When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock. Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel. Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels. When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Piatkus (30 May 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 0349410909 ISBN-13: 978-0349410906
Love. Lies. Murder. A lot can happen... COME SUNDOWNBodine Longbow loves to rise with the dawn. As the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana, there just aren't enough hours in the day - for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to the ranch. Then again, maybe Callen can change her mind, given time... But when a young woman's body is discovered on resort land, everything changes. Callen falls under the suspicion of a deputy sheriff with a grudge. And for Bodine's family, the murder is a shocking reminder of an old loss. Twenty-five years ago, Bodine's Aunt Alice vanished, never to be heard of again. Could this new tragedy be connected to Alice's mysterious disappearance? As events take a dramatic and deadly turn, Bodine and Callen must race to uncover the truth - before the sun sets on their future together. Cover: A pretty cover, I tend to like the simplicity of Nora Roberts romantic thrillers.
I've read a fair few Nora Roberts books now, including her romantic thrillers. While I can say I've enjoyed all of them, there have been those that I've loved that little bit more such as Whiskey Beach and The Obsession. The first chapter of Come Sundown started off quite slowly, but the end of chapter one delivered a real sucker punch and really drew me in. I actually had to re-read the last paragraph of this chapter because I was like 'woahhh'. Set in a ranch/resort Bodine is a highly intelligent and efficient boss- she runs the resort like a well oiled machine, but at the centre of it all is her family. They're all close. Except for her aunt Alice who deserted them all years ago, left to try and become a movie star and never contacted them again, but maybe that's not all it seems. Callen is a close family friend, he was practically raised along with Bodine and her brothers, and she may have had a little crush on him. He left after his father squandered away his land and ended up taking his own life. Callen left to forge his own path- and now he's back. And there's definitely something brewing between them- but as local women start to disappear, and turn up dead, will they realise what's between or will it be snatched away from them forever.
The storyline on this one really drew me in. I really liked that we got to 'see' scenes from both Alice's POV, as well as the villain. I loved the family dynamic of the ranch- the family bickering, the old and hilarious grannies.
I was so into it that I managed to read it three days, which doesn't sound like a big deal, but with work at the moment, that's quite an achievement- you'll just have to take my word on that.
A great little romantic thrillers that fans of Nora Roberts will really enjoy.
Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect façade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired—and he can’t help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie’s art, he wants her as a woman, too. More than he’s ever wanted anything in his life. And what a Maverick wants, he always gets…
For Charlie, Sebastian offers the commission of a lifetime. Creating a magnificent sculpture for his new headquarters is a dream come true, but falling for the spellbinding billionaire isn’t part of the plan...until his luscious kisses entice her into total recklessness. He fascinates and captivates her, and as Charlie learns more about the dark depths of Sebastian’s past, all she wants is to heal him with her love. But can a man who has grown up thinking love is toxic ever believe that true love is real?
Cover: There’s not
much to like or dislike about these covers, at least the series matches.
I love Bella Andre’s Sullivans series, and I picked up the
first book in her and Jennifer Skully’s Mavericks series last year and really
enjoyed it, so was keen to continue with the series.
I really liked Charlie and Sebastian’s book.
Sebastian had an awful childhood and doesn’t believe in
lasting relationships, so when things start to heat up between him and Charlie,
it takes a lot for him to trust that he won’t destroy her like his father did
Charlie- I really liked her character. An artist that works with metal parts found
in junk yards, she loves her art, but she works so hard to give her sick mother
comfort, wants to give her the best. So when
Sebastian wants to commission a piece from her, the insane amount he pays her
goes straight into getting her mum better care.
I just loved her and the two of them together just fit so well.
I’m really enjoying this series so far, and it may become a
favourite like the Sullivans.
Standing on her tiptoes at a Renaissance Fair, Lela Marshall catches a glimpse of just how hot a forge can get. Even from fifty feet away, she’s never felt this sort of heat. And it’s coming from between her legs.
Miller Rhodes has a gigantic problem. He’s met the woman he knows is destined to be his. Only, she’s disappeared into a crowd and took his heart and his future with her. For once, even work can’t distract him from thoughts of the way her lips tasted for one brief moment under the July sun.
