Bad by Nicola Marsh

25824627Bombshells #4

What it’s about:

Wyatt Harrison is a geek and proud of it. The IT freelancer prefers delving into the mysteries of motherboards than women. Until he upgrades the computer systems at Vegas’s premier venue Burlesque Bombshells, where he’s confronted by the biggest mystery of them all, stunning choreographer Ashlin O’Meara.

What I thought:

My Rating: 5 Stars

Another great addition to a great series!

Not surprisingly Nicola Marsh has done it again. BAD is a fantastic book that takes you on an emotional journey from page one. I read the entire book in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down. Both Ashlin and Wyatt stole my heart and with every page I wanted to spend more time with them.

I loved that Ashlin had an intriguing background. I really couldn’t figure out what hersin was, and I couldn’t believe how amazing Wyatt was with her needs. Their relationship built so nicely and even though it’s a short book, I still felt like their love was genuine.

I’m really enjoying how Marsh is building the brother’s relationship over these books and it’s made me so excited to see more of the Harrison boys. I just can’t wait to see how things play out with Steele now. Write faster woman… I need more dammit!

Bold by Nicola Marsh

24970285Bombshells #3

What it’s about:

Chantal Kramer is a confident, successful businesswoman and running Burlesque Bombshells, the premier dance venue inVegas, is her life. Until sexy Aussiefootballer Zane Harrison arrives in town and turns it upside down. She doesn’t have time for cocky jocks but as she sees Zane connect with the family he’s never met, she discovers he’s more than just a pretty face.

What I thought:

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Nicola Marsh is an excellent storyteller and I’ve always said how amazing it is that she can create a full, exciting story in such a short book. However, this time around I felt like the book was just a little too short.

I loved the story and enjoyed the characters immensely, but I would have liked just a little bit more. The romance felt a little rushed, but I still loved how Zane and Chantal interacted with each other. My only problem was that neither really had a backstory that captivated me. Zane’s was the more interesting one but I think Chantal could have had a little more substance to her story.

Overall the story was fun and the characters were entertaining. This book is a nice addition to the series and I have to say I’m super excited to read about the other Harrison boys.

Bold: Cover Reveal – It’s so pretty!!

Take a look at the amazing cover for the 4th book in Nicola Marsh’s Bombshell series. BOLD will be released on the 31st of March, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to read this one. Marsh has revealed that it’s going to be Zane and Chantal’s story. Get yours now, the first pre-order link on Amazon is live! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRRQZ2Y

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Here’s what it’s about:

Chantal Kramer is a confident, successful businesswoman and running Burlesque Bombshells, the premier dance revue venue in Vegas, is her life. Until sexy Aussie footballer Zane Harrison arrives in town and turns it upside down.
She doesn’t have time for cocky jocks but as she sees Zane connect with the family he’s never met, she discovers he’s more than just a pretty face.

Zane is in Vegas to meet his father and half-brothers, a part of his family he never knew existed. He’s determined to forget the sins of his past and forge a new future. With Chantal by his side. But Chantal knows for Zane to embrace his family the way he deserves, she has to set him free. As business wars with pleasure, the golden couple discover that love may just conquer all.

Wanton Heat by Nicola Mars


20695946What it’s about:

With her job and her self-respect on the line, advertising executive and reformed bad-girl Zoe Keaton heads to Italy to score a vital business deal. Unfortunately, the guy she needs to convince is the wickedly hot—and totally closed-off—Prince Dominic Ricci, who has no intention of listening to her pitch. So with the queen’s help, Zoe does the only thing that will get the job done. She kidnaps him.

But the joke’s on her when the queen’s matchmaking strands Zoe and the prince on the royal family’s secluded island. Zoe vows not to mix business with pleasure—and prove that she’s more than a spoiled rich girl who bought her way to success—but when the prince turns up the heat, the chemistry between them ignites. Is it just sizzling sex, or could an Italian prince with a tragic past fall for a take-no-prisoners American? (via Goodreads)

What I thought:

My rating: 4 Stars

Once again Nicola Marsh has created a fun, sexy story that you just can’t put down. I loved getting to know Zoe in this book, in the previous book we get little snippets of who she is, but I really enjoyed getting more insight into her character. I also loved the plot to this story, kidnapping a prince and getting stranded on a deserted island for a couple of days… come on, that’s just the perfect kind of fun read.

I loved reading this, it was light and fun, with some steaminess thrown in. Marsh makes it easy to fall in love with her characters and I love that she’s able to tell a full, well-built story in a short read. Sometimes you just want something quick and fun to read and Nicola Marsh is the perfect author for that.

World Apart Series by Nicola Marsh

Book 2: Towing the Line

22369563What it’s about:

Dani has made one mistake too many in LA and attending an Australian college for a few semesters is the perfect solution. Her plan is to turn over a new leaf – no drinking, no partying and definitely no boys. But when Dani meets sexy Aussie artist Ashton, he plans go out the window. But can Dani be the girl a guy like Ash deserves?

What I thought:

My rating: 3.5 stars

I really enjoyed the first book in this series but I did mention that I wasn’t too fond of Dani as a character. I was hoping that reading her book would enamor her to me. I’m not saying I didn’t like her, I just couldn’t connect with her character. Having said that Marsh is a great storyteller and I enjoyed reading another book by her. Ash was a well written character and you couldn’t help but fall a little in love with him.

Overall this was a fun read with well built characters (despite my disconnect with Dani). I think Marsh is a phenomenal writer and I’m excited to start the next on.

Book 3: Blurring the Line

23119751What it’s about:

Annabelle has ventured out of her tiny town to study and once she has completed her degree at a college in Denver she’s planning on going home to her small town. But when she discovers her new mentor is Joel Goodes, the guy who once rocked her world, Annabelle realises that going home isn’t the only thing she wants.

What I thought:

My rating: 5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story. I’ve said it before and I’ll say in again, Nicola Marsh is a fantastic storyteller. I love they way she’s able to tell you a captivating story from beginning to end, with developed characters and a story worth reading – all in a short novella. To me that’s a true test of a great writer.

I immediately fell in love with these characters. Annabelle is a quirky, fun character to read about. I loved that she was bold with Joel and went for what she wanted. I also couldn’t believe how much I felt for her. Every time Joel breaks her heart I felt it deep in my stomach. Joel was sexy and amazing and just a little difficult to read about sometimes. His insistence on pushing people away was a little frustrating and I have to admit that I didn’t buy his reasoning for it. But still I enjoyed the way the story played out.

All in all, this was a fun, emotional, sexy read and I really loved every page. I devoured it in one day and I wish Marsh would write more in this series.

The Bombshells Series by Nicola Marsh

It’s official… I’m addicted to Nicola Marsh’s writing!

I stumbled onto this series in my search for more books by Nicola Marsh, I started from the prequel book and read my way through the series in 3 days. So I thought it would be great to review all three books in one post.

Before (Bombshells #0.5)

18686338What it’s about: 

Jess Haper is a good girl, always doing the right thing and never stepping out of her shell. But an incident at a college party makes her want to get away from her good life and her crazy mom, so when her brother asks her to join him on a month long trip to Australia, she’s happy to have something to do during spring break. But Jess meets hot Aussie cook Jack and suddenly she wants to be bad. The problem is, Jack has finally decided to be good and sleeping with his new friend’s little sister is a very bad idea.

 

What I thought:

My rating: 5 Stars

Before is the prequel to Brash , the first book in the Bombshells series and it tells the story of how Jess and Jack meet. I always like reading prequels first if I have the chance, so it was great that I found this book first. I devoured it in a couple of hours and then rushed to buy Brash , despite my dwindling bank account.

I love books that grab a hold of my emotions and take them on a rollercoaster ride. This book had me desperate to see what would happen next. The sexual tension was unbearable and the emotional games played had my heart pounding and my body vibrating. Marsh really articulates the chemistry between Jess and Jack, it’s so tangible I wasn’t sure where their emotions began and mine ended. She takes you into the outback and makes you love these two characters, I wanted them to let go and be together so badly.

I’m so happy that I read this one first because I got to experience the journey of their relationship from the start. And once it all ended I just hand to have the conclusion to their love story… hence my hasty depletion of my bank account. I started Brash almost immediately after finishing this book, and I can’t wait to see where it all goes.

Brash (Bombshells #1)

17368933What it’s about: 

10 years after her trip to Australia, Jess Harper is finally going to live the life she wants… and that life is the one of a bad girl. So when hot Aussie chef Jack McVeigh comes waltzing back into her life, she knows that he’s the perfect person to get adventurous with. The only problem is that he’s not willing to turn his BFF’s sister into a one night stand. But when they are whisked away to a remote Island to plan the wedding of the century, old feeling re-emerge and a man can only resist a Bombshell for so long.

What I thought:

My rating: 5 Stars

After ploughing through Before I hastily bought this book in sheer desperation to read the end of Jess and Jack’s story. Marsh completely sucked me into the lives of these two characters and I needed to know that they were going to end up together.
I just loved how this book started. Jess has finally decided to be a bad girl for once and who better to do it with then hot Aussie Jack? Every emotion that Jess felt was imprinted on my soul and I wanted to strangle Jack for being such a moron and pushing her away.

I take my hat off to Marsh for being such a masterful storyteller, these books are short but they don’t feel that way and you really do go through the whole spectrum of emotions while reading. There’s plenty of hot steamy scenes, funny banter and just the right amount of frustration. I’m loving this series!

Blush (Bombshells #2)

18362671What it’s about: 

Adele Radcliff has worked hard to erase the sins of her past. But when she ends up on the beach alone with her friend’s brother everything changes . Reid Harper’s job consumes him and it’s all he knows, until he meets Adele and he suddenly wants more… he wants a relationship, the problem is Adele doesn’t. She’s not letting anyone know her secrets especially Reid, who’s career will end because of them. But Reid’s not letting go without a fight and he’s going to prove to Adele that being with her is worth losing everything.

What I thought:

My rating: 4 Stars

4 steamy, love fuelled, emotional stars
After reading the first two books in this series I wasn’t too sure I liked Reid, I mean I liked him as Jess’s big brother but I wasn’t too sure his story would be as amazing as the first one. I’m so very happy I was wrong. This book made me fall head over heels for Reid.

I loved this story, Adele is an awesome character. I liked that she had a a past and wasn’t perfect. I also liked that the roles were kind of reversed in this book, Adele was the one pushing Reid away, “for his own good”. I’m so happy that Adele was a real woman, someone who didn’t jump at the prospect of being with Reid especially as a secret. I’m tired of those pathetic, love-sick Ana Steele characters and I found Adele so refreshing and strong.

This story sucked me in from the moment Reid and Adele took a walk on the beach. I enjoyed taking the journey with these two characters and being there to see them come together. Once again Marsh has created a story worth reading and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

 

Crossing the Line by Nicola Marsh

World Apart #1

22061004What it’s about:

Mia is a good girl and she’s tired of it. When Mia goes home for spring break her BFF convinces her to have some fun, and meeting hot Aussie Kye makes that very easy. But Kye is a bad boy on his last chance. He’s at Cresswell Tennis Academy to work and forget his past.

When Kye and Mia meet sparks fly, and Kye has to decide if love is worth more than being the best tennis player on the circuit – because he’s fallen for the boss’ daughter.

 

What I thought:

My Rating: 5 Stars

“I heard the shower running and contemplated following him in there for one insane second before dismissing it as PTSD: Post Terrific Sex Ditziness”

I stumbled onto this book as a free download on Amazon. I loved the cover and the synopsis sounded just like the kind of story I was in the mood for, so I decided to give it a try – and I’m so very happy I did. I devoured this book in one day. I just couldn’t put it down. I love Marsh’s writing style, the change between each characters POV and the quirkiness of the dialogue.

I’m impressed at how Marsh managed to tell a full, well written and developed story in a novella. The book didn’t feel short at all and I didn’t feel like any info was left out or that the story progressed too fast. There was a clear and believable growth of the characters and even though they fell in love over such a short time, it made sense.

I loved Kye! What a great character, I liked that he started off a real asshole and yet was still such a gentleman. His growth over the book was so well written and I enjoyed reading from his POV. Mia was also a well written character. I really liked her and found that I felt everything she did. From the beginning of the book I wanted to know Dani’s story, then she screwed everything up and I ended up hating her. I think reading her book is going to be very interesting.

Over all this book was well worth the read, full of great characters, a fun storyline and enough steaminess to get the heart pumping. I must get my hands on the next book!