I am an avid reader especially of romance novels

I’m new at blogging so will try to make these posts interesting but any feedback would be appreciated!

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Deadly Night by OMJ Ryan


Totally gripping 
Detective Chief Inspector Jane Phillips has been assigned a weird murder case, the victim was shot in the eye and his tooth removed. It mirrors a past crime but is it linked and if it is, what’s the motive? 
I totally loved this book and it caught my attention right from the very start
Jane and her team work well together and form a unit that is stronger than anything, they have trust and loyalty which only develops throughout the story. I think that part of what drew me further into the book was that something happens that makes the reader more attached to Jane and seeing more of her personality come out, some good and some not so good. This sounds super vague and apologies for that, I’m trying to write without spoilers! 
I was hooked with this book, the oddity of the murders and the characters involved that I read it over 2 nights, and way past bedtime, because I didn’t want to put it down. The story drew me in, with so many twists and turns that at times it was hard to keep up, but as a reader, that was truly fabulous and had me guessing right up to the end
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a story that will pull you in and won’t let go
AM 🐾 x

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Murder By The Shore by Gretta Mulrooney


Totally gripping 
A man and his granddaughter have been murdered just before the start of her 4th birthday party and it’s up to DI Siv Drummond and her team to solve the case 
This book is set from many different perspectives but the main characters and points of view are from Siv and her team and I really enjoyed being able to see the investigation from the different angles. I will admit that I do at times struggle with Siv, she lost her husband and moved to the south coast to work but she can be self centred and for lack of a better word, annoying. However she is also a brilliant detective and I have to respect her for that, she doesn’t settle and comes up with ideas that might seem crazy but she manages to solve some truly strange cases
This story had me hooked from the very beginning, what can be more dramatic than a murder just before a birthday party? And I couldn’t figure out who the killer might have been, it was a total shock at the end when I found out as it was someone I wasn’t expecting but I can’t carry on too much in case I accidentally give away spoilers so anyways, this book had me questioning what was happening, what secrets people were keeping and why
As the story developed it pulled me deeper and deeper until by the end I was unable to put it down and as such, this book is one that I really enjoyed reading and it’s a crime drama that I would recommend to people who love a story that will keep you questioning and that will keep you on the edge of your seat 
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His Country Cinderella by Karen Rose Smith


Feels perfect
Following a tragic incident at one of his concerts, country music star Zane is in hiding in a mountain house in small town America. His aim for peace and minimal contact with the outside world is thrown up in the air when he meets Jeannette, his cleaning lady, and her adorable son Jonah 
Jeannette has had to work hard her whole life and since she has had Jonah she has made sure that her son has everything he needs, including her time. Her life is still very intwined with the parents of Jonah’s father who died before he was born and her relationship with them is a big part of the story but it shows how Jeannette develops and changes throughout. Zanes desire to hide away was suggested by his lawyer following the incident at the concert and he has his emotional walls firmly up until Jeannette and Jonah burst into his life. His struggles with his emotions and his relationship with music are all bought together and show how the two have such a big impact on him
This story has a lot of focus on the characters development and their surroundings, the peacefulness and the power of the outdoors to bring people together and I loved seeing how they challenge each other and even with Zanes fame, they still fight to see what is important to them
I think one of my favourite characters has to be Jonah, he has such a strong bond with his mum but he accepts Zane. He is independent but you can feel the love for him coming off the page and it’s Jonah who at times sets into motion the small things that start to have a big impact
It’s really hard for me to write this review and not give spoilers so I do apologise if I have accidentally put any in. The characters and their story really spoke to me and they felt so real which is probably why I ended up so entangled with them and so addicted to their story and their world 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a book that has a lot of character development and challenges the characters as well as the reader with stereotypes and will drag you in and keep you reading until the very end 
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The Railway Murders by J R Ellis


A man has been shot dead in a vintage railway carriage and it’s up to DCI Jim Oldroyd to try and uncover the mystery behind it 
This book is set from various points of view, the main being the police but I enjoyed the variety of the other characters and seeing things from their perspective. The police team have worked together in the past and Jim has a habit of solving mysterious crimes that seem impossible which is mentioned and why he is bought onto the case. He is the main character and I enjoyed reading about his thoughts and processes but at the same time, the other members of the police team bought it all together and made it feel more rounded 
I loved the heritage railway setting and it showed an aspect that may not normally be thought of, how they run and the business behind the heritage front. The railway volunteers play a huge part in the story and seeing their passion for what they do made the railway come alive for me and reminded me of how much I enjoy travelling on heritage railways, especially steam trains! 
I enjoyed this book, it was a relatively quick read that had me hooked from the beginning. One of the reasons that I hesitated in giving it five stars was that randomly the characters would be referred to by their last names, even though most of the time they use first names, which made it confusing and more complicated than it needed to be. It didn’t spoil the book but it was something that I wasn’t a fan of and it would make more sense to me if the author kept the names consistent throughout
This book has a fabulous mix of intrigue, drama and personal relationships which came together to make a gripping read that I loved. I would recommend it to those who enjoy a detective story that is slightly out of the ordinary but which will catch your attention and have you hooked 
AM 🐾 x

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Burial Grounds by Bill Kitson


