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A Summer Escape and Strawberry Cake at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles @lizeelesauthor @bookouture #bookreview #ASummerEscapeandStrawberryCakeattheCosyKettle

Happy Monday afternoon/Tuesday!

Excited and delighted to share with you my review for this charming story! Thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour!📚

My Thoughts

Liz Eeles has written a delectable story full of charm and whimsy. It was a lot of fun returning to the Cozy Kettle. Books and yummy delights, what more could you want? This is the second book in this sweet series, but it can absolutely be red as a standalone. In this book we do revisit characters from the first book and that was lots of fun, but you won’t be lost if you did not read that book. But why deny yourself? You can have a cherry tart and some strawberry cake. 😋

This book is about Flora and how she deals with the aftermath of catching her husband Malcolm in the arms of another woman. Flora is such a good person and Malcolm is such a slime (I did not like him in the first book). I definitely had no trouble rooting for her to kick him to the curb! That is not exactly what happens, but she does pack her bags and move herself to the charming village of Honeyford. Now that she is both working and living in this small village she forms a deeper connection with the community. Flora finds a place to live with Luna, her son Daniel and grandson Caleb. Luna was a great character a little magical, a little mystical, a little witchy. There is also a bit of a bookish Mystery involved, and that was fun! And I cannot forget the bake off, that was delicious! My only little complaint was the romance, I just didn’t necessarily feel it between Flora and Daniel. Not to mention Flora was a strong savvy woman and I don’t think she would get involved with another man so quickly. This is also just a personal preference for me I’d like to see a woman get back on her feet without the need of a man. Despite this I thought this was an absolutely charming read, the perfect book to add to your summer TBR.

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

About the Book

The Cosy Kettle café is the perfect place to escape this summer, for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Debbie Johnson. Guests can tuck in to fruit puddings and strawberry-studded ice cream, but for Flora, the warm summer breeze is blowing in big changes…

When Flora finds out about her husband’s secret fling, she escapes to the one place she feels safe: her beloved café, The Cosy Kettle, in the charming village of Honeyford. Serving up cream teas to her café regulars is the perfect way to soothe her broken heart, and although she’s never lived in the area, the little community welcome her with open arms.

She’s soon lodging with local eccentric Luna in her remote and beautiful Starlight Cottage, snuggled between rolling green hills. Luna’s handsome son Daniel lost his wife several years ago, and as Flora gets to know him, sharing walks through the blossom-scented woods, they both slowly begin to heal… and she realises that behind Daniel’s quiet exterior, there’s a passionate nature that makes her forget all about her ex-husband.

As she settles into her new life, hosting a baking competition for the village’s summer celebration seems like a great idea… but with Daniel’s mysterious silences leading Flora to believe he’s hiding secrets, she can’t help but wonder if she can really trust him. And when the race to bake the perfect Victoria sponge stirs up old rivalries between locals, Flora starts to feel

like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

About the Author

Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist. 

Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result. 

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.

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Summer Season on the Sea Front by Kati Ginger @KatieGAuthor @rararesources#bookreview #summerseasonontheseafront

Happy weekend all!

Excited to share with you today in my review for this delightful story, a perfect beach read! Thanks so much Rachel for my invitation to this tour!🐚

Summer Season on the Seafront

The Greenley Players are back practicing their Shakespeare and, as usual, things aren’t going to plan.

Sarah Powell is fed up with her sad single status and when her estranged father walks back into her life things get even worse. Can dishy doctor Finn MacDonald mend her broken heart and help her figure things out?

TV star, Nate Hardy’s career is going from strength to strength until his performance is interrupted and he has to flee the West End to hide away in Greenley. Will he ever get his career back on track or will Sarah and the rest of Greenley’s madcap residents capture his heart forever? 

