Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Review: What Goes Around

What Goes Around What Goes Around by Julie Corbin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is told in two fold.
One by the betrayed.
The other, by the betrayer which makes for fantastic writing.

It's dark, its obsessive, it's compelling.

There's a secret that hangs in the air throughout this book that once revealed made me think twice about this particular female. It altered my perception and brought a lot of what I thought, into question.

As per, this author really knows how to work her audience "us readers" giving us enough tit bits we beg for more salivating.

My sincere thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for my copy.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Review: Come Sundown

Come Sundown Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read Nora Roberts books before and enjoyed them.
I never find them too demanding but with the best concoction of spices to get your mouth watering to read more.

This one was with no exception.

We have back and forward events which are not difficult to keep abreast of.

Nora Roberts once again shows us the ability of human nature.
Love, patience and healing despite the hurt, pain and sadistic happenings.

This is told over four generations so quite an expanse of time.

It's a wonderfully captivating read.

Thank you to Little brown book group via Net Galley





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Review: Secrets of Southern Girls

Secrets of Southern Girls Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very powerful story that captivates you with every page you turn.

Ten years ago Julie accidentally kills her best friend. There was no punishment by law for her, she's punished herself.

She left her hometown determined that nothing and no one would bring her back.

She was wrong.

Her marriage falls apart, she just surviving with her daughter Beck.
Reb is always breaking through the surface of her mind although at times she's been busy and distracted but things have a way of surfacing. Resurfacing. And people.

August who was Rebs fella came to seek Julie out as he believes she has a diary left from Reb.
She doesn't.

Of course now she wonders what's in this diary and what will be revealed.

Augusts words play on Julie's mind.

"if you don't have it, who in the hell does"

I was really eager by that time to find out myself!!

So carrying on reading I was hastily turning pages.

This is a knockout of a read. I so thoroughly enjoyed it.

My thanks to SOURCEBOOKS landmark via Net Galley for my copy

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Review: The Cutaway

The Cutaway The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Power, greed and unethical filthy dirty politics.

At first I wasn't so sure of this book, it took me a few chapters to get into it as it's told by the first person, who I don't always find easy to follow. It's like someone sitting by me telling me a story.
Nothing wrong in that, especially in this book The Cutaway.

It's lead by a strong journalist woman who knows what she wants and gets it. A very powerful influential female who would stand her ground and stand up for what she believes in.
Which she proves many times over and over in her role.

When a story of a woman going missing goes acrosss her desk, she is struck by something she remembers.

As the plot thickens and she investigates further she finds walls going up, doors being closed and excuses being made.

Something is going on, but what is it?

As with the hustle and bustle of a newsroom you get caught up with it all.

This is a superb debut novel from this new author. Writing on a theme of what she knows well.
I can't wait for her next book.

My thanks to the author.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Review: When I Wake Up

When I Wake Up When I Wake Up by Jessica Jarlvi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that I would encourage everyone who knows me about my love for books, should read. It's had me glued. When I had to put it down I couldn't stop thinking about what I was reading.

Anna is a teacher, she's a committed teacher who goes that extra mile for her pupils.
There is one pupil who has "issues" that Anna gets involved in. But this pupil has other ideas.
He wants more than Anna can give, but, does she know that?

The other couple in this story has an unconventional lifestyle. Sooner or later they get tangled up and interwoven in each other.

I found this a compulsive read, an eerie read. I also didn't have a hunge who was the culprit although some seemed a little too obvious. The author took me on a guessing game, a thrill of a ride that I thoroughly enjoyed and was reluctant to get off.

I can't wait for more.

My thanks to Aria for the chance to read this.
And via Net Galley.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Review: Baby dear

Baby dear Baby dear by Linda Huber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I took just two days to read this. Picking it up with every free available chance I got.
It's compulsive reading at its best. A topic that is clear and defined here when a couple tests come back who are trying for a baby and it's not happening.

Caro and Jeff.
Caro is aching for a baby of her own to love.
Jeff finds out his sperm count is almost non existent.

We oftentimes think of the women's Point of view, emotions and longings but hardly ever think of the mans.
This made me think.






It was a very unusual take on a man taking a child because of his shock into not being able to fulfil his 'duty' for his wife to become pregnant.

My take was how he become quite mentally unstable with his emotional justified thoughts only to himself.
Amazing

Of course parenting and producing babies do not just lay with the woman and this portrays how a man could actually feel as unbalanced as any female finding she could not become a mother naturally

Max
How I loved max
And Julie was the sweetest person while Caro.,,, well.., love or money vs life style. Caro was her own worst enemy.

I loved this book SO much
And have been your constant stalker since reading The cold cold sea.

I'm looking forward to my part in the blog tour

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy and to Linda Huber giving me such an outstanding read again.

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