Review: Beneath the Moon and the Stars – Amelia Thorne

Beneath the MoonBeneath the Moon and the Stars – Amelia Thorne
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 18th October 2014
Source: Bought on Amazon UK

Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.

That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.

But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with…

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My Thoughts

Well I absolutely adored and loved this book!! My quick review of all main characters would be:
I want to slap Finn awake, Punch Zach, Hug Casey, fistpump Alex and want to shower Joy with all my love and give her a HEA sigh

Joy is such a loveable and likeable character, even though she’s going through some weird shit after moving into a nice village which is the most friendliest village of Britain! However the people in the village are not really ‘liking’ her. Joy has got a secret and it keeps you guessing for quite some time! She’s been through some heartbreak with her parents and I felt her loneliness for not having a home. The love she has got for her brother is amazing and the fiercely protective love Alex got for his sister is beautiful! It always reminds me of my own brother ^_^

Joy lives next door to Finn and Zach, now Zach I haven’t liked from the beginning but towards the end he finally put his stuff together and I found him a bit more likeable. Which means I really liked the character written by Amelia.
Finn – Oh Finn! I loved Finn from the beginning, but I wanted to slap him awake or sit him down and chat with him for a long time. I would love to take Finn and Casey to the pub, actually I would love to go to the pub and have a fantastic time with all of them!
Finn however needs to sort though his stuff and heartbreaks to finally get where he wants and needs to be with Joy. Overcome his fears and love with all of his heart!

Casey is a cutie and is willing to do whatever it takes for his loved ones, which is quite obvious. Which also results in the BEST WRITTEN WEDDING EVER! It was blooming hilarious, I even woke up my hubby from his slumber when I was laughing so loud! My heart was breaking for Casey and so happy for him later on!

I can definintely recommend this book, it is a definite page turner. It kept me guessing all the way towards the end of the book and rooting for Finn, Joy and Casey! I even loved the minor characters like Darcy and Billy and even Lily :) So cute!

Go go read this book now! And don’t forget to check the awesome competition Amelia has set up which runs till 26th October and you can find on my blog here.

Review: How to Seduce a Fireman (Wild Heat #1) – Vonnie Davis

How to seduce a firemanHow to Seduce a Fireman (Wild Heat #1) – Vonnie Davis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse
Release Date: 2 October 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a Review copy from HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGalley
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The heat is on…

Book 1 in the ‘Wild Heat’ series—the hottest new fireman trilogy of the fall!

Cassie Wolford has crushed on fireman Quinn Gallagher ever since he moved to Clearwater three years ago. There’s just one problem: he’s always made it clear dating is out of the question. But once a Wolford sets their sights on someone, that person doesn’t stand a chance! Cassie decides it’s time for Quinn to get a dose of his own medicine… and sets out to show him what he’s missing!

Quinn knows only too well what Cassie’s up to but he can’t give her what she wants. He isn’t good for anyone, much less someone as sweet as his angel. Fighting her off hurts like hell, but giving her false hope of a happy ever after would be damn cruel. That’s why he has to leave Clearwater.

Unfortunately, someone from his past has different ideas and when Cassie’s life is threatened this former CIA operative is staying put, prepared to crawl through hell and back to keep her safe. And it looks like he might just have to.

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My thoughts

I did like Quinn – the things he has been through, I can relate from a Wife’s point of view. Always protecting the ones he loves the most, by putting himself on the line. Cassie on the other hand, I can’t relate to her at all… She done my head in, if she’s 21 and wants to be treated like an adult… she better be acting like one as well! I loved the close-knit part of the Wolford’s family…. but man Cassie the baby, is doing my head in. And Cassie is the reason that I am not overly fond in knowing what will happen next in this installment.
Do I want to know badly who DB is? Who Quinn’s dad is and if he marries Cassie? Nope….

Shame – because this can have lots of potential! Especially from the other family members point of views.

Competition: Beneath the Moon and the Stars by Amelia Thorne

Happy Release Day with Beneath the Moon and the Stars – Amelia Thorne!!

Beneath the Moon and the Stars by Amelia Thorne is out now. Here’s the blurb.

Beneath the Moon Home, sweet home…
Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.

That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.

But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with…

To celebrate the launch Amelia has a fab prize bundle to giveaway. You could win these gorgeous hand carved wooden necklaces, a £15 iTunes voucher and a £50 theatre ticket voucher.

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