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Weekend Reading Plans

Rather a boring weekend this weekend, with one book being my main focus – Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan. It is my current library book and is due back on 23 September so I wanted to get it read this weekend. I don’t think that I will get it all read, but I shouldn’t be too far off! Some stories I am enjoying, others not so much.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Even time travel can’t unravel love Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse.When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate.

With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow and Nina Allan, this anthology gives a taste for the rich treasure trove of stories we can imagine with love, loss and reunion across time and space.

Including stories by: Alix E. Harrow, Zen Cho, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Gailey, Jeffrey Ford, Nina Allan, Elizabeth Hand, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Catherynne M. Valente, Sam J. Miller, Rowan Coleman, Margo Lanagan, Sameem Siddiqui, Theodora Goss, Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Klages”

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Thursday Night Reading

It was my son’s first full day at school today so not only have I had a good amount of reading time this evening (because we managed to get him into bed early), but I’ve also had a good amount of time to read during the day!

So this evening I have read another short story in my Library book Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan. I have to admit that the stories are exceeding my expectations and I am looking forward to reading the rest!

I have also been reading my Blog Tour book Keeping A Christmas Promise by Jo Thomas. It is a lovely story and I am currently 77% of the way through – not to bad considering I only started it today.

I hope that you have had a good Thursday. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Book Blogger Hop, Friday Musings and Let’s Talk Bookish.

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Sunday Night Reading

I’ve had a fairly successful reading evening this evening. Of course I always want more, but at the same time sleep is quite important to me! We had a quieter day today so dinner wasn’t too late and we started the bedtime routine fairly on time.

So this evening I managed to get a large chunk of my library book Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman read and I believe that I only have one chapter left. This being the case I decided to leave that for tomorrow as I like to review straight after reading and at present I am too tired to start thinking about doing a review! I therefore moved on to my buddy read The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont. It has suddenly got very interesting, not that it wasn’t before, but even more so! I read up to Part 3 so will start from there tomorrow. I finished off the evening reading a tiny bit more of my Blog Tour book Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood. I would have normally left it, but it is due for review at the beginning of September so I need to get a move on!

I hope that you have had a good weekend. I can’t believe that it is Monday again tomorrow!

Tomorrow on my blog it is Goodreads Monday and the book that I have chosen to take part in this week’s book memes.

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WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I am currently reading:

Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 23 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“There are good cops. And there are bad cops. The question is…who wins?After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when her law enforcement agency in North Carolina turned against her, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere.Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father’s death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced.Gabe goes to his father’s best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can’t believe she’s being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe’s dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top.”

The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont (click for link to Goodreads)

I am reading this as a buddy read with my sister and cousin. It is good so far.

Book Description From Goodreads:

Why would the world’s most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman’s marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?

In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their life––first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t begin the day she met Archie and Agatha.

It began decades before, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together––until the Great War, a pandemic, and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of unspeakable cruelty kept them separated.

What drives someone to murder? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.”

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.”

What I have finished reading:

Library Book Review – Circe by Madeline Miller (click for my review)

What I am reading next:

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 2 September so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!
James Bond is missing…
007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown.

Meet the new generation of spies…
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.

The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

Time is running out.”

What are your 3 Ws for the week?

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Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

I have quite a lot of books that have been added this week. I have signed up to two Blog Tours, been to the library and downloaded some Kindle freebies (free at the time).

Blog Tour Books:

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction?

Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…

Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 31 October so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Good Taste by Caroline Scott

Book Description:

“You can tell a lot about a person from what they like to eat..

When Stella Douglas, author of a much-loved but not very successful biography of a forgotten cookery writer, is summoned to see her editor in London, she is dreading being told her writing career is over before it’s even started. But much to her surprise, she finds she is being commissioned to write another book – this time a history of food in England and how the English like to eat. It’s to be quintessentially English and will remind English housewives of the old ways, and English men the glory of their country. The only problem is – all English food is really from elsewhere. 

So Stella sets about inviting recipes from all corners of England, in the hope of discovering a hidden culinary gem. But what she discovers is oatcakes and gravy and lots of lots of potatoes. 

