Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss

 Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss

Liz Fielding



Reviewed by Helen


You can never go wrong when you pick up a Liz Fielding story to read, they are always beautifully written, heart-warming and are sure to lift the spirits of any readers, and this one is just gorgeous, the setting the characters everything, I loved it so much. I do hope that you will come along and enjoy Lucien and Honey’s story.

Honeysuckle Rose is a nurse who has seen some terrible things working overseas in war torn areas the trauma leaves it mark on her, she is also a descendant of the famous Rose botanical family and after the final nail hits when she loses her beautiful aunt Honey is home using the famous garden to ease her, but her peace is shattered when a new neighbour sets the gardeners on to the lawn, their meeting is not what a normal meeting would be and emotions are running high with them both.

Lucien Grey is a news reporter who has travelled the world reporting from war torn areas and doing all he can to help save as many people as he can, treated as a hero Lucien is back home in England coping with PTSD, he is renting a lovely cottage in the country to write his book, he has kept to himself that is until the banging on his front door brings him back to life in so many ways.

What Lucien and Honey have is a world of love to share but first they must both overcome the burdens they carry from the past and with each other and the garden this can happen, although there are a few accidents along the way. This story is witty, romantic and so very heart-warming from start to finish, I smiled and laughed so many times, I was cheering both of them on right throughout the story. Both are such wonderful people caring, loving, strong and vulnerable at the same time and the strength they share with each other brings them through and the gorgeous ending had me smiling and crying tears of happiness. I do highly recommend this one, it is a must read.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

5 stars
Expected publication: February 22nd 2022 by Harlequin Romance 

Second Chance with His Cinderella

 Second Chance with His Cinderella

Kandy Shepherd



Reviewed by Helen


I am a big fan of a Cinderella story so when there is a book with the word Cinderella in it, I am always happy to read it (mind you I never miss a Kandy Shepherd book) and this one just blew me away with such a gorgeous story, filled with romance, it is heart-warming with the best characters, this is one to read, come along and meet Sebastian and Kitty you are sure to feeling very happy at the end, I think this just might be Kandy’s best yet.

Kitty Clements was in PR and she was going places that is until everything changed for her forced to find a new job, her and her friend Claudia start a new business, packing up people’s houses and moving people and she does it well, when they are hired to move Sebastian Delfont from his docklands apartment to one of the most prestigious address’s in London, Kitty is shocked at their first meeting and it is not long before Sebastian is asking Kitty to be his household manager and the more time they spend together the more Kitty starts to break the walls down that she has built up around herself.

Sebastian is moving house, reluctantly but it is time to take on his new life, he has lost so many people he loves and been hurt by his ex, badly but it is time to move on and when he hires a company to move his belongings he is taken by Kitty who is there to pack his world up she is beautiful and not only that she understands his need to have things just right he feels a connection like never before and the need to spend more time with Kitty.

Kandy Shepherd has taken two beautiful people and pulled them together in the best romance ever, this one is beautifully written with such emotion and love getting to know Sebastian and Kitty was such a pleasure to see them open up and find the love that they both deserved after what they have been through, this one had me turning the pages there were many happy tears from this reader and I can’t highly recommend this one enough, a must read.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review

5 stars
Expected publication: February 22nd 2022 by Harlequin Romance 

Snowbound in His Billion-Dollar Bed

 Snowbound in His Billion-Dollar Bed

Kali Anthony



Reviewed by Helen


I first met Stefano in Off-Limits to the Crown Prince and loved him in that story and got to love him even more in his own story as he works hard to overcome wrongs from the past while locked away in his mountain castle, enter Australian violinist Lucy Jamieson in a snowstorm, Lucy is on a mission and is also getting over a break-up, can these two people find love and happiness?

Count Stefano Moretti is determined to get his family’s name back in the good books after he has pulled it down he is a protector it is inbuilt in him but first he must find the precious jewels that have been lost from the country that he is extremely loyal too. On his own in his family castle he is not expecting visitors when a beautiful young woman knocks on the door he is instantly drawn to her and with the snow falling they are soon snowbound and she is slowly breaking down his walls.

Lucy Jamieson lead violinist in the orchestra has been hurt by her boyfriend and has decided that it is time to right a wrong that happened during World War 2, a story that her grandfather has told her about the precious violin that she plays. Arriving in a snowstorm at the door of the castle, she is shocked at the reaction she has to the count, never before has she felt this way. The castle is cold but soon she is being warmed by this caring vulnerable man.

I loved this story so much, Stefano is an awesome hero, loving caring and Lucy so very warm and caring and not only did Stefano and Lucy connect on a sensual way they understood each in so many ways I thoroughly enjoyed their journey of unravelling the past and opening up to each other and the sensual spark was so beautiful, of course there are some ups and downs before they find the best HEA. This is another fabulous story from Kali Anthony, one that I would highly recommend, Kali Anthony is a must read author for me, and this one is so beautifully romantic, lots of happy sighs from this reader.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

5 stars
Expected publication: January 25th 2022 by Harlequin Presents

Claiming His Virgin Princess

 Claiming His Virgin Princess

Annie West



Reviewed by Helen


Again MS West has written a story that has everything that a romance reader wants in a story with her beautiful words, this story sizzles with passion and romance and we get to meet Princess Ilsa and handsome Aussie business man Noah Carson as they journey to the best HEA in some of the most gorgeous settings, I loved this one.

Princess Ilsa from Altbourg is over being pursued by the paparazzi after her failed engagements and the pity that is being sent her way, it is time to change things around without causing scandal and that is when she meet Noah Carson and there is an instant attraction and when he asks her to leave the event with him Ilsa takes the plunge.

Noah Carson has been burnt by love before and looking for permanent is not for him, short affairs is what he is after but when he meets the beautiful Princess Ilsa something happens to him like never before and she gets into his heart and before he knows it a short affair is not what he wants but can he convince Ilsa they should be together forever.

Ilsa and Noah are so very different in so many ways but both are caring and loving and while on his yacht and travelling through Turkey they hit heights of passion that neither have had before but there are obstacles in their paths that will put a halt to a future, neither Ilsa or Noah feel complete without each other and love finds a way to bring them together, wow this story is gorgeous, every time I read an Annie West book I think this is her best and they just keep getting better, her heroes are to die for and her heroines are a match for them. This is one that I highly recommend.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

5 stars
Expected publication: January 25th 2022 by Harlequin Presents

From Florida Fling to Forever

 From Florida Fling to Forever

Susan Carlisle



Reviewed by Helen


Susan Carlisle has taken me on a beautiful trip to Florida enjoying the sights and very much enjoying meeting Dr Lily Evans and Dr Max James as they journey to a beautiful HEA that has a few ups and downs along the way.

Lily Evans lives for her patients and her sister, she has been hurt before in love and is not interested but when she meets up again with Dr Max James for them to receive an award she is reminded of her past meeting with him and is determined to steer clear of him, that doesn’t happen and the more time she spends with him the more her heart opens up but she is scared of being hurt again.

Max has arrived in Florida for a week before the awards dinner with the hope that he will be able to convince Lily to join with him in his father’s company and distribute their medical products but he is wary of hurting her and is loving spending his days with her as he falls in love.

This is a beautiful story, I loved seeing Lily finally open up and see that life is there to be enjoyed and even better that Max is with her and Max what a hero caring, loving and fabulous, these two were made for each other. I highly recommend this story to any romance reader.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

4 stars
Published December 28th 2021 by Harlequin Medical Romance Larger Print

The Doctor's Vision

 The Doctor's Vision

Healing Hands - Doctors by Specialty #4

Fiona McArthur



Reviewed by Helen


When Fiona McArthur writes a story she puts heart-felt emotion into her characters, the settings are always so very good and of course the romance is beautiful, this time we meet outback midwife Sophie Sullivan and Ophthalmologist Dr. Levi Pearson as they journey to a beautiful HEA although it is fraught with some danger.

Sophie has moved back to her home town, Jabiru Town in The Kimberly’s after being terribly hurt by the man she was to marry, this leaves her very untrusting of men especially rich men who don’t always tell the truth, while driving home from an outback clinic she comes across a very good looking man who is in a dangerous position and she stops to make sure all is well and offers advice. This meeting will change Sophie’s life but not before some hurdles are jumped.

Levi has arrived with his pregnant sister Odette to investigate the death of their estranged father in the outback to the holiday resort Xanadu. This trip does not go to plan when he meets the midwife after Odette invites her and her brother to an overnight stay at Xanadu and a helicopter ride to the Bungle Bungles ends in a crash, this brings him closer to Sophie the strong and determined woman who has built a wall up around her heart and although he is keeping secrets himself he really wants to get to know Sophie better.

I loved this story from page one, it is exciting with all that is happening as well as such a beautiful romance as Levi works to bring Sophie’s walls down and get her to open up, yes their journey to a HEA is rocky in many ways especially when danger is close and babies want to be born. I would highly recommend this story, it was a one sitting read for me and is sure to make any reader feel so happy with the ending, lots of happy sighs from this reader.

My thanks to the author for my digital copy to read and review.

5 stars
Published December 30th 2021 by Fiona McArthur

One Snowbound New Year's Night

 One Snowbound New Year's Night

Dani Collins



Reviewed by Helen


Dani Collins has pulled this reunion story off with a bang, this one is filled with sensual emotion as Rebecca Matthews and Donavan Scott spend a night snowbound at what was their home in Canada, it should not have ended the way it did with chemistry so strong it could have set the fireworks off.

Becca has arrived at what was her home to find something special to her, before the divorce is final on a marriage that she feels was a mistake, oh there was always a spark between them but did they ever really talk and work things out? Van seemed to need to be off training on the ski slopes and running away and Becca felt that is was time to end it all and she needed to be in Australia.

Van wants to see Becca one last time before things end and arrives at the house where they get snowed in but this time he wants to talk and work things out, you see loving has always been hard for Van, his family did love in other ways or not at all. The spark and pull between them is still there but it is also time now for honesty and opening up, no matter how hard that is for Van.

I loved this story the emotions run high as Becca and Van finally open up to each other in the way they should have years before, their love explodes in a night of sensual passion and feelings that finally bring them together. This is a beautifully written and told story that is perfect for any romance reader who wants to be swept away in a winter wonderland of HEA’s. This is one that I would highly recommend, Dani Collins is a must read author.

My thanks to the author for my digital copy to read and review.

5 stars
Published December 28th 2021 by Harlequin Presents

All's Fair in Love and Chocolate

 All's Fair in Love and Chocolate

Marietta Chocolate Wars #1

Amy Andrews



Reviewed by Helen


Amy Andrews certainly knows how to put the sexy sizzle in her stories, and bring her characters to life, we are in Marietta to meet newcomer to town Vivian Dawson as she opens up a new chocolate shop Delish, Viv is opening up the shop in competition with long- time resident and chocolate shop owner Sage O’Dell and there are a few sparks flying around town but not as many sparks as what fly between Viv and Sheriff’s deputy Rueben Price.

Vivian spends a night in Bozeman and meets the most incredible man in a bar and their one and only night together is magical but Vivian is a traveler and not looking for permanent and life must move for her, she will be back in Marietta in six weeks to open the new store never thinking that she will meet up with Rueben again but staying away from him is impossible.

Vivian loves her job at Delish and travelling and opening up new stores around the country, she is a woman who knows what she wants and goes out and gets it not afraid of competition she is in Marietta to set up the new store which she knows will have big competition and she doesn’t get a good welcome from the town and sets up a competition to decide the best hot chocolate which will be decided on the annual Christmas stroll through town.

Rueben Price was born and raised in Marietta but has been working in Bozeman when he is picked up in a bar by the most gorgeous of women their night together is off the charts in so many ways like nothing before, but when he is sent to Marietta for three months and the gorgeous Vivian is there life is looking good but she is adamant that they can only be together for the six months that she is in town love and a future is not in her life, can he safeguard his heart to loving Vivian?

I loved this story, Amy Andrews never disappoints with her easy to know characters and the sizzle that she brings to the pages, it is witty, fun down right sexy as hell and an awesome story that sees both Vivian and Rueben losing their hearts to each other in a romance that had me turning the pages and cheering them both on and who doesn’t love a trip to Marietta. This is one that I would highly recommend hot enough to melt the snow in Marietta, and it has all of the emotions that fabulous romance should have.

5 stars
Published November 12th 2020 by Tule Publishing

A Baby for Christmas

 A Baby for Christmas

Trish Morey



Reviewed by Helen


What can happen when Tegan steps in and pretends to be her twin sister Morgan and take on the role of PA just for one week, really it should all go well, that is until it doesn’t and Tegan is soon losing her heart to James Maverick tough hard and terribly handsome boss in a sensual steamy journey to the best HEA.

Tegan is reluctant to help her sister out but agrees, it should be an easy week after all said boss is in Milan, her first day in the office starts badly for Tegan who is now Morgan when the should be absent boss is in the office and the spark that flares between them should not be there either. It is not long before one week turns into a lot more and Tegan soon finds herself in Maverick’s bed and changing how she thinks.

Maverick is a tycoon who never sleeps with his PA’s he has learnt his lesson on that one so why all of a sudden does he feel the need to get closer to his PA, could it be those legs, or the eyes he is not sure but he does know that he needs her and badly and offers a liaison an affair that should last a few weeks, then everything changes and Maverick’s life is turned upside down.

I loved this story, the emotions and love flow through the words as we get to know Maverick and Tegan and journey with them on a sexy sensual trip to love and happiness, but when the truth comes out and there are consequences of their affair Maverick is finding it hard to trust and Tegan is not some pushover but truth prevails and these two deserving people find the love and happiness and are gifted a baby for Christmas, I do highly recommend this one, there were lots of happy sighs from this reader.

My thanks to the author for my copy to read and review

5 stars
Published November 15th 2021 (first published January 1st 2007)

Her Doctor Prince

 Her Doctor Prince

Healing Hands-Doctors by Specialty #3

Fiona McArthur



Reviewed by Helen


Give me a Prince or a sheikh from the desert and I am smiling and meeting Zafar really had me smiling this Prince had been through so much and yet when he meets the strong and independent midwife Carmen he soon finds that his heart is lost to love but can he convince Carmen that a life together is what will make them happy?

Carmen has been hurt badly by her ex and is working two jobs to get back on track she is a wonderful caring midwife and when she meets young Zandorran Fadia who gives birth to twins, she also meets Fadia’s cousin Zafar who appears arrogant at first but the more time they spend together the better she gets to know him and when she agrees to go to Zandorra and be Fadia’s helper her life changes forever.

Zafar is a paediatrician but duties to his country have pulled him away from the job he loves and bought him to Australia to ensure that his cousin and the heirs to the throne are safe, there is danger lurking and this makes him a little on edge he has lost loved ones before and has no intention of it happening again. When he meets Fadia’s midwife it feels like his heart is opening up again and the walls are falling, convincing her to come to Zandorra is not easy but a new world opens up to him when she comes.

Another beautiful romance in this series from Fiona McArthur beautifully written with characters that were easy to get to know I loved Zafar and Carmen and thought that they made the best couple two strong people who had been hurt before and deserved to find love and happiness together in a gorgeous desert world, there are a few ups and downs along the way but when they get there, there are lots of smiles and cheering. This is one that I would highly recommend.

My thanks to the author for my digital copy to read and review

5 stars
Published November 30th 2021 by Amazon Digital Services