You Matter by Jazzy Mitchell

Chrissy works for Reggie, a well-known lawyer in Boston. She has had feelings for Reggie for a while now but she tries not to make it noticeable at work, however, when Chrissy’s son also begins to get close to Reggie, Chrissy’s heart becomes even more entangled in her affections for Reggie. When an angry and resentful ex-client comes to Reggie’s office with the intent of causing harm, Chrissy steps in and saves her life, getting hurt herself in the process. Reggie takes Chrissy and her son in while Reggie recovers, they both fall a little deeper for each other.

I liked this story. It was a quick and easy read, which was exactly what I was looking for. The opening chapter is fuelled with angst, but from then on you have a beautiful love story centring around Reggie and Chrissy.

There were times when I felt the pace lagged a bit and I was excited to get to the next chapter. Also, there was sometimes more detail than needed to be in a section of the book, but that was outweighed by the romance playing out between Reggie and Chrissy.

The chemistry between Chrissy and Reggie was active and prominent throughout. I was backing them to get together from the start and when they did, it made my heart flutter.

I heard this was originally a ‘Once Upon A Time’ fanfic and when I heard that, I was surprised I hadn’t clicked myself as I enjoy reading that verse often. I’ll go looking for more fanfic from Jazzy Mitchell because she’s left me intrigued with this novel.

3.5 stars

 

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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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The woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

After her father dies, Sarah leaves college and moves home to be with her mother. She works at a supermarket as a casual employee and helps in her mother’s florist store when she can. Also, her boyfriend wants much more than she can emotionally give so life is just a bit crap for Sarah at the moment. When she witnesses a crash and helps the owner of the vehicle, she doesn’t expect it to be the town hermit and millionaire, Nina Rose. Nina Rose offers her a job as her gardener and they become friends which develops into more, romantically.
This book was not what I was expecting. It’s so charming in many places and then incredibly sexy and hot in others. I did find the pace lagging a little in some instances, and more than once, I wished I could jump to the next chapter.

The connection between the main protagonists was strong and the chemistry was there from the beginning. I liked how Sarah began to open up more about her sexuality with Nina and owning her wants and needs in the bedroom more as the book progressed. The sections with BDSM sex scenes between Sarah and Nina were written well and it was really good to see a woman (Nina) taking what she wants but asking permission first. It made me warm to Nina even more.
I did, however, find that there was quite a lot left unsaid between the characters in the book and honestly, I thought the ending was rushed. I would have like a little more of an in-depth epilogue but if you follow my blog you know how much I love an epilogue.

This all being said I did enjoy the majority of the book and if it were the first in a series or a sequel I’d probably be rating it higher.
3 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 with Fire by Lesley Davis

Takira’s whole world is her very successful restaurant. However that world comes crumbling down when her trusted manager takes off with money from the restaurant, and then to make things worse Takira’s sister dies, leaving her nephew behind. Now Takira’s needs to manage a restaurant back into the black while jumping in as a full-time parent. Life has become hectic, that is until Dante Groves walks into her restaurant and has all the skills she needs to replace her manager. Their working relationship is fantastic. Dante also knows more about kids than Takira does and Takira is more than slightly attracted to Dante, but if she pursues her and it goes wrong, she could lose everything all over again. Is it worth the risk?

I’m hoping this isn’t the last book in the series because I have really got invested in these characters. I’d even like a story from Juliette’s young sisters’ point of view because I can see she’s already a mini Trent, all butch and sensitive. Anyway, onto the review for the third book in the Playing Series, Playing with Fire.

I enjoyed the storyline of this book. Takira and Dante have chemistry bubbling away underneath the surface from the very beginning. The romance between them isn’t as quick as it was in the other books however, I think that was understandable with Takira having her young Nephew living with her. Also, the fact Dante was so invested in the restaurant and Takira’s Nephew, I don’t think their romance couldn’t be rushed.

I would have liked more from Scarlett and Bryce from the second book. Their scenes just seemed like glimpses instead of real scenes. I would have enjoyed Juliette and Trent’s POV like in book two. I think it would have made the series seamless having the first protagonists POV through the series.

I do, however, love that all the secondary characters have been followed through the entire three books. Mainly because with every book, their little Playing makeshift family becomes more significant and stronger… and Maybe more diverse!

My favourite parts of the books were when Takira, Dante and Takira’s Nephew, Finn, acted like a family. Dante made me swoon with all her butchness but also her fantastic sweetness when it came to Finn.

I’m desperately hoping for book four to come out soon!!

4 stars

 

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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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Smile Number Seven by Melissa Price

Such a great novel and so easy to read and enjoy.

Katarina Verralta is a movie star who has lived her life in the closet. She scores big roles in big budget films but is scared it would all disappear if she told the world she was gay. Caught in an unexpected storm, she pulls into a diner and meets the owner, Julia Dealing. Julia is stunning and Katarina can’t help herself. They fall into an intoxicating romance but can either one of them really be happy in a relationship that is in the shadows? Keeping each other a secret?

Such a great story and I demolished it in one go. The story is told from both Katrina and Juliette’s point of view, which in this case I think was very important to do, especially with the ups and downs from both sides. The pace was perfect and gave enough at the end that I felt the characters got their happy ever after.

This book has a few great tropes but my favourite is the age-gap romance. It really added a lovely extra element to the story. I loved Julia’s character best. She was so loving and forthright. The idea of this beautiful creature being hidden in the closet was just damn sad, but don’t you worry, she holds her own.

I think my favourite part of this book was the lack of angst and the story was also not drawn out. We know the feelings between both characters are strong from pretty early on. This made me enjoy the story even more because I could just fall into an enjoyable love story.

4.5 stars

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Playing Passions Game by Lesley Davis

What a fantastic story!

Trent loves computer gaming. She works for a games store near her home, she plays games online with friends at weekends and competes in gaming competitions with her team. Her life is gaming and that suits Trent just fine. Until she meets Juliette… Then everything changes. She doesn’t do entanglements but she can’t stop thinking about Juliette. Trent doesn’t want the heart ache that Juliette could bring but she also can’t help herself either.

Honestly, I was reading Playing with Fire and then I released that this book is a series. So, I swiftly put it down and started the first book in the series, Playing Passions Game. Thank goodness I did because it’s such a wonderful story line. The book is written from both protagonist’s point of view which I love. The story is quick and not much angst which again was right up my street.

I absolutely love Trent. She’s the epitome of sexy for me. She’s butch, sweet, a game nerd and cares about everyone in her life. She’s amazing and honestly, I hope she continues to be a part of each of the following books in the series. Juliette complimented her in every way and I think what I loved most was she gave Trent the comfort and love to be who she was without pushing her into something she isn’t. It was all one major swoon.

The chemistry between Trent and Juliette was magnificent and really added a whole other sexy level to their intimacy. The sex scenes were written incredibly well while still being extremely hot.

The secondary characters were also fantastic. I really adored the chemistry and comradery between the set of friends. Also, how much they all support each other. They gave me the feels when they talked about how they care for and support each other.

If this is a taster of the series, then I am 100% on board!

Loved it. 5 stars

 

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