Outback Wind: The Jillaroo

 Outback Wind: The Jillaroo

The Augathella Girls #4

Annie Seaton



Reviewed by Helen


Another lovely story in this series, this time we see local Ben Riley find the love of his life in jillaroo Amelia Foley who has arrived at Kilcoy Station with her dog Chilli Girl to start work their first meeting does not start well.

Amelia was sent to boarding school but the country life horses and cattle are in her blood and to do what she wants she must move away from the family station in The Gulf Country, she is looking forward to getting back on a horse and working with cattle finding love isn’t top priority, but meeting Ben things might change.

Ben is an engineer and has travelled a bit over the years but is back in his home town but not for long if he has his way that is until he meets the new jillaroo on Kilcoy Station. Her dog brings them together and now staying in Augathella might be just what he really wants.

This is a sweet romance I really liked Ben and Amelia and Chilli Girl and one of the things I am enjoying with this series is meeting up with the other characters that we have come to know and seeing where their lives are going as well. A great book and series to enjoy.

4 stars
August 31, 2022

Secrets of River Cottage

 Secrets of River Cottage

A Bindarra Creek Mystery #5

Annie Seaton



Reviewed by Helen


Another great story in this series, I do love a good mystery with wonderful characters and Annie Seaton has done just that, come along and see what transpires when Grant Cummings returns to Bindarra Creek to check something out his sister has asked him to do, could it lead to danger or happiness, or maybe both?

Cathy Kendall has lived in Bindarra Creek all of her life, she went to the local high school got caught up in a not so good crowd for a while and is now the single mum to two gorgeous kids Billie and Josie, since their father Russ vanished ten years ago they have been living with Russ’s parents but now they are moving back into River Cottage the place that holds bad memories for Cathy, to make matters worse bones are discovered during renovations, there is danger ahead.

Grant is a landscaper and is one of the workers at river cottage, he knows Cathy from school but keeps to himself he has his reasons but the more he gets to know Cathy better the more he is worried especially when the family seem to be in danger from someone from the past His feelings about a lot of things are changing and he is losing his heart to Cathy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and felt invested in it so much that I was trying to change Cathy’s mind with some of the actions she took, but Grant is a wonderful hero and just the person Cathy and the kids needed after all they have been through, a great mystery and some old questions answered. I do recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good romantic suspense.

4 stars

November 14, 2022 by Amazon Digital Services

Wedding Night with the Wrong Billionaire

 Wedding Night with the Wrong Billionaire

Four Weddings and a Baby #2

Dani Collins



Reviewed by Helen


I am loving this series, filled with passion and sizzle, will Eden find love after being jilted, and will she finally re-connect with the man she has never forgotten?

Eden Bellamy needs to save her family company and comes to an agreement but when the wedding day turns into disaster she flees with the best man someone who she has held a spot in heart for many years, will she find love with Remy Sylvain or will family secrets and betrayal get in their way?

Remy has never forgotten Eden but at the time family stepped in and pulled them apart both knew that they could never be together and got on with life but when Eden is about to marry his best friend and things get turned upside down Remy steps in to help was it the right thing to do will he lose his heart when love can only cause pain.

True love will always find a way to match the right people together and Remy and Eden are just that, I loved this story, seeing them open up and find the passion that has always been there, family pressure causes a few problems but the love between them cannot be denied. This is on that I highly recommend to any romance reader.

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

5 stars
November 29, 2022 by Harlequin Presents

Under the Spotlight

 Under the Spotlight

Megan Mayfair



Reviewed by Helen


This is another lovely romance from Megan Mayfair, filled with emotion and wonderful characters that were very easy to love, set in a major Sydney hospital we get to meet heart surgeon Dante Mancini and public relations manager Alexa Rogerson as they work together in different fields for the benefit of conjoined twins Chloe and Caitlyn.

Dante has been through tragedy in his life and hates being in the spotlight for good reasons but with the big operation coming up the hospital is under media scrutiny and he is also accepting a big award, he meets the hospitals PR manager Alexa and trusting her is hard but he agrees to trust her and work with her for the sake of the twins, he is finding that Alexa is nothing like he presumed and he is loving being with her.

Alexa loves her job but maybe it isn’t what she is truly meant to do no matter how good she is at it, meeting Dante should be a publicists dream only he is not a very trusting person where publicity is concerned, it is not long before she finds out why that is but her job is to raise good publicity and to fundraise. The more time she spends with Dante the more he makes her think about her future.

Dante and Alexa had a lot thrown at them during the build up to the twins surgery and it was not easy for Dante but Alexa made it run smoothly but when Dante gets Alexa to open up about her past he starts thinking she should be doing something else, They are so good for each other I loved seeing their hearts open and find the love they deserve. I do highly recommend this one it is sure to leave you feeling happy.

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

4 stars

November 15, 2022 by Montauk Bay

The Wife the Spaniard Never Forgot

 The Wife the Spaniard Never Forgot

Pippa Roscoe



Reviewed by Helen

Another sensual and beautiful story from one of my favourite authors, Pippa Roscoe, this time she has taken me to Spain to meet Javier Casa and his estranged wife Emily, they fell in love married while still young both having had pretty tough childhoods, this did not help their marriage, will they re-unite?

Emily is called back to Spain when Javier is hurt in a car accident she is worried even if she left him six years ago she has never stopped loving him but she is a different person now these last six years she has grown up and has an interior design company that is doing well. Is Javier suffering from amnesia or not?

Javier has never stopped loving Emily and has wanted her back, this just might be the chance he has to re-kindle the passion between them, but he soon learns that although that sensual spark is still there Emily also has things that she wants from their marriage.

This is a story filled with ups and downs as Javier and Emily go head to toe on what they want and try to ignore the sensual pull for as long as they can, their time together soon sees them talking and they realise that there were many things influencing their past, family and workload are a big part of it can they work it out.

I loved this story and highly recommend it especially for romance lovers who enjoy a sensual story that is packed with emotion.

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

5 stars
Expected publication December 27, 2022

Christmas in Bellbird Bay

 Christmas in Bellbird Bay

The Bellbird Bay Series #4

Maggie Christensen



Reviewed by Helen


Another lovely trip to Bellbird Bay, the sun is shining it is Christmas time and time for Libby Walker to perhaps find love again with new comer Adam Holland, there must be some kind of spell in this beautiful seaside town where people find happiness.

Libby moved to Bellbird Bay after the death of her husband two years ago, it was going to be their retirement home but Libby has settled in well on her own with her dog Milo, but then comes a phone call from her daughter Emma who is coming to stay with her daughter Clancy. Libby’s quiet life is changing and then even more so when a new neighbour arrives.

Adam is a well- known author who lives in Canberra, he writes political thrillers after being a journalist who travelled war zones then settled to watch the politics in Canberra, when his best friend passes away Adam is tasked with taking his mates ashes back to his home town of Bellbird Bay, this sees Adam who has steered away from any relationship commitments because of his childhood start re-thinking his life when he meets his neighbour Libby.

Bellbird Bay is just the place for Libby and Adam to look towards the future but not before there are a few hurdles to cross but neither can believe how well they get on and how easy it is to open up to each other and the sparks grow and soon their future is settled, I loved this story, fabulous characters and the setting is the best and of course catching up with friends from other stories was wonderful. This is a book and series that I would highly recommend, it left me smiling.

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

5 stars


November 3, 2022 by Cala Publishing

The nanny's Family Wish

 The Nanny's Family Wish

The Culhanes of Cedar River #3

Helen Lacey



Reviewed by Helen


The third book in this wonderful series and I am loving being back in Cedar River with this family, we got to know a little about David and Annie in the first two books and now will we see them finally find their own HEA.

Annie has been Nanny to the McCall children Jasper and Scarlet after they lost their mother four years ago and she loves them as much as she would her own children, the only problem now is Annie is in love with their father David but he is not interested in her other than as the nanny and a friend. Annie must make a hard decision that will hurt her but if she wants a husband and family of her own it is time to resign.

David has worked hard since the loss of his wife in is accountancy business he does love his children and his big family but he has not thought much about a future love, but when Annie hands in her resignation the wheels start turning in his mind and his heart is doing lots of jumps, what will life be like without Annie in his and his children’s life?

This is a beautiful romance seeing David finally realise that he does loves Annie was a beautiful scene and Annie strong and sure of what she wants and she is not taking anything less than true love, this is one that I do highly recommend, and of course it was wonderful catching up with the other family members.

