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Book Review: As Luck Would Have It By Zoe May

Blurb: One holiday can change your life forever…Natalie Jackson might keep up appearances on Instagram, but in reality her fiancé has just jilted her after the birth of their baby and she’s moved back in with her mum. Life isn’t exactly going to plan!

So when she enters the village raffle for the holiday of a lifetime, she thinks she has no chance of winning. But her name is pulled out – and, as luck would have it, so is a ticket bought by her childhood nemesis: Will Brimble.

Surely a romantic holiday for two is the worst idea ever right?

Review: Ever since reading and totally falling in love with Zoe’s debut Perfect Match she’s been one of my auto-buy authors. Saying that I’ve also been a bit of a failure as she now has four books and I’ve only read two yet I own all of them.

I’ve been chatting to Zoe on and off via Twitter since first discovering her, we’ve chatted about so much that she feels like a good friend. When reading any of her books you’re given likeable strong females and Natalie is just that. Her story is nowhere near mine but in some ways her story gave me real hope. Becoming a single mum has changed her outlook on life, but there’s so much more to her than that.

Zoe has an effortless way of writing a truly uplifting story full of hope, love and most of all friendship. Delving back into the past and reigniting old thoughts and feelings. They say our school days are the best of our lives yet none of us believe that at the time fast forward to sixteen years later. This is where Will and Natalie are reunited.

Everything about this pair had me hooked and wanting more. I love that Cancer Research got a little mention and the talk of charity shops made me laugh considering my day job.

Both Natalie and Will are a far cry from where they imagined their lives would have taken them but in winning the raffle they won much more than they bargained for.

A laugh out loud read that will have you hooked and begging for more. There is always an element to dating and this was a whole new ball game with lots of humour. I loved Will and Natalie’s chat in regards to Tinder being like a shit computer game and feeling hollow and that to me is exactly my thoughts.

When it ended I was left a little bereft but Will and Natalie’s story will stay with me for the long haul. It’s made me look back on my childhood memories and those boys that changed my world – haven’t seen any of them in forever but Natalie and Will’s story has shown that anything is possible.

I’ve never really had the inclination or want to visit Marrakech but Zoe painted it as a hectic yet, visually colourful place.

Another corker from Zoe May now do I read How Not to Date A Prince or When Polly Met Olly next?

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Audio Review: Closer Than You Think By Darren O’Sullivan

Blurb: He’s watching. She’s waiting.

The unmissable new thriller from Darren O’Sullivan, author of Our Little Secret and Close Your Eyes.

Having barely escaped the clutches of a serial killer, Claire Moore has struggled to rebuild her life. After her terrifying encounter with the man the media dubbed The Black-Out Killer, she became an overnight celebrity: a symbol of hope and survival in the face of pure evil. And then the killings stopped.

Now ten years have passed, and Claire remains traumatised by her brush with death. Though she has a loving and supportive family around her, what happened that night continues to haunt her still.

Just when things are starting to improve, there is a power cut; a house fire; another victim found killed in the same way as before.

The Black-Out Killer is back. And he’s coming for Claire…

Review: Now I will never tire of telling the story of discovering Darren O’Sullivan I was signed off work at the beginning of a truly awful time with my ankle. I was quite frankly at rock bottom – Our Little Secret was amazing and Close Your Eyes proved he wasn’t a one hit wonder and wow third times definitely a charm.

Although charming wouldn’t be how you would describe the leading man of Closer Than You Think – even though he was charming in some aspects strangely.

Anyway, I decided to listen to this. I read the first two books and then Our Little Secret was made into an audio so I relistened and seeing as Darren was also one of the narrators on this I was intrigued and OMG. If I had had more free time this could have been devoured in a day or so but I’m also glad it was spaced out even though I found myself holding my breath so much throughout. I can definitely see this story as a film or a TV adaptation as an audiobook I’ve held my breath often than not but I would love to see this on the screen.

This story has a female and a male character who both take it in terms to read and tell their tale.

Claire Moore is a frightened woman but who wouldn’t be having escaped a serial killer. I truly loved seeing her change, I don’t want to say too much on that without ruining the plot but her character goes through a whole host of emotions and her stepdad Jeff gives her the boost she needed to look deeper into her core and take charge of her life. Avena Wallace is the voice of Claire and I don’t think I could have picked anyone else to have read her part.

