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Time Out by Emma Murray Blog Tour with Review

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Time Out

by Emma Murray

 

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‘It’s just a phase,’ they said. ‘These are the happiest years of your life,’ they said…

Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.

Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane.

When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?

Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect antidote to all those parenting bibles that bear absolutely no relation to real life. The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…

 




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

A funny, witty, and realistic look at motherhood!!!!

Saoirse had dreams of being a writer. She has achieved that goal…partially…she is a ghostwriter. She dreams that one day she will have her own name on a book. Until then, her job brings in money, and she is a mother to the precocious Anna and wife to the OCD David. Her best friend, Bea, who is a single mother is her only saving grace. She definitely can’t count on the snooty moms in the online group, Vale Mums. 

Her dreams of having her own book may be coming to fruition. Her agent wants her to write a pitch for a book, and she is shocked when she discovers it is about motherhood. As her life spirals out of control, she decides to take a time out in Ireland. She is hoping this will help her write her pitch and figure out the direction her marriage is going. 

Emma Murray’s look into motherhood is funny and brutally honest. I think a lot of women can relate to Saoirise’s deep thoughts. It has been a while since I have been the mother of a toddler, and those were some of the happiest yet hardest and most tiring days of my life. 

This is a book that a great many mothers can relate too…from being exhausted to dealing with judgmental mothers. It also speaks to our need to connect with others in our communities and how we have replaced that with social media! 

This is a must read for all mothers no matter what age your children are!!!!




 

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Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.

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A Good Demon is Hard to Find by Kate Moseman Mini Blog Blitz with Review

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A Good Demon Is Hard to Find

by Kate Moseman

 

About the Book: 

Sometimes, a date from hell is just what you need…

When Erin thoughtlessly lays a curse on Mark, her cheating ex-husband, she doesn’t expect a well-dressed Great Earl of Hell to show up in her kitchen to fulfill the curse (and make damn good coffee while he’s at it).

Andromalius specializes in wickedness and revenge. He’s ready, willing, and able to rain down hell on Erin’s ex—but when Mark announces a hasty new marriage, Erin needs more than just revenge.

She needs a date to the wedding.

Fans of Good Omens, Lucifer, and The Good Place will love this wickedly funny paranormal romantic comedy!




Christie’s Review

4 .5 STARS

A Good Demon is Hard to Find by Kate Moseman is a cute, sweet, and funny paranormal romantic comedy!!!!

Erin has had a rough go of it lately. She is newly divorced. Her ex cheated with no other than her now ex-best friend. What’s a betrayed woman to do…in Erin’s case she puts a curse on him. She certainly isn’t expecting a demon to show up in her kitchen to help her. Andromalius, Andy, is there in her time of need. His specialty is revenge. 

Erin and Andy are so cute together. Not only do they discover things about each other, but they discover things about themselves. Andy is irresistible. He is a demon, but there is also a lot of good in him too…hence the title. 

Erin put aside some of her own desires and beliefs to make her ex happy, and through Andy she learns she never has to do that again. She can be true to herself and still love someone and be loved like she deserves. 

The synopsis only scratches the surface of the book. There is a wedding, and Andy is her date. Through their time together, this unlikely match develops real feelings for one another. When her friend, Raya, and another demon, Phoenix, get involved, hilarity and chaos ensue.

Moseman took the genres of romance, paranormal, comedy, and chick lit and wrapped them up flawlessly to create a heck of an enjoyable read! Can’t wait to read Raya and Phoenix’s book when it releases!




 

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Kate Moseman is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer who lives in Florida with her family and enjoys going to theme parks as frequently as possible.

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New Review: Southern Storm (Southern Series #3) by Natasha Madison

Release Date: May 19
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Savannah
I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.

 

 



Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.

 

 

 

 

Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.

 

 

 

 

Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.

 

 

 

 

So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.

 

 

 

 

It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.

 

 

 

 

Beau

 

 

I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.

 

 

 

 

Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.

 

 

 

 

My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.

 

 

 

 

The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.

 

 

 

 

I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married.
 
Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.



Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Well, the action in this book just took off right out of the gate!!!! Holy smokes, I spent a late night finishing this one!!!!

Never have I seen such a stubborn couple in my life. Everybody knew these two were so in love with each other, but Savannah nor Beau wanted to admit it to each other. Savannah has adored him since she was just a child, and he felt the same about her. However, circumstances continued to keep them apart romantically. They are still the best of friends. 

