Monday 30 January 2023

♚ Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian & Isolde #2) ♚ Scarlett St Clair



Isolde, newly coronated queen, has finally found a king worthy of her in the vampire Adrian. But their love for each other has cost Isolde her father and her homeland. With two opposing goddesses playing mortals and vampires like chess pieces against one another, Isolde is uncertain who her allies are in the vampire stronghold of Revekka.

Now, as politics in the Red Palace grow more underhanded and a deadly blood mist threatens all of Cordova, Isolde must trust in the bond she's formed with Adrian, even as she learns troubling information about his complicated past.



 Copy received from New South Books for an honest review

Queen of Myth and Monster carries on right where book 1 ended.

Adrian and Isolde are at war - with the other countries, and with each other (of sorts)

I really wanted to really like this one, the first book had me interested in where things were going, but to me, this installment just felt like a whole lot of filler.

Adrian and Isolde, for at least half of the book, are fighting then effing.  I mean yeah, fighting as foreplay can be hot, but here it was just repetitive. I found myself skipping, trying to find out what was happening next.

I just couldn't find myself particularly invested in it like I was the first one.  Adrian has lost some of whatever it was that I loved about him in the first installment, Isolde just came across a lot as a petulant child.

I just don't think I am interested enough now in going back and reading the next part, sorry Scarlett St Clair






Tuesday 24 January 2023

💜 MAKE A WISH 🧁 Helena Hunting ⭐ #SistersTrilogy3 💜

 ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane 

• 24 January 2023
• standalone romance
• Book #3 in the Spark House Trilogy

4.5 Stars

With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish…

Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.

Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu.
  Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.

Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could just reopen them. This is one of those times Harley wishes she could see the future…


Finally we get to hear the final Spark Sister Story!

Seven years ago, twenty year old Harley was working as a live-in nanny for widowed dad Gavin and his 18 month old girl Peyton. It was her dream job and she loved the little girl. But then one sleepless-baby-crying-night she accidentally almost kissed Gavin and the little family moved to another city almost immediately.
But now, seven years later, they're suddenly back in Harley's life!
And Harley is still just as attracted to the single dad. And Little Peyton treats Harley as if no time has passed.

Will those three get a chance for a happily ever after?



Such a sweet romance!
Just like the first books it was so adorable and cute and a bit heartbreaking.
I still love the whole setting of this series. The family hotel with all the normal and not so normal events! And now they're partnering with the Mills brothers and their hotels. Everything is very busy and exciting - only Harley is not overly excited about all the changes. That's why she's so drawn to her old life as a nanny.
I really loved watching how she cares for that girl so much and with such fun projects like baking and arts and crafts and princess this and that. Glitter! So adorable!
And the adults are falling for each other too of course. Only it might not look so good to the outside - the very young nanny from years ago is falling for the widowed daddy. Gavin's mother-in-law is not happy - even though Harley is 28 now!

Anyway - that's it. Nothing more to say - I don't want to spoil things!

MAKE A WISH was an adorable + sparky + glittery + very sweet love story! I loved reading it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Gavin - he'll be sold out in no time!

ARC received for an honest review

Yay for the final Spark sister, Harley.

This is I think my favourite of the series, full of emotion and glitter.
From an almost-thing to years down the track, Harley and Gavin will have your heart soaring - add in his daughter and you won't be able to stop smiling.
I liked how Harley finally stood up to her sisters about things (it irked me before how they dismissed her so much) and also goes for the guy she always liked. It just with Gavin didn't take so long to tell some Karen's to shove it hahah.
Good to see the rest of the guys and gals from the series and where their relationships are at, and some time with some people from other series by Helena Hunting,
I really just liked this one. Grab yourself a copy and enjoy!


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NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.