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SECOND LIFE BY SJ WATON

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SECOND LIFE BY SJ WATON
THE BLURB
The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep . . .

She loves her husband. She’s obsessed by a stranger.

She’s a devoted mother. She’s prepared to lose everything.

She knows what she’s doing. She’s out of control.

She’s innocent. She’s guilty as sin.

She’s living two lives. She might lose both

WHAT I SAY

I got mix views on this book i enjoy some but in other parts i got bored

i did like the plot but i did not warm to the characters i did not like them

i would not say it a crime book it more about cyber sex or living a fantasy .

I found the start a bit slow but it got more tense and very twisted as you carry on reading

The thriller elements did keep you guessing but i felt Julie put herself in to many dangerous situations it got a lots of mystery packed into it

Julie wants to find her sister killer she goes on the net just like she did to try to find him

Julie i did not like she was so naive about things what did you think of her ? I just found her so annoying and frustrating at times she was so silly with what she was doing

Anne was a good character i liked her her twist was so fab this hooked me i did not see it did you ?

Conner my heart when out to this boy i did feel for him

I did like the plot but it just did not grip me i think it a book you love or hate

A majority of the story grip me it a very quick read i like the writing style it make you think people on the net are they fake or real it a thought provoking tale one that will make you think are people real ?

The was a bit abrupt I wanted to hear more it left you hanging

A ok read please read for yourself you may love it

Thank to Publishers and netgalley for letting me read and review

3 dolls (3 stars )

ok read but would not read again

About the Author
S. J. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, became a phenomenal international success. A bestseller around the world, it won the Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and the Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in September 2014 and is now available on DVD

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TANYA MONDAY REVIEW POST Fudge Berries and Frogs’ Knickers by Lynda Renham

Aj book review club's photo.         Aj book review club's photo. TANYA MONDAY REVIEW POST Fudge Berries and Frogs’ Knickers by Lynda Renham Wow what a great catchy title this book has. I was looking forward to reading this book as soon as I heard the title. We are used to the normal rags to riches but this is the riches to rags story set in London. The story starts with Poppy Wellesley glancing at the television in a posh beauty parlour and seeing her Daddy Sir Rupert Wellesley being arrested for fraud. What a shock to the system. The consequence of this affects her whole lifestyle. Her fiancé and so called friends, all but Chelsea, no longer want anything to do with her. The shock even caused her body to come out in an awful rash that nothing seems to solve. How can she attend all the pre-Christmas social parties with red skin? Poppy is known to her friends as Truffles due to her passion for eating and making truffles. Of course her favourite brand is Harrods. She has never had to worry about money and has her own chauffer driven Bentley to take her to her the top restaurant and shops. She finds out when meeting her financial man Jeremy at the Ivy how bad things are. She is considering selling her designer clothes, shoes and handbags just to pay for basic living. The story continues with Poppy living on a house boat and having to get a job. This is awful for Poppy and she cannot bring herself to speak to the boat people as they are too far below her standard of normal living. As for the walk of shame no way was she doing that!!!! Thankfully Chelsea is there to support Truffles and does not allow the discrimination of others to affect her decision to continue the close friendship. Also Lord Balthazar Wyndham-Price more commonly known as Balls also continues to try and woo her and even finds himself in a few difficult situations as he stands up for her. The boat people are friendly and try to help Poppy feel at home and welcome her and Chelsea into their boats for chip suppers. Of course the handsome Taylor is a big favourite of mine and I like the mix up in what she thinks he does for a living and what he really does. As the reader you know that she has the wrong end of the stick and this makes it more fun. The instant sizzle between them is interesting and you just know that Poppy will have the opinion that there is no way that she will reduce her standards and be seen with a poor person. After all she has standards to live up to. You can’t help but like Chelsea and her way of looking at the positive of everything and her willingness to support Poppy through the difficult times she faces. Her comments like Frogs’ Knickers always managed to make me giggle especially in some of the situations that they managed to get themselves in. Ruby is great and a character I could associate with after all I like to shop in Primark and would have my nails done in a Market if we had one. My favourite part in the book was the walk of shame and the mishap that happened! This is one I can’t relate to as my husband does that when we are in the caravan. The book is worth reading but be aware there is a tongue in cheek attitude towards socialites and the fact that a normal person is not worth speaking to. As for a job what is one of those? I would like to thank suzanne and Lynda for sending me this book to read x Thank you Tanya a fab review x

