Tempted by the Brooding Surgeon

Tempted by the Brooding Surgeon

Robin Gianna

Tempted by the Brooding Surgeon by Robin Gianna

Reviewed by Helen

This is such a great story moving, fabulous setting, two caring loving Doctors always thinking of other people but often hurting themselves, but now it is time to be happy in love as well as what they do for so many people. Get yourself comfortable because once you pick this one up you are not going to want to put it down.

Annabelle Richards grew up in such horrid poverty but she wanted so much to be a Doctor and with the help of someone she did that and is now working hard as an anaesthesiologist travelling to Lima Peru to do mission work using her own time and making a difference, she has plans to help more poverty stricken people, giving back what was given to her. On this trip though she runs into another Doctor who has hurt her before and may do so this time if she can’t keep her feelings under control.

Daniel Ferrera is a cardiac surgeon and a good one, he chose this line of work for reasons that still have a way to cause pain and he has health issues that he keeps to himself finding love is not on the cards for him short affairs yes but nothing permanent, but when he meets Annabelle in the mission hospital sparks fly he is not happy that she is there as his anaesthesiologist having worked with her before. But when Daniel finds more out about her feelings change and the pull he has always had for her sparks up.

A sensual affair starts between the two of them but as Annabelle learns about Daniel’s past and his reasons for brooding she falls deeply for him and as for Daniel he cannot help but fall for the caring hard working Annabelle but can he afford to hurt her again? I loved this story MS Gianna has opened up the emotions of these characters so beautifully and taken me on a journey that is heart-warming, moving and left me feeling so delighted, thank you MS Gianna for another fabulous story this is one that I highly recommend.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Published April 17th 2018 by Harlequin Medical Romance Large Print

Beyond Today

Beyond Today

L Simpson

Beyond Today by L. Simpson

Reviewed by Helen

s is the first book I have read from this author and I do look forward to more, this one at the beginning had me a bit confused with all of the characters, but not for long and then I fell into it and didn’t want to put it down the hero and heroine were bought to life on the pages they are so real and MS Simpson has a fabulous voice for bringing the emotions out in her characters, throw in a nasty family and this is one that I definitely recommend.

Howard is tall gorgeous and rich and he is going to be best man at his best friend Dave’s wedding, but he keeps to himself and keeps a lot of secrets he really is damaged goods so to speak and having relationships is not easy for him, but then he meets his partner for the wedding Hannah and he feels a pull that he has never had before, but will he ever be able to be with someone like Hannah? He has a lot to overcome first.

Hannah has been hurt and burnt by her ex and is no way looking for a man but when she meets the best man Howard at her best friend Molly’s wedding well those thoughts might just be going out the window with the hot sensual pull she feels at their first meeting which is very foot in mouth, this meeting may just bring about a bit of a fling. Can Hannah dig deeper and see the real Howard?

I loved Howard he has been so abused throughout life but could still be so caring to others and Hannah wow what a caring loving heroine and fun, and yes she got to see the real Howard and why he was the way he is and to see them finally come together was just so beautiful, but of course there is often problems with true love and that would be Howards nasty family, but seeing Hannah stand up to them had me cheering her and Howard on. Love and caring bought them together in a very steamy, sensual and moving story to such a fabulous HEA woohoo go Howard and Hannah. Thank you MS Simpson for a great story I do hope that we get to see Annie and the lumberjack’s story.

4/5 stars for a great story


Published November 29th 2017

The Sweetest Secret

The Sweetest Secret

Brothers of the Vine #2

Jacquie Underdown

The Sweetest Secret by Jacquie Underdown

Reviewed by Helen

I have really been looking forward to this story since the first one in the series just about blew me away with the emotional journey between Tom and Amy, so this had to do the same and my verdict it did most defiantly, this reader has been left very, very happy after an emotional roller coaster ride, a journey of hurts and secrets of learning and love and opening up, don’t miss this one, these Matthews men are to die for.

