Book Reviews – Sophia1

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I read about three books a week, every week, old or new. My reading material consists of: chick-lit (although I prefer traditional chick-lit, I do absolutely love edgy, realistic chick-lit), women’s fiction, erotica, some memoirs, thrillers / crime, and self-help. Some of my fave authors are: Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele, Lauren Weisberger, Candace Bushnell, Katie Agnew, Victoria Fox, Anna-Lou Weatherley, Rhonda Byrne, Sherry Argov, Don Winslow and so many more!

My books I have either purchased myself, or have been sent directly from publishers / authors.


IN ORDER: MOST RECENT READS FIRST

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Killing Monica – Candace Bushnell

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Blurb: Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy’s publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica—as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who’s gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas.

When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen—and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy’s startling change of plan.

Review: Candace Bushnell is one of my fave authors. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I wanted to read it. Her writing style was glamorous and addictive as ever, the main character was love-able, and the story has you guessing which parts, if any, are true to life, and whether the main characters were in relation to Candace herself, and Sarah Jessica Parker,. I loved the friendship PJ and SondraBeth had, minus the fall-outs, and I was rooting for their happy ever after. I despised Jonny. Towards the end of the novel, it seemed to get more grittier, and the ending was unexpected. I’m curious as to what Candace’s next novel will be like.
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The Day We Disappeared – Lucy Robinson

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Blurb: Annie has a secret. But if she’s not going to tell, we won’t either. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have – yet Annie isn’t broken, not quite yet. Especially now there’s someone out there who seems determined to fix her. Kate has run away. But she’s not going to tell us why – that would defeat the point of running, wouldn’t it? It’s proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind. Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate, two old friends, aren’t entirely sure who they are any more. Perhaps you can work it out, before their pasts catch up with them for good…A gripping and unpredictable story of two young women running from their pasts. We defy you to guess the twist…

Review: This was the first novel I have read of Lucy’s. It focuses on two women, Annie and Kate, who are running from their past. The book had me hooked, as throughout, I was waiting for their secrets to unfold. The characters are warm and likeable. And just when you think you’ve got a light, chick-lit read, Lucy throws in dark, realistic and relatable circumstances. And then there’s the twist, but you’ll have to find that out for yourself!


The Woman In The Fifth

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Blurb: Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and the love of his only child. Hounded by scandal, he flees to Paris, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room with a job as night watchman for a sinister operation. Just when he begins to think he has hit rock bottom, romance enters his life in the form of Margit—a cultivated, widowed Hungarian émigré who shares Harry’s profound loneliness but who keeps her distance, remaining guarded about her past. As Harry wrestles with Margit’s reticence, he begins to notice that all those who have recently done him wrong are meeting unfortunate ends—and it soon becomes apparent that he has stumbled into a nightmare from which there is no escape.

Review: This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I hadn’t seen the film either. By the time I got through a few chapters, I was hooked and HAD to know what happened. I stayed up late to finish this, I was desperate what would happen to the main character, who kept getting into loads of trouble, even though he never did anything wrong! I was also curious about the woman in the fifth, of course. Anyway, if you like thrillers, and you like to be kept on the edge of your seat, with no idea at all of what will happen, then this is the book for you. Gripping and totally unpredictable! I even gave this book to my friend once finished, as I knew she’d enjoy it.


One Thing Led To Another – Katy Regan

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Blurb: Tess Jarvis’ rules for life have always been somewhat relaxed! 1.Never go to bed before your last guest has left Tess and Gina’s flat has a jacuzzi so it’s the obvious location for a party ! every night 2.Make great friends and keep them close Thought not actually in your bed.Tess and Jim’s claims that they are ‘just good friends’ has everyone’s eyes rolling. 3.Look on the bright side of life After all it could be so much worse.Tess’s job interviewing the nation’s catastrophes proves this every day. 4.Don’t wait for the weekend to wear your fancy knickers Although be warned, this can lead to all manner of messes! Tess has always been one to wing it but she’s fast realizing that her bank of blag is running out of funds. At 28, is it time to grow up? Maybe having a baby with your best friend isn’t the best way to start!

Review: I loved this book. Tess gets pregnant (unplanned) by her friend Jim. The characters are so realistic and relatable, and you really want them to end up together, even when they’re dating other people, hoping that they find their way. The book has laugh-out-loud moments, and what I particularly liked was the situation the characters were in, the strength they had, and how people can relate to this novel, and know that even if life takes a sharp turn, it’s not the end of the world. Humorous romance with depth. I will definitely read more of Katy’s novels.


Chelsea Wives – Anna-Lou Weatherley

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Blurb: This is Desperate Housewives meets First Wives Club set in the glamorous borough of Chelsea. On the King’s Road, revenge is sweeter than champagne…They are the ultimate ladies who lunch: Imogen, the beautiful ex-model, Calgary, the glamorous, former fashion editor, and Yasmin, the feisty ex-party girl. But life isn’t all champagne and canapes. Plagued by personal tragedy and united by failing marriages, they mastermind a shocking plan to turn the tables on their husbands. Set against a backdrop of exotic locations, designer boutiques and London’s high society scene, these Chelsea Wives are about to join forces and risk it all for the ultimate revenge…

Review: As I loved Anna-Lou’s other book Wicked Wives, I had to read this. Anna’s writing style is descriptive, glamorous and witty. Her characters have huge personalities, and in this novel, live extravagant lives. The book follows friends Calvary, Imogen, and Yasmin. Each of them want revenge on their husbands, for different reasons, and so they get plotting and scheming. I enjoyed that this book wasn’t predictable. The prologue hooks you instantly. Oce you read one of Anna-Lou’s books, you’ll want to read them all.


How Do You Know – Meredith Schorr

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Blurb: What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?

On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.

Review: This was a light, heart warming read about Maggie, worrying about hitting forty, believes there’s better out there than the predictable, but caring man she’s with. When the relationship ends, she dates to find out what it is she’s been missing out on. Great for lovers of chick-lit, and those that have ever had doubts in their own relationship. Maggie is likeable and extremely relatable.


Send More Idiots – Tony Perez-Giese

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Blurb: Juarez, Mexico, is murder city, so it’s not surprising when an American real estate broker vanishes there withou

t a trace. The only person who shows any interest in his disappearance is his brother, Jon. Oddly, Jon seems more intent on trying to go missing himself than he is in actually figuring out what happened to his sibling.

Within a matter of days, Jon is sucked into the violent and darkly humorous web of cartel warlords and free-trade profiteers in which his brother was tangled up. As he dodges threats in El Paso and across the river in Juarez, Jon is aided by an alcoholic Iraq War veteran, a disgraced narcotics detective and a local tejana – all of whom have scores of their own to settle with the narcotraficantes.

 Jon finds himself strangely drawn by the danger and flux of the borderland, and he soon realizes that smack in the middle of a raging drug war might be the only place he’s ever felt truly alive…but the longer he stays, the more likely he is to be added to the rapidly mounting body count.

Review: This book had me hooked instantly. I love the gritty, smart, insightful writing style, and had to know what happened to the main character Jon’s brother. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Mexican cartels, El Paso, and Juarez. A book that can provide knowledge on things in this world, as well as entertaining are amongst my faves. Anyone who enjoys gangster related novels, especially my fave Savages, will enjoy this. I would read another book from this author, for sure.


Shopaholic Abroad – Sophia Kinsella

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Blurb: For Rebecca Bloomwood, life is peachy. She has a job on morning TV, her bank manager is actually being nice to her, and when it comes to spending money, her new motto is Buy Only What You Need and she’s really (sort of) sticking to it. The icing on the brioche is that she’s been offered a chance to work in New York.

New York! The Museum of Modern Art! The Guggenheim! The Metropolitan Opera House! And Becky does mean to go to them all. Honestly. It’s just that it seems silly not to check out a few other famous places first. Like Saks. And Bloomingdales. And Barneys. And one of those fantastic sample sales where you can get a Prada dress for $10. Or was it $100? Is Becky too dazzled to care?

Review: This was an easy-to-read, entertaining chick-lit novel, with LOL moments. It follow MC Becky, and her partner, as they try to make it in New York, whilst overcoming obstacles thrown their way. The Shopaholic books can be read as stand alone, or part of a series. I’m a fan of Sophia Kinsella books, so if you enjoy reads such as Lindsey Kelk, you’ll love these books.


Too Close For Comfort – Clare Dowling

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Blurb: Clare Dowling’s new romantic comedy is guaranteed to top the bestseller charts.There’s nobody like your sister when things go wrong. At least that’s what Ali hopes as she flees America and a broken marriage. Emma will surely take her and her three kids in, and it’ll be just like old times, right? But the last thing Emma needs right now is her sister descending upon of her. Not when she’s recovering from some earth-shattering news of her own. How can she tell Ali her secret, when she can’t even get her head around it herself? Ali and Emma want to pick up where they left off – but it’s not going to be easy.

Review: This was an entertaining heart-warming novel about two sisters coming together, and the obstacles they face in their lives. I was intrigued as to what secrets both were holding, and what would happen in both of their lives. The characters are like-able, relatable and very ‘real,’ especially the sisterley bickering. A great read, perfect for Marian Keyes fans.


Lady Boss – Jackie Collins

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Blurb: When Lucky makes her final move, assuming the role of Lady Boss at Panther studios, she stuns the entire industry and sets off a series of shock waves, not only threatening her marriage to Lennie, but bringing down on her head the hatred of crime boss Carlos Bonnatti – a hatred that goes back generations, putting in peril her life, and the lives of everyone close to her heart.

Review: Jackie Collins does it again… delivers an action packed, bold, unputdownable book. This novel mainly focuses on Lucky and her journey to take over Panther studio’s, where she goes undercover. She wants to suprise her actor husband Lennie. It also follows the lives of several other intriguing characters. Jackie’s characters are as strong as ever, and her plots unpredictable and timeless. You never know what you’re getting with Jackie’s novels – her characters have a way of suprising you. I’m a huge JC fan, and will continue to read them, until I’ve finished them all, so check back for more reviews on this author.


Dating Game – Danielle Steele

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Blurb: Danielle Steel brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second time around—and tells a captivating story of the surprises one woman encounters when she’s thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating world of the Dating Game.

Paris Armstrong never saw it coming. With two grown children and a lovely home in Connecticut, Paris was happy with her marriage, her family, her life. So when her husband of twenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn’ t imagine what he was about to say.

“I want a divorce,” Peter tells her. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman. And just like that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for their future, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. Within days, Peter was gone. And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get through the next day, let alone the rest of her life.

Review: This was a warm-hearted romance. Danielle’s writing is descriptive, and her story is telling and uplifting. It’s about one woman’s journey, getting over a divorce, and being thrown back into the dating world. Warm characters which you will be rooting for. I’m a fan of Danielle’s books and have many more to read, so check back for more reviews on these books.


The Ice Cream Girls – Dorothy Koomson

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Blurb: As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’ by the press and were dealt with by the courts.
Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried – and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again . . .

Review: A book about two girls, at 15, charmed by a school teacher, and involved in a relationship with him for two years, emptionally and physically abused. When he ends up dead, both girls think the other did it, and the one serves a 20+ prison sentence. When released, she wants the other to confess. BRILLIANT READ! The ending was completely unpredictable. Loved it. Highly recommended.


Marrying For Money – Chrissie Manby

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Blurb: When the glamorous Grosvenor sisters arrive in the exclusive Hamptons beach town of Little Elbow, they can’t help but cause a stir.
Gorgeous Grace and Charming Charity are soon hot favourites on everybody’s guest-list. Except that of their neighbour, Marcella Hunter. Heiress Marcella doesn’t want the competition and when Grace starts dating Marcella’s ‘Plan B’ man – dull but extraordinarily rich Choate Fitzgerald – the gloves are off. Marcella determines to find out where the sisters really came from. And exactly how they can afford to rent a six-bedroom beach house in this millionaires’ playground.

In the process, however, it’s discovered that quite a few of the people spending that summer in Little Elbow are not exactly what they seem . .

Review: I read this book in a few consecutive days. It’s everything I love in a book – captivating, glamorous, and funny. I liked the twists, and how each chapter ended, making you want to read on. This book was in no way predictable. Enjoyable read, and would defo read more from this author.


Son Of Sam – Ian Lowell

sam2Blurb: A card-carrying member of the free-spirited Greenwich Village counterculture, Lowell’s photographic memory and attention to detail makes for a fascinatingly fresh perspective on the major events of the 1960s, from JFK to Motown to Jimi. Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales is alive with the rapid-beating pulse of that decade. A rich kaleidoscope of little-known facts, outrageous opinion and dubious hearsay, this must-read memoir is entertaining, enlightening and essential reading for any history or music buff.

Review: This book was extremely insightful, interesting and entertaining. It delved into the history of the sixties / early seventies discussing: the bronx, Kennedy’s assassination, the racial divide, music – and how its progressed, and influenced people, especially rock & roll, & pop. And in particular Motown, which everybody, regardless of race, loved. It also discusses the Vietnamese war, my Lai massacre, US army soldiers slaughtering Vietnames civilians, infants killed, the devastating treatment of women, and the heartbreaking tale – and the fact that these soldiers were praised for doing their duties, whilst the true heroes were overlooked. The story details war, the soldiers experiences, how they watched their friends die, and the affect it had on them. Martin Luther Kings murder was also heart wrenching to read, killed by a racist. And of course, about the son of Sam, the killer. The book is packed with historical events, and history of music over time. Great read!


Spice – Scarlet Smith

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Blurb: Magazine writer Jess gets her latest freelance assignment – can anyone go from Vanilla to kinky in just fourteen days – and would they even want to?

Jess’ editor, Leyla wants to jump on the ‘mommy porn’ bandwagon, with a sexy blog, and she thinks Jess is just the girl to do it. Jess is given the List, which gives each sexy scenario and also the names and numbers of people who indulge in the weird and wonderful sex stuff, should she wish to ask their advice or expert opinion.

Jess’s latest freelance assignment is a “list” of sexy scenarios to try out. Her busy boyfriend Max is enthusiastic about the variety of sensual adventures. Until they reach the “threesome” option. Max is keen, but if they go too far will they risk everything?

Review: I was provided a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. The blurb caught my attention right away, unique and interesting. The magazine writer Jess has to go from vanilla to kinky in 14 days, her latest assignment. There are quite a few steamy scenes as you’d expect, and I particularly like the authenticity of these, down to the slightly awkward moments, and how they were feeling. Sexting, threesomes, home-made videos, toys, role play etc are only some of what you can expect to find in this book. Overall great read.


Forget You Had A Daughter – Sandra Gregory

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Blurb: Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok – until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict’s personal supply of heroin. She didn’t even make it onto the plane.

In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full story of the events leading up to her arrest, the horrific conditions in Lard Yao prison, her trial in a language she didn’t understand and how it feels to be sentenced to death.

Sandra finally resumed her journey home some four and a half years later, when she was transferred to the British prison system and had to adapt to a new, yet equally harsh, regime. Following relentless campaigning by her parents – who refused to forget they had a daughter – she was pardoned by the King of Thailand and released in 2000.

Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life.

Review: I like to read non fiction sometimes. This book gripped me straight away. What a sad story. I cannot believe the conditions of the prisons in Thailand, and the treatment received in UK prisons. This woman’s sentence was far too harsh, especially when compared with criminals that receive more lenient sentences for doing worse crimes. Sandra learnt her lesson instantly, told the truth at trial and kept out of trouble throughout, but it didn’t seem to help her case at all, and she was dealt a lot of bad luck. The book is extremely interesting, giving you an insight into prison life and prisoners, such as Rose West, and what she was like. It was also heartbreaking to read about an innocent woman who had served two decades in prison, whereby corrupt legal systems failed to mention extremely important evidence from the jury which could have proved the woman’s innocence. This story is captivating, emotional and a brilliant read. Sandra is brave, and she did her time for the crime. I hope this woman is happy in her life now, and I really do wish her all the best. And her parents were amazing, never forgetting they had a daughter.


Portia Da Costa – How To Seduce A Billionaire

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Blurb: The virgin and the billionaire…

Just because Jess Lockhart is a virgin in her late twenties doesn’t mean she isn’t interested in men. In fact, far from it: she fantasies about finding the perfect man who can fulfil her every desire.

Her new boss, handsome billionaire Ellis McKenna, seems perfect for the job. It is clear he is as attracted to her, as she is to him. However, a tragic past has left Ellis vowing to never do ‘serious’ relationships again. Having allowed herself to be seduced by a billionaire can Jess teach him about love?

Review: Portia writes very tasteful erotica, with easy to like characters. When virgin Jess meets the billionaire Ellis of the company she works at, he promises to make her an expert when it comes to sex. However she soon wants more – his heart. Damaged and hurting from the loss of his wife, Jess fears their relationship will never be anything but casual. Jess seems like such a sweetheart that you can’t help but root for her, and Ellis although he’s a billionaire seems caring and quite the gentleman. This book is full of strong characters, sex, and romance! I have also read The Accidental Call Girl by Portia to which I recommend.


