Cinderella's Scandalous Secret

Cinderella's Scandalous Secret

Melanie Milburne

Cinderella's Scandalous Secret by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Helen

The Cinderella troupe is one of my favourites and MS Milburne has rocked the pages with this one I want Rafe for myself he truly is an outstanding hero one who knows how to cherish and love his heroine, even if he doesn’t think he can love.

Isla McBain grew up in foster homes and feeling very unloved when she meets gorgeous Sicilian Rafe Angeleri and they spend two months together in a very sensual and passionate affair, Isla discovers she is pregnant and decides that it will be best if she leaves Rafe because of her past. Three months later they meet again and the heat sizzles between them still but Rafe is now determined to marry her.

Rafe had a life that made him think that he could never love but his heart soars whenever he is with Isla she makes him happy and the three months she was gone he felt different, but now he has found her again he is determined to keep her with him and to provide a good life for her and their baby.

Secrets from the past can cause so much damage to a couple and Isla is determined that her scandalous secret should not hurt Rafe in anyway but she loves him so much even if she cannot tell him, and Rafe will do anything to show how much he cares for Isla and when he realizes that it is love aww the smiles and sighs, this is such a fabulous story, MS Milburne knows how to set about writing a sensual sizzling story that has all of the feels that a romance reader will love, I do highly recommend it, thank you MS Milburne for another keep.

5 stars


Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Harlequin Presents

Demanding His Desert Queen

Demanding His Desert Queen

Royal Brides for Desert Brothers #2

Annie West

Demanding His Desert Queen by Annie West

Reviewed by Helen

Annie West is such a fabulous story teller, she brings the desert and the characters to life so well, I have a real soft spot for a Sheikh story and have been looking forward to Karim’s story and was not disappointed at all, there were lots of happy sighs reading this one, seeing Karim get a HEA with the beautiful Safiyah.

Karim has been working hard in Europe since he renounced his title in Za’daq the country he had grown up in, but when a neighbouring country Assara’s council arrive in Switzerland to request that he take over as Sheikh for their country, he is reluctant that is until Queen Safiyah the woman he has never forgotten arrives to convince him to take over, the pull is still there but there is a lot between them from the past, will he be able to protect her and her son.

Safiyah has lived in an arranged marriage for years and has a young son, when her husband passes away a new Sheikh must be found and some of the contenders she does not feel safe with, but Karim is the one person that she does feel safe with and she is more than happy to marry him in another marriage of convenience to keep her son safe, but will she be able to keep her feelings under control.

This one is a real page turner, so many emotions so many misunderstandings that had separated Karim and Safiyah years before and there is pressure on them at the moment to have everything run smoothly but the sensual pull is still there stronger than ever and their journey to that wonderful realization of their love for each other is a must read story, another one for the keeper shelf MS West, I loved it.

5 stars
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Mills & Boon

Catch Me A Cowboy

Catch Me A Cowboy

Wattle Valley #1

Jacquie Underdown

Catch Me A Cowboy by Jacquie Underdown

Reviewed by Helen

Let me say that I am not a fan of reality TV shows, but MS Underdown has taken me on a fabulous journey to a very sensual, gorgeous HEA at the end of a reality dating TV show, and I was hooked, I do love this author’s writing voice she really knows how to pull readers in and make them feel part of the story, and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Emily Wolfe is a top real estate agent in Melbourne, she is very good at her job, but is struggling to find love and happiness, when she thinks she has it her mind steps in and plays havoc with her heart, but then her best friend signs her up for a reality dating show Catch Me A Cowboy, not happy at first, Emily decides to give it a go for all of the wrong reasons but perhaps they turn into the right reasons when she meets her cowboy.

Wil Parker lives on a family farm he is a is always looking for ways to make things better and cleaner for the farm he comes from a loving family but has been badly burnt by love before, his brother talks him into signing up for the TV show, it takes a bit of convincing but he decides to give it a go and this starts eight weeks of dates and getting to know these beautiful woman, but from the start there is one that stands out for him.

