26 November 2015

Hot Christmas Nights : A Lovecats Downunder Box Set
Volume #1
Rachel Bailey, Michelle Douglas, Louisa George, Helen Lacey, Stefanie London, Kandy Shepherd, Jennifer St George.

Hot Christmas Nights by Jennifer St. George

Reviewed by Helen

All She Wants For Christmas Rachel Bailey

This is a story of lovers re-united it is moving and emotional, Maddy and Samuel separated after Maddy wanted more but when the crunch came and Maddy arrives on the secluded island Samuel calls home the spark is still there and can't be denied a fabulous story a beautiful setting and a dog called Lochie.

Christmas Wishes, New Year Kisses Michelle Douglas

This is a moving story set in a small town and sees the journey to a HEA for best friends and business partners Josh and Erin. Erin has had a rough life and it seems to be getting harder for her they are the local vets in their town so Josh whisks Erin away to Trinity Beach for a holiday that will change their lives forever a beautiful story.

Baby, It's Hot Outside Louisa George

Loved this lovers re-united story set in New Zealand Danny is a police officer and Emma a Doctor they had a great life until Danny attended a bad accident and he went downhill and Emma left but this Christmas brings Emma back for their friends wedding and the attraction is still there it is emotional and heart-warming and this one will have you smiling I loved the setting and the story.

Her Christmas Cowboy Helen Lacey

Set in Queensland up with the sugar cane farms Elyse moved away ten years ago to become a lawyer leaving everything behind including her boyfriend and neighbour Brett but when family bring her back home Brett is still there and still mad at her but Elyse has changed as well and the need for each other has not left this is a beautiful story of lovers re-united.

Sleigh Bells In The Sand Stefanie London

This one is set in a beach side town in Melbourne and American Neve has arrived at a friends holiday house to work some things out alone for Christmas but she finds Tilly the dog and Tilly's owner Damien already there both of these people have family issues that they need to come to terms with and their journey is wonderful as they open up to each another beautiful and sensual story.

Millionaire Under The Mistletoe Kandy Shepherd

This is a lovers re-united story Carly is a chef and left Dylan four years earlier to find herself and Dylan had never forgiven her but he continued to work hard and made a name for himself in the finance industry but when Carly arrives home in Sydney for Christmas and a cat named Morris reunites them in such a magical way the spark ignites and a sensual journey to a HEA will have you smiling with The Sydney harbour as a backdrop.

Her Small-Town Christmas Wish Jennifer St George

Fear had sent Giselle running from the town she had lived in when she was 16 never to return she left the people she felt had let her down but most of all she left Jake her closest friend but she has made something of herself a pop singer who lives in London but when she returns and meets Jake again and threats are made to her the truth must come out and neither Giselle or Jake can deny their love for each other a very beautiful moving and heart-warming story :)

These seven stories are must reads all Christmas stories and set in either Australia or New Zealand where Christmas is hot, the stories are all beautifully written they are heart-warming emotional and they will have you smiling as seven couples enjoy wonderful journeys to their HEA's in gorgeous settings they will warm your heart as you cheer them on through their ups and downs and leave you smiling. I highly recommend these stories I loved them all.

5/5 stars for 7 fabulous stories

Kindle Edition, 629 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2015

19 November 2015

Destined for the Desert King by Kate Walker

Reviewed by Nas

DESTINED FOR THE DESERT KING by author Kate Walker is a December 2015 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Aziza El Afarim had a childhood crush on her new husband Sheikh Nabil Al Sharifa. But she knew the tragedy which had befallen Nabil’s life. How could she expect him to be the same boy as he was? But she realized she had lost her heart to him many years ago and he still had it in his possession. Could she ever hope Nabil would return her feelings?

Nabil had been betrayed in the worst possible way. Could he ever trust another woman now? Everything was political maneuvering for him. And getting married to Aziza was a strategical move. And she was a good person to be a mother to his future heirs. Would there ever be anything more for him? Did he want more?

DESTINED FOR THE DESERT KING is a romance full of emotional intensity and shimmering with sexual chemistry and sensuality. Author Kate Walker has her own unique way to captivate and fascinate her readers. 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. 


