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STAND (Bleeding Stars #6) by A.L. JACKSON

Standalone in Series – Emotional Rock star romance

SYNOPSIS

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4.5 Stars

‘Agony cut through me. A dull, bitter blade. The desperation to save someone who didn’t want to be saved.’

The beauty of AL Jackson’s words shone through this highly emotional and passionate romance which had our hearts breaking and our eyes welling up throughout. The writing was flawless and we felt every single word. Stand is the last book in the Bleeding Stars series and can be read as a standalone. This is a series that has stolen our book reading hearts.

‘Every inch of the man was a sublime contradiction. His entire demeanour serenity and war. Peace and strife. As if the man bore the scars of a thousand battles and still managed to look past the brutality of the world.’

This is Zee’s – the drummer boy of Sunder- story and wow has this man had a tragic past, a past he’s still living with heavy guilt, responsibility and paying an unrealistic debt to his brother. His heart is huge and pure despite having suffered tremendously. AL Jackson sure put us through it with his story, she made our hearts break into pieces. We fell in utter love with Zee and he held our hearts from page one till the last. A quiet stillness of a man with a storm brewing inside. A gentle giant living the consequences of his past. Living someone else’s life out of responsibility giving up on all personal dreams and hope.

‘An angel. The brightest light in the midst of my darkness. Starshine…I couldn’t get lost in this girl. But there was a part of me that wanted to do it anyway. Give up and give in.’

Sometimes we meet our soul mate when we least expect it. Alexis is a beautiful young woman who fights to live and grabs life by the hands. She’s suffering under the life of her twin sister’s demise into a life of violence, despair and harrowing distress. Finding herself in a dire situation which could have disturbing consequences, she’s saved by Zee who happens upon her and an immediate bond is formed. What comes from this fateful night is a road fraught with personal battles and open wounds. It’s captivatingly sad yet hopeful too insofar that love is persevering if you place your trust and faith in it.

“Do you feel it, Alexis? It’s about tapping into the emotion. The pain. The joy. The love. The lust.”

We fell in love with this story, not wanting it to end yet desperately wanting love and forgiveness to win out. Having read the last two books in this series we are needing to read the rest as Sunder is a group of lads who stole our hearts and we’re now desperate to hear everyone’s stories.

“Living is a choice. We decide how we wake up each morning and face the day. Either we’re led by hope or ruled by fear. And I won’t let circumstances define me. Maybe I’m a fool, because I will stand or I will fall, but I will never, ever allow fear to clip my wings.”


THE BLEEDING STARS SERIES by A.L. JACKSON
(Please note: Books #4-6 (Wait, Stay, & Stand) are Bleeding Stars stand-alone novels.)

A STONE IN THE SEA – BOOK ONE – FREE

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DROWNING TO BREATHE – BOOK TWO

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WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES – BOOK THREE

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WAIT – BOOK FOUR (Standalone)

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STAY – BOOK FIVE (Standalone)

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STAND – BOOK SIX (Standalone)

                    

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CONCOURSE (The Five Boroughs Book #5) by SANTINO HASSELL :: EXCERPT & REVIEW


EXCERPT and REVIEW – CONCOURSE by SANTINO HASSELL


Santino Hasell is an Author we’ve been desperate to read for a while now after hearing some amazing feedback about his storytelling.
Well, we finally took the plunge this weekend and wow! Everything…and we mean….everything we’ve heard about this author’s work is the truth!
We hung off every word, wanting to stop time, go back and devour every book he’s written.

If you haven’t read any of Santino’s work or you’re thinking about picking up Concourse…do it..do it now! 


Concourse is a standalone in the Five Boroughs Series.
About The Five Boroughs series
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New York City—home of soaring skyscrapers, concrete boulevards, and the hopes and dreams of millions. A city where opposites attract and romance is found in unlikely places. From the glittering penthouses of Manhattan to the blue collar neighborhoods of Queens, values get tested, cultures clash, and connections are made. Men of diverse backgrounds examine their lives, test their sexual boundaries, and seek success in an unforgiving urban landscape that moves fast and stops for no one. Despite the odds, there’s love to be found in the five boroughs as long as they’re willing to work for it.


