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Shell’s Review Making the Difference by Kathryn Haydon

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51JTtAhAysLSingle mum, Phoebe Jackson is stunned to find her new neighbour is hot, new doc Oliver Grey – locum consultant for Greenways Hospice where she is a specialist palliative care nurse. At their first encounter sparks fly, but soon there are sparks of a different sort. However, Oliver makes it clear from the outset that he’s not a settling down kind of guy. Having a family is not for him. Phoebe must decide if a summer romance is enough -or can true love change his mind?








Well what can I say about this book apart from its brilliant, and that’s from me who isn’t keen on medical romances.

Kathryn is a new author to me, what set this book apart from all the other medical books is that, it was more about the romance and the medical parts were more secondary, and for me it made me reading the book more enjoyable.

Kathryn made me feel that I could relate to the characters and understand the medical bits, I loved the humour between the characters, and I want to be friends with both of them.

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

This book is available from Amazon and all other retailers.

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


Shell’s Review Hell In A Hand Basket by Annabelle Anders

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36431035Thus reads the Banns of marriage between Lord Harold Brookes and Miss Sophia Babineaux.
“If any of you know cause why these two should not be joined in Holy matrimony, ye are to declare it.”

Would anyone declare it?


THE BRIDE wants to declare it. The heat Sophia feels for another man has given her a bad case of cold feet! She’d never even been kissed, how was she to know the importance of sizzle? By the time she realizes her mistake it may be too late…

THE GROOM never wanted to marry Sophia in the first place. His interests (ahem) lie elsewhere. Unfortunately, with a duke for a father, Lord Harold’s has no say in the matter at all.

So it’s up to war hero and rake, Captain Devlin Brookes to set matters right. He’s just returned from war and ready to settle down, unfortunately the girl he wants is, well, ah… unavailable.

But he has a plan.

Once set in motion, one lie turns into a spiral of deceit and guilt. Was one shot at heaven worth a lifetime of hell?

Because love endures but the heart has it’s limits.

Or does it?


Oh Annabelle what have you done to me, I absolutely loved this book, the hero was simply gorgeous, and I want a dog even more now, peaches sounded the cutest little dog.

As you know I don’t do spoilers, but what I will say is, have you ever been in a situation were you are made to do something by your parents, but you really don’t want to do it.  Well this is the dilemma that befalls our heroine in fact its more her stepfather, and because of this her mother is more happy.

Please don’t think the heroine isn’t strong because she is, she’s had to put up with a stepbrother, who isn’t keen on her and a stepfather whose only interest is money.

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

This book is available to buy from 22nd January 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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The Emerald Lily.

By Juliette Cross




When Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir is awakened from her hellish sleep with a blood kiss from a handsome stranger, she learns that much has changed while she’s been away. The armies of the Black Lily and the vampire Crown have amassed and are on the brink of war.


No romantic entanglements, no family. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, took a vow when he joined the Bloodguard. But he never planned for the gut-punching attraction he would feel for the untouchable princess. He must keep his focus, though. In order to avenge his family, it’s essential he help Mina claim her crown and keep his damn hands off of her.


But Mina sets her heart on the elusive captain, and keeping his focus on the great battle ahead becomes harder and harder. While they’re making plans, the evil King Dominik has been making some of his own. This time, he will show no mercy to the Princess…

REVIEW :Goodreads my rating 5 *

Naughtiness 3 *


Utterly fantastic book, literally just finished reading this amazing book. Julie treated most definitely did not disappoint, this series has been absolutely amazing and this book definitely follows the trend of its sister books.


I will not give spoilers but I will say, love, adventure villans you seriously would kill yourself for heroine and hero in this and it’s sister books. Truly amazing plots and twists a boom and series that you can completely escape in to and Adore with equal measure.


Thank you Juliette for writing this amazing book and series its an honour our to have read them, will most definitely re read them and I most definitely recommend to all who love fantasy paranormal romance.

Gwessie’s Review

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Overruled By Fate.

By Leila Snow


Blurb :

A tale of an enduring love, powerful enough to survive time and circumstance. Two souls destined to be halves of a whole, but fated to be kept apart. And yet a love such as this is not content to blindly accept the bonds of fate…


Nathaniel can hardly recall a time he hasn’t adored Madeline. For Madeline, he truly is her knight in shining armour. Alas, one stolen night is all they are granted before Madeline is given in marriage to the wealthy and titled, Earl of Marbourne, who is fast friends with the king. A whirlwind of intrigue and contrivance follows Madeline as she joins the court and catches the eye of the king, while cruel fate conspires to keep Madeline and Nathaniel apart despite their desperate love.


It lies not in our power to love or hate,

For will in us is overruled by fate.

When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,

We wish that one should love, the other win;

And one especially do we affect

Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:

The reason no man knows; let it suffice

What we behold is censured by our eyes.

Where both deliberate, the love is slight:

Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

~ Christopher Marlowe


Review :Goodreads my rating 5 *

Naughtiness 3*


Wow, blown away by this utterly awesome book. There are a huge amount of emotions and parts to this story all superbly coming together to make this book, it has everything, yet including an ending I cried over because I loved it very much.


I will not give spoilers ever but I very highly recommend this book any who love romance, forbidden love historicals, villans characters especially our Hero and Heroine you fall in love with and so much more, will adore this book, I admit to wanting to slap two characters silly and two others I would cheerfully punch and I’m a pacifist for the most part, but for the fact our dear author can make you love or loath a character, enrage on their behalf and weep, be it in sadness or joy shows the talent this lady has.


Thank you so very much Leila for writing this magnificent book and giving me the honour of reading it. XxxX

Shell’s Review Winter at The Cosy Cottage by Rachel Griffiths

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510q+VpC+kLCamilla Dix is fiercely independent. Growing up, she had to be strong for her mother and younger sister after her father left them for a new life in Benidorm. Camilla has kept her heart firmly closed to love, and never allows her relationships with men to develop into anything serious.

Tom Stone moved to Heatherlea for a fresh start. He’s been hurt in the past and has no intention of making himself vulnerable again. The only company he wants at night is that of his rescue British Bulldog Hairy Pawter.

However, when Camilla and Tom meet, they can’t deny their mutual attraction, and something deeper soon develops between them.

As snows falls over Heatherlea, mulled wine flows and festive carols fill the air, but can Camilla and Tom put their fears aside and trust each other enough to let love in?

This is the third of four short stories in The Cosy Cottage Café series.


Rachel is a new author to me, and I will definitely be getting the other books in the series.

I love reading Christmas stories, especially on a cold January  night, were you have either a fire or the central heating on, and cup of tea and you can snuggle on the sofa with a blanket on.  That is my idea of heaven.

If you like light hearted books with the added dose of humour, then you will like this book.  The humour for me had me laughing out loud at certain things.

As you know me by now, I won’t be revealing any spoilers.  I would give this book 4/5 stars, as is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.

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


Gwessie’s Review

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Contracted For The Petrakis Heir.

By Annie West


Blurb :

“I’m pregnant.”


But this baby bombshell is nothing compared to Adoni’s scandalous solution!


A positive pregnancy test isn’t the only reminder Alice has of her one scorching night with Adoni Petrakis. As she defiantly tells him the news, memories of his skilled touch overwhelm her! The contract he draws up—to claim her, and his child—is utterly shocking. As is her realization that she’s still powerfully, inescapably, in thrall to this vengeful Greek!

Review :Goodreads my rating 5 *


Naughtiness 3*


Very beautiful read as always, Annie most definitely does not disappoint. I absolutely adore it and couldn’t put it down till I had finished.


As always I will not give spoilers, however I will say that this book has everything from heartbreak to heartwarming, giggles,definitely sexiness, mystery even a villain. I defy anyone who loves contemporary romance to not adore this book as much as I do.


Thank you Annie for writing this awesome book and giving me the honour of reading it. XxxX

Gwessie’s Review

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A Wicked Hunger.

By Kiersten Fay


Blurb :

His kiss binds her in passion. Her kiss spurs an obsession.

Coraline mistrusts the many vampire clans that have been at war with humans for the last century, but when her husband is murdered right in front of her, she is thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the supernatural. And now she has a target on her back.


Against her better judgement, she must rely on a mysterious vampire named Mason to keep her safe as those who hunt her grow near. Little does she know, her desire for Mason will threaten to consume them both.


A Wicked Hunger is book 1 in the Creatures of Darkness series.


Review :Goodreads my rating 5 *

Naughtiness 4.5*


Wow definitely does not do justice to how much I love this book but I will figure out a more suitable one over the next few minutes. I’ve literally just finished reading it and let the lovely Kiersten know that I’m about to do the review, I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to read more, it is part one in a series but an amazing read.


I won’t give spoilers but I will say though that this book is brilliant and most definitely those who like paranormal fantasy with naughtiness, adventure, the fight with on and with others you will love this, it’s not fluffy but not too dark either. It has something for all who love paranormal and supernatural.

This is the very first book by Kiersten I’ve read and definitely won’t be the last il be like a mad woman possessed collecting her books past and present which is what I usually do when I find an author whose book I’ve loved.


Thank you Kiersten for writing this magnificent (found the word in looking for 😉) book and thank you for the honour of reading it xxxxx 🤗 🤗