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LEXI GOES ON VACATION BY JANIE WILLS KINGBURY

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LEXI GOES ON VACATION BY JANIE WILLS KINGBURY

THE BLURB
Ms. Janice and Mr. Rob have vacationed in the seashore town of Duck in North Carolina for 10 years. Duck is a friendly place with sandy beaches where children and dogs romp to their hearts content. This year Lexi, a new addition to their dog family, will come too. But this vacation will be like no other and as the sun sets on the beach it promises to be a long night, one the family will never forget!

WHAT I SAY

I read this book with Erin age 6 she seem to enjoy but then we came across a problem i tell you more when i talk about the illustrations in a second i did review this book on my kindle it just did not work on there
I tell you the good points first the story very good it very well written a great adventure erin did like
Lexi had a new home with Rob and Janie and their two older dogs they were call taz and Beaui they seem to have lots of fun together
One day it time for the family holiday as we say in the Uk to go to the beach
This is were the fun begin Lexi having so much fun he can run around chase the birds , make new friends with other pets on the beach
He makes friends with Rascal at night the go for a walk soon they realise that Lexi is missing they got to find him were he gone
It now a mad search to find him did they ? You got to read to see if they did

I sorry to say my main problem with this book was how the picture were spilt up in a very wried way

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it just did not work may be it because i read my my kindle it spoilt the story Erin lost interest she gave up i also find the description were good but there was to much for the age group it was aim at
It a very good adventure a nice story i just did work on kindle it a lovely tale
I not going to gave any star because it hard to gave as just read wrong on kindle
Thank you netgalley for letting me review

About the Author
Janice Wills Kingsbury was a former teacher and School Psychologist in public education. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Robert, and their rescue dogs. Janice spends part of her time in the Outer Banks, NC enjoying the beautiful beaches and natural surroundings.

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Gurdeep review Silent Scream by Angela Marson

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Gurdeep review
Silent Scream by Angela Marson
THE BLURB
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood …

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country.

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades.

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

WHAT I SAY

Firstly i would like to thank Kim Nash and Bookouture for offering me a copy of this amazing read.

Having read this crime thriller, i can understand why it has been highly recommended.

It’s truly one great debut novel by Angela Marsons and i am proud to know she is a local. I live in the West Midlands and it was interesting to read about the setting of locations which i know about well.
In the streets of West Midlands, murders are being committed and discovered, bodies are being found…there is a connection. D I Stone has a big case to solve and a mystery to unravel.

Who is behind it?

I loved Kim Stone’s character and her team. Kim is a strong, forceful and courageous woman who leads her team well. This book is one of those books which you start and don’t want to put down, a thrilling whodunnit that grips you and keeps you guessing till the end.

There are twists and turns throughout this book with springing surprises.

It is a story of disturbing dark secrets which are revealed in a clever pattern.
I don’t want to give anything away but i was left in shock more times than once.

All i can say is…go on and read it yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

I look forward now to the second book.

Well done Angela,

i give this FIVE big stars. Thank you for keeping me engrossed in this fabulous page-turner

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gaveaway & review for CRASHING INTO LOVE BY MELISSA FOSTER

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cashing into love
by
Melissa Foster
Only one woman could hurt ultra-alpha bad boy Jake Braden.
Only one woman can heal him.
Fiona Steele has arrived…
Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that’s missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can’t have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden—the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

As an LA stuntman, Jake Braden’s at the top of his game. He’s hired for all the best movies, hooks up with the hottest women, and lives an unencumbered lifestyle where his needs come first—and where he doesn’t have to examine his life too closely. Except when he visits his family in his close-knit hometown of Trusty, Colorado, where he spends his time avoiding Fiona—the only woman who knows who he really is.

When Fiona’s best friend is hired to act in Jake’s movie, Fiona jumps at the chance to try to win him back. There’s no denying the white-hot attraction burning between them. With every encounter, Fiona hopes Jake can’t resist falling back into the love they once shared. But her well-orchestrated rendezvous doesn’t go over well with the brooding heartthrob. Living in the fast lane is perfect for a guy who’s buried his emotions so damn deep he’s not sure he can remember how to feel—and he’s not sure he ever wants to.
WHAT I SAY
I Have not read any of the other books in the series so you can read this as a standalone like i did you will still enjoy it so much i did but i now want to read the other books as this one was so good very easy to read

For years now Jake had nursed his broken heart he now back home for his brother wedding
Jake character just so awesome you will love him he just cool he a stuntman he seem to work and play so hard he got girls at his feet all the time which he seem to like

His high school sweetheart was Fiona
what a lovely character she was just so warm and caring She just made me smile
I felt that the choices they both make at high school made then the people they were now both very strong willed
Fiona seem so down on love she never got over Jake she now has took up a job just to be near Jake this is were the fun starts it soon became a very hot sexy and passionate read they seem to be having so much fun can they help each other can they mead the broken hearts some parts made me blush as was reading on the bus ( could the people near me read my kindle too)
The story line very good i did like the writing style it easy to read and follow
Can they be happy ? can they broke the walls they build around them self ? Some parts were very sad it just a good read with very handsome and caring man and very strong women i like the way Melissa weave all the characters into your hearts
It just a fun fast and engaged book one that will just hook you into the story line
I recommend you read just a fun sexy read it was a book i would not normally pick up to read but i will now

About Melissa Foster

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse by Mrs D

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Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse by Mrs D

THE BLURB
Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, because you are in for an
exciting trip! The new series of Carlo the Mouse has been born.
TooMany Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of book on carlo adventures

Each book will give readers an entertaining
look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital’s walls.
Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the
world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow
the rules and how to survive on his own, but Carlo’s insatiable
desire for adventure constantly gets him in trouble. Will the little
adventurer manage to survive when he leaves home? You’ll find out
in Mrs. D.’s next books on Carlo the mouse. Let your imagination
soar in this full series of Carlo’s adventures!

WHAT I SAY
Carlo what a fun cute mouse he such a great character he would make a great film

i loved the illuminations they are so bright and colourful they seem to bring the characters alive they just seem to jump out they page at you

It a great fun read it nice to read with the children at bed time or a nice book for to read out aloud to you for them

Carlo so eager to explore i like the message this book tells why we have rules and why we should obey them
It will make you smile and laugh it just so much fun it has a few twist that will make your child think

The pictures are adorable and cute i fell in love with Carlo
It a very simple tale about rules by the end of the book Erin know the five rules and was telling me them

we when back to the picture and she made up her own story but with then rules in she said the food Carlo had eaten look nice we then talk about the food

so it a great way to capture children imagination and this fab book it did just that
It got good details in the story it will just hook you into the story
This book help children to see rules are they to keep them safe just a lovely fun book
We loves it so much
I would like to thank Mrs D for sending me her brilliant book to read and review

it fab so colourful and such a wonderful story i just loved this cute mouse

A BIT FROM THE AUTHOR
This book for slightly older children. However, the younger children love browsing through the pages of this colorful and fun book. It has fantastic illustrations,even babies adore. I have three grandsons ( 3, 1, and 1/2 years olds) and they love looking at the illustrations while I tell them a short version of this story. This book will be fine for 4 year old children if read to them. It is about the hospital mouse who always gets in the trouble because he is not following the rules his parents taught him. Just a fun read! I am planing to donate these series of books to the hospitals when I publish all 6 books. All stories are closely connected and it will be more fun to read them together. I hope I can accomplish it between 2015-16

