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Dreaming Of Manderley.

BY Leah Marie Brown

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BLURB :

Going from old money to no money, the three Maxwell sisters’ lives are about to change drastically. Now, one by one, each must blaze her own trail to happily-ever-after . . .

 

Manderley Maxwell has always been the dependable, hard-working one while her younger sisters live

A-list lives, courtesy of their family fortune . . . until it’s suddenly lost, leaving behind a truckload of debt! Now Mandy is faced with two choices: play perpetual caretaker to her spoiled siblings, or finally break out of her predictable routine–by way of France . . .

 

When Mandy’s boss relocates for the summer, Mandy is really just trading in coffee runs for running errands through the streets of Cannes–until handsome, debonair Girard Fortune Xavier de Maloret sweeps her off her feet–by saving her from falling off a cliff. Mandy’s walking on air–except that she’s living in the chic shadow of the first Madame de Maloret, complete with whispers about the suddenly secretive Xavier’s part in her disappearance. Again, Mandy has two choices: be the unfortunate, duped American–or the gutsy, fierce woman who’ll track down the truth in the name of true love . . .

REVIEW :

Goodreads my rating 5*

Naughtiness 3 *

 

This enchanting book is the first I’ve read from Leah and most definitely will not be the last.

 

This a book has everything you can want in a modern romance, love, passion, a little Mystery and humour. I found it beautifully written and a delightful read.

 

As always I will not give spoilers however I will say that I very highly recommend this book, it’s beautifully written and has you intrigued and hooked within a couple of pages. More than once chuckled at the humour, was very connected to our heroine as things unfold aswell as delighted by the end of this book.

 

Thank you Leah for writing this amazing book and offering the opportunity to read it

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Shell’s Review of A Perilous Passion by Elizabeth Keysain

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This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth, and I wasn’t disappointed.  This was a book that I didn’t want to end.
Normally I’m not keen on romances based around smuggling, well let me tell you Elizabeth has changed my mind, and there was some laugh out moments.  All I will say on that front is poor Rafe, bless him.

This is about an Earl who is incognito and is spying on smugglers until quite by accident Charlotte encounters Rafe.  What they don’t know is that both of them have a secret.

Charlotte’s father was a smuggler, he died when he was about to give some information of the associates and be rewarded with a Royal Pardon.  So then Charlotte and her mother moved in with her Aunt Flora.  But poor Aunt Flora didn’t have much choice in the matter.

So overall this was a great book and one that I can recommend.  I will give this 5/5 stars.

You can buy this book from Amazon and all other retailers.

I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

Gwessie’s Review

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Not On Her Watch.

By Nicole Zoltack

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Blurb :

Marine Nathaniel Strongarm is more than ready to take on the terrorist group, the Hidden Serpents, on their island Grotto’s Bay. Being captured along with other marines sure wasn’t the plan. Behind enemy’s line is worse than terrible.

 

Green Beret Shauna West is devastated to hear that her fiancé was captured. On the team for his Search and Rescue, she’s eager to do her part and save him. Too bad there’s a vicious murderer slaying civilians, a killing machine for the Hidden Serpents. Even worse, that killing machine is a brainwashed Nathaniel.

 

Will Shauna fully rescue her love? Have the other marines been brainwashed to? When night comes, who will still be standing?

 

Review :Goodreads my Rating 5*

Wow is not enough of a word for this book, it has many amazing twists and turns and also very powerful storyline and scarily very possible in today’s climate, which makes the book as a whole all the more amazing.

 

 

As always I will not give spoilers however I will say that this is a very powerful story line and that love can heal. This book has everything from humour to hear ache, action to relaxing.

 

This is by no means for the fainthearted or those who adore cute puppy love while adorable and I love those too, but if you like those above all this may be a bit much for you. Check out the synopsis if you’re up for it you’ll love it.

 

I absolutely loved this book very much and am OK with darker reads I’m classing it as a little dark because Ive read darker, but it was definitely enough as you definitely get pulled in, your rooting for our poor hero and his heroine and they are both amazing in their own right. There is perfect balance of all in this book.

 

Thank you so much Nicole for the honour of reading this awesome book.

