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Aimee’s new spin-off series is an absolute triumph

Broken Halos (Queen City Rogues, #1)Broken Halos by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first in Aimee’s new close-knit series is an absolute triumph, there wasn’t one bit of this story I didn’t instantly fall in love with.

I can’t pick between Archie or Ollie as to which is my favourite because they were both absolutely perfect not only in their characterisation, but for each other.

There’s hot sex in this book, it wouldn’t be from this author if there wasn’t, but what spoke to me the most was the way Aimee built up the layers of family, friendship and love throughout.

Ollie might be a pastor but this book never preaches, rather like the faith Ollie holds to, this is a book about the healing power of love, through loving yourself, your family and the ones who you hold dear.

Now I’m intrigued to see where it goes next and with which of the potential pairings the little hints gave clues to in this book.

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

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A wonderful return to Ellery Mountain

The Sinner and the Saint (Ellery Mountain #8)The Sinner and the Saint by R.J. Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure, when I heard RJ was heading back to Ellery Mountain, whether it would still be as good as the seven previous novellas given that all the characters had been nicely getting on with their lives in Mickey’s book.

But, I should have had faith as we get two new characters with links to the area who are another perfect fit into this small town with its close knit community and strong friendships.

I laughed out loud at the reference to long running British TV hospital drama Casualty, and I chuckled with delight at Nick’s sharp tongue and sarcastic response to Ben at their first meeting.

Things aren’t maybe quite as developed as they have been in other books in the series, but it isn’t to any detriment. Both Nick and Ben are fleshed out with unique voices and characteristics and I believed the Army medic could find peace with a British actor escaping from his wealthy family.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Slow burn deliciousness from Anyta Sunday

Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love, #2)Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s slow burn and then there’s slow burn and then, beyond both is Scorpio hates Virgo. Because really, Scorpio and Virgo might just be absolutely perfect for each other.

Just like the first in this series, the UST is absolutely delicious, oozing out through every encounter between Percy and Cal.

The chapter dictionary definitions, like with Cal’s T-Rex T-shirts, echo the humour which floats alongside the interactions between these two and help to ease the narrative along while not much happens.

The background characters, again crossing over with book one, bring to life this wonderful setting where everyone knows each other and the neighbours look out for each other like it’s a 1950’s sitcom.

Percy took me a while to warm up to but then, once I could see why his outside was so bristled, it became clear just what a beautiful character he was. Cal, though, Cal I loved from the start, with his clear gaze and his biting wit and his love of family.

The Gnomey element of the book was absolutely fantastic, what a clever way to bring background and depth to the plot.

But, I still felt bits of the story could have had more work and elements were left unresolved, like what would happen with Frank, were Champney and Mr Rossiter a ‘thing’ and who was Josie’s baby daddy?!

Overall though, this was another gorgeous romance from Anyta.

#ARC received from the publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Series: Signs of Love #2
Release Date (Print & Ebook): September 1st, 2017

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