Violetta Rand – Seduction

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Blurb: The night Marisela Gonzalez rides up to the Devil’s Den on her motorcycle, running from trouble and looking for her sister, she finds more than a place to hide out and work her red-hot body. She meets a guy brave enough to stand by a tough, terrified nineteen-year-old girl who’s been in the wrong place with the wrong jerk one too many times. And he’s ready to show Marisela how a real man treats the woman he desires.

An ex-cop taking over as the club’s head of security, Craig Hanson can handle anything—except the urgent need he suddenly feels to hold Marisela tight. Commitment has never been his thing, but all that changes when Craig finds something too real to deny between them. Sensual and vulnerable, Marisela’s got a scary past. And when it comes knocking, Craig goes all in to protect her—because seduction is the ultimate game changer.

Review: This is the first book I’ve read of violetta’s. I loved the main characters Craig and Marisela, both ballsy and full of character. The chemistry between them was apparent, and I liked how they both gave as good as they got. The sex scenes were very sexy. Great steamy romance, great characters, great writing! I have Sin on my Kindle to read next, and looking forward to reading more about the other characters.


Kat Black – Playing With Fire

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Blurb: The Sequel to MELTING MS FROST.

The steamy story of Annabel Frost and Aidan Flynn continues … Can you handle the heat?

Before Aidan Flynn had swept into her life with the destructive force of a wildfire, Annabel Frost had thought she’d had all she needed from her life. A successful career, financial independence, emotional restraint. Things that were safe, secure, steady. Everything her childhood hadn’t been.

Aidan represented none of that. Reckless and risky he’d been the red hot flame that melted the icy layers of her long-frozen heart. Having run from him once, Annabel should have learnt to leave trouble well enough alone.

But now Aidan is back, turning up the heat. And regardless of the danger of getting herself badly burned, Annabel can’t seem to resist the temptation to play with this particular fire.

Review: I read and enjoyed the first book to this story, Melting Ms Frost. The second story was by far my fave due to getting to know the characters a lot more, especially Aidan, his family and hometown in Ireland, which btw, has made me want to visit. Just before the story came to an end, I was rooting for Aidan and Annabelle’s happy ever after. A sweet romantic read with saucy scenes too!


Jill Knapp – We’ve Always Got New York

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Blurb: The second book in Jill Knapp’s fabulous series about dating in New York picks up after Amalia Hastings returns to Manhattan from her trip to Brazil – and finds that life has indeed gone on without her.

Fresh off the plane, Amalia’s feeling anxious and unresolved; left alone to pick up the pieces and deal with the repercussions of choosing her own path over Michael.

Without an apartment, without a job, and starting to wonder if she’s even without a best friend, she finds herself holding on tightly to the one thing she is familiar with, New York City.

Sometimes you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be…

Review: This book is a great girly read, which fans of Lindsey Kelk would love. It follows the college years and love lives of New Yorkers / Manhattan-ites. The main character Amalia finds herself caught up in a love triangle with Michael and Hayden. The novel gave me an insight into life in New York, where I desperately want to visit. This novel is a continuation of Jill’s first book, and just as entertaining. And what a stunning cover!


Jill Knapp – What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan

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Blurb: Life in the city gives 23 year old Amalia Hastings a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village!

She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough.

Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty.

Amalia is essentially torn between two men, and Michael is torn between two women. Her best friend Cassandra is being strung along by her “boyfriend”, Bryce, and even her friend Olivia is having a secret relationship!

After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself asking – what happens to men when they move to Manhattan?!

Review: An engaging, easy to read, entertaining novel following the life and love life of Amalia Hastings. When Amalia’s relationship with her supposed soul-mate Nicholas ends, she begins to date her crush Michael knowing he has a girlfriend. But then her ex Nicholas comes back into the picture, telling her he made a mistake and wants another go. Who does Amalia choose? A sneak peak into the confusing men of Manhattan, and the roller coaster of relationships.


The Girl Behind The Mask – Stella Knightley

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Blurb: Leaving the heartache of sexual betrayal behind her in London, historian Sarah Thomson intends to make the most of her research trip to Venice. But she soon finds her attention consumed by mysterious millionaire Marco Donato. Despite their deepening relationship, however, the handsome playboy persists in playing a secretive game. What exactly is Marco hiding? The subject of Sarah’s research is eighteenth-century Venetian Luciana Giordano. At a time when debauchery is the city’s favourite pastime, virginal Luciana is kept out of trouble by a zealous chaperone – until she meets a man who promises to help her escape her restraints. But just what does the worldly stranger want to teach her in return?

Review: This book was beautifully written, especially the parts about historical women. When the main character begins an online affair (as such) with Marco, owner of the library where she obtained the book of historical love letters, she begins to reveal intimate details of her life, and her thoughts. She’s already in a relationship with Steven, however desperately wants to meet Marco, in person. The book has some saucy scenes and you find yourself intrigued as to whether she actually meets Marco, and what he’s really like. This book is part of a series. Overall good read!


The King Tiffany Reisz

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Blurb: The Original Sinners: The White Years. Will he take his rightful place as King of Manhattan’s kink kingdom? A man who can’t be tamed…Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No one can relieve his self-destructive appetite for carnal acts – except Søren, a man he can never have but whom he has always loved.

A dream that becomes an obsession…

When Kingsley opens the ultimate BDSM club in Søren’s honour – a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list – it becomes his life. With the help of a secretive new assistant, he is soon ruler of a debauched new world.

A fight to the end…But their expertise in domination can’t stop the enigmatic Reverend Fuller – he won’t rest until the club is destroyed. Now it’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s…

Review: Tiffany writes beautifully and her characters are not only interesting, but mysterious. In particular Kingsley and Soren. This was the first book I read, it’s probably best to read the entire series to understand the characters pasts. The chemistry and undeniable love between Kingsley and Soren makes you hope for their happy ever after. I am intrigued to see how the story continues and have The Virgin to read next. This book also has a few sexy scenes.


Compromise Agreement – Isobel Hart

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Blurb: When life places you a breath away from sleeping in doorways what would you be willing to do? As Natasha Watts and Sophia Riley watch their lives crumble in front of their eyes, Matthew Faulkner offers the best friends a lifeline. Fascinated and terrified in equal measure by the man, Natasha must decide if the benefits outweigh the risks… if she is willing to compromise and risk being compromised. And if she does? What will be left when it is all over?

Review: This was a great read with love-able characters that you can’t help but root for.  Great paced, engaging and complete with steamy scenes. I really wanted the main characters Matthew and Natasha to end up together. Do they? You’ll have to read it to find out.


Vanilla – Megan Hart

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Blurb: It’s an acquired taste…he just has to acquire it

Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom, and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her.

But sexual satisfaction isn’t the same as love, and she’s been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely.

Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet—sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic connection is electric, even though he’s way on the opposite end of the kink spectrum. Despite how she fights it, Elise falls for him—but how can a relationship work when both lovers want to be on top?

Review: I was provided an e-copy of this book prior to publication. It was an engaging read. The characters were like-able and relatable. Who hasn’t been drunk and text their ex at one point, or endured heartbreak and found it a little bit difficult to forget? You find yourself rooting for the main character, who’s hurting from her past, and hoping she finds her happy ever after. The book also contains steamy scenes – an enjoyable raunchy romantic read.


Savages – Don Winslow

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Blurb: Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can’t handle-the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, sending them the message that a “no” is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys’ playmate and confidante. O’s abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom. Savages is an adrenaline-fuelled novel by a master thriller writer at the very top of his game.

Review: I absolutely loved the film, so was excited to read the book. Don Winslow sure has a way with words! Witty, very interesting and captivating. I enjoyed reading about the Baju Cartel, and the drug world. The story gets straight to the point, plenty of dialogue, no dragging over-descriptions of anything. The characters were great, all unique. The story was action packed, and you just had to know what happened. The ending was a little different from the film, which I was a bit disappointed with, but overall brilliant book! Highly recommended. Would I read more of Don’s books? Hell yes!


The Time Of My Life – Cecilia Ahern

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Blurb: Are you taking your life for granted?

Lucy Silchester is. She’s busied herself with other stuff: friends’ lives, work issues, her deteriorating car, that kind of thing. But she’s stuck in a rut – and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth. Time for a wake-up call – a meeting with life. And life turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change – and won’t let Lucy off the hook. Sometimes we all need to make time for our life

Review: I absolutely love Cecilia Ahern’s novels. How can you not? She brought us P.S I Love You, also one of my fave films. She’s an immensely talented writer! The Time Of My Life was a brilliant, unique plot. Parts were funny, and some heart wrenching. I rooted for the main characters happy ending. And her ‘Life.’ I really wanted him to be happy too. It’s a great entertaining read! Looking forward to reading more from this author.


