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New Review: Broken by Evelyn Sola

Broken

by Evelyn Sola

About the Book:

He swept into my life, like an unexpected storm. One minute I’m planning forever and the next, I’m left picking up the pieces. Three years have passed and now he’s back wanting to reclaim what once was. Can lightning strike twice or will they be left broken? Readers who love second chance romances will enjoy this diverse, contemporary romance. 

JULIA


I never saw Noah Weston coming. He swept into my life like an unexpected storm, but soon, he was everything to me.
Until tragedy struck.
One day I was planning the rest of my life with my soulmate, and the next I was picking up the pieces of a love so strong, it broke me apart. 
It took three years to put myself back together.
Three years until I was ready to move on.
I’ll never forget it. The day he came back.
Can lightening strike twice? Maybe, but when I look into his eyes, all I remember are the last words he ever spoke to me.
The words that left me broken.


NOAH


I loved her before I knew her name. She was more than just my heartbeat. Julia Blake was a dream too good to be true.
When real life invaded the bubble we had created, I was left a broken man.
I survived, but I was dead inside. Half the man I used to be.
The half I needed had a new life without me.
Three years later, I’m back to reclaim what I’ve lost.
I’m back for her, only she wants nothing to do with me.

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Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Broken by Evelyn Sola was a beautiful, emotional romance!

Sparks flew when Julia and Noah met in college. Noah was definitely not the typical guy that she usually was interested in. But, there was just something about him….Noah was mesmerized by Julia from the moment he laid eyes on her. However, a tragic event tore them apart, and Sola gives us a beautifully, broken second chance romance. 

I adored both characters! Both were quite stubborn. Julia was determined to never let Noah anywhere near her again, and Noah was determined that he was going to be the man he always wanted to be for her. Each of them were determined to rebuild their lives as well too, and they both had to claw themselves out of the darkness in which they found themselves. 

Thankfully, Sola didn’t rush their reconciliation. Honestly, she couldn’t because too much had happened between not only Julia and Noah but also between Julia and his family. 

What made the book so special as well wasn’t just about second chances between them but also between Julia and Noah’s parents. Her parents also had to learn to trust him again as well. 

I liked how Sola also gave us the background of this couple. They weren’t this insta-couple. They began as friends, even though each one secretly wanted to be more. I think that made their relationship even more special. 

Sola is a new writer to me, and I enjoyed her work. She gave me not only a romance but also a book that is very relevant to the time we are living in now. It’s told with love and even gives people who made very hurtful mistakes in the past a chance at redemption. 

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 I take another bite of the brownie and then lay flat on the grass, letting the October sun kiss my brown skin while I enjoy the chocolatey goodness.
“Ahh,” I say to myself, “after this, I can die happy.” I put both hands behind my head and squint at the sun beaming down on me.
“I hope not,” I hear a deep voice say.
I sit up and look at the figure, but the bright sun blocks his face. I block the sun by putting a hand on my forehead and look into a pair of familiar eyes, the clearest green I’ve ever seen. The sun dips behind a cloud, giving me a clear view of his face.
It’s the ginger hottie with the bun. He’s either a transfer or a graduate student because, in all my years here, I’ve never seen him until recently. But whatever the circumstances, he’s certainly noticeable. And I never turn down an opportunity to ogle good eye candy.
First, he’s head and shoulders taller than everyone on campus. He walks around, his shoulders broad, as if he owns the place. Unlike most of the people at this school, I’ve never seen him with an entourage. The few times I’ve seen him, he’s been alone.
His bun is messier than usual today. Half of it has fallen out of the elastic and hangs on his very broad shoulders. The wind blows, making his hair messier, and my fingers itch to put it back in place.
I’ve never been this close to him, and when I look into his face again, I notice a small scar above his left eyebrow. I envision running a finger over that scar fifty different ways.
“Well, if you ever had this brownie, you’d die a happy death too,” I finally say.
Normally, I’d be tongue-tied around someone as good looking as him, but knowing that he must be making small talk between classes and that someone like him would never be interested in me, I decide to just be myself.
“Are you going to share, then? I want to judge this brownie for myself.” His eyes twinkle when he smiles, and the smile reveals a dimple in each cheek. When he sticks his hand out, I stare at it, dumbfounded. “Noah Weston,” he says, and I finally shake his hand.
I’m a tall woman, only an inch shy of six feet. My hands have always been considered large, but now it’s totally engulfed in his. He wraps his hand around mine, holding it firmly, showing the contrast between my brown hand and his much lighter one. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say he doesn’t want to let go, but he does after I give it a little tug.
“Julia Blake.” I rub my hand on my jeans, trying to erase the electrical charge from his brief touch. 

