Review of ‘The Wrong Woman’ by Cass Lennox

The Wrong Woman by Cass Lennox

Filmmaker Katie is stressed out making a music video for an all-female band. Too much drama and drug-taking from the musicians makes this particular job a bit of a nightmare, until she meets gorgeous bartender Zay. They hook-up for an amazing night together but don’t expect to become each others alibi when the lead singer of the band is found badly beaten and in a coma next morning. Pretending to friends and family that they are in a relationship wasn’t part of the plan either. But that is exactly what they do.
I enjoyed this story even though I haven’t read any of the previous novels in the ‘Toronto Connections’ series. The writing is fast paced, irreverent and humorous. I loved the Toronto setting and as a regular visitor to the amazing city I could really appreciate the descriptions. The attack on the lead singer was just the beginning of the mystery and I didn’t guess whodunnit. Cass Lennox managed to drop plenty of red herrings to keep me intrigued. The relationship between Katie and Zay was passionate but complicated due to each of them having issues with other people be they family or ex-partners. I liked Zay a lot. Although she had a tendency to take things the wrong way, she was caring, sexy and kind. An enjoyable read that has made me want to go back and read the first three in the series.

I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Refraction Series’ by Angela Koenig

Refraction Series by [Koenig, Angela]

This trilogy is utterly brilliant!  Angela Koenig has written a gripping series of novels following Jeri O’Donnell from the troubles in Ulster, to the Himalayas and onto Yugoslavia when the Balkan war was in full force.  Her life is one of violence, tragedy and keeping hidden from those out to capture her.  When she meets Kelly Corcoran, an American tourist seeking peace, she finds a love that changes her.  Their connection was intense, beautiful and at times frantic and joyful.  Can they survive the dangerous life they lead? Is love enough?  

The writing was intelligent and poetic and managed to convey a sense of history that pulled me into the story and made me feel as if I was right in the midst of it all.  Jeri is a very complex character and her journey is one that I am so glad I followed.  The love story woven throughout is deep and vital and one I won’t forget.  I highly recommend this trilogy and wish I could give it more than 5 Stars.

 

I was given this ARC by Affinity Rainbow Publications in return for an honest review.

Review of ‘Miles Apart’ by A.L. Brooks

 

Miles Apart

Alex welcomes a business trip to Montreal as it will get her a break from her cheating girlfriend and time to think. Meeting a woman who will rock her world was not part of the plan but it happens. Justine has been playing the field but knows she needs to change. The connection between them is hot as hell and neither of them will be able to forget it. I loved this story of long distance love that was never going to be simple. Can Alex let go of her long term relationship? Is she ready to change her life for someone she hardly knows? A.L. Brooks has managed to convey the intensity of love at first sight, the passion and sexual hunger. I couldn’t put it down!

I was given this ARC by Ylva Publishing in return for an honest review

Review of ‘Sidebar’ by Carsen Taite

Sidebar

 

Carson Taite knows how to keep a reader hooked. ‘Sidebar’ is an intriguing and tightly written story of love, threat and backstabbing in the world of the federal judiciary. With a background in the law herself she gives an insight into the goings on during a high profile criminal trial and makes it fascinating. New judge Camille finds herself presiding over a case that could define her career. She could do without distractions but her law clerk West Fallon is a woman she cannot ignore. Talented, intelligent, unconventional and gorgeous, the younger woman is always in her mind. The interaction between them is hot and intense but can it ever work? I loved every minute of this book and highly recommend it.

I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review. 

Review of ‘To Be Determined’ by Mardi Alexander and Laurie Eichler

 

To Be Determined by Mardi Alexander

I found myself completely enthralled by the Australian setting and the wildlife described in ‘To be determined’ by Mardi Alexander and Laurie Eichler. When Charlie transfers from the States for a year in order to get over a messy break up she plans to work hard and forget her ex. Her mentor for the year Pip comes across as anti-social, grumpy and no-nonsense. Will they be able to work together for a whole year without driving each other mad? As they rub each other up the wrong way, can they ever be friends or more?

I loved both characters and the fascinating lives they were leading. The reader learns so much about life in a wildlife rescue centre in the bush through Charlie’s eyes. Pip was not as bad as she first seemed and I grew to empathise with her and some of the issues she was dealing with. The women bring out things in each other that lay dormant. There are some lovely emotional and sensual moments in this book as well as some heart-stopping surprises. I really enjoyed it and recommend this book for those wishing to escape to the outback for a great romantic adventure.

I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.