The Book Addict by Annette Mori

This was SO much fun!

I loved every minute of reading Tanya’s adventure with Elle. In a quirky, humorous, and exciting way that only Annette Mori can provide, every second of this story is magical, fun, and absolutely fantastic.

It has intense moments, funny moments, romantic moments, and very sexy moments. The characters are brilliant, especially the delightful Tanya who is just the cutest book addict ever!!!

When I first saw the title I thought I was in for a book geek romance but I got so much more than that, and I am so happy. Everything about this book was exciting, providing a brilliant adventure that was as addictive as Tanya finds books!!!

What I really want to know though, is where can I get a book magician??????

This really was a fantastic read that I couldn’t put down. I enjoyed every minute of it and highly recommend this book.

5 Stars

Review by Carol Hutchinson

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Fear of Falling by Georgia Beers

Sophie James is in flux. Her manager and close friend, Ray, has died. As she struggles to come to terms with his death, she is assigned a new manager by her recording company. At first, she is irked by the need for her to be managed so soon after Ray’s death but when her new manager, Dana is appointed, she is immediately entranced by her. Dana, on the other hand, thought she was going to be managing another diva. But when she actually realised Sophie’s beauty is nothing on her personality, the chemistry between the two builds. But you can’t mix business with pleasure, can you?

I absolutely adored this book. It had everything I expect from a Georgia Beers book and so much more. The pace was perfect, angst was not too overwhelming, and the love story was such a joy to read. One of my favourite tropes is age-gap romances and this one hits the nail on the head. The age gap is only ten years give or take, but it’s enough to hold my interest and provide the characters with a sexy edge.

There was a lovely sweetness to their chemistry that turned uber hot when they got to the bedroom. And once again,  Georgia Beers floored me with her first kiss. I’ve said it before, and I’m going to repeat it – Georgia Beers writes amazing first kisses! I could feel myself blushing afterwards.

I also want to mention the fantastic secondary characters in this book, especially Anya. Anya was like Dana’s Jiminy Cricket. She was always checking in and making sure Dana was making the right decisions and aware of her feelings. I freaking need an Anya in my life, pronto. She is probably one of my favourite secondary characters to date in a Georgia Beers novel.

A great book that will be jumping onto my favourites list.

5 Stars

 

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Meant To Be Me by Wendy Hudson

This was so good!

My first experience reading anything by Wendy Hudson, and I was completely blown away with how amazing this story was. It took up a storyline I haven’t read in this genre before, and I found it refreshing, and realistic, to really capture my attention, and really draw me into the story as if I were in it with the characters.

I loved the fast, intricate, engaging plot, and the complex characters, and the twists, all absolutely brilliant! Main character Darcy, I have so much respect for her, and all she has been through. She finds herself mistrusting, and unlucky in love, as a stalker plays havoc with her life. Luckily, she has Anja, her best friend to support her, and to rely on, but she wants so desperately to be in love, and happy.

Meeting Eilidh gives her hope this might be a possibility, but in a way only life can, everything keeps getting in there way of meeting up again, having a date, and seeing if they are compatible. You really have to admire Darcy for not giving up hope, and because she is just the sweetest, most trusting woman, and she goes through one hell of an ordeal in hope of what she seeks for love.

The story was completely gripping. Combining romance and mystery, with darker elements really worked well to deliver an intense experience for the reader. I started reading, expecting a girl meets girl, falls in love story, but found a dark twist, and adventure waiting for me. I genuinely couldn’t have been happier. I got so engrossed in this story, and seeing it from more than just Darcy’s point of view really gave the story that deeper edge to fascinate me further. Completely invested at every turn of the page, and truly struggled to put this book down because I was so eager for the revelations, and outcome of how it would all come together.

I definitely recommend reading this thrilling romance. It will literally have you on the edge of your seat, keeping you guessing, with all the obscurities that have you, and Darcy questioning everyone around her. When a simple act turns into an exciting action-packed race to uncover the truth before a stalker goes too far!

5 Stars

Reviewed by Carol Hutchinson from Lesbireviewed

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Playing In Shadow by Lesley Davis

This series is fast becoming a favourite of mine.

Bryce has had a terrible car accident on the way home from a party. She is the only survivor and is scarred emotionally and physically by the ordeal and feels she may never be the same again. That is until she meets Scarlet. Scarlet is working for her dad as a painter and decorator alongside Bryce. She is instantly attracted to her and wants to get to know her. Both Scarlett and Bryce are navigating personal issues. Scarlett is steering her career as an artist and not wanting to be the next air to the construction dynasty. While Bryce still has her internal turmoil and nightmares from the crash. Together they help each other realise their potential, and they begin to fall in love.

I adore this series. How did I not read this before? This book is the sequel to Playing Passions Game. Juliette and Trent from book one are still heavily cast in this book and we even get to read things from their point of view which I was super excited about. I would highly recommend reading Playing Passions Game before reading this book for continuity. This story doesn’t have any drag time, and in fact, the pace was pretty perfect. This book also doesn’t have a heap of angst, which is a mirrored style throughout the series so far. It’s one of the main reasons I love this book so much and the whole series.

I loved Bryce. What a sweetheart she was and honestly, Scarlett and Bryce were soul mates from their first interaction. Watching them begin to trust one another to then supporting each other’s needs when life got tough was so beautiful, I enjoyed watching them fall in love. Also, the sex scenes blew me away. I think the build-up to the sex scenes was probably the best part, they were HOT!

I also loved that Bryce had visible scars and not just emotional ones. I think physical scars made this book more real and it made the story feel more intense. And even with her injuries, she was such a sexy character to read.

I’m about to start the third book in the series Playing with Fire. So look out for that review coming soon.
5 stars

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Create A Life To Love by Erin Zak

Things you need to do before reading this book:

  1. Clear your schedule because once you start you’re going to want to just keep going.
  2. Grab a big box of tissues
  3. Make sure there is no one around to bother you while you read it (unless they are bringing you coffee or cocktails, then they can stay)

Okay…  organised? Well, let me tell you a little about how wonderful this book is…

When Beth shows up on romance writer, Jackie’s front doorstep, proclaiming to be her daughter she gave up for adoption, Jackie’s world tilts on its axis. But that’s nothing compared to the feelings brought forth by meeting Beth’s adoptive Mum, Susan. Susan and Jackie have an instant connection, but Susan is straight and married so nothing can ever happen. Right?

Erin Zak is definitely the dark horse of the Lesbian Fiction world, she is definitely one to watch. Create A Life To Love is a soulful story of how love can conquer all. I laughed, cried (sobbed) and got butterflies more than once, and did you see the cover art? Fantastic. The book has excellent pace and I was sucked in from the first sentence. I’m so glad that included Beth’s (Susan’s daughter) point of view because she is the heart of the story.

Let’s talk about Beth first. She a beautiful soul full of tenacity and courage. The relationship she builds with Jacqui throughout the book is beautiful and was the reason for so many of my tears. She is also incredibly accepting of Jackie and the fact she’s a lesbian.

There were these moments of simplicity between the three of them, but the reality was that there was nothing simple going on in their heads. All three protagonists were going through a roller coaster ride of emotions but were completely supported by each other. Such a solid family from the beginning.

From the minute Jackie and Susan meet there is palpable chemistry between them and it builds quite quickly through the book. I really connected with Susan on a few different levels, she was probably my favourite character. She was an awesome mum and watching her coming into her own was actually really amazing to watch. The sex scenes in this book are off the chart sexy while still beautiful and intimate.

I am such a sucker for a good Epilogue and this one can’t not be mentioned. It was fantastic and tied everything up in a red big bow. I just adored these characters and by end of the book wanted to start it all over again.

Unequivocally 5 Stars!

 

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Alone by E.J. Noyes

Another phenomenal book by E.J. Noyes.

This book was amazing and so incredibly interesting. Celeste has taken part in a four-year study/ experiment of the human psyche. All she has to do is live alone in the middle of nowhere for a maximum of four years, she can’t have any contact with the outside world and the payout is massive and would set her up for the rest of her life. When an unknown hiker shows up three years into the experiment and she’s wounded, Celeste wants to help but could this ruin everything she has stayed alone for the past three years…

How does E.J. Noyes do it? Coming up with these intense and elaborate stories that draw you in so much that you can’t put the book down until it’s finished. I became a little obsessed with this book. This isn’t a novel you can rush, the pace is definitely slower than other books by the author but I think it’s perfect for these characters and their story and also for the reader to really understand the situation.

The story is told solely from Celeste’s POV and what an interesting point of view she has. Understanding how alone she is was quite eye opening. The way she adapted her life to survive the loneliness was amazing. When Olivia (the wounded hiker) is added to the story and gives the plot it’s romantic element I was so excited and it did not disappoint.

I think that’s where I am going to stop this review because honestly, I am scared to give any spoilers. But I will say this… BUY THIS BOOK! Alone is now in the running for the Les Rêveur book of 2019. It’s just that fantastic.

5 Stars

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Write Your Own Script by A.L. Brooks

What a fantastic story! Loved every minute of  it.

Tamsyn is a famous actress who has kept her sexuality a secret all through her fame and fortune. That is until she meets Maggie Cooper, the novelist who is staying at the same getaway location to get away from the world. The spark is there from the beginning but Tamsyn is reluctant to fall for a woman when she can’t give her what she deserves. But when the chemistry is indisputable and both women are at war with their feelings, it’s not going to be easy to walk away at the end of the break.