Is This All There Is – Patricia Mann

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Blurb: Beth Thomas’ seemingly perfect life is about to take a detour. At thirty-five, she’s married to her college sweetheart, has two adorable kids, and finds fulfillment teaching part time at the local university. But when a friend persuades her to go dancing on a rare night out, a chance meeting with a handsome former student changes the course of her life. Loud music, too much to drink, and the thrill of feeling young again lead to an unforgettable kiss that was never supposed to happen. Beth feels wanted again, listened to, cared for, but she knows it’s wrong. She tries to put the memory behind her, but he pursues her, drawing Beth back to temptation. As she travels deeper into Dave’s world, Beth struggles to choose between what her mind says is right and what she truly craves.

Review: The title was the first thing that captured me when selecting this novel, it’s a thought we all have at some point, isn’t it? Second was the blurb. I enjoyed the authors style of writing, and found myself wanting to know what happened. A novel for anyone who thinks the grass may be greener. Fab cover too!


The List – Joanna Bolouri

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Blurb: Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and wine-fueled nights of relationship analysis with her best friend Lucy have done nothing to improve her dating situation. Faced with another year without love, Phoebe confronts her fears and decides to forgo romantic love altogether. She comes up with The List: ten things she’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the courage to try. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? In a chaotic, embarrassing, exhilarating, and ultimately transformational year of self-discovery, Phoebe finds surprises, friendship, confidence, and even love, through good and bad sex.

Review: I really liked the plot idea for this book. It was written in an entertaining, engaging, easy-to-read style. Parts were really funny. The characters were realistic and likeable. I was extremely curious of what was on ‘the list.’ If you like a fun, sexy read, then you will enjoy this.


Single Woman Seeks Revenge – Tracy Bloom

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Blurb: What do you do when you find your love-life in ruins? Get revenge on every man who ever broke your heart of course….Suzie Miller, a disillusioned agony aunt, can’t believe she’s been dumped from a great height yet again (this time by text, straight after they’ve had sex… twice!). So she decides the time is right to make every one of her exes feel the pain she felt when they carelessly cast her aside. Her methods are unusual but humiliation on a grand scale is no less than they deserve.

Euphoric that she’s finally stood up for herself she starts suggesting outrageous ways for her readers to deal with their relationship nightmares too. Suddenly everyone wants Suzie’s advice. Finally content with being single and enjoying her blossoming career it seems as though happiness is within her grasp. That is until a man gets in the way. Single Woman Seeks Revenge is a romantic comedy with a kick: a kick up the backside to any man who believes he got away with treating a woman badly and to any woman who doesn’t fight back.

Review: This book had me laughing out loud a few times. A funny, light-hearted, engaging read. The ending was also really sweet. Great romantic comedy for any woman wanting to feel a bit better after a broken heart – although don’t expect to take the revenge tips seriously.


A Girl Like You – Gemma Burgess

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Blurb: I’ve discovered the secret to successful singledom. I’m acting like a man. And it’s working. After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London’s most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her.

With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match?

Review: I love Gemma’s writing style – honest, realistic chick-lit with relatable characters. This book is humorous in parts, and the characters are extremely likeable, conversations that you’d have with your friends down the pub. I loved the romance aspect of this book, and it wasn’t cheesy (like many seem to be). I would definately read more of Gemma’s novels.


Has Anyone Seen My Pants – Sarah Colonna

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Blurb: New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties—in all its messy, pants-missing glory.

How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve?

Ask Sarah Colonna.

Has Anyone Seen My Pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America (and Mexico!) with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, mother-daughter road trips, Iowan casinos, and single-shaming resorts. From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart—not to mention your pants.

Review: This is the funniest book I have read it a long time! You can totally relate to the main character! I found myself laughing every few pages. Brilliantly written, and engaging. I finished it in a couple of hours. Every girl should be able to relate to this. I didn’t know who Sarah Colonna was until I read this, she writes and appears on the show Chelsea Lately, and I can see why!


Do You Come Here Often – Alexandra Potter

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Blurb: What becomes of the broken-hearted?

Grace was just a teenager when Jimi broke her heart. But now she’s moved on and is happy with her perfect fiance Spencer. Even if it’s been a while since he mentioned actually getting married.

You give love a bad name…

Meanwhile Jimi’s own wedding day is just around the corner. He’s certain he’s found the one. Or has he? Because when he bumps into Grace again, something suddenly doesn’t feel right. More than a feeling?

It looks like there might be something wonderful between them. But is it really worth risking everything for? One thing is for sure – as the radio plays its late-night love songs, one girl is about to find out that the best lines can actually be the ones you write yourself…

Review: I LOVED this book! I wish I had found it sooner. I picked it up at a little book shop, here in Spain. The writing style is brilliant! The characters are extremely likeable and really come alive. It makes you feel as if you know them. I have never rooted for fictional characters as much as these. I was dying for the main characters to get together, the suspense was torturing me. The author describes what the characters were like as teenagers, the ‘cool’ boy in school, the things teenagers got up to, the convo’s they had, and it really took me back to those days. It was so funny in parts. A chick-lit read which is not only realistic, (which is what I love) but heart-warming and heart-wrencing. I will be reading more from this author. P.S Loved Jimi Malik!


ASL – Melissa Pimentel

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Blurb: The last thing twenty-eight-year-old Lauren is looking for is love, so why do the men she’s dating assume she’s searching for The One?

With men running for the hills, Lauren takes drastic action and turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to follow the advice of a different dating guide every month.

From releasing her inner siren to swearing off sex completely, Lauren will follow The Rules and play The Game, all with the help of her disapproving best friend and her newly loved-up housemate. But as she searches for the holy grail of no-strings sex minus the heartache, Lauren soon realizes that dating is more complicated than just swiping right – and that the things you run from tend to always catch up with you…

Review: I was extremely interested in this novel, having read the plot. In respect of offering knowledge on dating, it states some self-help book titles, tips, and the main characters dating experiences. It’s a sassy read, with likeable, funny characters. A pleasant poolside read!


Bedside Manners – Phoebe Fox

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Blurb: Brook Ogden has never encountered a broken heart she couldn’t patch together. Her counseling practice as the Breakup Doctor—on call to help you shape up after a breakup—is so busy she’s expanded to offer group sessions. (Turns out there are far more than fifty ways to leave your lover.) Her radio show and advice column have made her a local celebrity, and even her personal life, after some gruesome breakups of her own, is in recovery: Ben Garrett started out as a revenge date against an ex, but has turned into so much more.

But when sizzling-hot Chip Santana, an old client she once shared a rather unprofessional midnight roll in the sand with, comes back into her life asking for her help, Brook can’t say no. Yet while she’s busy stitching up his relationship troubles, Chip reveals much more than a therapeutic interest in her.

In the standoff between her heart and her hormones, Brook’s cool, collected Wise Therapist persona begins to crack like thrown wedding china. She’s yelling at recalcitrant cheating husbands. Offering crazy advice to radio callers. She’s even hugging her clients. When the situation goes critical, Brook’s forced into a decision she isn’t ready to make—and the Breakup Doctor has to decide what kind of casualties she’s willing to accept.

Review: I read this book within a few consecutive days. I was captured by the plot and the fact that the novel offered advice along the way. The storyline was great, characters extremely likeable, and parts had me laughing out loud. The ending was unpredictable, which is always a good thing! I would read The Breakup Doctor, as I did enjoy the authors style of writing. 


True Confessions Of A London Spank Daddy – Peter Jones

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Blurb: My name is Peter, I’m 55 and I’m a Spank Daddy. I offer a spanking and disciplining service to women…

Discover an underworld of sex, spanking and submission. A world where high-powered executives and cuddly mums go to be spanked, caned and disciplined.

In this powerful and compelling book Peter reveals how his fetish was kindled by corporal punishment while still at school. How he struggled to contain it until, eventually, he discovered he was far from alone in London’s vibrant, active sex scene.

What he learnt on the scene helped him to understand the psychology of women who wanted to submit to submissive discipline. Many were professional women, often juggling a demanding job and family. They needed to occasionally relinquish all control, to submit totally to the will of another. Others sought a father figure who could offer them the firm security they remembered from their childhood when Daddy had been very much in control.

Chapter by chapter he reveals his clients’ stories as he turns their fantasies into reality. The writing is powerful, the stories graphic and compelling. Discover an unknown world.

Review: I was provided a copy of this novel for an honest review. After being disappointed in 50 Shades of Grey, I didn’t hold high hopes for BDSM / spanking reads. However, this book gave a realistic insight into the world of spanking. Brilliantly written, and engaging with steamy scenes to satisfy fans of erotic. I especially liked that it was written from a mans point of view / biographical.


