One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer @julietarcher @rararesources #BookReview #BlogTour

Love these summertime reads! Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this lovely love story… many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and Juliet archer for this beautiful story💕😍

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One summer weekend can change everything …

Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.

Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …

My Thoughts

4 Summertime Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’m such a sucker for a book with a summery cover/title… wherever the lake district is located it sounds quite beautiful, need to add it to my list of many places I want to visit when I’m in the UK…. this was a sweet short story that put a smile on my face….

Alicia and Jack Meat when Alicia becomes his executive coach… Alicia wants to maintain a professional relationship, but Jack is persistent…. after a weekend in the lake district love blooms… but then Alicia’s ex shows up and things go a little sideways… will Alicia and Jack get their HEA?

This was a short book and because of the length I didn’t get as much character development as I would have liked… wouldn’t mind getting a follow up, I would love to get to know Jack and Chloe better along with some of the secondary characters in this novella…

Recommend to fans of summertime and love💕

*** many thanks to the publisher, the author, and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Purchase from Amazon UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Summer-Weekend-Juliet-Archer-ebook/dp/B07CN62S1H/

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Juliet Archer writes award-winning romantic comedy for Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction. She has been known to spend many happy hours matching irresistible heroes with their equally irresistible chocolate counterparts – watch out for the dark nutty ones!

Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma, won the Big Red Read Book of the Year 2011 Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Her second novel, Persuade Me, was shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award.

Juliet’s third book, One Summer Weekend, is out in June 2018. You can also read her short stories: Incense & Insensibility in the Choc Lit Love Match anthology, and Love Rules in Choc Lit’s Kisses & Cupcakes anthology.

Juliet was born and bred in North-East England and now lives in Hertfordshire. She gives talks all over the UK and in the USA about the classic authors who inspire her work. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Jane Austen Society. Her non-writing career has spanned IT, acquisitions analysis, copy editing, marketing and project management, providing plenty of first-hand research for her novels.


Twitter – https://twitter.com/julietarcher

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/juliet.archer.77/

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Nobody’s Child by Victoria Jenkins @vicwritescrime @bookouture #BookReview #BlogTour

Happy Saturday all! Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for the third book in this wonderful crime series… many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and to Victoria Jenkins for this intriguing story🕵🏻‍♀️🕵🏻‍♀️

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Nobody’s Child by Victoria Jenkins is an unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked (Detectives King and Lane Book 3)

Description:

An absolutely gripping mystery thriller with a jaw-dropping twist. This book will hook you from page one and keep you reading ‘just one more chapter’ late into the night. 

On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son.

Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many.

Just as Alex uncovers a heartbreaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even nearer than she thinks?

Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first?

A completely unputdownable detective thriller that will keep you up all night. Readers of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons will love this.

My Thoughts

4 Tense Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Another fabulous police procedural series with a couple strong female detectives… this is the third book in the series and I would recommend starting with book one, just so you get all the wonderful character development…. in this series you get two detectives for the price of one… Alex King and Chloe Lane…. this book focused on Alex more than Chloe and I have to admit I find Chloe a little more relatable… really do like the friendship between these women, although it was put to the test in this book….

A burned up body found in an abandoned hospital… The discovery of several more bodies… a hate crime… and somebody is after Alex herself…. this book was tense from prologue to the end…. A couple reveals that definitely caught me offguard…. this book will absolutely appeal to all you crime thriller lovers, it was filled with a lot of twists and turns…

Strongly recommend to fans of police procedurals with strong female detectives…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

Publication Day: 19th June

Buy link: myBook.to/CTDSocial

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Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.

The third book in the King and Lane series, Nobody’s Child, is out now!

Author Links:

twitter@vicwritescrime
facebook.com/victoriajenkinsauthor

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Flashback Friday Features All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill @cristinterrell #AudiobookReview #FBF

All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

⭐⭐⭐⭐·5 WTF Stars!!

Synopsis

Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn’t happened yet.

Em and Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present is torture – being kept apart, overhearing each other’s anguish as the Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There’s no way back from here, to what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes everything. It’s from her future self and contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in time to avert a tragedy that’s about to unfold. Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future.

Review

This one is going to be really difficult to review as it is a complete mind f**k!

So we 1st meet Em, she is in a cell and has been tortured horribly by “The Doctor”. In the cell next door is a boy called Fin, even though they have not seen each other they have a very strong connection, and she knows that she loves him.

Em manages to escape her cell and with Fin in tow they make there way to “Cassandra” a time machine, and is whisked into the future to escape the Doctors clutches.

