THE COLOUR OF MERMAIDS by CATHERINE CURZON & ELEANOR HARKSTEAD

‘He’d survived whatever horror it was that had taken him into the darkness, and she couldn’t stand by and watch it destroy him.’

We really enjoyed the thrilling dark and emotional story in The Colour of Mermaids which is set in Brighton, England. It started quite slow with a steady sensually charged drum of a passionate affair between the dark and mysterious world renowned artist, Daniel Scott and the pragmatic fellow artist and humanitarian, Eva Catesby. Written in third person, it did take us a little while to fully immerse ourselves and emotionally connect to this story. However, we’re so glad we kept going, as what seemed originally quite morose yet artistically sensual, became quite dark and somewhat sinister.

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THE COLOUR OF MERMAIDS by CATHERINE CURZON & ELEANOR HARKSTEAD

THE REED RIVERS TRILOGY by LAUREN ROWE

A fabulously addictive and sexy trilogy!

"It's easy for a man to draw imaginary lines in the sand before he knows Georgina Ricci exists in the world."

WOW! Talk about hot and addictive! The sexy Reed Rivers and the beautiful Georgina Ricci certainly made an impression on us! Their scorching chemistry, searing passion, and the delicious battle of wills between the sassy 22-year-old Georgina and the straight-shooting 35-year-old Reed, owner of River Records had us salivating over our Kindles!

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THE REED RIVERS TRILOGY by LAUREN ROWE

POISON by JADE WEST

5 erotic stars!

‘The thrill of knowing something was coming. Something that set your very soul alight with the need. The want. The craving. The fire and the burn and the crazy pull of flesh on flesh. Oh hell yes, I knew it.’

Poison by Jade West is now our favourite book by this author. It was absolutely compelling with a great storyline, we just could not put it down. And in true Jade West style, it was oh so filthy. So very filthy we cringed at times, but only in that funny and somewhat OMG way that we love, because whilst it may be a bit eww in parts, it’s also very very hot! We have to say, that when Jade West characters love, they love without abandon and their sex lives literally knows no boundaries or limits, rather they let the moment dictate the filth. When you love, you love absolutely everything about the other person and nothing is seen as taboo! Poison is a highly emotional and raw second chance romance which is fuelled by lies and repercussions. It was messy, it was ugly, it was tragic and it was incredibly intense. Two broken souls and hearts who reconnect with a ping from a text message, opening a can of worms whilst revisiting a ferocious passion and love affair.

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POISON by JADE WEST

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 INFINITE ONION by ALICE ARCHER

‘He smiles that smile and kisses me for the first time, as if his smile was always supposed to be a kiss.’

The Infinite Onion by Alice Archer came as such a wonderful, passionately written surprise. As the title suggests this book was indeed a story built on layers of human emotions, human struggles, human behaviour as well as consequences. This is the first book we’ve read by this Author and we were in awe of the depth of story and character development. Right from the beginning, a steady drum of momentum built -ever so slowly- yet intricately written with an emphasis on the characters. We were intrigued and compelled by Grant and Oliver, as individuals as well as the importance of their mutually healing relationship. Their story of what shaped their ‘now’. Where one showed an apparent strength the other was at a place in life where everything seemed overwhelmingly insurmountable. However, the face we show others may not always be the face of our truth.

We truly loved this epic journey of a story which was purely character driven.  The infinite Onion was a powerful and relevant story which touched our hearts immensely.

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THE INFINITE ONION by ALICE ARCHER

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

GREAT and PRECIOUS THINGS by REBECCA YARROS

‘I wanted to paint this moment, to capture this exact feeling as I watched him at peace. A peace I knew would vanish the moment he opened his eyes and the world beat its way in. ‘

Great and Precious Things is our second book by Rebecca Yarros and once again, we were moved by her stellar writing in a heart wrenching, sincere and beautifully emotional story of family secrets, deep love, choices and second chances. Our hearts broke and soared in equal measure.

Great and Precious Things is a beautiful story, it’s a story that’s poignant, topical and told with so much heart. We can always feel when an author pours so much of themselves into a story, it jumps off the pages into our hearts and that certainly happened with this story. Told with a smattering of drama and family intrigue, we were present for every moment.

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GREAT and PRECIOUS THINGS by REBECCA YARROS