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

Burned

Burned

Viking Bastards MC #3

Christina Phillips

Burned by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This one is so good a second chance romance with a lot of hurt and pain in the past that was never spoken about but, ten years on both Ty and Jas have grown up Ty is now VP of The Bastards and Jas in an attorney fighting for the underdog in Florida, put them in the same room again and that passion and sizzle has never gone away but can they overcome the past for a future together this time round?

Jasmine O’Brien has returned to LA after the death of her mother she ran ten years before a scarred and hurt seventeen year old determined to leave the Bastards behind and become stronger and that is what she has done only running into Ty has her emotions running riot she needs to get him out of her system once and for all and one night or one week while she is in LA should do it or maybe not.

Tyson Jenson had given Jas everything back then and she up and left and he never really knew why as a member of the Bastards he got on with his life firm in the knowledge that he would never let another woman get to him the way Jas had and that was so true, but Jas is back now and she is still playing with his head and soul and when they decide that a week together is what they need the sex is amazing but he is losing himself to her again or did he ever get over her in the first place. Nonetheless he feels that Jas is keeping something from him something that he really should know.

I fell into this book, I fell for Ty from the start what a hero and Jas has come such a long way since she was seventeen and what she went through the strength that she shows is amazing, I loved seeing them open up to each other and let their passions and emotions out and when the truth does come out Ty is amazing and Jas is just beautiful with her caring and understanding. MS Phillips has bought these two to life on the pages and swept me into a gorgeous romance that left me feeling very happy indeed. This is one that I highly recommend a sizzling sexy romance that is very moving, one that is sure to keep you turning the pages.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 16th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)

Payback

Payback

Viking Bastards MC #2

Christina Phillips

Payback by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This is another fabulous instalment in this series, sexy, sensual and I devoured every word as we meet the woman that is going to stand up to Gage Reynolds and that she does, Amelia Davis is feisty and she knows how to look after herself, sit back and enjoy this one it is a real page turner.

We met Gage in the first book in this series tough Viking Bastard biker who runs the bar The Odin woman are good for one thing in his eyes that is until he meets Amelia when she is hired to work in the bar he is gobsmacked when he first meets her and having relationships with his staff is off limits so he is going to need to sack her so as he can have her in other ways but after a doozy of a time in the kitchen Gage is hooked or will complications come between them.

Amelia takes the job in the bar firstly she needs the money but more so to do some undercover work not for the books she writes although there could be a few men to help in that aspect but because of the death of her father Silver Wolves biker ten years before, she has been led to believe from a past acquaintance that something is going down. But when she meets her boss Cage well let say that all bets are off as she gets to know him and their time together in bed and out is off the charts until trouble arrives.

I loved both Cage and Amelia boy can she stand up to him I love her comebacks to him she is strong, feisty and gutsy and Cage has never felt this way about a woman before he has no idea what she is doing to him or who she really is, you see both of their fathers had a past and this is about to blow their relationship sky high, or will love bring them together? So many secrets to uncover and there is a lot of humour as well as fabulous banter throughout this one, I do highly recommend this one what a story woohoo thank you MS Phillips this one is a keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published May 1st 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC (first published April 7th 2017)

Unmasked

Unmasked

Stefanie London

Unmasked by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

This is one sinfully, sensual and sexy read, I practically inhaled this one, it is moving and emotional as Lainey Kline decides that it is time that she had one night at least with the man that she has always craved, her best friends brother Damian McKnight and she goes all out to have that night without him knowing who she is at the famous masked ball, will Cinderella win her man?

Lainey, Corinna and Imogen have been best friends forever but Lainey has always wanted to be more than friends with Corinna’s brother Damian over the years he has helped her out of a few disasters that she has gotten herself into, but he was only ever a friend and now Lainey has taken a job in London, she is a fabulous hairdresser but after an evening with her girlfriends she plots a plan to gate crash the masquerade ball and get her man and what a night it turns out to be leaving Damian at the end of the night alone.

Damian is a successful business man these days he has been hurt badly by his ex-wife and is determined to stay single but he has always felt a pull, a spark for Lainey but she is off limits he will not hurt his sister or her friend. When is pays a huge amount of money for a ticket to the masked ball chasing a new customer as some form of revenge he never thinks to be approached by a gorgeous woman in a mask this leads to a very sexy evening and then he is left alone but he has a compact now can he find the woman he was with.

This was a delicious story that had me turning the pages as I got to know Lainey and Damian two very special people Lainey who would often get herself into scapes to be someone else and Damian who kept his feelings locked up inside after what had happened to him but bring them together and Lainey just understood Damian so well and his need to protect and there is an explosion of love and a sensuality between them that cannot be denied woohoo MS London this story rocks I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance that will leave you smiling I am loving this new line from Harlequin, thank you.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare


Hooked

Hooked

Viking Bastards MC #1

Christina Phillips

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This is a scorching hot book and such a great story, we meet biker Zach who knows how to talk dirty and please a woman, but when he meets Grace classy woman from a whole different neighbourhood he has no idea what has hit him, she turns him upside down and as for Grace she is totally stunned at the feelings that sear through her body when she meets Zach. Make yourself comfortable for this ride lots of ups and downs in this one.

Grace comes from a very wealthy family she is the eldest daughter and as such does everything to please her family but she has had enough she breaks her engagement of four years and is on her way to her sisters when her car breaks down in a neighbourhood that she is not familiar with, walking into a bar is fate maybe but meeting Zach will open up another world for Grace, a world that shows how strong she is as well as love and the hottest sex ever.

Zach is a member of the Viking Bastards MC and has been a part of them basically since he was born they are everything to him as is his sister and brother, Zach has no intention of ever making a commitment to any woman, but when a gorgeous redhead walks in the bar that rainy night, his reaction is off the planet and one night is never going to be enough, she is burned into his mind, body and soul.

I loved this story two people from such totally different lifestyles who bond not just in the bedroom but with their emotions as well they are so good for each other, I loved Zach, gorgeous, strong and yes caring and Grace beautiful inside and out she could only see the good in Zach and they bought the best out in each other and yes it is one crazy sexy journey till they get to the HEA and what a HEA it is woohoo, first in a series and I can’t wait to read more.

4/5 stars for a great story
Published February 6th 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC