Adapted to film · chick-lit · Emotional · Short Stories

If I Stay – Gayle Forman ★★★★

Blurb; Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

My Review; This is one I borrowed from a friend it is a short read at just over 200 pages which spans over a long two days. Mia experienced something a young girl should never have to experience… It’s an eye opening, heart-breaking and emotional read in parts. You really feel for Mia.

It’s a different story as Mia can see everything thats happening around her even when she’s in a coma, having surgery and at deaths door. Like a ghost… She realises some truths along the way and some devastating facts. I was with her the whole time… The ending is like a woah, what happens next? Which is why I really need to dive into book two to see what happens. A cliffhanger.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. I can’t wait to see what happens in book two… and to watch the film.

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chick-lit · Comedy · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* My Best Mistake – Carole Wolfe ★★★★

Blurb; A lawsuit, an ex-husband, and a hotel full of men. Just another crazy day in the life of a single mom…

Tasha Gerome tries to find the funny side of her everyday disasters. It’s just about the only thing that gets the single mother of twins through her chaotic life. Well, that and a comfy pair of piggy slippers. But not everyone appreciates her brand of humor…

Her deadbeat ex-husband certainly doesn’t get her jokes as he returns to town to bother her and the twins. A famous doctor threatens her with legal action over a misunderstanding. And her mother is more concerned with Tasha’s single status than her humor, dragging her kicking and screaming back into the dating game…

One thing is for certain. Fixing her legal troubles, getting rid of her ex, and finding a new man will take a whole lot of laughter… and a little help from her family…

My Best Mistake is a down-to-earth women’s fiction novel that celebrates a single mother’s courage and comedy. If you like sweet romance, snarky humor, and characters who tell it like it is, then you’ll love Carole Wolfe’s hilarious tale.

My Review; I loved this. I think Tasha and me could be best friends! She’s messy, funny, rich, lively and never a dull moment with her around. This is a brutally honest look into many mothers lives around the world and we can all relate to at least one thing with Tasha.

It’s a short read at just under 200 pages so perfect! Contains short chapters and was an easy, light-hearted read. It was nice to leave my chaotic life and dive into hers and I love her piggy slippers. Oink!

Entertaining. Funny. Hilarious. Brutally honest. What more could you want? A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Anything For Love – Gracie Bond ★★★★

Blurb; Leah Jensen, Yorkshire lass born and bred, needs money and she’ll do anything – yes, anything – to get it. Her Grandad Thomas is in pain and the cost of an operation on his bad knee is way beyond the family’s means. Leah tries everything to earn the fee – but in the end, and like so many before her, she turns to the world’s oldest profession.
Madam Butterfly’s exclusive escort agency in London is a different world to where Leah comes from. In Whitby, the sea air is sweet, and legends of Dracula jostle with jet-mining and whaling history; it’s a place where dog lovers meet and tourists come to marvel at the views.
Leah may be out of her comfort zone, but one daring, brief encounter will bring many surprises in this memorable romantic comedy full of pithy Yorkshire humour.

My Review; I took a chance on this book and went into it blind. I had no cover and only the blurb to go off and boy did I love it! Where to begin? It was an easy read and over before you know it…

Leah! Omg. She is so so funny. She proper made me giggle throughout she is nutty, crazy and full of wonder. You never know what she’s going to do next. She’s a dare devil. Fearless. Nothing can stop her. She has a brilliant job/business and is the perfect mother just wanting the best for her son.

Can we give a shoutout to jealous, controlling and manipulative Chelsea? Who does she think she is. Didn’t like her at all! Pfft. Dans character he was half and half for me. He has it all but the way he handled things wasn’t nice but it all turned out well in the end. Do we get a happily ever after here? You’ll have to read it to find out…

Leah reminds me of Bridget Jones slighty. So a perfect read for chick-lit, romance and humour lovers. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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