We then meet Marina, she is a typical teenage girl, with a crush on James next door.
James is older than her, but they have been best friends for years, James is super clever and has passed all of his exams etc. 3 years before everyone else and has a very important job.

James’ s best friend and the bane of Marina’s life is Fin Abbot……………yes I know what you are thinking.

The story flips back and forth between Em and Marina, slowly piecing a puzzle together, until you realise that Em, Marina and Fin are somewhat of a mystery!

She hates him in one life and loves him in another……how?? And who the hell is “The Doctor”?
Well that would just be a spoiler now wouldn’t it !!

🎧🎧 Great narration by Meredith Mitchell who really played each character brilliantly, and didn’t make it confusing, that would have been really difficult to understand an already confusing book 😱

A very enjoyable 4•5☆ debut read.

Get those heads scratching!

Vicci 

Snowflake by Heide Goody and Iain Grant @HeideGoody @iainmgrant #CoverReveal

TGIF! Excited to bring you the cover for this book that I’m really looking forward to reading it looks so fun!❄️

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“Lori Belkin has been dumped. By her parents.

They moved out while she was away on holiday, and now, at the tender age of twenty-five, she’s been cruelly forced to stand on her own two feet.

While she’s getting to grips with basic adulting, Lori magically brings to life the super-sexy man she created from celebrity photos as a teenager.

Lori learns very quickly that having your ideal man is not as satisfying as it ought to be and that being an adult is far harder than it looks.

Snowflake is a story about prehistoric pets, delinquent donkeys and becoming the person you want to be, not the person everyone else expects you to be”

Catching Love When It Falls by Deryn Pittar #BlogTour #Spotlight

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William and Belinda, both genetically altered, meet years after leaving the government-rearing nursery. Their late development allowed them to escape a life devoted to the government’s defence departments. If their skills are now discovered they will be conscripted and never be free again.

William’s talent is to move through space between locations in the blink of an eye. Belinda can lift objects of great weight with her mind. Their relationship creates a raft of problems both struggle to overcome.

‘Catching Love When it Falls’ explores an alternative reality and discovers the one thing neither Belinda nor William can control – love.

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AUTHOR BIO

I write futuristic and fantasy fiction, spiced with romance and adventure. This allows my imagination to run free, to create interesting characters caught in unusual circumstances and events. Sometimes I have the pleasure of watching science and technology catch up with my imagination.

I also write Young Adult, short stories and flash fiction; articles on writing and I am published in these genre. I self-published a children’s rhyming book and once won a prize for a short screen script.

I’m a published poet and I endeavour to put my poetry skills into my fiction writing to enhance the word pictures I create.

I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which lives up to its name. I belong to the Romance Writers of N.Z., Tauranga Writers, and Spec.Fic.NZ(speculative fictionNZ).

Want to know more?

“Catching Love When it Falls” is the first book in the Future Movers Series.  It features William and Belinda the original characters of the series upon which the three generations are built.

This is the story of their romance, its highlights and the pitfalls they have to face to learn to trust each other.

Born to surrogate mothers and reared in the Nursery, Australia, these two meet as adults. Each has inherited talents, the result of being genetically altered by the Defense Department.

Any child that has not shown signs of a useful talent (one that could be used in the defense of the country) by the age of seven is then allowed to be adopted by infertile couples. To escape into a normal life some children keep their talents secret. This habit of secrecy is an obstacle to their romance.

William and Belinda must learn to trust one another enough to let love blossom. For William this is easy but Belinda is not a willing party to this romance.  Read how they overcome this obstacle –and will the Defense Department notice their liaison?

THE FUTURE MOVERS SERIES

Coming Soon, additional books in series:Love’s Bright Star – 19th June

Love’s Red Heart – 26th June

A Stellar Affair – 3rd July

Romancing the Memory Collector – 10th July

5 book box set – 7th August

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The M Word by Eileen Wharton @WhartonEileen @BombshellPub #BookReview #BlogBlitz

Happy Thursday my book friends! So excited to be part of the blog blitz for this hilarious book… many thanks to Sarah for the invitation and to Eileen Wharton for her insightful words!😂😍

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The M Word blurb

Roberta Gallbreath is middle aged and menopausal. She dislikes her children, detests her ex-husband and despises her colleagues.

When her mother dies, Roberta is left with a pile of letters and a mystery surrounding her son. The letters reveal Roberta’s heritage is not what it seems and she is soon on a mission to become a better person.

