Tuesday, 28 February 2017

#Review - Finding Secrets by Lauren Westwood @lwestwoodwriter

About the book

A country house, a precious jeweled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end.
Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat – a jewelled mechanical locket shaped like a bird – changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem.
From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest – and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie!
Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future – and her heart.
Buy here


My Review

Last year I read Finding Home by Lauren Westwood, if you get chance you can read my review here. I really enjoyed Lauren Westwood's descriptive writing so as soon as I saw her new book I had to read it! 

So what did I think of Finding Secrets... 

Within the first couple of chapters you get to know Alex pretty well and by the end I can easily say that I was attached to her character. I was definitely hoping there would be a happy ending along with the answers she was looking for. The romance running throughout was a delight and it really is a lovely addition to the mystery that Alex sets out to solve. I think Alex's job sounds wonderful although maybe not dealing with the irate bride part! The lovely descriptions of the house and gardens really made everything come to life. 

The diary entries were such a great way of revealing the past every time I finished an entry I needed to know more. I loved reading them just as much as the story with Alex. I've always been interested in history so this part of the story really appealed to me. The mystery running throughout the book was brilliant and captured my attention perfectly. I loved trying to put the clues together to try and work things out. With information being slowly revealed my interest was kept completely. I had to know how everything would turn out and if the mystery would be solved.

I have to admit that I ended up reading late one night as I just didn't want to stop reading! That was how invested I became in the story and I loved that there were a few twists that kept me on my toes. If you are looking for a uplifting story but with a little depth due to the history aspect than Finding Secrets is a great choice. 

Finding Secrets has the perfect combination of mystery, romance and history!

Four and a half stars from me!

Thank you to Aria & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Promo Post - Never the Bride by Charlotte Fallowfield @RomcomAuthor

Never the Bride is out tomorrow but you can pre-order your copy today.
I reviewed Never the Bride a couple of days ago and you can catch my review here. This book is full of laugh out loud moments but with a lovely romance that will melt your heart! 


From Charlotte Fallowfield, bestselling romantic comedy author, comes Never The Bride - A laugh out loud romantic comedy novel full of heart-warming friendships, romance, and quintessential British humour. 

Synopsis:

Abbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, she’d never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.

That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didn’t seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldn’t even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.

Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true?

While Never The Bride is a standalone story, it's the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.

Praise:

"Charlotte Fallowfield infuses this story with a rare blend of humour, angst and romance that's makes this a laugh out loud can't stop read." - Obsessed by Books.

"I have never laughed so hard reading a book before in my entire life." - Mad About Books.

"I laughed so much I cried in this book; it was fabulous and I couldn't put it down" - MI Bookshelf

"This book has to be one of my top 10 reads." - Surrender to Books.

"'A can't put it down' type of book." - Rock Hard Romance.

"Flawless, hilarious perfection! The funniest book I have read in such a long time." - Lady Living in Bookland. 

"This story was so good. It was a funny and touching romance." - The Next Great Read.

"Charlotte Fallowfield has such a wicked sense of humour." - Gothic Angel Reviews.

"The book is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and humour! This read just about killed with me laughter." - A Readers Review.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

#CoverReveal - The Collective by R.S. Williams @lilnovelist @NeverlandBT

I am delighted to be sharing the Cover Reveal today for The Collective by R.S. Williams. So are you ready?

Here it is...




Now that you have seen the lovely cover, what do you think? 

Let's take a look at the description for the book...

Blurb:

Matilda Peters never knew a world outside hers existed, that is until Harvey comes along and shows her something beyond her imagination. All that is on Tilly’s mind is finishing her dissertation, getting her degree, and spending time with her friends before the end of the school year. 

But everything changes when she meets Gabby, an agent of a secret society, and nothing prepared either of them for the adventure they are about to endure. Under the pressures of surviving, their friendship grows and they find friends in the most unlikely of places, and betrayal just around the corner.

Will they both be able to stop him before he tears Gabby’s society to the ground?


Author Bio: 

Rhianne Williams, formally known as RS Williams, writes Fantasy, Adventure and Romance novels. As an avid reader Rhianne has always been in love with the written word and the emotions a good story can create.



Discovering she had a knack for creating stories as a teenager, she started work on her first story. However, at 16 the mundane adult world called her back to an admin job and Rhianne put writing on the back burner until she turned 20. Rediscovering her fascination with writing and creating Rhianne then threw herself back into her writing in 2014.



When she isn't catching plot bunnies, typing up her creations or writing on her blog, you'll find her in front of the television watching her favourite shows, spending time with her family and getting lost in others fictional worlds. 


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Saturday, 25 February 2017

#Review - Girl Number One by Jane Holland @janeholland1


About the book

As a young child, Eleanor Blackwood witnessed her mother's murder in woods near their farm. The killer was never found.

Now an adult, Eleanor discovers a woman's body in the same spot in the Cornish woods where her mother was strangled eighteen years before. But when the police get there, the body has disappeared.

Is Eleanor’s disturbed mind playing tricks on her again, or has her mother’s killer resurfaced? And what does the number on the dead woman’s forehead signify?
 



Buy here


My Review

After reading quite a few romance stories in a row I fancied a change of pace. Then when I realised I still hadn't got around to reading Girl Number One it really was an obvious choice. 



So what did I think...

There was definitely an unsettling creepy vibe running through the book as you never knew who you could trust. I always find any story that is set in the woods equals something sinister is lurking behind the trees ready to jump out at any moment. Girl Number One is a good example of this as I felt a little uneasy anytime Ellie found herself in the woods. 


I wouldn't say that I necessarily got attached to Ellie's character however I did like her attitude of facing things head on. It was interesting to see how Ellie reacts to everything that happens and also how she deals with things. I'm not saying I would do any of the things Ellie does but I can slightly understand her way of wanting to confront the past in order to find some peace.

I'm sure most readers like to play detective and I find it's half the fun of reading a thriller or crime story. Throughout the book I was trying to pick up clues and see if I could figure out who the killer was. Jane Holland has created a story that for the most part kept my interest after all I had to find out if my prediction was right. 

There were a few tense parts and the odd surprise as the story built up to the conclusion. How will it all end though? 

Tense at times with an intriguing story!

Four stars from me!

Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Friday, 24 February 2017

#BlogTour - #Review - You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli @Aria_Fiction


I am so happy to be joining the Blog Tour for You Drive Me Crazy by Anna Premoli and bringing you my review and an extract today. 

First of all let's take a look at the book...


 About the book

What girl doesn’t dream of an amazing promotion working on the other side of the world?

This once in a lifetime opportunity is presented to 28 year old investment banker, Maddison Johnson and instantly fills her with abject fear.

It isn't the New York transfer she had set her heart on... she's going to South Korea, instead.

To make things worse, her boss Mark Kim doesn’t go out of his way to make it easy for her to adapt to her new environment.

Plunged into a world she knows nothing about with a man she can't stand, Maddison finds herself forced to adapt and grow up quickly. Maybe in the process she will stumble over something wonderful and quite unexpected...


Links to buy:

 Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

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My Review

Last year I read Love to Hate You by Anna Premoli and the story was so much fun to read. You can catch my review here. With this in mind as soon as I saw You Drive Me Crazy I had to read it! 

So what did I think...


The travel aspect and the idea of relocating to a new country definitely appealed to me although certainly not to Maddison! I'm guessing I won't get the chance to travel to Seoul, South Korea so I was looking forward to seeing the place through Maddison's eyes. The descriptions of the country were great and I loved finding out about all the different traditions. 

I liked the idea that first impressions can be damaging with Maddison and Mark showing this perfectly. Their first meeting does not go to plan and this sets the story up brilliantly. You can tell right away that sparks are going to fly between them. So I knew I would enjoy their feisty interactions especially with them having to work together closely. I have to admit that I am probably a little bit like Maddison in some respects. Especially as she has made a habit of blending into the background and finds the idea of leading people daunting. That would definitely be me! As the book progresses Maddison definitely grows as a character and I did become more attached to her. At times Mark could be a little infuriating but again as his personality begins to come through I ended up forgiving him for the most part at least. 

I loved all the scrapes that Maddison and Mark were involved in and I couldn't wait to see how everything would turn out. Will Maddison and Mark ever learn to get along? 


If you are looking for something that will leave you smiling then this book is ideal. 

You Drive Me Crazy is a light and easy going story with two fun and interesting characters!

Four stars from me!


Many thanks to Aria Fiction & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.


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Extract

Chapter 2

Flights of Fancy – In Every Sense

The last two weeks have flown by with amazing speed. I feel like a prisoner on death row who is waiting for the executioner to turn up but who still hasn’t had time to actually get their head round the idea of what’s going to happen. I think that it’s only been in the last few days that I’ve really understood how Marie Antoinette must have felt as she waited for them to take her out to face the guillotine. Just for the record, it’s not very pleasant.

     In the last week I’ve packed, boxed up all my belongings and even sublet my flat. From a formal point of view, I’m ready to leave, but psychologically I couldn’t be feeling less prepared.

