If Only by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @bookouture #booksontour #blogtour #bookreview #IfOnly

Bookouture Books on Tour, 6th July 2021

Many thanks to Kim Nash of Bookouture for the invite to take part in the book tour, I’m delighted to shout about the new book by Angela Marsons.

If Only by Angela Marsons

My Thoughts

Cher, Deb and Sarah each have their own problems, and after some drunken messing around with an old spell book picked up by book-hoarder Cher things start to change. Coincidence? Very probably. But it makes for a fabulous book. It’s light-hearted and very easy to read. And I think everyone will relate to some aspects of the story, be it having a crush on someone at work or a mother-in-law to be.

Some of the antics of Deb’s mother-in-law to be were hilarious and equally cringey, especially the trying on of bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.

A lovely book about friendship, such great well-developed characters that I felt I knew the girls so well. Lots of humour and it definitely gave me a giggle. There were some touching parts too.

Angela Marsons is the crime queen, but this softer side is a fabulous read. I loved it.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication Date: 6th July 2021


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About the Book

“I want Michael Hunter to fall so deeply in love with me that he can’t bear to be more than fifty feet away,” Cher declares to her best friends over cheesecake and wine. But what if she’s searching for happiness in the wrong place?

As Cher types up letters about overflowing rubbish bins in a job she hates, she dreams of Michael Hunter. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and he’s about to become her new boss. But he barely looks at Cher except to ask for a coffee refill. How can she get him to notice she’s the perfect girl for him?

While Cher ignores the warning from workmate Dan that Michael is bad news, her friends have their own problems to fix. Sarah is longing to start a new life with a man who won’t commit, and bride-to-be Deb should be looking forward to her wedding, but her future mother-in-law is turning it into a nightmare from hell… If only her fiancé could see it that way.

So, when one summer evening, over several glasses of wine, Cher, Sarah and Deb stumble across an old book and decide to cast a wishing spell, they don’t think for one minute that it will come true. It’s just three best friends having a laugh and throwing some herbs around the garden. Or is it?

Totally unputdownable, absolutely full of laugh-out-loud ‘I’ve so done that’ moments, and plenty of emotional twists and turns that will keep you refilling your wine and racing through to the end. The perfect romantic comedy for fans of Shari Low and Sophie Kinsella.

About the author

Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 3 million in 3 years.

She lives in the Black Country with her partner, and their cheeky Golden Retrievers.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.

Social Media Links

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Twitter: WriteAngie

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Website: http://angelamarsons-books.com/

Ten Days by Mel Sherratt @writermels @bookouture #blogtour #BooksOnTour #review #TenDays #localandproud #Stoke #Staffordshire #TeamSherratt

Books on Tour 3rd July 2021

Today I’m sharing my review of Ten Days by Mel Sherratt as part of the blog tour. Thanks to Noelle Holten from Bookouture for inviting me to take part.

My Thoughts

Eva Farmer, a journalist at Stoke News, is covering stories where women disappear and turn up again ten days later with no knowledge of who the person is who held them or where they’ve been held. She’s interviewed the women and the stories of their time held are virtually the same, small room, no conversation and little food. Eva’s husband Nick is a police officer and is working on the investigation.

When Eva wakes up in a room that is eerily the same as described by the three women, she knows she is the next victim. She has no memory of how she got there.

As the story is told over the next ten days we are treated to a nerve wracking and tense thriller. The abductor stays quiet for a long time, but then we learn more about their background. And we also learn about Eva’s background, in which she didn’t have an easy childhood.

Told in alternating chapters between Eva and the abductor, it is a real page-turner that I didn’t want to put down. It got my heart racing. There were some emotional parts, with the subjects of domestic abuse and child neglect covered.

Mel Sherratt is one of my favourite authors, I just love her writing style and thoroughly recommend her books.

#TeamSherratt #TenDays

Thanks to publishers Bookouture and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an early copy in which I give my honest opinion.Publication Date 28th June 2021

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About the Book

Can her own dark secret set her free?

Day one. As my eyes adjust to the darkness, I slowly start to recognise my surroundings: the small hole in the door and a narrow window allowing only a small chink of light. The jewellery given to me by my loving husband is gone and I am wearing someone else’s clothes. The room is exactly as the first woman described. And the second. And the third… It’s then I know, I am the fifth woman to be taken.

Just days before, I had interviewed the third victim for the local paper. Her story was the same as those before her: an ordinary woman, locked away for ten days then released with no explanation, and nothing – nothing she could think of – to link her to the others. Throughout the ordeal, her abductor stayed eerily silent.

I tell myself I’ll be safe; that I can brave the loneliness and survive just like the others. But as the days pass, I can’t help thinking of the fourth victim who is still missing.

And then I hear the voice coming through the door. ‘You said everything would be fine. But it wasn’t was it?’ It is then that I realise. If I am to make it out alive, I need to revisit a dark secret of my own that I have spent a lifetime trying to forget.

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller with a truly brilliant twist, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, T.M. Logan and C.L. Taylor.

This book was previously titled Invisible Victim.

About the Author

Mel Sherratt novels take you to the heart of the crime. She writes psychological suspense, police procedurals and crime dramas – fiction with a punch. Shortlisted for the CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in the Library Award 2014, she finds inspiration from authors such as Martina Cole, Lisa Jewell, Mandasue Heller and Clare Mackintosh.

To date, she’s sold over 1.7 million books. All sixteen of her crime novels have been bestsellers, each one climbing into the kindle UK top 10 and several number ones. She’s also had numerous Kindle All-star awards, for best read author and best titles.

Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, with her husband and terrier, Dexter, named after the TV serial killer, and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for some of her books.

Social Media Links

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A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer Published by Thomas and Mercer 29.6.21 @AmazonPub #ACutForACut #CarolWyer DI Kate Young Book 2 #blogtour #bookreview @DamppebblesBTs @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer

Blog Tour 30th June 2021

Today it’s my turn on the blog tour. Many thanks for the invite from Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours. I’m delighted to take part.

My Thoughts

After the first in the series, An Eye for an Eye, this is a brilliant follow up and I will be eagerly waiting for the next in the series! I feel so incredibly lucky to have read an advance copy.

Kate is having trouble knowing who to trust, and following the second murder she really feels like something is amiss in the force. She is being very careful who she asks questions of and who she shares with. It was a frustrating case for the team as they just couldn’t seem to find any hard evidence.

Kate’s step-sister Tilly and her young son were visiting from Australia, and fitting in some family time was tough. Tilly reveals some details about her own rape many years ago which Kate hadn’t known at the time. There are some crime scene descriptions that had me wincing, but they set the scene of how the mind of the killer works.

Kate is still having conversations with Chris and she does things in an unconventional way sometimes but I love the quirks of her personality.

I found it a very tense read and my heart was racing.

It’s a cracking book, a truly gripping read which I totally recommend.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and Carol Wyer for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.

About the book

DI Kate Young Book 2

DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (29 June 2021)

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: A Cut for a Cut

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Amazon Australia: A Cut for a Cut

About the author

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. 
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

The Butterfly Garden by Sophie Anderson @MSophieanderson @bookouture #TheButterflyGarden #bookreview

The Butterfly Garden by Sophie Anderson

About the Book

I blamed my son for the death of my daughter…

When twenty-five-year-old Erin loses the man she loves, she flees London for Cornwall and takes a job at Hookes End, a huge house clinging precariously to the Cornish cliffs. The owner, frail reclusive novelist and butterfly enthusiast Maggie, has kept the curtains of her dusty house drawn for many years. But as she and Erin spend evenings together by the fireside, sharing stories of the past, Erin feels her shattered heart begin to heal. In return, Erin agrees to help Maggie find her long lost family before it is too late.

Years ago, Maggie’s son Lucas ran away to the other side of the world after the death of her daughter ripped the family apart. Maggie is desperate to see Lucas again – there is something she needs him to know.

Erin wants to help Maggie find peace so she vows to track down her lost son. But when at last she finds Lucas, in a far- away place of searing heat and pearly sands, it becomes clear that he is hiding something too.

As Erin grows closer to Lucas and unravels the webs of deceit entangling mother and son, she learns about the terrible tragedy that changed their lives forever: the night when a little girl in a fairy nightdress went missing. But with Maggie’s time fast running out, is it too late for them to find the forgiveness they need to move on?

A heart-wrenching page-turner about a family ripped apart by guilt and lies. Set against the storms of the Cornish coast and silvery tropical sands of a distant paradise, The Butterfly Garden is a story of love, loss and letting go. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley will be gripped.

My Thoughts

A wonderful story of friendships, secrets and families.

Author Maggie usually writes detective novels. She has written a new story in a totally different style, a very moving story. Due to her failing eyesight she advertises for some ‘eyes’ to help her type it up. As the book moves on we realise the book is connected to Maggie in some way. I was desperate to know what had happened to Maggie’s son Lucas, through the pages of the story Erin was typing up for Maggie. I loved the relationship between Maggie and Erin, the care and closeness that built up as Maggie’s illness progressed and her eyesight worsened.

That house on the edge of the cliff sounded magnificent, though in need of a good clean. But the views, wow! I felt like I was there.

Erin had a strained relationship with her parents after splitting with her lover, and when things were revealed from the past it was even more awkward.

From Cornwall to Costa Rica, this powerful story drew me in.

Those tropical beaches, rainforest and jungle creatures added to the perfection.

The sea, waves and beach cafes were idyllic.

Some difficult subjects which are dealt with perfectly by the author.

A fabulous debut novel, I look forward to reading her next one.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy of this book in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication Date: 21st June 2021

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The Hotel at Honeymoon Station by Tilly Tennant @TillyTenWriter @bookouture #bookreview #TheHotelatHoneymoonStation

My Thoughts

Tilly Tennant books always warm my heart.

A really gorgeous story which I devoured over a rainy weekend. It drew me in and I couldn’t put it down.

Emma had lost her Mum when she was little and had been caring for everyone ever since rather than thinking of number one. Her little sister was off to pastures new with a new dream job and Emma had always felt like the boring one with her mundane job and sponging boyfriend. A chance meeting with an old schoolfriend sparks a chain of events that takes her to Dorset.

The blurb tells you it’s to turn the old station into a hotel, but my gosh it was a huge project.

The girls rent a cottage in the delightful village of Honeymoon. It really is a beautiful setting and I imagined I was there with them. Some contractors let them down and a couple of local brothers step in to help out. The pace of life is slower than back home, and there is so much work to do. Aiden, one of the brothers, is on friendly terms with Emma and they go on some lovely strolls around the area where he tells her tall stories from the past. She’s never quite sure whether they’re true or not though!

It really is a lovely book, with great village characters and lovely friends.

I thoroughly recommend it.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date: 18th June 2021

Get your copy here:-  The Hotel at Honeymoon Station

About the book

Run away to the Dorset countryside, to the sleepy village of Honeymoon, where rose-adorned thatched cottages soak up the sunlight and Emma is risking everything for a brave new start on life and love…

When Emma’s useless fiancé tells her a lie she cannot forgive, she decides enough is enough. She leaves him, quits her dead-end job and travels hundreds of miles away to the ancient village of Honeymoon in the Dorset countryside, to help her friend Tia turn the old train station into a boutique hotel.

Tia has told Emma that it will be a project, but when Emma arrives in Honeymoon and sees a weed-choked crumbling ruin, her vision of an idyllic life in Dorset begins to disintegrate. But when she meets twinkly-eyed builder Aiden in the village shop, and sparks fly between them, she can’t help but feel that the stars have for once aligned.

As work begins on the hotel, Emma and Aiden grow closer, and on sun-dappled evening walks, he tells her the secrets of the village. But there are some villagers who wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon… And when Emma is involved in a terrible accident on site, and then discovers what Aiden has been keeping from her, it feels like the universe is telling her to leave Honeymoon for good. What if she was wrong to say goodbye to all that was safe and familiar? Will she ever be able to find her happy-ever-after in Honeymoon?

A completely gorgeous and romantic read about being brave and taking chances on love and life. Fans of Shari Low, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will be enchanted by The Hotel at Honeymoon Station.

Meet the Author

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

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WEBSITE: www.tillytennant.com

Sunlight over Crystal Sands by Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor #Bookreview #blogtour #SunlightoverCrystalSands

Sunlight over Crystal Sands by Holly Martin, blog tour 18th June 2021

Thanks to Holly Martin for the early review copy and for inviting me on to the blog tour. I’m delighted to take part.

An utterly gorgeous, heartwarming romantic comedy to escape with.

My Thoughts

Holly’s books always hook me in instantly, and they are the perfect combination of emotional and funny. And this one is sizzling sexy too.

This is the story of Lyra and Nix. It really is all about them, they have the Oscar winning starring roles. Cast members from previous books have only support roles, although it was really good to catch up with the three sisters who own the hotel. Sylvia O’ Hare, a frequent hotel guest and author of racy novels, returns in this story.  She’s always an entertaining character. This can be read as a stand-alone, as it’s a complete story.

I just adore the setting of Jewel Island. Lyra has bought a little cottage called Sunlight. She’s just arrived on the island and is due to start a new job at the hotel. She’s out exploring on her bike when she has a hilarious encounter with Nix. He did have to avert his eyes!

They have a real connection, spending the night together and the sparks fly. They open their hearts to each other, revealing things they’ve never told anyone else. But the next morning it all goes wrong.

The story is about them and their families. Will it be happy ever after? Or will it all fall down?

A fun read, set in and around the hotel and on the island and includes a brilliant treasure hunt.

An absolute dream to read and I look forward to hearing more stories from this lovely Island.

Many thanks to the author for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Ebook publication date:- 16th June 2021

Amazon UK link, paperback :-  Sunlight over Crystal Sands

Amazon UK link, ebook:- Sunlight over Crystal Sands

About the Book

Love is in the air on the sun kissed sands of the Cornish coast, where the sea sparkles and romance sizzles on golden beaches. This stunning new novel by Holly Martin, bestselling author of Ice Creams at Emerald Cove, is guaranteed to steal your heart this summer.

Lyra Thomas has dreamed of living on Jewel Island ever since she first visited its breathtaking shores. And now her dream has come true – she has her own little cottage and a brand new job. But when Lyra sets out for a bike ride to explore her new home, a mishap has her crash-landing at the feet of the very handsome Nix Sanchez.

A true gentleman, Nix comes to Lyra’s rescue. His face is so familiar and yet they are strangers. But the more they talk, Lyra feels as though she has known Nix forever. What follows is the most magical night of Lyra’s life… until the spell is broken when the next morning she finds Nix has gone.

Feeling foolish Lyra vows to be more careful with her heart from now on. She’ll pretend Nix never existed. But destiny has other ideas and in a perfect twist of fate Lyra will discover that Nix Sanchez is impossible to forget…

Escape to sundrenched Jewel Island this summer where love, laughter and the thrill of adventure await. This gorgeous, romantic, feel-good read is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell and Sue Moorcroft.

About the Author

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books.

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A Cheshire Love Story @MollieBlake0 #adult #hot #romance #AnUnconventionalAffair #CheshireLoveStory

A Cheshire Love Story Series

A series of books by Mollie Blake.

Set in and around Cheshire, these novels are full of adult-themed romance intertwined with danger. As paths cross, you’ll discover familiar faces, all seeking love and happiness, and willing to pay the price.

They can be read as a stand-alone, but I do like it when characters pop up in other books without having to be read in a particular order.

What can I say……these books are highly addictive and very sexy!

I loved them, so easy to read too, I raced through the pages.

They all have a really good storyline and isn’t just about the sex…of which there is some hot stuff! *fans self*.

All absolute bargains on Amazon!

An Unconventional Affair – Book 1

About the book

A high-powered lawyer. A brilliant student of mathematics. Is it so…inappropriate?

Tranquility ‘Tee’ Hammond is head of Solomon’s law firm in Manchester. Having escaped a violent husband, with a son she was really too young to have had, her life revolved around her work. There was little time for anything else, and she didn’t want anything else. When she was inclined to treat herself to a little sexual pleasure, she engaged the services of Email Indulgence, an exclusive club—one email for one night of sex with a man she didn’t know and didn’t need to see again. For her it was enough. But her life was about to be changed by her son’s friend from university. Fifteen years her junior, Barrington Stone is determined to woo Tee into an Unconventional Affair

When a young girl is killed, Tee will go to any lengths to get justice for the mother. When all is revealed, she refuses to destroy Barrington’s future. But is she wrong for once?

An Unconventional Affair Book 1 – Email Indulgence is part of the series of books by Mollie Blake – A Cheshire Love Story. These novels are full of adult-themed romance intertwined with danger. As paths cross, you’ll discover familiar faces, all seeking love and happiness, and willing to pay the price.

Amazon UK link: An Unconventional Affair Book 1

An Unconventional Affair – Book 2

About the book

Where does a man turn when he is denied the love of the only woman he wants? Where does a man turn when the woman he loves has given her heart to another?

This second part of An Unconventional Affair finds Barrington Stone on the other side of the world working in Australia for a year. Tee has ended their affair, but for Barrington, it was never over. He can’t wait for the year to pass so he can go back to her. However, after a drunken encounter with a woman he has never met before and never wants to see again, his life is changed forever. How can he possibly leave Australia, now that he has a daughter?

After accepting that Barrington won’t be coming back to the UK, Tee rekindles her relationship with charming-yet-unconventional Sebastian Chandler, owner of a motorsports racetrack. Although living with Sebastian is ‘complicated’ and life for the couple isn’t perfect, they are settled, and Tee is happy.

But everything changes when Barrington returns. Tee’s heart is in turmoil, and Sebastian is afraid he will lose the woman he loves. As the plot thickens and twists unravel, Barrington must decide if there is a risk worth sharing

An Unconventional Affair Book 2 – A Risk Worth Sharing is part of the series of books by Mollie Blake – A Cheshire Love Story. These novels are full of adult-themed romance intertwined with danger. As paths cross, you’ll discover familiar faces, all seeking love and happiness, and willing to pay the price.

Amazon UK link: An Unconventional Affair Book 2

The American Best Man

A best man with a secret, and a reluctant bridesmaid. An unlikely mix for an intense affair.

In this novella, Emily Moorcroft is the sceptical bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding, and Emily is compelled to ask if the bride really knows who she is marrying. Emily’s concerns grow when she suspects the newly-weds friendship with their best man is ‘very close’. The bride is her best friend! It’s not right that the best man seems to know her better than Emily does. Jealousy rears its head, and painful memories threaten to spoil the day for Emily Moorcroft.

Why does the best man know more than the bridesmaid? And why can the bridesmaid tell the best man things she has never told anyone else?

The American Best Man is a novella included in the series of books by Mollie Blake – A Cheshire Love Story. These novels are full of adult-themed romance intertwined with danger. As paths cross, you’ll discover familiar faces, all seeking love and happiness, and willing to pay the price.

A novella at 102 pages and is free on kindle!

Amazon UK link: The American Best Man

About the author

Living in the heart of the Cheshire countryside in the UK, Mollie Blake is a regular mum of one son and wife of one husband. As a former finance director, she was a latecomer to writing, but now she has ventured from analyzing figures in her spreadsheets to creating steamy scenes for her characters between the bed sheets.

