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What I’m Kindle Reading // March 2021

April 4, 2021

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With Spring just around the corner, this month I thought I would do a little spring cleaning when it came to my reading lists. With a few books still there waiting patiently for me to download and enjoy. So I’ve been making an effort to put different lists together and cross at least one from each list across the month.

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What I’m Kindle Reading in March…

Loving The Enemy by Mia Faye

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is the story of Andre and Eliza. They met in a club and spent the night together. After that night he left and she never knew about him. After a year, she moved to Texas to complete her Master and ended working as an intern in his company. After misunderstanding and clarifications they reconnected and began to have fun again, no strings attached. But they ended falling in love with each other.

The story is packed with intrigue, action, passion, love, friendship, a lot of elements to define the whole story. I loved the way the author created a story that is not a normal love story, the story is so interesting that you can’t stop reading. There are unexpected events, action, hit-men, treason, I mean, an amazing plot! Tissues needed for this one!

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Love Like Her (Against All Odds #3) by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Stranded in JFK during a snowstorm before Christmas Olivia and Eros’s paths cross for the first time. With no hotels, available Eros offers Olivia to stay with him until their flights in two days time. After speaking with his sister’s she agrees and they head to his apartment. Getting on well there is an attraction between them and they end up kissing. With things going further and Olivia losing her virginity to Eros something she has positive memories of – other than him freaking out once he finds out that she is eighteen (almost nineteen) and a senior in high school.

Going their separate ways their paths cross again three years later when Olivia comes to New York to look at a grad school. The connection is still there but they only have a limited amount of time to catch up. Over the coming months and years, they bump into each other from time to time. Enjoying time together before heading their separate ways again. Becoming close and being there for each other during times of need and offering support in their jobs too.

Sharing their lives through text messages and emails. Although they are never able to be together in person for very long. A miscommunication leaves them not speaking for a few months and when they bump into each other again it is a fiery reunion. However, it does clarify a few things in their own minds and their feelings for each other.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Whitehall Baby by Laura Barnard

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Meeting at the Civil Service Awards Charlotte and Arthur feel an Instant attraction to each other, despite being very different people. Charlotte in fashion and Arthur is the Cabinet Secretary for the government. A quick kiss and exchange of phone numbers before heading their separate ways. Inviting her for dinner, their plans go array when he needs to work. Realising that this isn’t going to work he halts their fledgling romance. But they manage one night of passion before going their separate ways.

A month later Charlotte discovers that she is pregnant and wonders what she is going to do. Living in a house share, working as a fashion PA (despite having a fashion degree) and her parents live in Devon. Realising she needs a better job with benefits her fine Eloise gets her an interview at Whitehall. Bumping into Arthur again she knows that she needs to tell him about the baby but can’t bring herself to do it. Opting to have some last-minute fun in bed with him before reality comes crashing down on her.

Finally finding out about the baby Arthur is understandably shocked but willing to make things work for the baby. Busy schedules, ex-Boyfriend’s and meddling friends and family all stand in their path during her remaining pregnancy weeks. Hold on for some laugh out loud moments about the ups and downs of pregnancy. As well as heartbreaking miscommunications.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

The One of Many by M. Jane Early

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dumped via text message from her boyfriend of two years, Farren dashes to the conference room to phone him to see what is going on. Bumping into someone along the way she doesn’t look up to see who it is. Eventually talking to Crew to discover he has left her for a co-star on his show. Heartbroken she attempts to get on with her day. Discovering that there is to be a new CEO – David Powers, the son of the current CEO and the man she bumped into.

Attempting to turn the company around David is keen to get her everyone’s input especially Farren. Her evasive answers in the open office lead to them have a private conversation in his office. Expressing her thoughts and Ida’s on how they need to move the company forward and gain a younger engaged audience. He loves her ideas and promotes her to manager alongside the current manager Nick (who is not as engaged with her new ideas).

