Her Wedding Night Surrender by Clare Connelly

Her Wedding Night Surrender by Clare   Connelly
Reviewed by Helen

I really enjoyed this one I loved seeing heroine Emmeline show such strength when a lot of the people around her thought she was so vulnerable, she blossomed like a beautiful flower with the man that her father chose to be her husband in the beautiful city of Rome, this is one that flows delightfully and the hero Pietro well what can I say I loved him.

Emmeline is just twenty two she lost her mother when she was young and her father did everything he could to protect her he has kept her in a bubble, she is an Heiress and does have a few issues that had been caused by her mother, but Emmeline has never felt free never felt that she could do the things she wanted and then suddenly her father suggests that she marry a good friend of his and move to Rome so as she can attend university will this be her chance to live and what will come of the glow that sparks between Pietro and herself?

Pietro thinks the world of Col Bovington he has been like a father to him and now he has come to him asking a very big favour and that is to marry his daughter to protect her but it means keeping a big secret one that could cause a lot of problems. Pietro is a businessman a playboy he has no plans to marry and although he has known Emmeline since she was a teenager marrying her is a big ask, can they make a marriage of convenience work or will the spark that flares between them ignite into something much more?

There are a lot of ups and downs in this one the sensual pull between them is way too hard to deny for long and the seduction of Emmeline by Pietro is just so very sensual and moving, Pietro is a fabulous hero caring honest and feeling very guilty about the secret and Emmeline what a strong woman she is after the way her mother and father had treated her she truly thrived on the love that Pietro showered on her. This one is moving and wonderful, I highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a good romance with all of the happy feels, thank you MS Connelly.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: March 20th 2018 by Harlequin Presents



Belle Hamilton Novel #1

Michelle Montebello

Interwoven by Michelle Montebello

Reviewed by Helen

WOW this book packs a real punch, it is so very well written, it is moving, the characters are alive some vulnerable some trying at times but this one pulled me in from page one and I practically inhaled it, I savoured the words. This is different from the normal romances I read more along the woman’s fiction line I think, definitely has romance throughout but the ending brings to us the troubles of the world and starts a new life for Belle Hamilton.

Belle Hamilton is a romantic at heart she dreams of being the perfect wife and mother she loves cooking, she is an only child and is a bit of a disappointment to her father, but she has a job as a journalist is engaged to a barrister Ben and couldn’t be happier, all is good until she arrives at Ben’s place one Friday evening and everything she dreamed of is shattered. Belle turns to her best friend Riley and with the help of her mother Belle and Riley travel to Europe.

In Europe Belle changes, she becomes stronger, does things that make her happy as she travels from London, and then to Rome where she meets Andrea and his father gives her a job cooking and her life is moving really well but there are still a lot of insecurities for Belle. When there is a problem with Riley they need to leave Rome and quickly, but she leaves part of her heart with Andrea in Rome and they arrive in Paris which starts a new journey.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book it is a fabulous debut, there is so much going on Belle is a fabulous heroine in this story she is so very vulnerable but learns strength through her travels and the fabulous people she meets, I loved her journey and Andrea is such an Italian hero he is so good but with so much happening and Belle’s insecurities their timing is not quite right, Riley Belle’s best friend she is Riley I loved her as well, and she does so much to help Belle and then one night of terror in Paris and so many lives are torn apart. I highly recommend this book, I hope I have done it justice in the review and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series to see how Belle gets on, this book is going to stay with me for a while thank you MS Montebello for a fabulous story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 6th 2017 by Australian eBook Publisher

Bad Bachelor

Bad Bachelor

Bad Bachelors #1

Stefanie London

Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen
This is such a fabulous story, wow I didn’t want to put it down once I started it, Stefanie London has such a way with words they bring life to her characters on the pages they become friends people that you feel close to and I just about inhaled this story and yay it is the start of a new series bonus, I do highly recommend this one and if you have not read a Stefanie London book before this is a great place to start and I am sure you will be reading her backlist.

