The One By John Marrs

The One By John Marrs

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How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

My Thoughts:

With a new dating app that matches people to their perfect partner what could possibly go wrong? This book starts like you would assume but then the twists and turns come thick and thin, I didn’t want to put the book down as I was scared what I was going to discover next. A brilliant concept for a book.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-John-Marrs-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-John-Marrs

The Girls By Emma Cline

The Girls By Emma Cline

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If you’re lost, they’ll find you…

Evie Boyd is fourteen and desperate to be noticed.

It’s the summer of 1969 and restless, empty days stretch ahead of her. Until she sees them. The girls. Hair long and uncombed, jewelry catching the sun. And at their centre, Suzanne, black-haired and beautiful.

If not for Suzanne, she might not have gone. But, intoxicated by her and the life she promises, Evie follows the girls back to the decaying ranch where they live.

Was there a warning? A sign of what was coming? Or did Evie know already that there was no way back?

My Thoughts:

I found the start of this book quite slow but then it picked up a little. I wasn’t overly keen on how graphic some of the sex parts were going to be. I just found it a little weird not really for me but I am sure others will like it.

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kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Emma-Cline-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Emma-Cline

When Hope Calls By David Lui

When Hope Calls By David Lui

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One phone call.

One kidnapped girl.

One impossible rescue mission.

When the staff of a human rights NGO receive a call from a distraught girl, Mya, claiming she had been kidnapped, they are thrown on a gut-wrenching quest. They don’t know who she is. They don’t know where she is or her destination. All they have is a phone connection. Every clue draws them closer to her rescue…or pushes them to frustration. Within the next twelve hours, they must each make daring sacrifices and be tested to their limit.

The clock is ticking, the odds are against them…will they be able find Mya?

Based on a true story, this gripping novella will draw you into the world of human trafficking NGO work. When the action is over and the smoke fades, one question remains: What will YOU do?

My Thoughts:

This is a short story of about 60 pages, the topic is human trafficking which I didn’t know much about. It reminded me of what hope is and to hold on to it. I found the characters were well written and the story was well written too. It makes you think that human trafficking happens alot more often than you think and in many different countries.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Hope-Calls-Based-Trafficking-ebook/

All proceeds from this book go to an anti – human trafficking NGO based in Hong Kong.

Rosie’s Little Cafe on the Riviera By Jennifer Bohnet

Rosie’s Little Cafe on the Riviera By Jennifer Bohnet

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Rosie Hewitt’s dream of opening a little French café on the Riviera is finally coming true. She’s giving up on love and instead chasing her own perfect recipe for happiness…

Only, she never expected the oh-so-sexy, award-winning chef, Sebastian Groc, to set up his restaurant next door – or for his freshly-baked croissants to smell quite so delicious.

But with just a few days until she opens her doors and all her sugar-coated dreams crumbling around her, Rosie isn’t prepared to give up without a fight!

My Thoughts:

The cover of this book made me feel so happy and wanting our Summer to come back. I loved the story and I loved all the characters. This is my first book by Jennifer Bohnet but I am sure I will be purchasing more of hers very soon. Such a feel good story which I didn’t want to end.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosies-Little-Riviera-Jennifer-Bohnet-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosies-Little-Riviera-Jennifer-Bohnet

A Spell in Provence By Marie Laval

A Spell in Provence By Marie Laval

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After losing her job in England, Amy Carter uses her redundancy payment to start a new life in France, turning Bellefontaine, an overgrown Provençal farmhouse, into a successful hotel. Though she has big plans for her new home, none of them involves falling in love — least of all with Fabien Coste, the handsome but arrogant owner of the nearby château.

As romance blossoms in the beautiful Provençal countryside, disturbing events at the farmhouse hint at a dark mystery — a destructive, centuries-old attachment between the ladies of Bellefontaine and the ducs de Coste. As Amy struggles to unravel the mystery, she begins to wonder if it may not just be her heart at risk, but her life too.

My Thoughts:

I liked the way this story was written, I felt as though it was very descriptive with a romance but mystery element involved. I found it fast moving but with a predictable ending. The setting sounded beautiful and almost makes me want to go to Provence. The cover looks lovely with a hint of mystery.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spell-Provence-Marie-Laval-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spell-Provence-Marie-Laval

A Stranger in the House By Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House By Shari Lapena

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Why would you run scared from a happy home?

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day.

That’s the last thing you remember.

You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.

