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Playing it Safe

 Playing it Safe

Sydney Smoke Rugby #7

Amy Andrews



Reviewed by Helen


Amy Andrews writes fabulous stories, she has a way with words that bring out the best in the characters and make them very easy for the reader to make friends with and this time in this awesome series we get to really know Donovan Bane and the turmoil that has been with him for many years and his plan for the future that will be turned upside down when Beckett walks into his life.

Donovan has a daughter that he loves but rugby is his life, for now he has kept his sexuality secret and plans to keep it that way till his career is over that is until he meets Beckett and his heart is pounding and his blood is running hot, never has he felt this way before and it appears the feeling is returned.

Beckett Stanton is proud to be gay and has never hidden the fact he is single at the moment and just started a new job at The Sydney Smoke and at a café at lunch time he meets Donovan and he is instantly attracted to this gorgeous man, Beck wants nothing more than to get him into his bed but he feels that something is holding Donovan back.

It was way too hard for either of these men to ignore the chemistry between them and Donovan is so determined to stay in the closet and he is so innocent in the ways of gay men and Beck wants nothing more than to help this awesome guy so friendship is what they start with and it is to be PG all the way, until it got too much and their emotions were flying and they came together.

This story is smoking hot, it sizzles but is so wonderfully written with such emotion and feeling as Amy Andrews does, I loved both Donovan and Beckett these guys are such loving caring guys and the love for each other brings so much joy, this is a story that I would highly recommend, I loved it.

My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review.
 4 stars
Published September 6th 2021 by Entangled: Brazen

Resisting the Firefighters

 Resisting the Firefighters

Three Book Complete Collection

Bad Boys of Baltown

Christine Phillips, Mel Teshco, Cathleen Ross



Reviewed by Helen


Three firefighters, three brothers and the women who win their hearts, set in the small town of Baltown in the Blue Mountains, these three stories are sizzling, steamy and filled with emotion as they journey to their HEA’s during a hot summer with the added danger of bush fires.

Resisting Tate Christina Phillips

Tate Thompson is the middle brother in the family and a firefighter, he enjoys woman and at this stage has no plans to settle down but when he meets Ruby and life as he knows it is going to change.

Ruby is in town caring for her great aunt she is single at the moment and not interested in changing that after her last boyfriend she is still coping with the loss of her firefighter father, but when she meets Tate her body is telling her differently.

Together they awesome in bed and they also find it easy to open up about their pasts, they fit together perfectly and the sensual pull is off the charts. I loved both Tate and Ruby a beautiful romance.

Resisting Lachlan Mel Teshco

Lachlan loves woman and enjoys their company but finding someone to settle down with no way that is until he meets his new neighbour Justine there is something about her that calls to him like never before and when he helps rescue her cat Garfield she seems to be putting off the same vibes.

Justine has moved to the small town to get over her past, a violent husband who dies in a house fire, but watching her new neighbour and the woman he brings home just maybe a fling with him will be perfect she is not looking for permanent.

Lachlan and Justine have a very hot and sexy fling but their hearts are saying more, they do get on so well but can Justine get over her fear to let Lachlan make her his forever? They are so good together.

Resisting Adam Cathleen Ross

This is a fabulous second chance romance, Adam is the youngest and gave his heart to Emma when they were at school but she left and broke his heart but he has never stopped loving her.

Emma has moved back to town and is running the farm with her cattle, she has matured a lot since she left four years ago, and she is stronger. With fire getting closer Adam arrives on her doorstep to tell her she has to get out before the fire arrives she needs to protect her cattle so goes but she is determined to stand up to Adam, but will she be able to protect her heart from the one person she has always loved.

There was a lot to open up about from their past if these two are to make a future together the sensual pull is still there and Emma is a much stronger person now and in bed the sparks fly and once the past is left behind these to fly to their HEA.

I thoroughly enjoyed all three of these stories, all are fabulously written and pulled me in gorgeous to die for heroes and heroines a little vulnerable but strong and loving. I do highly recommend this book, fabulous romances that left me smiling.

