Posted in Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama, Friendship, New Books, Romance

Whisked into the Billionaire’s World Nina Singh 4*#Review @ninasinghauthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #Romance #fairytale #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview

A proposal she can’t say no to!

When hotel manager Clairey has no choice but to halt the hotel’s most important wedding, she finds herself fired…and face to face with Drex, the groom’s billionaire brother. She’s stunned by his proposal that they fix the mess she’s made together! But, catapulted into Drex’s opulent world, Clairey’s unprepared for the inconvenient feelings that blur the lines of their convenient partnership…

 

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My Thoughts…

This sweet romantic story has a Cinderella vibe, and if you accept that this is closer to a fairytale than reality, it is a good relaxing read.

After a rash but well-motivated attempt to stop a wedding, Clairey is out of a job. Drex is used to clearing up after his younger brother, but now he has responsibility for his young niece and needs help. Clairey and Drex, both victims of a troubled upbringing, are attracted to the other on many levels, and their emotional connection is as strong as their physical attraction. Still, neither sees it, causing conflict in their fledgeling relationship.

Clairey seems very accepting, always falling in with Drex’s plans, but she is motivated by her love for him and his niece. Drex is under pressure from his vast business empire and unwilling to pursue his attraction and feelings for Clairey as he is her boss. Still, eventually, after much heart-searching, he realises he loves her.

This book is an escapist romantic story between two likeable protagonists who deserve their happy-ever-after.

Posted in Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, New Books, Romance

The Billionaire’s One-Night Baby Joss Wood 5*#Review #ScandalsofLeRouxWedding @JossWoodbooks @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #Romance #MillsandBoonModern #HarlequinPresents #SouthAfrica

Bound forever…by one night!

South African billionaire Jago doesn’t believe in happily ever after. But a single breath-taking encounter with Dodi…that he believes in. Only now Dodi’s pregnant! And suddenly Jago can’t picture a future without their child – or her…

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My Thoughts…

The emotion and the passion match the sizzling hot climate of South Africa, the setting for this billionaire romance. Jago and Elodie Kate (Dodi) have always been in each other’s lives, as she is his sister’s best friend, but they have hardly talked, although they did share a passionate kiss years before.

Emotional and sensual, the chemistry between Jago and Elodie intensifies in her high-end wedding boutique. Wary of commitment after traumatic childhoods and past relationships, the unexpected pregnancy forces them to be honest about their true feelings and face their fears. Their conflicted romance takes them on an emotional rollercoaster with a romantic and satisfying conclusion.

I like the believable characters, family dynamics and passionate romance.

Posted in Book Review, Historical Romance, New Books, Victorian Romance

A Dance To Save The Debutante Eva Shepherd 5*#Review @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #millsandbooninsiders #millsandboonhistorical #harlequinhistorical #historicalromance #evashepherd #victorianromance #histfic #BookReview #ADanceToSaveTheDebutante

A jaded rake

And an innocent debutante…

Seeing Miss Sophia Cooper being rebuffed by a reprobate Duke, Lord Ethan Rosemont does the gentlemanly thing and dances with her himself. He discovers she’s no damsel in distress, but an intelligent woman who’s had enough of the marriage mart. It would be all too easy to give in to the desire fizzing between them – but only if this rake is willing to save her reputation – by marrying her himself…

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My Thoughts…

A Dance To Save The Debutante’ is an enjoyable romance between a naive but intelligent debutante and a kind-hearted rake. The story gives an insight into Victorian society’s attitude towards women. Sophia and Ethan’s chemistry and unlikely friendship develop into a gentle and engaging romance full of conflicts and soul searching before their happy ending. The two main characters develop satisfyingly. With touches of forbidden passion and fairytale romance, this is a lovely escapist read.

Posted in Book Review, New Books, Romance

Banished Prince to Desert Boss Heidi Rice 5*#Review @HeidiRomRice @millsandboon @harlequinbooks #millsandboonmodern #harlequinpresents #Romance #millsanbooninsiders #BanishedPrincetoDesertBoss


Will she be his Cinderella?

Exiled prince Dane’s declaration that he’ll only attend an important royal ball with her as his date sends by-the-book diplomatic aide Jamilla’s pulse skyrocketing. Ignoring protocol for once feels amazing, until their stolen moment of freedom becomes a sizzling scandal…

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My Thoughts…

Ambitious and loyal, Jamilla hopes guiding the King of Zafar’s half brother through a vital trade mission will further her career. Dane doesn’t want to be in Zafar but would do anything for his older brother. Sizzling chemistry and misunderstandings define Jamilla and Dane’s first meeting, and Jamilla needs all her diplomatic skills to deal with Dane.

I like the gradual emotional commitment and trust between Jamilla and Dane. The beautifully flawed characters, both with emotional damage from childhood, have a conflicted but deepening relationship.

Vivid settings and vibrant characters make this glamorous romance engaging to read.

Posted in Book Review, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

The Marquess Meets His Match Laura Martin 4*#Review @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #HarlequinHistorical #MillsandBoonHistorical #Romance #Regency #BookReview #TheMarquessMeetsHisMatch #MillsandBoonInsiders #MatchmadeMarriages

Farmer’s daughter Charlotte Greenacre regrets attending a matchmaker’s party when she has to spend it avoiding her enemy, Lord Robert Overby! Until she learns the handsome widower is not the villain she thought — and after his unhappy marriage he doesn’t want a new wife. That should mean she can relax in his company — if it weren’t for the irritating flare of attraction between them!

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My Thoughts…

Charlotte finds herself at a house party of a benevolent lady determined to help young debutantes have the season they deserve. Charlotte doesn’t see marriage on her horizon but running the family farm after her father’s sudden death. Charlotte is a quirky and likeable character. Robert has a scandalous unhappy marriage in his past and is not looking to find another wife. He is attracted to independently spirited Charlotte, and despite misunderstandings and misconceptions about each other, they cannot deny their mutual attraction.

I enjoyed this Regency romance that reflects the society of the time and the developing romance between Charlotte and Robert. A vividly described setting full of pertinent historical detail and a believable cast of supporting characters make this an engaging, humorous and romantic escapist story,

Posted in Blog Tour, Book Review, Historical Romance, New Books, Regency Romance

The Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes Eva Leigh 5*#Review @Zoe_Archer #EvaLeighAuthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #TheGoodGirlsGuidetoRakes #LastChanceScoundrels #HistoricalRomance #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview #MillsandBoonHistorical #HarlequinHistorical

A society darling
A rake never far from scandal
A deal that will change everything…

When Kieran Ransome’s latest antics result in scandal, his father issues an ultimatum: find a respectable wife or inherit nothing. But as one of London’s most notorious scoundrels, Kieran doesn’t know any ladies who fit the bill…or does he?

Celeste Kilburn is a society darling, beloved by influential members of the ton. But keeping a spotless reputation leaves little room for adventure and she longs to escape her gilded cage. When Kieran, her brother’s best friend, begs for her help Celeste makes a deal: she will introduce him to the right social circles if he’ll show her the scandalous side of London!

Amongst ‘proper’ garden parties and, equally enthralling, wild fêtes and sensual art salons an initial attraction builds to a more tempting desire. But when their midnight exploits are discovered, Celeste’s freedom and reputation are at risk and Kieran must save the woman he loves…respectable or not.

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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…

Celeste, the female protagonist, wants to explore every aspect of her life. She is determined to defy the bounds of the male-dominated Regency society. Kieran, a dissolute Regency rake with hidden emotional depths, has to find an acceptable wife and enlists Celeste’s help to enter polite society. She agrees, but only if he promises to show her his world. I like how this story explores the inequalities of this historical world and how difficult it was for women to have independence in any aspect of their lives.

Celeste is not a complete innocent. She experienced depravity and poverty in her early life, making her willingness to explore Keiran’s world believable. In keeping with Celeste’s journey of self-realisation, sensual romance defines this story. Celeste and Keiran are likeable characters. I enjoyed their uncensored dialogue, which makes the story authentic and engaging to read.

I enjoyed this delightful escapist read interwoven with insightful thoughts on the double standards of Regency society.

Posted in Book Review, Friendship, New Books, Romance, Travel

One Week in Venice With The CEO Kate Hardy 5*#Review @katehardyauthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #MillsandBoonInsiders #HarlequinRomance #MillsandBoonTrueLove #Romance #Venice #BookReview #OneWeekinVeniceWithTheCEO

Seven days that changed her life…

Penniless Contessa Serafina needs to rebuild her family’s crumbling palazzo in Venice, and she has just seven days to persuade handsome CEO Gianni Leto to help! Neither is looking for anything more than a business relationship, but as the romance of Venice casts its spell can their week together change their lives forever?

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My Thoughts…

Serafina needs to restore her crumbling palazzo after the death of her father. Still reeling from a betrayal in love, she seeks only a business relationship with contractor Gianni. Successful Gianni is wary of Serafina’s motives. Attraction deepens into an emotional attachment, but can they trust each other with their vulnerable hearts?

