DEVASTATED (Anger Management #1) by R.L. MATHEWSON

‘Over the past several months he’d become her best friend. He made her laugh, teased her, tormented her, made her feel protected; and those times when she struggled, he was there holding her and letting her know she was safe. For the first time in her life, she felt…Whole.’

Devastated by R.L Mathewson has shot itself right into our top reads by this Author. We absolutely loved it. Having been huge fans since 2011, we found Devastated to have the trademark humour of RL Mathewson which we love so much, but with a brand new mature and emotional twist to her writing. There’s no question that whilst easily recognisable as a Mathewson story, Devastated shows a new side to her. There is something very special about a slow burn romance where the characters start off as enemies, become friends and eventually fall for each other. It was pure emotional angst peppered with humour and raw vulnerability.

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DEVASTATED (Anger Management #1) by R.L. MATHEWSON

JUST TEN SECONDS by JEANNINE COLETTE

‘Time stops when you’re in love. There is no hourglass spilling the seconds. The looks are long; heartbeats are quick. A touch is a lifetime. …’

Just Ten Seconds was a slow burn meticulous story which uncovered some unexpected twists along the way. A story of love, healing, friendship, redemption, grief and hope. It’s also a story about believing in yourself and confronting your flaws and opening your heart to second chances.

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JUST TEN SECONDS by JEANNINE COLETTE

BEFORE YOU by MARNI MANN

‘Some stories had the power to change lives forever. This story changed an entire town.’

Marni Mann wowed us again with the dark emotional romance Before You, absolutely blindsiding us with a compelling and thrilling story-line that had us guessing until the very end. It was oh so very clever and packed an incredible emotional punch. We urge you to go into this story blind so we will not be telling you anything about the actual story in this review, we’d rather tell you about how we felt on this brilliant reading journey.

We cannot explain how much we loved this story, how it was written and the way in which the story developed and played out. It was literally riveting to the point that both of us read it from start to finish, in one sitting. We loved the characters so much that we wholeheartedly felt their every emotion, their pain, their devastation, their hope and their love.

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BEFORE YOU by MARNI MANN

REAPER (Demonica #20) by LARISSA IONE

‘The world was going to burn, and he was holding the match.’

Larissa Ione has been one of my favourite paranormal authors since I first picked up one of her books back in 2009. It seems only fitting that ten years later I’m finishing with Reaper. Whilst it’s been a long time since my last Demonica read, I didn’t find that it hampered my enjoyment, rather I felt like I was coming home to a world that is forever embedded in my heart and soul.

I could not put this book down for love nor money as it was fast-paced and ridiculously scrumptious in everything otherworldly. If you’ve not read Azagoth’s novella first I’d suggest you do, in order to get the full picture of the delicious and hot Grim Reaper and his beautiful angel, Lilliana. The storyline was intense and dramatic; the characters familiar as well as new. The fact that we had quite a bit of Dr Demon McHottie; Eidolon was just the cherry on the cake as it was where this journey began for me a decade ago. Now I’m in the mood for a re-read from the very beginning. Whilst this book can absolutely stand alone in many respects, every book loving paranormal romance reader should have this entire series on their book shelf of love to enjoy from the very beginning.

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REAPER (Demonica #20) by LARISSA IONE

WAR OF HEARTS – A True Immortality Novel by S. YOUNG (SAMANTHA YOUNG)

‘She wanted to be touched, to be loved, and to touch and love in return…’

War of Hearts by Samantha Young felt like the kind of old school paranormal which we love so much, the kind that feels like pure adrenaline-inducing indulgence. Otherworldly beings, mythical creatures, drama and thrills, heat and passion. Paranormal romance is one of our favourites and this story absolutely confirmed why. Samantha Young writing as S Young nailed her first paranormal romance and we cannot wait for more from her. It had everything we loved and in many ways, it reminded us of why we fell in love with Samantha Young’s words, to begin with, back in 2012. This is one of her best books in our opinion.

Slow burn romances, when done well, are so incredibly enticing and thrilling and War of Hearts had a perfect pace. Conall and Thea start out as hunter and prey but end up as so much more. It was compelling reading as we travelled across Europe, visiting familiar sights as well as sights added to our bucket lists.

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WAR OF HEARTS – A True Immortality Novel by S. YOUNG (SAMANTHA YOUNG)

MISADVENTURES IN BLUE by SIERRA SIMONE

 “I look at you and I think you might be capable of breaking my heart.”

