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Thunder on the Moor by Andrea Matthews – Review by Katie Matthews

Thunder On The MoorThunder On The Moor by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

LOVED this book!! I absolutely adore historical romance and I haven’t found a good one to read for a while so when I came across this I grabbed it and settled down. It had everything I love in a historical romance, romance obviously, but also great characters, wonderful descriptive language, a great setting and great plot. This is also an author who is new to me and I just loved her writing style. I felt like I was right there with the characters, her wonderful detailed writing meant that I was easily able to imagine what I was reading. I love a strong heroine in these kinds of stories and Maggie definitely fulfilled that! She was such a great character to read about.
I would absolutely recommend this book and I am really looking forward to more to come from this author in the future!!

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Kismet Heart: A Protector Romance (A Surviving Love Novel Book 1) by Brinda Berry – Review by Katie Matthews

Kismet Heart: A Protector Romance (A Surviving Love Novel Book 1)Kismet Heart: A Protector Romance by Brinda Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I have read a few books by this author now so I never hesitate to pick up one when I see them and as soon as I read the synopsis for Kismet Heart I knew I wanted to dive right in. It was as I expected a great read, full of action, emotion and more! The beginning of the story grabbed my attention straight away and it was held the entire way through. I loved Malorie, I really felt for her after everything she went through and she was such a great character to read about – I loved the banter between her and Ace! Ace was also a great character, the connection between him and Malorie, there was an instant attraction even if she was intent on fighting it!
As always a great read by this author and I look forward to more in the future!!

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Love Surreptitiously by Tarrah Anders – Review by Katie Matthews

Love SurreptitiouslyLove Surreptitiously by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this book – who doesn’t love a forbidden romance read! It had humour and it was entertaining throughout. I have read a few books by this author so I knew I would enjoy it! She had a great writing style that captures your interest from the very beginning, she creates great characters and enjoyable plots and Love Surreptitiously definitely ticked all the boxes on that front! I loved the characters, they made me laugh. Especially Sidney bless her! There was a good amount of chemistry between her and Quinlan, their first meeting was funny! It may have been a little predictable what was going to happen but I didn’t care at all, I loved what I was reading. I think maybe because it was a shorter read it felt a little rushed at times but I didn’t really have a huge impact on the story overall and I would definitely recommend it to other readers!

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Better To Have Loved by Christy Nicholas – Review by Katie Matthews

Better To Have LovedBetter To Have Loved by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really enjoyed this story and I think it obvious that the author has personal ties to the story as it’s written with such emotion. It flowed really well and I was completely absorbed in what I was reading. I think at times early on in the story the multiple pov’s and the switching made it a little confusing but once I settled in to the story and got to know the characters I had no problems at all. I really liked all of the characters and following their stories.
I’ve read a few books by this author previously so it was really nice to read something different from her, and I do like real life stories there’s just something extra to them knowing that these things really happened.
Overall a really lovely read and one that I would recommend.

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EAST BEACH (Red Farlow Mysteries No. 3) by W.F. Ranew – Review by Katie Matthews

East Beach (Red Farlow Mysteries: #3)East Beach by W.F. Ranew
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This was an exciting and thrilling read – so much so that I devoured it in one sitting and it’s not usually a genre that I read! The author’s writing was so engaging, detailed and descriptive and it’s definitely made me want to read more books by him again in the future. I loved that the whole way through I was constantly guessing trying to figure out what was going to happen and just when I thought I had worked it out the author threw in a plot twist!! I really liked the main character; he was intriguing to read about!
This is the third book in this series however I read it as a standalone and had no problems but I would definitely like to read the first two now and any subsequent releases!

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Grosse Pointe by Natalie Barnes – Review by Katie Matthews

Grosse PointeGrosse Pointe by Natalie Barnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I am a huge fan of historical romance but I’ve not read much historical fiction from this era so when I saw this story I thought I would take a chance and I really enjoyed it. The authors’ writing was really engaging and the time period was actually really intriguing to read about. I love the plot and the characters. I really felt involved in the characters’ lives and throughout the story I really wanted the best for them. Brek’s life was fascinating and there were so many times where my heart broke for him a little – he found such a great connection with Gabriella, their relationship definitely wasn’t the easiest but it was so genuine I desperately wanted it to work out for them.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I will definitely be looking forward to reading more from her again in the future.

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Tidal Love by KM Lowe – Review by Katie Matthews

Tidal LoveTidal Love by K.M. Lowe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Tidal Love was a really lovely read by K.M. Lowe, I really enjoyed it. I was engaged in the story straight away and I think I most definitely fell in love with the characters Harleigh and Giovani as soon as I started reading about them. After everything that Harleigh had been through I desperately wanted her to find someone who would treat her right and I just knew the moment she met Giovani that he might just be that person for her. I was rooting for them the whole way through.
Alongside the lovely romance story is the wonderful descriptive language the author uses to describe the setting for the story, I really felt like I could imagine what I was reading.
Overall a really lovely story and one that I would highly recommend.

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She’s No Cowgirl (My Cowboy Series Book 5) by Brooke May – Review by Katie Matthews

She's No CowgirlShe’s No Cowgirl by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

She’s No Cowgirl was a wonderful read by Brooke May! I loved the characters and I found I was easily engaged in their story. I liked that this was a little different to what I anticipated, it was unpredictable and I was hooked the whole way through. I’ve read books by this author previously so I knew the writing would be good and I wasn’t disappointed. Hunter and Kennedy were great characters, they had a great connection and there was some good chemistry between them. Their passion for sport really shone through in the story and this definitely helped with their relationship. I’ve not read any of the other books in this series but I think I shall be looking for them.
Overall a really enjoyable 4 star read and one that I would definitely recommend.

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Love On The Ropes (Love In Action Book 1) by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Katie Matthews

Love On The Ropes (Love in Action, #1)Love On The Ropes by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Love on the Ropes was a really nice and enjoyable romantic read by an author I absolutely adore. I’m not sure it’s my favourite book from Ms Vaughn but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved Erin and Clint, they had a great banter between them (albeit they hated each other) and a nice amount of chemistry. I liked Erin from the very start, she was such a relatable character and I really enjoyed getting to know her from the start. Clint made me work a bit harder to get to know him but I liked that, his character developed nicely over the story.
Overall I really enjoyed the story and as always I look forward to reading more from Ms Vaughn in the future!

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Reign (The Larussio Legacy Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Katie Matthews

Reign The Larussio LegacyReign The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Oh My God !! This book was amazing! I was completely captivated by every single word I read, I love this author and have loved every single book I’ve read of hers so I know I shouldn’t have expected anything less but honestly I couldn’t get enough of what I was reading. It was exciting, thrilling, action packed and so much more! The authors’ writing was phenomenal and it is easily one of my favourite books in 2020! Giovanni and Serena are amazing characters and I loved reading about them. I love mob stories so this one was a definite plus for me!
As always I look forward to more from Ms Mari and I 100% recommend Reign!!

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