Review: Ambrosia by CN Crawford

Title: Ambrosia

Series: Frost and Nectar #2

Author: CN Crawford

Back in October last year I read book 1, Frost and loved it….here’s a snippet of my review.

Ava, a fae raised in the human world, gets embroiled in a plan to be the next Queen of the Fae in a marriage of convenience deal…..but first she has to survive the competition!

This was a brilliant fantasy romance with beautiful, descriptive writing of the world and I almost felt like I was there!

The chemistry! The tension! Torvin was absolutely delish!

Now we are back with Torvin and Ava and here’s my review for book 2, Ambrosia!

We left on the highest of cliffies and I wondered where this book was going to go……and can confirm I loved it! This was a solid conclusion!

Love Torin so much! Reading about what he wanted from his ‘phantom life’ around 40% bought a lump to my throat!

Here’s some quotes to seal the deal:

‘But my thoughts about Ava were their own kind of madness, and she’d already rendered me senseless.’

‘He leaned in close, whispering, In Faerie, I will freeze anyone that I love, Ava. I will kill anyone that I love. That’s what Queen Mab cursed me with. And that’s why you can’t come with me, my changeling.’

TTT – Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

When I started writing this list, a theme emerged!!!

When my book friends say a book:
~ is spicy
~ is dark
~ they couldn’t put it down
~ is a must-read

~ Insta love – love it!
~ If it hasn’t got a HEA – yes I’m one of those!
~ my auto-buy authors
~ When ‘some’ people gun for a book/author for rubbish/potentially untrue reasons – I’ll make up my own mind thanks!

What about you?

The Sunday Post – 21st May 2023

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer  It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week?

A sort of run of the mill week for me, just work but my son was off school for a few days because of his ear infection which was followed by a bad stomach, thinking it was the antibiotics!

I still feel a bit slumpy so reading has been slow but I’m not forcing myself to read, have just been going with the flow and listening to audiobooks.

What I’ve Read

Gothikana by Runyx

🎧 The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten

🎧 The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

New arrivals

Nothing this week!

You might have missed…..

Unboxing – Fairyloot Adult: April 23
Review – Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey
Challenge – 20 Books of Summer

What have you read lately?

20 Books of Summer! I’m in!!!

Cathy746Books has bought back 20 Books of Summer!

Here’s what Cathy has said:

Choosing your list of books is half the fun, as is following along with everyone’s progress on this years new #20booksofsummer23 hashtag.

This year I am kicking off on 1 June and finishing on 1 September.

If you want to join in, just take the Books of Summer image, pick your own 10, 15 or 20 books you would like to read. Post the link to your choices in the comments below so I know that you are taking part. (on Cathy’s post, not mine!!)

I am not going to pile on the pressure this year so I’m going for 20….but…..I’ve picked 10 and then I’ll mood read the last 10.

Ledge by Stacey Mcewan
Chasm by Stacey Mcewan
Ravensong by TJ Klune
The Lightstruck by Sunya Mara
Never a Hero by Vanessa Len

Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim
Alone in Ether by Olivie Blake
Mindbreaker by Kate Dylan
Paris by Paris Hilton
Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

What books would you go for?

Review: Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey

Title: Secretly Yours

Series: A Vine Mess #1

Author: Tessa Bailey

Hallie Welch fell hard for Julian Vos at fourteen, after they almost kissed in the dark vineyards of his family’s winery. Now the prodigal hottie has returned to their small town. When Hallie is hired to revamp the gardens on the Vos estate, she wonders if she’ll finally get that smooch. But the grumpy professor isn’t the teenager she remembers and their polar opposite personalities clash spectacularly. One wine-fueled girls’ night later, Hallie can’t shake the sense that she did something reckless–and then she remembers the drunken secret admirer letter she left for Julian. Oh shit.

On sabbatical from his ivy league job, Julian plans to write a novel. But having Hallie gardening right outside his window is the ultimate distraction. She’s eccentric, chronically late, often literally covered in dirt–and so unbelievably beautiful, he can’t focus on anything else. Until he finds an anonymous letter sent by a woman from his past. Even as Julian wonders about this admirer, he’s sucked further into Hallie’s orbit. Like the flowers she plants all over town, Hallie is a burst of color in Julian’s gray-scale life. For a man who irons his socks and runs on tight schedules, her sunny chaotic energy makes zero sense. But there’s something so familiar about her… and her very presence is turning his world upside down.

Well I absolutely loved this!

Hallie and Julian have unfinished business but one party doesn’t necessarily remember! They are polar opposites but the attraction is real!

Ooooo this had so many spicy moments that I had to fan myself! Julian is magnificent! Utterly magnificent!!! And utterly filthy! And, as usual, I also fell in love with the bestie, Lavinia. Loved her.

Also I love it when a book makes me feel, I personally think that is the mark of a great book.
This book made me feel!!! It made me mad that even though they were more (self-confessed) honest with each other than they were with anyone else, they still weren’t totally honest! The mark of a great book and I guess if they had then the book would’ve been really small. Would’ve saved my blood pressure though!!!!!

You need this book in your life! It was cute, schexy and sweet!

TTT – Things Getting in the Way of Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Topic: Things Getting in the Way of Reading

First of all, I was thinking ‘Oh there’s nothing that stops me reading’, then I thought, hang on, there are lots of things!!!!!

Book slumps,
Changing the beds,
Helping my son with homework,
All the social media I lose hours on,
The ‘latest’ TV show,
In short……adulting!

What stops you?

Blogiversary – 8 years! 🥂

Happy Blogiversary to me!!

Eight years! Wow! It really only feels like yesterday!

I love seeing your posts, replying to comments and have made some fab online friends! I will admit, however, that I wish I had more time to do more!

Here’s to 8 more years and I am thankful for each and every one of you!

The Sunday Post – 14th May 2023: what a week!

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer  It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week?

This week has been a week! I was under the weather again with a 2 day migraine and I also slumped so hard, I couldn’t seem to read a physical book but later on in the week I managed to listen to 2 audios! Also spent yesterday morning at urgent care with my son who had a very swollen ear – an inner and outer ear infection so now has some antibiotics!

What I’ve Read

🎧 The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

🎧 The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

New arrivals

Nothing this week! I’ve been so good!

You might have missed…..

Unboxing – Illumicrate April 2023
Review – The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
Review – A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin
Review – The Stolen Throne by Abigail Owen
Review – House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

What have you read lately?