Friday, 6 March 2015

Review ~ More Than Him (More Than #3) by Jay McLean

More Than Him (More Than, #3)ebook borrowed via Kindle Unlimited

Release Date: January 27th 2014

Description:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.


My Opinion

This was an interesting continuation of Logan and Amanda's story. I wasn't sure where the author was going to take it as there was a lot going on in book 2, but I'm glad she focused on the relationship.

Once again this book make me smile with cute, cheesy, and sweet lines. I found myself growing to like Logan even more and he really did have a good heart. Similarly Amanda was the same. Both of them worked well together and I'm glad things worked out (not that I could see anything else happening).

My only criticism is that it did feel a little dragged out and situations were a little repetitive. Sometimes I did find myself skimming as events seemed to move in a cycle.


Overall though I think this series gadget better as it progressed. Oh and the ending was just mean! I now have to start book 4 straight away.

4

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Review ~ Chalet Girl Plays Cupid: (A Free Short Story) by Lorraine Wilson

Chalet Girl Plays Cupid: (A Free Short Story)eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: March 5th 2015

Publisher: HarperImpulse

Description:
A match made on the slopes…

After a messy break up that’s left her homeless, jobless and single, temporary chalet girl Emily needs a fresh start! So when best friend Holly asks her to help out before the start of the winter season at the exclusive Chalet Repos in Verbier, Emily jumps at the chance. What broken heart can’t be fixed by après ski cocktails?

Verbier seems like the perfect escape, until Emily meets super-sexy and darkly brooding winter athlete Jake. She’s meant to be avoiding men at all costs, but the spark between her and Jake is sizzling! As she finds herself increasingly left alone with Jake, Emily begins to wonder if Cupid has paid a visit to Chalet Repos…!

My Opinion

I've been a big fan of this series since I received an arc of book one, and it's been a while since one has been released. I have been eagerly looking out for the next instalment in the series and finally we have two this month!

Chalet Girl Plays Cupid was the perfect short story to read after the last book I read. That one left my emotions in a state so Lorraine Wilson's easy, laid back style of writing was perfect to bring me out of my mood. With the series' usual quick pace, cheese, and humour I was once again whisked away to the author's snowy world. It had me reading with a smile on my face and broke up my day perfectly.


This story is a short, sweet read that will tide you over until Tash's book releases (one I can't wait for).

4

Remember to enter Lorraine's giveaway HERE.

Guest Post + Giveaway ~ Lorraine Wilson

 

Guest Post

You know how it is, you wait ages for a new Chalet Girl release and then two come along at once ;-)

I wrote ‘Chalet Girl Plays Cupid’ specifically as a freebie giveaway. I wanted something fun to give to my readers as a thank you for all their support. The dedication reads ''For my lovely readers - thank you so much for your support, your friendship...oh, and for buying my books! Without you I'd be nothing x.’

The one part of being published that took me by surprise was how rewarding it would be to connect with readers - online via Facebook and Twitter and by email. When you’re having a bad day a reader telling you how much they’re looking forward to reading your next book can be just the spur you need to keep you writing. There is nothing more satisfying than someone enjoying a story I’ve created.

Hope you enjoy the freebie. Chalet Girl Plays Cupid is FREE everywhere. Publication date is 5th March 2015 Get your copy here- hyperurl.co/3opy8z

If that wets your appetite there is another Chalet Girl release this month - 'Rebellion of a Chalet Girl’, publication date 26th March 2015, get your copy here- hyperurl.co/gz7je4

To celebrate having two releases this month I’m running a special competition. Enter for a chance to win a Lorraine Wilson Design Shoulder Bag made with novelty magazine cover fabric, a Chalet Girl book bag complete with signed copies of all 4 Chalet Girl Paperbacks!

Enter here - http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6aa9629d12/


About the Books

Chalet Girl Plays Cupid

A match made on the slopes…

After a messy break up that’s left her homeless, jobless and single, temporary chalet girl Emily needs a fresh start! So when best friend Holly asks her to help out before the start of the winter season at the exclusive Chalet Repos in Verbier, Emily jumps at the chance. What broken heart can’t be fixed by après ski cocktails?

