crime · drama · mystery · suspense

Lucky – Marissa Stapley ★★★★

Blurb; A thrilling roller-coaster ride about a heist gone terribly wrong, with a plucky protagonist who will win readers’ hearts.

What if you had the winning ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldn’t cash it in?

Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She’s ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity—when things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she’s learned the art of the scam.

When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means she’ll be arrested for her crimes. She’ll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune.

As Lucky tries to avoid capture and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she was just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she loved—whose dark past is catching up with her, too.

This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, multilayered character who must learn what it means to be independent and honest…before her luck runs out.

My Review; Finished this one earlier today. Another buddy read between myself & Mel from Melanie’s Reads we did three chapters a day but both fell in love with it from the start.

Main character Lucky has been through a bloody lot thats one thing. Heists. Robbery. Stealing. On the run. But she was easily led astray by her father, boyfriend and others surrounding her. She was never alone. Will she change? Pay for her crimes? Get caught? Get Lucky? Alot happens throughout this story so there is always something to keep the reader hooked. Will her lottery ticket change her?

Mel got the ending spot on. I didn’t have a clue. But a brilliant ending to a brilliant story. We both really enjoyed it. The story flicks between the present Lucky and Lucky in the past. Highly recommend! Had me hooked. A well deserved four stars from me. One I won’t forget in a long time. Its also currently 99p.

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drama · romance · suspense · thriller

*Promo* Between You and Me – Carol Mason.

Blurb; Is her new husband really who she thinks he is?

When young doctor Lauren Matheson meets Joe, an older divorced businessman, at a glittering poolside in California, it’s a chance encounter that seems life-changing for them both. Back home in London, their feelings only strengthen. But Lauren soon discovers that building a happy future with Joe is going to be an uphill struggle…

She’s determined to be a good stepmother to his children, four-year-old Toby and complicated teen Grace. But under the watchful eye of Meredith, Joe’s intimidating ex-wife, Lauren can’t seem to do a thing right. Why won’t Joe ever take her side against Grace? And what really happened between him and Meredith?

As her husband retreats into a cold, secretive version of the dashing man she met in California, Lauren starts to wonder if she’s made a costly mistake. Was Joe ever the man she thought she married?

About the author; Carol Mason was born and grew up in the north-east of England. As a teenager she was crowned Britain’s National Smile Princess and subsequently became a model, diplomat-in-training and advertising copywriter. She currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her Canadian husband, a rescue dog from Kuwait and a three-legged cat. To learn more about Carol and her novels, visit, her Amazon author page at or follow her on Facebook at

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I will be finishing this book today. So will update with a review as soon as possible.

drama · mystery · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* The Lost Girls Of Camp Forevermore – Kim Fu ★★★★

Blurb; A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can’t escape.

My Review; I love the cover of this one. The centre point of this story is that all five girls attended camp forevermore. The story then flicks back to an event which happened at camp forevermore throughout, but the rest of the story is the individual stories of the five girls lives since the camp…

Each section is clearly set out so there should be no confusion for the reader. You really get to know these five girls in depth through each section of their own story but also as a team together at camp forevermore. The poor girls went through a lot at camp forevermore together. It is a good story which I easily devoured and enjoyed but have to say the ending felt too sudden for me, like it just stopped. End. Done. But other than than a well written story.

I was beside the girls the whole time at camp forevermore, it musn’t have been easy for them all. I awarded four stars and would recommend this story to you all. A bit of adventure, drama, mystery and suspense all in one.

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