My Thoughts

First of all that title! Try to say it five times fast! Kind of fun and a little complicated, just like this book. Sarah’s life is not going quite as planned, especially when it comes to love. She seems to find herself on bad date after bad date. Thank goodness for her good friend Lottie and the local theater Group. Nate is a well-known actor but with fame comes infamy. When his jilted lover confronts him during a theater performance it is big news, especially because Nate is married. But things aren’t always as they seem his wife has had many indiscretions of her own and the couple was planning on announcing their separation, the problem is nobody knows that side of the story. Sarah and Nate’s paths cross when Nate fleas to the small village of Greenley to wait out the scandal. What follows is not quite what you’re thinking. There is no Insta love between these two. These are too complex people with complicated lives who have lots of things to figure out. The romance in the story is subtle, slow, and secondary to the story. This really is more of a story about quirky characters, a theater performance, and a sprinkling of love.

Sarah was a likable character and I instantly sympathize with her. Especially after her disastrous date at the Chinese food restaurant! SOS indeed! I also really liked Nate from the beginning. I really would not want to be famous in this day and social media age. I mean I wouldn’t mind the money in the perks but I wouldn’t want everyone all up in my business all the time. All the secondary characters were wonderful as well. Loved Lottie and Sid and time permitting I’d love to go back and read the first book about them. Mrs. Anderson was great for some laughs as were many other of the theater members. A fun well told story perfect for poolside or fireside.

*** many thanks to HQ Digital for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Season-Seafront-Katie-Ginger-ebook/dp/B07KQQ6856

US – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Season-Seafront-Katie-Ginger-ebook/dp/B07KQQ6856

Author Bio – KATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. Summer Season on the Seafront is Katie’s second novel. Her debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award. She is also the author of some cosy mystery short stories. Katie loves making her characters either fall in love, or killing them off – it depends on her mood!

When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive her two children: Ellie, who believes everything in life should be done as a musical number from a West End show; and Sam, who is basically a monkey with a boy’s face. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).

For more about Katie you can visit her website: http://www.keginger.com, find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatieGAuthor, or follow her on Twitter: @KatieGAuthor

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The Ice Cream Parlor by Isabella May @IsabellaMayBks @rararesources #bookreview #theicecreamparlor

Happy hump day all!

Excited to share with you today a review for a book that had me at the title! How can you resist a book with a title and cover like this? And it is equally as sweet inside! Thank you so much Rachel for my invitation to the tour!🍦

The Ice Cream Parlour

Giovanna Tonioli is a successful stockbroker with a famous sports star boyfriend, but things aren’t as sweet as they seem. When life in the city of Bath goes from Vanilla to Rocky Road, she takes herself off to Italy for an ‘Eat Pray Love’ style tour of all things gelateria. What she doesn’t expect to find on her travels is one smooth, hot dollop of temptation that she just can’t shake.

How will her spiteful twin sister react when Giovanna returns to open a rival ice cream parlour? Will Natalia get her just desserts? Or will things become even stickier? All’s fair in love, war and ice cream. Isn’t it?

*Marian Keyes meets Paulo Coelho meets Nigella*

The Ice Cream Parlour is a mouthwatering tale of fate, family, love and jealousy – with a delectable drizzle of alchemy besides.

My Thoughts

I devoured this book just as I would a cone of ice cream! This book was a delicious treat, but not very good for the diet! Isabella May writes delightful stories that will make you smile, swoon, and salivate! Giovanna is living the life she thinks she’s always dreamed of until she is betrayed by the people who can hurt her the most. Completely devastated and unsure of what’s next Giovanna sets off on a journey to discover Italy. What she ends up discovering is herself, new dreams, and all kinds of crazy flavors of ice cream! When she returns home what transpires is chaotic, complex, and consuming. What a fun book full of family drama, humor, drizzled with adventure, and topped off with romance.

Giovanna was a great character I loved traveling with her around Italy. And all the ice cream! Oh the ice cream! So many amazing flavors this girl came up with I truly wanted to try them all! When she got home I was a little skeptical of what she was up to. Questioned her motivations a little, but I could completely understand where she was coming from. After all revenge is a dish best served cold. Just like ice cream! Simply put this was a delectable story guaranteed to delight! The perfect Summer read so grab the book, grab a spoon, grab some ice cream and have a scrumptious day!🍦

Purchase Link – mybook.to/theicecreamparlour

Author Bio –

Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the sea and the mountains. Having grown up on Glastonbury’s ley lines however, she’s unable to completely shake off her spiritual inner child, and is a Law of Attraction fanatic.

Cake, cocktail, gelato, and travel obsessed, she also loves nothing more than to (quietly) break life’s ‘rules’.

The Ice Cream Parlour is her fourth novel.

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Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot @janelinfoot @rararesources #bookreview #ediescottagebythesea

Happy Tuesday all!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable long weekend (if you had one)! This was one of those books I picked up just to read a few pages and get a feel for the book and I ended up reading it pretty much from cover to cover. It was so good, so uplifting, so inspirational. I just loved it! Thanks so much Rachel for my invitation to the tour!🧁

Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea

Those who don’t jump will never fly…

Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Browne’s flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant. 
 
But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places… 

Come home to St Aidan and Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!

My Thoughts

ᴄʜᴀʀᴍɪɴɢ. ᴜᴘʟɪғᴛɪɴɢ. ɪɴsᴘɪʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ.

What an absolute gem of a book! I picked this book up just to read a few pages, to see what it was all about, and I could not put it down! Edie jumps out of a plane to celebrate her life, goes to a party to celebrate jumping out of the plane, and soon there after a tragic event changes her life forever. In order to rehab from the tragedy Edie Heads to a small village on the Cornish coast to live with her auntie Josie. Josie is dealing with her own tragedy having recently lost her husband and no longer finding herself capable of leaving the house. Both ladies find themselves starting over in slightly different ways. With the support of a village full of lovable quirky characters. Will Edie and Josie heal?

Edie was such a great character, there was something about her that drew me in completely. Loved her big heart, her kind soul, and her resilience! Each chapter started off with a new milestone that Edie had reached, and I enjoyed watching her grow stronger both physically and emotionally. Her simple victories gave me a new appreciation for all the little things in life. I loved the bond that forms between Edie and Josie as they began to know each other better. There was an adorable little boy in the story named Cam that completely captured my heart, and his dad Barney wasn’t too bad either. Of course the story was filled with plenty of laughs: the craft classes, the baking the renovating.

This was a well told romcom filled with lots of humor and fabulous characters! The perfect book to escape with. I absolutely recommend this to lovers of the genre, Edie will steal your heart!

*** Big thanks to Harper Impulse for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Edie-Brownes-Cottage-Sea-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07PPD1JD9/

Author Bio –

Jane Linfoot is a best selling author, who lives in a muddy cottage, up a steep hill in Derbyshire, with her family, their pets, and an astonishing number of spiders. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.

Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea, and wrote her first book by accident, while working as an architect, and renovating country houses. While she loves to write feelgood books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.

Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.

Her latest books include a series of stand alone novels, based around a seaside wedding shop in Cornwall. Cupcakes and Confetti – The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Sequins and Snowflakes – Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, and Bunting and Bouquets – Summer at the Little Wedding Shop, and most recently, The Little Cornish Kitchen. These are all published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page Facebook or her Personal Page Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

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Just My Type by Hannah Doyle @annecater #bookreview #justmytype #randomthingstours

Happy Sunday everybody

Loved this delightful fun story and I’m excited to share my review with you today! Thank you so much Anne Cater for my invitation to this tour!💕

My Thoughts

Ⓕⓤⓝ. Ⓕⓤⓝⓝⓨ. Ⓕⓐⓑⓤⓛⓞⓤⓢ.

This delightful story was JUST MY TYPE of romcom! A likable relatable female protagonist, strong friendships, and lots of laughs! Jasmine has not had the best of luck with men, her most recent “boyfriend“ dumped her on the London Eye. Her BFF Mila is convinced that Jasmine’s type is probably not the best type for her, and encourages her to go out on seven dates with men that aren’t her type. What follows is not only seven humorous dates with seven unique and interesting men. But also jasmine’s discovery of her own inner strength.

Jasmine was a great character and I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. Mila was a great BFF and I loved the girls friendship as well as their friendship with Brian. This is a storyline I am certain everyone has read before, but I thought it was done in a unique refreshing way. Jasmine worked for a famous blogger who traveled and that gave her the opportunity to meet men in all different parts of Europe. Most of the men she went out on dates with weren’t complete douches. All the dates were amusing, some of them I probably would’ve had fun on myself, and all of them made me laugh. As predictable as I thought this book might be, it did not go the way I thought it was going to. Jasmine had a major falling out with her father years ago and when I found the reason for that out, I was floored. She definitely had a huge reason to harbor a grudge, and I’m not sure if I would have been able to ever forgive that. I thought I was sure I knew who her future love interest would be, and I was happily Wrong.

This really was not a book about finding the right man it was more about learning to love yourself. And that was so refreshing and appreciated by me! Well done Hannah Doyle! As much as I love romcoms sometimes I think the focus is too much on a female only being happy if she finds the “right” guy, and I don’t think that is true. I think we create our own happiness and in this book that really was pointed out.🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Simply put this was a well told hilarious romcom with fantastic characters! If you like romcoms this is a can’t miss!

About the Book

JUST MY TYPE is the second novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the laugh-out-loud hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, What Fresh Hell by Lucy Vine and Anna Bell.

Meet Jasmine.
– The quirky/cool photographer to a superstar blogger
– She’s going on a date with a SUPER hot guy on the London Eye tonight
– Best friend Mila is her wifey for life
– This millennial is #LivingHerBestLife

But fast-forward a few hours, and the reality isn’t quite so picture perfect. Jasmine hates her stuck-up blogger boss. She can barely afford rent in her stupid London flat. Her best friend seems to have all her sh*t together. Oh, and that date she was so excited about? She got dumped. On the London Eye. In the middle of a thunderstorm. With a bunch of tourists watching…

Best friend Mila decides that Jasmine needs a new ‘type on paper’, because Jasmine’s current criteria is so off that her dating history is one long line-up of fools. So Mila challenges Jasmine to look once, if not twice, at the guys who wouldn’t normally fit her ‘type’. With nothing to lose, Jasmine accepts. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll surprise herself.

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren @christinalauren @gallerybooks #bookreview #audiobook #theunhoneymooners

Happy Monday all!

Super excited to share my review with you today for this book that I absolutely unequivocally LOVED! Christina Lauren is an amazing writing team and I will read absolutely everything they write. If you have not read them yet, what are you waiting for???🍍

My Thoughts

𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓼𝓾𝓷. 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓼𝓪𝓷𝓭. 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓢𝓷𝓪𝓻𝓴. 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓼𝓮𝔁𝓾𝓪𝓵 𝓽𝓮𝓷𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷.

Christina Lauren can do no wrong! This was another homerun from this amazing writing duel. Olive’s twin sister Amy is getting married. The wedding goes off without a hitch and it should because Amy has given Olive a to do list over 75 items long. BUT The perfect day is hijacked by the seafood buffet that makes every single guest sick, with the exception of Olive and Ethan the groom’s brother. Bride Amy is sick as can be, but does not want her honeymoon to go to waste, so she convinces her sister to take her place. The problem Olive’s plus one will be Ethan and the two of them have never got along. Well that might be putting it mildly the two pretty much can’t stand the sight of one another. BUT how can Olive resist 10 days in Maui?

Loved this book from cover to cover. The sun. The sand. The sexual tension. Olive was a fabulous character smart, snarky, and sassy. Enemies to lovers is one of my absolute favorite tropes and I loved how it played out in this story. The banter between Olive and Ethan was perfection. The story is told from Olive’s perspective. I generally like getting the mail POV as well in romances, but I thought this was really impactful in this book. We got to know Ethan as Olive did. Ethan was a great guy and I think I might have fallen in love with him right along with Olive. There are a few times during this book he said the absolute right thing at the perfect time. I said awww out loud a few times. I also found myself laughing out loud quite a bit. I love humor in my romances. BUT this book add a bit of a more serious side in parts. I thought this balance everything out well and I loved the resolution to the issues in this book. There was one part of this book that had me standing up cheering! You’ll know what I’m talking about if you have read this book!

If you are a Christina Lauren fan you will love this book! If you have not read them yet, what are you waiting for? This was a romcom done perfectly. The perfect blend of sass, Snark, swoon, and sizzle. A cast of engaging well developd characters and I really loved how important family was in this book. Well I’ve said a lot, I could go on anon, but I won’t, I will spare you all! Just read it! it’s fantastic!

🎧🎧🎧 Cynthia Farrell did an amazing job with her audiobook narration. She gave a perfect voice to both Olive and Ethan. I want to give her big props on her male voices. Deacon Lee came in and narrated the epilogue, he’s one of my favorites so of course I think he did a fab job!

*** Big thanks to Gallery and Simon & Schuster Audio for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime – even love – in this witty and swoon-worthy romance from the New York Times best-selling duo who “hilariously depict modern dating” (Us Weekly) and authors of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and Roomies. 
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister, Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag), and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now, there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of…lucky.
With Christina Lauren’s “uniquely hilarious and touching voice” (
Entertainment Weekly), The Unhoneymooners is a fun and charming romance that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.

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Probably the Best Kiss in the World by Pirnelle Hughes @rararesources #bookreview #probobalythebestkissintheworld 💋

Happy Thursday all!

So excited to share my review for this super adorable story, probably one of the better romcoms I’ve read this year! Thank you so much Rachel for my invitation to the tour and two Pernille Hughes for this charming tale!💋

Probably the Best Kiss in the World

Jen Attison likes her life Just So. But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list. From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.

Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…

My Thoughts

Ⓞⓝⓔ ⓡⓞⓜⓒⓞⓜ. Ⓣⓦⓞ ⓢⓘⓢⓣⓔⓡⓢ. Ⓐⓝⓓ ⓛⓞⓣⓢ ⓞⓕ ⓑⓔⓔⓡ.🍻

This was a fun lighthearted romcom with a cast of delightful characters. Jen isn’t necessarilg living her best life, but she’s living a life she’s comfortable with. She doesn’t have a dream job, but she has a job that she’s good at. Her boyfriend/fiancé doesn’t make her swoon, but he’s reliable. Jen however has a different side to her as well. She is a little quirky, a lot opinionated, and she has a passion for brewing beer. When Jen’s sister Lydia plans a surprise trip to Copenhagen, a dream holiday for Jen, she finds her life turned upside down. When she is trying to rescue her cell phone from the canal she ends up falling in and is rescued herself by a handsome Dane. They end up spending a magical evening together and he does make Jen swoon. So what happens when Jen returns home?

I truly love this book there was such charm to this story. However, The blurb is a little misleading. The events are not in the correct order. Jen got engaged and then went to Denmark where she meant this handsome stranger. SO let’s call a spade a spade, Jen cheated on boring Robert. AND your fiancé being boring is NOT a valid reason to cheat on him, if you’re bored get out! Sorry, I have strong feelings on this, and I was so torn in this book because I really like Jen and I really did not like her with Robert. Completely understood and empathize with Jen’s sister Lydia. Lydia was a fabulous character, she was so strong, had so much heart, and she was such an amazing support to her sister. I’d have to say I’d absolutely love a follow-up to this book that features Lydia, loved her! I truly thought I knew where this book was going, but then it took a bit of a swerve that I truly thought was perfection.

Pirnelle Hughes has written an exceptional romcom. The perfect balance of humor, family, friendship, and love. And if it weren’t for the cheating I would have given this book a full five stars, but that is a trigger for me, so sorry. But just like you can love a book full of characters you don’t like, you can also love a book where characters do things you don’t like. Simply put this was a lovely romcom that made me want to visit Denmark and have a beer! 🍻

*** Big thanks to Harper Impulse for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Link

http://www.hyperurl.co/probablythebesteb

Author Bio – Pernille Hughes is a RomCom author and mum, whose debut novel was SWEATPANTS AT TIFFANIE’S, soon to be followed by PROBABLY THE BEST KISS IN THE WORLD (April 2019). Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous SUNLOUNGER summer anthologies. Find out about her new books at http://www.pernillehughes.com 

Pernille (pronounced Pernilla) studied Film & Literature at uni and took her first job in advertising, having been lured by the temptation of freebies, but left when Status Quo tickets was as good as it got. After a brief spell marketing Natural History films, she switched to working in Children’s television which for a time meant living in actual Teletubbyland, sharing a photocopier with Laa-Laa.

Now, she lives in actual Buckinghamshire, sharing a photocopier with her husband and their four spawn. While the kids are at school she scoffs cake and writes RomCom stories in order to maintain a shred of sanity.

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How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May @zoe_writes @rararesources #bookreview #hownottodateaprince

Happy Tuesday all!

Delighted to share with you today this charming story guaranteed to make you giggle! Thanks Rachel for my invitation to the tour👑

How (Not) To Date A Prince

Surely fairy tales don’t happen in real life?

After being jilted at the altar, high-flying journalist Sam doesn’t believe in love any more – and she certainly doesn’t believe in fairy tales! So, when she’s asked to cover the Royal Wedding, it’s the last thing she wants to do.

And when she crashes into a ridiculously handsome stranger, Anders, things go from bad to worse. But as the big day draws closer, Sam finds herself being swept up in the excitement – as well as swept off her feet by Anders!

But there’s something that Anders is hiding from her – and when he finally reveals his secret, might Sam just have the happy-ever-after she never thought she wanted…?

My Thoughts

And they all lived happily ever after…

A lighthearted uplifting story that will make you smile! Zoe May Will sweep you up in the fairytale with her engaging storytelling. This book came out last year during the build up to the royal wedding, so how appropriate that I read it the day that the little prince was born.

Sam does not believe in love, she does not believe in the fairytale, and the last thing she wants to do is report on the royal wedding. But her boss is of a different mind and Sam soon finds herself thrust into the middle of all the hoopla. She also finds herself continually running into the same handsome guy, but Sam has no room for love in her life.

This book was so much fun and I loved how perfectly paced the romance was. Sam and Anders spend time really getting to know one another, and bit by bit Sam lets down her guard.But then she is hit buy one BIG secret. Will the blooming Romance be able to recover? A lovely little escape that will make you giggle and swoon.

*** thanks HQ Digital for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Not-Date-Prince-romantic-ebook/dp/B078YH9K19/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Date-Prince-romantic-ebook/dp/B078YH9K19/

Apple: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/how-not-to-date-a-prince-you-re-invited-to-the-most-romantic-royal-wedding-of-the-year

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/how-not-to-date-a-prince-you-re-invited-to-the-most-romantic-royal-wedding-of-the-year

Author Bio –

Zoe May lives in Oxford and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/zoe_writes/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoe_writes/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

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Bridesmaids by Zara Stoneley @ZaraStoneley @rararesources #bookreview #bridesmaids

Happy Tuesday afternoon all!

Busy day on the blog today, apologies for flooding your inbox! I have another delightful romcom for you, another perfect spring read! Thanks again to Rachel for my invitation to the tour!💐

Bridesmaids

Meet Rachel, the beautiful bride with BIG plans for the perfect day! The venue is a castle and the dress is designer.  It’s just a shame her husband is a rat.

Maddie and Sally have only one thing in common – they both love the same man!
 
Beth is a newly single mum with a mystery baby daddy.  Surely the father isn’t someone the girls all know?
 
And then there’s Jane, the glue holding them all together, but being dumped doesn’t make her the happiest bridesmaid…especially with gorgeous flatmate Freddie complicating things.

Will the bride say, ‘I Do!’?  Or will her bridesmaids save the day…and find love along the way?    

The most hilarious, feel-good rom com of the year!

My Thoughts

<b>A hilarious story packed with romance, friendship, and loads of drama!</b>

Zara Stoneley has written another entertaining book that will make you laugh. An uplifting story full of likable real characters living realistic relatable lives. I don’t know about you, but the weather starts to get warmer and I start migrating towards a fun romcom with a gorgeous cover, rather than a dark thriller. This book is certainly the perfect spring time read.

Jane is dumped the night of her hen/bachelorette party via text. Her ex fiancé’s reason for the breakup? He just wasn’t feeling it. Really? Ugh first you break up by text and then you have the worst reason ever, I was so annoyed for Jane! What a douche! The good news… Jane is clearly better off. When Jane’s old friend Rachel asks her to be a bridesmaid she’s not quite sure about the timing, but she can’t say no. What follows is a hilarious and drama filled tail. A group of old friends with plenty of secrets and complications are gathered together to help celebrate Rachel‘s big day.

Jane was a great character and I loved the friendship between these girls. It was so true of groups of girlfriends that have a lot of history, you could never really tell who like to, but you knew they would all be there for one another no matter what. There was a lot going on in this book. But I think my favorite relationship in the book was that between Jane and Freddie. Where can I find myself a Freddie? anyone? They all do live happily ever after, and it certainly was a lot of fun watching them get there!

*** thank you Harper Impulse for my copy of this book ***

Author Bio –

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.

Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true. 

She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.

Where you can find her-

Website: http://www.zarastoneley.com
Twitter: @ZaraStoneley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZaraStoneley

Instagram: zarastoneley

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Getting Hot With the Scot by Melonie Johnson @MelonieJohnson @SMPRomance @stmartinspress #bookreview #gettinghotwiththescot

Happy Wednesday all!

Excited to share with you today my review for this book that I absolutely adored! A huge thank you to Natalie for my invitation to this tour!🔥

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The first in a new series, a journalist focused on her career and a sexy Scottish comedian turn a one night stand into forever.

Cassie Crow leaves for vacation with two goals: fill up her empty charm bracelet and have a one night stand. For once, she wants to have fun instead of obsessively checking her work email. And kissing a man in a castle who’s dressed as a Scottish Highlander is the perfect solution.

Except when that man turns out to be Logan Reid, the host of a popular sketch show—and Cassie has just been roped into his latest prank. She wants nothing to do with his antics, but that was a really great kiss, and one night together couldn’t hurt.

It’s clear that one night isn’t enough and when Logan’s show brings him closer to Cassie, they decide to give dating a try. Can the woman who’s focused solely on her career and the man who refuses to take life seriously make it work?

My Thoughts witty. Steamy. Sweet.

This book made me want to drop everything, pack my bags, and head to Scotland, to find me a man in a kilt. Seriously Logan f*cking Reid would probably make any girl rethink the whole kilt thing. Although apparently Cassie and her friends had a thing for kilts. Melonie Johnson has written an engaging story packed with an abundance of humor, steam, and love. This book had everything I love in a romcom; a likable female protagonist, a strong female friend group, and of course a hot guy with a heart of gold and a killer sense of humor.

Cassie and her besties are on a dream vacation in Europe. They are spending their last few days in the UK and Cassie has yet to fulfill her desire for a foreign fling. SO when she runs across Logan in a kilt, in a castle, she is willing to overlook certain things and throw caution (along with other things) to the wind. What transpires is a romance full of push and pull, and will they won’t they? Will Cassie and Logan be able to let their guards down and allow love into their lives?

This book was just so much fun! I loved Cassie and her friends, this was a group of girls I would love to hang out with. I also loved Logan‘s friend Theo, and I cannot wait for his story. Logan was a great guy a little selfish, but he came around. The chemistry between Cassie and Logan was pretty darn sizzling. Something I really appreciated about this book was the drama was pretty realistic, not too over-the-top, The perfect amount of angst. I really love romances with more humor than angst, I like to laugh more than cry.

Simply put this was an engaging story that left me wanting more! Cannot wait for Bonnie and Theo‘s book!

*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. They went on to live happily ever after in the suburbs of Chicago with two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a trio of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin.

Buy this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250193094

Author website: https://meloniejohnson.com/

Author Twitter: @MelonieJohnson

Author Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meloniejohnson/

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelonieWrites/

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Have a brilliant day! Berit🌻