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OMG this book, read it!

No Place Like HomeNo Place Like Home by Annabelle Jacobs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG this book, read it!

That’s the short version of my review which Annabelle said she’d take 😁

My longer version says this book is a beautifully written Christmas romance about remembering that sometimes the thing you’re looking for is right under your nose.

Or, in this case, right next door.

Ed and Oliver are totally perfect for each other. They might have had an interesting start, and that has to be one of the most original and amusing meet/cutes I’ve read, but it soon becomes clear they have a spark.

There’s such a wonderful feeling of warmth in this book, it’s not just about love between partners, it’s about family and friends, about neighbours and community.

I loved it, read it people ⛄🎄🐈

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

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Lily Morton almost kills me again with her fabulous snarky romances

Gideon (Finding Home, #3)Gideon by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I need more stars. I also need to learn not to drink tea at the same time as I read a Lily Morton book because this one nearly killed me five times in the first 20%.

Redemption stories are probably one of the highest forms of kryptonite for me (it comes in a variety not just the green one 😉 ) and with Gideon, Lily crafts one that works so well because, when we actually get to know Gideon, it’s not really a redemption so much as a realisation.

Gideon is a little boy lost, in his heart he’s still a seven-year-old being parcelled off to boarding school by two parents who were too busy for him, but not too busy when his younger brother Milo came long just three years later.

He’s found fame as a top Hollywood actor, but it’s come at the hands of a Machiavellian manager who I wanted to eviscerate slowly. I don’t think I’ve hated a character with as much venom as I did Frankie for quite a while (apart from Peter in Annabelle Jacobs’ Wounded Soul because he was just evil!

But Eli, oh he was such a gem of a character, I could hear his Welsh lit in the words he spoke, his kindness, his snark – because this wouldn’t be a Lily book without a snappy retort and lots of sarcasm – and the unfailing way he just got Gideon.

He saw inside to the hurt boy and he nurtured the love that Gideon was desperate to share but didn’t know how. And let me tell you, when Eli takes Gideon to bed the first time that scene is everything!

This book explains so much about why and how Gideon became the closed off, surface selfish man he appears, but the truth is so very different.

There’re the usual awesome contributions from the rest of the Cornish cast and the way they rally round Gideon is really special to read, especially how he behaved like an arse the last time he was at Chi an Mor.

Grumpy Gideon falling in love might just be my favourite thing I’ve read from Lily (until she gives me that rare breeds farmer she keeps promising).

As a PS, I still find it hilarious Lily hadn’t realised that, when placed side by side, the Finding Home series titles spell out OMG 😉

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

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RJ returns to Montana with a wonderful romance about finding home

Montana SkyMontana Sky by R.J. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When RJ said she was heading back to Crooked Tree Ranch I was both incredibly happy and also quite apprehensive about where she would be taking the reader.

I should have known there was no need to panic, this journey is possibly one of the most beautiful and poignant ones I’ve read and certainly, within a quite outstanding series, it encapsulates all that Crooked Tree has come to mean for so many people – love and a home.

I’m not going to go into too much detail, I think this book needs to be savoured like a fine whisky, let the story unfold as Tyler does the same to Martin, last seen under a different name and being given a chance of life by Julian.

It will pay you to read A Cowboy’s Home first, even though this can work as a standalone, you will have much more depth to the narrative.

Rob’s story in Second Chance Ranch remains my favourite in this wonderful series, but this one came very close to toppling it from the top of the tree.

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

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