Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Natural Born Readers” Review

Hello Friends!

It’s Thursday, and I bring you the third review of a series surrounded by books, and if don’t know what I’m talking about, you can check the others here: “The Book Lovers” Review & “Rules for a Successful Book Club” Review. Also, stay tune, because there is one more review coming up about this series.

Natural Born Readers“, written by Victoria Connelly, is a Women’s Fiction novel, the third book in the Book Lovers Series, published on September 26th 2017 by Notting Hill Press.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Connelly 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 Book Lovers Series


Synopsis

Natural Born Readers CoverBen Stratton and Bryony Nightingale. Everybody thought they’d be together forever. But, when Ben leaves the small market town of Castle Clare to travel the world, Bryony is heartbroken, seeing his departure as the ultimate betrayal.

Throwing herself into her work running the much-loved children’s bookshop, Bryony determines to forget Ben and to start dating again. But Ben doesn’t make it easy for her, sending her postcards filled with his love and posting her foreign editions of all the great romantic novels from the countries he’s travelling through.

Then, after six long years, the unexpected happens and Ben returns, determined to win Bryony back. But will she forgive him and does he have the courage to tell her the truth about why he left her?

Purchase Link: Amazon UK

Don’t forget to add this book to your TBR on Goodreads: Natural Born Readers


About the Author

Victoria Connelly PhotoVictoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


 My Review

“Natural Born Readers” is the third book in the series and we, yet again, follow Victoria Connelly’s amazing world, and the amazing Nightingale family.

This story is about Bryony Nightingale and Ben Stratton. It’s a second change romance, and to be honest those are one of my favorite tropes. After six years, Ben returns to town wanting to get Bryony back, and what will happen, you will have to read to see, because I don’t give spoilers. Nevertheless, I love to read their moments together, it was quite fun and interesting.

P1070884It was definitely another warm story about another memory of a family full of book lovers. I was so focus on the story, on the emotional it had in each scene, that I was transported completely. I felt as if I was a part of this family, just one more time, because as soon as I was reading, it was like I was back home.

Just like in the previous novels, I loved the characters interactions, they made everything so much real. Friendship, family, lovers… We get to experience the moments page after page, even following a particular funny and extra episode around Flo. Each scene meant to catch our curiosity and get us to connect with characters and emotions.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I think it may be my favorite one, alongside with book two. I love a good second chance story, just as much as I love a good love story about a parent and his or hers love interest. This book had a beautiful story and characters, and discover more about hem was just part of the deal, because in the end, we loved them too, and felt as we went with them through this journey.


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

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

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.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“The Book Lovers” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Friday. Today I bring you the first review of a series. So, stay tune, for more reviews to come.

The Book Lovers“, written by Victoria Connelly, is a Women’s Fiction novel, the first book in the Book Lovers Series, published on August 27th 2015 by Notting Hill Press.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Connelly 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 Book Lovers Series


Synopsis

25941409. sy475 Author Callie Logan never expected to swap her life in London for one in rural Suffolk but, after the breakdown of her marriage, she decides that a fresh start is just what she needs. Finding Owl Cottage in the tiny village of Newton St Clare, Callie determines to give up on love and throw herself into her work. But fate seems to have other ideas and she soon has two very different men vying for her attention.

First there’s Leo who likes to live on the wild side which usually means taking his dates foraging in the local woods for their supper. Then there’s Sam Nightingale, owner of Nightingale’s bookshop. Sam, recovering from a divorce, has also vowed to embrace the single life. That is, until he meets Callie.

But is Callie willing to risk her heart again and, if she is, will she make the right choice?

Purchase Link: Amazon UK


About the Author

Victoria Connelly PhotoVictoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


 My Review

This was the first novel I have read of Victoria Connelly and the fact that it was a series surrounded with books made me so excited.

In this novel we follow author Callie Logan as she gets a new fresh start in Owl Cottage, in the tiny village of Newton St Clare. And of course we get to met Sam Nightingale, the charming owner of Nightingale’s bookshop, as well as the amazing Nightingale family.

And if one handsome guy wasn’t enough, we also get to met Leo Wildman. Although I’m usually not a love triangle kind of person, I was so curious to see what Callie would do and say. I truly enjoyed every moment of her interactions with Leo and Sam.

P1070887As we follow Callie and get to me the village and the people that lived there, I found myself transported to the story and to that moment in time. I had fun, it was the kind of book I will reread in the future, on a rainy Sunday, with a cut of tea and a cozy blanket, because it made me feel warm, happy and excited about each page and each scene.

Someone once asked me what kind of scenery I most enjoy to see in the book. The answer is this book. I love book series that happened in a small town because I can relate to it, the know everyone and everything kind of feel, the close relationships. Another thing I love it the fact that we follow a family through out the four books, and from someone that comes from a very big family, I love stories that have relatively big families, many cousins, many siblings, I don’t care.

Speaking of families, the Nightingale family was such an amazing family to read about. I felt connected to them, as if I was part of their close circle. And I couldn’t wait to read the next book to learn more about them.

Overall, it’s an easy read of a romance novel. A very good book to open up a new series, and to get to know the author too.


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

The Book Lovers Series Full Tour Banner


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

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.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess