Monday, 24 July 2017

Breaking Roman - Alexis James

Breaking Roman
Alexis James
(The Moran Family #3)
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
They call me Romeo.
I love romancing women, and I’m good at it.
Too bad it is all a ruse.
Roman, the youngest of the three Moran brothers, is the only one who has ever believed in true love. Too bad his one special person barely acknowledges his existence.
Sabrina Morris spends her days running the HR Department of The Moran Group, and her nights corralling her teenage daughter. She doesn’t have time for love. She’s heard the stories, but Roman is not at all what she expects him to be. His gentle nature catches her completely off-guard. She doesn’t expect to be attracted to him, and she certainly doesn’t expect him to be equally drawn to her. But can she see past his Romeo façade and allow the warm, loving man into her life?

My review 

Reading a book that is the third in a series, when you haven't read previous books is always a bit of a gamble. Even when they claim to be stand alone novels, it often turns out that you need to have read the previous books. Fortunately, this wasn't the case with Breaking Roman. It didn't matter at all that I hadn't read the previous two books and I really enjoyed this book.

Roman has always had a way with women, he moves from conquest to conquest with ease, never loosing his heart, never getting too deeply involved. A regular Romeo. But what does every Romeo really need? His Juliet. Sabrina has been once bitten, twice shy when it comes to love. After her disastrous relationship that left her alone, but with her now teenage daughter, Sabrina hasn't sworn off men. Roman has been interested in her since he first met her, but she's not convinced that he's the type of man to mend her heart.

I liked the interaction between the two main characters as they got to know one another, it was quite clear that they belonged together and would make one another happy. I was a little confused by the idea of a work place saying that you couldn't date co-workers, but I've since heard that it's quite common in the US, crazy.

I did think that Sabrina was a little over the top at the time. Yes, she had been hurt in the past, but her daughter was a teenager now, not a little girl. All worked out in the end though and I enjoyed the progression of the story. I haven't read the first two books, but I might go back and give them a go at some point and I will be looking out for the next in the series. Recommended.

Author Bio:
Alexis James lives on the beautiful Central California coast. When she’s not spending time with her hubby of almost 30 years or her amazing kids, you can find her tapping away on the computer. She loves reading, spending time with family, reading, camping, reading….and writing too! She enjoys a good date night, an inexpensive glass of wine, and any story that can make her smile and/or cry.
Alexis’s first novel, “Losing Faith”, was released in September 2014. Her second novel, “Loving Emma”, is a standalone, though it does feature some characters from “Losing Faith”.
She invites you to visit her author pages on Facebook and Goodreads, and her website: You can also follow her on Twitter (@alexisjames27) or you can email her at:


Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Scent of Roses - Sienna Blake


Title: The Scent Of Roses 

Book 2 in the Dark Romeo Trilogy 

Author: Sienna Blake 

Genre: Erotic Romance 

Formats: Paperback & ebook 

Cover Designer: Romacdesigns

The sequel to Love Sprung From Hate, Dark Romeo #1.

The game becomes more deadly as the lies get bigger. Risks will be taken, loyalties will be tested, but will Roman and Julianna take the biggest risk of all…giving into their hearts?

*Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is a retelling for mature audiences. Don’t enter the Underworld if you’re scared of the dark.

(The Scent Of Roses will increase to regular price July 17th) 

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I have to admit that I couldn't wait to get my hands on the second book in Sienna Blake's dark romeo series. I'd polished off book one; Love Sprung from Hate pretty quickly and wanted to know what would happen next. (You can see my review of that here.) I wasn't disappointed.

If you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, then you know more or less the way that this is going to pan out. There are lots of subtle nods to the original story, but at the same time, Blake manages to tell this version in a way that makes it seem new and different. It has a feel of more of being inspired by, rather than being a simple retelling.

As we all know 'the course of true love never did run smooth' (yes, I know that's from a different Shakespeare play). Roman and Julianna find that finding true happiness with one another isn't as simple as just being together, not when everyone else is against it and they find themselves on opposing sides. The original Romeo and Juliet story is a tragedy and I can't help but wonder if the final book will take us to a similar conclusion. (I really hope not.) Either way though, I can't wait to get my hands on the final book in the series.

Sienna Blake is a pen name for a USA Today Bestselling Author. She loves all things that make her heart race — rollercoasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.

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