THE LOVE INTEREST by KAYLEY LORING

‘Although you and I have different backstories, I guess I’ve been resisting the possibility of a first love in the same way that you’ve been resisting the possibility of a second.’

Kayley Loring has done it again! We love, love, love her stories! And we LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! What's not to love in The Love Interest? Our reading tastes were certainly sated with this book.  Let's see, there was:

Student/teacher
Age Gap
Loveable heroine
Grouchy gorgeous hero
Humour
Emotion
Sizzling chemistry
Forbidden love
Fabulous secondary characters
3 stories in one (you'll understand when you read the book)
A story that made us grin with delight from ear to ear.

This book is hot, flirty, sweet, and swoony fun. You don't want to miss this one!

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THE LOVE INTEREST by KAYLEY LORING

ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

“I know it’s hard to live as you, but you have no idea how hard it is to live without you.”

We fell in love with everything Ashton Morgan, what a hero!

Ashton Morgan: Apartment 17B by Aly Styles was one of those stories that will break, heal, and steal your heart. A slow-building romance laced with angst, struggle, and heartbreak. It was a tale as old as time, where two people from different sides of the track find a love so pure and honest it makes your heart soar. Soulmates. Beautifully written, this romance is one for the dreamers, for the readers who love to find hope where there seems to be none and the readers who love a good old-fashioned romance that must travel an arduous journey filled with man-made obstacles. It truly was a wonderful story that touched us immensely with its inspirational positivity despite the darkness, as well as the hope that love brought for two much-loved characters.

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ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

REINVENTING CATO (Unfinished Business #3) by BARBARA ELSBORG

‘Vigge wrapped his arms around him. Cato clung to him so hard that Vigge’s heart felt as if it were trying to get out of his chest and climb into Cato’s to give it a hug.’

Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg can be read as a standalone in a series, however, we rate every single book so highly we would recommend reading to get the full experience of the characters that pop up in every book. This Author once again managed to pair dramatic suspense with sarcasm and humour and tragedy with inspirational love. The way in which Barbara Elsborg blends fiction with realism is spot on and addictive. And on a side note, her intense need and craving for facts, be they relevant or obscure, well where is she when we need her for our online pub quiz? She’d be our ‘phone a friend’! We always know what to expect from this Author, and she never lets us down. The writing is flawless, the humour timeless and the storyline compelling. Her characters never fail to worm their way into our hearts, only to stay and find a forever home.

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REINVENTING CATO (Unfinished Business #3) by BARBARA ELSBORG

THE BRIT by JODI ELLEN MALPAS

WOW! What a read!

‘No one has ever protected me before. I don’t want to like it. Liking something makes it more painful when you no longer have it, and protection isn’t something I can keep.’

When we read the synopsis and trigger warning on The Brit by Jodi Ellen Malpas we knew we had to read it! Anything mafia, dark romance that comes with warnings is our jam! We also heard that this is nothing like the books we’ve read before by this much-loved author.  So of course we dived straight in and wow, we have to say we fell in book love immediately. We could not put this book down for love nor money. It was sexy, it had great character depth and dynamic and the storyline was compelling. If you love dark romance, strong and fierce heroines and ruthless obsessed anti-heroes then The Brit definitely needs to be on your to-read list. The chemistry between Danny Black and Rose Lillian Cassidy was potent, the sexual tension on fire and the angst, palpable.

We want more like this from Jodi Ellen Malpas because she nailed it, our only gripe was that there was no epilogue and it just kind of ended quite abruptly. We fully believe in the perfection and value a great epi brings to the reader and also we’re just greedy like that! As for the twists, we never saw a few of them coming which we loved! What a brilliant new direction this Author has taken.

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THE BRIT by JODI ELLEN MALPAS

WHEN THE STORM BREAKS (Lost Stars #2) by EMERY ROSE

‘That night I fell a little bit harder for the man who fixed broken horses and for the boy who had been forced to see the ugly side of life too young.’

We were intrigued by Brody in When the Stars Fall (Lost Stars #1) and couldn't wait to dig a little deeper into his past, and of course, spend some time with Brody and his sweet little boy Noah. What a wonderful relationship these two had. We knew it would take a tenacious woman to snag this gorgeous gruff cowboy and gain his hard-earned trust, and once again, this author didn't let us down.

We’re officially addicted and hope more characters get to tell their story! We know we’ll be there for every single one of them! Who will be next we wonder? We want to hear them all! If you love angst, heat, passion, rock stars, cowboys and romance, a small-town vibe, and a loveable little boy, be sure to add this book to your TBR’s!

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WHEN THE STORM BREAKS (Lost Stars #2) by EMERY ROSE

THE SWEETEST OBLIVION (Made #1) by DANIELLE LORI

‘Whiskey and flame. Sleepless nights. Tattooed skin, white t-shirts, and rough hands. Love and lust and happiness. He was everything.’

Forbidden romance
Intense sexual tension
Angst aplenty
Suspense
Danger
Passion
A Mafia Anti-hero
Sizzling hot chemistry and a dangerous attraction! 

Gritty, passionate, suspenseful, and utterly compelling, The Sweetest Oblivion it all! With a slow burn that was on point! We always say a slow burn makes that passionate fire even more intense and hotter when it finally takes hold. We loved this book, and we just know this will be one wickedly addictive series!

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THE SWEETEST OBLIVION (Made #1) by DANIELLE LORI

THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED by REBECCA YARROS

An epic and beautifully emotional love story within a love story. Be sure to add this book to your TBR'S!

"That’s the kind of love that stories are written about, Georgia. The kind that makes people believe it has to be out there for them, too."

There's a saying - 'write what you know' and when it comes to military stories with pure heart-driven emotion, Rebecca Yarros really knows how to put her heart and soul into her stories. Something which is evident in The Things We Leave Unfinished - an emotional and exquisitely told love story within a love story. Faultlessly shifting her worlds between the horrors of WWII and present time. This is a book that was made to be brought to life with its spectacular imagery - this book needs to be made into a movie!  

The flow from past to present was effortless. The emotion gripping from start to finish -  our hearts feeling as though they'd just been in the middle of a battle. Insane chemistry, sublime writing, a beautiful legacy and heartfelt memories, searing love, painful loss and twists that sent us reeling. All these elements added up to one beautifully moving and unforgettable read.

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THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED by REBECCA YARROS

MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by SAMANTHA YOUNG

‘He looked at me like a guy who wanted everything. It was seductive, compelling, and despite all my concerns about how a relationship might derail me from working out my future plans, I couldn’t deny myself him anymore.’

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young is the most wonderful feel-good romance. It had us transported to a sleepy village on the English coast. We could smell the salty sea air, and the fish and chips dinners, whilst we read with a perma-smile on our faces. Really, it doesn’t get better than a bookworm heroine leaving her life in Chicago behind, flying cross the pond and renting a book shop, all the while falling in love with a bearded luscious farmer. No question about it, the picturesque and vividly written setting was a whole character just on its own.

Much Ado About You was just what we needed; a real comfort read indulgence. We didn’t just fall in love with Evie and Roane; we fell in love with the village, the people living there and the beautiful setting. We felt like we knew everyone who lived there and had our own bar stool in The Anchor pub, ordering ‘our usual’ and settling in for the evening for the daily craic. We really do hope there’s more to come from the good people of Alnster!

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MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by SAMANTHA YOUNG

STILL STANDING (Wild West Series MC #1) by KRISTEN ASHLEY

“Let me deal with the cloud. You need to know, I’ll tell you. Until then, darlin’, my meaning in life is, you live in the sunshine.”

This wild ride was packed with drama and heat. It had us chuckling out loud and Buck had us swooning all over the pages. Kristen Ashley has a knack for writing those yummy-licious and manly, but unapologetic heroes, the men with a capital M in every way that counts. West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC certainly makes no excuses for who he is and how he goes about taking what he wants. As always the brotherhood and loyalty shone brightly as did the protection and the fierce way these bikers love. This series is EXCITING and we can’t wait for more, and to all of you who re-read KA of old as much as we do. you will fall in luuuurveeeee!!!

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STILL STANDING (Wild West Series MC #1) by KRISTEN ASHLEY

THE INVITATION by VI KEELAND

LIVE EARLY!! Be prepared to SWOON!!

“Do you feel scared right now?” he whispered.
“More than ever.”
He smiled. “Good.”

Oh swoooooon, The Invitation by Vi Keeland was just pure soulmate romance entwined in second chances, heartbreak, and angst. We loved the storyline, it was cheeky, emotional, and beautiful, with a hero who was to die for, pure lusciousness. Hudson…. sigh Hudson will steal your heart with his romantic ways, his wonderful bond with his daughter and the emotions he wears on his sleeves when revelations shake the ground beneath him. This story is one of fate guiding love, perseverance and overcoming lies and deception as well as making your dreams come true.

If you love strong characters, a slow-burn swoony romance and for your emotions to be tested in heartbreak and angst, then The Invitation is definitely for you. Vi Keeland wrote a wonderful soulmate love which kept us reading from the first page to the last with a smile on our face, an extra beat in our pulse and a tear in our eye. 

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THE INVITATION by VI KEELAND