Friday, 13 December 2019

Review: Taking A Shot By Taryn Leigh Taylor*

'Hockey star Brett Sillinger's never been afraid of a little trouble. But when his personal life ends up in the tabloids, he knows his career is on thin ice. Luckily, a new team decides to take a chance on him. All he has to do is keep head in the game. But when temptation walks up wearing black knee-high boots, looking for one night of nameless, no-strings passion, well, what's a guy to do?
Chelsea London is looking to misbehave. What's being good ever gotten her, besides getting dumped and passed over for a big promotion at work? But her one delicious night of rebellion has unexpected consequences--her hot one-night stand is the latest addition to her father's hockey team. And suddenly, one night of bad-girldom isn't nearly enough.
But one false move, and Brett might spend this season in the penalty box...'

The chemistry between Brett and Chelsea is alive and well in this book. From the word go Taryn has you intrigued not only by the characters but also by their chemistry.  I mean you start to wonder how good girl Chelsea will handle bad boy Brett, how they will or won't they work. The chemistry is at the fore front of this book and develops throughout the story, which will have you gripped from the first word.

One of the many things I loved about this book was the way as you are reading you think you are coming to the end, but then out of nowhere comes a twist. Now I'm not saying I wanted this story to end so I fell in love with the twists. I mean you think everything is rosy and BAM there is a twist. These twists certainly kept this book exciting and keep you the reader wanting more.

This book also mentioned a few other people who given that you were given a back ground, I'm sensing they have their own story that I now want to read. This book makes you want more from this author! More books, more chemistry and definitely more hockey players.

Now I must admit there are three authors that I love to the point that I want their entire collection (Lindsey Kelk, Diana Palmer & Rachael Stewart) and I can say that Taryn Leigh Taylor is now among those authors. I mean I now own 5 of her books including this one.

My final thoughts are that this book is not one you want to miss out on! It has chemistry and a plot that keeps you turning the page again and again. I loved everything about this book and the possibility that there is more in this series 'Montana Wolfpack' and more connected in earlier works. The only downside, as I have found out, is that this will not be the only Taryn Leigh Taylor book in your collection. You can start your collection with this book and buy it HERE.

Until Next Time



Sunday, 1 December 2019

Blog Tour: Snowflakes Over Moondance Cottage by Rosie Green*

'When Jess Rigby lost her dad, the family coped in different ways, alone in their grief. Now, her mum seems to be going off the rails and her sister, Isla, who moved to France, is now back and determined to get the old family home on the market. But the last thing Jess wants this Christmas is for renovations to start on the house. It's sure to stir up old memories she's desperate to forget. And to make things worse, Isla seems to have hired the most obnoxious builder in the world to do the work. Jess could ignore the fact that women seem to be putty in his hands. But what she finds harder to ignore is the frisson she gets every time she squeezes past him in the mess that is now their beloved family home! Soon, the house begins to give up its secrets, some of them shocking. Can the family finally start talking and find a way to move on from the past this Christmas?'

Now I want to start off by saying I did find this book hard to get into. This is not to say that I didn't like the book or enjoy it, but I personally found myself reading a few chapters and then leaving it.That is until I got to Chapter 20, where I found myself addicted.

So one of the first things I noticed when reading this book is that the main theme was family in my eyes. It did have all my favorites things about romance but I found that it was an underlying theme. It was enjoyable to read a book where family was front and center. 

Now Jess and Isla could not be more different, which is something that I can relate to personally, which made the book even more enjoyable. Not only that the Family Dynamic is interesting and intriguing the further you get into the book. This alone makes you keep turning the pages to find out more.

Let's tell you a little bit more about the Author Rosie Green, she has been scribbling stories since she was little. In the past they were rip roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in danger of being tide up by the 'baddies' or falling off a cliff. Nowadays Rosie much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt you heart, make you smile and not much danger involved- unless you count the heroine losing her heat in love. Her new series of novellas is centered around life in a village cafe, the latest is 'Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe'. Keep an eye out for 'A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe' coming Christmas 2019.

Overall I enjoyed this book, it was very well written and the fact that the romance wasn't the main theme was refreshing. I saw similarities between parts in the book and my own life, which made this book an even more interesting read. I highly recommend you check this book out and you can get your copy HERE.

Until Next Time



Blog Tour: Naughty Or Nice by Rachael Stewart*

'She's setting the terms…
In business and pleasure!
Lucas Waring was my brother's best friend—before he broke my heart and betrayed my family. Yet one glance from those dark, intense eyes, and that bolt of aching need returns. Now Lucas wants my business. But the nice Eva he knew is gone forever and naughty Eva wants her cake, and a taste of deliciously hot Lucas, too. Only my heart's about to pull the biggest betrayal of all…'

I am wondering how to put into words, how much I loved this book! I mean the descriptions are on point. I feel like I can picture these places, like I can see myself in the different locations. Not only that but the story is told from both Lucas's and Eva's point of view, with a clear indication of when it changes. It was amazing to be in Lucas's mind and see what he wasn't admitting to Eva.

Speaking of Lucas and Eva, I could not write a review without mentioning the sizzling chemistry that these two have from the get go. I mean this book is beyond hot and beyond anything I have ever read before. I feel like my phone/Kindle should have been in flames when I was reading certain scenes.

When it came to picking up this book, I can tell you with absolute certainty that I was addicted from the word go. I mean I read this book in a day, possibly less than 24 hours but I didn't look at the clock when I finished. The only bad thing that you could say about this book is that it is too short. Not in the, the story didn't way, more in the I want to continue reading about Eva and Lucas. The end of the story was brilliant and stayed true to the Characters nature. 

So let me tell you about the Author Rachael Stewart, she adores conjuring up stories for both Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press. The books vary from heart-warmingly romantic to wildly erotic. Rachael is living her own dream of being a full time writer, even though her degree was in Business Studies and she spent many years in the corporate world. Originally from Wales, Rachael now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children. When she isn't wrapped up in her children, you can find her glued to her laptop or enjoying the great outdoors seeking inspiration. 

This review will not be doing this book justice, I can tell you that. I don't know how I can convey to you how much I enjoyed this book. It was simply amazing. I can say this with certainty, Rachael has one upped herself with this book. I mean I thought she was amazing with the previous books I have read. Yet somehow this one is amazing and unique in it's own way.The best part is that it is available NOW. You can get your copy HERE.

In addition there is also a Giveaway attached to this Blog Tour giving you the chance to win an Ecopy of Naughty or Nice by Rachael Stewart. You can enter this giveaway HERE. Don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions below: Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

Until Next Time