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One of Lily’s best yet and a respectful look at a serious medical condition

Charlie Sunshine (Close Proximity, #2)Charlie Sunshine by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of Lily’s best yet imho, filled with her trademark sense of snarky humour and brilliantly British.

I’d also just like to stake my claim here and now for Mischa in the highly unlikely event of Charlie ever letting him go 😁

As someone who has a friend who lost their son aged just 15 because of epilepsy, I was very pleased to see Lily treat the condition with all the seriousness it deserves.

There was no messing about with how dangerous it could be to ignore the triggers which could cause ‘a turn’ as Charlie called them and the fallout from him skipping his reviews was handled with tact and respect.

Charlie’s epilepsy was just one facet of his beautifully crafted character though and I loved how Lily made him so much more.

But in Micha I think she hit the jackpot in creating a partner who was the perfect fit, someone who had known Charlie since before he developed the condition and who never treated him any differently.

This book was just what I needed to read, a parcel of the sunshine which features in the title and in Charlie wonderful nature, tempered by some of Misha’s little storm clouds to stop it becoming cloying.

Now bring on Felix and Max!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Exceptional romance from Eden Finley – this hit all of my favourite elements

Hat Trick (Fake Boyfriend, #5)Hat Trick by Eden Finley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Exceptional. This one might have just sneaked ahead of Miller and Talon to be my favourite in what has been a truly outstanding series from Eden Finley.

Jet and Soren were just such a compelling pair. The use of flashbacks worked brilliantly to give the reader insight into the single previous encounter they’d had before each knew who the other was and the chemistry and connection between them was palpable.

From the moment they meet again on Fiji to the absolutely brilliant Epilogue, Jet and Soren were just a joy to read. There are sparks and sarcasm, there is love and there is ultimately a pair who just bring out the best in the other.

Sex is steamy and sensual and also sometimes funny and I love how these two can bring the other out of a funk. The tensions in the book are all created by external forces and I liked that Eden didn’t dwell too long with any sort of will they, won’t they over Jet’s ex-boyfriend and with Soren’s professional ice hockey career.

The rest of the gang are also on hand to bring the laughs and, if this is to be the final full-length book, I think Eden has brought the curtain down in some style.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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As beautifully sexy as the material of the title

Satin (A Material World Book 2)Satin by K.C. Wells

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I adore K C Wells’ romantic novellas with a little bit of a twist. They’re sensuous, sexy but full of emotions and just the teensy bit of a hint of spice.

I also love books with a British setting and this one based in England’s capital with a Metropolitan Police detective constable and an aspiring dancer and nightclub singer who performs as a female impersonator is a delight.

There’s always a lightness of touch when K C writes this style, the emotions are heart felt and the angst is low but the situations still feel real.

We’re lucky here in the UK that our police forces are, in the main, supportive of their LGBT members and so Joel’s journey to admitting he was bisexual, which came with the odd ignorant and insensitive comment, had an element of realism grounded in truth.

It’s a lovely read and I adored Ross, his joy at life, his willingness to risk his heart even though he’d been burned in the past and his talent and love for his dancing.

It’s only not a 5* review because of the length, I wanted more and more of these two, they were a delight to read and I loved how Joel’s acceptance of his bisexuality was dealt with carefully and with honesty. He took some time but once he realised this was what love should feel like, he went all in.

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