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The Argentinian's Virgin Conquest

The Argentinian's Virgin Conquest

Claimed by a Billionaire #1

Bella Frances

The Argentinian's Virgin Conquest by Bella Frances

Reviewed by Helen

WOW what a fabulous story this one is, it is sensual, moving and with a hero who is very tortured and a heroine who has some very real insecurities. I flew through this one I couldn’t put it down their journey to that wonderful HEA had me signing throughout.

Lady Lucinda Bond although from nobility is a quiet, insecure woman she has a lot of issues about her body and being in crowds this stems from a not so good childhood a dysfunctional family and an overpowering mother and playboy father so when notorious Lothario Dante Hermida walks into her life Lucie is in for a few changes. Of course their first meeting will have you smiling it was fabulous Lucie was far from impressed.

Dante has a lot that he keeps close to his heart and until he lets that go moving into the present and future is going to be hard yes he has a good family he has been privileged growing up but there was a woman who used him once and he is never going to let that happen again but the beautiful Lucie does just that so a deal is made to spend a few days together and then end their relationship but that can be harder said than done when strong feeling and emotions are playing a big part in it.

The chemistry that flows on the pages between these two is amazing this is so well written it pulled me in and I felt very connected with both Lucie and Dante and I can’t highly recommend this one enough, MS Francis brings the characters and the setting to life do yourself a favour and sit back and enjoy this one I certainly did thank you MS Frances for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 21st 2017 by Harlequin Presents Large Print

From Paris to Forever

From Paris to Forever

Savannah Blaize

From Paris To Forever by Savannah Blaize

Reviewed by Helen

Well done MS Blaize on a fabulous debut this one ticks all of the boxes for a wonderful romance it has a genuine hero and heroine that readers will connect with and fall for, both have issues that need to be overcome and they do this in such a way that you will not want to put the book down.

Chloe Armstrong is a dancer and has been working in Paris for years, she has been through a bad relationship which has left her with a few trust issues but when she has an accident that ends her career and she returns to Melbourne to her dying father an independent person there is no way she will ever allow another person especially a man to take over her life. So when she meets real estate agent Todd Baker she is reluctant to get close at first and that first meeting does not go well.

Todd is a confident man a man who likes to be in control and he wants the beachside property that Chloe owns but after that first meeting he tries to make amends and a friendship begins. Todd finds himself wanting to be in Chloe’s company often and he is feeling the electrical spark that is growing stronger but he has a hard time not taking over.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story it is sensual and so very moving. Chloe and Todd’s journey to a beautiful HEA is filled with ups and downs there are trust issues and control issues that need to be overcome, Chloe has a tendency to run for good reasons and Todd needs to protect at all costs again for very good reasons. I loved Todd and Chloe, they are made for each other. The other characters in the story add so much they are all such lovely genuine people. Way to go MS Blaize this is a beauty of a story that I highly recommend. I do hope that we get Patrick’s story 

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 7th 2017 by Self Published

Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

Marilyn Forsyth

Falling In Love Again by Marilyn Forsyth

Reviewed by Helen
This is a story of second chance love, a story that is set in the opal fields in outback Australia, where it is hot dusty and emotions can go either way when Palaeontologist Gemma Stephens and the handsome adventurer Jamie Coltrane meet again after seven years apart there is a lot of water under the bridge and secrets that have been kept, this one is a very up and hill journey to a well-deserved HEA.

Gemma has arrived in the small town of Rainbow Cliffs chasing a very rare opalized fossil that she desperately wants for the museum she works for this should get her the grant that she wants and set her up in her job so as she can care for her son Drew the little boy means so much to her. Gemma is now free of her cruel husband Roger (or is she) and is shocked when she runs into Jamie Coltrane the ex-love of her life who walked out on her years before oh but that spark is still there but Gemma has so much to come to terms with her life has changed over the years and so has she.

Jamie has a tendency to run when things get tough and he walked out on Gem years before to be with his father they now run the only motel in Rainbow cliffs and mine for opals and Jamie has hit the jackpot with his find and what he wants to do with the fossil is totally opposite to what Gemma wants and this is going to cause a few problems but that sensual pull that is still there they were so right together before can they be again?

Fate has bought them together but Jamie still has a temper and Gemma has lost a lot of her confidence over the years but can they overcome these issues with help from each other? It takes them both a bit to realize that neither of them had stopped loving each other and opening up about secrets is what they needed and they need each other and finding true love is so beautiful. This one is an adventure in true love a fabulous setting and a story that I recommend.

4/5 stars for a great story

Published April 15th 2017 by Escape Publishing

His Ex's Well-Kept Secret

His Ex's Well-Kept Secret

The Ballantyne Billionaires #1

Joss Wood

His Ex's Well-Kept Secret by Joss Wood

Reviewed by Helen

WOW what a story the chemistry between billionaire gem dealer Jaeger Ballantyne and art accessor Pipe Mills could set the pages on fire, this one is beautifully written pulls the reader in from page one and is just not put down- able loved this one from start to finish.

Piper Mills spends sometime in Milan they turn out to be some of the best days of her life she meets the gorgeous Jaeger and the spark sends delicious tingles through her and a night of passion ensues but neither want anything permanent but when there are consequences Piper does her best to contact Jaeger with no success. Piper gets on with her life but things are about to change for her and she desperately needs to sell some valuable gems and Jaeger is the man to see and that spark is still there but Jaeger sticks to his parting words from Milan.

Jaeger Ballantyne comes from a close family but has sworn never to want to marry or have children, there is a good reason for this but when the beautiful Piper comes to see him desperate to sell her sapphires she seems angry with him but she does not know what has happened to him oh but the pull and spark between them is just not going away and she has a child a beautiful little boy Ty and he means everything to her. A sizzling affair is inevitable but he gets closer things are changing.

Do yourself a favour and get this one sit down and read it you will not want to be disturbed a fabulous story so many emotions so much love yes there were tears, smiles and lots of sighs, this is a book that left me in a very happy place oh and there is sure (please) to be more after all there are more Ballantynes and I can’t wait for their stories. Thank you MS Wood for and awesome story woohoo.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 1st 2017 by Harlequin Desire

Situation Critical

Situation Critical

Amanda Knight

Situation Critical by Amanda   Knight

Reviewed by Helen

MS Knight has nailed this story, her debut and it’s a beauty, fast paced great setting military hero and a strong and caring Doctor heroine. I fell into this one from the first page and didn’t want to put it down, there are so many emotions they will make you cry and smile so make yourself comfortable and sit back and enjoy.

Dr Beth Harper has lost her fiancé and is determined to carry on and do what has to be done for the heroes in Afghanistan, but when a very badly injured solder is bought in with little to no information Beth is drawn to him in so many ways she knows already that Sergeant Nate Calloway is strong and determined as he ensures however he can that he gets back out there to find his missing men and his beloved dog, so Beth goes with him to ensure he survives and this start a journey that has many ups and downs and lots of danger.

Nate Calloway has little memory of what has happened to him his men and his dog but he knows he must get back out there and find them and also find out what happened, he is drawn to this strong beautiful Doctor who has done so much for him but he does everything he can to try and stop her from coming he must keep her safe at all costs. Nate has a bad feeling about this rescue mission there seems to be a lot going on.

Truly the characters good and bad, terribly bad people in high places in this one come to life on the pages there are traitors deceit and so much danger the risk of Nate and Beth not making it is strong so they give into their feelings for one very sensual night and then all just about blows up. I can’t highly recommend this one enough I loved Nate what a hero and Beth just beautifully strong oh and the ending gorgeous, do make sure you have some tissues handy though you are going to need them way to go MS Knight a fabulous debut.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 5th 2017 by Escape Publishing

