At the Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivec – @TaraSivec #bookreview

At the Stroke of Midnight

At the Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivec

4.5 charming Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.

Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.

Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.

But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.

Review

Once upon a time… three Beautiful women lived on Fairytale Lane…. Cindy Ella a newly divorced woman, with a teenage daughter named Anastasia, and a struggle to make ends meet…. Ariel a single woman with the looks of a princess and the mouth of a trucker…. Belle A quiet woman who still lives with her father abides by his rules and is filled with facts of all kinds…. will they all live happily ever after?

This is the first book in this brand new series by one of my favorite authors Tara Sivec… Love her! especially when you’re in the mood for a fun fluffy read with lots of laughs and fabulous characters….. Tara writes books that don’t take themselves too seriously… and I’m really excited about this new series it started off fantastically….

This is Cindy story and her struggle to loosen up a bit and enjoy life…. can she ditch the pearl necklace for stilettos with the help of her new friends Ariel and Belle? And how these ladies ultimately decide to make money is quite unbelievable yet hilarious… I loved all these characters the girls were so much fun, a little over-the-top, but that is to be expected with a Tara Sivec book…. I love all the fairytale and princess references from the strip club named Charmings to the love interest named PJ (and guess what the P stands for?)…. and I can’t forget the bouncer at the club named Beast along with another gentleman working at the club named Eric…. wonderful start to a fun new series!

Absolutely recommend two lovers of romance with lots of laughs, if you liked any of this authors other books you will really enjoy this one!👑

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

Feel the love,

Berit

The Next Girl by Carla Kovach – @CKovachAuthor @bookouture #bookreview

The Next Girl

Arriving To Thrill You Today – April 2, 2018

The Next Girl by Carla Kovach

4 Bold Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

She thought he’d come to save her. She was wrong. 

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her as she sets out on her short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again …

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results.

The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive.

If you love Lisa Gardner, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza, you’ll love this jaw-dropping new crime thriller from Carla Kovach. The Next Girl will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Review

Well, this was absolutely a wonderful start to this new series…. I might need to rethink my entire I don’t necessarily always like police procedural thing… because the last few I have really enjoyed…. maybe I like them better when they take place in the UK? so I should modify it to I don’t always necessarily enjoy police procedural stories unless they take place in the UK….

This series focuses on Gina Hart a detective somewhere in the UK…. i’m sure the exact setting of this book was mentioned, however it is not coming to mind and it doesn’t even matter because the plot and the characters were so fabulous…. I usually focus a lot on the characters and I did like Gina and I’m really looking forward to see her character grow throughout the series… however I have to give it to this amazing plot it kept me enthralled….

What would you do if your wife the mother of your children went missing without a trace? What if it was your daughter who went missing? How would you handle the day today, how would you move on? And what would you do when a baby who was abandoned at the library turned out to be a DNA match to your missing wife/Daughter? Debra has been missing for over four years and now little baby Isabel has turned up… her mother is Debra, but where is Debra? Not only did we get the point of view of Gina, but we also got the point of view of Luke Debra‘s husband and Deborah herself….. oh and I mustn’t forget the point of view of Debra‘s kidnapper and he was as creepy and delusional as you would expect….

Really enjoyed how the story unraveled…. you know the kidnapper was somebody who had some connection to Debra’s life, but who was it? Love all the different points of views… couldn’t even imagine how Luke would deal with the situation especially because he had just begun dating somebody else…. and I have to admit I always enjoy being in the mind of the antagonist… Love the thought process of the crazy person especially how they justify their actions…..

Strongly recommend to fans of crime fiction, police procedurals, and a book with a very strong plotline…..

*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Thrills abound,

Berit