Review: Until the Sun Sets by Tara Wyatt

Reviewed by Elle

Dean is a bit of a man whore. So when his cousin decides to get married in a Mexico, they’re understandably concerned about him causing trouble with the bridesmaids. To keep him in check, they ask him to not only behave, but to bring a date.

Carly and Dean have worked together for a long time and are firmly in the friend zone. A week hanging out in Mexico with her friend sounds like a good time, so she agrees to be Dean’s date for the wedding.

But to Carly’s horror, one of the wedding guests is her ex boyfriend and the woman he left her for. Not wanting her ex’s condescending pity, She let’s them believe she and Dean are together. To keep his family off his back, Dean is willing to go along with the scam. [Read more…]

DNF: The Darkest Corner by Lilliana Hart

Reviewed by Elle

The Gravediggers were once elite soldiers. For whatever reason, they at one time found themselves betrayed by their countries and facing death. Then in swooped Eve Winters and gave them a choice- die or come work for her, ridding the world of terrorists. The catch? Their deaths would be faked. Their previous selves would cease to exist. Their families and friends left behind. Oh, and Eve and her directors own you. But what choice did Deacon have but to accept?

Working out of a funeral home in a tiny town seemed to be the perfect cover. But Deacon didn’t count on falling for the feisty red headed mortician. He needs to keep his distance because any attachment to Tess gives Eve and the directors leverage over him, putting her life in danger. [Read more…]

Review: Behind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Reviewed by Elle

Garrett has simple dreams. A clean place to live, a regular pay check and a woman to call his own. But the odds of that happening when he’s spent the last five years in prison seem slim. But getting his GED is a start.

Enter Miss Ella Newsome, the prison’s new teacher. Committed to helping the prisoners succeed, shes not afraid of hard work. Through the essays she assigns, she quickly realised there’s more to Garrett than his hard exterior. [Read more…]

Review: Turn Me Loose by Anne Calhoun

Reviewed by Elle

At 19, Riva Heneman locked eyes with a grad student across a crowded cafe. Their chemistry was instant. With the intent of taking him home, Riva goes to talk to him, but is bitterly disappointed when all he wants is to buy drugs from her. With the tension between them burning hot, she makes the deal. Only to find herself in a pair of handcuffs- and not the fluffy, fun kind.

Years later, Riva has turned her life around, and is on the straight and narrow. With a farm and a restaurant that teaches underprivileged youths, she’s a shining example of a good citizen. But she’s never forgotten the simmering tension between her and the undercover cop that she became a criminal informant for. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Freedom by Kelly St Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Why do all the good series have to end?! Really? Why?!?! *sigh*

This fourth book in The Tainted Accords series wraps up Olina’s journey, which spans three worlds, and has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster.

Olina and Jovan, with the backing of Jovan’s army, the barracks fighters and Olandon are set to wage war on Tatum Avanna- Olina’s psychotic mother. It’s now or never- the people of Osolis are being starved to death by their evil ruler and now that Olina knows, she can’t just sit by and let it happen. It’s time to go to war and take her spot as rightful ruler of Osolis. And in doing so, create peace among all three worlds and their people. No problem right? [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Fire by Kelly St Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Fantasy of Fire is the 3rd book in the Tainted Accords series, which started with Fantasy of Frost and Fantasy of Flight.

Gosh this series is good! This one was a little slower to begin with, but boy, did it pick up by the end!

In this book, we find Olina being pulled in two directions. She is the rightful leader of her home planet, Osolis. Her brothers are there, as well as the village people she cares so much about. But she’s been living on Glacium for so long now that the ice world and the people there that she’s come to love, also feel like home. Her evil mother’s army is halfway to Glacium, and if Olina can’t stop them, it will mean an all out war between the two planets and a no win situation for Olina. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Flight by Kelly St. Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Fantasy of Flight is the second book in the Tainted Accords series, that began with Fantasy of Frost.

We pick up the story, right as book 1 finishes – Olina has left the safety of the Kings guard, and with her blue eyes, is passing for a Bruma named ‘Frost’. In return for food and a roof over her head, she agrees to become a pit fighter, taking on some of the outer ring’s most brutal fighters. Her veil has been destroyed and the only way she can ever return to her position as Tatuma is to find the material to replace her veil. If she cannot do so, she’ll be stuck in the pits as her ‘Frost’ persona forever. But maybe that wouldn’t really be so bad? [Read more…]

Review: If You Can’t Take the Heat by Melissa Brown

Reviewed by Elle

34 year old, Whitney Bartolina is the casting director for one of the biggest tv production companies in LA. It’s her job to travel the country to find the talent for a new, reality tv cooking show. After breaking up with her super famous, tv star boyfriend Nolan, Whitney is also ready to find some new talent to warm her bed.

But things get complicated when she crosses business with pleasure, and two of the competitors catch her eye with more than just their ability to cook. [Read more…]

Review: Juked by M.E. Carter

Reviewed by Elle

I’d often seen this book talked about in a book group I belong to, so when it was made free on Amazon, I decided I’d grab a copy for myself. I didn’t even read the blurb, since I’d seen so many people recommend it. All I knew about it was that it was a sports romance about a soccer (or football depending on which country you live in) player.

Juked started out great. Quincy’s world is rocked when she receives the phone call no one ever wants to get. Come to the emergency room, your sister has been in an accident. I felt instant sympathy for Quincy, especially as it turns out that her sister was her only surviving family member, and they hadn’t spoken in several months. The unthinkable happens – Quincy’s sister doesn’t make it. As bad as that is, Quincy is even more stunned when a nurse hands her a newborn baby- her nephew that she had never heard of. There’s no father on the birth certificate, so Quincy is it. The baby is hers to raise unless she wants him to go into foster care. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Frost by Kelly St. Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Before I say anything else about this book, I firstly need to have a fangirl moment – eeeeepppp!!! This book was sooooo good! So good, that when I finished it, I immediately got on every social media platform I have and raved about it!

But lets back track. Fantasy of Frost was the debut novel from self published author Kelly St Clare (She’s since published quite a few more!). As the eldest child, Olina is the princess of Osolis. She is destined to become the next Tatum, taking over from her mother. She should have led a charmed life – instead she’s lived a life worse than those in the poorest village of her world. Veiled from birth, no one, including Olina, has ever seen her face. She’s been locked away, tortured and beaten for reasons known only to her evil mother. But things are about to change. [Read more…]