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Random Things Tours – Book Review – Someone To Kiss by Jamie Anderson

“She was drunk – not “super-fun life of the party” drunk.”

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Number of Pages: 300

Date of Publication: 22 October 2022

Publisher: TRM Publishing

My Review Summary: An entertaining, gripping tale about the pitfalls of online dating

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS 📖

A Hilarious and Heartening Take on the Pitfalls of Modern Dating.

As the clock strikes midnight over a disastrous New Year’s Eve and happy couples celebrate all around her, Kate makes a resolution, hastily scrawled on the back of a napkin, that next New Year’s Eve she will have found someone of her own to kiss.

But when you’re a forty-something cat-mom who’d rather binge Netflix than brave the singles scene, finding someone to kiss turns out to be harder than it sounds. Kate is totally unprepared for navigating hook-up apps, speed-dating, and sliding into somebody’s DMs.

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, Kate seems further than ever from reaching her goal. As relationships crumble around her and dark long-kept secrets spill out, could Kate’s fixation on her quest cause her to let true love slip through her fingers forever?

Someone to Kiss is a wry and witty romantic comedy, tackling serious issues with real heart. The perfect new read for fans of Beth O’Leary, Jennifer Weiner and JoJo Moyes.

💭THOUGHTS💭

Sometimes you just need a light, entertaining read and when I saw this I thought that it would tick those boxes. Not only was it light and entertaining, but it was also thought provoking and had some serious moments in it. It was just the right mixture that had me hooked and wanting to read more. 

The writing was light and easy and made me want to keep on reading, I struggled to put it down! I was completely invested in the main character’s journey and wanted to find out what was going to happen next. I loved the fact that every so often the character perspective would change so that you got to see what the other characters were thinking whilst the main character was on her journey. I also enjoyed the text messages that were interspersed throughout, that added an extra layer to the story. 

The chapters weren’t overly long so the story moved fairly swiftly. Despite the short chapters, there were lots of things happening along the way that allowed you to really get to know the character’s thoughts and feelings. This helped to slow the story down and to stop it feeling rushed. 

The chapters were all numbered, but some of them had dates which clearly showed how the year was going. I sometimes find it hard to gauge time in a story, but with this book I was expressly told. I also enjoyed the fact that we went back in time so that we could see how the main character ended up being where she was. It was just an extra layer that allowed you to really get to know the character and become more invested in her journey. 

The characters were great. There was clearly a main character, but she had excellent support and it was nice to be able to see the other characters’ thoughts throughout the story. I loved the dynamics between the best friends and the best friend’s brother. They were the constants that made the story more heartwarming. 

Lastly the settings. They were good. They were definitely secondary to the characters, but I enjoyed being taken round various parts of Saskatchewan. There was enough detail to give you an idea of where the characters were without detracting from the characters conversations, thoughts and actions. 

Overall a great read that I struggled to put down. I recommend it if you want something uplifting to read.

📖THE AUTHOR📖

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Sunday Salon

Welcome to my Sunday Salon post! Hosted by Readerbuzz this post is a chance to have a weekly bookish and non-bookish catch up with other bloggers.

What I have been reading this week:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

Memes that I have participated in this week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

WWW Wednesday – Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Hosted by Goodreads T5W group

Time Travel Thursday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Book Blogger Hop – Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

Monday was quiet, Tuesday I went with my parents to a local (ish) Shopping Centre where we do our annual Christmas Shopping Trip, Wednesday was quiet, Thursday my son was sent home unwell, Friday he was back at school (thank goodness!) and I went in (with other parents) to do some reading with him. Saturday we braved going into Town to buy my partner some new shoes. He ended up with 2 pairs for under £30 so that was well worth the trip! Today we are off to my parents late afternoon for a Sunday roast (I think or some other meal!).

How has your week been?

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A quieter week this week as I needed to get some more reading in. That didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to but it was good to try it out!

Here are my posts for the week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

Monday Night Reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite “Aww” Moments In Books

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Will by Rebecca Reid

Happy Publication Day! The Will by Rebecca Reid

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! Promise Me by Jill Mansell

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Young Reads

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The People Before by Charlotte Northedge

Friday 56 – A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton

Book Blogger Hop – Do you like writing short or long reviews?

Friday Night Reading

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Saturday Night Reading

Memes that I took part in with links to other participants blogs:

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

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A fairly busy week for me with 3 books (a library book, a blog tour book and a blog tour sign up) for me and one school library book for my son.

School Library Book:

David Attenborough by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a professor. As a child, he spent hours in the science library, collating his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough to go to university, he studied science and zoology – but what he wanted most of all was to be close to the animals he was studying. So, he started working in television, visiting animals in their natural habitats and telling the world the untold stories of these animals.
 
This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant physicist’s life.”

