After splitting up with her cheating husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is a serious relationship.
Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, smooth and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun. Joe on the other hand is kind and attractive, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.
Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, is it what she needs to be truly happy?
Firstly I have to say how pretty the cover of the paperback is, it has such a beautiful shimmer. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one and it is a cracker. You will be drawn into this feel good read and wont want to surface until the story is finished. The characters were all brilliant and full of emotion and I think in some ways people will be able to relate to Ruby. I loved the Take That side of the story too it made it more fun. I can’t stop singing Take That songs now.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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Fay and Danny are madly in love and it’s all Fay’s ever dreamed of. But she left everything – including the delightful cake shop she used to run – to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn’t always smooth sailing!
Then Fay gets a call from her friends, a call that sends her back to her friends and the Cake Shop in the Garden. It will be hard being away from Danny but their relationship is strong enough to survive . . . isn’t it?
Fay soon falls happily back in love with her passion for baking – especially now she’s on dry land again! – and starts to wonder if she ever should have left. With Christmas around the corner, Fay is determined that her friends will have a very merry time, but does that mean even more time away from Danny?
This story follows on from The cake shop in the garden which I would recommend reading first as you can get a bit of background and also meet some of the lovely characters. I really find Fay lovely as she puts everyone before herself. I am not too keen on her sister Edie though, I thought when she came back that she might cause trouble. It was great to catch up with all the old characters but also to meet some new characters. You wont be disappointed. I love Stan bless him he is such a lovely man and the things he says melt your heart. I assume there will be another follow up as I don’t think it can be left where the story has been left.
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This title will be released on April 6, 2017.
Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It’s not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie’s flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it’s not long before opportunity comes knocking.
Christie can see a future full of hope and possibility for her and Finn – and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It’s all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, her world is turned upside down.
Christie knows that something has to give, but can she really give up her dreams and the chance of real love? Will Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.
Ahead of the paperback copy of this books release I was asked if I would like to be involved in a paper chain of thanks which means that I can give away a copy of the book to someone and explain my reasons why. I could choose anyone including my lovely readers, friends, family members or run a competition. Well I decided that I am giving my copy away to my beautiful mum, she has always been there for me through thick and thin. Even when I made bad decisions in my life she still stood by me and looked after me when I was really poorly. She has been my rock and I will never forget all of the things she has done for me. She is very special to me and she really deserves to read this book and have a little me time. She is an amazing. I love you mum. You rock!!
The cover of this book is so pretty it makes me think of the summer straight away. I loved the story and I loved all the characters. In some parts I really felt for Christie and her son and really wanted to help her or give her a big hug and say that everything would be ok. I found the storyline about crafting quite mesmerising and it has spurred me on to do a little bit of crafting, which I am really looking forward to. I didn’t want it to end and I thought it was superbly written.
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The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way . . .
Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source?
Nadia may have a real chance at finding love but other areas of her life aren’t so rosy. Something needs to change – but what?
Autumn can’t wait to meet someone she hasn’t seen in a very long time. She’s full of hope for the future but then things don’t exactly go to plan . . .
Chantal has been through so much and she’s finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again.
And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers’ ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They’re not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters in . . . The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding.
I was given this book by a fellow book friend of mine and I couldn’t wait to start it, I am a big fan of Carole Matthews books and I have all of her books. This is book 4 and I would recommend reading all of the other ones before this, so you can get to know all the women. Reading this book made me feel like a warm hug, I feel like I know all the ladies personally now and I would love to have friends that are truly great like that. Such a brilliantly written book, I wonder if there will be a book 5, I do hope so.
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Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she’s grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can’t keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn’t have time for is romance – until she meets the company’s rising star, Josh Wallace.
Louise usually says no to evenings out but she’s decided to let her hair down tonight. It’s the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she’s looking forward to some champagne and fun. She’s completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party – until she’s pulled into those games herself . . .
Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It’s going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.
I am a big Carole Matthews fan but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as her others. I found I couldn’t really get into it until at least halfway through. I am glad I continued reading it as I thought it was predictable what was going to happen but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. There are quite a lot of characters in this book and it all centres around a work Christmas party but there are lies, deceits, romance and a whole lot more. Nice, easy read.