Her Baby, His Love by Lynne Marshall

Review by Cheryl | 5 Stars

ynne Marshall knew 100% what she was doing when she wrote this love story between Taylor Clark and Joe Collins and calling it Her Baby, His Love. It deserves more stars then 5. 
Sometimes life just isn’t fair. Sometimes it takes twists and turns and you stop trusting people. But sooner or later you will find that it was all to lead you to forever love.
Taylor got taken by her newest boyfriend. She thought it might last and so when her coworker brought the newspaper and showed her what that boyfriend was really doing she knew she had to give notice and leave town. She was so hurt and so dejected again as if she had not had enough heart break by her parents and still did. 
Joe knows he should not get involved but something in Taylor’s eyes caught his attention. He is has been a member of the town called Charity, Montana. Taylor moves into a house that he is a property manager for. He did not expect her quite yet and so the house outside we not finished up yet. 
Joe’s ex worked in the diner in town and Arlene kept thinking that Joe was still going to be hers. Along comes Taylor and Arlene gets even more wanting to be possessive. 
Taylor’s ex comes to town after finding out from a private investigator finds her but he finds that she will not ever do what he wants her to do again.
Have fun reading the story and see if you agree it deserves more than 5 stars. Lynne Marshall has written a wonderful heartwarming love story. 

Review by Alexia | 5 Stars

"Her Baby, His Love" by Lynne Marshall is a wonderful book. I enjoyed this story between Taylor Clark and Joe Collins. Alone and pregnant Taylor moves away from her ex boyfriend, who is engaged to another women, to find a new life for her and her child. Joe is an ex con who becomes Taylor's landlord. What I found refreshing was that this book didn't show the characters in the usual angst of how they should behave or feel. Taylor moves to Charity, Montana and because of her nursing degree is able to find a job. She sincerely wants to be happy. Joe could've let what happened in his past leave him with a chip on his shoulder but he's a nice guy. There is so much more to their story. It is a pretty quick read as the book flows well.

Review by Michelle | 5 Stars

aylor Clark doesn’t make the best choices when it comes to men. After she finds her current boyfriend is cheating on her, she decides it’s time for a fresh start in a small town. Joe is also no stranger to making wrong life choices but has served his time. Now, he’s put his past behind him and has become a man of good character. When Joe meets Taylor, he believes he has found the one. The only problem is she’s carrying another man’s child. Can he put aside his attraction to her and earn her trust by becoming her friend? Is friendship enough or will the spark they both feel turn to love?
This was an enjoyable love story. The romance between the secondary characters was also endearing! 

Review by Helen | 4 Stars

Lynne Marshall brings to life the characters she writes about and the settings add so much to the story and this is a story about a heroine Taylor Clark who has a hard time trusting but to love she needs to learn to trust and who better than to help than the people of the small town of Charity and one very gorgeous hero Joe Collins although he has a few issues that Taylor needs to get over first. Their journey is one that has a few hurdles to jump first but those hurdles always add to a story.

Taylor has moved towns to get a new start in life she has been duped by a few men in her life and she is over trusting any man, but when she settles into her new job and house and now finds herself pregnant and alone she is determined to manage. Her landlord Joe Collins and neighbours Dixie and Ram help but getting close to Joe could be a mistake for Taylor you see he is an ex-con not trustworthy material.

Joe has lived here in Charity for a few years now and has been celibate for four of those years he runs the nursey and is always there to help but when new comer Taylor moves in he is hard pressed to remember he is celibate he is attracted to her in more ways than one and now that she is pregnant well that pull seems even stronger.

I loved how the town and Joe rallied around for Taylor when the ex-boyfriend shows up and I loved seeing how she finally realized that Joe is one trustworthy and very lovable hero and to see them start a future together with the baby had me smiling. A thoroughly enjoyable story that will pull you in.

Review by Lynn | 4 Stars

A sweet story of redemption. Finding a reason to trust again after a lifetime of disappointment leads to a new chance on life for Taylor, and Joe finds a way to forgive himself for past mistakes by becoming a good and honest man. They're an adorable couple ... and it's a pleasure watching them find their way to each other.

