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

THE RELATIONSHIP PACT (Kings of Football #3) by ADRIANA LOCKE

“I wanted someone to look at me like I was the most important thing in the world to him. That would tell the whole universe that I was his girl. That’s all. I didn’t want money or cars or fame. I just wanted to find my best friend and to create a beautiful corner of the world just for us.”

This is a series where the women are fierce, strong and emotionally powerful.  They know what they want, they’re compassionate, with big hearts and so much love to offer. The men are all fighting their own demons and circumstances which come to a head in their last football season leaving them standing at a crossroads in their lives. Important messages of family, friendship, loyalty and never judging a book by its cover are prevalent in this series. The chemistry was scorching, the banter on point and the depth of their characters’ stories passionate and emotional.

Between Ilsa Madden-Mills, Meghan Quinn and Adriana Locke, we were kept riveted, entertained and ultimately we fell in book love. The best feeling in the world.

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THE RELATIONSHIP PACT (Kings of Football #3) by ADRIANA LOCKE

THE RELATIONSHIP PACT (Kings of Football #3) by ADRIANA LOCKE

“I wanted someone to look at me like I was the most important thing in the world to him. That would tell the whole universe that I was his girl. That’s all. I didn’t want money or cars or fame. I just wanted to find my best friend and to create a beautiful corner of the world just for us.”

This is a series where the women are fierce, strong and emotionally powerful.  They know what they want, they’re compassionate, with big hearts and so much love to offer. The men are all fighting their own demons and circumstances which come to a head in their last football season leaving them standing at a crossroads in their lives. Important messages of family, friendship, loyalty and never judging a book by its cover are prevalent in this series. The chemistry was scorching, the banter on point and the depth of their characters’ stories passionate and emotional.

Between Ilsa Madden-Mills, Meghan Quinn and Adriana Locke, we were kept riveted, entertained and ultimately we fell in book love. The best feeling in the world.

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THE RELATIONSHIP PACT (Kings of Football #3) by ADRIANA LOCKE

THE ROMANTIC PACT (Kings of Football #2) by MEGHAN QUINN

‘We had so many great times together, and if there is one thing I’m thankful for in my life, it’s you.’

The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn was just as the title suggests, romantic to its very core! The story was a big beating heart set in a winter wonderland that had us swept up in wonderful picturesque scenery with a warm and joyous Christmas atmosphere. We fell in love with love and we fell in love with Crew and Hazel. But above all, we fell in love with Pops.

We met Crew in The Revenge Pact and were excited to read his story. And what a story it was. The premise is incredibly emotional and inspiring, and its beauty is in the words and voice of Crew’s grandad, Pops, who sadly passed away. Meghan Quinn is quite the beautiful storyteller. We know this Author has a wonderful sense of humour in her stories, however, what we were in awe of was the depth of emotion in The Romantic Pact. Whilst we laughed, swooned, and revelled in the beauty of Christmas in Germany, we certainly shed quite a lot of tears as well. The adventure we went on with Crew and Hazel was breath-taking at times, it was passionate, intense, and incredibly angsty too.

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THE ROMANTIC PACT (Kings of Football #2) by MEGHAN QUINN

THE REVENGE PACT (Kings of Football #1) by ILSA MADDEN-MILLS

“Life doesn’t give out a lot of moments like this. Just kiss me. Just kiss me or walk away.”

We will follow the gorgeous River Tate’s lead and tell you three things about this book. 1) It’s a beautiful slow burn antagonist to friends to lovers’ romance. 2) You’ll fall head over heels for the insanely wonderful, River Tate, and 3) You’ll love unravelling the reasons behind the abysmal season of the Braxton College Football team whilst becoming swept up in the sweetness, chemistry and emotion of The Revenge Pact.

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THE REVENGE PACT (Kings of Football #1) by ILSA MADDEN-MILLS

BEARD WITH ME (Winston Brothers #5.5) by PENNY REID

5 emotional and heartbreaking stars!

‘It felt so good. It felt more than good. It felt like the beginning of something terrible and beautiful and dangerous and wonderful.’

This was the story we always wanted but were in no way prepared for. We were rendered speechless breathed in with every word. Although acutely painful, it still maintained the warmth and wit synonymous with Penny Reid’s stories. The Winston’s with their quirks and quick tempers exude the family loyalty and love that continually steals a little more of our hearts with each book.  

This agonisingly heartbreaking story harboured a pain that spanned nearly twenty years and was a difficult story to read. We can only surmise the pain the author went through bringing this story to life, and we applaud her for telling it in all its raw, gritty, ugly and beautiful glory. Billy Winston – this boy – he made us believe that not all hero’s wear capes. He was written to perfection.

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BEARD WITH ME (Winston Brothers #5.5) by PENNY REID

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by KATHERINE CENTER

What a fabulous story!!

"Love is not weak, it's the opposite. Choosing to love - despite all the ways that people let you down, and disappear, and break your heart. Knowing everything we know about how hard life is and choosing to love anyway…That's not weakness. That's courage."

Katherine Center is a 'new to us' author and what a first reading experience! The writing, the characters, the emotion and the adrenaline rush of the setting as we saw life through the eyes of Cassie Hanwell, a twenty six year old firefighter, kept us completely riveted from start to finish. We absolutely loved Things You Save in a Fire and can't wait to read more from this author.

Things You Save in a Fire is a beautifully inspiring story about courage, love and forgiveness, and one that was written with sweetness, swoon, emotion and heart-stopping suspense, plus a little mystery is thrown into the mix. Everything about this story was thought-provoking and engaging.

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THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by KATHERINE CENTER

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

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

LETTERS to MOLLY (Maysen Jar #2) by DEVNEY PERRY

‘Some mistakes were unforgivable. Some mistakes came with a regret that lived like a monster in your soul.’

Devney Perry has this unique ability of writing such beautiful stories with incredible heartfelt emotion and romance. Her style of writing is flawless, her stories enthralling and emotionally haunting at times. Her characters have real-life issues, trials, and tribulations but they all have that one important thing in common, soul mate love. It was heart-breaking in parts, funny in others and so incredibly sweet and romantic too.

Bravo, Devney Perry for writing what must’ve been a difficult story to write as it deals with the hardships faced in a marriage made with love. The external influencers, as well as the strain of a breakdown in communication, makes it hard; finding your way back is not easy. However, when the heart refuses any other, you must listen to its words!  

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LETTERS to MOLLY (Maysen Jar #2) by DEVNEY PERRY