Can a sock-chewing puppy and a meddling mother be the solution to Miller’s problem? Will this knife forging hard-ass find his soft spot in the girl that stole his heart after just one kiss?
Author’s note: Lose yourself in the heat radiating from this filthy talking alpha. He’s a man of few words, but he definitely isn’t lacking on how to use his mouth in other ways. Suspend reality for a bit with this love at first kiss, happily ever after, scorching hot read. Safe, indulgent and *touches finger to butt and listens for the sizzle*
Cover: The cover is
pretty generic, I mean, not that it’s not a nice view or anything, it’s just
that it’s not exactly stand out.
I liked the sound of this one- love at first sight at a
Renaissance Fair. And it was short and
sweet but I don’t think the love at full sight was completely pulled off
Miller is definitely an alpha male…came across as slightly
crazy at some points.
Lela was a pretty sweet character but I neither loved or
Over all, it was a nice quick read- took me half a day to
I wish it had been bulked out a little more, because I think
it could have been a pretty great read if it had been fleshed out a bit more,
and their romance had developed a bit more steadily- I mean going from
strangers to thinking about being parents in the space of like 5 minutes is
cray even for me.
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’
And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.
No. That will never be me.
Because I’m completely imperfect.
And … I hate myself.
I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.
Cover: I really like
the colourful colours on this one, and that there’s no cover models on there so
I can imagine the characters myself.
I stumbled across this one, I think on Goodreads and knew I
had to read it. And I’m so glad I
did. Willow Tate thinks the way I do- a
woman on the bigger side that has been taunted, bullied and put down for her
But when Kane Masters first sees Willow, he’s instantly
struck by her, wants to get to know her.
Willow thinks it’s some kind of cruel joke and can’t believe
movie star Kane would really be interested in her, but his passionate pursuit
of her eventually shows her otherwise, and she will learn to be more confident
I found this book really kind of empowering, having a
chunkier chick as the protagonist, and her self deprecating ways really did
make her relatable. I really felt for
Willow, her half-sister and step-father were so cruel, but she rose above it.
Kane was just drop dead gorgeous, and I loved how he treated
Willow, and how he made her see herself.
“When I look in the mirror, I
won’t see the things they will most likely say about me. I’ll see me, Willow
Tate, the woman who isn’t perfect, but she is perfect in her imperfections.”
Sexy times were also well done. Lots of sizzle there.
Definitely recommend picking up this sexy stand alone, that
had a lot of depth to it.
Kenric of Blackstone is tormented. Not entirely human, he cannot live with his past or with that he truly is. When he is needed to help in a battle that could destroy the Earth, it is Megan who gives him strength, Megan whose kisses heal him....
In a strange land and time, it became clear to Megan Potter why she'd been summoned. This wasn't about Faerie prophecies or wizardry, or even a desperate struggle to find her way home. This was a quest to save a man's heart. And for the first time ever, she felt destined to prevail, because with her help she knew this handsome prince could discover the most powerful magic of all—love. Cover: I can admit it. I love cheesy romance covers- the whole bodice ripper thing. It's a weakness of mine. And I kind like this cover.
I remembered taking this book out of the library when I was
younger, maybe 15-16, and devouring it, and for ages I couldn’t remember what
it was. Years later (I’m now 25) after
much random search engine entries- I found the book, Powerful Magic by Karen
And re-reading it was an interesting experience. I remember loving this book, swooning over it
and thinking it was amazing. After the
passage of time, and growing up a bit I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t
love it as much this time round.
I found the heroine, Megan to be simpering at times. There’s a lot of cheesiness, and while I love
me some cheesy romance, this didn’t hit me in the same way.
A fair few spelling and grammatical errors in the Kindle
edition I read.
The magical elements didn’t seem very expanded on, and the ‘battle’
at the end was a little anti-climatic.
Over all, I enjoyed reading this for the nostalgia. If I was rating this ages 15, it would have
been a 5 star read, now, I would have to go for 2.5.