Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“The Worth of a Penny” Review

Hello Friends!

Happy Easter! Again I’m posting a review late in the day, but that’s because I like to go through the post and make the introductions in the day I’m posting, and because I stayed out all day (enjoying the day with my family), I’m only posting now…

I do hope you had an amazing day and weekend. I know I did. But let me go back to business.

The Worth of a Penny“, written by Jess B. Moore, is the third book in her Fox River series, and you know the author’s name because I read and review the other two books in the series: “The Guilt of a Sparrow” and “Fierce Grace”.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jess B. Moore for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Worth of a Penny


Synopsis

Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.

Dominic MacKenna is the youngest of five brothers, the friendly one with a killer smile and easy laugh. His brothers are all grown up, and one by one they’re flying the nest, leaving him out of sorts and unsure of his place. Who is he if not the youngest MacKenna?

Penny falls in with the MacKenna brothers, welcomed in as family, and offered the kind of love and support she never knew existed. With a new job and a lot of determination, she is finding out what she’s capable of. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love with the most notorious flirt in town.  

Dominic falls for the sweet strong girl with a penchant for random facts and quirky homemade dresses. All he wants is to show Penny how wonderful she is, how smart and funny, and how desired and loved—even if he has to do it as her friend.

Purchase Link – Amazon


Author Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJess B Moore is a writer of love stories.  When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family.  She takes too many pictures of her cat, thinking the Internet loves him as much as she does.  She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love.  Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and will be available later in 2018.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

This isn’t my first rodeo in the world of Jess B. Moore’s books, so I was already ready for a lot of emotions, from tears to laughter, from excitement to falling in love with the characters… but are we really ready for a book from an author we really like? Yeah, I was ready… not really. Although I thought I had prepared my heart for all the adventure, I was still surprised with my feeling and thoughts through out the reading journey, because that’s the power of Jess B. Moore’s writing style.

We follow Penelope Davies and Dominic MacKenna, and oh my goodness! Although I loved the previous books, I think I love this story more! I could connect with Penelope, although I don’t have the same personal experiences has she had, the emotional, vulnerable moments made me feel like I know her, like I’m her friend. That feeling makes me feel empathy for Penny and want her to be happy, because she deserves it.

Penny is is an amazing woman, and much stronger than people realize, even herself. She’s a great heroine that made us, the readers, think about a lot of things and go on a journey with her that we may not even realized we needed. I loved that. Then there is Dominic and his personality is a good balance to Penny’s and to make the story even more interesting.

I always love to see the development of the characters personalities and relationships. In this book, no only do we see how every characters interacts with one another, but how the romance between Penny and Dominic builds. It’s a sweet romance, but it doesn’t lack passion so it’s just perfect and fun.

Overall, I loved the book! I loved all the amazing characters, even the mean ones were complex and gave some sense of reality to the story. I love the personalities and the interactions. And it made me feel like I was part of the world, part of the town, and it was definitely had a mesmerizing quality in the storytelling that made me see how real this book feels and could be.

It was full of emotions (which I was expecting), love, friendship, family and drama. That been said, if you like contemporary romances with those aspects, I highly recommend this book.


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Love,

Jess

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Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“His Convenient Highland Wedding” Review

Hello Friends!

Here is my second review of the day. I wanted to post it last weekend, but ended up not even as much time as I was expecting. Sorry, Janice! Nevertheless, you guys have no idea how much I loved this book and how much I want to share everything I can, but I don’t want to spoil anything so the review was a tricky one, like all Historical Romances reviews are for me.

His Convenient Highland Wedding“, written by Janice Preston, is the first book in the Lochmore Legacy Series, and published on March 19, 2019 by Harlequin Historical.

You guys will see my reviews of this entire series, which I’m excited about, and I will make a post later this week and leave the synopsis of the other books. Meanwhile, I will leave you guys with this review.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Janice Preston. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


42639938Synopsis

Bought by her husband…

Bound by secrets of their past!

The start of The Lochmore Legacy—a Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but lowborn Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long?

Purchase Link – Amazon | Book Depository

Don’t forget to add this book to your TBR list on Goodreads.


About Author

Janice Preston grew up in Wembley with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, she moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When her children left home for university, she discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since her teens.

