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Lane’s latest college age romance is a gem

51206521._SY475_Out on the Ice by Lane Hayes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lane is so good at writing new age romance, she seems to have a knack of getting inside the minds of young men just beginning to branch out into life at college.

This, the fifth in this excellent series, was a bit more slow paced than some of the others and I think the story benefitted from that.

Last seen, Sky was having a bit of a crisis in book four as his world fell apart around him.

Here we don’t see inside his head but that of Colby, an ice hockey player who knows he’s probably not good enough to go pro but who’s holding on to his sport for dear life.

I loved the way this story meandered around a couple of different plot points and gently made its way to them falling in love.

Very little unnecessary angsting, good communication and great chemistry made it an enjoyable read.

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

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When a bear and an incubus meet in the woods…

Poisonwood-fPoisonwood by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When a bear and a demon meet in the woods, what happens?!

What happens is the absolute delight that this book was.

It’s short (ish) but it still manages to pack a whole lot of story into its pages, a really sweet and quietly amusing tale of a bear shifter and an incubus who meet thanks to some sisterly witch manipulation.

Caleb is all grumpy lumberjack type, Jasper is a twinky sweetheart who can’t stand having to sexually feed on humans without them having informed consent and is slowly starving himself.

The meet/cute is simple but effective, they fall in love over a relatively short period of time but it never feels like a shot of instalove but a relationship development that intensifies as they spend time together.

A wee bit of a misunderstanding involving Jasper’s ass of a half-brother, some more sisterly interference on the parts of both characters’ supportive siblings and a nice happy ending is the payoff.

Loved it.

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

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My favourite book from Allison yet

Cover Work LoveWork-Love Balance by Allison Temple

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very definitely my favourite book from Allison so far.

Everything about this one just worked for me.

Two different but compelling characters who worked out that they were pretty good for each other, a set of cute twins, a bit of angst and steamy moments of emotional vulnerability.

Loved it. Bring on Doug’s story next!

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

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