Posted in Book Review, Romance

A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him Dani Collins 4*#Review @DaniCollinsBook @MillsandBoon #FeudingBillionaireBrothers #MillsandBoonModern #MillsandBoonInsiders #Romance

She kept their child hidden…

Now the secret’s out!

Valentino Casale is outraged to find Kiara kept their daughter a secret from him for two years! Forever branded by his own illegitimacy, the hardened billionaire wants to do things differently…

Kiara could never regret the consequence of her one delicious night with Val. Even if he turned out to be every bit as cold hearted as their night was hot! Yet behind Val’s reputation is another man – revealed only in their passionate moments alone. Could she give that man a second chance?

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

My Thoughts…

This emotional and passionate romance explores family issues sensitively, through the two main characters Valentino and Kiara. Emotionally barren Valentino is hard to empathise. Defined by her art Kiara is a paradox of strength and emotional vulnerability.

The romantic conflicts are predominately internal.

Realistic and raw this passionate romance takes you on an emotional rollercoaster before its satisfactory conclusion.

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A Scandal Made in London Lucy King 5*#Review @lucy_king @MillsandBoon #Romance #MillsandBoonModern #PassionInParadise #BookReview #MillsandBoonInsiders

Name: Kate Cassidy. Location: London.Sexual experience: none.

Kate’s virginity is not something billionaire Theo Knight ever wanted to know about. He swore to protect her after her brother’s death, but when he discovers Kate’s dating profile, all he can think about is how much he’s tempted to unravel her…

Kate is mortified when Theo discovers her secret. Yet she can’t resist his tantalizing offer to introduce her to pleasure beyond her wildest imagination! Their chemistry is as unstoppable as it is off-limits, but the biggest scandal of all is yet to happen…

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

My Thoughts…

This is a surprisingly engaging story. Theo and Kate both have secrets, troubled pasts, with the consequent emotional damage. The chemistry between the unlikely couple is intense and the sexy romance, hot and passionate.

Theo is not the misogynist you may suspect, he is tough to survive, and his big heart reveals itself, where Kate and her sister are concerned. Kate is courageous. Naive in some respects, her tragic past has forced her to be independent and resourceful. The internal conflicts often seem insurmountable. The ending is passionate and thankfully happy.

Posted in Book Review, Parenting and Famlies, Romance, Travel

Her Sicilian Baby Revelation Michelle Smart 5* #Review @chellebellwrite @MillsandBoon #MillsandBoonInsiders #MillsandBoonModern #Romance #Sicily #Italy

From unrivalled passion to an unforgettable revelation!

Orla O’Reilly knew the father of her three-year-old son must be out there somewhere. But suffering from amnesia, she’s unable to recall his name. Until Tonino returns, and suddenly their overwhelming connection comes flooding back…

Mills & Boon Modern – Seduction, glamour and sinfully seductive heroes await you in luxurious international locations.

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

My Thoughts…

An engaging romantic story, Glamorous, like you, expect from a Mills and Boon Modern, but with a strong emotional theme. The heroine copes with a less than idyllic parents, and the legacy of a terrible accident. Orla’s love for her son and her stepsister is believable and heartwarming. They drive her actions, as she copes with amnesia after a car accident, three years previously. The second unexpected meeting, between Tonino and Orla, is cleverly written, with undercurrents of guilt, passion and surprise. The gradual reveal of Orla’s memory culminates in a last poignant revelation that motivates her to seek her happy ever after.

Tonino is revengeful, to begin with, but avoids the stereotypical billionaire forcing the heroine, to his way of thinking. His character development and insight is refreshing and relatable and makes this story special. The inclusiveness of the story is also notable and welcome.

Passion meets parenting in a contemporary realistic way.

Posted in Book Review, Romance

Secrets of His Forbidden Cinderella Caitlin Lewis 4* #Review @MillsandBoon @megancrane #CaitlinCrews #MillsandBoonModern #OneNightWithConsequences #BookReview #MillsandBoonInsiders #Secrets #Cinderella

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Cinderella’s scandalous secret

Their forbidden passion had consequences!

Overwhelming. Irresistible. Off-limits. Teo de Luz was all those things to innocent Amelia. Until she attends his opulent masquerade ball, and they share a deliciously anonymous encounter! Now Amelia must tell this brooding Spaniard he’s the father of her unborn child.

Teo can’t forget his runaway Cinderella, but discovering her true identity stuns him. His loathing of Amelia’s family means he cannot dismiss her deception! He will marry her. He will claim his heir. And he’ll exact a sensual revenge on Amelia, one pleasurable night at a time…

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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…

Amelia is such a capable character, constantly sorting through the debris of her mother’s constant affairs and marriages. She doesn’t have time for weakness, especially now when she’s finally claimed her life back and is contently living in San Francisco.

Teo, her older now ex-stepbrother, has always been her weakness, something she decided to exorcise by visiting his family’s Masquerade ball a few months earlier. She wore a mask and a heavy disguise, and when the inevitable happened, ran away like Cinderella, into the night. Now, she’s back at the fairy tale castle, forced to share the consequence of her out of character mistake, and reveal that she was his mysterious passionate partner that night.

It’s impossible not to like this modern-day Cinderella and her humour. She truly ruffles Teo’s stern outward facade, in more way than they both imagined possible. His solution is more of a punishment for Amelia, but she finds a way to get under his skin, and soon his heart rebels against his head, but will it be enough for a happy ending?

The chemistry changes from caustic to molten, the more time the couple spend together. There are many conflicts to overcome, but like all good fairytales, this one has a happy conclusion

Great characters, a wonderful modern adaptation of a fairy tale classic and a lovely balance of sarcastic banter and charming romance.

Posted in Book Review, Christmas Read, Romance

Unwrapping The Innocent’s Secret Caitlin Crew 3* #Review @megancrane @MillsandBoon #Romance #MillsandBoonInsiders #MillsandBoonModern #festive

Self-made billionaire Pascal Furlani prides himself on his rigid emotional control. So it infuriates him beyond measure that he can’t forget the forbidden passion he once shared with breathtakingly innocent Cecilia Reginald. This Christmas, he’s determined to shake off those memories…until they shockingly come face-to-face! Seeing Cecilia again blindsides Pascal, while their still-searing chemistry electrifies him. But her six-year-old secret? Will change their lives forever…

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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…

There are parts of this romantic story that I like, and others that are less convincing.

What I like are the characters. A courageous woman who puts her child first, whatever the cost to herself. A tormented billionaire, with so much emotional baggage, his whole life is about overcoming his past, and getting back at his birth father. This is good for his career, and bank balance, but leaves him an emotionally barren man.

The concept of the secret heir is less believable and that makes what follows less enjoyable. The ending is lovely and gives the story a lovely festive, hopeful twist.

Posted in Book Review, Romance

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

#ClainingMyHiddenSon

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.

Posted in Book Review, Free Book, Holiday Romance, Novella, Romance, Short stories

From Antigua with Love #FreeBook #Summer @MillsandBoon @mayablake @AuthorAnnMc @Sophie_Pembroke @HeidiRomRice @AnnieONeilBooks #Antigua #HolidayReads #LetsTalkRomance #Mills&BoonModern

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My Thoughts…

A lovely collection of shorts, about romance in Antigua.

Despite the brevity of the stories, the authors manage to capture the holiday island ethos and the intensity of holiday romance. All have hopeful endings, that let you imagine what comes next. Lovely Summer reading.

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