#Review – Hot Mess by Lucy Vine (@Lecv) @orionbooks @ElaineEgan_ #HotMess

1756536526

Hot Mess [n.] – someone attractive, who is often in disarray.

Have you ever shown up to Sunday brunch still smelling of Saturday night?
Chosen bed, Netflix and pizza over human contact?
Stayed in your mould-ridden flat because it’s cheap?

Meet your spirit animal, Ellie Knight.
Her life isn’t turning out exactly as she planned.
She hates her job, her friends are coupling up and settling down, and her flatmates are just plain weird.

Some people might say she’s a hot mess but who really has their sh*t together anyway? For fans of Fleabag and Girls, this is a fresh and funny coming-of-age story with a single-girl heroine that will speak to millennials everywhere.

What does TWG think?

OHMYGOD where has this book been all my life?!?! -puts back of hand to forehead dramatically-. I am over the moon that an author has taken one look at the ‘lovey dove sticking tongue down neck slurping bae’ type love stories, cleared them away like a totes dramatic clearing the desk scene in a Hollywood movie, and been all ‘just…no, time to get realistic!!’. Well, TECHNICALLY the author may not have done that, but in my mind she has (just to clarify before I get spanked).

I will reiterate; WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! Choosing to be single is the quickest way to get a bucket load of dirty looks, people don’t expect you to like your own company! Some folk just want to be selfish, get laid when they choose to and not when they get poked in the back with a morning love stick. Tell me, why is that so hard to believe?

Well ladies, times are about to change thanks to Lucy Vine and #HotMess! First of all let me just give you a little tip; don’t have a drink in your hand at the start of this book. Why? Because, (and trust me on this), you will no doubt laugh your booty off, end up spilling your drink onto your lap and watch it settle in the most unfortunate place. Yes,  you will look like you’ve done a little wee wee in your pants. Oh and yes, the first chapter (and the rest of the book tbh) is absolutely hilarious. I don’t mean ‘HAHA that’s funny’, I’m meaning full on snorting, tears streaming down your face, as well as realising that you have actual stomach muscles. It took me a while to stop laughing after that first chapter, even whilst cleaning up my fake piddle.

Ellie has had a few disastrous dates (understatement!). What makes it worse is how she doesn’t even WANT to be on the dating scene, but thanks to her best friends and the constant stream of pitying looks from all and sundry, she meets a few guys just to see if they can change her mind. If you hadn’t guessed it already, Ellie.Likes.Being.Single.
She doesn’t want to be tied down, but nobody seems to get that!

#HotMess is such a relatable read. Ellie’s antics will have readers covering their faces with embarrassment, laughing out loud, nodding in agreement, as well-being Ellie’s biggest cheerleaders. Not only that, the book contains several characters whose personalities are larger than life, and who are incredible to read about. Two words; Ellie’s dad. (Go and buy the book so you can find out what I’m on about!)

I absolutely loved everything about #HotMess! The humour was AMAZING. The storyline, in my opinion, is exactly what the book world has been missing. The relatable factor went above and beyond my expectations. The force of the girl-power was insane – fantastically written. Lucy Vine’s novel is like the modern-day Sex and the City, except the fact that there is only one woman and not four. See, modern day!!

If you’re the type of girl who would prefer to appear on Gladiators than Blind Date, #HotMess is your guardian angel. If you’re the type of girl who is all for the white picket fences, couple double denim, and pet names for each others private parts, then you’re going to see the side of the #singleladies in all its glory!

Laugh out loud hilarity from page one, through to page 304. #HotMess is filthy, fun, and effing fabulous, there is nothing about Lucy Vine’s book that I didn’t like. Honestly, this book is outstanding, I’m having withdrawal symptoms already. Roll on the next book from Lucy Vine, I want her as my new BFF! OHMGZ please -begs-.

Absolutely phenomenal. Hot Mess is the easiest 5 stars I have even given a book, even though it deserves the whole universe of stars!

