Friday 31 March 2017

Beastly Lights

Beastly Lights

Book Review:

Struggling artist meets arrogant rock star. She doesn’t need help, and he doesn’t like others to control his life. Yet another gallery has turned down Freya’s artwork. She is down on her luck and running out of money. She turns to her brother for a temporary fix, but he is too wrapped up in his own life and ends up gambling her away to Liam Henderson. He is out of control and happy to take anything he wants. Freya is his new live-in maid, but she isn’t a pushover. She didn’t agree to be his maid, and she’s happy to add her own touch.
. The story sounds a little unrealistic however understanding Liam’s character makes it seem possible. They both need saving but can they get over there issues?

3.5 stars out of 5

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

£3.98 or Free for Kindle Unlimited readers.
Published April 5th, 2017

Baby Doll

Baby Doll 

Book Review:

Baby Doll starts where most books finish. Lily escapes her captive nightmare, but the life she once knew has changed forever. This book is told from 4 points of view; Lily the victim, Abbey her twin sister, their mother and the man who kept her captive.

The book had it’s moments where I was hooked on every word, but it also had parts I didn’t want to read. Lily is a strong person, and the real victim is her twin sister. Her life fell apart when her sister disappeared, and now she is a walking disaster. This book is full of surprises, and I didn’t see the ending coming. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you’re looking for the non-fairy tale book, this one is for you.

4 stars out of 5.

£4.99 Kindle or £2.81 Amazon Marketplace. 281 pages 
Published July 12th, 2016 

Wednesday 22 March 2017

The Idea of You

The Idea of You 

Book Review:

Amanda Prowse's book seems to be popping up everywhere, and I have to admit I was intrigued. I was sent a pre-approved invitation via Netgalley to read The idea of you. It isn't my usual read. However, the description sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, I should have gone with my instincts this wasn't for me.

Lucy is approaching the big 4 0 and desperately wants a family of her own. This is a heart-melting story. It's about realising you have to adjust life's plan to fit the cards you are dealt.

I don't like upsetting novels, and Lucy's life plan doesn't work out the way she's planned. This novel has a silver lining, but it just wasn't for me.

2 stars out of 5.
This has a Goodreads rating of 4.32 showing that if you are the right audience for this book, you will love it.

Kindle Edition £3.98 or free for KU, 332 pages
Published March 21st, 2017 


Incriminating Dating

Incriminating Dating 

Book Review:

I enjoyed Luke's story in this book. He is a complex character with so much to offer and a great guy. His home life is the best part of this novel.

Ayla, I didn't like as much. Overall she was okay she just had her moments. Ayla is a super geek. She dresses in sci-fi t-shirts and plays video games. She is also a great lover of pizza making her a little curvy. She is passionate about the school paper and the drama club. She wants to help the non-sport extra school activities gain more funding as their budgets are getting cut while the sports teams are getting new supplies. When she was out one night, she catches some of the jocks vandalising public property. She decides to use her incriminating evidence to gain herself a fake boyfriend in the hope it will help her win class president. If she gets this role, she is hoping it will help her to gain funds for the clubs. The bit I didn't get was why jocks would want to help the other clubs when surely the money would be cut from their budget? Her campaign wasn't part of the main story it was about her relationship with her fake boyfriend.

Luke is the guy she wants to entice with the evidence little does she know about his own personal issues. Instead of blackmailing him to help herself win the election she ends up helping the one person who needs her most. I felt this was an unlikely couple pairing, however, I enjoyed reading their blossoming romance.

Geek/ Jock romance novel with a difference. Definitely worth the read for the teen 16+ reader.

4 stars out of 5. Thanks to Entangled crush and Netgalley for this book in exchange for an honest review.

ebook £3.90
Expected publication: April 10th

Sunday 19 March 2017

Beauty of the Beast

Beauty of the Beast (Fairy Tale Retellings #1) 

Book Review: ♥ ♥ +

Captivating. I couldn't put this little gem down.

The fairytale of Beauty and the Beast we know but that doesn't mean you have read this story. I loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end. It follows the similar storyline of the Disney version. However, the plot is it's own.

Adam lost everything in a fire; his family, his personal possessions and his stunning good looks. He is disfigured- The beast. He turned his back on the world years ago.

Isabelle just wants to look after her sick father. She is willing to do whatever it takes. Isabelle is even willing to sell her soul to the devil. She dreams of finding true love, but her nightmares are becoming closer to reality.

This book is described as a dark re-telling of the story. However, I have to say it doesn't come close to Disfigured love by Georgia Le Carre. This book is a little dark, but there is also a lot of love. I have read quite a few Beauty and the Beast books and this is definitely one of my favourites (the other being Broken by Lauren Layne which is completely different to this).

I would say the intend audience for this beauty is 18+.

5+ stars out of 5. I couldn't get enough of this and I would definitely consider reading more by this author. Not many books make it onto my Goodreads favourite shelf but this one easily slides on. Thanks Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle Edition £2.44, 342 pages
Published March 15th 2017

Epic Fail

Epic Fail

Book Review: ♥ ♥

I enjoyed this book although now I can't get The Beatles song (I want to hold your hand out of my head) because there really are songs about holding hands.

Elsie and her sisters have started a new school. Unfortunately so has her mum the new principal. The school is full of rich kids, and some even have famous parents. The central theme of this book is not to judge a person by your first impression because you could be wrong.

Derek reminds me of Mr Darcy. At first, he seems a little snooty but understanding his character is key to this story.

It is a romance novel. However, I felt Elsie and Derek's story was only just beginning by the end of the book. Epic fail is about being the new kid at school, family and finding your way.

5 out of 5. It's a clean teen read which is well written and suited for the 12 + age group.

Paperback £2.52 Amazon marketplace or £3.99 Kindle, 295 pages
Published August 2nd, 2011

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Hard Stick

Hard Stick (Breakaway #1) 

Book Review:

The first 14% of this book is nothing to do with hockey.
This book is about a stalker ex-boyfriend who is married but wants a puppet girlfriend on the side.

Kristen gets involved with the wrong man, and he steals everything from her. She goes into hiding to get away from him, but he's still looking for her.

Kellan (Hockey player) wants to get to know Kristen. She's reluctant but can't resist. He's different to any man she's ever liked.

This book has a lot going on and is full of drama. It's nothing like the other hockey novels I have read. This book just wasn't for me.

I have read Roped In which is another story by this author and I loved that, but this one just didn't do it for me.

2.5 stars out of 5. Thanks Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.

Kindle Edition £1.80
Expected publication: June 13th, 2017

Monday 13 March 2017



Book Review:

Paperback , 230 pages
Expected publication: March, 14th

Friday 10 March 2017

Swinging At Love

Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2)

Book Review:

This is the second book in the Suttonville Sentinels series. It can be read as a standalone. However, I would recommend you read book one first because I loved it (but it's not essential). The characters; Kyle and Faith from book one (The Bad Boy Bargain) feature in this story.

The series is about Baseball players meeting their perfect ballerinas. It's set in high school, and it is intended for the sweet 16 audiences (U.K.). There is high school drama which the older audience may find a little immature.

Tristan is an Outfielder and is afraid he is losing his touch. He needs to work on the problem and hit some balls pronto. Tristan goes to Swing Away hoping to find a secluded place to practice. What he finds is the answer to his problem. He meets the girl of his dreams, but after their first date, he realises he might not be the only one who has noticed her. Que high school drama. This story is a one man love story no love triangle.

Alyssa has her own problems, and Tristan is the perfect solution.

I don't want to give too much away, so that's as much as I'm saying.

4.5 stars out of 5. This series is full of potential, and I look forward to reading the next one.

