My Gift to You by Tracie Delaney out March 22nd
I wasn’t looking forward to reading this one. Not sure why really, the blurb, the title, the cover just didn’t do it for me. But when one of your fave authors offers an ARC – what’s a girl to do? Say yes of course, and then cross your fingers.
Well half a page in I’d uncrossed those fingers and then I hit the sweet spot. Now, I read something the other day that said the female g-spot was a myth. Well, I’m not going to comment on that (you didn’t really think I would did you?), but I can confirm that the reading g-spot exists. I know, because Tracie Delaney’s latest hits that reading g-spot, grabs hold of you and kind of blows your mind! And then there’s the after glow – yep, it gave me the warm squidgies all over.
I must mention Gabe. He’s a hero so hot and so nice that he must have bruises from all those signed pre-nups women throw at him! He’s just that yummy! What a departure from all those mean, moody types who find their inner nice guy only with the right lady. Gabe was born lovely.
As for Livvy, she’s going to grab your heart and squeeze hard. These two will have your emotions roaring in your ears and tears running down your face. And you’ll love it. It will warm you up better than tomato soup.
Ms Delaney has certainly hit the sweet spot with her writing style, her Winning Ace series was fab, but this new stand alone book is her best yet.
Thank you to the author for an ARC. Obviously I wasn’t influenced by being offered an ARC as this is my honest opinion.
Haven by Lindsay J. Pryor (Lowtown #1)
I loved it. I savoured every single word. Ms Pryor delivers an urban fantasy masterclass
What stood out for me was the romance, it’s heart breakingly romantic. I’m a sucker for romance, I’ll admit I probably watch Strictly Come Dancing hoping for romance. Haven reminded me of a brilliant Viennese Waltz – beautifully romantic with constant twists and turns that left me dizzy and breathless. My heart ached and ached.
I adored Nate’s sensitivity and all male softness. He reminded me of peanut butter ice cream – cool, unexpected and with real depths of flavour. And let’s not forget the crunch – cos I love it crunchy! (It’s also my fave flavour so I’m biased.)
As for Ember I loved that she was determined, smart and strong without being tough or spiky. How refreshing is that? I just hope we haven’t seen the last of these two.
This is urban fantasy infused with tendrils of romance. If either genre appeal to you then this is your perfect read.
Losing Game by Tracie Delaney (Winning Ace #2) out July 30th
Where her first book was all about her fab heroine Tally, Ms Delaney’s second book focuses on her hero Cash Gallagher.
Oh and what a hero, our Ms Delaney knows her tennis! Take Murray’s surly professionalism, Federer’s balletic grace, Rafa’s gorgeous sexuality and Djokovic’s gritty darkness and you have one Cash Gallagher. I held back in the first book, feeling the love for Tally far more. Not this time. I’m a goner for Cash.
Ms Delaney’s second book is effortlessly enjoyable, perfect for the beach or your back garden!
Warning this is a trilogy and needs to be read in order. Personally, I hate that it’s a trilogy. Waiting to know who Gracie was and why she and Cash were involved nearly killed me. Hands up though, it was worth the wait. I adored how the story unfolded, it was sensitive, surprising and believable. I felt for Cash big time.
As its book two of three, clearly not all is resolved. I thought the ending was really thoughtful and clever. It would have been way too easy to replicate the success of the first book’s cliff hanger ending. This way its much harder to see a resolution (it’s a romance I’m hoping there is one???). And I seriously need to know like NOW! But sadly I’m made to wait.
To fill the time, I think I’m going to start a campaign for Rupe’s book! He is charming and ridiculous, definitely Cash’s opposite. Who could possibly be matched with him?