Janice now lives in the West Midlands with her husband and two cats. Over the years, apart from farming, she has worked as a conveyancer, a call handler for the police and an administrator for a teacher training programme at a local university. She currently works as an exam invigilator and has a part-time job with a weight management counsellor (vainly trying to control her own weight despite her love of chocolate!).

Social Media Links – Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website


My Review

Let’s just take a second to admire the cover. Now, let’s take a minute and freak out at the fact that a new Historical Romance series is here. Yeah… That’s what I did when I found out about this series and book. You all know I love Historical Romance, especially Janice Preston’s since she introduced me to this amazing genre with her book. Than been said, of course I was very excited about this all series because of the amazing authors that rote the books.

This book is the start of everything. It’s the introduction to a brand new series connected but separated by time. In this novel we are transported to a Victorian era and I know that it’s quite a new era for Janice Preston and that she got out of her comfort zone, but she did an absolutely wonderful job with this book.

P1070504In this story we follow Flora (amazing name) and Lachlan (strong name that I have no idea if I pronounce it correctly in my mind, but that I still love). These two characters are our main characters, and since we are in a historical romance novel, of course they are our lovely and passionate couple. This book is basically a “Marriage by convenience” kind of story, at least that’s the beginning, but life and love are unexpected and so many fun and exciting things happen that left me needing the next page, and the next… and the next… and the next…

Set in a beautiful place, with brilliant and vivid descriptions, the author completely transport us, not only to another time, but to another place as well. The setting of this novel left me dreamy, just as much as Lachlan made me feel. I felt as if I was part of this place, part of the story, even if only as a spirit running around the castle and the land, making sure my beloved family members were doing well and happy, in love too. Sounds, weird? I don’t care, I was really transported and I loved the trip.

Of course, the setting is almost nothing without equally amazingly well written characters (either we love them or not). You already know I love the main characters. I love that there was electricity, sparks, happening between them. I love that there were funny moments as well as romantic ones. I love every single interaction. I loved to learn more about them and their hearts, minds, dreams, goals and past as I read the book. I loved falling in love with Lachlan and Flora as they fell in love with each other.

So, yes… I loved the book. “Love” is the strongest word I can use at the moment. I’m still quite speechless. I loved connecting with the characters and I loved following their journey, uncovering mysteries (of life, of family, of love), surpassing obstacles and being who they are.

Do I recommend this book? That’s not even a question. If you guys haven’t noticed, I used the world “LOVE”, that should be the answer. And I can’t wait to read all the other books in the series and keep falling in love with the characters, the plot, the flow, the era and definitely learn all I can about what connects all the books and explore this series until my heart is contempt.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“The Start of Something Wonderful” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you two reviews, and the first one is a review of a audiobook that I had the pleasure of listening while doing some painting. Amazing ten hours, listen throughout a couple of days. But I will tell you guys more about this experience in a sec.

The Start of Something Wonderful“, written by Jane Lambert, narrated also by the author, and published by HQ, Harper Collins.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jane Lambert for the Audiobook file of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Start of Something Wonderful


Synopsis

The Start of Something Wonderful CoverIt’s never too late to follow your dreams….

Forty-year-old air stewardess Emily Forsyth thought she had everything a woman could wish for: a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, a designer wardrobe and a dishy pilot boyfriend. Until he breaks up with her…

Catapulted into a midlife crisis she wishes she’d had earlier, she decides to turn her life upside down, quitting her job and instead beginning to chase her long-held dreams of becoming an actress!

Leaving the skies behind her, Emily heads for the bright lights of London’s West End – but is it too late to reach for the stars?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor and voiceover artist in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in “Calendar Girls”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, “Deathtrap”,  and most recently “True West” in London’s West End.  She has recorded audiobooks for BBC AudioGo, Isis Publishing and HarperCollins. She is currently adapting “The Start of Something Wonderful” into a 6-part comedy drama for TV.

Social Media Links – Twitter


My Review

I love audiobooks. I find them very useful, specially since I’m always looking for something to have as a companion during some tasks; in this case, I found that I quite enjoyed listening to this particular novel while making some painting in wooden. It was a fun story to listen too and not hard to follow.

