As an author myself I can be quite critical if I find myself beginning to analyse the ‘technicality’ of the writing as it demonstrates poor quality.

However, the Peacock summer is beautifully written combined with very clever storytelling – that elusive combination we all strive for.

It peels back the story layer by layer, keeping you engaged, which is so hard to do in…

I’ve been trying out a number of authors in the very wide ‘romance’ genre, searching for something new & different … & this wasn’t it.

I choose this based on her NYT best seller status but was sadly disappointed. Not in the prose, which was well written but in the same…

I’ve heard of a new genre emerging called ‘New Adult’ & I would definitely slot this offering from DGS into it.

Set in a university, a nerdy maths genius is tasked with offering extra tutoring to a failing jock.

Not surprisingly the dark secrets & hidden pasts mean things are never a simple as boy meets girl etc, and as much as I didn’t want to enjoy this …

This is the first Rosalind James novel I’ve read and I was particularly drawn to it because it was set in New Zealand (a country I love and also write about) and I also have a passion for the ballet, so this seemed perfect, and although it forms part of her Escape to New Zealand series, I didn’t have any issue reading it as a stand alone.

This has been on my TBR pile for a while, but I finally got around to reading it while on holiday.

It’s big, it’s twisty, it will surprise you … and unlike many books in the Contemporary romance genre, it did not have a predictable ending.

It took me a while to get my head around the timeline hopping, and changing POVs …

I picked this up after I listened to Maria on a podcast with Mark Dawson and she intrigued me enough to want to read it.

She wrote this novella week-by-week with her readers selecting the direction of the next chapter. A clever idea and I wanted to find out if it worked … AND in my judgement – absolutely.

The story follows Jake, a typical Alpha and Claire a jobbing waitress working in…