False Perceptions by Michelle Heard


5 Star … an emotional and thrilling romance…

I love stories about courageous men and brave women and False Perceptions has both of these types in plenty..This is a suspenseful, action packed, bittersweet romance with two individuals at its heart who have encountered more than their fair share of hurt…

Emilie is a strong and vibrant heroine..she experiences betrayal as well as physical and mental harm and yet she remains resilient and kick***, regardless…and then there is Hayden a battle hardened Navy SEAL who, by the very nature of his work, faces trauma and loss..their path to each other is filled with self-doubt and second-guesses… a slow burning love story with perfect chemistry…but the strength of this story lies not only with Emilie and Hayden; there are so many well written and fascinating secondary characters…I feel disloyal to name any in particular, because they all add something extra, but Hayden’s band of Navy SEAL ‘brothers’ are everything they should be, : strong, brave and their camaraderie and banter adds moments of lightness even in the darkest of times… Max in particular is such a wonderfully described individual…

This is an emotional story and there are some very touching and downright heartbreaking moments; but there are also some very funny moments, and some sweet moments, and some hot and steamy moments …something for everyone no matter the readers preference.. the author has created a vivid and captivating world and populated it with relatable and believable characters…I was hooked from the very first chapter and completely engrossed until the very last page….



Shattered Fears by Anna Edwards


Second chances and honey sandwiches…..

This is the fourth in the Glacial Blood series and Zain has got to be one of my most favourite series characters… he is a bear-shifter with two loves….Isobel, the young woman he left behind five years earlier to protect both her and his own secret, and honey sandwiches..

The alternative universe continues to fascinate and shock…. the series deals with topics of prejudice and intolerance and this particular storyline is no exception…..the evil machinations of Nuka notch up another gear supported by a number of other sinister, power crazed and damaged individuals who are willing to kidnap, torture and even murder to achieve their aims… but whilst the darker themes and serious messages are there, this is not a heavy read.. there is plenty of humour and banter between the characters, in particular amongst the members of the Glacial Blood Pack and the friends and family who align themselves with them, providing lighter moments……

Whilst each book focuses on a different couple the underlying storyline continues as a thread throughout… power struggles, betrayal, fear and loss are all there… but at the heart there is a disparate and quirky pack of magical men and women bound by loyalty and love who are ready to fight to protect their very own special brand of family.. this is a bittersweet, second chance paranormal romance, and I loved it….




Hard Trigger by S.L. Hannah


Plenty of action…..not enough depth….

Wow this is topsy turvy short story with a fascinating premise but, unfortunately, one that I did not enjoy quite as much as I thought I would…. talk about role reversal…. Victoria is the bad*** antiheroine who is holding all the cards and Diego is her childhood ‘sweetheart’, equally ruthless because it comes with the territory, but willing to sacrifice so much for her..

The story is told from Victoria’s perspective, which should have given me a ring-side view of her innermost thoughts and feelings, but that was not the case…. in fact there is very little insight into the emotions of Victoria or Diego .. Considering this was a short story I learned a lot about gaming machines and other inconsequential details, but Victoria and Diego’s emotional intelligence remained a mystery.. particularly because in their intimate moments it was all action and little dialogue, and anything worth saying was in Spanish, leaving me none the wiser…. as a result of all of this I never really liked Victoria and felt Diego could have found someone better and therefore was not invested in the outcome of their volatile relationship…

This storyline had so much potential and the writing itself is good…but for me there was too much emphasis on the action, and too much explanation of the minutiae, and not enough time spent on developing the characters who lacked depth and empathy….




The Golden Line by Addison Cain


The Golden Line by Addison Cain

It’s no secret that Addison Cain is one of my favourite authors of all time. Whenever I’m in a book funk, I pick up anything of hers and shove my nose deep into my Kindle. It’s the perfect cure, and I can honestly say I could read any of her work over and over again. It’s original and exquisite, and the former is something difficult to find in today’s saturated indie book market.

The Golden Line is probably the first book in the last few months that has actually made me stop and savour it. I consumed it in one day, but I rolled the delicious words around in my mouth in felt the dark eroticism to my very core.

This is a story to really get into, characters to actually quite literally care about, and a world to revisit over and over again. Morgaine was fabulous, and Simin her dark hero — and yes, ‘hero’ is the correct word for him in this one — and the plot was not at all what I was expecting, taking a fork about halfway through to truly make this a different work from Born to be Bound and the Alpha’s Claim trilogy.

Fantastic and worthy in its own right, The Golden Line is one of my top releases of 2018.

NB: The Golden Line was originally a short story, Consumed, published in the Royally Mine anthology. It has been extensively extended and is well worth picking up even if you’ve read the original.



[Review] Something More by Nia Farrell


Loving a biker and his adult film star brother came at a terrible price. Taken by a rival gang, beaten beyond recognition and sexually assaulted, Rachel Givens saw a chance to survive by claiming the identity of the other girl who was taken and killed. She spent months recovering from her physical injuries but still struggles with PTSD. Add her three-year-old autistic daughter to the equation, and Rachel (now Rae Simmons) has her hands more than full as she makes a new life for them in a quiet little town.

