Review: Alaska Wild by Helena Newbury

Alaska WildAlaska Wild by Helena Newbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Alaska Wild’ was exciting, adventurous and hotter than the Aussie summer heat! I’ve enjoyed a great many novels by Helena Newbury, but I must admit that this is my new favourite!

The author has REALLY mastered her use setting and place! Each moment was like delving into the frigid, beautiful tundra of Alaska. I could feel the cold slowly creep up my legs and to my shoulders. I could smell the icy sharpness of the biting air. I could clearly see the expanse of forest and plains as Kate and Mason (Boone) traveled and hiked for their survival. It was a really enchanting setting that had me shivering with both fear as anticipation. I loved the originality in the author’s choice to set the wildly romantic novel there!

As always, Helena Newbury launches us straight into the story. The first few chapters gave a rapid and intriguing introduction to our main characters. It was just short enough that a quick and deadly pace was established, yet long enough for the reader to really revel in the harsh climate and establish a strong bond with Kate, who’s perspective narrates the first few short chapters.

The action and adventure were extremely potent in this novel! Every moment was riddled with either survival, escape or battle. I loved the amount of thought and the complexity of the problems which were created. There was a LOT of them! Yet, they flowed together incredibly well and there was not one moment where I wondered whether the whole novel was just too much.

And don’t get me started on the characters themselves. Kate and Mason had such rich identities that I was left extremely happy as a reader. Mason’s was with himself and past trauma made the novel almost a psychological thriller! There was such realism and tangible qualities to him! He was a real, breathing person who changed – EVOLVED – over the course of the story.

And Kate was nothing less. Her own battles and experiences made her a formidable female protagonist that I would love to see more of in future novels.

Chemistry and romance between these two was OFF THE CHARTS. Kate and Mason didn’t fall in love straight away. Their love for each other was an incredible journey full of perils that made the end utterly believable. A high level of attraction just made this the steamiest read of all of Helena Newbury’s novels!

There was an awesome plot set in motion from the very beginning. No plot holes that I could detect and I loved that.

One thing that I found a draw back was the constant use of Russians. Russia and its citizens seem to be a prime theme that has reappeared time and time again in the author’s most recent novels. Most often they are enemies – which I find stereotypical – but other times they end up on the good side. I would love to see something else from the author!

Congratulations to Helena Newbury in publishing the awesome ‘Alaska Wild’!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Outlaw’s Promise by Helena Newbury

Outlaw's PromiseOutlaw’s Promise by Helena Newbury
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Outlaw’s Promise’ follows the adventures of the fourth O’Harra brother, Carrick, and the fiesty, red-headed Annabelle, who saved him when she was eight.
In all, I felt like this was a very solid and well written work by an author whose works I know extremely well, however I just didn’t get the satisfaction out of reading this particular novel as much I did with the previous novels. I feel that I am growing out of this genre as a reader as it no longer interests or engages me as it used to.

Putting that all aside, here is what I genuinely appreciated about the novel:

1. The author was able to create a very real and compelling setting with the biker gangs and corrupt law enforcement. I felt like the author knew the ins and outs of such a society in which anything can happen and everything does. I was sucked into a mad and dangerous world which was so real and tangible that I couldn’t not appreciate its depth and complexity.

2. The author delivered what was demanded by her readers. If you’re looking for chemistry and some serious sexy times, look no further than Helena Newbury. The passion and romance she forged between Carrick and Annabelle was unbelievable. From the beginning I felt the tension and anticipation between the two as they tried to resist the pull of attraction.

The emotional ties these two forged was also incredibly believable. Carrick as Annabelle didn’t fall for each other straight away. No. They fought beside and for each each other before they realised the bonds they’ve forged.

3. The author also had a very acute understanding of human emotions and past trauma, which again made itself known yet again in this novel. Newbury delves into dark pasts and gripping fears like an absolute professional. She is able to weave realistic and profound histories and personalities for her characters which make these traumas something undeniably true. Not for one second did I doubt the hardships Carrick and Annabelle went through in order to become who they truly are. They had wounds and scars from their battles with everything that life threw at them. They were proud and independent and stubborn. They did the bad stuff in order to make something good. They made mistakes and they did the right things. They fell down, but got back up fighting.

