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Favourite reads: Jul 2020

5 August 2020

Books_purpleWelcome to our favourite reads for July. 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 July …

Alpha Night by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #4) (urban fantasy)

I loved this latest novel in the Psy-Changeling Trinity world. It has an interesting, fast-moving plot, intriguing hints of what is to come in the future, and a fantastic couple. Selenka Durev is a strong, very Alpha heroine, and Ethan Night is an adorable, very wounded, but extremely devoted hero. There are many cameos from favourite characters, but the hero steals the show, and rightly so. I recommend a box of tissues while you read, though, because I found it a tear-jerker, in a totally good way <g>. [Deb, NSW]

The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer (historical romance)

I recently joined the very new International Heyer Society and this was the first book reviewed in their newsletter; it was also a book that I’d never read. As Heyer’s very first book it was rather impressive, written and published while she was a teenager (!), based on a story she’d written to entertain her younger brother when he was sick. It was an absolute delight to revisit the Grande Dame of Regency romance, and I imagine I’ll now keep reading her. Never too late to become a fan! [Malvina, NSW]

Close Encounters by Katherine Allred (Alien Affairs #1)

Keira Smith is a GEP, a genetically engineered person. She has a host of superior physical abilities but even more advanced than you average GEP, and views herself as a freak among freaks. Told in the first person, the story revolves around her coming to realise and accept these super-abilities. The world-building and the complexities of the external plot were compelling but the characters pulled me in deep. This was a great sci-fi romance! [Kylie, NSW]

Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian (Seducing the Sedgwicks #3) (historical m/m romance)

I know I’m always raving about Cat Sebastian’s books, but her latest release just might be my favourite ever. It is the sweetest, gentlest romance I’ve read in such a long time. Intent on nursing his best friend back to health, Will kindly kidnaps Martin, taking him to the country where they spend their days exchanging heated glances, sharing kisses and trying to imagine a future free of their pasts. [Charlotte, ACT]

Her Cowboy Prince by Madeline Ash (Cowboy Princes #2) (contemporary romance)

Frankie is the head of royal security and Kris is one of the royal princes. They were close friends before Kris found out he was a prince, and now he’s finding out the secrets Frankie has been keeping from him. There’s a lot going on in this book, and Frankie is an intriguing character. Kris just wants to be with Frankie, and convince her that nothing can come between them. He’s got his work cut out for him. A lovely story! [Debbie, ACT]

The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall (rural romance)

What a fabulous debut rural romance from new-to-me author Leonie Kelsall; a beautiful heart-warming story of a young woman Veronica, or Roni as she likes to be called. She grew up in foster care in Sydney, a childhood that was not good, but when she gets a surprise inheritance, the girl from the city with her cat Scritches and her unborn child are off to the country to find some answers about her family, a fabulous journey with lots of lovely baking involved and a very nice hero. [Helen, NSW]

One Comment
  1. 5 August 2020 4:47 pm

    some good reads in there, thank you

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