Books I Read in October
Her Irresistible Protector by Michelle Douglas
Another wonderful read by Michelle. Apart from the fact my new waterbottle leaked and drenched this book, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it as I sailed through the Whitsunday Islands. At least it didn't matter if it got wet again - it was already ruined! But that didn't dampen (lol) the story, which was fabulous. What I loved the most about this story was the 'suspense' element in the Forever Romance. Police officer Mitch believes Tash is in danger from her friend Rick, who has been 'hurting' women...and she's next! Of course, Tash doesn't believe Rick capable of that - and she's right. He's no villain. But while locked away in Mitch's beach cabin, they overcome this difference, enjoy each other's company, and eventually give into attraction. Once again, Michelle Douglas delivers.
Christmas with the Firefighter by Clare Connelly
I received and ARC of this book and have really enjoyed Clare's stories recently, so I was keen for this one. I enjoyed this sweet romance with the magical aspect of Christmas. I love Christmas stories - especially the white Christmas American tales because we don't have white Christmas's here! Apart from the fact that Luke is a 'volunteer firefighter' and that has nothing to do with the story whatsoever, this was a great book. A few aspects hit a little too close to home for me, but that happens sometimes. I really loved the relationship between Luke and his little girl Stella though. He'd been widowed when she was born, but he is a wonderful single dad and always thought he would be single...until Ally (or, as he knows her, 'Amy') arrives in town! This story should definitely be on your Christmas list if you want to feel all the Christmas feels.
Jenna: Outback Brides of Wirralong by Barbara Hannay
I borrowed this book from the library when it was brand new in July...and it kept getting forgotten about. But the library wouldn't let me renew it for a third time and I couldn't bear the thought of returning it unread, so I had to quickly read it before I got hit with a fine! But that was okay because it was a gripping and very fun read. Jenna and Sam are the bridesmaid and best man at their best friends' wedding, and then spend one steamy night together. Afterwards, it seems that Jenna's legal services might be needed in Wirralong, which provides her and Sam with more opportunities to see each other and fall in love. I really enjoyed reading this book...and it's now back at the library for someone else to enjoy and I wasn't fined!
The Rebel and the Heiress by Michelle Douglas
This was the 'sequel' or 'connected book' to Her Irresistible Protector. Unfortunately, life got in the way and it took me a while to get through this book, but it was a brilliant read as Rick and Nell teamed up to find his long lost sibling and start her cupcake making business. I loved Nell's taste in dresses because it seemed so similar to mine and the cupcakes continually reminded me of the upcoming submissions for Romance Writers of Australia's anthology Sweet Treats. This was another fantastic read from Michelle and I can't wait to pick up the next one!
Books to Read in November
Eddie and the Show Queen by Cathryn Hein
It was very bad of me that I didn't read this last month...if only there was more time in the day!
Bachelor Dad on her Door Step by Michelle Douglas
I don't think I can reborrow this library book again, so I only have a few weeks left to read it.
The Secretary's Secret by Michelle Douglas
See above...more library books I have to get through.
Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth
I borrowed this book for two reasons. 1) I'm attending Kate's workshop at GenreCon in November and I like to have at least read one book of an author I'm attending workshops by. And 2) I have a poster of it that I've carried from house to house that I stick beside my desk...so I think I should read it, right?!
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