Christmas at Cade Ranch

Christmas at Cade Ranch

Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1

Karen Rock

Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock

Reviewed by Helen

This is a beautifully told story, a story of love, redemption and learning to trust and learning who you are and letting go of the past to make a future for the people who mean the most. Sit back and make yourself comfortable as you get to know this family of ranchers and the first heroine who is going to join the family.

James Cade is a man who needs things to run smoothly he has lists and ensures that everything goes right, after the death of his younger brother Jesse, this is essential for James so the ranch keeps going but when Jesse’s ex Sofia Gallardo and her young son Javi walk into their lives and end up staying for a while James the man always in control starts to lose that control can he get over his trust issues for a wonderful future.

Sofia and her son Javi have lived a hard life through homelessness and struggle with personal problems but she loves her son and misses Jesse, so when she decides to move towns and start afresh she makes a stopover to finally meet Jesse’s mother and Javi’s grandmother Joy but that leads to a stay at the Cade Ranch and her getting closer to the controlling James.

James and Sofia come from totally different families and backgrounds and there is the memory of Jesse to contend with as well but neither can deny the spark that started at their first meeting, even after what Sofia has been through she is still a strong and loving person and James mellows a little the longer she stays and of course Javi becomes such a part of the family. I loved this story there is such emotion flowing through the words the issues are tackled so well and this one is such a great Christmas story as well, yes there were tears and smiles and I am very much looking forward to more in this series. This is one I highly recommend thank you MS Rock.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Her Knight Under the Mistletoe by Annie O'Neil

Reviewed by Nas Dean

HER KNIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE by author Annie O’Neil is a December 2017 release by Harlequin Medical Romance series.

ER Doc Mathew Chase comes to a new job in a new hospital but he has a to be in a job-share with Dr Amanda Wakehurst. He knew Amanda but what he didn’t know was she had a son. And Matthew was the dad. What would he do when he finds the secret Amanda is hiding?

HER KNIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a sweet romance. Author Annie O’Neil once again brought a tale which medical romance readers would love.

Recommended for all readers of medical romance. 

A Fortunes of Texas Christmas

A Fortunes of Texas Christmas

Helen Lacey

A Fortunes of Texas Christmas by Helen Lacey

Reviewed by Helen

This one sizzles from page one, at the first sighting of the heroine by the hero, in a garden, as far as our hero is concerned she is a vision, an angle in white and he is determined to get to know her and when he does what a ride they go on, this one had me turning the pages MS Lacey knows how to bring her characters to life.

Amersen Beaudin wealthy owner of a Paris night club and a winery, has arrived in Austin Texas from his homeland of Paris to speak to the matriarch of the Fortunes family Kate, about a business deal, but there are ties to this family that the strong always going to be single Amersen wants to keep to himself and he has no intention of getting to know this family well, but things can change when Kate makes him an offer too good to refuse and when he finally meets his angel beautiful gardener Robin Harbin his life takes a big turnaround.

Robin has been through a rough break-up from the guy she thought she loved and has thrown herself into her work on the Fortunes Ranch as gardener no going out just staying close to her parents and home, but when she meets the arrogant Frenchman, she sets out to put him in his place, but this leads to a sizzling affair but Robin wants all from him not just a fling and she is nothing but strong and determined to get her own way.

Really this is a wonderful story a gorgeous Frenchman, a beautiful Texan girl, Christmas time and Robin’s favourite colour is purple what more could a romance reader want and yes this one sizzles it is sensual and moving as Robin helps Amersen finally get to know his Texan family. Yes I was exhaling and beaming throughout this story and I can highly recommend it MS Lacey you have done it again another story for the keeper shelf.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: November 21st 2017 by Harlequin Special Edition

Christmas at the Tycoon's Command by Jennifer Hayward

Christmas at the Tycoon's Command

Jennifer Hayward

Christmas at the Tycoon's Command by Jennifer Hayward
Reviewed by Helen

MS Hayward is a fabulous author who writes stories that sizzle with sensual desire but with emotions that bring her characters to life, make them people who are friends and this one is a beauty of a story set in New York at Christmas time with a heroine Chloe Russo who is so strong but shy and hero Nico Di Fiore who needs to be in control and when they get together the atmosphere sizzles.

Chloe is a talented perfumer and is now running the family business after the death of her parents, so when she is ordered back to New York and needs to get on with the job she is dreading it, not only because she does not like coping with the media but it is going to bring her close to CEO Nico whom she has held a torch for since she was eighteen. With the launch of her new perfumes coming up for Christmas tensions are on the edge all round.

Nico was left in charge of Evolution when his mentor Martino Russo passed away and he runs a tight ship and Chloe needs to get back from Paris for the company the launch must be perfect and nothing is going to get in his way but he is having a bit of a hard time keeping his mind on the job and off Chloe, as far as he is concerned he cannot give her what she needs and wants it is not in him, but one kiss and things are heating up.

I truly loved this story it had me turning the pages, I loved Nico such an alpha hero for all of the right reasons and Chloe she shows such strength and love, it is a fast paced, moving story, I loved the setting, the characters and the journey to such a gorgeous HEA. This is a fabulous story that I highly recommend, you can easily get yourself lost in this one. Thank you MS Hayward for another keeper, and I look forward to Santo and Lazzero’s stories.

5/5 stars fro a fabulous story

Expected publication: November 21st 2017 by Harlequin Presents


Reviewed by Nas Dean

CHRISTMAS AT THE TYCOON’S COMMAND by author Jennifer Hayward is a December 2017 release by Harlequin Presents series.

Chloe Russo is distraught that instead of getting reins to her family business, it was passed to Nico Di Fiore. Because she regarded Nico as her enemy after he rejected her when she was young.

Nico was very focused on being successful after his past with his own family’s tragedy. He needed to be in control of every aspect. But could he gain control of Chloe? Because the chemistry between them still flared. And now that they crossed into being passionate with each other, could he walk away from Chloe yet once again?

CHRISTMAS AT THE TYCOON’S COMMAND is a sizzling romance written by author Jennifer Hayward. She brought a silent hero in Nico who was not emotionally ready to commit or love. And a strong heroine in Chloe who found her strength during this journey of discovery to love.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

Innocent in the Billionair's Bed

Innocent in the Billionaire's Bed

Clare Connelly

Innocent in the Billionaire's Bed by Clare   Connelly

Reviewed by Helen

WOW what a story, the barometric pressure went through the roof when this hero and heroine meet on a gorgeous island off the coast of Capri.

Italian Tycoon Rio Mastrangelo is selling his island the island left to him by the father who he never knew till the end and he wants no interference by paparazzi so he is there to meet the prospective buyer himself the daughter of Art Wyndham, who has arrived for a week to check the island over and the sparks fly, it is love at first sight, this desire this feeling is all new to Rio.

Matilda Morgan is doing a favour for her boss’s spoilt daughter, Tilly and Cressida Wyndham are almost like twins and Tilly has helped her out before so when money is offered and Tilly needs it badly she accepts never realising that her life will be changed forever after and explosive, sizzling and sensual week on this gorgeous island.

Rio has been hurt before and trusts no one especially rich spoilt heiresses but there is something that just pulls him towards this beautiful woman and when a storm hits the island and they are closed in the little cabin neither can deny the lust and attraction. But there are lies and cover ups that blow everything up, but not for long you see Rio soon realizes that he cannot live without Tilly.

This is a fabulous story I loved both Rio and Tilly, both so strong and loving, the pages nearly burn up with their sensual spark and the openness they both draw from each other, this one will have you just sighing and smiling, the setting wow I want to go to this island Prim’amore of course being with Rio would be nice but he is definitely Tilly’s. Thank you MS Connelly for hours a reading pleasure.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: November 21st 2017 by Harlequin Presents Large Print

Holiday Baby Bombshell

Holiday Baby Bombshell

Karen Booth

Holiday Baby Bombshell by Karen Booth

Reviewed by Helen
WOW this is the first book I have read from this author and it won’t be the last, this one had me turning the pages whilst sighing and smiling, I loved Michael Kelly the hero he does not see himself in a permanent relationship but that changes when he meets the gorgeous lovable Charlotte Locke and their on and off again relationship heats up to sizzle with a dash of rivalry.

Olympic swimmer Michael Kelly is now selling real estate and doing well he is estranged from his parents for good reason and does not do permanent with woman but after a fling with Charlotte Locke that ended, he is now thrust back with her as they become adversaries in selling apartments from Charlotte’s family hotel and this stats sparks flying for him he has never quite gotten over Charlotte.

Charlotte is the child that was always in trouble and always making the wrong decisions but now with a baby to think about the loving caring Charlotte is working hard to get ahead and working with her ex Michael sets her emotions buzzing that love is still there but I loved the strength and courage that she shows.

I really did enjoy this story and can highly recommend it I love this Desire line the sizzle and strong characters appeal to me in so many ways and this one ticks all of the boxes for a fabulous romance that will leave the reader feeling happy and smiling, Michael and Charlotte are just made for each other both have issues from their pasts and together they will overcome them, and the setting Christmas in New York just awesome. Thank you MS Booth for hours of reading pleasure.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Desire                          

Claiming His Secret Royal Heir

Claiming His Secret Royal Heir

Nina Milne

Claiming His Secret Royal Heir by Nina Milne

Reviewed by Helen

This is a moving story of two people scared by family in the past, Crown Prince Frederick of Lycander is too afraid to love but when he discovers that he has a son he didn’t know about will this be what he needs to realize how good love can be and model Sunita his son’s mother loves being in control of her life, can she see that a partnership in love will be just what they both need to bring their son Amil up in a caring loving family.

After spending a very sensual week with Frederick the playboy Prince two years before Sunita gives up her career to give her son everything that she never had, she is living quietly in Mumbai when Frederick appears on her doorstep and that spark is still there but she will not be walked all over again ever.

Frederick is now ruling Lycander after the death of his brother and he needs to show his people that he has settled down and a wife and family is what he needs, so when he finds the gorgeous Sunita and their child he is sure that they can be a family without love and still be happy.

This is a beautifully written story with characters that come to life on the pages the love that they try to keep to themselves soon comes to the surface and to see Frederick and Sunita get over their past and let their passions come to the surface is wonderful, this is the first story by MS Milne that I have read but it won’t be the last, thank you for hours of reading pleasure I loved the setting and this one left me feeling very happy.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Presents

Trouble Next Door

Trouble Next Door

Stefanie London

Trouble Next Door by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

Oh WOW what a fun story this one is, it had me laughing out loud so many times but also just sighing as two people who are so very different come together in a sensual exciting and beautiful way. Although neighbours they are not over friendly that is until they are bought together when a special package McKenna Prescott orders online is delivered to the gorgeous Beckett Walsh’s apartment.

McKenna is a make-up artist who works in a department store but really wants to run her own business, so when she is dumped by her boyfriend (oh she is so good at choosing the wrong guys) that she has decided to think about herself so self-loving is what her life is going to be from now on no men. But when her special package is delivered to her neighbours place, getting it back starts a new chapter in her life.

Beckett is a quiet IT geek and a workaholic he is a family man and is always responsible but when he is dumped by his fiancé and this leaves his new project hanging in the balance, he is not thinking when he opens up a package that is delivered to him and what a shock he gets when he opens it, but this package is going to change his life in such a good way.

I really loved this story Beckett and McKenna are so very different in their personalities although they both have issues with their families, but are both so good for each other the sensual sizzle between them is hot but of course there are ups and downs Beckett needs to get back with his fiancĂ© so cannot possible fall in love with McKenna and McKenna has sworn of men remember it is all about self-loving, but cupid doesn’t work that way and these two end up with a fabulous HEA that left me feeling joy and happiness, I highly recommend this one a fun and sexy story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: November 13th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)

Christmas with Her Daredevil Doc & Their Pregnancy Gift by Kate Hardy

Reviewed by Nas Dean

CHRISTMAS WITH HER DAREDEVIL DOC (Miracles at Muswell Hill Hospital, Book 1) by author Kate Hardy is a November 2017 release by Harlequin Medical series.

Dr. Hayley Clark spent a passion filled holiday in Iceland with Dr. Sam Price without knowing that he will be the new registrar at her hospital.

Now that Sam was at her place of work, dare Hayley repeat the fling or resist the temptation?

CHRISTMAS WITH HER DAREDEVIL DOC is a well-written emotional story with a strong heroine in Hayley and a sensitive hero in Sam. Author Kate Hardy did justice to the story by the way she brought these two strong personalities with huge emotional baggage together at the end.

Highly recommended for all readers of medical romance.

THEIR PREGNANCY GIFT (Miracles at Muswell Hill Hospital, Book 2) by author Kate Hardy is a November 2017 release by Harlequin Medical series.

Dr. Danielle Owens had a passionate night with Dr. Alex Morgan but it had consequences.
Will Dani agree to what Alex says now? Because she is not sure if he wants her or it was just a compromise.

THEIR PREGNANCY GIFT is an emotional tear-jerker of a story. The romance and the emotional struggles come across as real. Author Kate Hardy brought this story filled with tension and drama. I finished this story in one sitting, as I was eager to discover what happened next.

Highly recommended to all readers of medical romance. 

Their Mistletoe Baby

Their Mistletoe Baby

Karin Baine

Their Mistletoe Baby by Karin Baine

Reviewed by Helen

I love Christmas stories at this time of the year and this one is fabulous the setting is just amazing with some of it set in the land of Christmas Lapland, this one brings to the reader all of the feels for a true romance a story of second chance love but not before they cross a few hurdles I loved getting to know paediatrician Lucas Brodie and nurse Freya and the past they had to get over for their true HEA.

Freya was a woman who loved Christmas it had been such a big part of her life and the first Christmas with her gorgeous husband Lucas was sure to be awesome, but sadly that is not so when he walks out on her, devastated Freya gets on with her life and the following Christmas she volunteers to take sick children on the trip of a lifetime to Lapland but is stunned when Lucas arrives for the trip as well, could this trip change her life?

Luca had so many demons in his life that the thought of having a family was too much for him he feared being like his father and could do nothing but walk out on the love of his life Freya he was not good enough for her. Nearly a year later and he is much better and ready to start his life again and this trip to Lapland maybe just the starting point especially seeing that Freya is on the trip.

I loved seeing Freya and Lucas meet again and rekindle that love that had never left either of them but the issues that needed to be overcome would be with caring and more love and having a family that would unite them forever. This one is beautifully written it was a joy to read MS Baine brings her characters to life on the pages and had me sighing and smiling thank you for a fabulous story this one ticks the boxes for a true romance that I highly recommend.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published November 1st 2017 by Harlequin Medical Romances