Tango Love by Nicole Flockton

In brief: Melinda and James are housemates until one tango turns into a night of passion… The good: It's very, very, very steamy. The not-so-good: It's a novella, so you'll read it quickly. Why I chose it: Enjoyed Rescuing Dawn. Year: 2014 Pages: 45 Publisher: Escape Publishing My rating: 8.5 out of 10 Sometimes I... Continue Reading →

Christmas at the Gingerbread Café by Rebecca Raisin

In brief: A fun, jolly Christmas novella featuring Lily, owner of the Gingerbread Café, and Damon, the man who dares to set up in opposition. The good: Can even put a Grinch like me into the holiday spirit. The not-so-good: I want more please! Why I chose it: eARC from Rebecca and Carina UK –... Continue Reading →

Anybody But Him by Claire Baxter

A quick rundown… Nicola Hayes returns to her hometown only to find she's living near her high school enemy. Have things changed or is Blair still out to humiliate her? Strengths: Fun and an easy read – more than just romance. Weaknesses: Too short! Why I read it: Enjoy the Random Romance series and received an... Continue Reading →

One Little White Lie by Loretta Hill

A quick rundown…A fun novella about Kate, who invents a boyfriend to get her friend off her back. The imaginary boyfriend suddenly becomes real… Strengths: Fun, light and very well structured in a compact format. Weaknesses: Too short, I want more! Why I read it: Sent to me by Random House Australia – thank you!... Continue Reading →

All Together Now by Monica McInerney

A quick rundown… A collection of short stories and novella, Odd One Out. Strengths: Good to see the works collected together. Weaknesses: I'm still not a fan of short stories. I prefer novels. Why I read it: It was the only Monica McInerney book I hadn't read at the time. Pages: 288 Published: 2008 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa

I’ve often been tempted to try Yoko Ogawa’s books – my work colleague has repeatedly told me that The Housekeeper and The Professor is a must read and I’ve picked up her books in bookshops many times, yet put them back due to price. I was pleasantly surprised that my local library had a copy... Continue Reading →

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