Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Reckoning Tide by Anneli Purchase

Escaping from her abusive husband Robert, Andrea finds safety and plans to start a new life with new love Jim. However mentally unstable Robert is not prepared to relinquish his control and hold over Andrea. Stalking the couple in a creepy game of cat and mouse across the ocean into a reckoning tide.

I actually read this book in one sitting. This is one of those wonderful stories that pulls you in from page one. I was intrigued. The storyline did remind me a lot of the novel and film Dead Calm and the suspension in this thriller did not have quite the edge that keeps building up to an explosive ending. All in all though it does have a good pace to the story and is a nice easy read.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Smuggler's Moon (Rakes & Rebels Book #5) by Cynthia Wright

A sham wedding brings together our two leading characters... The dashingly handsome Lord Sebastian and feisty Julia. Both have been left hugely let down and in debt by family members who have gambled away their fortunes. Adventure and danger soon follow and stormy seas are ahead. Can love blossom under a smuggler's moon?

Set in Cornwall in 1798, this is a historical romance novel that has a spark that will sweep you along throughout the story as you get captured into the heart of romance. With some sexy scenes and a good, strong leading lady in Julia and a loveable rogue of a romantic hero in Sebastian. The chemistry bounces off the pages and is so wonderfully written you will not want to stop reading. Author Cynthia Wright has done excellent research of locations too and they give the story a beautiful backdrop and setting that adds another dimension to the story.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Life Swap by Carol E. Wyer

Simon and Polly have similar submissive personalities and the lack of confidence to stand up for themselves is making their lives a living hell. So when they are given the opportunity to swap lives with other people, they both jump at the chance of leaving their lives behind to live more glamorous and exciting lives, regardless of the hellish consequences.

Although some may find the pace of this book a little slow to begin with, it slowly builds up to setting the perfect timing for a story that could easily be adapted into a script. I really liked the clever way author Carol E. Wyer leaves the reader in suspense at the cliffhanger endings of the chapters, leading the reader into the unexpected. This added with a good injection of humour to the story makes it a highly amusing and entertaining read.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman

Three friends, Catherine, Rachel and Sarah who all are single and live together try to find love through a dating company that works, that when you join you have to enlist your ex too. A kind of recycling relationships by nominating and getting your ex to join while they then can fill out a form, which hilariously is supposed to give them a heads up on how they can improve their chances of finding love.

A very entertaining and funny read. Witty wording and some great characters give this book charm, appeal and a good sense of humour.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Wild Water (Wild Water #1) by Jan Ruth

Jack is a successful business man, however he is not so successful in his home life, wife Patsy has started to behave differently and there is a distance growing between them. Jack's life gets even more complicated when through his business he meets up with his childhood sweetheart Anna who he had left broken hearted years ago. He stills feels bad about hurting her and the decisions he made in the past.

Wild Water is a family drama that is emotionally charged when a family reaches breaking point. It shows the effect on all the family and how difficult relationships can be. There is a sadness to the story and a lot of regret and hurt. There is also a chance of hope, a romance and new beginnings. The story is written well and the long chapters, if you are like me and do not like to put a book down before a chapter ends, will make you work your way through the story fast and before you know it you are a good way through this incredible story.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Pandora's Gift (Pandora series #3) By Carolyn Mathews

In the third book of the Pandora series, it is a life changing series of events that lead to the unknown and unexpected. Pandora's life begins to change when Jay loses their home and business in the current financial climate. Pandora soon learns that her current job as a TV panellist may also come to an end. However Pandora must face her biggest challenge, as we enter the supernatural part of the story, she must find away to disappear from her life in order to fulfil a prophecy and risks her losing the rest of the life and the part of her life she treasures the most.

The great thing about the Pandora series of books is that the story is like a blend of genres all mixed together to make the perfect story. This is a story where anything can happen… Anything is possible. The series of books are intriguing, you just never know what will happen next. The clever way the author does not stick to one genre too gives her more scope to let her imagination run wild and enchants the reader into an encaptivating read that will grab the readers attention from beginning to the end. The brilliant balance of romance and chick-lit meeting the paranormal and mystique makes this and the two other books in the Pandora series unmissable.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Heart Conditions (The Break Up Doctor #3) by Phoebe Fox

Brook the break up doctor is back. Helping solve the relationship problems of many, but unable to help herself. Ex Ben is moving on and now has a new girlfriend, while ex Michael shows up and wants to try again. Knowing she still has feelings for Ben will she give Michael a second chance?

I was so glad when Michael turned up in this book. I have read the other two books in the series and I always felt there was unfinished business between the two characters. This book is more personal to Brook too. The story concentrates more on Brook's relationships than her helping others. You don't have to read the other books to enjoy this story, but I recommend that you do. They are all brilliant reads.