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THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN ANNA BELL

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THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN ANNA BELL

The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even: The Brilliant New Laugh-Out-Loud Love Story (Paperback) £7.99 Amazon

When Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend’s wedding to watch football – after pretending to have food poisoning – it might just be the final whistle for their relationship.   
But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an ‘accidentally’ broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she’s delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that’s happened to their relationship.   
And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It’s not as if he’ll ever find out . . .
MY REVIEW
Unputdownable. I loved reading every page of this funny romance story. Anna Bell has become one of my favourite authors. How I wish that I could write a novel as good as The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even.

I would love to read The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart and Don’t Tell the Boss.

Oh dear Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will tells Lexi one big lie and he is about to be in big trouble. Will and Lexi are invited to one of Lexi’s best friends wedding. Unlike Lexi, Will hates weddings with passion. On the day of Vanessa’s wedding Lexi finds Will doubled over with a bad belly ache. Poor Lexi has to go to Vanessa and Ian’s wedding on her own. But she does feel the teeniest bit sad leaving Will at home spending his time in the toilet.

While Lexi is at the wedding she opens a text there is a picture of Will. To her horror Will is not tucked up in bed liked she thought he would be, but instead he is dressed in his red and white Southampton football shirt starring at the TV camera. Will lied faked his illness and made Lexi go to the wedding alone so he could go to a football match.

Watch out Lexi is about to get even.

I loved the twist in this well written story. If you read Sophie Kinsella books then you will most certainly enjoy Anna Bell. I’m now hooked into the author Anna Bell. I will certainly read her other books in future . I enjoyed this fun romantic book so much that I am now following Anna Bell on Goodreads. 

THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN BY ANNA BELL IS PUBLISHED BY ZAFFRE

 

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS EMILY BARR

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THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS EMILY BARR

 

The One Memory of Flora Banks (Paperback) £3.85 AMAZON

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN’T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF?

Flora has amnesia. She can’t remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.
Then she kisses someone she shouldn’t, and the next day she remembers it.
It’s the first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten.
But the boy is gone.
I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA be brave.
MY REVIEW
Absolutely brilliant. This story will stay with me for a long time.

Flora Banks found a letter saying that when she was ten a tumour grew in her brain and when she was eleven a surgeon took it out with her of memory going with it. Now Flora can’t remember how to do things and since that her memory has gone she can’t make new memories. She has anterograde amnesia and can keep memories in her head for only a couple of hours. Flora’s best friend is going out with Drake, but after a party Drake kisses Flora and Flora remembers this and writes it down so she never forgets the kiss. Things start go really bad for Flora after kissing her best friends boyfriend.

I can promise you that there are twists in this story that you won’t see coming and that’s why I highly recommend The One Memory Of Flora Banks. 

 

BEAUTIFUL LIAR LOUISE MULLINS

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BEAUTIFUL LIAR LOUISE MULLINS

Beautiful Liar (Paperback)

Some accidents are meant to happen

When Erica’s husband Joel dies in a tragic accident nobody suspects she had anything to do with it. But appearances can be deceptive.
Erica describes her successful, lawyer husband as handsome and charismatic when she recounts their whirlwind marriage. But nothing is what it seems.
What is Erica hiding?
Was Joel’s death really an accident?
Sometimes the truth can be ugly.
MY REVIEW
Intense thriller being griping from page one until the last word.
On the day of Erica’s wedding to Joel she begins to realise he is aggressive and soon turn out to be a manipulative, lying, bastard. When Erica can’t take any more she plans for Joel to die in a tragic accident. Instead of Erica telling the police the truth in what really happened behind closed doors and pleading guilty that she planned what happened in self-defence, she tells them Joel was a good man kind and considerate and that he would never hurt her.
I recommend Beautiful Liar because it has a few twist bringing out some ugly truths that you wouldn’t expect coming.
I would like to thank mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com  for reviewing this book and bringing it to my attention of must reads.
I bought my own copy of Beautiful Liar.  Although it is rare that I buy books from Bloodhound as they do have a bloggers list but would rather send out digital copies and it is extremely rare that Bloodhound send out paperbacks to review and I only read paperbacks or hardbacks.
I have only bought 2 books from Bloodhound Frailty and Beautiful Liar.
I do receive their newsletter but I am considering cancelling it as I do think that publishing companies should send out books to review after all they need the publicity and so do authors.