The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn’t so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe . . .

My Thoughts:

Having read Shari’s previous novel The Couple next door I was excited to read this one. It has everything to keep you hooked, twists, turns and a creepy neighbour. Reading this book I honestly couldn’t of told you what would happen next. I felt anxious reading it as I just didn’t know how the ending was going to be played out. I found this book utterly compelling.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-House-Shari-Lapena-ebook/

Hardback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-House-Shari-Lapena

The Art of Hiding By Amanda Prowse

The Art of Hiding By Amanda Prowse

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Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

My Thoughts:

Can I just say how stunning the cover of this book is. The purple is so eye catching and pretty. I have not read many of Amanda’s books and am starting to ask myself why. Tissues are definitely needed with this book, I cried at the beginning, Amanda has a way with her words that are sympathetic and heart felt. I felt as through this book was true to life and couldn’t ever imagine what Nina goes through but it happens. I felt as though I really cared for Nina and her boys and was willing them to get back up and find their feet. A truly beautiful read.

I was given a advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Hiding-Amanda-Prowse-ebook

Paperback is released on the 22nd August 2017

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Hiding-Amanda-Prowse

 

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

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She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. 
She had her whole life ahead of her. 
And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter.

Because his daughter is the image of Ellie.

Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?

My Thoughts:

I read this very addictive book within a weekend, I could of finished it within a day but wanted to savour it. I found it unpredictable and really unexpected. A real page turner that will have you on the end of your seat. I found all the characters interesting and mysterious wondering who will do what next. Lisa Jewell is definitely an author I would love to read more of.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell-ebook/

Hardback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell

 

 

HIT By P. S. Bridge

HIT By P. S. Bridge

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A terrorist threat, a sinister organisation, and a threat to the security of the free world.

Renowned British lawyer and Sandhurst military academy dropout, Mark Lucas King is assigned the case of his career: to prosecute known terrorist Mohammed Al-Azidi.

All King wants is justice and to do his job successfully. But his peaceful life is shattered when a team of merciless hitmen targets him and his family and the court case collapses. Framed for assault and suspected of his wife’s murder, King must leaves his legal career behind and go back to his old career as a British Army sniper in order to catch those responsible and hold them to account. Mark King’s brand of justice doesn’t involve a court room.

Forced to battle against highly trained hitmen to clear his name, King discovers that a sinister organisation known as Invictus Advoca is operating behind the scenes. What is their connection to him and the Al-Azidid case?

As the hunt for those responsible takes him far across Europe, can Mark unravel the mysteries that shroud this secretive organisation and peel back the layers to discover why he and his family have found themselves the target of professional hitmen?

Time is not on Mark King’s side as he races to prevent a global terror threat, discover who killed his wife, and find out who wants him dead, and why.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the Mark King Series and I found it full of twists and turns. A man called Mark King wants to get revenge on whoever has sent his life into turmoil and killed his wife. It could be to do with his job but no one knows just yet. He needs to find out who killed his wife and why someone wants him dead. He has a hit list of people and he wants them dead. I loved reading about the way he sets up base and how he kills off each person differently. It is a fairly quick read and one I could not put down. The ending was brilliant. I look forward to the next book.

I received an advanced reading copy of this book for a honest review.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-P-S-Bridge-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-P-S-Bridge

It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

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Alison Warner knows love doesn’t always last. Wedded bliss is hit and miss and she’s not taking any chances. She’s the daughter of divorce lawyers, so Ali knows the statistics by heart. Now her parents are adding to the numbers and Ali’s more certain than ever: marriage is not for her.

Others do not share her views. Her cousin Sasha’s got engaged; her best friend Jules is giving ‘Bridezilla’ new meaning and even her crazy gran, Gertie’s dogs are getting hitched. When her life-long friend, Simon Hart unexpectedly proposes, Ali’s convinced the world’s gone mad.

Having an arrogant new boss is the last thing Ali needs right now. Aidan Rourke has come to run The Shimmering River and Water Sports Centre – a job that should have been Ali’s. But at least she can be sure of one thing. Marriage is definitely not on Aidan’s mind. Although it’s abundantly clear something else is…

My Thoughts:

Another brilliant read from the lovely Emily Harvale. Emily really knows how to write a love story at it’s best. I think from this book is that communication is key to a healthy relationship. I wonder if there will be more from these characters as I felt as though I had only just got to know them which I suppose I had but we will have to wait and see.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale