• “We don’t fit in, you and me,” he said.
    “We’re both oddities no one knows what to do with. But we fit together.”
    He took her hand, pressed her palm to his, then laced their fingers through each other. “We fit.”

    This Historical romance was exquisite, breathtaking, and beautifully unique. It’s a story we read back in 2013, and still remains one of our all time favourite historical romances. Halfway through this book, we were already gushing to fellow readers about what a truly beautiful, moving and captivating book this was, urging them to pick it up, and not once, did our opinion waver throughout. If anything, it intensified as the story progressed.

    Ian isn’t made, he’s misunderstood and it took a strong and beautiful woman like Beth to understand him, to love him, and this author had us transfixed on Ian and Beth’s relationship, evoking profound feelings from us and ensuring we connected completely with these characters. This is one lush, delicious, moving, naughty, extravagant and captivating story…….it’s everything you could wish for in a Historical romance!

     

    TBB 5 Stars

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  • ‘It was the kind of magic that comes after a lifetime of searching, when you stumble upon something so perfect, you stop looking, and you say: Yes. This. I know this. I feel this. I’ve heard its footsteps echo down the hallways of my soul.’

    Sometimes a book comes along that grabs your imagination by the very scruff and demands you to vividly experience, feel, see, scent and taste every single word conveyed by its Author. A story that burrows so deep into your heart that it finds a home.

    A reader lives a thousand lives and the life we led in the Mists of the Serengeti was quite simply spectacular. A masterpiece. A rich and fragrant life filled with beauty, heartbreak, tragedy, hope, suspense and ultimately a love story of grand proportion. A love story that convinced and compelled us to the point where we saw nothing else but two souls merging through fate and ultimate consequence. Love in picturesque multicolour where darkness seeps in, to scar and destroy. A love that rose out of rubble and dust. Despair and injustice walking hand in hand with hope, spirit, and inspiration.

     

    TBB 5 Stars

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  • ‘I’ve never felt more alone than I do right now, never longed more for the spot by the fence with Bear, his voice deep and comforting. Instead, I’m here – on the front line in one of the world’s most harsh and hostile environments – by choice.’

    We cannot begin to describe how breath-taking yet heart-breaking this book is, how utterly captivating it is in its ugly and tragic reality. The tremendous and detailed research Kate McCarthy clearly carried out massively showed, also it ensured that we felt like we were in the midst of war with the brave souls fighting for the freedom of others.

    Fighting Absolution will stay with us as we struggle to let this story go. The characters safe in our hearts for a long time to come. The emphasis on friendship, loyalty, hardship, compassion, and love was outstanding and gave us goosebumps at times. Without question, this will be a top favourite read of 2019, one we will never forget. We closed this book with tears rolling down our cheeks and a smile on our faces from the sheer intensity of emotions we experienced whilst reading.  You do not want to miss this epic read! Little Warrior and Bear, theirs was a story we never wanted to end…

    TBB 5 Stars

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  • ‘He was far too beautiful to be sitting in the middle of my mediocre world. He wasn’t meant to be here. This wasn’t the way things were meant to go.’

    Cherry Beats is the rock star romance we have been searching for to satisfy our need for the real world of rock music, the raw emotions, the feeling of being in a packed stadium audience reverently banging our heads and belting out much-loved rock songs…out of tune of course. Cherry Beats is everything and Vicki James nailed it. The rock scene isn’t pretty, it isn’t all fun and fluffy. Its highs can be equally matched with its low’s. It can be as dark as it can be bathed in a spotlight of adoration. It’s filled with as much angst and self-doubt as it is filled with overwhelming joy and self-satisfaction.

    In our opinion, the balance to get a rock star romance spot on is like walking a tightrope, this Author danced all over that tightrope and made it her bitch. She gave us everything and more. In Cherry Beats, Vicki James wrote one of our favourite rock star romances, one which will go on the list of never forget. The writing was outstanding and we must have highlighted half the book, as our hearts were pulled back and forth by truths, analogies, heartbreak, love, self-searching and the utter despair and exhilaration of achieving childhood dreams. And of course -the music- always the music.

    TBB 5 Stars

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  • “I never thought I’d be standing here faced with a choice I can’t make, because I never.. I never imagined you would love me back.”

    OMG! We cannot wipe the grin off our faces! This book was exactly what we needed! A delightfully adorable, heartfelt, and uplifting enemies to lovers’ story that made us swoon like crazy. Our hearts are bursting with love for Alex and Henry’s beautiful, funny and meaningful romance that was tinged with moments of pure and deep emotion. So much so, we regularly found ourselves reduced to tears. Wow! The little touches to this story…..sincere, captivating and truly wonderful.

    If you’ve wanted to sample an MM book but have been a bit hesitant, this would be the perfect place to start. Seriously, your heart will thank you because Red, White, & Royal Blue relies heavily on character development, feelings, and sweetness, with the sex being present, but fade to black. And please…someone  TURN THIS BOOK INTO A MOVIE!

     

    TBB 5 Stars

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BEARD NECESSITIES (Winston Brothers 7) by PENNY REIDReview
THE LAST LETTER by REBECCA YARROSReview
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RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by CASEY McQUISTONReview
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THE MISTER by E.L. JAMESReview
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‘…as I watched his face, it was like seeing a ghost. Someone my heart had said good-bye to six years ago. Someone I never intended on seeing again.’
‘I hated myself for that. I didn’t know how to make this feeling go away. How to make…it stop. How to make any of this stop.’

When you become overwhelmingly emotional no matter which end of the spectrum you find yourself, a writer has nailed it. And Marni Mann did. When you are unable to stop thinking of the story, trying to rationalise the actions of the characters whilst swinging on a pendulum from anger to understanding; from love to hate, you know she nailed it. We may not like it, but we lived it till the point of complete immersion.

Infidelity. Being in love with two people unable to fight it. It’s a tough subject. There is an unwritten rule and assumption that -you cannot and should not- love two people in the same way at the same time. Emotional infidelity, physical infidelity; which is worse or are they both as bad as each other? At what point is a line crossed? Our hearts hurt, our anger raged, our feelings of injustice were rife. But we could not put this book down. Marni Mann made us care, she made us fall in love and she broke our hearts, as we fell in love with two men; Oliver and Lance. Just as Chloe did. We could not choose, we could not fathom how you could hurt either of them.

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