Standalone in Series : MM Romance

 

SYNOPSIS

Ashton Townsend is the most famous celebutante of Manhattan’s glitterati. The black sheep of his wealthy family, he’s known for his club appearances, Instagram account, and sex tape. Most people can’t imagine him wanting for anything, but Ashton yearns for friendship, respect, and the love of his best friend—amateur boxer Valdrin Leka.

Val’s relationship with Ashton is complicated. As the son of Ashton’s beloved nanny, Val has always bounced between resenting Ashton and regarding him as his best friend. And then there’s the sexual attraction between them that Val tries so hard to ignore.

When Ashton flees his glitzy lifestyle, he finds refuge with Val in the Bronx. Between Val’s training for an upcoming fight and dodging paparazzi, they succumb to their need for each other. But before they can figure out what it all means—and what they want to do about it—the world drags them out of their haven, revealing a secret Val has kept for years. Now, Ashton has to decide whether to once again envelop himself in his party-boy persona, or to trust in the only man who’s ever seen the real him.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 Stars

“I don’t care what happens tomorrow if you give me this one moment.”

It’s been said a good story doesn’t give up all its secrets at once, instead teasingly guiding us through intense feelings, a gamut of emotions, wickedly leaving our hearts in tatters or shouting triumphantly at the turn of a page. If that’s the case, then Santino Hassell told not just a good story, but an unforgettable story. Concourse felt honest and real and was told in a raw and captivating way.

No matter how battered and bruised I get, I’ll keep fighting for you.”

Santino Hassell is an author we’ve been desperate to read for a long time, and now, we want to kick ourselves because experiencing Concourse, hanging on every word from this gifted and talented wordsmith has us desiring to pause life and devour every one of his books.

This stunningly beautiful and raw romance between could easily be described as a friends to lovers’ story but that would be oversimplifying the enormity of the impact Ashton and Valdrin had on us and the emotions their relationship elicited from us.

I could never stop thinking about Ashton, and I would never stop missing the quiet moments when it was just us and he was a devastatingly beautiful force of nature that had calmed just for me.’

Ashton Townsend, A-Town as he’s known to the millions of Instagram followers he titillates and enthrals every day with his wild partying, carefree updates – is, in public, the gregarious, outgoing, rich kid party boy who couldn’t be further from the real Ashton, the Ashton, Valdrin Leka knows as the sensitive beautiful man whose only want is to be loved and who Val feels a need to protect.

At first glance Ashton appeared to be exhausting and high maintenance. A spoiled rich kid continually leaning on Valdrin when his partying ways became too much or he needed rescuing. However, dig deeper beneath the Instagram persona, the manufactured lifestyle and we find a lost boy with a quirky wit, and he was a man who broke our hearts. The unfolding of Ashton’s story hit us hard.

I’d watched his heart break right in front of me before he’d stitched it together with the same thread he’d used to create his Instagram mask.’

Valdrin Leka is the hard ruggedness to Ashton’s androgynous softness. A boxer who holds resentment towards the Townsend family. Val’s mother was Nanny to the three Townsend boys whose demand on her time, came at a cost to Val and his sister Hana. Following his mother’s death, Val holds onto the bitterness and blame towards the Townsends, with the exception of Ashton, who has been his friend since childhood. Val too had a story to tell, and his words held our hearts in his very capable hands.

‘There were so many reasons Ashton was the person who took up the most space in my heart…’

We know from the outset there are secrets and feelings in Ashton and Valdren’s past, and we know Ashton has held feelings for Val since he was ten, never imagining the gruff, working class boxer felt the same. As the story unfolds and secrets and feelings come to light, we witness the complexity that is the friendship between these two lost souls.  It was beautiful, heartbreaking, powerful and hopeful.