One last thing, Hot Mess is 100% my MOST FAVOURITE BOOK EVERRRRRRR!!!!!
Go buy it, now!!!!!!

Buy right now from Amazon UK

Advertisements

#BookReview – Love Connection by Camilla Isley (@camillaisley) #RNA #RomCom #firstcomeslove

ci

Have you ever wondered what might have been?
Gemma’s at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two different futures. She’s at a crossroads.
Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?
Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks—will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?

In concurrent storylines, Gemma lives out the consequences of each journey. Different stories unravel with unpredictable outcomes for Gemma and her loved ones. As the alternative realities run their course, humor and romance intertwine raising questions about fate and chance. Will these parallel universes converge? Is true love meant to be? Is everyone destined to have a soul mate? Or are one’s cards just a choice away from reshuffling?

Love Connection is a romantic comedy about one woman, life’s infinite possibilities, and the destiny that lies beyond two different choices. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

What does TWG think?

I am rather ashamed at the length of time it has taken me to get round to reviewing this novel! Camilla Isley is the type of author who manages to find a way to connect with her readers, pretty much straight away. As a fan of her previous novels, I crossed my fingers and prayed to Cookie Monster (what?!) that this novel wouldn’t disappoint.

Two big decisions; Gemma’s chance at happiness or her best friend’s? Two uncertain outcomes, but one giant leap of faith. Or is it? Gemma has a huge decision to make. A decision which is either going to make or break her AND her friendships, but which one is the right way to go? Unfortunately for Gemma, she won’t know until she chooses. But, luckily for us, we get to see her live out both scenarios. However, if you think it’s going to a plain sailing, predictable ‘love connection’, then you’re wrong. ‘Tinder’ has nothing on Camilla Isley and her infamous ‘Love Connection’, trust me.

As soon as the book begins, we are graced with Gemma’s presence and THAT decision. Er, my sofa made pals with my backside, seeing as I wasn’t going to move until I knew everything (aka The End). In real life we actually have to make a decision and stick with the one, we don’t have the luxury of being able to dabble like that. It would save so much hassle if we could though, especially with relationships….and choosing a pair of shoes. Two of THE biggest decisions, obviously.

Just when I thought this book could not get any better, I think I peed a little in excitement when I saw Ally Mcbeal & Grey’s Anatomy mentioned! It was as though the book was made for me, I LOVE those sitcoms! I thought that was such a fab touch as a lot of females will relate to those sitcoms, especially when it comes to relationships.

The storyline flowed absolutely brilliantly, even with the cringey ‘oh she didn’t!’, moments! Camilla’s trademark humour is back with a bang in ‘Love Connection’, generously sharing her fantastic, dry humour with her characters. Gemma is the ballsy character who everyone will wish for as a best friend; she’s loyal, generous and extremely kick ass, definitely my favourite character.

You just cannot fault Camilla Isley’s memorable writing skills, nor her relaxed (yet relatable) way of keeping the reader entertained the entire way through. Despite that, she has even managed to add a hint of seriousness to the storyline as she highlights the importance of making decisions that are right for YOU, and nobody else. Under all of the humour and sass, there is a message which needs to be listened to; you just need to find it and believe it. Be true.

Yet another brilliant, fun, sassy novel from rom com writer, Camilla Isley. A joy to read from the first page, to the last page; apart from when it said ‘The End’. Now THAT I didn’t like!

Thank you Camilla!

Buy ‘Love Connection’ now from Amazon UK
Buy ‘Love Connection’ from Amazon US

#Tour! #Review – Let’s Try This Again by Jordyn Woodtke @LTTABook @iReadBookTours #giveaway

iread

ltta

One girl.  Two guys.  It’s complicated.

First there is Isaac, the ex-boyfriend who threatens her move to a sunny new life on the west coast when he suddenly comes back into the picture.  The chemistry is intoxicating and Josie starts eating, breathing, and sleeping with him again until the move.  Things are hard enough saying goodbye to her childhood home and very best friends, but when Isaac makes it seem like he might actually want her to stay, Josie wonders if she’s giving up on him too quickly. Josie takes the plunge and moves to California.
Then comes Carter. Sweet, doting – and, oh my god! – former boy band heartthrob, Carter. Josie’s new life falls into place, with new friends and a job working as the personal assistant for Carter as he plans the re-launch of his career. When it seems like there might be something between Josie and her new boss, she can’t help but hold back in fear of crossing a line and, worse yet, getting her heart crushed.  Once again.
What spirals into a complicated, heart wrenching, unexpected love triangle forces Josie to face a decision that she is not sure she can make.  Carter or Isaac.  Or – who knows? 
It’s Sex in the City meets Bridget Jones Diary under the Hollywood sign.  A masterful debut novel of love, sex and rock & roll in the New Adult genre.

What does TWG think?

Sometimes we just need a little relationship drama (not our own obviously), a little bit of sass and a pinch of spiciness to indulge in once in a while, agreed? ‘Let’s Try This Again’ is a modernised version of the infamous UK T.V series, Sex Chips & Rock and Roll. If you have no idea what I’m on about, google/YouTube it!

Don’t get me wrong, some parts of the storyline I found to be a little bit cheesy and over the top, however the majority of the storyline was full of flirty fun and such relatable, girl drama which a lot of females will nod their heads in agreement with. We’ve all been THERE, we have all had THAT dilemma, after all we are only human.

‘Let’s Try This Again’ is a breath of fresh air in terms of overall storyline. Instead of taking the usual (and over used) route in a rom com novel where boy meets girl – they argue over smelly socks – split up – get back together and live happily ever after; Jordyn stands out from the crowd with her new-age rom com approach. Kudos to her for writing a novel that will be remembered for its fun and sass, but more importantly its real life, diverse concept.

All females need this book as a travel companion or a new fangled self-help book to remind us of FUN.

Thanks iReadBookTours!

Buy: Amazon US // Amazon UK // Barnes and Noble // Kobo

GIVEAWAY!

Prizes: Win an ebook copy of Let’s Try This Again. One winner will also get a $25 Amazon GC. (Open Int’l, 30 winners)

Ends March 4
Enter now!

About the author.
Jordyn Woodtke is an exceedingly gifted new author who is destined to take the New Adult genre by storm with her debut novel entitled Let’s Try This Again. A graduate of NYU, she majored in screenwriting with a minor in bottomless brunching, skills she took with her when she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a writer.
Jordyn started writing poetry and plays in high school, garnering prestigious awards and accolades from the Hartford Stage, Drexel University, the Waterbury Young Playwrights Festival and the national Scholastic Art & Writing awards, among others.
Now, on any given afternoon you are likely to find Jordyn petting random dogs on her street, noshing at any of the numerous brunch spots in LA, or bingeing Netflix on her couch. She’s grateful and dedicated to the art of storytelling because it lets her say all the things she wished she’d said when she had the chance.
And if Let’s Try This Again is any indicator of future success, Jordyn will get to keep saying them for a long, long time.

Connect with the author: Book Insider Hangout // Website // Twitter // Instagram

 

#CoverReveal! ‘There’s Something About Cornwall’ by @daisyjamesbooks @HQDigitalUK

EEEEE! It’s that time again folks! A Daisy James cover reveal! As I am sure you’re aware by now, Daisy James’ previous book covers have been GORGEOUS, and this one is definitely a beauty. It gives me great pleasure to be able to help reveal Daisy James book cover for her new novel;  There’s Something About Cornwall, which is set to be published on the 8th March 2017 by HQ Digital. You ready to see it?

You sure?

Positive?

djcover

Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he’s also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast…

Emilie doesn’t think it can get any worse – until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there’s only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.

Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn’t the conventional knight in shining armour – but can he make all of Emilie’s fairy tale dreams come true?

