Monday, 14 June 2021

Reading Round Up 2021#24

 Hands up, who's still been enjoying some lovely weather?

I was still out in my garden reading at 8pm last night, perfect light and temperature, it was blissful!


My reading pace on the other hand, not so good (well by my own standards anyway) but her are a couple of quick reviews for you ...

Saturday, 12 June 2021

One Ordinary Day at a Time by Sarah J. Harris Blog Tour

 Something that always works well in books, girl meets boy, they fall in love, drama happens but in the end they belong together. What we don't necessarily see a lot of in novels is girl meets boy and they fall into a beautiful friendship.

But that's exactly what we get in Sarah J. Harris's latest novel One Ordinary Day at a Time and I for one found it an utter delight to read.

And with that said, welcome to my spot on the blog tour.



 Simon Sparks is the man you know from behind the counter at the local Prince Burger (‘hold the gherkin!’), fry shovelling, shelf stacking, hiding away from the world. And Jodie Brook is the single mum you see crossing the street with her son Zak – always chasing a dream she can’t reach.


 What if life could be so much more? When Simon and Jodie’s worlds collide, it upends everything they know. But in chaos comes opportunity. And for every person who’s ever doubted them, they find someone who’ll finally believe…


Monday, 7 June 2021

Reading Round Up 2021 #23

 That's it, half term is over.

Who else enjoyed a bit of glorious sunshine?

I'll admit, I didn't do as much reading as I had planned to do, the sun made me rather relaxed and sleepy during the day (and hot and bothered at night).


I did however make a good dent in my Netgalley list, which of course means I want to request more books now.

But on to what I did read ...

Thursday, 3 June 2021

The Serial Killer's Wife by Alice Hunter Blog Tour

 I just love a book with a good twist.

You know those OMG moments that leave you with your mouth wide open.

That's exactly what I got with the utterly gripping novel The Serial Killer's Wife from author Alice Hunter. 

This is a woman who has drawn from her time working in a men's prison to write a story that comes across as entirely plausible, the realism of it making it entirely more thrilling.


Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.

When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.

But the worst is beyond imagining.

As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.

Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley Blog Tour

 Those who know me in real life will by now realise that my all time favourite genre of book is a romance. I just love a novel that can make me feel all warm and fuzzy, leave me smiling and satisfied. You just can't beat that heartwarming feeling, the perfect escape from reality.

Talk Bookish To Me, the debut novel from Kate Bromley, is a story that deserves an abundance of praise for the positive vibes that it induces as you read it.


Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book.

But right now? Not only is Kara’s best friend getting married next week—which means big wedding stress—but the deadline for her next novel is looming, and she hasn’t written a single word. The last thing she needs is for her infuriating first love, Ryan Thompson, to suddenly appear in the wedding party. But Ryan’s unexpected arrival sparks a creative awakening in Kara that inspires the steamy historical romance she desperately needs to deliver.

With her wedding duties intensifying, her deadline getting closer by the second and her bills not paying themselves, Kara knows there’s only one way for her to finish her book and to give her characters the ever-after they deserve. But can she embrace the unlikely, ruggedly handsome muse—who pushes every one of her buttons—to save the wedding, her career and, just maybe, write her own happy ending?

This is a fun and dare I say sexy romcom.

A real enemies to lovers trope which I challenge you not to laugh your way through when you read it.