28 May 2016

One Night... Twin Consequences

One Night ... Twin Consequences

Annie O'Neil

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Reviewed by Helen

MS O'Neil writes stories that have the best banter between the hero and heroine and personal banter as well this is a story that will keep you entertained and smiling throughout there will be many emotions that you feel while reading this story I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dependable reliable research nurse Harriet Monticello always is there for everyone she is the strong twin sister the stable one she lives for her job at Saint Nicks she has done so much for the orphans and sick children that are there but when her boss decides that she needs to do a talk in front of the board and then go to Buenos Aries to study and work at the orphanage that the delectable Dr Matteo Torres runs this knocks her for six but also brings her so close to Matteo and one very sensual and reckless night that will change her world forever.

Dr Matteo Torres runs an orphanage in Buenos Aries and he throws himself into what he does he has suffered the loss of his younger sister and makes a promise never to marry and have children of his own but he works so hard for the kids and young mothers that are in need. His need for donations takes him to England and Saint Nicks and here he meets the beautiful Harriet there is such chemistry between them on their first meeting the sparks could light up a room and when one night together leaves consequences well will this make him see what love can bring to both of their lives.

This is one of those beautifully written stories that has everything a romance reader will want emotions, up front dialogue that will have you smiling and the deep love and caring of two people that have been through so much but have so much to offer each other and so many more people. MS O'Neil has done it again this one is for the keeper shelf and I highly recommend it sit back with a drink and enjoy. 

5/5 stars for a great story


25 May 2016

The Doctor's Forbidden Fling

The Doctor's Forbidden Fling

Karin Baine

The Doctor's Forbidden Fling by Karin Baine

Reviewed by Helen

I love a book that pulls at my heart strings and makes me feel lots of emotions and this is a book that does just that beautifully written this story had me turning the pages as Nate and Violet take a journey that is filled with worry doubts and yes a pull that had been around for many years.

Lady Violet Dempsey arrives back to her aristocratic home in Northern Ireland when her father has a heart attack Violet ran away seventeen years ago after she lost her mother in tragic circumstances and she left on bad terms with her father and left the one person that she could depend on the one person that she should be able to love the hired helps son Nathaniel Taylor. There is a lot of water under the bridge since then Violet lives in London and works as mental health nurse and still carries a lot of hurt from her past will this change with being home.

Nathaniel Taylor has done well for himself he is now a top cardiologist working at the hospital in County Down not the boy next door anymore still single because he has no plans to settle down and marry the one person he thought that he could marry left him years ago he felt spurned and it has left him hurt so when that person Violet arrives at the hospital where he is treating her father the sparks are still there can they make amends for past hurts?

Truly this is a book you will not want to put down the sensual pull between Nate and Violet burns up the pages and the pain from the past is so emotional both are determined never to marry, throw into the mix her abrupt father and his health and problems and this one becomes a roller coaster ride to such a wonderful HEA I cried I smiled and then the sigh as they join together with the help and love from Lord Dempsey. Thanks you MS Baine for another keeper you never disappoint this is one I highly recommend.

5/5 stars fro a fabulous story

Expected publication: June 1st 2016 by Mills & Boon Medical


20 May 2016

Married for the Boss's Baby by Susan Carlisle

Married for the Boss's Baby

Susan Carlisle

Married For The Boss's Baby by Susan Carlisle

Reviewed by Helen

This is such a beautiful story to read so caring loving and to see how love can grow from a spark and the need to help one another and the joy that a child will bring this is a story that will pull you in from the first page and will have you smiling.

Sara Marcum is an only child who grew up with her father, her mother left her when she was young and has left her with a couple of fears but Sara is a nurse and just such a caring beautiful person she has done so much to help friends and is very close to her father. So when a friend asks her to help out a Doctor and become a nanny for a short time Sara reluctantly says yes being with a baby brings back so many memories for her she pulls out the strength needed and arrives at this huge house and although there is a strong spark their first meeting does not go well.

Dr Grant Smyth has been cheated by his father and ex-girlfriend but when they are killed in a car accident he steps up to take on the care of his little half sister Lily and he needs help this is where nanny Sara Marcum steps in but Grant is a busy transplant surgeon and there are lots of sparks at their first meeting but Sara shows strength and stands up to him this might be a temporary job for Sara but when Grant needs a wife to get custody of Lily things are going to change drastically for both of them.

So Grant offers to help Sara and her father out in exchange for a marriage on paper both are really caring loving people and this starts a journey to such a wonderful HEA I loved this story the joy that they bring to each other and Lily and to see so many people smiling of course no journey is without a few problems and I loved the strength and courage that is shown and the true deep love that comes from making sure that a baby has a home and is loved. I highly recommend this one it is a beautiful emotional journey, MS Carlisle never disappoints.

5/5 stars for a beautiful story

Published May 1st 2016 by Mills & Boon Medical

Reviewed by Nas

MARRIED FOR THE BOSS’S BABY by author Susan Carlisle is a May 2016 release by Harlequin Medical Romance series.

Sara Marcum agrees to marry Doctor Grant Smythe so that he can gain custody of his half-sister. But would Grant be able to persuade Sara to become his wife for real when he came to know her well?
And would Sara agree?

I read MARRIED FOR THE BOSS’S BABY in one sitting and loved the emotions, drama and the tension in this story. Author Susan Carlisle once again brought this amazing tale on the pages which would hook her readers in and keep them hooked till the last pages.

Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.

17 May 2016

His Pregnant Sleeping Beauty

His Pregnant Sleeping Beauty

Lynne Marshall

His Pregnant Sleeping Beauty by Lynne Marshall

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautifully written emotional journey to such a gorgeous HEA for two people who have been hurt badly and are both reluctant to start a relationship one more than the other.

Joseph Joe Matthews is a paramedic who owns the company that has the contract at the exclusive Hollywood Hills Clinic he does love his job he is such a caring person and comes from a loving big family that he would one day like to have himself but he has been hurt badly by his ex-wife and best friend and also has a worry that he keeps to himself, but when he sees a woman get of a bus and then get mugged there is a need to help and protect will this mystery woman help Joe realize that he can have a happy life ?

Carey Spencer is on the run from an abusive partner she has taken off on the first bus leaving her home town ready to make a new start for herself and her unborn baby she is a nurse and a very caring person she has no close family and is on her own, but when she gets of the bus in Los Angeles her life is about to change forever she is mugged and ends up in a coma at the Hollywood Hills Clinic and when wakes three days later Jane Doe has a knight in shinning armour to look after her.

This is a magical story that will make you smile as MS Marshall again draws us in with her fabulous stories of love and the caring her heroes and heroines bring to the pages Joe and Carey have a lot to overcome from their pasts and it is not an easy path but a path that they conquer in such a beautiful way. Both crave family and this they can give to each other I do highly recommend this story you will not want to put it down this is book 6 in The Hollywood Hill Clinic series that is fabulous.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: May 24th 2016 by Harlequin


04 May 2016

One Week with the French Tycoon by Christy McKellen

One Week with the French Tycoon

Christy McKellen

One Week with the French Tycoon by Christy McKellen

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautiful story, a story of love and caring and of two people who just go out of their way for other people but they have also been left a bit scared from previous relationships. Will their journey finally bring them the happiness they deserve? I say you will be smiling in the end.

Indigo Hughes is on a walking holiday along The Amalfi Coast this is what she needs to overcome her break up with her boyfriend it had supposed to be a trip for them both but now it was just Indigo and it starts of with one problem after another will her heart ever mend will she enjoy the scenery and food on this trip. Then into her life walks Frenchman Julien Moreaux when they need to share a room on their first night in Italy this is going to change her life forever.

Julien is getting away from his high powered job he is getting over a divorce and wants peace and alone time he is not looking for a holiday fling or a new relationship just a break, but that is about to change when he meets the beautiful English red head Indigo and his trip of peacefulness is turned upside down by a woman who likes to talk and care for people.

I loved this story the setting is magnificent the story line fabulous and to see these two caring people work so hard not to fall in love but still doing everything they can to help each other and then to realize they are in love and need each other is a story I highly recommend I smiled and sighed through this story. I loved Indigo's personality so strong and determined and Julien gorgeous and caring don't miss this one.

5/5 stars for a wonderful story

Expected publication: May 10th 2016 by Harlequin

Reviewed by Nas

ONE WEEK WITH THE FRENCH TYCOON by author Christy McKellen is a May 2016 release by Harlequin Presents.

Indigo Hughes, after a break-up with her boyfriend goes for a holiday. While on the Amalfi Coast, she meets Frenchman Julien Moreaux. Circumstance forces them to share a room for the night. But they walk away in the morning. Then Indigo realizes she hasn't asked Julien if he was alright as he seemed stressed.

Now starts the fun part as Julien tries to dodge Indigo as he was after some peace and quite. He was recovering from a divorce. Yet Indigo is caring and talkative. And she wouldn't leave him alone.

ONE WEEK WITH THE FRENCH TYCOON has all the markings of a great story. Author Christy McKellen brought this romance to life on the page which would hook her readers in.
And she did a wonderful job of bringing Indigo and Julien together despite all the emotional baggage and past grief they carried.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


30 April 2016

The Bouquet List

The Bouquet List

Barbara DeLeo

The Bouquet List by Barbara DeLeo

Reviewed by Helen

I have had this one on my TBR pile for quite some time and with the second book in this series coming out in May I needed to get this one read I had heard lots of good things about it and they were all correct what a great fun story this one was I thoroughly enjoyed it from page one.

Yasmin Katsalos has returned home to her family after nearly dying with Dengue fever while studying for her PHD in Borneo, she decides to make a bouquet list and make sure she gets it done firstly dye her hair get a piercing and to do what she wants in life rather than what everyone else wants plus a few other things. Yasmin comes from a Greek family that runs a wedding reception venue and when she returns home there is a problem her mother has returned to Greece and her father is going after her mother and leaving the Aegean Palace in her hands with renovations to be done in steps her brother's best friend Lane Griffiths the guy Yasmin had always had a crush on could he be no 5 on her list?

Lane Griffiths didn't have much of a family life growing up passed from mother to father but what he had was his best friend Nick Katsalos's family a big Greek and oh so family orientated one. Lane has made a name for himself in the restaurant business and is in between jobs at the moment so when he is asked by Mr Katsalos to help oversee the renovations on the Aegean Place and restaurant he gladly agrees he has a spare month the do so. But when he meets up with Nick's sister Yasmin who is so different from what he remembers this is going to change so much in his life.

Really this book will have you laughing and turning the pages this is a fabulous story about families best friends and doing what you want in life. Seeing conservative Lane open up when Yasmin pushes a little and seeing Yasmin changing was very uplifting. I highly recommend this book there are lots of emotions and love and joy that come to life on the pages the characters are real and alive and fresh bring on book two.

4/5 stars for a fun filled story

Published September 15th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss            

28 April 2016

Inherited by Ferranit

Inherited by Ferranit

Kate Hewitt

Inherited by Ferranti by Kate Hewitt

Reviewed by Helen

I found this book emotional and moving and such a great read from start to finish MS Hewitt has taken two people who have suffered in the past on a journey to sunshine at the end it is a rocky path but the epilogue is so good.

Sierra Rocci has led a childhood of emotional and physical abuse from a strong willed father who also controlled her mother but her mother was in love and no matter what Sierra said her mother would not listen so when her father found someone that he felt Sierra should marry at the age of nineteen Sierra agrees to get away from her father. But Sierra cannot go through with it and jilts Marco at the alter and takes off to start a new life in London never to return to Palermo until the reading of her father's will where she again meets the man she jilted and he is angry and wants answers Sierra is determined to be strong but can she resist this man.

Marco Ferranti had been an orphan he had a tough childhood but worked his way up from bellboy at one of the Rocci hotels in Palermo when he is taken under the wing of none other than the owner Arturo Rocci he treats him like a son and Marco works his way up to second in charge and is more than happy to meet his daughter the beautiful Sierra yes marriage to Sierra will be good it won't be a love match Marco doesn't need that everyone he has ever loved has left him but they will be friends and have a good family life, so when Sierra jilts him he is left shocked and angry but also wanting answers why?

Seven years later when they meet again Sierra is still beautiful but has grown and matured she seems stronger but Marco still wants answers and when Arturo leaves everything to Marco Sierra is not surprised at all and after an evening spent together this leaves them both wanting more but Sierra goes back to London. But when a new hotel is opening in New York Marco needs Sierra to help with the opening she agrees reluctantly. I can highly recommend this book it is a sizzling sensual journey that opens up a lot of dark secrets and makes them both realize they need to be open and honest for love to bloom and the sunshine at the end of the journey to shine and shine it does this one had me smiling and shedding a few tears. This really is a great story. 

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

  Published March 22nd 2016 by Harlequin (first published March 15th 2016)             


25 April 2016

Through the Storm (From Kenya With Love #3) by Rula Sinara

Through the Storm (From Kenya With Love #3)

Rula Sinara

Through the Storm by Rula Sinara

Reviewed by Helen

WOW what a moving emotional story I fell into this one from the start the setting is just glorious the characters are strong and so full of life and so easy to love.

Tessa Henning has always needed a bit of reassurance in her life her parents worked hard on a boat looking at survival of the animals and Tessa worried she was very close to her sister Maria. Maria married her childhood sweetheart Allen and Tessa had always had a kind of friendship with Allen's Brother Mac when they were teenagers but she was always wary of his daredevil ways that was not for her. Tessa married Brice Henning a very wealthy South African business man and lives a quiet life with him, but when tragedy strikes and her sister and brother in law are killed and Tessa and Mac are made joint guardians of their son Nick but this in turn will bring her closer to Mac is this what Tessa needs.

Mac Walker is a pilot working around The Serengeti taking travellers on sight seeing tours but also volunteering with animal rescue and helping with tracing herds and poachers he is still a stubborn and strong will male who does everything he can to save the wildlife of Africa but his business is not doing so well and when Tessa arrives on his doorstep with Nick this will make major changes in his life.

This is such a fabulous story of strength love and caring as together Tessa and Mac with so many friends uncover a major Ivory poaching ring, Tessa is so determined to help even if it ends her marriage but with the growing spark between her and Mac a re-kindled love from their teen years that neither had acknowledged then. Truly this one is going to bring you to tears and make you smile as MS Sinara makes you feel like you are in Africa and helping these characters save the animals and cheering Mac and Tessa on the other characters in this story play such a big part and as this is the third book in the From Kenya With Love series it was also great catching up with old friends. I highly recommend this story you will not be disappointed.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Published April 19th 2016 by Harlequin

24 April 2016

Daring Her Seal by Anne Marsh

27238067Review by TashNz | 4 Stars

Such a fun story!

Levi, a Seal on a mission of a lifetime, to get unmarried - but it doesn't take him long to figure out he quite likes this marriage gig.  But Levi's the  fun one, the one that makes you smile, that appears to have his life motto as fun.fun.fun but when he's accidentally married to Ashley Dixon, Ashley is the realist and knows marriage isn't just fun fun fun.  It's back to Fantasy Island they go.  Daring Levi to a week of no sex seems to be easy at the start because, after all, Levi is a Navy Seal and he's trained to win and survive at all costs!  What he didn't count on was his plan to backfire.

Stuck on an island, with a cyclone raging, cocktails and a sexy game of truth or dare... marriage proposals... what can go wrong?

Loved this story, it made me laugh and it made me cry.  The cover doesn't indicate how fun it is and makes Daring her Seal to appear quite a serious and intense story - it's not - it's the sun coming out after a storm kinda story.  Everything you could want for a Sunday morning read.

I give a happy four stars to Book 3 of the Uniformly Hot series.  Very very stoked to have receive an advanced ready copy from Netgalley.

23 April 2016

The Most Scandalous Ravensdale by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Helen | 5 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Ravensdale series and what a beauty it is I have thoroughly enjoyed them all so far and was eagerly awaiting the last Ravensdale Kat although her journey to become a Ravensdale is far from what her brothers and sister had and Kat is feisty and so loveable as family lawyer Flynn Carlyon will find out.

Kat Winwood is an only child with a single mother and has led a very under privileged life moving around with her mother but she has always wanted to be an actress and has worked hard to get a start. Just before her mother passes away she finally tells Kat who her father is, none other than the famous actor Richard Ravensdale wow Kat is a love child and when her father sets his lawyer Flynn on the case to get Kat to attend a party to meet him and her brothers and sister and Flynn is nothing but persistent while Kat keeps refusing but with the spark between them this starts a journey for Kat that will change her life in such a great way.

Flynn Carlyon never loses and he will get Kat to this party. Flynn has been through a failed relationship that changed his life and he has issues from his childhood that add to his determination to stay single but this pull that Kat causes is troubling Flynn, and when she moves next door to house sit and there is a small accident that brings them closer together and with Cricket Flynn's dog added to the mix there is not denying the electrical spark between them.

I loved this story it is so very sensual and moving as Kat who needs a bit of confidence building and the gorgeous Flynn journey to a beautiful HEA one that will have you smiling. This book was such an awesome read with characters that are so real and alive and the internal dialogue from Kat will have you laughing and with Kat finally meeting her family and becoming a part of a proper family. I can highly recommend this one you will not be disappointed MS Milburne knows how to pull a reader in with her magical stories thank you for another fabulous story that will be on my keeper shelf.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Published April 19th 2016 by Harlequin

Review by TashNz | 5 Stars

What a delight is was to read Flynn and Kat's happy ever after!

Flynn has featured through out the Ravensdale series as the lawyer responsible for hunting down the Ravensdale's illegitimate daughter.  Flynn is absolutely taken with aspiring theatre actress Kat and in The Most Scandalous Ravensdale, he manages to have her house sit next door after Kat relentlessly avoiding him and even losing jobs for it.  Top of his priority list is to get her to "the party" but as he gets to know her more, getting to "know" Kat more becomes top of his priority list.  Kat has absolutely no desire to meet the man who paid to get rid of her but is quite attracted to Flynn and together the two, often very very humorously start building a friendship.

What I loved most about this book was Melanie Milburnes humor and way with words.  Absolutely delightful.   Some of my examples are:

She got out of her car and pretended she didn’t notice how out of place it looked sandwiched between his showroom-perfect BMW and the silver Mercedes. It looked like a donkey at the starting gates at Royal Ascot.

Nothing would have given her more pleasure than to smash up his pride and joy. To reverse her car at full throttle time and time again. Crash. Bang. Crash. Bang. Crash. Bang.

He gave a loose shrug of a very broad shoulder. Did he row for England? Work out? Lift bulldozers in the gym?

He ducked back out from under the crime-scene tape in his mind that blocked him from thinking of how desperate he had felt back then.

Something that made this story unique was Kat's conversations with herself.  She talked to herself to sort situations and it was really really funny and quite cute!  Loved it!

Refreshing story and a fitting wrap up to end the Ravensdales.

Review by Cheryl | 5 Stars

Kat Winwood cannot seem to get away from hotshot lawyer Flynn Carlyon. Kat does not want to be associated with the Ravensdale’s after how her father treated her mother. Kat has had nothing but a troubled upbringing thanks to her father. Her father is non-other than the Richard Ravensdale and she is the unwanted secret love child. 

She is short on cash and she house sits for a family with a cat. Now she finds out that Flynn is her neighbor. First he is at the coffee shop she works at then now at the house next door. Can she ever be rid of him? Kat after her mother passed away has made a living for herself and had paid for her mother’s funeral. That was has left her a little more short on funds than normal. 
Having read the other books in the Ravensdale Scandals series I had to read this one and it certainly did not disappoint me.

Would Kat and Flynn hook up since they were now neighbors at least for a while? Melanie Milburne books will get you hooked and you will not be able to put it down!

Review by Dottie | 5 Stars

Writing a review for a Melanie Milburne book is not difficult because she writes nothing but fabulous books. This is the conclusion of her series and again she has written a story that you will not put down till finished so leave enough time and have no interruptions. This is about the Kat Winwood, the rightful Ravensdale heir, that doesn't want to be found and is contented in her life but that won't happen with Flynn Carlyon. Flynn never accepts defeat and he is cynical enough to use what ever means he must to get Kat to bend to his will. Kat has had nothing but heartache over the scandalous heritage so she wants no part of it. Two strong willed people one Fantastic Author and you are in for a wonderful story . Loved it and every one of them if its by Ms. Milburne its a guaranteed 5 star book. loved every one of them.

Review by Lynn | 5 Stars

Melanie Milburne saved the best for last with this fourth and final book in the Ravensdale Scandals series! Leading up to this one, we saw the three Ravensdale children find true love and start their happily-ever-afters, and in this book, we get to meet the secret love-child of their father that we've heard so much about.

Kat Winwood wants nothing to do with her father, whose identity she only recently learned. She doesn't trust him or anyone associated with him, but unfortunately his hotshot lawyer won't take no for an answer!

Flynn Carlyon is not only the Ravensdale family's trusted lawyer, but also a dear family friend. He's determined to bring Kat into the family fold ... but he also has his own reasons for not walking away when she rejects his overtures. The sizzling attraction that has been between them since they first met burns hot! Will he be able to convince her to give in to it

Review by Amanda | 5 Stars

I have been anticipating this story for a long time. I wanted to read all about Kat Winwood’s journey since she sashayed into the Ravensdale clan’s lives. She piqued my interest from the start and now I get to tell you my verdict on her new life. The fourth book in the Ravensdale miniseries, The Most Scandalous Ravensdale by Melanie Milburne is one heck of a story. Drama abounds between the pages and there is never a dull moment. The entertainment quota is high and the romance between Flynn Carlyon and Kat Winwood sizzles! This is one hot story you wouldn’t want to miss. Ms. Milburne writes with an easy flow as she sheds light into the lives of her characters bringing out their depth, their soul to the eyes of the reader. 

Kat Winwood never knew her father growing up, however on her mother’s death bed her mother—who’d raised her singlehandedly—reveals a life changing truth. The identity of her father… From that moment on, Kat’s life had never been the same. Then in walks her father’s lawyer, a man set in his ways. What happens between them will keep you entranced until the end as their story unfolds!

Review by Alexia | On it's way


Reviewed by Nas

THE MOST SCANDALOUS RAVENSDALE by author Melanie Milburne is May 2016 release by Harlequin Presents series.

This is Book 4 of the mini Ravensdale series.
Book 1: Ravensdale’s Defiant Captive.
Book 2: Awakening the Ravensdale Heiress
Book 3: Engaged to Her Ravensdale Enemy

Flynn Carlyon is the lawyer for the Ravensdales. So he wants the love-child Kat Winwood to meet her father. But Kat is not interested to meet the man.

But living next door to him and running into him all the time sets off fireworks. Will Kat be able to keep to her resolve?

THE MOST SCANDALOUS RAVENSDALE  is a highly sensual romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Melanie Milburne brought this miniseries of The Ravensdale Scandals and I’ve been on the edge of my seat to read about all the Ravensdales. It is a tale of family scandals, 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.