Isn’t it a beauty??!!! Beautiful AND intriguing! Judging by the first paragraph of the blurb alone, it sounds a SUPER read. Food photographer, a hunk AND a camper van?! Girls, we are getting spoilt!

If you want to ensure your hunk in a camper van arrives on your kindle, ready for you to wake up to (swoon), head on over to Amazon to pre-order your copy and give yourself a treat ready for the 8th March 2017.

I don’t know about you but I CANNOT WAIT to read this one!

TWG’s Top 24 Books of 2016! @Bookouture @headlinepg @HQStories @canelo_co @littlebrownuk &more

Seeing as the end of 2016 is nearly upon us, it seems to be the ‘in thing’ to share your top books from 2016, so of course I had to do it too! I have even come out of hiding to share just some of my top reads this year. I’m not going to lie, having read 153 books this year (will be 154 by the end of tonight!), narrowing it down proved to be such a difficult task! Let me know if one of your top reads of 2016 appear in this list! So many fantastic books were published this year, and already 2017 is looking dazzling in the book world!

In no particular order, here are SOME of my top reads for 2016:

A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn.B.Halton, published by Choc Lit.
Review: Blog Tour! ‘A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love’ by Linn B Halton (@LinnBHalton) @BrookCottagebks

Melody Bittersweet and the Girls Ghostbusting Agency by Kitty French, published by Bookouture.
Review: Book review of ‘Melody Bittersweet and The Girls Ghostbusting Agency’ by Kitty French.

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan, published by HQ.
Review: #Review! Miracle On 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan (@SarahMorgan_) @HQStories

A Life Without You by Katie Marsh.
I realised that I hadn’t written a review for this one, BUT, I will change that asap.

All That Is Left Of Us by Catherine Miller, published by HQ.
Review: Blog Tour! Review – Catherine Miller’s (@katylittlelady) ‘All That Is Left Of Us’ @UKCarina

A Very Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn, published by Canelo.
Review: #Review! A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by @DarcieBoleyn @canelo_co @fayerogersuk

The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey, published by HQ.
Review: Release day frenzy for Maxine Morrey & The Christmas Project! (@Scribbler_Maxi) @HQStories

The Little Antique Shop under the Eiffel Tower by Rebecca Raisin, published by HQ.
Review: Book review of ‘The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower’ by Rebecca Raisin.

The Paris Effect by K.S.R.Burns.
Review: #Bookreview – The Paris Effect by Karen Burns.

A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer, published by Bookouture.
Review: Publication day #review! A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer (@KelRimmerWrites) @Bookouture

The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney, published by HQ.
Review: Review: ‘The Day I Lost You’ by Fionnuala Kearney (@fionnualatweets) @HQstories

Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson, published by Little Brown Books.
Review: It’s publication day for Lisa Dickenson(@LisaWritesStuff) & ‘Mistletoe on 34th Street’!#Review

A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom, published by Penguin.
Review: #Review! A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom (@Isabelle_Broom) @MichaelJBooks

We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk, published by HQ.
Review: Review! ‘We Were On A Break’ by Lindsey Kelk (@LindseyKelk) @HarperCollinsUK

The Gift by Louise Jensen, published by Bookouture.
Review: #Review of The Gift by Louise Jensen (@Fab_fiction) @Bookouture #psychologicalthriller

The Stepmother by Claire Seeber, published by Bookouture.
Review: #Blogtour – The Stepmother by Claire Seeber.

My Husbands Wife by Amanda Prowse, published by Head of Zeus.
Review: Book review – My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse (@MrsAmandaProwse) @HoZ_Books

Christmas at the Little Knitting Box by Helen Rolfe.
Review: #Review of Christmas at The Little Knitting Box by @HJRolfe @RNATweets #tuesnews #RNA

The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen, published by Bonnier Zaffre.
Review: #Review! The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir – (@Lesley_Allen_) @BonnierZaffre #antibullyingmonth
Also linked to the book is my personal story: How @Lesley_Allen_ & Biddy Weir gave me courage to tell my own story – #BullyingAwarenessWeek

The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan, published by Headline Books
Review: #Review – The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan (@MsEmmaHannigan) @HachetteIRE @headlinepg

Take A Chance On Me by Carol Wyer, published by Bookouture.
Review: Review – ‘Take A Chance On Me’ by Carol Wyer (@carolewyer) @bookouture #publicationday

Waiting For You by Catherine Miller, published by HQ.
Review: Book review – ‘Waiting For You’ by Catherine Miller (@katylittlelady) @UKCarina

Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington, published by Avon Books.
Review: Guess who’s back, back again…TWG is! Review of ‘Saving Sophie’ by Sam Carrington.

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty, published by Penguin.
Review: Book review! Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. @PenguinUKBooks #LianeMoriarty

24 books out of a 153 read is nothing. My list, like others, could have carried on and I would have been here for ages. However, if you didn’t end up on this list, doesn’t mean I disliked your book! Special shout out to Sue Moorcroft, Sue Watson and Heidi Swain for their fantastic books and fantastic friendship. All three of you would have ended up with ALL your books in the list.

Also, big thanks to all of the publishers and authors for allowing me to read their fantastic books (some of them early!)  Roll on 2017!

#Review Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop @janelinfoot @RNAtweets #TuesNews @harperimpulse

lali
Blurb.

The snow is falling around Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, and wedding dress designer Seraphina East is in her cosy studio designing exquisite dresses to make even the most demanding bride’s dreams come true.

Unless the bride is her big sister Alice of course. Saying that the two sisters don’t always see eye to eye is an understatement. Alice hasn’t even asked Sera to design her wedding dress. But when an absent groom and ill-fitting dress threaten to ruin Alice’s happiness let alone her big day, Sera’s determined to give her sister the winter wedding of her dreams – even if that means keeping not one but two irresistibly gorgeous best men under control…

Is Sera going to end up being the maid of dishonour…Or will repairing her frozen relationship with Alice be the icing on the wedding cake?

What does TWG think?

If you have ever been under the impression that weddings flow nicely without any glitches, Jane Linfoot’s book will change that impression in seconds! Where weddings are concerned, there is usually something quite not right. Well, in the brides eyes anyway. Every bride dreams of their perfect day and how it will all be plain sailing. In reality, a bridezilla swaps places with the bride and those in the wedding party end up mirroring a nodding dog! Wait…have I been watching too much ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ and ‘Bridezillas’?

I haven’t, honestly!
Sera designs wedding dresses, exquisite ones in fact. The thing is, her family doesn’t quite know that that is what she does for a living. The thing is, Sera’s sister, Alice, is getting married and it looks like Alice will NOT be wearing one of her sisters designs. The two sisters are like chalk and cheese; one goes with the flow yet the other one organises the coordinates of how to do just that. As soon as I realised how different the sisters were, I expected fireworks as Alice certainly knew her own mind. Not only that, she wasn’t afraid to let people know what she wanted, as well as making those around her cater to her ever whim. Alice’s juvenility bugged me a little bit as all I could see in my mind was a temper tantrum!

Jane’s description of the wedding shop was absolutely stunning. I have never walked into a wedding shop myself, but after reading ‘Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop’, I feel as though I have stepped over the threshold.

Deep down, I thought that ‘Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop’ was going to be a candyfloss type of book; rather fluffy and sweet. Most of it wasn’t! I was pleasantly surprised when the storyline took a different turn, as it left me wondering whether there would actually be a wedding! The wedding party’s antics had me giggling; absolutely hilarious! It was quite clear with the on point one liners, that Jane has a fabulous sense of humour; for me, that made the book come alive. Jane has passed her humour onto her characters which in turn gave them an exceptional amount of depth.

All of the characters had their own individual quirks and some of their mannerisms had me frowning, but I can honestly say that I loved each and every character in this book. Such a mixture of personalities.

I only have one critique about this book; I felt at times that the storyline became too fluffy and a bit difficult to gel with. However, as that is my own personal opinion and I have a nickname of being an Ice Queen, I wouldn’t read too much into that! I preferred the storyline when it had more substances to it (which it did end up with!).

Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop is a truly heart-warming, cosy, and beautiful book that you are just guaranteed to fall in love with.

Thank you Jane!

Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop is available to buy now from Amazon UK

#BlogTour – #Review of Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie (@GillespieKarin) @hellochicklit

lls1
Love Literary Style Book Tour
By author Karin Gillespie
Tour Date: November 1st-8th, 2016

Blurb:

Low brow meets high brow in a literary love story.

Can an emotionally-stunted literary novelist and a vivacious romance writer find their happily-ever after? Even when she becomes more successful than he? Love Literary Style spoofs romantic comedy tropes, winks at literary pretensions and pokes fun at book publishing.

Like Legally Blonde only in the literary world.

Inspired by the author’s New York Times article “Masters in Chick Lit.” A sparkling romantic comedy for fans of the Rosie Project.

Buy the Book:

AmazonUS
AmazonUK

What does TWG think?

To begin with, ‘Love Literary Style’ had me on the fence as it took me a little while to get into the swing of the storyline and gel with the characters. However, Karin’s writing style made me jump off the fence quicker than I could say ‘literary’ (I get tongue-tied you see). The main characters, Laurie and Aaron, a such chalk and cheese characters. Meaning, that they’re both at completely different ends of the spectrum in terms of personality, lifestyle, beliefs and even book knowledge.
I did wonder how the storyline would play out seeing as they were both completely different. Even Aaron’s father, Dr Flowers, is in a league of his own. Unfortunately it’s a league that only wishes to be surrounded by a certain calibre of people, and if you don’t write like those people he puts on a pedestal, then I’m afraid to don’t get to pass GO! and collect your 200.

The whole storyline felt tongue in cheek as the author had written the publishing world in such a way, I didn’t know whether to laugh, gasp or….laugh! This is my first insight into Karin Gillespie’s literary world so I had no idea what to expect at all. I enjoyed the quirkiness of the storyline, especially given the fact it was full of sarcastic and dry one-liners. Love Literary Style shows how you can fall in love, despite your genre! Such a fun book to read.

Voluntarily received, all views are my own.

About the Author:

2c93bc_f568288f57544254b991cfe17add7d80-mv2Karin Gillespie

Bio:

Karin Gillespie is the author of the national bestselling Bottom Dollar Girls series, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year, Co-author for Jill Connor Browne’s novel Sweet Potato Queen’s First Big Ass Novel. Her latest novel Love Literary Style was inspired by a New York Times article called “Masters in Chick Lit” that went viral and was shared by literary luminaries like Elizabeth Gilbert and Anne Rice. She’s written for the Washington Post and Writer Magazine and is book columnist and humor columnist for the Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Magazine respectively. She received a Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2016

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

Visit All the Stops:

November 1st

Romantic Reads and Such – Book Excerpt
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Promo/Excerpt

November 2nd

Bookish Lifestyle – Book Promo
Judging More Than Just The Cover – Author Q&A
Steamy Book Momma – Book Promo

November 3rd

Jena Books – Book Review/Promo
Emmathelittlebookworm – Book Promo

November 4th

Live Laugh & Love Books – Book Review
Key of Dee – Author Guest Post

November 5th

Bookaholic Babe – Book Promo
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt/Promo
Anonymisses – Book Review

November 6th

The Belgian Reviewer – Author Guest Post
The Writing Garnet – Book Review
He Said Books or Me – Author Guest Post

November 7th

Novelgossip– Book Review/Promo
Chick Lit Central – Book Promo

November 8th

Elysium Bibliotheque – Book Promo
ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review/Excerpt

Tour Arranged by:

hello-chick-lit-banner

TWG’s Don’t-Snooze-You’ll-Lose Deal Day With….@daisyjamesbooks

It’s Tuesday…which means…it’s SNOOZE day!! Wait, no, it’s not snooze day…if you snooze you’ll miss a deal, yes? Ahhh, that makes more sense now. Shall we try again? Tuesday’s on TWG mean it is…..’Don’t-Snooze-You’ll-Lose’ Deal Day With the lovely Daisy James!
Daisy James is the author of ‘If the dress fits’ which was released in paperback format not so long ago! She is also the author of today’s deal AND, as of the 4th August 2016, her third novel ‘When Only Cupcakes Will Do’.

Today’s deal you definitely do not want to snooze for because it’s another 99p deal!! Yes, that’s right, 99p for a book! If you fancy a nice chic lit/rom com style read, then feast your eyes on this:

runaway

What a girl wants…

Squeezing herself into a frothy, flouncy, bubble-gum pink dress, Rosie Hamilton thinks that being a bridesmaid for her spoilt little sister Freya can’t get any worse.

But discovering her boyfriend in a cupboard with the bride, ten minutes before Freya is due to say ‘I do’, is the icing on the sequined wedding cake – and Rosie’s cue to pack her bags.

Swapping her Louboutins for Wellingtons, Rosie throws her bridesmaid bouquet in the air and flies from bustling New York to sleepy Devon. Her late Aunt Bernice’s cosy countryside cottage is the only place that’s ever felt like home.

Now, for the first time in her life, and with the help of her beloved Aunt’s diaries, Rosie must put herself first for a change – and decide what she really wants…’

Please note: The Runaway Bridesmaid is 99p for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. I do not know when the deal will end. If you don’t want to miss out, then it’s best if you don’t snooze or you’ll lose.

To grab yourself a copy of ‘The Runaway Bridesmaid’: Click Here
To grab yourself a copy of Daisy’s debut novel ‘If the Dress Fits’: Click Here
To pre-order your copy of Daisy’s new novel ‘When Only Cupcakes Will Do’: Click Here 

I have this book sitting on my kindle waiting to be read! Actually, I fib, I have all three of Daisy’s books haha. If you have read them too, please do leave a review on Amazon etc. It doesn’t have to be an essay, as long as constructive, it will help and support the author. Thank you!

Stay in touch with Daisy
Daisy’s Facebook
Follow Daisy on Twitter

Release Blitz!! Not Quite Sheer Happiness by Melissa Baldwin!

Baldwin-NotQuiteSH-BlitzBanner

Happy Release Day to Melissa Baldwin! Grab your copy of NOT QUITE SHEER HAPPINESS today!!

Baldwin-NotQuiteSHBook Information

Title: Not Quite Sheer Happiness
Author: Melissa Baldwin
Series: Event to Remember Series #3
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Genres: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy

Summary

Sienna Harris is back and appears to be on top of the world! Her company, Sheer Happiness Events, is booming, but personally she’s a mess. She never imagined that with amazing success would come tremendous pressure. Although her professional life seems in disarray at times, her relationship with the dashing Ace Eckelund is finally progressing.

Friendships are tested and so is her relationship when—once again—the past collides with the present. Sienna begins to question everything in her life and wonders if she should throw out her desire for constant certainty and live life on the edge for once. But, will she be able to change the person she has always been for who she wants to become?

Find out in this captivating third installment of The Event to Remember series.

Book Links – COMING

Amazon US:
Amazon UK:
iTunes:
Barnes & Noble:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29953685-not-quite-sheer-happiness

Author BiographyMelissaBaldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway.

Melissa resides in Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://www.authormelissabaldwin.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8297292.Melissa_Baldwin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mpbaldwinauthor
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mdpb/
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Baldwin/e/B012M1S100/

MiniTourBanner

From Notting Hill With Love….Actually.

From Notting Hill With Love….Actually by Ali McNamara.
Published: 25th November 2010 by Sphere.
ISBN: 978-0751544954
Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.
Part of ‘The Notting Hill series’. Book 1 of 3.

