Tuesday, 29 September 2020

THE WISH by Eva Lenoir



REVIEWED BY
Isa Jones



The Wish

The Wish by Eva LeNoir My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Firstly, I would like to send an apology to the author for a delay in writing this review. Eva knows me and knows I commit to my deadlines, however, I found it hard to put into paper my feelings and emotions about this story so I wanted to compose myself.

I lost my Dad just a little over a year ago and I still mourn his absence every day. My Dad was my biggest fan and supporter of each and every one of my accomplishments, he was the perfect Dad and always used to tell me the best way to fulfil your life is to make sure you have a child, you plant a tree and you write a book; he did all three and I am making sure I live by his example.

In the Wish, Eva gives us an insight into the beautiful relationship between a Dad and his Daughter, particularly after the former battles with a deteriorating health condition.
It is a story of opportunities, relationships, love, living life to the fullest, fulfilling your dreams and life's second chances. It is a book about finding love in the unlikeliest of circumstances.

I think everyone has had the same impact after reading The Wish and that is to tick some of those things on your bucket list before life escapes us. We are currently living through a pandemic and most of us want to be able to go back to our old life but I think this has to give us an opportunity to love passionately and live fiercely.

Marlon is beautiful in so many ways (if you can call a man beautiful) but I fell hard for him and I loved the compassionate nature of his heart and the professionalism he shows for his business. He is the maker of dreams and he is a dream himself.

Jaidyn is, in turn, strong-willed and her only purpose is to make her dad happy, the love between them is strong and everlasting.

Together Marlon and Jaidyn have combustible chemistry I never got tired of reading their encounters.

Eva once again in her masterful way has written a bitter-sweet story, an unforgettable tale. I will forever cherish this book and regardless of the tears I shed whilst reading, I loved it with every fibre.

5 WISHFUL STARS! Jo&Isalovebooks.

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Friday, 18 September 2020

Thanks For Last Night by Lauren Blakely

 

REVIEWED BY 
Melinda Lazar 

Thanks For Last Night (The Guys Who Got Away #3)Thanks For Last Night by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

Ransom and Teagan are the last two singles standing in their group of friends but as much as their friends are tripping over themselves to get them two together, Ransom and Teagan are just as determined to maintain the status quo. While they both feel more than a mild attraction to the other, they value their friendship and the dynamic of the whole group too much to risk it on just one night, which they both know is all it could ever be between them. Which is all well and good until Ramson asks Teagan to bid on him at a charity fundraiser and then all bets are off.

This book had all the sparks and banter and chemistry Blakely’s books consistently deliver and Ransom and Teagan letting go and just falling for each other was a wonderful escape. As always, I enjoyed getting intel into the lives of characters we’d previously met but I do wish we’d gotten a bit more of Ransom and Teagan instead. Having said that, the extra special epilogue truly was extra special!

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.

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Thursday, 17 September 2020

A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely

 


REVIEWED BY 
Melinda Lazar 

A Guy Walks Into My BarA Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely

I was initially hesitant when approached about reading an early copy of this book as I very rarely read MM and wasn’t sure this particular book would be my cup of tea. I obviously decided to request the arc and I cannot regret it for a moment.

This has everything - absolutely everything - I’ve come to expect and love and thoroughly enjoy from Lauren Blakely with two of the sexiest men I’ve had the pleasure of reading about. Fitz walks into Dean’s bar in London and the attraction is immediate. Dean tries to resist the draw to Fitz but when they cross paths again, he gives in and they agree to a short fling before Fitz returns to America.

A Guy Walks Into My Bar is packed full of fun, flirtation, and banter and the sexy times were beyonddddddd scorching. I could happily have kept on reading about Dean and Fitz and I’m hoping we’ll get to see more of them in future books. I’m so glad I gave this book the chance it deserves and if I didn’t know better, I would swear this is definitely NOT LB’s first MM novel.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.



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Saturday, 12 September 2020

BESPPOKEN by Rebecca Sharp

 

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it was amazing

Rebecca Sharp does it again, Bespoken is the second book in the Carmel Cove series and this book will not disappoint!
Jules is the heiress to the Rock Beach Resort; her glamorous world was perfectly tailored to further her parent’s empire. She was raised to never make a decision for herself and to be her parents puppet!

After her grandfather’s death, she is put in a situation where she gets hurt and is saved by Mick, the giant of a Texan who falls for her on sight! The events after this night highlight how her life has been moulded to suit her parent’s business and there is not one thought of what she wants in life.

To protect her Mick is told to stay away from her and under no circumstance tell her that he saved her life! This is something he struggles with as he cannot stay away from her!

She spends more time her cousin Laurel Ocean at the coffee shop and finds herself in a circle of friends and extended family so precious to her that her immediate family begin to take second place. Mick is always around to support her and give her the strength she needs. Along with his neighbour Gwen they show her that she can have her life’s ambition if she wants it, to be a nurse.

As the story develops Mick shows her what actual love is like and she grows from a quiet and nervous woman to an independent woman who makes her own decisions. Mick is a carpenter, living a simple life with so much to give but he is worried he cannot give her what she has been accustom to. He shows her through the story how he is everything she needs in life!

This is a wonderful story with a few twists! What is great is Mick is a twin and so the next story will be his and Eve’s story and I just cannot wait!

I read this as an ARC for joandisalovebooks and have given my honest opinion.


Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Am I The Only One by E.K. Blair



REVIEWED BY 
Becky Cox

EK Blair has written a delightfully twisty and suspenseful story. Somewhere in every chapter, you doubt what you thought was happening the chapter before. I truly enjoyed Am I The Only One.

The characters are well developed and have depth. They felt real to me which is the epitome of an excellently written book. I am limiting my discussion of the story itself, as I feel going in blind is the best way to read this story.

If you enjoy thrillers, romance, and anything a bit twisty you will love this book.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend by Lauren Blakely.

REVIEWED BY 
Melinda Lazar 



Dear Sexy Ex-BoyfriendDear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend by Lauren Blakely

*breathes a huge sigh of absolute content*

Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend was exactly what I needed to read right now. This friends to lovers/best friends sister RomCom was packed with all the warmth, banter, and sexiness that I love from this author.

Summer and Oliver have been friends since their childhood days and know each other, as well as anyone, could. They’ve helped each other out time and again, acting the part of girlfriend/boyfriend but never taken it further, each for their own reasons. Friendship is the only name of the game until Summer pens a letter to win a contest and almost causes Ollie to lose a verrrry important client. What else can they do but play this out and concoct a fake engagement? Things start off innocently enough until one searing kiss turns to two, then three, then four and more and they start falling. Or perhaps I should say, they realize that they’ve already fallen.

I loved this book from the first page to the last. Ollie and Summer gave me what I was desperate for in terms of lightness and humor while still delivering a story that had depth. I loved the friendship that was so special and paramount to them both, their kisses, their cheeky banter, their kisses... oh, their kisses! Such a wonderful book.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.

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Last Name by Rebecca Sharp


REVIEWED BY
Jackie Vanhinsbergh



Last NameLast Name by Rebecca Sharp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebecca Sharps latest book ‘Last Name’ will not disappoint!

Carrie is on a girl’s weekend in Vegas and they plan a scavenger hunt throughout the strip. She goes with work colleagues as a big splurge, as they feel they are all at threat of redundancy as their hotel is being taken over on the Monday. Her friends keep moving on to the next part of the hunt and so she has to play catch up. She meets James who steps in to help a damsel in distress, things take a turn for the worse re her friends as they always are on the next challenge and James ensures she hits her list with him being the saviour! The end up drinking and the last challenge leads to trouble for both of them! She wakes up with a ring on the left hand and no James. She assumes he’s done a runner, so she leaves too.

James is frustrated he could not find his bride after he returned to her room and he launches a hunt with PI’s to find her!

On the Monday she is due to meet her new boss to get fired when he discovers his new wife is the last team member on his hit list. He can’t and won’t fire he and hires her to be the events coordinators for his brother’s wedding.

They start their journey together and realise they really like each other. A lot of turns of events which make this book enjoyable and hard to put down! I do not want to ruin anything.

This is a great book, well worth the read, I read this book as an ARC for jo&isalovebooks blog and promised to give my honest opinion.


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Rebecca Sharps latest book ‘Last Name’ will not disappoint!

THE WISH by Eva Lenoir

REVIEWED BY Isa Jones The Wish by Eva LeNoir My rating: 5 of 5 stars Firstly, I would like to send an apology to the author for a delay i...