My thanks to the authors for my digital copy to read and review

5 stars
Expected publication: July 1st 2021


Chasing Gabby

Chasing Gabby

Stolen Hearts #3

Rania Battany

Chasing Gabby by Rania Battany

Reviewed by Helen

I have been looking forward to Gabby’s story so much, with the first two books in this series so emotionally charged I had a feeling that Gabby and Charlie’s story was going to be of the charts emotional and I wasn’t wrong wow what a story, these two have a battle to find the happiness they deserve, I hope you come along for the journey.

Gabby a beautiful person and a fabulous cook who is always eager to please everyone else but the pull she has for her friend Charlie is blowing her mind, she has kept herself for the one man that she loves, she has lost love before is it now time for her to find that one and only and to find the happiness she wants and to find a man who will understand her needs and someone who fits with her like a glove.

Charlie the one who never wanted love, after all look at his parent’s marriage, he is the party boy the one who goes from woman to woman, but as he gets to know Gabby better he is starting to lose control, he wants her so badly but he knows that she is a forever girl, is that what he really wants now, not only that this woman can cook like an angel and knows how to look after his needs it appears, maybe a time for a change for Charlie.

MS Battany digs deep into the heart and souls of her characters and pulls everything out for the readers to feel a connection with them, her stories are filled with emotion that runs deep. Gabby and Charlie were made for each other and their journey to a HEA is sensual, sexy and filled with lots of ups and downs, it is a story that I highly recommend, I recommend the series if you are looking for something that shows strong heroines and heroes to fall for very much.


5 stars

Published June 11th 2020

Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble

Credence #3

Amy Andrews

Asking for Trouble by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

I am loving this series, MS Andrews knows how to write a sexy, fun story that is sure to make any reader smile and sigh she has it down pat, and this one is so good, I chuckled, smiled and needed a fan as Della and Tucker learn a lot on their teacher, student journey to love, happiness and a fabulous HEA.

Della Munroe has been in Credence for three years now overcoming a past that left her very scared, she is doing well after being rescued by her brother Arlo who is the police chief, but the time has come for her to get her life together and find a man and she wants to learn it all find out what she has missed out on and decided Tinder is the way to go, the first date was not so good and she gets talking to Tucker, barman at the Lumberjack and with a push form Arlo, Tucker becomes Della’s wingman, he is sure to be safe to look after Della.

Tucker Daniels grew up in Credence and now runs the local bar he is well liked and best friends with Arlo and Drew, but when he accepts reluctantly to look after Della and help her, he needs to make sure she is safe but keep his heart and feelings well under control Della is off limits big time for a few reasons, but the longer they are together the harder that is to do and when she asks for help and to tutor her in the ways of a man and a woman he is powerless to say no.

The pages were burning up while reading this one it sizzles with sexy fun and heartfelt feelings and Tucker falls for his best friends sister, she is so off limits, but there is no help for the way she makes him feel and Della wow what she has been through and to come out the other end strong and knowing what she wants and goes out and gets it, and that was Tucker woohoo I was cheering her on.

I loved this story, truly it is lots of fun as well as sexy as, it is a beautiful romance and I loved being back in Credence and I look forward to more visits there, thank you MS Andrews another fabulous story one that I highly recommend.

5 stars


Published April 28th 2020 by Entangled: Amara

One Kiss from the King of Rock

One Kiss from the King of Rock

The One #2

Ainslie Paton

One Kiss from the King of Rock by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

I loved this second book in this series MS Paton has pulled out all the passion, the sizzle, the heat and the emotion for this second chance romance story, this time we get to see Evie Tice and rock star Jay Endicott, reignite what should never have been put out.

Evie is doing well with her management and social media business looking after rock bands including one that has her three brothers in it, managed by their father, ten years earlier there was another member Jay and he was the love of her life, but he left and now he is back and she is determined to not let him under her skin again, oh but that is easier said than done when they are in the same room together. A deal is made but there will be no kissing not matter how badly she burns for his lips.

