Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“A Little Piece of Paradise” Review

Hello Friends!

These past few days have been emotional, sad specially. Something that always makes me a bit happier is reading a good romance. And this one gives just that warmth.

A Little Piece of Paradise“, written by T.A. Williams, is a Contemporary Romance novel, published on 4th October 2021, by Canelo.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T.A. Williams for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

The inheritance of a lifetime… with a catch

When Sophie’s uncle leaves her a castle in the Italian Riviera in his will, she can’t believe her luck. The catch? She and her estranged sister, Rachel, must live there together for three months in order to inherit it.

Having worked in Rome for four years, Sophie’s excited to revisit to Italy, even if it reignites memories of a cheating ex who soon learns of her return and wants to rekindle their spark. Sophie realises that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder – but for her friend back home, Chris, who she discovers is more to her than just a friend.

With the clock ticking, can Sophie and Rachel stick it out and heal old wounds, or are the sisters destined to go their own way at the end of the three months? And does Chris feel the same way about Sophie as she does for him?


A beautiful story of romance and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Alex Brown and Lucy Coleman.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

​The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

T.A. Williams

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

Some people say man can’t write romance. I have hear people say that in bookstores looking at certain books in the shelves. I don’t agree, and I know many of you don’t agree with that idea. Everyone can write anything they put their minds to.

T.A. Williams is an amazing write. He takes me on a journey, in Italy. I have Italy in my bucket list, I want to learn Italian next year, and because of this author’s books I always get a glimpses of it.

In this book we have to sisters, a castle in Italy, a chance at love, a opportunity for this sisterhood and healing. A beautiful novel about family, a beautiful place/scenery and romance.

The descriptions, not surprising, transported me to the moment and place. I also enjoyed learning more about the background of Sophie and Rachel, and their family. It’s the little things that make me curious, and T.A. Williams got a good amount of it to make me happy.

Overall, it was fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot. I won’t give spoilers but you should check out and see what you think about the characters and their interactions, because I definitely had fun with it.


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Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: “My Ten-Year Crush” by Olivia Spring

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It’s Cover Reveal Time!!! How excited are you for a RomCom?

My Ten-Year Crush“, written by Olivia Spring, is a Romantic Comedy / Chick Lit / Women’s Contemporary Fiction, that is going to be published on 30th September 2021.


Synopsis

The first kiss wrecked their friendship. Could a second chance lead to love?

English teacher Bella isn’t having much luck with her love life. No matter who she dates, no one seems to measure up to Mike: the ex-bestie she shared a drunken kiss with ten years ago, which led to the end of their friendship…

When Bella comes face-to-face with Mike at their university reunion, sparks fly. He’s smart, funny and even hotter than before, and despite trying to fight her feelings, Bella still can’t get him out of her head.

But after what happened the last time she stepped out of the friend zone, Bella isn’t in a hurry to be rejected all over again.

Should Bella risk more heartache by telling Mike how she really feels? Could the attraction be mutual? Or is it finally time to put her past behind her and say goodbye to a second chance at love, forever?

My Ten-Year Crush is a fun, sexy, friends-to-lovers romcom about second chances and stepping out of your comfort zone. Ideal for fans of Beth O’Leary, Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk.

Pre-order now and join Bella on her rollercoaster romantic adventures!

Pre-order Link: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

Olivia Spring is a British, London-based writer of contemporary women’s fiction, sexy chick lit and romantic comedy. Her uplifting debut novel The Middle-Aged Virgin, which was released in July 2018, deals with being newly single in your thirties and beyond, dating, relationships, love, sex and living life to the full.

In addition to The Middle-Aged Virgin, Olivia has published five novels: The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy, Love Offline, Losing My Inhibitions, Only When It’s Love and the sequel When’s The Wedding?

Olivia’s seventh novel, My Ten-Year Crush, will be published in September 2021.

When she’s not writing, Olivia can be found enjoying cupcakes and cocktails and of course, seeking inspiration for her next book!

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“Secrets on the Italian Island” Review

Hello Friends!

Ready for a review of a contemporary romance? And you may even recognized the author’s name of this review.

Secrets on the Italian Island“, written by T.A. Williams, is a Contemporary Romance novel, published 8th July 2021 by Canelo.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T.A.Williams for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Her work has got in the way of relationships before – but never like this

Anna’s job as a geologist takes her all over the world, including to the beautiful island of Elba, where she’s sent to look for precious metals. And the island isn’t the only thing that’s gorgeous – she can’t believe her luck when she meets windsurfer Marco and sparks fly.

