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The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary ★★★★★

Blurb; Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

My Review; This is utterly brilliant. A must read for you all. I urge you. You will not be disappointed. This was just what I needed after struggling with my concentration again recently. I didn’t want to put it down. Everything about this book is perfection… The setting, brilliantly written, the beautiful cover and the characters (except Tiffys crazy ex ofcourse).

A real page turner that will have you laughing out loud, feeling warm, fuzzy and beaming. An uplifting story. A romance with a twist. We get to see the beauty of the relationship between Tiffy and Leon grow. I really loved both their characters so much especially Tiffy she could be my best mate she is so funny and Leon is cute too and very charming. However, Tiffys ex is a big no no and whenever he came into the story he made me mad and angry. He sure knows how to time his appearances.

There’s been a lot of hype about this book recently and I get it. I’m part of the hype now. If you’ve not already read it you must. I loved it so much it’s getting five stars from me and going into my top 20 of the year. I cannot believe this is a debut at all. It’s bloody marvelous. I’ve found a new favourite author here. Absolutely brilliant. Outstanding. One I don’t think I will ever forget.

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mystery · suspense · thriller

Out Of Sight – James Patterson & Brendan DuBois ★★★★

Blurb; After a harrowing tour in Afghanistan, intelligence officer Amy Cornwall is eager to return home to her husband and their young daughter. But as soon as she steps into the house, she knows that something is terribly wrong.

HER FAMILY IS MISSING

The kidnappers leave a message: if she wants to see her husband and daughter alive again, Amy must complete a near impossible task…and she has 48 hours to do it.

SHE’LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BRING THEM HOME

Alone, afraid and officially AWOL, Amy will sacrifice everything to find her family – her career, her reputation, maybe even her own life…

My Review; I am really getting into James Patterson recently. I love his writing style. Easy reading. Short chapters. His book are amazing. I literally devoured this one in a day. A brilliant, edge of your seat story. Thrilling. A Page turner I couldn’t put down.

Amy is one strong, brave, determined and clever woman. She knew exactly what to do to get her family back and she did it on her terms not the kidnappers. She amazed me. Noone was stopping her from getting her family back. The ending brings a huge twist and revenge well deserved. I have seen this is book one in a series so I can’t wait to see where this series takes us next. The bad guys dont always have to win. Hurray!

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Still thinking about this book now.

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chick-lit · Young adult

Paper Avalanche – Lisa Williamson ★★★★

Blurb; ‘Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.’

When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is an expert.

No friends.

No boys.

No parties.

And strictly NO VISITORS.

It may be lonely, but at least this way the truth remains where it should – hidden.

Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life, and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies.

But if Ro’s walls come crumbling down, who’s going to take care of Bonnie…

My Review; I LOVED THIS BOOK. I loved Ros character. Ro is the main character and her mum is an extreme hoarder, all Ro wants is a normal life, a normal clean house and a good relationship with her mother. She doesn’t even call her mum, she calls her Bonnie which just shows what their relationship is like. Ro is the adult and Bonnie is the child. It is an eye opening read to what I suspect a lot of children have to live like even now.

No friends coming round. Wanting noone to know where you live. Scared Social Services will turn up. But in the end a disaster happens which may have been just the wake up call Bonnie needed. However, Ro soon finds herself a few unexpected friends and the relationship Ro had with Tanvi is amazing I loved them both. Stuck together. True best friends. Throughout all this Ro find herself stuck into singing, school and choir which may just be the escape she needs. Brilliant story. A positive ending.

Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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