Reed McMahon is gorgeous, confident and fabulous and in his PR job he has been made partner and he is a love em and leave kinda of guy, he has no intention of settling down and loving someone heaven forbid you see they might leave him at some stage, so he prefers to keep people at a distance get on with life. But suddenly there is the new app that has found its way onto the internet Bad Bachelors, New York’s bad boys and Reed finds himself no 1. This turns his life totally upside down as does the fact that he has to help with a fundraising project at a library of all places and the librarian Darcy Greer is going to turn him inside out.

Darcy Greer is an individual she loves her job as a librarian she loves her two best friends Annie and Remi and she has been known to be different with her tattoos and boots and black clothes, yes she is sworn of men since she caught her ex fiancé with someone else the day before her wedding a year ago, but she is caring and such a smart lady. With pressure from her friends to check the Bad Bachelors app out to start dating again she sees a lot about the bad boys so when number one bad boy turns up at her library to help with the fundraiser this throws them together and if looks could kill or heat New York up well let’s say it is heating up.

I loved both Darcy and Reed two special people both a little damaged from their pasts, both a bit scared to love but their first meeting sends them both into a spin, the dialogue throughout the book is just fabulous the come- back lines are amazing, but as they build walls around themselves to stop them from being hurt we get to see their real personalities and when those walls start to crumble the emotions skyrocket up. Darcy and Reed are just made for each other and MS London has bought them together in the best story it really is fabulous, MS London you have left me one very happy reader, I can highly recommend this one it ticks all of the boxes for a fantastic romance. Maybe Reed is not a real bad boy after all or is he?

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Redeeming the Rebel Doc

Redeeming the Rebel Doc

Susan Carlisle

Redeeming the Rebel Doc by Susan Carlisle

Reviewed by Helen

I really enjoy Susan Carlisle’s stories they have lots of emotion and feelings throughout them and this one is so very good, we have a Doctor who seems to be a bit of a rebel doing as he wants and then we have a PR executive who seems prim and proper when they are put together to help improve our Doc sparks fly as they learn a lot about each other.

Doctor Rex Maxwell has been through a malpractice lawsuit over the last year and he has been told by his boss that it is time to change his image and help with the hospitals as well, he reluctantly agrees and this brings him in contact with the beautiful Tiffani Romano there are a few clashes at first but as they work together he sees what lies underneath and the attraction grows.

Tiffani Romano has broken up with her boyfriend and she is determined to do well with this assignment so as she can get a promotion and move away although she carries a big dislike towards Doctors in general nothing is going to stand in her way, that is until she gets to know the handsome Dr Rex and his caring ways. It doesn’t take long before her feelings for Rex are growing.

Rex and Tiffani are so very opposite to each other and it has pulled them together in a very sensual story, a story that shows true love and strength, I loved Rex from the start he is made out to be a rebel and a bit of a bad boy but really he is a true hero and Tiffani is such a beautiful person caring and strong, I loved her determination but I loved the way they both fell for each other, MS Carlisle knows how to bring her characters to life in these stories, this is one that I highly recommend.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Medical Romances

Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall

Reviewed by Nas Dean

FOREVER A FATHERby author Lynne Marshall is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Special Edition series.

Dr. Daniel Delaney’s heart was in a shut-down mode after the pre-mature birth and death of his daughter and the subsequent leaving of his wife. So when his new assistant, Keela O’Mara asked him to babysit her four year old daughter, he was overwhelmed and out of his depth. How could he look after a baby girl? But then the little girl and her mum broke down all his walls and restraints.

He doesn’t see himself a fit dad for Keela’s daughter or as her partner. Yet he couldn’t ignore the longing he has for their love. Could they have a happy ever after?

FOREVER A FATHER is a mesmerizing romance filled with emotional intensity. Author Lynne Marshall has once again astounded her readers with her heart-warming story telling style.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


Forever a Father

The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1

Lynne Marshall

Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautiful, sweet and so very heart-warming story, a story that will open the reader up to past hurts and to a journey that brings two people and an adorable little girl together and so deservedly, make yourself comfortable to read this one because you are not going to want to put it down.

Dr Daniel Delaney thought life was fabulous he had all that he wanted and then gone, just like that and it hurt, so he has decided that falling in love again is not going to happen and he has moved back home to Sandpiper Beach close to his family and started his own practice and all is going great but he needs to keep his mind on the job and not is Irish assistant Keela O’Mara and her daughter Anna.

