The 2019 Golden Globes were a star studded event, and some of our favourite TV shows won big! To celebrate we’ve got the perfect roundup of book recommendations to suit all your favourite Golden Globe-winning shows and movies!
Best Actress in a Drama TV Series: Killing Eve (Sandra Oh)
Choosing a side has never been so dangerous…
An assassin by trade, a loner by nature, Mercy is sent to infiltrate the Cartels and unmask the identity of their new silent partner. Instead, she discovers a darker plan threatening to crumble the entire Southwest and ends up with a hefty bounty on her head. Still, she’s determined to stop the impending attack at any cost, even if it means partnering up with a member of the notorious Fate’s Vultures.
After enduring a brutal, blood–soaked lesson on the savagery of civilisation’s scavengers, Havoc is well acquainted with the consequences of battling predators. But as a member of the nomadic band of arbitrators known as Fate’s Vultures, he’s determined to cement the necessary alliances to oust the biggest threat looming on the horizon. When an enigmatic woman crosses his path, her secrets and troubling loyalty light the fuse on an unexpected craving and his insatiable curiosity.
In order to trap a common foe and derail an impending threat, Havoc and Mercy must turn the tables to hunt a predator. Can an assassin and a mercenary find their balance on the thin line of loyalty, or will it snap under the weight of their wary hearts?
He served at Her Majesty’s pleasure…now he’s serving his own!
Max, bodyguard to the royal family, puts his country first. But his loyalty is tested when he’s paired with his ex-lover to stop a new threat to the Crown. They must infiltrate an illicit sex den by playing a couple looking for thrills – and Max hates how much he loves it. Is the true danger their enemy…or the red-hot desire they can’t deny?
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: The Favourite (Olivia Coleman)
When faced with a rakish, lusty husband, what is a proper English wife to do but educate herself in the art of bedplay?
“Marriages are strange things, none stranger perhaps than this betwixt me and my lord husband.”
Lady Cecelia is married to the dashing and philandering Lord William Stanton, a situation that would distress even the most composed and refined gently–born lady. However, Cecelia has a secret balm to her dissatisfaction: her maid, Bess Miller.
Cecelia’s inexperience and William’s insatiable appetites fuel her desire to learn, and Bess is a willing teacher. Then, when Cecelia blossoms into pregnancy and can no longer accommodate William’s needs, he distances himself, and Bess becomes her only solace and comfort – and the channel for her most intimate desires. As Cecelia struggles to understand her own feelings, gossip begins to spread. William starts asking questions, and wicked confessions must be made…
Harry Armstrong has spent years in Egypt, recovering relics and disregarding rules. Now he’s back in England with a new title and a new purpose: penning his exploits. But his efforts are overshadowed by London’s favourite writer about Egypt – a woman they call The Queen of the Desert, of all things. Worse, her stories – serialised in newspapers and reprinted in books – are complete rubbish.
Miss Sidney Honeywell didn’t set out to deceive anyone. It’s not her fault readers assumed her Tales of a Lady Adventurer in Egypt were real! Admitting her inadvertent deception now would destroy her reputation and her livelihood. But when the Earl of Brenton challenges her to travel to Egypt to prove her expertise, accompanied by his dashing, arrogant nephew, what choice does she have but to pack her bags?
With the matchmaking founders of the Lady Travellers Society in tow, Harry is determined to expose Sidney’s secret. But the truth might not be as great a revelation as discovering that love can strike even the most stubborn of hearts.
Best Original Song: A Star is Born (Shallow)
Music was her whole life until he came along
Former child prodigy Kianti Lawrence has struggled hard to become a major force in the performing arts world. Music is her life until the beloved, world–renowned pianist meets a man who shows her what she’s been missing. Something about handsome, powerful ex–Ambassador Therin Rucker strikes a harmonious–and seductive–chord.
We have one shot to make it, and I have one shot to live the life I was meant to. Leaving Amarillo got into Austin MusicFest, and everything is riding on this next week. This is our moment.
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan)
A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
One man. One woman. Two dogs.
Meet Molly–New York’s most famous advice columnist, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. Still bruised from her last breakup, Molly is in no rush to find happily–ever–after–the only love of her life is her dalmatian, Valentine.
Meet Daniel–A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no one can get hurt. Until he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…
Molly and Daniel both think they know everything about relationships. But as they try–and fail–to resist their undeniable chemistry, they’ll soon discover they just might have a lot left to learn…
Love isn’t easy in the cutthroat world of Australian politics…
Cecily Carter and Gwen Fairford have both started a fantastic new life in Canberra – jobs they love, a fabulous friend (each other) and even, it seems, the perfect men. Or at least, they could be perfect, if they changed political allegiances.
Alec Moncrieff and John Worthing are leading perfect lives: great jobs, a great friend (each other) and even great new relationships. But when they are caught out in a lie, everything begins to fall apart. Alec, so used to manipulating everything to his own satisfaction finds he can’t manipulate his way out of his feelings. And Cecily’s past is about to roar into the public domain. Will Gwen and Cecily give their men a second chance, or is love just another empty campaign promise?
Best Drama series: The Americans
At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it’s life and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she’s trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can’t escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn’t need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.
Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.
She didn’t like the game, so she changed the rules
She had the moves no one could match
And that kept superspy Nadja Stefn alive on many an undercover assignment. Until one slip changed the game forever. It happened one icy cold night two spies on the run, holing up together the night Nadja wore red. They exchanged no names, and five years later Nadja still didn’t know the identity of her child’s father. But then she was chosen for a mission that paired her with her mystery lover.
When the assassin they’re after kidnaps their daughter, Nadja faces a terrible choice: deliver her daughter’s father to this vicious criminal or lose her child forever
Best Actor in a Drama series: Bodyguard (Richard Madden)
First the fire, then the heat…
A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatised survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.
While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in more ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy ‘Gonzo’ Gonzales battles his own demons. Months of unbearable grief and despair come to a head in an unimaginable way that threatens Gonzo’s status with the department and his relationship with his fiancée, Christina.
With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims.
Her bodyguard might protect her business… but what about her heart?
Designer-turned-entrepreneur Megan North is tantalisingly close to realising the dream of a lifetime: opening four boutiques around the country. And someone seems desperate to stop her. That’s where security expert Seth Pike comes in. As dogged as he is dreamy, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his gorgeous client. When business quickly turns personal, can he save Megan before lurking danger overcomes them both?
So ready for my book binge!