Heartbreaker by Melody Grace

Heartbreaker by Melody Grace

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They say that time heals a broken heart, but you try moving on when your ex is the most famous man on the planet.

Every time I walk down the street, there’s a billboard plastered with his gorgeous face: Finn McKay. Now he’s a drop-dead sexy rock star, but when I first knew him, he was just the boy from the wrong side of the tracks – and the first guy I ever loved. He broke my heart into a hundred pieces when he skipped town without saying goodbye – but now he’s back.

And he wants me.

I’m determined not to make the same mistakes twice, but the chemistry with Finn was always way too hot to ignore. He was the guy who had me sneaking out my bedroom window for just one more kiss, and breaking curfew parked by the riverbanks, steaming up his windows in the backseat of his car. The past five years have been good to him, real good, and between his dirty mind and that ‘I know how to make you scream’ smile, he’s breaking through my defenses all over again.

Maybe one last wild fling for old time’s sake is what I need to finally move on. But what happens when Finn wants more than my body?

This time he wants everything. 

I give book 3 stars

This book I thought was good at the beginning and I enjoyed reading the flashbacks about how Eva and the bad boy of the town Finn got together, I liked how Eva had a bit of backbone at the beginning when she met him again after 5 years of them not seeing each other.

I thought Finn was a bit of a coward and selfish but as his story came out about why he left for the fame and fortune had me understanding and I caught on the reason behind Eva’s past after he left her, what I didn’t really like was how Finn decided to stroll back into town after all them years and acted as if nothing had happened and how he thought Eva would jump into his arms, Eva I was sort of rooting for her to get with the new vet as it seemed that despite all that happened in New York she didn’t move on and only decided to when Finn arrived.

I thought personally she didn’t make him suffer enough and was too quick to fall for him again when she had been convincing herself that she was over him and was stronger and I found myself getting a little frustrated lol but I liked how we got both Eva and Finn’s point of view, I liked reading about the other characters and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were no ow or om in the background.

The ending I did think was a little rushed and I thought she ran to him a little too quickly and I was hoping that she might see the photo he took with the wannabe groupie on a site and jump to conclusions just to spice up the story a little lol and I would have liked to have seen an epilogue but I’m hoping that her sister will her own book as she needs a happy ending lol

Three Loving Words by D.C. Renee

Three Loving Words by D.C. Renee

tlw dcr bookcoverI hate you. I heard those words so many times from his mouth that they lost their meaning. His “three loving words” is how I mockingly referred to them. It didn’t bother me, though, because I hated him, too.

He was gorgeous, with dark tousled hair, full lips, a strong jaw, and a body deserving of a magazine cover. He was rich and cared for his mother deeply. On paper, he was the perfect husband. The problem? He was my husband.

I dreamed of a fairytale love story for as long as I could remember. I dreamed of a boy to fall head over heels for me and treat me like the sun rose and set at my feet, especially after living in the shadow of my perfect sister and never feeling good enough for my family. When I decided to earn my parents’ love in a dramatic fashion, I’ll admit that I never imagined marrying him would end up part of the bargain.

The kicker? Enzo Faust didn’t want to marry me, either. And yet, here we are, a man that I both fear and loathe is my “I do…for better or worse.” I just didn’t anticipate that it’d be more ‘worse’ than ‘better.’

I’m Paige Stiles, and here’s my story.

I give this book 4 stars

This book made me smile cry and laugh but not in that order, I liked Paige from the beginning but Enzo took a long time for me to warm up to him even when reading from his point of view but eventually he even made me smile.

I’m a fan of marriage of convenience books and this one was no exception, I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end but I wished that Paige didn’t cry so much whenever Ezno became snarky towards her and it would have been nice to see her actually throwing something at him instead lol, I enjoyed how Enzo became unwantedly jealous towards her and basically any man she came in contact with and you could feel the chemistry between then whenever they were together in a room.

I lked how Enzo told her parents the truth about how Paige always feels like she’s in her sister’s shadow hence one of the reasons why she agreed to this fake marriage and I liked Nora who was Paige’s sister and how Nora  always had both her and Enzo’s back.

I enjoyed reading how Enzo did a big tunaround and he went from being a very hateful, selfish, manwhore and misunderstood person to someone who became lovable and only to Paige but I thought she could have made him suffer more seeing as he made her suffer a lot, I liked how Paige became independent rather than living of Enzo and his family’s money and the nice gestures Enzo did for her made me like him more especially when he finds out the real reason behind the fake marriage, Paige I thought was a bit unreasonable then but from her point of view I could understand and it made the ending a lot more sweeter and a little funny.

I was curious to find out what happened next so I was happy to find an epilogue and I’m so pleased that it wasn’t a HFN situation which I do dislike.

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story Melissa McClone

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone

ppl mm bookcoverMeet the people who make it all happen – the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God’s plan and His perfect timing.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton’s heart still hasn’t recovered.

It was me. His younger sister’s three words turn Ashton’s world upside down. He must ask Jenna’s forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

I give this book 4 stars

This book was a good read, Ash took me a while to warm up as in the past he was quick to jump to the wrong conclusion which proved to me that he couldn’t have really loved her as he would have let her explain but as the story went on I could see that he loved her more this time round despite jumping to conclusions the second time round but Jenna I did like as she tried to move on the best she could but I thought she forgive him too easily especially when he believed his dad over her the second time round.

I did like the forgiveness theme to the book and I thought the ending was sweet despite the book being a little too short but it made for light reading which I’m happy about.

Take Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Take Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates

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She’s just one of the boys, but with a new business in Copper Ridge, Anna Brown needs to change that. Her brothers bet she can’t land a date for a fancy charity event. So Anna turns to her best friend—the hottest bachelor in town—for advice.

Rancher Chase McCormack wants in on that gala. If Anna takes him, he promises to turn her into a lady. But the makeover reveals what he’s long suspected—Anna’s irresistible! Is his best friend prepared to be taken—heart, body and soul—by her very own cowboy?

I give this book 4 stars

I enjoy reading the friends to lovers plots especially when there’s a makeover involved and this was no exception, I liked this story because the h tomboy Anna needs a date for the annual gala because she made a bet with her brothers that she could easily get a date, so she asks her best friend the H Chase who she is secretly in love with and who is a love em and leave em kind of guy to pretend date her leading up to the gala and she agrees to him giving her a makeover which made Chase open his eyes to Anna and I liked how he became attracted her even if she was wearing overalls instead of a dress.
I liked the chemistry between them and I enjoyed it when she made the first move especially when it was done deliberate in front of one his ex one night stands, I liked when she proved to herself that she could look good just for herself and no one else, I liked the angst in the story and their explainations about why the way they were and I liked the ending but I think it would have been nice for an epilogue but I’m hoping there will be another story starring Chase’s brother.

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.