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Fate Interrupted (Moonstone Cove Series #3) by Elizabeth Hunter Release Blitz

She had her life all planned out; fate had other ideas.

Fate Interrupted, an all new paranormal women’s fiction novel in the Moonstone Cove series from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Hunter, is available now!

How did an accomplished Southern businesswoman, wife, and mother end up living on California’s Central Coast, newly divorced, working for a stubborn winemaker, and wrestling with sudden psychic powers?

Megan Carpenter asks herself that same question nearly every day.

She’s working her way back to the business world and starting her own event-planning business, but fate keeps throwing Megan curveballs. Her ex has an unexpected new girlfriend, her telekinetic powers keep short-circuiting, and her self-control—at least when it comes to her boss, Nico Dusi—is slipping.

Thank goodness she has the two best friends in the world. With Katherine and Toni at her side, Megan is determined to keep her plans on track even when an unexpected theft at the winery threatens the new business she’s building.

When Nico asks Megan, Toni, and Katherine for help finding the thief, life in Moonstone Cove gets even more mind-bending. Experimental grape clones, industrial espionage, and bizarre bloodstains. Even for three psychic friends, this mystery may be more than they can handle on their own.

Fate Interrupted is the third book in Moonstone Cove, a paranormal women’s fiction series by USA Today bestseller Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Glimmer Lake series and the Elemental Legacy.

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About Elizabeth Hunter
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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Bailed Out (The Anna Albertini Files #2) by Rebecca Zanetti Release Blitz

The Past Never Stays Buried

Bailed Out, an all-new addictive women’s fiction standalone, the second book in The Anna Alberti Files Books from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, is available now!

Anna Albertini is settling into a routine while ignoring the fact that the blue-eyed Irishman she’d allowed into her bed has up and disappeared on her. Two weeks without a phone call is no big deal, but still. With her hottie Italian boss goofing up the prosecuting attorney’s office, she at least has something to fix. Until she appears in court, across from her sister Tessa’s dirtbag ex. Then she has a mission.

Unfortunately, Anna isn’t the only person who wants the ex put behind bars…or in the ground. Which is not a problem until she and a local cop find the ex-boyfriend deader than dead…with both her sister and Aiden standing over the body. 

As a prosecuting attorney, it’s Anna’s job to build a case against Tessa and Aiden. As a sister, it’s SO her job to get Tess out of this mess. As Aiden’s…what? Lover—girlfriend—friend from the past—it’s Anna’s job to figure out who the heck he really is. She has to dig out the truth, regardless of her ambitious boss or the cranky cop trying to thwart her every move. Sometimes a woman has to take matters into her own hands, regardless of the consequences.

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Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over fifty romantic suspense and dark paranormal romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. The New York Times reviews has found that in her books, “humor surfaces in even the tensest moments, giving the high-stakes drama humanity and warmth.”  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. 

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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!

Purchase Links –

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Little-Wedding-Shop-Sea-ebook/dp/B084L7SJJV

US – https://www.amazon.com/Love-Little-Wedding-Shop-Sea-ebook/dp/B084L7SJJV

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.

Social Media Links

Follow Jane on Twitter @janelinfoot, or find her on her Author Page on Facebook. She’s also on Instagram, and has lots of Pinterest boards relating to her novels.

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Little Tea by Claire Fullerton Blog Tour with Review

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Little Tea
by Claire Fullerton

 

About Little Tea

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Little Tea
Southern Fiction
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction (April 28, 2020)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1645262596
ISBN-13: 978-1645262596
Digital ASIN: B0817J667Y

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Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy

 

One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.

 

For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she’d tried to outrun.

 

As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept her own story than in this circle of friends who have remained beside her throughout the years. Theirs is a friendship that can talk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, and now that the racial divide in the Deep South has evolved, Celia wonders if friendship can triumph over history.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Little Tea is a beautiful, lyrical read! It’s Southern fiction at its best!!!

It didn’t take me long to realize this book was going to be a gem! The author pulled me in wholeheartedly from the very beginning! The synopsis doesn’t even scratch the surface. It is a story about childhood friends, but it is so much more. Celia returns to her home and friends, Renny and Ava, but the story isn’t about just their friendship. Celia had another best friend growing up, Little Tea. There are some real unresolved issues that revolved around that friendship, and this trip will finally help Celia to make some peace with her tragic past.

I really enjoyed the moments between Celia, Renny and Ava, especially in the form of flashbacks with Celia and her friends. It brought back tender moments for me thinking back on my two childhood friends. I’m still close to them today, and it made me realize they know me in ways no one else does. Fullerton also delves into the issue of racism, and she does it in a way that really made me think. I have to also add that the ending of the book was one of the best endings I have ever come across.

There are writers who just write books, and there are writers that write literature, and Claire Fullerton writes wonderful literature! I felt like I could be sitting with her in a cafe as she tells me this emotional, complicated, and beautiful story of friendship, life, heartbreak, and finally healing. I highly recommend reading Little Tea. One final note: I’m hoping maybe Fullerton will give us a sequel to see how these amazing women are doing!




