MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by SAMANTHA YOUNG

‘He looked at me like a guy who wanted everything. It was seductive, compelling, and despite all my concerns about how a relationship might derail me from working out my future plans, I couldn’t deny myself him anymore.’

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young is the most wonderful feel-good romance. It had us transported to a sleepy village on the English coast. We could smell the salty sea air, and the fish and chips dinners, whilst we read with a perma-smile on our faces. Really, it doesn’t get better than a bookworm heroine leaving her life in Chicago behind, flying cross the pond and renting a book shop, all the while falling in love with a bearded luscious farmer. No question about it, the picturesque and vividly written setting was a whole character just on its own.

Much Ado About You was just what we needed; a real comfort read indulgence. We didn’t just fall in love with Evie and Roane; we fell in love with the village, the people living there and the beautiful setting. We felt like we knew everyone who lived there and had our own bar stool in The Anchor pub, ordering ‘our usual’ and settling in for the evening for the daily craic. We really do hope there’s more to come from the good people of Alnster!

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MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU by SAMANTHA YOUNG

THE INVITATION by VI KEELAND

LIVE EARLY!! Be prepared to SWOON!!

“Do you feel scared right now?” he whispered.
“More than ever.”
He smiled. “Good.”

Oh swoooooon, The Invitation by Vi Keeland was just pure soulmate romance entwined in second chances, heartbreak, and angst. We loved the storyline, it was cheeky, emotional, and beautiful, with a hero who was to die for, pure lusciousness. Hudson…. sigh Hudson will steal your heart with his romantic ways, his wonderful bond with his daughter and the emotions he wears on his sleeves when revelations shake the ground beneath him. This story is one of fate guiding love, perseverance and overcoming lies and deception as well as making your dreams come true.

If you love strong characters, a slow-burn swoony romance and for your emotions to be tested in heartbreak and angst, then The Invitation is definitely for you. Vi Keeland wrote a wonderful soulmate love which kept us reading from the first page to the last with a smile on our face, an extra beat in our pulse and a tear in our eye. 

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THE INVITATION by VI KEELAND

ROOMMATE by SARINA BOWEN

We loved this book!

“I want you.” It’s the truest thing I’ve ever said in my life.

Oh, swoon! Sarina Bowen completely stole our hearts with this beautiful small-town MM romance! We couldn’t get enough of Roderick Waites and Kieran Shipley’s heartfelt love story with its humour, heat, sweetness, raw emotion. Enticed from the very beginning, Roddy and Kieran simmered, sizzled, and burnt up the pages whilst simultaneously breaking and capturing our hearts.

There is so much that lies beneath these characters. On the surface, Roddy appears the broken man who has had to live with unacceptance but delve a little deeper and we find Kieran has been burdened by his own secrets, loneliness and pain. Both these blokes stole our hearts – implicitly.

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ROOMMATE by SARINA BOWEN

FORSAKEN TRAIL (Runaway #4) by DEVNEY PERRY

“What are you doing?” I asked as he inched closer…” I’m going to kiss you.”

Oh gosh, we LOVED Forsaken Trail! Aria and Brody’s (oh Brody! Talk about major swoon material!) story is our favourite so far! We loved everything about this book – the enemies to lovers, the surprise pregnancy, and the gorgeous romantically clueless alpha hero. The execution, the banter, the bickering, and the way these total opposites worked on their differences held us spellbound.

Devney Perry captured every moment of their relationship so beautifully with the dual POV working perfectly to help us understand the conflicting emotions between the characters. Sometimes it seemed for every step forward, they took two back, and we were there with them every step of the way. Through wonderful storytelling, we were visually afforded the luxury of experiencing the characters and their story through their eyes.

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FORSAKEN TRAIL (Runaway #4) by DEVNEY PERRY

QUARTER MILES (Runaway #3) by DEVNEY PERRY

‘Why was letting him go so hard? Why couldn’t he love me back?’

Quarter Miles is the third book in the Runaway Series by Devney Perry and whilst you could read them as standalones, your experience of each main character’s story is better enjoyed by reading them in order. In each book you garner a little insight into the lives and hardships each of these women have gone through and how spectacularly they turned their lives around and how they eventually discover themselves, and in the process, love.

Quarter Miles was a nice easy friends to lovers, unrequited love romance with moments of angst, drama, sweetness and passion and when we say easy, that’s no disrespect to the author as it takes a lot of creative spark to make something appear so effortless. The aspect of each main character throughout the series being responsible for heading off on a road trip to return the prized Cadillac to its rightful owner is a beautiful metaphor for the stories.

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QUARTER MILES (Runaway #3) by DEVNEY PERRY

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

TROUBLEMAKER by KAYLEY LORING

I can’t wait until my kid is old enough to actually tell me to fuck off, because that’s what his face is saying to me right now.’

Troublemaker by Kayley Loring was just what we needed. We just couldn’t stop laughing at the hilarious inner musings of both Emilia and Alex, as well as their brilliant banter and quick liners. And let’s not forget the sexual tension and connection which was on point! Kayley Loring nailed the romantic comedy and single dad aspect, so much so we are lining up the next one. Her sense of humour is completely in line with ours!

We seriously fell in love with the characters in Troublemaker, every single one had that special something we immediately connect with. Emilia was such a quirky and lovable heroine. She was adorable, nerdy, funny, sarcastic and surprising. We felt like she became a friend whilst reading. She’s certainly a match for the gorgeous, dry humoured, Alex Vega. Alex Vega….ALEX BLOODY VEGA!!!!! What a man, what a PERFECT man! Not only is he a great single dad and one of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors, he’s got a wicked sense of humour, he’s swoooooony and yeah…we immediately fell in love with him!!!

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TROUBLEMAKER by KAYLEY LORING

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by ALEXIS HALL

5 FABULOUS FEELGOOD STARS!!
“Are we really bad at this? I asked. “We’ve been fake dating for three days and we’ve already fake broken up once.”
“Yes, but we fake resolved our difficulties and fake got back together, and I’m hoping is made us fake stronger.”

“Are we really bad at this? I asked. “We’ve been fake dating for three days and we’ve already fake broken up once.”
“Yes, but we fake resolved our difficulties and fake got back together, and I’m hoping is made us fake stronger.”

We loved this book!! Our hearts were positively bursting! We laughed, we swooned, and we fell in love with two vastly different guys, Luc, and Oliver!

A fake relationship, two beautiful men, a sort of enemies to lovers thrown into the mix, and the writing! OMG! We relished Alexis Hall’s writing style. The flair, the wit, the warmth, passion and romance….ohhh, it was all exactly what the book doctor ordered! What a fabulous feelgood story! These two guys completely stole our hearts!

We relished experiencing the emotions between Luc and Oliver will fill your heart, the banter between Luc, Oliver and their eccentric friends is a laugh out loud delight! The puns between Luc and his workmates Rhys and Alex will have you in stitches! The relationship between Luc and Mum is hilariously warm and yet, amongst an amusing, sweet and entertaining story, Alexis Hall manages to wonderfully explore the complexities of family relationships.

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BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by ALEXIS HALL

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