Friday, 29 July 2022

Blog Tour: Caper Crush by Kathy Strobos*

 

'Somebody stole my painting! The one I need for the career-defining Vertex Art Exhibit. This upcoming art show is my chance to finally be recognized as an artist--after ten years of waitressing and being asked if I still have that "lovely painting hobby."
I have mere weeks to find my painting or lose my artist dream forever--but it's going to mean working with William.
William Haruki Matsumura. Good-looking, if you like the Secret Service type. You know, law-abiding, protector of women and children. That's all fine, but I never know what he's thinking. Which drives me crazy.
He insists on coming along to do "damage control." As if "accidentally" wandering into certain areas is "breaking and entering." I may be an emotional artist, but William shouldn't dismiss my investigative skills yet.
William is definitely my opposite, and if there's one takeaway from my parents' divorce, it's that opposites might attract, but it doesn't last. But detecting with William is kind of fun--and fluttery. I definitely can't trust these feelings, or can I? However this caper ends, I think this may be more than a crush.'

This is the story Miranda and William, which is told over the course of 41 Chapters. This is the third standalone book in the 'New York Friendship' series. A series this reader has enjoyed so far. 

The main theme of this book is mystery, as you can tell from the blurb a painting has been stolen. Although this is a mystery, it is also a romantic comedy. The book is full of giggle worthy moments that readers will adore. 

From the moment I started this sweet book, it was easy for this reader to know that I wasn't putting it down anytime soon. The book draws the reader in and makes them want to read it. This book is very easy for readers to get stuck into. 

Now let me tell you a bit about the Author Kathy Strobos, who lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Kathy has a growing collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Harvard-Radcliffe University magna cum laude. Previously she has worked as a lawyer. However she left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is the author of Partner Pursuit, Is This for Real?, A Scavenger Hunt and Caper Crush. She is still working on getting in shape

Overall I have loved this series and this book is no exception. This is a romantic comedy in the truest sense of the phrase that readers will adore. You can get your copy HERE.

Until Next Time

Emma

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Saturday, 16 July 2022

Blog Tour: New Family Required by Carmen Reid*

 

'Sasha Greenhope has a very lovely life. Her marriage is solid, her only daughter is delightful, and the family business is going full steam ahead.

The only blip on the horizon is the upcoming family reunion for her parents 40th wedding anniversary at Chadwell House – the family pile. Sasha just does not fit with her rich family. Her French mother, Delphine thinks everything Sasha does is a faux pas.. And siblings, Adele and Beau, are clearly the favourites, leaving Sasha surplus to requirements

So when Sasha’s husband Ben takes this exact moment to reveal that they are about to go bankrupt, Sasha wants to be anywhere but stuck in a lavish marquee!

Swallowing her pride, and a whole bottle of fizz, Sasha determines to ask her family for help – and maybe even a loan – only to discover that her parents and siblings are all keeping secrets of their own!

Family secrets, warring siblings and a disastrous reunion… what could possibly go right?!'

This is the story of Sasha and her family. There story is told over the course of 32 Chapters as well as a Prologue. Throughout this story the reader gets to meet a lot of different characters that will intrigue the readers. 

This is such a good book to read when you want to relax as it is so easy to get into and so easy to read. This is quite simply a fun and easy read. The characters are realistic and will intrigue the reader as there are hints that secrets are being hidden. 

Now let's talk about the Author Carmen Reid, who is the bestselling author of numerous women's fiction titles including the Personal Shopper series starring Annie Valentine. She took a break from writing but now she is back, introducing her hallmark feisty women characters to a new generation of readers. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and children. 

Overall this is a fun and easy read that readers will enjoy. Although this is my first book by this author it certainly won't be my last. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time

Emma

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Thursday, 7 July 2022

Blog Tour: The Billionaire Behind The Headlines by Rachael Stewart*

'Can the billionaire capture her heart?

In this Claiming the Ferrington Empire story, Bree has escaped the city to heal her heart in a village bakery. And then notorious billionaire Theo walks through the door. The man behind the headlines is charming, but intriguingly cynical about love. Accepting his invitation to Paris might be a mistake—or the best decision she’s ever made…'


This is the second story in Racheal's short series 'Claiming the Ferrington Empire'. Although this book is part of a series you can read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading Sebastian and Flick's story anyway. In my opinion you will probably want to when you finish this book anyway.


This is the story of the Theo (Sebastian's brother) and Bree, which is told over the course of 15 Chapters + Epilogue. Though these chapters go quite quickly because as I have come to expect from Rachael's books it is very easy to get stuck into. 


One of the reasons that it is easy to get stuck into and that it can be read without reading the first book is because of the crossover. Now this crossover gives the reader just enough information to know the full story, if you haven't read book one but as someone who has it gave me insight into sections that happened during the timeline of the first book but weren't discussed in the first book. Now by no means does this take away from the first book. This just gives the reader more to love. 


This book starts well, grabbing the readers attention as well as showing them how this unlikely pair met. Which is brilliant for the reader as they get s full look into the relationship that Theo and Bree have. The get to watch as they go from lust at first sight, to the teasing and more. 



So let me tell you about the Author Rachael Stewart, she adores conjuring up stories for both Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press. The books vary from heart-warmingly romantic to wildly erotic. Rachael is living her own dream of being a full time writer, even though her degree was in Business Studies and she spent many years in the corporate world. Originally from Wales, Rachael now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children. When she isn't wrapped up in her children, you can find her glued to her laptop or enjoying the great outdoors seeking inspiration. 


Overall this is a brilliant book whether you read it as a standalone or as part of the series. Though this reader highly recommends that you read both books starting with Flick and Sebastian's before moving onto Theo and Bree's. This is a well written book that readers will find easy to get stuck into. You can get your copy HERE

There is also a giveaway attached to this Publication day where you could win a e-book collection of Rachael Stewart books including Tempted by the Tycoon's Proposal, Surprise Reunion with his Cinderella, Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire, Secrets Behind The Billionaire's Return and The Billionaire Behind the Headlines. You can enter HERE. But don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions: Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize


Until Next Time

Emma


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Monday, 27 June 2022

Review: Two for Tripping by Lasairiona McMaster*

 

'Awkward. Adrift. Alone.

Fresh out of college, Will Morrison finds himself at a loss. Graduating top of his class was all well and good, but with no idea of what to do next, it’s all meaningless, and his recent mistakes have put him on tenuous ground with his best friend and sister.
His championship hockey teammates are moving on without him, he has too many choices for what to do next, and no clue what makes his heart sing… Until a one night stand with a fiery red-head turns his world upside down. Quinn’s everything he’s not: outgoing, brave and driven.
Being with her shines a light on his dark side. But following the road to redemption means more than making amends with friends and family. Can he forgive himself, and accept that he doesn’t need to know the full path to take the first step? Or will his inability to love himself mean losing her, too?'

We are back with a new book in one of my favourite series' , by someone who is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, "The Minnesota Snow Pirates"! This is the story of Will and Quinn who are also known by their couple name of 'Quill'. We first met Will in Book 3 of this series but now its time to learn his story.

The story of Will and Quinn is told over the course of 20 Chapters and an Epilogue. One thing to note before you start this book, is it is Will's redemption. This will make sense if your a long time reader of this series but if this is your first book, no worries Las makes sure you are caught up with what happened in the past.  

Throughout the story I went through a lot of different emotions and most of those emotions centred around one character. Will Morrison.  Imagine my surprise going into Will's book and starting off with wanting to throat punch him. He really irritated me at the beginning, however I knew I needed to trust not only the process but also Las. And in true Las fashion she came through because a few chapters later Will had me on the verge of tears. Don't worry though the full waterworks, snotty tissue and all didn't appear until later in the book!

Throughout the book there are many references for the readers based on TV shows and movies. As well as a lot of songs mentioned that many readers will instantly know. One reference that came towards the beginning is that of a Shadowhunter reference. From this single reference I knew I was going to love Quin. Well that and she is a book nerd like me!

I feel like all books by Lasairiona McMaster need to come with a warning and this one is no exception. I don't mean a trigger warning (though they appear) I mean a clear your day, read in one sitting warning. I mean this book had me hook line and sinker addicted after the first chapter and it wasn't just because the sexy times started in this chapter. The whole story had me eager to read and finish this book, to know Will and Quinn's story. 

Speaking of warnings there is a trigger warning at the beginning of this book, so take note and take care while reading. As I have come to expect with Las she doesn't shy away from the difficult topics and this book is no exception. Although the difficult topics are mentioned within this book, they are done in a way that someone who has never experienced it can feel empathy but it doesn't take away from the romance that is within the book. At the same time it also doesn't take away from the seriousness of why the trigger warning is in place.

Overall I don't know if I can fully convey within this review how much I adored this book. Will has a hidden heart of gold and is perfect book boyfriend material that will leave any book lover swooning. I previously announced my Love for Austin but I feel like I may have spoken too soon. As I am now a little bit in love with Will, okay a lot in love. The book has deep moments but also has moments that will leave the reader giggling. My warning if you want to try this book is have the Tissues handy. Change that tissues are needed for all Lasairiona McMaster books. You can get your copy of Quill's story HERE

Until Next Time

Emma

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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Blog Tour: The Lost Laird from Her Past by Jeanine Englert*

 

'A second chance…

With her first love!

Lady Brenna Stewart is grateful to be saved from her burning carriage – only her rescuer is Laird Garrick MacLean, the man she once loved and lost! He seems determined to protect her from the unknown enemy pursuing her across the Scottish Highlands. But, bitterly hurt by his past betrayal, she needs answers. Why did he abandon her? And how can she now keep her heart safe now, when the connection between them is as strong as ever…?'


This is the story of Lady Brenna Steward and Laird Garrick McLean, the second book in the Falling for a Stewart series. The first book of this series is called Eloping with the Laird and is about Brenna's sister Moira. 

Brenna and Garrick's story is told over the course of 24 Chapters. Chapters that will keep readers glued to this story until they have read every last one. This book easily grabs the readers attentions and keeps it. It helps that the story is something that is easy for readers to get stuck into and fall in love with. 

Right from the beginning you find out that Garrick has some demons, that he is trying to deal with. While Brenna blames herself for the situation they find themselves in. Throughout this book readers get to slowly uncover the demons that lay beneath the surface as well as the events that caused Garrick to abandon Brenna. 

Now let me tell you about the Author Jeanine Englert, whose love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote and her grandmother's bookshelves full of romance novels. Jeanine is a VIVIAN and Golden Heart Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland Historical and historical romance suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self acceptance and redemption. When Jeanine isn't wrangling her characters, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pup as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com
 


Overall this book is jammed packed with romance, a will they won't they aspect as well as a slight mystery. I haven't read the first book in the series but after reading this one, I will be now. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time

Emma 

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Friday, 24 June 2022

Blog Tour: Solving Shelly by Grayson Avery*

 

'Shelly Larson is in a man drought so dry it makes The Grapes of Wrath look like a Hampton's pool party. With most of her besties (The Sweet Water Circle) in good relationship standing, The Circle spins to Shelly with a long-overdue intervention. It's time for her to find her forever man. Or at least a guy without a foot fetish who doesn't text pictures of himself in his tighty whities.
Shelly wants no part of the dating scene, but no matter what she tries, The Circle is ahead of her, so eventually she relents to the torturous trio of speed dating, online dating apps, and blind dates. Will she find a diamond in the rough or will it just be rough?

Meanwhile, the only Circle member still looking for love, Donna, is back from L.A., divorced and crashing with Shelly. When Donna's new man makes a play for Shelly, it sets off shockwaves that could fracture The Sweet Water Circle's thirty-year friendship, just as Taylor's wedding to billionaire Ben Bach brings the crew from Sweet Water to Ibiza and Paris, not once, but twice. Will Shelly risk her friendships for a chance at forever love that could end up in heartbreak? Find out in the series finale of The Sweet Water Circle!'

This is the 5th and Final book in Grayson's Sweet Circle Story. This story focuses on Sweet Circle member Shelly, although Sweet Circle member Donna is also a very important secondary character. This is very much Shelly's story, which is told over the course of 36 Chapters as well as an Epilogue. 

If you are a long time sweet circle reader you will love the update you get in this book on all the other Sweet Circle woman and their relationships. However don't worry if this is your first Sweet Circle story because these can be read as Standalone novels. You are given enough information to get through the book without feeling like you are missing anything. Though you may end up reading the rest of the series after you finish this one. 

From the moment I started this book I became addicted. The moment the readers are in it, they will be absorbed. It is full of moments that will make readers go from crying to laughing out loud. It is full of moments that readers will love. There are also some drama aspects that readers will adore. 

Now let me tell you about the Author, Grayson Avery who wrote The Sweet Water Circle Series. A romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30s and 40s as the help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty and downright hysterical situations.

Whether this is the first book you have read in this series or have read the entire series you will love this one. It will leave you laughing out loud and enjoying every second. As much as I am sad that this is the final book in the season, I can't wait to see what this author brings out next  You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time

Emma

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Blog Tour: Scotsman In The Stacks by Alana Oxford*

 

'Paige wants two things: to land a full time librarian job and find the man of her dreams. On the cusp of thirty, she finds herself suddenly single and working part-time in a Michigan library. A handsome patron with a delicious accent appears at the reference desk, inadvertently sparking an idea that might help her land the promotion she so desperately needs. But that's not the only thing he sparks.

James is in town from Glasgow, Scotland, on a summer artist residency. Luckily, the trip got him away from the pressure he feels to take over his uncle's river tour business. He only wanted to clear his head and make his art in peace, but he wasn't counting on finding an attractive librarian to fill his days.

With only eight weeks before James goes home to Scotland, Paige knows she should protect her heart. After all, she already wasted years with her commitment phobe ex. But the more she gets to know James, the less she can stick to her plan to just be friends. Is she just wasting her time again, or can they bridge the ocean between them to find a happily ever after of their own?'

This is the story of Paige and James, two people who come from opposite sides of the World. One from Glasgow with a really sexy Scottish accent and the other from Michigan. There story is told over the course of 31 Chapters. 

One thing that needs to noted is how easy this books is to get into. Not only does the first chapter draw the reader in and make them want to know what happens, but the story itself keeps the reader enjoying the book and not knowing how many chapters they have actually read. 

All the characters in this book are the kind that are easy for the reader to fall in love with. Not only that but Paige and James themselves are brilliant. Paige being a librarian/ book lover means that readers can easily identify with her as a character. Whereas James is an artist who is doing something that he really loves. 

Now let me tell you about the Author Alana Oxford, she is a Michigan author of romcoms, sweet romance and humorous women's fiction. Alana's aim is for her stories to bring sunshine and smiles to her readers. Alana enjoys improv comedy, moody music everything book related and has an ongoing love affair with the United Kingdom.

Whether you love an uplifting romcom or a sexy Scottish accent this is a book you need to read. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time

Emma

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