With a playboy reputation, David might be someone Farren is attracted to but can’t be with on a casual basis. Looking to be the only person in someone’s life rather than the one of many – something David doesn’t feel he can offer. A change of heart sees him wanting to work on a relationship with Farren, however, he has many family issues going on and doesn’t share these with Farren until he is forced to. Can they work through their issues together? Or are they better off apart?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Love and Lockdown by Alyce Caswell

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I really wanted to like this book more than I actually did. The idea of love and lockdown appealed with the forced proximity that many of us are facing. However, I couldn’t buy into the chemistry between the main characters, with Angela grating on me towards the end especially the way she acted towards Colin.

An easy read if you are looking for something light to escape to.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

You’ve Got Mail by Kate G. Smith

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Not the book I originally thought it would be interested in, it was more focused on the self-discovery of the main character rather than love.

Grace works for a window distribution company and doesn’t exactly love her job but does the minimum to get by. A Dear John email lands in her inbox one Friday which sends her into a spin as she doesn’t have a boyfriend plus sending an email to finish with someone is just mean. After discussing it with her friends she opts to reply to the email on Monday.

In between getting sent on a work conference to land a client with the sales playboy, she emails back and forth to Mr Obnoxious (as she has called him). Falling for the charms of the playboy, a sexual assault from the new client, secrets and lies lead to Grace completely overwhelmed.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Salvation (Made, #3) by Melissa Ellen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Merrick is ruthless, cold, calculating, just how he has been trained to do. Is Ally just another job for him or could she upend his well-ordered world and turn out to be something so much more? Pairing a good girl with a badge and a bad boy who exists only in the shadows together seems like a textbook definition of ‘opposites attract, but there was nothing textbook about this story. Ally is a strong, capable woman with a passion for justice. And Merrick will do whatever it takes to complete his mission.

But what really is his mission? Who hired him? And who was really behind everything that Ally’s been investigating?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Emma always dreamt of being an actress and landing a part as a Dark Princess Anya was a dream come true. Until she attended a read-through for the season finale to find that she was being axed. Heading back to her apartment early she finds her NFL football star boyfriend in bed with the young waitress from last night’s dinner. Needing to get away from things she turns to her grandmother who arranges for her to stay with a friend on an estate outside of LA.

Lucian is still adjusting to life away from the NHL after one too many concussions. Needing to recuperate he is helping his grandmother update her estate whilst he thinks about what to do next with his life. His grandmother being someone you can’t say no to, he ends up picking Emma up from the airport, however, they have a somewhat fraught first meeting.

Both hiding from the world they seem to push each other’s buttons and not in a good way. However, they finally manage to form a friendship with Emma discovering Lucian’s hidden baking talent. Something that comes to the rescue at a wedding, they attend together. Where they explore their growing attraction to each other. But the road ahead of them isn’t plain sailing, can they make this work beyond their time in hiding?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

One Stormy Night (Her Journey, #1) by Sofia Sawyer

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Charlie has been bustling her balls being the best assistant to Lachlan Hart, however, she wants more from her career than meeting the demands of her overly demanding, overly ambitious and annoyingly handsome boss. Ready to take the next step on her career path she is about to tell him that she is resigning, however, a family tragedy has her leaving the office in a hurry.

Raised by a single mom, Charlie’s aunt was like a second mom to her and is devasted by her death. Finding out that she has been left a cottage on a remote Scottish island in the will she decides to head over and check it out before she starts her UX Bootcamp. Requiring a lot of work she starts to put plans in action, but with a storm heading to the island, she knows she needs to leave soon and continue renovations in a few months. However, Lachlan makes a surprise appearance and attempts to win back his assistant.

An easy read, although I would have liked more of a build-up to their relationship.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Collided (Mafia Sinners #3) by Anna Ray

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Despite being the only daughter out of five siblings, Chiara hopes that she has shown her worth to her mafia don father. Which she has but not in the way she thinks – he has lost the family’s money and has sold her hand in marriage to Luca. Clearly not impressed with the arrangement she agrees to meet with him and is surprised when she finds herself attracted to him.

Luca has waited many years to get revenge on Chiara’s family. With him believing that her father killed his parents in a car accident. The arranged marriage will be an act of lasting revenge but one that Luca wasn’t prepared to feel things for Chiara.