But Anna must keep her role on Elba a secret to avoid upsetting the locals, which means lying to Marco even as they grow closer. When her old friend Toby visits, Anna suddenly finds herself torn between the attentions of the two men. However, Anna’s not the only one keeping secrets.

Is Marco being entirely honest with her? And why did Toby really come to visit?

A fun and escapist romance, perfect for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

TA Williams Author Photo

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

T.A. Williams

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

I have been reading T.A. Williams’ book since I found out about his novels thanks to the blog tours, and I have always enjoyed them. This story was extra special for me.

In this story we follow geologist Anna’s journey in this Italian island. This book has a lot of things I like. The Italian setting that I have come to love, the geology element which was something I have always found interesting, and them the romance and the decisions that Anna as to make.

I absolutely like that the story isn’t just about the love and friendship, but also about Anna’s job and career. It also has a message connected to geology and the environmental impact humans are having, it was refreshing because it makes this novel a lot more than just daily life and struggles, it’s also about everyone else, the culture, the traditions, the impacts we have, and the interactions.

Overall, I was not disappointed and I had fun. It made me think, it got me going from chapter to chapter. It was a story that had the escape element thanks to the scenery and which under the current situation, was just what I needed. Can’t wait to see what T.A. Williams will do next.


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Jess

Contemporary Romance

Promo Post: “Stranded at the Sandbar”, by Jess Mastorakos

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Today I bring you a promo post of a romance novel, one that is a military romance. Since I’m from Portugal, it’s quite interesting to see and read these kinds of book in this subgenre. I don’t know if they are realistic or not, so I go in for the romance and the excitement that may exist.

This book and the previous ones in the series are now one my TBR list for the future. And if you like these kinds of books, and this one intrigues you, go for it, and later on let me know your thoughts.

Stranded at the Sandbar“, written by Jess Mastorakos, is a romance novel, in the military romance subgenre, the third book of the Kailua Marines Series, published on ‎ June 30, 2021.


Synopsis

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People dream of being stranded in paradise… until it happens for real.

You know those dumb quizzes on social media that tell you to pick the one person you wouldn’t mind being stuck on a deserted island with? Well, a few months ago, I would have said Kate, hands down. Easy day. We had a great thing going, and I even thought she was the one. Until she ghosted me.

Now she’s back and wants to make amends. She had a reason for what she did, even if it hurt, so against my better judgment I invited her to go fishing on my boat. I definitely didn’t plan for what happened next. And the fierce need inside me to protect her at all costs? That surprised me too.

Now we’re stuck together. And even though there’s a chance that this girl is the one for me, I just can’t shake what happened last time. Not with a deployment looming. What happens if history repeats itself and I’m not here to stop it?

But first we need to get through this whole being stranded thing. And then after we’re rescued, we’ll deal with the rest. Because there’s no time for romance when you’re busy trying to survive, right?

Stranded at the Sandbar is book three in this sweet military romance series and is told in both points of view in first person. Each book can be read as a standalone but are fun to read in order!

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

Jess Mastorakos

Jess Mastorakos writes clean military romance books that feature heroes with heart and the strong women they love. She is a proud Marine wife and mama of four. The happy family is currently stationed in Hawaii. She loves her coffee in a glitter tumbler and planning with an erasable pen.

Social Media Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads


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Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance

Promo Post: “Midsummer Man”, Zelah Roberts

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Ready for a promo post? This book is going to be out tomorrow and it’s a romantic suspense so I’m very curious about it.

Midsummer Man“ written by Zelah Roberts, is a Sweet Romantic Suspense, published 15th June 2021 by Totally Bound.


Synopsis

Hostages of fate…rescued by love.

Holly Mason’s past has left her with many things—a powerful need for independence and self-reliance, enduring memories of pain and fear…and an intense dislike of alpha males.

Billionaire Sir Mac Sinclair has been wounded by the betrayal of his fiancée and overpowered by his own ultra-protective alpha-male instincts after his sister is kidnapped. He has no time for romance.

But when Mac meets Holly at the beautiful Midsummer Ball, fate intervenes. The irresistible, timeless magic of midsummer seduces them into stealing one stunning, secret night of passion together.

