Thursday, 28 April 2022

Blog Tour: The Earl She Should Never Desire by Lara Temple*


'This very handsome Earl…
Is the one man she cannot fall for…

War widow Lily Walsh has left her aristocratic family behind, but she can’t deny her younger sister’s request to come to London to meet her fiancĂ©. Though not a love match, Lord Sherborne is kind, amusing and ideal for her sister on paper. But as Lily gets to know him, she’s finding him alarmingly attractive! And the forbidden look in the Earl’s eye shows the feeling is mutual…'

This is the story of Lily and Marcus, which is told over the course of 27 Chapters and an Epilogue. Throughout this story the readers get to watch as Marcus and Lily battle their minds and their emotions. 

Right from the very start of this book readers will be intrigued by the story as well as the character interactions. It is clear to see right at the beginning that Lily and her mum do not have the best relationship, this makes for some interesting interactions.

Throughout the story readers will be able to learn a little more about the characters as they read. They get to learn that the life Lily has lead hasn't always been the easiest. These facts that the reader gets to learn as they read will keep them gripped to this story until the very end. 

Let me tell you about the Author Lara Temple, who writes strong and sensual Regency romances about complex individuals, who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. Lara lives with her husband, two children and one very fluffy dog. All of whom are very understanding about her taking over the kitchen table so she can look out over the garden as she writes and dreams up her Happy Ever Afters. 

Overall this is a great story that will capture readers interest and hold it until the have read every last word. You can get your copy HERE

There is also a Giveaway attached to this Publication Day where you could win 3 ecopies of The Earl She Should Never Desire by Lara Temple. You can enter the Giveaway HERE. Don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions though: 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 Rachel’s Random Resources reserves 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 Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Monday, 18 April 2022

Blog Tour: Secrets Behind The Billionaire's Return by Rachael Stewart*

'Has he returned to claim her heart…?

In this Claiming the Ferrington Empire story, sixteen years ago Felicity fell in love with the boy from Ferrington Manor. But when Sebastian vanished she was left with the secret consequence of their love… And now he’s back! Will the revelations about his departure be enough for Felicity to succumb to the feelings that still draw her to him?'

This is the story of Sebastian and Felicity (aka Flick). There story is the first one in the brand new series called ‘Claiming the Ferrington Empire’. There story is told over the course of 16 Chapters plus an Epilogue. 

Right from the start readers will become intrigued about the past these two share as well as whether this pairing have a future. Even from the outset when the truths about the past are being spilled, it is clear for readers to see that Sebastian hasn’t let it all spill out. This secret that Sebastian is hiding from both Flick and the readers will keep you guessing as to what needs to be revealed. 

Throughout this story the point of view switches between both Sebastian and Flick. This means that the readers get a full story and account of everyone’s feelings. This is also interesting as when you see Sebastians point of view, you can really get a sense of exactly who this character is and who Flick is to him. 

The moment these two characters meet again it is clear to see that they have chemistry and that neither one is immune. However that doesn’t mean neither one wants to admit the chemistry is there or even act in it. 

Although Flick and Sebastian are the main characters, the reader gets introduced to many background characters including Sebastians younger brother Theo and Flicks best friend Bree. Now although they are background characters it is easy for the reader to fall in love with them and wonder at the possibility of whether we are meeting the stars of book 2?

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 heartwarmingly 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. 

Overall Rachael has brought readers another great read that is easy to get stuck into. It’s full of characters that readers can fall in love with and chemistry that sizzles. You can get your copy HERE

There is also a giveaway attached to this Publication Day where you could be in with the chance to win 4x Rachael Stewart signed paperbacks (Tempted by the Tycoons Proposal, Surprise Reunion with his Cinderella, Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire & Secrets behind the Billionaire’s Return) as well as a ‘Hug’ bracelet, Diamond Metallic Pen and some Heart post it’s. You can enter this giveaway HERE. Don’t forget to read the Terms and Conditions:  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

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Blog Tour: The Only Man by A.S. Kelly*


'I was a different man, once.
I was a man with only one woman on my mind – the only woman I wanted to hold in my arms.
I was her man.
But things change. Life changes you. Choices, mistakes, resentment: they all change you.
So do unkept promises.
We hurt each other. We loved each other, then hated each other, then missed each other, then grew apart.
And then…
One day, we found each other again.
At the wrong time, in the wrong place.
Because the two of us are wrong together – we’re too far apart, too incompatible.
We’re the main characters of a story that doesn’t belong to us.
But I still keep loving her, even though she hates me.
And she keeps hating herself, because she can’t help but love me.
And we keep searching for each other, even though we’re destined to lose each other.

I wish I could be a different man, just once.
I wish I could be the kind of man who’s ready to give everything for the woman he loves.
Someone who was ready to let her go.
Because I want her to be happy more than I want her to be mine.'

This is the fourth book in the 'From Connemara with Love' series. I have happily read book two and three where you meet Andy, Shane, Reid and Sloane. You also met the couple from book one Alex and Ellie. Although this book is part of a series, you don't have to read the series in order to read this book. In fact at the front of this book there is a character summary for anyone who doesn't know the characters or needs a reminder. 

This book concentrates on Brian and Darcy, both of who you meet in the other books. There story is told over the course of 58 Chapters and an Epilogue. Now Brian and Darcy are not just two characters who meet for the first time in this story. Oh no they have a past. A past that is hinted at before it is finally revealed. 

Now these hints of their shared past will intrigue readers, and get them wondering what exactly happened in the past and will it affect Brian and Darcy now. Brian and Darcy do not have it easy when it comes to this path they are on. But that uneasiness means that the readers get hooked. Readers will find it easy to get stuck into this book and not want to put it down until they have read the entire thing.

I feel like I need to be honest and say this book needs to come with a slight warning. This warning goes out to the readers who will cry while reading, in fact all readers need this warning. Do not have a packet of tissues with you when you read this book, you will need a fresh box! This reader went through a stage that they couldn't read a few chapters before reaching for a tissue. Now this isn't a bad thing, this is just me getting emotionally invovled with this book and the characters/ 

One thing to really love about this series and this book is that as the series continues you get life updates on the previous characters. So for the readers out there who have read the series you get to see how Andy, Shane, Ellie, Alex, Reid and Sloan are in.

Let me tell you about the Author Alex Kelly, who was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, two children and a cat named Oscar. She is passionate about English Literature, she's a music lover and addicted to coffee. She spends her days in a small village North of Dublin, looking for inspiration for her next stories. Rainy Days is her debut novel.  

Overall as much as this book emotionally destroyed me I loved it. This is the exact kind of book that destroys a readers emotions, and the moment they finish reading it they recommend it to anyone who will listen. I personally hope this is not the last book in this series. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time 



Friday, 8 April 2022

Blog Tour: Keeping Up With The Kershaws by Helen Buckley*

'What do you do when your life becomes more dramatic than reality TV?
As the devoted carer for famous antique expert Harold Kershaw, Karrie Morgan was always happy to keep a professional distance from his four spoilt grown-up children, who rarely made time for their father. But then a surprise involving Harold’s Will means Karrie is flung headlong into a press scandal, and into the chaotic world of the surviving Kershaws.
With the support of her trusted childhood friend Andrew, mild-mannered Karrie must face down ruthless ice queen Portia, master manipulator Gabriel, Botox fanatic Arabella, and ladies’ man Rafe, star of reality TV show Raised in Richmond … although perhaps not as fake and flashy as he initially seems?
As vicious rumours circulate and Karrie’s past comes back to haunt her, she struggles to know who to trust. Can she keep up with the Kershaws’ schemes?'

This is the fourth book in Helen's Spotlight series, this is a series I have thoroughly enjoyed. You can find my reviews on the first, second and third books here. I couldn't wait to read this story the moment it popped into my Kindle Libary.

This is the story of Karrie, Rafe & Andrew, their story is told over the course 21 Chapters plus a Prologue and Epilogue. This story has a strong start from the moment the Prologue starts. It immediately intrigues readers and makes them wonder exactly how is this book going to unfold. 

When it comes to the main characters, one of the brilliant parts of this book is that the point of view switches between these three. Although there are many background characters for readers to be introduced to. The main three is Karrie, Rafe and Andrew. 

Now Karrie and Andrew have this amazing friendship that started when they were kids. Now they are grown up it's brilliant to see what their friendship is now. Rafe has his own character development and secrets. The Rafe the readers get to know when you are in his point of view is the opposite to the one betrayed by the other characters. 

Throughout this book there are some beautiful descriptions of not only the locations where the story takes place but also of the other characters. These descriptions make it easy for readers to pictures both the places and the characters in their mind. 

Now let me tell you about the Author Helen Buckley. Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer, to turn daydreams into books. She is fascinated by fame, in love with Happy Ever Afters, and enthralled by slow-burn romances. She squeezes in time to write around looking after he two sons.  

Overall this is a brilliant addition to this series. One hope I have is that Rafe gets to find his happily ever after in the future. I wonder if we have seen the last of the Spotlight Series, this reader certainly hopes not. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time




Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Blog Tour: Winning Back His Duchess by Amanda McCabe*


'An invitation to Venice…

To save their marriage!

Suggesting divorce to her estranged husband Jamie, Duke of Byson, takes all Rose Wilkins’s courage. Years of distance and heartbreak have taken a toll—she needs a new start. But Jamie won’t hear of divorce, for the scandal alone. His counter-offer: a trip to Venice. Might discovering Venice’s delights together rekindle the still-simmering desire that drew Rose to Jamie as a starry-eyed young American heiress?'

This is the story of the third and final Wilkins sister Rose and her husband Jamie. Their story is unique and told over the course of 21 Chapters as well as a Prologue and Epilogue. This is the third book in 'The Dollar Duchesses' series. 

Rose and Jamie's story is unique in the sense that they are already married at the beginning of this book. Instead of this being a book based solely on their courtship it is instead based on their marriage, both the pitfalls as well as the highs. The book concentrates on whether Rose and Jamie can get back what they had when they first married. 

Throughout this story the reader learns what this couple has faced throughout the beginning of this marriage. They get to see the good and the bad from both points of view. The reader is taken on a journey to discover whether what these two want for their future is feasible and whether its what they both want. 

Throughout the course of the book, the reader is given the opportunity to see the story from both Rose and Jamie's point of view as it switches. They also get to discover things before the other person in the marriage finds out. 

This is a book all about whether it is possible to fix something that is broken. Whether the past can be healed or whether things need to stay firmly in the past. 

Now let me tell you about the Author Amanda McCabe, who wrote her first romance at the tender age of sixteen, it was a vast historical epic starring all her friends as characters. It was written in secret during her algebra class; her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject. She may have never used algebra since but her books have been nominated for many awards including the RTA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National readers Choice Award and the Holt Medallion. She currently lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, her wonderful husband and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections. When she is not reading or writing, you can find Amanda taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs and watching the Food Network (even though she doesn't cook). Amanda also writes for Grand Central Publishing as Laurel McKee, the Elizabethan Mystery series as Amanda Carmack and the Manor Cat Mystery Series as Eliza Casey.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have read of the books in this series and will certainly be going to get missing book from the series. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Although readers may find themselves buying the rest of the series once they have read this story. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time



Monday, 4 April 2022

Review: Two For Boarding by Lasairiona McMaster*


'Disarming. Dirty. Dominant.
Easygoing defenseman Austin Morgan doesn’t want for much. Trust fund kid, skilled fighter, and talented hockey player in the peak of his physical prime, life is pretty much going his way…
All except for the sudden breakup of a long-term relationship which has shaken his very identity as a Dom. Until he can trust himself again, relationships are off the cards. But when the team trainer Mackenzie Abbott draws him into her orbit, he can’t get her out of his mind. Not only is she all-the-way vanilla, but they work together, she’s off limits… and she has her own secrets.
Can he learn to trust her enough to accept her into his world? Or will the hidden past she can’t escape ruin it all?'

So we are back with the fourth book in the Minnesota Snow Pirates series, I for one am so happy to be back with these guys. It has got to the point that if this was a real team I would be their number 1 fan. In this instalment of the series we are looking at Austin who is equal parts kinky and gorgeous. Austin is the type of book boyfriend that will make you braid your hair and kneel in front awaiting further instructions, and ready to say 'Yes Sir' at the drop of the hat. 

Austin and Kenzie's story is told over the course of 29 Chapters plus a Prologue and Epilogue. This is a great length for a book, personally I wanted more but that is more to do with me falling for my new book boyfriend than the actual story. 

Now I need to talk about the whole book and not just Austin, because if I stay on the topic of Austin any longer this is going to be a fanfic not a review. So let's move on.

One thing this book has that I completely adored is the friendship that Mackenzie and Austin have. Within just the Prologue the reader gets to see just how great of a friend Paige is to Mackenzie. This only strengthens as you move through the book and meet the other lady in this group of 'badass bitch best friends' Addison. I'm lowkey hoping these two get their own stories but it is not just Mackenzie's friends that are amazing in this book, it's Austin's too. Yes most of Austin's friends that you meet are the Snow Pirates but it just shows you how great this friendship really is. 

This book managed to get me excited and anxious for the rest of the story just from the Prologue. The Prologue that is basically the meet cute for Mackenzie and Austin. From this moment I was absorbed into this story and this relationship. 

Mackenzie has a bit of a mysterious past, that slowly comes to light throughout the book. This past does have some Trigger Warnings for readers. Now although her past contains some sensitive topics, the author has navigated her way through it with skill and compassion. 

I found that this book also had a slight educational feel when it came to the world of BDSM. Mackenzie, like this reader, is a vanilla girl, whereas Austin is anything but Vanilla. As these two delve into the BDSM world things are explained to the reader in enough detail that they know exactly what is going on at all times. This whole aspect of BDSM really takes those sexy scenes to another level. A level that was even more delicious than normal. 

Now this book isn't just full of fun friendships groups, BDSM sexy scenes and sensitive topics. It also holds those all important LOL moments that readers adore. Some of these moments even appear during the verbal foreplay that our main characters seem to enjoy just as much as readers will. 

Overall this was another book that Lasairiona excelled with. Its beautifully written, amazing characters and a story that readers get sucked into. As much as I want Lasairiona to enjoy Publication Day and everything this book brings, I personally can't wait until book 5 is released. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time



Saturday, 2 April 2022

Blog Tour: The Knight's Tempting Ally by Ella Matthews*


'A knight’s enemy
Becomes his closest ally…
Knight Theo Glenville will do whatever it takes to discover who’s plotting against his King. So befriending—and even romancing—his target’s middle daughter, Medea, is merely part of his sworn duty. But what isn’t? Falling under the spell of a woman who’s anything but plain in his eyes! Yet every day they become closer, the more torn he is between his allegiance to king or his heart…'

This is the story of Theo and Medea, their story is told over the course of 16 Chapters (+Epilogue). Thorough out the course of their story the reader is taken on a tale of an intriguing mystery of sorts. One where they have to figure out who did what and whether or not these two characters will end up together. 

This book is easy to get stuck into, readers will find themselves caught up in the chemistry between the main characters. Not only that both Theo and Medea are gun shy when it comes to relationships and although all is revealed in this book, readers will enjoy the journey you take to finding out why.

Now let me tell you about the Author Ella Matthews, who works and lives in South Wales. When she isn’t thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and two children. Though she probably still be thinking about heros but pretending to be interested in everyone else. 

Overall readers will fall in love with this book for many reasons. Whether it’s the chemistry between the main characters or the intrigue with the story. There are a number of reasons readers will love this story. This book is well written and easy for readers to get stuck into. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time