“Never Change.”
“I won’t.”
“I like it when you’re my Ashton and not the other guy.”
“I know.”

Santino Hassell expertly and mesmerizingly captured the intensity of emotions between these two men, painting the grittiness of Val’s surroundings to perfection, taking us into the chaos and scrutiny of Ashton’s public life and wilfully capturing the soulfulness and longing of this beautiful man and the pain and loneliness of Val. The passion was all consuming with nothing in Santino Hassell’s portrayal feeling contrite. An absolute winner from an author who will -from now on- be an automatic 1Click for us both.

“I think I’m in love with you. And I don’t know what to do.”
“I don’t know what to do either. No one has loved me before.”


EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from CONCOURSE


There were so many reasons Ashton was the person who took up the most space in my heart, and none of them had to do with the fact that he was good in bed. And that line of thought was exactly why, or part of the reason why, I’d tried for so long to discourage his flirtation. And the attraction between us.

Even as teens, I could still remember those times when he’d coax me into “practicing,” and I’d pretended to be reluctant and annoyed, even grossed out, while digging my fingers into the couch or the bed to keep them from sliding up his face and into his hair. I hadn’t wanted him to know he wound me up, or that I fantasized about him. That I’d been so infatuated with him.

“I want to go home,” he said.

“Why?”

Ashton shrugged. “I don’t want to hear any lectures on my bad life choices. I’m tired, and you’re confusing me, and I just don’t . . . need anything else to make me feel bad about myself. I already feel like an ass for going back on my own promise to myself and going to meet Brett at the bar.”

I sat up straight. “Did he do anything or say anything to you?”

“Not anything surprising,” he said bitterly. “But the gossip columns will have a field day tomorrow.”

Between Brett pinning Ashton against a wall, and me swooping in like some poorly dressed white knight, there would likely be a circus of theories about what had gone down.

“I won’t lecture you about the TTC thing right now,” I said after a moment of watching his tense face. “I swear I wasn’t thinking about that.”

“Then what were you thinking about?”

“About us as kids. The way I’d pretended to not like kissing you even though I’d loved it.”

Ashton laughed softly. “‘Loved it’ is probably hyperbole.”

“No, it’s not. Even after we’d stopped, as we got older, I’d think about it.”

“Well, that’s a shame.” His eyes rose to fix on mine, confident and almost challenging in their directness. “I’m a lot more skilled now than I was back then.”

My breath caught. “I bet.” I swallowed hard. “I used to wonder about it.”

“You didn’t have to wonder. You could have just kissed me.” The challenge in those light eyes grew. “You could do it now.”

It was a bad idea, just like admitting all of this to him had been a bad idea. I should have known he wouldn’t leave it alone once I put it all out in the open. I should have known I’d have absolutely zero self-control if he was aware enough of my desire to act on it. Because that was Ashton—the person who went for what he wanted and spoke bluntly to make sure his desires weren’t misunderstood. And right now, he wanted me.

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THE FIVE BOROUGHS SERIES by SANTINO HASSELL

Sutphin Boulevard – Standalone – Book One

                    

Sunset Park – Standalone  – Book Two

                    

First and First – Standalone  – Book Three

                   

Interborough (Sequel to Sunset Park)- Book Four

          

Concourse – Standalone – Book Five

          


About the Author

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

Connect with Santino
Web | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


COMING 15th AUGUST! – ILLEGAL CONTACT
The first of a new series called The Barons by Santino Hassel

SYNOPSIS

The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel. 

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love. 

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…

ILLEGAL CONTACT (The Barons Book One) is available to pre order below

          


 

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MISTER ROMANCE (Masters of Love #1) by LEISA RAYVEN :: REVIEW

Standalone in a series – swoony, sweet rom-com

SYNOPSIS

Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.

As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York’s socialites can’t get enough.  Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he’s careful to keep his real identity a secret.

Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.

Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn’t fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.

Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4.5 Stars

 “Sex is for the body. Romance is for the soul.”

Oh swoon….seriously you could have wiped us off of the floor with a spoon. Our hopeless romantic hearts danced with sheer joy and swoony romance. Sometimes we come across a book that reminds us of why we love romance so much and this would be it. In many respects, the synopsis doesn’t do this story justice as what we took away from it was ultimately romantic beauty with an emphasis on love. This is without question our favourite Leisa Rayven book we’ve read.

“Deep is how I want you. Deep is where you live. Wrap me in your legs now. Drown me in your kiss. Keep me safe inside you. Let me see your soul. I’m half a monster without you. When I’m deep you make me whole.”

Max Riley is now firmly on our list of all-time favourite male characters. He literally is Mr Romance – pun intended- and be still our hearts as we take a moment to gaze into the beyond and revel in this feeling of complete romantic devastation. What a man. For us he provided the intrigue, the reason for why this story soared in our hearts, the driving force of this love story. He was quite simply lush, divine and addictive. How he came to be, his past, his current situation and his reasoning’s for who he is. It all just made for compulsive addictive reading. Standing ovation Leisa Rayven, you nailed a good old fashioned hero who lived by the beat of his all-encompassing heart. Dedicating a life to making women feel worthy of romance and important in life. This man sure had it all figured out. Well, until Eden throws a spanner in the works.

“You’re so starved of romance in your life, you’re like an emotional skeleton. I intend to put some meat back on your bones. Make you believe in something other than a bleak apocalypse.”

Eden Tate is a bit of a cynic and doesn’t really believe in romance or soul mates. She’s sarky and determined to succeed in her journalism career. She doesn’t suffer fools gladly yet loves her sister and Nan with all her heart. She’s got such a vulnerable side which she unwittingly shields with a tough girl façade. Whilst happy, she has real strength of character. Eden’s quite aware that her struggle to get to where she wants is in the hands of her boss and the next big storyline. Feeling frustrated with when and what she’s at the end of her tether.  That is until a mystery lands in her lap via her gorgeous sister Ash, the intrigue of the elusive Mister Romance. Eden is tenacious and doesn’t take no for an answer, she will uncover the story of how a man is wooing women who are forking over thousands to be romanced by him. She will nail this story to send her career into the right direction, and we were there on the side-lines willing her on.

“What are you thinking about?”

“Oh, you know. The Cult of Love.”

“Cult?”

“Yeah. People who are in it won’t shut up about how wonderful and fulfilling it is, but after a while they realize it’s all borderline-crazy, and forever-happiness is a giant con. Getting through life is hard enough without the burden of carrying someone else with you.”

Oh how we loved this book, it truly stole our hearts and felt different and exciting. It’s so much more that your typical escort romance. Whilst there were a few cheesy moments towards the end –for want of a better word- the heart of the story was beautiful and the idea that romance can turn around even the hardest cynic was so well written. This is a story we won’t stop thinking about for a while, that’s for sure. We loved it and know you will too!

‘He once told me that you could live and die within the lifetime of a good kiss, and that’s what this feels like.’

 

 


ALSO check out the STARCROSSED SERIES by LISA


wicked heart 3rd May

WICKET HEART – Standalone/Series
Friends to Lovers

“I have the strongest feeling that having part of you is going to be better than having all of anybody else.”

SYNOPSIS

The one guy she can’t have is the one she can’t forget.

Liam Quinn is one of the biggest movie stars in the world…and the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.

After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred. Now one moment of weakness is about to create a scandal that will echo around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic knows, love doesn’t always follow the script.

THE STARCROSSED SERIES by LEISA RAYVEN

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Bad Romeo Book One :: our review |  amazon us | amazon uk
Broken Juliet Book Two ::  amazon us | amazon uk
Wicked Heart Book Three ::  amazon us | amazon uk


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NEVER THE BRIDE (Dilbury Village #1) by CHARLOTTE FALLOWFIELD :: REVIEW

Standalone in a series : British Romantic comedy

SYNOPSIS

A laugh-out-loud novel from Charlotte Fallowfield, Amazon bestselling romantic comedy author of Until We Collide.

Abbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, she’d never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.

That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didn’t seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldn’t even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.

Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true?

While Never The Bride will be a standalone story, it’s the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples’ story.

Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 Stars

“If you both love each other, that love bridges the fault and anchors you together through any storm. He doesn’t have to be perfect, and neither do you….”

We first sampled Charlotte Fallowfield’s Rom-Com talent in Collide last year, finding ourselves, immediately captivated with the warmth, classic British humour and sweetness of her writing, and were thrilled to bits to hear a new series, set in the quaint English village of Dilbury, was in the works, and here it is! Charlotte once again had us in stitches, laughing at – and with, her loveable, madcap characters, delivering a sweet heart-warming story, with friendship and community spirit at the forefront. We loved spending time with this group of piss taking prankster friends who we’d love to pack up and spend time with. These characters made us want to pull up a stool at the Cock n Bull, order a sneaky Voddy, and spend hours, laughing hysterically with this cast of quirky characters.

To summarise, Abbie is a 28 year old Accountant who’s pretty happy with her lot, she lives in her old family home in Dilbury, with her neighbours, best friend, Georgie, Daphne who is like a Mum to her, and the newly arrived Charlie, the erotic romance writer. She loves her work, her home and her friends and even has a soft spot for her cantankerous, farting, lazy bulldog Mr Sumo, who returns none of her affections.  The one thing missing is a man to share her life with. And, thanks to a silly pact she made with a group of ‘friends‘ in boarding school  12 years ago, she is committed to always being the bridesmaid never the bride, as she fulfils her promise after promise to perform bridesmaid duties  wearing hideous dresses at these weddings. Abbie is fast approaching the unlucky 13th wedding, believing that once this happens, she’ll be jinxed; forever being the bridesmaid, never the bride.

However, across the room at one of the receptions, she meets the gorgeous Miller Davis, who instantly grabs her heart, experiencing a connection the likes of which she has never felt before. He of the ‘soft, full, kissable lips, movie star teeth, dimpled chin, and square jaw‘…and that’s just the start of Mr Davis’ attributes. He was rather luscious! They both feel the connection, and we think we gasped right along with Abbie when their eyes first met ….sigh…

‘Wow, hot, sexy and chivalrous. I felt like I was in Vegas at the slot machines, and the jackpot just sounded the alarm.’

However, things don’t go as planned as there’s a great big ocean separating them with Millers life being firmly entrenched in New York, and Abbie in her homely little village of Dilbury.  Can they overcome the long distance? Can one make the choice to move? Is there more to Miller that Abbie doesn’t know? Can Abbie give it all up for love? All will be revealed when you pick up Never the Bride.

“The moment I saw you, it was like I was looking at a missing part of myself. Like I’ve been alone all of my life, and suddenly I wasn’t anymore.”

Charlotte Fallowfield has spot on comedic timing and certainly knows how to deliver those laugh out loud crazy moments. We had tears from laughing. The friendship connections, the riotous situations they find themselves in, and the zany, hilarious residents of this wonderful little community had us in stitches and her British humour is something we particularly enjoy and hope this never changes.

However, we found the comedy aspect overwhelmed the romance a little and as much as we loved Abbie and Miller, and did enjoy how it eventually played out, we didn’t feel or connect to them as a couple the way we had hoped. Comedy wise it delivered, romantically, sadly it just fell short for us. We needed more ‘Abbie and Miller time’ to allow us to fully connect and live their romance. We loved though how the author delivered some real and touching moments amid the humour ridden chaos.

Whilst we did adore this book, it didn’t quite win us over the way Until We Collide had previously. In saying that, we can’t wait to get back to this little village for some more rip-roaring fun when Georgie’s book releases in a few months, and we know this one will be a hoot! This time around, we absolutely felt the com, just not as much rom as we had hoped.

THE DILBURY SERIES


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UNTIL WE COLLIDE
5 Star Standalone British Romantic Comedy

SYNOPSIS

What do you do when the guy you’re in love with is seeing someone else?

