The Italian's Marriage Bargain

The Italian's Marriage Bargain

Hot Italian Nights #7

Annie West

The Italian's Marriage Bargain by Annie West

Reviewed by Helen

This is a very sensual moving story it sizzles with want and need a second chance romance and one that I inhaled it is so good, billionaire Massimo Conti and film star Gina Moretti married seven years before they were young and in love and went full steam ahead but Gina’s career and Massimo’s family caused a few problems and misunderstandings which tore them apart but did they ever stop loving each other, I recommend that you pick this one up for a couple of hours fabulous reading.

Seven years on and according to Gina, Massimo is still trying to make her do what he wants, she has just finished filming her new movie in Venice where there have been photos from the paparazzi with her and another man and now her long lost husband is demanding that she spend a week with him in Milan while he launches a new fashion line with the promise of a divorce at the end of the week, Gina decides it is time to end this marriage or will a week together change her mind?

Massimo has now got the family business back on track and has come to terms with the fact that the one and only woman he will ever love is his estranged wife Gina and if blackmailing her is the only chance he has of winning her back then that is what he will do. She has meant everything to him and he knows that he has made mistakes in the past and must learn to curb his need to have things his way if he wants her back and the minute they are alone together that passion sizzles through them both.

I really loved this story, Massimo honestly loved Gina very much but duty to his family made him make mistakes and their whirlwind romance didn’t give them time to really get to know each other and there were so many misunderstandings that got in the way instead of talking things through. Seven years on and love is still there, there is so much passion and emotions and a future to cherish together. MS West you never disappoint me your stories they open up a world of glamour and sensual passion with heroes and heroines that are so easy to love thank you for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 9th 2018 by Annie West

Bad Boy Rancher

Bad Boy Rancher

Rocky Mountain Cowboys #3

Karen Rock

Bad Boy Rancher by Karen Rock

Reviewed by Helen

This is a gorgeous story, an emotional roller coaster with two people that have been through so much, can they together heal each other, heal their souls and move on to a wonderful HEA with such love that could burst into fireworks. Justin Cade and Brielle Thompson are in need of redemption and working together while helping others with problems opens their souls and emotions to healing and love.

Justin is still on the ranch with his very supportive family but he is not the same person he was since the loss of his other half, his twin Jesse in tragic circumstances and he turns bad boy not caring if he lives or not, he suffers such guilt and turns to things he shouldn’t, then things change when he is involved in an accident that could have taken his life, this brings Chaplain Brielle Thompson into his life, is she his angel the person that can save him?

Brielle former army Chaplain and now councillor is suffering PTSD after serving in Kandahar, after being discharged from the army she is taking on a position as councillor at a house in Carbondale Colorado Fresh Start being set up for people with varying problems, this is her chance to prove herself get on with life and keep the past locked away, that is until she meets the dangerous bad boy Justin Cade and now Brielle in in for the journey to happiness and redemption.

Bad boy and Chaplain can they fall in love with the pasts both of them have this was a journey with a few ups and downs in it but what a journey the emotions brought me to tears for them, these two people just cried out for happiness two really good people and the clicked even if they didn’t see it for a while. Brielle thought she would need to keep Justin wrapped in cotton wool but he needs to let go and be adventurous but they needed to do it together. MS Rock you have written a heart-felt romance that took on problems that happen every day and showed that caring and loving people can make a difference, thank you I loved Justin and Brielle’s story and highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a story that will make you smile.

5/5 stars

Published April 3rd 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Reunited by Their Baby

Reunited by Their baby

Jennifer Taylor

Reunited By Their Baby by Jennifer Taylor

Reviewed by Helen

I love the medical line from Harlequin, they are heart-warming, moving and emotional stories with a sensual pull and heroes and heroines that are rich in character and very easy to love and this one ticks all of those boxes, I practically inhaled this one, a second chance romance that left me feeling very happy as I am sure it will anyone who reads it and I do recommend that you read it. I loved the setting a small town in The Dales filled with fabulous characters that all add to the story.

