Book recommendation: Married for the tycoon’s empire by Abby Green

Published by: Mills and boon (Modern)

Publish date: October 2016

His million dollar bride…

Ben Carter’s reputation has been savaged by a shocking press exposé and there’s only one way to save both it and his latest business venture: with a gold ring. In Julianna Ford— daughter of his European rival—Ben’s found the perfect candidate… until she says ‘no’.

No one refuses Ben Carter, not least of all this beautiful and beguiling English society princess. So when Julianna auctions one kiss for charity, Ben seizes the chance to win his heiress. He might have paid one million dollars for a kiss, but Ben intends to have so much more…!

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Something that impressed me about this book was the prologue. This book is the first of the quartet and in the prologue, it introduces us to the Heroes of the other three books, which has made me want to read them now. I thought it skillfully done.

Full of passion and two people with similar insecurities. The heroine, Julianna known as ‘Lia’ is easily emphasized with. The ending was greatly satisfying.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

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Abby Green spent her teens reading Mills & Boon romances. She then spent many years working in the Film and TV industry as an Assistant Director. One day while standing outside an actor’s trailer in the rain, she thought: there has to be more than this. So she sent off a partial to Harlequin Mills & Boon. After many rewrites, they accepted her first book and an author was born. She lives in Dublin, Ireland and you can find out more here: http://www.abby-green.com

 

Book recommendation: Moretti’s marriage command by Kate Hewitt

Published by: Mills and boon (Modern)

Publish date: July 2016

A wife for the weekend

Hannah Stewart is shocked when charismatic but callous CEO Luca Moretti, unexpectedly demands she accompany him on a crucial business trip. Until he introduces her as his fiancée, making his motive clear.

Nothing, not even Luca’s deliberately single status, will stand in the way of his success. Temporarily expanding Hannah’s job description was the perfect solution, until his assistant’s hidden charms test his famed control…

Though guarded single mum Hannah is the last person Luca should toy with, the tempest of passion that rages between them is too powerful to resist. But what will happen come 9.00am Monday morning…?!

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This is a brilliant book. It focuses on the romance well. The conflict is solid, justifiable. and a little more involved without taking away from the romance. Both characters are brilliant and it’s obvious they balance each other well and suited for each other.

I would’ve loved to have read more of Hannah’s son, but it is a mills and boon modern, meaning the focus is on the romance, which is done well.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

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Kate Hewitt has worked a variety of different jobs, from drama teacher to editorial assistant to youth worker, but writing romance is the best one yet. She also writes women’s fiction and all her stories celebrate the healing and redemptive power of love. Kate lives in a tiny village in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

Book recommendation: A Cinderella for the Greek by Julia James

Published by: Mills and boon (Modern)

Publish date: October 2016

Fairy-tale for just one night?

Cruelly mistreated by her step family, Ellen Mountford retreated to the shadows of her father’s home, feeling unworthy and unloved. But when powerful tycoon Max Vasilikos wants to buy the glorious English country estate, Ellen can hide no longer…

Under the scrutiny of the Greek’s arrogant stare, Ellen fights the urge to retreat further and stands up to him, yet Max is relentless. He tempts her out to a glamorous charity gala, where Ellen is transformed from dowdy recluse, to belle of the ball. Now there is a new glint in Max’s eye that is even more devastating …seduction!

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You know the saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? That sums up this book. I really enjoyed the different type of alpha hero in this book.

The heroine knows exactly what’s up, but she’s happy to go along with what he wants because he’s doing so in such a positive way.

Recommended for those who still want the strong, rich hero, but with a sweeter strategy for achieving his aims.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

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Mills & Boon novels were Julia James’ first “grown up” books she read as a teenager, and she’s been reading them ever since. She adores the Mediterranean and the English countryside in all its seasons, and is fascinated by all things historical, from castles to cottages. In between writing she enjoys walking, gardening, needlework and baking “extremely gooey chocolate cakes” and trying to stay fit! Julia lives in England with her family.

Book recommendation: Mister Hockey by Lia Riley

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Published by: Avon romance 

Publish date: July 2017

Jed West is Mr. Hockey. The captain of the NHL’s latest winning team, the Denver Hellions—and the hottest player on the ice—at least according to every magazine. .and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don’t come true, right?

Then Jed saunters through the doors of her library, a last minute special guest for a summer reading event, and not only is he drop dead gorgeous up close, his personality is straight up swoon-worthy. He even comes to the rescue when she has an R-rated “Super Book Worm” costume malfunction. But when he mistakenly assumes she’s more into books than pucks, she’s too flustered to correct his mistake. And then comes a big kiss, followed by a teensy-tiny problem. Jed’s dating policy is simple: Never date a fan.