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22059041-runaway-clothes

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUm0NPK5SHY

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The Jackdaw (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 4)by luke Delaney

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crime / thriller Lynsey on the case
The Jackdaw (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 4)by luke Delaney

THE BLURB

The fourth novel in the DI Sean Corrigan series – authentic and terrifying crime fiction with a psychological edge, by an ex-Met detective. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Stuart MacBride.

Guilty or not guilty?

A lone vigilante is abducting wealthy Londoners and putting their fate in the hands of the public. Within hours of disappearing, the victims appear on the internet, bound to a chair in a white room.

Revenge or mercy?

Their crimes of greed and incompetence are broadcast to the watching thousands who make up the jury. Once the verdict is cast, the man who calls himself ‘The Jackdaw’ will be judge and executioner.

Live or die?

DI Sean Corrigan and his Special Investigations Unit are under pressure to solve this case fast. But as The Jackdaw’s popularity grows, Corrigan realizes he’s hunting a dangerously clever and elusive adversary – one who won’t stop until his mission is complete.I am a newcomer to this authors work and i am very happy that i found this series. I thought Jackdaw was very fresh and up to date crime book.

WHAT I SAY

Being a new reader Jackdaw does give some of the earlier cases away mainly with the toy taker but i had no issues with this as its made me want to read the others in the series especially the toy taker as this case seemed to have a lasting affect on the team. I have brought this book along with the others to catch up with the series and to find out what happened with Sally and Sean.

In Jackdaw we have a lone vigilante kidnapping Londoners from the financial sector and then putting them in front of a live audience via the web and asking them to vote so that the killer can become both judge and executioner.

I liked the police procedural part and i could feel the pressure on the team i could certainly tell that Luke brought his knowledge of the police into the story.

I like how DI Sean Corrigan seems to get in the mind of the killer and seems to be having a conversation with them in his mind.

The Jackdaw was abit chilling as it felt that it could easily happen and how big social media is, it would be easy to get a wide range of viewers like how we seen in Jackdaw.

With the Jackdaw himself it was refreshing not to have a victim as a complete innocent person but someone who you dont feel sorry for and would hold a grudge against them. I didnt see the ending coming at all i never guessed.

The Jackdaw was a brilliant read that i really enjoyed and would recommend to others and i am now going to read the others in the series.

About the Author
Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He later joined CID where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.

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SECRETS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE BY SANTA MONTEFIORE

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SECRETS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE BY SANTA MONTEFIORE

THE BLURB
A divided family, buried secrets and a love that will never die…

Ellen Trawton longed for a fresh start. But her past would not let her go. She has run away from London to the sweeping landscape of Connemara, hoping to find a place she can cut off all contact with the past. But beneath the wild beauty of the Irish landscape lie secrets which have been hidden for years

Conor Macausland cuts a dark, lonely figure. His young wife, Caitlin, died tragically at the old lighthouse, and her loss has devastated him. But when he and Ellen meet, a connection sparks between them.

Ellen soon realizes that Conor’s past is not all it seems, and there’s more to her family history than she knew too. As the secrets are finally revealed, the truth must be told

WHAT I SAY
I read all of santa books now she one of my favourite author her books are so captivating i love the way her story unfold you just get transported in story
This book got a bit of mystery and romance it so wonderful written all the characters are so warm and lovely
The setting are so wonderful you can see them in your mind
The storyline just totally absorbed me
It set in Ireland it sounded so nice as soon as i started to read i was captivated by the Irish way of life
It just a lovely family saga but everyone seem to know everything but did they ? new pieces of family history seem to be coming to light all the time
Ellen runaway from her unhappy life she goes to aunt in Ireland she never met her
Peg i loved her what a lovely character she was she so good nature you will just love her
Dylan seem to be a very troubled we do get to hear why i like all the family history i loved all the twists some were very predictable did you guess any ? I liked all the characters i like that Caitlin as a ghost she narrated part of the story this just add to the captivating and believable characters i did find the story very emotional and romantic
As always it just a incredibly well written book a heartbreaking story but also a lovely warm story
I recommend her book to you all just a good
5 dolls (5 stars )
I like to thank netgalley for letting me read and review

About the Author
Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London

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Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon

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Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon

Daisy has been hurt in love and leaves the United States to get over it. She joins the catering staff of a Formula 1 team. It’s hard work, but it’s also fun. She gets to see something of the world and she works with a great group of people. Together they spend many long nights in all kinds of bars in different countries. Daisy is falling in love with Will, the driver from the team she’s working for. When a new, second driver, arrives she’s surprised as it’s the man she’s had an argument with when he almost ran over her. They aren’t good friends, but their bickering is something she can get used to. Daisy is dreaming of Will, but he has a girlfriend. Will her feelings be hurt again? And will she be able to keep who she is and where she’s from a secret from everyone around her?

Chasing Daisy is an easy and mostly fun read. Of course it has its sad moments which are necessary for every story, but I think it’s mostly meant to be enjoyable. I loved that part. I could totally picture Daisy and the two gorgeous drivers of the team. I wanted to know her secrets and of course I also wanted to find out if she’d be happy in love. Daisy is a heavy drinker and she often stumbles out of bed to work after just a few hours of sleep. She loves a good party. I liked that about her and also that she’s such a loving and caring person.

The names of the drivers are of course fictional and that felt a bit strange for me. I understood the idea behind it though and after reading a few pages I grew accustomed to it and it didn’t matter any longer. The story made me smile most of the time. I already knew from page one what the outcome would be, but I was curious to see how it would happen and the journey there was very unexpected. Daisy lives in a world that’s so different from what most people are used to, which is part of the attraction of this book, I read it with a smile on my face.

THANK SUZANNE FOR YOUR FAB REVIEW

THANK FOR READING AJ X

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SAY IT WITH SEQUINS BY GEORGIA HILL

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SAY IT WITH SEQUINS BY GEORGIA HILL

THE BLURB

For fans of reality dance shows, this series is strictly irresistible!

Slip on some dance shoes and step up to love!

Who Dares Dances is a reality TV show with a difference. Not only do contestants have to learn to dance, they also face a series of bizarre challenges.

Julia Cooper signs up in a bid to revive her flagging acting career. But when she meets dare-devil TV presenter Harri Morgan the attraction is instant – and hot!

Forced to perform a sexy rumba together, the sequins really start to fly. Will they score the perfect ten, or is their romance destined to be a dance disaster?

Find out in Say it with Sequins, the first in a series of three novellas.

WHAT I SAY

I enjoyed this novel it only 75 pages so a nice short read

This book reminds me of strictly the Rumba a very sexy dance i seen on the tv ( can they get a 10 ) i do like that show so i happy to read it fun book

Harri a children’s tv presenter he was so fun a great main character full of fun and love it all

Julia a struggling actress she doing this show to boost her career can this show help her ?

There a great mix of characters all taking part in the shop it made the mix interesting i like the humour in the story

There seems to be a lot of sexual tension with most of the characters it just seems to captures all the thrills and excitement of doing a show it a very fast and fun read it so easy to read and follow

All the characters were so nice and seem to be having fun

Julia just fab a lovely lady

Harri a great sexy guy it just what you think could happen backstage

It packed with fun , drama and romance what more could you want very enjoyable

They put the passion into the Rumba

A fab book

4 dolls(4 stars)

Thank you net galley for letting me read and review

THANK YOU FOR READING AJ X

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