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A masterclass in the art of slow burn romance from Anyta

51101428._SY475_Cancer Ships Aquarius by Anyta Sunday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you want a masterclass on how to write a slow burn romance with a clueless MC who is adorably oblivious to the effect he has on the other man, this is it.

Packed full of all the deliciousness you’d expect in this quite brilliant series from Anyta, this is probably my second favourite in the series now following book four.

There’s also done guest appearances of characters from the other books and it made me happy to see them still living their best life.

Reid is cute as anything, Sebastian is just my type of guy and the supporting cast are a great mix, particularly arch schemer Joanna, who just wants her dad to be happy.

Loved it.

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Cover Reveal: Saving Rafe by Jocelynn Drake

Saving Rafe | Jocelynn Drake

Lords of Discord #2

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Cover Design: Design by Drake

Release Date: March 6, 2020

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Rafe Varik

The troublemaker. The risk taker. The sexy club owner full of wicked promises.

Rafe has devoted his immortal existence to pleasure and causing mischief.

The only ones who can depend on him are his brothers. Of course, that’s very much a Varik thing.

But when the leader of the Arsenault clan specifically requests Rafe’s help in tracking down a killer, he can’t say no.

Sure, Rafe claims he’s doing it for his family. They’ve attracted too many enemies and could use a few allies.

That’s not the whole truth, though.

There’s something about Philippe Arsenault that draws Rafe in. He wants more of Philippe. The vampire leaves him longing for another second in his presence, another taste of his lips, another caress of those perfect fingers.

Yet when it’s all over, what will become of Philippe and Rafe? Because Philippe will always be an Arsenault, and Rafe will always be a Varik.

Saving Rafe is the second book in an MM paranormal romance series that has vampires, betrayal, annoying brothers, music, heartbreak, hope, sexy times, and a pair of star-crossed lovers.

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Annabeth triumphs with this first in a new series about hotshot firefighters

49897760._SY475_Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fabulous start to this new series from Annabeth.

It combines the camaraderie of her Out of Uniform series with the small town vibe of her Rainbow Cove books and I loved it.

Lincoln needed a shake or a good talking too so he got his head out of his backside but I totally got him.

Jacob is an honest and direct guy, he wants Linc, always has. But his dead brother’s ghost hangs over them both.

There’s angst, but it never becomes overwrought, Linc is struggling with his own feelings for Jacob and guilt about his best friend’s death.

I loved how Annabeth wound their relationship around the Smokejumper team’s first season following Wyatt’s death and how they tried to come to terms with his little brother taking his spot.

The chemistry between them is incendiary, touched with a sense of the forbidden, as Linc does his best to push Jacob away.

With danger on the edges constantly, this is a romance rollercoaster that ultimately leads to an explosive finish.

Grab it if you love hard-headed men with a soft centre and a feeling of family among a group of men who literally put their lives in each other’s hands.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Fool For Love by Felice Stevens

Fool For Love | Felice Stevens

Lost In New York #1

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Release Date: February 5, 2020

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When Presley Dawson falls in love with a married man, he knows it’s wrong but can’t help himself. For the first time he’s wanted and desired and not so lonely. When his lover returns to his husband, Presley doesn’t worry. He always comes back—until he doesn’t.

Years later, Presley is stuck in neutral and lonelier than ever. He can’t forget his past and doesn’t know how to reach for his future. When his best friend suggests a support group to work through his grief, Presley agrees but without much hope; nothing has helped before. At the first meeting, he’s instantly attracted to Nate and struggles not to fall so far, so fast. He won’t be fooled again.

Nate Sherman is only attending a support group to get his family off his back. True, he hasn’t slept through the night in over three years, but he has reasons. Discovering your father—the man you love and idolize—is a liar and a cheater will do that. And dying in his girlfriend’s bed? No wonder Nate has trust issues.

Meeting Presley changes everything. Nate sees Presley’s sweet nature and good heart and when he sets boundaries for their relationship, Nate surprises himself by willingly going along. With Presley by his side, Nate is able to sleep again and find the trust that he’s lost in himself and other people. He can even fall in love.

But Presley is keeping a secret and if he tells Nate, it could be the end of everything between them. He knows it’s wrong to start another relationship based on a lie. But it isn’t a lie if you don’t say anything.

Is it?

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About The Author

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love.

Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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A truly gorgeous exploration of learning to trust

Fool For Love Ebook CoverFool for Love by Felice Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So many bits of this I absolutely loved.

I wasn’t at all down on Presley, even though he’d been the other man who we’d met in Running from My Heart which covered how Arden – Presley’s married lover Jared’s husband – had moved on.

Felice hadn’t written Presley as an unfeeling arse, so I didn’t have any rage against him. Quite the contrary, I wanted to see him find someone who wasn’t just using him and who truly loved him for himself.

Nate was that person but oh boy, he was a gigantic arse at times as well. Superior and judgemental, even if it came from a place I completely understood, I found that I wanted to shake him as much as I wanted to hug him.

But, I loved how they managed to find their way back together, even after they’d both made mistakes and hurt the other. I loved Nate’s family, I loved Pres’s best friend Frisco.

The only thing that personally threw me, even though it fit in with Pres’ job as an antiques dealer, was all the references to really famous names in the pieces he had in his store.

Coming from the same town as the great cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale, I was a bit taken aback to read about one of his tables being in a house sale 😁 only because I’m used to them being museum pieces or in huge stately homes!

That was a minor quibble though and didn’t really take anything away from the overall excellence of the storytelling. Now I’m really interested to see what happens with Monroe, who heads the grief counselling sessions that Presley and Nate met at and his mysterious visitor.

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

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Short, spicy and sweet fake Valentine’s romance

Candy Hearts EbookCandy Hearts by Erin McLellan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was very cute.

I liked the humour, the incredibly sexy encounters, the emotional highs and lows and the friendship bonds between a group of disparate characters who’ve occasionally lost their way in recent years.

The fake Valentine’s angle was fun, the close proximity plotline worked well to advance the narrative and I loved the way both Benji and William got over their fears together.

It was short but still managed to feel like a complete story.

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An impressive opening to this new series

50629425._SY475_Powder & Pavlova by Jay Hogan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This wonderfully evocative New Zealand setting book from Jay gives the reader a really beautiful age gap romance.

I loved the way the passion between Ethan and Tanner was so strong, while at the same time, both were fighting the deeper emotions and fears over the complications falling in love would bring.

With a whole cast of fantastic secondary characters, a real sense of place, and a perfect blend of steamy sex and fairly low intensity angst, this book was another hit.

I’m really excited with where the series goes next too.

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

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