Verbier seems like the perfect escape, until Emily meets super-sexy and darkly brooding winter athlete Jake. She’s meant to be avoiding men at all costs, but the spark between her and Jake is sizzling! As she finds herself increasingly left alone with Jake, Emily begins to wonder if Cupid has paid a visit to Chalet Repos…!


Rebellion of a Chalet Girl

Always the Chalet Girl…

Year round chalet girl Tash doesn’t do attachments—she’s learned the hard way that relationships of any kind never last. But when self-made millionaire and hit TV star Nathaniel Campbell arrives to spend a month at Chalet Repos, she’s tempted to reconsider her no-strings rule…

Tash and Nate may be from different sides of the tracks, but the connection between them is undeniable! And Tash soon realises that one hot night with Nate will never be enough. But can Nate ever think of Tash as more than a fling, especially once the truth about her past comes out?

The Chalet Girls are back! Set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, winter playground of the rich and famous, ‘Rebellion of a Chalet Girl’ is the latest addition to the fabulous ‘Chalet Girl’ series.

Find out more about the Chalet Girl Series:

www.harperimpulseromance.com/authors/lorraine-wilson
www.facebook.com/LorraineWilsonWriter

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Review ~ More Than Her (More Than #2) by Jay McLean

More Than Her (More Than, #2)
ebook borrowed via Kindle Unlimited

Release Date: November 18th 2013

Description:
"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."

For every choice you make there are rewards, 
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice, 
and all you get are the consequences.


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 
Because loving him didn't give me 
the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me 
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over, 
all it gave me was a broken heart.

My Opinion

I wasn't going to read the rest of the books in this series. I got the first one on NetGalley and couldn't bring myself to pay for the rest. However I had a Kindle Unlimited free trial so I thought what the heck and downloaded them all.

Personally, I enjoyed More Than Her more than book one. I will admit that it took me awhile to remember who was who and figure out who Logan was, but that's because of the time. It also made the start a little slow but it soon picked up.

More Than Her was an interesting story. I liked the charters and the romance one it started, and I liked Logan's softer side. In this book you saw him for who he really was and realise how good he is ... Most of the time.

Similarly I think I liked Amanda. I won't say I connected with her exceptionally well, but I could sympathise with her and her situation.

My problem with this book though was that there seemed to be so much going on. It was hard to keep track of what to feel at times because there were so many different angst-y threads. You have Logan's past, Amanda's past, Megan's past and present, Micky's past, and then the relationship drama. It was all a little overwhelming. I also hated the ending but I will be reading the next one in the hope it sorts itself out.


Overall it was a good read. I'm glad I got it free as I'm not sure if have been all that pleased had I paid for it, but it might be one for others. Either way, I like the authors style and it does have its good moment.

3

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Review ~ Treasure Your Love (Surrender Your Love #3) by J.C. Reed

Treasure Your Love (Surrender Your Love, #3)Paperback purchased by myself

Release Date: October 12th 2013

Description:
Meeting Jett was like a drug. Dangerous. Addictive. And better forbidden. In his game, there’s a high price to be paid. But how much is too much?



Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again.



Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has found his match. Brooke is like no other woman he’s ever met and he has every intention of keeping her in his bed.

Their future seems full of promise...until the past is catching up with them and dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives. Soon they realize that to love means to lose, and some choices are harder than others.

When everything comes crashing down, can mistakes be amended…or will he lose her forever?

A woman who surrendered to love.

A man who would do anything to protect her.

Two lives that are about to be tested…and the last secrets laid bare.

My Opinion

I'm glad that I took the risk and bought all three paperbacks at once in this series because they do leave you with cliffhangers. Therefore when I picked up this book I was excited to get to the big reveals.

I thought the romantic element was once again well done and engaging. I liked Jett's personality and his protectiveness, but I also liked that Brooke wasn't a pushover. Things developed well between them and I'm glad they got their HEA.

If there's one thing is say, things did seem slightly unrealistic with the mystery element. I thought too many things were added and summed up too quickly. It wasn't the direction I expected the story to take and I felt it was a bit rushed because there were so many loose ends that needed tying up.


Overall though, whilst I don't think it was the best ending, it did give me some satisfaction.

4

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