This is a fast paced beautiful romance with some very funny moments as well as some very sensual moments as Wil and Emily sneak away for some special time together, yes there are tantrums, ups and downs and some gorgeous dates but Emily has to convince her heart that Wil will always be there for her and Wil is just one of the best heroes I have gotten to know handsome, caring and so loving and together they fly. I loved this one and I do highly recommend it.

5 stars

Published August 25th 2016 by Escape Publishing

The Greek's Virgin Temptation by Susan Stephens

Reviewed by Nas Dean


THE GREEK’S VIRGIN TEMPTATION by Susan Stephens is a September 2019 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Kimmie Lancaster finds her fiancĂ© in bed with her best friend and bridesmaid and walks. But she wouldn’t walk away far. She is determined to enjoy her holiday and honeymoon on this Greek Island.

Then she bumps into Kristof Kaimos who was the owner of the island. The chemistry flares between them. And she is tempted to spend her nights with this mysterious stranger. What would happen when she confides her deepest secret with him?

THE GREEK’S VIRGIN TEMPTATION is an emotional swoon-worthy romance with a strong heroine in Kimmie who would not settle for anything less than what she wanted. And a sensitive gorgeous hero in Kristof with the added bonus of a fabulous Greek Island setting. Author Susan Stephens beautifully brought these two characters together making them move past their grievances and achieving their happy ever after. This is an emotionally uplifting story of hope and future.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

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A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance by Liz Fielding

A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance

Destination Brides #4

Liz Fielding
A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance by Liz Fielding


Reviewed by Helen

Liz Fielding is a must read author for me, she has such a wonderful voice for storytelling, her stories are just so very good and so very romantic with so many fabulous emotions throughout and this one had me smiling with joy as Kit and Eve get a second chance at love and families.

Eve is back in Nantucket for family reasons she was last there four years earlier and a very sensual night at the beach gave her, her beautiful daughter, she is doing her best to stay under the radar when she attends a charity auction being run by the Merchant family and bids on and wins a safari in Africa, a place that brings back many memories for her, it also brings her in contact with Kit Merchant the one person she was trying to avoid.

Kit Merchant is a famous yachtsman but he is home because of family, he has never forgotten the night at the beach years before and the beautiful woman he called Red, at the auction he is remembering her more and when he arrives in Nymba for a safari he never expects to run into Red and feel that instant attraction again and then when she uncovers her secret, Kit is determined to become a father and husband.

I loved this book from the first page, the characters the settings are amazing, getting to know Eve and Kit was absolutely wonderful, they are both such amazing people they are caring and loving, open and honest and their journey was so very moving and emotional, there were lots of happy sighs while reading this one and I do highly recommend it, it really is a must read, and although part of a series it can be read as a standalone but I will be reading the others in the series. Thank you MS Fielding for another keeper.

5 stars


Published September 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

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Reviewed by Nas Dean


A SECRET, A SAFARI, A SECOND CHANCE (Destination Brides Book 4) by author Liz Fielding is a September 2019 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Eve Bliss is a single mum so when she gets a chance to go for a holiday in Africa, she takes it. Little does she know that her baby daddy would also be there. What could she say to him now? After all she had never told him about her daughter.

Kit Merchant knew he was missing something when he met Eve. He felt he should know her yet he could not place her. Then he realised she was the girl he had spent one incredible night with. He was attracted to her again. And there was definite chemistry between them. But what would he say when he will find out the secret Eve is hiding?

A SECRET, A SAFARI, A SECOND CHANCE is set in South Africa and I loved reading it. The romance is sweet and emotional between Eve and Kit. And the tension between them is palpable and real. As a reader this story is the ultimate escape to South Africa and safaris and adventure and romance. Author Liz Fielding wove a magical spell in telling this story that would keep a reader engrossed till the last page.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

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Falling for the Secret Princess by Kandy Shepherd

Falling for the Secret Princess
Falling for the Secret Princess by Kandy Shepherd
Kandy Shepherd



Reviewed by Helen

Kandy Shepherd writes the best romantic, gorgeous stories, stories that will take you on a journey of love and happiness, with a few hurdles to cross getting there, and this story is set in Sydney and the small country of Montovia, I do hope you love Natalia and Finn as much as I did.