In this novel, we follow Emily Forsythe, a forty-year-old air stewardess, as she goes on a self-discovery journey provoked by unexpected  and heartbroken changes in her life. And that’s life for you guys! Sometimes things happen and we have to decide what we are going to do next. That’s what we follow in this novel. We get to see how Emily, the main character, deals with all that is going on and find explore the freedom she has now gained.

I loved the interactions between Emily and all the people she encounters in this new adventure while following her dreams. Many strong, funny, colorful personalities, with different background stories and aspirations that make us connect with them as much as we do with Emily.

It was also interesting to listen to the narrator – in this case, the author herself – go through the different accents and tones that made each character feel real in my mind. Actually, I felt like I was there and was just at the corner of the room, watching and listening. Because, although I didn’t felt as I was part of that world, I still felt like I was listening to someone tell me her story, letting me know all the interactions she had and all the good and bad moments in her life.

Overall, I really wanted her to be happy. My mom is in her late forties and I want her to do whatever she wants and that makes her happy. And I felt hat kind of connection with Emily, because I was listening to a woman’s voice narrating the novel, I felt like I was listening to Emily herself and that made me think of all the women in my life that are in her forties and every women that isn’t by has suffer a major change in her life… So I honestly wanted her to have a good time and accomplish her goals.

Accomplishing or goals, never giving up, discover ourselves everyday… I loved all of that. And I do believe we can be, and we are, resilient and we will get up and try again, even if it’s something entirely different from what we have been doing for the past years. So that’s a good message.

About recommending this book… Listening to audiobooks is always a different kind of experience and I know not many people enjoy it, so I recommend it to those that love listening to audiobooks.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

“Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Cursed Serpent” Review

Hello Friends!

I have a new review for you guys! And you may know the authors name and the series.

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Cursed Serpent“, written by Columbkill Noonan, is the third book in the Barnabas Tew series. Published by Crooked Cat Books on 2nd April.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Columbkill Noonan for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Cursed Serpent


Synopsis

Case of the Cursed Serpent cover“For Queen, for Country, and for….Uncle Rabbit?”

Just when Barnabas and Wilfred thought the world was safe at last, along comes a new threat: the Mayan Lords of Death have hatched a plan to overthrow the natural order of things, involving a cursed serpent god, two untrustworthy sets of twins, and a dead bunny that must be resuscitated at all costs. Only Barnabas and Wilfred can possibly unravel the convoluted plot, but they face danger after danger as they attempt to do so. If they fail, up will be down and down will be up, and the evil Lords of Death will take over the heavens.

Do Barnabas and Wilfred have the courage, skill (and luck!) to save the world yet again?

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK


Author Bio

ColumbkillNoonanPhotoColumbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology.  Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat Books, was released in 2017, and her latest work, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds”, is set to be released in September 2018.

In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, aerial yoga, and riding her rescue horse, Mittens. To learn more about Columbkill please feel free to visit her website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Social Media Links –  Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Barnie and Willie are at it again! And this time they are dealing with Mayan Lords of Death, so… Ancient Mayan civilization here we go!

Columbkill Noonan is quite an amazing author, with an incredible imagination. This entire series is so funny and awesome! With each new book and new adventure is just amazing and leaves me speechless for most part.

In this book Barnabas and Wilfred have to deal with a new set of Gods and creatures related to the ancient Mayan civilization. The world is in dangerous and these two Victorian men have to safe it. And if you read the first two books your know how crazy they are.

A witty, fun, full of action and with brilliant and vivid descriptions, this novel is a good addition to the series. The characters are well developed and with each book my connection to Barnie and Willie grows. I just feel like I’m their friends that’s why I call them Barnie and Willie, those are my nicknames for them, because it makes me giggle, and their attitudes make me laugh.

On another note, I have always been fascinated by ancient civilizations and cultures, including Mayan culture. So imagine my excitement when I saw the synopsis of this book… And I loved the way that the author used the mythology to create an adventure for Barnabas and Wilfred to go on.

Overall, I loved this book. And it actually mad me appreciate the series even more. I highly recommend this series (because I think you should read them in order so you can learn everything about the main characters). If you love mysteries, mythology, Victorian detectives and humor, this is the book for you. It certainly is mine.


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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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Love,

Jess

Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Battle With the SEAL” Review

Hello Friends!

I’m working on reviewing some books this week, so you guys expect a lot of recommendations from me. And now, I bring you another review!…

Battle With The Seal” is the third book in the Norse Security Series written by Leslie North, and published on 7th August 2018. Although I haven’t yet read the previous books in this series, I know it’s a standalone novel, and I’m planning to read the other books soon.

Thank you Leslie, Relay Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book, and give my honest review.


Synopsis

cover146506-mediumLoki is the type of man who can blend into any situation: the party boy, the wallflower, or the man who slips into the back room and steals information—whatever is needed of him as a undercover SEAL. Now, with his Wounded Warrior charity on the line, he’s been given a job that could save it: ferreting out a mole. But instead of a mole, he finds his perfect female counterpart: another spy on the trail. And she’s working against him.

Mirabelle, “M”, is a master of disguise. A shake of her hair, a swipe of her lipstick and she can change from a secretary to a sex kitten. It’s a talent that comes in handy in her line of work as an agent. Plugging the leaker in a data breach could finally gain her the momentum she needs to advance her career. That is until she discovers a sexy SEAL working against her—making her question everything she thought she knew.

When M and Loki’s paths collide it’s only a split second gut check that sends them running for cover together rather than ripping each other apart. There’s more to their leaker than either of their clients are telling them, so the two agree to band together. For now. Deep undercover and with ever-shifting personalities and priorities, M and Loki find themselves clinging to what they know: each other. What ensues is a battle of operatives as they reluctantly join forces to figure out who the mole is, all while trying to ignore an attraction that feels so very, very right.

Purchase Link – Amazon


About Author

P1060897Leslie North is the USA Today Bestselling pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Website | Amazon


My Review

P1060913Battle with a SEAL” is the third book in the series, and although I usual don’t start a series in the middle, I was okay since the novels in the Norse Security Series can be read as standalone. The fact that I did read the third book before the others makes me curious, and I can’t wait to read the previous books and get a full view of this world and the characters.

In this novel we meet Mirabelle, aka M, and Loki and we follow them through an exciting and action filled adventure. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good romance with a military man and a strong minded woman? M and Loki were amazingly well written characters and both ended up complimenting each other well in this story and lots f sparks flew every time they were together.

P1060804An espionage kind of story that features two professionals, two characters that know what they are doing and are very good at their jobs. Both are chameleons, both have a goal. Their personalities made the plot so much fun to read about and to try and figure out the truth.

Full of action, romance, mystery and twists and turns, this book was a very satisfying story that took a good pace, this fast pace that elevated the action and it made the experience of reading it be more exciting than watching an action and adventure movie.

Overall, I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the previous one so I can met the other two men in this awesome series, Camden and Hunter, because by reading this book I can already tell I’m going to love them and their stories as I loved Loki’s. So, I highly recommend this book, but don’t forget the other two books.


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Love,

Jess

 

Reviews, Uncategorized

“Angels Can’t Swim” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you my review of a coming-of-age novella called “Angels Can’t Swim“, written by Alexandra McCann, published on June 17, 2018.

I red this book last year, and it’s one of those I have on the list to review this year. So here it is! I’m sorry it took a while.

Thank you Alexandra McCann for the eCopy of your book so I could experience this journey. All the opinions and thoughts are my own honest review.


Synopsis

40606420Angels Can’t Swim is an original, honest coming-of-age novella that examines what goes on behind the scenes for three college swimmers. Jenna, Maggie, and Eden are each incredibly different in their personalities and struggles, yet under pressure they must come together in this compelling story of friendship and what it means to be a good teammate. While balancing the pressures of swimming at a high level and also dealing with the realities of college life, the three young women grow immensely as individual people and in their bonds with each other. In portraying these bonds, the novella tackles important issues such as eating disorders and what it means to be an LGBTQ young person. This intense, unforgettable novella is a must-read for young adults, college students, and all people who wish to take a glimpse into a world not often seen.


About Author

Alexandra McCann is a newly published author.

She loves to swim, hike, read, and hang out with friends and family. Angels Can’t Swim is her first published work. 

Social Media Links – Goodreads | Twitter | Website


My Review

This interesting, unique and thought provoking novel follows three young women whose lives are intertwine, and as we read about them we are taken on a emotional journey, watching them deal with all the obstacles and figuring things out. That been said, I was quite curious from the very beginning, feeling empathy to the characters and feeling as if I was their friend.

Maggie, Eden and Jenna are their names. With passion for swimming and issues that will take them on a rollercoaster ride, full of twists and turns, combined with drama, friendship and family relationships that can be as crazy as the real deal. So I liked that aspect of the book, the sense of reality in the book.

Although swimming is an important element in this coming-of-age story, it’s so much more that the sport and the characters love for it. Truly, it is about life, a side of life that some people may have not read or know much about, so I was excited about the chance to read each page and enter this storyline and go on a ride with the characters. Coming-of-age book always makes me reflect of life and this one certainly did that for me.

Overall, it was an amazing book that allowed me to think about the struggles a lot of people have to deal with, plus, it allowed me to reflect on my own personal life and all the interactions I have with people, as well as think about what my friends and family have to deal with. Because sometimes we don’t really think about other members in our society, and we don’t really listen to them, and by not doing it, we ended up not helping when we could have.

It is a short novel, so it was a quick, but powerful and emotional, read. So I think more people should give it a chance and read this book, following those tree characters and think for themselves about the topics expressed in this novel.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized

“The Earl’s Runaway Governess” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a good day or night. I have another historical romance novel to share with a lovely review.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess“, written by Catherine Tinley, is the first book in a brand new series. Published on 1st April 2019 and I’m so excited to be a part of this blog tour.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Catherine for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

The Earl's Runaway Governess


Synopsis

The Earl's Runaway Governess Cover 05241A37230A4F84B9FF2A8CF263EC8EWho knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

Purchase Link –  Amazon


Author Bio

Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cat, and dog and can be reached at any of her social media links and website.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter |Website


My Review

Historical Romance is one of my favourite genre, and I have had the pleasure to read Catherine Tinley’s book before, so I was just a bundle of join when I saw that she had a new series coming up, so being able to read her book made me so happy. And… Oh my… What a great beginning of a series.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess” was so much fun and exciting,  full of romance, some mystery and action, and definitely amazing characters that make the storyline so amazing.

In this book we get to meet Marianne Grant and Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and we get to uncover lots of information about their lives, past and present. We see their points of view and their relationship developing. We get to see the attraction, the compassion, the vivid descriptions that make everything so perfectly clear in my mind…

I truly loved the characters because they gave the story some added reality and I love being taken back into the past and live a historical romance with the characters has my guides. Marianne and Ash were such an amazing pair. I loved the moments they had together and I felt connected with Marianne the most, maybe because she had to keep a lot of things in secret while still making the right decisions and helping out the Kingswood family.

Also, I loved the plot, and although I haven’t read many historical romances with governess in them I was curious about that trope (the all lord and governess romance), and I loved how the author spiced up her novel with the descriptions, the interactions, the family relationship, the mystery and of course the romance.

Overall, I loved this novel. And I know I have used the word “love” a lot in this review, but I’m being honest, this was a five stars book so “love” is the perfect word to use. That been said, I highly recommend this book. I want you guys to experience this book to the fullest, so… if you love historical romances with romance, drama, twists and turns, mystery, amazing characters that will keep you intrigued, not only about them but also about what’s going on, and vivid descriptions that will keep you mind entertain and pull you into a journey… this is the book for you.


Giveaway

Three winners will each receive a signed copy of The Earl’s Runaway Governess, plus a mystery book by another romance writer. For a chance to be one of them, Click Here.

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2 x UK winners and 1 x International Winner

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Jess

New Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized

“When The Parachute Doesn’t Open” Review

Hello Friends!

As you all may know I’m friends with Chelsea Girard, and she’s an indie author with several books already published and she has a new one.

When The Parachute Doesn’t Open” is her new poetry book. I had the privilege to read it as part of her Beta Readers and I now bring you my review.

Thank you Chelsea for allowing me to be a part of this journey and give my honest review on this book.


Synopsis44652029

When The Parachute Doesn’t Open, what happens when you fall?
Will you think about everything you accomplished or everything you haven’t done? This collection of poetry is derived from just this. What could have happened and what you can do about it.
When you fall,
make sure you have no stone upturned and nothing to wish you never did,
When The Parachute Doesn’t Open

Purchase Link – Amazon


About Author

Screenshot_2018-10-19 Chelsea Girard no Instagram “HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO MY THIRD CHILD, A Delicate Flower 😭❤️🤣 This b[...]I review for professional book publishers such as Simon and Schuster Canada  and Hachette Books. I am always looking for a new book to review.

I tend to draw to novels that draw away from love stories and more towards suspense and personal experiences shared from one person to the next. I love books that make you feel for the character and give you a sense of fulfillment when you claim their happiness as you’re own.

I am always busy with school, work and with my family but I always leave time out of my day to relax with a book and some tea. For me, it’s a form of escape from the world that I am surrounded by, where I can escape to a world where I can draw a connection to the book characters and their stories.

​- Chelsea Girard

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


My Review

Let’s just stop for a second and appreciate this cover and the fact that there is a new poetry book by Chelsea Girard. Okay, everyone ready? Because I have a lot to say.

P1070489First of all, even before I started reading I knew I would be an emotional wreck once I started, because from past reading experience with this author’s books that was what ended up happening. And I was right. I was crying, smiling, feeling empowered, inspired, connected with my memories and I felt as if someone finally got what I had been trying to say.

That’s the power of Chelsea Girard’s melodic writing style. She knows how to takes us on this journey through our own heart, soul and mind, by giving us not only food for thought, but also by provoking emotions and calling memories. That’s something I have always loved about her books and this one was another collection of poems that touched my heart.

I may have broken down in front of you
But that doesn’t mean
I broke down because of you.

~ Chelsea Girard

A lot of poems took me down memory lane. I remembered my past, I thought about my own experiences, and some poems connected with that as if they were my words, the words for the feelings I had at that time. Other poems made me think about those memories in a new light.

There are some poems here she was like redacted, obscured, most of the text but some chosen words. I loved that concept in the book, because sometimes we do that in our lives, we obscure some parts of what we are feeling or thinking. At least, I know I do that.

P1070488I was also inspired, and I have had new ideas for stories I’m working on, because of the emotions I felt, because the poems connected with a characters I had in my mind, because I started to thinking about something I hadn’t wonder about before. So the poems were thought provoking to me.

Overall, I loved this collection of poems. I loved how I felt connected to this energy, this essence that is part of all of us.

I felt calm in the end, after the rollercoaster of emotions, memories and thoughts, I felt at home. Just like I feel after talking to my mom or my best friends. I felt like that because it was like I had poured out my heart and had someone that loved me beside me, listening, giving me hugs and understanding what I could and couldn’t say out-loud.

An amazing and powerful book that I highly recommend. That’s it…


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Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized

“The Disgraceful Lord Gray” Review

Hello Friends!

Still sick, and tired… And it’s past midnight here and I was suppose to post the review on the 1st. This is what happens when I’m sleep deprived for days, and I apologize for not posting earlier, but reading is helping me deal with the bad week I’m having. And because I want you all to find some amazing books to help you out dealing with your bad days, I bring you a review.

As many of you may know I love Virginia Heath books. And today’s book is one of hers!

The Disgraceful Lord Gray” is the third book in the King’s Elite series, the first one being “The Mysterious Lord Millcroft” and the second being “The Uncompromising Lord Flint”. That been said this is a regency romance, published in 1st April 2019.

Happy Publication Day!

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Virginia Heath for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.


SynopsisThe Disgraceful Lord Gray UK

A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!

Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

Purchase Links – Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia HeathVirginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history, she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Website


My Review

Oh boy! Oh boy… So many things to say and I don’t like reviews with spoilers, so I will just let my enthusiasm talk for how good this is. Let’s start with the fact that if you love historical romances and don’t know Virginia Heath then I don’t know what you have been doing until now. This series can be read as a standalone, although I recommend you read all the books in order so you can experience the full experience of this series and learn more about the characters and the King’s Elite.

In this book we follow Lord Gray and Miss Theadora Cranford, and oh boy… What a fun adventure their story was. Lord Gray is part of a group of spies, a disgraced aristocrat on a mission that will take him on an excited and unexpected journey. He’s handsome, intelligent, charming, sweetheart and determined. Then there is Thea, a young woman that is trying to not get many attention, so she stays guarded, although once they met sparks fly. I won’t say how they met, but it was funny and awesome.

Like I said before, I won’t give any spoilers, so no specifics of the plot, but… The book is full of romance, mystery, crime, humor and excitement, and that’s very characteristic of Virginia Heath’s books, which I love.

The fun thing about this storyline is the unexpected moments, that’s what makes me curious, because I want to know more about the characters and what they are going to do when the plans don’t go as they thought and prepared. And those unexpected moments sometimes bring or are provoked by funny scenes.

With twists and turns, sense of humor, characters that make us fall in love for them, a cute dog, spies and mystery… What more could we ask for? Overall, I loved this story, I was at the edge of my seat and couldn’t stop reading until I figured out everything. So, of course I recommend this book, this series.


Giveaway

For a chance to win one of the three e-copies of The Disgraceful Lord Gray that are being giving away, CLICK HERE.

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*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.


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Blog Tour, Paranormal, Reviews

“A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane” Review

Hello Friends!

So, this is my 301st blog post! I didn’t even realized until now. Nevertheless, it’s a good day, and despite me still being sick, I’m quite excited to share my opinion of this book with you guys.

I know it’s late Saturday, early Sunday in some countries, and I was suppose to post this review in the morning, but my weeks are crazy and today was a busy day for me. Unexpectedly busy… So I apologize for taking longer.

Now, about the book. “A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane” is another book set in the lovely and picturesque small town of Little Pondale. Written by Emily Harvale and published 26th March 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Emily for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane


Synopsis

The Angel Bell is ringing for Mia and Jet’s Big Day – but will the Wedding of the Year go without a hitch?

Wedding on LPL-8- Feb 4Every bride wants the perfect wedding and Mia Ward is no exception. But she is the only bride in Little Pondale and everyone in the village has ideas for her Big Day. Drowning in suggestions, Mia needs some help.

When she bumps into childhood friend, Breanna Wright on a shopping trip to London, Mia’s convinced it’s Fate. Breanna’s only ambition was to be a wedding planner with her own business, The Wright Wedding … so Mia doesn’t hesitate.

Breanna’s now got three months to plan a wedding where the sky’s the limit, budget-wise. She should be over the moon. Especially as she’ll get a chance to see old friends again, including her first love. There’s just one tiny hitch … Breanna doesn’t have a wedding-planning business.

She should tell Mia there has been a slight mistake, but as usual Breanna’s life isn’t running smoothly and she could really use a break. And when you’ve dreamt about planning weddings all your life, how difficult can it be?

Will this be the chance Breanna’s longed for? Or will Mia’s Dream Wedding be Breanna’s biggest disaster yet?

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK


Author Bio

EPSON scanner imageHaving lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

Social Media Links –  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

When we think everything is finished in this series, Emily Harvale gives us an extra, exciting and fun book. And you guys know I love this picturesque small town, so of course I couldn’t wait to be a part of this wedding journey.

Since this is part of a series, I won’t give any specifics but let me just say that I still love all the funny and friendly characters that we met in previous books and I loved how the author gave us a little more of information about them and that’s always fun. Then, as if that wasn’t enough we get a wedding and all it entails. So of course it’s funny, dramatic, romantic and exciting.

We also are introduced to new characters that give some new flavor to the story and lot’s of romance, because of course this small town has to have romances or it wouldn’t be the fluffy novel we all know and love. It all made the book a perfect addition to the series, because of all the added information and journey it take us in.

Overall, I love this book and I loved it because I felt like I was a part the journey, helping out planning the wedding, spending time with friends, falling in love with some yummy characters…

I recommend this book and the series to everyone that loves Light Hearted Romances. It’s a book that has friendship, romance, some kind of mystery or fun event that spices up the story, all of that in a small town that is as peculiar as it’s residents… and who don’t love that?


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

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Love,

Jess