Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

The multi-million copy global bestselling Crossfire series from Sylvia Day continues with Captivated by You.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened up old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp; my greatest fears becoming my reality; my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream . . .
Sylvia Day is the number one Sunday Times and number one international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than forty countries. She is a number one bestselling author in twenty-three countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate.
Visit Sylvia at and on Twitter @SylDay
The biggest thanks to Juliana for sending me a copy to review 
My Thoughts; 
Ok let’s be honest, I was pacing the floor waiting for this book to arrive and after countless days of the postman playing with my emotions, I found myself jumping for joy when I finally had Gideon back in my hands! 
Being reunited with Gideon and Eva was incredible, intense, sexy and truly captivating.
I loved this story, not just because it allows us to see more into Gideons past but because it allows us to reach into the core of his emotions and be captivated by his point of view, because that’s right ladies and gentleman, Captivated by You is a dual narrative, allowing us to see both sides of every clinche, every argument and everything that life throws at them.
For me the dual narrative made this book that much more intense, I’ve always known their feelings are strong but you get the true force of emotions when you are allowed inside Gideons head.
Believe me when I say, there’s a lot happening. With troublesome exes and people set on revenge, Mr and Mrs Cross find that married life isn’t a honeymoon.
But like always, as drama attempts to pull them apart, passion forces them back together again.
Whilst it was wonderful being reunited with Gideon and Eva, I was also very pleased to have Angus back in my life.
I know he isn’t a major character but there is something special about Angus that always makes me smile, I love the way he cares for Cross and it’s evident that for Gideon he is the one person that can be trusted with everything.
I lost myself in Captivated by You and as with the others in this series, when I turned that final page, I was already waiting for more….

Magic Sonetimes Happens by Margaret James

London-based PR and promotions consultant Rosie Denham has just spent a year in Paris where she’s tried but failed to fall in love. She’s also made a big mistake and can’t forgive herself.
American IT professor Patrick Riley’s wife has left him for a Mr Wonderful with a cute British accent and a house with a real yard. So Patrick’s not exactly thrilled to meet another Brit who’s visiting Minnesota, even if she’s hot.
Pat and Rosie couldn’t be more different. She’s had a privileged English upbringing. He was raised in poverty in Missouri. Pat has two kids, a job that means the world to him and a wife who might decide she wants her husband back.
So when Pat and Rosie fall in love, the prospects don’t seem bright for them.
But magic sometimes happens – right?
Thank you to Choclit for sending me a copy to review.
My Thoughts: 
Margaret James is back to embrace us in the warmth and wittiness of her words with Magic Sometimes Happens
Rosie Denham has returned back home following a year in France.
Rosie’s return is shrouded by an event that took place, something she can’t forgive herself for.
The story follows Rosie, who not only embarks on setting up her own PR firm but also meets the the lovely but slightly heartbroken Patrick Riley.
Rosie is a lovely character, she is witty and determined but on occasions does show a vulnerability that makes her wonderfully relatable.
Patrick is an immensely swoon worthy character and just like Rosie, he too has a vulnerable side.
But one of my favourite aspects of this story was the chance to be reunited with Fanny from The Wedding Diary she is a character I will never tire of.
Magic Sometimes Happens is an incredible story that offers a will they won’t they romance, secrets and a story that will grip you from the very beginning.
Thank you once again Margaret James for captivating my imagination and providing me with pure indulgent escapism.

An Irish Promise by Isabella Connor

A promise is a promise
Art historian, Rachel Ford has returned to the Irish village of Kilbrook intent on keeping her promise to take revenge on the school bullies who ruined her childhood and destroyed her family.
Australian actor Finn MacKenzie sets hearts fluttering when he turns up in sleepy Kilbrook to help his aunt with a school production. He seems to have a charmed life, yet his confident fa├žade hides heartbreak and tragedy. Although Finn isn’t looking for love, when he meets the mysterious Rachel, there’s a definite spark between them.
Rachel is torn between her desire for revenge and this new love affair. She doesn’t want to deceive Finn, but can she trust him to keep her real identity a secret? And will he understand why she must keep her promise, no matter the cost?
Thank you to Choclit for sending me a copy to review
My Thoughts: 
In 2013 I was left captivated by Beneath an Irish Sky the stunning debut from Isabella Connor, so it was with much excitement that I delved into the pages of An Irish Promise
As I was whisked away yet again to the Emerald Isle, I found myself pulled Into a wonderful story that was filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and issues that nearly all readers will relate to.
The story follows Rachel Ford, our main protagonist who is about to embark on a journey of revenge on the four people who made her childhood a living hell.
As Rachel sets about her quest, she finds herself bonding with the marvellous Molly, being offered help by priest Daniel and encountering the handsome Australian that is Finn.
I instantly fell in love with Finn and it warmed my heart to discover the attraction that forms between him and Rachel,
There is no doubt that Isabella Connor has done it again, this story is immensely gripping and beautifully told.
A story that captures true emotion!