The Ballerina’s Secret by Teri Wilson

The Ballerina's Secret

Title: The Ballerina’s Secret

Series: Wilde Hearts #1

Author: Teri Wilson

Release Date: June 1st 2018

Pages: 240

Genre: Romance, Harlequin Special Edition


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Rating: four-half-stars new


Tessa Wilde had a glittering career in front of her…

And then the accident happened.

Ballerina Tessa Wilde had gotten used to hiding her deafness from the world—in fact, she had just landed a role of a lifetime.

If only Julian Shine, brooding piano accompanist, would leave her alone. Or if she could leave him alone.

When he played, she could hear…every note. So was it real? Or was it the music of her heart?

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Tessa is a ballet dancer and dancing means everything to her. Tessa’s dancing career was going great until the accident that cost her hearing and therefore her career as well as her boyfriend. Tessa didn’t stop dancing as she teaches ballet classes at Wilde School of Dance. Teaching is better than not dancing at all, but her dream is to be back on the stage and for that reason she decides to go to the audition that is staged by the world’s best choreographers. During the auditions she meets the pianist Julian, who is a talented musician, whose life hasn’t been the same after the accident. That audition brought them together and in time they both have something to learn from one another and see the future in brighter color.

What a great book this was, I really enjoyed it. The characters were very realistic and the writing style was excellent. I was very impressed by the first book and want to continue with the series.

Other books in the series:

How to Romance a Runaway Bride The Bachelor's Baby Surprise


Lone Star Lovers by Jessica Lemmon

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Title: Lone Star Lovers

Series: Dallas Billionaires Club #1

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Release Date: March 1st 2018

Pages: 240

Genre: Romance, Harlequin Desire


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This sexy Texan was only a one-night stand.

Until he became her client—then her fake fiancé! 

Penelope Brand’s hookup with billionaire Zach Ferguson was casual. Until he announces her as his fake fiancée to avoid scandal—and she discovers she’s pregnant. Now Zach demands they say, “I do,” for their child. But Pen won’t settle for a sham marriage. If Zach wants to keep his Lone Star lover, it’s his whole heart or nothing…

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Penelope makes a new start in Dallas where she works in a public relations firm. Her client happens to be a mayor’s sister and she invites Penelope to the mayors birthday party. At the party she meets a guy she had a one night stand about a month ago and he turns out to be the mayors brother Zach. When Zach’s ex wife comes to cause trouble, Zack introduces Penelope as his fiancee and after that announcement they have to fake their engagement. It’s not difficult at all as their chemistry is still going strong. Their fake relationship continues with a very real pregnancy. 

I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read about Zach’s brothers, whose stories are next. It was a fun and sexy read that I’d definitely recommend. 

Other books in the series:

Her Debt by Rebel Rose

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Title: Her Debt

Series: Lock and Key #1

Author: Rebel Rose

Release Date: March 6th 2018

Pages: 154

Genre: Erotica, Bdsm, Romance





My entire world changed the second that I saw her in my casino.

She’s a professional gambler. And a cheat. A damn good one… but not good enough. And now she owes a debt to me. A debt that only her body can repay.

I’m restless with lust and need and desire for this thing of beauty not in my possession. My mind and cock are obsessed with her.

When I spank her for the first time, I know that I’m right.
She is the one.

The woman that I’m going to break. The woman that I’m going to train for only my particular tastes. I’m going to shatter her into a million pieces and then rebuild her into everything that I want and need and desire in…

My next submissive.


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Emma Lia learnt how to cheat with cards in casino from his father and with her brother she seems to be very lucky until she’s caught by the casino owner Tristan. Tristan gives her an ultimatum-become his submissive or go to jail. Emma Lia doesn’t like either of the options, but after considering both options, she chooses to become the submissive. It’s a world she doesn’t know much about, but that’s what Tristan likes about her.

It’s the first part of the series and it was a solid introduction to it. Both main characters are strong-minded individuals and it was great to see them get what they want, but also bend their own rules for each other. The first part ends on a cliffhanger, so it’s better to have the next parts at hand.

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The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke


Title: The Last Days of Summer

Author: Sophie Pembroke

Release Date: June 9th 2016

Pages: 384

Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction


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Saskia has always loved Rosewood. It was her family home, her sanctuary and her memories of it are vividly alive even after two years of being absent. Never did she think she would be standing in the rose garden afraid to cross the threshold and own up to the past she had run away from.

So much about Rosewood hasn’t changed, everyone still dresses for dinner, sips cocktails on the terrace, her father cooks every delicious meal and her beloved grandfather still tells spellbinding stories. But the cold reception from her grandmother, Ellie’s complete avoidance of her and the judgmental gaze of Edward, her grandfather’s new assistant (who seems to know more than enough about her past), are all new to Kia.

All Kia needs to do is attend her grandparent’s Golden Wedding Party and make it to the train station without her secret coming out. What could possible go wrong in just one weekend?



Saskia has not visited her home for two years, but when her grandfather calls and invites her to his fiftieth wedding anniversary, she has no other choice than to accept the invitation. Saskia loves Rosewood, but after things went wrong two years ago, she didn’t feel like going back. Now that she’s back, she doesn’t get a warm welcome from most of her family, especially her gran and sister, but her father and grandpa are very happy to see her. Her grandpa has a new assistant and even him seems to know more than she anticipates. Saskia has to get through the weekend, how hard can it be?

It was an interesting novel about family relations, friendship, love, secrets and mystery. It was a bit slow going at first, but as the story progresses, it gets more and more interesting. It has a great storyline, likeable characters and an interesting mystery aspect.

A Summer Scandal by Kat French

A Summer Scandal

Title: A Summer Scandal

Author: Kat French

Release Date: June 28th 2018

Pages: 305

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance


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Rating: four-half-stars new


Summer has never been so scandalous…

When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again – but how?

When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?

Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter?

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Violet decides to move to Swallow Beach, because she inherited a pier and an apartment. Nobody has lived there for 40 years, but her grandfather made sure it was well maintained. Violet and the local mayor have different views on the use of the pier and that’s not the only aspect she discovers whilst being in Swallow Beach. 

It was my first book by the author and it was amazing, it’s well written, there’s great pacing, interesting characters and excellent setting. I was hooked from the first page. I definitely recommend this book for all romance readers. 

A Year of New Adventures by Maddie Please

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Title: A Year of New Adventures

Author: Maddie Please

Release Date: February 5th 2018

Pages: 400

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance


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It’s time for Billie Summers to have an adventure … but it might not be exactly what she expected

Billie Summers has always been quite content in her little cottage in the Cotswolds, sure half the house hasn’t been renovated, but what’s the point when it’s only her! Working part-time at her uncle’s bookshop and planning 3-4 writer retreats with her best friend allows her to pay the bills. What more could anyone want?

That is until Oliver Forest, the bad boy of the book world, turns up to one of her retreats and points out that Billie hasn’t done anything very adventurous. Couple that with her best friend falling head over heels and beginning to drift away from their Friday night wine and dinner plans, Billie is starting to wonder if it isn’t time she take control of her life.

So she starts a list: get fitted (properly) for a bra, fix up rest of house, find a ‘career’ and well, get a tattoo … Her life might just get the makeover it needs, too bad irritating and far-too-attractive for his own good, Oliver keeps showing up …

Because sometimes you need an adventure!



Billie is content in her life, she works at her uncle’s bookshop and plans writer retreats with her best friend. While hosting another retreat for a group of writers, there’s a best-selling author among them. Oliver is not as friendly and welcoming as others and challenges Billie, therefore Billie decides to write a list of things she hasn’t done yet, but wants to. Billie is slowly fulfilling her list, but the mysterious Oliver keeps showing up.

It was my first book by the author, but after reading this book I know I’ll read more, because I really enjoyed this story. It was humorous, relatable and sweet story. 

Leave The Night On Laura Trentham

Leave The Night On

Title: Leave The Night On

Series: Cottonbloom #4

Author: Laura Trentham

Release Date: August 1st 2017

Pages: 331

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?



When Sutton takes her fiancee’s car to Abbott Brothers Garage for a restoration, which would also be a wedding gift. What could have been a nice surprise, turned out as a shock as she discovers lace panties under the seat and she knows exactly to whom they belong. One thing leads to another and Sutton finds herself lying about having somebody else as well and that someone is Wyatt. They agreed to play a couple for a few weeks, but a lot can change during those weeks.

I enjoyed the small-town setting and the romance between the main characters. I’ve read almost all books in the series and will definitely want to read the ones I haven’t gotten around to yet. The writing style, characters and the vibe of the town makes it a great book to read at any time. 


Other books in the series:

Kiss Me That Way Then He Kissed Me Till I Kissed You Candy Cane Christmas Light Up the Night When the Stars Come Out Set the Night on Fire