18 November 2015

Shackled to the Sheikh by Trish Morey

Shackled to the Sheikh

Trish Morey

Shackled To The Sheikh by Trish Morey

Reviewed by Helen

I have been looking forward to the fourth book in The Desert Brothers series Rashid's story and I was not disappointed what a fabulous story it is sensual and heart-warming and so beautifully moving as Rashid learns things that are a bit hard to take and then to be left as guardian of his baby sister this really rocks the Man bound by duty.

Rashid al Kharim has just had is life turned royally upside down not thinking straight he ends up in a bar and in a one night stand with Tora Burgess who has just had her world upended as well and these too meet head on in a passionate and sensual night that neither will forget but life goes on Rashid must return to Qajaran and become leader and Tora is called to work as a Nanny, but when they are thrown together again the spark is like lightning and neither can ignore it for long.

This really is a story that will keep you turning the pages as Rashid and Tora try very hard to fight the pull between them both have issues from their past that need to be aired so as their love can bloom and bloom it does in such a beautiful setting this story is a joy to read and of course catching up with the other Brothers and their families was wonderful. MS Morey knows how to bring to life real and engaging characters that become friends and I highly recommend this story I loved it. 

5/5 stars for an awesome story

Published November 1st 2015 by Mills & Boon Sexy (first published October 20th 2015)            


17 November 2015

Sweet and Spicy, A Celebration of Romance Melbourne Romance Writers Guild

Reviewed By Alexia Janie Evans 

"Sweet and Spicy: A Celebration of Romance" is a collection of stories from several authors. 
It's part of the 'Melbourne Romance Writers Guild-Silver Anniversary Anthology.' The best thing 
about this book is that it offered many different stories.

 Each one was short enough, and gave the reader just a bite of what the story was about.
 If you're pressed for time and like to read short novellas you'll really enjoy this book.
 The book is rated in Chilli Ratings depending on the 'heat' aka hotness of the stories.
 So if you like not so hot love scenes you get a one or two rating. At three chillies you
 start getting some explicit scenes. Four chillies frequent sexual scenes and more graphic
 language, and Five chillies is super HOT and SPICY.

 If you like reading just a little bit of love don't read anything higher than three,
 but if ----like me---- you like reading a little bit more erotic scenes you'll be able to 
handle a higher rating. Very enjoyable.


Sweet and Spicy

A Celebration of Romance

Melbourne Romance Writers Guild

Sweet and Spicy by Melbourne Romance Writers G...

Reviewed by Helen

This is a great collection of short stories from authors who are
members of The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild in celebration
of twenty five years and the stories are so good, and all of them 
are different, different genres of romance and this is such a great 
way to find new authors and try different genres.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the stories and the chilli rating on them 
is good :) I will be looking out for releases from these authors to 
try more of their stories. These group of stories took us back in time 
to paranormal realms and in the now and suburbia and I am sure 
that you will find ones that standout but will enjoy all of them.

I do highly recommend reading this book and journey to many 
HEA that will have you on the edge of your seat shedding a few 
tears and as always with a wonderful romance smiling thank you 
ladies for hours of reading pleasure.

5/5 stars for a great read

Published November 10th 2015 by Melbourne Romance Writers Guild


15 November 2015

Summer and The Groomsman by Cathryn Hein

Summer and The Groomsman

Cathryn Hein

Summer and the Groomsman by Cathryn Hein

Reviewed by Helen

This is such a great story from start to finish we are back in Levenham for Josh and Em's wedding from The Falls and we meet Harry Argyle who is groomsman for Josh and new to town beautician Summer Taylor thus starts rollicking good story that will have you smiling and pushing very shy and tongue tied Harry towards the beautiful Summer.

Summer has moved to town so she can work and brings her horse Binky with her and Binky is one smart horse as it is through him they first meet and the sparks fly for a couple of reasons and when Summer is the beautician that is working on Harry before the wedding you will be laughing as embarrassment takes over the session and Harry tries so hard to overcome his shyness and with other members of the wedding party pushing them together there are smiles all around.

This is really a fabulous story one that will make you laugh out loud and have you cheering them both on the characters are so well written that you will feel like your are in Levenham for the wedding and of course I loved catching up with characters from The Falls you gotta love Granny B and her interfering and I so fell for Harry what a wonderful hero don't miss this fab story I do highly recommend it is a must read I loved it.

5/5 stars for a great fun read

Published November 10th 2015 by Cathryn Hein

His Lost- and- Found Bride by Scarlet Wilson

His Lost- and- Found Bride

Scarlet Wilson

His Lost-and-Found Bride by Scarlet Wilson

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautiful emotional and sensual story as the hero Architect Logan Cascini and heroine Lucia Morretti artist re-unite after being apart for twelve years their journey back to happiness is filled with yearning and love and honesty as Logan is determined to help Lucia finally grieve but you will need tissues and you will be smiling.

Logan is working hard on the renovations on a Palazzo in the beautiful village of Calanetti in Tuscany there are vineyards and lots of beautiful buildings but when a fresco is unearthed they must call in specialists to decide who painted it and how old it is and Lucia is sent. Logan and Lucia have a lot that has been left unsaid but when they meet the spark is still really strong neither have found new partners in their years apart but what they lost they need to open up about and then enjoy the future.

I loved this story the setting is just awesome Tuscany, Venice and Florence the buildings the descriptions are really amazing I so want to visit but their sensual journey and the way that Lucia finally opens up is truly fabulous I highly recommend this story it is so moving and wonderful it left me with a smile thank you for a great story.

5/5 stars for a wonderful story
Published November 1st 2015 by Harlequin Romance (first published October 16th 2015)


13 November 2015

The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

The Finn Factor

Rachel Bailey

The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey

Reviewed by Helen

This is a fun sensual and heart-warming story that will make you laugh out loud often bring smiles to your face often and yes there could be a few times that you are grabbing for the tissues as best friends Finn Mackenzie and Scarlett Logan journey to a beautiful HEA.

Finn has had to take on being guardian for his two younger sisters when their parents are killed in a car accident he is 18 at the time and studying but he does so well with this but of course he has a few issues about loving that could interfere with his relationships that is until his best friend Scarlett helps him out with this in such a great way.

Scarlett Logan has grown up with hippy parents and has done a lot of travelling she wants a home and permanency she is beautiful caring and seems to be having a hard time finding a place to settle that is until she meets Finn and he steps in and she moves in as his roomie well this is where things start to change for Scarlett you see she seems to be on a bit of a sexual drought at the moment and asks Finn to help her out in the kissing department which of course sets them both on fire.

Truly this is a book that you will want to savour every word it is so well written there are lots of fabulous characters that just enhance the story Finn's two sisters Scarlett's parents and of course the added bonus of Harvey the border collie who Finn is pressured into taking in another person to love and I say person because he is so good he smiles :) I loved this story from page one and I highly recommend it don't miss this one.

5/5 stars for a fun and sensual story

Published September 28th 2015 by Entangled: Embrace

10 November 2015

A Touch of Christmas Magic by Scarlet Wilson

A Touch of Christmas magic

Scarlet Wilson

A Touch of Christmas Magic by Scarlet Wilson

Reviewed by Helen

This really is a magical story the title says it all two people who have been through so much the little girl that helps the hero love Christmas again after so many years of not doing Christmas sit back with you favourite beverage and enjoy this wonderful story.

Bonnie Reid is a midwife and her and her five year old daughter need a fresh start totally away from her home in Scotland so when she arrives at The Cambridge Royal Hospital to take up a new position she does not expect to be met the way she was by the head obstetrician and she gives as good as she gets but there is a spark between the pair that will have you enjoying this journey.

Jacob Layton is a great obstetrician fabulous with the patients but is known to the staff as pretty grumpy but he does have his reasons for being the way he his life has not been wonderful since he was young and the last fourteen months have been very tough but when he meets his new staff member he is impressed for a few reason not only her looks but the way she stood up to him and he does something that shocks him he helps Bonnie and her daughter Freya out but inviting them to stay in his house till they find somewhere permanent and this will change his life in such a great way.

This is such a beautiful emotional and heart-warming story as finally Jacob opens up to someone and as Bonnie and Freya become special to Jacob it will warm your heart and make you smile sure there are ups and downs and with Christmas so close and Jacobs opinion on Christmas not the best but when he sees what Bonnie and Freya see you will smile as I said at the start sit back and enjoy this fabulous story it really is one not to be missed.

