Friday, 26 August 2016

My August Favourites

How is it almost the end of Summer already? Hope everyone has been enjoying some sunshine. But for now here are my August favourites, all those products that I have been loving this month and I'd like to recommend to you.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Baked from BKD Book Review


If you've read my blog before it will be no secret from the recipes shared that both myself and my children love getting creative in the kitchen and of course our favourite thing to do is baking, I mean who can resist cake? I think getting our kids cooking is an important thing, not only are they learning an important life skill ; they are also getting the opportunity to have fun with you, something Adelle Smith from  award winning children's baking company BKD completely agrees with. And this is where her recipe book BAKED: Amazing Bakes to Create With Your Child aims to please.

Anti-Stepbrother Book review

I was provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review of Tijan's latest novel Anti-Stepbrother and honestly I cannot give this book less than 5 hot hot stars.

I'll admit that Tijan is one of my all time favourite authors, the Fallen Crest series is one that I read over and over and recommend to everyone who asks for different books to read so when Anti-Stepbrother was announced I was definitely expecting good things and waiting not sopatiently for its release.

He told me to 'settle, girl.' 
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?' 
He said I was an ‘easy target.’ 
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks. 
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha. 

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother. 

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming. 

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Missing Presumed Book Review

I was kindly provided with a copy of Susie Steiner's latest book Missing Presumed by HarperCollins UK via Netgalley for the purpose of this honest review. Coming under the genres of mystery & thrillers, this is crime novel with less of the crime and more of the thought behind it.

At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep—and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene.

Edith Hind—a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family—has been reported missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows this case will be big—and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive.

The investigation starts with Edith’s loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, and her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith’s tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith’s family, but for Manon herself.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Read With Me 2016 #34

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me. How is everyone doing, managing to read a lot whilst the kids are off school?

Well my lot managed to complete their library challenge last Friday, collecting their medals. We will still be going down the library once a week whilst they are off for the holidays as it is something that keeps them entertained and it costs absolutely nothing, a big positive right there!