The black out killer read by the awesome Darren O’Sullivan is a complex case and I love how he has shown not only his truly vindictive side but underneath all of that there was once a good boy. His motivations and reasonings for his killings weren’t right but in finding out more about him and his life you can see why. For me there were moments where I sympathised with him like most of us did with Norman Bates in Psycho for me that shows a character well written with substance.

I must admit into the last two hours of listening time I thought I had worked it out but I was also hoping I would be completely wrong. Oh how wrong I was I truly didn’t see it coming but if you haven’t read this yet you won’t be disappointed.

Darren O’Sullivan’s best yet…a rollercoaster ride with many heart in mouth moments although some of the detailing of the kills were a little gruesome. When you think you have it sussed think again he is Closer Than You Think.

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Book Review: Close Your Eyes By Darren O’Sullivan

Happiest of publication days to this little beauty. It has pinged through to my Kindle even though I couldn’t wait and devoured via Netgalley. Have a truly awesome day Darren and I look forward to the paperback party. It will happen…

Blurb: He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.

When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

Review: Last July Darren O’Sullivan’s Our Little Secret saved me when I was feeling super low. Over doing it I completely bust my ankle it wasn’t broken it just made a number of daily tasks hard. I was signed off work and I didn’t want to feel sorry for myself so I threw myself into Netflix and books. I had seen Our Little Secret advertised via Twitter and I was hooked from the get go. As I have stated before I’m an avid tweeter when I’m reading and OMG did I spam Darren. If you haven’t read Our Little Secret I urge you to now. Our Little Secret Review

Close Your Eyes has a totally different feel once the story gets into swing it’s extremely fast paced I could easily see this as a film or a TV series. Darren gives Liam Neeson a fun for his money. Daniel is a character you feel for. Having been in a coma and lost a whole chunk of his life – sometimes even basic tasks are hard to fathom. When he receives the call asking to return what he took he’s completely dumbstruck and when his son and ex wife disappear he knows he needs to act fast.

Daniel was seeing a shrink to help him piece together the bad dreams and memories but he’s never needed to know in such a rush. Daniel’s story sure is a fast paced rollercoaster ride and sometimes not knowing really is best for your own piece of mind but when everything you hold dear is threatened you do things totally out of character on instinct.

The story is set over a few days with Friday being Daniel’s deadline to put the puzzle back together and save his loved ones. I really could see this as a Netflix mini series or a film. Once Daniel has a clue his gut instincts take over and we are taken on his journey. Where not only Daniel but us the reader are filled with a number of emotions.

The story has parts from Daniel, memories,dreams and letters. There are parts from Rachael and as the action hots up there are parts from Tom.

Knowing Darren is a father the love of a child is shown wholeheartedly and I honestly don’t know how he managed to write some of these truly gut wrenching scenes. I’m an auntie and I felt like my heart was in my mouth most of the time.

Rachael is the mother of his child who he still gets on with extremely well. It’s nice to see a story where this actually happens and co-parenting works seamlessly. The scenes where Rachael and Tom are taken are at times hard to read but heartwarming no matter what fear she was feeling she made sure her little boy used his imagination in the most beautiful of ways in a bad situation.

I can’t say too much else without giving spoilers and I’m not one for spoilers. What I will say is take some time away from real life and devour this action packed rollercoaster read. I did not see it coming although now I’m like were there clues. I’m not so sure. I truly loved Darren’s debut and it will always have a special place in my heart. The book that saved me, the book that brought this amazing author into my life. Ha we even had a coffee at the Kings Cross Pret which gets a mention in the book.

Darren you have lifted the bar whatever worries you had over book two forget them it’s a masterpiece and as I say could totally be a film or TV series. And now I can breathe…..now for the agonising wait of the next book. Which just means I have to go back to listening to Our Little Secret on Audible.

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Cover Reveal: Fatal Masquerade – A Lady Alkmene Mystery By Vivian Conroy 

Today at Hayley Reviews I am pleased to welcome Vivian Conroy via this gorgeous cover reveal…

Isn’t it a beauty and full of so much detail a real work of art. 

Now if that isn’t enough for you here’s the 

Blurb: Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois are back in a gripping new adventure facing dangerous opponents at a masked ball in the countryside.

Masked danger…
Lady Alkmene Callender has always loved grand parties, but when she receives an invitation to a masked ball thrown by Franklin Hargrove – oil magnate, aviation enthusiast and father of her best friend, Denise – she’s never seen such luxury. The estate is lit up with Chinese lanterns in the gardens, boats operated by footmen float across the pond and the guest list features the distinguished, rich and powerful!

But below the glamour, evil is lurking. When a dead body is discovered, it forces Lady Alkmene to throw off her mask and attempt to find the true killer before Denise’s family are accused. If only her partner, Jake Dubois, weren’t hiding something from her…
This case might just be more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

I will be reading and reviewing this when it’s available….

What do you think?? 

I haven’t read anything by Vivian yet but I certainly will be.

This is released on 4th October and can be pre-ordered Here

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Book Review: Our Little Secret By Darren O’Sullivan

Published 28th July 2017 by HQ Digital 

Blurb: A deserted train station: A man waits. A woman watches.

Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah.

So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.
As Sarah becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that Chris is clearly hiding, he becomes obsessed with stopping her, protecting her.
But there are some secrets that are meant to stay buried…

Review: Firstly wow!!!! I honestly don’t know how to do this beauty of a debut justice. Darren O’Sullivan I’m literally such a fan and I’m ready and waiting for what’s next from you. So much so I will drop everything, sorry to whatever book I am reading at that moment. To read whatever you bring out next. That’s how much faith I have in you after devouring this creepy treat. 

When the cover for Our Little Secret was shared by HQ Digital on Twitter I instantly wanted to know more. In reading the blurb my interest was hightened, I then went on to request on Netgalley and yay I was accepted. This was my initial post when I knew I had to read this book Cover Reveal: Our Little Secret

I wanted to read it as close to publication day as I could as I had always said my review would be up on that day. As much as I’m writing this earlier I’m sticking to that rule. Wow! What a rollercoaster of emotions but the thrilling ride is chilling and oh so worth it. For someone who never used to read thrillers let alone psychological ones I can safely say this is one of my ultimate favourites and another book that chills me to the core as I cannot pass it on to my Grandad Sam – I would have loved to have had a convo with him about this one.

The story is told by Chris the man on the brink of suicide – you also have Sarah’s points of view and background on her- who is on the platform on the day he decided it was time. Then there are diary entries from Julia, and then there is Steve – the best friend. I don’t want to delve into it too much as I want you as readers to discover everything that happens just as I did but I must say until very late on I hadn’t seen it coming. 

It’s funny as in some aspects of the story it made me think of the film psycho ( I am not spoiling) you knew that the situation was messed up but part of you was routing for him anyway there are parts of that with Chris.

I enjoyed that the story was in sections by date and time although with the occasional flashbacks showing how this had come about. As I got nearer and nearer to the end I felt like my heart was pounding too just like when the action comes to head in a dramatic film. 

Darren touches on loss, betrayal, friendship, love, loneliness and mental health all in one novel. I felt drawn to all of the characters even though I didn’t always like them they were easy to relate to and in some ways easy to read.

A heart pounding, rollercoaster ride that would make an epic film or TV show. I was right to be excited by Darren’s debut and wow what a way to begin I cannot wait to see what chilling story comes next I’m going to have to read something light next as I’m still in awe of Our Little Secret so much so I’m a little lost at where to go.

If you adore thrillers do not hesitate but download this beauty today it’s 99p well spent. Darren enjoy today everything that started with March train station has led to today publication day. What a read…..

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Guest Post: Rachel Dove visits Hayley Reviews with a snippet from The Flower Shop on Foxley Street…

Today on Hayley Reviews I welcome Rachel Dove whose latest novel The Flower Shop on Foxley Street was released yesterday. It can be downloaded Here I must admit I haven’t read Rachel’s work but I look forward to discovering her colourful world. Isn’t the cover gorgeous it makes me think of a holiday village and a vintage coffee shop…..anyway this won’t be the only time I mention Rachel on here as I will be reading and reviewing this. I must admit since I finished my last read I have just been addicted to Netflix anyway without further ado I give you Rachel Dove and an extract from this beauty…..
My writing career started for real when I won the Prima and Mills & Boon competition in 2015. I was amazed, and it set the path for me to write other books. I am currently writing my fifth book, and have 4 more planned out. I can’t write fast enough at the moment, and it’s pretty full on, but I love every minute.

I have read books and written stories since I was old enough to hold a pen, but in my early twenties I started to really research things and look into publishing and writing as a business. I set up a rejection and submissions file, bought some books, read anything and everything I could get my hands on and…nothing happened.

I entered a few competitions, submitted some pieces to magazines, and the only thing I really got published were readers letters, which produced a buzz and a bit of welcome cash, but I really wanted to write fiction.

Life got in the way, and before I knew it I was in my thirties, married with children. I had self published a novel, and had some short stories published with small independent publishing houses, but nothing else. Till I entered the Prima Competition.

After that, it was like a snowball effect, and I had other books accepted, short stories published in magazines, won further awards…

The competition win was amazing, and a real confidence boost. It’s still hard of course, and I still get many rejections (my file is now massive!) but I keep going, and I urge any writers out there to do the same, because it only takes one yes!

extract of The Flower Shop on Foxley Street.

Roger snipped a stem, thrusting it into the green oasis mount.
“Honey,” he said, flicking out a hip. “You are 30 this year. You have your own business, and you have talents. Stop waiting for people to get a grip of their lives, take charge of your own. Trust me. I waited years to come out to my family, lived a lonely life of lies, and when I came out, my mother laughed as though I was telling her the sky was blue!”

Lily looked across at her friend, who was arranging flowers in a clothing combo of floral shirt, cardigan, fitted skinny jeans and blue glittery brogues. He lived in the village with his husband James, who was a businessman and property developer, and their dog, a great sloppy Great Dane called Bruno. She couldn’t imagine him dulling his light to make others feel comfortable.

“It’s a bit different, Roger, I don’t have some big part of myself hidden, like you had to.”

“Don’t you?” he asked, pointing a length of Baby’s breath at her in accusation. “You have plans, my dear, things you want to do. I follow your Pinterest boards, I see your sketches.”

Lily darted a look at him. “Stalk much?”

“Yes, I do,” he said rather proudly, causing her to giggle.

The trill of the bell announced the arrival of a customer, and as Lily walked to the front shop floor area, she heard him calling after her.

“There you go, don’t ask who the bell tolls for, it tolls for you! Opportunity knocking!”

“Ssshh,” she batted her hand behind her as she walked away.

When she saw who it was, she blushed furiously.

“Sorry about that, good morning! Would you like the usual?”

“Good morning, yes please.” She smiled briefly at the man before her, before turning away to get to work on the bouquet he ordered twice a week. Monday and Friday morning, regular as clockwork.

“So,” the deep male voice said, “good weekend?”

Lily almost snipped off her finger instead of the stem of a gerbera daisy as she had flashbacks of her weekend.

“Er…not bad, a little boring really. You?”

The voice hesitated. “Er, same really. Dinner with friends on Saturday evening. I had a bit of work to get done, so I wouldn’t call it a weekend, really.”

Lily nodded, wrapping the blooms in tissue paper and cellophane. She took them over to the counter.

“Okay for you, before I ribbon them up?” She allowed herself then to look at him fully. He looked back at her momentarily, before looking at the bouquet with a nod.

“Perfect, thanks.” She smiled at him. He was dressed in his usual work gear, and with it being January, he had a beanie hat on. Dark brown tendrils of hair licked around the edges, and she knew from memory that under his hat was a crop of thick curly locks. Down from the hat, he had a beautiful pair of deep chocolate brown eyes, hooded with thick lashes the average girl would kill for. She noticed he looked tired, with a day or two of stubble on his chiselled chin. She forced herself to look away before she peeked a glance at his adorable lips. She could already feel her cheeks burning with heat.

She concentrated on wrapped the bouquet with ribbon, taking care not to curl her fingers instead whilst using her scissors with shaky hands.

“All done,” she said, relieved and she passed them over the counter. He was looking at her, not moving, and Lily frowned. “You okay?”

He started, reaching for the bouquet clumsily. His fingers brushed hers, and Lily felt the roughness of them against her own. She shivered a little, and from the look on his face, he saw it. Damn.

“Sorry,” he said, rubbing the back of his hand across his mouth, “half asleep today. How much?”

“£20 as normal, please,” she replied, looking intently at the bouquet in his hands, rather than at him. “You need coffee. There’s a little cafe next door, with some seating, it’s nice and quiet.”

He raised his eyebrows a little as he handed over the notes. “Really?” Something tugged at the side of his mouth, like a smile trying to escape.

“Yes, it’s nice. I love their caramel latte. Do you like coffee? Or tea? They have tea?”

“Do you mean now? I just, I have to go to work-“

“Oh no! I didn’t mean with me, oh god no, I just mean you could have a rest before work, wake up a bit.” She was panicking now, and she knew it. She had just accidentally kind of asked the man out! He looked at her open mouthed, as though he was struggling to think of something to say. No doubt trying to make a swift exit from the crazy florist. Damn, a regular customer she couldn’t afford to lose either.

She looked behind her frantically, to see Roger staring at her, a ridiculously large grin on his face. She motioned behind her back for him to come and rescue her, but he just shook his head as if to say nope, you dug this hole, you dig yourself out.

He spoke again, his deep voice cutting through the high pitched squeaking in her head. Here it comes, she thought. The embarrassing it’s not me, it’s you, crazy loony woman I have no wish to spend time with. She had to will her own eyes to stay open. She almost wished her parents were here. A good bicker would defuse the tension.

“I could do tomorrow, same time, I have a late start but I would like to chat with you, actually.”

Lily’s mouth would have dropped to the wood floor if her lower face wasn’t frozen in a terrified lock jaw grimace. She willed herself to speak. The first attempt came out as a whisper, so she cleared her throat and tried again. This time she sounded like Joe Pasquale, but she ran with it. “I, I don’t think-“

He looked straight at her probably seeing a slight sense of panic crossing her features as she fumbled her refusal. The look on his face was so confusing that she couldn’t finish her sentence.

“Go on,” Roger said into her ear, his body suddenly so close she could feel his cardigan buttons digging into her spine. “For once in your life, take a chance.” Lily was still staring, stuttering at the man before her, but Roger’s words stopped her dead.

“Yes, tomorrow’s great,” she said in a flourish of bravado.

“Lovely! She will see you then!” Roger stepped even further forward, giving her a sneaky poke in the back with his finger. She managed to smile at the customer, or at least that’s what she thought it was. She might have looked constipated, at best. He smiled and nodded.  

“Great,” he said easily, as though he made coffee dates all the time (he probably did, to be fair – the man was sex on a stick) and giving her a little wave and a smile that melted her heart, he left. Turning at the door, he looked at her again, a deep look that nearly knocked the feet from beneath her. For a second she thought he was going to come back, change his mind, but he just looked at her as though he was asking her a question she didn’t know the answer to. She looked right back at him, wondering what he was thinking, and why she asked herself this question every time she saw him. He smiled again, a tiny twitch on his lips, and then he strode away. It seemed that no answers would come today.

Lily stood at the counter, frozen solid, his cash still clenched tight in her hand. Her face felt as though it was on fire, and her whole body tingled. Roger had gone in the back and came through with the finished wreath, heading to the van. He gave her a tap on the arm that threatened to topple her mannequin challenge pose off balance.

“Wow, girl, I should give you a pep talk every morning! That, my dear, took balls. Not tiny balls either!” He tittered at his own joke as he set off on his delivery.

I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to read this and Roger sounds like the kind of mate I need….if you are already reading or if it’s on your TBR, or you are one of these super fast readers and have finished do let me know your thoughts….


Sunday Sunday, update

Sunday Sunday

Sunday’s are my me day, it’s my one constant and definite day to myself. I don’t want to harp on about my ankle but yesterday was a productive work day and I’m so proud of my team but my ankle is in agony. Today I wanted to do more than I have for the blog – although I have made a little progress in some ways and I wanted to get stuck into this beauty.

After it’s release last year it had definitely piqued my interest by the many gorgeous blog reviews and after discovering Paige Toon via The Last Piece Of My Heart My Review I knew this had to be my second read of hers. This review by my awesome mate Catriona helped 🙂 The One We Fell In Love with by FabBookFiend

This bench needs some love and care as you can see but as I sit here now in the cooler part of the day (I’m in proper Sunday chill mode and no one needs to see my hair how it is). It does make me smile sitting here as this is my Nan & Grandads bench that holds so many memories and I’m sure he patched it up a fair few times over the years. We do need to get it sorted and restored to it’s former glory and I believe my sister wants to get a plaque for them which would be lovely. So maybe when it’s looking more like how it did I will actually take a rare selfie with me and obviously a book – on that Grandad would approve I may even take it with one of his Jack Reachers. Those I definitely want to get back to. 

This week has been a crazy one with mixed emotions for me. I won’t bore on there was a lot of work, and trying to take care of the ankle I have even been trying to do some of the exercises whilst I type. I got to see a fab show in Gloria with the bestie and here are the blog posts for the week. 

  • Where did I wander this week I love my wandering Wednesday’s my lil stamp on my love of books and wanting to wander some more.
  • Unique Blogger Awards – this was an honour and I loved the reaction from bloggers still makes me smile. Thanks to this post I also hit my most views ever in a day.
  • The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters – Jaimie is amazing this book spoke to me in so many ways. It’s made me want to look at what I want in life take a risk or two. 

That’s my Sunday back to my book 🙂 plus must get organised for the blog this week. I would like to have my posts a lot earlier in the day. Take care all and have a beautiful week filled with books and positivity.

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Blog Tour: The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters By Jaimie Admans and Giveaway…

Published on by HQ Digital on 7th June 2017

Blurb: Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy.

Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?

Review: Firstly better late than never! It’s been a crazy week for me and I was hoping to spend my day off engrossed by this gorgeous book but the beaming sun gave me other ideas namely a splitting headache, since then I have had a number of interruptions but I’m finally ready to share my thoughts.

I remember when I first saw this cover and Jenny was asking who wanted to be on the cover reveal and then the blog tour and I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t read anything by Jaimie before this but I definitely will read more from her.

Wow wow wow!!!!! This book stirred up so many emotions I was laughing and crying I literally fell in love with the characters especially Wendy and Julian and I too feel like I kind of know Eulalie.

As you would have seen my various wandering Wednesday’s I’m often wandering and this time it’s to France. A place that in my life I have had mixed feelings towards but the chateau sounds picturesque to jet off and change my life like Wendy and Julian have is just what I need right now.

Jaimie thank you for giving me a book that has made me question a lot of the things I say and do. Sometimes taking a step outside of your comfort zone is exactly what you need. 

I love that the story is kind of left open- I would love to see these characters revisited and I desperately want to read more from Jaimie. I loved trying to power read to make this all happen and I’m glad I did this book is one of my faves from 2017 and I will definitely be recommending to anyone who will listen.

To honour the fact this post is so late it’s almost tomorrow I won’t be posting tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing and share with me what you are reading.

There is a gorgeous giveaway that I almost forgot.


Cover Reveal, debut novel

Cover Reveal: Our Little Secret By Darren O’Sullivan

Wow!!!! I saw this cover on Twitter today and instantly was intrigued. I read the blurb and wanted to know more. I have submitted a request on Netgalley so fingers crossed I get to devour this beauty which is a debut from Darren O’Sullivan published by HQ Digital on 28th July 2017.

Blurb: A deserted train station: A man waits. A woman watches.

Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah.
So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.
As Sarah becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that Chris is clearly hiding, he becomes obsessed with stopping her, protecting her.
But there are some secrets that are meant to stay buried forever…
I can feel this will be one I won’t be able to put down….I’m home from my holiday so will get more updates up soon. 

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: The Chateau of Happily Ever After by Jaimie Admans

Better late than never….I have been so busy at work I meant to do this during my lunch break but listened to a bit of my current audible read so without further ado. Thank you Jenny for including me in this cover reveal. Doesn’t the cover look gorgeous?

This gorgeous book is available for pre-order Here it’s released on 7th June. I can’t wait to get my mitts on this but if you need convincing here is the blurb.

Where dreams come true…?

Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!
But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?
Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts and Holly Martin.