5/5 stars for a great read

Published November 1st 2015 by Harlequin Medical Romance


06 November 2015

Ravensdale's Defiant Captive by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Nas

RAVENSDALE’S DEFIANT CAPTIVE by author Melanie Milburne is a Harlequin Presents series release for December 2015.

On the say so of his housekeeper, Julius Ravensdale agrees to do community service and host a Holly Perez in his house. He was supposed to be her guardian for one month and be responsible for her. Yet he increasingly finds himself at odds with her.

Holly was used to men using her all the time for their own needs so she couldn’t think any different about Julius. So she went in with guns blazing to let him know what she thought of him. Yet, she finds he was different to men she was used to…could she trust him? Could she open her heart to him or would it lead to more heart ache for her?

RAVENSDALE’S DEFIANT CAPTIVE is an explosive romance with witty dialogue and full of tension. The love scenes have shimmering sensuality. Author Melanie Milburne brought this sensual romance and once again astounds and hooks her readers in the story.

Highly recommended to all readers of romance.


Review by Amanda

Author Melanie Milburne delivers a full on entertaining story in Ravensdale’s Defiant Captive. Reading this brand-new novel has been a wonderful experience! The first book in Ms. Milburne’s new series: Ravensdale Scandals will grip from page one. This engrossing tale will take you out for a drama filled spin. You will be breathlessly satisfied throughout the novel. High-octane drama, lots of feisty attitude, spot-on dialogue and well developed characters will get under your skin. The heroine, Holly Perez, is a breath of fresh air. Her entire life has been jarred and broken. I loved her attitude, her personality. She is wicked in a naughty, fun-loving way. The hero, Julius Ravensdale, is gorgeous and the perfect alpha as much as he is kind, considerate and hot. I must say that the chemistry between him and Holly explodes between the pages. I think this novel might be my favorite MM Harlequin Presents!

Highly Recommended

A Father This Christmas by Louisa Heaton

Reviewed by Nas

A FATHER THIS CHRISTMAS by author Louisa Heaton is a Harlequin Medical Romance series release for November 2015.

Dr. Eva Corday had one passion-filled night on Christmas Eve four years ago. She had not forgotten that night and had a lovely reminder of Jacob Dolan in the form of her son, Seb.

Now four years later Dolan was standing in her ER department as the new doctor. He was back from Africa and was on a mission to find Eva, but what would happen when he finds that Eva had kept Seb a secret from him? He had missed the first three years of his son’s life. Could that fact override the feelings they had for each other? Eva wanted to be loved and cherished for herself. Could Dolan forgive her and forget his own past while moving forward with Eva and Seb?

A FATHER THIS CHRISTMAS is a sweet romance filled with emotions to tug your heart. Dolan had his own demons to fight with before he could commit. And Eva, though a strong person, had her own insecurities which she had to overcome. Author Louisa Heaton has her own unique style with words and hooks a reader in charmingly with her story telling.

Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.  


A Father this Christmas ?

Louisa Heaton

A Father This Christmas? by Louisa Heaton

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautifully written moving and emotional story that will have you grabbing for the tissues and smiling as well as Dr Eva Corday finds love and family and Dr Jacob Dolan comes to terms with things that have driven him from his past and little Seb has a mother and father.

Eva has never had a family she grew up through the foster care system but always dreamed of family and when one night of passion with Jacob leaves her pregnant and alone, although she searches for him she is unsuccessful so she carries on life to the fullest with her son never thinking that she would see Jacob again.

That one last night in England for Jacob was never forgotten Eva the gorgeous red head was always in his mind and when years later he finally comes to terms with his past he returns to England from Africa and finds Eva but what he discovers also will shock him but make him more determined to open up to Eva and his son Seb although with it being Christmas many memories are brought back.

This is such a gorgeous story I have been lucky enough to always have family but Eva hadn't and to feel her joy as Jacob, Seb and her get closer is amazing and to see Jacob come to terms with what had happened to him and re-uniting with his family will have you smiling, Seb is such a beautiful little boy and of course I do love Christmas stories especially set in the cooler climates my recommendation is don't miss this one I loved it.

5/5 stars for a beautiful story