Sunday, 26 March 2017

High School Reunion - Kimberly Dean

Tara's 10 year high school reunion is rapidly approaching. She didn't have the best time whilst she was at school thanks to bully Ellie. So now, 10 years on she's determined to impressed. Tara has a good job but now all she wants to impress her old classmates is the perfect body and a good looking guy to take as her plus one. Tara decides that she needs to start working on her perfect body so decides to enrol at the gym where she meets attractive personal trainer Jake Logan. Can Tara tick everything on her check list to be ready in time for her reunion? 

I'm (scarily!) rapidly approaching my 10 year high school reunion so for me the story is very relatable. Although I'm still a couple of years off it yet I'd be lying if it hadn't crossed my mind that the only way I'd attend would be if I had a great job/was thinner so it's safe to say the basic premise of this book was very relatable for me. I think ultimately the reliability of the basic story to a lot of people is what really makes this book. 

Tara was a good enough character. She was smart, clumsy, funny...all good character qualities. I also liked reading about other characters in the book, Jake, Missy and Hawk. Jake was a great potential love interest for Tara and he really helped to carry the story.

On the whole I enjoyed this story. Some of the elements of the story however I personally felt were quite glossed over. A couple of instances of cheating happen in the book but it's not really frowned upon and nothing really comes on it. I didn't really enjoy that.

If you're looking for a light hearted book to read with a strong romance throughout then you'll love this book. 

Synopsis - 

Tara’s ten-year high school reunion is approaching fast, and she's not ready. She knows it's shallow, but she wants to set her old classmates on their ears -- especially the toxic Ellie, who bullied her in the old days. She has a good job but she needs the whole package if she's going to make that killer entrance, including having a toned body, a great outfit, and, most importantly, a mouthwatering guy on her arm. An eventful visit to the gym shows her that she may be able to kill two birds with one stone, as personal trainer Jake Logan turns out to be the perfect eye candy she needs. A course of hard training begins, with Tara eager to impress Jake—but what are his plans? She can't help noticing that he flirts with all his female clients. There's one particular client who could ruin all of Tara's plans—and she's getting far too close to Tara's quarry.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sugar We're Going Down - M.H. Soars


Saylor is struggling to get by in life, her band is going no where and she has a dead end waitressing job. She's just little Miss average except for the fact she has undeniable chemistry with rock star Oliver Best. However, it isn't so plain sailing as you would think as things couldn't possibly work out between them. Can they remain friends when forced together at a friends wedding? 

Truthfully I've been putting off writing this review because I haven't really known what to write. On paper this book screams like it's going to be a book that I would love but unfortunately in reality I just didn't enjoy it. I tried to pin point why and ultimately I think it's because I just didn't connect with the characters. The most I read this book the most irritating I found main character Saylor. I can't even tell you why, I just didn't enjoy reading about her. The twists and turns the book throws at the reader just didn't affect me like they should have as unfortunately I just wasn't really all that interested in what happened to Saylor. 

Sugar We're Going Down is actually book number 2 in a series and ends on such a cliffhanger that they'll most definitely be a book number 3. I read this book as a standalone. Although it is mentioned that Saylor and Oliver have history I think to fully appreciate what has happened between them you should read book number 1. However I did just read this book and not reading the first book didn't cause any issues.

I think if you like your books about celebrity romances then it's definitely worth checking this book out. It did have a good story running through it but for me the characters ruined it. However, if you can find a sample of this book definitely give it a read because if you like the characters then I'm sure you will love this book! 

Synopsis -

They say nothing compares to the first kiss. That sentence needs to be amended. Nothing compares to the first kiss from Oliver Best. I knew in the moment our lips touched that the cocky rockstar would be forever imprinted in my mind. I also knew that loving him would be my destruction. And yet, love him I did.

Oliver Best, former rockstar, heir to one of the largest fortunes in Great Britain, and the country's most infamous bad boy.

Saylor Blue Carter, college drop-out, lead singer of a struggling band, not a penny to her name.

When they met, it was hate at first sight. Oliver was an arrogant ass. Saylor was a cold hearted bitch. These were the thoughts they had for each other. Until that kiss. That life altering, earth shattering, nuclear kiss. They knew what that kiss meant. They knew anything between them would be explosive and without hope for a happily ever after. So they vowed to forget, they tried to stay away. But now with their best friends' wedding approaching, all bets are off.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Legally Charming - Lauren Smith


Felicity Hart loves art. So much so she's currently doing her masters in art and wants to be a museum curator once she graduates. She knows what she wants and nothing will get in her way. That is until she meets Jared, her best friends boyfriends brother. He is perfect and before Felicity knows what's happening she's falling head over heals in love with him.

I actually enjoyed read Legally Charming. The characters were enjoyable to read about and the story was good. Both Felicity and Jared were good characters to read about and surprisingly the supporting minor characters were also great! This book is being advertised as book number 1 in the series so I'm very interested to know what the other books will be about - I'm hoping the focus may be on an alternative character. 

Legally Charming was the cliche damsel in distress character meets top high flying business somewhat dominating business man. Did I see ever twists in the book coming? Absolutely. However, I'm not sure that was a bad thing. Sometimes I want to pick up a quick, enjoyable read and this was it. The characters were enjoyable to read about and you could really emphasise with the dilemmas they were having. For me, the very readable characters and a decent storyline are precisely the reason you need to read Legally Charming.

If you're looking for your next romance novel to read and want it to have a good storyline then this is the book for you! 

Synopsis -


Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…


Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy. 


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?