Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour

I am so thrilled and excited to be part of this new wonderful book Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Thank you soo much to all the ladies at The Hot Bed for asking me. I have only recently discovered how good Colleen Hoover's novels really are!
This cover is ever so beautiful just as much as the story is!!
When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. In fact, they wouldn't even consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction.

He doesn't want love and she doesn't have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they have the perfect set-up, as long as Tate can stick to two rules - never ask about the past and don't expect a future.

Tate convinces herself she's ok with it, but soon realises that it's harder than she thought. Will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door?

This book was just so freaking amazing and heartbreaking at the same time, Colleen you really do know how to get your readers sucked in with your characters. I loved how the chapters flicked back and forth with Tate and Miles. While I was reading I was screaming inside for them to just become a couple but I could tell it wasn't going to be an easy ride.

"Love isn't always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. something better. Then before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way."

Yes I cried while reading this book so much, It was heartbreaking to read mile's past but you knew it was going to happen. I also laughed at the friendship between Tate's brother Corbin and his mates Miles and Ian, also douchebag Dillion!

I cannot scream enough how much I really adored this as people really need to feel the rawness and heartbreaking story between Tate and Miles. You will definitely cry, laugh and probably fall in love with Miles...who doesn't love a man in uniform? ;-)

Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly.  “And never expect a future.”  - Two unnerving rules that are going to keep them at a certain distance forever.

Not once could I put this fantastically written book down, I felt every sort of emotion while reading Ugly Love. There is also some very sexy and steamy scenes so you may need a fan with you incase hehe!

"If I were capable of loving someone… it would be you.

With the book being so powerful and heartbreaking, I feel i'll have a book hangover for a while, no book is going to live up to Ugly Love's expectations for a while..

Ugly Love gets the rare gold star for being so beautiful, heartbreaking, raw, steamy and ever so breathtaking and being imprinted on my mind for a long time...

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan Blog Tour : BookTastic Talk

Today I have got the ever so lovely Emma Hannigan visiting on my blog for her blog tour for her fabulous new book The Summer Guest due out on 31st July. Emma is talking everything books!

First book you read
My mum was a Montessori teacher and very keen that my brother and I should learn to read. So I had a love and respect for books from a very early age. The first “grown up” book I remember reading clearly was The Magic Finger, by Roald Dahl. I adored it and I’m thrilled my daughter did too.

Book you could reread a hundred times over
In general I don’t reread books. I’d rarely go back to a book unless it’s to buy it again as a gift. I’m one of those people who loves to enjoy the magic of a story, savour it in my mind once it’s finished and swiftly search for the next slice of deliciousness!

Favourite fictional character
Wow, that’s a hard question to answer! There are so many character that I’ve identified with and indeed missed once the book is over. I suppose I’ll have to go with the one that’s stayed in my mind over the years and that’s Sophie Zawistowska the heroine from Sophie’s Choice. Her circumstances were so harrowing and she was given the most unthinkable conundrum I could ever conceive. Not the most cheerful choice is it?  

Book that you would most recommend to your friends and family
I couldn’t possibly settle on one! I’m always buying book gifts and I’m probably quite annoying when I find one I love! I’ll give it to several people and ask them repeatedly if they’ve read it. I haven’t gone as far as posting them surveys and demanding book reviews – yet…

What you’re reading at the moment
I’ve just returned from a blissful two-week holiday where I got to indulge in lots of reading. I’m almost finished Sheila O’Flanagan’s new title If You Were Me and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. In fact I don’t want it to end!

Thank you for stopping by Emma.
You can pre-order The Summer Guest now

Thursday, 24 July 2014

You Had Me At Merlot by Lisa Dickenson Blog Tour

Today I am so grateful and happy to be part of this wonderful new book by Lisa Dickenson. Lisa's first book is The Twelve dates of Christmas which i haven't got round to reading just yet..oops! You had me at Merlot is her second novel which is in 4 parts. I just love the covers for books so much, its so bright and cheerful, Definitely needs to be made paperback and will stand out lots!