But one night is not enough… When danger threatens, Mac and Holly are forced back together. Can they confront the traumas of the past and learn to trust each other to overcome the dangers of the present?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

Zelah Roberts can usually be found with her head in a book, and more often than not, that book will be a romance. Writing a novel was always her number 1 ambition, and eventually, with Midsummer Man (released on 15 June, 2021) it became a reality.

When not absorbed in the latest enthralling page turner, Zelah enjoys cooking for family and friends and taking long walks in the beautiful English countryside. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and is working towards an MA in Creative Writing.

Zelah lives in Durham, UK, with her partner and son.

Social Media Links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


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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. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“Reawakened” Review

Hello Friends!

From reviews of thrillers and crime novels, I’m jumping to a steamy book review.

Reawakened“, written by Rachael Stewart, is a Contemporary Romance novel, a Standalone published on 1st June 2021 by Harlequin Mills & Boon.

Happy Publication Day!

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachael Stewart for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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In the latest superhot tale from reader-favorite author Rachael Stewart, business owner Olivia Carmel is embracing her wild side, and PR expert Valentine Boretti has been hired to rein her in. But instead, Olivia is driving him wild…for her!

Seeing a client naked is no way to start a working relationship—especially when that client is stunningly sensual Olivia Carmel. When she invites me to watch her BDSM session in London’s most hedonistic sex club, she thinks I’m a stranger, not a PR expert sent to rein her in.

Watching Olivia awakens a hunger I can’t allow myself to feel. There’s no way I can work with her! But when she crashes her luxury car, I can’t sit on the sidelines and wait for her recklessness to turn fatal. She may kill me when she recognizes me…and when she learns a man sixteen years her junior has been hired to curtail her bad behavior.

I’m here to reawaken Olivia’s careful, rational nature. But instead she’s reawakening my desire…showing me just how well we work together in and out of the bedroom. As we fulfill each other’s naughtiest fantasies, and share our deepest longings, I realize I’m feeling more for my wayward client than lust. But can I convince Olivia to take a chance on love?

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Kobo


About the Author

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Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

Rachael Stewart’s books are always fun, exciting and steamy. And I was not disappointed with this one. Just what I needed to balance my reading life.

In this book we follow Olivia and Valentine, a journey of romance, seduction, wildness, and self exploration. The book is not all about the steamy scenes, it’s also about the characters past and their presents and future, it’s about their needs and wants, it’s about what they fear and what they wish for.

To me honest, I haven’t read many books following an older woman & younger man romance. I don’t know what people’s thoughts are about it. I don’t really have a problem with it, since the characters are adults, they can do whatever they please. I quite enjoyed how their relationship developed.

Overall I liked the story a lot. I guess Rachael Stewart can get me to enjoy everything she writes. It’s her writing style, it’s the feels she puts in her stories, is the plots, the characters and their backgrounds. Okay, and I’m incredibly jealous because she always picks amazing names for her characters and I want to do that too!


Giveaway

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“Life’s a Beach” Review

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Are you ready for another Romance novel review?

Life’s a Beach, written by Portia MacIntosh, is a Romance / Women’s Fiction novel, published on 6th May 2021 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Portia MacIntosh 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.

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Synopsis

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Sun, sea and inescapable exes…

Peach is excited to hear that her sister, Di, is getting married. Of course, she would have preferred her little sister to be engaged to someone she’s known longer than a week – and the fact that his name is Charles doesn’t bode well – but who is she to judge?! Afterall, her own love life is non-existent, and who doesn’t love a destination wedding…?

Whisked away to the gorgeous Italian coast, Peach assumes her role as chief bridesmaid and, despite her reservations about the groom, she tries to ensure everything goes to plan.

But weddings are never straightforward affairs… throw in some unexpected guests in the form of ex-boyfriends and one night stands, and soon enough there is more drama than a reality tv show.

Can Peach keep the show on the road, or might she end up in a whirlwind romance of her own…?

Escape to the stunning Italian coast with bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald and Mhairi MacFarlane.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 16 novels, including The Plus One Pact and My Great Ex-Scape. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real-life experiences.

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

Summer time! Beach setting! Let’s go!

We are getting close to Summer, although the weather at this exact time in Portugal hasn’t been the best. But we can always get warm by traveling through a book as “Life’s a Beach” and not only enjoy a virtual trip to Italy and the beach, but also enjoy a romance in a lovely setting.

This isn’t the first book by Portia MacIntosh that I have read and I enjoyed it even more that the one I have previously read. “Life’s a Beach” had this fun and witty tone, a interesting plot with a group of characters that made me excited.

As we follow Peach (let me just say that I love that name) through this adventure during her sister Di’s wedding, we jump into an exciting rollercoaster of moments that grabbed my attention from beginning to end. The book was revelation and surprises after excitement. Honestly that’s what I felt. And following Peach as she dealt with everything just made me connect with her and wanting more.

Romance, Drama, Past and Present, Family and Friends, Excitement and Unexpected moments… An entertaining story, perfect for a summer day, and specially if you are looking for a fun time reading.

Overall, I was surprised and I enjoyed every second of the story, will reading page after page. It made me laugh, it made curious, it made me just forget real life for a second, as one would while watching a movie or an episode of a tv show.


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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“Italy Ever After” Review

Hello Friends!

It has been raining and cold in my hometown, so it’s kind of a perfect time to share my review of a romance novel.

Italy Ever After, written by Leonie Mack, is a Romance / Women’s Fiction novel, published on 11th May 2021 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Leonie Mack 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.

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Synopsis

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Escape to the sun and head off to Italy, with the wonderfully warm and ever-so-page-turning Leonie Mack!

TV journalist Lou feels battered and bruised after her divorce from Phil, the father of her daughter Edie. Her confidence and sense of fun have steadily been drained away, and she isn’t sure who she is any more.

When the opportunity arises to accompany Edie on a music camp in Italy for a month in the summer, Lou jumps at the chance for new adventures, new horizons and new friends. The hazy warmth of the summer sun, shining brightly over the stunning Lake Garda, slowly brings Lou back to life.

Nick Romano, Edie’s music teacher, loves being home in Italy, but coaching his students for their concert in Milan, is bringing back difficult memories. His blossoming friendship with Lou is the perfect distraction, although a summer fling would be easier to conduct without the scrutiny of his mother Greta, not to mention the interference of his extended Italian family.

As the summer passes, full of sunshine and breath-taking scenery, gelato and delicious feasts, Lou and Nick get ever closer. But as the time for farewell creeps up on them, will they be able to say goodbye and leave their memories behind in the Italian sun, or can a summer romance last a lifetime?

Leonie Mack is back with a sizzling, sun-baked love story, perfect for all fans of Mandy Baggot, Jo Thomas and Carole Matthews.

Purchase Links: Amazon US


About the Author

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Leonie Mack is a debut novelist whose first book My Christmas Number One was published by Boldwood in September 2020. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!

Social Media Links: Facebook | TwitterGoodreadsWebsite | Instagram


My Review

A lot has happened in the past few years and I have come to realize and appreciate those contemporary books that allow me to travel to another (REAL) country/place. This romance takes me to a country that has been in my bucket list since I was 12 and I met some friends that were from Italy, during a summer camp.

“Italy Ever After” as the perfect elements for a Saturday afternoon read, one of those stories that we grab, relax and just enjoy a romance journey. It also had that warmth that calls to be read during the summer, and you probably know what I will do: reread this Italian set romance, at the beach in Portugal. How perfect could it be?

We have characters that aren’t perfect at all and that just made me happy because it felt real, I could understand the characters and their actions, goals, likes/dislikes and fears. From Lou and her daughter Edie, to Nick… From the interactions, to the growth…

Funny enough, I’m kind of hoping that one day in the future, the author will write Edie’s story. She definitely has potential to be a star of a book. Plus, she was so cute and I want to see how her growth will continue throughout her life. But that’s just me, the reader that loves to see all the amazing characters happy and romance in their lives.

It was fantastic that this book was set in Italy during a summer camp, this one a music camp, and although I’m a music expert, I did enjoy the setting and that camp element. And I kind of could relate since I have done a summer camp in another country. And that’s why I was curious, part of me felt that connection immediately, and the other part of me wondered about the romance and the exciting of meting new people.

Overall, I enjoyed this story a lot. Stories set in Italy always have a magical touch to me. I really can’t wait to see were the author will take me next in her other novels (the one she has already published, and all of those that are yet to arrive).



Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, with their Reviews.


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. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal “The Secret Notebook” by Julia Wild

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Are you read for some news?

It’s Cover Reveal Time!!!

The Secret Notebook“, written by Julia Wild, is a War time and Contemporary Romance, a book with a Dual Timeline, that is going to be published on July 8th 2021 by One More Chapter.


Synopsis

When Izzie Dean’s beloved nan, Molly Blackshaw, passes away, Izzie returns to the Blackpool bungalow where she grew up, to say goodbye once and for all. When Izzie’s homecoming reunites her with her first love, Justin Swift, every emotion that Izzie has repressed since the day he broke her heart comes rushing to the surface. But then an unexpected discovery changes everything.

Between the pages of the battered secret diary Molly kept during WWII, Izzie discovers a story of love, heartbreak, and the incomparable hardship of life in a world at war. Reading her grandmother’s words soon puts her own story into perspective, and suddenly Izzie realises that the only thing holding her back from happiness, might be herself. Now she just has to convince Justin that they deserve a second chance at forever…

Pre-order Link: Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author

Julia Wild

Lancashire born, I moved to Bedfordshire in the late seventies, married and started a family. I’m a past Hon Sec of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, have been a member since 1993 when I joined their New Writers’ Scheme as a probationer. That came about after winning a week’s historical writing course on the strength of the first chapter of my third Poldark-era romance. The tutor on the last day loved the story and handed me details of the Romantic Novelists’ Association – she said I absolutely must join as they would be able to help me towards publication.

Some four years later my first published book, Dark Canvas, won the RNA’s New Writer’s Award in 1997, the sixth, Illusions, won the RNA’s Romance Prize in 2003.

After working in the local library service for 18 years, during library cut-backs I took the leap to become self-employed as a writer and worked on releasing my backlist as eBooks for Kindle.

Most recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working with amazing Charlotte Ledger when she pulled me from the writing wilderness and have now signed a three-book deal with One More Chapter.

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Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“The Single Mums’ Book Club” Review

Hello Friends!

Who doesn’t enjoy a romcom once in a while? I know I enjoy them inbetween other books. They always bring a good feeling to my month of reading. And if I’ve been reading many historical romances, changing to contemporary world is a breath of fresh air.

Ready for a review? I have a book to introducte you to.

The Single Mum’s Book Club“, written by Victoria Cooke, is a Contemporary romance / romantic comedy novel, published on 30th April 2021 by HQ Digital.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Cooke and HQ Digital for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Synopsis

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Three friends, three single mums, one quest to find love…

It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning.

As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off.

All hope of ‘me time’ has but dwindled to sipping half a glass of wine whilst shouting after the kids. But everything is about to change.

I’m taking control of my life! I’ve joined… a book club.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Wow… live a little.’ But my fellow book clubbers, Amanda and Janey, are my lifelines. They understand the daily struggle because they’re mothers too.

And in between the prosecco, Doritos and googling everything about Mr Darcy on SparkNotes, they’ve convinced me to go on a date with my boss.

A single mum of three looking for romance… what could possibly go wrong?

A gloriously funny and relatable read for anyone who just needs a little more ‘me time’. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? will snort with laughter at this utterly hilarious and heart-warming read.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018 and her debut, The Secret for Falling in Love was optioned in 2020.

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My Review

RomComs are the genre on reads with snacks and ready to have fun. That’s what I did.

When I read the synopsis of this book, I was excited. A dear friend of mine started a book club, and I’m helping her out at the moment with the organization. She’s a single mom, although her baby girl goes to the dad some days. Anyway, in some ways I could understand the characters’ view of life thanks to that friend.

I’m not a mom, but I can understand having people depending on me, and sometimes needing a ‘me time’. Reading definitely is that time by myself. And the book club is a perfect way to connect with others that love to read and that may be in the same situation as we are.

In that aspect the plot and the characters were realistic. They have struggles, loneliness, friendship, kids… Their lives are filled with ups and downs, like we all experience.

The three friends, Stephanie (our main character, one that I loved), Amanda and Janey, grow such a bound between them, it reminded me of my friends and me. I loved their interactions, I loved how they supported each other… I loved them.

And let’s not forget romance. Of course, the book would have romance.

Edward was adorable. A vet that is also Steph’s boss. He loves animals, he’s kind, he’s not your typical alpha male type of character, and I loved that about him.

The book talks about a lot. From motherhood, to friendship, divorce, falling in love again, dealing with all the obstacles in life, and find compassion and support in one another.

Overall, it was an amazing book with a good balance of emotion and humor.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, with their reviews, Guest posts, Q&As and extracts.


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. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess