Phobic By Michelle Irwin

**arc received for honest review**

“I ain’t gonna leave an inch of you unloved tonight.”

What another amazing book by Michelle ant the end of Declan’s series i thought it was the end of it then we got a taste of phoebe we loved book 1 and book 2 just upped the anti we loved every moment of it as always we were taken on the journey along for the fast ride of Phoebe and Beau.

At the start of book 2 Phoebe has just made it to the US which even though her and Beau are no longer together she didn’t want to disappoint her parents, they worked really hard to get her the deal and the car so she was able to chase he (then) man all the way across the country.

When Phoebe arrives to her new work place to get to know her crew and car she was a little excited but little did she know what she was about to walk into.

“Ya gotta find the sweet spot. Find your rhythm.”

To put it mildly the new crew weren’t very impressed with her and then to find out that Beau is from the same original crew but racing the other car for the original owner makes her life a lot harder. The guys aren’t friendly at all and to say that Beau has spread some bullshit lies about her is an understatement.

Phoebe is hurting.

She’s heart broken.

She’s lost.

She had no one.

All alone in a different country. 

When she finally comes face to face with the man that broke her heart she gets the shock of her life!

Beau lied.

What do you do when you come face to face with the man that broke you?

The man that didn’t give you a reason?

The man that is now standing with another women?

Another women who is pregnant?

Not only is he standing with to a women who is pregnant with his arm around her, she is his fiancé and is carrying his child.

Phoebes world come crashing down again when her reality smacks her in the face at full throttle!

“I think you should do what Phoebe Reede does best.”

Do Phoebe an Beau stand a chance?

Will love concur all?

Or is this way to much for Phoebe to handle?

That you will have to read to find out!

We loved this book even throw we could have thrown the kindle with the ending as we will be left hanging until boom 3 comes out but it was so worth it.

Thank you Michelle for another 5 Star read!!


Our Book Review – Stain (King’s Harlots #2) by J.M. Walker


** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

In the second instalment of JM Walkers The King’s Harlot Series, we are taken on Meeka and Ashers journey.
We briefly met both Meeka and Asher in Grit (Book 1), but in Stain, we get their story, their voice, and believe me when I say you are in for one hell of a ride.

Going undercover, both Asher and Meeka are trying their hardest to smash the syndicate that keeps taking women and selling them to the highest bidder. It’s a dark and dangerous world, but they both need this to end. There are too many women losing their lives, taken from their families. After saving Jays sister, it’s in their veins to save more.

But at what cost?
Who will come out alive?
What secrets will be revealed?
What will happen when the past and present collide?

Can Meeka trust Asher to keep her safe from the hands of evil?
Can Asher keep Meeka undamaged through it all?
Can Asher keeps his past at bay to do the job at hand?
Can they both as one help and save these women?
Can Asher and Meeka both survive the depths of hell?
Or is it too late?

Guys…..Stain, what can I say. I have sat here trying to articulate the best way I can and explain to you what Stain is about, but it’s hard for me to put it into words.

This novel completely broke me. It shattered my heart into a million pieces, my soul crushed. 
It’s gut wrenching, raw, gritty and highly confronting. At times it’s as disturbing as hell, painful and cringe worthy. It’s dark, twisted and gruesome. Their heartbreaking story had me finding it hard to breathe. 
But it was also heartwarming and breathtakingly beautiful with it’s hope, love and fight for survival that you could  feel with every page turned.

Overall Stain was one of the best reads for me for 2016, so full of depth and detail that it has left me speechless.

Asher and Meeka, my heart will stay with you both always. Your story……Breathtaking.

To JM Walker…..Thank you for given us as readers/bloggers a read that I can only describe as perfection.

5 stars

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Our Book Review – Falling for My Best Friend, Part 4 (Falling for My Best Friend Serial) – Sharon Cummin


** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
**Review by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under **

Sam and James have both finally come to their senses and admitted to each other the feelings they have for one another. But if they think it’s going to be easy sailing, they have another thing coming.

Part 4 of this series has everything you could want……. the highs and lows of a blossoming love, the secrets that sometimes need to be kept and the emotionally charged cliff hanger that will want you wanting so much more.

This series just keeps getting better and better.

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Our Book Review – Burn With Me – Rachael Tonks


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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

I don’t want you to regret me

Portland is just what Amber needs.
Leaving everything behind, it’s time to create a new life with love and happiness, but more importantly new memories.
Foster home after foster home, Ambers life has been far from perfect.
She’s had to fight for everything.
Making it to college, Amber is doing okay until she’s thrown out, not welcomed back.
Yep Portland looks like a great plan.
Her best friend Lily is there, so starting over should be easy.
Portland. Lily. Dancing. College. Job at a cafe.
This will be a breeze for Amber.

But she never expected him.
He’s a mystery, a gorgeous brooding mystery that has Amber all hot and bothered.
She needs to break down his walls.
She wants to unravel his every emotion, every thought.
But how can she do that when he won’t so much even look at her, or speak to her.
Amber won’t give up.
After all they are neighbours.

Alone. Quiet. It’s how Caleb lives.
His apartment is his safety from people, from his past, from the nightmares that plague him day and night.
His art keeps him grounded, keeping his tragic past at bay.
Caleb has one friend, James, but that’s it. He will never allow anyone in.

But Calebs gorgeous, stunningly beautiful next door neighbour will be his game changer.
Everything that Caleb has ever known will be completey obliterated.
His life will never be the same.

Welcome to Amber and Calebs world.

Guys this novel gripped me from the very beginning right through until the very end.
Raw, dark, highly confronting, disturbing, heartbreaking and simply breathtaking are words that come to mind when describing what I got from this novel.
Emotionally charged I found myself either giggling my butt off, crying until the words blurred on the page or simply holding my breath.
It was everything a reader could ever ask for from a novel and so much more.

I instantly fell in love with Caleb and his mysterious ways. His story so tragic it splintered my heart into a million pieces.
Amber….What a firecracker. Her sassiness and smart mouth was a breath of fresh air.
But these guys together…..Explosive.

Guys I cannot recommend this novel high enough. A detailed, emotionally charged read that you will fall in love with.

5 stars

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Our Book Review – This Is Why (The Why Series Novella # 1.5) by Nessie Wallace


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** Review by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under **

And so continues Jenna and Bryson’s story. A story that proves that everything happens for a reason.

A little over a year ago, Jenna could never imagine her life as it is now. All she had was herself and her unborn child.

Now she has a large loving family, and a husband who absolutely adores her.

That doesn’t mean that their life is perfect, but it’s pretty damn close. They do have their ups and downs, but love and understanding usually saves the day.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, that in a world filled with hate and violence, if everyone had the life and understanding that this family does. The world would be a much better place.

A beautifully written novel that I couldn’t put down.


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Our Book Review – Grim (King’s Harlots, #2.5) by J.M. Walker


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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

This novella, following Grit which is the first instalment of this amazing series, Grim takes us on Jay and Angels journey after the aftermath of Jays kidnapping.

Jay has her sister Violet back, after been missing for years.
One of the ring leaders of the abduction of so many girls is where he should be….In the ground.
Angel has confessed his undying love for Jay.
Everything has fallen into place.

But why is Jay so unhappy?
Why has her past come back to haunt her dreams?
Why does he haunt her dreams?
Can Angel get Jay to open up about her past?
Can he get her to bare her soul?
Will Jay ever be able to share her demons that are totally consuming her?
Will she ever let go of the fear?
Will Angel and Jay get there happy ever after?

All these questions and so much more are revealed in this amazing novella, that just like the first instalment Grit did, had me captivated from beginning to end.
Edgy, all consuming, heartbreaking, raw and highly emotional are just a few words that describe Grim.
An absolute mind blowing, heartfelt read that again left me wanting more.
A beautiful novella that I’m glad I’ve had the privilege of reading.

Again I highly recommend Grim, but bare in mind you need to read Grit first before diving in to this spell-bounding, emotional read.
You will not be disappointed.

5 stars.

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Our Book Review – Tell Me Why (Book 1 The Why Series) by Nessie Wallace


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** Review by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under **

Jenna is seventeen and all alone in the world. Both her parents have just been killed in a horrific car accident. As if this tragedy wasn’t enough, Jenna soon discovers she is pregnant and must go into foster care until she is eighteen.

This is just the beginning of the nightmare that is foster care. Jenna is placed with a family that looks loving and caring to anyone looking. But once that front door closes, it’s a whole different story. The fights, violence and accusations is horrendous.

After a nasty accusation, Jenna is placed with her next foster family, and they are complete polar opposites to the family she has just come from.

This lovely written book has just about everything you would want in a quiet weekend read.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read with a HEA.

An entertaining read. I give this book 4/5

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