That’s the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she’s only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever.

What Paige didn’t expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds the one. 

Was Alec Wright always her Mr. Right, or is he still out there waiting to be found?

Join Paige in her quest to find the ultimate prize. Love.

UNTIL WE COLLIDE is available to purchase below

                    


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FINDING MR. WRONG by A.M. MADDEN & JOANNE SCHWEHM :: REVIEW

Standalone in series – sexy romance with comedy

SYNOPSIS

Here s a tip: never trust a jackass in preppy clothing.

The phrase trust me should have been my first clue to hightail it out the door, but hindsight is always 20/20.

So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn t see, but whose voice made my pants tighten and not around my ankles.

Before I knew what was happening, I’d signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for forty-two days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn t be so bad.

I ve always been a levelheaded guy. I am a successful, smart, and shrewd business man. But that was when I was listening to the head above my shoulders. Once the blood traveled south, I always ran into trouble.

She called me Mr. Wrong, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: lust always trumps logic.

FINDING MR WRONG is available to purchase below

          


Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 Stars 

“Please don’t make me regret picking you.”

Imagine you’ve just you’ve just caught your boyfriend/boss cheating on you, you’ve lost your job, your parents are about to lose their home and livelihood. What if you were given the opportunity to spend six weeks on a beautiful Island, no internet, mobile phones or outside communication and you get to spend it with a stranger you choose through an invisible screen? Think Blind Date meets Married at First Sight and you have a rough idea of what Brae is up to in Finding Mr. Wrong.

Fate rears its head for Brae when she is invited to be the lady in question for a dating site experiment where strangers will vie for the chance to spend time with Brae on the exotic, St Johns Island. The premise being; they spend six weeks together, complete assigned tasks, marry and stay together a year and if successful they gain a nice windfall. It’s an offer too good to pass up for Brae.

“What does it say?”
“It says I need to pleasure you.”
“No, it doesn’t. You’re such an ass. It doesn’t say pleasure me. It says you need to please me.”
“Meh, same difference.”

Jude Soren is the cocky, successful sexy Swede who, thanks to his pranking mate, Kyle is one of the guys railroaded into being up for selection on the show but he isn’t interested and answers Brae’s questions in a blunt, dirty and arrogant way to turn her off. But here’s the thing….Brae isn’t looking for love or a long term commitment, she just wants the money, and so…sight unseen she picks Jude.

‘Jude Soren was every woman’s dream. Wow, did he have them fooled. My guess would be he didn’t stick around long after he got what he wanted to find out whether he was, in fact, a dream, or a nightmare. ‘

Hmmm we think we would have picked him too. His answers made us hot and bothered! We’d be more than happy to be left on an Island for 6 weeks with Jude, the sexy, sinful Swede! Mmm mmm.

“I’m an open book. Nothing is taboo.”
“Okay, why the graduated star tattoos?”
“Because the ‘biggest star’ is behind my zipper.”
“Can you be serious?”
“I am serious.”

And…so the fun begins!  A lot can happen in six weeks! Can the relationship phobic, man about town, Jude melt the heart of the cynical Brae? Can she change his tarting ways? Will he forgive his friends for putting them up to this? Did she make the right/wrong decision? Oh well, it’s only a year…she can handle it…can’t she?

‘What was it about this man that made him get under my skin?’

We do love an enemies to lover’s story, and if you’re looking for a steamy, entertaining and fun easy read, you can’t go wrong with Finding Mr Wrong. No pun intended. There’s lots of light-hearted banter between Jude and his mates, and Brae and her girlfriends. The chemistry between Brae and Jude sizzles and the writing between these authors is absolutely seamless, it’s a collaboration that works very well, in fact, we couldn’t tell it was penned by two authors. This is the perfect sexy weekend read.

Now bring on the sweet, sexy Italian and the caddish Canadian…yep, we’re really looking forward to Luca and Kyle’s stories when they release in the future! It’ll be fun to watch these guys fall in love!

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