Lady Heather's Reviews

"Lover of books, music, and happily ever afters"



Releasing the Demons

Releasing the Demons - L.D. Rose L.D. Rose has created an incredible world where Vampires have come out of hiding and established their dominance.
The Vampire's now rule the night and humans are left to live, survive and pick up the pieces of death and destruction left for them come morning.

This was a dark, edgy story that was well developed and well written.
I loved the world this author has created and the "super-heroes" she's created to combat the vampires.
"The Order of the Senary" are complex characters, each with their own demons and special gifts.
They are also honourable, loyal, and determined warriors that fight for what's right and just.

The chemistry and sexual tension between Blaze and Val was off the charts.
When they first met they didn't trust or even like one another, but once they starting working together and getting to know one another, the most incredible thing happened...they began to love and heal one another.

My favourite part of the book was when Val was shaving Blaze.
There's something so erotic and intimate in this act.

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I loved how their relationship developed and how it wasn't a "love at first sight" but something that was worth fighting for and dying for.

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A great first book for a new series!
I look forward to reading more of this author's work.

"I voluntarily read a copy of this book which was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review."

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids - Carol McCloud This is a wonderfully written and illustrated book for children between the ages of 4-9.

The idea of this book is to teach and guide children in learning how they can "fill the imaginary bucket that everyone in the world possesses, and the buckets of others" by treating people with kindness and respect.
They are also taught that you can empty their bucket and the bucket of others by being unkind and disrespectful.


Bounty - Kristen Ashley Second read: September 15-17, 2017

I've re-rated this book from a 3 star to 5 star rating with this re-read.

I loved this story the second time around, and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I re- read the series from start to finish.
All the characters and their stories were fresh and the series flowed smoothly, and each book complimented the other.

I love the history and the loyalty these mountain men have for their brother's and the rough road they have to take in order to find and keep their women.

I can't wait to read Wood and Maggie's story!

First Read:
3 "Less would have been more" Stars

I enjoyed the characters and the storyline, but the book itself was soo long.
I ended up skimming a lot of it because even though I enjoy a good description of a set or scenery, I just found there was 'too much' (read: Justice's house description) in the story.
I liked Justice, and I've been waiting to read Deke's story.
They were great together (comparable to Mace Stella's story)
I think in this situation, less would have been more.

Sweep of the Blade

Sweep of the Blade -  Ilona Andrews The Epilogue has been posted and the story ended with an epic surprise!
What a pleasure it was to read this book every week in Ilona Andrew's newsletter!


Capture - Penny Reid Amazing story, characters, and writing!
Penny Reid is a master story-teller.
Her stories are smart, engaging, and expertly executed.

I loved the three parts of the Elements of Chemistry series, but I particularly liked how Martin and Katy's characters grew and developed throughout the series.

This book was a great ending to the series.

An arc was generously provided by INDIESAGE PR in exchange for an honest review.

Diamond Fire

Diamond Fire -  Ilona Andrews Loved this novella!
It's a wonderful addition to the Hidden Legacy Series.

We get a little bit more background to Catalina's past and the struggles she's had with her magic.
Boy does she kick-ass in the end!

One of my favourite quotes:
"Runa raised her hands. A faint green mist spread from her passed through the refrigerators and dissipated. She stepped forward, took a tub of ice-white fondant out, opened it, pinched some fondant off, and popped it in her mouth. “Mmm, delicious cyanide.
Old school.
Histotoxic hypoxia on you, histotoxic hypoxia on your house, histotoxic hypoxia on your cow."

-I cracked up reading this quote because I recently watched Mulan with my granddaughter and I've alway's loved Mushu's rant. :-)

Great read!

Shame on Him

Shame on Him - Tara Sivec

September 16, 2018

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Shame On Me

Shame On Me  - Tara Sivec

September 16, 2018

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Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game - Stephen King This book scared the f$#k out of me!
Freaking Stephen King, now I have to try and sleep tonight. GHAH!


Untitled - L.H. Cosway
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Title: Fauxmance
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: August 13, 2018


In this era of social media, we all pretend.

We pretend to be prettier, happier, more confident versions of ourselves, but not Ellen Grant. She takes it to a whole other level and pretends to be someone else entirely. Adopting the persona of a woman far more interesting is the only way she can break free of the socially awkward, romantically inept girl she really is.

And it’s all going swimmingly until she catches the eye of a man at her local coffee shop. Julian Fairchild has been noticing her for a while and he’s fascinated. Little does he know, the woman he thinks he’s obsessed with is a fake.

It’s not long before the jig is up, and Julian discovers Ellen’s true identity. However, he has a proposition. If she really wants to pretend, he can introduce her to a world where she can be anyone she wants. Ellen is intrigued by the prospect, and, blind to the nature of Julian’s profession as a male escort, closes her eyes and lets him lead the way.

Can Ellen keep her feelings in check while discovering a new world of thrills and excitement? And will Julian let it show that he isn’t entertaining Ellen purely out of the goodness of his heart?

Fauxmance is a standalone contemporary romance featuring characters first seen in L.H. Cosway’s Showmance.

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"5+++ - Learning to Love, and be Loved Stars!"

MY GOD! This woman can write!
This book was raw, sexy, interesting, captivating, addictive, and one of my favourite read's this year.
I knew I would like this story just from reading the synopsis, but once I started... it wasn't too long before I was no longer just reading the story, but I felt I was apart of it.
L.H. Cosway wrote this book SO DAMN WELL that I felt as though I was at the Polka Dot Cafė watching Suze and Elodie thru Julian's eyes. I was in Ellen's apartment with her while she was contemplating her next move or going through the slew of emotions she was feeling about Julian or stepping out of her comfort zone.

Julian and Ellen's characters were interesting, colourful, unique and wonderful to get to know.
Their chemistry was off the charts.
I was rooting for them from the very beginning right until the last word was written.
Julian complimented Ellen completely, and Ellen allowed Julian to see and experience the world through her innocent eyes.

I absolutely adored this book.
READ IT, I highly recommend it!

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About the author

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L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

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Devil in Winter

Devil in Winter  - Lisa Kleypas First read: March 12-15, 2010

Second read: March 23, 2013

Third read: August 12, 2018

"This review contains spoilers."

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This is the third book in the "Wallflower" series. In the previous two books, we are introduced to Evangeline (Evie) Jenner. She is the daughter of a gaming club owner, has a severe stammer, is extremely shy, has a beautiful heart & character, has brazen red hair, gorgeous blue eyes, and freckles. When she's around her best friends and adoptive sisters Lillian, Daisy, and Annabelle her stutter literally disappears.
She can be herself without criticism and is totally relaxed.

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*** in all honesty, I was reading this story and thinking if this was modern day, this is who the Wallflowers would be ***

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In the previous book [b:It Happened One Autumn|827412|It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)|Lisa Kleypas||1823891], we are introduced to Lord Sebastian St. Vincent. He is childhood friend of Lord Marcus Westcliff (Lillian's husband), and also a renowned rake. At the end of the book, St. Vincent kidnaps Lillian, drives to Greta Glen to marry her in a desperate attempt to solve his financial problems, not really taking into account the consequences of his actions. When Marcus finally catches up with them and rescues Lilly, he thoroughly gives St. Vincent the beating he deserves, and thus ending their long friendship because of the betrayal and breaking Marcus' trust.

..present time

This story picks up right where the last one left off. St. Vincent is sitting in his house in London 'licking his wounds' and reflecting how far gone he is and how he crossed a line that should never have been an option in regards to Marcus and their friendship. While he's sitting there wallowing, and trying to make plans for his future, he receives an unexpected guest. St. Vincent is told by his Vale that a woman is here to see him. He thinks it's one of his many women come for a quick toss, and tells his Vale to send her away, that he's already preoccupied with someone else. When they refuse to leave, St. Vincent reluctantly admits her. The last person he expects to see is Ms Evie Jenner because of her shy nature and stutter if anything he thought perhaps it would have been Annabelle Hunt who would have come to gloat or scream at him.
Evie sits down facing St. Vincent and proceeds to tell him she has a proposition for him. Intrigued, St. Vincent encourages her to go on.
Evie's proposition is as follows: She informs St. Vincent that her father is dying of consumption and that he doesn't have very long to live. Her Aunt and Uncle have refused to allow Evie to visit her father because they feel his association is detrimental to her's (and their) reputation. Every time she has sneaked out and tried to see him, they have brought her back and beaten her and locked her in her rooms for weeks with barely enough bread and water to survive. She proposes that St. Vincent marry her and under his protection, her family can't get to her and allow her to care for her father in his dying days. When her father passes, her inheritance will be his, thus solving his financial problems. Evie also proposes that they consummate the marriage, but it is a one time deal. She refuses to be another one of the women that St. Vincent beds 'just for fun'. For Evie it is 'making love' and not just sex... it means something special to her, and won't let be anything else.
While St. Vincent is listening to Evie's proposal, many things are going through his head.
1) He's thinking of all the people she could approach, why him?
2) Evie's extremely courageous and bold to make such a proposition
3) He really looks at her, and 'sees' her for the first time, and it shocks him to realize that she's beautiful and that he's attracted to her.
But oh, St. Vincent is arrogant when he realizes he's going to accept the proposition.. coming across like it means nothing, when in reality it's a win-win for him.
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After trying to shock Evie with his abrasive behavior, and realizing she won't back down, he agrees to the proposal. They then prepare to leave that evening for the long journey to Greta Glen, Scotland to marry.

I have to admit the first time I read this book I really 'didn't feel the love' for Sebastian, however, this time...drool!! I LOVE his character so much this time around.
I really enjoyed reading how their relationship developed with just how each small acts of kindness gradually brought them closer. To how, no matter how much Sebastian tempted Evie, she stuck to her guns and made him work for it; to prove that he thought of someone other than himself, by making a sacrifice for her (to which he agreed to the challenge). I enjoy how they gradually fell in love with one another but were too scared to admit it for fear of being rejected or hurt.

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Until in the end Sebastian finally let his guard down and admitted what his heart already knew, but his mind was slow to catch up on.

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.. and then it was the first time Sebastian had 'made love'...W0W!!!
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.. Again a 5 star rating!
READ IT OR RE-READ IT, you won't be disappointed!

Secrets of a Summer Night

Secrets of a Summer Night  - Lisa Kleypas First read March: 8-10, 2010

Second read March: 20-21, 2013

Third read: August 7-8, 2018

5 stars....again!!!

I absolutely LOVE Simon Hunt & Annabelle Peyton together!
Their chemistry was off the charts!
I loved their bantering and how they 'circled' one another until finally they couldn't help themselves and had to give in to their desires and temptations.

Once they did then...
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What an absolute treat to discover (realize) Harry Rutledge's name and to " clue in" that Annabelle & Simon were staying at the Rutledge Hotel with the Bowman sister. Well played Ms Kleypas!

The saying is true with this stories, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."

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Dr. Strange Beard

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Dr. Strange Beard, an all-new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE!

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Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favour. . .

Dr Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series.

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Every time I read a Penny Reid book, I know I'm going to be in for a treat.
This book was no exception!

The Winston Brothers (and Sister) are all exceptional, unique, funny and smart characters.
Roscoe is the youngest, and quietest of the brothers.
His older brothers, particularly Billie raised him and tried to protect him from his father, but Roscoe wasn't completely protected.
He can't forget, and He remembers everything.
Roscoe grew up with a girl named Simone. As children they were inseparable. They were the best-est of friends until one day, Roscoe suddenly cuts ties with Simone without any reason, and they haven't spoken to each other in 10 years.

Simone has returned home from a job in Washington, D.C. and has been working at her parent's doughnut shop, which has forced Roscoe to go out of his way to avoid Simone... until Simone suddenly starts showing up everywhere Roscoe is.
Roscoe is now forced to answer Simone's questions as to why he ghosted her all those years ago, and he realizes how much he's missed her.

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This is one of my favourite storylines!
I LOVE when childhood friends reunite after years of separation and discover that there is still a chemistry between them, it's just changed to something different.

Roscoe and Simone are amazing together.
I loved their history, characters, chemistry, and smart-witty bantering.

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This book is one of my favourite reads this year and can be read as a standalone, but I suggest that in order to appreciate the whole "Winston Brother Experience" you read the whole series.

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Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full-time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12)

Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) - Nalini Singh, Angela Dawe AMAZING!!
Kaleb reminded me so much of Raphael from Ms Singh's GH Series.
Can't wait to read Vasic's story!

The Varlet and the Voyeur

The Varlet and the Voyeur - L.H. Cosway
Date of Release: June 12, 2018

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The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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4.5 - "You're "EVERYTHING" I want and need Stars!"

I loved Will & Josey!
This is my absolute favourite book in the "Rugby" series by Penny and Lorraine.
I totally connected with Will & Josey (let's face it, Will's fetish was HOT!)
I loved their connection, their relationship, their awkward attraction to one another, and finally their "epiphany" moment.

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This book was a funny, smart romantic story.
Loved it!

Read this book, and get lost for a couple of hours in a fun story that will make you happy at the end of the day.

"I voluntarily read an ARC of this book."


He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…


William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.


Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Joesy homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.


What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.
What she needs is an apartment with free rent.
Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Joesy is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.
Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!
Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.
The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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Meet Penny Reid:

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Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

Connect with Penny:
Twitter: @ReidRomance

Meet L.H. Cosway:

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L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.
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Twitter: @LHCosway

Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep -  Ilona Andrews Once again Ilona Andrew's has proven they have an amazing imagination, and can take their readers on a fantastic journey with incredible characters, magic and mayhem.

I really enjoyed this story!