Falling for an Artist (Glen Point Novella Book 0) by Catrina Maddox

41Skj0UvPPLI received Falling for an Artist (Glen Point Novella Book 0) by Catrina Maddox as a review copy from StoryOrigin and am thankful to them for the same.

The blurb:

They had just one magical night together. Before everything went pear shape for Bailey! Can Bailey trust him to rescue her before she’s framed for a theft she didn’t commit.

Bailey Armstrong never thought relationships were for her. She’s finally got her life back and landed a new start going back to what she loves art restoring……. then James walked into her day.

James Mercy felt like a part of his life was passing him by. He loved his life as an internationally renowned artist. But he wanted someone he could laugh with be there. He thought he would never find it until he meets Bailey that night.

Can James keep her safe while he tries to convince her they are made for each other!!!

Falling for an Artist – Is the prequel novella to the Glen Point Series. Small Town, Contemporary, Sexy Romance.

If you like international locales, sizzling sex scenes and a book with a suspense edge. You’ll love this HEA installment.

The story:

Bailey Armstrong moved to Queenstown, New Zealand for a fresh start six months ago. She is single and on the wrong side of thirty and works as an art restorer in an art gallery.

James Mercy, a famous landscape artist, lives with his niece, Emily, since she was ten. He is on the way back home to Glen Point from London, when he decided to spend one night in Queenstown. He meets Bailey at a bar and they spend the night in his hotel room.

Next morning, Bailey comes back only to find the police waiting for her as they suspect her of stealing paintings worth half a million dollars from the gallery. And they refuse to believe that she is innocent because her father is a convicted art thief. And James turns up, bails her out and takes charge of her till the she is proven not guilty and takes her to Glen Point

My take:

A fast paced novella with realistic characters, this book lays an interesting premise for the series. The secondary characters like Emily make the book interesting. The descriptions of the scenes as well as the locations is detailed and can be picturised easily. The twists and turns make the book unputdownable. The language is simple but I feel the book needs to go through another round of editing, as this would make it crisper.

Waiting to read the next book in the series.

DISCLAIMER: I receive a free e-book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

Discontent Billionaire (Alpha Billionaires, #1) by Joanna Rose


51s3oGZtoBLI received Discontent Billionaire (Alpha Billionaires, #1) by Joanna Rose as a review copy from StoryOrigin and I am thankful to them for the same.

The blurb:

From author Joanna Rose comes the first in a series of alpha billionaire romances: Discontent Billionaire, a steamy enemies to lovers standalone about a silver spoon in his mouth ranching heir and the potty-mouthed spitfire of a woman who rocks his world.

In Montana, all’s fair in love and war, especially in this long-time family feud.

DOUGLAS

I knew coming back to the small town of Blue Plains, Montana after earning my Ivy League degree wouldn’t be easy.

But it’s hard to feel sorry for me, heir apparent to the Fineman family’s ranching dynasty.

My hard-nosed father wants me to do whatever it takes to get our hands on the O’Malley ranch.

The O’Malley ranch is one fine piece of land, currently being operated by none other than the late Sam O’Malley’s daughter, Alice.

And she’s one fine piece of woman.

Everytime I see her I’m transported to that one night we spent together and when I am, it’s not just my horse that I want to ride.

ALICE 

I didn’t know what I was getting into when I returned home to Blue Plains to take over the dying ranch that my father left me.

Everything is broken down, not to mention there’s that ongoing war between we O’Malleys and those rich Fineman assholes.

And let’s not forget that impossible to forget one-time wild romp six years ago with the town’s golden boy, Douglas Fineman himself.

I mean, it’s not as if I’m ever going to let that happen again and fall for that rugged, sexy-ass billionaire wanna-be cowboy who brought me to unbelievable heights of ecstasy.

Nope. I’m an O’Malley and I don’t need anything from Douglas Fineman.

Not his money.

Not his body.

And especially not his love.

The story:

In the small town of Blue Plains, Montana, O’Malleys and Finemans are neighbours and there is a long standing feud between the families. O’Malleys were not in the business to get rich but the Finemans are buying out whatever they can. Douglas Fineman and Alice O’Malley have been taught to hate each other’s families, but one night changed everything for them. But the very next day, Douglas had nothing to do with Alice. That was the last they saw of each other before they left town.

Now, six years later, Alice O’Malley in back in Blue Plains after the death of her father. Their ranch is not a dream, but a nightmare. Her father’s debts are hers as the last living O’Malley. And she is here, sucked back into the O’Malley ranch knowing that she cannot get the place back up and running and is trying to save the ranch from the Finemans and the bank.

