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Cupid F*cks Up by Paula Houseman @PaulaHouseman @rararesources #BookReview

Happy weekend all!

As I am sure you can tell by the title of this book it is a romance that has a sense of humor, and I’m excited to share my review with you today! Thank you so much to Rachel for my invitation and Paula Houseman for her hilarious story😂🤣

Cupid Fcks Up and My Troyboy is a Twat

Cupid Fcks up ebook coverRuth Roth is a straight shooter. Pity Cupid’s not.

Smart-mouth Ruth is an inspirational humour columnist for a popular women’s magazine. Recently divorced, she has found the love of her life. Without any help, mind you, from the little fat love god. Ruth has decided she herself is her one and only.

And she’s in a comfy place. Why wouldn’t she be? No need to yell ‘Put the bloody toilet seat down!’ No need to hoover toe-nail clippings off the carpet.

But then a silver-tongued Prince Charming fronts up in his shiny Merc and tickles her discarded, little-girl fantasies. He tells her their love is written in the stars.

It must be a misprint.

A romance with this particular PC is not so PC! Still …

Ruth’s life plays out more like ancient myth than fairytale. And what hot-blooded woman can resist forbidden fruit?

There’s a problem, though. Ruth does not have a hot-blooded mum. Ruth has a pain-in-the-arse mum whose squawking disapproval cranks the taboo up a notch.

All the more reason to take up with the stud! But it means taking on the harpy.

Tensions mount, and even Ruth’s man can’t protect her from the trash-talking voices in her head. It looks like he can’t muzzle his own either. When an earth-shattering revelation causes him to give her grief, it makes her feel like she’s dating her mother.

Taking the kind of advice she doles out to her readers is not so easy, and Ruth wonders if this love can survive. More to the point, is it worth the trouble?

My Thoughts

Laugh! Out! Loud!

Love when the second book in a series is even better than the first! This book had a little more romance, a few more laughs, and a little more drama… we all really need someone like Ruth in our lives to keep us entertained….

Ruth has finally found the love of her life…. herself…. but Cupid and his arrows have different plans…. this book really is more of a romance then the previous book, but nothing beats a good romance filled with humor… but don’t worry Ruth’s meddling mother is still in full affect… afterall roof’s new love interest is a lifelong family friend…

This book oozes sas and Snark! A book that doesn’t take its self too seriously and yet addresses some pretty heavy issues…… A balancing act that is very well handled within these pages….

If you like to laugh so hard that tears run down your face this is the book for you! But I’d strongly suggest you don’t read this in public, u might get some odd looks!

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

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Love, romance, marriage, and a dark little secret. Shh … Small things let loose can grow out of hand.

Ruth Roth’s new husband can’t keep it in. If only he had all those years ago, things might be different now.

His big mouth sends every family member into hell. Except for Ruth’s late mother. She blows in from there. Seems the woman just won’t die. Or let up. Faaaark!

As if Mama’s earbashing isn’t enough, everyone else needs a scapegoat. Ruth is it. Somehow, this mess is her fault.

With everything falling apart, she feels overwhelmed. Until a hunky celebrity pants man—who clearly wants to get into hers—befriends her and makes her feel all warm and fuzzy. At the same time, an educated silicone seductress has designs on hubby.

Temptation abounds. But it’s overshadowed when a startling discovery throws Ruth and her man into uncharted waters, and life comes crashing down.

Ruth has survived plenty with the help of her friends. And as a writer, her wry wit, dirty muse, and a bent for ancient mythology have sustained her. This, though, might be her undoing.

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photo copy – Version 3Author Bio – Paula Houseman was once a graphic designer. But when the temptation to include ‘the finger’ as part of a logo for a forward-moving women’s company proved too much, she knew it was time to give away design. Instead, she took up writing.

She found she was a natural with the double entendres (God knows she’d been in enough trouble as a child for dirty wordplay).

As a published writer of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, Paula gets to bend, twist, stretch and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way she wants it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, she can make it more real, so that her readers feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).

Through her books, Paula also wants to help the reader escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?

Her style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because she adores satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts that no one is too proud of.

Paula lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. No other creatures. The kids have flown the nest and the dogs are long gone.

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4.5 FUN Stars🌟 Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren @ChristinaLauren @GalleryBooks #BookReview

Happy Wednesday book lovers!

