Saturday, May 25, 2019

Release Blitz, Review: Another Life - K L Shandwick

Another Life by K.L. Shandwick
This is a second chance romance, single dad, tear-jerker, HEA. Standalone read.
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What happens to you when you love someone with all of your heart, but that love now has nowhere to go? 
Heartthrob, Cole Harkin counted his blessings with a gorgeous wife and the couple's excitement of a first baby on the way.
Just when he thought his world was complete, Cole becomes devastated and overwhelmed when his future is ripped out from under his feet. With little choice in the matter, Cole has to face living another life...
A very different life to the one he thought he and Grace had planned.  
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Meet the Author
Writing came relatively later in life for K.L. Shandwick after a challenge by a friend led to The Everything Trilogy. She loves creating new characters and story lines. Her characters have flaws and she hopes this helps the connection between them and her readers. K.L. enjoys the journeys they take her on during the creation of her stories, and each character has his or her own voice. She doesn’t use prepared outlines for her stories preferring the characters to take their own direction as the story progresses. These days K.L. lives in the Yorkshire countryside in the UK, and writes full-time.

My Review

Wow! K L Shandwick has blown me away with this story. It's a roller coaster of a read and keep the tissues nearby as you will feel all the emotions when reading this story. It's a story about going through heartbreak and rebuilding from that. I was truly captivated by Cole and Harper's story and couldn't put it down. This is going to have to go down as one of my top reads of 2019. I urge you to go and one click this book now!


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Release Blitz, Review: She's Like The Wind - Carrie Elks

Title: She's Like The Wind
Author: Carrie Elks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2019
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber

He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped him before… Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sweetheart, Ally Sutton. Ally’s used to dealing with heartache. But losing the café she’s owned for years is the final straw. Being offered a new job feels like a lifeline – that is until she meets her much-older, and impossibly handsome new boss. In the space of a few weeks everything changes. And when an accident forces them closer, Nate and Ally can’t ignore the fascination between them any longer. But neither of them are ready for the storm they’re about to unleash.   **She’s Like the Wind is the second book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming read that’s low on angst and big on feels, this stand-alone romance is for you.**  


  Ally bit down a smile and looked at Nate, who was still hovering in the doorway. “It’s okay. You don’t have to paint my nails. I can probably manage if I bend over enough.” He looked at the bottle Riley had shoved in his hands. “It’s a nice color.” “Riley chose it.” He took a step inside then hesitated, looking over at Ally. “Is it okay if I come in?” he asked. “Of course it is. It’s your house.” “But it’s your room.” His words made her feel warm. As though she finally belonged somewhere. “Come in. It’s nice to have the company.” He walked up to the bed, and looked down at her feet. “Let’s do this thing,” he said, sitting down in the space his daughter had vacated. “I don’t want to incur the wrath of Riley.” “Do you even know how to paint nails?” Ally asked, trying to keep her voice even. It felt so intimate, having him here in the room when she was wearing only a tank and sleep shorts. God only knew how much more intimate it would feel once he touched her. And if he painted her toes, he’d definitely have to touch her. She wasn’t sure how she felt about that.  

Advance Praise For She's Like The Wind

‘Ally and Nate’s beautiful love story grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let go’ – Teresa, Goodreads reviewer ‘I always love the family/small town aspect of this author’s books, it makes them feel more intimate. The characters rally for one another, they truly care.’ – Ginelle, Goodreads reviewer    


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Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.



My Review:

We are back in Angel Falls for the second book in this fab series. I really enjoyed the small town feel in this book as the author makes it feel really intimate, kind of like you are transported there and watching it all happen. 
The characters in this book are amazing. I loved Ally for how real she was and although she was strong she was still very vulnerable. Nate comes along with his own baggage and at the start of the story was not very likeable, you do find yourself rooting for him though which took me by surprise. 
Ally and Nate's story is full of sweet moments, angst, a little drama and sizzling chemistry. If you want a small town romance or a light, sweet read then pick this up. You will not be disappointed!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Release Blitz, Review: Things We Never Said - Samantha Young

Title: Things We Never Said 
Series: Harts Broadwalk #3
AuthorSamantha Young
Release Date7th May 2019


New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young returns to Hart’s Boardwalk with a searing and emotional new standalone romance…

Local metalsmith and gift shop owner, Dahlia McGuire, likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. It's the perfect place to hide from her family in Boston and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. However, when her father, the person she loves most in the world, needs her, Dahlia has no choice but to return to Boston to face her ghosts. One of those ghosts happens to be her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan. The man she was never supposed to fall in love with.

Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he's never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion and now newly divorced he's finally ready to move on. That proves impossible when Dahlia returns to Boston and reawakens their explosive connection. Despite everything, Michael wants her back, but  Dahlia can't seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. She flees home to Hartwell.
Determined to fight for their second chance, Michael follows Dahlia to Delaware, takes a job with the local police department, and does everything in his power to convince her they belong together.

However, when the unthinkable hits the quiet seaside town, Michael finds himself trying to unravel more than the mystery of Dahlia's McGuire's broken heart. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever…

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What People Are Saying:

“Samantha Young once again delivers the perfect balance of emotion and wit, tension and levity… a visceral, beautifully penned story.” Vilma Iris
“The love and pain that went into writing this story is so evident throughout that you just don’t want to put the book down… Another MUST read by Samantha Young.” Badass Bloggettes

“Dahlia and Michael have chemistry that is explosive… I loved how they loved each other.”— Kathryn, Tsk, Tsk What to Read?

“Oh my word, I can’t even begin to explain how much I loved and devoured this book… Things We Never Said deserves ALL the stars.” —Lucie Lu’s Book Reviews

“Angst and heartache. Drama and suspense. Steam and longing. Slow burn and the most swoon-tastic hero... Things We Never Said HAD IT ALL.”— Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“Oy, what a beautiful yet heartbreaking story is this one.” — BJs Book Blog

“This is a great addition to this series… highly recommend!” —Reading with 2 Book Lovers

“This is a second chance love story at its finest.” — Amy, Garden of REden

About The Author:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series, Hero, and Fight or Flight. Samantha’s crossover romance/women’s fiction novel titled Much Ado About You will be published by Berkley (release date tba). Her debut adult paranormal romance novel War of Hearts releases under the pen name S. Young in October 2019.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author. When she’s not writing books, she’s buying shoes she doesn’t really need and searching for nooks and crannies to shelve her ever-expanding book collection.

My Review:
This was a second chance romance with a difference. It had heaps of heartbreak and angst, with a slight suspense and mystery running through and filled with some sweet moments too.

Well what can you say about the two main protagonists other than the fact that you wanted to bash their heads together at times. Dahlia I kind of got to a point, but Michael annoyed me lots. I got so confused with him because one min I hated him, because at times he seemed really childish, and then the next he said something so sweet it made you melt. They both had to work really hard to get their HEA and it was very sweet when they did. Their chemistry though was instantaneous and smoking! 

The story was in two parts, one of which took us out of Hartwell and to Boston, but for me this didn't detract from the story because you kind of needed Dahlia's history to know why she was like the way she was. The second part of the story had us back in Hartwell and had that mystery/suspense element. I was gripped to both parts of the story because I had the feeling that Dahlia had some pretty deep secrets that she was hiding and although it took a while to uncover them, it all made sense when I got there.

Overall this was a good addition to the series and I am looking forward to hearing from new characters in this small town.


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