Children's · Comedy · Short Stories

Emil & the Great Escape – Astrid Lindgren ★★★★

Blurb; This is a collection of charming tales about Emil, the brother who doesn’t mean to be bad. It’s just that trouble – and fun – follow him wherever he goes.”

My Review; This is another short children’s read at just over a hundred pages. It is all about a little boy called Emil. Now Emil is a very naughty, mischievous boy. Within this book are three days/three stories of just how naughty Emil really is.

Now I’m a 26 year old adult and even parts of this made me chuckle. So it will be a hit for children. However they may get some cheeky ideas themselves from this book. There is suppose to be a whole series on this little man but this is the only one I have read and it read perfectly fine as a Standalone. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

The Unhoney Mooners – Christina Lauren ★★★★

Blurb; Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

My Review; This was one I had to get from the library as I saw so many readers recommending it and I am so pleased I did read it. It had my laughing out loud so many times. I loved it all! Not a bad word to say about it. I literally devoured it. Its perfect chick-lit/romance with some comedy. It really cheered me up.

Olive and Ethan those two what a pair eh. Enemies one minute… ha. Perfect! A sunny get away for 70% of the story to the gorgeous Hawaii. A perfect ending. Utterly adorable for all characters. A must read for me. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. A perfect beach read or getaway for your mind. One I will remember for a long time.

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*BLOG TOUR* Did my Love Life Shrink in the Wash? – Kristen Bailey ★★★★

Blurb; It’s normal to wish that your baby came with a snooze button, right?When I got pregnant, Will and I didn’t have a clue what we were signing up for. It turns out that there’s loads we weren’t warned about:1) In the middle of the night you’ll be begging Siri for advice on getting your baby to sleep. (In case you’re wondering, whale music doesn’t work.)
2) If you make the mistake of going to a nightclub you’ll nod off, drool, and be woken up by an angry bouncer.
3) You’ll spend more time spooning your child’s cuddly donkey than your own boyfriend.
4) Communication with your other half will be via post-it notes on the fridge, mainly telling him to buy more milk.
5) Sex is something that happened in another dimension.But even if I feel like I’m waiting for my motherhood powers to come in the post, at least I’ve got Will. Our old life – festivals, sambuca shots, an actual sex life – might be a distant memory, but we can get through anything together, can’t we?At least that’s what I thought until, one day, Will walked out on us… If I’m on my own (apart from Siri, obviously) can I do this whole parenting thing? Or I am destined to lose my sanity one sleepless night at a time?

My review; I absolutely love this authors books. They’re laugh out loud funny and 100% relatable for many female readers. Focusing on motherhood, babies, relationships, marriage and the newborn stage. It’s an all in one with both the highs and lows… We get to experience it all with her.It’s a light hearted read, uplifting and funny in parts. I loved it all. This is life. No covering up the bads bits. It’s all there in every page. 100% honest. Even if some of us won’t admit some parts ourselves. Brilliantly written. An easy read I devoured! I just wanted to be in the book to help her. I loved her neighbour too the relationship they had is amazing, a great support to her. Will was an up and down character for me what he did was wrong, but I do believe he revived himself towards the end.I also loved the main star of the show their little baby boy who soon becomes quite famous himself! Wow. Something a little different. A famous baby. His mother soon had to get her head around it all and interact with an old high school acquaintance.A funny, light-hearted and happy ending read! Loved it. Makes you feel warm and smile. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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