Meet Evelyn

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.  


Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor. 


She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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New Review: Campus King by Mickey Miller

Campus King

by Mickey Miller

About the Book

Amazon Bestselling Author Mickey Miller brings you a brand new, enemies to lovers sports romance.
Colin West: Football superstar. Campus legend. My first kiss.
My first everything, actually.
And the first man I grew to hate.
And now, my roommate for senior year of college.

When a breakup leaves me without an apartment senior year, I’m forced to look for a new housing situation.
Luckily one comes up that’s affordable, in a perfect location.
There’s just one problem: it’s in the jock house.
Yeah, there’s me, the only girl, and three guys on the football team.

The other little problem?
One of those guys is Colin West, who has transferred into Greene this year.
After our high school romance, we didn’t exactly have a happy parting of ways.
Now he wants me back, but being with a guy like him is the last thing on my mind this year. Especially on the heels of a breakup.

I never thought I’d see a man like Colin fall so hard for someone.
And I certainly never thought that someone would be me.

I’ve just got to decide if the Campus King is for real, or if he just wants what he can’t have.

Campus King is an enemies-to-lovers standalone romance with an HEA.

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Campus King by Mickey Miller is a combination of second chance and enemies to lovers romance, and it’s a quick, sweet, and sexy read!!!!

Colin and Charlotte have a past, one Charlotte thought she left in the past until she finds out he will be one of her new roommates. She attempts to convince herself that what happened with them was her senior year in high school. She only has to get through her senior year until she graduates college and is on to better things. Too bad, Colin didn’t get that memo. He wants a future with Charlotte, and when he knows what he wants, he is all in. 

I liked both characters. Each wasn’t perfect. Both had insecurities about their future together. Charlotte is afraid he will leave without warning again, and Colin is afraid of the feelings he has for her. Yet, they are both trying; therefore, there is a bit of angst. If there wasn’t, the book wouldn’t be believable. 

Miller took his time developing their new relationship. I liked the way he emphasized the friendship they had. It really added to the romance. He also added a great cast of secondary characters. Can I just say I love the fact that Charlotte’s ex wasn’t a jerk like in other books in the genre!  I’m looking forward to the next book Miller writes! 

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Meet Mickey

Mickey Miller is a romance author from the Midwest. He’s lived many lives in his short life including Collegiate Athlete, Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, and High School Coach and Teacher. Now he writes steamy contemporary romance page turners in his unique, steamy, thoughtful style: Sometimes fantasy, sometimes real, and always hot.

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New Review: Murder at the Gorge (The Exham-On-Sea Murder Mysteries #7) by Frances Evesham

About the Book:

A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister?

When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town.

Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Max’s ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby’s long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse.

With the town and their relationship under threat, Max and Libby need the help of the Exham History Society if they’re going to find the nursery rhyme killer in time.

Murder at the Gorge is the seventh in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set at the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air, and gossip.

If you love Agatha Christie-style mysteries, cosy crime, clever dogs and cake, then you’ll love these intriguing whodunnits.

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Well-written and delightful cozy mystery/romance!

Libby has a lot going on….the new cafe she is a part of is opening, and most importantly, she is gearing up to marry her partner, Max, in the next few weeks. And, Christmas is right around the corner too. So, the last thing she and Max need to be involved in is a murder mystery, but that is exactly what they get! 

Several of the citizens have received emails from an unknown source that are nursery rhymes. At first, they seem to be harmless until Max discovers the body of a woman who had received one. Now, they are taking on a whole new meaning. If that wasn’t enough, Max’s ex-wife comes back into his life needing his help. She is also receiving threatening emails. He and Libby think it all has to be related, but they have to find the link that connects it all.

The mystery is not as cut and dry as it seems. It involves digging into the history of several of the residents and the town itself. By doing that, readers get to know more about the characters. There are surprises along the way, and I had no idea who the killer would turn out to be…which I love in my mysteries. 

If you like your mysteries to keep you guessing, along with some really great characters and a lovely setting, you can’t go wrong with this one!

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Meet the Author:

Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set in her home county of Somerset. In her spare time, she collects poison recipes and other ways of dispatching her unfortunate victims. She likes to cook with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other, her head full of murder―fictional only.

