From the Purple Matter

From the Purple Matter is a blog dedicated to books, lifestyle and travel. With an emphasis on Romance, Contempary Romance and Chick Lit genres, From the Purple Matter focuses on providing reviews on a variety of fun and flirty books.

Below are all the books I reviewed:


BKOT-cover-379x600She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away. A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once wild ways, her life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly -especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley…read more




Television writer Kate Meredith is having the day from hell. First, her show was cancelled. Then her fiancé left her for another woman. Now, she’d courting disaster by flirting with the hard-bodied, tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy of her dreams…who also happens to be the man who fired her…read more




A single crystal slipper. It was probably the weirdest gift librarian Celinda Branham ever received during a Christmas gift exchange. Who would even wear these in the real world? Not Celinda, wearer of sensible shoes and fairy tale naysayer. That said, she certainly has the requisite wicked stepmother, irritating stepsister, and empty bank account…read more




Sophie Russell was once society’s darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her –including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she’ll pose as a cook and a spy on the estate’s new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount…read more




Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at a local day care centre to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the tactiturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…read more



driving in neutral

Level-headed Olivia Regen walks away from her car-racing career and the wreckage of a bad marriage to take on new work that’s far removed from the twists of the racetrack. Her new life is about control, calm and the good friends that she adores. But her first task on her very first day involves getting up close and too personal with her claustrophobic boss, alone in a broken elevator…read more


truth or dare

After her one attempt at commitment ends with the discovery that her fiancé already has a wife and kid, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she’ll love ‘til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable-until Maggie’s date stands her up, leaving her only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs…read more

dare+to+kissBesides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To be the first girl ever to grace a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed. Her fastball is impeccable, her curveball equally as good, and her slider annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs…read more



Two-thousand-year-old vampire Ricardo Sanchez won’t take no for an answer. Break-Out-by-Nina-Croft300x491Irreverent, insatiable, and utterly irresistible, Rico lives for no one but himself…until he meets his match in the form of a gorgeous, mysterious woman. Now that he’s found the object of his passion, he is prepared to fight for her-at all costs…read more



heartbreakerIt’s lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby’s definitely different. She’s a lot shyer, a lot sexier and, despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing…read more




“What if there was a scientific 7-step formula that triggered your heart into feeling passion? Would you follow it to fall in love with your ‘nice guy’ bestie – the sensible choice who was actually available? Set in the glittering lower north shore of Sydney, Love by Numbers follows the story of April, a successful HR executive who is in the middle of a serious man drought…read more

Read my interview with Author Sara Donovan here

lila and ethanOn the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect façade. She’ll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there’s only one person who’s there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory…read more