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Alice is young, in love and living on the Cornish coast. Life should be perfect. But Alice is about to meet someone who will make her question everything.

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I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

This is an interesting insight into a love triangle relationship. Alice and Kai are together, having been friends since childhood. Alice has lived and worked in the coastal town where she lives all her life. Kai, a freelancer works away, but always comes home to Alice. He wants to make them official, Alice resists, she needs her independence. Mia arrives home from her travels and a chance meeting with Alice, causes her to question everything.

This is an emotional story from three points of view. The reader is drawn into the web of tangled emotions, and you empathise, with all of them, because of their youth and naivety. The conclusion is well written and ties up the story in a believable and emotionally satisfying way.


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“I’m Gemma Roman.

I have pretty much always been a bookworm.

I always loved reading, writing and the creative arts, and also enjoyed dancing which led me to study for a degree in Dance Studies when I was at University. Following graduation, I worked in retail and became interested in the wealth of characters that I came across daily while working in customer service.  

I’d had a few ideas rumbling around in my head for a while, and so spent a few years writing my first novel in my spare time. I finally managed to release it in June 2016, and am now planning for the release of my new book ‘All At Sea’, which is due out in 2019.

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Claiming My Hidden Son Maya Blake 4*#Review @mayablake @MillsandBoon #Romance #Greece #Relationships #Secrets #MillsandBoonModern #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview #TheNotoriousGreekBillionaires

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My contract bride’s secret…

…is about to turn my world upside down!

My marriage to Calypso was simply business. Until our unexpectedly passionate wedding, night shook us both! Unwilling to muddy our convenient arrangement with such inconvenient emotions, I reluctantly left. Now discovering the baby in my estranged wife’s arms is mine, it’s about securing my legacy. I will claim my son and again enjoy the one thing Calypso cannot hide—the chemistry that still sizzles between us…

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I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

An interesting interpretation of the marriage of convenience trope.

Callie and Axios are not in love, their marriage is a business arrangement, Callie is a pawn in her father’s business empire, and appears to have little say in the matter. Axios is powerful and successful but is still prepared to sacrifice his happiness for the good of his family and their business success.

Everything is not as it seems in this story. Callie has a reason for her compliance and a secret. Both are attracted unwillingly to the other, and the passion is evident from the start, but just when you believe they may have a chance, Callie’s life is rocked by a devastating discovery.

This story took a while to get into and to empathise with the characters and their situation, but I got there. I found this to be a lovely romance, with many poignant moments that tugged at the heartstrings. The ending is a little contrived, but a happy-ever-after is an expectation of this type of romance.