chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday – Kiley Dunbar ★★★★★

Blurb; The Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop Café invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for a fortnight.

Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy café.

Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary).

Apply to: The Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop Café, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon.

Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.

Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.

Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.

But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…

As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore.

Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…

My Review; OMG! I loved everything about this book! This was perfection from the first page to the last. Made me a little jealous of Jude. I’d love to experience everything in this book. What more could I want? A little get away, a bookshop, a hot man, cute village, family, a bestfriend and a dog. Perfect.

I fell in love with it all. The setting, the sea, the characters and the dog ofcourse. This is such a feel good, uplifting and happy read for me. Couldn’t stop smiling reading it. I honestly enjoyed it all. Devoured it. I did wonder about this mysterious stranger Elliot. But the love story that emerged was brilliant! The ending utterly gorgeous. I felt at home reading this. Such a cosy, welcoming read. Not a bad word to say about this other than it ended. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me. Also did I mention a dog 🐕.

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Medical · romance · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* Glasshouse – Morwenna Blackwood ★★★★

Blurb; They’re doctors. But can you trust them?

Delve into the dark world of psychiatric institutions where doctors and residents play a dangerous game where no one is infallible!

My Review; The opening to this story had me hooked I needed to know what was going on, why etc.. Now this was a different read for me not something I read regularly. I read this as a Standalone I did not read the previous book and it worked well for me but maybe I did miss something? I will never know unless I go back and read the first book.

Within this story are alot of troubled, struggling and mentally ill characters but it’s written in a way that you care for them. I found I had to concentrate while reading this story or I would miss something important. Does include a miscarriage. It’s a twisty, turny book. Kept me on edge. Never knew what was going to happen next. It did get a little confusing and dark towards the end. But it’s a brilliant story and I enjoyed it all. The author has written this story cleverly and brilliantly! Instead of chapters it is told through each of the characters. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Second Chance At First Love – Zoe Allison ★★★★

Blurb; Can their second chance at love succeed?

Eva Mathers is a successful woman, except for when it comes to matters of the heart. When she returns home to Yorkshire as a pending divorcee, she realises her childhood friend and first love Damon Evans is also newly single. It’s a pity he’s never noticed her romantically and had no idea that she was in love with him at school. But at least they can support each other as friends again.

Damon is attempting to adjust to life sharing the kids with his ex. His reconnection with Eva is strong, but she was always too good for him and made her indifference clear after they drifted apart during their younger years. In any case, she still seems to be hung up on her charismatic ex-husband. Eva is hiding things from Damon, secrets from her past. He wants to be there for her, so why can’t she let him in?

Eva is dealing with trauma, but she won’t confide in her loved ones. Can Damon help her break down her walls before it’s too late and they miss their second chance at first love?

Reader advisory: This book cointans mention of the death of a child.

My Review; This was such a cute read! An old school romance/crush. Love it. Damon is just the perfect man, every woman’s dream. A beautiful read and ending. But it was never as simple as that ofcourse there’s a few bumps along the way and people getting in the way. I devoured this book in a day. Fell inlove with most of the characters. I loved it all.

However, as above does contain a childs death. But I would highly recommend this read as a perfect romance, chick-lit. A well deserved four stars from me.

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