We think we need a cigarette after reading this book! WOW! Talk about HOT! Misadventures in Blue scratched an itch for us and then some! Hot on the heels of heavily emotional read, we wanted something hot and entertaining, and wow! Sierra Simone certainly answered the call. The heat, the chemistry, the age gap, together with the cop romance theme all worked perfectly!

Jace and Cat’s story delivered everything we could have asked for in a spicy romance. Cat, the intelligent, cool, elegant woman, and Jace, the sexy, commanding and oh so manly ‘young man’ who would bring Cat to her knees, nearly brought us to ours! If you’re after a wickedly hot story with a heart-warming emotional romance, grab this book!

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MISADVENTURES IN BLUE by SIERRA SIMONE

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY by L.H. COSWAY

This book was LOVELY! Check out our Review and Exclusive Excerpt!

“I take it back.”
“Take what back?”
“What I said about your smile.” He reached out and caressed my cheek. “It’s not off-putting at all, it’s captivating.”

Oh, swoon!! It’s no wonder we ADORED Happy-Go-Lucky! Talk about a fun, sexy, totally swoon-worthy read! We adored Maisie, her friends, her family and of course Cameron Grant! We really ‘get’ this authors humour. The cute Maisie had us grinning from ear to ear.

L H Cosway really does write some fabulous heroes and heroines. They’re fun, feisty and vulnerable all at the same time, and we also love a good office romance, and boy were there some sizzling office dalliances between the grouchy, unsociable Cameron, and the happy, eager to please Maisie. We’ll never enter a stationery cupboard without getting all hot and bothered EVER again!

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HAPPY-GO-LUCKY by L.H. COSWAY

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by KATHERINE CENTER

What a fabulous story!!

"Love is not weak, it's the opposite. Choosing to love - despite all the ways that people let you down, and disappear, and break your heart. Knowing everything we know about how hard life is and choosing to love anyway…That's not weakness. That's courage."

Katherine Center is a 'new to us' author and what a first reading experience! The writing, the characters, the emotion and the adrenaline rush of the setting as we saw life through the eyes of Cassie Hanwell, a twenty six year old firefighter, kept us completely riveted from start to finish. We absolutely loved Things You Save in a Fire and can't wait to read more from this author.

Things You Save in a Fire is a beautifully inspiring story about courage, love and forgiveness, and one that was written with sweetness, swoon, emotion and heart-stopping suspense, plus a little mystery is thrown into the mix. Everything about this story was thought-provoking and engaging.

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THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by KATHERINE CENTER

THE GUY ON THE RIGHT by KATE STEWART

Loved this! Ahhh the romance!

We met at the same crossroads and that, in and of itself, makes her valuable to me as a friend more than anything else.’

We love Kate Stewart, so we were beyond excited to pick up The Guy on the Right. This is one of those times we can say that hand on heart this book is exactly what it claims to be, a true friends to lovers romance. It is without question one of our favourites in this trope. What we loved about it was that it was all about the characters, it was ‘simple’ in story yet at the same time it packed such a strong punch because in its simplicity pure magic was achieved. It never felt over-written or over-dramatic, rather, it felt easy and flawless. It felt real, specifically in its honesty of friendship and romance.

We cannot explain how much we loved Laney and Theo, both were written with such care and attention to detail, that we felt we knew them almost from the get-go. Their insecurities, their hang-ups, their hopes, and their dreams. Their needs, desires, and wants. We understood their friendships and their relationships. What we especially loved about these two characters is the shift from what is considered the ‘norm’ in romance novels. Kate Stewart gave us a male character that was portrayed in such a manner that we recognised him, not from other novels but from real life.

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THE GUY ON THE RIGHT by KATE STEWART

THE ROGUE KING (Inferno Rising Book #1) by ABIGAIL OWEN

If you're in the mood for a Paranormal read....look no further with our last sexy heartstopping read!

"Sleep, sweetheart. I'll make sure you're safe."
"I know you will."

What a heart-stopping addictive introduction to the writings of Abigail Owen! If you've been hanging out for a sexy, suspenseful and intricately woven Paranormal, then you must add The Rogue King to your TBR! You'll find Dragons, Phoenix, Vampires, Wolves and shifters. Oh my! And that's just the start! What a story!

A centuries-old need for revenge and a centuries-old secret collide in this Paranormal romance that catered to our every PNR whim! Plus, we've added a Rogue dragon warrior to our book boyfriend shelf! Phwoar! Prepare to fall in love with the sexy brooding alpha dragon shifter, Brand Astarot.

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THE ROGUE KING (Inferno Rising Book #1) by ABIGAIL OWEN