When her former loves walk into the restaurant where she works, it’s clear that the Colson brothers have come for more than the plate lunch special. Once Rachel gladly submitted to their domination, but she hasn’t been with a man since her ordeal. She has triggers and issues and a daughter whose needs come first. Cord and Cam don’t care whether or not Hannah is theirs. As far as they’re concerned, Hannah is Rachel’s and Rachel is theirs. They’ll do whatever it takes to convince Rachel that they belong together.

This newly expanded edition of a 2016 Golden Flogger Finalist is a BDSM MFM ménage erotic romance with adult situations and potential triggers. Written for Ages 18+.



Something more….

So the third of the three Graces has their moment in the spotlight.. this story is very much in a similar vein to the previous instalments with the focus being on the relationship between the three main protagonists..and with very little interaction between the three women that the series is based upon, which I think is a shame…

Rachel, an independent single mother, has a history with the Colson brothers, who unexpectedly come back into her life… the backstory indicated some potential suspense but unfortunately there is no intrigue ; and in fact there are several potential storylines which are never developed and instead secrets and concerns are resolved swiftly without any conflict… this is purely a romantic novella about three people re-igniting an old flame despite devastating events in the intervening years… Hannah, the autistic daughter of Rachel adds a fascinating thread to the plot and provides another layer to the story, and I enjoyed reading the scenes in which the Colson brothers, Rachel and Hanna are together..

As a short erotic story this is lightweight and drama free; the focus is, by and large, based solely on the past and present sexual antics of the three protagonists and whilst it was easy reading, I was left wanting something more from not only this book but from the complete series as a whole…


[Review] Walk the Line by J. Kenner


Elena is too young for me, not to mention she’s my boss’s daughter and my babysitter.

That’s beyond complicated. And I’m not even looking for a relationship — but I can’t deny the attraction that sizzles between us.

I need to ignore it. A single dad, all I want is to take care of my little girl, do my job, and enjoy my friends. Anything more is asking for complications I can’t afford. Asking to be hurt again.

Trouble is, I want her, too. And when out flirty sparks turn to flames, I give in to temptation. Our secret fling is scorching hot, better than I’d ever imagined.

But secrets get out, and I could lose my job and my reputation.

And I am starting to realize she’s the one thing I’m not willing to lose.



I’m so sad this series is over! I loved coming to The Fix every month and seeing all these couples fall in love. Brent and Elena are no different.

Single dad to the little munchkin Faith we have seen a few times, and daughter to Boss-man Tyree make for the cutest couple. Yes, he’s older. Yes, he’s a single dad. None of that matters to Elena though. She has had her eye on her Brent from the beginning and finally, he is beginning to see her.

Little does she know that he has had his eye on her the whole time too. His age and status in the bar has kept him at bay, but when she’s babysitting Faith one night for him, all walls are down and they finally decide to take a chance on each other. It may be the best thing either of them has ever done.

Super-love to this couple. I’ve been waiting for Brent’s story since book one when we first met him and I wanted more. Kenner delivered on this whole series and they will be on the reread list for years to come.



[Review] Something Different by Nia Farrell


Singer/songwriter Anna James is getting desperate. Even with a day job, money’s tight, and she’s wound tighter yet, having sworn off sex to reconcile with her mother who’s in chemo and her father who disowned her for her wild, wicked ways. No sooner than her psychic best friend predicts an end to Anna’s self-imposed drought, rock stars Jackson and Jacob Thomason come to town, with the dream of an indie album co-written with local American Indian flutist Nico White and his songwriting partner AJ McPherson.

The triple-platinum artists are attracted to Anna, who gives as good as she gets. Learning that Anna’s alter ego AJ puts the “twist” in Nico’s “tribal” music only makes them want her more. The part-Comanche Thomason twins need an album’s worth of songs. That means spending night after night, working closely, getting to know each other, learning how to co-create.

Anna’s never written music with anyone but Nico. Their collaborations are so natural, so organic. They’re comfortable with each other. The Thomason twins, who perform as No Mercy, make her anything but. What’s a fangirl to do, when submitting to her rock star idols means exploring the darker side of passion?

A BDSM MFM ménage erotic rock star romance, written for Ages 18+.
Contains advanced BDSM and may contain triggers.



Musical menage…

The second of the three Graces…. and in many ways this was a much more enjoyable read for me than the first in the series…first and foremost this instalment met my expectation regarding interactions between the three Graces , well at least two of them, as Grace and Anna kick off the story ….Next the story is better developed I loved that she was an unknown, talented musician and that her problems are answered by a double act who have everything she needs and so much more..

This is a short novella and naturally there is an instalust vibe… but this book also delves into the world of eroticism and bdsm …. the guys like to play and nothing seems to be off their table as they embark on a journey of exploration with Anna, which at times strays away from safe … the writing is clear and the voice of Anna provides a useful perspective as the story progresses… I know nothing about the world of music making, but it would appear that the author has done her research in relation to the industry, however, at times the story was heavy on detail and there was a tendency toward information overload.

Although there were elements that detracted from the storytelling, overall I enjoyed this book and whilst I still feel there could be more development in regards to the characters and the friendship between the three ‘Graces’, I found myself caught up in the evolving relationship between Anna and the twins both romantically and professionally, and I am still eager to read the third Grace’s story…