Posted in Contemporary Romance

Here Comes the Best Man by Angela Britnell @AngelaBritnell @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Tuesday y’all!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this book filled with Southern charm! Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Angela Britnell for this lovely story!😍

Here Comes The Best Man

Here Comes the Best Man

Being the best man is a lot to live up to …

When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow.

But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day.

Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realise that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?

My Thoughts

4 Sweet Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a sweet, charming, lighthearted, delicious, romance! A little southern charm a little English humor, what’s not to love? This book is part of the Nashville series, but it absolutely can be read as a standalone… although I might go back and read the book prior to this, love to get Maggie and Chad’s story as well!

This book was about Josh a southern gentleman with a bit of a bad boy side and Louise an English lady with a bit of sass… in Nashville for the wedding of Maggie and Chad (joshes baby brother) these two find themselves instantly attracted to one another… both of them have something holding them back, but surrounded by wedding plans and charismatic characters they find themselves unable to stay apart…

A lovely story filled with romance, music, Family, fun characters, and food! My instant thought when I heard they were going to combine the cuisine of the south and England was they are going to have fish, chips, and grits, LOL fortunately for the wedding guess that was not the case and the food sounded quitescrumptious especially that wedding cake! Love reading a love story about two people that absolutely deserve a happily ever after!

Recommend to fans of love, weddings, and Southern gentleman!

*** many thanks to Choc Lit and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Purchase Links

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DCDQK6T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527549375&sr=8-1&keywords=here+comes+the+best+man+angela+britnell

Amazon US:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCDQK6T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527533459&sr=8-1&keywords=here+comes+the+best+man+angela+britnell

Angela RONA Award Pub Photo

Meet the Author

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s published over 20 novels and several short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

Social Media Links –

www.angelabritnellromance.com

www.facebook.com/angelabritnell

www.twitter.com/angelabritnell

https://www.instagram.com/angelagolleybritnell/

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Have a beautiful day filled with stories! Berit☀️✨

Posted in Mystery, Thriller

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage @zooshka @StMartinsPress #BookReview #PubDay

It is Tuesday book lovers!

Sharing with you today a review for a book I originally rated a little bit lower and six months later and on publication day I have decided to bump it up a star… this book has stuck with me and I let myself be swayed by the opinions of others and that was not fair to this book or to the author!

Baby Teeth

COMING TO SHELVES TODAY 7/17

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

4 controversial stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

About the Book

Sweetness can be deceptive. 

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.

My Thoughts

I believe I’m going to bust out my complement sandwich for this review… as a refresher a complement sandwich is good/bad/good…. so in short the bad is sandwiched in between the good….. I also want to make it very clear that I read this with a group and I was in the true minority on this…. so the opinions in this review are absolutely my own and my review should be read with the understanding that this book is unquestionably not for everybody….

This book is about Hannah a seven-year-old who has some pretty major issues…. one of them being the fact that she wants to get rid of her mother…. for good….Suzette is an exhausted mother at the end of her rope, what has she done to deserve this child? As a mother I would love to believe that I would do all the right things in this situation, but next to Hannah, my children are absolute perfection (just don’t tell them that)….. I felt the author did a good job in the portrayal of the parents the overly stressed out mother and the oblivious father…. and the tension this would put on a relationship when Dad chooses to pretend that daughter is perfectly normal and mom wants to pull her hair out….

Now to the meat of the sandwich, the problems I had with this book…. hannah’s age was probably my biggest problem, I just found it very unbelievable that a child of her age was able to have the thought process and knowledge that she did no matter how gifted she was….. this I believe leads to the real problem if Hannah were 12(The age I believe A character who acted as she did was more apt to be) then she probably would have already been diagnosed and been in some major therapy…. however this also begs the question why was she not in major therapy at seven? Perhaps Alex and Suzette were not parents of the year, but they did take her to see several doctors and I’m not quite sure why more wasn’t done at a younger age? Although if something were done at a younger age we would not have had this book…. so perhaps that is the reason….

This was a quick page turning red that probably would be better classified as horror….. and if this is a genre you stay away from I’d definitely recommend staying away from this book…. this is a book that you can’t say you liked it, but I will say I appreciated it…. it definitely made me think, what would I do if I were this mother? And I believe sometimes it is hard not to judge in this situation, but I am a firm believer that unless you have walked in somebody’s shoes you really have no idea what is going on in their life and that’s kind of how I looked at this book….

So I’m going to take the easy way out and neither recommend this book or not recommend this book…. I’m going to leave it up to you, because this book evoked some pretty seriously strong reactions in people…. so if you choose to read it, read it knowing there is some disturbing content and it is 100% not for everybody….

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

Have a day filled with words!

Berit