My ‘brilliant’ plan to stay in London did not yield the desired results: John has completely closed himself off from me, hiding away and, on the rare occasions when I have been able to see him, my tears have not, unfortunately, managed to make him change his mind. Well, I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy mission.

And he’s not the only one: I have a very strong feeling that everyone in the office is trying to avoid me. The cowards!

Ironically, I’d invested my greatest hope in Mark Kim. I was actually convinced that he would rather gnaw off his own arm than take me to Seoul.

Part of me was certain that I would never really end up going. Despite everything, deep down inside I wasn’t worried. I was sure that something would happen to prevent it.

Unfortunately, events took an unexpected turn when, during a chance encounter in the elevator, Mark brought me up to date about the developments in the situation. True to our agreement, he had been trying to stir things up, but without results: it seemed that the company didn’t have the slightest intention of changing its mind about my transfer, despite complaints from both him and me. Coming out of the elevator he had told me, barely looking me in the face, “You must resign yourself to it, Miss Johnson, as I have. And I assure you that of the two of us, the one who must swallow the bitterest pill is me.”

You lousy worm, you never miss a chance to insult me.

After that for a few days I seriously thought about handing in my notice, but the truth is that I lacked the courage to do anything quite that drastic. And slowly, while my hope dried up like an autumn leaf, I had to face the inevitable and start packing my bags.

So now, here I am stuck in the car with my parents as we make our way to the airport as though I was setting of for a camping trip with the girl guides or something. My mother decided to accompany me with the excuse of seeing me off, but I have the sneaking suspicion that she doesn’t trust her daughter: not wholly unreasonably, she’s scared that I’ll try to do a runner at the last minute, and wants to be there to make sure I don’t. In any case, it is excruciatingly embarrassing to be chauffeured there by my mum and dad at my age. Even more so because the reason I’m leaving is my job!

At my age I should have some wonderful boyfriend by my side driving me to departures, or actually stopping me from leaving because he just can’t live without me lighting up his life. But, alas, of the famous Prince Charming there is no trace. Now that I think about it, there have only been toads who stayed toads even after I kissed them. A total waste of kisses.

I was really grateful to Jane for turning up at my house this morning before going to the office: her parting gift was a collection of all of Jane Austen’s novels. A really nice thought, as my friend knows how much I love Austen. She tried to reassure me and promised to send me an email every day to show her support. I know she’ll be keeping her fingers crossed for me. If only that was enough. I doubt that even Merlin the bloody wizard himself could invent a magic spell to enable me to survive Seoul.

Even my colleagues were really sweet yesterday – they’d organized a nice little farewell party to see me off, and it had given me the opportunity to learn first hand that farewell parties only cheer up the people who are staying, not the ones who are leaving.

Having to clear out my desk only increased my sense of unease. As I emptied the drawers, taking out my knick-knacks and putting my stuff into boxes, I had a weird feeling that all this was incredibly final, as though it were forever. The truth is that at this moment, twelve months really does seem like an eternity. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to convince myself that this year will pass quickly.


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Author bio

Anna Premoli is a bestselling author in Italy. She began writing to relieve stress while working as a financial consultant for a private bank. Her previous novel, Love to Hate You won the Bancarella prize in 2013.




Thursday, 23 February 2017

#BlogTour - #GuestPost - A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun @NeverlandBT @CorazonBooks


Thank you for joining me I have a lovely Guest Post today on the Blog Tour for A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun.


Blurb: 

A heart-warming, poignant and engaging tale about the doctors, nurses and patients of the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital, and their friends and neighbours.

A Country Practice follows the dramas, loves, secrets and dilemmas of the people in an Australian small country town. There is romance, humour and tragedy for the medical staff of the local hospital, and the rural community it serves.

A desperate woman arrives at the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital in the final stages of labour. Can Dr Terence Elliott overcome his demons to save both mother and baby?

Simon Bowen, the newest doctor in town, is frustrated at being seen as an outsider by the tight knit country people. Will he succeed in winning them around ‒ especially young vet Vicky Dean?

Vicky’s mum, Sister Shirley Dean, is courted by widowed police sergeant Frank Gilroy. But is he the man for her?

Young married couple, Brendan and Molly Jones arrive in Wandin Valley. Are they prepared for the realities of country life?

Meanwhile, a teenager in love clashes with her father and a serious car accident reveals a surprising secret about two of the town’s residents.

Based on the award-winning, international hit television serial A Country Practice, this new series of novels follows the lives and loves of the rural community of Wandin Valley, South-Eastern Australia. Set in the early 1980s it is a nostalgic look at country life, yet with all the same joys and problems we face today.