Beth Andrews is a GP at the Larches Practice she has a beautiful daughter Beatrix and she is single and quite content with her life that is until her ex-husband arrives on the scene Callum O’Neill, is yet to meet his daughter and that is why he is here. Beth has never gotten over the way Callum left she thought they were very happy they were trying to have a baby and things weren’t working out and he left, when Beth realized she was pregnant she wrote a letter but he never acknowledged it, Beatrix is ten months old now and a lot of things have changed, but has she stopped loving him?

Callum is a doctor he grew up without love from his parents and when old enough travelled he has done a lot of work with aid agencies in Africa and that had taken his time that is until he met Beth and fell head over heels in love with her, they married settled into working together at The Larches and Beth wanted a baby, Callum was a bit unsure about that but was happy with the idea, that is until they weren’t succeeding and he felt Beth needed to let go and he left and divorced her. A year later he finally received the letter she sent and rushed back to meet his daughter and to try and win back the love of his life he she lets him.

This really is such a beautiful story, trying so hard to have a baby pushed them apart and now gorgeous little Beatrix will pull them together neither had ever stopped loving each other there was a lot of misunderstanding and thinking they were doing the right thing instead of talking but now Beth is so untrusting of Callum and he had a lot of convincing to show her his true love, they are so good together. I loved this story, there are so many emotions happening MS Taylor has written a keeper, one that I highly recommend.

I am very saddened that MS Taylor has passed away and this is her last book and a fabulous story it is, her stories will always be there to read and re-read she has left a lot of happiness in this world.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 19th 2018 by Mills & Boon Medical

Soldier, Handyman, Family Man

Soldier, Handyman, Family Man

Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #2

Lynne Marshall

Soldier, Handyman, Family Man by Lynne Marshall

Reviewed by Helen

What a beautiful second story in this series MS Marshall knows how to pull a reader in with her heartfelt stories about love and lives and getting back on track and falling in love, this time we have the second Delaney brother Mark find the love of his life Laurel Prescott and her family, this is one that will keep you turning the pages.

Mark Delaney has come back to the small beachside town from the Middle East a changed man he is suffering from PTSD and is working around the family hotel as a handyman with the family hoping that he will take over for them one day, he has a lot of support from his family and is taking it one day at a time getting back into surfing which helps as well, but when a family buys the old house across the road and turns it into a B&B Mark’s life is about to change and for the good when he offers the beautiful Laurel his help.

Laurel has moved to this town to start a new life with her children she has been widowed for two years now and has decided to start a B&B but of course the house is old and there is a lot of little things that need fixing that is when her gorgeous neighbour steps in and helps but that is not only what he helps with. Laurel had been content until Mark makes such an impact on her and her kid’s life in such a beautiful way.

This is an amazing story, so beautifully written with characters that come to life in such a real way, Mark and Laurel are so good for each other both have been through a lot but as they come together the future looks so good and Laurel’s kids fall for Mark as well, this is one book that I highly recommend it is so very moving, heart-warming and emotional to see and feel the joy that radiates from this new family. Thank you MS Marshall for another keeper, I loved it.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 20th 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition

The Love Coupon

The Love Coupon

Stubborn Hearts #2

Ainslie Paton

The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

This is a fun, sexy, and sensual story, a story of opposites who take a bit to realize their love for each other, but what a journey to get there. I love Tom such a hero and Flick tiny, feisty, fabulous and maybe a little vulnerable where family is concerned, this is the second book in this series and I am loving it there are laughs tears and lots of enjoyment to keep a reader turning the pages.

Flick Dalgetty has worked hard to get to where she is today she maybe be tiny but she knows what she wants and goes out and gets it, and she has just got her dream job and this means moving to Washington, away from family that could be a bonus but for Flick it means some thought. In the mean time she needs a place to stay for 6 weeks till the move happens, suddenly through her friend Jack she gets herself invited to move into up and coming managing director Tom O’Connell’s condo. This is going to be exciting times for Flick and Tom.

Tom is waiting on a promotion at the company he has worked at for years he is good at his job and things are changing, his friend and room-mate has moved out and he needs a new roomy step in Flick and he has a room-mate, there are a few rules that she must follow you see Tom is pedantic about how he keeps the condo nothing left lying around, no drinking, no partying, no sex, Flick is going to do his head in, in more ways than one it seems.

Flick and Tom are so very different and this draws them together, Flick does her best to liven Tom up and wow Tom cooks divinely and it doesn’t take long before they are talking and getting along famously so good that Flick comes up with a plan of giving Tom coupons for the thirty days they have left together including bowling, bubble baths cooking dressing these are so much fun and they fall so beautifully in love during them. This is a book I highly recommend so many emotions, sensually beautiful and I just loved Tom he is the best and Flick is adorable, they are so good for each other. I do highly recommend this one thank you MS Paton I loved it and I do hope that Wren gets her story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 9th 2018 by Carina Press

A Contract, A Wedding, A Wife? by Christy McKellen

~Reviewed by Nas Dean

A CONTRACT, A WEDDING, A WIFE? By author Christy McKellen is April 2018 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Businessman Xavier McQueen needed a fake wife to fulfil the terms and conditions of his aunt’s will. So he offered Solitaire Saunders the job. But could he stay immune to Soli’s brand of charm?

And Soli? Playing Xavier’s wife seemed all too real to her. And what would happen when the play-acting ends? She liked Xavier and his kisses fired up her passion. Could she dream for happy ever after with him?

A CONTRACT, A WEDDING, A WIFE? is a sweet emotional romance between Soli and Xavier. Author Christy McKellen would take readers to heart-breaking tensions and breath-taking emotions.

Recommended for all readers of romance.


Blackmailed into the Marriage Bed by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Nas Dean

BLACKMAILED INTO THE MARRIAGE BED by author Melanie Milburne is April 2018 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Ailsa worked into Vinn’s office prepared for a fight on her hands. What she isn’t expecting is Vinn ready to blackmail her into being his wife for three months. They had separated and Ailsa was not ready to fall back in Vinn’s bed at any cost. But Vinn was not offering her his bed. He wanted her by his side for three months only.

Could Ailsa do this? Could she play act at being married to him and then walk away with her heart intact? After all Vinn didn’t love her, or did he?

BLACKMAILED INTO THE MARRIAGE BED is a sensual and sizzling romance with a hot hero and a sensitive, courageous and a strong heroine. Author Melanie Milburne’s story-telling would keep a reader engrossed in the story. Vinn and Ailsa seemed unable to ever reach their happy ever after with all the emotional baggage both carried. Yet moving past the grief and sadness they discover new joy and love in their lives.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Colton and the Single Mom by Jane Godman (The Coltons of Red Ridge #4)

Reviewed by Nas Dean | 5 Stars

COLTON AND THE SINGLE MOM by author Jane Godman is April 2018 release by Harlequin Romantic Suspense series.

Esmee da Costa is trying to find out the truth about the serial killer who is dubbed as the ‘Bridegroom Killer’ as he is on a killing spree of all the grooms in this small town. And the only suspect is the half-sister of cop Brayden Colton.

Brayden wants to keep Esmee away from prying but he can’t help the chemistry he feels when she is near. And then he had to invite Esmee and her young son to move into his home. Now, how will he keep Esmee away from prying into his family? And would Esmee be able to uncover the secrets?

COLTON AND THE SINGLE MOM is an intriguing romance with off the charts chemistry between Esmee and Brayden. Author Jane Godman has her unique way of spellbinding her readers and keeping them engrossed in the story till the very last page. I loved the mystery and intrigue aspect of this story. 

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Review by TashNz | 5 Stars

Colton and the Single Mom is book 4 of an exciting Harlequin Romantic Suspense series called The Coltons of Red Ridge.  Over 6 books we get to know the Colton's as they are faced with a variety of challenges which test them and also lead them to love.