Shooting Stars – Jennifer Buhl

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Blurb: Get an Insider Glimpse into What Life is Really Like Among Hollywood’s Bright Lights and Big Stars

As a young woman struggling to make ends meet in L.A., photographer Jennifer Buhl never dreamed that a chance encounter with the paparazzi would lead her to chasing celebrities around in her bright-red, beat-up pickup truck. It wasn’t long before she became one of the most successful “paps” in the business, photographing and interacting with stars up close and seeing her iconic pictures across magazine covers nationwide.

A Hilarious and Utterly Addictive Memoir…

Shooting Stars is the first memoir to offer the inside scoop on the world of paparazzi and their surprisingly cooperative relationship with the stars. Jennifer recounts her wild ride through this testosterone-driven industry with moxie, weaving juicy real-life celebrity encounters with her own poignant story of searching for love and finding her way among the glittering lights of Tinseltown.

An Irresistible Snapshot…

A smart and sassy chronicle of celebrity culture, fame, and the art of perfect timing, Shooting Stars reveals the real lives of Hollywood’s rich and famous—from behind the camera.

Review: A great insight into celebrity culture! A fast-paced, easy-to-read style. If you want to know about the paparazzi industry, and be entertained at the same time, then this is the book for you!


Melting Ms Frost – Kat Black

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Blurb:How do you thaw the coldest of hearts? Find out in the sexiest romance to hit the shelves this year.

When Aidan Flynn walks into Cluny’s Restaurant, he can’t take his eyes off his new boss, Annabel Frost. With his heart set on winning her over, Aidan can think of nothing but getting beneath her cold exterior.

Known as one of the toughest women in the business, Annabel is impervious to Aidan’s many charms. His compelling grey gaze and persuasive Irish lilt do anything but captivate her.

But Aidan senses there’s more to Annabel than meets the eye. And he’s not going to stop until he reveals all…

Review: I loved the descriptive writing style of this novel, and the alternating viewpoints of both Aidan and Annabel. The chemistry between the characters was sizzling. If you’re looking for an erotic read with plenty of depth, then this is the book for you. Great book, and I would read more from this author.


A Girl Called Summer – Lucy Lord

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Blurb: Island life is just one step away…A new start…

Bella and Andy have escaped the rat race for the sun-drenched, relaxed lifestyle on the island of Ibiza. But with a run-down house to make habitable and a distractingly gorgeous neighbour, is their island idyll all that it seems?

A holiday adventure…

Tamara Gold has been Hollywood’s most notorious car crash since she was a child star. Now clean and sober, and engaged to Tinseltown’s hottest leading man, it seems like she’s finally conquered her addictions, if not her bratty behaviour. But a summer in Europe with all the hedonistic lures of Ibiza beckons…

A girl called Summer…

Summer Larsson has always known Ibiza as home: a haven of hippies, yoga and healthy eating – and loneliness. But in Bella, she’s found the friend she always needed, and when Bella’s glamorous Hollywood friends come to visit, it looks like she might have found true love as well…

This could be the summer that everything changes…

Review: I read this unputdownable book within a few consecutive days. The perfect holiday read! Lucy Lord’s writing style is flawless: descriptive from the settings, the characters clothing, even down to the food they eat making everything easy to picture. The characters come to life, with Lucy switching from each of their POV’s. The story location (Ibiza) is explained in depth enabling you to get a real feel for the place. I highly recommend this book. If you haven’t got the advantage of reading it at the beach, this summery novel will make you want to book a holiday (preferably Ibiza) and fast! Brilliantly written! The PERFECT escapism read!

It was a pleasure reading Lucy Lord’s book and interviewing her for my blog. She is an extremely talented author and I look forward to reading more of her books.


Revenge Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

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Blurb: Everything’s in place for the season’s hottest launch: Tall latte (with two raw sugars)? Check. Gucci trench (draped over desk)? Check. Outrageous, unreasonable demands? Check. Andy has just turned thirty and is an incredibly successful magazine editor, working closely with her best friend Emily, another Runway survivor. She’s about to get married – life’s on track and she’s been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy’s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly isn’t the kind of woman who hides in the background.

She’s back… and more devilish than ever.

Review: I’m a huge fan of Lauren Weisberger’s books, so was looking forward to reading this novel. Whilst the writing style is as descriptive, engaging and flawless as ever, the plot was a little disappointing. I expected there to be some great big revenge payback for Andy, and was awaiting something big to happen whilst turning the pages, however it didn’t really come until the end. I would have liked to have read more of Miranda, however there weren’t many scenes of her in it. Overall though, if you fancy a descriptive, enjoyable read and loved the last book / film, then it’s worth getting.


The Accidental Call Girl – Portia Da Costa

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Blurb: It’s the ultimate fantasy: When Lizzie meets an attractive older man in the bar of a luxury hotel, he mistakes her for a high class call girl on the look-out for a wealthy client. With a man she can’t resist…Lizzie finds herself following him to his hotel room for an unforgettable night where she learns the pleasures of submitting to the hands of a master. But what will happen when John discovers that Lizzie is far more than she seems…?

Review: Love the book cover, which is initially what captured me, also the storyline. It sounded great, so I started reading it straight away. Portia’s writing is very descriptively well written. The characters are likeable. I was hooked in respect of finding out Johns reaction when he discovers that Lizzie has been lying. You root for the characters and hope that they end up together. The sex scenes are also very steamy – erotica is most certainly is, you will not be disappointed! This was my first read of a Portia Da Costa book and it wont be my last. I want to read the sequel already!


When i wasn’t watching – Michelle Kelly

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Blurb: Every parent’s worst nightmare…

Eight years ago, Lucy and Ethan Randall’s little boy, Jack, was abducted and murdered by teenager Terry Prince. A moment’s distraction had ripped a family apart – and with the loss of their son came the collapse of the Randalls’ marriage. Tortured by memories, Lucy was left to battle her grief while raising her remaining son alone.

Now, Jack’s killer has walked free, giving him the second chance at life that little Jack never had. Lucy’s wounds newly opened, her world is turned upside down a second time when another child goes missing – and she can’t shake the suspicion that Prince has struck again.

When DI Matt Winston, the same officer who found Jack’s body, is assigned to the case, the echoes of Lucy’s past grow ever more insistent. Bound by their tragic shared experiences, Matt and Lucy grow closer – and become fixated on bringing the culprit to justice. But now history has repeated itself, answers seem even further out of reach. And for Lucy, it’s time to face her ghosts, and ask the most terrible question of all: can she ever really forgive herself?

Review: A beautifully written story! The characters individual personalities really show, as their mannerisms are detailed as well as their appearances. The different points of view are never confusing due to this. An emotional read, especially when reading extracts from the young child’s POV – extremely touching dialogue. The blurb alone makes you want to know what happened, a book that you will be unable to put down through curiosity or being attached to the characters. Michelle Kelly is an immensely talented writer! Once you read one book of hers, you will want to read many more! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Remember me by Sophia Kinsella

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Blurb: Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life.But, to her disbelief, she learns it’s actually 2007 – she’s twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she’s the boss of her department – and she’s married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??!

She can’t believe her luck – especially when she sees her stunning new home. She’s sure she’ll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He’s drawn up a ‘manual of our marriage’, which should help.

But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up… and lands a new bombshell. What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

Review: Sophie is an extremely talented author. I liked the Shopaholic series. I am a fan of her writing style and the blurb of this book caught my attention. I read it in a few consecutive days. I found myself chuckling at some parts of the book, as Sophie defo has a talent for humour! Snaggletooth! I was a little disappointed as I expected to read more about the ‘millionaire / dream life’ lifestyle. The book did however get you involved with her friends and love life. You warm to the main character, and root for her. She’s likeable. I wished we got to know a lot more about the ‘dishevelled, sexy guy’ as she calls him more. I don’t feel like I really learnt too much about him to be honest.

Overall, it was a brilliantly written, warm hearted chick-lit novel whereby the main character makes you want to read on and find out what happens in her life, and whether she ever will get her memory back. I recommend this book.


Sunlounger – Over 30 different authors!

