Monday, 31 March 2014

Mini-view: Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) - Kelley Armstrong*

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.
Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.
Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

A few months ago I reviewed the first in Armstrong's hugely successful Women of the Otherworld series, a bit of a first for me as a fully-fledged supernatural romance novel. Having really enjoyed Bitten and having a bit of a soft spot for YA fiction I thought I'd give the first in Armstrong's latest YA series a go.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Review: Run to You - Rachel Gibson*

Ex-marine Beau Junger likes fast cars and loud music. His body is covered in tattoos and makes girls go weak at the knees. But Beau's not interested in love this year: No women. No sex. No complications. His only worry is saving Stella Leon.

Stella doesn't need saving. She's always been independent, confident, strong. At least on the outside. And she definitely doesn't need a man. After all, she's never known one she could depend on.

But when Beau turns up and spirits her across state to meet her estranged sister, everything changes. They've both got their demons to face, but as the southern heat brings tensions sizzling to the surface, something sparks between them. This tough guy has finally met his match - and they're both about to fall harder than a ton of red-hot bricks...

Rachel Gibson is one of my go to authors as she always guarantees a fun and romantic read and Run to You is no different.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bargain Read: How to Get a Love Life - Rosie Blake

Some people book last-minute holidays, walk barefoot in the grass or party on a week night. Not Nicola Brown. Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture, sticks to a super-strict diet and definitely, absolutely Does Not Date. 
Her colleague Caroline – loopy, warm and exasperated by her, knows that Nicola's reluctance to lose control means she's living only half a life. And so she lays down the gauntlet: Nicola must cast aside her hang ups and go on as many dates as it takes to find true love in time for Valentine's Day. 
The pick of local men is, quite frankly, a bit rubbish. And there are only three months until February 14th. Surely it's an impossible task? But, as Nicola is about to find out on her dodgy dates, letting go isn't quite as scary as she imagined. In fact, it's rather a lot of fun...

I briefly mentioned Rosie Blake's How to Get a (Love) Life in my Bargain Reads roundup last week and since then this fabulous little novel has shot down to 89p, so I thought I'd better get my review up quick-sticks.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Mini-view: Three Little Words - Jessica Thompson

They are just words but they mean so much. 
As a dark evening draws in, the lives of three women are changed forever. 
The worlds they have been living in, the people they thought they knew - in an instant it all changes.
But when everything seems to shatter around them, could three little words be enough to help put the pieces back together again?

After having devoured Jessica Thompson's debut novel This is a Love Story in a mere evening, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Three Little Words. While completely different from This is a Love Story, Three Little Words is no less gripping or enjoyable.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Review: It Felt Like a Kiss - Sarra Manning

Ellie manages a swank Mayfair gallery, but it’s her life that’s a real work of art. Great job, really good hair, loyal friends, loving family. It’s only her succession of lame duck boyfriends that ruin the picture. 
Oh, and the world-famous rock-star father she’s never met, who won’t even acknowledge her existence. 
Then Ellie’s perfect life is smashed to pieces when her secret is sold to the highest bidder and her name, face (and pictures of her bottom) are splashed across the tabloids. Suddenly everyone thinks she’s a gold-digging, sex-crazy, famewhore. 
Enter David Gold. Charming and handsome David Gold. On paper he’s even more perfect than Ellie, if only he wasn’t her father’s ruthlessly ambitious lawyer whose job is to manage the crisis – and her. He certainly doesn’t think that Ellie’s the innocent party and she doesn’t trust him at all. So why is it that every time they’re alone together, damage limitation is the last thing on their minds?

New favourite author alert! Brit-lit (as I like to call it) has been going from strength to strength recently and I am so pleased to be discovering new authors to add to my hallowed hall of "favourite reads". Whilst Sarra Manning isn't a new author, she's new to me and I love finding someone that I love who has a whole back catalogue for me to devour.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bargain Reads Galore

On having a wee look on for this month's Bargain Read I came across so many brilliant offers that I thought I'd share them with you here now, just in case the price shoots up before I have a chance to read and review this month's "official" selection. Only problem is, I have no idea which to choose!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

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Mini-view: Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism #1) - Jill Shalvis*

Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.
It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.

I seem to have been on a bit of a Jill Shalvis splurge of late and I have to say I've been loving it! Animal Magnetism is the first in another astoundingly successful series of Shalvis's and, I believe, new to paperback in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Review: The Bride Insists - Jane Ashford*

When governess Clare Greenough learns she's inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch: it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband. 
To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she keeps the money, a provision he hopes to overturn. Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills. 
When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he'll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.

Recently I've been craving a good historical romance to offset all this contemporary romance I've been reading. I needed some rich and sumptuous dresses and a man in breeches to lighten up my life, but don't we all?