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What Happens Now? | Review

Title: What Happens Now?

Author: Sophia Money-Coutts

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 16 Jun 19 – 18 Jun 19

Publication date: 22 Aug 2019

Publisher: HQ

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Pregnancy

Description:

After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found ‘the one’ – that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?

Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.

Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own – it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not thatMax, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…

*I received an eARC of this book courtesy of HQ and NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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Games of Book-a-thon: Round 1 and Sims-a-thon | Update

Evening Westerosi and fellows sims! Welcome to a Round 1 of Games of Books-athon and Sims-a-thon update! This month has gone by really quickly and holiday preparations for Russia next week are now well under way. I am planning on taking things to read on holiday, obviously, I can’t survive without books even while I’m away, but I am conscious that my reading rate may slow down and that I might not want to take some of the Games of Booksathon reads with me as they are heavy longer books.

Both readathons are running simultaneously from June 1st to June 30th, so I have managed to get every read so far to cross off a prompt from each readathon. I am really pleased with my progress so far and have gone from feeling woefully behind to quite on top of things pretty quickly!

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Beautiful Player | Review

Title: Beautiful Player

Author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dates read: 17 Apr 19 – 19 Apr 19

Publication date: 29 Oct 13

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Description:

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need. Continue reading “Beautiful Player | Review”

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April | Wrap Up

Good afternoon/evening (it’s so hard to keep a true track of time when it’s light until 10pm!) and welcome to an extremely late and quite long April Wrap Up. I hope you forgive the lateness, I read a lot of books in April and so it has taken me an even longer amount of time to get round to doing my wrap post! I completed the OWLs Readathon and started the Avengers Readathons in April which helped immensely. I am well on course to smash my year target of 100 books too, which is great only a third of the way through the year! It was great to read so many books ahead of May too, the Miserables May readalong was always going to slow down progress. Continue reading “April | Wrap Up”

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Les Misérables Readalong | Week Five: Valjean

Welcome back to Miserable Monday! For those who don’t know, my friend Emma @ The Terror of Knowing and I are hosting #MiserablesMay, a Les Miserables readalong that is taking place throughout the month of May. We announced it last month, and I wasn’t 100% sure I thought it was a good idea to tackle such a long book that I didn’t have much interest in reading. Good news though, I finished the book on time, and have read and reviewed Volume I here, Volume II here, Volume III here and Volume IV here if you want a refresher.

This was a short reading week because there were only 5 days left of May to finish one of the longer sections of the book. I managed though, and finished the book on May 31st, so just squeezed in on time!

Now, a small disclaimer before I start: Emma is the English student and the more academically minded reviewer out of the pair of us. It’s great, she writes incredible reviews that mix knowledge and academia with humour and gifs, and is the place to go for the more in depth reviews/updates. Mine are going to be a little shorter, and probably lacking an seriousness at all, so strap in! Continue reading “Les Misérables Readalong | Week Five: Valjean”

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The Flatshare | Review

Title: The Flatshare

Author: Beth O’Leary

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 12 May 19

Publication date: 18 Apr 2019

Publisher: Quercus

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window… Continue reading “The Flatshare | Review”