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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, Giveaway, New Books, Parenting and Famlies, Romance

Temptation in Istanbul Hana Sheik 4*#Review @HanaSoChic @HarlequinBooks @MillsandBoon @rararesources #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #BlogBlitz #BookReview #SecondChance #Romance #TemptationinIstanbul #publicationdaypush #publicationday

Escape to Istanbul, where a nanny may just tempt a bruised billionaire to give love a second chance in this heartwarming romance by Hana Sheik.

A single dad’s greatest temptation?

The nanny on his doorstep! 

Billionaire Faisal is anxiously awaiting custody of his little girl, who’s been living miles away with her mother. First, he must win the approval of her nanny, Maryan, who has travelled with her to Istanbul. While he shows Maryan the delights of his city, the instant attraction between them is hard to ignore. But Maryan leaves in two weeks, so Faisal must decide how much of his bruised heart he is prepared to risk…

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My Thoughts…

Billionaire Faisal wants to reconnect with his young daughter, who he has seen little of since his break up with her mother. He is determined to make time for her in his busy life. Maryan wants Zara to be happy with her father, but she needs him to know what that requires, even if she oversteps.

Maryan and Faisel have an instant attraction that they both dismiss. Both have trust issues, and they live in different worlds. When Faisel asks Maryann to stay at his home to settle his daughter, they are in each other’s orbit, and the temptation to give in to their feelings is too powerful to resist.

Gentle romance full of internal and external conflicts. The characters are likeable, and you want them to find happiness together. I like the setting and the chemistry between Faisel and Maryan.

Hana Sheik

Hana Sheik falls in love every day reading her favourite romances and writing her own happy-ever-afters. She’s worked as a data entry operator, customer service rep, telemarketer, and ghostwriter—but being a romance author is without a doubt the best job ever! Born in Somalia, she moved to the beautiful capital of Canada as a toddler and still lives there happily with her family. She loves to hear from readers. Reach out to her on the contact page at hanasheik.com

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*Terms and Conditions – UK / Ireland / US and Canada entries welcome.  Please enter using the giveaway link above.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will be passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for the fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for the despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Secrets Behind The Billionaire’s Return Rachael Stewart 5*#Review @rach_b52 @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #MillsandBoonTrueLove #secondchance #BookBlitz #BookReview #Romance #giveaway #SecretsBehindTheBillionairesReturn

Find out what happens when a billionaire returns to Felicity’s life in book one of Rachael Stewart’s new duet, Claiming the Ferrington Empire, from Harlequin Romance.

The man she never forgot…

The feelings she never lost…

Sixteen years ago, Felicity fell in love with the boy from Ferrington Manor. But their affair was short-lived when Sebastian vanished and she was left with the secret consequence of their love. Now he’s back and his return sends shock waves through Felicity! Will the revelations about Sebastian’s departure be enough for Felicity to succumb to the feelings that still draw her to him? 

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My Thoughts…

Sebastian can’t face returning to the house and estate where he grew up sixteen years after leaving. He is drawn to the local B&B and wonders if his first love is still there. Felicity’s feelings quickly surface when Sebastian walks into her life after sixteen years. Nothing has changed in her heart, but she has a big secret to share.

Full of angst, passion and romance, this is a lovely story. Felicity is an easy character to like. Sebastian is troubled, and their second chance takes them through many emotions. A heartwarming read with realistic circumstances and a lovely romantic conclusion.

Rachael Stewart

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories, from heartwarmingly romantic to wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled-on pages in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her very own hero and three awesome kids, and if she’s not tapping out a story, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors.

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  • Secrets Behind the Billionaire’s Return

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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.

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Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss Liz Fielding 5*#Review @lizfielding @MillsandBoon @harlequinbooks #Romance #RedeemedbyHerMidsummerKiss @rararesources #BlogTour #BookReview

Escape to the English countryside with Liz Fielding’s emotional and uplifting summer romance.

An escape to the country

A kiss to reawaken them both…

Honeysuckle Rose finds much-needed solace in her great aunt’s garden. But her peace is threatened by her distracting and brooding neighbour, Lucien Grey. Once a high-flying news reporter, Lucien returned from the front line a changed man. Honey can see that beneath his frosty exterior is a heart waiting to be thawed. Can their unexpected but impossible-to-ignore midsummer kiss be the beginning of a fresh start…together?

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My Thoughts…

This story combines fascinating facts and settings with a wonderfully heartwarming story. Honey returns home emotionally exhausted and grieving to heal. Lucien has spent his life in war-torn areas and is now writing a book whilst trying to recover from its effects on his health. There is chemistry between the couple from their first explosive meeting and history.

An engaging read, the romance is fraught with difficulties, and you want the likeable couple to overcome them.

Liz Fielding

Best selling author, Liz Fielding worked as a secretary in Africa, the Middle East and the UK before writing full time. Her award-winning books are published worldwide in multiple languages and she has more than 15 million books in print.

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre…”

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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.

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Beauty And The Reclusive Millionaire Rachael Stewart 5*#Review @rach_b52 @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #MillsandBoonTrueLove #BookBlitz #BookReview #Romance #BeautyAndTheReclusiveMillionaire #giveaway

An unforgettable Greek escape…

with the man she never forgot! 

A-list actress Catherine Wilde has it all, but behind closed doors, she is fighting personal battles. So the chance to escape to the private Greek island of her best friend’s brother, Alaric, offers the tranquillity she craves. Except seeing Alaric again sets her heart rate soaring. Life might have changed him, but he can still make her feel alive—and when the torch she once held for him reignites, it’s impossible to ignore!

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My Thoughts…

Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairytales, and this author gives the reader a contemporary slant on the original, brimming with drama, emotion and romance. Catherine and Alaric are both likeable protagonists who are lacking in self-worth. They need each other to realise they seek a love that completes them.

Their emotional connection is strong from the beginning, rooted in childhoods spent together. Both have suffered losses that have left them emotionally bereft. The conflicts between them are numerous, but their chemistry and history make romance inevitable. The passion reflects their emotional commitment, and the ending is romantic.

Rachael Stewart

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories, from heartwarmingly romantic to wildly erotic. She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled-on pages in her loft will attest to. A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her very own hero and three awesome kids, and if she’s not tapping out a story, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors.

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3 x paperbacks:

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  • Beauty And The Reclusive Millionaire

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  • Cute Sloth Coffee Cup Place Mat
  • Novelty Pen
  • Heart Post-Its

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the giveaway link above.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will be passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for the fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for the despatch or delivery of the prize.

Posted in Book Review, Christmas Read, Festive Read, New Books, Romance

Christmas With His Cinderella Jessica Gilmore @yrosered @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #MillsandBoonInsiders #Romance #Festive #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #ChristmasWithHisCinderella

Festive fling to a lifetime together?

With a string of luxury hotels to his name, brooding baron Xander needs help to freshen his public image. Reluctantly agreeing to adopt a rescue dog for Christmas, he isn’t expecting free-spirited dog nanny Elfie too. But there’s far more to Elfie than he bargained for, and soon he can’t imagine life without her—or the dog…

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My Thoughts…

This story has believable characters, a festive-inspired plot and forbidden romance. Full of humour and poignancy, it’s lovely. Elfie is a dog nanny, just the person hotelier, Xander, needs to manage his rescue dog, but proximity leads to romance making it, a memorable Christmas. There are plenty of conflicts, lots of vivid festive descriptions and heartwarming romantic moments. Elfie and Xander find they have more in common than they thought. You want them to find happiness, and thankfully after an emotional journey, they get their happy ending.

Posted in Book Review, Christmas Read, Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama, Friendship, Holiday Romance, New Books, Parenting and Famlies, Romance, Travel

The Single Dad’s Christmas Proposal Ella Hayes 5* Review @EllaHayesAuthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #MillsandBoonInsiders #Romance #festive #parenting #relationships #Chamonix #Paris #Christmas #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #TheSingleDadsChristmasProposal

A life-changing winter escape!

Extreme snowboarder Dax is no stranger to a challenge. Still, nothing could have prepared him for his greatest challenge yet: fatherhood! Six-year-old Yann was kept a secret by his late mother. Now Dax is determined to make up for lost time. But with a work commitment in Chamonix, he needs a step-in nanny…Will Simone say yes to Dax—and a Christmas to remember?

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My Thoughts…

Dax is an extreme snowboarder with a tragic past and a six-year-old son he has just met. Single mother Simone has an understanding of what Dax is experiencing. Their children are friends. Dax needs someone to take care of his son at Christmas in Chamonix. Is Simone willing to be that person?

The Parisian setting for the couple’s first meeting is atmospheric and magical, drawing the reader into the story’s festive ambience. Their first meeting sparks an attraction even though they don’t initially realise the significance of it. Simone and Dax are lovely characters who have to overcome their emotional barriers to find happiness. The romance is gentle, and the conflicts, to their being together, authentic.

This story has everything you want in a festive romance, characters you believe in, heartwarming emotion and a happy conclusion.

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From Wedding Fling To Baby Surprise Nina Singh 4*#Review @ninasinghauthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #Romance #MillsandBoonTrueLove #HarlequinRomance #MillsandBoonInsiders #BookReview

Their spontaneous fling…Will have unexpected consequences

Unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, Laney desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. When sexy stranger Gianni Martino steps in as her plus-one, Laney can’t help herself from exploring the explosive chemistry between them! But soon, she discovers who Gianni really is! Escaping to Italy to protect her heart, Laney finds that Gianni is not so easily forgotten…and neither is their fling!

 

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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 fusion of romance tropes, notably fake romance, enemy to lover and pregnancy surprise. I like Laney, even though she is brittle at times. Her family’s critical comparisons make her this way. It’s difficult for her to believe that Gianni likes her the way she is, particularly when she discovers his secret. Their relationship is slow to develop, but the attraction intensifies, accompanied by emotional commitment.