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T5W: Nostalgic Ships

Happy hump day friends, how are we all doing? It’s getting to that romantic time of year again where we think about the inspirational relationships and favourite pairings, and I am all in for the looking back!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Nostalgic Ships”

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If We’re Not Married By Thirty | Review

Title: If We’re Not Married By Thirty

Author: Anna Bell

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 05 Dec 18 – 09 Dec 18

Publication date: 24 Nov 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Lydia’s not exactly #LivingHerBestLife. She never imagined she’d be here at thirty – newly single, a job that’s going nowhere and her friends all winning at life when she’s still barely taking part. So she jumps at the chance of a free holiday and jets off to sunny Spain.

Then, out of the blue, she bumps into her childhood friend, the handsome and charming Danny Whittaker. She’s always had a crush on him and they soon enter into a passionate holiday romance.

But this relationship could be more than just a fling. Years ago they made a pact that if they were still single when they turned thirty they would get married. But noone really follows through on these pacts . . . right?

Could Lydia’s back-up man really be her happy ever after?

*I received an e-ARC of this book courtesy of Bonnier Zaffre and Net Galley in return for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “If We’re Not Married By Thirty | Review”

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Christmas at the Palace | Review

Title: Christmas at the Palace

Author: Jeevani Charika

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 13 Nov 18

Publication date: 18 Oct 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Campaigner, feminist, doctor, humanitarian – all words that Kumari would use to describe herself. Potential princess? Not even in the vocabulary.

But when Kumari’s charity work catapults her into the limelight and brings her to the attention of Prince Benedict – playboy prince and sixth in line to the British throne – all bets are off.

Royal party boy, charming rogue, England’s most eligible bachelor – Prince Benedict is all those things. Or at least he was. These days he’s taking life more seriously, following in his dear mother’s footsteps and focusing on charitable causes.

When he meets Kumari the attraction between them is instant. But, according to the press, Prince Benedict might just have found the most unsuitable bride.

Will love win the day?

*I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Bonnier Zaffre in return for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “Christmas at the Palace | Review”

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Billy and Me | Review

Title: Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 22 Mar 18 – 24 Mar 18

Publication date: 23 May 2013

Publisher: Penguin

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Sophie May has a secret.

One that she’s successfully kept for years. It’s meant that she’s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop.

But then Sophie unexpectedly meets the gorgeous Billy Buskin – a famous actor with ambitions to make it to the top. As they begin to grow closer, Sophie finds herself whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy’s glamorous – but ruthless – world.

After years of shying away from attention, can Sophie handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? How much is she prepared to give up along the way? And is their love strong enough to keep them together against the odds?

Charming, heart-warming and utterly romantic, Billy and Me is an unforgettable story that will completely capture your heart. Continue reading “Billy and Me | Review”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Freebie | Favourite OTP’s

In the spirit of all things Valentine’s day and romance, Jana has thrown us a romance freebie. Sometimes, I really can’t be doing with a freebie week, and find it quite difficult to settle on a topic, but this time, I’ve embraced it whole-heartedly (heart ❤ geddit!). I was thinking of romance books, and just how much I don’t love a novel when the central theme is a romantic pairing, so I abandoned all notions of writing a list of my favourite romance stories, and decided to think about my favourite pairings.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt.

Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Freebie | Favourite OTP’s”

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books

toptentuesdayGuys, I am back on track and I am back on a Tuesday doing Top Ten Tuesday, with no extra weeks added on! This weeks theme is a bit of a biggy: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books. Like an idiot, I have decided to take on more than I needed to, and I am going to do a Top Ten Likes and a Top Ten Dislikes, because y’know, why not?! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books”