The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson ~ #bookreview @emmarobinsonuk @Bookouture

Undercover Mother

Coming to Your Shelves on March 20, 2018

The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson

4.25 Spice Mom Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what secrets other mothers are keeping? 

Jenny has too much on her plate: literally – she’s only pregnant with one child but she’s already eating for three. Not to mention trying to juggle her future life with a baby, a nightmare boss, a know-it-all sister, and a bizarrely laid back husband. 

She used to be famous for her ‘Single Girl About Town’ journalism. But not only is she bored of parties, she also hasn’t been single for years, and is now 8½ months pregnant.

So when her boss hands her column to a younger colleague, Jenny panics and proposes instead writing about being a clueless new mum. Surely people will find her new friendship group fascinating? Even if the only thing they have in common is that they all had sex around the same time 9 months ago…

Like – what’s the deal with scary Gail’s mystery husband? How is posh mum Antonia already out drinking when Jenny can barely make a cup of tea? Why isn’t sweet-natured Ruth answering any phone calls?

And if her readers aren’t quite hooked yet, maybe Jenny will just have to be more liberal with the truth. After all, none of the other mums will read it… will they? 

The Undercover Mother is a feel-good parenting page turner that will make you laugh, cry and recognize every moment. Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks and The Bad Mother’s Diary.

Review

This book sure did bring back memories…. sleepless nights, crying babies, spit up, changing diaper after diaper after diaper…. first smiles, the smell of baby Hair, baby laughs, and the first time somebody calls you Mom…. they were the best days, the worst days, the busiest days, and the loneliest days of my life….. I sure would have loved a group of women like the Spice Moms in my life at that time…

Jenny is like most of us when we are pregnant for the first time convinced she’s got it all figured out… I mean how hard can it really be? After her boss informs her she will no longer be writing the single girl column she has been writing for the past several years… she comes up with an idea of starting a mommy blog with hopes of it eventually becoming A regular article in the magazine…. first assignment prenatal class (this has an entirely different name apparently in the UK)

While at prenatal class Jenny meets four other women from very different backgrounds with very different circumstances…. The women bond over there pregnancies and stay in touch after their babies are born…. and unbeknownst to them they become the subjects of Jenny’s mommy blog….

All the women were likable and relatable…. they were all flawed and approached motherhood differently…. and that’s what made this so real there was a little piece of each of them that I could relate to… I think I related to Jenny more than any of them…. but I did see a bit of my young mommy self in all of them…. this book wasn’t all diaper changes and breast-feeding…. there are also some laugh out loud moments…. sweet and sad tear inducing moments…. and some major drama and secrets revealed….. let’s be honest if there is a group of five women there’s going to be drama!

Strongly recommend as a fun fluffy read to anyone who is a mom, is going to be a mom, has a mom, knows somebody that is a mom, or just likes fun reads….

*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Enjoy the drama,

Berit

Posted in Contemporary Romance

Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan ~ New Release @KendallRyan1

 

A hot new standalone romance from New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan.

She’s the tutor I hired to teach me Italian.

She’s way too young for me, but she’s also gorgeous, bright and filled with a curiosity about life that I find incredibly refreshing.

It’s fucking adorable.

I’m old enough to know better, but this pretty young thing tempts me beyond belief. And for the first time in my life, I can see myself falling.

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Is this what it’s like to be pursued by an older man? The complete confidence, the lack of expectations, the sincerity?

My God, it’s exhilarating.

Quinn Kingsley is totally unexpected. I’m moving to Italy in three weeks to teach English, and while I never expected something so real to develop between us so quickly, our chemistry is undeniable.

There’s something so sexy about this back and forth he and I share. Flirting with this man is like playing with fire, and I’m bound to get burned.

Io sono attratto da te. I’m attracted to you, he tells me.

But is our attraction enough to get us through the complications of a massive age gap and an international love affair?

Only one way to find out… 

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review

4 Dolce Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book was in a word sweet… and according to my vast knowledge of the Italian language(A.k.a. Siri)dolce means sweet in Italian….. not sure if it has the same meaning, maybe this is in reference to food? But I digress…..

this was a low angst instalove romance…. The only forbidden/taboo part of this was the 17 year age gap between Alessandra and Quinn…. The only problem I have with this is that I don’t believe a 22-year-old girl has enough life experience to commit herself to a 39-year-old man…. I have a son and daughter, 20 and 21, and I wouldn’t want either of them to get involved with somebody 17 years older than them… I just feel as though they would miss out on so many wonderful things you learn in your 20s… but that’s the mom in me…..

Alessandra and Quinn Meat when she becomes his Italian tutor…. Alessandra is about to head off to Italy a dream come true, she just has three more weeks in the US…. then she meets Quinn and falls for him immediately… SO Italy or the guy?

My favorite parts of this book involved Italy… I enjoyed all the Italian language references and Italy itself…. I did really like Alessandra I thought she had some drive and determination to get what she wanted… and I enjoyed her interactions with the kids she was nanny to…. Quinn on the other hand to be quite blunt was pretty boring… other than the fact he could speak Italian I really wasn’t all that impressed…. however, I do think he and Alessandra worked well as a couple….. and in the end I enjoyed this sweet simple romance that left me craving pasta…..

Recommend to romance lovers, if you don’t love romance this is not the book for you💕

*** thank you to the author and Ink Slinger PR for a copy of this book ***