Douglas is back, after going to an Ivy League School and a business degree. The ranch and all the family assets were supposed to be his, but his father refused to retire. Then his father gives him an ultimatum to get Alice to handover the ranch to them within a month or forget about ownership.

When Douglas meets Alice to discuss the proposal, he just cannot think about business anymore.

My take:

The story is simple and can be read in one sitting. The characters are well developed and their emotions have been described in detail. Secondary characters also have roles to play in the story. The scenes have been described in detail. The language is simple and the story is fast paced. A little bit of editing will help. This is the first book that I have read from the author, I am waiting to read the next book in the series.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

Physiology of love by Summerita Rhayne

41xx+hmWgELPhysiology of love is the latest book by the author, Summerita Rhayne. This book is set in a medical college and is the love story of two colleagues. I received this book as a free copy from the author and am thankful to

The blurb:

Dr. Hardik Kashyap is looking forward to a new job and to deepen his friendship with lovely Dr. Aashita when he joins as HOD in Physiology at Central Medical Institute. Unfortunately, his expectations smash to bits. His start at his new post is far from amiable, and as for Dr. Aashita, she sends a shower of angry sparks his way at every meeting.
He is willing to keep things at the friendship level, but it seems nothing works with her.
As a physiologist, he’s well versed in the regulations of the body functions and the working of the mind, but he just can’t seem to get a handle on the physiology of love.

The story:

Dr Hardik Kashyap is appointed the Head of the department at Central Institute of Research and Medical Sciences, a prestigious medical institute at the outskirts of Noida. But his first day at the new institute was not what I should have been. The only person he knows here is Dr Aashita, someone whom he had met six months ago when she had gone to his previous institute as an external examiner.  But he is shocked to see that she is not happy to meet him. And to make matters worse, even the staff worships her.

They are attracted to each other and fight their attraction for the other. What happens next?

My take:

I love all of Summerita’s books, and this one is based in a medical college. Being a doctor myself, I could follow the technical jargon used.

The cover is so cute. I really loved it. The story is short and sweet and I finished it in one sitting. The characters are relatable and their hang-ups understandable. They have been developed in detail and the conversations between them are realistic and funny at times. The secondary characters also have important roles to play, be it Hardik’s assistant, his best friend or Aashita’s best friend.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I ave not received any monetary compensation from the same.

A Walk Down the Isle: Summer (A Seasonally Sweet Novella) by Katie Carver

41SemwRsPBL._SY346_I received A Walk Down the Isle: Summer (A Seasonally Sweet Novella) by Katie Carver as a review copy from StoryOrigin and I am thankful to them for the same.

The blurb:

He’s looking for an adventure. She’s hoping to mend a broken heart. At a beach resort in paradise, anything is possible.

Beth just called off her wedding and lost the life, and the man, she thought she’d always wanted. When she decides to escape to a Caribbean resort alone to heal her shattered heart, the last thing she expects is to meet someone new. Can she let go of her pain and open herself up to romance?

Trent is content travelling alone. He enjoys meeting new people and doesn’t mind the solitude. After he meets Beth, the sweet girl with sad eyes, he makes it his mission to help her. He knows he is everything her ex is not, but is her fragile heart ready to love again?
As Beth and Trent begin to fall for one another, they must decide if their sweet beach romance can last or if their adventure together will end with their vacation.
A Seasonally Sweet Novella Series: Summer

The story:

Beth Conner, a school teacher, had booked her honeymoon at a Carribean resort spending a lot of money.  When she finds that her fiancé, Craig, is cheating, she calls off the wedding. And at the behest of her sister cum best friend, she decides to make the trip alone. She doesn’t like talking about her feelings or doing things out of her comfort zone. She is happy to bring her books for the seven day holiday and plans to read one book a day relaxing in her villa. And she meets Trent on the very first day of her vacation.

Trent Taylor co-owns a Sporting Goods business with his best friend in Indiana and writes a travel blog.  He loves to travel alone. It was a pastime that not only made him some money but also had become his passion over the last few years. He enjoys spending time with other travelers, meeting new people, learning their life stories. He even tries to draw Beth out of her comfort zone.

But as they are growing closer, Craig reaches the resort and asks Beth to give him another chance.

My take:

A story with realistic characters. The characters are well developed and the author has described the feelings of both the characters beautifully. Even the secondary characters like Beth’s sister and Trents best friend are interesting. I enjoyed their adventures and could almost visualize them, the author has described them so beautifully. The scenes have been described in such a way that I could picturize them, as also the beautiful resort.

This is the first book that I have read from the author and this certainly, would not be the last.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free ARC copy of the book from StoryOrigin in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

Their Perfect Love (Prequel: The Playboy Billionaire Marriage Series) by Lily J Adams

41Y8mr6jy8L._SY346_I picked up Their Perfect Love, the sixth book or rather the prequel of the series, The Playboy Billionaire Marriage Series by Lily J Adams from the Kindle Unlimited Library.

The blurb:

Can a PLAYBOY BILLIONAIRE’s insta love romance become their perfect love story with happily ever after?

Billionaire Robert Kirkwood is ready to settle down but the perfect woman, who is interested in the man behind the billions, is elusive.

Helen O’Toole enjoys her career and is tired of dating men who only want someone to decorate their arm and to raise their children.

Helen moves in Robert’s circles and she’s a beauty. He’s dated beauties before, but she is different. She has wit and intelligence and doesn’t want to be a trophy wife.

Robert seems like her perfect fit, until their relationship compromises her job.

Can Robert prove to Helen that they are perfect together, in business and in love?

The billionaire insta love romance (with strong female lead) of the couple that starts the Kirkwood legacy.

This is a Start of to The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage romance series of SHORT stories.

Pick up this tale of true love today.

The story:

Robert Kirkwood, the hard driving eldest son of Shamus Kirkwood, joined his father’s company after completing his MBA from Harvard, and works hard to continue the legacy. While getting bored at a fundraiser, he spots Helen O’Toole. His best friend, Jim, whose wife is close friend of Helen, gives him all the information about her. She is an aide to one of the Senators, does not date often and would not leave her career for marriage.

He approaches her, woos her but their relationship comes in the way of her job.

My take:

Though this is the sixth book of the series, but it is actually the story of the parents, Robert and Helen.

The characters are well developed. As with all her books, the female characters are strong. The story has been written in first person from the point of view of both Helen and Robert and alternated between them.

A short and sweet story, I finished it in one sitting.

 

His Sweet Surrender (Book 5 The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage) by Lily J Adams

410kk0VVRyLHis Sweet Surrender by Lily J Adams is the fifth book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series.

The blurb:

Can a PLAYBOY BILLIONAIRE be convinced that true love is more important than pride?

Buying the Lavender Hill Winery means everything to Scarlett, until billionaire Dakota Kirkwood swoops in and grabs it for himself.

Dakota doesn’t follow rules and has no intention of marrying within a year just to keep his father happy. He’s prepared to lose his inheritance and his vineyards and start again. To live his life on his own terms, not someone else’s.

Then Scarlett comes into his life, a fiery brunette who ticks all his boxes.

Is love more important than pride?

Can Scarlett convince him, that true love is more important than rebellion?

Grab the conclusion of the Billionaire Kirkwood Brothers series today.

The story:

The fifth Kirkwood, Dakota, manages the Kirkwood vineyards. He is stubborn and wants to go against his father’s ultimatum of finding a suitable girl and marrying before the end of the year.

Scarlett manages the Lavender Hill Winery and has plans to buy it. But on the day, she manages to arrange the funds, she comes to know that the Winery has been sold to the Kirkwoods and she has to report in to Dakota, her sister’s brother-in-law. And she hates the fact.

Dakota finds Scarlett to be loud, single-minded, opinionated and hates it when he realizes that she thinks that she knows about the business more than he does. He tells his father that he is planning to get rid of her and is reminded of the purchase agreement which mentions that the key employees stay employed for a year and Scarlett is one of them. His father also tells him that he has to learn to work with her.

He is already attracted to her but will not give his father the satisfaction of winning. So he fights his feelings for Scarlett.

My take:

This is the fifth book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series. Once I finished the fourth book of the series, I picked this one up the very next day. The books in these series are written in such a way that the story continues from one to the next.

A short and sweet story, this one can be finished in one sitting. And the characters, they are beautiful and lovable. The initial hatred and then the chemistry between them in intense. And the best part is that the characters from the previous books make an appearance off and on and have roles to play in the story.

As with the previous books, the story has been written in first person from the point of view of the two main protagonists and alternates between them.  And we get a glimpse of their feelings as well.

Though these books can be read as a standalone, I feel you would enjoy the stories more if you read them in the order.

