Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Blog Tour: When You Were Mine By Lisa Swift*

I am so excited for this blog tour, I absolutely fell in love with this concept the moment I read the blurb. Check it out below and see what I mean. 

'Life is a love song when you find the right notes

Maggie and Ibby make up a happy – if unconventional – family. After meeting at university, they now live in the village of Applecroft on the beautiful West Country coast.

Okay, so Ibby’s gay and prone to disastrous dates, while couples’ counsellor Maggie spends her days helping people with their relationship problems despite having no sex life of her own. Nevertheless, they’re devoted to bringing up teenage daughter Amelia – the result of a drunken one-night stand when they were students – in a stable and loving family.

Until a face from the past – in the form of hard-partying rock star Jordan Nash – disrupts their quiet lives. As Jordan struggles with his personal demons and old secrets are revealed, can Maggie and Ibby stay strong? Or will bringing back the past threaten all that they’ve built in the present?'

So I have to start this review by saying that I absolutely loved this book! It's so well written and I loved everything to do with it. so let's start with the Characters, they were so well described that I wanted to visit Applecroft for a drink and a chat. I loved the (sometimes) complicated relationships between them all. I loved how they were also so very real. I mean the Marriage counsellor who isn't having sex is so relatable as well as the very lovely Ibby. 

Another thing I loved was the fact that it showed you another side of Fame, the side that isn't that glamorous. It was so refreshing to read the book that sounded so real that it could have been a biography. Also I was super excited when one of my favorite TV Shows popped up towards the end! 

The story was witty, funny and very easy to follow. You got to get inside the heads of Maggie, Ibby, Jordan and Amelia. I loved seeing these four different points of views play out throughout the book. It was so refreshing to see the different sides come together and how they all fit in with each other. 

Now let's talk a little bit about the Author Lisa Swift, a romance author from West Yorkshire here in the UK. This is her first book to be published by Hera Books. However she also writes romantic comedies as Mary Jane Baker for Aria Fiction. Lisa is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association. 

My final thoughts are that I can't wait to see what Lisa brings out next! Also I now have another Author to look for in Mary Jane Baker. This book was really hard for me to put down, so much so that I finished it in one day, I mean it has Forty Five Chapters and an Epilogue. Though I have to admit it wasn't until I was re reading the ending before writing this post that I noticed my favorite words hidden within the 'A Letter from Lisa'  section and I quote 'I hope to see you again for the release of book two next year!' I don't know which I enjoyed more this book or that line. The Book comes out 14th August (TODAY) and you can get your copy HERE. I seriously recommend you pick this book up, you won't regret it.

Until Next Time



Friday, 2 August 2019

Blog Tour: The Summer House In Santorini By Samantha Parks

Upon reading the blurb for this book I knew I had to be involved in this blog tour. Check out the blurb below and see what I mean.

'One summer in Greece will change everything…
Anna’s running away. From a failed relationship, a dead-end career and a complicated family life.
On the island of Santorini, with its picturesque villas, blue-tiled roofs, and the turquoise waters of the Aegean lapping at the white sand beaches, Anna inherits a less-than-picturesque summer house from her estranged father. As she rebuilds the house, she rebuilds her life, uncovering family secrets along the way that change everything. She starts to fall for her little slice of paradise, as well as for gorgeous, charming Nikos.

Will Anna lose her heart in more ways than one?'

It’s hard not to enjoy this book, I mean it’s a love story that’s easy to read. I love the Charcters of Anna and her family, to all the people you meet in Santorini. The characters are well developed and it’s easy to hope you had someone like them in your own life. Nikos is such a different Male interest compared to every other book I have read. I mean it’s so refreshing to have a different type of guy as a romantic interest. 

The descriptions of Santorini itself are completely dreamy. I mean there is the right amount of description so you can picture it in your head which I love. I must also admit that Santorini has also become a place where I now want to visit. 

Now let's tell you a little bit more about the Author Samantha Parks, but you might know her by her pen name of Sam Gale. Samantha's pen name came from one of her greatest role models, her late Grandmother Velma Hobbs, nee Parks. Born in North Carolina, Sam now lives in Bournemouth UK with her hubby Alex. She is enjoying a slow descent into her 'Crazy Plant Lady' Status and owns a successful Marketing Company.

Now this blogger completely loved this book. I have seen this described as a beach read, I have to agree. The only thing missing from my experience was a beach. I will definitely be looking out for the next Samantha Parks book. If you want to get your hands on a copy, you can purchase it right HERE.

Until Next Time



Thursday, 1 August 2019

Blog Tour: Willow by Grace Parks*

The moment I read this blurb I knew I had to read the book! I mean it seems like an opposites attract kind of thing but at the same time very interesting. Check out the blurb and see what you think.

'Can a socialite and a technophobe fall in love?

A bubbly personality and a great job in social media didn’t mean that Willow Lawson had it all. Her love life was distant memory and her social life only work related. The maddening demands of life seemed to get in the way of finding time for herself or her friends. 
She starts the Pepper Lane Club as a chance to step away from her busy schedule once a month to reconnect with her friends. 
Thomas Greer, the proprietor of the Pepper Lane Café, annoys her. He’s her complete opposite; unsociable, serious, old-fashioned and dead set against social media. 
Always game for a challenge, Willow decides to take him on as a client. She’s going to prove to Thomas that he needs her help. She knew she would be successful, she just didn’t know she would lose her heart along the way.

Can Willow fall in love with a man that doesn’t respect her profession? Will Thomas let go of his preconceptions long enough to get to know the real Willow? Enjoy this sweet romance as Willow finds love and friendship in the first book in the Pepper Lane Series. 

Six women. Six stories. Six chances of love. One café.
The Pepper Lane Series follows the lives of six women as they share life, love and heartache once a month at the Pepper Lane Club. They might be an unlikely group of friends, but it takes all types to form a tribe.'

So as you can see that blurb just sounds amazing. I am a sucker for a good series and this one being based on a club was something that I knew I wanted to read. 

I love the fact that Willow and Thomas also sound like total opposites so reading about their journey was so interesting. I also loved watching as Willow grew throughout the story. The Character development was really done well in this story. 

So a big part of this story is the Pepper Lane Club, this is the first book so you really got to see how the club came about. I loved watching Willow interact with the other ladies and seeing how they were getting on. Hearing about these ladies made me excitied to see their stories. 

So this book was well written and really flowed well. The club meets once a month which could have been boring but the Author really knew how to move the story along. 

Now lets talk about Grace Parks, the Author, she is a sweet romance/ chick lit author who has a penchant for Happily Ever After. 

One of the best things I found out was that the other 5 books are out and available to buy. I can guarantee you this, I will definitely be purchasing the rest of this series. If you fancy checking this book out, then grab your copy HERE.

Until Next Time