Monday 30 April 2018

✪ Fools Rush In (Cartwright Brothers #2) ✪ Lilliana Anderson ✪

Before Sam, I was the most boring, awkward and level-headed person you've ever met. I was my best friend's side-kick, the supporting actress to another person's life. And I was OK like that.

I was lonely.
But I was OK.

Then I met Sam. Our eyes locked and BANG my heart started beating. As my blood warmed and pumped around my body, everything changed.

Before that moment, I had been as dead inside as the stiffs I applied make-up to in the mortuary. Now I was alive, experiencing things for the first time, enamoured with a man I knew to be a criminal.

Instead of running and remaining the good Catholic girl I was, I married him.

Now I have to live with the consequences of that decision.

 ARC received for an honest review

I have been waiting for Sam and Alesha's story from the minute I finished Fool Me Twice.

And Ms Anderson definitely has not disappointed.

Starting about halfway through the time line of Fool Me Twice, Sam and Alesha's story gives Alesha's POV of the story so far.  

I thought I knew it all after reading Nate and Holland's story, but boy was I wrong.

In fact, I have done a complete 180 since reading Fools Rush In.

I used to think Alesha was cold and robotic once she got married, however seeing things from Alesha's side of things, I am not sure if I really like Holland and Nate anymore!

I know, shocked right??

As we learn more of the story, I adore Alesha and Sam so, so much, and just wanted to slap Holland around the head with my Kindle.  I know there are always 2 sides to every story and perspective is everything, though even now i have read both ladies sides of the stories, I am thinking Holland is a grade A selfish cow.  Things may change as the series progresses -but I am not holding my breath at the minute!

Sam is all kinds of wonderful wonderful.  He really is a thief, as he stole my heart!

There are twists and turns in this story that will keep you guessing, keep you turning each page.

I can't wait to see where the next book takes us (and if Ms Anderson can get me to like Holland again!)


✪ Hot Pursuit ✪ Rebecca Freeborn ✪

Sarah Burrowes is left with a shattered heart and a huge mortgage after the love of her life abrubtly runs out on her.

An aspiring journalist, Sarah spends her days slaving away at a gossip magazine - far from her dream job.

Heartbroken and fed up, Sarah decides to take her career by the reins and lands herself the assignment of a lifetime in Europe. But there's a catch - her boss pairs her with gorgeous but egocentric photographer, Nick, who just happens to be her ex's best friend.

But when Sarah's assignment takes a darker turn, she discovers there's more to this story than meets the eye. Is she ready to risk everything to get the scoop?

ARC received from Pantera Press for an honest review

What a joy it was reading Hot Pursuit.

It is full of adventure, lots of humour, and just lots of fun.

Sarah and Nick's story could have fallen into the clich`d and predictable, however it didn't.  It was smart and funny and kept me intrigued from the first word to the last.

I adore Sarah, I love how she goes for what she wants, I love her bite and snark when it comes to Nick.

The story is well paced, and turning each page, I never knew what trouble our lovelies were going to find them in next. The characters are well developed, and there is plenty of growth in themselves and their relationship as the story progresses.

Another thing I liked was that this story wasn't just all the romance, all the time.  I mean, Sarah and Nick were in wonderful romantic cities in Europe, and at times couldn't even stand the sight of each other.  There was so much more to this story than just a love story.

If you have a few spare hours and want to dive into some pure fun and  escapism, read Hot Pursuit.

I can't wait to see what Ms Freeborn brings us in the future.