Amazing ending to a brilliant series

I Do, or Dye Trying (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries,#4)I Do, or Dye Trying by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The epilogue to this book is truly wonderful, and quite unexpected, rather like this series has been. When I started reading it, I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it, given the mystery element running alongside the romance.

However, I have to say that Aimee has crafted two of my very favourite book men in Josh and Gabe. I truly believe they could be out there in their small Ohio town gossiping in the salon and catching the criminals who’ve been vandalising the street signs.

This series has been a delight. I really hope we don’t leave the setting behind and we get to see Chaz and Kyle, Emory and Silver’s happy ever after too. It would be too cruel not to 🙂

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Return to form for the Marian boys

Delivering Dante (Made Marian, #6)Delivering Dante by Lucy Lennox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this one, it had all the things I’ve come to expect from Lucy Lennox and this series – two well definitely MCs, a lot of humour, low angst and lots of hot sex.

There’s a couple of funny side plots involving the crazy Marian senior members, the President’s politician father and a possible Vegas wedding, some sex toys and an order of homophobic preachers to keep things ticking along.

Another gorgeous cover to add to the rest of the almost rainbow. I’m hoping we get Simone’s story too and round out the Marian siblings, plus perhaps a step back in time to Pete and Ginger’s courtship. I love this family and I want more of their stories please.

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Best in the series for me

A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3)A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best in the series for me, I absolutely fell head over heels for both Carter and Tim.

I love Lane Hayes’ style of writing, she has a realness to it which makes you believe these could be guys next door she’s writing about no matter the rock band or the family inheritance.

The pacing throughout this romance was perfect, the sex didn’t get in the way or feel thrown in for the hell of it. Reading these two men falling in love slowly through a shared friendship and slow building of trust was beautiful.

The plot narrative with Tim’s shady ex was also handled well and didn’t feel like it was angsty drama just for the sake of it.
I can’t wait for Issac’s book to come out now!

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Obscure reference to The Cure’s Just Like Heaven makes this a winner!

A Kind of Romance (A Kind of Stories, #2)A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this one lots. Any book which references a quite obscure song by The Cure is an automatic win in my world.
That this one also had two truly wonderful MCs, a lot of humour and a lovely romance was an added bonus.

I loved reading Zeke unbend from his stiff and unyielding Wall Street self into a man who really didn’t care that the man he loved was a bit flamboyant.

I loved Benny and his unfailing good humour and optimism and his passion for life and I really liked the low level of angst and lack of plot dramady.

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Loved this romance with its British flair

Muscling Through
Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This book had possibly one of the best openings and first meetings between the main characters that I’ve read. It managed to be incredibly sweet and yet still told you everything you needed to know at the same time.

It’s also not easy to write purely in first person present tense and still have a feel for what’s going on in the other MCs head but J L Merrow did it with consummate ease.

All was such a wonderfully realised character, his simple expressions brought him to life wonderfully but without making me feel uncomfortable. He may not have been intellectually bright but he was never written as stupid. His straight forward honesty was refreshing.

Through Al’s eyes we also got to see and discover Larry and it worked really well for me. I never felt like I was missing out on knowing his inner thoughts because they were interpreted by Al perfectly.

The British setting was also great. I love reading stories set in places I know and, while I’ve never been to Cambridge, I’ve wandered the streets of its compatriot city Oxford many times.

This is a romance with a difference but it’s no less beautiful for that.

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Brilliantly concludes the PresLocke series

Wedlocked (Preslocke, #3)Wedlocked by Ella Frank

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the love in these books. I love how passionately Ace and Dylan love each other. I love the love Ziggy and Sunshine have for their family and I love the love the extended cast of motley characters have for each other.

The epilogue is fabulous and takes the reader into a future you know will be glorious and filled with a real and true Happy Ever After, although I’m not saying I wouldn’t want to read another peek into the Locke-Prescotts a few more years down the line (not so subtle hint there ladies).

Sex, yes there’s plenty and it’s laced with the same depth of emotion it always has been, both these beautiful men wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren’t afraid of letting the other know how important they are.

We get a coming together of all the characters from this ingenious crossover as Ace and Dylan prepare for their wedding and with them all comes the usual humour and chaos which has played a big part in these books.

Oh and yet another staggeringly beautiful cover helps to mirror the wonderful story inside the pages.

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Great little story

Why Love MattersWhy Love Matters by Jay Northcote

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While it’s clear to me (as a huge Merlin/Merthur fan) that it had its origins in Merlin fanfic, this is still a really sweet story.

Alistair has problems with intimacy and so he goes on a cuddle workshop run by his assistant Martin’s mum and gains enough courage to do something about the fact he has feelings for his PA.

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