The Holiday Cottage by the Sea By Holly Martin

The Holiday Cottage by the Sea By Holly Martin

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The perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.

Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson…

Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?

Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that’s not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan’s genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?

As Tori’s stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make…. Has her heart found a new place to call home?

My Thoughts:

I dived straight into this book and managed to read it within a day as it was just too good to put down. There is a blossoming romance, some very cheeky animals including a turkey called Dobby. It is the perfect setting with views of the sea. I really enjoyed my time at Sandcastle Bay.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holiday-Cottage-Sea-gorgeous-romantic-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holiday-Cottage-Sea-gorgeous-romantic

HellBent: A Dark Conspiracy. An Innocent Victim (An Orphan X Thriller) Gregg Hurwitz

HellBent: A Dark Conspiracy. An Innocent Victim (An Orphan X Thriller) Gregg Hurwitz

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‘Do you need my help?’

They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon.

Then he ran and became the man you call on when you’ve nowhere else to turn.

This time it’s a teenage runaway called Joey.
Like Evan she’s no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him.

Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do.
Which is where the trouble begins.

Because this might not be about Joey at all.
And if it’s not, then it must be about Evan.

But finding out why could kill them both …

My Thoughts:

I have read the other books in the Orphan X series and loved them, this one was absolutely thrilling too. I loved going on the journey with Evan Smoak and meeting some of the characters he comes into contact with. I like Mia and her son Peter, he seems to come out with some funny stuff that he says to Evan and in this book I liked Joey. I wonder will there be another book.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hellbent-Conspiracy-Innocent-Victim-Thriller-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hellbent-Conspiracy-Innocent-Victim-Thriller

Summer at Buttercup Beach By Holly Martin

Summer at Buttercup Beach By Holly Martin

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For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…

Lately they’ve shared affectionate moments and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancée in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.

Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?

My Thoughts:

Another great read from Holly, we are back on Hope Island and this time we follow Freya and Rome’s story. I love the fact we see characters from the other books appearing too. A nice light hearted that I really enjoyed.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Buttercup-Beach-gorgeously-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Buttercup-Beach-gorgeously-heartwarming

Behind Her Eyes By Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes By Sarah Pinborough

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Louise

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets…

David

Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife…

Adele

Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her.

But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks… Is David really the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?
Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?

My Thoughts:

After reading the plot I was fairly certain this was going to be really good, after reading half way through I thought it was really good but unfortunately the ending was a let down, it just seemed a bit ridiculous. It is a bit of a messed up story one that is dark too.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Her-Eyes-psychological-thriller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Her-Eyes-psychological-thriller

 

The Last Thing She Told Me By Linda Green

The Last Thing She Told Me By Linda Green

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Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface…

Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden.

Nicola’s mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola’s daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty’s garden, it’s clear that something sinister has taken place.

But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola’s family apart?

My Thoughts:

Linda Green has done it again with this emotional rollercoaster of a book. This is such a moving story involving Nicola looking after her grandmother Betty. It shows how a family can be ripped apart by a devastating admission one that happened a long time ago in the past. Even though it is a sad story it is a very descriptive story which makes the reader take it in.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Thing-She-Told-Bestselling-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Thing-She-Told-Bestselling/

Dead Woman Walking By Sharon Bolton

Dead Woman Walking By Sharon Bolton

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Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, thirteen passengers on a hot-air balloon flight witness a brutal murder. Within the next hour, all but one of them will be dead.

Alone, scared and trusting no-one, she flees for her life, running to the one place she feels safe. But she’s seen the killer’s face, and he’s seen hers – and he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the last witness to his crime . . .

My Thoughts:

This is my second book by Sharon Bolton and I can honestly say Wow. Sharon’s books pull you in straight away and I love how some of the chapters are a paragraph but it leaves you feeling as though you must read on. This is definitely an author I want to read more of and I am looking forward to reading my next book of hers. If you like intense reads, this is the one for you.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Woman-Walking-Sharon-Bolton-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Woman-Walking-Sharon-Bolton

The Afterlife of Walter Augustus By Hannah Lynn

The Afterlife of Walter Augustus By Hannah Lynn

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Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on.

Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity.

Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.

My Thoughts:

This is a bit different to my usual reads but sometimes you need to break the habit once in a while and mix it up a bit. I am glad I did with this heart warming and very cleverly written story. It is an emotional read but there are parts that are uplifting. I felt as though I knew the characters and fell in love with them.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Afterlife-Walter-Augustus-Hannah-Lynn-ebook

 

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

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My name is Willow Longville. I live in a village called Budbury on the stunning Dorset coast with my mum Lynnie, who sometimes forgets who I am. I’m a waitress at the Comfort Food Café, which is really so much more than a café … it’s my home.

For Willow, the ramshackle café overlooking the beach, together with its warm-hearted community, offers friendship as a daily special and always has a hearty welcome on the
menu. But when a handsome stranger blows in on a warm spring breeze, Willow soon realises that her quiet country life will be changed forever.

My Thoughts:

This is the latest book in the Comfort Food Cafe series, so we catch up on all the lovely characters. This story we focus on Willow who has to care for her mum who has a Alzheimers. I  really warmed to Willow and thought that she was amazing, that she looks after her mum and works two jobs. She is an inspiration. Another great read from a lovely author.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Comfort-Food-Cafe-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Comfort-Food-Cafe-heartwarming

 

Watching You By Lisa Jewell

Watching You By Lisa Jewell

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You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I was blown away by this story. I have read Lisa’s previous novel Then she was gone and enjoyed that one but this was even more brilliant. I was hooked from the first chapter and I didn’t want to stop reading. The story line is really well thought through and it leaves you wanting more. If there is one book to read this summer, this is got to be a must. You will not regret it.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author

 

The Wives By Lauren WeisBerger

The Wives By Lauren WeisBerger

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He set her up. They’ll bring him down.

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.

She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.

It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

My Thoughts:

I thought I would enjoy this book more than I did. There were a few plot lines that didn’t really go anywhere, it was like there was too many characters for the storyline to play out well. I felt as though the storyline was predictable too. It makes for an easy beach read.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wives-Emily-Charlton-Devil-Wears-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wives-Emily-Charlton-Devil-Wears