Playing House

Playing House

Sydney Smoke Rugby #5

Amy Andrews

Playing House by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

I am loving this series, MS Andrews has a way with words that is magical, she knows how to write steamy and fun and moving and fabulous. This is Bodie’s story, tough rugby player and Eleanor (Nell) farm girl and specialist seamstress, two very different people that see each other across a room and bang instant attraction sit back and enjoy this one.

Eleanor is a quiet twenty six year old female living on the farm and dreaming of life in the nineteenth century, she loves Austen and Heyer and sewing fabulous vintage dresses and underwear from that era, she is also the sister of Ryder one of the Sydney Smoke players and a quirky sister, not the beautiful one according to her, but when she is at Ryder’s engagement party she is spotted by the wall just hanging out by Bodie Sydney Some player, and there is a spark, and Eleanor’s life is about to change.

When Bodie notices the beautiful woman dressed in the gorgeous corset trying to hide behind the palm he is attracted to her like he hasn’t been in a long time and cannot resist making himself known to her, and he is most pleased when she agrees to meet him in his room for a night of pleasure, and woohoo what a night it is, but sadly she is gone in the morning and he is none the wiser how to get in contact with her because he wants more of Eleanor, 2 months later she rings him and wants to see him with a surprise and he is rather shocked as to who she is, he has crossed a line here but what can he do he is so drawn to her.

Eleanor and Bodie just melted me in this story, honestly I was laughing out loud as they started their very sensual and steamy journey of getting to know each other I loved the vintage underwear that Bodie loved as well, there of course are always ups and downs in any relationship and there is emotion and tears. I just love Eleanor so much what a girl, and Bodie has a hard time convincing Eleanor that he truly is in love with her and the way he does it OMG is just so good, don’t miss this one, it really is fabulous there was lots of laughter, tears and such joy and bliss, the clothing the references to Austen and Heyer the Victorian era I loved so much, MS Andrews you rocked this one I loved it.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published February 12th 2018 by Entangled: Brazen

Snatched

Snatched

Outlaw Warriors

Cathleen Ross

Snatched by Cathleen Ross

Reviewed by Helen

This is a steamy, sensual story, yes with lots of sex and it is a biker story and these guys are hard and can be very tough, they have names that are different, they really don’t like using their own names, but in this case Troy DeLance known as Beast has a heart a big one as he goes after his prospect’s sister Stacey for revenge and things are going to turn upside down for them both.

Stacey Martin is in New Orleans trying to sort out her father’s business after his death, Stacey has lived most of her life in New York with her Mum and Step-Dad, but she is determined to make something of her life and keep the business running, but of course life doesn’t always go to plan when her brother Brian (Animal) has done a runner with the daughter of the president of the biker club The Slayers, and she ends up in the hands of the gorgeous Beast, the enforcer from The Slayers.

Troy has returned from the middle east and is unsure where his future lies, but when his sister is kidnapped he goes out for revenge and taking another person’s sister for ransom is what he does, but he never thinks that his body will react to her the way it does, and as he gets to know her he realizes that it is not only her body he wants but this young woman is smart and classy and feisty. He takes on protective duty with her when there could be danger for her and their sex lives sends sparks through the universe.

MS Ross knows how to bring her characters to life on the pages not only with the steamy sex but with conversations that let us get to know them, and some lively arguments that lead to some sensual scenes, seeing their emotions and feeling them as these two strong people make their way to a HEA that has a lot of hurdles to cross making out with a biker is not always plain sailing, and meeting Beast’s pet was a bit hair-raising, if you are into erotic and moving stories then this is one for you.

4/5 stars for a great story

Expected publication: September 17th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)


Hard Deal

Hard Deal

Melbourne After Dark #2

Stefanie London

Hard Deal by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

I bow down to you MS London you steamed my glasses up and made me laugh in this fabulous instalment in this series, it is witty, funny and so very sensual it sizzles as Imogen Hargrove is seduced by the disreputable Caleb Allbrook in a journey to a HEA which left me so very happy, this is a story not to be missed.

Imogen works as PA to the head of The Allbrook company, she has been burnt badly by her ex-husband and finds it very hard to trust men, she can be very insecure, but at work she takes no nonsense from anyone even the boss’s son Caleb, he is one man she intends to stay away from even if her heart flutters at times when he is near. But when she suspects that her sister’s fiancé is two timing her Imogen makes it her business to do some investigating and this leads her to actually get help from non-other than Caleb.

Caleb has always been second best son in his family and seems to go out of his way to set his father off, the way he dresses, his socks are the best, and yes he has had many relationships none that have lasted but he is drawn to his father’s PA but she always seems to avoid him or has smarty pants answers, but one day he is determined to get to know her better, and when that chance happens at the masquerade ball when she literally falls at his feet, let the fun begin.

I savoured every word in this book, I laughed, I felt for Caleb at times with his position with his family, the emotions ran strong throughout, and the steamy, sensual seduction that played out as Caleb bought the insecure Imogen from grey to rainbow, and bought her back to what she was before her ex, got her to remember what enjoying life and sex is all about and to see them fall so much in love was such a pleasure woohoo I loved this story, I highly recommend this one, it just rocks, thank you MS London for another keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: September 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare

Total Control

Total Control

11th Hour #2

Jackie Ashenden

Total Control by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

I am loving this series and MS Ashenden has bought new meaning to the word awesome in this one, can I say WOW what a story, I could barely put this one down, a fabulous friends to lovers story with gun running criminals to be caught and helicopter pilot Kellan Blake and IT expert Sabrina Leighton teaming up to catch them, but they have to have a story to arrive at Kellan’s home and a fake engagement is just the thing although Sabrina is none too happy.

Kellan is an ex SEAL after being injured and given a release from them, he now works for semi legal 11th Hour group doing what he does best catching the bad guys, but when he is told to check out his own father he is not happy and is determined to prove his boss Jacob Night wrong, and he is not happy either that they are teaming him up with Sabrina who has been his best friend forever to help with the mission, emotions are going to run riot on this mission.

Sabrina works for 11th Hour as the best computer hacker there is, she is smart, quiet and has been in love with her best friend Kellan since she was ten years old, you see she lived with Kellan’s family after losing her mother and brothers in a terrible accident and the her father walked away and the Blake’s took her in. She has secrets that she has kept for a long time and now that she is back there as Kellan’s fake fiancé chasing bad guys can she keep her feelings intact or will she be hurt?

This story takes us on a very sensual and rocky road to a beautiful HEA Kellan is strong and a little bit alpha whereas Sabrina is stubborn, feisty and a little vulnerable and yes they have been best friends forever but Sabrina has loved Kellan for many years and is scared to open up to him and as for Kellan when he finally realizes that he does love Sabrina explosions happen. This story is fast paced, action packed and just awesome it rocks I loved it from the start and the ending fabulous (can’t wait for the next one in the series). Kellan gorgeous fabulous hero and Sabrina beautiful and so very caring are made for each other and MS Ashenden you have left this reader very happy.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story


Published June 26th 2018 by Kensington

Getting Lucky

Getting Lucky

Avril Tremayne

Getting Lucky by Avril Tremayne

Reviewed by Helen

I need to take a deep breathe before I write this review up, wow what a story a friends to lovers story, it is sexy, steamy, sensual and filled with humour and emotion, MS Tremayne you have knocked my socks off with this story, fabulous I loved it.

Romy Allen has decided that her body clock is ticking fast and it is time to have a baby, and now the decision for IVF and donor sperm is made when in steps her very best friend Matthew Carter her superhero to help he is more than happy do give up sperm and for Romy to use with a turkey baster so to speak, him in San Francisco and her in London this should be easy, or will it? When Romy arrives at his place with all the paper work needed for this to go ahead he decides to rip it up and go with the sensual pull between them and do things the normal way to fall pregnant and who doesn’t love an orgasm or two.

Matt has always just done things he is a wealthy entrepreneur makes decisions on the run and has had many, many one night stands sex is just sex to Matt but when his best friend Romy wants something so badly he will do whatever to make it happen for her, but having sex with Romy just once might just make him think that sex for sex not be enough for Matt anymore.