Savannah is one determined, strong woman. No matter what people think of her or the insults that are hurled at her, all of them unwarranted…by the way, she has worked her tail off to realize her dreams and be a good mother, and she has done both fantastically! When the secret of her son’s paternity comes out, she finds her life in danger. Thank goodness for her friends and Beau. 

Beau has stuck by Savannah’s side through everything, even standing up to his arrogant family who look down their noses at her. With her life now in danger, he will do whatever it takes to make sure she and her son are safe. He has the perfect solution…get married to her. Bring on the romance and steam!!!!!

With their marriage, comes even more danger and family secrets meant to be hidden will finally see the light!!! Southern Storm is exactly what a good romantic suspense should be!!! LOVED IT!!!!





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How To Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy Blog Tour with Review

HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH

by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Crush, Teen Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract, Romance

SYNOPSIS

Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).

It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Mai and Anthony’s story is an opposites attract romance. On the surface, these two make absolutely no sense, but for some reason they feel a pull toward one another in Amy Fellner Dominy’s teen/coming of age novel!!!

Mai knows Anthony is exactly what she doesn’t need! But, tell that to her traitorous heart!!!! If only she could listen to her mind. She is the valedictorian of her class, and she has plans to go away to college and take the world by storm with her intellect. Anthony doesn’t really have any plans…maybe travel and surf. He doesn’t need academics; he has his art. He certainly doesn’t need an uptight girl like Mai to bring undue stress to his easy-going life. 

Neither one of them can keep their mind off the other, so they brilliantly come up with the idea of terrible dates to get over whatever feelings they have for one another. Both of them are so sure it will work since they are such polar opposites. Instead, the dates aren’t so bad. In fact, they are pretty good. They begin to learn not only more about each other but about themselves. 

This is a really sweet read with some spicy, but not over the top, moments. It reminded me of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time, giving me butterflies in my stomach. Amy Fellner Dominy gave her readers a great coming of age novel that reminds you of what it was like when you were on the verge of becoming an adult and the world was yours for the taking!!!!




 

ABOUT AMY FELLNER DOMINY

Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at http://www.amydominy.com or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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Art & Soul by Claire Huston Blog Tour with Review

Art and Soul

Art & Soul

by Claire Huston

About the Book: 

There’s no problem Becky Watson can’t fix. Except her own love life…

Struggling single mother Becky Watson longs to revive her career as a life-fixer, working miracles to solve her clients’ problems, no matter how big or small. Since the birth of her two-year-old son she has been stuck preventing wedding fiascos for the richest and rudest residents of the Comptons, a charming, leafy area of southern England known for its artistic heritage.

So when semi-reclusive local artist Charlie Handren reluctantly hires Becky to fix his six-year creative slump, she’s delighted to set him up with a come-back exhibition and Rachel Stone, the woman of his dreams.

Though they get off to a rocky start, Becky and Charlie soon become close. But as the beautiful Rachel becomes Charlie’s muse, Becky is forced to wonder: will giving Charlie everything he wants mean giving up her own happily ever after?

A heart-warming, uplifting romance served with a generous slice of cake. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Katie Fforde and Cathy Kelly.




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

What a sweet, uplifting romance!

 

Becky is a fixer and life coach for others, but all her advice and direction has done nothing for her own life. She has no love life to speak of. She is a single mother, who lives paycheck to paycheck, trying to make ends meet for her and her toddler son, Dylan. 

She now has the opportunity to really make a good profit and take a little bit of her worries away when Charlie Handren lands in her life. He is a local artist with loads of talent, but he is in a slump. He can’t seem to get his creative juices flowing. His daughter and his sister think Becky is the answer to everything. He can get his career jump started again and maybe even catch the woman of his dreams, Rachel Stone. If anyone can help him, it’s Becky.

It’s funny though…the more time they spend together, the more complicated their feelings become toward one another. Becky doesn’t know why the thought of Charlie with Rachel illicit such feelings of jealousy. Charlie begins wondering if Rachel really is the woman of his dreams, and why is Becky the one now occupying all of his thoughts?

I loved the slow-building romance of the book. It wasn’t rushed which allowed both of them to work on the issues in their own lives before rushing into a romance. Each one of them has been burned romantically, so trust is a huge roadblock for them. I enjoyed their friendship, and the way their families began to meld together. 

