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“Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire” Review

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Very late review. My week hasn’t been the best, thankfully, romances are always there to help me and my mood. And I hope this recommendation helps you too.

Beauty and the Reclusive Millionaire“, written by Rachael Stewart, is a Contemporary Romance, published on 1st December 2021, by Harlequin Mills & Boon .

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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An unforgettable Greek escape…with the man she never forgot! 

A-list actress Catherine Wilde has it all, but behind closed doors she is fighting personal battles. So the chance to escape to the private Greek island of her best friend’s brother, Alaric, offers the tranquility she craves. Except seeing Alaric again sets her heart rate soaring. Life might have changed him, but he can still make her feel alive—and when the torch she once held for him reignites, it’s impossible to ignore!

Purchase Links: Amazon

Author Content Warning: PTSD, Miscarriage, Eating Disorder, Loss of loved one


About the Author

Rachael Stewart Author Photo

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 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

I love Rachael’s books. They are the kind of books that are snacks for me. Not only do I read them with easy, but they give me substance to go on in life. And this romance was just what I needed.

A Greek setting, a private island, an actress and a millionaire. What could go wrong? Nothing, because Rachael Stewart wrote a beautiful novel with sexy times, likeable characters… the connection between Alaric and Catherine was lovely and exciting, and I love the romance that grow between them.

Overall, once again she didn’t not disappoint me and it was fantastic. One of those books I know I can reread whenever I get in the mood for romance and need those classic stories.


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“A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace” Review

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Are you ready for a new book review? I have two today, and this is the first one.

A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace“, written by Julie Stock, is a Contemporary romance, the third book in the Domaine des Montagnes series, published on 25th August 2021.

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

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Synopsis

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It’s winter at The Vineyard in Alsace, and wedding bells are in the air

How do you know when you’re ready for love?

Ellie Robinson has spent her life running from commitment following the breakdown of her parents’ marriage when she was young. She doesn’t believe in happy ever afters and the last thing she wants is to settle down in one place when she could be travelling the world.

Having moved from place to place throughout his childhood, Henri Weiss now calls the vineyard in Alsace home, and he loves the stability the vineyard and the people on it give him. While he enjoys travelling, it’s always good to come home again.

Following an extended travelling trip together, Ellie and Henri find their differences more marked than before, despite their love for each other being even stronger. Then a series of shocks in Ellie’s personal life throws things into turmoil, leaving Ellie unsure as to how to get everything she wants. And Henri facing the loss of the future he has dreamed of.

Can Ellie and Henri reconcile their very different desires and take a leap of faith on their love for each other? Will they get the happy ever after they’ve both been longing for?

Escape to The Vineyard in Alsace once again for this uplifting, romantic read and enjoy Christmas at Domaine des Montagnes.

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

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Julie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in 2015, after starting to write as an escape from the demands of her day job as a teacher. A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard in Alsace is her eleventh book, and the third in the Domaine des Montagnes series set on a vineyard.

Julie is now a full-time author, and loves every minute of her writing life. When not writing, she can be found reading, her favourite past-time, running, a new hobby, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, glass of wine in hand.

Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors. She is married and lives with her family in Cambridgeshire in the UK.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


My Review

Although this is part of a series and I just jumped to the story, I had too check it out and read it.

For those that don’t know me, I have a big family, and most of my paternal family is in France. I have some cousins in the Alsace area, and I have visited it, so I was interested to see what the author had for us in terms of scenery.

In this book we follow Ellie and Henri as they go on a trip to the lovely vineyard in Alsace. They both want different things. They both have problems, they both have to work on a balance of what they what, what they need and what they are willing to change. They both are realistic and I felt as if I knew them personally.

The story was powerful. Lots of love and friends, in a beautiful place. Drama and taking chances. The idea of settling down versus running from commitment. In the end we will see if their faith in each other and in their love is enough to find that balance. And isn’t that life?


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Blog Tour · Contemporary Romance · Reviews

“A Little Piece of Paradise” Review

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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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“Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café” Review

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And now, after a review of a Historical novel, here is a review of a women’s fiction novel. This one is a standalone.

Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café, written by Jessica Redland, is a Women’s Fiction, published on 31st August 2021 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jessica Redland and Boldwood Books 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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Welcome to The Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

Two broken hearts.

Since she inherited The Starfish Café, Hollie has poured her heart into the business, striving to keep her mother’s traditions and warm-hearted spirit alive. But behind closed doors Hollie is searching for true happiness, as she grieves the tragic loss of her family who were once the beating heart of the café…

An unexpected meeting.

Jake lives by two rules: don’t let anyone get close and don’t talk about what happened. Little does he know that a chance meeting at The Starfish Café, facilitated by a fluffy lost dog, is about to turn his world upside down…

The chance to love again.

Can Hollie and Jake break down the barriers that have been holding them back from finding love and happiness, before Christmas comes around? Afterall, with courage, nothing is impossible…

Purchase Links – Amazon


About the Author

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Jessica Redland writes uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community set in Yorkshire where she lives. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast and her Hedgehog Hollow series takes them into beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Social Media Links – WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

I have previously read some of Jessica Redland’s books and I have enjoyed them, so I jumped to the opportunity of reading this one.

First of all, The Starfish Café is the most amazing name ever. It immediately gave me some vibes of the location and learning about it and all the people regularly visiting it, felt like it was part of my small hometown. That’s the feeling I had while reading the book. It had a familiar feel to it.

Hollie and Jake… two characters I absolutely love. The way their relationship started and developed, the uncovering of their pasts and how it made them who they are... I could understand it and I couldn’t stop reading because I needed more.

Grief, drama, resilience, family, friendship, love,… and Christmas. All things I like in a book. Specially the plus: the cute dog. This book had many messages in it. It was emotional and it was a rollercoaster. Thankfully I didn’t read it at the beach, where everyone could see my tears falling down my cheeks. But it didn’t just made me cry, it also made me smile. Not that crying was bad, it was a good thing. I didn’t even realized I was crying, which means I really was into the story and connecting with the characters.

Overall, it was emotional. It was happy and powerful. It was lovely and it was comforting. And I enjoyed every second of it.


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Jess

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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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“Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella” Review

Hello Friends!

Here I am today, on a day that can be difficult, to talk about love. And that’s just perfect.

Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella“, written by Rachael Stewart, is a Contemporary Romance, the second book in Billion-Dollar Matches Series, published on 1st August 2021, by Harlequin Mills & Boon .

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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Can one week in paradise…
…heal ten years of heartache?

When the elite M dating agency sends wealthy Freddie Highgrove to the Seychelles for a weeklong “date,” the last person he’s expecting to be matched with is Jasmine Walker, his first love and ex-fiancée! Ten years ago, his family’s expectations for a high-society marriage sent housekeeper’s daughter Jasmine running. Can one week in paradise bring them back together?

Purchase Links: Amazon

Author Content Warning: Loss of a parent.


About the Author

Rachael Stewart Author Photo

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 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

Rachael Stewart is one of those authors that I always get excited to see what new book she has come up with. And since she writes romance, the possibilities are endless. This book is part of a series, which is so much exciting.

Freddie and Jasmine, two characters that have a past together. Because of that, this is a second change romance and I love that. I love that there is a history between them. It gave so many information and at the same time, questions.

Thanks to the scenery and the context the characters were put in by the elite M dating agency and the date, I was so in-to the story. I love how things developed and how the characters interacted. Although I didn’t know the setting, the Seychelles, and once I Googled it, I was amazed. I went to the story with a clearer image and interest. Rachael Stewart did a brilliant job with setting the scenes and the beautiful places described.

Overall, I love the story. It was just perfect. Maybe it was because of the second chance that both Freddie and Jasmine got. Maybe it was the beauty around them that made me dream. Maybe it was the plot, and how fun it was and how I felt like I was part of the story in some way. Maybe it was a combination of all of those things, added to the lovely writing tone that the author has, one that constantly catches my attention. Nevertheless, if you like romance and steamy moments, if you like second chances, if you like paradise on Earth… this is a book for you.


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Jess

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“The Secret Notebook” Review

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Second review of the day? Yes, it is. And you may recognize the book, since I have posted the cover reveal.

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

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Julia Wild and One More Chapter, via NetGalley, for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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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.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

Ever since I found the subgenre of dual timelines, I have been in love. And this book had that.

As we follow Izzie’s journey after her nan Molly passed away. Not only do we follow Izzie’s life, we also follow Molly’s thanks to a secret diary that nan kept during WWII. That dual timeline had the perfect balance.

To those that know me, you guys know that have a soft spot for historical related stories, even when it’s a dual timeline, and when it comes to WWI and WWII it’s quite a special part of the world’s history that I like reading about. When I was in school it wasn’t my favorite subject, but the novels that talk about the people instead of just the political and war elements, made me interested.

In this case, the book give us Molly’s story during WWII and I get to connect with her. The hardships, the interactions, love and family relationships during that time period, the life the people dealing with those circumstance had. It was all so powerful and emotional.

I have always been very close to my grandmothers, and after losing my grandma Stela I realized I didn’t know a lot about her still. So I kind of connected with Izzie in that way. In the revelations we end up getting about our loved ones, even after they had passed away.

Overall, it was an emotional journey, but also one that made me thankful to have taken with the characters. It almost made me want to start writing my grandma Julia’s story right now, so that I don’t loose the chance.


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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

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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

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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Love,

Jess

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“Elle’s A to Z of Love” Review

Hello Friends!

Are we ready for a review? Well, I have two today, and this is the first one I’ll post.

Elle’s A to Z of Love“, written by Claire Huston, is a Contemporary Romance, published on 6th July 2021.

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

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Synopsis

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Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth. 

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Author Content Warnings: Heart attack, Cancer, Childhood bullying


About the Author

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Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two children. Her debut, Art and Soul, a heart-warming contemporary romance, was published in 2020. Elle’s A to Z of Love is her second novel.

A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for over a hundred sweet treats at clairehuston.co.uk. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.

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


My Review

This book follows Elle, living in a small town in the countryside, and she has dreams of adventure. I really loved how I could relate in certain ways to Elle which was amazing. I liked the vulnerability, the Elle’s past, and the topics that are talked about.

There were a lot of elements that grabbed my attention, some I have already referenced. Another things I liked was the interactions between the characters and the entire community and the background. The fact that it was set in the countryside, it made it a bit cozy and relatable to me.

I could say many other things. There were a lot of questions as I had while reading that made me curious. I wanted to know more about Elle and the town. I wanted to know what would happen in the end. And it was quite a good balance with the warmth the book had as well.

Overall, I enjoyed the plot. I liked how the story and the characters developed. It was a lovely book with romance, family, friendship, and moments of emotion and reflection.


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


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Love,

Jess

Contemporary Romance

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

Hello Friends!

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


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