 

His Second Chance Bride (Book 4 The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage) by Lily J Adams

51kCJepX+gLHis Second Chance Bride by Lily J Adams is the fourth book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series.

The blurb:

For Macy, working Kirkwood lndustries is a dream come true. It’s a company run with integrity, something her last job, and her billionaire ex-husband lacked.

She knows Leo Kirkwood has a crush on her, but she’s done with rich guys and has had enough of having her name splashed across page six. Even though Leo is an entirely different kind of billionaire to her cheating ex, and despite her growing feelings for him, she’s not going down that road again.

Leo totally understands Macy’s reluctance to be back in the spotlight that comes with his world, but she’s beautiful, intelligent, feisty and just the kind of woman he wants in his life. She’s also got what it will take to get his new venture off the ground. If she gets to know he’s not like her ex, maybe she’ll take a second chance on love.

The story:

Leo Kirkwood, head of Kirkwood Industries restaurants and entertainment, is an able manager. All the restaurants and clubs they own are going strong under his management and is ready to build a restaurant that he is dreaming for years. And he has to present the same to Macy Stryker, Robert Kirkwood’s right-hand woman, for approval.

Macy divorced Chase Stryker, the billionaire son of a company’s founder, after a scandal. Leo has been attracted to Macy ever since she joined the company, one year ago, after a messy public divorce, but has not been able to approach her. Macy has the reputation of being an ‘Ice Queen’ and Leo is nervous when he has to meet her to discuss details for his new venture.

Leo is aware of his father’s ultimatum to find a bride before the end of the year or lose their inheritance. He decides to give in to his attraction to Macy and asks for help from Elena and Charlotte. Macy is skeptical but gives in, only to find out about the ultimatum later.

My take:

This is the fourth book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series. I picked this book up the day after I finished the third book of the series. The story is sweet and short, an ideal size to read after a hectic and stressful day at work.

The characters, they are beautiful and lovable. The chemistry between them in intense. And the best part is that the characters from the previous books make an appearance off and on and have roles to play in the story. Leo is smart, compassionate and intelligent, and Macy is scared to get involved after what happened to her marriage. All said and done, Elena is my all-time favorite (to know more about her, please do read the first book of the series)

As with the previous three books, the story has been written in first person from the point of view of the two main protagonists and alternates between them.  And we get a glimpse of their feelings as well.

Though these books can be read as a standalone, I feel you would enjoy the stories more if you read them in the order. Waiting for Dakota’s story next.

 

His Christmas Proposal (Book 3: The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage) by Lily J Adams

5140-jSX7vLHis Christmas Proposal by Lily J Adams is the third book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series.

The blurb:

Can a PLAYBOY BILLIONAIRE’S office romance turn into real love?

Gabriel used to love Christmas, until his fiancee let him at the altar at their Christmas Eve wedding. Now he tolerates the season and has sworn off dating.

Except his father has given the Kirkland boys an ultimatum: marry in a year or lose their positions in the family company.

Enter Fiona, the intelligent, beautiful accountant, Gabe knows his father hired to tempt him into a relationship, but he’s not biting.

Until he sees his brother Dakota flirting with her. Just as Gabe realizes his father’s ploy has worked, an encounter with his ex threatens the happiness he thought he’d found.
Will Fiona and Gabriel be able to leave their wounds in the past and look towards the future?
A happily ever after with a bit of steam. Pick up this next story of the Kirkwoods Billionaire romance series.

The story:

For the third Kirkwood brother, Gabriel Kirkwood, the head of the accounts department of Kirkwood Industries, his numbers are his happy place. On his Christmas Eve wedding two years ago, his fiancée, Megan, left him for his friend. He is aware of the statement by his father that each of the five brothers has to get married within a year or they would lose everything, inheritance, position in the company. But, he is skeptical and plans to ask his father for an extension on his ultimatum.

Kirkwood Industries is one senior accountant short as the senior executive accountant did not to return to work after the birth of her child. So, Robert Kirkwood hires Fiona Shipman to replace her. He even tells Gabriel that he stole her away from competition and that she has glowing recommendations. Gabriel can’t help but think that his father is trying to matchmake.

Fiona Shipman is much better at numbers than she is with people. Her sister, Savannah, is her best friend. Having been cheated by her fiancé, she finds it difficult to trust men. Gabriel is the first person who bought her out of her work fog and made her sit up and notice that there is a life outside spreadsheets and ledgers.

Gabriel is as attracted to her as she is. And at the annual Kirkwood Industries Christmas Party, they meet up under the mistletoe and Gabe askes her to meet him outside work, but pretends the he is asking her to meet him for work.

