RECKLESS MEMORIES (Wrecked #1) by CATHERINE COWLES

"I needed you, and you just left. Like it was the easiest thing in the world."

Catherine Cowles is an author we've been really looking forward to reading and Reckless Memories was a wonderful introduction to her works, bringing with it an emotional childhood friends to lovers, a tad of the forbidden - a small town romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense which culminated in story that had our hearts racing towards the end!

We do love small town romances, and Catherine Cowles Reckless Memories delivered the atmospheric feel of the picturesque Anchor Island, population 1500, to the point where we could almost visualise ourselves smelling the sea air and taking in our surroundings whilst sipping a drink and chatting to the locals at The Catch.

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RECKLESS MEMORIES (Wrecked #1) by CATHERINE COWLES

THE MODERN GENTLEMAN by MEGHAN QUINN

‘This girl was made to make me smile. She was brought into my life to challenge me.’

The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn was such a light-hearted and entertaining read! We were chuckling away at Wes’ antics and swooning over his wooing. Honestly, we fell in love with Wes from the get go, a man with the best of intentions yet pulling these stunts that were straight out of a comedy sketch. Meghan Quinn has such a fabulous sense of humour which just tickles us and this time it was combined with a sweet slow burn romance, so what’s not to love?

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THE MODERN GENTLEMAN by MEGHAN QUINN

MATING THEORY: A Trust Fund Standalone Novel by SKYE WARREN

Mating Theory by Skye Warren was a quick dark and edgy passionate read. This Author writes in such a manner that the raw emotion spills from the pages in an almost lyrical and poetic way. We were gripped from page one and immediately fell in love with Sutton and Ashleigh. There really was something quite mesmerising about their story and the passion literally ignited the pages.

‘I was born with too much dirt to ever wash away, but as always, it can’t actually be seen; I can only feel, and God, I feel it.’

As a standalone Mating Theory is intense, sharp and filled with heat. A story of personal survival, broken hearts that heal, and overcoming fragilities through love, compassion, hope and helping hands. We really enjoyed Mating Theory, it was an emotional ride as well as super-hot.

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MATING THEORY: A Trust Fund Standalone Novel by SKYE WARREN

ARTFUL LIES (The Hunt Legacy Duology #1) by JODI ELLEN MALPAS

"Don't fall in love with me, princess," he whispers. "Because I'd hate myself forever if I hurt you."

We can always rely on Jodi Ellen Malpas to deliver a spine-tingling, passion laden romance, and in Artful Lies, the book in the Hunt Legacy Duology, we can add intrigue and a heart-stopping book boyfriend to the list. Prepare yourselves for Becker Hunt, because this the self-obsessed, conceited, possessive and draw droppingly good looking maverick with a penchant for green granny smith apples, is going to sweep you off your feet. He certainly had us swooning!

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ARTFUL LIES (The Hunt Legacy Duology #1) by JODI ELLEN MALPAS

FALLING NORTH: Turner Artist Rocker Novel by ALYSON SANTOS

Review and Exclusive Excerpt!

‘…it’s not just an urge to hug him I’m fighting. No, I want to completely break him open and consume him until his mind, body, and soul are mine. I want every single breath that forms him, so when his gaze suddenly lifts and finds me hovering, my pounding heart detonates in my chest.’

Falling North by Alyson Santos was an emotional and raw story of two brothers who have grown up under horrific circumstances only to find their escape in music. Starting a band and trying to break through is their sole purpose in life and only path. Music is both therapy and the escape they need. Alyson Santos writes with such conviction and an effortless hand when it comes to the tortured rock star. Her rock stars are compelling as they truly come alive in the pages.

This is the second book in this series of standalones (check out Rising West, the first standalone) and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Alyson Santos writes a great tortured rock star romance which fills you with every emotion she successfully conveys through her words.

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FALLING NORTH: Turner Artist Rocker Novel by ALYSON SANTOS

SOUTHERN CHANCE (The Southern Series Book 1) by NATASHA MADISON

See our Excerpt and Review for Southern Chance by Natasha Madison!

