Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Kindle Romances - Hot Property by Susanne O'Leary

Kindle Romances

Title     - Hot Property
Author - Susanne O'Leary
Stars    - 4

Hot Property: 
Megan inherits a house on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. She fancies it will be a quixotic refuge where she can get over her divorce. However, the place requires an injection of cash to restore, and she decides to sell. It should have been an easy matter, except for the discovery of a family scandal and a love affair with both the beautiful landscape. Propelled into country life, the less glamorous side of farming, and a handsome Irish neighbour, she also has to deal with a conspiracy to make her leave.

Hot Property

This is an uplifting story with engaging characters and believable dialogue, set in one of Irelands most picturesque places. The descriptions make you feel you are on the Irish coast with them.
Well worth a read.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Kindle Romances: Away From Him by Kaelyn Swan


Kindle Romances

Title     - Away From Him
Author - Kaelyn Swan
Stars    - 4

Away From Him:

Billy spends time with offenders that most would be nauseated by.
Melanie searches for good in Billy, and reveals a bond between them that neither comprehends. Melanie believes things happen for a reason; Billy thinks the world is out to get him.

When Melanie sees him at his worst, her image of him is devastated. His conduct makes her question whether she can tolerate him in her life. Is their bond strong enough to survive or will their relationship be destroyed?
Away From Him

From the start, there is chemistry between Billy and Melanie and it's easy to empathise with them and understand their fascination. The story does contain steamy scenes, but they are not excessively graphic.

The plot advances in a rational way and flows well making an easy read. The dialogue is realistic and the characters sympathetic. Overall, Away From Him is an enjoyable read.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Kindle Romances: The Collector by Nora Roberts


Kindle Romances

Title     - The Collector
Author - Nora Roberts
Stars    - 5

The Collector:
When Lila is eyewitness to a murder from her house-sitting job, her life turns upside down. The lady who shuns permanent relationships finds herself almost coveting one.

Ashton knows his brother isn’t violent. He enlists Lila, to help him uncover what really happened. Ash, an artist, aches to paint her as much as he wants to hold her. However, their inquiry introduces them to a fraternity where antiques are bought, and stolen, and where a craving can become a lethal fixation.
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Although a catastrophe throws them together, Lila and Ash unexpectedly discover each other. Their relationship is charming and amusing – the repartee and twists slip into a love story that is definitively Nora Roberts. The Collector is a book that you will probably read cover to cover without putting down. A master writer.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Kindle Romances: Honeymoon For One by Chris Keniston

Kindle Romances

Title      - Honeymoon For One
Author - Chris Keniston
Stars    - 4

Honeymoon For One:
To avoid local tittle-tattle, jilted bride Michelle boards her honeymoon cruise alone. On board, and charmed by a man she doesn’t imagine she will see again, she sheds her respectable girl image, to try to enjoy life and shrug off her recent rejection.
However, what happens on a cruise doesn't necessarily remain there. Her unexciting no-nonsense life back home is unexpectedly overturned when the specialist hired to rationalise her company turns out to be her cruise-ship affair.

Honeymoon For One

Honeymoon For One is a fairly quick read, and the plot is perhaps something that you might expect in a RomCom movie. The characters, however, are likeable, believable people, and the plot moves rapidly, so all in all it keeps you turning the pages.


Next post - Kindle Romances: Bender

Monday, 28 April 2014

Kindle Romances: Bender by Stacy Borel

Kindle Romances

Title     - Bender
Author - Stacy Borel
Stars    - 4

Bender:
Keegan needed a roommate who was discreet, unobtrusive, and who would promptly pay their share of the rent. Unfortunately Camden Brooks doesn’t slot into this description.
Camden, wicked body, sarcastic tongue, and unable to keep out of Keegan’s space, doesn’t seem able to control his curiosity in the girl who won’t tolerate his assertive behaviour.

Feelings are unbridled, sexual tension thick, and both find it difficult to let go.
Bender (The Core Four, #1)

The story is enjoyable and the drama interesting. Camden seems a lurch at the beginning but he somehow wins you over. Minor characters are funny and entertaining, dialogue realistic.

Bender is a light, entertaining read. Fun and froth - a young adult story.


Next post - Kindle Romances: Between Now and Forever

Friday, 25 April 2014

Kindle Romances: Between Now And Forever by Barbara Freethy

Kindle Romances

Title     - Between Now And Forever
Author - Barbara Freethy
Stars    - 4

Between Now And Forever
Ryan was a good-looking, self-assured teenager. When they met, he filled Nicole with inspiration, pledging her, a life of bliss. However, faced with hurdles greater than they thought possible, their love stuttered. What had once been inconceivable became a reality, and their blissful eternity ended.
Now, an incident compels them together, exposing their true feelings. They have to confront each other and come to terms with their passions, because survival depends on it, not only their lives, but the life of their six-year-old child.
A dangerous trek finds Nicole and Ryan in a place where miracles can happen. However, to achieve that miracle, they must learn how to trust and love each other again. Only then will they be able to save their family and find their way to happiness.

Between Now And Forever (Callaways, #4)

A fast and enjoyable book with characters that are well-rounded, agreeable and true to life. The plot runs well, draws you in - and keeps interest at a high level throughout the story.

There are a few typos but they don’t distract from the story.


Next post - Kindle Romances: She Can Hide

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Kindle Romances: She Can Hide by Melinda Leigh

Kindle Romances

Title     - She Can Hide
Author - Melinda Leigh
Stars   - 5

She Can Hide
When Ethan rescues Abby from freezing waters, he feels there is more to her than she has on show, but Abby cannot remember the accident that pitched her car in the icy river.

Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and dumped in a well. The farcical police investigation nearly cost her, her life. Abby relocated to Pennsylvania for a new beginning, but it becomes increasingly clear that her car crash was not a coincidence, and she recognizes that the brutality from her history has finally caught up.

The problem is, Abby’s attacker was convicted and jailed, so who else wants her dead?

Ethan discovers a string of homicides entwined in Abby’s history, and someone seems prepared to annihilate her because of it. Abby eventually trusts Ethan enough to reveal what is happening… and her true feelings. However, to put an end to the killings, Ethan has to make a choice that could endanger them all.

She Can Hide

She Can Hide is a racy thriller with nerve-jangling suspense, and well-developed subplots linking to the main story.

There is always an element of surprise, central characters are realistic, and dialogue convincing. The descriptive writing also makes it easy to picture the setting in your mind's eye. This book was a page turner that I appreciated.