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

RIVEN KNIGHT (Tin Gypsy #2) by DEVNEY PERRY

‘After everything that had happened on that mountain, in that cabin, Genevieve and I had to lie.’
‘Day by day, I was falling in love with the lie.’

Riven Knight is the second book in the Tin Gypsy series by Devney Perry. We really enjoyed the first instalment; Gypsy King, but we loved Riven Knight! The storyline from book one continues here with the after effects of the drama that played out on the mountain. A kidnapping, a death and a fire. Just what actually happened? And why do Genevieve and Isaiah need to get married to protect themselves? Well we were absolutely dying to find out and Devney Perry had us on tenterhooks throughout. The way in which it played out was so compelling and full of twists, we loved it. The writing is superb and the intensity and intrigue gripping. Not only that, but we also loved the sibling connection with Kaine from Tragic; Devney Perry’s Lark Cove series, which was a 5 star read for us!

This series is just getting better and better with Riven Knight proving to be one heck of a heart-breaking and emotional rollercoaster ride. It had everything that excites us; romance, heat and a brilliantly written story. Not only that, it was high on suspense, drama and passion.

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RIVEN KNIGHT (Tin Gypsy #2) by DEVNEY PERRY

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

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

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