Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Waiting On Wednesday 'FALLING IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN'

Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.
This week the book I'm waiting to be released is Falling In Love All Over Again by Bella Andre, #18.5 in The Sullivans series.  A cute novella catch up with one of my favourite fictional families.
Released today! 14th November. 

41710693The Sullivans Babymoon Novella

Catch up with the whole Sullivan clan in this funny, sizzling hot, heartwarming novella!

Lori "Naughty" Sullivan has always been a force of nature--and marriage to Grayson Tyler, her sexy cowboy, hasn't mellowed her out one bit. She's still dancing in stilettos, laughing too loud, and lovingly plotting new ways to drive her husband crazy. It's almost time for their most exciting adventure yet, and Lori can't wait for the next phase of their lives to begin--as parents. Especially when she's certain that Grayson is going to be the best father ever. But has he truly made peace with his tragic past? Or will it come back to haunt him just when their future together should have never looked brighter?


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Splendid by Julia Quinn


Splendid (The Splendid Trilogy, #1)Cover: I like this particular cover a lot.  I love the purple flowers!  AAnd I like that it’s kind of a traditional looking mass market paperback cover- without a steamy scene on the front.

I’ve read a few Julia Quinn novels, but not many.  I decided to pick this one up on a bit of a whim, I and I didn’t realise at first that it was her first novel.
I really enjoyed it! Reading it in just under two days.
Emma is a fiery heroine, and Alex is an arrogant bachelor.  Neither one of them is prepared to fall in love, particularly with each other.
It’s definitely made me want to read more Julia Quinn novels in the near future.
4/5 stars.

Monday, 29 October 2018

For The Duke's Eyes Only (School For Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell


39989316If adventure has a name . . . it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history's forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.

Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He's in it for the fortune and glory. At least that's what he wants the world to think. He's sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.
But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day's work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all.
The grand adventure begins...now!


Cover:  Fairly standard historical romance cover.  I like that it’s quite simple.  I do like the old fashioned, cheesy, bodice ripping covers, but sometimes it’s nice to have a nice, simple cover that is reading in public friendly.

I read the first book in this series, What a Difference a Duke Makes, earlier this year and fell in love with it!  It quickly became one of my all time favourite historical romances, and I couldn’t wait for the next instalment.
India is a delightfully different kind of romance novel heroine- she’s brave, smart and intrepid.  She’s an archaeologist, she loves to unravel the mysteries of the past and donates her discoveries to museums for everyone to enjoy and learn.  She’s fiercely independent and often wears breeches!
Daniel, Duke of Ravenwood is her sworn enemy.  They provoke each other at every turn.  He portrays himself as a rake, out for himself, and selling any archaeological finds for his own gain.
Plus, he broke India’s heart.
I really loved the historical references to ancient Egypt- Cleopatra’s tomb and the Rosetta stone to name two.
I loved how much Daniel loved India but he has his reasons for staying clear of her, and hurting her.  He desperately wanted to see and be near her, but he also wants to protect her.  Of course India doesn’t make that easy for him.
I definitely thought these two characters were a good match for each other, and I’m really looking for to the next book in this series.  Lenora Bell has definitely become one of my go-to historical romance authors.
4.5/5 stars.