Elle and Laurie are both single, they're not having babies anytime soon and their weekends aren't filled with joyful meetings about mortgages. Elle is fine with this, she's like independant life, loves her job and has no desire to walk down the aisle soon. Laurie wants it all...RIGHT NOW!!

Laurie begs Elle to go with her on a singles holiday to a beautiful vineyard in Tuscany, Elle is unsure. You Had Me at Merlot Holidays promises crisp sunshine, fun and a chance to stir up some sizzling romance. Elle has no intention of swapping her perfectly lovely life for someone else's idea of her Mr Perfect, but ten days under the Italian sun with her best friend and lashings of wine? How bad could that be?

I loved You had me at Merlot from the start, I knew I was going to be giggling all the way through, Elle and Laurie reminded me of myself and my best friend Kaylie and the type of things we would get up on holiday is exactly what Elle and Laurie do.
There is a few bombshells throughout the books which may make you go OOOOhhh! I know i did hehe! I giggled about all the other singletons on the You had me at Merlot too, some of them were just plain weird! I loved George! He definitely made me giggle and trying to woo Elle was funny because she was definitely not interested.

If you want a hunky man to drool over in this book? then Jamie is the man...wow I was imagining a hunky fella in the vineyard who i would certainly want to bond with homemade chilli wine and chocolate..Yummy!

You Had me at Merlot is a feel good book with plenty of laughters and drooling over hunky stallion ;-) You feel will nice and warm, may even wanting to book a holiday to Tuscany right away!
Lisa has a way with her writing that is just brilliant! She instantly has you liking the characters, the destination and the whole feel of the book.
Thank You Clara Diaz and Lisa Dickenson for being part of this wonderful blog tour! I'm definitely going to purchase the twelve dates of christmas and start reading now heehee!

♥5 perfect summer stars♥
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Sunday, 20 July 2014

#Sexmeup readathon Book List

Helloo to all my lovely readers & blogger friends, I am so excited to share this post with you all! I am taking part in the #sexmeup readathon created by Laura from She Loves To Read.
The readathon starts tomorrow Monday 21st July and if you would like to sign up then you can here. I am so excited to show you all the books I am going to be reading this week and which ones i've already read & will have reviews up this week too!

Here is my list of all the books I am wanting to read this week:

Bared to you - Sylvia Day
Reflected in you - Sylvia Day
Entwined with you - Sylvia Day

Keep Me Closer - Rhyannon Byrd
Take Me Closer - Rhyannon Byrd
Eversea - Natasha Boyd
Forever Jack - Natasha Boyd
Heated - J.Kenner
Lick - Kylie Scott
Crash - Nicola Williams

The Darkest Joy - Marata Eros
Beautiful Stranger - Christina Lauren
Because you are mine whole series - Beth Kery
Slammed - Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat - Colleen Hoover

Naked - Raine Miller
The Marriage Bargain - Jennifer Probst

 Books I have already and will have reviews up this week are:

Wallbanger - Alice Clayton
Beautiful Oblivion - Jamie McGuire
Beautiful Bastard - Christina Lauren

So yes I have a very busy week but I am so excited to be part of this readathon and read some naughty erotica books! Can't wait to see all the books you all have chosen and fallen in love with some sexy men!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

What A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk Blog Tour: Review

Today I have got the pleasure of being part of Lindsey Kelk's new book What a Girl Wants Blog Tour, Here is my review for the wonderful book.

What a Girl wants is the follow on book from About a Girl, in which we meet Tess Brookes who was the girl with a plan, Now she's the girl with a choice. Should she stay in London and start her own advertising agency with her best friend and potential boyfriend Charlie? Or should she head to exciting Milan to pursue both a new career as a photographer and a new man, enigmatic,elusive and highly irritating Nick? Tess needs to decide what she wants and if she's going to go get it, does she think with her head or with her heart...?

