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Now You See Her | Review

Title: Now You See Her

Author: Heidi Perks

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 25 Jan 20 – 29 Jan 20

Publication date: 01 Jun 2018

Publisher: Century

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Description:

NOW YOU SEE HER

She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.

NOW YOU DON’T

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PUT THINGS RIGHT?

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Century in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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Girl, Woman, Other | Review

Title: Girl, Woman, Other

Author: Bernadine Evaristo

Rating: 5 stars

Dates read: 25 Nov 19 – 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 02 May 19

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton – Penguin Books UK

Genre(s): Contemporary, Feminism, Short Stories

Description:

This is Britain as you’ve never seen it.

This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Penguin Books UK in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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Pillow Thoughts | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts

Author: Courtney Peppernell

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 01 Jan 20 – 02Jan 20

Publication date: 05 Oct 2016

Publisher: Andrews Mckeel

Genre(s): LGBT, Poetry

Description:

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions.

It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

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Tweet Cute | Review

Title: Tweet Cute

Author: Emma Lord

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 09 Jan 20 – 13 Jan 20

Publication date: 21 Jan 20

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre(s): YA Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of St Martin’s Press as part of their Tweet Cute Blog Tour*

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If We’re Not Married By Thirty | Review

Title: If We’re Not Married By Thirty

Author: Anna Bell

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 05 Dec 18 – 09 Dec 18

Publication date: 24 Nov 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Lydia’s not exactly #LivingHerBestLife. She never imagined she’d be here at thirty – newly single, a job that’s going nowhere and her friends all winning at life when she’s still barely taking part. So she jumps at the chance of a free holiday and jets off to sunny Spain.

Then, out of the blue, she bumps into her childhood friend, the handsome and charming Danny Whittaker. She’s always had a crush on him and they soon enter into a passionate holiday romance.

But this relationship could be more than just a fling. Years ago they made a pact that if they were still single when they turned thirty they would get married. But noone really follows through on these pacts . . . right?

Could Lydia’s back-up man really be her happy ever after?

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Christmas at the Palace | Review

Title: Christmas at the Palace

Author: Jeevani Charika

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 13 Nov 18

Publication date: 18 Oct 2018

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Campaigner, feminist, doctor, humanitarian – all words that Kumari would use to describe herself. Potential princess? Not even in the vocabulary.

But when Kumari’s charity work catapults her into the limelight and brings her to the attention of Prince Benedict – playboy prince and sixth in line to the British throne – all bets are off.

Royal party boy, charming rogue, England’s most eligible bachelor – Prince Benedict is all those things. Or at least he was. These days he’s taking life more seriously, following in his dear mother’s footsteps and focusing on charitable causes.

When he meets Kumari the attraction between them is instant. But, according to the press, Prince Benedict might just have found the most unsuitable bride.

Will love win the day?

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Billy and Me | Review

Title: Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 22 Mar 18 – 24 Mar 18

Publication date: 23 May 2013

Publisher: Penguin

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Sophie May has a secret.

One that she’s successfully kept for years. It’s meant that she’s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop.

But then Sophie unexpectedly meets the gorgeous Billy Buskin – a famous actor with ambitions to make it to the top. As they begin to grow closer, Sophie finds herself whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy’s glamorous – but ruthless – world.

After years of shying away from attention, can Sophie handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? How much is she prepared to give up along the way? And is their love strong enough to keep them together against the odds?

Charming, heart-warming and utterly romantic, Billy and Me is an unforgettable story that will completely capture your heart. Continue reading “Billy and Me | Review”