Blog Tour Sign Up:

Death and the Conjuror by Tom Mead (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 8 February 2023 so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A magician-turned-sleuth in pre-war London solves three impossible crimes.

In 1930s London, celebrity psychiatrist Anselm Rees is discovered dead in his locked study, and there seems to be no way that a killer could have escaped unseen. There are no clues, no witnesses, and no evidence of the murder weapon. Stumped by the confounding scene, the Scotland Yard detective on the case calls on retired stage-magician-turned-part-time-sleuth Joseph Spector. Who better to make sense of the impossible than one who traffics in illusions?

Spector has a knack for explaining the inexplicable, but even he finds that there is more to this mystery than meets the eye. As he and the Inspector interview the colorful cast of suspects among the psychiatrist’s patients and household, they uncover no shortage of dark secrets—or motives for murder. When the investigation dovetails into that of an apparently impossible theft, the detectives consider the possibility that the two transgressions are related. And when a second murder occurs, this time in an impenetrable elevator, they realize that the crime wave will become even deadlier unless they can catch the culprit soon.”

Blog Tour Book That Arrived:

Promise Me by Jill Mansell (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 24 January 2023 so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“One minute Lou is happily employed, with a perfect flat. The next, her home and job have gone. Suddenly she has to start over.

The last thing Lou wants is to move to a tiny Cotswolds village. She certainly doesn’t intend to work for curmudgeonly eighty-year-old Edgar Allsopp. But Edgar is about to make her the kind of promise nobody could ignore. In return, she secretly vows to help him fall in love with life again.

Foxwell is also home to Remy, whose charm and charisma are proving hard to ignore. But Lou hasn’t recovered from the last time she fell for a charmer. She needs a distraction – and luckily one’s about to turn up.

Secrets never stay hidden for long in Foxwell, nor are promises always kept. And no one could guess what lies ahead…”

Library eBook (that became available early!):

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Friday Night Reading

Another short reading evening due to my partner coming home late. At least this time it is a Friday and so no school related things were needed to be sorted for tomorrow.

This evening I read a small amount of all three of my books; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin and A Bookshelf Christmas by Rachel Burton. I made sure that I read Fingersmith inbetween the other two Christmas books as I am scared that I will muddle them up! So far I have only forgotten a few characters, but not the essence of the two books. I am enjoying all my books, but Fingersmith is currently my favourite – which is a surprise!

I hope that you had a good Friday and enjoyed my Blog Tour post, Friday 56 and Book Blogger Hop.

Tomorrow on the Blog it is Stacking the Shelves (a fairly busy week for me!) and popular books on Instagram this week.

Have a great weekend!

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Book Blogger Hop – Do you like writing short or long reviews?

Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer this week the prompt is:

Do you like writing short or long reviews? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I used to write short, brief reviews because everyone seemed to be writing long reviews and I wanted to just give a flavour of the book that I had read. I am also of the belief that time is precious and not everyone has the time to read through a long review.

When I started taking part in Blog Tours however, I felt that I had to make a more thorough review because they were being shared with publishers and I would be compared directly to other people. It was also at this time that I came up with the basic template for my reviews and I like to aim to write just under an A4 page. Some reviews end up longer than others, but never more than an A4 page. A short review for me would probably be just over half a page.

What about you?

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Friday 56 – A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

From my current reads I have chosen my library book, A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads):

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

Friday 56 Quote:

“But I’d known it wasn’t time that was the problem. When Dad had left for his ‘bigger life’ in London, not only had he abandoned his wife and daughter but the bookshop that he’d inherited from his parents as well. Mum had never had very much to do with the bookshop when I was growing up – she’d spent her days in her writing room, so when Dad left she didn’t have any idea what to do to keep the business running and a roof over our heads.”

This is at page 56. We are getting some of the background history of the shop in this quote together with hints of what trouble lies ahead unless something is done.

I am enjoying this book and am looking forward to what is going to happen next.

What do you think?

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Description From Goodreads:

He’s been killing for hundreds of years.
But he reckoned without her.

Kirsty has always been alone.

It’s fine. It’s what she’s chosen. People, as a general rule, are more trouble than they’re worth. It’s why God invented batteries.

But when she comes across the man being burned alive on the banks of the Clyde, she can’t just let him die. Without a second thought she batters in to save his life…

And accidentally tears the fabric of time.

Now an ancient serial killer is on the loose and only Kirsty can make him regret he was ever born.

Even if it means killing the only person who ever loved her.

Sometimes she can bloody well see all these magic destiny shenanigans far enough.”

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

From my TBR shelves.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 28 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for first Christmas and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.

But far from being the Sugar Plum fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s success at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?”

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

Comparison:

From Fantasy to Gothic Fiction and Christmas! Quite a difference. I am only reading Christmas books this early though due to my Blog Tour schedule and the fact that a library book became available far sooner than I had anticipated (it said that there was a 2 week wait on it, so I thought that that was a reasonable time to start reading more Christmas books, but then the library bought more electronic copies so I could start reading almost instantly!).

