Sunday, 18 March 2018

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jenniger Donnelly


An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.

But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.

Cover:  I love how magical this book looks, and just the colours on it are beautiful.

I love Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  It’s probably my favourite Disney film of all time, and when I was found out there was going to be a live action version, I was both massively excited, and scared.  But when I saw it, I fell in love with it.  I really feel the live action really was the perfect mix of the original animated movie, and the stage musical.  So I became a tad obsessed, and wanted to get hold of everything Beauty and the Beast related they brought out, including this book.

It’s set during the movie, just after the Beast gives Belle the library, and she comes across a magical book that transports her into its magical world, which Bella think is a brilliant escape from her imprisonment in the Beast’s castle, but what she doesn’t realise is that she’s a pawn in a deadly game between two sisters, Love and Death, and they are both determined to win.

I really enjoyed this little book.  It was nice to see an original story but with all the familiar characters I love.

It was a great little adventure and would recommend all fans of Beauty and the Beast check it out.

4/5 stars.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Charming Hannah (Big Sky #1) by Kristen Proby

36157431From New York Times Bestselling author, Kristen Proby, comes the first in an all-new trilogy in her beloved Big Sky Series!

Hannah Malone loves her new town. Despite living in Cunningham Falls for five years, she’s still considered a “move in” by most of the locals, and that doesn’t bother her in the least. She’s the “new girl”, and she hasn’t regretted it for one day. This town is her sanctuary. Her home. The one place she finally fits in and feels safe after a lifetime of being different and running from the memories and a past so far away it can’t haunt her anymore.

As the newly appointed police chief, Brad Hull has the responsibility to keep his citizens safe and to maintain order. His roots in this town are deep—five generations deep, to be exact. Cunningham Falls, Montana is his town, and being a cop and protecting what’s his is his passion. Everything’s running like clockwork until a sassy redheaded doctor moves in and disrupts the order—and Brad’s focus.

She’s not just beautiful, funny, and strong. Hannah’s everything he’s been looking for in a woman. The chemistry is undeniable, and the heat in the bedroom is off the charts. Brad knew the minute he met Hannah that she was the one for him. He’s tenacious in his pursuit of her. But when the past catches up with Hannah, will Brad be able to protect her and their hearts?

Cover:  A nice romantic cover, I’m a sucker for these.
I’m a big Kristen Proby fan.  I love her Boudreux series the most, but I’ve enjoyed all her books, so this was an insta-buy book for me.  And I wasn’t disappointment.
This is the first book in a new series, (Big Sky #1) but it’s a spin off series to her Love Under the Big Sky series, so I would recommend picking up that series first to get the most out of this one.
Hannah is a doctor, that suffers with anxiety- headache? Must be a brain tumour? Stomach pain? Cervical cancer.  And even though she knows she’s being irrational, she can’t stop it.   Brad, the police chief is drawn to Hannah, and the attraction sparks between them.
They were really cute together, and even though there was a ton of drama in this book, it was really enjoyable, and even though it seems a cliché, the doctor and the police chief, but they’re really adorable together.  And Brad’s dog steals the show in a fair few scenes.

Would definitely recommend for contemporary romance fans, Kristen Proby doesn’t disappoint.
I really enjoyed this one, but it’s not my favourite of hers, The Boudreaux series remains my fav!
4/5 stars.