If sweet romances that tug at your heartstrings are your thing, give Art and Soul a try! You won’t regret it!!!!!




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Meet the Author: 

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Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two children. Art and Soul is her first novel.

A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for all the cakes mentioned in Art and Soul at Claire’s website, along with over 100 other recipes. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.

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Hate to Date You ((Dating Book 4) by Monica Murphy Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

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Hate to Date You by Monica Murphy

Release Date: April 7, 2020

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Hate to Date You, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the Dating Series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

 

Stella Ricci is bored.

Her overprotective family barely let her out of their sight, despite the fact she’s a grown woman. Yes, she loves her job at her family’s café and she’s the best barista in the entire Monterey Peninsula, but is that enough? She’s thinking no. But what else can she do?

Enter Carter Abbott. Burnt out after the never-ending grind of selling high end real estate in Los Angeles, he’s returned home, unsure of what to do next. He needs someplace to crash temporarily until he gets back on his feet.

It’s easy for Stella to suggest Carter move in. Temporarily of course. It’ll give her someone to talk to. The only problem?

That one night stand Stella and Carter had about a year ago. They never talked about it. They still don’t really talk about it. Despite the fact that the old chemistry has come back full force. Living together has made that obvious. Should they admit that one night wasn’t enough? Or will dating each other turn into an epic fail?

Only one way to find out…

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Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

The Dating Series by Monica Murphy are interconnecting stories, and this one is the fourth book in the series! I loved Stella and Carter’s story. It was the perfect mix of sexy and sweet!!!!

Stella and Carter are quite a pair!!! While they are a driven pair, they find themselves at a crossroads of sorts in their lives. Stella is bored with her life. She has a good job in her family’s coffee shop, but she wants more. Carter had a successful career in California before coming back home, and he isn’t quite sure what direction he wants to take in his life. So, Stella’s roommate, BFF, and Carter’s sister, Caroline, suggest Carter stay with Stella until he knows what he wants to do. Plus, she won’t feel so bad moving out to be with her fiance. She has NO IDEA what she is asking, especially if she knew her brother and friend had a hot one-night stand a year ago!!!!

Even though they haven’t talked about it, unless Stella’s snarky comments or dirty looks count, the chemistry is still off-the-charts! It was fun to see their sexy banter back and forth, but I liked seeing them become friends mixed with their attraction sizzling under the surface. I kept hoping they would discover they had found the “one” in each other, even if it was fast. As her Nonna said, “Love can start in many ways. All encompassing. Fast and passionate. Slow and thoughtful. We each fall in love at the pace we’re meant to.” I felt like Carter and Stella were meant to be!!!!

  Their romance was only a part of the equation. The two of them had to also discover who they were as individuals as well. I just love a relationship where they not only grow together as a couple, but they each grow as independent people as well. That just makes them better together. 

I can’t leave this review without giving my thoughts on Stella’s family. They were overprotective, and at times, I thought didn’t give Stella or her grandma the respect they deserved. It did come from a place of love though. My favorite was her Nonna. She was the best…she was feisty and a bit of a matchmaker. She had a lot in common with her granddaughter. That is probably why they had such a special bond!!!!

I haven’t read the other book in the series, but I have to say Murphy has made me a fan, and I can’t wait to get to know the couples in the other books!!! 




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Excerpt:

I’m in the bathroom applying one last coat of mascara to my eyelashes when Carter suddenly appears behind me, his gorgeous face looming over my shoulder. Of course, like the dork that I am, I yelp with a jolt when I first spot him, stabbing myself in the eyeball with the mascara wand.

And like some sort of romcom hero, he rushes for me, his big hands curling around my shoulders and turning me around so I have no choice but to face him. Though I can’t even look at him, considering I’m bent over and holding both hands over my wounded eye.

“Are you all right? I didn’t mean to scare you.” He sounds troubled. Which is good. He should definitely feel bad for causing my injury.

Though really, I’m the one who overreacted and stabbed myself in the first place.

“I’m okay.” I stand up straighter, still cradling my watery, stinging eye. “It only hurts a little.”

“Drop your hand.” He turns away from me, snagging a tissue out of the Kleenex box that’s perched on the back of the toilet, then faces me once more. “Drop it,” he repeats when I still haven’t removed my hand.