Gentle romance, likeable characters and lovely detailed descriptions of Venice make this an engaging story to read.

Posted in Book Review, New Books, Romance

Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart Jennifer Faye 5*#Review @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @JenniferFaye34 #MillsandBoonInsiders #romance #heartwarming #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #BookReview #weekendreads

From Greek island fling to forever?

In this Greek Paradise Escape story, managing a luxury resort on a Greek island has been a lifeline for Hermione. So when new owner Atlas arrives—gorgeous, brooding, and set on selling the resort—she has just two weeks to change his mind. But as their Valentine’s Day deadline approaches it’s Hermione’s feelings for Atlas that are changing…

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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 story is a lovely sweet romance set on a Greek Island. The characters are believable and draw the reader into their lives. Hermione thrives in her people orientated role, Atlas is a loner. When he decides to sell his unexpected inheritance, Hermione is determined to change his mind. The romance develops realistically, with many obstacles for the couple to overcome. The setting and cast of characters give the story authenticity and depth. The chemistry between the couple is evident from their first encounter. The story has a Valentine theme, perfect for this time of year.

Posted in Book Review, Historical Romance, New Books

The Duke’s Counterfeit Wife Louise Allen 5*#Review @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #MillsandBoonHistorical #HarlequinHistorical #MillsandBoonInsiders #HistoricalRomance #TheDukesCounterfeitWife

A feigned marriage

A very real attraction…

When their ship is commandeered, Nicholas Terrell, Duke of Severton, saves stranger Sarah Parrish by claiming she’s his wife! She’s more valuable if their captors believe she’ll bring them a duchess’s ransom, but now Nicholas is compelled to share a cabin with his distractingly beautiful faux bride… Outspoken Sarah enchants him like no debutante ever has. Yet, as a lady’s companion, Sarah’s completely unsuitable for a duke. So surely a real match between them is impossible?

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My Thoughts…

Sarah is escaping her tragic past by seeking employment as a companion. Nicholas, a Duke, is researching a possible investment into shipping. Both are on a ship attacked by pirates. Nicholas saves Sarah by claiming her as his wife. What follows is a romantic adventure with cleverly crafted characters and absorbing historical details. The romance grows believably from friendship as mutual respect leads to mutual attraction. There are numerous obstacles to romance, but after much adventure and angst, they get their happy-ever-after.

This is an engaging historical romance with dangerous adventure and simmering passion.

Posted in Blog Blitz, Book Review, Christmas Read, Festive Read, Historical Romance, New Books, Victorian Romance

Snow-Kissed Proposals Jenni Fletcher, Elisabeth Hobbes 5*#Review @JenniAuthor @ElisabethHobbes @HarlequinBooks @MillsandBoon #MillsandBoonInsiders #HarlequinHistorical #MillsandBoonHistorical #VictorianRomance #Novella #Festive #Scotland #Derbyshire #PublicationDay @rararesources #BookReview #SnowKissedProposals

A snowy Victorian ChristmasTwo festive short stories!

In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher: wilful, independent heiress, Fiona MacKay, impulsively runs away to a remote Scottish tower where she’s trapped in the snow with equally headstrong, deliciously dishevelled Angus Drummond.

In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes: fifteen years ago, Amy Munroe and Anthony Matthews were cruelly parted, and each blames the other. When Amy becomes Anthony’s new housekeeper, their passion is reawakened!

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My Thoughts…

‘Snow-Kissed Proposals’ is set in Scotland and Derbyshire, two festive novellas with independent heroines and wintry settings.

The Christmas Runaway’ is set in northeast Scotland, where Fiona’s ill-considered winter trip leads to conflict, friendship and romance. The bleak and forbidding setting is the perfect place for Fiona and Angus to meet. Their relationship develops from enemies to friends and is full of witty banter and conflict right to the end.

Their Snowbound Reunion’ is set in Derbyshire and is a story of second chances and forgiveness. Amy and Anthony enjoyed a brief but ill-fated romance. When they meet again, there is still something between them. This is a lovely second chance romance with characters that are easy to empathise with and a happy ending.

Both these Victorian romances are engaging and the perfect book to read in front of a cosy fire.

Jenni Fletcher is the award-winning author of 15 historical romances. She has been nominated for 4 RoNA Awards and won the Libertà Books Shorter Romantic Novel Award in 2020. She lives in Yorkshire with her family and can be contacted via Twitter @JenniAuthor. Facebook

Elisabeth Hobbeswriting career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013.  She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip.  She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left. Twitter Facebook