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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Kindle Romances: The Tycoon’s Make-Believe Fiancée by Elizabeth Lennox

Kindle Romances

Title     - The Tycoon’s Make-Believe Fiancée
Author - Elizabeth Lennox
Stars   - 3.5

The Tycoon’s Make-Believe Fiancée
Royston meets his sister after several years apart, and finds she’s married and pregnant. When she asks about his love life he makes up a story about a non-existent fiancée. Now he has to deliver a fiancée in a matter of hours.

Miranda has so far avoided the CEO of her company. He might be sensual, wealthy, and influential, but he is also daunting, and unduly insistent.

When Royston finds her in his office presenting a late report, he is taken up with her shapely legs and captivating eyes. He decides she’s just right for the role of fake fiancée. She’s attractive, intelligent, and catches his interest.

Will she consent to his scheme to be his make-believe fiancée, and will their exploit turn into more?

The Tycoon's Make-Believe Fiancée

If you’re looking for something to cheer you up then this is perfect. The Tycoon’s Make-Believe Fiancée is a frothy book, easy reading, nothing profound, quite conventional with no real surprises. Something to read to put you in a happy mood. A few errors, especially with American/British wording, but if that doesn’t bother you, give it a try.
For your next Kindle book, why not try a Millionaire Romance

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Kindle Romances: Shame On You by Tara Sivec

Kindle Romances

Title      - Shame On You
Author - Tara Sivec
Stars    - 5

Shame On You:
After Kennedy finds her husband in bed with the nanny, she abandons all trust in men and opens Fool Me Once Investigations with two friends.

When Kennedy accepts a job to bring in on a bail-jumper, she believes it will be an undemanding task. However, problems have a way of following Kennedy.

Stunning but uninvited, Griffin has always fancied Kennedy. After remaining silent about her ex-husband’s cheating, he is prepared do anything to gain her trust. Whether she acknowledges it or not, Kennedy is going to need help as the bail-jumper job corkscrews out of control.
 Shame on You (Fool Me Once, #1)
 The macho knocking sessions between the girls is quite humorous. Kennedy is no fragile poppy but there is no repudiating her draw toward Griffin. She attempts to erect as many barriers as she can, to keep him from his inexorable pursuit of her but to no avail.

Shame on You is witty, engrossing and had me smiling. A recommended read.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Kindle Romances: Surrender by Melody Anne

Kindle Romances

Title     - Surrender
Author - Melody Anne
Stars   - 3.5

Rafe is from a large Italian family. Successful, every enterprise he tries turns to instant triumph. However, it all declines when his wife leaves him. His despair eventually makes him hard as nails and he resolves that no one will hoodwink him again. Now, he regards affairs as commercial operations where both participants are reciprocally served.

Ari comes across an advert in the paper for a job that’s too good to be true. She is successful in the interviews only to discover the job is actually for a mistress to the formidable Rafe Palazzo, proprietor of Palazzo Enterprises. She rapidly declines then discovers her mother has deteriorated. Her mother is in hospital because of Ari’s mistake, so she just has to do everything she can. Will working for Rafe rescue her, or will she fall into the netherworld of perdition?
Surrender (Surrender, #1)

Surrender certainly does not guide you on a predictable path; it twists and turns all over the place. Think Fifty Shades of Grey without serious kink… and the romantic sections are also a bit redundant.

The central characters are well constructed and fairly realistic, but the end is rather abrupt.
Not my cup of tea, but don’t let that put you off. Give it a try.
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Next post - Kindle Romances: Fractured

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Kindle Romances: Fractured by Dani Atkins

Kindle Romances

Title     - Fractured
Author - Dani Atkins
Stars   -  4

The accident altered everything. Five years after, Rachel's life is fragmenting. She lives by herself in a small apartment, is employed in a job with no prospects, wretched with remorse over her friend's death. She would give anything to turn back the clock, however, life doesn't work like that... Does it?

