Review of ‘Escape in Time’ by Robyn Nyx

 

Escape in Time

 

Review of ‘Forget Me Not’ by Kris Bryant

 

Forget Me Not

‘Forget Me Not’ is a wonderful story of love, family and home – and two beautiful women.  Kris Bryant has set the scene perfectly.  I felt I was right there in Ireland with amazing scenery, friendly locals and the kind of life we would all jump at given half a  chance.  When Grace Danner flies to the Emerald Isle to sort out her inheritance from her Aunt she meets real estate agent Kerry Mulligan.  Kerry might seem frosty at first but Grace is intrigued.  The gorgeous redhead has her hooked and who can blame her?  I loved seeing how their relationship developed and the emotional intensity was tear-inducing at times. It was so romantic and the sex was hot, steamy and inventive.  Grace got to see a side of herself she didn’t know existed and she had to think seriously about what she really wanted from life.  This is a book I certainly won’t be able to forget for some time.  Five Stars!
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Unspoken’ by Liz McMullen

Unspoken

 

‘Unspoken’ is a beautiful love story set in the most wonderful place. It made me feel at home and had a group of characters I would love to know and a setting I want to visit. Desiree is an adorable woman who wants to make her own way in the world, without the interference of her dragon of a mother. Her attraction to gorgeous butch Rowan causes her to think seriously about what she really wants. Liz McMullen has an amazing gift of writing likeable and lovable characters and making the reader really care about them. Her story had me grinning from ear to ear with joy. I am so glad it is the first in a series as I can’t wait for the next one! Highly recommended.

I received this book as a gift.

Review of ‘Strawberry Summer’ by Melissa Brayden

 

Strawberry Summer

‘Strawberry Summer’ is a story of young love that captured my heart and didn’t let go until the very last page.   Maggie and Courtney seem like complete opposites but the attraction between them is sweet and intense, as all first loves are.  The emotional connection is so strong that neither of them can ever forget how it makes them feel.  I so wanted them to be together and felt tears welling at several points in the book.  As they become adults their lives change but the pull is still there.  Melissa Brayden has imagined a perfect setting, amongst the strawberry fields and in the heart of small town California.  Her writing is so evocative and I felt as if I was among those fields every summer with Maggie and Courtney.  This is a beautiful and passionate story of a love that had me from the start.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Healing Embrace’ by Anne Hagan

 

Healing Embrace

Review of ‘Highland Fling’ by Anna Larner

 

Highland Fling

 

I really enjoyed the story of Eve, a twenty-something librarian who goes on holiday to the Scottish Highlands and falls hard for Moira, the older woman with a few secrets.  Moira seems reluctant to admit her attraction to Eve, but why?  Although she came across as grumpy at times I liked Moira.  I wanted her to be who she really was.  Eve was caring, emotional and determined.  There are some powerful scenes between them, sometimes devastating.  Some beautiful, romantic and passionate encounters as well as a wonderful setting made this a must-read.  Highly recommended.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Fortunes’ by Alane Hotchkin

Fortunes

 

Remmy is still getting over the horrific death of her wife and is not ready for a new relationship – until she meets Kira. This is tense and suspenseful thriller with an infuriatingly slow path to fulfilment. I found Kira’s reasoning very flawed. There is a horrible baddie to deal with and one particular revelation I felt came out of the blue. The last few pages surprised me and I didn’t feel they were in keeping with the tone of the rest of the book.
This is a well written book but I am just not a fan of long drawn out angst. I would like to read some of the other books by this author.
I was given this ARC by Affinity eBooks in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Future Leaders of Nowhere’ by Emily O’Beirne