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Review I’ve read some of Belinda Jones books before, and always remembered Divas Las Vegas which was a brilliant read.  I picked up Love Academy from the British supermarket here the other day, which I’m looking forward to reading. So, Sunlounger is an eBook packed with short stories set in idyllic places from several different authors, (many of which are my fave!) The website looks fantastic, and sure gets you in that holiday-mood! It gives you the option of clicking on whichever destination in the world you fancy reading about, to an interview of the author having wrote a story set there.  You will find authors such as: Belinda Jones (herself), Talli Roland, Chris Manby, Anna Lou Weatherley, Victoria Fox, Katie Agnew, Lucy Robinson and so many more! Each short story is the perfect beach read, pure escapism! I highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointment! 😀 Be warned – when you read about the destinations, you will probably want to go and visit them!! I want to go to them ALL! 😥

http://www.va-va-vacation.com/sunlounger-chick-lit-stories

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Belinda-Jones-Travel-Club/


Wives v Girlfriends by Katie Agnew

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Blurb: Glamour model Jasmine has risen from an unfortunate background – and is now getting married to premiership soccer player Jimmy. But Jimmy is having trouble controlling himself when he drinks, someone is blackmailing her about a shameful secret from her past and her godfather Charlie has his own troubles running from his ex’s powerful underworld father. Meanwhile her next-door neighbour, actress Lila, is worried that her age and fading beauty is making her Oscar-nominated husband Brett play away. Lila’s friend, Maxi, is three times divorced but still desperate to get another ring on her finger – this time courtesy of her older Latin lover, singer Carlos. Then there is Grace, who as a journalist, wants to get to the bottom of all their stories. Set between London and Marbella in Spain, this mixes glamour with a dark plot that will keep you guessing to the end.

Review: I purchased this book, and found myself wanting to know what happened. It begins with a flashback, which continues throughout the story, making you guessing which character it relates to. It’s a sassy, glam read full of celebs, and the rich and famous. One of the main characters Jasmine was very likeable, and you do find yourself hoping she has a happy ending. What I liked most about this book is that is was realistic for chick-lit, whereby you can imaging the characters acting the way they do, and saying the things they do in real life, which is a big factor for me. I’m a fan of Katie Agnew books, and enjoyed this read.


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Matches by Carlie Pettitt

Blurb: Victoria is broken, lost and neglected. Her philandering older husband, Ralph, has spiralled out of control. The multimillionaire tycoon is on a journey of self-destruction, destroying everything in his way. 

Ultra-cool Kim doesn’t do love – until she meets Omar. But her unconventional arrangement and a dark secret, turns her world upside down. 

James is naive, and too nice for his own good. Married to the neurotic and psychopathic Amanda, who will stop at nothing to satisfy her desire to destroy Victoria, taking all that she has. 

From mansions in Wimbledon Village, exclusive parties in Mayfair, to penthouses in Knightsbridge and first class travel across the world. Matches sizzles with passion, jealousy, greed, betrayal, sexual hedonism and secrets. Dramatic events rock their moral compasses. Explosive living leaves many wounded. Their decisions and actions will dictate who can forgive and who will get out alive. 

Review: I purchased this e-book on Amazon. Carlie seems like a lovely person, and it has been great following her self-pub writing journey. I read the book in a few consecutive days. A great first book. The characters lifestyles, and emotions are explained in depth. The reader gets to read both the good and the bad side of each character, keeping you guessing what will happen, and how they develop throughout the story. The book ends on a cliffhanger, to which Carlie is releasing a sequel. If you enjoy drama, diva attitudes and the lives of the upper class of Wimbledon, then this is for you. 


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Corrupted by Emmy Yoshida

Blurb: GRITTY, GLAMOROUS & GRIPPING! Corrupted is a sexy thriller and an eye-opening insight into a world where the champagne flows like water and people are disposable commodities.

Ria Kimura is a student in London. Sick of struggling for money she starts working in an exclusive gentlemen’s club and quickly becomes accustomed to the champagne lifestyle. But is the girl who stalks the night seducing strangers about to bite off more than she can chew?

Brad Harrison is an Australian entrepreneur, in London for business and pleasure. Handsome, rich and ruthless, he is on the lookout for something special to keep him entertained.

Andrew Wilson is a young English traveller, intent upon enjoying his freedom and living out his Australian dream; completely oblivious to the fact that it is about to become a living nightmare.

Diane Mackenzie is the owner of Sydney’s premier gentlemen’s club. A glamorous business woman with a heart of gold, she mothers all of her dancers and would do literally anything to protect her girls.

People from all walks of life and opposite ends of the earth, people who’s fates are about to collide with catastrophic circumstances…

A fascinating glimpse into a world of seduction, power, sex and money, where cash is king and looks are deceptive; Corrupted is a dramatic Australian adventure and a shocking tale of survival that will have you hooked until the very end.

Review: The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover, it looks so glam. The second thing was after reading Emmy’s blog, she seemed like such a lovely person, providing tips and help to other self publishing authors. The third thing was the blurb. Fantastic! I read the first few chapters, and was hooked, I wanted to know what happened. The main character was so likeable and relatable, I even had to ask Emmy if much of it was non fiction. Her characters are described in depth, from their thoughts and mannerisms. The narrative voice was brilliant (told in the first person for the main chracter, and third person for the other characters.) I thought that I would find the switching of voices, and the amount of characters confusing however it never was. Emmy is skilled at giving all of her characters a unique individual personality. Her writing style is great and very descriptive. The ending was unexpected, (I won’t spoil it) however, I’m off to message Emmy for some more info. Great entertaining read.


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How To Get A (Love) Life by Rosie Blake

Blurb: Some people book last-minute holidays, walk barefoot in the grass or party on a week night. Not Nicola Brown. Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture, sticks to a super-strict diet and definitely, absolutely Does Not Date.

Her colleague Caroline – loopy, warm and exasperated by her, knows that Nicola’s reluctance to lose control means she’s living only half a life. And so she lays down the gauntlet: Nicola must cast aside her hang ups and go on as many dates as it takes to find true love in time for Valentine’s Day.

The pick of local men is, quite frankly, a bit rubbish. And there are only three months until February 14th. Surely it’s an impossible task? But, as Nicola is about to find out on her dodgy dates, letting go isn’t quite as scary as she imagined. In fact, it’s rather a lot of fun…

Review: I was able to read this review copy before the book was published, so thank you to Novelicious and Rosie Blake. I enjoy chick-lit reads, so this was right up my street. It was a humorous, light hearted read. I couldn’t help but laugh at many parts of this book, it was very entertaining. The main character is likeable, and relate-able, often holding her tongue when things annoy her, which a lot of us tend to do. As part of Nicola’s plan – to find a man before Valentines Day, she goes on several dates, which the male characters never fail to make you chuckle. The ending was great, too. I enjoyed Rosie’s first book and would definitely read her books again.


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 Wicked Wives – Anna-Lou Weatherley

Blurb: Playboy Casino owner and serial gambler, Tom Black, leaves a trail of broken hearts behind him wherever he goes. So when he disappears, it’s no surprise that foul-play is suspected.

The finger of suspicion points to three women from his past; Eleanor, the beautiful socialite with a dubious past, Loretta, the fame-seeking gold-digger, and Victoria, the glamorous, bestselling author.

Bound together by one man and his mayhem, it’s not long before secrets begin to surface, forcing the three women to take the biggest gamble of all. But in the game of love there can only be one winner – and the winner takes it all…

Review: I purchased this book and could not put it down! I absolutely loved it! It is packed with glamour, scandal, bitchiness, drama and diva’s. Anna-Lou’s writing style is perfect. She explains each character in detail, and tells the story from each of their viewpoints. The whole novel was extremely detailed, from appearance and clothes to objects. Anna-Lou really sets the scene. My favourite thing about this book is that you had no idea what would happen. It wasn’t like your typical, predictable bonkbuster. My favourite character was Loretta, and Tom Black. Who doesn’t love a diva and a bad-boy? I would definitely read another of Anna-Lou’s books. Chelsea Wives is on my ‘to be read’ list. To read the interview with Anna-Lou, check out my ‘author interview’ page!


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Hollywood Sinners – Victoria Fox

Blurb: Marriage to Hollywood heartthrob Cole Steel secured Lana Falcon a glittering place on the red carpet. But has she trapped herself in a gilded cage? Kate diLaurentis’ career is fading as quickly as her looks…

What could be worse than discovering her husband’s latest mistress is Hollywood’s hottest starlet? Her only option is the most shocking revenge.

Chloe French’s innocent beauty has captured a million hearts, but no one’s warned her of the dangerous, dark temptation of rock star Nate – will lust destroy her?

Robert St Louis’ fairytale wedding to Sin City’s richest heiress is tabloid gold… But scandal circles like a vulture – dirty secrets are about to be exposed!

Review: On the way to London, I had been reviewing Victoria’s website, reading about her new novels. My mom then suprised me with her book – Hollywood Sinners. I found this book to be a really entertaining read. It has all the things that I like from a novel: glitz, glamour, sex and bitchiness! I thought that I would lose track of which characters were who, as there were so many, however I didn’t as the novel flowed well, and the characters all had their own unique personalities and mannerisms. Victoria also added a section at the back about herself, and her writing which I enjoyed reading. The book cover was also gorgeous. Would I read another of Victoria’s books? Of course! To read the interview with Victoria Fox, please see my ‘author interview’ page.


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Slave Girl by Sarah Forsyth.

