Gash by Sam Crescent

Gash by Sam Crescent

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Nine years ago, Gash was sent to prison on false rape and murder charges. He put the club first, but now it’s time for him to get his revenge. There’s one woman from his past who may have all the answers: Charlotte. But is she also to blame for his imprisonment?

From the first moment Charlotte saw Gash, she fell in love with him. He was a hardened biker, but she saw something inside him that touched her heart. Now time has damaged both of them, and neither is the same. As they dig deeper into the past, Gash realizes Charlotte is not guilty and was hurt, too, by his enemies. Revenge matters even more now, for her sake, and now that Charlotte is in his life, he’s not going to let her go.

When their enemy’s identity is revealed, will Gash risk Charlotte’s life, or will he let Master go to protect the woman he loves?

I give this book 5 stars

I enjoyed this book from the beginning and especially to the end, I did dislike Gash from the previous books especially at the end of the last book in this series when he confronted Charlotte and Charlotte made my heart break in this book especially when her backstory got told about how she lost their baby and Gash I did warm up to despite his past with Charlotte and her flatmate.
I liked both of their backstories and how Charlotte became more stronger and how she wanted revenge on the same people that Gash wanted revenge on, I liked how all the characters from the previous books were in it and that they all had big parts in this book, I did guess who Master was throughout the book so I wasn’t shocked and I can’t wait until he eventually gets his comeuppance and I couldn’t believe the ending it ended on such a cliffhanger and now I want to read the rest.

 

 

My Kind of Dirty by Sam Crescent

My Kind of Dirty by Sam Crescent

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Grace has left behind an abusive ex and moved back to the town where she grew up, only to find it has been taken over by the Dirty Fuckers MC. But they’re not dangerous, and she even finds it enjoyable to work in the diner they own. However, one member is determined to become more than just a customer.

The last time Drake fell for a woman, he ended up with an STI, and being the laughingstock of the club. Grace is different. She’s not after his cock or looking to be part of the club. They start an unusual friendship, but neither can deny the attraction between them. Still, Grace’s fears, left over from her time with her ex, haunt her.

When Drake can’t take it anymore, he doesn’t give Grace the chance to deny him. The problem is one time is not going to be enough. He wants her by his side, as his old lady, and he’ll stop at nothing until he gets her. Will Grace finally admit her feelings, or will Drake be left out in the cold?

I give this book 5 stars

I enjoyed this book, I liked the chemistry between Drake and Grace and how Drake was patient with her seeing as she was still emotionally scarred over her previous relationship and I liked seeing how they became friends and then slowly started becoming more than just friends.
I liked the little cameo where knuckles appeared and I’m pleased there was no drama and very little angst as I thought there was just enough with Grace’s past aswell as the trouble the other female characters are in when it comes to the men lol. I liked the ending I thought it wasn’t too rushed aswell as the epilogue and I liked seeing how the book is left open so I’ll be keeping a lookout for the next story which I’m already looking forward too and
I enjoyed reading about the other characters in the book, it’s making me wanting to read more particularly about Chloe and Richard.

Beyond Repair by Susie Tate

Beyond Repair by Susie Tate

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Everybody loves Katie; with her bubbly personality, her beauty, her never-ending supply of care and support for her patients and friends, and her huge sense of fun, there’s very little to dislike. Yes, she’s a bit scatty, she tends not to sweat the small stuff (like an engine light on her dashboard – that is until her Mini won’t actually start any more), and she can talk the hind legs off a donkey, but none of that stops most people from thinking she’s pretty damn adorable.
Well, most people, other than Sam, that is.

Sam is anything but bubbly. His surly demeanour is the complete opposite of Katie’s, and over the six years that she’s known him one thing has become very clear: Sam cannot stand her. The fact that he makes her nervous doesn’t help the situation. Around Sam her verbal diarrhoea seems ten times worse, the snort that she tries to hold in when she laughs refuses to be suppressed, and her clumsiness assumes clown-like proportions.

If only he weren’t quite so intimidating, she might be able to act like a normal human being, but his sheer masculine beauty is enough to throw her off before she’s even spoken to him. Then there’s the fact that he looks at her like she’s something he’s scraped off his shoe. The combination is enough to short-circuit her brain.

Katie may be bubbly and bright but unfortunately her past is not, and it’s started leaking into her present. She hides her fear from her friends as they have problems of their own, but when Sam finds out the potential danger she’s in, for some reason he is furious.