Esmee is a true-crime film maker and trying to nail a story and the case of serial killer called the Bridegroom Killer.  The bad guy (or is it a "guy" in the true sense) has other thoughts and things don't go well.  Brayden Colton wants to stop Esmee interfering, worrying she'll uncover things best left alone.  He's also the only suspect's half brother - eeek!

What a wonderful adventure I was taken on, I need to read more Romantic Suspense stories and the more I read of the Colton's stories the more I want to read the rest.  I loved the interaction between Esmee and Brayden.  Esmee's son added to the story and I loved the well thought out plot along with more intrigue about the Colton's and their history which has been touched on previously.  I love the cover and I think Jane Godman did a fantastic job of holding my attention until the very last page.

A throughly enjoyable story with characters you want to know more and revisit. Loved it!

Consequence of His Revenge by Dani Collins

Reviewed by Nas Dean

CONSEQUENCE OF HIS REVENGE by author Dani Collins is April 2018 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Cami Fagan goes to her new job only to find that she has been fired from it. What? Without actually having worked a single day? And she has nowhere to go now and no job.
So she walked in and butted head with the boss, Dante Gallo. Only to find that the chemistry sparking between them was off the charts. And Dante had actually taken his ultimate revenge by firing her. Still she falls for him and gives in to the passion flaring between them. But what will happen when Dante finds out the consequences of his revenge?

CONSEQUENCE OF HIS REVENGE is an intriguing romance. The characters of Dante and Cami leap off the page and it feels as if we are viewing them interacting in their daily lives. Author Dani Collins has her unique way of spellbinding her readers and keeping them engrossed in the story till the very last page.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


A Kiss, a Dance, & a Diamond (The Cedar River Cowboys, Book 6) by Helen Lacey

Reviewed by Nas Dean

A KISS, A DANCE,& A DIAMOND by author Helen Lacey is April 2018 release by Harlequin Special Edition series.

Kieran O’Sullivan very publicly humiliated and broke up with Nicola Radici on their graduation day.

But now he was back in Cedar River. And so was Nicola. She was looking after her two orphaned nephews. And she couldn’t pretend that meeting Kieran was okay, when in fact she was so angry with him. But he was a changed man now. He had seen heartbreak and loss. Could she forgive? Could she give him another chance? He was there for her nephews and she could see that he was good for them. As they were good for him.

A KISS, A DANCE,& A DIAMOND is a romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Helen Lacey brought this story to life on the pages where a reader would sympathize with Kieran and Nicola yet root for them too.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


A Kiss, a Dance & a Diamond

Helen Lacey

A Kiss, A Dance & A Diamond (The Cedar River Cowboys)

Reviewed by Helen

Can two people who loved each other fifteen years before rekindle that love after what they have both been though in those years they were apart or did that love every get lost? I am sure you will want to read this one and find out because it is a beauty of a story, one that I didn’t want to put down.

Kieran O’Sullivan is back home in Cedar River after his divorce life has changed for Kieran he left fifteen years before to go to college, he became a doctor married had a child and now he is still a doctor and single, and although he is very close to his family he can still feel alone. Working at the hospital brings him in contact with Nicola the love from his past the one he hurt so much many years before and now, she is still beautiful and still has a temper and is now the carer for her two nephews and will she ever forgive him?

Nicola has had her life turned upside down in the last fifteen years dumped again by her fiancé will she ever find someone to love her? She is working hard in the family restaurant and now caring for her nephews and yes Kieran is back in town and she is determined to steer clear of him but he is the doctor at the hospital when one of her nephews hurts themselves and would you believe the boys think he is awesome and Nicola decides that she needs to find a way to get him out of her system once and for all but it just might make it worse.

This is a fabulous reunion story filled with such heartfelt emotions and love, Nicola and Kieran were always made for each other but a lot of water has passed under the bridge in the last fifteen years both are more mature but both have insecurities that need to be overcome so as they can have their well -deserved HEA and there are two little boys that add so much to the story with their ways to push them together and family interfering. I highly recommend this one another fantastic instalment in this series.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition