Sunday 9 June 2024

Vanilla Martinis by Danielle Jacks (Sweet Cocktails Book 2)


🥂 Sweet Cocktails 🥂
🍹Vanilla Martinis by Danielle Jacks (Sweet Cocktails Book 2)🍹
3rd June 2024☆☆ Out now for 99c ☆☆
🍸 There’s nothing wrong with wanting a vanilla life. 🍸
When it comes to dreams, I’m looking for simple. I’m juggling work and caring for my sister. I have little time for myself, and finding a man is the last thing on my mind. When Christopher McNabb comes into Sweet Cocktails, the high-end cocktail bar I work at, with his flavour of the week, I’m ready to offer some advice. He’s a rich, good-looking guy, frequently hooking up with shallow gold diggers, but they’re all wrong for him. What he needs is a down-to-earth girl. I just didn’t think he might be interested in someone like me.
When it comes to women, I’m looking for a Saturday night date. I work hard on my family’s farm, and the weekends are my chill-out time. When one of my date evenings doesn’t go to plan, I end up getting therapy from Nellie, the bartender at Sweet Cocktails. She’s a beautiful, wise woman who is opening my eyes to new possibilities.
Book 2 in the Sweet Cocktails Series

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Lakeshore U #4 Cold As Ice L.A. Cotton


Lakeshore U #4

Cold As Ice

Evergreen by Devin Greenlee




A deliciously dreamy urban fairytale about a dryad who risks immortality for love, from debut author Devin Greenlee

All seventeen-year-old Quill wants is a break from the family business. Flowers, plants, the generations-old garden. What he wouldn’t give for a taste of the outside world. Normalcy. But his mom won’t let him out of the house, telling him he’s just not ready…

All because he’s a dryad. Well, not just any dryad, but a male dryad—the first ever. And unlike everyone else in his family, he hasn’t a lick of magic. Just a shock of green hair, matching green eyes, and a growing frustration that there’s an entire world out there waiting to be discovered. Until the night when the outside world—specifically his new neighbor—discovers him.

Liam Watson lives in a culture filled with electronics, mobile devices, and social media—where there is no magic or even the belief in it. And as much as Quill finds Liam irritating (he’s so cute it’s annoying), he can’t help himself.

Now Quill’s getting a taste of the outside world and of Liam…and he wants more. But all is not well in this magical, urban garden, and someone—or something—is changing the very essence of it.

And wherever Quill goes, the danger grows…

Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
A secret magically garden with a family at its heart. I really enjoyed Quills story. He’s a male dryad which is rare. He’s spent his life hiding who he is… until he meets Liam.
The guys are drawn to each other and find it hard to stay away. There’s connection is cute to watch unfolding, however somethings going on with Quill and the garden. Can he protect his family/legacy and still get the boy?
This was an interesting read. It’s sweet, cute and intriguing.


Thursday 11 January 2024

To Kill a Shadow


To Kill a Shadow

Katherine QuinnBlurb: Britannia meets The Mist―with a touch of Evil Dead―in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness…
Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her―a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves―that he feels the warmth of life in his blood…

The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. Someone like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves…and just as seductive.

With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.
It will betray their senses.
It will surpass their nightmares.
Most of them will die.
But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness…is to become it.

Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟



This is my first book by Katherine Quinn. It took me a few chapters to settle into the story but I enjoyed the journey once I got into it.

A girl chosen to join the army… this reminded me of Mulan which is a favourite of mine.
Kiara is chosen to join the army because of her fire. She’s like a wild horse that can’t be tamed. Her place should’ve been her brothers and she has to prove she belongs in a male dominated world.

Jude is a feared leader. He’s strong and obedient. When finding new recruits he’s drawn to Kiara- the first girl to join the army. She isn’t afraid to defend herself and Jude finds himself protective of her too. She can stand on her own two feet which only makes Jude more curious.

These two have a connection bigger than most. It’s mesmerising and more than it appears to be.

It took me a bit of time to settle into this book (10%). I think it was because of the world building and language. At the beginning of each chapter we are told of a legend and throughout the book we are uncovering what it means to the characters. I’m glad I perceived because the chemistry between the characters came to life right off the page once I got past the first few chapters. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more.