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Favourite reads: Mar 2021

5 April 2021

Books_purpleWelcome to our favourite reads for March. 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 March …

The Unworthy Duke by Charlotte Anne (historical romance)

I loved this regency story of a young woman escaping her horrible abusive brother. Ellen lands a lady’s companion job with a dowager Marchioness, who has a very grumpy grandson, Cal, and Owen, her flamboyant ward (Owen was such fun!). Ellen is determined to stay focused and save for a better life for her and her little sister. Cal has issues of his own to work on, but they get through it all together. I think the main reason I loved this book was because both characters were haunted and needed each other in order to save themselves. Well done—I loved it. [Linda, WA]

Falling for His Island Nurse by Marion Lennox (contemporary romance)

I loved this book. It is a wonderful book for a couple of reasons. First—and awed congratulations here—it’s Marion’s 125th book! Wow! Second, the characters grabbed my heart from the beginning and didn’t let go: the guarded and wounded Dr Angus Knox, his beautiful little son, and nurse Freya Mayberry, with deep hurts from a terrible past. The other ‘character’ you’ll truly love is the setting, beautiful Shearwater Island and its wonderful locals. As a plus there’s Seaweed the dog, a shaggy giant plucked from the watery jaws of death. A very special romance. [Malvina, NSW]

Bound to Her Fake Fiancé Boss by Hayson Manning (contemporary romance)

I have been waiting for this book for a while and, wow, I was not disappointed. What an awesome story; it is emotional and so very sensual and witty. I had lots of LOL moments reading this one as we get to know Asia and Jason. Their road to a HEA is a very rocky one, but one that I feel is a must read. If you enjoy a fabulous hot sexy, witty romance with a hero to die for and a feisty strong stubborn heroine, don’t miss this one. [Helen, NSW]

Tragic by Devney Perry (Lake Cove #3) (contemporary romance)

Kaine has left everything and everyone behind after a horrible tragedy. He’s now living in the woods at Lark Cove, ignoring the locals and doing his woodwork. Piper moves in next door and the first time they meet he slams his door in her face. But they can’t avoid each other completely and in time he finds that spending time with Piper is the one thing that quiets the rage in him. A lovely story about the healing power of love, which is not as angsty at the title implies. [Debbie, ACT]

The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish (contemporary mm romance)

This month I discovered the amazing Roan Parrish, and it all started with this book. It’s honestly one of the sweetest books (but still hot and heavy) that I’ve ever read. Where Alex is so steady and calm, Corbin is completely … not. His best friends are the characters he loves to draw, his family is his dog pack and his truly believes he is cursed. These two are a perfect match and their love story is so gentle and caring. [Charlotte, ACT]

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