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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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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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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Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

Fantastic story. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Ashley has always hidden in the proverbial closet. She likes it there, it’s safe and she isn’t hurting anyone. That is, until she finds out that her friend, Sasha is bisexual. Now she is seeing Sasha in a whole new light and with them working closely together on the wedding of the season for their mutual friends, it’s only a matter of time until sparks fly, especially because Sasha has always harboured a crush on Ashley. But with Ashley too scared to come out and Sasha not wanting to be anyone’s secret, it could never work… right?

This was really a great book. The pace was perfect, the chemistry between both protagonists was on fire and I really enjoyed the storyline. I loved Sasha and Ashley together. Even as friends they had something special going on. I also think the chemistry between Sasha and Ashley is possibly the best Jae has ever written. It was sexy while intimate and left this reader a little hot under the collar.

I absolutely adored that Holly and Leo from the first book in the Fair Oaks series, Perfect Rhythm were in this one too. In fact, Perfect Rhythm was where we were first introduced to Sasha and Ashley and honestly, I didn’t see Jae putting these two together. The community of friends they have in Fair Oaks that accept them is amazing and I really hope Jae continues to tell us more stories from the Fair Oaks Community… Who could be next?

5 stars

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Recipe for Love by Aurora Rey

I’ve been waiting for this story for while with bated breath and it did not disappoint.

Drew Davis moves to upstate New York after getting a job as head chef at a farm to table restaurant. This job is just a stepping stone to being head chef at a leading restaurant in New York so she can’t have any entanglements and needs to stay focused. If only she could get the the beautiful, Hannah Little out of her head. Hannah can’t help but be attracted to the flashy New York chef straight away but she has a good deal with the local restaurant by supplying them all her farm fresh fruit and veg. She doesn’t need to mess that up by being caught up in a fling with Drew but what if this could be more?

So here’s a few things that always get me excited when Aurora Rey publishes a new book… Firstly, I am guaranteed a hot butch with a sensitive side, this alone is a mssive tick. Secondly, I am guaranteed to throw any diet out the window because the books always have the most delectable descriptions of food that I immediately go on the hunt for – this time it was a BLT with a difference. And lastly, hot sex scenes that personally have added to my fanatsy list throughout the years! This book did not disappoint in any of those areas.

I really enjoyed the build up in this book and found that there was possibly more angst in this story than there has been before in Aurora Rey’s novels. I think it suited this story because there was an element of ‘will they, won’t they’ and then ‘will they make it work?’. Where as, normally I just know these characters are made for each other. Either Drew or Hannah needed to make a massive changed to their life plans for them to ever be together and I was nervous right until the end of how they could have each other and still have their dreams. Don’t get me wrong, this book has a beautiful happy ending but I felt like I worked for it as did the characters and I really enjoyed that. With that in mind, I think it shows how much Aurora’s strengths are growing with every book she writes and when I looked back and saw that I rated her first 5 stars, you can imagine what the future looks like for Aurora Rey and her books!

Like I said before, the sex scenes in Aurora Rey’s books play a big part in my love for her work. She just gets this reader and honestly, I get really excited when I reach those parts of her books. This book had a very unexpected but sexy element that I really enjoyed.

Before I finish up, I just want to mention the cover. It’s possibly my new favourite cover to date. Its clean and fresh with heaps of meaning about the book without ruining the mystery. I found out today it was created by Melody Pond, so wanted to acknowledge the on point design.

Honestly, between the love story, the food and the hot butch, I think I swooned so hard I fell off my bed. Another delicious (in more ways than one) book for Aurora Rey.

5 Stars

 

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Media Darling by Fiona Riley

What an extraordinary story that I wanted to start all over again when it was finished. WOW!

Haley wants to be a screenwriter in LA but unfortunately that’s a hard gig to land in Hollywood so she works for a gossip rag and her big break fell into her lap after the talent (not to mention stunning) actress Emerson agrees to do a tell all interview with her. Emerson has always been in the limelight from a young age but now she’s been thrusted into the gossip columns after her supposed tryst with a fellow actress. But Emerson is more worried about the fall out for her family and Haley is the only one she trusts to set the record straight.

The first two words that come to mind when I think about this book is ‘chemistry’ and ‘connection’. Together Emerson and Haley have it in spades. It truely is a case of these two being better together than apart because when they had page time together it was like it was always meant to be.

The serendipitous way they met was exciting and made me feel from the very beginning that this book would be filled with not only love and chemistry but adventure and fun. There was no point in the book where I didn’t think these two wouldn’t make it because everything about them is meant to be.

I think one of Fiona Rileys biggest strengths in this book was portraying the people behind the glitz and glamour. It gave a heightened level of angst at some parts and keep me clued to the page. Also I laughed more than once… just wait to you meet, Stan.

Once again Fiona Riley has blown me away in the bedroom department… or you know, the floor, kitchen or anywhere Emerson and Haley could get their hands on each other. I reckon her sex scenes are getting hotter and hotter with every book.

I am so very excited about people reading this book because it is very special and everything about it makes it sit rather close to the top of my all time favourites.

5 stars.

