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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Comedy · contemporary · Non-Fiction · Short Stories

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World – Fredrik Backman ★★★★

Blurb; Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood.As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop.In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life, including:-How to find the team you belong to
-Why airports explain everything about religion and war
-The reason starting a band is crucial to cultivating and keeping friendships
-How to beat Monkey Island 3
-Why, sometimes, a dad might hold onto his son’s hand just a little too tightThis is an irresistible and insightful collection, perfect for new parents and fans of Backman’s “unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness). As he eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

My Review; I have loved every book by this author so far and this did not disappoint me at all. It is a short and easy read at just over 160 pages. Parts had me laughing out loud. In this story we learn more about the author and his dad side… Parenting isn’t easy.

Within Fredrick has addressed some things he would like his son to know when he’s older. However, he does drift off now and again into funny unrelated stories. This is a book not to be taken seriously. I throughally enjoyed it. Something different! Something for his son to read and laugh at when he’s older. As parents we can all relate to at least one part of this story. Can easily be read in one sitting.

Fredrick has gone out of his genre zone here and given us something different and it’s paid off! A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Perfect for those readers with busy lives and not much time.

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