Don’t Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman

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Title: Don’t Stop Me Now

Author: Colleen Coleman

Release Date: March 22nd 2017

Pages: 304

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance


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Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed, unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, and living back at her mum’s in her vampire-themed childhood bedroom.

Not exactly what she was hoping for.

But when Poppy sets her mind to something, nothing can stand in her way. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, and renews her friendship with her oldest friend Leanne. Spending time with Leanne’s gorgeous twin Tom is just a bonus…

But life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and Poppy soon has to decide where her priorities lie… With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can Poppy keep everyone happy, or is everything about to tumble down around her?



The story follows Poppy, who has been studying her whole life, at 29 she has PhD in psychology and is ready to start working at the university, but instead of getting the job, her life changes completely in a negative way. She didn’t only lose the future job, but also a boyfriend and a friend. Poppy doesn’t have any other choice than to go back at her parent’s home. At first it looks like a really bad situation to be in, but slowly things are going upwards again. Poppy meets her old friend and her gorgeous twin brother, she joins a netball team and gets a job at a radio station.

I really enjoyed this book and loved reading about Poppy’s journey. It’s a great book about new beginnings, friendship and love. It’s definitely a feel good read and I’d recommend it to any romance reader.


The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone

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Title: The Valentine Quest

Series: Love at the Chocolate Shop #5

Author: Melissa McClone

Release Date: February 2nd 2017

Pages: 278 pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.

When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.

Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.

Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides. Even with a bum knee from his bull-riding days, the race’s grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner if he wants to win.

He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon, racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty handed—and brokenhearted.



Nevada travels to Marietta, Montana to stay with her sister and write the PhD dissertation. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the town is covered in all sorts of decorations for the day. Nevada doesn’t like Valentine’s Day because of the events that happened in the past. Her sister works at the chocolate shop and that’s where she finds out about the multi-day competition called Valentine Quest. Nevada decides to participate, because the grand prize is luxury tropical vacation to Fiji and she would like to give the prize to her brother, who is leaving military very soon. While visiting her sister at work she meets Dustin, who is also interested in the competition and as other people compete in couples, they decide to unite their forces to win the whole thing.

It was a sweet small town story that takes place around Valentine’s Day. I adored the setting and found the competition part really interesting. It was a heart warming story and the whole series seems to have the same nice tone to them. It’s more fun to read the series in order, but each story stands on its own very well.

Other books in the series:


The Office Christmas Party by Aimee Duffy

The Office Christmas Party

Title: The Office Christmas Party

Author: Aimee Duffy

Release Date: November 24th 2017 

Pages: 289

Genre: Romance, Christmas


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Natalie Taylor and Dean Fletcher are serial Christmas party crashers. But when they start crashing the same parties…the mittens come off and the sparks fly!

As much as she loves Christmas, after her mother’s death, events planner Nat can’t face the jolly season anymore. So to get her festive hit she crashes everyone else’s party. It’s a sweet gig, until she meets her competition, tech empire millionaire, Dean, under the mistletoe…!

When it comes to relationships, Dean doesn’t do serious—being left at the altar will do that to a guy. So when he meets feisty Nat, the first woman in ten years to pique his interest, he’s tempted to break his one-night rule…just for the holidays!

Nat and Dean might get more than they bargained for in their stockings this Christmas!

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Natalie is party planner and due to her work she has the access to holiday parties. Dean is an IT software developer and he as Natalie has the access to the parties due to his work. This season Natalie and Dean are both alone, when they crash the parties, usually both of them had their bestie with them. When Natalie and Dean meet at the same parties they crush, they know that it’s one more party-crasher than expected and start pranking each other.

I really liked the party-crashing concept, it’s something I haven’t read about before. I also liked how the main characters met and how playful and creative they were. It’s a great book to get cozy with during the wintry and/or festive season.