Whilst their relationship appears to be going better than either anticipated they have some family obstacles to overcome. A fast-paced mafia read that finds an arrangement becoming so much more.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

The Man I Didn’t Marry by Anna Bell

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Four years ago on a night out with friends, Ellie bumps into her high school crush, Max. They hit it off and end up together with their second child on the way. However, life changes overnight for them when Max suddenly can’t remember the last few years of his life. Thinking that Ellie is still just his little sister’s nerdy friend, forgetting all about family dramas in his life etc.

Whilst there is hope that Max will regain his memory, Ellie dedicates her time to get him to fall back in love with her and discover the life that they once had. Although there is a different version of Max appearing and Ellie begins to like this one more than the one she married.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition.

Condemned to Love by Siobhan Davis

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s been eight years since Sierra last saw her sister Saskia’s then-boyfriend Bennett. Despite her sister’s obvious disdain for Sierra, Ben was always kind to her, showing an interest in her art and photography. Celebrating her 21st birthday in Vegas she has given her bodyguard a sleeping pill so she can enjoy a night of freedom. Visiting a club her friends are invited to a VIP area by the owner a mafia boss and they feel they can’t say no. Attempting to find a way to leave Sierra and one of her friends are escorted to a private area where she sees Ben.

Hoping to get away from the club Ben is putting up with the strippers/whores that his host has provided. Until a blast from the past is shown in and he comes to her rescue. Saving her friend she has put herself in harms ways so it is up to Ben to save her from the mafia boss. Taking her to a room they spend the night hooking up before they head their separate ways. With Sierra discovering that she is pregnant she goes to tell Bennett but discovers that he is also part of the mafia and leaves before sharing her news.

A few years later Ben is back in town for a funeral and spots Saskia with a little boy, who he suddenly realises is his son when he takes a look at him and Saskia confesses that she is just helping out her sister Sierra. Placing protection in place for the son he didn’t know he had. But can Sierra be happy with him in the picture? With attacks happening will they learn the truth before it’s too late?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Stolen By The Boss (The Taken Series #4) by Logan Chance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dean thought that he had killed Bishop Blackstone and the threat he posed to the four mafia families he provides security for. However, new information has come to light that Bishop is planning to kidnap the four mafia princess daughters. Looking to secure them he makes arrangements to hide them away until they have taken down Bishop (again_. Kidnapping Mia to an island off Portugal seemingly goes well until she wakes and he discovers he has kidnapped the wrong girl.

Sophia has a long-held grudge against Bishop for all the hurts he has caused in the past. Learning of his plan to kidnap Mia she switches places with her friend but is shocked when she realises it is not Bishop who has taken her. A storm keeps Sophia and Dean on the island and pushing each other’s buttons as they attempt to work out Bishop’s plan.

Finally agreeing to work together than against each other to kill Bishop. Posing as a married couple they infiltrate a BDSM/swingers scene in order to get closer to those who know Bishop. Discovering that Sophia’s past is about to come back to hurt her, but can Dean protect her?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

The House Swap by Jo Lovett

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Although James has been dating Emily for almost a year he isn’t looking for anything serious. Happy to continue as they are, however, at her birthday party it is clear she is expecting a proposal. Fighting with him when it doesn’t happen he breaks up with her, however, she doesn’t take the hint and becomes somewhat of a stalker. He needs to get out of London for a while.

Cassie loves her home on an island in Maine, but with her publisher pushing for her to write a series of books based in London she knows she’ll have to return to the UK for research. Advertising her home on SwapBnB she matches with James who asks her 101 questions about anything and everything – so much so that the swap almost falls through.

Making a poor first impression on each other they keep in touch across the first few months as they come across issues. Grumbling to each other about WiFi issues, stalker ex-girlfriends and animals. Somewhere along the way, they start looking forward to their phone calls, with attraction blooming when Cassie visits for a birthday party. Neither of them acting on their feelings especially given that Cassie is upset about a failed round of IVF treatment.

Meeting up again they grow closer in lots of ways but James has baggage from his childhood that is affecting how he lives his life now. Can he overcome past hurts to discover a brighter future? and will Cassie feature in this future?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

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