BOMBSHELLS by SARINA BOWEN

‘No other man has ever made me feel this way – like I’d walk through fire for just one more kiss.’

Bombshells by Sarina Bowen has completely satisfied our craving for a great sports romance, and we have to say a hockey romance specifically -is our catnip- as is the way in which this author writes them. And Baby Bayer with his Caribbean blues had us swooning all over the pages. Whilst Bombshells was low angst, it had some real emotional moments and a fabulous message to boot. We LOVED that Sarina Bowen wrote a powerhouse of a sportswoman and highlighted female sportsmanship and the struggles they face to be taken seriously as well as the inequality they must endure.

We thoroughly enjoyed the banter, the heat from the scorching sexual chemistry, the emphasis on hockey and the thrill of a fierce game. Sarina Bowen really is the queen of sports romances evident in the way in which the sport plays a character on its own merit.

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BOMBSHELLS by SARINA BOWEN

THE SOUND OF SILENCE (Leave Me Breathless) by DAKOTA WILLINK

‘They thought Ethan was perfect in every way – from his polished exterior to the smooth way he spoke. But they didn’t know about the monster who lived beneath the façade.’

Sound of Silence is not a love triangle, but a story of survival and was our first read by the author, Dakota Willink. If you’re in the mood for something dark and gritty, this romantic suspense will answer your call, although, we have to point out that story may contain triggers for some readers, so please read the author warning: Dakota Willink does not hold back.

We were instantly gripped by the story – being tossed from side to side with the twists and turns, and catching ourselves shouting throughout over the impending danger, whilst squirming over the actions of her husband. We felt every moment and of fear and heartbreak with Gianna over her predicament, and despised her dirty cop husband, Ethan, was one calculating b***ard!

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE (Leave Me Breathless) by DAKOTA WILLINK

REQUIEM OF THE SOUL: A Sovereign Soul Novel (The Society Trilogy #1) by A ZAVARELLI & NATASHA KNIGHT

Dark Mafia

‘Every last Moreno will pay in blood and misery so acute, they will know suffering more intimately than I ever could.’

Requiem of the Soul by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight is book one in a trilogy with a bitch of a cliff-hanger. The neighbours probably heard us shout noooooooo when we realised there were no more pages left to read! We are in a dark romance kind of mood at the moment, and this is definitely everything we crave, though we will say the romance is a slow build, in the sense it’s more ‘hate-mance’ so far. Can we coin that phrase, or has it already been used?

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REQUIEM OF THE SOUL: A Sovereign Soul Novel (The Society Trilogy #1) by A ZAVARELLI & NATASHA KNIGHT

323 TENDER WAY (Cherry Falls Book #12) by ARIA COLE & MILA CRAWFORD

‘I was recovered. She was worth it. I Was worth it.’
Life and love were both equal doses of pleasure and pain.’

323 Tender Way by Mila Crawford and Aria Cole was such a sweet, fun, saucy and easy to read romance. We whizzed through this standalone in one sitting and it was just the perfect Sunday afternoon read on the sofa. This is the second book we have read by this author duo, and they really do write flawlessly together as one. We really have no idea where one begins and the other ends. 323 Tender Way packs a lot into a short amount of time with witty banter, sombre emotional moments, and flirty fun. Both Duke and Madison are lovable characters in their own respective ways. Both having overcome personal struggles which have led to their personal paths crossing across the counter in a busy coffee shop.

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323 TENDER WAY (Cherry Falls Book #12) by ARIA COLE & MILA CRAWFORD

BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE by AMIE KNIGHT

‘This sweet man was turning my heart inside out each and every day. And his words, they pushed me over the edge. Their sweetness. Their realness. They felt like a douse of sunshine in the middle of a rainstorm and I wanted to soak up all their light.’

Bad Boy Billionaire by Amie Knight was a lovely single dad age-gap romance, which we fell in love with right from the start. It was a quick -easy to read- swoon fest with great characters and a sexy and flirty storyline. We loved the friends to lover’s aspect as well as the building heat and ‘will they won’t they’ aspect. The chemistry was fabulous and the character utterly charming and lovable. A wonderful read from Amie Knight!

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BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE by AMIE KNIGHT

LIKE YOU LOVE ME (Honey Creek #1) by ADRIANA LOCKE

‘I was finally right where I wanted to be – on the precipice of acquiring everything I ever wanted.
So why does it feel like I’m about to lose something in the process? And why does that hurt so damn much?’

Sweet, swoony and a little saucy. If you’re looking to escape into low angst, friends to lovers marriage of convenience romance with a small-town setting, then Like You Love Me, the first book in the Honey Creek series by Adriana Locke might be just the ticket to make your heart flutter.

Set in Honey Creek, Tennessee we meet an array of quirky characters, including Holden's sweet Pap with his corny jokes. We were caught up in the small-town gossip and tall tales and look forward to Sophie’s supportive sister Liv’s story and her protective womanising brother, Jobe’s story. We do love small-town romance and the townsfolk of Honey Creek have stolen our hearts!

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LIKE YOU LOVE ME (Honey Creek #1) by ADRIANA LOCKE

ONLY ONCE by ASHLEY MUNOZ

“Honey, the best kind of love story happens when we don’t feel lovable, when we feel ugly and bruised, like the reject of the pile. That’s when that shit sneaks up and bites the hell out of you.”

Only Once by Ashley Munoz is a beautiful and emotional second chance romance which we read from cover to cover, in one sitting. It had so many elements which we love in our romance. A single parent with two gorgeous kiddies, hot movie star, and angst…a lot of ANGST! As our first taste of this Author’s stories, it was wonderful, our hearts were fully invested in the ups and downs of Bexley and Ryan’s soul mate love.

So, if you are a reader like us who loves a lot of angst and swoon-worthy romances, Only Once is absolutely for you! Great chemistry, wonderful characters and the heat was scorching when it really counted. A journey of love, heartbreak, forgiveness, and redemption, it certainly ticked all the boxes for us and we will definitely be reading more from Ashley Munoz.

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ONLY ONCE by ASHLEY MUNOZ

WRECKED PALACE (Wrecked #3) by CATHERINE COWLES

‘We barely knew each other; had only kissed. Yet somehow, it felt as if I’d known Griffin for a lifetime. That he could see inside every nook and cranny of my soul. And with that knowledge and vision came the potential for devastating hurt….’

Wrecked Palace is a story of betrayal, loss, love and family. With  Griffin Lockwood, Caelyn O’Connor and the ‘tiny terrors’ completely stealing our hearts. This really was a story of sacrifice and immeasurable love. The children Will, Mia and Ava entertained us and seized our heart - Griffin and Caelyn captivated us with their selflessness and giving souls and their moving love story.

Watching the trust, friendship and relationship develop between Griffin, who had lost everything when his family died under tragic circumstances when he was very young develop was written with so much care and devotion to the characters, we couldn’t help but fall in love and become invested in their story. At times on the edge of our seat, other times with tears in our eyes and an ache in our hearts, we were equally swooning and smiling.

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WRECKED PALACE (Wrecked #3) by CATHERINE COWLES

THE LAST GOODBYE by ABBY McCARTHY

‘I was stuck between loving him and letting him go, and I wasn’t sure how fair that was to either of us.’

First off, the cover of this book drew us in immediately! It called to us with a promise of passion, angst and emotion, and The Last Goodbye certainly delivered on those fronts.

This is an emotionally charged second chance love story that spans from teenage years to the heartbreak and challenges of adulthood. This is a story that deals with many ups and downs and delves into the loyalty of a man would lose so much to protect the ones he loves.

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THE LAST GOODBYE by ABBY McCARTHY