A Brahminy Sunrise

A Brahminy Sunrise

Maggie Christensen

A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen

Reviewed by Helen

This is a really good, feel good story, a story of love and getting back to normal after a one relationship ends and there is a tragedy that makes you stop and think, in this story we meet middle aged University lecturer Alex Carter and stockbroker Jack Russo, and join them on their journey to a HEA in such a fabulous setting.

Alex is happy in her life she has a good job, a partner she loves and a happy dog Tess, but when said partner leaves her for his ex, Alex decides that moving away from Brisbane and to the Sunshine Coast is what she needs, she buys a beach side cottage she is going to renovate, and this starts her on a new leg of her journey, although not without a few hurdles as she meets lovely handsome Jack of all trades Jack Russo.

Jack works in a high powered job and when his mate takes his own life, Jack sits up and takes notice he resigns and moves to the Sunshine Coast with his new friend, his dog Steed and starts working for himself as a handyman, he meets the beautiful Alex when he renovates her kitchen and there is a pull that cannot be denied, but no one is rushing in, it takes a while and an incident before they finally get there.

This is a lovely story quick easy to read and very sweet and one that I highly recommend MS Christensen writes fabulous stories about more mature heroes and heroines’ ones that are very easy to fall into and will have the reader turning the pages, it has all of the feels for a beautiful romance and some fabulous characters that do add to the story and one that I am sure all romance readers will thoroughly enjoy.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: January 15th 2019 by Cala Publishing

The Greek's Forbidden Innocent

The Greek's Forbidden Innocent

Annie West

The Greek's Forbidden Innocent by Annie West

Reviewed by Helen

MS West is an auto-buy author for me she never disappoints, she opens up fabulous worlds with awesome characters that make me want to be there with them on their journeys to HEA’s that are sensual, sizzling and just fabulous, and this one is a must read, sit back relax go to a beautiful island and meet Alexei Katsaros and Princess Mina, I am sure you will not want to put this one down.

Princess Mina has been living in Paris for some time now and doing what she loves best her art sculpting, designing perfume bottles for her sister, but when her best friend Carissa is about to be taken away for an arranged marriage Mina steps in to help and ends up on a private island in the Caribbean with a gorgeous Greek. There is an electrical spark between them on their first meeting and Mina finds it hard to keep up the pretence when they end up in bed together in a sensual explosion of passion, Alexei opens up a whole new world for Mina and she is falling for him.

Alexei is a very wealthy man these days but that has been a lot of hard work on his part and for him trust is not easy to come by, so when the man whom he thought he could trust does the wrong thing he decides to take his daughter to be his bride in the hopes that he will re-surface. Alexei is stunned at the feisty woman that lands on his doorstep, but he is even more stunned by the pull that he feels for her and when a storm arrives, they end up in bed together and for Alexei it is like never before.

Oh my goodness this story is awesome Mina is a feisty fun loving heroine a beautiful person and she had me smiling lots when she arrives on the island and it takes Alexei a bit to get his feelings in order and keep on track with his plans, neither of them could imagine the love and passion that would take over, Mina was having a hard time trying to keep Carissa safe and Alexei well trust doesn’t come easy for him. I loved this story, it truly is a sizzler of a story and left me a very happy reader, MS West writes stories that are magical and stay with me for a long time to come, I loved catching up with Ghizlan and Huseyn, thank you MS West.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: January 15th 2019 by Harlequin Presents

Claimed for the Billionaire's Convenience by Melanie Muilburne

Reviewed by Nas Dean

CLAIMED FOR THE BILLIONAIRE'S CONVENIENCE by author Melanie Milburne is a January 2019 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Holly Frost has gone off man. Big time. She believed every man would leave her like her ex-fiancé did at the altar. So her heart was closed towards love or man.

But when her engagement was announced on social media to famous lawyer, Zack Knight she was advised to play along the charade for the sake of her business. Zack needed her help to fix his relationship with his father. And they had chemistry between them, but when they gave in to the passion, she knew the relationship couldn’t go far. After all Zack’s lifestyle was thousands of miles away from hers. And he didn’t believe in love. Could Holly compromise and settle for less than love?

CLAIMED FOR THE BILLIONAIRE'S CONVENIENCE is a sexy romance that would make a reader sigh with contentment. Author Melanie Milburne brought out the emotions in this story that would touch your heart. And she did a wonderful job of bringing Holly and Zack together despite all the emotional baggage and past grief they carried. This story would enthrall a reader and keep her hooked until the very last page.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


The Tycoon's Shock Heir by Bella Frances

Reviewed by Nas Dean

THE TYCOON’S SHOCK HEIR by author Bella Frances is a January 2019 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Ruby Martin was a renowned ballerina till her accident. Business tycoon Matteo Rossini found her captivating when he met her. After one passion filled night together, she was pregnant but would Matteo want her now?

