Surprise Baby for the Heir by Ellie Darkins

~Reviewed by Nas Dean

SURPRISE BABY FOR THE HEIR by author Ellie Darkins is a February 2019 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Elspeth had no time for love. But she had a passion filled night with a stranger. And the consequence was she was now pregnant with his baby. But would she agree to Fraser’s way of thinking? 

Fraser was surely different from her ex-fiancé and what he asked for was not unreasonable. He wanted to create a family with her. And she did have feelings for him. Could she let the temptation run her passion and life? Or would it leave her heartbroken? Dare she take the step?

SURPRISE BABY FOR THE HEIR is a sensational romance with shimmering emotions. Author Ellie Darkins once again astounds her readers with the emotions in this romance. Elspeth and Fraser seemed unable to ever reach their happy ever after with all the emotional baggage both carried. Yet moving past the hurdles they discover new joy and love in their lives. This inspiring romance gives a reader the message and imparts the lesson that no matter what life throws you, there is always hope.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance. 


Sweet from the Vine

Sweet from the Vine

Brothers of the Vine #3

Jacquie Underdown

Sweet from the Vine by Jacquie Underdown

reviewed by Helen

When I started this book it felt like I was going home to Alpine Ridge, a small town set in the Ovens Valley, base of the mountains of Victoria, back to meet up with The Mathews Brothers and see the eldest brother Mitch get his HEA, Mitch has been through a lot but when his high school sweetheart Matilda James arrives back home the sparks fly between them, hold onto your seats make yourself comfy get a box of tissues and enjoy this fabulous story.

Matilda moved away from Alpine Ridge after finishing high school at the age of eighteen, she left her boyfriend Mitch Mathews and ran, she did not want to grow up in a small town, and she ended up in San Francisco, married and working in a high powered job in marketing. But when she wants children and her husband doesn’t she leaves him and moves back home and runs into her old flame Mitch, and starts working at the family vineyard, this isn’t easy as her feelings for Mitch come to the surface, but a lot has happened in the fifteen years they have been apart.

Mitch eventually got over Matilda leaving him, threw himself into the family vineyard, met a beautiful girl Rachel married her and then lost her in childbirth, he is a single dad now and Sophie is everything to him, but Matilda still pulls at his heart-strings but there are a lot of emotions going on that make it really hard on Mitch and in the end Matilda as well.

This story is emotional and so very moving as Mitch and Matilda have a very up and down journey to a HEA that had me crying bucket loads and smiling with such joy, this book has just about every emotion there is and just ends up in such a happy place, MS Underdown has done it again with the third and I think final story in this series, written beautifully with such heart-felt feelings and love entwined throughout, I loved this story so much, I loved Mitch and Matilda, Tom and Amy, and Sam and Ella, Livvy and Sophie, what a family. I do highly recommend this book and series wow awesome thank you MS Underdown

5/5 stars

Published December 1st 2018 by Escape Publishing

Navy Seal to the Rescue

Navy Seal to the Rescue

Aegis Security #1

Tawny Weber

Navy SEAL to the Rescue by Tawny Weber

Reviewed by Helen

MS Weber never disappoints me with her stories and this is her first with the Harlequin Romantic Suspense line and she did well, what a fabulous story, action packed with a beautiful romance between our hero Travis Hawkins ex Seal and Lila Adrian confident heroine who is totally over domineering men, this one will keep any reader turning the pages.

Lila Adrian runs her own company head hunting employees for rich people, she will do anything to get away from her father, but when she lands in Costa Rica her world is going to be upended when she witnesses a murder and the only person she can turn to is the beach bum, who turns out to be an ex SEAL, and being told what to do for Lila will get her back up and in more trouble, while bringing her closer to the sexy Hawk.

Travis Hawk Hawkins is in Costa Rica deciding what he wants to do with his life now that he is out of the SEALs bumming around on the beach thinking isn’t getting him anywhere but when a beautiful blonde needs his help to keep her alive, Hawk starts to see a future for himself with Lila’s help.

This one had me turning the pages I loved the way Lila could push Hawk’s buttons and the pull between them just got stronger the more danger that Lila was in. Fast paced with a moving romance and witty banter that left me smiling, this is sure to leave any romantic suspense lover with a smile and sigh after meeting Hawk and Lila, and the setting was fabulous, thank you MS Weber.

5/5 stars
Published February 5th 2019 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Untamed Destinies: A Romance Anthology

Untamed Destinies

A Romance Anthology

Kim Petersen, Beth Prentice and Catherine Evans

Untamed Destinies by Kim  Petersen

Reviewed by Helen

Do you believe in fate and destiny? These three authors have written three romantic stories that deal with both and they are thoroughly enjoyable, quick reads that will keep any romance reader smiling, my suggestions get comfy and enjoy.

