Thursday 28 February 2019 No comments

5 Star Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series is one of the best that I have ever read. Yes, there are some weird and wonderful creatures added to the storyline which some may think are a step too far from the norm, but despite this, the storyline and the way Kate Daniels managed to bring everyone together to fight for the common good was a real treat to behold. The books have their own special blend of humour, entertainment and romance. The romantic pairings are loveable and you can't help to hold them in a special place in your heart. 

As expected, the Roland storyline has reached its conclusion. Added into the mix this time is a dragon with the power to bring the whole of Atlanta to its knees. With Kate's magical powers growing day by day she is now a feared adversary but for Neig, she is merely a means to an end. 

The conclusion to the story, and series, provides readers with one of the most epic scenes to date and I must admit to holding my breath for all of the characters we have come to love. 

I did cry at the end of the book, the series, and for everything that the author has given readers to date. It may be the end but Kate Daniels will never die. 

5+++ Star Review: Art of Sin by LM Halloran

Monday 18 February 2019 No comments

Art of Sin (Illusions Duet) by LM Halloran
My rating: 5+++ of 5 stars

I always have insanely high expectations when it comes to LM Halloran’s books. From my first taste of her writing in Breaking Giants, I knew I’d finally found an author who, unwittingly, ticked all of my boxes when it comes to my reading sensibilities. Knowing that I had put the author on an almost insurmountable pedestal, I tentatively read another of her works. This next book was also like a breath of fresh air and I realised that she was most definitely not a one trick pony. With each subsequent book, I found myself savouring each and every word the author had written, even in genres and tropes that I tend to avoid.

When I heard about, and read the synopsis for, the Illusions Duet, I knew the story was bound to be another resounding success. When I read the first chapter in the author’s reader group, I was left in a state of unrest awaiting the anticipated review copy to arrive in my inbox.

From the start of the book, I did something very rare for me. I read the book non-stop cover to cover. I am not a patient person and can easily become sidetracked but surprisingly, I found myself 100% entranced by the characters and the storyline.

4 Star Review: Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Friday 15 February 2019 No comments

Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This really was a book of two halves. 

From being excited to read it to then feeling that it was slightly too familiar to certain other well-known stories, suddenly something, probably Theo, locked onto me and was not prepared to let me go (or maybe it was the other way around!). 

Theo’s back story is similar to a certain other well-known alpha male but at the same time, it’s totally different in a way that I found more thought-provoking and genuine. I could sympathise with Theo and his behaviour, despite him being a ticking time bomb 99% of the time in a way that I never could with CG. I hate comparing the two characters but that’s what the book made me do, at first. 

Having read the first quarter of the book, I’ll admit to being tempted to move on to something else. The story was initially difficult to get into and it felt too predictable thus spoiling my enjoyment and my much-needed feeling of suspense/drama/intrigue. Then, the story seemed to do an about turn. The theme remained unchanged but something clicked and before I knew it, I was 100% invested in the story and its characters.

New Release: Legend (Arizona Vengeance, Book #3) Sawyer Bennett

Tuesday 5 February 2019 No comments

  Legend (Arizona Vengeance, Book #3)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: February 5, 2019


The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

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New Release: Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Monday 4 February 2019 No comments
In the tradition of The Protector, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man series delivers a steamy, suspenseful new standalone romance about a British alpha hero and the one woman who may be able to save him-as long as he can protect her from his dark past.
Gentleman Sinner, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas, is live!
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Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.
When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.
As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.
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