This was the first book to read by A.L. Brooks and as with every new author, I go in with trepidation but I adored this story. It was fantastic from start to finish. The pace was perfect, the characters were well  developed and entirely believable and best part was the lovely storyline that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I loved Tamsyn, she had such a complex identity but hadn’t become tainted by her fame. She still enjoyed the simple things while out of the limelight. I felt sorry for her as  she had to hide in the closet and deny her sexuality but she made a choice and sure was sticking to it. Until Maggie. Oh, Maggie… if there ever was a woman to sweep Tamsyn off her feet it was Maggie. I think I fell for Maggie a little by the end of the book. She is so warm and caring while being effortlessly sexy and smart as a whip. Tamsyn never stood a chance really.

The sex scenes were hot and so very sexy… quite the awakening for both characters. Their chemistry was off the chart in and out bed but they also had a sweetness to them at times too that made their connection even more intimate and about more than sex.

I absolutely loved it. I’m really hoping Tamsyn’s agent, Carmen gets her own story (she so needs to jump the fence) because I want more from all these characters…
5 stars

 

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Game Night by Cassidy Storm

This was such a fun story to read!

Alyssa gets more than she bargained for when she attends her colleague Mia’s game night, and it really is down to you to decide as you are reading this whether you think she wins or loses! Alyssa’s crush on Mia gets harder and harder for her to keep secret for the night as well, which creates an air of tension between her and some of Mia’s friends, who really make it difficult for Alyssa to hide her feelings.

Mia and her friends really have a unique sense of humour with their game night, leaving little to the imagination and playing for high stakes. It was great reading about Alyssa’s experience of this truly spectacular night.

There are a lot of poker references but it all adds to the tension of the story, and giving the reader the experience as Alyssa truly experiences the games. A very interesting, fun, flirty, and sexy read that was very enjoyable.

5 Stars

 

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Guest Review: Falling by Kris Bryant

Sometimes you come across a book when all you can say is “Wow”.

This is how I felt about Kris Bryant’s new book Falling. The 4 main characters met because of a plane crash. They bonded because of the crash and fell in love because of the crash. This is the best writing I have ever seen from Kris Bryant. The 1st chapter just sucked me in. It was raw and compelling. Ms. Bryant portrayed all of the terror and raw emotion that Shaylie felt before the plane crashed and how her world has been altered by this life changing event. Shaylie meets Piper at a survivors support group and become friends then lovers. The sparks fly. Piper and Shaylie are red hot. Some of the best love scenes Kris has ever written. The last couple of chapters are fabulous. Make sure you  have lots of kleenex.

5 Stars

 

If you would like to start Falling today you can buy buying a Mobi or ePub version from Bold Strokes Books (Link Below):

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Falling will be available everywhere else by 16th of May. You can preorder it from Amazon now (link below):

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Falling by Kris Bryant

This book is just exceptional.
Shaylie has just survived a plane crash. She’s a little bit broken in places and she’ll heal but it’s shaken her life. In an attempt to get back to some normality, she meets Piper during a support group for survivors. Piper lost her best friend and her fiancée in the plane crash and she needs answers. Piper and Shaylie become fast friends and help each other heal. Shaylie begins to fall for Piper and the more time she spends with her she knows this woman could be the one…

I’m getting this feeling writing up this review. This story is extraordinary. I cried my way through it and it’s the best book Kris Bryant has ever written but it’s now my favourite Lesbian Fiction Book… Ever!
The pace of the book was perfect. The first chapter gave me chills as we enter the book just minutes before the crash. Kris Bryant’s descriptions during this scene were outstanding and boy did they cement my focus on the book. Next minute I knew, I was at the end and you certainly could see the track marks of my tears.

When it comes to characters Piper and Shaylie are soul mates. They just complement each other in every way and it’s just circumstance that they meet the way they do. I believe in my heart they would have met no matter what. The chemistry they have when they finally get together (this is a romance and Kris Bryant, we all know it happens) was palpable. I could feel it sizzling of the page.

The sex scenes blew my mind. There is one in particular that I think is Kris Bryant’s best ever sex scene. It was really well described and the actual scene was sexy, and hot as hell.

I can’t finish the review of this book without mentioning the epilogue because it’s everything. I have a tightening in my chest just thinking about how magical it was. If there was ever a book that finished with me knowing these protagonists not only make it but live happy ever after, this is the one.

A complete triumph and I know I haven’t done this book justice in the review but how could I when it’s my perfect book. Buy this book and make your heart happy people… it’s a must read!
An outstanding 5 stars

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Falling will be available everywhere else by 16th of May. You can preorder it from Amazon now (link below):

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