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Hands down my favourite from a quite exceptionally good Kiwi-set series

UpCloseAndPersonal_Digital_WebUp Close and Personal by Jay Hogan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My favourite in this series for sure, I absolutely loved the prickly Dr Edward R Newton and adored out there Detective Mark Knight.

I also love that each book in this series has been radically different from the others, this one falling almost directly into the romantic suspense narrative.

Now, I will admit that the big bad did make me ‘wtf’ a bit but I won’t spoiler what my reasons were as I don’t want to ruin anyone’s reading experience.

Having said that though, I think Jay definitely did enough leg work in to make it flow naturally in the plot without it coming from left field.

Lots of delicious UST and slow burn, lots of brilliant communication and honesty, and plenty of emotional vulnerability all drew this into a cohesive and engaging story.

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

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A masterclass in the art of slow burn romance from Anyta

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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.

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

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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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