Moonlight over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan book review

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Moonlight over Manhattan written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ,  is available from 5th October 2017 in ebook, paperback and audiobook format.

To pre-order/buy link:  http://amzn.to/2yRJZmy

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog-walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list – dealing with Madi’s temporary dog-sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.

Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi – how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple – he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide 24-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.

Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over, and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all – letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?

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When you pick up a new Sarah Morgan book you know you are in for a treat.  I know through past experiences reading her novels that Sarah Morgan’s stories will envelope me in warmth, contentment, joy and love.  I’m always eager and excited to read all her new offerings but I just want to savour them as I don’t want the stories to end.

Moonlight over Manhattan is the 6th book in the From Manhattan with Love series.  Each book concentrates on one character but you will find that they will crop up in other stories and it’s wonderful when this happens as it is truly like watching your favourite romcom sitcom when a loved character that you’ve not seen turns up in a scene and you are instantly filled with a recognisable rush of love.  All the books in the series can be read as a standalone but I wholeheartedly recommend reading all the books in the series in chronological order.  The full list of the books in the series are:

Midnight at Tiffanys (prequel novella)

  1. Sleepless in Manhattan
  2. Sunset in Central Park
  3. Miracle on 5th Avenue
  4. New York, Actually
  5. Holiday in The Hamptons
  6. Moonlight over Manhattan

Moonlight over Manhattan is Harriet Knight’s story.  The quiet, shy twin who shares ownership of The Bark Rangers dog walking business with her twin sister Fliss.  Now that Fliss and their older brother Daniel are happily ensconced in a loving relationship with their respective partners Harriet is now living on her own in the city.  Harriet is starting to feel a little lonely and wants the companionship and love that her siblings have found.  Through a difficult childhood that has left emotional scars Harriet is at her happiest living in her comfort zone but as she’s now living independently she knows she has to start facing her fears and challenging herself to step out of her box and attempt the impossible in her eyes.

Dr Ethan Black thrives on the adrenalin that flows with his job in the city’s ER department.  After a failed marriage, which he feels responsible for, he has closed off his heart to help cope with the everyday chaos in the hospital.

One of Harriet’s clients is an adorable spaniel called Madi.  She’s full of life but is feeling a little unsettled at the moment as she has been left in the temporary care of Ethan Black, brother of Madi’s owner.  Ethan is not a dog lover but he loves his sister and doesn’t hesitate to help look after her dog Madi. However, Madi has other ideas and luckily for Ethan (and Madi) he can call on the expertise help from Harriet Knight.

Can Madi’s boundless energy bring shy Harriet and Dr Ethan Black together?  Harriet can cope with a stubborn dog but how will she fare with the Doctor?

I loved this story of Harriet overcoming many obstacles and finding herself.  But the story isn’t all one sided as Ethan himself has built a block around himself and he too has to face issues he doesn’t feel comfortable with.  A beautiful setting as always from Sarah Morgan with vivid descriptions helping you see and feel the locations.  I also love how the author has introduced animals in her stories as they lend a softer side to the characters and help spread more humour and warmth.

A gorgeous romance that’ll leave you feeling cosy and comforted.

To learn more about Sarah Morgan and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://sarahmorgan.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/SarahMorgan_

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMorgan

 

 

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White Lies by Ellie Holmes book review

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White Lies written and self-published by Ellie Holmes is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  http://amzn.to/2fNEb8I

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Have you ever told a white lie?

Sam Davenport is a woman who lives her life by the rules. When her husband Neil breaks those rules too many times, Sam is left wondering not only if he is still the man for her but also if it’s time to break a few rules of her own.

Actions, however, have consequences as Sam soon discovers when what starts out as an innocent white lie threatens to send her world spiralling out of control.

White Lies is a warm, engaging read about love, deceit, betrayal and hope.

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I have just finished reading White Lies and needed to express my feelings about the story immediately as I was totally gripped by the storyline.

On a very wet winter’s night Sam, Neil and David’s lives were about to change forever.  A split second decision was made which culminated into destructive actions.  Actions which then soon turned into a domino effect of lies and deceit and the covering up of the truth just to save one’s reputation.

The aftermath of this night wasn’t easy to forget and Sam’s conscience was ever present.  Sam was also in a very vulnerable place at the moment as her marriage had suffered recently when her husband Neil’s affair had come to light.  Sam was struggling with her emotions and she felt she needed to make amends however, this was to open up a whole heap of trouble.

White Lies is a dramatic, suspenseful romance.  I was gripped with the storyline and with all the twists and turns I wasn’t sure were the author Ellie Holmes was going to take me next.  At one point I found the storyline quite chilling and I feared for Sam and her children.  There is a little darkness to the storyline but as the story progresses and you learn more about all the characters involved you start to feel empathy but it didn’t stop me feeling on edge towards the end of the novel.  However, amongst all the angst and drama the author has created a diversion and has interwoven a wonderful, poignant story of a woman coming to terms with her grief and finding happiness and hope from the least expected of places.

A story of deceit, a story of betrayal, a story of a love that may or may not survive the obsession of another.

To learn more about Ellie Holmes and her work please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.ellieholmesauthor.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/EllieHWriter

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/EllieHWriter/

Mills & Boon Book Club overview

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Mills & Boon have been publishing romance fiction for well over a century.  However, they were not always known for their romance as back when the company launched in 1908 they were general fiction publishers.  The company has also launched hundreds, if not thousands, of authors careers.  Mills & Boon have grown considerably since then and they still maintain the title of the world’s leading publisher of romantic fiction.  What I find pleasing is the variety of series of books published with Modern, Medical, Historical and Cherish to name a few.

The Mills & Boon website is a wonderful, bright site filled with information regarding upcoming new releases, author bios, books, sales & offers, blog, book club and there is even a section for free online reads.

To discover lots more at Mills & Boon please click on the link below:

https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/

I have recently taken out a subscription for the book club and I chose the Historical series.  I have received two months of books now and it’s such a treat to receive a wonderful new choice of books in the post.  With the Historical series you receive four books each month delivered free to your door.  The book club offers choices on how to pay for your subscription either monthly or by three fantastic cost effective pre-paid methods with 3 monthly, 6 monthly and 12 monthly options.  The book club would make an excellent gift idea for a friend, family member or loved one … or even as a treat for yourself.  If you opted for the 3 month pre-paid option it would work out at £50.91 for 12 full length paperback novels, working out at £4.24 per book (not much more than a posh coffee and biscuit from a high street coffee house).  The book club is also a brilliant opportunity to try a new genre of romance and discover new authors.

With my first delivery I received the following books:

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My second delivery had the following books:

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I was excited to see Virginia Heath’s new novel in this second delivery and had to dive straight in.  You can find my review for His Mistletoe Wager here.

To find out more about the book club please visit Mills & Boon at the link below:

https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/subscriptions/paperback-subscription/

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Love at the Italian Lake by Darcie Boleyn book review

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Love at the Italian Lake written by Darcie Boleyn, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format

To buy link:  http://amzn.to/2v7jshH

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Sophia Bertoni discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and realizes her life is going nowhere. Leaving her high-pressure job, she travels to Italy to stay with her grandmother while she figures out her next move.

When Sophia – quite literally – bumps into devastatingly handsome Joe Lancaster her plans are turned upside down. As the two realize they’re both spending the summer in the same town, a love affair seems on the cards.

But Sophia and Joe are both burdened by family secrets. Despite their attraction, will the sun set on Sophia and Joe’s romance – or will they find love at the Italian lake?

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A glorious sun-drenched romance set in the Italian Lakes.  Once again Darcie Boleyn has taken me on a journey; a journey of emotions with the characters and a journey around the beautiful, picturesque setting of the Italian Lakes.