Told with humour and emotion, The M Word is the tale of one woman’s journey to find out where she came from. As she looks to the past for answers, more questions are raised. Will Roberta discover who she really is?

My Thoughts

4.5 M is for Magnificent Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Roberta is the latest addition to my book BFF list, loved her! This book was such a perfect portrayal of life when you’re knocking on the door of 50… filled with humor and insight… this Book really gives you a real look into a real family with real issues….

Roberta does not have a filter, and that did add to a lot of humor in this book…. nobody was unaware of where they stood with her… 99.9% of her relationships were pretty darn dysfunctional! A mother who never had a kind word for her and carried a huge secret that might have made things easier to understand… a sister with a martyr complex and sticky fingers… three kids who don’t appreciate her…. it’s a wonder she got up in the morning😂

Some of the best parts in this book involved Roberta trying to re-enter the dating scene… from her adventures on Tinder to hilariously disastrous speed dating…. A plethora of really, really, really, BAD dates! All this just confirmed that I am completely brilliant not to re-enter the dating scene!😉

There is a bit of a serious side to this book… Roberta found out a secret her mother had been keeping from her… after her mother’s death Roberta found out through letters left behind that she wasn’t exactly who she thought she was…. I have to say I had a strong dislike for Roberto’s mother in this book, however these letters did humanize her a little…

Absolutely recommend to all Who enjoy a real story filled with humor with a splash of history…

*** many thanks to Bombshell Books for my copy of this hilarious book ***

PS: please tell me there is a sequel!

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Eileen Wharton is not the naughty great-grandaughter of Edith Wharton. She is currently employed by MI5 but has had various jobs including: wigmaker to Donald Trump, Megan Fox’s stunt double and Ann Summers ‘toy’ tester. She also tells lies for a living.

She currently has five ‘lively’ offspring ranging from thirty to ten years of age and has no plans to procreate further much to the relief of the local schools and police force.

Her first novel, ‘Shit Happens’ was published in 2011 to worldwide critical acclaim. She’s also won awards for exaggeration. It did top the Amazon humour chart so she’s officially a best-selling author.

Her first children’s picture book, ‘The Shmoogly Boo’ was published in the same year and another is in the pipeline entitled, ‘My Dad’s Better than Your Dad.’

Her first crime novel, ‘Blanket of Blood’ was launched as a paperback on Friday 28th November 2016. She is now working on the sequel ‘Blood’s Thicker.’

She teaches English to teenagers and lives on a council estate in Bishop Auckland. She has never eaten kangaroo testicles, is allergic to cats and has a phobia of tinned tuna.

Author links

https://www.facebook.com/eileen.whartonwriter

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eileen-Wharton/e/B00QQT2IKE/refsr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid 25777837&sr8-1

http://eileenwhartonwrite.wixsite.com/eileenwharton

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The Almost Wife by Jade Beer @JadeBRIDES @bookouture #BookReview #BlogBlitz

Happy Thursday book lovers! Thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this beautiful book, a perfect summer read! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Jade Beer for this lovely story!💐
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The Almost Wife by Jade Beer: 
 
An absolutely gripping page-turner that will make you laugh and cry, and will stay with you forever! A perfect summer book-club read.

Jessie has always known she doesn’t belong, but she thought that would change when she met Adam. But pretending to be someone you’re not isn’t easy… and she’s already cracking under the pressure of keeping her past a secret from Adam’s uptight family.

Dolly works hard to keep up appearances – but what’s the point of only eating salad when her boyfriend Josh always seems distracted. Dolly is sure he’ll change once they’re married with a family; Josh did say he wanted those things… didn’t he?

Emily couldn’t be happier: she’s got funny, loving parents and a job she looks forward to. And then her boyfriend Mark proposes… just as some shocking news sends her life spiralling out of control.

Perfect strangers on the first page, Jessie, Dolly and Emily’s paths will cross in the most unexpected of ways. And as their stories collide, their lives will take a turn you’ll never predict.

An unforgettable book-club read about love, heartbreak and life’s unexpected second chances. If you love Jojo Moyes, Nancy Thayer and Mary Alice Monroe, you will adore this unputdownable summer page-turner.

My Thoughts

4.5 Say YES to the Dress Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Three brides and a dressmaker… what a charming summer read this was… filled with dresses, wedding plans, friendship, love, and so much more! This book was a bit of a slow burn, took a while to really get into it, but once you do… WOW!

Told from the point of view of the three brides to be and Helen the dressmaker/alterer…. Jessica is moving on up, so nervous about disappointing her wealthy in-laws to be, and not taking into consideration the feelings of her family… Jessica truly frustrated me, there was a part in this book where she was just so rude and condescending towards her mother (and truth be told there were many moments) I really wanted to reach through the pages and smack that girl…Dolly was consumed with making it into a bridal magazine, and really lost focus on what was important in her life… not to mention her husband to be was a complete tool…. Emily oh Emily my heart breaks for you, she was my absolute favorite of these girls… a truly good person dealt a bad hand, didn’t always agree with her actions, but… in the blurb we are told only one of these ladies ends up getting married, so I spent a lot of time analyzing who it should be….

We also get the point of view of Helen… really liked Helen she was suffering from a broken heart of her own, having lost her husband a few years ago…. each of the brides to be were getting their dresses from Helen’s upscale boutique…. I must admit I really did like the descriptions of all these beautiful dresses, made me want to get remarried…not😉

The beauty of the story was the growth in all these characters, I loved each and every one of their stories… also loved even though how different all of these brides seemed on the surface, there was so much they had in common…. really a well-crafted story that I would strongly encourage you to read….

Absolutely recommend if you are a fan of weddings, wedding dresses, love, or a good book💕

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this beautiful book ***

 
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Jade Beer author photoAbout me by Jade Beer:
 
I’m Jade. I’m a novelist, mother to two young daughters and the editor of Conde Nast Brides.

I love writing about women and all the challenges we face in our daily lives. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented women throughout my career as a journalist and editor – ones who juggle the most all-encompassing careers with family and friendships and everything else that life throws at them. They often make it look so easy. But we all know it’s not. And that need to present one version of yourself to the world, while keeping the grittier, less polished reality under wraps, is a thread that runs strongly through my debut novel, The Almost Wife.

In my day job as the editor of Conde Nast Brides, I share my working life with editors of some of the glossiest, luxury brands in the world – Vogue, Tatler, Glamour – and I have the enormous priviledge of travelling the world and sitting front row at beautiful fashion shows and working with the world’s leading florists, cake makers and stylists. But I also take a daily peek into the lives of young women who are engulfed in one of the most exciting times of their lives – planning their wedding days. This, above everything else, is the really fun bit. Being on the front line if you like. Hearing their thoughts, fears, worries and ambitions for the future. This really powerful cocktail of glamour and reality dances across every page of The Almost Wife and is currently being poured into my second novel which is due out in October this year.

I’m not sure I could have written The Almost Wife without making it personal too, feeding some of my own quiet fears into the mix. I’ve sat in important meetings, dropping huge clangers that years later still make me cringe. I’ve got more than my fair share of self-doubt and suffer like many other women from the dreaded imposter syndrome. I worry constantly about my family. How much time I have left with them. Am I doing any of it right? Will I be riddled with regret in later years? Will my daughters be critical of the choices I made? Am I failing the people I love the most?

Although work places me full time in London, my heart is in the countryside where I live with my husband and our two daughters. The Cotswolds is where my husband and I used to spend romantic weekends plotting our future together long before children came along and is now where I watch them both run free, hoping I will keep them close for many years to come.

Take a peek inside my life on Instagram @jadebeerbrides

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Tattered by Devney Perry @devneyperry @InkSlingerPR #BookReview

Delighted to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful second chance romance💕

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.

My Thoughts

4 Second Chance Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is my second book from Davney Perry and she is definitely being added to my favorite romance writer list! The most important thing for me in a Romance is compelling and well develop characters, and without a doubt the characters in this book are compelling and well developed! Also like a plausible plot with a touch of angst, This book had a wonderful plot and not very much angst, but just enough for me! It is also a bonus when the book has a beautiful setting, and I really think Montana fits the bill, a beautiful state!

Thea was such a strong sassy character, I really adored her…. Thea never had all that much as far as material goods….. so after a one night stand with the wealthy Logan she really thought they’d never see each other again… A few weeks after their fling she regretted the fact she did not have his phone number, because she found herself pregnant…. now fast forward several years and Thea and Logan run into each other again this time in Montana… Logan is a strong charismatic man with a bit of an awkward side, he was quite shocked to find out he had a daughter….

The real beauty of this story is that both Thea and Logan put their daughter Charlie first…. Logan really embraced his role as father and you could tell that regardless if things worked out between Thea and him he was going to be there for the long-haul… loved the development of the relationship between Logan and Thea… loved the character development in Thea throughout the book… and absolutely loved every minute these two spent with their adorable daughter, it was quite touching!

