Claimed to Save His Crown

 Claimed to Save His Crown

Svardia Series

Pippa Roscoe



Reviewed by Helen


This was a great way to finish off a series, I have been really looking forward to see how Aleksander finds his HEA after all that he has done to get his sisters theirs and I loved it from start to finish, although it wasn’t an easy journey for him or Henna.

Aleksander has been under a lot of pressure after taking the crown four months ago, he needs to prove to his people that he is worthy of the crown and he has done what he thought was right by his sisters and now he must find someone for his Queen who does not want an emotional connection, someone who will give him heirs only, his heart has a wall built around it and as far as he is concerned it stays in place, even if his feelings are rocked by Henna, his sister’s lady in waiting.

Henna has been a part of the royal household for many years now, firstly by becoming friends with Princess Freya when Aleksander saved her from the maze and introduced them, becoming her lady in waiting has been fabulous. But when Freya is away and Aleksander needs her help as his secretary, life is getting harder especially when he asks her to help him find a wife without love and she stands up to a King.

This is a story filled with emotion and passion, sensually beautiful as Henna pushes Aleksander in ways that no one else ever has she makes him see the truth about life and love and in turn she finds a man who knows how to love and care for his country and his family. Henna is a beautiful caring and loving heroine and deserves the love that Aleksander bestows on her so much. This is a story that I highly recommend it did leave me sighing and smiling.

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

5 stars
    August 23, 2022 by Harlequin Presents 

Hometown Cowboy

 Hometown Cowboy

With Love From, Kurrajong Crossing #4

Dakota Harrison



Reviewed by Helen


I am really loving Kurrajong Crossing and the people who live there, this time we get to see Ryan Thomas the love em and leave guy and Darby Jameson finally give into their feelings for each other throw in some ups and downs, will they get their HEA?

After Darby’s twin brothers wedding Darby spends the night with Ryan, Darby has always had a crush on Ryan but he is a great friend not only to her but the whole Jameson family and Darby wants more than a one night stand, but one night was never going to be enough the pull between them is so strong so it carries on and results in consequences and going into the future together is not going to happen as things stand now.

Ryan is best mates with Gabe, Darby’s twin and he has always known that Darby is off limits but after the wedding there is no controlling their feelings and one night in bed is not enough, but Ryan has been through so much and wedding bells are never going to be for him, that is until Darby tells him she is pregnant but she is not going to say yes just because of the baby, where is his life going at the moment?

The pressure is on when the town finds out about them together and an accident changes everything again, will Ryan and Darby finally find the love they both so deserve, this is a great story I loved the pull and push between Ryan and Darby as they searched their feelings and opened up. This story is sensual and moving and I would highly recommend this story to any romance reader, I left me smiling and I am sure it will you. I look forward to the next book in the series.

5 stars
    July 25, 2022 by Tule Publishing

Mending the ER Doc's Heart

 Mending the ER Doc's Heart

Susan Carlisle



Reviewed by Helen


This is a beautiful story, one that I zoomed through with a smile, can pediatric ER doctor Chad McCain put his past pain behind him and find love and happiness again for him and his young son Henry? Pediatric nurse Izzy Lane has moved to Atlanta to start fresh after being hurt by her ex, she has been let down badly but wants to find happiness in her future, will she now?

A chance meeting in a grocery store starts a new journey for Chad and Izzy, Chad is determined to put all of his love into his son and stay single after losing his wife in a car accident but when he meets his new nurse, the woman who helped him in the grocery store and they work so well together, he is wondering whether or not there may be a future for them.

Izzy is new to town and looking for a place to stay and when Chad offers her is backyard apartment she takes it and soon they are becoming fast friends and Izzy is thinking that her life should involve a husband and family but Chad has other ideas but when one night of sensual pleasure leads to a fling her heart is beating faster but can she break down the wall Chad has built around his heart?

I loved this story so much filled with emotion, Izzy is the most caring and beautiful heroine inside and outside she is there for everyone and Chad what a hero so caring with his young patients but he was hurt so badly he is not sure that he can be good husband material but Izzy pulls at his heart so much. This story is sensual and moving and one that I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.

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

5 stars
Expected publication: August 23rd 2022 by Harlequin Medical Romance 

Innocent in Her Enemy's Bed

 Innocent in Her Enemy's Bed

Dani Collins




Reviewed by Helen


This is such an awesome enemy to lovers story one of the best I have read, sensual and sizzling with the spark that flares between these enemies, come to Greece and meet innocent and vulnerable Ilona Callas and business man Leander Vasilou you will not be disappointed.

Ilona is beautiful and innocent but a shrewd business woman running her own company but she has been treated very badly most of her life by her step family and tends to keep to herself, but when someone is after her company she is not going to let him have it easily, Leander has another think coming if he wants her business. She just never thought that she would feel the way she did on meeting him.

Leander is after revenge and will do anything to get it but when he meets the beautiful Ilona she pushes his buttons and makes him think differently he is pulled towards her in a way he never thought he would and he offers marriage to get what he wants and promises to keep her safe, this starts a whole new life for him.

I loved this story from page one, I loved Ilona her empathy and caring nature shines through after all she has been through and Leander strong and determined for revenge soon finds himself under Ilona’s spell and falling in love even if it takes him some to realise it, beautifully written it is a must read and will leave any romance reader smiling, I do highly recommend this one.

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

5 stars
Published July 26th 2022 by Harlequin Presents

His Desert Bride by Demand

 His Desert Bride by Demand

Lela May Wight



Reviewed by Helen


Huge congratulations on a fabulous debut, MS Wight has dug very deep into the emotions of this hero and heroine, who have both been hurt and left vulnerable from their pasts, can they find true happiness a second time round in a totally different world than what they knew?

Charlotte Hegarty has just lost her father the only person she has left, although she has not had a good life with him he was her father and now it is time to think of herself, but things change when the one person she loved nine years ago who walked out on her, walks back into her life. He is not the boy she knew, now he is Prince Akeem and when he insists that he wants to spend one day with her she cannot resist, but is it the right thing to do?

Akeem is about to become King and before he settles down to that role he wants to get Charlotte out of his thoughts and show her what she lost in not coming with him all those years ago, he wants closure and convinces her to come with him but when a scandal is about to erupt he insists that she become his wife, his Queen.

This is a really well written story and filled with emotions that go deep into their pasts and the treatment they got from their fathers and this is what makes them who they are today, can they get over their pasts Charlotte works hard to break down the wall that Akeem has built around his heart, he wants no emotion and to him there is no love but Charlotte knows better and works with strength, love and words. Akeem and Charlotte work really hard to get to their HEA which was awesome. I do highly recommend this one and look forward to many mores stories from MS Wight.

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

4 stars
Published July 26th 2022 by Harlequin Presents 

Pregnancy Shock for the Greek Billionaire

 Pregnancy Shock for the Greek Billionaire

Kandy Shepherd



Reviewed by Helen


When I open up a Kandy Shepherd book I know I am going to fall into a story that is beautiful and filled with emotions, has fabulous heroes and heroines, beautiful settings and I know I am going to finish it feeling so good, of course I do love a Greek hero and Stefanos is probably one of the best I have met yet, come along for a journey to a gorgeous HEA.

Claudia has been working hard with her best friend Kitty with their packing business PWR, although hospitality was the dream job for Claudia things changed a few years ago and now staying put in London and staying away from men is her life, but when she arrives to start a new job packing up a home she is stunned to find Stefanos, her first love standing at the door.

Stefanos is moving back to Greece after his archeology work, he has hired a company to pack his home up but never expects Claudia to be knocking on his door the beautiful girl he fell in love with ten years ago on Santorini, when she was a teenager, he a young man of twenty, while she worked in a bar during the summer, although she broke his heart he never forgot her.

Both are stunned, it has been a long time since they were together and neither has ever really forgotten their pasts, they cannot ignore the spark that is still there and a very sensual day spent together ends with consequences, having a baby is the last thing that Claudia ever thought she wanted but has different thoughts now and when she tells Stefanos he whisks her away to an island in Greece for ten days where the spark grows but will they re-discover the love that neither has lost for each other? A lot has happened to them both in those ten years, can they put it all behind them?

I loved this one so much, Stefanos is just the best hero and Claudia the most beautiful and caring heroine and together they are perfect, love is what they both need and deserve, if you love a good second chance romance than this is the one to pick up, no romance reader will be disappointed, you are sure to be left smiling and sighing.

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

5 stars
Expected publication: August 23rd 2022 by Harlequin Romance Larger Print

Hard Road Home

 Hard Rome Home

With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing #3

Fiona M Marsden



Reviewed by Helen


I love visiting Kurrajong Crossing, it is such a great small town with wonderful characters and I think this one just might be my favourite story from Fiona M Marsden her best yet. Come along and meet Xander and Bonnie I am sure you will be cheering them on as they navigate a tough journey to their HEA.

Xander Mac is home, he is now a big country singer and has travelled extensively but he feels it is time to return home and face a lot of things from his past, but one of the reasons is Bonnie his long- time friend and see if he can reignite their relationship. Things didn’t end well when he left four years ago with Bonnie and he wants to put it right.

Bonnie left Kurrajong Heights four years ago with a broken heart, but when Xander’s grandparents need help Bonnie is happy to return home and help them, when Xander returns Bonnie’s heart may just break all over again, will Xander finally see that a relationship is more than just fun that there are a lot of other issues that need to be taken in.

This is a beautifully written story and I loved it from page one I fell into the story and getting to know the characters and felt the emotions flowing from the pages, Xander really has a lot from the past that needs to be worked on and Bonnie wants love and happiness but from someone who is willing to take a chance on a future and not run. Xander has a heart of gold and Bonnie is strong and caring and both deserve love and happiness. I do highly recommend this one, it really ticks all the boxes for a fabulous romance and is one that I am sure any romance reader will love. I am looking forward to the next one in this series.

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

5 stars
Expected publication: July 21st 2022 by Tule Publishing

His Doctor at Sea

 His Doctor at Sea

Healing Hands - Doctors by Specialty #5

Fiona McArthur



Reviewed by Helen


Give me a cruise and a handsome alpha European hero Prince and a caring strong and determined heroine, both doctors both from such totally different worlds put them together for a second chance at romance and the sparks fly, come along and meet Stefano and Kiri.

Kiri met Prince Stefano at a doctors conference in her home country of Australia a whirlwind very sensual affair was had, Kiri lost her heart, but then he was gone and Kiri was left heart-broken in so many ways and no matter what she did she could not find him, so she decided to take off and work on a cruise ship to mend herself.

Prince Stefano of Aspelicus meet Kiri and the connection and sizzle was instant she opened her home and heart to him but he was called home urgently and then an accident kept him there, he never forgot her and no amount of searching found her, life as a Prince and a specialist doctor is a busy time.

Neither Kiri or Stefano had forgotten each other but when they meet on a cruise ship and work to save the life of a young boy together that spark was there as strong as ever but Stefano is as arrogant as ever and Kiri is not giving and inch, can these two strong people open their hearts to each and get over the past and look to the future? Will Kiri tame her hero, her Prince?

Another beautiful story in this series where we see emotions fly and hearts open up and also see what doctors can do to help sick and injured people, I do love a good romance and Fiona McArthur knows how to write them, I do highly recommend this story, I loved it.

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

5 stars
Published July 15th 2022 by Amazon Digital Services


Amulet of Death

 Amulet of Death

A Bindarra Creek Mystery #1

Suzanne Gilchrist



Reviewed by Helen


I do enjoy visiting Bindarra Creek this is the first of a new series and it was great getting to know new characters and catching up with people we knew already, Natalie Wasson has moved to Bindarra Creek with her teenage son to start a new life, determined to give him the best and find happiness for herself.

Natalia is working hard to earn money for an operation her son Noah needs and she is researching the history of Bindarra Creek and the World War 1 years at Fig Tree Lodge with the Lette family so as she can write a book, but in doing so she invites danger to the town and some of its residents.

Troy Davidson has arrived in town to answer some questions for his mother, who is a relative of the Lette family and linked to the ownership of Fig Tree Lodge, he never dreams of running into his old girlfriend Natalie, the woman he never forgot. When danger arrives his military training kicks in, he must protect Natalie and Noah if she will let him.

Ernest Callen has arrived in town to search for an artifact he has been searching for, for many years and getting close to Natalie is sure to help him get it, he never realizes what danger this artifact is going to cause to people he has come to care for.

This is a fast pace story with danger around every corner the weather isn’t helping or the tension between Natalie and Troy, their past is causing problems and when a secret is revealed emotions run high, but will they be safe all if them? I thoroughly enjoyed this one and look forward to the next one in the series, if you are looking for a great romantic suspense then this is a book I would highly recommend.

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

5 stars
Expected publication: July 14th 2022 by Mallee Star Enterprises

Outback Escape: The Sister

 Outback Escape: The Sister

The Augathella Girls #3

Annie Seaton



Reviewed by Helen


Another wonderful trip to Augathella, I am loving this series and I have been looking forward to this one having gotten to know Sophie in the previous two books and seeing Sophie find love and happiness was just the best, so many emotions in this one.

Sophie Cartwright has returned home to Augathella after escaping a bad relationship but she doesn’t want to talk about it and wants to move on as quick as she can seeing as the man that broke her heart two years before of course is still here, she is here to help her brother Braden out, and no matter how she wants to wipe Kent from her heart that is not easy.

Kent Mason was happy to fly his best mate Braden up north to rescue his sister Sophie and maybe he was hoping that Sophie and him could talk and he would finally discover why she dumped him two years before because no matter how hard he has tried he cannot get Sophie out of his heart, will they be able to talk and forgive?.

This story brings out emotions and truth that should have been worked out two years before but a tragedy made things worse back then, life is moving well for everyone else in Augathella and Sophie is struggling but when the truth comes out hearts open up as they should and there are lots of smiles from this reader. I would highly recommend this one if you are looking for a beautiful romance of second chances. I look forward to the next book in the series.

5 stars
Published June 26th 2022 by ASA