The accident was a blessed escape. Five years after, Rachel's life is picture-perfect. She has a brilliant fiancé, a devoted family, friends surround her, and holds down the profession she always dreamed of. However, Rachel can’t rid herself of recollections of a very separate life.

Fractured is an excellent book, an exceptional premise, and a plot that is well devised and executed. The storyline keeps you speculating right to the poignant end. If you’re looking for a captivating, unusual read, something different to the usual, then this is the book for you.

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Kindle Romances: River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

Kindle Romances

Title     - River Road
Author - Jayne Ann Krentz
Stars   - 5

River Road:
The last time Lucy visited Aunt Sara, she’d been sent home after a wild party. Mason, a few years older but a lot more of a grown-up, had been the protective type who had to come to her rescue.

Returning after thirteen years, because of Aunt Sara’s fatal car accident, Lucy is discovering that Mason saved her from a very nasty crime the night of the party. Soon after that, Tristan, the rich kid who’d targeted her, vanished, his body never found.

Mason is still a guardian at heart. When he and Lucy make an alarming discovery inside Sara’s house, and a few of Tristan’s old friends start behaving shiftily, Mason’s aggressive intuitions kick into gear. He protected Lucy once, and he’ll protect her again. However, this time she persists in participating in her own rescue
River Road

Mason and Lucy; a principled man and liberated woman with something of a past. Both are cagey by nature. They make an ideal couple.
If you enjoy a romantic suspense that is easier on the romance front, then this is for you.
River Road is an enjoyable read and makes for a pleasurable change of tempo from hectic sex scenes. If you're searching for something frothy for your next beach read, this could be it.
For your next Kindle book, why not try a short story collection

Next post - Kindle romances: The Oyster Catcher

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Kindle Romances: The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas

Kindle Romances

Title     - The Oyster Catcher
Author - Jo Thomas
Stars   - 5

The Oyster Catcher:
Fiona believes she has it all when she is about to become Mrs Brian Goodchild. However, when he leaves her at the altar, she does the only thing left - flee.

When she has an accident in the honeymoon camper van, on the west coast of Ireland she realises she only has the clothes she stands in. She can’t face going home, and where better to hide than Ireland?

She finds employment on an oyster farm even though she is afraid of water and her new boss. Is it possible to find love amongst the oyster beds of Galway Bay.
The Oyster Catcher
The Oyster Catcher is an excellent choice for a chilled-out afternoon with a glass of wine. The plot is not predictable, characterization is good, and that the storyline holds your attention all the way through. It has romance, conjecture, and an interesting story of a woman escaping her past. A good read.

For your next Kindle book, why not try a short story collection

Next post - Kindle Romances: First Love

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Kindle Romances: First Love by James Patterson

Kindle Romances

Title     - First Love
Author - James Patterson
Stars    - 5

First Love:
Axi is an exemplary girl: She swots more than most, keeps a low profile, and never divulges that what she would really like is to escape it all. The only person she can confide in is her friend, Robinson, who she is also in love with.

Being treated for cancer, Axi recklessly persuades Robinson to join her on an impromptu cross-country road trip, and breaches her image for the first time. However, the escapade promptly spins from happy-go-lucky to chaos. 

First Love is skilfully written; humorous, even in the middle of agony and despair - a heart warming story about true love. Maximising good times and minimising bad, Axi and Robinson live their life one moment at a time.

The two cancer-patient become lovers and make the most of what they have and relish what they share.

Be warned. You might need a box of tissues.
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For your next Kindle book, why not try a contemporary romance

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Kindle Romances: Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti

Kindle Romances

Title     - Take Me Home
Author - Daniela Sacerdoti
Stars - 5

Take Me Home:
Inary is at a defining moment in her life. Having spent a night with Alex, she's just told him it was all an awful blunder to have done so. She has to return to Scotland when her young sister's health deteriorates. By doing so, she has to face up to the agonizing past she has been trying so hard to hide.

Life becomes more convoluted than she could ever have envisaged. On top of her sister's poor health, she has an aggressive brother, an ex she doesn’t fancy meeting again, and her contradictory sentiments about Alex and an attractive American she just met. As if that isn’t enough she recaptures an inexplicable gift from early years, a sixth sense, which helps her unearth a mystery that she must unravel to set her free.

Take Me Home is a beautiful story of love, loss, discovering one’s true abilities and, above all, never forgetting who you really are.

Take Me Home

Take Me Home is thought-provoking, standing out with its unusual storyline and almost supernatural quality, a definite page turner.

This is a charming story; both mesmerizing and poignant. It keeps you turning the pages from the very first paragraph, and when it ends it leaves you craving more.

For your next Kindle book, why not try a short story collection

Next post - Kindle Romances: ex Games 3

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Kindle Romances The Ex Games 3 by J.S. Cooper

Kindle Romances

Title     - The Ex Games 3
Author - J.S. Cooper
Stars   - 3.5

The Ex Games 3:
Katie made a blunder that lost her the love of her life. Now Brandon has returned and it appears she is about to shell out for her earlier mistakes.
When Katie eavesdrops on a confidential discussion, she realizes she had no notion how mysterious things were. She accords Brandon one last opportunity to prove his true feelings, but when he breaches her faith, she doesn't believe she can exonerate him.
However, Brandon discloses information that spins her head and now she's not sure her world can ever recover
The Ex Games 3 (The Ex Games, #3)

This is the concluding book of a three part mini-series.

 You will probably adore and despise Katie and Brandon with equal fervour. Their relationship is constructed on a series of lies, yet you will continue speculating and craving until you finally grasp why they do what they do to each other.

For your next Kindle book, why not try a short story collection

Next post - Kindle romances: Highland Surrender

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Kindle Romances: Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan

Kindle Romances

Title     - Highland Surrender
Author - Tracy Brogan
Stars    - 4

Highland Surrender:
In order to hang onto a tenuous peace, Fiona’s siblings offer her hand in marriage to their opponent. Though shocked by their treachery, she has to agree otherwise her young sister will be forced to take her place. The strong-willed Fiona is prepared to surrender her independence to safeguard her clan, but she swears she will never sacrifice her heart.

Myles is used to getting his own way. However, when the Scottish king orders him to marry a rebellious Highland girl instead of his French lady, Myles conforms. When he lays eyes on his bride, he is happy to find she is a real Scottish beauty, but she rapidly demonstrates that she would be as happy to take his life as kiss him.

Furious emotions and obsessive behaviour, stretches the bonds of family integrity, and clan allegiance to breaking point.
Highland Surrender
Highland Surrender effortlessly transports you back to a time of covert political manoeuvres. If you enjoy a story that holds your attention with a vigorous and exciting plot, this historical romance will not disappoint. It certainly has the potential to keep the reader stuck between the pages. Recommended.

 For your next Kindle book, why not try a short short collection

Next post - Kindle Romances: Body Double

Friday, 24 January 2014

Kindle Romances: Body Double by Alane Hudson

Kindle Romances

Title - Body Double
Author - Alane Hudson
Stars - 4
Two years ago, Andrea’s fiancé deserted her on the day of their wedding, and in that moment distorted her view of marriage forever. Now she’s being presented with sufficient money to solve all her monetary problems in order to perform as surrogate-bride for another woman, Andrea's doppelgänger, in her marriage to the wealthy and stunning Blake. All Andrea has to do is act the role of bride in the wedding then share a two-week honeymoon in Hawaii with Blake.

As silly as it is, the dread of being jilted re-emerge as the wedding day looms. Once she finally meets the handsome groom, her capacity to detach herself from the role turns out to be quite testing. The problem is will Andrea leave this strange pact with her heart undamaged once Blake’s new wife demands her rightful
place at his side?
Body Double is gratifying, spicy, amusing and a delightful story to read. The storyline has lots of action so the plot is not too obvious. Characters are well developed and dialogue natural. A recommended read.

For your next Kindle book, why not try a Short Story Collection

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