romance · chick-lit · Comedy

Stick a Cork in it – Rich Amooi ★★★★★

Blurb; Ivy needs a miracle and a drink—not necessarily in that order. What she doesn’t need is Ted Jacobs, aka Mr. Know-it-All. She’s determined to save her struggling winery, but she can do it without the annoyingly handsome man’s help, thank you very much.

Ted wants to catch lightning in a bottle and create the world’s greatest wine, but he’s smart enough to know he can’t do it alone. When he heads to Napa Valley to keep his grandma from ending up in jail (don’t ask), he meets Ivy Dobbs, the world’s most stubborn woman. Fine, she’s beautiful and as intoxicating as his award-winning cabernet, but she stomps on his offer to collaborate.

Ted knows it’s risky to mix business with pleasure, but if Ivy would only listen, they might just be the toast of the town.

My Review; I have read a few by this author before, but a few weeks back I was going through a really tough time and Mel from Melanie’s Reads recommend me this one and boy was it just what I needed. This had me laughing out loud! An uplifting, laugh out loud funny story about two rivals who soon become lovers. Especially with both their grandma’s trying to set them up together. I loved it all. A feel-good read. Light read. Just what I needed. A well-deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend for a good time.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Nobody Puts Romcoms In The Corner – Kathryn Freeman ★★★★

Blurb; The perfect pick me up romcom for fans of Beth O’Leary, Sophie Kinsella and Sophie Ranald!
Sally is a classic romantic and Harry is a classic cynic, but when a drunken bet leads the new flatmates to (badly) recreate ‘the lift’ from Dirty Dancing, and the video goes viral (#EpicRomcomReenactmentFailure), they both realise there’s potential financial benefit in blundering their way through the romcom lexicon for their suddenly vast social media following.

Now, as Harry and Sally bring major romcom moments to new life – including recreating that classic diner scene – their faking it turns to making…out and suddenly they’re living a real life romcom of their own! But like all the greatest love stories, the road to happily ever after is paved with unexpected challenges for this hero and heroine…

My Review; This book had me laughing out loud. This book is the definition of a classic rom-com, with a happy ending. Perfection. Beautiful. Romantic. Funny. Would highly recommend this one to you all, I can see it fast becoming a bestseller and TikTok book. A feel-good read. One I really enjoyed. One that’s hard to forget. Meet Harry and Sally, they say opposites attract, don’t they? Sally is rom com mad. Harry isn’t. Sally starts to fall in love. Harry isn’t sure what’s happening. There are plenty of ups and downs in this relationship. Surely they can come together? I urge you to go pre-order this gem. You won’t forget it. A well-deserved four stars from me.

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Children's · Comedy

Talent Show Takeover: Book 2 – Kathy Weeks ★★★★

Blurb; My name is Harper Drew. I wasn’t sure I was going to carry on with this journal. I started it in the summer holidays to write down the mayhem happening around me. I thought it might have calmed down by now but I should have known better!

For starters there is a snake on the loose in my neighbourhood – a 6ft Python called Betty to be exact, my dad’s decided to re-tile the bathroom and NOBODY is allowed in there, and my older brother Troy seems to be constantly kitted out in expensive designer clothing. I’m the only one who has noticed he’s acting shifty …

But I need to focus on organising a talent show to raise money for the local foodbank. It’s going to be great … apart from the fact Troy seems to care more about gaining more followers, aka his “DesTroyers” on his YouTube channel, than he does about helping me out.

Can Harper find a way to show her brother that kindness is more important than being popular?

My Review; A brilliant story for all children. Yes, I’m 28 but even I still enjoyed this one. It is illustrated throughout in black and white and an easy, fun and silly read in parts. A snake is on the lose and there is a huge reward for its capture. Theres a bit of family drama involved which happens in all families and is happily resolved by the end of the book and a huge, successful fundraiser for those who need it most. A brilliant story to be enjoyed by all. I have not read book one before this and would say this read perfectly fine as a standalone for me. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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