My take:

This is the third book in The Playboy Billionaire’s Marriage series. Once I finished the second book of the series, I picked this one up the very next day. The books in these series are written in such a way that the story continues from one to the next.

A short and sweet story, this one can be finished in one sitting. And the characters, they are beautiful and lovable. The chemistry between them in intense. And the best part is that the characters from the previous books make an appearance off and on and have roles to play in the story. Fiona is smart and intelligent, and Gabe is skeptical. All said and done, Elena is my all-time favorite (to know more about her, please do read the first book of the series)

As with the previous two books, the story has been written in first person from the point of view of the two main protagonists and alternates between them.  And we get a glimpse of their feelings as well.

Though these books can be read as a standalone, I feel you would enjoy the stories more if you read them in the order.

 

 

The girl from Trichy by Gita V Reddy

518qu70abNLI picked up the book The girl from Trichy by Gita V Reddy from the Kindle Unlimited Library after reading The Mishti Doi Bride by the same author.

The Blurb:

Appa enna solluvaro? What will Appa say?”

Malathi comes from a conservative family. When she takes up a job in Bengaluru, her father gives her a list of conditions. Falling in love is definitely not among them!

Aditya is brilliant and successful. He is also an introvert who has no clue about how to win the girl of his dreams.

What chance does their love have?

The story:

Malathi moves to Bengaluru with her grandmother’s help and gets a job as a programmer in Sapphire Software Solutions. She is placed in Aditya Chauhan’s team.

She does not have any friends at her workplace but is happy to be in Bengaluru. Some of her colleagues have a low opinion of her considering her conservative dress sense, and this helps in strengthening her resolve to prove to them that she was as good as them if not better.

Aditya Chauhan, 29, senior manager, is well liked by his peers and respected by his team.  At heart, he is a shy introvert who does not want to attract attention. He wishes that Malathi would see him as her friend and not her boss.

My take:

A cute, short story that I finished in one sitting. The author has created realistic and relatable characters. Malathi is simple and Aditya is an introvert, and the author makes them realise their feelings for each other. The transformation is interesting. I loved Malathi’s grandmother and the role she plays in the book.

I loved the story and would definitely read from the author.

 

The Rule Breaker: A Passionate Celebrity Romance by P G Van

41hUPVIVzBLI picked up The Rule Breaker: A Passionate Celebrity Romance by P G Van from the Kindle Unlimited Library and finished it in one sitting.

The blurb:

The Rule Breaker has it all—stunning good looks, fame, fortune, and screaming fans. The notorious lead singer is the brains behind one of the biggest bands in the country. He has the power to mesmerize millions. Can she withstand his charm and undeniable magnetism?
She was one of his adoring fans but not after what happened six years back. A conversation he didn’t care to remember and one she cannot forget.

The last thing she expected when she agreed to join his band on a tour was getting close to him, too close for comfort.

He is the rule breaker, and she could not let him break something so precious—her heart.
Note: The Rule Breaker is a stand-alone passionate romance with a HEA.

The story:

Krithi Rajavaram was sixteen and in high school, when she became a fan of Keshav Krishna’s beautiful voice. Her father, most respected in the Indian Music industry and the judge of a show, Star India Music Competition, had ruined Keshav’s classical career and he had never sung classical since. Instead, he had moved into modern. When she was 19, he had come to her college to play and she gave him a piece of her mind.

Kehsav Krishna lost his mother to cancer. And his best friend, Rattan’s mother, took him under her wing and taught him music. Keshav is next in line to be the CEO of a multibillion dollar hotel chain, Lekha Group of Hotels. He has an older sister, Samantha, who is five years older to him, and manages the business.

Now six years after the college incident,

Keshav plans a concert to create awareness regarding cancer as Rattan’s mother is suffering from cancer. For the concert, the last tour by his band, The Rule Breakers, he is planning to mix modern and classical, and he approaches Rattan to ask Krithi to join them. Krithi cannot say no to Rattan, her cousin and best friend and agrees for the sake of her aunt and her own music school. She is a bit scared as she does not like being in crowded places.

But what happens to the mutual attraction between them?

My take:

I loved the story and finished it in one sitting. There is not one but two love stories in it. The characters are realistic and well developed. I oved the relationship between Krithi and Rattan and that between Keshav and his sister. The relationship between Krithi and her parents has been depicted well.

The story is fast paced and well written. I loved the book and would recommend it to everyone.