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This opposites attract romance surprised and delighted me

54398484._SY475_School and Rock by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was nothing like I was expecting at all, and my reading experience was made even better by it.

When I knew this was going to be Colorado’s story, I was excited to see where RJ and Vicki would take him, especially with the unexpected baby on the doorstep plotline.

I’d been expecting some utterly feckless, uncaring, self-proclaimed ‘man whore’ and instead I got someone so radically opposite that.

Someone whose heart was as big as the sky which Joseph was so fascinated by. Someone whose capacity to love was as massive as his talent on both ice and musical instruments.

Someone who I fell in love with from the off, rather like Joseph did when he realised just how much Colorado was committed to his daughter Maddie.

There’s a beautiful feeling of calmness throughout this book, even with the chaotic nature of both the ice hockey, the metal band, and the unexpected baby.

Colorado is a truly fascinating character, he’s a mix of free spirited adventurer and a man truly committed to fighting for his newfound family.

He falls for Joe’s intelligence, his dedication to his sister and niece, his shyness and his awakening passion.

This, surprisingly given who it’s centred on, is pretty low steam. While Colorado and Joe have passionate kisses and clear chemistry which sparks between them, the pace towards a physical intimacy is slow.

And it works completely for both the characters and the narrative. Joe is more than just a sexual encounter for Colorado, and Joe’s lack of experience makes him question all his feelings.

With hilarious additions from Colorado’s aging hippy grandmother, to family dramas with Joe’s sister, the plot weaves its magic throughout.

The ice hockey is on point as always, and there’re the usual appearances from the rest of the Raptors to bring more fun.

I’m not sure where else this series is going, but it’s been a pleasure.

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

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Triumphant return to the Sex and Mayhem Series

55344413._SY475_Gutter Mind: Smoke Valley MC by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An absolutely triumphant return to the Sex and Mayhem series, back with the Smoke Valley Motorcycle Club and another one of the Heller brothers finding his love for a guy.

Arden is a gorgeously pretty 18-year-old who loves to feel feminine things against his skin, loves make up and sexy lingerie but is absolutely secure in his identity as a gay man.

Mike has always got his eye on the next beautiful woman to pass by and when his gaze lands on Arden working in the MC club’s general store he’s not even slightly fazed that Arden is male.

The sparks fly between them from the off and when Arden needs protecting from an ex who has a revenge grudge, he jumps in happily.

As this is the Merikans, don’t expect a sweet and cosy romance. It’s steaming hot, packed with morally dubious behaviour and a fair bit of law breaking.

These guys are willing to do anything to protect family and their club.

There’s a hilariously funny sub plot running through the book too with a bunch of backwoods characters who make alien sculptures and who keep trying to get Mike to marry one of their offspring through ever increasingly ridiculous methods.

The conclusion to that line is genius and so far from what I was expecting I actually had tears from laughing.

With all the typical mayhem and sex that the series title promises, this was a brilliant adrenaline rush.

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

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This is a wonderfully funny take on the high fantasy adventure

Impossibly Fond coverImpossibly Fond by Tanya Chris

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So much fun! This book is a hilarious take on the typical high fantasy adventure grouping off on a quest.

In this instance, it’s an obnoxious (on the surface) but not very good wizard, a feisty female leprechaun with a secret and a galoot (a somewhat shorter type of giant).

Throw in a cow which has been spelled to move quickly, a kitten thoroughly deserving of the name Diva, a misplaced spell, a single storey castle with four turrets, a missing pot of promised gold, and you get this absolutely delightful book.

I’d love to read more from this unlikely bunch of adventurers.

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

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