This is my first book by Jackie Ashenden, but it certainly won’t be my last. I am obsessed with her writing and her storytelling, it’s so immersive and beautiful. I am totally captivated by the visual picture she painted of this small New Zealand town and all I wanted to do was visit this place and never leave.
feel like Book Boyfriend is more a story about friendships and the connections you make with people, about finding your courage and strength and trusting yourself to do something that is scary and terrifying.
This book had a whole heap of tropes and while I enjoyed most of them, it also felt like there were too many? I’ve always had a hit or miss relationship with Jennifer Probst books, but I loved the sound of this one so much I had to pick it up. The premise, the characters, the location and basically the underlying message of helping other people achieve their potential was a big draw for me. All said and done, while this book might not have worked for me, I think it might be just what someone else wanted.
When I read Read Between the Lines late last year, I fell in love with Rachel Lacey’s storytelling and writing style. It’s so different from other romances that I’d been reading and I needed more. And then I saw that we were getting a second book in the Ms. Right series and I was so excited! Because Lia Harris was one of my favourite supporting characters in Read Between the Lines and she deserved her happily ever after too!
Told entirely in first person, through Naomi’s perspective, The Close-Up is a really interesting romance with a fun plot and intriguing characters.
I read Witch Please and Boss Witch one after the other, because I wanted to get the full feel of this universe and I’m glad I did that. Because having all of the background necessary for the Waterhouse witches really helped make book two that much stronger.
Know You By Heart is a marriage of convenience that turns into a marriage in crisis, forced proximity, slow burn romance that features a CEO marrying a romance novelist so they can both achieve what they’ve set out to do with their lives.
There was so much about this book that I wanted to love, but it didn’t hit all the right notes for me. Even though it took me a while to figure out where the book was based, I liked that we stepped out of the traditional small American town location to focus on a city like Brighton (if I’m not wrong) in England.
It helps that it’s set against the backdrop of a small town in Ireland and is filled with family drama, small town shenanigans and a very hot man who makes our heroine fumble quite a bit. For my first book by Catherine Walsh, The Rebound was a quick read and I found myself reading faster to see how it comes to a head!
Despite a lot of the mixed reviews that I read, I quite enjoyed Meet Me in the Margins. I loved the premise and the concept and as a budding author, I felt all of Savannah’s struggles in trying to get her manuscript perfected and picked up by a publisher. I liked the mystery (even though we obviously knew who her secret editor was) and the little world that Melissa Ferguson had built in Pennington Publishing.