chick-lit · romance

Coffee Shop Girl – Katie Cross ★★★★

Blurb; Bethany:

This coffee shop is going to kill me.

Sure, it’s my dad’s dream. If he hadn’t died eight months ago, I wouldn’t be here, a college drop out, trying not to drown in debt.

Nor would I be staring into the muddy eyes of a viking-sized man that’s telling me everything I’m doing wrong-as if he knows so much about business in a small mountain town.

Except he does.

And when the biggest, most unexpected surprise of all falls in my lap, I’ll have no choice but to ask for his help.

Time for some power lipstick.


Maverick:

This girl is drowning.

She might have eyes like glacier pools and hair so black it’s glossy, but that doesn’t mean she knows how to run a coffee shop. She’s drowning in more than debt, interest, and credit card payments.

She’ll never make it.

But I kind of want her to.

Because underneath that bright lipstick and those sun dresses is a woman that I have an uncomfortable feeling is about to rock. my. world.

My Review; This was recommended to me by a friend, book one in a series all available free on Kindle Unlimited so I gave it a try. I really enjoyed it. Loved the setting, coffee shop in the middle of nowhere, fishing hot spot. The story is told through the two main characters Bethany who owns the Coffee shop and recently lost her father and Maverick the tall, handsome stranger who saves her. Very romantic.

Bethany is still grieving over the loss of her father and is trying to make ends meet at what was his coffee shop. With debts piling up and her two half sisters who turn up on her doorstep how will she cope? Cue Maverick he’s going to flip the place from disaster to perfection while helping her clear her debts, re do the place and take care of her sisters all with a little romance ofcourse. I absolutely loved it. A quick, easy and light read. A great start to the series. Uplifting. A well deserved four stars from me. A happy ending for all. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Beth, Mav and the girls. Highly recommend.

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chick-lit · Children's · Comedy · Young adult

The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks – Katie Kirby ★★★★

Blurb; The hilarious new sequel to The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks by the bestselling creator of Hurrah for Gin.

Lottie Brooks is back for spring term at secondary school and ready to face anything. No more trying to impress mean girl Amber. And absolutely no more being nicknamed Cucumber Girl.

A lead role in the spring musical gives Lottie a chance to dazzle her mega-crush Daniel with her talent as a singing crab but it’s not all singing and dancing at Kingswood High. Lottie’s friendship with Molly and Jess seems to be falling apart no matter how hard she tries to keep her BFFs together.

Is Lottie on track for another epic friendship fail?

My Review; Yes this is a children’s/YA book but one that reminds me of similar books I use to read myself as a child. It is set in diary format with plenty of drawings and doodles throughout. This is book two and I didn’t read book one but it still read fine as a Standalone. Parts had me laughing out loud. In this story we meet Lottie through her diary and everything is included. I mean everything.

Her new baby. Family. Friends. High school. Crushes. Her pets. Her school play. Fall outs. Jealousy. Parties. Chocolate. Periods. Its a coming of age story with all the ups and downs included. An easy read but a long one at 450 pages long. I enjoyed it took me back to books I read when I was younger and experiencing everything she did. She’s a very likeable character. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · romance

One Hundred Proposals – Holly Martin ★★★★

Blurb; ‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?
Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’

Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run the.PerfectProposal.com, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal.

But when Harry decides to catapult the business into the big leagues with a PR stunt all Suzie can see is a hundred days of heartbreak stretching ahead of her. But however exotic the location, or breath-takingly romantic the setting, Suzie has to keep remembering that ‘Marry Me?’ is the one question she can’t say yes to.

This business proposal should come with one hundred broken heart warnings…

One hundred proposals, one hundred chances to say yes.

My Review; This was a buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Read an author she loves and I must be honest one I haven’t read much of myself. This book is basically what the title says… One hundred proposals. Imagine that. All over the world. All different scenarios, settings and very imaginative. Some of them were pure perfect but the one thing is why won’t she say yes? That’s because she believes they aren’t true proposals and that they’re just research and ideas to broaden their shared business.

However this man is not giving up on her and he is determined to get that yes! The ending is beautiful and there was a certain parts in this story that actually made me tear up learning all about this incredible man. A beautiful story. A romantic story. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me and I cannot wait to read more Holly Martin in the future.

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