Taylor Clark is looking for a fresh start after finding out that yet another man has let her down in life, so she moves to Charity, Montana. From the start, she's attracted to the property manager of the house she's renting, but she's not ready to let another man into her life again ... and when she shockingly realizes she's pregnant with her ex's baby, it just complicates the situation even more!

Joe Collins is attracted to Taylor as well, but he leads a different type of life here in this small town, and he's not sure about adding a relationship to the mix. They agree to be friends and tell each other their secrets, but along the way they continue to rely on each other and grow closer. Taylor is able to overcome the fact that Joe is an ex-con, and Joe is willing to step up and care for her more than anyone ever has.

When her ex shows up in town making waves, will their fledgling relationship be over, or will they find a way to get their happily-ever-after?

Review by Adel | 4 Stars

This is a sweet story about two people who made mistakes in the past, trying to sort out their lives and not fall into cycle of destructive decisions. Taylor Clark was disappointed by a couple of men in her life and now she is pregnant, alone and starting over in a new town, determined not to repeat past mistakes. After being released from prison, Joe Collins moved to Charity to start a new life and become a better person. He succeeded in making a good name for himself and he is giving back to the community, but gaining Taylor’s trust is going to be the biggest challenge yet! 

I enjoyed the story and the way the characters changed their lives around to become better people. The chemistry between Taylor and Joe is explosive and the way the trust between them builds up gradually is fantastic. This is no instant gratification type of relationship between the characters. 

I recommend this to any romance lover wanting happy ever afters!

Sin for Me

Sin for Me

Motor City Royals #3

Jackie Ashenden

Sin for Me by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

MS Ashenden knows how to write a story that is powerfully emotional, that will pull you in from the first page, and keep you up late reading. I loved this one, a story of two tortured people, Zoe and Gideon had relied on each other for a long time, they have been through so much, and although it took them a while to see that love had been growing for all of that time that the type of love was changing.

Gideon has worked hard to keep Zoe safe moving her to Royal and starting a new life bringing in friends that become family they are a close knit family and we have seen the others find love but people are moving in people from the past that can cause a lot of trouble for them and Zoe is now in danger it is time that Gideon tells her the truth and this is going to change a lot of things in their lives.

Zoe has loved Gideon forever and that love has changed and gotten stronger over the years but it is now time for her to grow up and take charge and it takes a lot to convince Gideon that they are perfect for each other what a sexy sensual journey that is.

I have been really looking forward to this book and was not disappointed it is gritty, dirty and so very strong a must read. I loved seeing Zoe finally win Gideon over as danger steps in and this brings them closer thank you for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 28th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

The Secret Heir of Alazar by Kate Hewitt

Review by TashNz - 5 Stars

Malik and Gracies story is one of reunited love and it's filled with rich descriptions of beautiful desert lands and palaces and the heartfelt emotion shines thru every page. 

Ten years ago Malik and Gracie meet in Rome and share a memorable night. Destined not to be together Malik doesn't discover the consequences until recently after receiving terrible news.  The Sultan-to-be needs Gracie and Sam to save his kingdom and he goes about convincing them to stay.

Three lives and hearts are on the line, battle for peace in Malik's world and the life changing moments for him create a story that is spellbinding and had me glued in one sitting.  A man of integrity and a man determined to do the right thing by his family makes Malik a wonderful and throughly interesting Hero. Loved Gracie and her happy nature despite what life had thrown her way.  I was racing thru the wonderfully woven tale because I couldn't contain my curiosity to how everything would be resolved and I was throughly entertained with the conclusion.

I am excited for book 2, I think it will be as incredibly detailed and perhaps even more emotive than The Secret Heir of Alazar.

Thank you Kate Hewitt for another wonderful, wonderful tale told!

HOT Addiction by Lynn Raye Harris

Review by TashNz | 5 Stars

Woken up in the early AM by the tail end of Cyclone Debbie passing through my end of the world I turned on my Kindle and decided to check out a chapter of HOT Addiction... since then it's been 3 days of feeding my addiction of getting through this book as soon as possible!