Keela O’Mara came to America when she fell for American Ron they married had a daughter and then everything fell apart, so now Keela and Anna are living in Sandpiper Beach happily and Keela loves her job as a physical therapist in the new practice run by the gorgeous Dr Delaney, but like Daniel, Keela feels that Anna and her job are the most important things but sparks will fly and try to connect people.

This is a very moving story the emotions fly from the pages the characters are real and loveable the Delaney family are the best, Daniel and Keela are just perfect for each other and Anna what an adorable child she adds so much to the story. Seeing Daniel overcome his fears about being a father and falling in love again and Keela opening up again to a man this time a man who will love her as she deserves and Daniel being loved so much in return. This is the first in a series another bonus I am looking forward to Mark and Conor’s stories, thank you MS Marshall for a fabulous story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Published March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition

A Baby In His In-Tray by Michelle Douglas

Reviewed by Nas Dean

A BABY IN HIS IN-TRAY by author Michelle Douglas is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Olivia Gilmour was only supposed to do office duties when she agreed to swap places with her identical twin sister while her boss was away. And it was only supposed to be for a few days as her sister sorted out some personal problems of her own.

But then someone abandoned a baby on her desk. After which she had to call the boss, Sebastian Tyrrell in. And she had to go in an impromptu nanny mode to help look after the baby. With Sebastian as her co- helper. But what would happen when Seb find out about her secret?

A BABY IN HIS IN-TRAY is a thrilling romance as well as an abandoned baby mystery. The story hooked me right from the beginning and kept me on the edge wanting to know how it all ends. Author Michelle Douglas brought to live this tale which would grip a reader and keep her hooked till the end.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.


A Baby in His In-Tray

Michelle Douglas

A Baby In His In-Tray

Reviewed by Helen

This is a gorgeous romance I savoured every word, it is so beautifully written, the hero and heroine are such awesome people and so deserve to be happy and together and MS Douglas joined them in a beautiful story that you will not want to put down this is a must read for any romance readers who want to be left smiling.

Olivia (Liv) Gilmore loves her twin sister and will do anything for her, so when Eliza (Liz) asks Liv to take her place as PA for The Tyrell Foundation of course she says yes never realizing that this one week will turn into two weeks and change her life forever when a baby is left on her desk. Her boss Lord Sebastian Tyrell is away and there should not have been a problem but a baby will bring them together and Liv will lose her heart to the gorgeous man who has been hurt before.

Sebastian keeps to himself he works hard and is a loner he is estranged from his parents, but when his PA phones him and tells him that a baby has been left on the desk with a note to say that he is to care for Jemima, he rushes home to stop any scandal he has a few ideas about this baby and her parentage and aims to get to the bottom of the problem. He doesn’t count on his normally staid and serious PA being so open and helpful with the baby, but when Liz steps in as nanny well emotions and feelings that he packed away a long time ago are coming out.

Liv would have to be one of the best heroines that I have met she is gorgeous in every way and the help that she gives to Seb will have you smiling and seeing Liv open up is fantastic and Seb wow he has been so badly hurt that smiling and having a good time doesn’t come easy and keeping secrets from him makes it even harder but Liv gets him there so beautifully. I loved, loved this story and can highly recommend it, once you pick this one up you are not going to want to put it down. Thank you MS Douglas this one rocks its a keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Harlequin Presents

Her Las Vegas Wedding by Andrea Bolter

Reviewed by Nas Dean

HER LAS VEGAS WEDDING by author Andrea Bolter is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Romance series.

Audrey Girard was happy with her arranged marriage and a convenient fiancé as she was busy running her hotel empire and didn’t had time for anything else. Then her fiancé fell in love with someone else. And she wished him well as she genuinely wanted him to be happy. He was her friend and safe not like his younger brother, Shane.

Shane Murphy made her hot and bothered every time she came in contact with him. But circumstance beyond her control connived to through them together and she got to know the man he was. The secrets he was hiding. And there was definitely chemistry between them.

What would she do now? Could she open her heart for love after being rejected many times in her childhood?