The Ivory Veil, Beth Prentice

I did love this story being back in Westport and the mystery of the wedding dress found in a box and the feud that has been going on for years between two families, that of Gracie who works in the bridal shop and Aaron who has just purchased the shop. The discovery of the dress is sure to be fate that has bought them together. This one had me turning the pages truly MS Prentice writes fabulous mysteries with fabulous romance between Gracie and Aaron, absolutely loved Gracie and Aaron.

Wildflower, Kim Petersen

This story is a little different when two people, Charly who lives in America and Arie who lives in Australia can they be in love and linked by their souls, be twin souls? MS Petersen has told how they can be in this story. Love between two people can be very emotional and there was a lot going on before Charly and Arie got their HEA but get there they did.

Storm Struck, Catherine Evans

This is such a beautiful story destiny has bought them together, on a beach with a horse called Storm, Tamara saves Rob and as she steps in to help in his recovery they get closer and open up to each and love blooms in such a perfect way, Tamara and Rob were destined to be together and this is a romantic and moving story, beautifully written by MS Evans, one that is sure to say with me for a long time to come, I loved it.

I do highly recommend this anthology, I really enjoyed reading it and thank you for my ARC to read, lovely stories, Ladies.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: February 12th 2019 by Whispering Ink Press

Convenient Bride for The King

Convenient Bride for The King

Claimed by a King #2

Kelly Hunter

Convenient Bride For The King by Kelly Hunter

Reviewed by Helen

What can I say fabulous, awesome a book I couldn’t put down Kelly Hunter you rock your stories are just incredible the way you weave emotions and feelings and make your heroes and heroines people that are easy to love, easy to feel friends with, wow I loved this one.

Princess Moriana has been described as the duped Princess and a lot more by the press, they love giving her a hard time after the King she was supposed to marry married someone else, Moriana decides that it is time to think of herself and when she receives another marriage proposal in letter form from King Theodosius, and he offers her a week of sexual learning to convince her that marriage to him would work, time for Moriana to live.

Theo needs to wed and wed quickly if he is keep control of his kingdom and when his friend’s sister is now available she is the best option, mind you Moriana has always been of interest to him even when they were teenagers, but considering what Theo has been through trust is something that doesn’t come easily to Theo, will he be able to convince her to marry without trust and love? Or will she show him what they mean?

This is a story that is filled with witty, amusing and entertaining banter from page one as Moriana and Theo start their week of learning together, the sexual pull is strong and the growing friendship between them is just fabulous, Moriana is one of the best heroines that I have gotten to know and Theo OMG what a hero man my heart went out to him and they so make the best couple. Don’t miss this story it is so very good I loved it thank you MS Hunter

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published February 20th 2018 by Harlequin Presents

Second Chance with the Single Dad by Kandy Shepherd

Second Chance with the Single Dad

Kandy Shepherd

Second Chance with the Single Dad by Kandy Shepherd

Reviewed by Helen

This story is just so beautiful, I loved it from start to finish MS Shepherd had my heart soring with the love that these two have for each other, even if it was so very off limits for many years, but life has thrown a spanner in the works in the form of a beautiful baby girl Nina, and maybe now they will have the HEA that they both so very much deserve, truly you will not want to put this one down once you start.

Will Hudson had a pretty tough childhood, going between foster homes but eventually he was adopted into a beautiful family who helped him see the good person he was, he went to university and made many friends but one in particular Georgia Lang, best friends are what people need and they made it stay that way. Life gets in the way sometimes and Wil made lots of money and met Angie whom he married this pulled him away from Georgia and for two years they had not seen each other, but now Wil needs his best friend again.

Georgia had a great life growing up, and made fast friends with Wil at university, there was a special bond between them, a bond that she needed to keep on a platonic level, she never wanted to lose her best friend and falling in love would change that, but now Wil is back on her doorstep hurt and needing her, and Georgia the person who is always there for everyone jumps in to help, but this time there will be no saving her heart from falling even more in love with Wil and his daughter Nina.

This is a story that shows how love can grow between best friends and MS Shepherd has done it so well, she has written a story that will stay with me for a long time to come, the emotions and love that fly off the pages in this one had me smiling and sighing, I loved the setting and the animals that are just so good and with other characters that all add to the romantic and gorgeous journey to a HEA that was just so perfect, thank you MS Shepherd I did love Will, Georgia and Nina.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Harlequin Romance Large Print

Reviewed by Nas Dean

SECOND CHANCE WITH THE SINGLE DAD by author Kandy Shepherd is a February 2019 release by Harlequin Romance series.

When Wil Hudson came to Georgia Lang’s door asking for help, she couldn’t turn him away. Will had a daughter he needed help with. Could Georgia ever say no to Wil? After all he was her best friend. But was he just a friend? Because whatever they might say, their attraction to each other was there and the chemistry between them was just smoldering under the surface.