Reluctantly I remove my hand from my face, my eyelashes practically stuck together. I’m sure I look a mess and I swallow hard, reaching up to dab at the tender skin beneath my eye, but Carter bats my hand away.

“Let me,” he murmurs as he brushes the tissue underneath my eye, picking up all the excess mascara. “Does it still hurt?”

“A little.” He’s so close. I can see all of his eyelashes, and they’re thick and dark and don’t need a lick of mascara on them, the jerk. He’s freshly shaven, his face nice and smooth, and I sort of want to rub against it. Like a cat.

“I’m sorry I startled you,” he says with the utmost sincerity. “I didn’t mean for you to try to take your eye out.”

A soft laugh escapes me. “I’ve stabbed myself in the eye before with a mascara wand. I’m sure this won’t be the last time.”

He finishes cleaning up the mess I made and then turns me so I face the mirror once more. “Now you’re perfect,” he says, squeezing my shoulders for the briefest moment before he lets go and exits the bathroom, heading straight into his bedroom.

I’m shaken by the encounter and it takes me a minute to get moving again. Since the afternoon at my nonna’s house, we’ve been friendlier. Not so friendly that we fall into bed together, but friendly enough. Which is…nice. I don’t like having hostile feelings toward Carter. What exactly did he ever do to me anyway?

Oh, he just rocked your world and turned you into a firm believer in multiple orgasms, then left you in the dust and never talked to you again.

Right. He did that. And it sucked.

Meet Monica:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult, and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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New Release and Review: Bachelor Boss (The Bachelors Club Book 2) by Sara Ney

Release Date: April 7 


What is The Bachelors Club?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors, bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually. So committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest…
Four days co-habitating in a shared work space shouldn’t be a big deal. It shouldn’t be distracting. But Spencer Standish saw me puking in a company trash can, and won’t let me live it down. Cheerful, aggravating Spencer, who wants me to fetch her coffee.
As if she’s the boss of me.


And now I’m stuck sharing her office.
Let’s face facts: I can’t be in a relationship; not when there’s a bet to win—not with Spencer, who loves my uncontrollable basset hound, lazy Sundays, and grilled cheese as much as I do. I refuse to fall for her.

 

will be the last Bachelor standing.



Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

If you are looking for a sweet, charming, read filled with quirky characters, fun banter, and dialogue, you can’t go wrong with Bachelor Boss by Sara Ney!

Phillip is one of two single guys left in their club of three. He has no intention of losing their bet and every intention of being the last bachelor standing. Too bad, he didn’t see Spencer coming! She is about to turn his life upside down!

The two work on opposite sides of the same company. They have never met, but oh what a first meeting they have, imagine expired cream cheese and barfing in a wastebasket. To add insult to injury, they now have to share the same office space while renovations are being done on Phillip’s side of the company. Each of them know how to get under each other’s skin, and it becomes their favorite past time, each trying to annoy the other one! What begins as aggravation and mild dislike of one another turns to friendship and more. All this happens within the span of a week. Some would think that the book would be too rushed, but not in Sara Ney’s talented hands. It works, and it works well. 

This romance is different from others I have read, but I really liked it. Phillip isn’t the sexy alpha male. He’s sexy, but more in a nerdy way! He was a sweetheart!!!! Spencer is sassy, but she is also sweet and takes care of our hero. The two are perfectly matched. Much of the book is dialogue driven as the setting takes place mostly in their shared office. It was refreshing and fun to read something a bit different. 

I have saved the best for last, Humphrey, Phillip’s precocious basset hound. I’m a dog lover, and I have two labs that are quite similar to Humphrey, so I LOVED this addition. AND….he got his own chapters!!!! It couldn’t be more perfect!!!!!

I LOVED this addition to the series, and I loved that I had a smile throughout most of the book. It was a nice distraction from the real world!!!!!




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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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Burying Bad News (A Much Winchmoor Mystery #3) by Paula Williams

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Burying Bad News (A Much Winchmoor Mystery #3)

By Paula Williams

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One severed head, two warring neighbours – and a cold-blooded killer stalks Much Winchmoor. There’s the murder made to look like a tragic accident, and a missing husband. Could he be victim number two?

The tiny Somerset village is fast gaining a reputation as the murder capital of the West Country, and once again, reporter/barmaid/dog walker Kat Latcham finds herself reluctantly dragged into the investigation.

Things are looking bad for Ed Fuller, the husband of one of Kat’s oldest friends. Kat’s convinced he’s innocent – but she’s been wrong before.