Sophia Bertoni makes a startling discovery and realises she isn’t quite effected by the discovery as she ought to be.  Sophia has been living the same daily ritual for a good while; concentrating on her career her personal life has taken a back step.  This discovery makes her think twice about her life and she decides to get away from it all and visit her Nonna in Italy.  Leaving her high pressured job and ex behind looking for rest for her heart, mind and body and hoping for inspiration.

Sophia’s mind was definitely ‘off’ men until she stumbles across Joe Lancaster.  Joe Lancaster, a fellow Brit, who is staying in the same village as Sophia’s Nonna.  Joe is also inbetween jobs and with complications at home and heartbreak in his past he’s also looking for a light or a sign regarding his future.  His sign and light comes from the connection he felt when his eyes met Sophia’s dark eyes.  Sophia also felt an instant attraction with the depths of Joe’s emerald eyes drawing her in to a handsome face and she couldn’t shy away from his kind demeanour.

A friendship developed between the pair however, Sophia and Joe were soon quarrelling with their own conscience over the ever growing emotions they were feeling for each other.  Should they enjoy the here and now and not worry about what the future may hold?

Whilst Sophia is staying with her Nonna she unearths a secret that will send repercussions through her family heritage and could break her family apart.

A wonderful journey of self-discovery, a journey of new beginnings, a journey of discovering new beauties all around the Italian Lakes.

To find out more about Darcie Boleyn and her books please do visit the following pages:

Website:  https://darcieboleyn.wordpress.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/DarcieBoleyn

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/darcieboleyn

 

 

Tempted by the Bridesmaid by Annie O’Neil book review

Tempted by the Bridesmaid written by Annie O’Neil, publisher Mills & Boon Medical, is available in ebook format from 1st August 2017.

To buy link:

Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/2vY2QuI

Product Details (as per amazon page)

A woman to unlock his heart?

The last time brooding Italian surgeon Luca Montovano saw bubbly heiress Francesca Martinelli was at his best friend’s failed wedding. Sparks flew then, and now she’s made a surprise appearance at his mountaintop clinic, bringing a much-needed whirlwind of laughter!

Aristocratic Luca just wants to be left alone to care for his orphaned niece. The scars on his face reach right to his heart, and he’s learned to push people away. Until Fran forces him to see the world through her eyes!

A gorgeous romance to set your heart a flutter in the beautiful Italian hillsides.

Fran was currently over in Italy as one of the bridesmaids for her best friends society wedding. Fran was left with a dilemma after seeing the groom-to-be in a very friendly embrace with one of the other bridesmaids. Does she reveal the truth and break the heart of her best friend?

Not only was Fran in Italy for the wedding but she was also due to spend the summer at a new Medical Clinic hoping to introduce her Canny Canine dogs to a teenage paraplegic girl.

Luca Montovana was pounding all his energy and money into building the clinic in Mont di Mare. He wanted to build a rehab place of respite and care for severely disabled teenagers. Following the terrible tragedy in his family that caused the death of four members of his family he is now the sole carer of his niece Pia, who had been left paralyzed from the waist down. Luca was still left physically and mentally scarred from this tragedy and was tirelessly working 24/7 to bring any help he can to his niece and others in a similar situation.

When Fran arrived at the Medical Clinic at Mont di Mare she didn’t expect to see one of the wedding guests and for him to be the proprietor of the clinic and now her new boss. Tempers and personalities flared on arrival at the clinic and Luca was very dubious as to how Fran’s dogs could help his niece. As a trained physiotherapist and dog handler Fran knew she had a difficult task ahead but she had full faith in her dogs’ abilities.

Canny Canines were not only helping the disabled but were also bringing a brightness and lightness to the temperament of Luca who at times felt like he had the world upon his shoulders.

Chemistry soon started sizzling between Fran and Luca but as her time at the clinic was only a temporary situation can the pair let love in even for a short time?

A gorgeous romance with a story giving hope, belief and warmth.

To find out more about Annie O’Neil and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.annieoneilbooks.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/AnnieONeilBooks