“Tomorrow,” I say softly, my eyes getting heavy. “Tomorrow I’ll work on not loving him.”

Southern Chance is a warm-hearted second chance, young lovers, small-town romance and our first ever read by Natasha Madison. It was a sweet and swoony -easy to read- romance centred on buried secrets. We loved experiencing the Southern charm of this story and look forward to meeting more characters when their books release in later months.

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SOUTHERN CHANCE (The Southern Series Book 1) by NATASHA MADISON

THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs #3) by KATE STEWART

‘I’m a man standing in the wake of lost love, bitterness in my heart, and singed beyond anything I can control.’

Ahhh, Kate Stewart. The author who had us in a giggling fit one minute, fanning ourselves with our Kindle reading some super-hot sex, ripped out our hearts and stomped on them with some highly emotive scenes, and drove us to frustration with some back and forth, will they won’t they, could they can’t they, heavy-duty angst. If you’ve read The Guy in the Middle you know EXACTLY what we mean if you haven’t and you love a romance that tests you, then grab this book.

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THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs #3) by KATE STEWART

RISING WEST (A Turner Artist Rocker Novel #1) by ALYSON SANTOS

Review and Exclusive Excerpt! We LOVED this book!

‘Did I see him first? The way he breathed music and bled poetry from a stag the never saw him coming.’

Alyson Santos mirrors our souls when it comes to capturing the way we feel about music in Rising West, the first book in her new Turner Artist Rocker series. Based around the rock star signings of Turner Artist Management company, we meet their latest find in the reclusive and very sensitive, Mason West. Not only does Alyson Santos capture the heart of the music, but she also captures the emotion, the turmoil, the excitement and the technical side of the music industry and we were transfixed by Masons grasp at fame from the very first page!

This author delivers her music knowledge in a somewhat poetic, almost hypnotic prose. It’s beautiful and renders the heart at one with the sad and lonely Mason. This man truly does have that sensitive artist vibe and his story tore at the very fabric of our hearts. 

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RISING WEST (A Turner Artist Rocker Novel #1) by ALYSON SANTOS

KISS OF VENGEANCE (A True Immortality Novel #2) by S YOUNG (Samantha Young)

”Killing someone is never easy, Rose, and the first time you’re able to walk away from it without feeling that death mark your soul means you’re losing your soul.”

Kiss of Vengeance was a mammoth of a book in Sam Young’s new paranormal series about Fae, Vampires, Wolves, Witches and Warlocks. We are absolutely loving this series, which is the type of brilliantly written paranormal that speaks right to our hearts. Whilst we didn’t end up loving it as much as War of Hearts, the first book in this series, we still fell utterly in love with Rose and Fionn as individual characters, as well as their kick-arse slow burn romance. The paranormal and mythical world, which Sam Young has created in this series, is absolutely brilliant. So well written and superbly detailed, making it both evocative and compelling to read. There’s no question that Kiss of Vengeance was character and story driven at heart, which is what makes for a great read!

Whilst this series can definitely be read as standalones, we wholeheartedly recommend reading it in order. Whilst War of Hearts is summarized in Kiss of Vengeance, nothing is quite like experiencing the story for yourselves.

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KISS OF VENGEANCE (A True Immortality Novel #2) by S YOUNG (Samantha Young)

WAITING FOR MY QUEEN by GEORGIA CATES

‘The story will begin like this: Once upon a time, a devil fell in love with an angel.’

It’s been a while since we last read a Georgia Cates book, so we were so excited to see this Author was releasing a mafia romance set in the 70s, and a dark one at that. Waiting for my Queen did not start gently, rather it had quite the exciting and powerful beginning.  We were immediately drawn into the mafia romance of Emilia and Luca and were compelled to find out how this anti-hero could possibly redeem himself in Emilia’s eyes. After all, his atrocious acts of dominance and control were not forgivable in our eyes.

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WAITING FOR MY QUEEN by GEORGIA CATES