If you would like to purchase this book please follow the link below:

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The Sex Therapist Next Door by Meghan O’Brien

Well, now that was something…

Jude has been having fantasies about her next door neighbour since she moved in so when her neighbour, Diana knocks on her door asking her to be a stand in at her Sex workshop for her therapy group, Jude is elated. All she has to do is sit back and endure earth shattering orgasm after orgasm. The only rule is, she must not fall in love… How hard could it be right?

This. Book. Is. Amazing!!! It’s got all the usual Meghan O’Brien naughty bits but she has ramped up the angst and It was the perfect combo.

Firstly, lets talk tropes because this book has everything. Age gap, friends to lovers, boss and employee, a little bit of the ice queen and eroticism… and it’s all fan-bloody-tastic!!!!

Diana has an emotional past, as does Jude but Diana’s is keeping her from finding love and Jude is the biggest temptation ever when it comes to letting her guard down. Jude has been imagining having sex with Diana for a while now so when the object of her affection wants to give her all her fantasies on a silver platter, who wouldn’t jump in with both feet. Problem is, Jude is falling for Diana fast but knows it’s not part of the arrangement which is making her feeling worse. These two are so lovely and deserve each other in so many lovely ways. I just kept wanting more.

I really love how Meghan O’Brien writes such depth and emotion for her characters. I don’t think I have ever read one of her books and not loved the protagonist and the journey they take.

The sex was, as always, off the chart in the hotness department. Meghan O’Brien writes my favourite sex scenes hands down and her level of detail is just amazing. Her sex scenes are so vivid it’s like it’s happening right in front of me.

Again, another erotic masterpiece from the pen of Meghan O’Brien….

5 stars!!

When is the next one due out Meghan????

If you would like to purchase The Sex Therapist Next Door please follow the links below:

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Drawing the Line by KD Williamson

Oh how I love Cops and Docs books, especially ones by KD Williamson.

Becca and Dani were in love but their relationship wasn’t working so Becca ran and spent sometime working out what she wanted from her life. 4 years later she’s back and ready to deal with the fall out and try her hardest to win back Dani but first she has to make Dani see she wasn’t the only one at fault and hopefully love can follow.

I have a little obsession with Cop romances so when I heard KD Williamson was continuing her Cops and Docs series I was elated. Seriously elated!!

I really enjoyed the second chance romance trope in this book. I was pulling for these characters from the get go. I really liked Dani and her character’s insecurities masked as abruptness/ rudeness. She was complex and I really enjoyed watching Becca find ways to break down her walls.

The sex scenes were unbelievably hot and to be honest, a little different to what I’m used to. Let me explain… Both Becca and Dani knew each other intimately because they had been in a relationship before. So I think the first sex scene was almost like what I would call make up sex. Its angry and frustrating but so very hot you can’t help but get hot under the collar.

I would be remise if I didn’t mention the secondary character in the book that all made this story worth so much more. Rick in particular stole my heart a little bit. He was Becca and Dani best friend and ultimately was stuck in the middle but also stuck in the cross fire more than once. He’s a good guy with a big heart and nothing but love for both Dani and Becca. Looking back on the journey of the book I wouldn’t be able to see it flow as good as it did without him. And he is one of many secondary characters that helped to enhance Drawing the Line.

All in all another triumph from KD Williamson and I cannot wait to see what comes next… Oh wait, I know it is another Cops and Docs story. She is publishing a short story about he first two Cops and Docs characters, Kellie and Nora.

5 stars!!!

 

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Autumns Light by Aurora Rey

I honestly can’t believe the series is officially over. I remember when I first found Winter’s Harbor by Aurora Rey, I so hoped there would be a sequel… never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d be four books down into what is now one of my most favourite series’.

A little about the fourth and final installment in the Cape End Romance series…
Mat Pero loves her life, she owns and operates a lobster boat in Ptown with her cousin/best friend. She has the pick of the ladies and as long as she keeps her lifestyle separate from her traditional Portuguese family, no one bats a eye. So yeah life is good… Until her eyes catch Graham Connor on the dock. She likes Graham a lot and can’t seem to get her off her mind. Graham isn’t someone that normally looks for a one night stand or casual fling but there is something about Mat that she can’t get her off her mind, so she decides to take a leap and try something new. But as time goes on, they both develop deeper feelings. Can Mat get over her underlying fears about commitment before she looses Graham?

Aurora Rey is by far one of my favourite authors. She writes books that just get me… Her winning formula is Butch women who fall for strong femmes. I just love it.

What I adored in particular about this book was Mat’s reluctance to fall in love with Graham but as it unfolded, she just couldn’t help herself and who would… I mean, I have been in love with Graham myself since Spring’s Wake was released, hoping that Aurora would write her story.

Mat was just so much hotness in one character. I mean she’s just so yummy… And the sex scenes between her and Graham were amazing… Fireworks! I am quite sure that Aurora Rey nudges the bar up each time she writes a sex scene… Leave me wondering what could possibly be next!!

The secondary characters in this story are all great especially the six characters for them previous three books. It’s like a little epilogue every time you start the next book in the series. But I had to give a shout out to Mats cousin and best friend Dom. His presence in this book enriched it for me in ways you will only find out when you read the book. I almost want to beg Aurora to write him a story because he’s a special character.

Another triumph from the pen of Aurora Rey.
5 stars

 

If you would like to purchase Autumns Light please follow the links below:

Bold Strokes Books

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Amazon UK

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