An addictive crime thriller 
Bodies keep showing up in cemeteries and it’s up to DI Mike Nash and his team to unravel the mystery surrounding the deaths 
This book is set from multiple perspectives and I think for me that really worked. It allowed me to see more of the characters and their though processes and it drew me further into the story than I may otherwise have been. Obviously the main points of view are from the police team as we follow their investigation and this linked the various aspects of the story together 
I loved how this book has the team investigating multiple crimes, some linked and some not to the original murders. It gives the reader more of a chance to see how a real police team work, it’s not just one thing at a time and this really worked. As the story progressed, you would think you would get an answer to the murders but something else happens which throws a spanner in the works and this really worked for the characters and the story itself
Although I sort of had an idea who the murderer might be, I no idea how the crimes were committed and as each twist came about I started to doubt myself which I think held me captive with this book, the story and the characters 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a murder mystery with fabulous characters and unexpected twists and turns 
AM 🐾 x

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Death At The Abbey by Jan Durham


Totally gripping
Liz discovers a dead body near Whitby Abbey whilst walking her dog early one morning and ends up more involved in the police investigation than she may have planned
I liked Liz, she is an older character who shows that it’s still possible to have a proper life after retirement whilst also restoring 2 cottages. She gets pulled into the investigation and ends up uncovering certain clues in a Miss Marple type manner which help her to unravel the mystery which I thought was really well done and blended into the story so she felt like a real person to me 
I think a part of the reason this story worked so well for me was the supporting characters from Liz’s close circle of friends and some of the people in the town who made the book come alive
The main mystery runs throughout with other things coming together to challenge the characters and make them wonder if everything is connected and if it is then how and why
This book caught my attention from the beginning and I ended up reading it all in one go which was so not planned but which shows how the story pulled me in and had me gripped and determined to find out more, especially following each new twist and turn
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a mystery novel that will pull you in and have you so entwined in the story that it’s possible to forget it’s fiction!
AM 🐾 x

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It Started With A Vegas Wedding by Jessica Gilmore


On a work trip to Las Vegas Willow nearly gets hit by a car, her saviour is her bosses son Logan and after a whirlwind day together they decide to get married with the plan to get the wedding annulled very soon afterwards. However Logan gets in an accident and forgets that he is married until his father mentions him having to marry to continue the family line and that means he will need Willows help
Willow plans everything and has goals in her life that she wants and feels like she needs to achieve to prove to herself that she is successful and not the person she was as a child. Logan does a lot of more extreme sports, especially on the water but he also has a very strained relationship with his father who wants him to take over the family firm and his mother died young so he has a lot of emotional issues, some that may threaten his future with Willow
I loved Logan and Willows story, they both have their own personalities and their plans in life. It could be said that they are very different people and their relationship couldn’t work but the more the story progresses, the more it becomes clear that they both have a lot more in common than they, and the reader, initially realises
They are a couple who know what they want but the turbulence of everything that happens throughout the book keeps the reader hooked and I absolutely loved one of the chapters near the end, I can’t go into detail because of spoilers, but it made the story for me and showed what is important in life 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a book that grips you and will pull you in right from the very beginning and that will make you invested in Willow and Logan’s story right up until the last page
AM 🐾 x

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Secrets of Her Forbidden Knight by Ella Matthews

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She’s rescued a knight

Now she needs the favour returned…

When widowed Lady Johanne happens upon an injured knight, she sees an opportunity to form an alliance and protect her home, Castle Brae, from her enemies. The betrothal she proposes might be merely for appearances, but the very real attraction between her and Sir Alewyn thrills and disturbs her. For it’s clear he’s hiding something… Can she trust him, with so much at stake?

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Her-Forbidden-Knight-Knights/dp/0263301885

US – https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Her-Forbidden-Knight-Knights/dp/0263301885

Author Bio

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Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. She writes medieval romances for Mills & Boon. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

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The Duke’s Bluestocking by Josie Bonham


Temptation like never before for the fashion-loving bluestocking when she meets an unconventional duke.

Headstrong Grace Bamford is determined to remain unwed and keep her independence. Which means interesting, marriageable men are best avoided. Her classical studies and philanthropy are more important to her than a husband and a lot safer.

Angus Medley’s life is turned upside down when he unexpectedly inherits a dukedom. He is wrenched from the career he loves as an Edinburgh advocate to take up responsibility for the Duchy of Evesham and the people relying on it for their livelihoods.

Grace rescues Angus from a knife-wielding attacker outside the London orphanage she helps to run. He dismisses the attack as a failed robbery but Grace suspects foul play. Is someone from Angus’s past trying to kill him? Grace offers to help him investigate, concerned for his safety, even though it means spending time with the most attractive man she has ever met.

Marriage is the last thing on Angus’s mind as he grapples with his new responsibilities and his hidden enemy, until he falls in love with Grace. Will Grace find the courage to follow her heart?

Georgette Heyer meets Mary Balogh in this romantic adventure.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dukes-Bluestocking-Reluctant-Brides-Book-ebook/dp/B0B5F99W37

US – https://www.amazon.com/Dukes-Bluestocking-Reluctant-Brides-Book-ebook/dp/B0B5F99W37

Author Bio 

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About Josie Bonham

Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight.

Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result.

There is more information on her website at www.josiebonhamauthor.com

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The Billionaire Behind the Headlines by Rachael Stewart


In Rachael Stewart’s latest Harlequin Romance, the second in her Claiming the Ferrington Empire duet, an invitation to Paris with a billionaire is on the cards, but only if Bree is brave enough to take it…

Can a playboy billionaire……capture her heart?

Bree has escaped the big city to heal her heart in a village bakery. But when notorious billionaire Theo walks through the door, emotionally guarded Bree discovers it’s not just her toffee pudding that’s hot and sweet! The man behind the headlines is charming but intriguingly cynical about love. Accepting his invitation to Paris could be a mistake—or the best decision she’s ever made…

Purchase Linkhttps://mybook.to/BehindTheHeadlines

About Rachael Stewart

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Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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