4. A great set of pace and plot. There was movement and progression which I felt constantly as I read. However, this wasn’t enough to keep me interested at all times. I found that I could easily set the novel down and forget about it. I didn’t mind reading the story, but I didn’t absolutely enjoy it either.

5. I felt like the conflicts were a bit too archetypical. Big, burly man saves beautiful, helpless woman. Time and time again. I wanted something new and different. Something that strayed and was wonderfully original yet surprising. This novel attempted to give me all of that and more, but it sadly landed on unsatisfied eyes.

Congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing her final O’Harra novel!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Saving Liberty by Helena Newbury

Saving LibertySaving Liberty by Helena Newbury
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

Helena Newbury is, and probably will remain to be, my favourite romance author! Her novels are always full of life, drama and the most passionate scenes in the world! ‘Saving Liberty’ is part of the unofficial ‘Kissing’ series, which is comprised of full length, standalone novels each interconnected with the other in some way: mostly through friendship and blood. This unofficial series always gets me excited, especially whenever the author announces a new novel on the way! And thank goodness for the quick writing of Helena Newbury! She write quick and like a pro!
I just KNEW (and also kind of predicted) that ‘Saving Liberty’ would be yet another FIVE star from me, and here’s why:
As always, the first thing I look for and pay close attention to is the writing… The way an author writes (aka their writing style) is something which shapes and creates the novel; a sort of trademark design which individual authors have which encourage their readers to come back for more. This author’s writing is beyond fantastic! It is simple yet evocative? It is able to carry across the tiniest of senses and emotions. This is probably the number one reason I give these novels such good ratings!
The story and idea behind each novel is original and unique yet also kind of similar and familiar to the other novels. I’m not sure how to correctly express what I am trying to say, but these novels have a design to them that I love! ‘Kissing Liberty’ is not only about the steamy scenes; it is also about the different experiences everybody has and the hardships they face.
Every novel has been emotionally touching for me, and ‘Kissing Liberty’ has not been an exception. It is full of love and passion, of fear and grief, of happiness and diligence, of pain and suffering, of loyalty and kindness. Seriously, the list could go on and on!
It was also full of drama, anticipation and tension to the brim! So exciting, I literally couldn’t put the book down!
The chemistry between our two main characters, Emily and Kian, was explosive! If you’re looking for something incredibly passionate yet full of emotion, then this one’s for you!
There was such great character design and development! I felt like each characters was fully constructed from top to bottom, despite some only having minor roles to play. Emit herself grew a lot in the span of time which was given. She changed and transformed from many different hers: the sheltered one, the grieving one, the jaded one. Kian also grew out of the shell that he locked himself away in and became more loving. It continues to be fascinating to me at how well the author does in creating her characters! They were splendid!
I loved the pace that was set to reveal information. It was quick enough to keep me curious and hungering for more but not so fast that I missed out on important information and connection with the characters.
I couldn’t spot any typos or spelling mistakes in my copy of the ARC! The grammar and prose were done superbly well!
Congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing an OFF THE CHARTS read!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury

Growing and KissingGrowing and Kissing by Helena Newbury
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Growing and Kissing’ is the sixth? seventh? or eighth? novel in the unofficial ‘Kissing’ series which she has recently been writing. As always, she amazes me with the high standard quality of work, time and time again. I’ve loved the passion, the zest for life and the hardships that have filled her novels so far and I genuinely couldn’t wait to launch into this newest instalment. This is the novel where we readers learn about some of the relatives that belong to the characters from the other novels. If you’re interested in ‘Growing and Kissing’, have no fear and pick it up. It can be read as a standalone but if you want to get more out of this series I’d recommend hopping over to Helena Newbury’s Goodreads page and looking through all her titles that have the word “kissing” in them. You WILL NOT be disappointed!
The novel is written in first person and is completely narrated by the two perspectives of our main leads, Sean and Louise. It follows the same alternating chapter pattern that Helena utilises in her previous novels and one I’m entirely familiar with. I enjoy the fact that, I as a reader, can see extremely well into the depth of the main characters but, to be honest, it is becoming overused.
Louise is like most of Helena’s female protagonists: resilient, feminine and completely natural. And like most, a tragedy had befallen her which she is now trying to escape or/and remedy. However, despite the cliché, I still manage to genuinely like the female leads because of their shared vulnerability to the harsh world we live in. And that despite the fact that they have been beaten down, trampled upon and chewed out, they still let themselves be open to the world in some way. And THIS is what makes them so REAL, TANGIBLE AND SPECIAL.
Sean is our cobalt eyed Irishman with a hunky body that induces fear from the males and swoons from the females. I loved reading about him not ONLY because of his attractiveness – which was SIZZLING – and his strength – BEYOND compare – but because he had a real history which he wore around himself like a cloak. It was mysterious, very enigmatic, and it made me curious and interested as to where the story would lead us. And I couldn’t wait to reach the end.
The chemistry Sean and Louise shared was so hot it was SEARING! Not to mention those scenes! Whew! I mean were they hot or what? Seriously, I you’re looking for something soul-tuggingly and heart-wrenchingly beautiful yet steamy AS HELL, then you should really pick up one of these novels. You WILL NOT regret it!
As always, the authoress had penned the novel in such a way that it sparked and pulsed with the depth and strength of those emotions. I loved the myriad she had incorporated into the plot and how they really amplified every single action, thought or word spoken by the characters.
The plot was well thought through and I loved the tension and anticipation the authoress built up with every drama that happened. It compelled me to keep reading, to keep turning that page and finding out what happened next. It was full of hidden surprises and so far, Helena Newbury’s stories have never gotten old for me. It was a journey that I enjoyed immensely as the plot unravelled and brought new depths to the book out into the open.
Grammar was very well done and I only spotted one of those pesky spelling or typing mistakes that usually pop out every now and again in ARCs. The prose was great and the dialogue had a purpose to it that I loved.
The ending was beautiful. Full of turmoil and hope found at the last second, it really was a nerve wracking conclusion to the turbulent, sexy journey that I travelled on. It was such a satisfying ending that I got little goose-bumps on my skin when I finished it. I loved this novel!
Congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing another passionately epic novel!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Kissing My Killer by Helena Newbury

Kissing My KillerKissing My Killer by Helena Newbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Kissing My Killer’ is the fourth (and highly anticipated by me) novel in the unofficial ‘Kissing’ series which is comprised of ‘Lying and Kissing’, ‘Punching and Kissing’ and ‘Texas Kissing’. It is a standalone novel which can be read after the novels mentioned above, if you wish to do so. It follows Gabrielle, a hacker who tries to protect women from slave trade, and Alexei, an assassin working for the man who Gabrielle is highly suspicious of. It is a STELLAR novel. That’s it. I can’t think of more to say.
The heroine (LOL that word still cracks me up) in this novel is strong and resilient and smart. THAT is what I love most about Helena’s writing and all of her novels. It is that her heroines are able to look after themselves and are not so proud that they would resist help when they need it. They are quick-thinkers and able to improvise on the spot. But what I love most, is that they are able to put their skills to use when their men are in danger. Talk about feminine power!
What excited me the most when I read about it was that some of the characters from the previous novels are also mentioned in ‘Kissing My Killer’. Not only MENTIONED, but they actually play an ACTIVE ROLE IN THE NOVEL! YAAAAAAY! It was cool of Helena to do that as it managed to interconnect all the novels in a subtle way.
Even though I did mention is was a standalone, I would still highly recommend reading the other books in the ‘Kissing’ series even though the series IS unofficial. They give you a background story to this novel that I think make to the story a whole lot better. Make sure to read them in the order listed above, as that was the way they were published and are in chronological order.
I also loved the tangible emotions that flew between Alexei and Gabrielle. They just seemed so ‘there’ and ‘present’, if that makes any sense? But I didn’t feel as if they really had the same strong connection that I could feel with the other characters in Helena’s series. I DID feel like it was some kind of copy or replica of the first ‘Kissing’ novel, ‘Lying and Kissing’. This greatly upset me as most often Helena Newbury would introduce characters from completely different worlds and/or situations from the previous novel.
What made the story highly enjoyable, though, were the Russian words scattered throughout the novel. It gave the novel a rustic and realistic sort of feel to it. It made it more raw and intense. I also enjoyed the mystery and anticipation that was constantly lingering in the novel, even after the action had passed.
I often had trouble switching between Alexei’s and Gabrielle’s point of view so quickly. It made the reading sort of choppy, but once I got used to it, it made it easier to read. In the end, it also made it more complex and interesting, switching between the two alternate views.
The plot progression was good. Grammar was excellent, as well as the spelling and any typing errors that sometimes sneak into ARCs like these.
Like the previous ‘Kissing’ novels, this one was slightly hard and depressing to read but it was also very different from any other mafia books I’ve read. (I really haven’t read that many, so maybe that last sentence was a bit biased.*smiles sheepishly*).
For you readers who love a Happily-Ever-After, than this one is for you. Congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing and writing this novel. I really don’t know how you do it so fast! Cannot wait for the next ‘Kissing’ novel.

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Acting Brave (Fenbrook Academy, #3) by Helena Newbury

Acting Brave (Fenbrook Academy #3)Acting Brave by Helena Newbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Acting Brave’ is the final book in the ‘Fenbrook Academy’ trilogy and wraps the series up with Jasmine’s (or as we come to know her as, ‘Emma’) and Ryan’s (her love interest) story. This was probably THE most hilarious book out of the entire series as it made me laugh more often than any other book. The characters antics were grin-worthy as they stumbled through their lives and loves. It was mysterious, raw, deep, powerful and emotional – like most of Helena Newbury’s writing.
It was also one word…addictive. Helena Newbury’s writing is ADDICTIVE. Personally, I always enjoy reading and reviewing her ARCs; they are so addictive that I never expect them to be less than a four star. THAT’S how good she is.
Yet another unique quality is her writing is you can always relate to the characters in some way through a bizarre series of similar experiences in life shared between you and the character she introduces.
And yes, it is a HEA (meaning its a happily ever after novel). Helena’s writing may be depressing, hard to read and extremely painful but you can always trust in her to end it in a way that will later make you feel happy with yourself for picking up the novel.
There were a few typing errors in my ARC – I counted at least three – yet there were nor grammatical or spelling mistakes which was nice.
My number one reason for not giving the book a five star was because I felt it still needed a little bit of something more. There was just something elemental missing that would have otherwise made it a five-star read. There was lots of tension but little in the way of anticipation in my opinion. There were a few flashbacks thrown in but all they did was give background history to the story and main character.
Congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing a wonderful finale to the ‘Fenbrook Academy’ series!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Texas Kissing by Helena Newbury

Texas KissingTexas Kissing by Helena Newbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Texas Kissing’ is part of the unofficial “Kissing” series by Helena Newbury, ‘Lying and Kissing’ and ‘Punching and Kissing’ being the first two, in that order. You don’t have to read ‘Lying and Kissing’ or ‘Punching and Kissing’ to read ‘Texas Kissing’ but they are there if you would like a hand at something similar or want a slight background story to this book. ‘Texas Kissing’ DOES mention Luka and Ariana in passing by Lily, so I thought that was very cool, once you find out how Lily knows Luka.
First of all, I wanted to mention that, as always, Helena Newbury Managed to create solely unique and dynamic characters that have captured my attention as only she could and made me want to jump for joy once I was able to read this novel after having to read and review lots and lots and lots of other ARCs. Only God knows how Helena Newbury manages to think these characters up, but they all have that real quality to them that is hard to point down but we all know it is there. Bull. BULL. BULL!! I mean how did she think him up? He is one good-looking hunk of a man. And he is not only a cowboy that rides bulls (funny, I know) and horses. Bull is also a very complicated and smart guy. For example he doesn’t let anything, and I mean ANYTHING, get away from him that he isn’t willing to let go. Lily on the other hand, is nothing like Bull. She has a mysterious past and she isn’t will to let anybody in whereas Bull has a normal past and leads a fairly simple life. What I loved soooo much about Lily is that she was smart enough to escape from the man that specialises in capturing people and never letting them go. Not only that, but she manages to stay hidden with want of nothing material, such as money or food.
The plot was also a very tense and full of anticipation. It headed towards what you thought was the inevitable but all the steps that led up to it was full of twists and turns that left you wanting more.
There were no grammatical, typing or spelling errors that I could see, given that it was an ARC, so that just made the whole story more smooth and enjoyable to read. The chapters were very short and alternated between Bull’s and Lily’s views, giving the story more depth and character.
As always, congratulations to Helena Newbury on publishing yet another gripping novel! Can’t wait for the next one!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Punching and Kissing by Helena Newbury

Punching and KissingPunching and Kissing by Helena Newbury

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

Punching and Kissing is the sequel novel to Lying and Kissing, but it can be read as a standalone novel as the characters are in no way related to those in Lying and Kissing. Punching and Kissing also has some characters who play minor roles from the Fenbrook Academy series. I found Punching and Kissing an interesting read – as always, Helena Newbury thought outside the box when creating her real-life characters and world – but it was also somewhat depressing as both characters, Aedan and Sylvie, struggle with internal demons that threaten to consume their relationship. Punching and Kissing takes place in the streets of New York, where illegal activities dominate the lives of the people. Aedan and Sylvie find themselves there as a result of loosing their families one way or another. What I liked a lot about both characters is that they were capable of self-sacrifice to save those they loved – a big deal if you ask me. Aedan was an awesome character to read about as he was of Irish descent; with his lilting accent, hunky body and gorgeous face, you can fall in love wit him for sure. Sylvie was thrilling too, as she never gave up and she really fought for what she wanted – both literally and metaphorically. This book was a solid 4 star but because I found it was hard to read from its depressing mood, I gave it a three. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a Happily Ever After after a battle for life. Congratulations to Helena Newbury on a well written and published book!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Seduced (Undercover, #1) by Helena Newbury

Seduced (Undercover, #1)Seduced by Helena Newbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

This is the second series by Helena Newbury, made up of 3 instalments, each about 100 pages long, so each book is quite short. Helena Newbury has been very creative and thought outside the box. What I mean is; she didn’t pick a stereotypically hot, well-bred, good-mannered and wealthy guy (although the Luka is hot, well-bred and wealthy). Luka is not just a bad-boy – he is a bad guy and that makes all the difference. She also chose to pick a man that does not live in America – which a lot of romance authors do. The female character – lets just say she has her own story behind the major story, and it flows very smoothly and really justifies her actions, which I liked. Arianna (I wondered if the character’s namesake is Arianna Grande), is a very good person who was dealt a blow by life and has buried herself under her work to forget. It took me one sitting to read this instalment. It’s basically the intro to the story and ends just as the real drama starts. Helena Newbury uses the Russian language many times. And I’ve been very critical and actually went to Google Translate to find those words. There are a few mistakes in the translation of these words, but no fear! This book actually surprised me, I honestly didn’t think it would be as good as it is. So if your doubting – pick it up, it might surprise you! It’s a definite 4 star. Congratulations to Helena Newbury on a well written and published book!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Conflicted (Undercover, #2) by Helena Newbury

Conflicted (Undercover, #2)Conflicted by Helena Newbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Helena Newbury in exchange for an honest review.

Review

In the second instalment, Betrayed, Luka and Ariana become girlfriend and boyfriend and the drama rises. Ariana learns more of Luka’s world and has to come to a decision. What I liked about this one is it seemed to grow properly into the complication and climax instead of just continuing with the intro – which I noticed some series such as these do. When I finished with this part, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the third part, just to see how this would end. In my opinion this was an excellent part two to part one – it won’t let you down. I promise! Congratulations to Helena Newbury for this excellent piece and it’s publication.

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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