In the quaint seaside town of Newbay, a beginner’s cookery course is starting. And three very different students have signed up…
Liz‘s husband has left her for a twenty-something clean-eating blogger, and she’s determined to show the world – and her daughter – she’s just as capable in the kitchen. John, newly widowed after fifty years of marriage, can’t live on sympathy lasagnes forever. To thirty-year-old workaholic Bella, the course is a welcome escape from her high-pressure job. Their only common ground: between them, they can barely boil an egg!
Enter talented chef Alex, who is determined to introduce his pupils to the comforts of cuisine. As Liz, John and Bella encounter various disasters in the kitchen, the unlikely trio soon form a fast friendship. Their culinary skills might be catastrophic – but could the cookery club have given them a recipe for happiness?
I always find that Chrissie’s books are feel good and can always raise quite a few laughs. This book was brilliant, it had everything I wanted, a good storyline, great characters and lots of laughs. Some of the things Liz gets up to are really funny. I liked the fact we hear all three of the cooking courses students stories, some of them are sad but how the cookery course helps them is just magical. I would definitely recommend this read.
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Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn’t a doctor.
The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable.
But when Alex re-awakens, she’s unharmed – and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind.
And then she meets the next victim.
Just reading the back of this book sent shivers down my back. I have had many operations before and assumed it was something to do with Alex waking up in the middle of a operation but it is so much more than that. So much is packed into this incredible story, I wanted to find out who the doctor was but wasn’t sure if I did as it would mean the end of the story. A story that will really pull you in.
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This title will be released on September 7, 2017.
Winter in Manhattan…and someone’s keeping a secret.
The day her husband Alex picks up a backpack and goes travelling, Angela Clark promises to stay out of trouble and keep both Louboutins on the ground. So when her best friend’s boyfriend confides in her, it can’t hurt to help him pick out a ring at Tiffany’s surely? And when her fashion magazine announces major changes, being terminally late and winking at your new boss in the lift isn’t that bad, is it?
Then suddenly there’s another big secret Angela’s got to keep – and the man she loves is still thousands of miles away. As the wedding of the year looms, and Manhattan switches on its Christmas lights, Angela is going to need her friends by her side as her old life looks set to change forever.
I have to be honest and say I have not read many of Lindsey Kelks books especially none of them in this I heart series and I am not sure why. I think Lindsey is a great writer and I found this book quite amusing. I don’t think you necessarily need to read the ones previous but I am going to as I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved the start, the middle and the end.
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What if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame? How do you move on from the past?
Alex Foster lives a quiet life, avoiding the home she hasn’t visited in eight years. Then her sister Jaime calls. Their mother is sick, and Alex must return. Suddenly she’s plunged back into the past she’s been trying to escape.
Returning to her hometown, memories of the tragic accident that has haunted her and her family are impossible to ignore. Alex still blames herself for what happened to her brother and it’s soon clear that her father holds her responsible too. As Alex struggles to cope, can she ever escape the ghosts of the past?
I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book by Anouska Knight. I will certainly be keeping my eye out in the future for books by her as this one was so powerful, I was hooked. This is a story about a family, an unfortunate accident which has devastating consequences happen and you see how all the family learn to cope and live with it and themselves. The characters were very well drawn and believable, I just got so sucked into their world that I did not want to stop reading. Superbly written by a very lovely author.
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One wedding. One curse? Disaster ever after…
A seven-years-bad-sex curse? Surely not! Yet something went wrong when rock singer Casey and drummer Alex got married on that beautiful yacht anchored off St Tropez in the south of France. Something went badly wrong. For even on their wedding night, the young couple discovers a complete and somewhat surprising inability to make love. Muddling through their honeymoon with a string of thin excuses for their predicament, the lovers defer finding a solution (and panicking) until the return to their home in London. After all, they married for life and to make rock music, not for the love of sex. Right?
But when they resume life as normal in London, all hell breaks loose. Increasingly frantic in their quest for release, the unhappy newlyweds embark on a string of hilarious and occasionally harmful antics that drives them, their band, and an assortment of random strangers to the brink of despair. But it ain’t over ‘til it’s over or, in this case… it ain’t over ‘til the newlyweds sing.
I really enjoyed this book, any book written by Nicky is brilliant. It is a romantic comedy that is truly funny. The main characters are Casey and Alex who have just got married and are finding it hard to “perform”, they both have many excuses but when tomorrow turns into a month, they are aware something is not right. So they try everything they can to spark it again with some very interesting results. There are many things that this book highlights, the power of love and the understanding of love, but it is a well written story that I really enjoyed reading about.
Alexandra Dinapoli has everything she could ever wish for, except what she really wants. Leaving her family behind, she heads for New York City and starts on a journey to make her own way in the word. Whilst there, she bumps into Gabriel Harland, an enigmatic Chief Assistant District Attorney with whom she begins a love affair that is cruelly cut short when someone from her past surfaces in Gabriel’s life. Will their relationship be worth fighting for or will the truth tear them apart?
Join Alexandra on her journey as she discovers the tenderness of new love, the sorrow of losing someone close, the pulse racing suspense of running from the past, the anger of not being in control and the admission that some sacrifices have to be made for the sake of others. Ties That Bind is a story of love and life, light and shade, a story told from both sides.
I was given this book for an honest review. It is Elaine’s first book and I have to say she needs to write more. I loved the story I felt it flowed well throughout. I loved the two main characters Alex and Gabriel, they both seemed liked real people and I loved reading about their life. There are erotic scenes between them in this book but don’t be alarmed as Elaine has written it well and some of them leave me a tad breathless. Wow!! is all I can say. I really enjoyed the fact Alex was into her horse riding and setting up her own business as I love horses and horse riding and one day I would love to set my own business up, so I was incredibly happy when this happened to Alex. Even though this is quite a large book I couldn’t put it down and managed to read it in 2 days. I am really looking forward to Elaine’s next book to see what happens with Alex and Gabriel, I think they will take an interesting journey but I will just have to wait and see.
Nicole, a born organiser and true romantic, has created her dream job when she sets up the Hopes & Dreams proposal agency – staging YouTube worthy proposals…until she’s hired to plan a proposal by gorgeous photographer Alex Black’s girlfriend.
Alex is the New Year’s kiss that Nicole hasn’t been able to forget – and now she’s planning his wedding to someone else! But if she lets herself fall for Alex’s charms, her reputation and business will be ruined before it’s even got off the ground! Suddenly the girl whose always prepared is at a loss…and falling head over heels.
I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book by Fiona for a honest review. I have enjoyed Fiona’s previous books, but I have to say this one was my favourite. The story evolves around Nicole who is a proposal planner. I thought it was a quirky idea for a storyline but it really does work. Nicole is a very thoughtful person but lacks confidence in herself. I did find myself giggling at parts of this story, which adds to it. The other character who I liked was Alex, who is a guy that works hard to get what he wants. He seems very handsome too as all the ladies love him. The cover almost seems magical which made me want to read it straight away, I read it in a few days as I wanted to saviour it. For those of you who love your chick-lit books, this is a definite must. So what are you waiting for? GO and buy it.
As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse. Now, as an adult, Jill’s made it—she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.
The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant—until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview—and suddenly it all comes rushing back.
Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.
Meanwhile, Alex is on the case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe that the murderer could be so close to him.
I have to say even though I prefer Chick-lit books, I did really enjoy a break from them to read this fantastic book. The plot is so interesting that I could hardly the book down. The details in this book are amazing and I found that the author had clearly put a lot of thought into each of the chapters. There are two major story lines in this book and Chris has put them together so unexpectedly but so well. Bring on the next book. I did not know what to expect from this book but I absolutely loved it.
What would you do if you came face to face with a ghost?
Put it down to a bump on the head and work stress if you’re a respected academic like Cleo Carpenter. With Christmas approaching, professional rivalry afoot and a best friend determined to interfere in her love life the strain is clearly starting to get to her.
Guilt-stricken and deceased, Alex Thorne is desperate to make amends with his brother, Rafe, a tortured musician trapped in a spiral of destruction. When an encounter with Cleo forges a link between them she becomes his only hope. So what if the only person who can see him is a sceptic?
As Cleo starts to doubt her sanity, the safe world she takes for granted crumbles around her. Setting out to regain control and prove once and for all ghost’s don’t exist, she embarks on a journey of self discovery and surprise, learning that love really does defy science, logic, and maybe even death itself….
I was really pleased when Ruth said I could read and review her book. The blurb sounded interesting and the cover looked really good, like something I would go for. Having not read any of Ruth’s books before I was intrigued to see what they were like by reading this book. I loved one of the characters called Cleo as she has a very interesting job as an Egyptologist, it was fantastic to learn all about it. There is a Christmas theme that runs through this book but it is heart warming and makes you feel very cosy inside. I actually couldn’t put this book down, and I will definitely be reading more of Ruth’s books.