Ellie has arrived in the beautiful country town Alpine Ridge to start a new life a talented florist who has a special bond with flowers but seems to always pick the wrong man in her life, she has travelled for nearly a year and now it is time to settle down. Opening her own shop is hard work for Ellie and meeting Amy the owner of the cupcake shop next door brings her also to meet Sam Matthews and she is left speechless at their first meeting but a business arrangement with flowers starts but it also starts a sensual relationship, but will it ever come to a HEA? They both have a lot to overcome.

Sam Matthews is part of the family that runs the vineyard in Alpine Ridge, he is kind of a loner, after having a relationship that burned him very badly he now is the love em and leave guy, he works hard on the vineyard and he also grows flowers in his glasshouse special flowers that mean a lot to him, he also has a lot of emotional issues that he keeps to himself, but when he meets the new florist Ellie sparks fly, he has never felt this way before but he is unsure of their future.

This story is beautiful there are so many emotional problems from both Sam and Ellie from their pasts it can be hard to think of them both making it through to a HEA their journey is a very rocky one, sensual one minute and too much thinking the next that cause them to hurt each other throw in some vandalism that is worrying and then a huge secret that rocks Sam to his foundations. The tears flowed a few times through this story being back in Alpine Ridge with Mitch and Sophie, and Tom and Amy was fabulous but to see Sam finally open up and ask for help and Ellie wow what a strong heroine, yes I loved this as much as the first one and now bring on Mitch’s story woohoo. Thank you MS Underwood I am taking a deep breathe another emotional, gorgeous story one that I highly recommend. I love that you have taken on issues that are a part of life and done so well with them.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story


Published June 4th 2018 by Escape Publishing

Inherited for the Royal Bed

Inherited for the Royal bed

Annie West

Inherited for the Royal Bed (Harlequin Presents)Reviewed by Helen

MS West really knows how to bring the sizzle and sensual pull out with the wonderful words she writes, this story again is just oozing with a physical attraction that will move onto a beautiful romance, when Sayid the new Emir of Halarq comes to realize that he can love not just lust for the woman that was sent to him four years ago the beautiful Lina, this is a story that you are not going to want to put down, I do love seeing a hero fall in love.

Sayid has just taken over the ruling of Halarq and he is determined to change things, make things better than they were when his uncle ruled, he has not had a lot of strong female influence over the years having lost his mother when he was young, yes he has had many woman but he is not interested in anything permanent yet. However when he discovers a young woman in his rooms he is stunned at her beauty but when he realizes why she is there and her age, being who he is he sends her away for her own good.

Lina has been with her aunt and uncle since losing her beloved mother and then her father and they have decided to gift her to the Emir and she always does as she is told but there has been a change in rulers and this Emir is not who she expected, Sayid is shocked and talks to her and learns what she wants and needs and in his kindness he sends her away to study and become a stronger person, four years later Lina is back and ready to repay her debt in helping anyway she can, even spending a week in is bed and those feelings she had four ago are even stronger now.

WOW, MS West has taken me on a journey that had me sighing and smiling, Sayid what can I say what a hero he really is caring and gorgeous but he is a ruler and used to getting his own way, and Lina the strength she shows when she returns the growing up she has done and the way she stands up to him like no other ever would, and the love that is growing when he asks her for a week in his bed, that will never be enough, I loved that Lina was no pushover. This story ticks all of the boxes for a fabulous romance, a story that had me turning the pages and loving this story, this is one that I highly recommend I am never disappointed by one of MS West’s stories, a fabulous story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: July 1st 2018 by Harlequin Presents

One Night Wife

One Night Wife

Ainslie Paton

One Night Wife by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

I really enjoy MS Paton’s stories she has a fabulous writers voice one that brings out the best in her characters and has always kept me in the story and this one is no exception, a lot of ups and downs to get to a HEA in this one, but I really loved Cal a true Robin Hood and Fin what a heroine, sassy and fun and out to help the women in the world, can they do it together or will trust come between them?

Finley Cartwright will do whatever it takes to get the business she is running with her best friend back up and running even standing on a barstool and crying out for donations in a bar called The Blarney on a Friday night, it might not have been to successful but she did meet the handsome Cal Sherwood and this starts a big change in her life and now she is getting that money she needs but at what cost will her heart be safe?

