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Favourite reads: Feb 2017

5 March 2017

Books_purpleWelcome to our Favourite Reads for February. 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 February …

Pretty Face by Lucy Parker (book 2, London Celebrities) (contemporary)

pretty-faceMy favourite read this month was Pretty Face, a contemporary romance set in London’s acting world. Written by NZer Lucy Parker, it’s the follow-up to Act Like It, which was a laugh-out-loud read for me. Charming romances, good settings, some very funny exchanges, gorgeous heroes and funny heroines—these books are a reading delight. [Anne, Vic]

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan (book 1, Game On series) (contemporary)

the-hook-upThis is new adult at it’s best. A fantastic sports-romance novel by the one and only Kristen Callihan. You will fall in love with the hero, Drew, from the beginning. Anna is a refreshing heroine who you will either love or not. The storyline is charming with the right mix of drama and romance. A wonderfully written story that is perfect for an introduction into this genre. [Juliette, Vic]

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis (book 3, Heartbreaker Bay) (contemporary)

accidentally-on-purposeI really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read a series for a while, and with this series I’m reading them as the books are released. This can go terribly wrong for me; if there’s too much time between books I forget details and people, but so far, so good! This book stars Archer and Elle, who’ve had a bit of tension sparking between them previously, but not so much that you’ve already worked the story out. In fact I think you could read this story standalone and cope. Elle is feisty in her ‘scrappy little nothing’ role, and Archer is one of those behind-the-scenes protective heroes. A book full of fun and warmth. [Malvina, NSW]

Woo Me by Karina Bliss (book 2, The Outback Bachelor Ball) (contemporary)

woo-meI thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the series, which can be read as a standalone. It is very funny, with the memorable cow costume being only the start of the many humourous scenes <g>. The romance is both sweet and hot, with two protagonists who are a perfect match, but who seem to have met at the wrong time. There are some heartbreaking moments, but it all ends well, and believably too, which can be quite hard to achieve in a novella. [Deb, NSW]

The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark (contemporary)

the-stationmasters-cottageWOW this is such an awesome story! It is a debut for Ms Nefri Clark and a total winner, with an amazing story. It is a time slip set in the late 1960s and present time, a story of family secrets and two beautiful love stories. This one ticks the boxes for a fabulous romance it has emotion and is very moving and I loved the setting, I do highly recommend this one. My advice make yourself comfortable and sit back with this one because you are not going to want to put it down. [Helen, NSW]

Feversong by Karen Marie Moning (book 9 Fever series) (urban fantasy)

feversongThis book was an epic read for me and well worth it. A lot of the ongoing issues are wrapped up in this final book in the arc and you finally get to see a sort-of happily ever after for Mac and Barrons. Not so much for Dani, but we know there will be another book coming for her. As the cover suggests there is a final showdown with the book, and the world is saved, but the cost is high. Expect tears and also sighs. [Debbie, ACT]

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