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Favourite reads: Feb 2018

5 March 2018

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 …

Shock Heir for the Crown Prince by Kelly Hunter (Claimed by a King #1) (contemporary romance)

In this first book in the series, Kelly Hunter (as usual) takes situations that could become clichés and makes them fresh and entertaining. Both the hero and heroine are strong, complex people who together have intense chemistry. All the secondary characters are interesting, the setting is fascinating, and there are many moments of humour mixed in with the serious aspects of the story. When I reached the end I wanted more, and I look forward eagerly to the next in the series. [Deb, NSW]

Cedar Ridge series by Jill Shalvis (contemporary romance)

I’m cheating this month by raving about three books, but I read these back to back and I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite. Set in the mountains of Colorado, this trilogy features the Kincaid family, who have a ski lodge that they are fighting to save. The family is a mash-up of siblings and half-siblings, plus those they claim as their own. Each book grabbed me from just about the first page, with heroes who are into extreme sports and heroines who are strong (even when out of their element). I wish there were more books in this series! [Debbie, ACT]

Contracted for the Petrakis Heir by Annie West (contemporary romance)

I think this story may have just become my favourite Annie West book. Wow what a story! It is a story that just grabs you from the first page; the first chapter left me smiling and eager to get to know more about the hero and heroine. The book starts as heroine Alice Trehearn literally stumbles into the owner’s suite of the hotel she is at and here she meets tall, dark and handsome Greek hero Adoni Petrakis. You will not want to put this one down. I can highly recommend it—this one definitely left me happy. [Helen, NSW]

Shock Heir for the Crown Prince and Convenient Bride for the King by Kelly Hunter (Claimed by a King #1, #2) (contemporary romance)

These two category romances tick all the boxes. Lots of king/princess/reigning kingdom stuff, which is fabulous; you get a glimpse into that fascinating world. Also crown jewels and frocks to die for. Faithful employees and those who may be a snake in the grass. Even though the situations are dire and, you know, important for world peace, Kelly provides humour, truth, tears and lots of wow! passion. Her H&Hs are intelligent, diplomatic and incredible in what they can do; suitable throne candidates indeed. Bravo Kelly, bring on the others now please. [Malvina, NSW]


One Comment
  1. Kelly Hunter permalink
    5 March 2018 5:21 pm

    Best part of today, reading this! All the thanks.

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