So what’s a fangirl going to have to do to convince her ultimate crush that he’s become less of a perfect fantasy, and more like the perfect man. . .for her?

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A few, sweet read with a high heat level that’s packed with so much humour and witty one liners. (Seriously, the one liners are gold!)

The characters are written so well and have you giggling, particularly Granny.

Breezy, our main character, is so real, even has her own goodreads goal! Can’t wait for the next installment with Breezy’s sister, Neve Angel, as our leading lady.

Available at Avon romance for $2.99 and Amazon UK for £1.99.

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Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as “refreshing” and RT Book Reviews calls her books “sizzling and heartfelt.” She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

 

Book recommendation: Expecting the Earl’s baby by Jessica Gilmore

 

Published by: Mills and boon (Cherish)

Publish date: April 2015

Claiming his heir!

It was the most incredible night of her life, but Daisy Huntingdon-Cross never expected to see her Valentine’s fling again. Except six weeks later Daisy’s world has turned upside-down – she’s pregnant! She just needs to tell the father…

Yet the man she knew as ‘Seb’ has a few revelations of his own. He’s Sebastian Beresford, Earl of Holgate – he doesn’t just work at Hawksley Castle where they met, he owns it! And with Daisy’s news, Seb’s determined to claim his heir…starting with a wedding!

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A sweet romance with a low heat level. Both characters are well rounded and relatable. Their insecurities and strength shown well.

Recommended for those who enjoy reading about characters getting to know one another rather than the more ‘lusting’ after one another side.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

Jessica Gilmore

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A charity-working, dog-walking, child-wrangling, dust-ignoring bookworm, Jessica lives in the beautiful and historic city of York with one patient husband, one daughter, one very fluffy dog, two dog-loathing cats and a goldfish called Bob.

As day dreaming is her very favourite hobby and she loves a good happy-ever-after Jessica can’t believe she’s lucky enough to write romance for a living.

Book recommendation: Deserving of his diamonds? by Melanie Milburne

Published by: Mills and boon (Modern)

Publish date: April 2012

His not-so-perfect fiancée…

Emilio Andreoni’s goal is perfection: a corporate king and Italy’s most eligible bachelor, he craves only one more thing to complete his phenomenally successful life – the perfect woman! Once he thought that woman was shy Gisele Carter – until her scandalous goings-on became headline news and he called off their seemingly perfect engagement.

But now Emilio is faced with proof of Gisele’s innocence! He’s determined to win back the only woman who ever truly satisfied him, but first he must persuade Gisele she’s worthy of wearing his diamonds again…

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The blurb very much caught my attention. Usually, if there’s a scandal, it happens halfway through the story and then we see the fall out, along with reconciliation.

However! With this story, it starts with the hero discovering the scandal to be false and now he’s gotta win his lady back.

Colour me intrigued!

I was so invested in these two, at one point, I cried. I would’ve loved it to be longer, more involved, but, the enjoyment of mills and boon, (modern series at least), is it being a short read.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99.

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Melanie Milburne read her first Harlequin at age seventeen in between studying for her final exams. After completing a Masters Degree in Education she decided to write a novel and thus her career as a romance author was born. Melanie is an ambassador for the Australian Childhood Foundation and is a keen dog lover and trainer and enjoys long walks in the Tasmanian bush. In 2015 Melanie won the  HOLT Medallion, a prestigous award honouring outstanding literary talent.

 

Book recommendation: A millionaire for Cinderella by Barbara Wallace

Published by: Mills and boon (Cherish)

Publish date: May 2015

You shall get your happy ending!

Patience Rush has never wanted a knight in shining armour. She’s perfectly happy cooking and cleaning for her elderly charge. Here Patience feels safe, secure and protected for the first time ever.

Until rich and incredibly gorgeous Stuart Duchenko arrives, determined to figure out his great-aunt’s unlikely housekeeper! He’s sure Patience is hiding something…but what?

Except as this unlikely pair grow closer, Patience realises that letting go of her past might be the key to a blissful future with Stuart…

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Sweet. A word that sums up this book. We all love the broody, alpha hero, but I can’t deny I loved sweet Stuart who treats our lady with respect and doesn’t seem to have hang ups about falling in love.

Recommended for those looking for a sweet, soft type of romance with a low heat level.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

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Barbara Wallace can’t remember when she wasn’t dreaming up love stories in her head, so writing romances for Harlequin is a dream come true.  Happily married to her own Prince Charming, she lives in New England with a house full of empty-nest animals.

