Book Review: GOLDEN IN DEATH by JD Robb

I was gifted this book by Jonathan Ball Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Blurb:

Kent Abner began the day of his death comfortable and content…

When Kent Abner – baby doctor, model husband and father, good neighbour – is found dead in his town house in the West Village, Detective Eve Dallas and her team have a real mystery on their hands. They know how, where and when he was killed – but why would someone want such a good man dead?

Then a second victim is discovered and as spring arrives in New York City, Eve finds herself in a race against time to track down a serial killer with a motive she can’t fathom and a weapon of choice which could wipe out half of Manhattan.

Review:

Eve Dallas is a bad ass and if anything ever happens to me, I would like Eve, Roarke and the team to be summoned to solve the case.

This book had me hooked from the very first page. JD Robb knows how to keep her readers captivated and she did just that with this book.

This is book 50 in the “IN DEATH” series. I admit I only started reading this series with book 49 but I can recommend this series to anyone who loves crime thrillers.

It has everything in it. Drama, romance, crime chasing, psychological thinking. It’s just an all round book.

Book Review: THE ONLY ONE by Red Phoenix

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Blurb:

Beauty, charm, smarts – she has it all.

She is perfect. But I am not the only one who sees it.

Before I can make a move, she’s taken from me.

So I turn my attention to work. Fortune, respect, stature – I have it all now.

But what I really want is a second chance.

See, that redhead has ruined love for me.

No woman can even come close to satisfying me like she does.

It seems as though I am destined to always watch her from the sidelines.

But fate has other plans.

A stroke of luck, divine intervention perhaps, has given me a second chance.

Now I’m up against two other men determined to claim her.

It’s going to take all I’ve got to make her mine.

This time I’m not letting her go.

I realize now, she is the only one.

Over 75,000 words in this second chance standalone romance filled with steamy adventures and an HEA that will leave you breathless and satisfied.

Review:

Honestly. I did not enjoy this book. I didn’t see a story behind it. It’s an unpopular opinion and that’s okay, I was asked for an honest review. It’s an erotic romance. There’s lots of sex from the first chapter. Exploration of sexuality etc. I’m all for a good erotic romance, but like all stories, it needs to capture my interest and this book didn’t. I tried for the life of me to get into it but I just couldn’t. If you’re into a book filled with sex scenes then this book is for you.

It gets 2 stars.

Book Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY by Lauren Blakely

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Blurb:

A delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects…

I shouldn’t want my bodyguard the way I do. His job is to protect me. It’s not to fulfill all my filthy wishes.
And so I resist him, fighting the enticing pull of the strong, powerful man who watches over me.
Until the night we combust in my penthouse suite.
It won’t happen again, we say the next day.
Besides, my mission is singular — pull off the event of a lifetime — a one-night only concert with one of the world’s biggest rock stars.
A man my bodyguard happens to know.
And a good bodyguard knows all sorts of things about his client. Turns out he knows my secret desires, and he wants to make them come true. Including a VIP engagement so I can experience both men at the same time…
I want to say yes, but what if I fall even more in love with the man whose mission is to keep me safe?

ONE NIGHT ONLY is a red-hot, sexy love story with a toe-curling, sheet-grabbing MFM sequence.

Review:

An erotic romance with a MFM throuple.

Sometimes, you just need a push in the right direction for things to fall into place. This is exactly what happens when Ivy, Callum & Stone get together. They get to know one another, and it’s obvious that Ivy & Callum are hot for each other, longing to be together.

When Ivy sees a throuple in her hotel bar, she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be that woman who is adored by two men. Callum, notices this and sets in motion a plan to fulfil Ivy’s fantasies. It takes one night only to fulfil this fantasy and for these two to realise that they were meant to be.

A story of longing, lusting and steamy fantasies. I enjoyed the book.

Cover Reveal: THE ONLY ONE by Red Phoenix

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Blurb:

Beauty, charm, smarts – she has it all.

She is perfect. But I am not the only one who sees it.

Before I can make a move, she’s taken from me.

So I turn my attention to work. Fortune, respect, stature – I have it all now.

But what I really want is a second chance.

See, that redhead has ruined love for me.

No woman can even come close to satisfying me like she does.

It seems as though I am destined to always watch her from the outside.

But fate has other plans.

A stroke of luck, divine intervention perhaps, has given me a second chance.

Now I’m up against two other men determined to claim her.

It’s going to take all I’ve got to make her mine.

This time I’m not letting her go.

I realize now, she is the only one.

Over 75,000 words in this second chance standalone romance filled with steamy adventures and an HEA that will leave you breathless and satisfied.

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Book Review: SWIPE TO LOVE by Angelique Bosman

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Blurb:

What is worse than having your mother set you up on a blind date? I’ll tell you, crushing on Aiden Lang.

The new office hunk, who has every girl’s attention even my best friend Amy’s. She took one look at him and was convinced that he’s her soulmate. Fate wasn’t playing fair when our boss had Aiden and myself working on the same project, having meeting after meeting together. The one day I tripped over my heels right into his hard chest. Amy was my only reminder that I didn’t have any claim to Aiden like she did. Becoming a bad friend for a good time just wasn’t in me. Determined to forget my best friend’s crush I jumped head first back into online dating. Though destiny wasn’t done with me yet.

Betray my best friend or take the risk on someone new? The thing about dating on the internet is you never truly know who’s behind the screens.

My Review:

Witty, fun, misunderstandings and love.

This book is witty and is a story based on mismatched couples and finding your true love.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an easy and quick read.

I loved that we got the point of view of almost all the characters. We got to see what each character was feeling and what went through their minds when doing the silly things they did.

It’s a good clean soft love story of two people who are afraid of going after the one they actually want, so they make stupid decisions because that’s what you do when you’re inlove, you make stupid decisions. Each chapter starts with a quote on love, which is really sweet. Each chapter is dedicated to a character. An interesting plot twist in chapter ten, had me re-reading chapter nine to make sure I wasn’t reading wrong.

Loved the characters of Aiden and Jade obviously, they’re the stars of the book. Agatha had me in stitches. Couldn’t stand Amy. I liked Jack until a certain point, when he just seemed shallow. But I loved the book.

Swipe To Love releases on 22 June 2020. If you’re into soft, sweet, clean romance novels, then this is the book for you.

Book Review: BURNING CASTLE by Sophia Peony

Just a girl, reading a book, wanting to live in it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Love, suspense, Mafia business. Everything you look for in a Mafia Romance.

This is the first novel I’ve read by Sophia Peony and she’s made me a fan. I loved that the book wasn’t too lovey dovey. I loved that there was enough romance, suspense and Mafia business going around.

Castle is a broken man and Alice has no idea what she’s getting herself into by getting involved with him. Yet, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. They’re lingering in each other’s minds.

This is a story of love at first sight and resistance to feel it, for fear of getting an innocent involved in the business.

Really great read!

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Book Review: BURNING CASTLE by Sophia Peony

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Love, suspense, Mafia business. Everything you look for in a Mafia Romance.

This is the first novel I’ve read by Sophia Peony and she’s made me a fan. I loved that the book wasn’t too lovey dovey. I loved that there was enough romance, suspense and Mafia business going around.

Castle is a broken man and Alice has no idea what she’s getting herself into by getting involved with him. Yet, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. They’re lingering in each other’s minds.

This is a story of love at first sight and resistance to feel it, for fear of getting an innocent involved in the business.

Really great read!

Release Blitz: GIVE ME THE WEEKEND by Weston Parker

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Blurb:

What do I look like, a baby machine?

I swear all my family wants from me is kids. Or at least my mother does.

But I’m the black sheep of the family. The one that left for bigger and better things.

No farm for me. I’m a self-made billionaire bad boy now.

Real Estate is the game and making money is my thing.