Then again, there’s a reason Sam is the way he is. He has his own demons to contend with. Shutting himself off and burying his pain has been working well for him over the last six years since leaving the Special Forces, so the last thing he wants is to spend any time with the one woman that cuts through the numbness he surrounds himself with and actually makes him feel again. But he simply can’t stand by if Katie is in danger; he can’t allow her to be hurt. Unfortunately there are other ways to be hurt, and by getting closer to Katie, Sam may inflict more damage than her past ever could.

Because Sam is damaged, and some things are beyond repair.

I give this book 5 stars

This story had me hooked from the beginning to the end and I’ve only just managed to put it down as I’ve just finished reading it, I liked both the H and h Sam and Katie and I liked the different storylines about each others pasts, Katie made me laugh as I could just see her riding her scooter and I enjoyed the banter between her and her gay bff Russell and the antics with Sarah’s kids but I did feel for her at the beginning and I could feel her humiliation which made me dislike Sam just a little but I wasn’t going to judge him yet as the story had just started and I knew there was more to him.
I liked how Sam became protective over Katie because of the threatening letters and how he had liked her all along despite basically proving to her again and again that he disliked her from the very first moment they met which was six years ago, I liked reading about Goodie and I’m looking forward to reading her story, I liked the background setting as unlike the last two books the story wasn’t set in a hospital and she seemed to work more in the community.
I liked that the book wasn’t full of darkness seeing as both Katie and Sam have had a dark past, I liked the chemistry between them and I was on the edge of my seat when Katie’s past came out and how Katie had to confront her evil ex, I liked Sam and I liked that despite him having PTSD and constantly going all hot and cold on katie he was always there for her despite him going away for a while and then to be seen on the front page of a magazine with the actress he was dating in the beginning but I liked how he explained how he got to be on the magazine and how it was all innocent.
I liked how Katie was bubbly and was most of the time in her little world because she contrasted to Sam’s darkness also I enjoyed how the story went on you got to meet more of the characters from the last two books and also Sam’s parents and sister which was refreshing, I liked seeing Sam go all posessive over katie and I was pleased that the drama over her evil ex didn’t drag on and how his part had ended satisfying, I did agree with Sam though when he had a bit of a breakdown and began to tell Katie that she was clueless as to not see what her boyfriend was up to all them years ago though.
I liked that there wasn’t much drama with Lydia who he dated at the beginning and I really enjoyed the ending especially the epilogue.

 

 

Sheikh’s Untouched Woman by Kylie Knight

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Serena O’Brien was a young idealistic student finishing up her degree in Paris. She was looking for an adventure, what she found instead was a deliciously exotic man who taught her everything about love, sex and men and then he took it all away. She makes a new life for herself far away, resigned to living a life without her true love.
When her boyfriend Raffir al-Jazzari Crown Prince of Maju-ul tells her he must take a wife, she mistakenly assumes she will be that wife. Raffir explains that a man does not marry his mistress so she packs her bags and flees Paris without telling him of her love for him or the other secret she carries. A year later, a chance meeting brings the former loves together again but nothing is the same.
Will Serena tell Raffir the secret she’s carried alone since they parted? Can he convince Serena he’s a changed man and this time he’s looking for forever? 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Unlike some books I have read which has a similar storyline I’m pleased that in this one she had a backbone and it was him that was doing the chasing but without him finding out about her having his baby he would have happily married his bride.
I did like the ending how he wooed her but a little part of me was hoping she would make him suffer a little more lol.

A Cowboy in the Kitchen by Meg Maxwell

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Rancher West Montgomery thought he needed Annabel Hurley’s help just with cooking lessons. But the widowed dad required more than great culinary skills to secure custody of his young daughter. Her maternal grandparents wanted little Lucy in a more stable environment. What could be more perfect than West’s loving home with his new WIFE?

Marry West Montgomery? That had once been Annabel’s dream until West had up and wed someone else. But now the cowboy needed her help and was willing to save her family’s business in return. She’d do anything to keep Hurley’s Homestyle Kitchen open. Still, living in the same house with West, and adding his adorable daughter into the mix? Was this a recipe for another broken heart? 