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

4 stars

May 1, 2020 by Mills & Boon Cherish

Run Beautiful Run

 Run Beautiful Run

Mel A Rowe



Reviewed by Helen


Are you looking for a fast paced, action packed story with awesome characters, a story that takes you from Melbourne to Adelaide and then onto a cattle station in The Northern Territory, then this is one to you should read Mel A Rowe has taken me on a journey that I will remember as we get to know Maddison Farley as she keeps a death bed promise to her uncle, don’t miss this one.

Maddison is happy making a change in her life working in a bar in Melbourne but all of that changes when she gets a call from her uncle Bob, an investigative journalist, her last living relative to meet him on a dark night, when she gets there Bob is in a bad way and he asks her to finish the story he is working on a story that needs to be finished, this starts Maddison on a dangerous journey that will put her life at risk, but also sees her meet someone who maybe will be the one.

Maddison is on the run after her apartment is broken into and her life will change forever with her dangerous trip through a few states, with a story to uncover she makes it to a cattle station in The Northern Territory, just, after being rescued again she finds herself at her destination Elleron Downs with the Charter family, and for a short time she feels safe and is making friends with Joe Charter and learning about the territory with Joe. But when two new blokes arrive Maddison again is in danger.

I loved this story so much, I loved seeing Maddison grow in strength as the story moves on what she has gone through is scary I loved seeing her open up to Joe about her life which she normally keeps to herself and meeting her godmother Nancy. Mel A Rowe again has written a story that is filled with awesome characters and a plot that will keep you turning the pages.

This story has everything a lover of romantic suspense wants fabulous characters a gorgeous romance that unfolds through danger, lots of suspense edge of your seat suspense and the best HEA, I do highly recommend this one don’t miss it.

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

5 stars
    November 23, 2022 by R&R Ramblings House

Only She Knew

 Only She Knew

A Bindarra Creek Mystery #4

Linda Charles



Reviewed by Helen


I am back in Bindarra Creek for another mystery to be unraveled, this time the mystery is a cold case a jewelry shop robbery many years ago, the shop was owned by locals and the robbers never caught nor the jewels and money found.

Local Jennifer Rogers walks out one morning and finds her company car vandalized, there is a message in the words on the car what is happening in this small town it all points to robbery of her uncle’s business all those years ago and Jen is determined to get answers for her family.

Two strangers Gareth and Brock Colder arrive in town and are renting the old garage in coincidently they arrive at the time of some strange incidents and Jen is sure they have something to do with the happenings, Brock is easy to get along with and is open with why they are there in town but Gareth is another matter altogether, he looks dangerous, will Jen and her family be in danger.

Jen knows both brothers are somehow involved with the jewels but she cannot help what her heart feels for Brock, will he turn out to be the one for Jen?

This was an enjoyable story and unravelling the old mystery had Jen asking lots of questions, and getting answers that shocked her, of course there is danger but will Brock save her? Will Brock finally settle down now that he has found someone he can love? I look forward to the next installment in this series.

3.5 stars

October 14, 2022 by BC Hewitt & Associates Pty Ltd

Nine Months After That Night

 Nine Months After That Night

Melanie Milburne



Reviewed by Helen


This is book two in the Weddings Worth Billions series and I was looking forward to it and not disappointed, Melanie Milburne knows how to write a sensual story that has all of the emotions that a fabulous romance should have and I loved Harper and Jack, come along for a beautiful story that is sure to leave you sighing.

Harper Swan takes herself off to hospital she is in so much pain and has no idea why until a nurse tells her she is just about to become a mother, when asked if she wants anyone there she chooses billionaire hotelier Jack Livingstone the man she spent a glorious night with nine months ago, Harper has no idea how he will react, she does know that she has never forgotten Jack.

When Jack receives a phone call from the one woman he has not forgotten the elusive Harper and she asks him to come to the hospital he is totally stunned when he learns that he is about to become a father, this was not something Jack had planned but when he holds his beautiful daughter he knows his life will change and that he must get Harper to marry him, they make a good team but he cannot love her that is not in his plans.

This book is so very good, the dialogue is witty especially at the start and then we see Harper and Jack find that spark from their one night together and it is hot and steamy and their daughter brings them closer but Harper will never marry someone who does not love her, she has craved love all of her life and she stands firm, for Jack Love can hurt too much he has seen that, will he finally see what love can hold with his family?

I do highly recommend this story, I loved it, and there were lots of happy smiles from this reader. And am looking forward to book three.

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

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