HER LAS VEGAS WEDDING is a romance filled with emotions and drama. Author Andrea Bolter brought this story to life on the pages where a reader would sympathize with the hero and heroine yet root for them too. They both have to come out from their past issues and forge ahead. And a reader would stay glued to the pages till the end trying to guess and ultimately find out how it all ends.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance. 


Her Las Vegas Wedding

Andrea Bolter

Her Las Vegas Wedding

Reviewed by Helen

MS Bolter has taken me on a trip to Las Vegas this time and what a journey it is, what happens when heroine Audrey Girard falls for the wrong brother, lots of fun and ups and downs, Shane Murphy is a man with a lot going on he is a fabulous chef and a hero I wanted to get to know from the first time I met him, this is a story that you will not want to put down.

Audrey is happy to go along with an arranged marriage for the good of the famous Girard Hotel chain, Reg Murphy is a friend and business partner and she is sure that they will get along fine, Audrey is not looking for love, she is not sure she knows how too after her childhood she is close to her hardworking father but was never close to her mother so when Reg calls the engagement off Audrey is happy to stay single. So why when the new Las Vegas hotel is about to open and Reg’s brother Shane Murphy is opening one of his famous restaurants in the hotel Audrey feels very much drawn to the brooding Shane.

Shane is a famous chef and was on top of the world but has had his world turned upside down when he lost his wife in a car accident and life has not been the same since although he is keeping a lot to himself over that, but now to keep the family company and his famous restaurants going he is trying to put everything into the opening of the new restaurant in Las Vegas, he loves this town and hopes that he will get there but falling for business partner Audrey is not in his plans he doesn’t trust himself to love.

This is such a great story filled with emotion and a sensual pull, both Audrey and Shane have a lot of baggage that needs to be exorcised before they can open up and love and with each other and some friends they get there in the most beautiful way, this book has such a beautiful ending it left me with a big smile and the epilogue fabulous. Thankyou MS Bolter for another fantastic story, I highly recommend this one.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published March 6th 2018 by Harlequin Presents

Fair Game

Fair Game

Woman of W.A.R. #3

Amy Andrews

Fair Game by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

I love Amy Andrews’s stories and this one is a beauty, hot, steamy and so very sensual and sporty to boot as well. MS Andrews knows how to write a story that is sure to pull the reader in from the first page, her characters are easy to like, and they are strong, smart and fabulous, this is the third book in this series about woman playing Aussie Rules in their first national competition and in this one we meet Darcy Clarke who has been picked to play for the Brisbane Banshees and we journey with her to an awesome HEA.

Darcy is over the moon at being picked for the team, she loves her footy and has put everything into it, she has been single for the last two years after her boyfriend Tony walked out on her, she is still sharing the apartment with Levi Phillips who was Tony’s best friend and for two years they have become close friends they are there for each other and he is so easy to talk to. Darcy is determined to focus on her footy and winning the grand final but when her ex Tony is appointed coach of the team she puts the past behind and looks to the future.

Levi is a physio therapist and yoga teacher he has a man bun and is gorgeous but he is calm, cool and collected but he has always had feelings for Darcy during the years that she was with Tony but in the last two years that they have become friends and he is biding his time to finally let her know how he feels after the footy season, he knows what it means to her. But fate steps in and with Tony pushing and an injury to Darcy things happen a bit faster than was planned.

This really is a fabulous friends to lovers story, I absolutely loved Levi what a sexy hero he is so loving, caring and thoughtful and yeh he knows how to make a girl smile and Darcy what a heroine truly when Levi opens up to her about his feelings although shocked she is in and opening up about her feelings as well they make the perfect couple. This story will make you laugh and smile the banter between Darcy and Levi is the best and the sensual romance and journey to that stupendous HEA is so very good, thank you MS Andrews for another keeper, I highly recommend this one.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: February 20th 2018 by Escape Publishing

Contracted for the Petrakis Heir by Annie West

Contracted for the Petrakis Heir

Annie West

Reviewed by Helen

I think this story may have just become my favourite Annie West, book wow what a story, it is a story that just grabs you from the first page, the first chapter left me smiling and eager to get to know more about the hero and heroine, this one starts as heroine Alice Trehearn literally stumbles into the owners suite of the hotel she is at and here she meets tall dark and handsome Greek hero Adoni Petrakis, you will not want to put this one down.