I give this book 3 stars

I liked both the main characters West and Anabel in this book and I understood why West broke Anabel’s heart seven years because if she stayed she wouldn’t being able to what she wanted to do but I don’t really understand why he had to break her heart with the girl who bullied her despite him not knowing that Anabel got bullied by her and by doing that in his eyes he basically proved his parents right about him being no good as he got her pregnant and Anabel was still in love with him even after all that happened, I would have been happier seeing Anabel moving on and actually being in a relationship instead of comparing every man to him and I thought it was a bit repetitve the way they both kept having flashbacks about that night.
I liked West’s little girl aswell as Anabel’s grandmother but I wasn’t too keen on her grandparents at the beginning seeing as they believed that West was an unfit father but I could see it from their point of view and I understood but I also understood why West acted the way he did as he had just lost his wife but they grew on me as the story I went on.
I enjoyed the chemistry between Anabel and West and I enjoyed the marriage of convenience plot and how she got her way with going to Vegas and I liked the way Anabel’s grandmother plotted to keep them together and I liked reading about the town and the diner which makes me wish that there is actually a diner out there like that lol.
I liked the ending and how everything was nicely sorted but the epilogue I would have liked to seen what they were up to a few months down the line but I’m looking forward to reading the second book to see what happens next in Anabel’s family.
 

The Right Kind of Girl by Betty Neels

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A suitable wife?

Emma Trent had spent most of her life looking after other people, so it was a shock to encounter a man so determined to take care of her – Sir Paul Wyatt was fast becoming her very own guardian angel!
She was hardly in a position to turn down his proposal of marriage, even if it was motivated by convenience on his part. With her plain looks and practical nature, Emma knew her limitations, but longed for children of her own. Could the eminent surgeon be the answer to all her dreams?

I give this book 2 stars

I found this book to be a little frustrating than her other books, I found the H Paul very confusing, unlikable aswell as frustrating and I thought the h Emma was a bit of a doormat with him because he would do his own thing and she would be left on her own, I know it’s a marriage of convenience but I would like to see a bit of affection lol.
As usual we have the ow but this time she’s just a troublemaker who isn’t the ow but wants to be and she runs the orphanage where Emma goes to work part tine seeing as Paul leaves her on her own alot and Diana sees an opportunity to cause trouble by getting Emma to help some people who are stranded and when Paul finds out she tells him that Emma wanted to go on her own and not get an ambulance, so Paul and Emma argue and this is the point now where I really dislike Paul as he tells Emma that “Diana is worth a dozen of you”when she tries to explain abot what Diana really said and the only reason he eventually believes her is when a lady who works at the orphanage tells him that she overheard what had been said and that Diana had been lying.
Now I’m expecting him to come home to Emma and for him to apolgise and grovel to her but he doesn’t and somehow towards the end despite all the trouble the ow had caused she’s the one who is apologising to him when he tells her he’ll go to America on his own, I’m pleased there was a part where he goes and tells Diana what he thinks of her but I think he is one of the worst characters out of all Betty’s books for saying that to Emma and I would have liked to have seen Emma grow a backbone rather than choosing to be second best if he went with Diana.
I would have liked it better if she threw him out whilst explaining what had really happened, divorce him, let Diana know that’s all hers now and then marry someone who thinks she’s worth a dozen over any woman, I thought the ending as usual was very quick and I still didn’t see him apologise to her, not at all satisfying.

 

The Most Marvellous Summer by Betty Neels

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She had everything — everything but love

Matilda had beauty, charm, intelligence, a kind and generous nature–it was surprising that she was still single and uninvolved.

But despite any number of offers, she remained heart-whole and fancy-free. Until she met eminent surgeon James Scott-Thurlow. It was love at first sight for Matilda.


He was the only man she’d ever wanted to marry! But as luck would have it, James was already engaged–to the glamorous Rhoda. And it was clear he hadn’t fallen for Matilda… .

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

I always find Betty’s books a nice escapeism and this one was enjoyable, I liked how it was all set in the countryside and I like the H  James and the h Matilda and I enjoyed the beginning when they first meet in the church and it’s love at first sight for Matilda and I did find James a little confusing at times throughout the book as he was nice one second and the next he would be snarky to Matilda, I liked how she spoke her mine and especially when she decided she had enough of working for the not so nice Lady Fox, I disliked Rhoda whom James was engaged too but I thought her character wasn’t as bad as some in her other books because she wasn’t in it that much despite her being mentioned alot.
I did like the ending especially when James was trying to tell her something important and she wouldn’t listen to him and then how she was planning to escape so she wouldn’t know when he got married, the only thing that I would have enjoyed more reading about is Lady Fox and her reaction to that her daughter wasn’t going to get married first lol.

The Hasty Marriage by Betty Neels

thm bn bookcoverLaura had always been used to taking second place to her pretty younger sister, Joyce. If Joyce wanted something, she got it! It was, therefore, no surprise to Laura that when she fell in love with the attractive Dutch doctor Reilof van Meerum, he chose Joyce instead. But when Joyce walked out on him to marry another, richer man, Reilof asked “her” to marry him. He needed a wife, and Laura, it seemed, would do as well as anyone. So she accepted–but could she really expect to be happy with a man who did not love her?

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars

This book kind of took me out of my comfort zone, I’ve read Betty’s stories where the H is engaged to another woman which is fine because to the h that woman is a stranger and the H always ends up falling in love with the h and then he finds a way to break up that engagement and alls well that ends well but in this book I found it a bit uncomforting that he proposes to the h Laura’s spoilt little sister and when her sister elopes with another man, Laura who in my eyes has no dignity or pride decides to marry him in her sister’s place and he basically tells her that she is second best.
I would have been happier reading the book if Laura despite being in love with the H had just packed up everything she had and then tells the H that her sister belongs to him now and then she moves on to a better life and then marry someone who loves her and puts her first but as from what I’ve written above she doesn’t lol.
I did like that Laure had some backbone and that the H Reilof did get jealous when she made his friends with his younger partner, I didn’t like how she kept comparing to herself to her sister and it made me chuckle when Reilof tells Laura he basically married a similar woman to her sister years ago and yet he couldn’t see that history would have been repeating itself, he wasn’t very tactful towards her and most of the time he kept her down without knowing it and obviously her sister comes back and causes trouble which makes Laura eventually leave which I was happy about as I was hoping throughout the book that she would but Reilof eventually finds her and basically tells her she’s no longer second best and it’s a happy ending all round but I think in the future that if her sister came back free and single he would probably take her as his mistress because to me that what her sister is stereotyped as in these books lol

The Girl with Green Eyes by Betty Neels

tgwge bn book coverLucy is happy at home–if only she could find Mr. Right to share it with. When the attractive, eminent pediatrician William Thurloe comes into her life, he’s the answer to her dreams. But why would he be interested in her?

3 out of 5 stars

This book I liked but not as much as her others, I couldn’t really see the chemistry between the h Lucy and H William and I thought he spent most of the time with the ow Fiona than with Lucy despite him falling in love with her, I would have liked to have seen him woo Lucy.
I did like the explanation he gave her towards the end that Fiona meant nothing to him and was all about having fun and taking her out whenever he got bored but all I could think was he must have been bored all the time considering the amount of time he spent with her lol and I wished Lucy did actually try and move on but she spent most of the time plotting ways in how to marry him but I did like near the end when he got a taste of his own medicine when he got falsely told that she was going to marry another man despite himself proposing to her beforehand.
I liked Lucy but she was always putting herself down and I thought she was a little on the stalker side lol and I found her family condescending especially about the orphanage where she worked at, I liked the ending especially where Fiona causes mischief but like all the others she wasn’t very clever, the ending wasn’t that satisfactory as it ended too quickly, I would have liked to have read about them going to her family and reading about their reactions but I’m happy that we did see Fiona’s reaction when she realised that no matter what William would never marry her.

 

Newborn Daddy by Judy Christenberry

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Ryan Nix knew all too well the joy of parenthood — and the pain of loss. So he vowed never to let himself feel anything again. Until he looked through a nursery window to find his name listed as the father of Emma Davenport’s newborn baby girl! What was he going to do now?

Sweet, lovely Emma knew what a risk she was taking when she fell fast and hard for a man who refused to open his heart. But her beautiful baby girl was proof that Ryan had let his guard down once. Maybe it was time for second chances…

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

This book I liked reading and I could see the chemistry between them and I liked the ending but I couldn’t really see him loving them the way he did with his first wife and son, I think he would keep comparing his first wife to his new wife as especially throughout the book when he kept reminding himself that they weren’t his real family.
I couldn’t really understand the quick turnaround he had though towards the h, I think it was more like a nervous breakdown due to the shock of being a father to an unexpected baby lol.