SECOND CHANCE WITH THE SINGLE DAD is an intriguing romance with off the charts chemistry between Wil and Georgia. Author Kandy Shepherd has her unique way of spellbinding her readers and keeping them engrossed in the story till the very last page. I loved the emotions shimmering in this story.  

Highly recommended for all readers of romance. 

Tell Me No Lies

Tell Me No Lies

Brizvegas Billionaires #1

Fiona Marsden

Tell Me No Lies by Fiona Marsden

Reviewed by Helen

This is such a great story filled with emotion that is sure to bring on a few tears, MS Marsden really knows how to get to the heart of her charters and bring then to life for us readers, set in Brisbane Australia, this is the story of two people very much in love when tragedy tears them apart and now seven years later can love bring them back together?

Harriet Emerson is a young dancer and student when she meets IT geek Lucas Hall, they click instantly and fall madly in love and against family wishes they continue together make firm commitments but an accident changes Harriet’s life she lies to Lucas and forces him to leave, and now he is back in her office and is determined to get to the truth.

Lucas moved on and away to the States made his fortune but never forgot the woman he loved and now back in Australia is searching for her, and when he finds her is shocked to learn what has happened to her, but he is never going to give up on finding out the truth he feels she owes him.

Truly this is a beautifully written story, moving and emotional Lucas is real hero material and Harriet stubborn as all get out, but for reason that she held dear to her and that was Lucas and now their journey is starting again, and what a journey because as we all know the journey to true love never runs smoothly and with Harriet and her health issues they might be a little harder, oh but what an ending there were lots of happy tears from me. Thank you MS Marsden a book I highly recommend, you have taken on a lot of issues and done it so well you rock thank you.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published December 30th 2018 by Fidelis Ink

Nurse to Forever Mum by Susan Carlisle

Reviewed by Nas Dean

NURSE TO FOREVER MUM by author Susan Carlisle is a Harlequin Medical Romance series release for February 2019.

Nurse Stacey Ryder moved to Maple Island Clinic as a temp nurse. So she is determined to keep away from any emotional entanglements and especially from Dr. Cody Brennan and his two sweet daughters. But when he asked for help in a family matter she couldn’t refuse.

Spending the time together with Cody and his family, Stacey came to see Cody as a different person to what he was at the hospital. Could she move away from her past betrayal and trust a person again? And what would Cody say when he finds out the secret she is desperate to hide? The reason she won’t just stay in one place?

NURSE TO FOREVER MUM is a romance about moving from past griefs and embracing second chances. Author Susan Carlisle brought Cody and Stacey together in an inspiring way. It worked on every level—characters, story and emotions. Especially on emotions. There was love, laughter, surprises and tears. And I loved it all.

Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.


The One-Night Venetian Baby by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Nas Dean

THE ONE-NIGHT VENETIAN BABY by author Melanie Milburne is a Harlequin Presents release for February 2019.

Sabrina Midhurst found out her hotel booking in Venice has been bungled and she had to share Max Firbank’s room with him. He was not a stranger. His family and hers have been friends for ever. Both their families played at matchmakers with them but they have kept away from each other. Even though they both felt attracted and passion flaring between them! So sharing hotel rooms shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. They gave in to their passion. And now Sabrina was pregnant. There was no doubt that the baby was his. But could he get Sabrina to agree to wear his ring?

Sabrina, scared that her feelings for Max was getting deeper, broke off her relationship with him. And now she was pregnant and alone. Dare she let him know what was in her heart?

Could she be what Max wanted? And marry him for the sake of her baby? Would Max ever love her for herself?

THE ONE-NIGHT VENETIAN BABY is an intriguing romance with off the charts chemistry between Max and Sabrina. Author Melanie Milburne has her unique way of spellbinding her readers and keeping them engrossed in the story till the very last page. I was drawn into this fast-paced story by the lively banter and the drama. It’s passionate, touching and immensely satisfying.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Her Secret Texas Valentine (The Fortunes of Texas: The Lost Fortunes) by Helen Lacey

Reviewed by Nas Dean

HER SECRET TEXAS VALENTINE (The Fortunes of Texas: The LostFortunes) by author Helen Lacey is a Harlequin Special Edition series release for February 2019.

Valene Fortunado was single and not happy about it. So she decided to sign up on a dating app to look for a date. But her requirements were different so why did the app match her with a cowboy?
Jake Brockton fell for Valene the first time he met her. But how would he tell her that he was not just a ranch worker but he owned the ranch? And what would happen when Val ultimately finds out the truth?

HER SECRET TEXAS VALENTINE is a heart-warming story that would touch a reader’s heart. It’s a tale about moving from past betrayals and taking chances at love. Author Helen Lacey, in her unique way, brought this emotional story to live amid some intrigue in the Fortunes of Texas lives.

Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.