She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Zeenat Mahal

She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Zeenat Mahal

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Zoella didn’t know whether she was devastatingly happy or happily devastated.

Zoella has been in love with Fardeen Malik, her best friend’s gorgeous older brother, since she was ten, but he’s always seen her as a ‘good girl’—not his type—and he can barely remember her name. Besides, he’s engaged to a gorgeous leggy socialite, someone from the same rarefied social strata as the imposing Malik family. In short, Zoella has no chance with him.

Until a brutal accident leaves Fardeen scarred and disfigured, that is. Suddenly bereft of a fiancée, Fardeen is bitterly caustic, a shell of the man he used to be, a beast that has broken out of the fairy tale world he once lived in. And a twist of fate lands him his very own beauty—Zoella.

This man, however, is a far cry from the Fardeen of her dreams. Stripped of her illusions, Zoella creates her own twist in the fairy tale, beating him at his own game.

Zeenat Mahal explores themes of love, longing and arranged marriages in this modern, unusual interpretation of the old-age fairy tale.

I give this book 4 stars!

This book got me hooked me from the beginning, I loved all the characters but especially the two main characters Fardeen and Zoella and I loved the beauty and the beast theme.
I felt that Fardeen after the accident that disfigured him had changed him a lot and I liked Zoella and how strong she was despite everything that was happening between her and Fardeen.
I liked the marriage of convenience theme and how there was a bit of angst and betrayal here and there and I enjoyed reading from both their points of views.slmhlmn-zm-bookcover

Christopher and Jaime (Pianos and Promises) by Jennifer Peel

Christopher and Jaime (Pianos and Promises) by Jennifer Peel

caj-jp-bookcoverJaime Seger has two goals in life: marry her best friend, the man that owns her heart and soul, and buy her very own grand piano. But Christopher McKay, who has no idea Jaime’s been in love with him since she was eleven years old, never gets the memo and marries someone else.

When Christopher’s wife dies, Jamie finds herself helping him raise his young daughter. A year later, she is on the other end of a very unlikely proposal, promising everything she thought she ever wanted.

But will Christopher help Jaime finally realize both of her dreams, or will she only be left with broken promises?

I give this book 4 stars!

This book I enjoyed reading, I liked reading the flashbacks of Jaime’s and Christopher’s life and I’m happy that there was a little angst in there, I like the from friends to lovers theme and this was no different.
I liked the background of how Jaime and Christopher were childhood friends and Jamie had a longtime crush on Christopher which wasn’t reciporated as Christopher went onto marry Bianca and had a little girl named Allie with her, I’m pleased that Jaime did at least try to move on by travelling the world and dating but she comes back when Bianca dies and she becomes Allie’s nanny and a mother figure to her.
At this point of the book I was actually hoping that when she said she was going to leave to other stuff that she actually would but Christoper persuades her to marry him and she does and now two years later she wants a divorce she’s realised that he doesn’t love her the way he used to love his first wife.
I liked how Jaime became strong at this point as Christopher ends up in an accident and he needs Jamie more than ever and she finds his journal which at times when Jamie was reading it I thought Christopher had no backbone when it came to his first wife and he could only be himself with Jamie and my heart broke for her at times but I liked reading the flashbacks and reading his thoughts and seeing how he actually felt for Jamie and there were some parts that made me happy and sad.
I liked how Chrstopher tried to stop the divorce from happening and I enjoyed the ending and even though everything was all wrapped up and the story didn’t drag on I could have happily read more but I’m looking forward to reading the next story in this series.

Homestands (Chicago Wind #1) by Sally Bradley

Homestands (Chicago Wind #1) by Sally Bradley

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A broken marriage. A fatherless boy. A past that won’t let go.

When baseball star Mike Connor stumbles across his ex-wife six years after their divorce, he’s stunned to find that she’s the mother of a kindergartner who wears his jersey. And shares his last name.

The last thing Meg Connor wants is to be around Mike. After all, he was the one who hurt and abandoned her. But she can’t deny him—or their son—time together to build a relationship, which means Mike is around too often, reminding her of why she fell in love with him so long ago. If only she could forget their past… The painful and the good.

Between their guilt and closely held hurts, Meg and Mike struggle against each other, their feelings, and God as they fight their own desires for the future, a future that might never happen when the past that tore them apart collides with their present.

I give this book 2 stars!

