Showing posts from October, 2016

Rae reads... The Night Before Christmas by Rose Collins

About the book:

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, 

Not even a … BEAR ?
Clement Clarke Moore's much loved poem is brought beautifully to life in this gorgeous picture book with a twist- as Santa visits a family of bears on Christmas Eve.
Share the Christmas magic and experience a whole new retelling of the timeless Christmas classic.
With beautifully illustrated pages, The Night Before Christmas is the perfect gift for any child.

Buy Links: 
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Barnes and Noble

My Review:

I have always loved the original story so when I was sent this book to review I was sure I would enjoy it. 

So what did I think...

I had told my children we were going to read a story about Santa and they were excited, especially my oldest.

The story definitely captured their attention as soon as they saw Santa there were lots of smiles!

One of the things that I liked along with my children was the lovely bright illustrations. They really helped …

Rae reads... A Red Hot Christmas Paris

About the book:

Two couples, Lulu and Luc Le Grand and their firm friends, Coco Barrella and Hunter Donovan, head to Paris for a romantic getaway at The Domville Hotel. Looking forward to good company, great food, and some steamy seasonal shenanigans away from the pressures of work, the last thing they expect is to be stranded there on Christmas Eve.

Will the calm marital waters of the seemingly perfect Le Grand’s relationship become choppy when they risk not making it home to their children for Christmas Day?

And will “love to hate each other” couple Coco and Hunter grow closer in the city of love, or will they be pulled apart by the unintentional reminder of their failings as they compare themselves to their married friends?

Featuring couples from the bestselling books The Temptress & All That Glisters, this festive erotic romance novella can be read as a standalone. 

It also contains adult material and is strictly for the over 18’s only. 

Buy here

My Review…

Blog Tour - Excerpt - Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple

Thank you for taking the time to join me for my second stop on the Blog Tour for Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple. First of all let's take a look at the book and then you can read an excerpt and then finally enter the lovely giveaway!

About the book:
You’ve heard the saying, ‘opposites attract’ haven’t you? Well meet 27 year old Alex Marshall, a party girl with a penchant for free flowing Prosecco, and her devilishly handsome scientist boyfriend, Charlie, who loves jazz and dinner for two.
Alex and Charlie are together for 11 blissful months until Alex goes out of town and does something she will later regret. Was she drunk? You bet. Does she want Charlie to know? Well what do you think?
With the couple about to spend their first Christmas together will Charlie be the forgiving kind or will Alex be Single by Christmas?
This is a feel good, Christmas novel with very few mince pies, not much snow and absolutely no mistletoe – just a couple of best friends, a sociopathic nemesis and a l…

Blog Tour - Review - Celebrations and Confetti by Rebecca Raisin

I am very happy to he taking part in the Book Tour for Celebrations and Confetti by Rebecca Raisin. Which is organised by Love Reading Romance Tours

 Let's have a look at the book and then read on to see what I thought in my review. 

About the book:

Celebrations and Confetti Cedarwood Lodge # 1 By Rebecca Raisin Releasing October 24, 2016 Carina


Part one in a feel-good romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!
Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.

Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.
Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts - following Clio W…

Release Week Blitz - Review & Giveaway - Mixing It Up by Tracie Banister

I am very pleased to be taking part in the Release Week Blitz for Mixing It Up by Tracie Banister. 
So first of all let's take a look at the book and then you can read on for my review. Also there is a lovely giveaway to enter if you have bought the book. 


Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsom…

Rae reads... Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

About the book:

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. Even if she is spending it alone housesitting a spectacular Fifth Avenue apartment. What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous–and mysterious–owner.
Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?
Buy here
My Review:

The first time Eva and Lucas meet is brilliant and it sets things up perfectly. I loved the chemistry they shared and couldn't wait to see how things would turn out.

Eva is such a loveable character and I really hoped she would find her happy ever after. Her happy outlook on life…

Blog Tour - Review - Q&A - Never Again by Nicky Clifford

I am so pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Never Again by Nicky Clifford. First of all let's take a look at the book and then you can read on for my review. There is also a lovely Q&A with Nicky Clifford.
About the book: 
Mountains, Mystery, Romance: Can you run from your past?

Harriet Anderson’s life is spiralling out of control. Unused to such mayhem, she ditches her high-powered job to take refuge in the Swiss Alps where she meets Philippe Smith, a crime writer with a dark and shadowy past. Thrown together by chance, is their fate intertwined? Will the karma and romance of the mountains and the quaintness of the Alps soothe their troubled souls?

Or will their rocky paths create avalanches that cannot be avoided...

Buy here
My Review:
The interactions between Harriet and Philippe were well written. I especially enjoyed their first couple of meetings they were both fiery and lots of fun to read. To start with both of their pasts are hinted…

Rae reads... Heath, Cliffs & Wandering Hearts by Laura Barnard

About the book:

Life for sixteen year old Savannah Franks has just been turned upside down. Her Mum’s business has failed and they’re forced to move into a maisonette in the rough end of town. 

She doesn’t want anyone to know her dire situation, not even her besties. So when the rest of the money for the school ski trip is due she can’t be seen not to attend. Everyone is going! She just needs to find a job. Add that to the list of getting a boyfriend and losing her pathetic virginity. 
But working every spare hour in a job she hates on top of school work and mounting secrets doesn’t prove easy. Soon she’s keeping so many she’s not even sure herself what’s true and what’s not. 
The only person she can lean on to tell the truth is her best friend Heath. 

Only…did he get hot recently? That won’t make things awkward between them…right?
Buy links:
Amazon UK  Amazon US Book Depository

My Review:

When I saw Heath, Cliffs & Wandering Hearts by Laura Barnard I couldn’…