Blub: Sarah Forsyth has spent most of her life in fear. Born in Newcastle in 1976, from the age of three, the very people who were meant to be looking after and protecting her were sexually abusing her. Somehow overcoming the hurt and heartbreak of this horrific childhood, Sarah managed to build a new and happy life for herself as a nursery nurse. Then, one day, Sarah spotted a newspaper advert for a job in a creche in Amsterdam. Thrilled by the prospect of a fresh start away from Newcastle and all the memories it held, she eagerly signed up. But within minutes of stepping off the plan in Amsterdam her life began to fall apart. There was no creche and no job: Sarah was a victim of sex-trafficking. That night, a just twenty-one years of age, her life – her real life, her life as Sarah Forsyth – ended. Fed cocaine and cannabis, and forced at gunpoint to work as a prostitute in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, Sarah was turned from a young innocent English girl into a desperate and terrified crack whore. Riddled with fear about what her pimps would do to her if they caught her trying to run away, it took Sarah almost a year to find the strength to fight back and escape. But, unlike many of the girls that she was forced to live and work beside, she did get away. Sarah Forsyth is a survivor. This is her heart-rending story.

Review: I rarely cry at books, however this brought few tears to my eyes! This non fiction book is a gripping but sad, moving story. Definite MUST READ! Amsterdam isn’t always what it seems and neither are people in this world. It just goes to show that you really cannot trust everyone. I highly recommend this emotional read. Even if you aren’t a fan of this type of read, support the poor woman that endured this experience, and learn about the dangers of travelling alone. I hugely admire Sarah for being so brave.


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Sold by Tess Stevens.

Blurb: What kind of a woman would sell her own child? A monster. Tess was just eleven years old when her mother sold her to a rich elderly man. Grace ran a brothel in Croydon and she plunged her young daughter into a terrifying world of sex and depravity. Grace was ruthless in her pursuit of money and had a toxic mix of cunning and high ambition. Dangerous criminals visited the brothel every day, and Tess was exposed to things no little girl should see. A timid child who longed for her mother’s love, she grew up in a world of unimaginable horrors with no one to turn to. Her mother ensured that Tess followed her footsteps and began selling herself. She later opened a brothel too, but became known for looking after her girls and running it as cleanly and as fairly as she could. Along the way she encountered some fascinating characters, including Christine Keeler, the Kray twins and Myra Hindley, as well as numerous well-known actors and politicians. Amazingly, after such a horrendous start in life, Tess has left prostitution and completely turned her life around. SOLD offers readers a shocking insight into a criminal underworld and is a compelling account of one woman’s recovery from the ultimate betrayal.

Review: I was drawn to this book due to it being non fiction, and as I love to hear about people that turn their lives around and overcome bad situations that they end up in. This was another emotional read. These brave people deserve their story to be read. Inspiring.


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Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger.

Blurb: Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off. Emmy has just split with her boyfriend of five years. A serial monogamist, she suddenly realises how much she’s missed the thrill of single life. A new job travelling across the globe could offer her the one thing she is craving, so she vows to find a man on every continent for some pure no-strings-attached fun. Adriana is stunning and can have any man she desires. Yet all she wants is an eligible bachelor who’ll slip a five-carat Harry Winston diamond on her finger. Leigh has a doting boyfriend that most girls would kill for. But when literary bad boy Jesse Chapman asks to work with her and more, she just can’t refuse. The three friends make a pact – come hell or high water, they must change one thing in their lives by the end of the year…

Review: I LOVED this book. Highly recommended for Sex & The City fans, an unputdownable girly read. I am now onto the second book, – Everyone Worth Knowing and Revenge Wears Prada. I am a huge fan of Lauren Weisberger, and absolutely love her writing style. Descriptive, addictive with some added humour. I will forever be purchasing her material.

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Blurb: Dripping with New York glamour, this bestseller will capture the hearts of all those who loved The Devil Wears Prada. Bette gets paid to party. And she can hardly believe her luck. Gaining VIP access to Manhattan’s hottest spots and meeting ‘everyone worth knowing’ is a million miles away from her old job. Overnight, New York has become her sexy late-night playground. But quicker than you can say Chanel, Bette turns up in the gossip columns as girlfriend to a notorious British playboy. It’s news that delights her new boss – but her friends want to know what’s happened to the girl they love, who always had time for nights filled with 80s music, junk food, trashy rom-coms and her mates. Can Bette say goodbye to the parties and the Prada and step back into the real world – and find a prince who’s got a heart to match his charm?

Review: I absolutely love this author’s books. Chasing Harry Winston was brill! As much as I do love her writing style and plots, this story wasn’t as intriguing as the last. From the book blurb I expected more gossip and more of an insight into the world of celebs. It did however contain romance and I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Last Night At Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

Blurb: Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline.

Brooke was drawn to the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter the very first time she heard him perform “Hallelujah” at a dark East Village dive bar. Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. At first the new-found fame is fun—who wouldn’t want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or visit the set of one of television’s hottest shows? Yet it seems that Brooke’s sweet husband—the man who can’t handle hot showers and wears socks to bed—is increasingly absent, even on those rare nights they’re home together. When rumours about Brooke and Julian swirl in the tabloid magazines, she begins to question the truth of her marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants—and what she actually needs.

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It just shows that fame and fortune can sometimes not be everything you thought it was. The main character is extremely likeable, and you almost feel sorry for her, when her life changes dramatically, and she is thrust into the limelight. Sometimes, it was frustrating when you wanted her to stand up for herself more, however I thoroughly enjoyed it, and cannot wait to read Lauren’s newest book – Revenge Wears Prada.

Revenge Wears Prada – TO BE READ


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I Heart New York/Vegas by Lindsey Kelk.

Blurb: Get ready to meet Angela Clark as she flees the world’s worst wedding for a new life… It’s official. Angela Clarke is in love – with the most fabulous city in the world. Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination – NYC. Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBF Jenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog (Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out). But it’s one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it’s another figuring them out for yourself …Angela has fallen head over heels for the big apple, but does she heart New York more than home?

Blurb: I heart Vegas – After her first standalone novel, The Single Girl’s To-Do List, Lindsey returns with a sparkling and romantic new novel in the I Heart series. Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who’s conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she’s also a Brit who’s lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn’t think her boyfriend Alex will be keen. A girls’ weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it….But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – right?

Reviews: I enjoyed these unputdownable, humorous chick-lit reads. Very entertaining! Lindsey describes each destination in her books so well that you learn about them, with added ‘places to see’ at the back. It has made me want to visit these countries even more! The books can be read as part of a series, or as a standalone. I am also a fan of Lindsey’s blog which makes me chuckle! I Heart Hollywood and I Heart Christmas, I hope to read in the future.

I Heart Paris – TO BE READ


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Sapphire by Rebecca Farnworth

Blurb: Sapphire Jones doesn’t believe in relationships anymore -not since she caught her husband in bed with another woman. Now Sapphire only sees men on her terms which is why her current lover is younger, good looking, doesn’t place any emotional demands on her [so far, fingers crossed] and is great in bed. What more does a girl need? Sapphire puts all her passion into running her own business – a high end lingerie and hen weekend company. She is doing well and life seems pretty good until she meets a very handsome, charming businessman who seems more than a match for Sapphire. When things go horribly wrong at a high profile hen night Sapphire has organised, she finds herself making tabloid headlines for all the wrong reasons….Suddenly her business is in jeopardy, her well-controlled private life is falling apart, and in the middle of all this Sapphire realises that she is not immune to love after all, but has she left it too late?

Review: This book was a girly, gossip-filled read and captured my attention from the first page. I couldn’t put it down. I’m a huge fan of Rebecca Farnworth (interview will be posted on blog soon.) Another brill book of Rebecca Farnworth! Can’t wait to read her new novel – Swimming Pool Summer.

Blurb: Paradise by Rebecca Farnworth – When glamorous model Angel was forced to make a life-changing decision and choose between a Ethan, the laid-back Californian baseball player, and giving her marriage to football star Cal another go, many were stunned when she picked Ethan. But life in LA is good: Ethan adores her and Honey and their life could not be more glamorous. But nothing is perfect, and after a year together problems are beginning to surface: a stalker seems to have singled out Angel; Ethan’s agent Benny despises her, and isn’t always good at hiding it; and when Ethan faces financial ruin the couple are forced to star in a reality tv show about their life together. Despite everything, though, Angel is convinced that Ethan is the man for her. So why does she alwasy feel breathless when Cal is around? And why can’t she stop thinking about him and his new girlfriend? But as the tabloid headlines have always been quick to point out, the path of true love for our sexy celebrity has not always been smooth. So when her dad falls dangerously ill Angel rushes back to England to be by his bedside, throwing her and Cal back together. But Ethan loves her and Cal has a girlfriend, and she made her choice a year ago. It’s too late to go back now, isn’t it?

