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Here I review books which have a Romantic and / or Erotica content. My thoughts and views are my own.

The majority of the books I will review are by authors who tweet on twitter. If you have a book you would like me to review please let me know.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Desire & Deception - Sharon Buchbinder

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I didn’t feel the description for this book on Amazon did it justice

You have a story about two women who are friends both teach at a University and are from completely different backgrounds and you really get two stories for the price of one

Isabel (Izzy) Ramirez is the daughter of a Mexican Crime Boss living, An Assistant Professor who isn’t afraid to go after what she wants be it a promotion or her latest toy boy. Izzy’s world starts to shatter when the department chair confronts her about a major transgression.

Sarah Wright-Rosen happily married to her Doctor husband has her world turned upside down when holidaying after a conference.

I could not put this book down it was fast paced and with two stories going on at the same time it’s not one of those books where you can predict what is going on once you think you know boom! Something else is thrown into the mix. I loved the way Sharon wrote both the female leads as I think they get equal rights here for me.

I thought this book was fantastic go buy it now!

Ruby Rating: ****

Sunday, 13 November 2011


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This story rocked my world I had a lump in my throat as I read it and sometimes a tear in my eye. To say I loved it does not do this story justice it rocked my world because the story relates to a current events and coming from the East End of London as you were reading it like any good story you, you go into it as it unfolds as though you are there watching it take place like a fly on the wall.

Amanda Prowse is an amazing woman I have got to know her a little through twitter I didn’t read the product description before I read the book which is why for this review I have put it at the end. 

I read the book mainly because Amanda wrote it and secondly because proceeds were going to a Charity close to my heart. Amanda is a fantastic writer her husband, family and the military should be proud of her and women like her who are the backbone of our military without them and their families our boys cannot go off and do their jobs.

This story made me wonder what my fiery little Grandmother did to the person unlucky enough to tell her my uncle had been taken a POW in Korea during his National Service.

Now you can read the product description if you wish or just go buy the book from Amazon it is available in paperback and kindle format and you can buy it in Sainsbury’s.


Product Description

How far would you go to bring home the one you love?

This is the question posed in this contemporary love story that takes you from the streets of East London to the plains of Afghanistan.

Poppy Day is a twenty one year old hairdresser, devoted to her husband Martin and blessed with a sunny disposition. Martin is the one constant in her life, her protector and best friend since they were six, making an often difficult childhood easier to bear.

Martin and Poppy are an ‘ordinary’ couple who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. Having joined the British Army in search of a better life for them both, their world is ripped apart when Martin is taken hostage while on his first tour tour in Afghanistan.

Battling against army culture and procedure, Poppy decides to bring her ‘Mart’ home herself. Fuelled by naivety, she feels that nothing is impossible when doing it for the man she loves. Her journey sees her paying a very high price and incurs some heartbreaking consequences…

‘Poppy Day’ gives an insight into life beneath the uniform, a peek at what it’s like to be the one left at home, ticking off the days until your loved one returns and what happens when there is the knock on the door that every forces wife, husband, mother, father or lover dreads…

All proceeds from the sale of Poppy Day go directly to The Royal British Legion to help fund the charity’s Battle Back Centre for injured Service personnel.

Friday, 4 November 2011


For your money you get 3 books in 1.

This book was offered to me by Net Galley but as soon as I realised  Harlequin were making a donation to one of my favourite Charities I bought the book instead, as £1 from the price of each Book  goes to Help for Heroes (Registered Charity Number 1120920).

Tilly’s gets entered into a competition to raise money for Charity by her younger brothers who think she is in a rut. Tilly is happy to stay in her Kitchen creating wonderful cakes.

As part of the competition she is teamed up with Campbell who is ex-military. He can’t understand why she volunteered but as the competition progresses so do their feelings.

Holly and Richard dated but Holly got dumped because she was to you and Richard had seen too much and become jaded and thinks he’s doing her a favour.

Holly sees Richard again while volunteering on the Tanrami Island. They try to avoid each other but end up getting kidnapped.


Rachel doesn’t know how to stand up for herself and agrees to marry a man she despises and ends up running away from her Wedding. Orlando finds her in the Cemetery sitting on his brother’s grave and takes her home.

It’s been a long while since I’ve read a Mills & Boon / Harlequin contemporary but I have to say I really enjoyed these stories.  They were page turners even though you know you are going to get a Romance with a happy ending I still found myself sitting there cheering the couples on and calling the men all sorts of names.

Ruby Rating: ***