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Love at the Little Wedding Shop By the Sea: Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #5 by Jane Linfoot Blog Tour

Love at the Little Wedding Shop by the Sea (Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #5)

By Jane Linfoot

About the Book:

St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…

‘A pure delight’ Debbie Johnson

Return to your favourite little wedding shop by the sea for love, laughter and a romance to sweep you off your feet!

It’s the most romantic day of the year but the girls aren’t just gearing up for Valentine’s Day and a busy wedding season ahead, it’s also the 10 year anniversary of their beloved shop!

Jess is planning the party of the decade and with the champagne and cocktails flowing, sparks are going to fly…and not just from the fireworks display!

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

What a delightful, charming little book! It’s filled with all the things I love….romance, emotion, and friendship!

Poor Milla has had a terrible time of it lately. She has lost her fiance to her friend and business partner. To top it off, her so-called friend has just given birth to a baby with her ex. She definitely needs some time away, so she returns home to recharge. She has no clue how that one decision will change the direction of her life, both professionally and personally.

Not only is this a romance, but the theme of friendship and support is seen throughout. Milla’s tribe, including Nic have helped her heal and learn to love herself. Even though she feels like she hasn’t helped Nic’s tortured soul, she really has. Is that enough for them to find their HEA? I sure did enjoy watching them fall for each other even if they didn’t realize it at the time.

I have read a couple of other books in the series, but you don’t have to read the others to understand what is happening in this one. I love the way Linfoot writes. She puts you right in the story she is telling, and I felt like I was a part of the group. The setting is so beautiful and descriptive. I could see the charming town and even smell the salt in the air. It is a great little book to take you away from reality for a while!

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Meet the Author

I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. Writing is fab, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up a mountain road in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

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New Review: The Wolf  (Gypsy Bastards MC #1) By Jade Marshall

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The Wolf  (Gypsy Bastards MC #1)

By Jade Marshall

 


About the Book:

Being hurt and alone is nothing new to Hadley. She’s survived on her own for as long as she can remember, and no one will dictate the way she lives her life. With loss and pain dominating her memories, how can she put her faith in someone again?

Having no one to depend on besides his club has hardened Brandon to the outside world—and it’s exactly how he prefers it. The moment he lets people get close they always find a way to backstab him. There’s no room for love in his world.

Hadley and Brandon need a reason to let their walls down and let love in. Can two broken souls find a way to save each other?



Danielle’s Review

4 STARS

Hadley grew up as the daughter of a member of the Iron Disciplines MC. After her father’s death, her mother, brother and Hadley became the property of Iron Disciples MC When the president of the MC decided to take what he wanted from her, her brother died protecting her and she had to go into hiding. Now, other than her friend, Storm, she is on her own. Even though she tries to avoid any MC members, when a particular Gypsy Bastards MC member comes in the club where she works, she has a hard time saying no.

Wolf is the enforcer of the Gypsy Bastards. He has had a lot of loss in his life and feels that he will never love another woman again. But when he goes to a local club with his MC brothers one night, everything changes. Wolf is now determined to try at love again and is willing to convince Hadley to give him a shot.

Will Hadley and Wolf find their HEA?
I really enjoyed this story. I am a fan of MC books and wasn’t disappointed in this one, especially as this is Jade Marshall’s debut as an author. I liked the main characters and the storyline. I hope this series continues with more of the Gypsy Bastards MC.

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I am a South African author from the Northern Cape. Finally found someone to take a chance and me and now I am finally getting published (yaaaay). Since I was a little girl I have loved reading and telling stories. I never dreamed that anyone else would like my stories. Luckily, I have a great support system. People who support me and pushed me to chase my dreams.

I am the mother of a 14 year old blonde girl, who still thinks her mom is cool even though she is now a teenager. A loving, hard ass, biker husband who constantly puts up with my insanity and supports everything I do. Our other children include an american red nosed Pitbull (Lesnar), a German Rottweiler (Tyson) and a fox terrier (Patches).

I try to keep them all alive and happy and mostly succeed. Although my cooking skills do need a lot of work.

 

 

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A Village Murder (The Ham-Hill Murder Mysteries Book 1) by Frances Evesham Blog Tour with Review

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About the Book: 

An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you…

In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss…

Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her fathers Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her.

Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road.

Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

A Village Murder is an enjoyable cozy mystery with a great cast of characters! Imogen has just lost her father in an accident when she discovers the body of her estranged husband on the property of her father’s hotel that she has just inherited. Of course, she finds herself as a suspect in her husband’s death which most definitely wasn’t an accident. She enlists the help of Adam Hennessey, a retired police officer who is the owner of the pub across from the hotel. As the two delve into her ex’s life, they find connections to an old accident that happened while she was still in school.

The several different subplots blend seamlessly into the main murder plot. The author didn’t lose the story in the various subplots. Each connected to make a multi-layered and complex mystery that kept me guessing throughout the book. The cast of characters added even more to the story. Imogen really matured through the book, and I really enjoyed the easy friendship she and Adam developed. The little hint of romance between Imogen and Daniel was a nice surprise as well. Can I just say, my favorite character was the sweet Harley, the stray dog that first brought Imogen and Adam together. I just loved him.

The author gave her readers a taste of the characters in this first book, and I can’t wait to see which direction they will go. I highly recommend reading if you like a cozy mystery with a great plot, great characters, and a wonderful scenery. I can’t wait to return to the Somerset village of Lower Hembrow!




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Meet the Author:

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One day, Frances Evesham walked on a beach in peaceful Somerset and came upon a unique nine-legged Victorian lighthouse. Her first cosy crime story, Murder at the Lighthouse, was born.

Now, she writes mystery stories: the Exham on Sea contemporary cozy crime series set in a small Somerset seaside town, and the Thatcham Hall Mysteries, 19th Century historical mystery romances set in Victorian England.

She collects poison recipes and cooks with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other, her head full of ingenious ways to dispatch her victims – in fiction, of course.
She’s been a speech therapist and a road sweeper, and worked in the criminal courts seeing crime from all points of view: victim, prosecution and defence. It taught her more about motive, means and opportunity than she could ever have imagined.

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Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen J. Rolfe Blog Tour

Coming Home To Heritage Cove

 

Coming Home to Heritage Cove

by Helen J. Rolfe

About the Book: 

Welcome to Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea brimming with character, community and friendship, and the perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Melissa rushes back to Heritage Cove when Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, ends up in hospital. After an absence of five years, her return isn’t going to be easy, especially when she bumps into Harvey, the love of her life and the man she’s never been able to forget.

For reasons he couldn’t explain at the time, Harvey changed his mind about going with Melissa to start afresh as they’d planned, and life moved on for the both of them. But with Melissa back in the village and determined to stick around to help Barney, they can’t avoid each other forever. Melissa knows she let so many people down by staying away for so long, but she and Harvey blame each other for what happened and neither of them is willing to admit to being in the wrong.

When Barney insists on cancelling the Wedding Dress Ball, the charity fundraiser he holds every year in the stunning barn on his property, Melissa and Harvey realise they’re going to have to pull together. Otherwise the man they once knew might be gone forever. And when they unearth a secret Barney has never shared with anyone, they go in search of answers to not only ensure the ball runs this summer, but to bring back the Barney they know and love.

Back in the cove after all this time, Melissa gets to see the life she left behind and it’s time to deal with what it was that drove her away in the first place.

Beneath the summer sunshine in Heritage Cove, the sea sparkles, the heat rises and new love, reconciliations and the answers to an old love story could bring changes for everyone.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

What a charming, enjoyable read perfect for summer!!!

Melissa had planned on spending a staycation with her pilot fiance, Jay, since the two of them rarely see one another since she herself is a flight attendant. Now, she is rushing back to her home Heritage Cove. The man who has been like a father to her is in hospital, thankfully it isn’t anything serious. She has plans to make sure he is recuperating and returning back to London and her life as soon as she can. However, she hadn’t anticipated the complicated feelings that would arise returning to the place people know her best and the man, Harvey, who was supposed to be “the one.” 

I completely fell in love with the characters and the Heritage Cove. Both Melissa and Harvey were fantastic characters. They were complex and were by no means perfect. There was no bad person in their break-up. Harvey, for his own reasons, chose not to go with Melissa to start a new life together. Melissa hasn’t gotten over that. The two are completely stubborn, but they are also older and wiser and begin to maybe understand each other a little more. 

Melissa and Harvey team up together to persuade Barney to not cancel the event of the year, The Wedding Dress Ball. As they spend more time together, they begin to remember why they fell in love in the first place. I loved the flashbacks of the memories they shared. Her feelings are especially confusing since she has a fiance back in London, and she has to do some real soul-searching to determine what man truly holds her heart in his hands. 

Not only was this a second chance romance, but it was a journey of self-discovery for Melissa. She had to finally confront the complex emotions her parents’ deaths stirred in her. She also got to reconnect to the people who shaped so much of her life. 

This was a delightful read, full of charming characters, especially Barney. He seemed to be the heart and soul of the village. He had a gentle spirit and kind heart. I felt like I was a part of the village myself. I’m really looking forward to seeing the characters again in the next book in the series.




 

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Meet the Author

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Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.

Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.

Helen J Rolfe also writes for Orion Books under the name Helen Rolfe.

Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she finally turned to what she loved and studied writing and journalism. She spent a while freelancing for women’s health and fitness magazines, volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases, and eventually began writing fiction in 2011. And now, she thinks she may just have found her dream job.

Helen currently lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and their children.

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JoJo’s French Escape (A French Escape, Book 3) by Lorraine Wilson Publication Day Push with Review

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by Lorraine Wilson

About the Book:

‘She had me at Bonjour! Warm, funny, deliciously French…this lovely story filled my heart with sunshine’ Jane Linfoot

Imagine yourself in beautiful France with the sun warm on your face and a glass of wine in your hand…Jojo’s French Escape is the perfect summer read!

Trapped in paradise…

For twelve months JoJo Grant has been hiding from a secret too shameful to share.  And whilst her sanctuary might be the beautiful French countryside, JoJo has a horrible feeling that her peace is about to be shattered…because bursting into her life is the hottest celebrity chef around – Callum O’Connor.

Callum knows all about JoJo’s past, her time as a reality star, the scandal that has dogged her, but he isn’t sure why she’s still hiding?  After spending time with Jojo, it’s obvious to him that she has nothing to be ashamed of – she just needs to be a little braver…
But as much as JoJo likes Callum, he thrives on the glare of the outside world.  Can JoJo let go of her past…with Callum by her side?

 




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

JoJo’s French Escape is a charming, romantic book just in time for summer reading!

JoJo has spent the last year hiding out in France. She could be in worse places than in the French countryside. Her job as working in a bed and breakfast has been a place of safety and solitude. She never dreamed she would be where she is now. She has been burned badly by social media and her ex-boyfriend. 

She had a wonderful cafe back in England when she was approached to star in a reality show. She was just expecting it to help her business, not ruin her life. Her ex, Aiden, who is a reality star, filmed a sex video of the two of them, and then he proceeded to completely annihilate her life by cheating with her best friend. This poor woman was humiliated just by him, but she was also a victim of bullying on social media blaming her. So, she had no choice but to leave her home, business, family, and friends. She now has some peace with her friend, Poppy, but she may now be in danger of losing her privacy yet again when she discovers guests in the B & B recognize her. Now, a celebrity chef, Callum, is coming to town to help Poppy and her fiance, Leo, get their new barn restaurant started.

JoJo isn’t sure about Cal. He represents everything she is trying to get away from. He isn’t so sure about her. He doesn’t really want to be around her because he thinks she represents everything he doesn’t like…being a person seeking fame. Boy, these two have it completely wrong. Thankfully, they begin to see past their preconceptions about one another, and a sweet love story begins. 

While this is a romance, it is also a book perfect for this day and age of social media. It touches on the dark side of reality television and social media platforms. It is mind-boggling that people will insult and hurt others behind a keyboard and do things they would never do in person. 

This is a wonderful book about starting over, second chances, and love. If you enjoy a lovely setting, heart-warming romance, and fans of some great canines, then you should definitely give this book a try.




Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jojos-French-Escape-perfect-escapism-ebook/dp/B07V9SK8BS

US – https://www.amazon.com/Jojos-French-Escape-perfect-escapism-ebook/dp/B07V9SK8BS

 

Meet the Author: 

Lorraine with dogs

Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for One More Chapter – a Harper Collins imprint – and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.

She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.

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The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May Blog Tour with Review

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

by Nicola May 

 

Synopsis

 

From the author of the #1 BESTSELLING The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heart warming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith’s adorable dachshund and his new-born puppies.

Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay . . . their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa’s family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold.

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa’s fans.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Another winner from Nicola May!!!! This charming series has gotten better with every book!

Life is changing for Rosa. She really wants to start a family, and she feels like it is time to let her corner shop go. I could completely understand why this is such a difficult decision for her. It is a part of her heart. Plus, it has to be passed down to someone who really deserves it. What is she going to do? It doesn’t take long for news to travel, and boy does that bring people out of the woodwork? What are their motives? 

