Thursday, 22 March 2018

Hurts to love you - Alisha Rai

Heiress Evangeline Chandler knows how to keep a secret . . . like her life-long crush on the tattooed hottie who just happens to be her big brother’s friend. She’s a Chandler, after all, and Chandlers don’t hook up with the help. Then again, they also don’t disobey their fathers and quit their respectable jobs, so good-girl rules may no longer apply.

Gabriel Hunter hides the pain of his past behind a smile, but he can’t hide his sudden attraction to his friend’s sheltered little sister. Eve is far too sweet to accept anything less than forever and there’s no chance of a future between the son of a housekeeper and the town’s resident princess.

When a wedding party forces Eve and Gabe into tight quarters, keeping their hands off each other will be as hard as keeping their clothes on. The need that draws them together is stronger than the forces that should shove them apart . . . but their sparks may not survive the explosion when long-buried secrets are finally unearthed. 

ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 27th 2018 by Avon
Forbidden Hearts #3
Contemporary romance

My thoughts:
Lily is restless. I get that. Omg, her dad was a d*ck! She wants to do something for herself, and that is not easy when she is a Chandler. The big name in her town. She was smart, sweet and totally lusting after Gabriel. Like this girl wanted him bad. You go girl.

Gabriel is a tattoo artist. The son of the help and with issues. I liked those issues. That sounds bad, but poor guy. I feel your pain! He does not stand a chance against her.

The book feels sort of short. Most of it takes place at this big house where the wedding will be and they are alone at first. Finally a chance to get to know each other better. And then there will be drama and secrets before we can have a wedding (not theirs obviously.)

It did make me interested in the previous couples.
One thing at the end could have been left out, I did not want to know why her dad was a d*ck. That felt like an excuse. Some people are just evil.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Audio: Rocco - Sarah Castille

Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business. Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford-until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul. Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss's right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both? 

Audio CD, 12 h
Published March 6th 2018 by Tantor Audio (first published January 2nd 2018)
Ruin & Revenge #3
Contemporary romance
For review

My thoughts
I was hesitant, I mean he is a criminal! And not just any criminal. He is a mafia enforcer, and he will pull the trigger without blinking. As you can see this was my first trip to the darker side of romance, I guess gangsters need love too. So at first I was all, he kills people! *eyes wide* But dang it, he managed to steal my heart! Told you, a thief too.

Rocco as you might have guess is a criminal. He kills people. He break their knees and he was raised to feel nothing. And he is SO alpha. Possessive, dark, too much, but at the same time, he is just so broken that my inner voice goes all, someone needs to fix him. He is not very likable, but to those that see past it, yes, he has a heart and I like that Castille managed to give him a soul. Because it was tough in the beginning.

Grace ran away from her mafia family and made herself a new life. I do wonder who she could be so blind and not see that her dad was a mobster. Oh girl, seriously? She was broken too after something that happened that we later learn about. She was anti violence, anti mafia, anti family. She was also really self conscious about her scar. Again poor girl, stand up for  yourself and tell people to go to H if they stare!

After 6 years they meet again. And they could never forget each other, awwww. But he is nothing and a killer. She is still way above him and not to mention she does not want that life. They had a lot to go through and I did wonder at times if they would make it. I mean I knew they would but how?

Throw in lots of violence, mob hits and hiding. And let us not forget lots of passion too.

One thing, she explains a lot of terms, this being book 3 I guess the explains those terms in all books. I wrote a paper about Lucky Luciano in HS, I know those terms (and yes I was weird, who writes about him?).

But the end, omg, there is this secret and they are all, we will talk about it tomorrow and the book ends! And no word about more books. But but but I wanted to know!

It did make me go back and listen to the previous two!

So dark and passionate.

Narrator Aiden Snow
I liked his voice for Rocco. He was Rocco, all dark and edgy. He did a great job bringing this terrible world to life. Perfect.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

 March 20th: What books are you excited to share with your kids or younger readers in your lives?

I knew there was something I forgot to do yesterday! Ok, let's try this then.

Well obviously Harry Potter! That is gonna be fun. Then there is The Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables. This Swedish series I enjoyed when little called Kulla-Gulla. Oh and all the Astrid Lindgren books!

Then there are all the cute picture books! I can not remember names, I more remember where int he library shelf they are.

And so many mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore!! I hope that she will love books.

Monday, 19 March 2018

A Warriner to tempt her - Virginia Heath

A shy innocent…wary of all men…

After a shocking incident, shy Lady Isabella Beaumont is perfectly happy to stay in the background and let her sister get all the attention from handsome suitors! However, working with Dr. Joseph Warriner to help the sick and needy pushes her closer to a man than she’s ever been before. Is this man worth trusting with her deepest of desires…?

Paperback, USA edition, 282 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Harlequin
The Wild Warriners #3
Historical romance

My thoughts:
Wow, this family had a bad rep, such a bad rep! Poor guys! I just wanted to smack a few people over the head. These are good men, despite having an idiot for a father and grandfather. Not their fault!

Jack is a doctor. He is good, sensible and up to date (not like a certain other doctor.) He cares for those that have nothing to offer in return. He is just, omg, so nice. Even if his head sure is turned by a pretty face and he does not see the obvious before him. But hey, he can't be perfect now can he?

Isabella had a shocking incident. And you know what, it was shocking! When they say these things I am all come on, but here...poor Bella. No wonder she is skittish. But she is trying and she loves to help people and she has even read medicine books. We can all guess where that takes her.

These two slowly becomes friends of a sorts. And yes he will see the light and she will find peace. But before that there is some drama with people in need and some people that need to be hit over the head, or the face. Oh yes. d bags.

A nice historical romance, with some interesting elements in it

I have not talked about covers in a while, but look! Handsome and omg he even has chest hair, lol


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