Links:


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Guest Post 

A New Life in the Country

Many people who live in a big town or city have, at some point, fantasised about getting away from it all and beginning a new life in the countryside. In A Country Practice, young Australian couple Molly and Brendan Jones make their dream a reality, when they swap city living for a new start in the rural community of Wandin Valley.

The move was Molly’s idea. Her mother, Caroline, had never approved of Brendan. He was a nurse at the city hospital – Caroline thought that her daughter should have married a doctor! Molly knew that their marriage would be much happier away from her disapproving mum’s interference.

At first, the locals in Wandin Valley don’t know what to make of Molly and Brendan. Molly’s bright clothes and glittered gum boots aren’t exactly the typical fashion style for country people. And some of the town’s older residents need time to get used to the idea of a male nurse.

Molly also raises eyebrows when her mother’s house-warming present, a fancy chandelier, ends up gracing the sty of their pet pig, Doris! In fact, Molly’s love of animals sometimes makes it hard for her to accept the need for a more practical and less sentimental attitude in the countryside.

The Joneses aren’t the only outsiders in town. Simon Bowen is a good-looking young doctor from a wealthy family. His father and grandfather are both famous surgeons, but Simon hasn’t quite matched their success. That’s why he’s ended up in general practice in what he calls this hick town. But he does have a soft spot for the locals, and is determined to be accepted by them. Simon especially likes the local vet, Vicky, who isn’t at all impressed by his brash ways. It remains to be seen whether his charm can win her over.

Sandra Myers is another out-of-towner, who makes a dramatic arrival in Wandin Valley. Pregnant Sandra goes into labour, but it is touch and go whether the doctors can save her baby, and they are puzzled when Sandra insists she doesn’t want her husband to know where she is. Sandra will pose quite a challenge for the doctors and nurses of the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital.

Join Molly and Brendan as they learn about the dramas, loves, secrets and dilemmas of the people in a small country town. Like them, you’ll soon learn that life in the country isn’t as quiet as you might think, in fact there’s never a dull moment!

Ian Skillicorn, publisher at Corazon Books

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About the author: 

Judith Colquhoun was born in Queensland and grew up in Sydney. She studied production at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and soon after graduating, love and a job took her to Melbourne. Later, she lived in London for a time, spent many years in country Victoria and long enough in Italy to fall in love with the Mezzogiorno. She is now back in Melbourne and may even stay there.

She started writing when she was six and from the age of twenty-three has always earned her living from it in one way or another. She was a scriptwriter for far too long, writing countless hours of television for many of Australia’s most popular shows, including Neighbours and Home & Away. Her output included one hundred episodes of A Country Practice.

Judith has worked as an editor and script producer, and in Italy was a script consultant on the serial Un Posto Al Sole. She has won five Awgie Awards and in 2007 was made a Life Member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

In 2009 she finally gave up scriptwriting to attempt a novel. Thicker Than Water, which is largely set in southern Italy, was published in 2014. It was Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers 2014 National Literary Awards.

She has written three novels based on the stories and characters of A Country PracticeNew Beginnings, To Everything a Season and Silver Linings.



Judith is married with two children and three grandchildren.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

#Review - The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty @NikkiM3

About the book

Joni, Trina, Deb and Eden.

Best friends since the first day of school. Best friends, they liked to say, forever.

But now they are in their thirties and real life - husbands, children, work - has got in the way. So, resurrecting their annual trip away, Joni has an idea, something to help them reconnect.

Each woman will write an anonymous letter, sharing with their friends the things that are really going on in their lives.

But as the confessions come tumbling out, Joni starts to feel the certainty of their decades-long friendships slip from her fingers.

Anger. Accusations. Desires. Deceit. 

And then she finds another letter. One that was never supposed to be read. A fifth letter. Containing a secret so big that its writer had tried to destroy it. And now Joni is starting to wonder, did she ever really know her friends at all?



Buy here

My Review

The first thing that drew me in was definitely the cover it looked just that little bit sinister. After reading the description I was intrigued and had to read it! So what did I think...

First of all I have to say that the characters weren't always 100% likeable but I thought this was a good thing as it allowed me to give each character a chance. Rather than liking one character and being biased against the others. It was interesting getting to know this group of friends especially their secrets and hidden emotions.

Friendship is a key feature in this story and I enjoyed the dynamics of this group of friends. It was a great story showing how even the best of friends can have varying degrees of secrets. Keeping their feelings well and truly to themselves and showing a different side to their friends and family. I can totally understand how the group aren't as close as they once were. Life definitely gets in the way and most people change as they grow older too.