Not for the faint-hearted, her adult-themed stories are filled with exciting romance and laced with suspense. She loves to wander through Google Earth in search of locations to inspire–from castles in the Channel Islands to high-rise flats in London, from the streets of Melbourne to hotels in Kenya. It’s even better when she gets to travel for real. However, the heart of her stories rests in Cheshire, England.

She is also guilty of a love of reading, skiing, fast cars, Prosecco, and chocolate, and has been condemned in the kitchen on more than one occasion.

Mollie loves to hear from readers and lovers of romance and you can contact her here:-

Website www.mollieblake.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/mollie.blake.54

Twitter www.twitter.com/MollieBlake0

Primrose Park by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @0neMoreChapter_ @HarperCollinsUK #PrimrosePark #bookreview Fab-u-lous!

Primrose Park by Christie Barlow


(Love Heart Lane Series, Book 6)

Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.

Vet Molly has always been career driven and focussed on caring for her animals, but when she meets a gorgeous Mystery Man at a conference and their connection is off the charts, well, one night off work won’t hurt anyone…except the next morning he’s vanished and all Molly knows about him is his first name.

Three months later, back in Love Heart Lane, everyone loves the story of Molly’s amazing one-night stand.  It’s so unlike her! But when Mystery Man turns up walking his dog through Primrose Park and their night together seems to mean nothing to him, Molly needs her friends and neighbours more than ever. And especially when she’s left with the most unexpected of surprises…

My Thoughts

It was fabulous. I’ve loved all the Love Heart Lane Series, very special books.

Heartcross, a place I now know so well that I feel like I’m living in the book. I know the people and all the places. I love it when a book makes me feel so immersed.

This is book 6 in the series. I also recommend reading Love Heart Lane, Foxglove Farm, Clover Cottage, Starcross Manor and The Lake House (which were equally fabulous!) as it would give you the full back story of the people in the small village of Heartcross. They can be read as stand-alone as each book focuses on a different character, with villagers popping up from the other books.

The main character in this book is Molly. She is so lovely, I warmed to her straight away.

I was with her through her rollercoaster of emotions. There were times I felt like sobbing.

It definitely is a place you don’t want to leave once you visit.

It’s one of those ‘please just read it’ books. Find out how fabulous it is. It’s got everything you could want from a book, the community spirit, family and friendship.

A gorgeous book, and a real escape from the real world. Can you tell I loved it?!

I am so happy to shout about Christie Barlow books to everyone.

Thanks to HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date:- 30th April 2021

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Amazon UK: Primrose Park

About the Author

Christie Barlow is the number 1 international bestselling author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being.

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Keeping You by Mollie Blake @MollieBlake0 #adult #hot #romance #suspense #bookreview

Keeping You: A Cheshire Love Story (Cheshire Love Stories Book 3) by Mollie Blake

My Thoughts

I met Mollie Blake at an author/blogger event in Stoke and had a copy of this book from her.

I absolutely loved it and it’s definitely my kind of thing!

It’s ‘book 3’ in a series of Cheshire Love Stories, but they can be read as a stand-alone. I will be seeking out the others in this series, I like it when characters pop up in other books without having to be read in a particular order.

Well, what can I say……this story is highly addictive and very sexy!

I usually read chick-lit and crime drama but I do love an erotic book.

It has a really good storyline and isn’t just about the sex…of which there is some hot stuff! *fans self*. I loved the characters of Lawrence and Suzy, and their connection. I was bowled over by The Sway, a beautiful house in the Cheshire countryside. Some of the goings on in the gym were a bit more that sweaty.

I thoroughly recommend it, it’s beautifully written.

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Amazon UK Keeping You


His past haunts him. Revenge drives him. Can her love save him?

After a chance meeting in a bookshop, young Suzy Harper is engaged by multi-millionaire, Lawrence Bane, to work on translating a French document. They embark on an intense relationship, but he is surrounded by mystery and shame as demons from his past threaten to destroy everything he has worked for, including her love for him.

This exciting erotic romantic thriller traces the increasingly intense and tender relationship between the inexperienced Suzy and her wealthy, troubled lover, Lawrence. There are two obsessions in Lawrence’s life—his passion for Suzy and his drive for revenge against the gangland boss who murdered his best friend.

Will Suzy be strong enough to accept Lawrence for the man he is? Will Lawrence trust the woman he loves enough to reveal his darkest secrets to her? Will their love survive the challenges that lie ahead?

About the author

Living in the heart of the Cheshire countryside in the UK, Mollie Blake is a regular mum of one son and wife of one husband. As a former finance director, she was a latecomer to writing, but now she has ventured from analysing figures in her spreadsheets to creating steamy scenes for her characters between the bed sheets.

Not for the faint-hearted, her adult-themed stories are filled with exciting romance and laced with suspense. She loves to wander through Google Earth in search of locations to inspire–from castles in the Channel Islands to high-rise flats in London, from the streets of Melbourne to hotels in Kenya. It’s even better when she gets to travel for real. However, the heart of her stories rests in Cheshire, England.

She is also guilty of a love of reading, skiing, fast cars, Prosecco, and chocolate, and has been condemned in the kitchen on more than one occasion.

Mollie loves to hear from readers and lovers of romance and you can contact her here….
Website www.mollieblake.com
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Flesh and Blood By Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes @AmazonPub #Thomas&Mercer #FleshandBlood #bookreview

Flesh and Blood By Caroline Mitchell

A DI Amy Winter Thriller – Book 4

About the Book 

A string of suicides. A community in terror. And a chilling conspiracy only DI Amy Winter can crack.

A wave of apparent suicides hits a string of seaside resorts, but when a police officer is named as the latest to die, DI Amy Winter suspects there may be more than mere coincidence to these tragic deaths. But what dark motive could cause someone to throw themselves into the cold depths of the North Sea?

Someone in the community knows more than they are letting on, but Amy’s questions are met with resistance. A group of mysterious teenagers might hold the key, but why are they so afraid to talk? Meanwhile, after the release from prison of her serial killer mother, Amy is fighting her own demons.

In her toughest investigation yet, Amy must confront her dark past if she is to put an end to the carnage. What secret is so terrible that it’s worth killing a police officer for? Amy needs to find the answer, before the sea washes up any more bodies.

My Thoughts

This really is one of favourite books by this author.

She always goes to the top of my reading pile and never ever disappoints.

Her specialist team has been featured on a TV fly on the wall documentary so they have a bit of celebrity status.

After some apparent suicides set in seaside resorts, Amy Winter and her team are called in to help the over-stretched local officers. It’s at her DCI’s old stomping ground in Essex. The latest death is a member of DCI Donovan’s old team, so he feels especially close to the enquiry. We see Donovan from a different aspect too.

The ongoing saga with her real mother carries on, Lilian is a truly twisted character.

One of the officers on Amy’s team goes undercover and gets friendly with some suspicious teenagers. It was quite heart in the mouth stuff at times. A real page turner that I couldn’t put down. I thought I had it worked out, but I never do with this author!

The chapters featuring the character Mo with the therapist were emotional and totally caught me out.

There were some happy parts to this that warmed my heart.

I know the author worked at this station in real life, and I felt like I was there too.  

Many thanks to NetGalley and the author for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date: 22nd April 2021

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UK : Flesh and Blood

Meet the Author 

An international #1 and New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author, Caroline originates from Ireland and now lives with her family on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. She now writes full time, with over a million books sold.

As well as her crime series, Caroline also writes stand-alone psychological thrillers. The most recent, Silent Victim reached the Amazon number 1 spot in the UK, US and Australia and won first place as best psychological thriller in the US Reader’s Favourite Awards. Her previous thriller, Witness, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Awards in New York. She has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Procedural’ in the Killer Nashville awards. Her crime thriller, Truth And Lies recently became a No.1 New York Times best seller and has been optioned for TV. Her works have been translated worldwide and her book, The Silent Twin, has been converted as an interactive app in the Chapters Interactive game.

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