future will be better now after 15 years I've read this story in a day.

venerdì 19 maggio 2017

Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay


Release Date: 05.16.2017


Synopsis:

I was born into British aristocracy, but I’ve made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom.


Back in Britain my family are fighting over who’s the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it’s me--if I’m married. It’s not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman.


Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I’ve never wanted -- so I need a wife.


To take my mind off business I need a night that’s all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger.


The skim of Scarlett King’s hair over my body as she bends over . . .


The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name . . .


The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge . . .


It all helps me forget.


I just didn’t bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day.


She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me.


**A sexy, standalone romance.**


Review:


I loved this story!

Scarlett and Ryder's journey is a whirlwind of emotions,hot sex and witty banters.I was glued to the pages from their first encounter to their arranged marriage, I was curious to know how it would end.

This couple is definitely one of my Louise Bay's favorite...maybe because our Brit Duke is an assertive dirty talker during sexy times and our heroine is so strong-willed and confident about her work.

Everything flow effortlessly thanks to the brilliant writing,I highly recommend this book.