About Claire Fullerton

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Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with her husband and 3 German shepherds. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southern family saga set in 1970’s Memphis. Mourning Dove is a five-time award winner, including the Literary Classics Words on Wings for Book of the Year, and the Ippy Award silver medal in regional fiction ( Southeast.) Claire is also the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review and Readers’ Favorite award winner that is set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. Claire’s first novel is a paranormal mystery set in two time periods titled, A Portal in Time, set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She is a contributor to the book, A Southern Season with her novella, Through an Autumn Window, set at a Memphis funeral ( because something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral.) Little Tea is Claire’s 4th novel and is set in the Deep South. It is the story of the bonds of female friendship, healing the past, and outdated racial relations. Little Tea is the August selection of the Pulpwood Queens, a Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom international competition, and on the short list of the Chanticleer Review’s Somerset award. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary.

Author Links

Website – https//www.clairefullerton.com 

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/cffullerton

Purchase Link – Amazon 

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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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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B086YYZF27

US – https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Heritage-Cove-delightfully-ebook/dp/B086YYZF27

 

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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Helen loves to hear from readers so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. She can be found at:

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Tangled in Ivy by Ashley Farley Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway (Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)

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Tangled in Ivy

by Ashley Farley

 

About the Book:

From the bestselling author of Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a story of true love that spans decades.

Lillian Alexander’s father is dying of cancer. When he rambles on in a morphine-delirium, Lillian can’t ignore the feeling he’s trying to tell her something. At his funeral days later, she encounters ghosts from her past who stir long-suppressed memories from the day her mother died twenty-seven years ago. Why, if her mother’s death was an accident, does Lillian harbor guilt, as though she were somehow to blame?

When Lillian and her twin sister, Layla, learn the Stoney family fortune is gone, Lillian fights to save her ancestral home on Charleston’s prestigious East Battery. Desperate to resolve her money problems and get answers to her questions about the past, she tears her father’s study apart in search of clues. She discovers a thumb drive in a hollowed-out hardback copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. The thumb drive, marked For Lillian in his handwriting, contains her father’s memoir. Secluded in the family’s cottage on Wadmalaw Island, she immerses herself in her father’s account of his stormy relationship with her mother. What she learns sets her on a journey of self-discovery.

Tangled in Ivy is a tale of tortured souls and southern family dysfunction.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Tangled in Ivy is hands-down one of my top reads of ALL-TIME!!!

The book opens with Lillian saying good-bye to her beloved father after his battle with cancer.   Her twin sister arrives but too late even though she had been calling her for days. This is just one more thing to add more animosity and friction between the two of them. It’s funny that Lillian has never felt the twin bond she has always heard about. Not long after her father’s funeral and learning that their entire fortune is gone, Lillian goes searching for answers, especially when she finds a letter left to her from her father. She never expects the answers she finally finds. 

This was such a unique read. It was a story within a story. It’s Lillian’s story, but for her to be able to discover things about herself, she has to read the story of her father and mother. And, my what a story that is!!!! The plot twists wouldn’t stop! It was exciting to see where the story was going to go next. 

It is also a complex story of family and what it really means to be family. Lillian comes to learn a great deal about herself and the reason why she has the complicated relationship she has with her sister. 

Farley is a wonderful writer, but she is also a storyteller. She definitely knows how to tell a story. I am always a fan of fiction based in Charleston because I was raised there, and she captures the special essence that is the South Carolina Lowcountry. I live elsewhere now, but I will always be a South Carolina girl at heart! This was indeed a love letter to the Lowcountry! She took me back home even if just for a little while. 

I highly recommend reading this gem of a book! It took me longer than usual to read this book, but not because it was a slow-moving book that didn’t hold my interest….it was because it WAS SO GOOD!!!! I didn’t want to rush it because I was so immersed in the storyline, the characters, and the setting. I wanted to savor it until the very end!!!! Excellent, excellent read!!!!




 

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tangled-Ivy-Family-Dysfunction-Decades-ebook/dp/B085SVTR8P

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Meet the Author

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Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her bestselling Sweeney Sisters series has touched the lives of many.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, where she still calls home. Through the eyes of her characters, she captures the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kindhearted folk with lazy drawls that make the area so unique. For more information, visit http://www.ashleyfarley.com

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Time Out by Emma Murray Blog Tour with Review

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Time Out

by Emma Murray

 

About the Book: 

 

‘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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Meet the Author

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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The Plus One Pact by Portia MacIntosh Blog Tour with Review

The Plus One Pact

The Plus One Pact

By Portia MacIntosh

 

Synopsis

What if your plus one could be the one…?

Cara has officially run out of men. Her most recent dates have gone from bad to worse, and when her dating app informs her there is no one left in her area to choose from, she is at a dead end.

But with a summer of events ahead of her, she needs to find a solution, fast; someone to keep her company at the never-ending weddings, family gatherings and gender reveal parties that she can’t face going to alone. 