I just could not put this one down I inhaled and savoured every word in this story OMG Romy and Matt had loved each other for ten years but neither of them would step up and confront this love more so Matt whose childhood canned any thoughts of love being best and Romy comes from a totally opposite family, but the sensual pull between these two burns the pages up, both are so scared to lose that friendship that has meant so much to them. Yep this is one that should not be missed fabulously written moving and emotional I loved it thank you MS Tremayne for a keeper. I am loving this Dare line from Harlequin

5/5 stars for a fabulous story


Expected publication: August 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare

Burn Me Once

Burn Me Once

Clare Connelly

Burn Me Once by Clare Connelly

Reviewed by Helen

This book is smoking hot, steamy and sexy, it is a story of an affair that had rules there was to be just sex no dates no forever because heroine Ally Douglas had been there once and was not going back and hero rock star Ethan Ash was getting over the person he thought would be forever, so what happens when the rules are starting to get broken?

Ally is out with her best friends as normal on a Friday night in New York she has been single for a while now and is not looking to meet up with anyone but when she notices the hot Ethan rock star Ash nursing a drink in the bar the sparks fly when he starts chatting to her and trying to convince her to come back to his hotel, it takes a bit before Ally ends up going off with Ethan but off she goes in more ways than one.

Ethan is trying to come to terms with the fact that his ex of six years in now engaged to someone else and that maybe picking someone up will help him get over Sienna, he spots Ally in the bar and bang instant attraction he shouts them the next round of drinks and is doing his best to talk her into coming back to the hotel with him and agrees with some rules.

As Ethan and Ally spend more time together the more they learn about each other, their likes and dislikes but Ally is not very open about her past and is insistent on the rules that had been set but Ethan is starting to break them and Ally is enjoying her time with him, but she needs to put a stop to it but she can’t seem to help wanting to be with him not just in bed but they get on so well together. This is a must read lots of ups and downs but a beautiful story, and truly I loved Ethan what a hero he never gave up on Ally he fell in love and was determined to win her over and it took a bit to convince Ally that she too loved Ethan and that it was time to put her past behind her. Thank you MS Connelly for another fabulous story woohoo, I loved it, one that I highly recommend.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare

The Undercover Billionaire

The Undercover Billionaire

Tate Brothers #3

Jackie Ashenden

The Undercover Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

I have really enjoyed this series about three brothers all adopted, all SEALs and when their father dies they all have a mission and now we get Wolf’s story and his mission is one that is going to turn his heart and mind inside out as he goes after the family’s mortal enemy Cesare de Santis and this brings him a back to his friend Olivia de Santis, hang on to your seat as this journey has a few ups and downs.

Wolf is like a tight coil ready to spring forth he was bought up by Noah Tate his adoptive father to be a weapon for the family always told he had no brains leave that to his brothers so he infiltrates the de Santis household when he is young and kind of works at a double agent but in doing so he gets to know Oliva really well they become friends along the way and as the years pass they still exchange emails. However the time has come now for Wolf to complete his mission but this is going to be hard because of his one true friend Olivia, will he be able to get it done.

Olivia has been kept close to home by her father she lost her mother when young and her older brothers have now taken over the family business and practically disowned her father, she craves some love from her father and does what he wants her to do, but she has never forgotten Wolf the young boy she met years before the one person she could talk to the one person she fell for and now all these years later he kidnaps her and emotions flow and sparks fly as they fight a battle to get to the truth of a family feud that goes back years before.

This story had me really wanting to hit Wolf at times he could be frustrating but I totally understood with the upbringing he had he only ever wanted a family and his lousy father dangled it in front of him like a carrot, then there is Olivia and what strength and courage she shows as she suddenly seems to grow up and sees that she never stopped loving Wolf. Fury bought them together for the first time but wow their friendship stood firm through lies and heartbreak and danger to bring them together for true love and a future of bliss and a very sensual and moving HEA.

4/5 stars fro a great story

Published March 27th 2018 by St. Martin's Press