Alice is doing her best to get away from the wedding reception for her cousin where she is a bridesmaid, somehow she ends up in a suite on the penthouse pure luxury something that is so different to what she is used to and practically in the arms of a Greek God and a couple of glasses of champagne and she is talking like she has not done before either. After a night of passion she leaves only to find weeks later that she is pregnant and it is time to find Adoni and let him know and this opens up a whole new world for beautiful, loving, and caring Alice.

Adoni has been through a lot in his life, a self -made billionaire and he is determined never to fall in love and never to marry but he does not plan on meeting Alice and his trust issues especially with woman make this even harder for him when he finds that his feelings are hard to come to terms with, he is a strong protective hero but there is so much love that he keeps inside of him and Alice might be just the woman to show him how to love. The news that he is going to be a father rocks him and a trip back to Greece with the gorgeous feisty woman has him falling for her.

This story left me melting with happiness and warmth as Alice and Adoni’s passion and sensual feelings for each other burn up the pages the story is filled with emotion and love, it is a heartfelt romance that I didn’t want to put down. Adoni is a hero I fell for from the start even with his well earnt trust issues and Alice oh what a heroine I loved her honesty and openness, this one is a real Cinderella story for me my favourite troupe and MS West has written a beautiful story that I highly recommend, I loved this story another one for the keeper shelf, this is one not to be missed.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story
Expected publication: February 20th 2018 by Harlequin Presents Large Print

Reviewed by Nas Dean

CONTRACTED FOR THE PETRAKIS HEIR by author Annie West is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Adoni Petrakis was surprised when Alice walked in his office and claimed she was pregnant.  And he was the father. It was one passion-filled night but he had thought he had seen the last of Alice when he found that his wallet was riffled with and her gone.

Dare he believe what Alice was saying? He still remembered spending the sizzling night with her and the chemistry between them.

CONTRACTED FOR THE PETRAKIS HEIR is a sizzling romance set in beautiful Greek Islands. It is a story about relationships and trust. Author Annie West brought this strong, brooding, alpha Greek hero whom I loved. He had an unmistakable sense of duty and wanted to do right by his child and the woman he loved. This story flows fluidly and will take a reader to heartbreaking tensions and breathtaking emotions.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

Long Game

Long Game

Woman of W.A.R. #2

Catherine Evans

Long Game by Catherine Evans

Reviewed by Helen

This is a story to be savoured, this is a romance of friends to lovers, it is beautifully written and you will not want to put it down as you journey with long- time friends Cress Kennedy and Quin Fitzpatrick from the town of Grong Grong in The Riverina District of N.S.W. to Sydney and the most beautiful HEA it is sure to leave you smiling and feeling very pleased.

Cress loves working on the farm with her Dad, she has grown up with four brothers and their friend Quin who is like the fifth brother, Quin has moved to Sydney to play Aussie Rules with the big Sydney club but Cress has never forgotten him, she has had her dreams as well, yes Cress is a mad Aussie Rules player and wants to play in the big league and now her chance has come with the inaugural season of Woman’s Aussie rules competition and yes this means staying with Quin while in Sydney. Will all of her dreams come true or will she put footy first as she should or can she handle both love and footy?

Quin always felt part of the Kennedy family and is still close to them even though he moved away eight years ago to play in the Sydney Aussie rules team and now Cress his Watercress is coming to play as well. This is going to be good and bad for Quin you see he has always had feelings for Cress but she is his best friend’s sister he grew up them all she should be off limits but being close for months pulls at his emotions and feelings and soon he is wondering if Cress feels the same way about him.

I love sport and this story had me cheering The Sydney Sirens on in their games MS Evans made me feel like I was in the crowd feeling every hit and catch it was fabulous, but of course there is also this gorgeous romance oh my Quin is a hero to die for caring, loving, protective and Cress what amazing heroine fit, thoughtful, loving the best and they were made for each other, this is one of the best friends to lovers stories I have read for a while and I highly recommend this one. You rock MS Evans thank you for letting me get to know Cress and Quin.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published February 1st 2018 by Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia