Review: The Bride’s Baby. Liz Fielding

 The Bride’s Baby  Liz Fielding 

The Blurb

Sylvie Smith fell in love with a single glance. But it was her friends soon to be husband that had her all a tingle and he’s just signed on the dotted line to let her organise their wedding!


As an aspiring writer 

I found Liz’s writing both appealing and inspiring. It was clear to see in her writing that the characters had true back stories, pasts that were not written on the page but were felt in the ‘believability’ and depth of her characters.


From a #research point of view it has been made clear to me that when writing, there has to be more than just an overview for each character. The writing must reflect who the characters are. Therefore  you, ‘the writer’ must know the alpha and heroine inside and out. How they will react to any situation life may throw at them!

Also when writing your character profiles an alpha or heroine with a vulnerability makes them not only relatable but believable! They must be the kind of character you’d wanna’ have a slice of cake and cup of tea with.

Writing romance can only come from the soul, the heart. The deep desire we all have to connect, to reach out and have our hand taken by our true loves. This has to be the key ingredient to any love story. I want to be the kind of writer that makes your toes tingle but your heart ache for your true love.

Keep researching! #millsandboon #proudpleasure #findyourvoice

Review

Liz Fielding’s writing from the onset is swift and precise, whilst engaging and making the most innocent moments shared between Tom and Sylvie sensual. A delightful tale,as tender as spring rain but as“hot as Hades” in the sizzle department. Dare I say, Liz has tackled sensitive issues with a realistic charm.

Tom Mcfarlane is immediately shown to be a man of entrepreneurial spirit and drive. A man in control of his life, seeing his upcoming wedding as a simple deal to be brokered. But swiftly he learns that love has no control when cupids arrow strikes. But that’s the last thing Tom wants to do… loose control.

Sylvie  Smith is a woman spurned to be great by past aliments. Her challenging past has driven her into a successful career. But she has remained frozen, trapped in an emotional cocoon by a previous, shallow love rat.

Yet the first heart stopping encounter with “Tom Mcfarlane,” Sylvie,“glanced up and she felt a jolt – like the fizz of electricity from a faulty switch.” (Fielding.Chp.1.)“He might make her angry but for the first time in years she felt like a woman…” (Fielding.Chp.2.)

Liz has created a relatable and strong heroine, a woman that I certainly would like to have a cup of tea with.  Sylvie is smart, witty and  a perfect match for our alpha Tom. The story never dipped or left me wanting, it was an emotionally satisfying tale and one I certainly recommend for an afternoon read.

Perfect read 5/5 stars from me, Liz Fielding ‘The Brides Baby’ did exactly what it said on the tin.




Review. Forbidden: The Sheikh’s Virgin. Trish Morey.

Forbidden. The Sheikh’s Virgin.

Trish Morey


The ‘Blurb’…

as directly quoted from Forbidden. The Sheikh’s Virgin.Trish Morey

“Rafiq Al’Ramiz left his homeland behind – betrayed by the woman he loved. He’s hardened his heart and made his fortune – and now he must return: his country needs him. But he is more powerful than ever, and vengeance is high on his agenda!

Seeing Sera again, he finds the image he’s held of a heartless temptress at odds with her drab robes and downcast eyes. But, immune to her sob story, he will take what he’s owed! What will this ruthless sheikh do when he discovers the depth of Sera’s very real innocence?”

Review

I have to confess when I started reading this title it was a random pick. I was unaware it was part of a mini series (Dark Hearted Desert Men) and this the second installment of four.

My first bite of a Modern romance in years and I confess after a little nibble I found it underwhelming ..

I questioned the plausibility of our alpha male, Rafiq Al’Ramiz, leaving his home country a boy scorned , only to return from a foreign land, a prince and royalty no less!

‘Unbelievable? Too cliché?’

But oh my, how I was wrong!

Trish Morey (the author) has not only woven a tangled web of desire between Rafiq and Sera but she has also highlighted the significance of Domestic Verbal Abuse #abuseisnotalwaysphysical and the utter disastrous affects it can have on the wellbeing of the strongest of women.

Such a theme and dark undercurrent of Sera’s loveless marriage I found refreshing. However it did not distract from the deep connection of her main characters. And only served to enhance Sera’s character and build the readers empathy for her.

Nor did it distract from what every romantic reader craves to have in any well rounded romance: conflict, strong willed but believable characters, an intense love affair that is emotionally satisfying to the reader and of course a ‘happy ever after.’

Trish has created an exotic, vibrant and sultry world in this modern romance. Yet the twists of the tale were unpredictable and anything but cliché.


Trish has swept me along a on a tidal wave of emotions with ‘Forbidden: The Sheikh’s Virgin’.

I have felt nostalgic about my own past, my own choices and have felt a deep connection to her style of writing and her ability to relate to the reader.

As after all, ‘don’t we all have our own savage wounds from our past that simply can’t heal?’ But as romantics we always hope that love will conquer all and Trish really has embraced this optimistic hope in her telling of Forbidden:The Sheikh’s Virgin.

I highly recommend it! As a stand alone book, overall, I thought it was a triumph. (I can’t comment on the other books in the series as i’m yet to read them!) 4/5 stars from me.

#modernromance #millsandboon #forbiddentheshieksvirgin #trishmorey