Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Release Day Review. Scot Under The Covers by Suzanne Enoch

Scot Under the Covers (Wild Wicked Highlanders, #2)Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new to me author and a hero in a kilt...yes, please!

Highlander, Aden McTaggart and his two brothers are in London to find a bride each. Their mother has stipulated they must find English wives before their younger sister marries or they will lose their financial backing. A Pragmatic man, he'll do what's necessary but underestimates the choice of young ladies available. Therefore, he's taken aback when a forthright woman, catches his eye. On meeting, she makes her dislike of him obvious only Aden sees this as a challenge. He's game to find out more about her because she's the only woman to have caught his attention in a long time.

Miranda Harris dislikes any man who likes to gamble. Therefore, she instantly dislikes the kilt-wearing, devilishly handsome brother of her friend. So, when her own brother reveals he's lost fifty thousand pounds and shockingly reveals she has to marry the man he owes money to, Miranda confides in Aden McTaggart. After all, he likes a wager and maybe he can help her understand how to pay off her brother's debt?

This is the second book in the Wild Wicked Highlanders series and now I want to read the first one. Don't worry though, this is standalone and you don't need to have read Niall McTaggart's story to enjoy his one, although you'll want too. All the characters are fun and the villain is a scoundrel in this fun and humorous romance.

The only aspect I didn't enjoy was Aden's dialogue. I understand the author wanting to authenticate his Highland background, but although I understood what he said, it hindered ( my opinion) an otherwise smooth-flowing narrative.

Overall, a delightful frenemies to lovers tale wrapped around a captivating story.

***arc received courtesy of the publisher St Martin's Press via NetGalley***

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Release Day Review: Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne

Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3)Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The third and final novel in the Marriage Pact series and it's my favourite. Naomi and Claire's stories are hard acts to follow but somehow Audrey's journey to a happy ending manages to slightly eclipse them.

Audrey Tate and Clarke West's story is as slow-burn as you get. These childhood friends are close but they've at no time overstepped the platonic boundary. When Clarke needs Audrey to pretend (again) to be his fake fiancĂ©e, she happily plays along, as she usually does. Only this time, his matchmaker mother calls his bluff. The result? A situation neither of them expected to get into...together… ever!

When it comes to romantic comedy, Ms Layne is my go-to author. The humour she injects into every narrative is flirty, fun and littered with a great deal of intelligent witty dialogue. As a friends to lovers novel, this romance is as stunning as the glamorous Manhattan backdrop.

Finally, It's fitting the end of this trilogy comes full circle and finishes where it all starts in Central Park. Only this time, these three women who met under awkward circumstances have vastly contrasting lives to the ones they had when they first met… perfect!

***arc generously received courtesy of Gallery Books via NetGalley***

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What readers are saying about MARRIAGE ON MADISON AVENUE...
“Sparkling dialogue, hilarious wedding planning scenes, and deeply emotional moments see the series end on a high note." - Publishers Weekly
“The word charm is pretty much synonymous with Lauren Layne.” —Hypable

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne, the “queen of witty dialogue” (Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times bestselling author), comes the final installment of the Central Park Pact series, a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that’s perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Christina Lauren.

Can guys and girls ever be just friends? According to Audrey Tate and Clarke West, absolutely. After all, they’ve been best friends since childhood without a single romantic entanglement. Clarke is the charming playboy Audrey can always count on, and he knows that the ever-loyal Audrey will never not play along with his strategy for dodging his matchmaking mother—announcing he’s already engaged…to Audrey.

But what starts out as a playful game between two best friends turns into something infinitely more complicated, as just-for-show kisses begin to stir up forbidden feelings. As the faux wedding date looms closer, Audrey and Clarke realize that they can never go back to the way things were, but deep down, do they really want to?

Cover Reveal: The Breaking by Kelly S. Marsden

The Breaking (Northern Witch #3) by Kelly S. Marsden

Mark thought being a witch would be easy, but it has ruined everything.

Now, he has to fight for his friends and the guy that he loves.

Which would be challenging enough, without school being a living nightmare; more demons than he can handle; and witches that have strayed from the light.

Publication Date: 20th March
Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1)is currently available for Free mybook.to/WinterTrials

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has several successful series under her belt.