Do you love the love??? Then you will absolutely LOVE this fabulous romcom from Christina Lauren!😍😍😍

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

My Thoughts

4.5 Fun Flirty Fabulous Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

This! Book! What an absolutely adorable sweet and funny romcom with the perfect amount of steam and sizzle🔥

Hazel is being added to my book BFF list and might even have earned the top spot!!! Hazel is a friend you want by your side and somebody you wish you were more like… she had such a fabulous sense of who she was and was not willing to compromise herself for anyone… she had a heart of gold and a tremendous passion for life…. she was also loud, eccentric, and had an unusual fashion sense…. As somebody who is too concerned with what everyone else thinks, I really need some Hazel in my life and in my personality… and Josh? Well he wasn’t too bad either…😉

This was probably one of the absolute best friends to lovers books I have ever read… convinced that they are completely wrong for one another, and after Josh is cheated on and ends a two year long relationship… josh and Hazel begin setting each other up on blind dates…. most of these blind dates were disastrous and hilarious… I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit throughout this book…. I mean we’ve all been on bad dates, so this part was so tremendously relatable and a lot of fun!

Also really loved how important family was in this book… Hazel had an equally eccentric mother, and the bond between them was undeniable… josh’s family was equally fabulous, I loved how accepting they were of Hazel…. i’d also really love Josh‘s mom to cook some Korean food for me!

Beautifully told with some pretty darn amazing characters! This book had it all… humor, romance, friendship, family, pets, food, and sizzle! Absolutely recommend to fans of this writing team, and if you aren’t a fan already pick this book up and you will become one!

*** many thanks to Gallery Books for my copy of this fabulous book ***

About the Book

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?



Have a day filled with words and laughs! Berit☀️✨

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Snowflake by Heide Goody and Iain Grant@HeideGoody @IainMGrant #BookReview

Happy Thursday! Where did the week go?

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this seriously hilarious book! Many thanks to both Heide and Iain for the invitation and for making me laugh so hard that I got an ab workout!😂❄️

Available on July 20, 2018

About the Book

“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.”

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My Thoughts

4 Special Snowflake Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was me the entire book😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 warning do not drink anything while reading this book!!! You all know how much I love humor in my books and this book was packed full of some of the funniest things I have read all year! This was such a fun book filled with fabulous characters and sprinkled with magic!

Lori returns from Holiday to find her parents have moved and left no forwarding address! Now 25-year-old Lori armed with a degree and determination, needs to learn to live on her own and real quick…. Lori was so real and so relatable and I’m sure each and everyone of us can see a piece of ourselves in her… she also has a fabulous BFF Cookie The two of them together was simply hilarious… from drunk baking… to some pretty interesting Amazon packages… to these creatures like no other… seriously my abs hurt after this book I was laughing so hard! (Perhaps I need to work out more)

This book was an absolute delight… and Who knew a book titled Snowflake would be the perfect summer read? I really had no idea what to expect, but I am so glad I took the chance on this wonderful book! A book all about discovering who you really want to be when you grow up…

Absolutely recommend when you are in the mood for a book that will make you smile and believe in magic✨✨✨

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

Have a day filled with laughs! Berit

Posted in Contemporary Romance

The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1) by Sara Ney – @SaraNey @MuffyNewtown #JoshGoodman #Romance #NewAdult #LaughOutLoud

Happy Monday guys, I hope this weather stays for a little while longer, I’m loving not having to wear jumpers and a coat every day.

I have recently jumped in and become a Romance Package member of Audible and I’m using it to my full advantage! It’s like Kindle Unlimited for audios, and I’m LOVING it.

I picked up this little cracker and listened to it over the weekend.

⭐⭐⭐⭐·5 Cardigan Wearing Stars


No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.


He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…



⭐⭐⭐⭐·5 Cardigan Wearing Stars!

Jameson ‘James’ Clark is an exceptional student and works hard at it, she dresses in very conservative clothes, and wears pearls, but she is no prude!

Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osbourne is the darling of the high school, a wrestling champ, and the guy that all of the girls want to bang, which he takes full advantage of.

After a bet with his friends in the library to get “the prude” to kiss him, you would think that the story would turn into the usual girl swooning and turning into putty in his hands…….but nope!
James gives as good as she gets and makes him work for it.

I loved this story, loved the 2 of them together, loved the banter between them.

The angst and steam level between Oz and James is a slow burn, turning into an inferno!

The story is witty, funny and made me laugh all the way through.

🎧🎧 Narrated by Josh Goodman who is a new narrator for me, and Muffy Newtown who is just a narration goddess #VoiceCrush
These 2 narrators were perfect together, they bounced off of each other brilliantly.

Prepare for a bucket of laughter


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The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey @morgenwriteruk @Bombshellpub #BookReview

Are you ready for the weekend book lovers?!?!