Flipping fantastic read! It was great to catch up with Tess and the gang again, Most definitely the best summer read in 2014 for sure! The cover just looks so beautiful and very summery!
For fan's of About a girl, you just know things never work out right for Tess, starting with the first chapter...that was just flipping hilarious..by the end of the chapter I knew I was going to enjoy every minute of this book!

What a Girl wants is definitely full of laughter, ups & downs and take you on rollercoaster journey! I always love the style of writing Lindsey Kelk does as you get hooked within the first couple of chapters and you know your not going to be doing anything but finishing Kelk's books first!
I just love Tess and the gang so much in this book even more than About a Girl, Tess and Amy together are like thick as thieves...which reminds me of  me and my best friend so much! Kekipi trys to keep them all out of trouble....but doesn't always succeed!
It was great to have Nick and Charlie back..although I couldn't decide whether I was team Nick or team Charlie...I'll let you all decide yourself.

I am so not ready to let Tess Brookes and the gang disappear from my life just yet! I need more!! I love reading about all the different places whether it's in London, Hawaii and maybe Milan...when reading about the places I can easily picture myself there with them, they definitely feel like your friends by the end.
4.5 stars = You will laugh, cringe, cry and fall in love while reading What a Girl Wants.
You must buy!!
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What A Girl Wants Blog Tour : Author Interview with Lindsey Kelk

Today I have the lovely pleasure to be part
of Lindsey Kelk's blog tour for her new book What A Girl Wants! Here is Lindsey to tell us a little bit about her new book and which character she loved writing the most...

Can you tell us a bit about your new book?

      It’s called What a Girl Wants and it’s the follow up to last summer’s About a Girl. It’s  fun, funny read, all about the choices people have to make in life and what the consequences might be if they make the wrong ones!

Team Nick or Team Charlie?

Ha! I can’t pick, I know too much about both of them. I will say that it’s easy to choose Team Nick because he’s so handsome and brooding and sexy but really, would you want to deal with that much drama on a daily basis? No, trust me, you wouldn’t. I think there’s a very strong chance that I’m Team Neither of Them and Team Get a Better Bloke, Tess.

If you could be any of your characters for one day, who would you be and why?

I’d be Cici from the I Heart books because Christ almighty, can you imagine being that rich and fancying yourself that much?

Where do you prefer, New York or London?

I’ve got to say New York. It’s my home now and I can’t imagine living back in London again. it’s weird, when I moved to London I was only 21 and it seemed so big and so fast, now when  I visit, it seems as though everything closes so early and is so expensive. It’s weird how quickly you get used to different things.

Who did you love writing about the most in your books and why?

I don’t think there are any characters I haven’t enjoyed. It’s always fun to write about trouble causers because who doesn’t have a bitchy itch they want to scratch every once in a while and in real life, you can’t. It’s pretty good fun writing about mega cows and then slapping them in the chops when they deserve it in a book though…

Describe WAGW in 5 words

Fun, funny, honest, friendship, escapism

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Book Review: Jane's Melody by Ryan Winfield

Title: Jane's Melody

Author: Ryan Winfield
Publisher: Atria
Publication Date: April 2014

What boundaries would you cross for true love? 

That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits


When I was given the chance to read this book by Kate at The Hot Bed who kindly sent me this book, I just couldn't wait to start it. It is the first time I've read a book by Ryan Winfield and the blurb just seemed to grab me in straight away and I felt emotional straight away.

"Live for today. Just be right here, right now, because the present is always enough."

We meet 40 year old Jane who is grieving over her daughter Melody's death and Jane needs something to connect with her deceased daughter's life when she finds Caleb, Melody's boyfriend. Jane had a very strain relationship with her daughter but finds calmness and solace in helping Caleb. A very unexpected relationship develops between them.
"Don't you let fear have a place in your life, J. not even a tiny place. Get rid of it from every hidden corner. Chase it away with the truth, and do what you want to do while you can..."
This story was just so beautiful and I loved every minute of it, It was heartbreaking to read at times but I just couldn't put the book down. It was great reading how Jane & Caleb's relationship grows and how you can tell they are meant to be together. Age is just a number and for Caleb to be younger than Jane, It just didn't come across wrong at all, it seemed right.
The book is split into three parts and most of the story is told from Jane's story but some parts are from Caleb's side too. It is full of emotion but also got some sexual scenes too! You may blush but may also want more and more.

This is one story I feel anyone will love and you will be grabbing for the tissues, I don't want to give too much detail as I think people need to treasure this book themselves and experience the relationship of Jane & Caleb. I am so excited that there is going to be another book in the series called Jane's  Harmony.

Trust the universe.
Trust destiny.
Trust Caleb.
♥ Jane's Melody is 5 heartbreaking, beautiful, romantic and captivating stars 
Go Grab this fantastic book right now!!!
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Book Review: The Bookshop on The Corner by Rebecca Raisin

Title: The Bookshop on The Corner

Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publisher: Carina UK (Harlequin)
Publication Date: 17th June 2014


Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?

Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.

Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…

Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!


I am such a huge fan of Rebecca's books and as soon as I heard that she was bringing another one out I just screamed with joy, the cover is ever so beautiful, looks very colourful and if it came out in paperback..it would stand out on shelves definitely!

If you have read Rebecca's previous books then you will know we meet Sarah briefly but this book is all about Sarah, Sarah Smith is addicted to romance novels, she just wants to meet her very own book boyfriend, she owns her bookshop and the only one in Ashford, Connecticut.

Love could be just around the corner when a New York journalist Ridge Warner steps into her bookshop...will she let her self fall in love with a hunky man and believe you can get that happy-ever-after in real life too!

I loved everything about this book, I totally loved reading about Sarah and her bookshop but also being able to catch up with Lil and CeeCee too. Sarah reminded me of myself the way i love reading a good book with a lovely book boyfriend for you to fall in love with and also a dream of mine is to maybe have my own bookstore in the future. Reading the detail of Sarah's bookshop was great, I could just picture it with it homely feel and also having the smell of books would just be totally amazing.

The Bookshop on the Corner is a feel good read may have you smiling, laughing and be in your own dreamland. It is such an easy read and you will be wanting more from Sarah and Ridge again. 

For any huge bookworms out there are going to love this new book by Rebecca and by the end of the story, you'll want to buy your very own bookshop and curl up with lots of books surrounding you.
Thank you Rebecca for writing a fabulous story and The Bookshop on the Corner deserves
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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Story of You By Katy Regan Blog Tour

Today I'm kicking off the blog tour for The Story of You by Katy Regan, I was so thrilled to be asked by Louise Swannell @ Harpercollins to join this wonderful blog tour and I couldn't wait to read!
I loved Katy's last book How We Met, I laughed and I cried but I enjoyed very much..so I kinda knew I was going to love this book just as much...was I wrong? no!

The blurb doesn't give much away about what the story is about which is kind of good because it keeps a mystery and will unfold as you read. We meet Robyn who we basically get to know through every chapter, she has some ups and downs in her life a bit like a rollercoaster in which you kind of feel sorry for her, each chapter flicks between months and there is also letters to somebody called Lily which keeps you trying to guess throughout the book.
The Story of You was never going to be a happy teenager romance from 16 years old, It's full of happiness and sadness. Seemed very dark at times but keeps you gripped to the pages wanting to find out more. I did love reading it so much, I love the idea of the blurb not giving much away so you feel you can be sucked in by the chapters right away and not having a clue what is going to happen next.

The Story Of You has been written so beautifully, keeps you guessing and is very heartbreaking. I really urge people to go grab this book from the shelves and give it a try, If you love a good book which keeps you gripped but with plenty of happiness,loss, sadness and heartbreak then The Story of You is one you need to buy!
 4.5 stars