Posted in Book Review, Romance

Claiming His Bollywood Cinderella Tara Pammi 5* #Review @TaraPammi @MillsandBoon #MillsandBoonModern #Bollywood #Romance #Masquerade #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview #BornintoBollywood #ClaimingHisBollywoodCinderella

The hottest actor in Bollywood, Vikram Raina has found love countless times – when he’s playing a role. In real life, he’s given up on finding a soul-deep connection and prefers to focus entirely on his career. Until at a masquerade ball, one woman leaves him craving more…

Naina Menon’s first impression of drop-dead gorgeous Vikram left much to be desired. But then one heart-stopping night showed her there’s so much more to him than his celebrity persona. 

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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…

The masquerade ball engaged me from the start, the romance and the secrets the perfect foil for this modern-day Cinderella romance.

Naina may be struggling financially, but she’s self-reliant and knows what she wants, as Vikram finds out. First in a verbal sparring match and then in an unexpected passionate encounter. Vikram, the modern-day prince, in this story is left playing catch-up after every encounter with Naina despite his player status and wealth. The characters are full of angst and conflict, but they are easy to like, and you want them to get their chance of happiness.

Partly, set in an idyllic island location this romance overcomes the inevitable conflicts to give the couple a fairytale ending. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Posted in Book Review, Friendship, Romance

A Will, A Wish, A Wedding Kate Hardy 5*#Review @katehardyauthor @MillsandBoon #Romance #MillsandBoonInsiders #MillsandBoonTrueLove #Romance #Butterflies #SecondChance #EnemiestoLovers #BookReview #AWillAWishAWedding

Will an unexpected legacy…
…lead to wedding bells?

When Hugo Grey’s aunt leaves her house to Alice Walters – a complete stranger! He is baffled. Especially as the will states Hugo must help Alice convert it into a butterfly centre! He and Alice clash over everything, except his attraction to the captivatingly feisty butterfly expert which is hard to ignore…

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My Thoughts…

Believable characters and an original plot make this story engaging and romantic. Intelligent and kind Alice has a history of picking the wrong man. Widower Hugo is struggling to live without his soulmate. They meet at a will reading, and first impressions are not favourable, but gradually they grow and nurture each other towards happiness.

The Butterfly and ecological themes add authenticity to the story. The romance is gentle, and the characters endear themselves to the reader. You want them to find happiness together.

This is a heartwarming tale with a relatable plot and engaging characters.

Posted in Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Christmas in the King’s Bed Caitlin Crews 4* #Review @megancrane @MillsandBoon #Romance #MillsandBoonInsiders #MillsandBoonModern #BookReview #Festive #MondayBlogs

His royal bride of convenience:
Unwrapped and undone!

Orion is determined to rule his once-dissolute kingdom with integrity and respect. That means honouring his betrothal to Lady Calista Skyros. A woman whose father deals in scandal – and who threatens his unwavering self-control…

Calista knows her royal marriage was brokered by blackmail, but she has her own reasons for accepting Orion’s hand. Yet her husband shocks her with his demand for complete honesty. And as her first Christmas as queen approaches, her unstoppable desire for the king becomes her most dangerous truth of all!

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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…

This is a fairytale romance full of passion, villains and happy ever afters. King Orion forced to marry an adversary’s daughter to protect the monarchy from further scandal. Calista agrees to marry Orion to save her sibling from her father’s wrath. Their intense connection is something neither expected but is a blessing or a curse?

This is a story of betrayal scandal and trust. The connection between Calista and Orion is passionate but conflicted. Both need to trust the other with their secrets to move forward. Despite the legacy of despicable parents the two, principled lovers manage to rise above the scandal, to find their fairytale ending but only after, some sensual encounters and personal soul searching.