But when Ruby confronts Matteo with the news, he’s determined to claim his child and her. Would Ruby let Matteo claim them without loving them?

THE TYCOON'S SHOCK HEIR is a highly sensual romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Bella Frances brought this story to sizzle on the pages. It is a tale of jealousy, betrayal and redemption. This story would enthrall a reader and keep her hooked until the very last page. I finished this story in one sitting, as I was eager to discover what happened next.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Their Unexpected Babies

Their Unexpected Babies

Louisa Heaton

 Their Unexpected Babies by Louisa Heaton

Reviewed by Helen

This is a story that pulled me in, I really loved the hero Ben Willoughby, a doctor he is so caring and loving and then the heroine a doctor as well Leah Hudson, she too is so very caring and when they meet and have a one night stand that leaves consequences these two come together so beautifully but there are a few hurdle to cross first this is a story that will captivate and charm any reader who loves a good romance.

Dr Leah Hudson has been alone her whole life and dearly wants to be a mother but with a medical problem that makes is hard to have children, her best friend offers to be a surrogate for her and Leah is over the moon she is going to be a mother there will be someone to love her and her to love, so when she meets Ben and enjoys a very sensual night with him and then learns that he is her new boss, emotions are running high especially when she learns that she is pregnant.

Ben Willoughby is easy going and lives a good life he does not want to be a father single is the life for him, but when he meets Leah his feelings are being turned upside down especially when he learns that he is going to be a father, of course there are a few medical problems to be sorted and the fact that there will be two children not just one, Ben is learning that being a father may be the right thing for him.

Ben and Leah’s journey to a HEA is fraught with problems, firstly medical then the fact that Leah has a hard time getting over the fact that she thinks she will always only be able to count on herself and Ben the committed bachelor is also trying to cope with change, but MS Heaton has bought them together and tackled their problems beautifully, this one is moving and emotional and a story that I highly recommend, another one for the keeper shelf.

5 stars for a fabulous story

Published December 17th 2018 by Mills & Boon Medical

Married for His One-Night Heir by Jennifer Hayward

Reviewed by Nas Dean

MARRIED FOR HIS ONE-NIGHT HEIR by author Jennifer Hayward is a December 2018 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Giovanna Castiglione had run with her small kid when her husband is gunned down in front of his casino. She went into hiding. But when Santo Di Fiore sees her in Bahamas, he is astounded by the fact that she has a small son. He goes after her for answers and he finds out the truth. Would this secret change the way he had always felt about Gia?

MARRIED FOR HIS ONE-NIGHT HEIR is a stunning romance sizzling with emotional intensity and scorching chemistry. Author Jennifer Hayward would keep her readers captivated with this last instalment of the Di Fiore mini-series. The encounters between Santo and Gia just sizzles on the pages.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Married for His One-Night Heir

Jennifer Hayward

Reviewed by Helen

Oh I loved this book MS Hayward bought out the emotions and the true love of a romance that had me turning the pages, Santo and Gia had had a past, a friendship and had shared one night with lots of sensual and passionate love, and then Gia left, walked away and left Santo, but did he ever get over her?

Giovanna Castiglione had led a life of being forced to do the right thing by men all of her life, her father and the husband he had chosen for her, but she had always been able to go to her best friend Santo and when just before her wedding she let her feelings out and spent the best night of her life with him one she would never forget. She had to leave and marry for her father’s business, and that ended in disaster so she ran again this time taking her son with her, four years later she runs into Santo, and there is something that Santo Needs to know.

Santo has jumped from woman to woman as he runs the his very successful company, never forgetting Gia the friend and one night lover and now here she is and when he finds out that the son she has is his he becomes very alpha and insists that she marry and move back home with him, where he can protect them both from what is happening with Gia’s criminal father. Can he get her to be happy with this arrangement?

This is a fabulous story even though Santo can act very alpha he is just the most caring and loving hero and he goes out of his way to protect Gia and Leo, Gia has been pushed around by men most of her life and Santo seems to be doing the same, and with how busy he is with his company their journey to a beautiful HEA is filled with sensual pull and many ups and downs, this is a book that I did not want to put down, I loved Gia and Santo, thank you MS Hayward.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published November 20th 2018 by Harlequin Presents

Claiming His Christmas Wife by Dani Collins

Reviewed by Nas Dean

CLAIMING HIS CHRISTMAS WIFE by author Dani Collins is a December 2018 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Travis Sanders is astounded when out of the blue he is contacted by a hospital about his ex-wife Imogen. He had no choice but to go to her aid. But now that it was public that he was married and divorced, he asks Imogen for a temporary reconciliation so that his image is not tarnished. Would playing for the media to keep away from scandal bring them closer? Because now they were talking and sharing about themselves.

CLAIMING HIS CHRISTMAS WIFE is a sensual romance. Author Dani Collins brings this new romance which is a beautifully written tale of family, relationships, betrayals and ultimately the magic of love.

 Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


The Christmas Key

The Christmas Key

Phillipa Nefri Clark

The Christmas Key by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Reviewed by Helen

This is such a beautiful story and it finishes off the Christie Ryan mystery series so wonderfully, it is Christmas time and there is a lot going on in River’s End but there is still one little mystery left to unravel and Martha and Christie are determined to get to the bottom of it but they are not the only ones.

The other mysteries that had come to River’s End have all bought danger to the beautiful town and its occupants, will this one do the same or will it give closure to them all and bring joy for Christmas and the future?

So with Martha and Christie and Thomas and Martin both doing their own investigating, reading through diaries and letters there is joy and heartache. Christmas is a busy time and with parties to organize and presents to be bought, there is also what appears to be a misunderstanding at Palmerston House with Elizabeth and Angus and a new arrival that will win hearts.

I don’t want to say too much other than this is a story that is beautifully written, it is moving and emotional and had me turning the pages, River’s End and the occupants have become friends and this last piece of the mystery needed to be learnt, I highly recommend this book and the series, it has given me many hours of pleasure lots of emotion and left me smiling. Don’t miss this one thank you MS Clark I look forward to many more books and catching up with friends in them.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: December 7th 2018 by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Bound by Their Christmas Baby

Bound their Christmas Baby

Christmas Seductions #2

Clare Connelly

Bound by Their Christmas Baby by Clare Connelly

Reviewed by Helen

Clare Connelly really knows how to get to the heart and soul of her characters and this one is a beauty, sensual, moving and a must read for any romance reader that loves some tension and sensuality with a wounded hero and heroine, throw in a castle in the Alps of Italy, a baby and it is Christmas time, what more could you want?

Gabe Arantini is a self- made billionaire, tough and hard he swears never to love after the way he was treated as a child, he only has one person that means a lot to him and that is his best friend and business partner Noah, so when he spends a very sensual night with Abby Howard and finds her the most untrustworthy woma, he is even more determined to not love, so when one year later he runs into her he is shocked at the feelings he has and the announcement that she makes shakes him even further.

Abby has done it really tough since that night she spent with Gabe, finding herself pregnant and not pleasing her wealthy father she is abandoned and left to manage with her beautiful son Raf working hard in a top restaurant and is stunned when the man she has never forgotten walks in and has her sacked on the spot. Abby is determined to finally be able to tell Gabe about Raf and when she does he pushes her into marriage and a move to Italy, this pushes Abby’s emotions sky high.

This is a fantastic story, I savoured every word as I got to know and love both Gabe and Abby, yes there were times I could have yelled at Gabe’s pushing and the reasons why he wanted marriage so much, but the spark between them was no way going away and their journey to a HEA is and up- hill battle of wits and understanding, then trust needs to be there, and then a beautiful ending. This is a story that I highly recommend, thank you MS Connelly for hours of reading pleasure and it was so good catching up with Noah and Holly.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: December 1st 2018 by Harlequin Presents

Beauty and the Greek Billionaire

Beauty and the Greek Billionaire

Stefanie London

Beauty and the Greek Billionaire by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

I really love a romance with a Greek hero in it and of course set in Greece yes, so straight away MS London had ticked the boxes for me wanting to read this one and wow what a fabulous story, we meet and Aussie heroine Marianna Halsey who decides that her life is boring and at twenty four she needs to lose her virginity and what a better way to do so than on a trip to Greece with one of her brothers, while he is working she sets her sights on gorgeous Greek billionaire Nico Galinas, and two lives are about to change in the best way.

Marianna has really led a sheltered life she has seven brothers and lost her parents young, she has put everything into the study of languages, and now it is time to move forward how hard can it be she has read lots of romance books and goes forward with that information, but hooking up with the gorgeous Nico sets her on a path to happiness and love although not easily there are a lot of bends in the road to get through to Nico.

Nico has never had a family, growing up an orphan and being terribly hurt by the person that he loved makes him almost a recluse he doesn’t mix well with people, but when the beautiful Marianne or Bianca comes onto him he cannot resist even if trust comes very hard for him and that one day together leaves consequences that Nico finds hard to accept but also determined to be a good father, and the way this woman works her wiles on him is turning his mind and heart inside out.

I loved this story Marianne is so beautiful inside and out, I loved her quirky facts that just come out in conversations and I loved her kindness and the way that she understood Nico and never gave up on the love and the family she wanted, and Nico man he had issues to overcome and Marianne was just the person to mend his soul and his heart, she pushed him in so many ways and when he realized he did love her oh it was so gorgeous, there were tears of happiness from me, so thank you for a wonderful story MS London, this is one not to be missed.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 29th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)