Monday, 20 May 2019

Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop - Rebecca Raisin || Netgalley Review

The trip of a lifetime!

Rosie Lewis has her life together. A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021. That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he's had an affair. 

Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.

 Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?

 A laugh-out-loud novel of love, friendship and adventure! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.


Saturday, 18 May 2019

The First Lie Cover Reveal

We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
 You’re home alone.
Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
 Now you’re the one the police want.

 That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find. His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand. “What have you done, Alice?” “I didn’t have a choice…”

 We would all believe the person we love most. But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next…?

Monday, 13 May 2019

Sarah Morgan - How To Keep A Secret || Netgalley Review

When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise Lauren has the perfect life...if she ignores the fact it's a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant.

 Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it's... Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she's determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha's Vineyard.

Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challege, the rewards could be infinite.

.. Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan's brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.



Friday, 10 May 2019

Weekend Book Haul

I have had a very quiet week on the blog so i thought i would kick off the weekend with a quick book haul. I was gifted a ten pound voucher from work so obviously i was straight to waterstones to spend it. Alongside that i have had 1 new netgalley reads this week. So - here is what ive got. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Flower Girls - Alice Clark-Platts || Netgalley Review

YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLS 
The Flower Girls.
Laurel and Primrose.

 One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.

 Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.

 And The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...

Monday, 6 May 2019

Cover Reveal || The Ingredients For Happiness - Lucy Knott

Its being the longest while since i hosted a cover reveal on here and today i am so excited to be doing so. So - if you look to the left you will see the beautiful cover for The Ingredients For Happiness by Lucy Knott. How perfect is that? We all know that its so up my street! 

Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Bad Sister - Rachael Stewart ||

On the face of it, Carrie has it all, but inside she is empty. 

That is until she’s forced to ask old flame Dan for help—the boy whose heart she had to break. She still wants him, anyway she can, and he wants her. But he hasn’t forgiven her, far from it …

 Can Carrie turn his hatred back into love, or will their twisted past stand forever in their way?

Friday, 3 May 2019

OWLSreadathon2019 Wrap Up. Did I Pass?

So, my first ever readathon is over. I originally wrote a TBR list just before the start of the month that can be found here. My plan was to clear some of my TBR pile down and get some netgalley books finally reviewed. I had planned on studying to be a Muggle Studies teacher at hogwarts and needed 7 OWLS. So, after the jump is how i did..

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Snap - Belinda Bauer Review

On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she said. I won't be long. But she doesn't come back. She never comes back.
And life as the children know it is changed for ever. 

Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.

 Meanwhile Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. 

But the truth can be a dangerous thing ...

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Redemption - Candice Fox || Netgalley Review

#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller in Redemption Point. 

 When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father. Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out - and if Ted doesn't help find the real abductor, he'll be its first casualty. Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor.

It's Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney's first homicide investigation - complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to 'assist' on the case. Amanda's conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts - and a keen eye for killers . . .

 For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards - but it may well cost them their lives . . .


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

#OWLSreadathon 2019 week 3 wrap up

So as if this is week 3, ive had plenty of book changes compared to my original TBR due to forgetting to mark or review books on my netgalley - that will teach me to become a better blogger. So, luckily i had other options that i could swap in to keep me on track for passing my OWLS.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Gentleman Sinner || Jodi Ellen Malpas || Review

An all-the-feels novel of fierce love overcoming a dark past from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling THIS MAN series. 

 Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

 When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

 As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Dare - Carol Wyer || Netgalley Review

Jane’s daughter is a good girl. What is she hiding? 

 When thirteen-year-old Savannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school, as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm. Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward whose daughter Leigh is the same age as Savannah. Soon Natalie’s worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.

 Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as the net is closing around him, one of Savannah’s friends, Harriet, is reported missing. As Natalie delves into the lives of both girls, she soon discovers a sinister video on their phones, daring the girls to disappear from their families for 48 hours. But Natalie isn’t quick enough for this killer, and she is devastated to find Harriet’s body on a fly tip a day later.

 Caught up in the case, she takes her eye off her own daughter and when Leigh goes missing after school she knows she must be in terrible danger. The clock is ticking for Natalie. Can she catch this killer before her little girl becomes the next victim?


Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Week 2 #OWLsreadathon2019 wrapup

So, Week 2 was less productive of the #OWLsreadathon2019
I didn't read all too much, i was too busy recovering from running a marathon and eating literally everything in site. Then i also remembered i had other book commitments, so ill let you see what i read, regardless of whether i actually read it or not.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Wedding Bells At Villa Limoncella || Daisy James || Blog Tour

When Isabella Jenkins is unceremoniously fired from her fancy London job, she escapes to Tuscany. A few weeks hiding amongst rolling hills and grape vines at Villa Limoncello sounds exactly like the distraction she needs. But Italy holds emotional memories for Izzy and with a hapless handyman, a matchmaking village matriarch and a gorgeous – if infuriating – local chef named Luca Castelotti, her quiet Italian get away turns into an unending cacophony of chaos. Suddenly Izzie finds herself on a mission to pull off the wedding of the century and maybe get her life in order in the process. If only Luca’s gorgeous smile wasn’t such a powerful distraction…


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Week 1 update #OWLSreadathon2019

So, here we are week 1 of my first readathon in years and i can say i have actively got stuck in. Starting the 1st of April i made sure i finished the book i was reading and ready to go with my first read; so here is how i got on in week 1.


Thursday, 4 April 2019

March Wrap Up

How is it even time to write a wrap up again? Another month down, they are literally flying by. This month i read 5 books, i have read 17 so far this year and i am 5 books ahead on my goodreads schedule. 4 of these were review books gifted from netgalley or blog tours and one was a self purchase. So; here is what i read.


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

I Am Watching You - Teresa Driscoll

What would it take to make you intervene? 

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

 A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life. Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide.

 Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own. Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

#OWLSreadathon2019 TBR

So, i very rarely do readathons in fact, i think i may of only done one in my whole blogging time! However, when i discovered this one, i just knew it was so me! So much effort has been put into the whole concept by BookRoast including career paths ect i was so into this that i knew i was going to take part; so here are my career plans, OWLS i am going to study and books i plan on reading!

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The Cactus - Sarah Haywood || Netgalley Review

It's never too late to bloom ... People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green.

Family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand - but Susan makes perfect sense to herself. Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse ... at least in Susan's eyes.

 This sparkling debut is a breath of fresh air with real heart and a powerful emotional punch. In Susan we find a character as exasperating and delightful as The Rosie Project's Don Tillman.

 An uncompromising feminist and a fierce fighter, it's a joy to watch her bloom.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Mr One-Night Stand - Rachael Stewart || Review & Blog Tour

One night only. Just think of the possibilities… 

The second she sees Mr Oh-So-Delicious, Jennifer Hayes knows she needs one night of crazy. No names, no strings, no rules. Except that Jennifer's naughty one-nighter is actually Marcus Wright—her new business partner! Now they're mixing business with all kinds of pleasure. But when it comes to falling in love her sexy Mr Wright is either Mr Wrong or the best mistake of her life…

Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Truth About Love And Dogs - Lilly Barlett // Gifted Review

Four little words, uttered by her husband… 
‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’ There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon. 

 Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want.

 At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett/ is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other. 

If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Guest Post || The Truth About Love And Dogs - Lilly Bartlett

Four little words, uttered by her husband… 
‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’ There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon. 

 Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want.

 At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett/ is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other. 

If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Sleep - C.L.Taylor || Netgalley Review

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep.

 But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

 To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare. Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they're on the island. There's a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they've set their sights on Anna. Seven strangers.

Seven secrets. One deadly lie.
 Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

Sunday, 10 March 2019

February Book Haul

Another month over, and i picked up a few more books to get on with. So with the first week in March over with it's time to share what i picked up, what im looking forward to reading and hopefully what will be fab! 

Friday, 8 March 2019

The Little Theatre On The Seafront - Katie Ginger || Netgalley Review

When Lottie’s Gran dies she leaves one last request; save Greenley Theatre.

 Faced with a decaying building, a mayor who most definitely isn’t on board with the project and a group of actors who just can’t get along, Lottie has her hands full, but with best friend Sid by her side she knows she can do it somehow.

 But the arrival of Jeremy, a hotshot London developer who sweeps Lottie off her feet, complicates things. Suddenly Sid gets a new girlfriend, the Greenley Players fall apart, and that crumbling building? Well it crumbles a whole lot more. With no one to turn to, Lottie has to find the courage to save the day. 


Will Lottie be able to save the theatre and also follow her heart?


Monday, 4 March 2019

February Wrap Up

I can't beileve we are in March already, like January/Febraruy was so long but so fast if that even makes sense, but this month i managed to read 5 books and it puts me ahead on my good reads schedule to 12 books so far this year already. So i thought i would give a quick recap of my thoughts.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads
Happy Saturday all, i haven't posted much this week so i thought i would sit down and share what i plan on reading over the weekend, hopefully i will get a bit of reading in at bedtimes and maybe as i chill after a very long ass run. So on with it;

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

 When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave.

 Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt? But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking… and what she’s hiding.

 Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?
 As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

 Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime?

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Her Best Friend - Sarah Wray || Netgalley Review

Two girls. A murder. And a secret that binds them forever. As a teenager, Sylvie Armstrong’s life was shattered when her best friend, Victoria Bland, was murdered. The killer has never been caught – and Sylvie has never spoken about what happened that day.

 Now, two decades have gone by and after the death of her mother, Sylvie is forced to return to her home town, along with her newborn daughter – only to be confronted by the secrets that she has been running from for twenty years. But then Sylvie receives the locket Victoria was wearing on the night she died – and it becomes clear that somebody knows what really happened to Victoria.

 As Sylvie struggles to discover the truth behind the lies, she finds herself in increasing danger from those who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. Someone who threatens not only Sylvie, but everything she loves...


Sunday, 17 February 2019

One Dark Night - Tom Bale || Netgalley Review

He see his wife’s eyes watching him in the rear-view mirror, the kids up on their knees to get a better look.

That’s when he hears the scream… You’re driving home from a family outing one afternoon, when a speeding car cuts you up, nearly causing you to crash. Like anyone would, you pull over to confront the driver. But a glance into the backseat of the speeding car reveals a woman fighting to escape

 She is terrified and she’s screaming for your help: these men have murdered her husband…

 What would you do?

Thursday, 14 February 2019

It's a Wonderful Night - Jaimie Admans || Netgalley Review

One night will change their lives forever… Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge. Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge. The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night… A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides || Netgalley Review

Only she knows what happened.
Only I can make her speak.
 **************

 I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think- No. I won't write about that.

 ALICIA 
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

 THEO 
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?


Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Betrayals - Fiona Neill || Netgalley Review

THE DEVASTATINGLY EXPLOSIVE RICHARD & JUDY PICK AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 

 None of them would forget that week on the wild Norfolk coast. Best friends Rosie and Lisa's families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie's husband Nick. And now, after years of silence, she sends Rosie a letter begging for help.

A letter which exposes dark secrets.

 Daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel. Teenage son Max blames himself for everything that happened that long hot summer. And Nick must confront his own version of events.

 There are four sides to this story. Who will you believe?


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Too Close - Natalie Daniels || Audiobook Review

For fans of THE GIRLFRIEND and THE WIFE BETWEEN US, TOO CLOSE is a twisting tale of friendship and betrayal.

 How close is too close? Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time.

Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids. It’s all too much. Something has to give. Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can’t remember a thing.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

January Book Haul

Jan has been the longest month, im sure i am not the only to say this and it sounds so cliche but it really has been. At the start of the month, i had no real plans for new books and i was planning on tackling my netgalley TBR but well, as i have prepared this post; turns out - i picked up a fair few books this month. So - on with the haul. Some are paperbacks i picked up, purchased on kindle and some are review books off Netgalley

Friday, 25 January 2019

All The Hidden Truths - Claire Askew // Netgalley Review

This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself.

 But no one can say why.

 The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame... the truth seems to vanish.

 A stunningly moving novel from an exciting new voice in crime, ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS will cause you to question your assumptions about the people you love, and reconsider how the world reacts to tragedy.


Friday, 11 January 2019

Snowy Nights At The Lonely Hearts Hotel - Karen King // Netgalley

Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she needs?

 Twenty-nine-year-old Saffron Baxter knew her fun holiday plans didn’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall.

 Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it’d break her heart to let them down.

 Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives over the road, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she’ll never manage – that she’s just a party girl who doesn’t care about family, or anyone’s feelings.

 Maybe he’s right. After all – she doesn’t want to settle down, she’s only there for a few days… But she’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she’ll probably never see Logan again…

 The perfect festive romance novel, ideal for fans of Nora Roberts, Jenny Hale and Debbie Macomber.


Sunday, 6 January 2019

New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals.
Hello, it has been an awful while but today i was ready to sit down and write a post to discuss all things book related and maybe a few other goals for the year ahead.
Those who follow me on twitter will know i have finally got a new laptop so i could get back into the world of books, but i didnt know what to post but this morning i thought the easiest way was to see what i am reading and what i plan on doing so.