DEFYING GRAVITY (Shattered Cove Series #3) by A.M. KUSI

‘Maybe they were both broken. But just maybe their shattered pieces could come together and make something whole.’

A.M. Kusi managed to tell a sensitive and difficult story without demonising or generalising, instead, relying on our bonds with the characters to make their point, which they did beautifully. This is a story that will make you ache; it will break your heart and heal your heart and hopefully, it will make you think and more importantly, make you care.

This love story was a slow burn, emotional and complicated, but it was also relevant and thought-provoking. Beautiful, ugly, honest, and raw, which can be read as a standalone.

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DEFYING GRAVITY (Shattered Cove Series #3) by A.M. KUSI

THE MAKING OF JONTY BLOOM (Unfinished Business #1) by BARBARA ELSBORG

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“Don’t leave me,” Devan whispered. “Not ever.”
“I won’t. I want this so much.”

Quirky, deeply emotional and immense character depth, she captures human idiosyncrasies perfectly and her own brand of quick-witted humour is always evident. The Making of Jonty Bloom is a passionate, witty, suspenseful and beautiful M/M story which showcases a multitude of human tragedies and struggles, whilst highlighting the strength of character, compassion, love and acceptance.

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THE MAKING OF JONTY BLOOM (Unfinished Business #1) by BARBARA ELSBORG

LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by SARINA BOWEN

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‘Real love wasn’t set to a four-four drum beat in a recording studio. Real love was accomplished this way – by caring for the people who needed you. I would try not to forget that.’

Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first instalment in the Hush Notes series which is a rock star romance, each written by a different Author, about a different band member of -you guessed it- the über popular band, Hush Notes.  Lies and Lullabies is Jonas’ story, the lead singer.

We really enjoyed Lies and Lullabies and read it in one sitting. Small town meets rock star romance, it’s like catnip for us! We fell in love with Jonas and Kira from the get go as well as Kira’s brother, Adam, who’s story we are begging Sarina Bowen to write! The relationship between Kira and Adam was just beautiful and pulled at our heartstrings. Rifts and Refrains, which is book two and Quinn’s story is next and is written by Devney Perry, we can’t wait because she’ll be a hard nut to crack!

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LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by SARINA BOWEN

PERFECT WRECKAGES (Wrecked #2) by CATHERINE COWLES

'I'd been left in wreckage, broken pieces that would never fit together perfectly again.'

Perfect Wreckage is the second standalone in the Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles. We're loving our journey through the series, getting to know the characters through each book, and you can bet we'll be here for the whole series! A small town emotional romance that encapsulates friendship, love with a powerful message about not letting your past define you. Not to mention the wonderful writing!

Anyone who loves stories with a breathtaking setting, wonderfully relatable characters are written with heartfelt emotion, wit and endearing prose then you need to add this series to your TBR's! As the walls crumbled, so did our hearts. What a fabulous series! We're officially hooked!

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PERFECT WRECKAGES (Wrecked #2) by CATHERINE COWLES

HEART BONES by COLLEEN HOOVER

“You can fill your life with nice things, but nice things don’t fill the holes in your soul.”
“What fills the holes in a soul?”
Samson’s eyes scroll over my face for a few seconds. “Pieces of someone else’s soul.”

We can’t envisage a time when we’re not overcome with excited anticipation at the release of a Colleen Hoover book. We’ve been overwhelmed with emotion so many times by her phenomenal writing, been enveloped in love with her beautiful characters, had our hearts soaring and crushed by her stories, oh and yes, we’ve even shocked to the core by her suspenseful thrillers! What an incredibly gifted storyteller this lady is.

Colleen has a way of delving into real emotions. You become so acquainted with her characters, their pain becomes your pain. And in Heart Bones, she has once again wormed her way into our…well… our heart bones, brilliantly manipulating our emotions, and we love it!

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HEART BONES by COLLEEN HOOVER

VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

5 intense and fantastic stars!

'I guess that's what happens when you hold a person so deep in our heart. You consume them and make them part of you. You share their pain. You experience their trauma. You choke on their truth because it's impossible to swallow.'

Lily White is a master manipulator, a temptress and creative storyteller. Each book consistently sends us in a tailspin of emotions time and again with her little morsels of information, uncovering just enough secrets in an appetizing yet torturous fashion. Oh, we do love it as we're torn between rushing to the end and savouring every wonderfully seductively mouth-watering word. Her visual prose had our imaginations going into overdrive - there were times we could visualise these men standing as a force - we felt them, all around us. Their strength, their power and their potency. We could see them, standing there looking gorgeous and menacing, all thanks to Lily White's words.

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VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

DEAR EMMIE BLUE by LIA LOUIS

5 wonderful stars! We love EVERYTHING about this story!!

knew I loved him; had always loved him. And there was no way I could tell him.’

Beautiful! Absolutely breathtaking! Our hearts are bursting, and we can’t stop thinking about the wonderful reading experience afforded to us by Lia Louis. We weren’t sure what to expect from Dear Emmie Blue, but whatever those expectations were, this incredibly emotional, witty and sentimental story of life, love and relationships exceeded them all! An absolute 5 star favourite for 2020!

If you’re in need of a tender-hearted journey that hits every emotion, be it laughing, crying, swooning or simply filling your heart with engaging characters, we urge you to pick up this book and fall completely in love with every aspect of the exquisite romantic journey, just as we did. One thing; - Expect the unexpected and devour the surprises along the way! Dear Emmie Blue made us forget everything around us while we lost ourselves in this charming and beautifully woven story.

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DEAR EMMIE BLUE by LIA LOUIS

BEACH READ by EMILY HENRY

5 incredible stars! Without question, one of our most FAVOURITE read this year!!

‘She was in pain. I knew that. But I was in pain too, so much of it that for once I couldn’t laugh or dance any measure of it away. I couldn’t even write myself a happy ending.’

Beach Read by Emily Henry without question one of our favourite books of 2020. The storyline is so much more than what the cover and synopsis implies. So much more. We’ll come back to the cover later. Beach Read had us sobbing, it had us questioning human relations. It had us compelled! The writing was outstanding. This is so much more than a romance. It is a plethora of stories entwined perfectly crafted and shaped into an all-encompassing story of life. Beach Read is also a truly wonderful love story which slowly builds across the chapters.

We literally couldn’t have loved this book any more than what we did. We loved the humorous banter, the romantic and sexual tension, the personal discoveries, the tragic heartbreak, the second chances at life and love, and the underlying message that if you find yourself stuck in life, look for an outside perspective. Whilst we only hear January’s POV, the superb way in which Beach Read was written ensured that we fully connected with Gus. We felt his pain, we cringed at his awkwardness and we felt his passion.

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BEACH READ by EMILY HENRY

BLACK TANGLED HEART (Play On #3) by SAMANTHA YOUNG

5 emotional - unputdownable and unforgettable stars! (This is a standalone read)

'I didn't understand what pulled us together. I didn't know what made Jane Doe the only woman who satisfied my heart, body, and soul. I didn't need to know. I just had to do what I could to not lose her.'

Black Tangled Hearts has catapulted itself to the top of our list as one of our favourite Samantha Young books!  What a story! We devoured every word in a book we found impossible to put down. Black Tangled Hearts is first and foremost a standalone story of true and intense soulmate love, yet Samantha Young somehow wrapped it in a cloak of forbidden love, passion, suspense, deceit, revenge and utter heartbreak. But, towering above it all is a beautifully potent and epic romance we followed, hearts fully invested, from young love to tortured and painful adulthood.

Samantha Young delivered a beautifully crafted story that swung from sweet to torturous and everything in between. We challenge you not to take these characters and their stories into your hearts as you swoon, cry and feel every word in this painfully beautiful love story. As we closed the last page we reflected on a story that will stay with us for a long, long time to come. What a tremendous 5 star read!

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BLACK TANGLED HEART (Play On #3) by SAMANTHA YOUNG

STONE PRINCESS (Tin Gypsy #3) by DEVNEY PERRY

We are LOVING this series!

"I'm not perfect, Presley. I'm just a man, flawed like any other. The perfection is an illusion."

We are so completely invested in The Tin Gypsy series and after reading the last two books (Riven Knight and Stone Princess)back to back, we're now desperate for the release of Noble Prince in November! In Stone Princess Devney Perry beautifully combined elements we crave - Hollywood romance, small-town romance and biker romance. Whilst this biker series may not be the dark and edgy MC books we normally associate with this theme, the author delivers the warring biker 'feel' in the underlying presence of hostility between the now-defunct Tin Gypsy's and rival MC Club, the Arrowhead Warriors. Their rivalry and revenge simmer throughout the series, giving each book that suspenseful edge we devour, mixed with passion, banter heartfelt emotion.

We enjoyed this story so much! We swooned like crazy over Shaw Valance, and we giggled at his wicked sense of humour - his easy-going nature complimenting Presley's prickly personality perfectly. Oh did we swoon!

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STONE PRINCESS (Tin Gypsy #3) by DEVNEY PERRY