Pre order available on kindle

Shell’s Review of The Wallflowers Mistletoe’s Wedding by Amanda McCabe

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51UuC0yyY7LMy Review

As I’ve said before I do like reading new authors and Amanda McCabe is new to me.

I adore Christmas books, they make you all warm and cosy, and this book gave me that warm feeling.

I won’t be going into a lot of detail, I found this book a enjoyable read and you certainly feel part of the Christmas festivities, well I did.

My favourite character in the book has to be Aunt Sylvia, she is a lady who certainly speaks her mind, but underneath she has a heart of gold.  When you read the book you will know why I said that.

Rose and Harry are lovely characters, even though they met once three years before this Christmas party, they always thought of each other.  When they meet again both of them have changed, Harry because of the war and Rose she became a companion to Aunt Sylvia.

So from here I won’t reveal anything more, all I will say is get yourself a warm drink and some biscuits, and enjoy I lovely Christmas book.

I will give this book 4/5 stars.  This book is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.

I Received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

Shell’s Review of Royals Claimed by the Prince. By Kim Lawrence, Penny Jordan and Lucy Monroe

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51dewZzAoWLIn this book we have three authors, one of whom I am a big of and the other two I haven’t read there books for a long  while.

I will only be doing short reviews for each of the books.

The first book is The Heartbreaker Prince by Kim Lawrence.

Its been a while since I have read a book by Kim, and I have forgotten how good her books are.  So what can I say about the book, that not only was it a great read, I can also recommend it as well.

The book starts with Hannah in prison, for taking a wrong direction into the neighbouring country and they also think she trying to smuggle drugs.

So on the order of the King who is also his Uncle, its down to Kamel to rescue her.

Things get off to a bad start when Hannah and Kamel first meet, well a prison isn’t your everyday meeting place.  So the only way that Kamel can get Hannah out is by pretending they are engaged.  But unbeknown to Hannah she is not only engaged to Kamel but she has to marry him when she leaves the prison.

This is just a little teaser, to find out what happens next you will just have to read the book.

The second book is Passion and the Prince by the late Penny Jordan.

I have been a big fan of Penny’s books, ever since I read Falcon’s Prey which was her first book for Mills and Boon in 1981.

As with book one, I will just do a little teaser.

Lily was doing a favour for her half brother Ricky, when she was confronted by Marco, who had got into his head that Lily had done something so scandalous and no amount of persuading from Lily would he listen, typical man.

So I hear you say what was so scandalous, well Lily was photographing models for a catalogue, I can hear you now but that isn’t scandalous your right it isn’t, but from Marco perspective this was scandalous.

When Marco was younger his girlfriend became a model and she got caught up in the sleazy side of modelling which involved drugs and alcohol.  So when he found out that his nephew was approached by Ricky in a bar and asked if he wanted to some modelling work, this is why Marco was not very happy with Lily.

So this were I will leave the review, but what will say is Lily isn’t what Marco thinks she is.

The final book is Prince of Secrets by Lucy  Monroe

Now its being a fair few years since I have read any of Lucy’s books, so this is a treat for me.

As before I will just do a little teaser.

In this book their is a secret and Demyan who is the King’s nephew has been assigned a task, he has to marry Chanel Tanner who is a scientist.  So as you can imagine things don’t go according to plan.

I’m sorry this teaser is a little vied, they would be to many spoilers otherwise.

Overall these books were very enjoyable to read, especially now that the nights are colder.  So get yourself in front of the fire with some hot chocolate and biscuits and have a really nice time reading about some sexy princes.

I will recommend this book and will give it 5/5 stars.

This book is available to buy from Amazon and other retailers.

I received this book from Netgalley for Mills and Boon Insiders, in return for a honest review.

In this book we have three authors, one of whom I am a big of and the other two I haven’t read there books for a long  while.

I will only be doing short reviews for each of the books.

The first book is The Heartbreaker Prince by Kim Lawrence.

Its been a while since I have read a book by Kim, and I have forgotten how good her books are.  So what can I say about the book, that not only was it a great read, I can also recommend it as well.

The book starts with Hannah in prison, for taking a wrong direction into the neighbouring country and they also think she trying to smuggle drugs.

So on the order of the King who is also his Uncle, its down to Kamel to rescue her.

Things get off to a bad start when Hannah and Kamel first meet, well a prison isn’t your everyday meeting place.  So the only way that Kamel can get Hannah out is by pretending they are engaged.  But unbeknown to Hannah she is not only engaged to Kamel but she has to marry him when she leaves the prison.

This is just a little teaser, to find out what happens next you will just have to read the book.

The second book is Passion and the Prince by the late Penny Jordan.

I have been a big fan of Penny’s books, ever since I read Falcon’s Prey which was her first book for Mills and Boon in 1981.

As with book one, I will just do a little teaser.

Lily was doing a favour for her half brother Ricky, when she was confronted by Marco, who had got into his head that Lily had done something so scandalous and no amount of persuading from Lily would he listen, typical man.

So I hear you say what was so scandalous, well Lily was photographing models for a catalogue, I can hear you now but that isn’t scandalous your right it isn’t, but from Marco perspective this was scandalous.

When Marco was younger his girlfriend became a model and she got caught up in the sleazy side of modelling which involved drugs and alcohol.  So when he found out that his nephew was approached by Ricky in a bar and asked if he wanted to some modelling work, this is why Marco was not very happy with Lily.

So this were I will leave the review, but what will say is Lily isn’t what Marco thinks she is.

The final book is Prince of Secrets by Lucy  Monroe

Now its being a fair few years since I have read any of Lucy’s books, so this is a treat for me.

As before I will just do a little teaser.

In this book their is a secret and Demyan who is the King’s nephew has been assigned a task, he has to marry Chanel Tanner who is a scientist.  So as you can imagine things don’t go according to plan.

I’m sorry this teaser is a little vied, they would be to many spoilers otherwise.

Overall these books were very enjoyable to read, especially now that the nights are colder.  So get yourself in front of the fire with some hot chocolate and biscuits and have a really nice time reading about some sexy princes.

I will recommend this book and will give it 5/5 stars.

This book is available to buy from Amazon and other retailers.

I received this book from Netgalley for Mills and Boon Insiders, in return for a honest review.

Gwessie’s Review

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A Perilous Passion.

By Elizabeth Keysian

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Blurb :

Miss Charlotte Allston is unwittingly ensnared in a sinister web of traitors and spies when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome stranger on the beach. Fiercely determined to redeem his honor after a humiliating military defeat, the Earl of Beckport is living incognito, hunting a band of smugglers at the center of a French plot to invade England.

 

The enigmatic Miss Allston instantly becomes a person of interest to the earl…and not just in the smuggling case. Passion flares swift and hot between the two. But when her attempts to help with his secret mission only endanger it, he must question where her loyalty truly lies.

 

Stunned by the sudden revelation that the woman he is falling for is the daughter of a notorious smuggler, Beckport feels duty-bound to report her. But then Charlotte is captured by the very traitor he’s after, forcing the earl to decide between redemption…and love.

Review :

Goodreads my rating 5*

Naughtiness 3 *

 

Absolutely brilliant book, again Elizabeth has most definitely not disappointed. This truly is a fantastic read with everything including a hero and heroine very easy to adore.

 

As always I won’t give spoilers, but I can honestly say that this amazing book has everything you need. Romance, History, Adventures a well earned love and an epic journey on the way.

 

I very much recommend this book to all who love historical romance and adventure.

 

Thank you Elizabeth for writing it and thank you for the honour of reading it.

Available 11.12.17 on kindle

Shell’s Review of Besieged and Betrothed by Jenni Fletcher

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51XEgJ0wZ2LDon’t you just love this book cover, I mean just look at those arms, these are the type of arms that would make you feel protected when wrapped around you.

Sorry keep getting distracted, this is the first medieval book I have read by Jenni and this book doesn’t disappoint it is brilliant.  I loved reading every second of this book and I can highly recommend it.

Also I’m very slowly getting to like medieval romances, which for me is quite a big deal, so if you have never read one before please give them a try, and you just may be surprised like I am every time I read one.

I give this 5/5 stars and is available to buy from Amazon and other retailers.

I received this ARC from the author, in return for a honest review.