The Broccolis By J. C. Allen

The Broccolis By J. C. Allen

Meet the Broccolis – your vegetable super hero family.

This is their first adventure together!

Next time,you will be able to continue the adventure at Barney ‘s Birthday. Keep an eye out for book two where their story continues.

My Thoughts:

I thought my readers would like a bit of light hearted entertainment from me. Yes this is a child’s book and no I don’t have any children and yes I decided to make my own family member of the Broccolis.

I liked the sound of this story and I love broccoli so decided to read this children’s book. I liked the bright coloured pictures and the style of font used both really seemed to bring the story to life. I’m not sure exactly what age this book is aimed at but I would say over fives would enjoy. But not being a parent i would not know. The ending shocked me.

 

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Like a House on Fire By Caroline Hulse

Like a House on Fire By Caroline Hulse

Things Stella and George have had blazing rows about:

– Misquoting Jurassic Park
– Leaving a Coke can on the side of the bath
– Fitting car seats for their hypothetical kids

In other news, they’re getting divorced.

But first, Stella’s mum is throwing a murder mystery party and – with her dad losing his job, her mum’s recent diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her sister – now is not the time to tell everyone.

All Stella and George have to do is make it through the day without their break-up being discovered – though it will soon turn out that having secrets runs in the family…Sent

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read any of Caroline’s books before so was looking forward to reading a new author. I think anyone will be able to relate to at least one of the characters in this book. It’s all about family and how they interact with one another. It reminded me of growing up in our family home with the bickering, the laughter and love that comes from being in a family. Caroline has nailed it with this story.

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The Lonely Fajita By Abigail Mann

The Lonely Fajita By Abigail Mann

It’s Elissa’s birthday, but her boyfriend hasn’t really noticed – and she’s accidentally scheduled herself a cervical smear instead of celebration drinks. Great.

Then there’s her borderline-psychotic boss, the fact she’s not making but losing money at work, and her sinking feeling she’s about to be dumped.

But Elissa will soon find out that being single doesn’t have to be lonely… And with a little help from her friends, even a girl with minus £1,000 in her account can have a lot of fun.

My Thoughts:

If you want a book to escape and have a laugh with, this is the book for you. The story is about Elissa and her life, she is fed up with her boyfriend, I really felt for her and can she why she was fed up with him. She finds herself homeless but decides to do something about it and her idea is pure genius. Wait till you meet her new residents. I  found some parts of the book quite funny and amusing, so much so I was upset when the book finished. I will be looking out for more of Abigail’s books. I would definitely recommend this book.

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The Minute I Saw You By Paige Toon

The Minute I Saw You By Paige Toon

When Hannah meets Sonny, she’s irresistibly drawn to him: he’s sexy and confident, but only in town on holiday. That’s fine with Hannah – she doesn’t do long-term relationships. And luckily for her, neither does Sonny. But before they can even so much as kiss, Sonny receives some shocking news and commits to making serious life changes – ones that can’t and won’t include romance.

With even a short fling now off the cards, Hannah and Sonny settle for being friends. But as summer hots up and their chemistry shows no signs of cooling, they start to question their reasons for shutting each other out.

Are they both too broken to find love? And if they tear down the walls between them, will they still like what’s on the other side?

My Thoughts:

There is just something about a Paige Toon novel that warms the heart. I have read all of Paige’s books and I can’t get enough of them, they are just so good and keep getting better and better. Hannah is the main character in this story, any one with that name gets my seal of approval as it’s my name too. I wanted to read on quickly but also want to read it slowly to saviour it. This is what happens with Paige’s books. You just can’t get enough of them. I look forward to devouring the rest of this story.

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Strangers By C. L. Taylor

Strangers By C. L. Taylor

Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.

My Thoughts:

Three strangers with completely different stories makes for an intriguing storyline. You wonder how they will all fit into the last piece of the puzzle. Each chapter is a different person, all of the stories cleverly intertwine with each other, it really did keep me guessing till the very end. I wasn’t sure where this story would lead but the ending was very good.

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The Bride By Wendy Clarke

The Bride By Wendy Clarke

The moment Joanna told me she was engaged, I had this awful feeling that something was wrong.

We used to speak on the phone every day. Growing up I spent more time at her house than I did at my own. I’d always imagined what it would be like to see her get married, and now I didn’t even know her fiancé’s name.

She asked me to come and meet Mark and I intended to tell her to slow down. You can’t know someone for a month and be sure that you want to spend the rest of your lives together.

When I got to Joanna’s front door, only Mark was there. He was charming and gorgeous and nothing but nice to me, and I started to understand.

And then he told me that Joanna was missing.

My Thoughts:

If you want a thriller that is creepy, tense and full of twists and turns, this is the one for you. The suspense literally had me missing a heartbeat because I just couldn’t work out where this story was leading me. It made me doubt myself and had me had me hook, line and sinker till the very end. The ending really made this book and my eyes were on stalks reading the last couple of pages. Wow.

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Aria’s Travelling Book Shop By Rebecca Raisin

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop By Rebecca Raisin

Aria Summers knows what she wants.

A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance.

But when Aria finds herself falling – after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage – into the arms of Jonathan, a part of her comes back to life for the first time in years.

Since her beloved husband died Aria has sworn off love, unless it’s the kind you can find in the pages of a book. One love of her life is quite enough.

And so Aria tries to forget Jonathan and sets off for a summer to remember in France. But could this trip change Aria’s life forever…?

My Thoughts:

I loved this book so much, the story is centred around Aria. After a devastating loss she decides to pack up her bags and go to see where her life will take her. Aria has her lovely campervan which also is a book shop, which just sounds brilliant to me and off she goes. Reading about her adventures made me want to start planning some adventures of my own. The writing is very descriptive and makes you feel as though you are there in person. I really enjoyed reading about Aria’s adventures and I look forward to Rebecca’s next book.

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