Sunday, 29 December 2013

Book Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Title: Castle Hill
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 5th December 2013

Braden Carmichael never imagined he'd fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he's never letting go. He's got it all planned - the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon - even the perfect family they'll start.

After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can't understand. After everything they've been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far - and risk losing everything all over again...


WOW! it was so great to catch up with Joss and Braden once again! I was introduced to On Dublin Street in the summer and boy am I glad to have read the book because I have been hooked ever since and been reading every book in the series!

Samantha Young you are a wonderful author! Please keep showering us with this handsome book boyfriends and these wonderful books that we can never forget about after reading!
Castle Hill is just a Novella a suppose a little sneak peak into their busy lives after On Dublin Street. There is 6 chapters but them 6 chapters will leave you being blown away and want more of Joss & Braden again!

I don't want to give to much away as its only short but let's just say there is a wedding, an argument( always is with Joss & Braden hehe), plenty of sex scenes!
Jocelyn & Braden are certainly the most loved up and adorable book couple ever and anyone who hasn't read their story needs to read right now!

The best thing about Castle Hill is that you have little snippets from On Dublin Street in which you remember and makes you want to grab your copy and read over and over.

Best Quote from the book:
“You’re my everything. You know that right?”
“You don’t need to sweet-talk me to get sex, babe.” 
My eyes smiled. “Well that kind of knowledge could have saved me months of uncomfortable expressions of love.”

A Mind Blowing 5 Stars that is truly deserved with Samantha Young's Books
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Book Review: A Gift To Remember by Melissa Hill

Title: A Gift To Remember

Author: Melissa Hill
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Uk
Publication Date: 24th October 2013


Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore on Manhattan's Upper West Side. A dreamer who secretly wishes for true love similar to that in her beloved novels, Darcy refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man.

One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed man walking his dog. He is knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital, but his dog gets left behind. Wracked with guilt over the accident, Darcy resolves to care for the dog and reunite him with his owner. But the dog is not the only thing that's been left behind and when she finds a small beautifully wrapped package - suspiciously shaped like a book - she becomes curious. She decides to try and figure out all she can about this man, and make the delivery herself. Darcy gradually becomes drawn into his life; one that she soon discovers is filled with books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she's ever dreamt about. It doesn't take long before Darcy builds up a picture of this man's lovely life, and feeling an immediate kinship towards him, tries to make things right.

It might be a challenge but doesn't she owe it to him to try? But does fantasy match reality? And what happens when he finally wakes up?


Yay Melissa Hill You have done it once again! Loved Loved Loved this ever so much!
The book just looked ever so cute and festive and I knew it was going to catch people's eyes when on shelves for everyone to buy!

We meet Darcy Archer who works in a small bookstore on Manhattan's Upper West Side, One day when cycling to work, Darcy knocks over (Like literally lol!) a neatly dressed man walking his dog, he is rushed to hospital and Darcy is left with his dog and does anything in her power to help the dog be reunited with the owner...

This is just an amazingly cute read in which you will love Darcy so much in this book, I knew straight away Darcy working in a bookstore I knew I would love as it would be my kind of job but when she knocks over the very handsome Aiden Harris and has to try help piece back his life together as he cannot remember a thing about his life, Darcy certainly does have her work cut out but with little clues and other pieces she manages to connect everything back together and it is just ever so romantic!
I knew instantly there was a connection between Aiden & Darcy they just had to find it which was so cute. I loved the ending which had my heart melting :)

Melissa Hill is a tremendous writer and her books are always a happy ever after ending in which every chick lit readers loves very much.
This is definitely one of my favourite Christmas Reads 2013 and I really do recommend everyone to grab a copy of A Gift to Remember and curl up one afternoon with this fantastic book as I promise you aren't going to be disappointed. You will be so hooked you won't want to be disturbed!

An Magical, Festive and a true Happy ever after ending makes this a wonderful 5 Star rating       
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Book Review: Cupcakes At Carringtons By Alexandra Brown

Title: Cupcakes At Carringtons

Author: Alexandra Brown
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 17th January 2013

Georgie Hart loves her job – running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, and treating herself (once too often!) to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing in Carrington's café.

But Georgie is thrown into disarray when Carrington's is plunged into a recession-busting makeover, cueing the arrival of femme fatale Maxine, who wields the axe in her immaculately-manicured hands.

It spells a recipe for disaster for Georgie and soon she is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her gorgeous boss, James. And when hot newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie…

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  A well deserved rating for Cupcakes at Carringtons
a girl who loves Shopping & Handbags all in the same book are going to love this!!

I am a recent new fan of Alexandra Brown's Books and I am so kicking myself as to why I hadn't read Cupcakes at Carrington's sooner..but I suppose my TBR pile is that high at the moment I kinda know why.
Firstly the cover of Cupcakes just looks superb! I feel every girl needs a book like this on their shelves as its girly and anything to do with shopping I just love!

We meet Georgie Hart who runs the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in Beautiful seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea who gets to enjoy and treat herself to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream....(Yum don't that just make your mouth water already) hehe!
But as always Georgie is going to be thrown into a panic when Carrington's is plunged into recession makover, where the nasty Maxine arrives and is hating everybody in sight.

I just loved this book ever so much, I loved that it was about a Department store which when being described reminded me of Harrods which I just totally love very much! I think it is really cute how Carrington's is based in a seaside town called Mulberry-On-Sea...Very cute Alexandra!

I loved all the characters in this book..apart from nasty Maxine! Pffftt! Georgie is just amazingly cute and the situation she gets herself into was just so funny but I did feel sorry for her too! She comes across as quite down to earth and is always happy to everybody out and is so sweet.
I also loved Eddie, He is just amazing and super cute! I totally want him to be my Gay Best Friend I would really love that and so would he(hehe :)!)
In every chick lit book there always is a hotty and Tom Carrington or Mr Carrington ;) is just drop dead gorgeous hehe! I want one please Alex!!

For Alexandra Brown's debut book this one is just amazing! Her style of writing is great, keeps you hooked with every chapter and makes you fall in love with all the characters you wish they were all your friends too!
Also You will be dreaming about Red Velvet Cupcakes with buttercream for weeks hehe! Cupcakes at Carrington's is the one book you are going to be laughing with tears running down your face, goingg awwww but also drooling at Mr Carrington ;)
I loved it loved it loved it loved it :D

Fiction Addiction Book Tours Blog Tour: Book Review: Resolutions by Teri Riggs

Title: Resolutions
Author: Teri Riggs
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: 10th September 2013

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.


*I was given an ARC copy of Resolutions in return for an honest Review.*

O M G! why haven't I heard of Teri Riggs before?? Seriously? Resolutions is fantastic! It is only an e-book of 213 pages but it is a fast pacing read that will leaving you wanting more of Eve Taylor and Mac Mckenna for sure. 

Resolutions is an action packed read in which DEA Agent Eve Taylor is on a mission to gather evidence on a drug lord, she discovers the drug lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. But the mission goes wrong and Eve ends up being captured by the drug lord which turns out very nasty for sure. 
That's when Resolutions operative Mac Mckenna gets put on the mission to rescue his former lover Eve Taylor...

It was a fantastic read, such brilliantly written and keeps you guessing all the way through! I am soo shocked I have never read this before tbh, I could happily read it again for sure! I will definitely recommended this book to everyone!
I loved the love/hate relationship between Eve and Mac but I think we all know they were going to make up and get back together hehe...although Teri soon makes you keep guessing.

In every action book you always have to have a hero and Mac Mckenna was certainly that! I kept trying to picture someone to fit his type, It would have to be this hotty for sure
Gerard Butler....Yummmy! hehe

Fast Pacing and A romantic Hero too.. what more could you want from this book?
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I Truly had to rate Teri Riggs an amazing 5 Star rating as I think Resolutions deserves it very much!
A huge thank you to Sharon Goodwin from Fiction Addiction Book Tours and Teri Riggs for letting me part of this wonderful blog tour.

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fiction Addiction Book Tours Guest Post : I Found You by Jane Lark

Fiction Addiction Book Tours Guest Post : I Found You by Jane Lark
Published: 5th December 2013
Would you go home with a stranger?
That’s what Rachel does in chapter one of I Found You… But would you?
Mmm… I think to go back with a man who is a complete stranger I would have to be in the place Rachel is, homeless on the streets, not thinking straight and penniless…
I did meet a girl in a bar when I was nineteen who was in that position and probably would have. She’d been made homeless that day, she’d been kicked out of her boyfriend’s family’s house and she had nowhere to sleep that night. I’d never met her before. I even ended up getting her a job where I worked… I won’t tell you the story that followed that, it’s hers not mine. But she never laid down any roots anywhere and no one ever got to really know her, and she was the only habitual liar I have ever met. I mean she lied about everything and so many meaningless things. I learned a lot of new stuff about life from her. It was an interesting friendship. Rachel isn’t this girl, nothing like her. But this girl did take risks. She would have gone back with a man who was a complete stranger just to have somewhere to stay. So people do; people in Rachel’s situation anyway.
I can get inside Rachel’s mind a little though. I did have some colourful years in my youth when I spent nights on floors in people’s houses after we’d got talking in the pub, and instead of walking home I just used to stay there in a chair or a sofa. I spent nearly two years living like that, floor or sofa camping most weekends, and not with any regular group of friends. But what made me decide to trust a person enough to take the risk of going back to their house - balance of risk;
* Women I always considered safer, obviously – so if it was a woman who asked me back, or other women had been invited too, my judgement reduced the risk.
* But men… I’ve always considered myself a fair judge of character, I guess I judged by the look in their eyes, and their smile, and their body language, if they were coming on to me, or looking leery, no way – if they were talking like mates, yes.
I could never think wholly like Rachel as Rachel’s personality is only matched by a very small percentage of people, but I guess that is what I think she is subconsciously judging. Even though on the night she and Jason meet, she’s not thinking clearly, and she’s a huge mess. I guess when I wrote this scene, to me, Jason instantly comes across as the guy you are going to trust…

Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.
On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.
His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.

About The Author
Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romances.

She began her first novel at sixteen, but a life full of difficulty derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined to be able to say I’m a writer.

Now Jane is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last. Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and uses her knowledge of psychology to bring her characters to life.

‘Basically I’m a sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction, plus my understanding of people helps me write the really intense relationships I enjoy creating.’


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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Book Review: I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk

Title: I Heart Christmas

Author: Lindsey Kelk
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 21st November 2013


Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York…

• Enormous Christmas tree
• Eggnog
• Eccentric British traditions
• Gorgeous man

But Santa’s throwing her a few curveballs – new job (as if it’s not mental enough already), new baby-craze from her best friend Jenny, and Alex determined they should grow up and settle down. Once friends start turning up uninvited on her doorstep (and leading her astray), can Angela really have a merry little Christmas? So much for happy holidays – something’s got to give…

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  - A Magical and Very Festive Read. Definitely In my top 10 Christmas Reads 2013 that's for sure hehe!

Yayyyy Angela and Alex are back!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I was very excited about I heart Christmas coming out. I have loved the I heart series so much so far and when I heard there was going to be one more I was so over joyed hehe!

So we finally see Angela and Alex again planning their own fairytale of New York..Angela is busy planning everything for Christmas as a British girl, Christmas is the most favourite time of the year of her and she want's everything to be perfect but when Santa throws a few problems at her, new job and Jenny gone all baby craze, Friend's start turning up uninvited causing Angela to go in to chaos. Let's hope Angela gets her perfect Christmas...

This was just ever so superb! I loved it and even finished it in a day! I just couldn't put the book down, was so hooked and enjoying catching up with what Angela and Alex had been doing, now a newlywed couple they are preparing themselves for Christmas which any British girl like Angela loves although she hasn't got the Boots catalogue to help her with the countdown to Christmas though this time.

I am such a huge fan of Lindsey Kelk's books So I knew this one wasn't going to disappoint and I wasn't wrong..I was laughing, crying, and just loving the book so much.
I loved the cover first time I set my eyes on it, I got all giddy thinking about Christmas..and this was back in November hehe.

It was so good to read about Angela, Jenny and Louisa altogether again yay :) I Heart Christmas concentrate on more on Louisa and what she is facing at home with her husband Tim in which she comes running all the way to New York to escape.
Jenny always brings Drama with her wherever she goes which always makes you giggle :)

and guess who else comes back??? you got it. CICI!! yes i was like OMG! when I read but I still giggle now about a certain page in the book tehe! Let's just say Team Louisa hehe!

Even though Lindsey has said this is the last book in the I heart series for a while, I feel it isn't going to be the last time as I feel with the ending left it wide open for another few more books of Angela and Alex.
I heart Christmas definitely has a festive feeling in which you want to get all cosy up and read picturing it being Christmas already hehe!
It is one festive read to be given as a present for Christmas this year just spread more love for the I Heart Series once again!

Gabriel's Redemption Blog Tour By Sylvain Reynard

Title: Gabriel's Redemption
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 5th December 2013

Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.

But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront her about the subject of her presentation – research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.

In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.


**I was Given an Arc Copy of Gabriel's Redemption in turn for an honest review**

A wow from me! I am so grateful to be part of Sylvain Reynard's blog tour for his new book Gabriel's Redemption. This is the third book in the Gabriel's series, however ladies it also is the final book too :( boohoo yes i know tissues at the ready!
So we are following Julianne and Professor Gabriel Emerson once again in their journey of life and enjoying it together. But with always a nice happy couple life can come with old pasts come back to haunt them...

This book is just ever so superb! A hooking read that had me gripped to my Kindle always trying to grab a 10 minute break so I could carry on, As soon I started I was straight away sucked back into the lives of Gabriel && Julianne but only this time as Mr & Mrs Emerson and starting a new life as husband and wife this time.

I was so blown away by Gabriel's Redemption so much, I was hooked with every page and I really didn't want it to end. It was nice to see Julianne and Gabriel happy again in their own little newlywed bubble. Julianne started a new graduate program at Harvard but Gabriel's plans are going to threaten that but it's whether Julianne will agree or not.

If you ever wondered what happened to Paul, Christa, Professor Katherine Picton, Natalie and Simon, then don't worry they are in this book and with plenty of goings on. Christa up to her old tricks once again but not without consequences. We also find out what was written in that letter that Gabriel wrote to Julianne in Gabriel's Inferno in which she ripped up........Finallly! had been waiting ages to find out.

I love the style of writing Sylvain Reynard does and It is amazingly written by a bloke which is different than a woman writing erotic and romantic novels.

The best quote from the book would have to be -
“Tonight I’ll help you touch the stars. And when you fall back to earth, I promise to catch you.”

Gabriel's Redemption was definitely not a predictable book or ending, It was an amazing read in which had unpredictable things happening left right and center. I felt this book was the right time to answer unanswered things or questions that may have been running in your head after reading the first two.
And Yes there is plenty of sex scenes between the two lovers so entwined with themselves that they get a unexpected shock that does change their lives forever..the sex scenes will certainly make you blush if your reading in public.

Gabriel's Redemption is one hell of a book that is going to make you laugh with Professor Emerson's sarky comments to Julianne but also make you shed a few tears but also you wanting to stomp your feet because your annoyed with a certain person. but overall I would say this is has been the best series by far in 2013 and I have loved every single one of them books.
 I am gutted there will be no more in the series but I think Dante and Beatrice will be around for a while in our hearts and minds...

I have to rate Gabriel's Redemption my rare Gold star rating which is like 5*++ if I could I would rate 1million times over hehe. I do think you all need to read these three amazing books, you will regret it otherwise.

The series in order:
Gabriel's Inferno #1
Gabriel's Rapture #2Gabriel's Redemption #3

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