Princess Natalia has been bought up to abide by all of the princess rules, but when she gets the chance to play hooky from princess duties and become ordinary Natalie and fly to Sydney with her brother Tristan and his wife to attend a friend’s wedding she never dreams that will meet the love of her life Finn, but duty calls and Natalie becomes a princess again and returns home very sad.

Finn O’Neill is attending his friend’s wedding, he is a successful business man with a fabulous family, he has been burnt by a long distance love before and finding love is not in his sights at this time, but when he spots a gorgeous blonde at the wedding he knew he needed to meet her, but when she is gone the next day he never forgets her. Three months later he is in Montovia to do business when he discovers the woman he has never forgotten.

Finn and Natalia are perfect for each other, if they can overcome the obstacles that come with being royalty but when cupids arrow strikes love will find a way. This is a story that has so many beautiful emotions flowing from the pages, I loved Finn what a hero caring, kind and so very loving and Natalia is beautiful inside and out, if you have never read a Kandy Shepherd book you are missing out, I highly recommend this one, this one left me feeling very happy.

5 stars

Published September 3rd 2019 by Harlequin Romance 

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Reviewed by Nas Dean


FALLING FOR THE SECRET PRINCESS by author Kandy Shepherd is a September 2019 release by Harlequin Romance series.

At a friend’s wedding, Finn sees and falls for the most beautiful woman he ever saw. But then the next day she has left town. He had arranged to meet her but she is nowhere to be found. Worried and disappointed, he tries to forget about her.

And then he goes for business to a small kingdom and comes face-to-face with Princess Natalia, the woman he had been searching for. She was a royal. And she was a Princess!
But would she forgo her royal heritage and duty for love? Could she? Would she be allowed to? Could she break the royal rules and traditions?

FALLING FOR THE SECRET PRINCESS is a sweet and swoon-worthy romance. Author Kandy Shepherd wrote this beautiful romance which would take you far, far away to a royal palace with all its trimmings. As a romance reader this is the ultimate escape. To a far-away kingdom for a fairy tale romance. The storyline had plenty of twists and turns and would keep you engrossed till the end.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.    


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The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger

The Confidence Game #3

Ainslie Paton

The Mysterious Stranger by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

Can best friends since childhood go undercover to bust up a cult without having their true feelings come to the surface when lives are in danger?, this one had me turning the pages as Zeke Sherwood and Rory Archer take on this job and lose their hearts to each other in the process, I am loving this series.

Rory Archer is part of the family known for taking from the rich and giving to the poor and Rory has been through a break-up with long time partner and boss Cal Sherwood and now is the time to prove that she is back and can do her job, this time paring up with Zeke and this job is nothing like the jobs she has done before, getting into the cult was fairly easy but now they must find proof the leader is conning his followers.

Zeke Sherwood has loved his best friend forever but she was with his brother and now she is single and they are working together and he must do his best to keep her safe as they pull the cult down and to keep his feelings undercover as well, that gets harder for him every day. He knew they worked well together and as each day went his need to be close to her grew.

I have been looking forward to this story having read the first two in the series and I was not disappointed what a story it had everything in it suspense, a sensual pull and the cheering as Rory and Zeke worked together to pull the cult down it is fast paced with lots of action. MS Paton has written a page turner that is sure to please any reader I loved Rory’s strength and the way she kept Zeke on his toes she made him work for that love and there was lots of smiles from me throughout the book, and Zeke man what a hero caring and gorgeous, this is one that I highly recommend.

5 stars

Published August 27th 2019 by Supervised by Cats

The Aussie Next Door

The Aussie Next Door

Patterson's Bluff #1

Stefanie London

The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

MS London has done it again, written a story that is filled with so many emotions, fun and laughter, heartfelt warmth, wonderful family life and a sensual pull that will warm anyone up, this is a true romance that is sure to leave any reader feeling so good, lots of happy sighs in this one, I didn’t want to put it down. I loved my visit to Patterson’s Bluff.

Angie Donovan has escaped to Australia to get away from a childhood and past that left her wanting love and happiness and by moving to Australia she is hoping that she will find that. Always the happy, helpful and kind person, Angie finally settles in Patterson’s Bluff a beautiful coastal town in Victoria, she rents a little granny flat from one of the towns favourite’s Jace Walters, she is very happy that is until her visa is just about to run out, can she find an Aussie to fall in love with in two months, is there any chance that if could be Jace?

Jace Walters comes from a big happy Aussie family, but Jace craves his own time and his own routine, so moving out of his family home suits him, really well he is a cartoonist who has a fabulous cartoon Hermit Vs The World and he loves his surfing, but life as Jace knows it is going to change when beautiful American Angie moves in and he decides to help her find someone to fall in love with.

I loved this one from start to finish and am thrilled that it is the first of a series I can’t wait to go back to Patterson’s Bluff I want to move there. Angie is a beautiful heroine, beautiful on the inside and out, caring and loving and Jace he is a very special hero who has needs that keep him going, add a couple of cheeky dogs and these four have the time of their life together, yes there are some hurdles to jump, but there are laughs and smiles to keep everyone turning the pages. I highly recommend this one, don’t miss this one.

5 stars


Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Entangled: Amara

A Winter's Walk

A Winter's Walk

Mel A Rowe

Winter's Walk by Mel A.  Rowe


Reviewed by Helen

 This is a great novella, short, sweet and very witty, Jessica is and IT geek who wants time alone and Brett a country boy is a loner he is not good at talking to new people, but throw them together and both of their lives are about to change.

Jessica has been injured in an accident and the time has come for her to get back on her feet, she plans on hiking in the outback and needs lots of training first, she arranges some jobs helping people with their web pages in the small town of Heart Springs in New South Wales for six weeks here she will also train for her hiking expedition, here she meets local Brett and their first meeting will have you smiling.

Brett has lived in Heart Springs all of his life, he has lost his partner and left the army and now wants nothing but to keep to himself and be alone, but when he meets the new girl in town she seems to be having an effect on him, that makes him start to think that maybe it is time to get back to life, after he gets closer to Jessica helping her with her hiking training.

This is a well written story that I loved from start to finish, it brings Jessica and Brett together in such a beautiful way both strong and stubborn they learn to open up as they have never before, there are lots of smiles and sighs along their journey as Jessica gets stronger every day and Brett lets go of the past and looks to the future with Jessica, the ending is just so very good, with lots of cheering from me. I do recommend this one, thank you MS Rowe for a very entertaining story of love and happiness, this one left me feeling very happy.

5 stars

Expected publication: August 23rd 2019 by R&R Ramblings House


Surgeon Prince, Cinderella Bride by Ann McIntosh

Reviewed by Nas Dean


SURGEON PRINCE, CINDERELLA BRIDE by author Ann McIntosh is an August 2019 release by Harlequin Medical Romance series.

This is Book 1 of the miniseries, Cinderellas to Royal Brides.

Book 2: Royal Doc’s Secret Heir by Amy Ruttan, August 2019.


Dr. Sara Greer always felt like an outsider in her family. But she is astounded when Crown Prince Farhan from an island kingdom shows up with news that she was the long-lost heir to the crown. And as the current heir, he proposed marriage to her.

Could Sara accept Farhan’s proposal and agree to a marriage of convenience? But she did want to find out more about her heritage. Going to the island kingdom with Farhan, Sara realizes there was spark between them? Was it enough to sustain what they had? Would Farhan always see her as duty or would he ever fall in love with her?

SURGEON PRINCE, CINDERELLA BRIDE is a warm and heart-warming romance. Author Ann McIntosh did a good job of bringing these two characters on the pages. If you want to escape for a few hours to an island kingdom with all its protocols and etiquettes and duty and loyalty, you could not go wrong with this book.

Recommended for all readers of medical romance.

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