There were a few surprises along the way and I just had to keep reading to find out who wrote that fifth letter. The story flowed pretty well and I wouldn't say that there were really any slow parts. As I was reading I was trying to pick up on things that may give me an idea as to the identity of the fifth letter writer. Nicola Moriarty has done a great job of revealing enough information to keep me invested in the story without giving the game away too early.

The book does fluctuate between the holiday and the present as Joni is telling her story. This gives an interesting spin and helped keep up the suspense as to what was happening.

I will admit to expecting more of a darker edge to the story but this didn't really happen as such. So I guess if you like a more sinister story to unfold than you could be a little disappointed. Overall The Fifth Letter is a very entertaining story packed full of heartache, lies and secrets slowly building up until the big revelations are revealed!

Intriguing and full of secrets!

Four stars from me!

Thank you to Penguin UK & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Monday, 20 February 2017

#Review - Never the Bride by Charlotte Fallowfield @RomcomAuthor

About the book 

Abbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, she’d never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.

That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didn’t seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldn’t even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.

Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true? 

While Never The Bride will be a standalone story, it's the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.
 


Buy here

My Review

First of all I have to talk about Sumo as he is just brilliant. His grumpy personality is very entertaining I think we all know someone who has a funny and interesting pet but Sumo takes it to a whole new level! It was lots of fun to read how Abbie takes Sumo for a "walk" or their version of it anyway.

Abbie is a great character she is so likeable, with a bubbly and fun personality. Georgie and Abbie's friendship is a delight, there are so many funny occasions when they are together. One in particular had me laughing so much my husband wondered what was happening! Miller is a great love interest, their first meeting was lots of fun and one of many embarrassing moments for Abbie.

I love Charlotte Fallowfield's writing she always manages to make me laugh out loud, giggle and smile. There were plenty of comical moments so if you are in need of cheering up then this book is definitely for you! The story does however have it's sad moments and I did get a little (ok a lot) teary eyed at times! The story moves along at a good pace and kept me entertained throughout especially with Abbie's antics. The village of Dilbury is a great setting and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series!


Full of laugh out loud moments but with a lovely romance that will melt your heart!



Four and a half stars from me!


Thank you to Charlotte Fallowfield for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

#Weekend Blitz - #Review - Stuck with Me by Cassandra Piat @cassandra_piat @NeverlandBT


So yesterday on my blog I brought you an excerpt from Stuck with Me. Today I am sharing my review of this charming story.  


About the book

Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.

Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?

What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?

As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?

A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and trust.


Book links


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My Review

I instantly liked Molly she has such a warm and sunny personality that instantly drew me in. To start with I was a bit outraged that anyone would try and trick her. However after a while I have to say I got just as attached to Adam. Their first meeting is lots of fun and definitely sets things up for the rest of the story. It was great to get to know Molly and especially to find out that her life isn't all sunshine and roses. Anxiety issues feature in the story and I thought that they were handled well. 

I really enjoyed reading the story from both Adam and Molly's point of view I always feel that you get a better feel for the characters this way. The transition from one point of view to the other was smooth and felt pretty natural.

The setting for the story is stunning and Cassandra Piat has really set the scene, there were plenty of occasions where I felt as if I was right there on holiday with Molly and Adam. Stuck with Me definitely had me looking forward to seeing some sunshine! Some of the acts of sabotage that Adam dreamt up were funny and I especially liked how Molly handled them. One of the best things about the story was how Adam had to try and keep a straight face and appear grumpy to Molly.  

Light hearted for the most part, this story is ideal for reading on a cold day as it really managed to warm me up with the delightful descriptions of Mauritius. Before I knew it I was half way through and it felt as if no time had passed at all. 

Fun, romantic and charming!

Four stars from me!

Thank you to Cassandra Piat & Neverland Blog Tours for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author

Cassandra Piat is a part-time English teacher and a full-time disorganised mother and housewife. She spends her life trying to remember not to forget the 101 things on her things-to-do list, but seems to fail spectacularly most of the time! Whenever she has some free time she’s either with her head in a book, watching a romantic comedy or writing her own romantic comedies. She is a huge fan of rom-com movies and chicklit books. She loves books that make her laugh and leave her with a warm and happy feeling. Some of her favourite authors include Cecelia Ahern, Jill Mansell & Judith Mc Naught.

She lives in Mauritius with her husband, who prefers TV to books, and her three children who keep her on her toes and don’t leave her much free time to sit down and write.

She published her first book What’s it Gonna be? in December 2014 and Stuck with Me is her second novel. She loves writing stories that take place on her beautiful tropical island of Mauritius and sharing the island life with her readers. She is currently writing her third book in her head and hopes that she will soon have time to get it down on paper.