Review: A fun, guilty beach read. I love the directness of the books, and the main character is likeable faced with realistic dilemmas that you could see yourself in. The storytelling is down to the point, feisty and engaging. These books never disappoint! I will post a review on Crystal once read. I also suspect that Rebecca Farnworth’s new novel Swimming Pool Summer will be just as good.

Crystal – TO BE READ


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50 Shades of Grey Trilogy – E.L James

Blurb: When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Review: I have a huge respect for E.L James and the amount of books that she has sold, however I don’t think these books were to my taste. If you want an erotic read, and haven’t read books involving BDSM before and are curious, then it’s worth a read. The main character however annoyed me, doesn’t stand up for herself, tries to be a rebel and fails, and Mr Grey, I found to be controlling, paranoid, uptight, and has issues which he tries to overcome in an unrealistic, unhelpful way which didn’t seem to make sense to me. He doesn’t like the woman he loves to have a life of her own, including a job or friends. How is that a dream guy? Just because he’s a billionaire? :s I did like the book covers, they were very stylish, and the author (from interviews/media) does seem like a lovely person and her writing style was descriptive. It was an OK read, I just expected more having gone by the media coverage.


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Finding Home by Abbey K Davies.

Blurb: This book contains sexually explicit acts. It will touch your heart, perhaps break it and put it back together. Can Felicia Westfield escape her past? Will her search for justice get her killed? Felicia Westfield is no stranger to the physical and mental scars of abuse. After surviving her abusive father and a violent ex-boyfriend, Felicia makes it her mission to save other children and becomes a Social Worker. The last three years have turned her numb; making her personal life non-existent. Until she sees him…Jake Brown. With Jake, she finds trust, intimacy, love, and something she wanted more than she remembered – home. Jake Brown, an ex-cop turned Social Services investigator has scars of his own, but when he discovers Felicia, the wounds start to heal. Thrown together on a case involving sexual and child abuse, Felicia and Jake are out for Justice. Justice for the kids and themselves. When they ask one too many questions, and when her past reappears like an angry ghost, Felicia’s life is in danger. And the home they found with each other is in jeopardy.

Review: An emotional touching read where you want the best for the characters and to follow their journey. This Fiction story is definitely worth reading! Abbey also has several other Fiction Books, go check out the blurbs and reviews on Amazon,they will not disappoint.


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Lucky by Jackie Collins

Blurb: Lucky – With the sensual grace of a panther, Lucky Santangelo prowled her Las Vegas casino, restless, ready, eager for action. That night began a dazzling odyssey, filled with dangerous passion and sun-drenched sex, sadistic vengeance and breathless suspense. From the decadent luxury of California, to Paris, New York and a private Greek island, Lucky fought for her father’s honour, for ruthless triumph, for the wild card of a fabulous love. Her rivals; an ice-cold Hollywood wife…a much-married heiress strung out on cocaine…a jaded magnate hooked on power…a crazed hoodlum lusting for murder. But Lucky was a gambler and a lover, a woman who ruled her empire and pursued her man with the potent Santangelo strength … her way, on her terms, whatever the odds.

Review: The book also tells of struggling musicians, powerful men and women, the life of the rich & famous, & the not so rich. There are rivals, enemies and drama! I read the Lucky series, all 700+ pages in a few consecutive days. This book was a definite page turner. Jackie Collins will always be one of my favourite authors. I strongly advise that if you haven’t read her material, to read a sample from some of her books on Amazon. They are BRILLIANT reads. I will post more reviews on the Jackie Collins books that I have read SOON.

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Lady Boss – Jackie Collins.

Blurb: Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it… In her quest for power she meets adversaries and enemies, friends and betrayers. And her relationship with her husband, charismatic comedian and movie star, Lennie Golden is put to the test.

Review: What can I say that I haven’t said before? I knew that it would be a great book before I even opened it. As usual, Jackie brought her characters to life again in a brilliant way. Even though Jackie tends to have a whole lot of characters in her novels (I usually like to focus on a few) there is never any confusion as each character is so unique, and they all have strong personalities. Lucky is a strong, likeable character. I love to read women like this, so I was captivated to follow her journey, and intrigued to see what happened in respect of her getting the studio’s. This book is for a mature reader, bringing sex, swearing and bold characters! I am soon to read more novels from Jackie in the Lucky series. How can I not? 🙂


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The Secret – Rhonda Byrne.

Blurb: In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

Review: I should be Rhonda Byrne’s PA. I have literally recommended this book to every single one of my friends! I post quotes and pictures from the book on my social networking websites, and forever sharing information. I am obsessed with it. This book is always on my bedside table. It is inspiring, and full of tips and advice on how to have a better, happier life and how to succeed in many aspects of your life. It also teaches you how to appreciate the little things in life, such as what you are eating (who cooked it, who packaged it, who shipped it) who had input into that piece of food that you are eating. Also, how to properly enjoy life. Savour that food, appreciate those around you, treat people how you would like to be treated, and be happy with what you already have. If you haven’t read this book, where have you been? HIGHLY recommended! I also have The Magic, and The Power.


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I Can Make You Rich – Paul McKenna.

Blurb: Practical ways to help change your mind set to becoming rich.

Review: I won’t lie. I picked up this book thinking that it would teach me how to become succesful in a business, a hobby etc, how to make money. I thought that it would provide me with tips from entrepreneurs. However, it was not that at all! The book, complete with audio CD taught me how to train my mind into thinking I was rich. It makes you value everything you have in life, such as your family, friends, health, everything that you already have. When I finished the book, I did actually feel a lot richer. Celebrities are also fans of Paul McKenna’s books, including Cheryl Cole.

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Books To Be Read – From 2014 

Adrienne Vaughan – The Hollow Heart

Adrienne Vaughan – Change of Heart

Danielle Steel – The Bachelors

Marian Keyes – Under the duvet

Marian Keyes – Rachel’s holiday

Marian Keyes – Lucy sullivan is getting married

Marian Keyes – The mystery of mercy close

Lindsey Kelk – I heart New York – READ

Lindsey Kelk – I heart Vegas – READ

Lindsey Kelk – I Heart Paris

Jackie Collins – American star – READ

Jackie Collins – Lucky (collection) – READ

Jackie Collins – Married Lovers

Jackie Collins – Lovers and Players

Jackie Collins – Lovers and Gamblers

Jackie Collins – Lady Boss

Jackie Collins – Vendetta Lucky’s Revenge

Jilly Cooper – Rivals

Lauren Weisberger – Revenge wears Prada

Lauren Weisberger – Chasing Harry Winston – READ

Lauren Weisberger – Everyone worth knowing – READ

Lauren Weisberger – Last Night at Charmount – READ

Julia Llewellyn – Amy’s honeymoon

Rebecca Farnworth – Paradise -READ

Rebecca Farnworth – Crystal

Rebecca Farnworth – Sapphire – READ

Wendy Holden – Bad heir day

Wendy Holden – Simply divine

Jill Mansell – Don’t want to miss a thing

Jill Mansell – An offer you can’t refuse

Jill Mansell – Head over heels

Jill Mansell – Perfect timing

Sophie Kinsella – Wedding night

Sophie Kinsella – Twenties girl

Sophie Kinsella – Remember me?

Freya North – Home truths

Carole Matthews – A minor indiscretion

Adele Parks – Love lies

Abby Clements – Viviens heavenly ice cream shop

Cecilia Ahern – P.s I love you

Melissa Hill – All because of you

Robyn Sisman – Weekend in Paris

Lucy Diamond – Me and Mr Jones

Sylvia Day – Entwined with you

Sylvia Day – Bared to you

Portia Da Costa – The accidental call girl

Jenny Angell – Madam

Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin – Dedication

Clare Dowling – Too close for comfort

Victoria Connelly – Wish you were here

Erica James – The real katie cavender

Jodie Picoult – Harvesting the heart

Jodie Picoult – Vanishing acts

Jodie Picoult – Handle with care

Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees – Come again

Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees – The three day rule

Karen Quinn – The ivy chronicles

Josephine Cox – Divorced and deadly

Miranda Hart – Is it just me?

Katie Fforde – Love letters

Catherine Alliott – My husband next door

Chris Manby – Marrying for money

J.K Rowling – The casual vacancy

Karin Slaughter – Genesis

Karin Slaughter – Criminal

Milly Johnson – A Spring Affair

Candace Bushnell – Trading Up

Hester Browne – Little Lady Big Apple

Pippa Wright – The Foster Husband

Alexandra Potter – Do you come here often?

Do you have any good books to recommend? Please comment and share your own reviews. 

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