Fulcrum Review

Title: Fulcrum

Author: Max Henry

This is the final instalment of the Dark Tide Series, I’m sure you could read them as standalone but you get a better feel for the dynamics if you read in order.

I have to admit I was scared. Scared that this is the end and there will be no more Dark Tide, and in a way it is. There’ll be no more books, the rest of their tales only to be spun in my imagination…but I wasn’t ready for the ride to be over. I’m still not.

Toby is everything I imagined he would be. And more. And I know, I say that at the end of every Max Henry book, what can I say? She takes the expectation and blows it out of the water every damn time.

Toby is the mother hen, without the maternal instinct. He is sometimes harsh and commanding in previous books and yet here we see behind that authoritative demeanor. The soft side within.

Art is pain, and the pain never goes away.

We find out the whys and the what for. And we learn it alongside the character. There are quite a few similarities between this and Reys story, but with brothers surely there should be?

“What do I have left when everyone in this world knows me as intimately as I do myself?” She smiles softly, taking my hand in hers. “You have your freedom.”

Not quite as soft as Tabby, Jeanie is driven and determined. Determined to make her mark and follow her destiny. She has insightful views on the music industry and why media are important despite the traps therein.

His insecurity shines through in the cadence of his words. “What do I have to give?”

Isn’t this just something we all struggle with in one way or another? Especially those with a creative outlet whose work is out there to judge and be judged. There are so many points in this story that resonated with me.

We all fall down. It’s how we rise that shows who we truly are.

I loved them. I loved the way they worked, the ways they didn’t. I loved seeing the band together at the end knowing the journeys they have all taken.

It’s bittersweet, the ending, it always is. But Toby and Jeanie were amazing, as expected x


Burning Daylight Review

Title: Burning Daylight

Author: Skyla Madi

This is the second in the Devils Cartel MC Series and I would advise to read Burning Road first. While they could be read as standalone you get a better feel for the characters if you read them in order.

Loved Camilla, loved her strength and determination, loved the grit. I would have liked to have seen more, more of her past, more of what shaped her and more of what drove her. Not just love. Although that’s the drive at the end, its not at the start.

Judge was as mercurial and grumpy as I expected him to be. And yet there is a great big heart and a really big soft side underneath that exterior. For me, this was lacking some of the MC elements.

Everyone was there and everyone followed order – most of the time. But there wasn’t anything about their family ties and going to war together, everything they’ve done to pull themselves out of the bad they used to do.

The story was good, the characters were good it was an easy read that kept the pages turning.

Anagram Review

Title: Anagram

Author: Sienna Grant

This is a standalone story.

I am sad to say this is my first Sienna Grant story but I can safely say it won’t be my last.

I really liked the dynamic between Reagan and Everett. Two high flying pharmaceutical reps that have everything they could dream of in this world including each other.

But when someone sets out to tear them down, they set out with a plan.

I really liked Reagan’s fun and playful side. Ruby was the perfect accomplice for this book and was a fantastic side character I’d love to see more from!

There were twists and turns and a compelling story that keeps you pulling through the pages.

Personally I struggled with the tense, first person is my go to so this took a little more concentrating on. But that’s a me work rather than anything to do with the story.

A fab four star read!

Midnight Sommelier Review

Title: Midnight Sommelier

Author: Anne Malcolm

This is part of the Black Mountain Academy Series but can be read as a standalone.

When I saw this was about an Academy I assumed it was going to be high school or bully romance but I assumed wrong. I should have known Anne would have something amazing in store and boy, did she?

Another fantastic story from Anne Malcolm. Its not quite like anything else, a style of her very own making and I love it!

We are drawn through Heartbreak and loss. Just when you think life is taking a turn, you realise the plaster over the open wound isn’t helping.

Forced to face her own demons as the children face theirs this is a beautifully worked story.

All of the stars for another fantastic book.

Black Whole Hearts Review

Title: Black Whole Hearts

Author: Max Henry

This is a standalone story.

And what a cracker of a standalone it is! A throwback to Max’s Red Hot Reads this one has all the chemistry you could want and more.

A rich asshole playboy and a young woman trying to make her dreams come true.

The chemistry and connection between them is amazing and I loved their banter and the back and forth between them.

Both characters were strong in their own right, throw a couple of crazy side characters in the mix and you certainly have one hell of a show.

Another great story from Max Henry.

Resonance of Stars Review

Title: Resonance of Stars

Author: Anne Malcolm

This is part of the Greenstone Security Series but can be read as standalone.

I really like the voice Anne is finding through this book. It has the dark depth to her newer books with the raw grit of her original series, an amazing combination!

I loved Duke and his grumpy ass. I loved watching his hard edges soften and him finding his way home again.

Anastasia was not so much corralled into a new life as she was dropped from a great height and she does it – mostly – with grace.

They’re both great characters and I loved the story, another triumph of a story 💗

Riot House Review

Title: Riot House

Author: Callie Hart

I havent read for a while … I’ve been busy writing and living and generally not picking books up. But I figured it was finally time to start something and after all the rave reviews I knew this would be the one!

I really loved how this story progressed. There’s something really great about the way Callie strings a story together.

She keeps you hanging on the line, drawing you through chapter after chapter a eventually the full plot unfolds.

Wren is dark and delicious, a perfect contrast to Elodie – despite her past – who is bright, light and capable.

I really liked this story and how it all built together, another fantastic book from Callie Hart!

Sicko Review

Title: Sicko

Author: Amo Jones

This is a standalone story.

This book has all of the elements I have come to associate with Amo Jones.

Hot main character? Yep!

Sassy strong heroine? Yep!

Full of confusion and darkness? Yep!

Chemistry off the damn charts? Yep!

It’s been fantastic to follow this author on her journey from the Sinful Souls MC all the way through to this. Each book just gets better and better and now that she has found her stride and her voice its amazing.

This isn’t your average MC story, in fact the MC portion is pretty limited to the family side of the life. But, its still an important aspect, particularly considering our characters.

Royce is hot and I want more Wicked! This book is littered with sexy alpha males, no more than our very own Royce Kane.

I really liked Jade, she’s a little spitfire despite how appearances come across sometimes. It took me a while to warm to her but as her personality develops through the book you can’t help but to love her.

Right from the very beginning the angst gets you, the chemistry throughout this book is off the charts!

Another great standalone from Amo Jones!

What’s happening

Hey everyone

I’m really sorry things have gone quiet here over the last month or so.

My reading has stopped completely, I have barely picked up a book in nearly 6 weeks now.

I have been very busy putting together the Rockstar and Reverse Harem boxes for Romance Readers book box UK and prepping for MC and Cheating in August.

There are so many awesome things in the works its amazing.

The charity anthology is coming together to celebrate the first year of Romance Readers book box UK and the anniversary boxes are also in progress.

And if that wasnt enough I’ve actually started writing myself too! I put a Christmas story snippet into the anthology, completed the novella, wrote the next book and am onto the third one now. I got myself a little busy up in this world.

So I’m sorry my reading has taken a step back, but I hope you forgive me and come join me on the new adventures!