So when she meets handsome, confident, Millsy on a night out she may be in luck. They could not be more different in personality, but he too has a summer of events ahead and is desperate to get his family off his back about finding a ‘nice girl’. What if they made a pact to help each other out and be a plus one for the summer? Just as friends of course…? 

A brand new romantic comedy from bestseller Portia MacIntosh, perfect for fans of Zara Stoneley, Sophie Ranald and Mhairi McFarlane.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The Plus One Pact by Portia MacIntosh is a hilarious romantic comedy/chick lit that will uplift your spirits from the very first few pages. 

I’m a huge fan of romcoms, and this one is one of my favorites. It had all the elements I like…a great storyline, great characters, and a lot of laughter!!!!

Cara wants a relationship; she wants to be a part of a happy couple. However, it seems as if fate has other plans. This poor woman has dated her fair share of losers. Some not even making it past the first date. She is desperate for a date to her cousin’s wedding as her cousin has invited Cara’s ex. Cara is definitely not looking forward to seeing her controlling ex-boyfriend. 

One night, life changes without Cara even realizing it when she meets Millsy. He comes over after she is stood up. The two talk, and he comes up with a plan to help both of them. They can be each other’s “plus one” for the summer. 

This really is a slow burn romance. They become fast friends even though they are complete opposites. Cara is more methodical and thinks things through. Millsy just sort of enjoys living life. For instance, she is a designer for escape rooms, and he is an actor trying to find his big break. Cara feels like she has trouble attracting men…not so much after her makeover, and Millsy appears to have a revolving door of women in his life. These two together are magic! 

I just adored both characters. Cara doesn’t have much confidence in herself, and she can’t see what others see.  Millsy sees Cara for who she is deep down as a person. It is almost like he can see into her soul. She can truly be herself with him.

“Sometimes I feel more myself, other times I feel like a fraud. But when I’m around Millsy I just feel so at peace with who I am. I feel as if sees me, not what I’m wearing. He’s always seen me.”

Millsy is just the sweetest. He has such much charisma and pretty much has everyone eating out of his hand. Cara described him perfectly. 

“He’s obviously a really good-looking guy and he has this way of making you feel so important. He somehow makes you spend every second questioning why he’s even talking to you, but it’s not because of anything he’s doing”

Not only were Cara and Millsy great characters, but the secondary characters, like Cara and Millsy’s parents are hysterical! They weren’t just empty characters. They really had a lot to add to the story itself. 

There were so many moments that were laugh-out-loud funny! Some of my favorite moments were when these two got themselves into some real jams and the hilarious ways they were able to save themselves pure humiliation!!!!

The elements of romance and humor were combined flawlessly to give me one of my favorite romcom/chick lit books I have read in a long time. 




 

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

JoJos French Escape

JoJo’s French Escape

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.




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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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Natural Born Readers (Standalone Book 3 in the Book Lovers Series) by Victoria Connelly Blog Tour with Review

 

The Book Lovers Series

Natural Born Readers (Standalone Book 3 in the Book Lovers Series)

by Victoria Connelly

 

Synopsis

​Ben Stratton and Bryony Nightingale. Everybody thought they’d be together forever. But, when Ben leaves the small market town of Castle Clare to travel the world, Bryony is heartbroken, seeing his departure as the ultimate betrayal.

Throwing herself into her work running the much-loved children’s bookshop, Bryony determines to forget Ben and to start dating again. But Ben doesn’t make it easy for her, sending her postcards filled with his love and posting her foreign editions of all the great romantic novels from the countries he’s travelling through.

Then, after six long years, the unexpected happens and Ben returns, determined to win Bryony back. But will she forgive him and does he have the courage to tell her the truth about why he left her?




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

What a sweet, charming romance with great characters and a wonderful setting!!!

Ben and Bryony were destined to be together. They were friends as children, and as they grew, so did their relationship. Bryony thought they would settle into their lives in Castle Clare among family. But, Ben broke her heart when he left six years ago to travel the world. Over the years, she has tried to move on, but she finds it nearly impossible. Now, he is back and he wants her back. That is easier said than done as he doesn’t realize how deeply he hurt her, but he will soon find out just how much her heart was broken.

This was such a sweet romance!!!! I loved the flashbacks to their childhood. By reading the synopsis, I was expecting to blame Ben for all their heartache. However, the author revealed that there was actually a very good reason he left. Bryony hurt him as well by not even considering going with him. I enjoyed watching their journey back to one another, and it wasn’t easy.

The author also included a bit of a side story with her neighbor that I quite liked. It gave more insight into who Bryony was as a person. She could be stubborn, unforgiving, and at times selfish. Yet, deep down, she was caring and sweet. I LOVED the interaction with her big family, the Nightingale clan. The setting was just perfect!!!!

I highly recommend reading if you love sweet romances with wonderful characters. It also is a great pick if you are a lover of books and reading!!!! I felt like it was a love letter to books!!!! Wonderful, wonderful read!!!!!




 

Natural Born Readers - Victoria Connelly

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Meet the Author

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Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.