WELCOME TO OUR BOOKWORLD WEEKLY ROUND UP! WE TALK ALL THINGS BOOKY PLUS BRING YOU A FABULOUS EMMA SCOTT GIVEAWAY!
Wow! Haven't we been blessed by the book fairies lately! We've savoured the most varied and amazing stories, each very different and each so incredibly captivating! We haven't come up for air, as we've discussed at length (as we always do) the latest books that have stolen our hearts.
Be sure to check them out in our post, plus, take a look at the book that currently has us glued to our Kindles and enter our Giveaway!
WOW! Emma Scott brought all the emotion to A Five-Minute Life! We experienced everything as she perfectly conveyed the frustration, the anger, the hope, and the love of her characters, as well as sending us a message about never giving up and making not just every day, but every single minute count. A beautiful and uniquely captivating story told from the heart, with Jimmy and Thea now owning a little piece of our hearts, along with the other characters of Emma's who have taken up residence there. Prepare yourselves for a genuinely heartfelt story where Thea is a woman trying to remember and Jim is a man wanting to forget.
Another unforgettable story from an author who amazes us with her remarkable talent, and who delights and moves us with her incredible words. Grab the tissues and experience a story unlike any other. We cried tears of happiness, sadness, despair, and hope. We never gave up hope though, as our hearts were with Thea and Jimmy every minute of their story. Described as 50 First Dates meets Awakenings, a perfect description for a story in which there is a message for us all.
‘I gave her everything. My friendship. My heart. My soul. My love and devotion...’
The Pierced Hearts Duet by Monica Robinson is a perfect blend of raw emotion, soul-searing love, broken hearts, and dream-inspiring hope and happiness. We were dying to read Aiden Pierce’s story! He was an enticing enigma; a sexy angry alpha mystery, who had our hearts beating and our pulse racing. We were not prepared to feel such heart-breaking sadness, confusion and have conflicted feelings as we did, whilst reading this duet. Whilst Monica Robinson is known for her angsty romances this slow build duet came across more as a healing journey of survival after immense tragedy, finding absolution, acceptance and a life after loss.
‘I would fight for her when the time came. I would fight with everything I got.’
Marriage for One is a wonderfully slow burn love story that has so many romantic touches and actions that will melt not only your heart but your knickers off too. We were puddles on the floor and you could’ve scooped us up with a spoon. A romance full of twists, heartbreak and angst. A slow burn romance full of heat and laughter. This would make a swoon-worthy film and we’d be first in line to see it come alive.
Seriously, get ready to fall head over heels in love with a man named, Jack Hawthorne! Oh wow, we love him. LOVE HIM. He’s a tense and grumpy arse but what a romantic arse he is. But no question, this enigmatic –no smile- behaviour hides a vulnerable unsure heart that’s fallen in love and has no idea what to do with that. A heart that slowly but surely learns what love is long after it initially fell…reluctantly so. All because of the sweet, smiley and feisty, Rose.
'I'm just a guy, standing on a beach…waiting for the right man to love me.'
We adored this book, and we adored Keaton and Luke! From the authors who brought us the gorgeous Wes and Jamie in Him (Him Book #1) and Us (Him Book #2), comes their new NA/MM, Top Secret, and to say we were ecstatic when this landed on our Kindles is an understatement! We couldn't wait to meet Keaton Hayworth the third, and Luke Bailey! Top Secret is a sexy and sweet, enemies to lovers, with hilarious banter and flirting via dialogue and messaging which brought huge smiles to our faces! Not to mention it's also educational! You'll learn some really quirky and amusing animal facts along the way!
We must point out, this is not a ménage book, and there is no cheating. It's simply a beautiful story about love, acceptance, and self-discovery. You'll find how two complete opposites, one bisexual man, and one curious man navigate their way through the obstacles of different upbringings and environments. Trust us, you'll laugh, love and swoon!
“Were you being romantic?” I look over my shoulder.“I was being romantic as shit.”
Ren Winters didn’t know that the day a moose stepped in front of her car, it would put her in the path of Griffin Knightly, a guarded man, who had suffered a life-changing tragedy, and just how he would change her life. We didn’t know how much we would fall in love with Port Snow, the Knightly’s, Ren and all the characters in this charmingly engaging and swoony story!
Meghan Quinn delivered that small-town community feel to perfection. So much so, we want to pack a bag and head off to Port Snow to experience the hospitality of this quirky small town which was like another character in this sweet story.
Meghan Quinn captured it all beautifully. We could smell the sea air, taste the pastries and fudge in the Lobster Landing. Our mouths were watering!
‘Billie didn’t come home. No one knows where she is.’‘Find Me’ …. ‘Because I promised her I would.’
Dead Girls is a haunting psychological thriller with an element of the ‘ghostly’ which will chill you to the bone. We felt uncomfortable, we despaired and we felt helpless as we read, wondering what was true and what could likely be the figments of an eleven-year old’s imagination. This story is very confronting as we know it features a reality entirely possible. We had a hard time with our conflicting feelings for Thera and the world as this eleven-year-old sees it. A brilliant compelling read that had us turning the pages in awe at the writing and the chilling content.
“You might crave getting your heart broken, just to see what awesome songs come out of it, But I sure as hell don’t.”
ROCKSTAR is a standalone romance, the love story of Dax Morgan and the electrifying woman who rocked his world during his journey to worldwide rock superstardom.
Lauren Rowe wrote a wonderful and honest love story set in the world of music and we loved every moment of it. It had a few surprises and some real angst, the downfalls of fame but mostly it’s all about finding your true love and fighting for it to stay yours. Dax is an intriguing character. A sensitive young man with an old soul. A contemplator and a wordsmith. His heart writes the lyrics to which his voice gives life.
We read Rockstar as a standalone, not having read any of the previous books and we can honestly say that this didn’t hamper our enjoyment, rather it has left us wanting to binge read every single book in this series. That is how much we fell in love. Lauren Rowe captured the essence of what makes a rock star romance captivating, which made it live up to its name. We love to feel that chill-inducing moment of the songwriting process as well as the excitement of a live performance. The overwhelming thrill and exhilaration. The power of the music. After all, we’re rock chicks at heart.
‘Loving her had been the greatest danger. The biggest damn mistake.’
If you’re in the mood for action-packed romantic suspense with tangible sexual chemistry, duplicity, and a whodunit that will keep you guessing, check out Every Last Breath! Explosive with an abundance of swoony second chance romance, and a bit of enemies to lovers thrown in for good measure, what an accomplished and clever debut novel this was from Juno Rushdan.
Every Last Breath is told in the pov of Cole Matthews, a man presumed dead, his ex-girlfriend, Maddox Kinkade, an operative for a top-secret special op, and Alexander Van Helden, an enemy who is hellbent on vengeance and retribution with zero sympathies for anyone who stands in his way, and each voice adds an atmosphere of mystery and suspense.