‘Scarlett loves the movies. But does she love sensible fiancé David just as much? With a big white wedding on the horizon, Scarlett really should have decided by now…
When she has the chance to house-sit in Notting Hill – the setting of one of her favourite movies – Scarlett jumps at the chance. But living life like a movie is trickier than it seems, especially when her new neighbour Sean is so irritating. And so irritatingly handsome, too. Scarlett soon finds herself starring in a romantic comedy of her very own: but who will end up as the leading man?’

Are you a fan of romantic comedies? Was that a yes? Oh good! Are you a fan of popular movies such as Notting Hill or Bridget Jones’s Diary? You are? Perfect! Are you a fan of going to places where movies have been set and finding movie spots or things that were used in the movie? Is that a yes too? I’m impressed! Three out of three isn’t bad! Looks like this book will be your cup of tea…or champagne! If you said no to more than two of those questions then ask yourself why not, or just read the book anyway, you might surprise yourself. You do not want to ever go without reading this gem.

Meet Scarlett; the daydreaming movie buff that ironically works with popcorn. She also has a fiancé called David; a business man who dislikes Scarlett daydreaming all the time about movies. Luckily for Scarlett, she manages to answer her calling and go to Notting Hill. Yes, THE Notting Hill, to house – sit. Straight away she gets side-tracked and spots something she may have seen in one of her favourite films. I say may…she did…although I’m sure you guessed that! Within the first chapter of the book you find out that Scarlett’s mind is like a rollercoaster; thoughts going everywhere, and none of them in an orderly fashion. House sitting makes Scarlett realise a few things, her neighbour seems to help with the realisations too, as well as the new friends she makes. Will Scarlett’s stay in Notting Hill be as plain sailing as she had hoped for? Or will her past end up making an appearance?
You will get to travel in this book, from London to Disneyland Paris. From one life, to another. From Notting Hill to When Harry Met Sally. From love….to lust. If you are a fan of the romantic comedies with the added shock, then you will love this book. Scarlett shocks a lot of people along the way, including herself. She acts differently to the ‘typical’ Scarlett which people, well, one person in particular, doesn’t seem to like. But is that just how Scarlett is? Has she been hiding her true self for many years just to please others?
Being totally honest, I bought this book because the title grabbed me straight away. I knew what it was in reference to without reading the back. Why? Because I love romantic comedies, and finding out about the celebrity life style. Pretty much a ‘how the other half live’. I took an instant disliking to one of the characters nion straight away because he was so far away on his own cloud that it annoyed me! Pretty daft I think but fair play to Ali McNamara for creating that sort of character. I do like reading a book and finding that I dislike one or two of the people mentioned. Every character stands out in a memorable way because of how Ali McNamara has written their personalities. Especially due to the fact we probably all know, or have known people like them! For example; a dreamer(Scarlett), serious one way business man (David), Mr ‘not great at first impressions’ (Sean). Bet that has you thinking of people now!
I was hooked, big time. Whilst part of it was predictable because I was hoping it to be that way, I didn’t find that a bad thing. I gasped in shock, laughed, even had tears in my eyes at one point. The way the storyline captures you from beginning to end is incredible and very cleverly done. If you are the type of person that knows their romantic comedies inside and out, just like Scarlett, you should be able to relate to most things in the story. Although, reading about the happenings of certain events, is just like watching a movie….in a book. Definitely a ‘don’t put down’ sort of book. I read this book last year, as well as the others in the series. I had to find out what happens, so I finished all three books within a week.
Ali McNamara is such a captivating author, I’m pretty gutted I didn’t find her books sooner. I have extremely high praise for this book, it’s absolutely brilliant! So brilliant in fact that I tweeted Ali right after reading them to see if she will write a fourth one. Cannot wait to see if you do Ali. Your work is fantastic!

**If you have read this book, please let me know what you think of it too! If you haven’t read it, I will be reviewing the other two as well.**