Book recommendation: Meant to be mom by Karen Templeton

 

Published by: Mills and Boon (Cherish)

Publish date: April 2015

The One That Got Away…

A bad break-up has driven Sabrina Noble back to her home town… but she never expected to run into her first love, Cole Rayburn, on her first day back in Maple River. And she definitely didn’t expect him to have become such a gorgeous, impressive man… or come with two adorable kids!

It’s clear that the old connection is still there – and the children love Sabrina. But brooding Cole has been burned badly before. Could it be possible that Sabrina can be the mum this family deserves… and have the husband she always dreamt of?

 

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From the mills and boon cherish line, meaning it’s longer and has a more family orientated feel to it. The hero is a sweet man and a great father and both the love interests put the children first.

While there’s a cast of secondary members, the romance is front and centre, but the short POV from family members really gave the story depth.

Recommend for those who want a longer romance that’s sweet and family orientated. It screams home and comfort.

Available at mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99

Karen Templeton

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As the mother of five sons, now grown, Karen loves to write about real people dealing with the drama (and humor) of everyday life. Over the past fifteen years, Karen has written nearly 50 books for Harlequin/Silhouette and Red Dress Ink, and three of her Special Edition titles (A Mother’s Wish (2009) Welcome Home, Cowboy (2011) and A Gift for All Seasons (2013) have won the RITA award, the romance industry’s top prize for published authors. In addition, her November 2014 title, Santa’s Playbook, earned the Romantic Times Gold Seal of Excellence, out of the hundreds of releases reviewed by the magazine for that month.

 

 

Book recommendation: The real Romero by Cathy Williams

Publisher: Mills and boon (Modern)

Publish date: March 2015

The Secret Billionaire

Billionaire Lucas Romero is many things – brooding, talented and a consummate womaniser. The one thing he’s not? The ‘ski instructor’ beautiful, innocent Milly Mayfield thought she was giving herself to in a sumptuous, secluded French ski chalet! And now she’s livid!

Arrogant playboy Lucas is bewildered by Milly’s decidedly unusual reaction to the revelation of his substantial wealth – he’s never had complaints before! But even Milly cannot ignore the sexual chemistry between them so when a family emergency means he needs a willing woman by his side, Milly suddenly finds herself whisked away to Spain… and engaged!

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The characters, Particularly Milly, made this book! She’s a wonderful soul who speaks her mind. I found myself giggling with how much she sassed the hero.

There was a little head hopping, the character POV switched every page or so instead of every chapter, but the banter between the characters made that easy to handle.

A sweet romance with a respectable, but still alpha, hero.

Available at Mills and boon for £2.99 and Harlequin for $2.99.

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Cathy Williams was born in Trinidad in the West Indies. Before she began writing Mills & Boon romances she had never written anything other than school essays. She believes in the power of perseverance and encourages any writer to “go for it.”

Her tropical birthplace and peaceful English countryside where she now lives provide inspiration for her stories. Her friends are often the source of her subplots and offer her plenty of feedback on Mills & Boon heroes.

 

Book recommendation: The secret beneath the veil by Dani Collins

 

 

 

 

 

Published by: Mills and boon (Modern)

Published date: September 2016

“You may kiss the bride”

With five little words, Mikolas Petrides secures a vital business merger, and finally repays his grandfather for rescuing him from the horrors of his childhood. But, when he lifts his new bride’s veil, it’s not the woman he was expecting!

Viveka Brice will do anything to protect her little sister, even pretend to marry a stranger. Her deception revealed, she flees the wedding, but is soon confronted by Mikolas. He is a man who always get what he wants, and if the marriage is off, Viveka will have to compensate him – by becoming his mistress instead!

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A very focused romance that I would’ve loved to have been longer! Recommended for those who want a quick, uncomplicated read.

The elements that bring them together aren’t a huge feature in the story and only touched upon when needed for the plot. This is a meeting of two souls, each looking for something.

The heroine has strong values that she never gives up on. The hero, while alpha and a little brutish isn’t a brute. I was wary of him at first, but I soon came to love and understand him as he has solid reasons for his behaviour and he does show his good side from the beginning.

(Also, I think the title is refreshingly original, (something hard to do in this genre!)

Available at Mills and Boon for 99p and Harlequin for $2.99

Dani Collins

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A USA Today Bestselling author, Dani Collins began writing in high school, spending more than two decades writing and submitting before she got The Call.

After a brilliant debut in the UK with No Longer Forbidden, a Mills & Boon Modern Book Of The Month in January 2013.

Dani Collins saw her first Harlequin Presents, Proof Of Their Sin, win that year’s Reviewer’s Choice for First Series romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews. And in October 2015, became a USA Today Bestselling Author.