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Heart Note by Cassandra O’Leary
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#BookReview Heart Note by Cassandra O'Leary @rararesources @cass_oleary #HeartNote

#BookReview Heart Note by Cassandra O’Leary @rararesources @cass_oleary #HeartNoteTitle: Heart Note

Published by Cassandra O'Leary on November 6, 2017

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 135

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Cassandra O'Leary

Book Rating: 8/10

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Love is like a fine perfume. The top note draws you in, an instant attraction, but the Heart Note is the true essence. Like true love – a great perfume should be a woman’s perfect match.

At least, that’s what perfume counter manager, Lily Lucas, tells her customers in one of Australia’s largest department stores. 

It’s almost Christmas, the store is bedecked with baubles and Lily has about eleventy billion gifts to wrap and sell. She and her team of spritzer chicks are glamorous, professional and hoping they don’t have to wear the hideous red onesies and reindeer antlers the store manager has in mind.

The high point of Lily’s work life is Christos Cyriakos, ex-cop, security guard, possible Greek god. He’s a mystery box she’d love to unwrap. But can she trust him?

All Lily wants for Christmas is to kiss Christos (and more), catch a band of thieves running amok in the store, and live happily ever after. Is that too much to wish for?


Review:

Lighthearted, amusing, and delightfully festive!

Heart Note is a charming, holiday novella about department store life and all the havoc, chaos, mayhem, and hijinks that surround this busy time of year.

The characters are unique, easygoing, and engaging. The writing is fluent and smooth. And the plot is a lovely mix of budding romance, gossipy coworkers, festive preparations, attraction, chemistry, and intriguing suspense.

Overall, Heart Note is a captivating, quick, fun-filled read with a little mystery, a dab of emotion, and a lot of romance that is perfect for a wintery day.

 

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Thank you to Cassandra O’Leary for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Cassandra O’Leary

**Winner of the We Heart New Talent contest, HarperCollins UK. Nominated for BEST NEW AUTHOR in the 2016 AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards for excellence in Australian romance fiction.**

Cassandra O’Leary is a romance and women’s fiction author, communications specialist, avid reader, film and TV fangirl and admirer of pretty, shiny things.

In 2015, Cassandra won the We Heart New Talent contest run by Avon Books/HarperCollins UK. Her debut romantic comedy novel, Girl on a Plane, was published in July 2016. Cassandra was also a 2015 finalist in the Lone Star writing contest, Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America, and a 2014 finalist in the First Kiss contest, Romance Writers of Australia.

Cassandra is a mother of two gorgeous, high-energy mini ninjas and wife to a spunky superhero. Living in Melbourne, Australia, she’s also travelled the world. If you want to send her to Italy or Spain on any food or wine tasting ‘research’ trips, that would be splendiferous. You’ll find Cassandra online, drinking coffee and possibly buying shoes. Oh, yes. And writing.

 

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Taste of Romance
by The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild
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#BookReview Taste of Romance by The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild @TheMRWG @cass_olearyTitle: Taste of Romance

Author: The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild

Published by Melbourne Romance Writers Guild on February 14, 2017

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Format: eBook

Source: Cassandra O'Leary

Book Rating: 8/10

 

 

Synopsis:

Love is a box of chocolates – treat yourself to a delicious assortment of sixteen romance flavours from new and established authors.
Firefighter Ryan Harper is a dark chocolate-coated orange cream. His rich, bitter shell hides a sweet and sumptuous centre that satisfies long after the final bite.
Detective Colt Callaghan is chilli-cherry swirl in decadent milk chocolate. He hides behind a gruff exterior, but underneath he’s sexy and sweet, with a shock of spice when you least expect it. 
Space Engineer Simon Dubois is a handmade truffle. Decadent and Indulgent. Dark chocolate caressing a ganache infused with earthy, sensuous Armagnac, and sweet succulent smoked pimento. A fusion of flavor, a frission of pleasure.
Taste of Romance is a collection of love stories and romance fiction from members of the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild. The anthology spans many facets of romance, from contemporary to historical, romcom to suspense, with heat levels ranging from sweet to erotic. These works are a celebration of the past 26 years of encouragement and support the Guild has given to romance authors as they journey toward publication and beyond.


Review:

Charming, lighthearted and romantic!

This is a collection of short stories that has a little something for everyone, sweet, saucy, sexy and delectably racy!

The stories are well written, intriguing, and incorporate a wide variety of romantic genres including contemporary, historic, paranormal, and erotic. And although the plots differ wildly from second-chance romances, shifter mates, and friends-to-more, they all have that prerequisite happy-ever-after ending.

This truly is a perfect read for everyone who enjoys “love stories” and is a great introduction to some very talented authors you’ll be sure to want to read more from.

 

This collection is due to be published on February 14, 2017.

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Thank you to Cassandra O’Leary and The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

 

About The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild

The Melbourne Romance Writers Guild members who contributed to this novel are Lauren James, Cassandra O'Leary, Michelle Somers, Fiona Miers, Dora Bramden, Andra Ashe, Kim Cleary, Charmaine Ross, Samara Parish, Jess Devine, Nina Mtanu, Josie Chiara Caporetto, Sandra Damevski, Bridget Kaye, Savannah Blaize, Maggie Ann Smith

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Girl on a Plane by Cassandra O’Leary
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#BookReview Girl on a Plane by Cassandra O’Leary @cass_olearyTitle: Girl on a Plane

Author: Cassandra O’Leary

Published by Maze on July 18, 2016

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 268

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Cassandra O'Leary

Book Rating: 8/10

 

 

Synopsis:

A sexy, sassy, summer read, perfect for fans of Rebecca Chance and Lindsey Kelk.

CLIMB ON BOARD . . .

When feisty Irish flight attendant Sinead Kennealy locks eyes with sexy Australian CEO Gabriel Anderson in First Class, sparks fly. But as they jet across the globe from Melbourne to London, it’s clear that they’re in for a turbulent journey . . .

Stressed-out Gabriel doesn’t do relationships. And Sinead isn’t about to be fooled by another bad boy after escaping her stalker ex. Then a storm hits, causing the plane to land unexpectedly, and Sinead and Gabriel are thrown together in Singapore.

The pressure rises as Sinead’s unhappy past threatens to catch up with her. But might Gabriel be the one to heal her heartbreak? If he could open up about his troubling secrets, maybe a relationship could actually get off the ground. Fasten your seatbelts – this WON’T be a smooth ride .


Review:

Sweet, warm, and remarkably charming!

This is a delightful rom-com that quickly immerses you in a story filled with humorous hijinks, emotional moments, witty banter, and sexy rendezvous.

The writing is crisp and fluid. The characterization is well done with a whole slew of charming, quirky, lovable characters. And the plot is just the right mix of travel, humour, crazy ex’s, family illness, friendship, attraction, chemistry, and romance.

Overall I would have to say this is a funny, amorous, lighthearted read that is thoroughly entertaining and a great way to spend an afternoon.

 

This book is available now.

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Thank you to Cassandra O’Leary for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review. It was an honour and pleasure to read.

 

About Cassandra O’Leary

**Winner of the We Heart New Talent contest, HarperCollins UK. Nominated for BEST NEW AUTHOR in the 2016 AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards for excellence in Australian romance fiction.**

Cassandra O’Leary is a romance and women’s fiction author, communications specialist, avid reader, film and TV fangirl and admirer of pretty, shiny things.

In 2015, Cassandra won the We Heart New Talent contest run by Avon Books/HarperCollins UK. Her debut romantic comedy novel, Girl on a Plane, was published in July 2016. Cassandra was also a 2015 finalist in the Lone Star writing contest, Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America, and a 2014 finalist in the First Kiss contest, Romance Writers of Australia.

Cassandra is a mother of two gorgeous, high-energy mini ninjas and wife to a spunky superhero. Living in Melbourne, Australia, she’s also travelled the world. If you want to send her to Italy or Spain on any food or wine tasting ‘research’ trips, that would be splendiferous. You’ll find Cassandra online, drinking coffee and possibly buying shoes. Oh, yes. And writing.

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