chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Blinded Me With Science – Tara September ★★★★

Blurb; Opposites attract like a magnet to steel, or in this case, Emerson to Steel

Emerson Powers has been so focused on obtaining her science degree that she’s neglected the more social aspects of college life. With the new start of her junior year, she’s determined to fix that with a real hands-on lesson in biology. The assignment is simple enough—teach the rock star’s son how to be good, while he shows her how to be very bad. Two objectives, one outcome … will the lesson be love or heartbreak?

Steel is no longer the bad boy Emerson knew from prep school, and he’s set to prove it by helping Emerson complete her secret list of desired college experiences. And if he can convince her that they are meant to be together along the way, even better!

While teaming up on experiments, both in and out of the classroom, Emerson discovers a new side to Steel. Leaving her to question everything she thought she knew. Still, is it enough to forgive the past or just mere chemistry?

My Review; My first read of 2023 and a short one but a good one. This is book two in the love lessons series, but it read perfectly fine as a standalone. I’d say it’s a romance/ enemies to lovers. The story is told through Emerson and Steel, Emerson is starting over in a far new college with the hope of a new beginning. Enter Steel her high school jerk and of course, they get partnered together on an assignment which not only brings them together but also the chance to right the wrongs of the past. I really enjoyed this one, I will go back to read book one at some point. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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chick-lit · Christmas · romance · Short Stories

One Hundred Christmas Proposals – Holly Martin ★★★★

Blurb; The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals.

If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn’t get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again

It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times – made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….

Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.

Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.

My Review; A quick buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Reads to start the year we both loved book one and this follows straight after so they’re best read in order. This is a short novella at just over 100 pages, perfect for Christmas as it’s solely focusing on Christmas proposals. Main characters and couple Harry and Suzie get a beautiful ending and a new beginning in this story. An easy, fast and festive read. Brilliant. A well deserved four out of five stars. Highly recommend.

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Christmas · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Clara’s Christmas Magic – Rosie Green ★★★★

Blurb; This Christmas, Clara is yearning for a little magic. Will her hopes be dashed? Or will this festive season turn out to be the one when all her wildest dreams come true?

My Review; This is the final book in the trilogy of Clara’s life, I have loved and enjoyed them all but this was a perfect way to end her whole story and the trilogy. It’s a beautiful Christmas read, uplifting, warm and full of happy endings. These are best read in order. I have loved every single book Rosie has written yet. But this one had some brilliant characters. Clara. Freda. Bertie. Lois. Paula. Rory. I especially loved the whole Christmas/Snow in New York and how the ending came back to the beginning and the first story. Loved it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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