Excited to be part of the blog blitz for this fun book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of dating… many thanks to Sarah for my invitation and to Morgen Bailey for this delightful story!💕

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About the Book

31 days. 31 dates.
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a Northampton newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?
A laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.

My Thoughts

4 Delightful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

31 dates in 31 days! Sounds exhausting, but it sure made for a fun book… A little reminiscent of Sex in the City minus New York and shoes…

Isabel is a journalist who has been tasked by her boss to forgo her usual tech column and write a dating column…. she signs up with a online dating site and buckles up for 31 dates in as many days…. this book really explored the good… the bad… and the ugly of dating…. as you can imagine Isabel dated a wide variety of different men in this book… some of them I thought were really well-suited for her and others probably weren’t well-suited for anybody 😂 thank goodness Isabel had her good friend Donna to share her trials and tribulations with… what did you learn last night?

A fun story filled with lots of humor that did not take itself too seriously… absolutely recommend as a light summer read either on the beach or poolside be sure to pack it in that beach bag!

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

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Meet the Author

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, and Northants Authors co-founder. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates, RONE, BeaconLit, BBC Radio 2 and Althorp Literary Festival short story competitions. She also runs her own free monthly 100-word competition and is a forthcoming Flash 500 judge.


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Sisterly Love by Michelle Vernal @MichelleVernal @rararesources #BookReview

Hope you are having a lovely Tuesday!

Do you have a sister? Have you ever wanted a sister? This really is the book for you then! Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this delightful book filled with sisters,laughs, and love! Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Michelle vernal for her charming words💕

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Nobody’s Perfect Are They?

Rebecca Loughton’s bumbled her way through her thirty-something years making a few cock-ups along the way. Of course, these wouldn’t be so obvious if it wasn’t for her golden haired, older sister Jennifer.

In a bid to escape Jennifer’s lengthy shadow and to find her happy ever after Rebecca, high-tails it out of her hometown of Christchurch to the other side of the world landing a legal secretary job in the buzzing city of Dublin. A few drinks later, all she has to show for her new life is an embarrassing one-night stand and a dollop of flirtatious banter with her boss Ciaran, who just happens to have a predatory receptionist in hot pursuit of him.

Amidst plans of preventing such a merger, Rebecca receives news that Jennifer’s picture perfect life has a big, fat crack down the middle of it in the form of a philandering husband. Summoned home to look after her sister’s children and cooking school while she works on her marriage, Rebecca finds the reality of looking after two young children along with the bizarre array of guests booked into the cooking school grim. The only bright spot on her horizon are Ciaran’s e-mails but then she meets David Seagar whom she thinks might just be the ending to her happy ever after but will he prove to be far from perfect too?

My Thoughts

4 Sisterly Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

At the beginning of this book I was so glad I don’t have a sister, but by the end I was a little jealous… this was a fun lighthearted read filled with laughs,love, and sisters….

Rebecca is the little sister… fun-loving a bit irresponsible and feeling as though she can never live up to her “perfect” big sister… Jennifer is responsible, married, with two adorable children, and the owner of a successful cooking school…. when Jennifer’s “perfect” life falls apart Rebecca flies from Ireland back to New Zealand to help pick up the pieces…. I loved how this book really delved into the relationship between these two sisters… I really liked both of them, although I might have been a little more partial towards Rebecca…. Rebecca taking care of her sister’s two kids and running the cooking business was quite humorous…. I also think it did her a world of good to find out things aren’t always as perfect as they seem…. I also think this realization improved the relationship between sisters greatly!

There is also a bit of romance in this book, however it really takes a backseat to the sister relationship and that was just perfectly fine with me! This really is the perfect book to throw in your beach bag as you head out the door… whether you are headed to the beach, pool, the park, or to pick your kids up from a sporting event….

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

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Hello, my name is Michelle Vernal, and by way of introduction, I’m Mum to Josh and Daniel and am married to the super supportive Paul. We live in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand with our three-legged, black cat called Blue. BC (before children) Paul and I lived and worked in Ireland, the experiences we had there have flavoured my books.

I’ve always written, but it was only after my first son was born that I decided to attend a creative writing course at Canterbury University. Oh the guilt dropping him at pre-school so I could learn the basics of story writing, but oh the joy of having conversation to contribute other than the price of nappies that week!  The first piece I ever penned post course was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. I went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of my take on parenting, but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, I set myself the challenge of writing a novel. Six books later and a publishing deal with Harper Impulse here I am. These days I write for a North Canterbury lifestyle magazine and my latest book Sweet Home Summer has just been released by Harper Impulse.

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The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor @bookouture #BookReview #BlogBlitz

Hello book lovers! Another delightful blog blitz for me today…for this utterly charming book filled with sunshine and love! Many thanks to Kim for the invitation and to Holly Martin for this lovely book!☀️✨
The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin
The stunning new summer story from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Step into the delightful seaside village of Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover golden sand, welcoming smiles and an unforgettable romance…

Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham.

Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing…

Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back.

As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends?

Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay?

A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

My Thoughts

4.5 Bright Sunshiny Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Bump this up half a star because this book still is making me smile 😀 this book has my favorite word in the title SUNSHINE and to make it even better it also has beach and cottage… how could I possibly go wrong? Additionally it is written by the brilliant Holly Martin! And to top it all off it is set in beautiful and charming Seashell Cove… I am SO visiting there and when I do I am hoping I meet each and every character in this delightful book….

This is the second book in the series, however you could read it as a standalone… it was so much fun to revisit these quirky characters and this time around we got Melody and Jamie’s story… but no worries we got a fair dose of Aiden and Tori along with Leo and Isla…. and I cannot forget adorable Elliot! I would so love to go to a barbecue with all of these fabulous characters and watch one of Elliotts famous magnificent magic shows…. well now I think I’ve invited myself to Seashell Cove twice… probably three times i’m sure I did so in my review of the first book as well….

Jamie and Melody’s romance got off to a bit of a rocky start… that is unless you think poisoning your date on the first date is a good thing? And that wasn’t the only date disaster, I have to say I did get some good laughs out of these tragic dates! Fortunately these two have a sense of humor… and as the romance progressed I found it very sweet with a bit of sizzle…. isn’t always easy to navigate a new relationship in a small town where everybody knows everything about everybody….

Just loved so many things about this book! loved Melody’s jewelry… loved Jamie’s unusual sculptures… and there is a scene in this book involving fairy lights and a cave that is just hilariously amazing! A lovely book full of romance and charm… that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart😍

Absolutely recommend to people who love a good romantic comedy, quirky characters, and sunshine!🌞

*** many thanks too Bookouture for my copy of this delightful book ***


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HollyAbout the author:
Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books

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The Invitation by Keris Stainton @Keris @bookouture #BookReview #BlogBlitz

Happy Monday All! Thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this laugh out loud romcom! Many thanks to Noelle for my iNVITATION and two Keris Stainton for her fun book!😂🤣😂



When Piper James unexpectedly gets a message from her insanely hot teenage crush Rob Kingsford, inviting her to their school reunion, her heart flips. She hasn’t seen Rob in eight years – and he’s always been the one who got away.

Throw in some old friends (and frenemies), a sister on the edge of a meltdown and a few too many cosmos and you have all the ingredients for a real night to remember… Will Piper and Rob finally get together, the second time around?

A hilarious and uplifting story about conquering your demons and being true to who you are – perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Colleen Coleman and Joanna Bolouri.

My Thoughts

4 Side Splitting Stars😂 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book at its heart was so fun and filled with so many laugh out loud moments… I absolutely love romantic comedies… and strong sassy female characters….. and this book fit the bill for both! This was my first book from Keris Stainton, but I can guarantee it will not be my last! Adding her to my ever-growing list of must read authors…

Piper was a phenomenal character… I loved her spirit, her sass, her strength, and her positivity…. I love how she had come to terms with her weight issues and loved herself just the way she was… also loved the friendship she had with her amazing guy friend Matt…

Piper has a second chance at love in this book… A Facebook friend request from a high school crush, leads to her going home and facing her demons, and perhaps finding true love…. rob was a really good guy, but…. can Piper find her way past the doubts and the misunderstandings and the past?

Perhaps this is naïve of me or it is my desire to always see the good in everybody… but I do find it most troubling that people would actually comment about somebody’s wait on a picture on social media??? OK I think I’m probably being very unrealistic, but why would anybody ever do this? Also I would hope after you’ve been out of high school for a decade you’d be over thinking you were better than anybody, perhaps this is a small town issue? This book brought up these issues and they really quite frankly bothered me… I so want to see the good in people, but then people do really mean things? Please do not rain on my little happy bubble!

Absolutely recommend to fans of a fun romantic comedy full of sassy characters and heart💕

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

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Keris Stainton 500About the Author

Keris Stainton was born in Canada, grew up on the Wirral, lived in London for a while and now lives in Lancashire with two boys, two guinea pigs, and an unhealthy (but enjoyable) obsession with One Direction.

She’s written books for children, teenagers, and adults and can almost always be found on Twitter.

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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.

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