Off Limits by Clare Connelly

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Title: Off Limits

Author: Clare Connelly

Release Date: February 1st 2018

Pages: 182

Genre: Romance, Erotica, Harlequin Dare


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Rating: three-half-stars new


“I want to taste you tonight.”

With chemistry this hot, it’s worth getting burned… 

Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous…and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings—and Gemma’s imagined a lot! But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble…

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Gemma is Jack’s assistant and knows exactly what kind of a man Jack is, when it comes to women. After losing his wife, Jack has been having meaningless affairs with lots of women, but he’s also attracted to Gemma. When passion takes over them, Jack starts to open up about his past and their relationship becomes more meaningful. Even though they get closer to each other, Jack’s past is still holding him back, but Gemma is not going to let him play with her. Can Jack finally let go of his past?

It was my first read by the author and Harlequin new line. It has two strong characters, great banter and a lot of steamy scenes. It’s a quick and fun read and I really liked it, especially the second half of the book.

The Little Village Christmas by Sue Moorcroft

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Title: The Little Village Christmas

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Release Date: October 9th 2017

Pages: 369

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Christmas





Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it’s always dreamed of.

After months of fundraising, the villagers can’t wait to see work get started – but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to admit defeat.

But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who’s hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely partnership.

However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…



Alexia is an interior decorator, whose current job is to transform the village pub to a community cafe. It’s a really important job for her future career. When a builder steals the money and the materials, she is devastated. The whole village had helped to raise money for the project and now it’s all gone. Alexia is determined to make it work and as a handsome man Ben is lending a hand, there might be a chance to make it work. Alexia and Ben’s first meeting didn’t go the way they expected, so the project might be the best place to get to know each other better.

It was a compelling and heart warming story. I  enjoyed reading about the close-knit community, friendship and the romance. It was my second book by Sue Moorcroft  and I’ve loved both books, can’t wait to read the next one. I’d surely recommend this book to anyone, who likes romance, animals and  wonderful village life(at Christmas time).


Plus One by Aleatha Romig

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Title: Plus One

Series: Lighter Ones #1

Author: Aleatha Romig

Release Date: May 16th 2017

Pages: 244

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Rating: three-half-stars new

He’s sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there’s the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big…well, we’ve all heard the rumors, the ones that say he’s up for any challenge.

But I can’t see him that way. He’s my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don’t notice women like me, and they don’t date them.

And I don’t date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I’m also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding…and then it’s not real. It’s blackmail.

For one weekend, he’s my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she’s been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

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Duncan and Kimbra are work colleagues. When Kimbra accidentally finds a way to blackmail her boss, she goes ahead and ash him to be her plus one at her cousin’s wedding. Throughout the whole weekend they have to pretend to be a couple and that goes pretty well. That weekend also brings out the real feelings that have been hidden.

It was a fun and sexy story with two strong and determined characters. I liked the characters and storyline pretty well, but Kimbra’s grandma’s jokes got a little repetitive. Overall I enjoyed it and hope to get to the second book in the series in the near future.

Other books in the series:

One Night



The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

The Trouble with Mistletoe

Title: The Trouble with Mistletoe

Narrator: Karen White

Series: Heartbreaker Bay #2

Author: Jill Shalvis

Release Date: September 27th 2016

Length: 10 hours and 1 minute

Pages: 387

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas


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If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

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It’s book #2 in the series, but the first I read. The story follows Willa who is a pet shop owner and Keane who brings up bitter memories from high school time. Keane shows up at Willa’s pet shop and hopes to find a cat sitter for his aunt’s cat Petunia. They have different memories from high school time, but now in the present there’s definitely chemistry between them.

It was a wonderful story with a great cast of characters. I enjoyed reading about Keane and Willa’s relationship, the strong friendship between the girls and of course all the animals, especially cat Petunia was absolutely funny! This book definitely convinced me to pick up the rest of the series and check out the other series as well.

Other books in the series:

Sweet Little Lies One Snowy Night Accidentally on Purpose Chasing Christmas Eve Holiday Wishes About That Kiss