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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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 fiancĂ©, 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.
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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.

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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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