 

THE HIT NADIA DALBUONO

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THE HIT NADIA DALBUONO meant to be a blog tour. I received my blog tour banner for The Hit late this afternoon. I haven’t used the banner as it doesn’t have any of the names of blog tour hosts that are participating in The Hit blog tour. All blog tours that I have participated in have the blog tour hosts website address on.

The investigation of a hit-and-run in Rome leads Detective Leone Scamarcio on a deadly journey to confront his Mafia past.
When Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate an apparent hit-and-run, it seems like a job for a traffic officer, not one of Rome’s top detective.
But when the victims are kidnapped on their way to the hospital, and Scamarcio discovers that they are the family of one of the country’s top television executives, the infamous Micky Proietti, things start to get interesting. Everyone, it seems – from Premier League footballers to jilted starlets and even the Calabrian Mafia – has an axe to grind with Proietti.
As Scamarcio delves into the underbelly of Italian show business, he discovers a possible connection between this investigation and his own Mafia father’s right-hand man. To solve the case he must travel home to Calabria, but can he finally banish the ghosts of the past?
MY REVIEW
Family agony is when the past catches up with a bang.
Micky Proietti is head of drama on the nations most popular channel. Micky’s driver in his Mercedes takes him to pick up his wife and son. A BMW was hurting towards them who ever was behind the wheel wanted to destroy them. A stranger saw the whole thing happen. Micky’s son suffered a broken arm. The stranger called for an ambulance and the police. The ambulance took Micky’s son and his wife to hospital, but they never arrived. To add to the family agony the hospital never had been alerted to expect them. Could the ambulance have had an accident or had Micky’s son and wife been kidnapped? Could Micky Proietti have enemies? I recommend this gripping book.
Published by Scribe

 

BLOG TOUR AND EXTRACT WHO’S THAT GIRL MHAIRI McFARLANE

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WHO’S THAT GIRL BY MHAIRI MCFARLANE

When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, her boss suggests an extended sabbatical – ghost-writing an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right?

Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she is forced to move back in with her widowed father and judgey, layabout sister.

When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.

Extract

‘Was that free?’ barked the sixty-something man with the hearing aid, dressed as a posh country squire, eyes fixed on the glass in Edie’s hand. Edie and Louis had been put on
the odds and sods, ‘hard work, nothing in common’ table. The others had immediately abandoned the hard work and scattered, in the longueur between meal and disco. This sod remained, with his timid-looking, equally tweedy wife. ‘Er, no? I can get you something if you like?’ ‘No, don’t bother. You come to these bloody interminable
things and they fleece you like sheep. As if the gift list wasn’t brass neck enough. Four hundred pounds for some bloody ugly blue cake whisk, the silly clots. Oh hush, Deirdre, you know I’m right.’ Edie plopped down in her banqueting chair and tried not to laugh, because she thought the Kitchen Aid was a rinse, too. She swigged the acidic white wine and thanked the Lord for the gift of alcohol to get through this. The top table passed the microphone down the line to the groom, Jack. He tapped 􀀀his glass with a fork and coughed into a curled fist. His sleeve was tugged by his new mother-in-law. He put a palm up to indicate, ‘Sorry, in a second, folks.’ ‘What’s this crackpot notion of wearing brown shoes with a blue suit and a pink tie, nowadays?’ said hearing aid man, of the groom’s attire. ‘Anyone would think this was a lavender liaison.’ Edie thought Jack’s tall, narrow frame in head-to-toe springsummer Paul Smith looked pretty great but she wasn’t about to defend him.‘What’s a lavender liaison?’ Louis said.‘A marriage of convenience, to conceal one’s true nature. When one’s interests lie elsewhere.’ ‘Oh, I see. We’re having one of those,’ he grinned, clasping Edie to him.‘Forgive me if I don’t scrabble for my inhaler in shock,’ he said, looking at Louis’s quiffed hair. ‘I had you down as someone who likes to smell the flowers.’ Edie had heard more inventive euphemisms for ‘homosexual’ than she expected today. ‘Think you’ll ever bother with marriage?’ Louis said, under his breath. ‘I think it’s more whether marriage will ever bother with me,’ Edie said. ‘Babe. Loads of people would marry you. You’re so “wife”. I look at you and think “WIFE ME”.’ Edie laughed, hollowly. ‘Surprised they’re not making this known to me then.’ ‘You’re an enigma, you know . . .’ Louis said, prodding the bottom of his glass with the plastic stirrer. Edie’s stomach tensed,

Who’s That Girl?: A Laugh-Out-Loud Sparky Romcom! (Paperback) Only £2.99 On Amazon

 

EVERYTHING YOU TOLD ME LUCY DAWSON

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EVERYTHING YOU TOLD ME LUCY DAWSON

Everything You Told Me: A Fast Paced, Gripping Psychological Thriller (Paperback)

You went to bed at home, just like every other night.

You woke up in the back of a taxi, 300 miles away.

You have no memory of the last ten hours.

You have a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing.

You know you weren’t planning to kill yourself.

Your family and friends think you are lying.

Someone knows exactly what happened to you.

But they’re not telling…

MY REVIEW

A must buy-must read

This happens to be my favourite book by one of my favourite authors. I was gripped from the page until the very last word. There are twists in Everything You Told Me that I certainly didn’t see coming and I enjoyed reading about all the little twist.

Sally in her pyjamas and a wax jacket woke up 300 miles away from her Kent home in a taxi but had the correct money of £400 to pay the taxi driver. She woke up in the back of the taxi with a hangover and completely disoriented and later was found at an edge of a cliff. How did sally get into the taxi in the first place? And how did she get the money of £400 to pay the taxi driver? Someone knows exactly how this happened to sally and why.

 

RIGHT BEHIND YOU LISA GARDNER BLOG TOUR

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RIGHT BEHIND YOU LISA GARDNER

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SHARLAH NASH KNOW THE THE FIRST TIME HER BROTHER KILLED EIGHT YEARS AGO, HE DID IT TO SAVE THEIR LIVES.
Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after.
Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah’s brother is identified as the killer.
Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no-one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her.
Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control.
SHE CAN RUN FOR HER LIFE. OR TURN AND FACE THE DANGER RIGHT BEHIND HER.
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A FEW LINES FROM THE HARDBACK RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Had a family once.
Father. Mother. Sister. Lived in our very own double-wide. Brown shag carpet. Dirty gold worktops. Peeling linoleum floors. Used to race my Hot Wheels down those food-splattered counter-tops, double loop through ramps of curling linoleum,then land in gritty piles of shag. Place was definitely a shit hole. But being a kid, I called it home. 
MY REVIEW
Totally booked my time reading this fast heart beating psychological thriller.

Nine-year-old Telly Ray Nash and his little five-year-old sister Sharlah had a family once. Their father drank too much or snorted too much. In a drunken rage their father knifed their mother to death. The father with the knife came after Telly and Sharlah . Telly had a bat he beat their father to a pulp. The police took Telly Ray away and Sharlah never saw her brother again. Retired FBI profiler PIerce Quincy and his wife become foster parents to Sharlah. Telly Ray Nash shot and killed his foster parents. More fast heart-beating moments over whelmed me. For me personally Right Behind You has been my favourite read by Lisa Gardner.

PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK 31ST JANUARY 2017

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