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Favourite reads: Sep 2015

5 October 2015

Books_purpleWelcome to our Favourite Reads for September. Each month some of ARRA’s members will tell you a little bit about one of the books they’ve recently read and loved.

These are not full reviews of the books, just honest opinions on why they enjoyed the book so much. Hopefully one of these will strike a chord with you.

So, we asked our members to tell us about some of their favourite reads for September …

Addict by Lexi Blake (book 2, Hunter: a Thieves series)

AddictI love books that sit on the paranormal romance/urban fantasy divide and I enjoy books that explore the idea of relationships beyond a single love interest. I love good guys that plan for all contingencies and I love to hate evil bad guys. Addict has vampires, werewolves, fae, witches, demons, angels and a very rare prophet, something for everyone🙂 Book 1 of this series is Ripper, although the canon has five previous books that focus on another character, Zoey and starts with Steal the Light. All good adventure. [Gina, NSW]

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

Paris for OneThis is the story of hopeful Nell who impulsively plans a weekend to Paris, only to be stood up by her less than keen (please get rid of him) boyfriend. Then she meets Fabien, who needs to move on from his former girlfriend. The weekend goes from dire to delightful, and ends on a lovely optimistic romantic note. This story was quick to read and ooh la la charming. This was definitely one of the best novellas I’ve read lately, from a chick-litty (but romantic) author. [Malvina, NSW]

Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

Craving FlightThis is an erotic novella featuring Orthodox Jewish characters and a marriage of convenience and it’s FREE! I loved the cultural aspects, which were treated with respect, as well as being accessible to those unfamiliar with Judaism. The writing is clean and spare and there was something super erotic about how private and conforming Elan and Tzipporah were on the outside and how kinky they were in the privacy of their bedroom. [Kaetrin, SA]

The Deal by Elle Kennedy (book 1, Off-Campus series)

The DealThis is a NA story, set on a college campus. The hero is a hot shot on the college hockey team, but he’s failing one of his classes. The heroine is excelling in that same class and he decides she is going to tutor him. He has to turn on all of his charm to convince her. He is cocky and self-possessed, but he is also a deeper character. She is dealing with a dark history, but is still confident and stands up to all his crap. The story is full of humour, angst and some great snarky dialogue. Book 2, The Mistake, is already out and it is just as good. [Debbie, ACT]

Seducing His Enemy’s Daughter by Annie West

Seducing His Enemy's DaughterThis is a story that starts with revenge and turns to such a beautiful sensual seduction. It features two people who have been through so much in their lives—one trying to help her brother and sister, the other needs to get his revenge. When they meet the sparks ignite. This one will pull you in till you get to the end. I loved the setting—my home town of Sydney—and visits to the Blue Mountains. One not to miss. [Helen, NSW]

Crucible Zero by Devon Monk (book 3, House Immortal series)

Crucible ZeroMatilda and Abraham are one of my favourite new couples. Even after all that Matilda has been through she still fights for the world and her chance at love. I love love love this series. The setting is unique and surprising and nothing is quite as it seems. The action and tension keeps building and building and I was right there with the characters willing them on, hoping they would succeed against overwhelming odds. This novel kept me up reading way past my bedtime. [Cora, ACT]

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