Absolutely recommend to fans of a second chance romance with some pretty spectacular characters💕

*** many thanks to the author for my copy of this book ***

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He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”

“She’s yours.”

“Then that’s good enough.”

“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me?

He nodded. “Really.”

“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.”

“It’s not your fault. I believe you.”

The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry.

I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break.

I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.

“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat.

“So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?”

The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.”

He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Have a day filled with love and words! Berit 💛

This Little Piggy by Rob Ashman @RobAshmanAuthor @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview

Happy hump day all! Welcome to my stop on the blog blitz for this intense crime thriller! Many thanks to Sarah for my invitation and to Rob Ashman for his twisted story!🖤

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Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison.

There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything.

DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.

Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas …

Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?

Time is running out.

My Thoughts

4.5 This Little Piggy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

… and this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home!

A serial killer obsessed with vengeance and a nursery rhyme… a damaged detective consumed with justice… a perfect recipe for a wonderfully dark crime thriller….

This was one dark and twisted book! Told from the point of view of both Rosalind the detective and Kevin the killer…. Rosalind is damaged having just survived a brutal stabbing and the loss of her husband… Kevin has lost everything his wife, his business, his pride, and now he is set on revenge…. oh what a crazy twisted ride he took us on! Murders mimicking the popular nursery rhyme…. down to the eating of the roastbeef, and the collecting of the toes…. this book is definitely not for the faint of heart, there is a splash of gore throughout…. The way the victims are murdered emulates the slaughtering of a pig… not a pretty sight….

Really loved the investigation in this book, and the twists and turns it took…. I really thought for a hot minute were heading in an entirely different direction…. I also always love being in the mind of the killer… and Kevin was exceptionally twisted, and yet sympathetic…. The only very minor complaint I have about the book is I would have liked to have established a better connection with Rosalind… but perhaps in a future book? Can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next….

Strongly recommend to fans of a dark crime thriller with an exceptionally manipulative serial killer…

*** many thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy of this book ***

Author Bio:

Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.

Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.

It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.

When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.

Rob published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.

Links:

Twitter: @RobAshmanAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rob-Ashman-Author-1428800800468097/

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4.5 Disturbing Stars🌟 You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks #BookReview #PubDay @littlebrown

Happy Publication Day! Thrilled to share my review of this darkly disturbing yet wonderful book!🎉💗🎉

You Were Made For This

You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

4.5 Darkly Disturbing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam, and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they’ve built.

When Merry’s childhood friend Frank visits their Swedish paradise, she immediately becomes part of the family. She bonds with Conor. And with Sam. She befriends the neighbors, and even finds herself embracing the domesticity she’s always seemed to scorn.

All their lives, Frank and Merry have been more like sisters than best friends. And that’s why Frank soon sees the things others might miss. Treacherous things, which are almost impossible to believe when looking at this perfect family. But Frank, of all people, knows that the truth is rarely what you want the world to see.

My Thoughts

4.5 Dark and Disturbing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

from the blurb… a dark look at marriage, motherhood,And friendship… don’t always agree with the blurb, but this one is spot on! Michelle Sacks did a fabulous job of painting a disturbing picture…. this book will make you look twice at the closest people in your life…

Sam and Mary have moved to Sweden from New York, and appear to be loving a quieter lifestyle… Mary is the picture of domesticity… baking, cooking, gardening, cleaning, and taking care of her adorable infant son Connor… Sam is taking on A new career and seems more than pleased to have Mary at home playing the loving wife…

This book was told from three different points of view… Mary, Sam, and Mary’s longtime friend Frank who comes for a visit… wow! Looking back my first impressions of these characters sure did change by the end… don’t want to say too much, but none of these characters were terribly likeable…. and a lot of their actions were down right despicable….. One minute I’d be feeling sympathy for a character and then they’d do something and all sympathy went out the window…. and the friendship between Mary and Frank? With friends like that who needs enemies? This book left me feeling as though I needed to take a shower (and not a cold shower)…

This book made you realize things are never quite as they seem…. you only know somebody as well as they allow you to know them…. and everybody has some kind of secret…. A very well done dark and disturbing thriller filled with plenty of characters to dislike!*Warning* some of the content in this book might be a little hard for a more sensitive reader….

Absolutely recommend to fans of a strong psychological/domestic thriller with a darker side….

*** Many thanks to Little Brown for a copy of my book ***

Have a day filled with words! Berit 💛