I would have given this book 5 stars if the the H Mike didn’t cheat on his ex wife and then later on he finds out that he fathered a child with the ow and if Meg the h his ex wife had decided not to take him back.
I didn’t like how it was his last girlfriend that persuaded him to see Meg and that Meg had his child and didn’t tell him, I didn’t like how he took his ex girlfriend to an event that was going to be televised and for Meg to see him holding hands with her, I thought he wasn’t serious in winning her back by doing that despite that Meg didn’t want to go with him.
I was happy that Meg divorced him after the affair as he would have carried on having affairs seeing as he was a bit of a playboy despite that not being mentioned in the book.
I liked the sport theme seeing as Mike was a baseball player and I liked their little boy Terrell and the relationship he had with his dad despite only meeting him, I liked the suspense that played around Mike and I guessed earlier on what was going on with the ow so I wasn’t shocked.
I didn’t like how his ex wife blamed herself for his affair and I didn’t like how she quickly forgave him and easily accepted his child with the ow and in no way did he grovel and I was in a way hoping that she would find peace and happiness because it was afterall a christian romance theme and she did but I hoped she wouldn’t take him back but the book was all about forgiveness.

Tuesday (Timeless #2) by E.L. Todd

Tuesday (Timeless #2) by E.L. Todd

F e.l. t book cover Getting over Hawke is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

I couldn’t breathe, sleep, or eat. Every day was more agonizing than the one that followed. But somehow, after two years of suffering, I finally got back on my feet.

And I moved on.

Now I’m living in the city and running my own bakery. Life is good again. I’m surrounded by good friends that I love, and every day is even better than the last.

Until everything changes.

Now I have to face him after two years of silence. I have to look him in the eye and act like he has no effect on me. I have to hold my head high and pretend he didn’t shatter me into a million pieces.

I have to act like he doesn’t mean a damn thing to me.

Can I fool him? Can I fool myself?

I give this book 3 stars!

After reading their last book I wanted to find out what would happened to Hawke and Francesca and if they would ever get back together and now after reading this book I feel like I’ve being on a rollercoaster there were so many ups and downs lol.
I liked how Francesca did try and move on despite only having feelings for Hawke and basically telling Kyle the man who she’s casually seeing that Hawke would always be her soul mate no matter what and that did leave a bad taste in my mouth because in a way I was rooting for them to get together properly and for her to forget about Hawke but she basically pined for him throughout the book depsite her putting a tough face whenever she was in his presence or when she bumped into one of his lady friends coming out of his apartment, I didn’t like how she used Kyle and how only she went to meet his family when she found out that Hawke had been sleeping about.

As for Hawke I wasn’t really keen on him as it seemed to me that he finished her quickly but I understood why due to his past and his family background but I didn’t like reading about him sleeping around whilst not having a care in the world about how she was feeling and then getting all jealous when he found out she had a boyfriend, I didn’t get that he spent all the whole time saying that he was bad for her when in the second half of the book he was always around her and Francesca was quick to jump into bed with him.

I enjoyed the ending with Axel and Marie I was happy to see that their story is wrapped up but for Hawke and Francesca this more of a HFN.

 

Winter’s Touch (The Last Riders #8) by Jamie Begley

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As president of The Last Riders, Viper’s only fear was losing his wife. After all, he had almost lost her once before.

As wife to the president, Winter lived in fear every day: fear that a club enemy would take Viper from her, fear that one of the club women would tempt him to stray, fear that she wasn’t enough of a woman for him. One thing Winter didn’t fear was risking everything to carry her husband’s child, even her health, yet Viper refused to take the chance.

Losing hope, Winter made one last ditch effort, determined to make Viper realize that some things were worth fighting for besides the club.

I give this book 4 stars!

 I liked this book as I did with all her others as it sucked me in from the start, I once again liked Winter and Viper but not so much Viper near the beginning especially when it came to the new club whore Sasha who kept trying to come between Winter and Viper especially when he kept putting Sasha first and humiliating Winter in the process, I felt for Winter when she saw Viper and Sasha together alot but a part of me did think that there was more to it and I was right and I liked that it was all to do with Viper secretly building a house for Winter and Sasha was the interior designer for it but I think Sasha will try and cause more trouble throughout the rest of the books.
I liked the pregnancy storyline and one part had me on the edge of my seat, I liked the parts with Killyama but yet again not so much with Train as I thought he was a little too slutty but not with Killyama and they didn’t really interact in this book so I’m curious to see how their book goes, I’m hoping in their story that he will have to fight for her and that she won’t give in too quickly.
I enjoyed the epilogues and I’m hoping there will be stories to do with the next generation.

Forbidden Indulgences by Terry Towers

Forbidden Indulgences by Terry Towers

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Before leaving for college Ivy Sullivan took a chance and opened her heart to her close friend and town heartthrob, Ethan Rogue. His rejection had been swift and devastating. He didn’t need to tell her the reason for his rejection; she was the chubby girl, a fun girl to hang out with, but not girlfriend material.

One rejection – weight gone – now could she be the sexy woman she always dreamed of?

But Ethan’s rejection gave Ivy the motivation to reinvent herself and she comes back to her hometown with one goal in mind – revenge. She’s determined to show Ethan and his best friend Trey, both of whom were notorious for breaking the hearts of every woman they dated, what it feels like be treated as insignificant.

There’s only one problem … Ivy isn’t the only one who has changed.

Now both firefighters, Ethan and Trey have changed. They’re no longer the arrogant jocks they used to be, but sexy, caring men who are genuinely looking for a woman to share their lives with. And they have both set their sights on Ivy. While the old Ivy would have spent days agonizing over which hot guy she wanted this is no longer the case, because Ivy knows ….

She wants them both!

I give this book 2 stars!

I thought the h Ivy at the beginning was a little childish when Etahn knocked her back and I could understand why he did it in a way seeing as she was going to college and he wouldn’t see her and he wasn’t ready on settling down but even then I couldn’t see the chemistry between her and Ethan and I thought the story would begin more than just 15 months later because I thought the characters might delevop and grow a bit more but that is where the story begins.
Straight away from there I thought Ethan and Trey were very shallow and I would have liked to have seen Ivy be a little more curvy and I thought the plot she made up to seduce Ethan and then dump him was extremely childish, Personally I would have liked to seen her move on with someone completely different and then watch Ethan get jealous more than Trey.
The sex scenes were steamy but a bit unbelievable seeing as the three of them were complete novices to menages and they automatically knew what to do when the time came, I thought the scene where her so called best friend came in and admitted her little secret to Ivy was untasteful and I would have liked to have seen Ivy lay into her a little about that seeing as he bff knew her feeling towards Ethan and she goes and does that with him, so not good especially when she confronts Ethan about it and he makes excuses about it.
I liked the ending but I think it was more a hfn than hea, I would like to see a sequel to see where they go and if she puts a little weight on to see whether they are no longer shallow or not.

 

The Midwife’s Marriage Proposal by Sarah Morgan

The Midwife’s Marriage Proposal by Sarah Morgan

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Obstetrician Tom Hunter last saw Sally Jenner when he broke off their relationship to concentrate on his career. Hurt and confused, Sally had left the Lake District.

Now she’s back — working in Tom’s department as the new midwife, and on dangerous assignments with him and the mountain rescue team.

Caught up amid the drama of saving lives,Tom realizes he wants Sally back in his life. But Sally refuses to risk her heart a second time. She’ll settle for an affair, but Tom has decided that this time he wants it all.

Lakeside Mountain Rescue — romance and drama that will keep you on the edge!

I give this book 4 stars!

I wasn’t so keen on Tom in the beginning of this story and personally I thought he left her all them years ago as an excuse so he could move on with other girls as he was caught on a date after dumping Sally, I would have liked to have known more about that bit as he told her later on that it wasn’t what it looked like.
I liked the medical theme of the story and the other characters that surrounded them, I liked how Sally was strong but yet she hadn’t moved on from him whilst he had moved on quite a few times from what I got from the story, I liked how he was trying everything to get her back and she was persistent.
I was expecting the woman who had a crush on him to stir a little trouble so it was refreshing to see that there was very little drama there.
Overall I thought it was a good read.

 

Kayla’s Cowboy by Callie Endicott

Kayla’s Cowboy by Callie Endicott

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It’s never too late…right?

Kayla Anderson is never going back to Montana. At least, that was the plan. But when her teenage son runs away to meet his great-grandparents, she ends up back in Schuyler…face to face with her high school sweetheart, rancher Jackson McGregor. It’s complicated doesn’t quite cover it, especially since Alex happens to be Jackson’s son, too. Alex and his dad couldn’t be more different, but Jackson will do anything to connect with his boy. And suddenly old wounds pale beside the possibility of a second chance under the wide Montana sky…

I give this book 4 stars!

This book I enjoyed reading, I liked Kayla from the beginning but Jackson took me a little to warm up to seeing as he what he did to her in the past and when they meet again as Alex decides to leave home to visig his great grandparents for the first time whilst not knowing his biological dad lives there and Kayla goes after him and when she meets Jackson and tells him about Alex he basically blames her even though he was the one who denied the baby and went onto marry his on/off girlfriend who was pregnant too.
I liked the background of the story and I found it realistivc in when Jackson first sees his son Alex and his son doesn’t is very wary about getting to know him as he was bought up with another man whom he called dad and even then his adoptive dad wasn’t really there for him as such.
I liked Dee Dee his younger sister and Morgan who was Alex’s daughter, I liked reading how the three got on together with very little rivalry, I liked Kayla and I thought she was the strongest one out of her and Jackson.
I did like the chemistry between the two of them but I thought Jackson did a pretty fast turnabout as throughout the book he was more carefree when it came to women despite not trusting them and then all of a sudden he was chasing Kayla and wanting to marry her.
I liked the ending but I was hoping for an epilogue.

 

 

Glitter on the Web by Ginger Voight

Glitter on the Web by Ginger Voight

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After Eli Blake’s viral video “Big Girl/Big Heart” shoots him right to the top of the charts, he rises to fame shamelessly tapping into this niche. Because of his striking good looks, all his faithful groupies want desperately to believe every word he sings, like he’s not another run-of-the-mill superficial jerk.

One little wrinkle. He totally is.

After a vindictive ex goes public that he secretly hates fat chicks, Eli must find a full-figured decoy pronto. Obviously the only way to save his rocketing career before it collapses under the weight of one lie is telling an even bigger one. Enter voluptuous Carly Reynolds, his agent’s assistant, who knows what kind of arrogant fake he is and can’t stand him as a result.

Still, a girl’s gotta eat, and it’s not every day you get a million bucks for telling one teeny tiny fib. Surely she can handle this lying, philandering opportunist for a year. It’s not like she’ll actually fall for the guy.

Or will she?

In GLITTER ON THE WEB, Ginger Voight returns her readers to the fabulous world of the rich and the famous, with all the delicious complications that entails. One ordinary girl is forced to go for broke and risk it all, and maybe…just maybe… find something real in one beautifully tangled web of deception.

I give this book 4 stars!

I liked the h Carly and the H Eli not so much in this book, I think I would have liked him more if he had his own pov as to me he seemed more fake than genuine as it looked like he was constantly playing it up for the camera especially when she hurts her ankle.

I liked reading Carly’s inner thoughts especially when she gets roped into being his fake girlfriend for the press,
I found this book funny and I liked how strong Carly was, I did think that Eli genuinely had a phobia against larger woman as there was nothing to prove that he wasn’t especially as he always bypassed her whenever she was working.
I liked her friends including Caz, the smooth talking casanova who in a way I was hoping Carly would get with lol but I liked seeing how he was constantly there for her as a friend.
Eli I thought was more genuine when it came to his little sister and it did warm me a little towards him and it made me understand the way he was because of his family, I didn’t like how he was self centered and when he couldn’t get his own way he would be childish, I didn’t like how he went with another woman and his career didn’t get affected by it which is the only reason why he is pretending to be with Carly in the first place to make him and his career look good, yet she has to sign a contract saying she couldn’t stray.
The ending I did like but I would have liked to have known whether he was just playing with Carly’s friend and keeping her around until the time was right or if she was actually helping him because throughout the book they would constantly flirt with each other but aside from that the ending made me happy but I would have liked an epilogue as I would have liked to have read more about them.

Heart of the Music (Saints and Sinners #1) by Kaithlin Shepherd

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Saints and Sinners front man, Jarrod Banks, has the looks and the voice that make women swoon, and he knows how to take advantage of every lyric and every wink. Not used to having to fight for the attention of an attractive woman, he can’t help but be drawn to his publicist, Patricia, who refuses to play his games. She’s the one woman who’s love he’s going to have to earn and he’s not afraid to fight dirty.


Even managing a rowdy group of music sensations, Patricia Monroe is the consummate professional. For five years, she has kept her attraction to Jarrod under wraps, enduring his endless supply of women, but one day when locked in an elevator, revelations are made that could change it all.

When their relationship is put to the test, Jarrod is left with no other option than to pull every dirty trick in the book to show her she’s the only woman he’ll ever love.

Tag line: When stubborn and determined collide, sometimes you have to fight dirty to win. 

I give this book 4 stars!

This book I enjoyed reading, it sucked me in right from the beginning, I thought the two characters Patricia and Jarrod had chemistry and I liked reading about their past and their present, I liked reading about the rest of the band.

I would have liked to have read about Patricia dating at least one man in the book because it shows Jarrod dating and I think it would have been fun to see Jarrod’s reaction and I thought Jarrod was a bit weak when it came to one part of the book, I would have liked to have seen him stick up for Patricia as she was supposed to be the one he loved despite them not dating each other at the time and I would have liked to have read more about them as I thought it ended too quickly.