Has Kat come across her biggest challenge yet?

Fans of Janet Evanovich could well enjoy this “funky, modern day nosey detective” transported to the English countryside. The third Much Winchmoor mystery is, as always, spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

 

Another great little mystery from Paula Williams!!!!

There’s a lot going on in Much Winchmoor these days. Another murder has come to town, and it all starts with a severed head, and two neighbors who cannot stand the sight of one another! Before she knows it, our heroine, Kat, is in the center of it again!!!!

Kat is just trying to stay afloat with all her odd jobs…a reporter, working in a bar, and walking the village dogs. When a new owner takes over the paper where she works, she soon finds herself worrying about that job. She is always in the crosshairs of her boss at the bar too! 

When a murder is committed, her good friend’s husband, Ed, becomes the prime suspect. All her other problems take a back seat as she tries to prove his innocence.

All the same delightful and not so delightful characters return. As a side issue, Kat also has to figure out why so many of her mother’s clients are cancelling and going to another hairdresser! As with all the other books in the series, this one is a fun little romp. If you like your mysteries with humor and a bit of romance, this series is a winner!!!!




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Meet the Author:

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Paula Williams is living her dream.  She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her various plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years, when she turned her attention to writing short stories and serials for women’s magazines that she discovered, to her surprise, that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it and she has sold over 400 short stories and serials both in the UK and overseas.

Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, UK, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue Dalmatian called Duke.  She still writes for magazines but now writes novels as well.  She is currently writing the Much Winchmoor series of murder mysteries, set in a village not unlike the one she lives in –  although as far as she knows, none of her friends and neighbours have murderous tendencies.

A member of both the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Crime Writers’ Association, her novels often feature  a murder or two, and are always spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.

She also writes a monthly column, Ideas Store, for the writers’ magazine, Writers’ Forum.  And she blogs about her books, other people’s books and, quite often, Dalmatians at paulawilliamswriter.wordpress.com. 

She gives talks on writing at writing festivals and to organised groups and has appeared several times of local radio.  In fact, she’ll talk about writing to anyone who’ll stand still long enough to listen.

But, as with all dreams, she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into reading ‘the play what she wrote’.

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You’ve Got My Number by Angela Barton Blog Tour with Review

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You’ve Got My Number

By Angela Barton

 

Synopsis

Three isn’t always a magic number … 
There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli may be dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake.

Isn’t she?

Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three …




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

 

What a charming little novel from Angela Barton! It really is an uplifting, romantic novel with two wonderful lead characters, Tess and Daniel!

I love the reference to the number three throughout the novel. Tess has three reasons to be happy. She has a good job and gets to work with her best friend. She has a great place to live, and she has a long-time boyfriend. Those are great reasons to be happy, right? However, it’s her boyfriend, Blake, who is the biggest reason for her unhappiness. They haven’t been happy for a long time. When she meets Daniel, things get even more complicated because she is developing feelings for him.

The number three has meaning for Daniel too, but for very different reasons. A decision he made many years ago continues to affect him in the present. Meeting Tess brings him a kind of hope he hasn’t felt in many years. Too bad, she has a boyfriend…

The book is told from several POVs. Sometimes when authors include too many of those, it can be confusing and become bogged down. However, that isn’t the case with this book. It works very well. Despite the different narrators, the two main characters are Tess and Daniel. What sweet characters they are. Tess is so loyal and sweet, too much for her jerk boyfriend, Blake. UGH…he is terrible!!!!! Daniel is still trying to make up for what happened in his past, and he is totally devoted to his twin sister!

For those of you who don’t like a love triangle, don’t worry there really isn’t one. The author really does take her time in developing the relationship between Tess and Daniel, giving us a sweet friendship, but there are undercurrents of their deep feelings for one another.

I love finding new authors, and Angela Barton is a new one for me. I loved her style of writing. She wrote in a way that made me feel like I was a part of the story myself. I’m looking forward to reading more from her.




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About the Author

Angela Barton lives in Nottingham and is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has written three novels, all of which have passed through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and are now published.

Her first novel was published in 2018. Its genre is historical fiction set in France, telling the story of how a farming family survive through WW2. Angela’s second and third books are contemporary women’s fiction.

Now busy writing her fourth book, also set in France during wartime, Angela’s new passion is to research real life happenings and create fictional characters that live through these extraordinary events.

Along with other authors, Angela has helped to create two Facebook groups for book lovers. Apricot Plots and Love Forties Fiction.

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Website: https://angelabarton.net

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Unbreakable (Cloverleigh Farms Series #4) by Melanie Harlow Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

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“Unbreakable is everything you expect from a Melanie Harlow novel: emotional, sexy and a love that’s worth risking it all for. I could not get enough of Henry and Sylvia’s story!”

— Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author

Unbreakable, an all new “do not miss” sexy and emotional second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!

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In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa.

Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.

But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?

For the sake of my children and my pride, I pack up and head for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.

Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.

Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.

But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—things I haven’t felt in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.

But deep down, I’m terrified.

Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?

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Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

Loved this super sweet romance by Melanie Harlow! This is the 4th book in the Cloverleigh Farms series but you don’t have to have read the others to enjoy this one.
Sylvia has returned home to her parents’ farm with her two children, looking for the comforts of home and family to help mend her heart after her husband leaves her for another woman. She needs to take the time to figure out who she is as a single mother and what she wants for her future. While out for a walk one evening, she stops to talk with Henry, an acquaintance who also happens to work at Cloverleigh Farms in the vineyards. Even though Sylvia had seen him a dozen times over the years at family events, she isn’t expecting the sparks that fly between them this time.
Henry has been working himself nearly to death since the collapse of his 10 year marriage. He wants to avoid all the awkward questions nosy people ask and just do what he loves. He has heard that Sylvia has returned home to Cloverleigh Farms with her two children and newly single. Henry has seen her several times over the years and even though he thought she was beautiful, would never stray from his wife. When she stops by to say hello, he’s surprised by how attracted he is to her and how they seem to have so much in common.
Is it too soon for Sylvia and Henry to move forward from their failed marriages? How many times can they deny the chemistry that is sizzling between them?
I loved this story! Although I hadn’t read any of the other books in this series, I didn’t feel lost and immediately fell in love with Sylvia and her entire family. And Henry is a wonderful, swoon-worthy character himself! I loved that the connection they built seemed so sweet and true and not solely based on a physical attraction. Sylvia’s children endeared themselves to me as well. I hope there will be more stories from Cloverleigh Farms so that I can catch up with Sylvia and Henry again in the future.

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Excerpt

“Want to unzip my dress?”

“That would be a hell yes.” He took my hand and pulled me to my feet. “Turn around.”

I turned, lifting my hair off my neck. Slowly, he pulled the zipper down my back, and the red dress fell to my feet. Stepping out of it, I suddenly felt self-conscious. I hadn’t been fully naked in front of a man without the cover of darkness in a long time. I hadn’t been fully naked in front of anyone but my ex since I was twenty—and I didn’t have that body anymore. I’d had two children. Even though I knew it was stupid, that nagging little prickle of insecurity still stung . . . I’d been left for a younger woman. He’d told her I didn’t excite him anymore. Was my body to blame? Before I could stop myself, I covered my chest with my arms, wrapping one fist inside the other and tucking them beneath my chin.

“Hey.” Henry turned me by the shoulder so I was facing him again. “Don’t do that.”

“What?” I had trouble looking him in the eye.

He tipped my chin up. “Don’t hide yourself from me.”

“I’m not hiding,” I said, but of course I was.

Taking me by the wrists, he forced my arms down to my sides, and looked at me.

I started to panic a little.

I was totally bare before him—stretch marks, C-section scar, less-than-perky breasts and all. Unlike many of my friends, I’d never had surgery to restore my post-baby body to its former tight, bouncy, unmarked state. Now I was kind of wishing I had.

I’d never felt so naked or vulnerable in my life.

“Sylvia, I’m going to say this once,” Henry said seriously. “And then, since you’ve learned not to trust words entirely, I’m going to spend the rest of the night showing you that it’s true—I think you are the most exquisite woman on the face of the earth, in every way. There is no part of your body, no inch of your skin, that isn’t perfect, because it’s yours.” He took my head in his hands and kissed me, hard but sweet. “And all I want to do is make you mine, even if it’s just for tonight.”

“Yes,” I whispered. I rose up on my toes, pressing my lips to his again while my hands went to work unbuttoning his shirt. “Make me yours tonight, Henry. That’s all I want to be.”



About Melanie

USA Today bestselling author, Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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