BOOK REVIEW THE OTHER WOMAN BY SANDIE JONES

When Emily meets Adam she knows he is the One.

That together they can deal with anything that is thrown at them.

But lurking in the shadows is another woman, Pammie.

Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother.

There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants . . .

Wow what a book! Writing this review straight after reading this in one go.

I picked this up by chance and was completely not what i was expecting…in a good way.

This is a exceptional debut and cant wait to read more from this author.

Twisty, addictive and origional this is one of the best books ive read this year!

It leads you in one direction and have you thinking in a certain way then pulls you in another direction

Unpredictable and left me speechless.

Recommend this wholeheartedly.

Just read it and be blown away.

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BLOG TOUR HER NAME WAS ROSE BY CLAIRE ALLAN

 

When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.

And then she makes a decision she can never take back.

Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?

But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems

 

 

 

 

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

This was one of my most anticipated reads purely on the cover and interacting ith the author.

I got home from college yesterday and didnt move until i had finished.

This book will grip you in and  is so addictive.

Very cleverly written with alternate narratives and timelines.

Claire is a fresh voice in this genre and one to watch !

Packed with tension and fast paced drama, it blew me away and i did not see where it was going.

If you are ever guilty of thinking the grass is greener…we all do it then this story will be a eye opener.

Cultutally relevent with the increase of social media and showing our good bits.

Thought provoking dark and gripping.

Can not give it enough praise loved it

Cannot wait for more from this amazing author .

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part in the tour and i wish Claire every success !

 

 

 

BLOG TOUR A SUMMER SCANDAL BY KAT FRENCH

When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again – but how?

When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?

Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter?

Today im delighted to be sharing a extract from Kat French latest summer scorcher ..

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour!

Published 28th June

Sliding the car into first gear, Violet followed her nose slowly down the hill into the bay, her heart still banging around in her chest in a way that had nothing to do with the Traveller’s springy suspension. The town, if that’s what it was, felt like most out-of-season English seaside towns: closed up and waiting. April showers were the order of the day; it had dried up for now, but grey skies ruled and a damp, low hanging sea-mist clung to the air. Hardly the most welcoming weather, but Violet brimmed full of nervous optimism nonetheless. She was here. Now what was she supposed to do?
When she reached the seafront, she nosed the Traveller into one of the empty car park spaces facing the deserted beach, clearly placed there for people to pull in and watch the sunset. If the sun ever came out, that is. Not that it mattered all that much to Vi as she turned off the engine and let her eyes drink in her first good look at Swallow Beach Pier. At her pier. Ornate black ironwork reaching out into the sea. It wasn’t overly long; and considering its age and the fact that no one would have looked after it in years, it looked to be in pretty decent shape. The scrolls and arches were almost delicate, and balanced over the waves at the far end stood the prettiest of glass pavilions.
‘Oh,’ Violet whispered, steaming up her windscreen. ‘Will you look at that.’
Following the cobbled pavement along, she slowed as she neared the land-bound end of the pier, coming to a halt in front of two tall, wonderfully ornate gates closing the pier off from the rest of the town. A heavy metal chain bound the gates together, wound several times between the bars and scrolls. A huge old padlock held the chain in place, ensuring that no one set foot onto the wooden boards that lay beyond the gates.
Almost tentatively, Vi stepped closer and reached out her hands, closing her eyes as her fingers made first contact with the cold metal. Sighing deeply, she curled her fingers around the iron and leaned her head forwards to rest against it, imagining her grandmother standing in the exact same spot all those years ago. How had she felt the first time she’d been in Swallow Beach? She’d been on honeymoon, probably full of optimism and excitement. A strangely comforting wash of emotions swept across Vi’s skin, making her open her eyes and fill her lungs to the brim with bracing, salty sea air. If she’d been asked to give the emotion a name, it would have been hope.
‘Monica?’
Violet twirled around, startled by the voice behind her. She found herself looking up into the bluest eyes she’d ever seen, cornflower bright and wide as they stared at her face. The tall, distinguished man was probably eighty or more, and he looked nothing short of incredulous as he narrowed his gaze and peered closer, then shook his head as if to clear it.
‘Sorry. Thought you were someone else then for a mo.’
‘You called me Monica,’ Violet said. ‘Monica was my grandmother.’

BLOG TOUR SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE SEA BY MIRANDA DICKENSON

Can you fall in love with someone before you’ve even met?

Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built – while grieving for his loss – she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes.

Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he’s just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope.

Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it’s on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it.

Both have reason to fight – Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for?

Firstly a big thank you to Annabelle for my copy to review and having me on the blog tour .

I am a huge fan of Mirandas books so was delighted to recieve a copy.

You know even without reading the blurb you are in for a treat.

This a magical story of love and loss .

Both seren and jack are in difficult times in their life but without realising they help each other.

I adored jacks daughter and their relationship.

Miranda is a fantastic author who reminds every bookworm why they are exactly that.

Published 14th june and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BLOG TOUR THE MUM WHO’D HAD ENOUGH BY FIONA GIBSON

More than funny, it’s true!’ Elle

After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.

Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.

Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice

Firstly a big thank you to sabah for my copy and having me on the tour.

I am a huge Fiona Gibson fan and always know im in for a treat before even reading the blurb!

Her covers and titles are eye catching and will definitely jump into your hands.

Loved the alternate narratives especially Nate the husband.

Modern fresh and hilarious this is Fiona at her best .

Completely relatable but totally unpredictable.

Packed with warmth and wit this is guaranteed to be the perfect summer read.

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 14th june

BLOG TOUR STALKER BY LISA STONE

Someone is always watching…

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his
evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.

When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the victims’ lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house?

As the crimes become more violent, Beth must race against the clock to find out who is behind the attacks. Will she uncover the truth in time? And is Derek more dangerous than even she has guessed?

A spellbinding crime novel from the worldwide bestseller
Cathy Glass, writing as Lisa Stone.

Thank you to Sabah at avon for having me on the blog tour.

I will be sharing a extract from the book and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

Opening the low front gate, he took in the two-year-old modest family car on the driveway – a middle-income family, he decided. He relatched the gate behind him and walked up the path, noticing the shrubbery that partially concealed the sideway. It was a well-maintained house, only recently modernized, so they obviously had some money. He pressed the doorbell and waited. Doubtless they’d seen his van, as would most of their neighbours. A break-in, especially one with violence, was very good for his business.

He knew that the owners, Julie and Russ Williams, were a married couple in their late thirties with two young children, most of which he’d discovered from the Internet, together with photographs of their last family holiday, and the children’s birthday parties held in the back garden. So he had a picture of the rear of the house – just like the thieves. If people only knew how accessible their information was they’d be more careful sharing it. Smoothing his hair again, Derek cleared his throat as the front door opened.

‘Good morning. Derek Flint from Home Security,’ he said, handing the man his business card.

‘Good morning. Russ Williams.’ A firm handshake. ‘Come in. This is my wife Julie.’ Derek made a point of wiping his feet on the mat – it was only polite – then stepped in and shook Mrs Williams’ hand.

‘A pleasure to meet you. I was so sorry to learn of your break-in.’ His brow furrowed with concern. ‘I wish I could have seen you both sooner but I was fully booked all last week.’

‘Not a problem, you’re here now,’ Russ said. Julie threw him a weak smile.

‘Please don’t worry. We’ll soon have this place secure,’ he reassured her.

‘You understand we’re having other quotes,’ Russ said.

‘Yes, of course.’ He gave a small self-deprecating nod.

‘Would you like a coffee?’ Julie asked.

‘Perhaps at the end? If you don’t mind I’d like to crack on. I’ve a very busy day ahead.’ It was important they knew how in demand he was.

‘I’ll show you around and explain what we’ve got in mind,’ Russ said. ‘I’ve been researching what we need online.’

BOOK REVIEW BEST PRACTICE BY PENNY PARKES

Dr Alice Walker has become accomplished at presenting a façade to the world – to anyone watching, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But perhaps it was to be expected that the cracks might begin to show at some point. Thankfully Grace is on hand to offer both friendship and support when it’s needed most.
Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham has her hands full both professionally and personally. Planning a wedding with Taffy Jones is challenging enough, even before some surprising news changes everything. At least beloved Larkford resident,Elsie, still has a few tricks left up her sleeve!

Dr Dan Carter, on the other hand, has decided to throw himself into his career – the best antidote he’s found to unrequited love. When tragedy strikes in the heart of Larkford, Dan makes it his mission to help the community

Firstly a big thank you to simon and schuster for my copy to review ahead of its paperback release.

I absolutly love this series so for me its like returning to a family i know and adore.

I believe Pennys writing just gets better and better with each book .

Each book introduces new faces and new dramas big and small. This keeps it feeling fresh.

This had me welling me up with happiness.

My absolute favourite charactar is Elsie who sprinkles joy and mischief wherever she goes.

A key message i take from the larkford series is family is often the friends we choose to surround outselves with .

Everything you need for an uplifting summer read.

Published 28th june in paperback.

BLOG TOUR RELIGHT MY FIRE BY JOANNA BOLOURI

When Phoebe and Oliver had their happy ending, they thought the hard part was over. And now, with a five year old daughter, they are far from the blissful hedonistic lifestyle of when they first started dating.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it. But with distractions aplenty, will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

From mix tapes to ‘sex jars’, this is the naughtiest rom com you will ever read. From the bestselling author of The List.

Firstly a big thank you to Ana at quercus for my copy to review.

I was absolutly thrilled as i have been a huge fan of hers since the list.

I couldn’t have read this at a better time as life was a bit stressful and humour was the tonic i needed.

Absolutely hilarious and downright dirty.

Everything you need for a pick me up.

Loved every page , modern womens fiction at its very best.

Fun packed and sizzling with sex.

Highly recommend especially if long term singleton like me …

Do check out the other blogs taking part!

BLOG TOUR LOVE AND RUIN BY PAULA McLAIN

In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly – and uncontrollably – falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to being a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Hemingway made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite.

But when Hemingway publishes the biggest literary success of his career, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging her way as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.

Firstly thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

This is an author ive not read before so always exciting to read something different.

This is a beautifully written love story packed with history .

Descriptive and atmospheric this transports you into many locations and to the time of the second world war.

A tale of love loss and all the messy bits in between.

A very interesting story that will capture your imagination .

Published 7th june and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BOOK REVIEW THE PERFECT STRANGER BY MEGAN MIRANDA

What happens when your best friend becomes your worst nightmare…

Having reached a dead end in Boston, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs a change. When she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who is moving to rural Pennsylvania, Leah decides to join her. But their fresh start is quickly threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah helps Detective Kyle Donovan to investigate her friend’s life for clues. But with no friends, family or digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Forced to question her version of reality and to save herself, Leah must uncover the truth – no matter how dark or terrible it may be…

Firstly a big thank you to corvus books for my copy to review.

I havnt read any of this authors books before.

This is a mysterious thriller and will keep you second guessing.

Are people who they say they are?

Is someone out to ruin Leah ?

Packed with intrigue and tension this is a dark read.

For me personally i struggled to connect with the characters and there was a lot of jumping about between timelines.

Published 5th July