*Thanks to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review*

ebook £2.22 or £12.99 Paperback
Expected publication: March 13th, 2017

Wednesday 8 March 2017

A Real Keeper

A Real Keeper (Arranged Marriage Series #5) 

Book Review:

Book number 5 is here at last. I love this series. They can all be read as standalone stories, but they are available on Kindle Unlimited.

Raven Swann can find anyone's perfect match even if you don't want her help or even realise you need to find a partner. She makes the impossible happen. This is another original creative idea from Rocklyn Ryder.

Mariah wants her dad to find someone. She's a teenager now and wants her own space. She wants to hire Raven Swann to help her to get him the perfect woman, but she doesn't want her dad to find out.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. However, I downloaded it from the kindle unlimited store. Thanks for another great book.

4.5 stars out of 5.

ebook 99p or free for KU readers.
Published March 7th, 2017

Tuesday 7 March 2017


Twist (Dive Bar #2) 

Book Review:

I loved this book until about 80%. I don't do spoilers so I can't explain but let's just say everything gets out of control and I was struggling to finish the story. This book can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the previous book, and it did not affect the story.

Alex has caught a catfish (like the MTV show). She went to meet the man of her dreams to find out he didn't know her at all. Even worse he's nothing like the person she thought he was. Joe Eric's brother is the catfish. He doesn't look anything like his brother. Alex is super pissed he lied to her, and she didn't want to forgive, but she needs his help. Can they be friends? The more she gets to know him the more she realises you shouldn't judge someone by their appearance. He may not be her usual type, but she can see the appeal.

4 stars out of 5. The first 80% was 5 stars worthy, but the rest just didn't do it for me. This book has a happy ever after ending.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to Netgalley* 

Paperback £6.99 or Kindle Edition £2.99, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 11th, 2017

Saturday 4 March 2017

The Year of Four

The Year of Four (Phoebe Pope #1) 

Book Review:

The year of 4 is a good start to an action-packed fantasy shapeshifter series. It has a bit of everything romance, mystery, laughable moments and creativity. Plus the title makes sense which is always a bonus to me. I enjoyed reading this book.

Phoebe Pope is starting her studying at Green Lane Academy. The campus is split into two with the mundane being the place everybody sees but underneath is a whole different story. A place for shapeshifter's to train as spies. Phoebe has classes in both and leads a double life during her training. She has her own issues to deal with, but with danger brewing, Phoebe has to be alert with every step. Her love interest Colten seems too good to be true and maybe hiding secrets all of his own. I don't want to give too much away so I'll stop there but this book has so much more to offer.

It would be easier if you can sit down and read this in uninterrupted chunks as there is a lot to digest. This is the start of a series of books which I'd love to read more.

4.5 stars out of 5.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to Netgalley*

Kindle Edition £1.59 or Free for Kindle Unlimited readers, 340 pages
Published February 2017

Friday 3 March 2017

Racing Savannah

Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks) 

Book Review: ♥ ♥

Paperback £2.81 form Amazon marketplace or £3.83 kindle, 304 pages
Published December 3rd, 2013

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Heart of the Wolf #21) 

Book Review:

Between a Wolf and a hard place is part of a bigger series of books, however, can be read as a standalone. It just means you have more to digest at the beginning, but I managed just fine. This is the first book I have read by Terry Spear, and it was an interesting read. Paranormal fantasy romance which is so much more than just a shapeshifter mating story.

Ellie is a beautiful wolf with a special gift. She will only date guys who accept her talent. She's had problems in the past and doesn't want to make the same mistake again. Brett is her potential mate, and Ellie needs to tell him about her ghost whispering before things become too heated.

Brett wants Ellie more than anything. He knows she's special but hasn't yet found out just how talented she is.

A ghost wants Ellie's help, and Brett is a relative. It's linked to an old piano delivered to the inn Ellie owns with her sisters. The family heirloom belongs to Brett's great aunt, and she wants them to solve a mystery.

4.5 stars out of 5.

I was gifted this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Kindle Edition £4.30, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 4th, 2017