Jay has returned home from The States after ten years away he is now in a band that pulls in thousands of fans and he and his band are set to play at a stadium with the band he used to be in as back up, that means he is going to be meeting up with the love of his life, the woman he never stopped loving, things are very tense and on edge but the desire for Evie is still there, can he get her out of his system with a short affair? Maybe but with strict conditions.

This story sizzles so much the feelings, heat and the angst that fly from the pages between them is will rock them and the reader, these two were so badly hurt ten years ago but the love is still there and Jay is determined to get Evie back, this involves some very hot and steamy nights together, with no kissing and a lot of talking and a couple of hiccups before they finally get the HEA they are meant to have. MS Paton wow this is another awesome read in this series your words are magical, the emotion, the love, the heat is amazing, thank you it left me smiling.

If you love a steamy, hot and sexy story with angst and emotion then this is one that I highly recommend, bring on book three, and can’t wait to get to know Grip.

5 stars

Published April 16th 2020 by Supervised by Cats

Undercover Billionaire

Undercover Billionaire

Amy Andrews

Undercover Billionaire by Amy Andrews

Reviewed by Helen

Amy Andrews knows how to write a sexy, steamy romance filled with emotion, her characters come to life so easily they are easy to make friends with, you feel their joy, their pain and their passion and this one was so very good, I do hope that you pick this one up and enjoy it as much as I did.

Ari Calliisthenes is part of a very wealthy family he is heir to a shipping line, he is going undercover on one of the cruise ships to investigate a few problems, falling for one of the staff was never on his list of things to do, but beautiful Australian Kelsey Armitage gets under his skin and into his emotions and leaving her behind is not going to happen.

Kelsey has been working on the cruise ships for seven years doing what she can to save enough money to purchase a place by the sea for her Mum and her, while on a beautiful Mediterranean cruise she meets a passenger who sets her heart on fire and for the first time she breaks the rules, for supposedly a one night stand.

The chemistry and electricity that sparks between Ari and Kelsey sets the pages on fire, but it was only meant to be about the sex, a one night stand neither of them counted on their feelings getting involved after what they had previously been through, but when cupid shoots his arrows no one is safe and Ari pulls out all strings to win the woman who has won his heart and Kelsey is the perfect partner for the brooding billionaire. I do love a great Cinderella tale and this is one that I highly recommend, if you like your stories with passion, steam and lots of emotions then this on one for you.

5 stars


Published March 31st 2020

One Night with the Sexiest man Alive

One Night With the Sexiest man Alive

The One #1

Ainslie Paton

One Night with the Sexiest Man Alive by Ainslie Paton

Reviewed by Helen

This is a sexy, steamy, witty and fabulous story. I loved getting to know the sexiest man alive contest winner, actor Haydn Delany and business owner Teela Carpenter, from their first meeting on a balcony in a hotel on Sydney Harbour the sparks flew and heat rose.

Teela runs a conference organizing company and is thrilled to have as special guest the sexiest man alive Haydn Delany at the event she is managing but when she has to give up her seat and miss meeting him and hearing him speak she takes some time out on a balcony on a hot and steamy Sydney evening, and when Haydn arrives the air gets steamier and a kiss on the hand well what can a girl say?

Hollywood star Haydn is in Australia trying to get some donations for the charity that he is trying to get moving, he is not looking for love or a HEA but when he meets this beautiful unassuming woman on a balcony and then later rescues her from a tropical rain storm, Haydn’s life as he knows it is going to be turned upside down by the sheer force of the need to spend time with Teela.

OMG what can I say, Haydn is the best hero wow how he makes love to a Teela and the caring he shows I loved him and Teela is strong and witty and gives her all to Haydn, a one night stand becomes a two night stand and a weekend where Teela is wooed by the sexiest man alive and Haydn loses his hear to her. MS Paton has written a story that had me cheering them on with the witty banter and the steamy and sensual journey to a beautiful HEA, I loved this one and very much looking forward to book 2.

5 stars


Published February 27th 2020 by Supervised by Cats