Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Her man advantage centered around the ice hockey team 'Philadelphia phantoms' our heroine Jennifer reluctantly agrees to make a documentary about them. In order her boss Colin will allow her to make a documentary on cyber bullying a subject close to her heart. After her sister suffers bullying at school. Jennifer sees it as a means to an end and reluctantly agrees. Once on location she meets ex Finn biker bad boy Alex Rankin who is equally unhappy about the documentary. They try to keep their relationship away from the documentary after being filmed kissing. Jennifer is warned that her documentary will be buried if the footage does not appear in the finished product.

The leader of Axel's biker gang tries to blackmail him as he wants out of the gang, threatening not only his safety but Jennifer's also. After following Axel and capturing the blackmail on live feed Axel is free for good.

The story is well written and the sex scenes were just enough for me. I was concerned that not knowing anything about ice hockey would take me out of the story, but i needed have worried.

It was Chelsea's story although she is a secondary character which peeked my interest and I feel there is a story in itself.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


The Penny Bangle is so much more than a romance, it gives the reader a glimpse of the work of women during the second world war. After being sent from Birmingham by her grandmother Cassie joins the land girls.
I laughed on page one when Cassie our 19 year old heroine dropped her underwear on the station platform and when she got hit by a bull. Finding her self in several sticky situations you are always willing her to get out of anything she finds herself. Especially when she gets drunk on Champagne whilst visiting Rob and Steve's famous sister. Then believes she has made a fool of herself.

Her fiance Rob is missing during the war and we anxiously await his fate and feel everything that Cassie is feeling, her despair and worry.  I was concerned about her Grandmother being left in Birmingham but I did not have to worry as it all turned out and she was at her Great Granddaughter's christening. 

Margaret James has produced a fast paced romance containing both sadness and laughter in equal measure. This is a must read book. I know I will be reading it again.