A GIFT IN DECEMBER by JENNY GLADWELL

“I’m not completely sorry we both had our hearts broken. Not if it meant us ending up here.”

A gift in December by Jenny Gladwell is one of the most scenically beautiful stories we’ve read in a while. This historical fictional romance, which is mainly set in the snowy mountains of Norway, had such a vivid atmosphere we felt the cold winter nights, we tasted the snowflakes on our tongues and we breathed in the crystal cold fresh air. We have a new bucket list destination!

We absolutely loved the mystery, the setting and the romance of this story. It held us captivated from the first till the last page. From a dreary and rainy November in London, to a snowy and beautiful Norway, we became engrossed in a story of love, hope, memories and intrigue – focusing on a moment of history still honoured today.

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A GIFT IN DECEMBER by JENNY GLADWELL

MOTI ON THE WATER by LEYLAH ATTAR

‘Alex had a dream. He had talent and drive and ambition. Every night, under the light of the moon, he cast his net toward the heavens to catch the stars.’

Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar was just hilarious, sweet and so rich with lessons in love, life and different cultures. It really read like those romantic comedies we love to watch and this book is a prime candidate to be made into a movie. Leylah Attar grabbed us from the get-go with a quirky family dynamic, an adorable heroine, a passionate hero and an engaging storyline which, whilst quite predictable, had us furiously turning the pages with a huge smile on our faces. What a wonderful summer read on the beach or by the pool! Just make sure, if like Moti you can’t swim, that you wear a swim vest as you’ll be swept away in the pages.

Leylah Attar writes with such beauty and poise. Her words flawlessly transport you into her world, where the scenery and food serve as their own rightful and stunning characters. Its peace and tranquillity forming the landscape for the utter chaos of family relationships. 

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MOTI ON THE WATER by LEYLAH ATTAR

HER WILD RIDE (Red Dragons MC Series Book #1) by HEATHER VAN FLEET

‘The moment I sat across him in that booth last night, I had him pegged. Tormented and broody, secrets running amok in his head, angry at the world, but willing to give it a shot regardless. In a way, Niyol and I were kind of alike. I, too, wanted a new shot at life. A shot where I could just be me, forgoing my past and my pains for a chance at reinventing myself. Who I was as a woman, most of all. No longer would I be someone’s second in life.’

Her Wild Ride by Heather Van Fleet is our first book by this Author and we fell in love with her writing and her characters. This story really is a story of two halves. The first half is a slow burn romance between two people from very different walks of life. They are placed in a situation of close proximity, over a lengthy road trip, where the author does a stellar job of establishing a growing connection by fleshing out her characters. Their past, present and their need for new beginnings.

This wasn’t a typical MC romance, well, not like one we’ve read before. Rather than jumping straight into the MC life, Her Wild Ride is all about the characters, with the MC world set as a background until the latter part of the story. We loved this story-telling and truly connected with both Niyol and Summer, individually and as a couple. We wholeheartedly believed in their ‘opposites attract’ romance, so when the MC world caught up with them we felt all the angst and emotion.

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HER WILD RIDE (Red Dragons MC Series Book #1) by HEATHER VAN FLEET

BACK FOR MORE by KAYLEY LORING

See our REVIEW and EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT for BACK FOR MORE!

"Do you hate me?
"Not anymore."
"But you did?"
"A little."

There was a bit of everything in Back for More, our first Kayley Loring book, and 'son of a biscuit' didn't she make it easy for us to enjoy by delivering some of our favourite elements.  Let's tick them off.....

✔ First love and Enemies to lovers
✔ Office romance
✔ Second chance
✔ Heat
✔ Family drama
✔ Forbidden love
✔ Witty banter
✔ Gorgeous romantic hero
✔ Hilarious best friend

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BACK FOR MORE by KAYLEY LORING

ALL GROWN UP by VI KEELAND

Now Live!
"The truth is, you can never have the right feelings at the wrong time because there is never a wrong time for the right person." 

If you’re in search for the perfect summer read, look no further than All Grown Up by Vi Keeland, a  sweet and sexy forbidden age gap romance that will fill those summer days and make you swoon. The setting of Montauk adds to the ambiance by providing those lazy hazy summer feelings. Not to mention, you're about to fall in love with Ford Donovan!

Vi Keeland takes the age gap theme and draws attention to the stigma placed upon the older woman and the younger man scenario. Whilst the reverse age gap is readily accepted, many women still battle with perception and acceptance, and Val's conflicting emotions were perfectly highlighted in a story that's as much about love as it is self-discovery, about believing in yourself and trusting your heart.

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ALL GROWN UP by VI KEELAND

THE ASSIST (Smart Jocks Series #1) by REBECCA JENSHAK

"You're like the best of both worlds - hot jock meets hot nerd."
"All I just heard was you calling me hot."

If first impressions are anything to go by, Rebecca Jenshak's introduction to everyone at Valley U was a winner! We were left hungry for more and had to jump straight into The Fadeaway, the next book in Smart Jocks series the minute we finished The Assist, and we are loving that book so far!!!

If you're looking for something a little different in the sports romance college trope, then read The Assist. It was refreshing to see the stereotypical college jock scenario flipped on its head by introducing us to Wes Reynolds, the broody basketballer gifted with a photographic memory and who is anything but a 'dumb jock'. In fact, not only is Wes seriously good looking, sexy and loyal to a fault, he's intelligent to boot, though, on first impressions, he did seem rather menacing!

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THE ASSIST (Smart Jocks Series #1) by REBECCA JENSHAK

SUGAR DADDIES by JADE WEST

“Plenty of people have a front. It’s often the most insecure of us who lash out the hardest.”

We had never read a Jade West book before Sugar Daddies, yet so many readers of our blog kept telling us we absolutely had to especially if we were in the mood for those extreme, no holes barred…oops holds – slip of the finger, heat inducing stories. On and off we’d check out a synopsis or two but for one reason or another, we just never quite got there. That is until two days ago when sharing a sale for Sugar Daddies. Something just clicked this time, the synopsis appealed to us, the cover made us laugh and readers in our book club remarked how much they loved this one. So, we bought it and started it that same evening. More fool us for not picking up this Author sooner. There is no ‘gently going into’ a Jade West story by the looks of it, it was full on fairly quickly, yet this didn’t put us off, rather it was perfectly teamed with an intriguing and emotional storyline as well as great characters. We bloody loved it!

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SUGAR DADDIES by JADE WEST

PLAN B (Best Laid Plans #2) by JANA ASTON

“I think I’m falling in love with my wife.”

Plan B Jana Aston is the story of Daisy, Violet’s twin sister from Sure Thing, which we loved. We’ve been patiently waiting for this book and our Jana Aston fix! Jana Aston doesn’t realise this but she’s become very special to us, the more books by her we read, the more we love her. She never fails to make us laugh from crazy banter and inner monologues. We melt into puddles from the romance, and without fail, she makes us fall in love with her brilliant heroines. By the time we’ve finished her stories, we’ve adopted them as our best friends…

The chemistry between Daisy and Kyle was palpable, their one-liners and banter absolutely hilarious! The angst level was low, the swoon factor high and we fell in love with a cat called Tubbs. Plan B was a quick entertaining read. As always, Jana Aston’s heroines leave such an incredible impression that the scales, for us, always weigh in their favour. Good thing they’re the absolute dogs' bollox!!!!

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PLAN B (Best Laid Plans #2) by JANA ASTON

THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. COTTON

‘Being a Rixon Rider came with a certain set of privileges. We were treated like gods in the halls at school; and outside the school gates, around town, wasn’t much different. It was easy to get swept up in it all. The girls. The attention. The respect.’

The Trouble with You by L.A Cotton is the first book we’ve read by this Author and we’re now hooked and can’t wait for the next book in this series. Each book in the Rixon Raiders series can be read as a standalone as it features different couples, however, we meet them all in this book so a connection has been made, be it positive or negative…HA!

We love high angst and The Trouble with You is chock a block with it, in this enemies to lovers YA/NA romance. There’s nothing like starting off seriously disliking a character and then the Author cleverly making you turn a one-eighty and actually care by the end! The different POV’s certainly helped too.

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THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. COTTON