If making a life decision isn’t enough, she really, really wants to be a mother. Plus, some more secrets from her family surface too! I have really come to love Rosa throughout the series!!! 

It was wonderful catching up with all the characters that have become so close to my heart….Josh, Titch, little Theo. If you are looking for a sweet read that warms your heart, you can’t go wrong with this one!!!




Purchase Links

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay FINAL COVER

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Cockleberry-Bay-Third-loved-ebook/dp/B081S7JWRS

https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Cockleberry-Bay-Third-loved-ebook/dp/B081S7JWRS

 

Meet the Author

The Gift of Cockleberry Author

Nicola May lives in the UK, five miles from the Queen’s castle in Windsor, with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon and devouring cream teas.

Her bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry, the 1st book in the Cockleberry Bay series, went to #1 on Amazon and stayed there for an unprecedented 6 weeks.

She classes her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick,’ writing about love, life and friendships in a real, not fluffy kind of way. She likes burgers, mince pies, clocks, birds, bubble baths and facials – but is not so keen on aubergines.

Follow Nicola May

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Summer at the Highland Coral Beach Blog Tour with Review

Summer at the Highland Coral Beach

About the Book

Summer at the Highland Coral Beach

Escape to the Highland Coral Beach – where broken hearts can be healed

Beatrice Halliday needs a break from life. Booking a trip to the Highlands on a whim, Beatrice hopes learning Gaelic in a beautiful Scottish village might help her heal her grief after losing her baby, her husband and her much loved job in a space of months.

But Port Willow Bay isn’t exactly as the website promised. Instead of learning a new language, she’s booked in to learn the ancient skill of willow weaving, her hotel room is Princess and the Pea themed (with a stack of mattresses for her bed!) and worse still, her tutor is Atholl Fergusson, grumpy landlord of the hotel where Beatrice is staying – and she’s the only one doing the course.

But as Beatrice finds herself falling in love with Port Willow Bay and its people, and as she discovers the kind heart beneath Atholl’s stony exterior, can she really leave?

Escape to the beautiful Scottish Highlands with this utterly romantic, feelgood book; one visit to Port Willow Bay and you’ll want to come back! Fans of Sarah Morgan, Carole Matthews and Holly Martin will be captivated.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Escape to the Highland Coral Beach is a charming, and uplifting little read! It was truly a pleasurable escape!

Beatrice Halliday has had a rough, rough several months. She lost her job. Her heart is breaking since she lost her baby as well in a miscarriage. To add insult to injury, her husband took off, not able to handle the loss either. Now, she is left to mourn alone. One night after too many glasses of alcohol, trying to drown her sorrows, she gets spontaneous and books herself a trip to Port Willow Bay in Scotland to learn Gaelic. 

Upon arrival, she discovers that she has been scheduled to learn willow weaving. The inn isn’t what it was supposed to be either. She does get herself a tutor who will teach her Gaelic. His name is Atholl Fergusson. However, he isn’t pleasant at all. He is quite the opposite, distant and grumpy. Nothing is going how she planned.

As she begins spending more time in this lovely setting, she discovers that she is quite coming to love this little town, and it might just be what she needs to help heal her broken heart. She begins seeing a different side to Atholl as well. They both might just heal each other. 

I love books about hope and second chances. This one definitely fits those categories! I loved the story, the characters, and the setting. Looking forward to reading more from this author!

 




Purchase Links

FINAL Summer at the Highland Coral Beach cover

AMZ: https://amzn.to/2UEMSV3

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2UHgS2w

Meet the Author

Kiley Dunbar author portrait

Kiley Dunbar is the author of heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.

JOAN HESSAYON AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVELISTS FINALIST 2019 FOR ONE SUMMER’S NIGHT.

Kiley is Scottish and lives in England with her husband, two kids and Amos the Bedlington Terrier. She writes around her work at a University in the North of England where she lectures in English Literature and creative writing. She is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a graduate of their New Writers’ Scheme.

Kiley’s third novel, Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (coming 27th March 2020) The first of the Port Willow Bay series is on Pre-order right now!!

One Summer’s Night was Kiley’s first novel (published by Hera Books) and is on sale now!
Don’t forget there’s also a fabulous audible audiobook narrated by Eilidh Beaton.

Kiley’s cosy, sexy-swoony, very snowy festive romcom Christmas at Frozen Falls is on sale NOW too!

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