I absolutely loved HOT Addiction because the action was immediate, the "feels" were tapped into straight away, the suspense and danger were ramped up as each page passed and also because reunion stories done right (and this was done SO right!) hit me right where my lil reader's heart gets hit!

Dex is left shattered when Belle leaves him at the alter, seemingly for his high school competitive enemy.  He channels his hurt and anger by becoming the best Sniper he can be and has built up a little wall of hate around his heart with all things Belle, so when she comes to him 5 years later and begs for his help after her husband has been killed and she's being threatened, he laughs in her face and skids out the drive in a very excellent metaphorical "eat my dust" lady!

Of course, if Dex did keep his back turned on her, his and Belle's story wouldn't exist!

Very quickly the world of drama, high end action, suspense, lost love, passion, truckloads of emotion, feels, incredible dialogue and explosive climaxes (in more ways than one) unfolded as each page turned and I was genuinely sad to reach the end.

Quite possibly my fave in the series, I adored HOT Addiction.  I believed in Dex and Belle and I loved the extra suspense of who Belle's lil girl belongs to and the resulting dramas from there.  I can't quite explain but if you're still reading this I felt the emotion of every pivotal scene.  I felt Dex's pain and I loved his approach on all things.  I believed in him (having the cover helped hahah) and I really liked Belle's back story.

A fantastic set up for Col. Mendez and I loved the last line where I think I did a GASP out loud!

5 solid Jane-shooting stars!

The Spanish Tycoon's Takeover by Michelle Douglas

The Spanish Tycoon's Takeover

Michelle Douglas

The Spanish Tycoon's Takeover by Michelle Douglas

Reviewed by Helen

This is one of those stories that has everything that a fabulous romance should have to keep you turning the pages, humour, emotion strong characters and above all a true and beautiful romance that will leave you smiling.

Wynne Stephens has just sold the family hotel to a Spanish tycoon she has insisted that she be kept on as manager for a number of reasons and they are very good reasons, but when Wynne meets the handsome and completely business like Xavier Ramos she decides that working with him might be easier said than done and she really needs to convince him that she is easy going and that nothing upsets her especially when he lets her know the changes he wants done.

Xavier has travelled to the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland to take over this very small motel for the sake of his beloved now deceased grandfather, and he is determined to change a lot of things about the place only thing is his manager seems to have other plans and although she is beautiful and he is drawn to her and she gets on fabulously with his son the staff and the regular guests he still has a hard time winning any battles with her.

I loved this one Wynne is just the person to help Xavier open up his heart to start to live and learn to love and she does it with grace and aplomb there are so many parts of this story that had me laughing and sighing. MS Douglas has never disappointed me with one of her stories and I have to highly recommend this one it really does tick all of the boxes for a great romance that had me savouring every word. Wynne is beautiful inside and out and is the perfect match for the fabulous Xavier who I adored. Another one for the keeper shelf.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Harlequin Romance

Reviewed by Nas Dean

THE SPANISHTYCOON’S TAKEOVER by author Michelle Douglas is a April 2017 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Wynne wanted to keep her employees after her family hotel is sold so she made a condition of the sale for her own contract as manager. Her employees were like family to her and she couldn’t see them kicked out of their jobs.

What she didn’t know was that Xavier Ramos had different plans for her hotel. He was there for revenge and wanted to make a complete changeover. There was a story about how this hotel came to Wynne’s family in the first place. Meeting and working with Wynne, he realized that he was mistaken. Wynne was not the type of person he thought her to be. He is pulled towards her honesty and integrity and her generous nature. Then they gave in to the passion flaring between them. Now, would they be able to walk away?

THE SPANISHTYCOON’S TAKEOVER is a sweet story about how Wynne loves family. And how she treats all people around her. This story teaches us the lesson that everyone should be given a chance at life even though they may have made mistakes. Author Michelle Douglas set this story in a beautiful part in Queensland. And I loved Wynne and Xavier’s characters.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.