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Favourite reads: Apr 2017

5 May 2017

Books_purpleWelcome to our Favourite Reads for April. 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 April …

Girl on a Plane by Cassandra O’Leary (contemporary romance)

I don’t think I’ve ever read a romance with a flight attendant as heroine before, so this book makes a nice change. After a cyclone divert to Singapore, Irish Sinead Kennealy hooks up with first-class passenger CEO Gabriel Anderson. There’s all sorts of baggage issues (not just the carry-on sort) in this book, including a stalker, and the story rumbles and tumbles around all over the globe. At first Gabriel comes across as a colossal jerk, but thankfully redeems himself in the end. This is billed as a romantic comedy, but the issues are actually very serious. Still, I look forward to reading her next book. [Malvina, NSW]

Warrior Agent by Dana Marton (book 3, Agents Under Fire) (romantic suspense)

This novella is full of action, witty banter and sexual tension. What I particularly enjoyed was that the heroine is low-key but kick-ass and saves the hero’s life (and successfully wrestles with his demons). He does get to return the favour, so there is equal-opportunity ass-kicking and demon-wrestling <g>. I recommend reading the three novellas in order as this last one contains the final resolution to the problem faced throughout, with the other couples also making important appearances. [Deb, NSW]

The Spanish Tycoon’s Takeover by Michelle Douglas (contemporary romance)

This is one of those stories that has everything that a fabulous romance should have to keep you turning the pages: humour, emotion, strong characters and, above all, a true and beautiful romance that will leave you smiling. I loved the setting (the Gold Coast) and there is a revenge plot going on in this one, but of course all turns out well. I love it when the hero is totally turned upside down by the heroine. This one is beautifully written and I can highly recommend it. A thoroughly enjoyable read. [Helen, NSW]

Fall by Karina Bliss (book 2, Rock Solid) (contemporary romance)

Dimity was an intriguing character in the first book in this series and we learn more about her in this book. She is a powerhouse of organisation and multitasking, but she is also fiercely loyal to her friends; in fact her misguided loyalty leads to a stunning betrayal. The hero, Seth, is also fiercely loyal, but finds himself having to fight for the family that has moved on without him. It is the way he fights for Dimity, however, that makes this a fantastic read. I would have loved this story to be longer. [Debbie, ACT]

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  1. 7 May 2017 5:49 pm

    Adding these fantastic recommendations to my TBR pile!

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