Longing for something more thrilling, she heads off to speak to the nation’s housewives. But when her car breaks down and the dashing and charismatic Freddie springs to her rescue, she is led in a very different direction…

Full of wit and life, Good Taste is a story of discovery, of a modern England emerging from the past and one woman’s desire to make her own way as a modern woman.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 21 October so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Kindle Freebies (free at the time):

Waste Not, Want Not in Applewell by Lilac Mills

Book Description From Goodreads:

“George can’t throw anything away. But he’s in danger of throwing away this opportunity to be loved…

George Nightingale is a hoarder with a house full of junk. For years he’s kept it a secret, rarely leaving his house and keeping social interactions to a minimum, but his carefully balanced system is now under threat…

Nessa Millbrook can’t wait to get settled into her new home in quaint, rural Applewell. Everyone in the village is so friendly – except her neighbour, George, who wants nothing to do with her. But Nessa isn’t one to back down from a challenge and she’s determined to win George over.

The years have taught George to shield his heart and trust no one. Yet Nessa keeps reaching out to him – does he have the courage to take a chance, and reach back?

A gorgeously heartwarming romance with characters readers will fall in love with, perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Portia MacIntosh.”

The Night Raven by Sarah Painter

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Meet Lydia Crow…

Lydia has always known she has no power, especially next to her infamous and more-than-slightly dodgy family. Which is why she carved her own life as a private investigator far away from London.

When a professional snafu forces her home, the head of the family calls in a favour, and Lydia finds herself investigating the disappearance of her cousin, Maddie.

Soon, Lydia is neck-deep in problems: her new flatmate is a homicidal ghost, the intriguing, but forbidden, DCI Fleet is acting in a distinctly unprofessional manner, and tensions between the old magical families are rising.

The Crows used to rule the roost and rumours claim they are still the strongest.
The Silvers have a facility for lying and they run the finest law firm in London.
The Pearl family were costermongers and everybody knows that a Pearlie can sell feathers to a bird.
The Fox family… Well. The less said about the Fox family the better.

For seventy-five years, a truce between the four families has held strong, but could the disappearance of Maddie Crow be the thing to break it?

The Night Raven is the first book in Crow Investigations, an exciting new paranormal mystery series from bestselling author of magical fiction, Sarah Painter.”

My Library Book:

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman―difficult with his beard and huge appetite―to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir―the most sagacious of gods―is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.”

My Son’s Library Books:

My Pet Book by Bob Staake

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are . . . books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.”

Maisy Goes To The Library by Lucy Cousins

Book Description From Goodreads:

“When Maisy goes to the library it seems like the perfect place to read her sparkly story. But there are so many distractions when you borrow a book – some of them extremely noisy! Maisy’s day in the library proves quite an adventure.”

Star in the Jar by Sam Hay

Book Description From Goodreads:

What would you do with a fallen star?

When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it, putting it in a jar and carrying it with him everywhere. But when the sky calls out for its missing star, can the little boy and his sister figure out a way to return the star to its friends in the sky…even if it means saying goodbye forever?

This warm-hearted and enchanting bedtime story celebrates the rewards of true friendship.

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Wednesday Night Reading/The Night After The Heatwave

It has still been hot today, but not as hot as previous days, so for that I am grateful. I actually managed to get out for a walk earlier this morning.

This evening has also been cooler with a nice air flow through the open window, plus I had a decent amount of reading time. I spent it furiously trying to make decent headway on my Blog Tour book, Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke (Blog Tour on 26 July), and trying to make a dent in my library book Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz.

There is a lot of detail in Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds and just when you wonder where it is going something exciting happens. In just a couple of chapters a cottage was blown up and the group of characters were almost veered off the road and over a cliff to certain death!

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is more sedate with relationship questions and social mishaps.

Overall an enjoyable evening and I feel like I have accomplished something.

I hope that you have had a good Wednesday. Tomorrow I am on the Blog Tour for the wonderful book, Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton, plus I have part 2 of my Moon landing post and Time Travel Thursday.

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WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I Am Currently Reading:

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

I am about 60% through and really enjoying it. I love the main character and her hardworking nature.

Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke

Book Description:

“The discovery of a murdered woman with a rescued dog and her puppies on Bodmin Moor, hurtles Daisy, a shy retired librarian and her oddball friends, into another dangerous, yet comical escapade.

Daisy is on a mission to find the murdered woman’s killer, linking events to the puppy farm, and is suddenly thrust into a world of explosions, shootings and kidnappings!

Furthermore, family secrets come to light and Daisy discovers an unexpected revelation that will change her life forever.

This newfound knowledge is difficult for Daisy to cope with and somewhat hinders the situation that befalls herself and her friends. And if that isn’t enough, the return of her ex-husband poses even more problems.

Daisy enlists the help of Cleo her cat, and Flora her puppy, both rescue animals, in her search for the puppy farm. However, the question remains, even with all the help she has, can Daisy manage to outwit the villains and save herself and the puppies from harm?”

I started this the other day. The foundations for the story have been laid and I am looking forward to seeing how it all pans out!

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 26 July so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?”

I chose this library book to read for Christmas in July. I also think that it will be a great read to combat this heatwave!

What I Have Finished Reading:

Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 21 July so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

What I Am Reading Next:

American Royals by Katharine McGee (click for link to Goodreads)

What if America had a royal family?

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.

Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.

And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.”

Still on my next to read list. I want to read something royal related for this Jubilee year!

What are your 3 W’s? Feel free to join in the fun!

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer! A busy week again. I have spent this week recovering from my second cold. This one has taken a while to go and I am still quite blocked up. The heat is also not helping! Anyway here is what I have been up to on the blog this week!

Here are this week’s posts:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

My Book Of The Week – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Monday Night Reading

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Bay by Allie Reynolds

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers That Feel Like Summer

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Paris For One And Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Tuesday Night Reading

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Cliffhangers

Wednesday Night Reading

Happy Publication Day! Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton

Time Travel Thursday

Thursday Quotables – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Friday 56 – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Book Blogger Hop – Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, do you prefer listening instead of reading?

Let’s Talk Bookish – Favourite Reading Format

Friday Musings – Inspired by Six For Sunday – Ice cream and Book Combinations!

5 Star Summer Reads Part 1 (June to July)

Friday Night Reading

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Weekend Reading – What I am planning on reading this weekend – #weekendreading #whatshouldIreadnext

Saturday Night Reading

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

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Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Welcome to my All Over Instagram post! I am always interested in seeing what other people are reading, so each week I will highlight the book/s/ author/s that have been catching my attention on Instagram.

As with the last few weeks Book Lovers by Emily Henry (click for link to my review) is still the most popular book, however I have also seen a few of It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey (click for my review) and Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey (click link for my review).

I have read all of these books and my favourite was Hook, Line and Sinker, but you need to have read It Happened One Summer first to fully appreciate Hook, Line and Sinker.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (click for link to my review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming….

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.”

Book Review – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. “

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Book Description From Goodreads:

“King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.

Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.

Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?

In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man…”

What books/authors have caught your attention this week?

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Friday Night Reading

I got a decent amount of time this evening so I was able to finish and draft a review for my Christmas Cosy Mystery, Murder Before Christmas by Michele Pariza Wacek and I managed to get an acceptable amount read of my Blog Tour book, Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton, and my library book, Paris For One by JoJo Moyes.

I really enjoyed my Christmas Cosy as it is hard to find Christmas stories that aren’t romance. Ironically my next Christmas book that I have lined up (borrowed from the library) is Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz. I can’t resist an Austen retelling though and coupled with Christmas?! I got very excited. I am hoping to make a start on it next week.

Last Time We Met is an enjoyable book and I am loving the way that the story is gradually being built up, both by swapping the character that the chapter is focusing on and occassionally the time period.

Lastly my Paris In July read, Paris For One by JoJo Moyes is going well. I’m not always one for short stories, but these seem to be well balanced and I don’t feel short changed at the end!

I hope that you have had an excellent Friday. Tomorrow on the Blog is Stacking the Shelves, All Over Instagram and my reading plans for the weekend!

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