Love is in the air #mini #bookreviews #romance

With Valentine’s day fast approaching I thought it might be fun to do a couple of mini-reviews for some of the romantic reads I have enjoyed recently.

Relight my fire by Joanna Bolouri

Phoebe and Oliver are stuck in a rut.

With a five year old daughter and demanding jobs, it’s not hard to see why the spark has gone.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it.

But with distractions aplenty – such as, why do all her past lovers think now is a good time to make a reappearance? And, she may be wrong, but is Oli keeping something from her? – will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

Relight my fire by Joanna Bolouri is a good old fashioned Rom-Com with a big dash of humour. It is actually a sequel to The List, but can easily be read as a standalone.

I loved the writing, the characters and the story. I loved it all.

The story deals with what happens after a ‘happy ever after’ ending. It is a look at what comes next for a lot of couples and how romantic happiness isn’t something that can or should be left unattended.

Relight my fire by Joanna Bolouri is one of the steamier romantic comedies out there, it is worth picking up if you are in the mood for something a little bit different from the norm in the genre.

To date, I’ve read all of Joanna Bolouri’s books and I have loved each and every one. I’m a fan. She is a fantastic writer and Relight my fire is one of her best.

Relight my fire by Joanna Bolouri is a GREAT READ and recommended.

I purchased a copy of Relight my fire by Joanna Bolouri.


The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang

It’s high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband – or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger’s. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend. Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he’s tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal. The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind, and Stella discovers that love defies logic.

First, let me start off by saying that The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang is a very sexy read.

It has a lot of sex.

A lot of very hot and intense sex between two character’s whose chemistry sparks right off the page. Yet somehow the book still maintained a cute and rather sweet edge.

The writing was great, the characters are all fantastic. I can’t believe that anyone wouldn’t love Stella and Michael.

I enjoyed it a lot.

My only small complaint was that I wanted a bit more story and a bit less sexy times. But that is probably more about my own personal preferences.

In my opinion, The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang was a very GOOD READ and again something a little different in a very populated genre.

It stood out.

I purchased a copy of The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang.


As for a wildcard…

If you are in the mood for something completely different can I recommend Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. It has a strong romantic element but certainly isn’t a romance novel.

If you are interested, you can find the book blurb and my review HERE

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