All is well in my bachelor-like world until I rent a cottage on my property to a beautiful school counselor.

Sweet. Curvy. Smart as hell.

This woman shouldn’t be out of my league, but it feels like she most certainly is.

Good thing she falls for me too. I need a fake girlfriend to take back home, and I’m hoping she’ll be up for the ruse.

Which she is not. Go figure.

Things don’t always work out the way I plan, especially when she’s hiding something from me.

A baby. One I didn’t think I wanted until it was inside of her.

She’s walking away and I’m begging. I don’t need forever to win her back.

Just give me the weekend.

About the Author:

Hey there. I’m Weston.

Have we met? No? Well it’s time to end that tragedy.

I’m a former firefighter/EMS guy who’s picked up the proverbial pen and started writing bad boy romance stories. I co-write with my sister, Ali Parker, but live in Texas with my wife, my two little boys, a dog and a turtle.

Yep. A turtle. You read that right. Don’t be jealous.

You’re going to find Billionaires, Bad Boys, Military Guys and loads of sexiness. Something for everyone, hopefully.

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Book Review: GIVE ME THE WEEKEND by Weston Parker

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review

Synopsis:

What do I look like, a baby machine?
I swear all my family wants from me is kids. Or at least my mother does.
But I’m the black sheep of the family. The one that left for bigger and better things.
No farm for me. I’m a self-made billionaire bad boy now.
Real Estate is the game and making money is my thing.
All is well in my bachelor-like world until I rent a cottage on my property to a beautiful school counselor.
Sweet. Curvy. Smart as hell.
This woman shouldn’t be out of my league, but it feels like she most certainly is.
Good thing she falls for me too. I need a fake girlfriend to take back home, and I’m hoping she’ll be up for the ruse.
Which she is not. Go figure.
Things don’t always work out the way I plan, especially when she’s hiding something from me.
A baby. One I didn’t think I wanted until it was inside of her.
She’s walking away and I’m begging. I don’t need forever to win her back.
Just give me the weekend.

Review:

I loved it. Insta love is the name of the game. A first kiss that leads to a whole lot more.

They say when you know, you know. That was the story of Taydom and Elsie. They knew, but they fought it. And yet it was inevitable.

Taydom is a bachelor with no intentions of settling down anytime soon, until Elsie. Things start feeling a little different with her and he’ll do anything to keep her close. Even if it means lying.

This was an easy read. The author kept the reader entertained. What I liked about this book is that these characters didn’t forget where they came from. They remembered their roots and were proud of them. This is a feel good love story.

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Book Review: THE GOOD KILLER by Harry Dolan

I was gifted a copy of this book by Jonathan Ball Publishers (@jonathanballpub) for an honest review.

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Synopsis:

Sean Tennant is at a shopping mall when Henry Alan Keen, scorned by a woman he’s been dating, pulls out a gun and begins shooting everyone in sight.  A former soldier, Sean rushes toward Keen and ends the slaughter with two well-placed shots – becoming a hero with his face plastered across the news.

But his newfound notoriety soon exposes him to the wrath of two men he thought he had left safely in his past.  One blames Sean for his brother’s death.  The other wants to recover a treasure that Sean and his partner Molly stole.  Both are deadly and relentless enemies, and Sean and Molly will need to draw on their strength and devotion to each other if they hope to elude them.

Thus begins a cross-country chase that leads from Texas to Montana, from Tennessee to New York to Michigan, as the hunters and their prey grow ever closer.

My Review:

I quite enjoyed this book.  It’s the first Harry Dolan book I’ve read and I won’t mind reading his other books.

I loved the characters, I love how they all interconnect with each other.  The story behind all of them and why they did what they did.  Who doesn’t love a good car chase across the country.

From stealing to killing. You get to understand what goes on in the minds of the hunter and it’s prey.

Sean is a hero on the run.  It’s great to see how communities react to him when he lands in their town.  Are they on his side?  Are they willing to give him up? You’re kept wondering.

My rating:

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