Cal Sherwood is a true modern day Robin Hood he is CEO of a family run company that goes out of their way to con and fleece the rich to help the poor and the environment and when he sees the cute Fin on that barstool he decides that she may be the one that can help him with his next big con after she passes a few tests, but will his heart survive?, because she has to be off limits.

I did love this story Cal had to keep so many secrets and Fin was such a good student learning the con in true fashion without realizing what she was really doing they were both winning money wise and emotionally they were falling in love but for Cal, Fin is an outsider can he give up everything for her and what will happen when he tells her the truth? I highly recommend that you read this one to find out it really is a sensual, fast paced story that hooked me from the start and I do hope that there are more stories to come thank you MS Paton for a great story that left me very happy.

4/5 stars for a great story

Published May 28th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

The Child Between Them

The Child Between Them

Men of Mulhany Crossing #2

Helen Lacey

The Child Between Them by Helen Lacey

Reviewed by Helen

This is a story that is moving and emotional as Marshall Harris finds love again with someone he is drawn to from their first meeting, Holly Berrigan is a woman who has a few issues that have been with her for a long time, can she overcome them to find true love and happiness? If you enjoy a story that will pull at your heart-strings then this is a story for you.

Holly has moved from the city and her father and brothers to the small country town of Mulhany Crossing, she is working as a Vet assistant when she meets saddle maker Marshall Harris and the attraction is instant and a very sensual one night stand leaves Holly pregnant, but will she be able to convince Marshall that she can look after herself and the baby on her own or will she be able to make him see that there can be love again.

Marshall lost his wife eighteen months ago and he is not looking for love again but when he meets his best friend’s new assistant that pull is sudden and sensual and he does something that he has never done before had a one night stand and he knows he treated Holly badly and is totally shocked when she comes to see him six weeks later telling him he is going to be a father. He is determined to do the right thing by Holly but will he fall in love with her in doing so?

The emotions were flying of the pages in this one Marshall had only ever known the love of his wife they had married young but when he met Holly there were sparks and feelings that he had not known before she pushed him made him think and feel and Holly she had guilt issues caused by her father and yes she knew she loved Marshall but marrying someone who didn’t love back would that would be a recipe for disaster considering the love he still had for his lost wife. So when the penny drops and love shines through I was sighing very happily, this is one that I very much recommend.

4/5 stars for a great story


Published by HJL Imprints

Moonshadow

Moonshadow

Maggie Mitchell

Moonshadow by Maggie Mitchell

Reviewed by Helen

This is a sweet short read that hooked me from the start a heroine who has been hurt badly by her ex and is not in any way looking for love but when a new guy, a gorgeous new guy moves into the apartment block she lives in then fate and the moon will have its way.

Melanie Solis is a nurse and works night shift at a busy Sydney hospital and has been trying very hard to ignore her new neighbour rushing past his door when she arrives home as he often keeps it open, but fate steps in when in a rush she drops her keys and who is there to pick them up for her none other than Mr Sexy and their first meeting is rather different.

Sam Kale is a physicist by day but his hobby is astronomy and he has been trying to meet his neighbour for a month now and his chance has arrived but will he get to take her out on a date? With the night of the lunar eclipse just around the corner Sam has set everything up on the buildings’ roof and there is a problem with the door handle but this is going to work in his favour.

Melanie decides that she might try and apologise to Sam for the way she acted on their first meeting and heads to roof where Melanie and Sam’s lives are going to warm up. This is a fabulously written story one that left me smiling and sighing Sam is such a fabulous hero caring understanding and fun and Melanie what a fabulous sense of humour she has, these two meld together so well, this one really hit the spot for a quick read, thank you MS Mitchell I loved it.

5/5 stars for a great story


Expected publication: June 14th 2018 by Maggie Mitchell

From Fling to Wedding Ring

From Fling to Wedding Ring

Karin Baine

From Fling to Wedding Ring by Karin Baine

Reviewed by Helen

This is a really moving, emotional story a story of two people who are used to putting other people before themselves and now comes the time to find happiness for themselves, but can they do that? It takes a bit for them to see this but when the do there is lots of joy and happiness.

Mollie Forrester is an extraordinary nurse, helping patients overcome the physical scars of surgery as well as the emotional side, you see Mollie has scars herself from an accident while being an impulsive teenager one that she holds a lot of guilt over and falls into the position of carer, but now she has been volunteered into a dance competition to raise much needed funds for a charity and her partner is surgeon Mr Ben Sheridan, and they have had a run in so being his dance partner doesn’t come easy but the sparks fly with them in more ways than one.

Ben was a teenager who went a bit wild and his loving grandparents took him in now there is just his granddad and he is not well, so Ben spends most of his time outside doing surgery with his grandfather, he has yet to find a woman who is caring enough to think of him and his family. So when he convinces Mollie that they should dance together and their dancing practice entices more than just dancing he is starting to think he may have found the one.

This is a fast paced and very moving story there are a few dilemmas to overcome and secrets from their pasts to be shared before they can even think of going into the future and of course there is their respective families that neither of them will forget about, Mollie has a lot to think about and Ben is a caring loving hero and all that Mollie wants when she see through her past and her fears. Oh I loved this one and cannot recommend it enough, MS Baine you have done it again another fabulous medical that is sure to keep the readers turning the pages and smiling in the end.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 17th 2018 by Harlequin Medical Romance Large Print

Hot Seal Redemption by Lynn Raye Harris - HOT SEAL Team #5

37937092Review by TashNz - 5 Stars 

Sparks are flying left right and center for Camel and Bailey, two people who would never have met had Bailey's sister gone awol and left lil Ana behind claiming Camel to be the father. 

Loved the opening of the book, it grabbed me and the story was ON!  I really loved how Lynn Raye Harris made Bailey's occupation ok and how it contributed to the story really well and how Bailey's place of occupation assisted with the story really well!  The adventure built steadily, along with Camel and Bailey's attraction to each other and I enjoyed Ian Black's appearance.  Of course, a highlight is always the epilogue which LRH, without fail, delivers another cliffhanger.  The dashing ending is edge of the seat stuff when bad guys place is busted just in time and I'm intrigued as to who the other girl was. 

Another wonderful installment and a glimpse into the lives of other favorite characters. 

Please keep 'em coming Lynn, I LOVE them!

Reunited with the Sheriff

Reunited with the Sheriff

Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #3

Lynne Marshall

Reunited with the Sheriff by Lynne Marshall

Reviewed by Helen

This was such a beautiful story, a story for second chances which is one of my favourite troupes, this is the last Delaney son Conor’s story who has loved Shelby since fourth grade they made promises in an old house many summers ago promises that were broken, but has Selkie folklore stepped in and seen that they are reunited?

Conor was devastated when the love of his life Shelby never turned up two years ago for their promised meeting, heartbroken he throw himself into work aiming for promotion in the Californian law enforcement living at the family Hotel to save money to put a deposit on the house that means so much to him. So when Shelby turns up as the new chef at the hotel’s restaurant Conor’s emotions are thrown into turmoil as he learns that Shelby is now a single mum, but has he ever truly stopped loving her?

Shelby had always dreamed of being a top chef and Conor had encouraged and supported her and nothing was going to stop her from coming back to him after she had finished her learning but life doesn’t always go to plan and falling pregnant was not in her plans, but when life throws curve balls you do what you must and her two year old son Benjamin is everything to her, so her she is back at Sandpiper Beach and those feelings that she had for Conor are all coming back as they get closer and forgiveness is certain with love.

I loved this series and I really enjoyed Conor and Shelby’s story, really who doesn’t deserve a second chance especially when both people never stopped loving each other yes there is a lot of water under the bridge in the years spent apart, but lets look to the future put the past behind and love the way they should, be happy and move forward. Thank you MS Marshall for another fabulous story and that Selkie folklore does wonders for finding love, you certainly have a fabulous way to bring characters to life, and I highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a good romance that is sure to leave you a happy reader.

5/5 stars fro a fabulous story

Published April 17th 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition