Posted in Book Review, Friendship, Medical Romance, Romance

Awakening His Shy Vet Shelley Rivers 5* #Review @SRiversAuthor @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks #MillsandBoonMedical #MillsandBoonInsiders #Romance #Vet #SecondChance #BookReview #HarlequinMedicalRomance

They’re looking for a fresh start…

…with each other?

After the tragic death of his wife, horse trainer Kern MacKinley shut himself off from the world – and love. Until the arrival of vet Ruby Day. Ruby may be reserved, but she has an unrivalled way with animals. And it’s not just her patients, Kern discovers, that Ruby has the ability to heal. Once he lets Ruby in, for him there’s no going back – but can he heal her too?

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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 engaging romantic story. The two main characters are easy to like, and you feel their angst. Their emotional pain diminishes as their relationship develops into friends and something more. The animals and Ruby and Kern’s affinity for them give the story its unique quality. There’s a relatable cast of supporting characters most likeable, one notably not.

This is an emotional story with great characters and gentle healing romance.

Posted in Book Review, Festive Read

Snowflakes Over Moon Cottage – Lucy Daniels – 4* Review

 

It’s Christmas-time in the little Yorkshire village of Welford, and the first snowflakes are just starting to fall.

As far as Susan Collins is concerned, this Christmas is all about quality time with her family, especially her son Jack. After a string of terrible dates, she’s given up on love, and Susan’s certainly got plenty to keep her busy.

That is until she meets handsome children’s author Douglas Macleod. Dishevelled in appearance with bright red hair he is the opposite of Susan’s usual type, but an undeniable spark soon lights up between them. But then Michael Chalk, Jack’s father, turns up on the scene wanting to be a family again – and Susan finds herself torn.

With snow settling on the ground and the big day fast approaching, who will Susan and Jack be choosing to spend Christmas at Moon Cottage with this year?

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My Thoughts…

Animals, children and romance all make this story a perfect festive book. If you haven’t read any other books in the series, like me, don’t be put off, it’s a great standalone read.

Single mum Susan has had enough of dating sites and nearly doesn’t accept her latest date who definitely isn’t her type. I love that Douglas is more like a Christmas elf than Prince Charming, but he has a good heart and cares for Susan and Jack and really that’s all that matters.  I disliked Michael from the beginning, weak and self- serving, you really want Susan to see through his false charm and looks.

Full of nativity plays, comical children’s’ behaviour and lovable rescue animals, this story is heartwarming with a sparkling romance that demonstrates the joy and poignancy of the festive period.

I received a copy of this book from Hodder&Stoughton via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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Blog Tour – Jules Wake – A Girl’s Best Friend – 4*Review

 

 

City girl Ella wants to take refuge in the country, lick her wounds and work out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn’t want to have a four-legged house guest or anything to do with village life. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Wilsgrave have other ideas.

Settling into her godmother’s house for a few months of R&R, Ella finds herself the reluctant babysitter of a badly behaved Labrador – and her plans of staying mainly indoors scuppered. But as she’s forced into wellies and into the village’s way of doing things, Ella meets people who make her think again about what she really wants out of life and love, starting with her new furry best friend . . .

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My Thoughts…

‘City girl seeks a new start in English country village’.

When her godmother needs a housesitter, Ella decides to escape the rat race and her relationship problems. She’s looking for the quiet life, but the reality is considerably noisier and full of villagers who want to know all about her and won’t stop until she feels like a full inclusive villager.

Dog sitting for Tess, the Labrador is also part of the deal, and although their relationship gets off on the wrong foot, after much hilarity and heartache, they become inseparable. Devon also an incomer, helping out his dad in his Vet’s practice has his problems, and so when he meets Ella, he comes across as more grumpy than charming.

The story has lots of humour, and many poignant moments, Ella is a great character, flawed but willing to change and I love the way she embraces country life. The scenarios are realistic and the romance lovely.

The ending is romantic and touchingly sentimental, the perfect finish to this escape to the country.

I received a copy of this book from Sphere – Little Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.