Top 5 South African books on my TBR list at the moment

Books, books, books.  I love them!  All kinds … thrillers, mysteries, fantasy and more.  But I think romance definitely tops my list of go-to reads.  It’s all in the “happy-ever-after” endings, I guess.

One thing I find makes my heart sad though is that South African authors get short changed.  Sad, because there is so much talent in this beautiful country of mine.  So today I though I’d share the top 5 currently on my TBR list, in no particular order.  Talented authors but also lovely people!


Not a fairy taleNot a Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer

And the award goes to…

Not Nina Alexander that’s for sure. With her best gracious loser face firmly in place, Hollywood’s hottest starlet is hoping to end her evening of disappointment with a graceful exit stage left. Only an unexpected proposal and an awkward wardrobe malfunction mean that this is certainly going to be a night to remember… for all the wrong reasons! So what girl would resist the gorgeous Dominic Kelly coming to her rescue?! Especially when he’s whisking her out of the paparazzi’s prying eyes on the back of his motorbike – and wearing a tux to rival James Bond!

Nina soon realises that the only way to recover from such a scandal is to toughen up and snag the role of the decade in the year’s hottest YA screen adaptation. Who better to train her than her very own professional stuntman? Getting up close and personal with Dom will take Nina well out of her comfort zone – both professionally and in her closely scrutinized private life. But this A-list couple know only too well that’s it not all happy ever afters in Hollywood…



The Keepers - EthanThe Keepers (Book 3) : Ethan by Rae Rivers

“Going to Ameera to find Hazel. Stealing the spell … You think you can pull it off?” he asked.

She nodded, not trusting herself to speak.

Just as she thought he’d kiss her, he reached for her jacket and said, “Then let’s go.”

A portal to another world has opened, unleashing dangerous creatures on earth. A dark witch is out for revenge. The stakes are high, a war inevitable.

One person can stop the madness. Jenna. She’s a Keeper to a powerful hybrid witch but she harbours a secret and if Jenna steps through the portal – seduced by the whispers of her hidden past – she may never return.

Fortunately, she has company… infamous Bennett brother and fiercely protective Keeper, Ethan. Their whip-cracking banter makes them perfect sparring partners in training, but how will they manage when their lives and everything they were born to defend are on the line?

When the battle lines are drawn, will Jenna and Ethan stand side by side – as friends, protectors, lovers … or as traitors?



The Millionaires RedemptionThe Millionaire’s Redemption by Therese Beharrie

A proposal of convenience!

Jacques Brookes wants the world to see the real him—the man behind the headlines. When he catches the eye of beautiful Lily Newman, he knows she could be just the woman to help him…

Jacques screams trouble—Lily’s already had her heart broken by her cheating ex-fiancé. But by pretending to be Jacques’s girlfriend she may be the only person who can help him on his journey to redemption. And he could be just what Lily needs to believe in love again!



The WingmanThe Wingman by Natasha Anders

She was supposed to be his one-night distraction. But their attraction is undeniable.

Introverted Daisy McGregor is used to being a wallflower, but what she lacks in style, she makes up for with an acerbic wit, a passion for life, and a deep devotion to her family. So she’ll suffer through her sister Dahlia’s bachelorette party and accept the cloud of pity for going stag to the wedding.

Out at the pub, sexy bad boy Mason Carlisle is a reluctant wingman tasked with entertaining Daisy while his brother flirts with her oldest sister, Daffodil. When the plan fails and Mason’s true intent is revealed, he feels intense guilt—and a sensual spark of desire for the unlikeliest of women.

Daisy decides to use this unfortunate encounter to her advantage: to make it up to her, Mason will be another kind of wingman, playing the role of her boyfriend and wedding date. Will their ruse unravel completely—or will Mason and Daisy’s undeniable attraction ignite a scorching love affair that knows no rules?



Behind the headlinesBehind the Headlines by Joss Wood (with Lucy King)

Wild About the Man  by Joss Wood

For Clementine Copeland avoiding the limelight means kicking her stiletto heels on safari with the rugged and enigmatic Nick Sherwood. Until Nick starts to get under her skin, and dangerously close to her battered heart. What can she do to get Nick to lose his cool and finally kiss her properly?

~ oOo ~

(The Couple Behind the Headlines  by Lucy King

Society it girl Imogen Christie is still smarting from her ex’s betrayal with her best friend when she meets financial hotshot Jack Taylor at an art exhibition. In no time, the paparazzi are after them…and Imogen has nowhere to hide except in Jack’s—very sexy—arms! )


My TBR (to be read) list is long … and gets longer almost everyday. (I hang my head)  And I’m not sure I’ll get them all read before I die … but that’s okay, at least I know I’ll always have something to read.Winking smile

So what’s on your TBR list?

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