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Young Reads

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Young Reads. Not necessarily books that got you into reading, but ones that left an impression. I have to admit that I found this particularly difficult, however I have gone through my Goodreads app (that has most of my books on it including childhood books!) and have picked out books that I enjoyed as a youngster that I haven’t necessarily mentioned before:

The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry by Brian Patten (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“An utterly brilliant collection of the very best poems, from Puffin Books,

A celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet’s work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.

Brian Patten came to public attention with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND in 1967. He is a very popular performance poet, always in demand for conferences and school visits. Collections of his own poetry are published in Puffin and he is the editor of the PUFFIN BOOK OF TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSE. Brian lives in London.

This collection features poems and illustrations from:

Spike Milligan; Kit Wright; Michael Rosen; Charles Causley; Roger McGough; Benjamin Zephaniah; Brian Patten; Jackie Kay; John Agard; Allan Ahlberg; Emma Chichester Clark; Korky Paul; Alison Jay; Lydia Monks; Ali Chatterton; David Mostyn; Sue Williams; Sheila Moxley; Fritz Wegner”

I am not overly into poetry, but this book has some amazing poems in that I really enjoyed as a child. And I loved the illustrations! I highly recommend this book.

The Witch Trade by Michael Malloy (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Follow young Abby and Spike on their thrilling adventures through the fantastical world of THE WITCH TRADE. The evil Night Witches have invented a powerful new weapon and are threatening to take over the world — and only Abby and Spike can stop them! Joined by Captain Starlight (aka the Ancient Mariner), Abby and Spike must travel through perlious seas and wild lands to reach the dark lair of the Night Witches. Can their ragtag bunch defeat the evil Night Witch forces before it’s too late?”

I was quite into fantasy when I was younger and this cover caught my eye!

Charlie Bone and The Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Time is running out for Charlie Bone . . .

Charlies hopes that the new term at Bloor’s Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie’s help just to stay alive. Bloor’s Academy can be a very dangerous place . .”

Again this follows my love of fantasy.

Karen’s Doll by Ann Martin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The bix mix-up

Karen has a new doll. And it’s not just any old doll. Karen’s baby doll came all the way from London, England. She was very expensive. Karen has to be extra careful with her.

When Karen’s best friend Nancy gets sick, Karen has a great idea. She gives her doll to Nancy until she feels better. But Nancy thinks the doll is for keeps! What will Karen do?”

This book made me want to get a special doll of my own.

The First Little Fairy and other Fairy stories (click for link to Goodreads)

I got this as a birthday present and loved it! Again fantasy…

What books would be on your list?

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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:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

My current read from my TBR shelves! This is taking a very long time to read and I am just over half way. I am enjoying it though.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 28 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Ollie Spencer has started a new life in the idyllic Cornish seaside town of Port Karadow. Throwing herself into her job at the town’s bookshop, A New Chapter, is one way to make friends. The shop is glitzing up for first Christmas and Ollie hopes her inspired ideas will give the shop the edge it needs to dazzle the town.

But far from being the Sugar Plum fairy the place needs, Ollie is fast becoming its Christmas pudding. With the bookshop’s success at stake, Ollie turns to twinkly-eyed café owner Max for help. Can he help Ollie to turn the page, and put the sparkle back into her Cornish dream?”

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current library book.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…”

What I have finished reading:

The People Before by Charlotte Northedge (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 18 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“What if your dream house became your worst nightmare?

Jess and her husband need a new start. So when the chance to buy a rambling old house in the Suffolk countryside comes up, they leap at it.

But not everyone in Suffolk is welcoming. The locals know a secret about the Maple House, and soon, Jess realises they’ve made a huge mistake.

Something bad happened in that house. Something nobody wants to talk about.”

What I am reading next:

Dashboard Elvis Is Dead by David F. Ross (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 1 December so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

A failed writer connects the murder of an American journalist, a drowned 80s musician and a Scottish politician’ s resignation, in a heart-wrenching novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Renowned photo-journalist Jude Montgomery arrives in Glasgow in 2014, in the wake of the failed Scottish independence referendum, and it’ s clear that she’ s searching for someone.

Is it Anna Mason, who will go on to lead the country as First Minister? Jamie Hewitt, guitarist from eighties one-hit wonders The Hyptones? Or is it Rabbit – Jude’ s estranged foster sister, now a world-famous artist?

Three apparently unconnected people, who share a devastating secret, whose lives were forever changed by one traumatic night in Phoenix, forty years earlier…

Taking us back to a school shooting in her Texas hometown, and a 1980s road trip across the American West – to San Francisco and on to New York – Jude’ s search ends in Glasgow, and a final, shocking event that only one person can fully explain…”

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