Cover Reveal: Wings of Memory by Anna Kyss

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Wings of Memory by Anna Kyss

(The Underground Trilogy #2) Publication date: September 2013

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

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Book Description:

Kiernan leaves his homeland, hoping to unlock the secrets that could save his people from extinction. But the path to answers is fraught with danger. He never imagines what lay hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Shortly after arriving, Kiernan encounters the human girl that he spent months yearning for. Kiernan must decide between his love for Meghan and his budding loyalty to his brother, Avery. He tries to place his brother first, until faced with an impossible decision.

Kiernan must tap into magic to save his people. The only problem: unleashing his magic involves breaking his vow to his brother. What if the only way to help Avery is to choose Meghan?

Wings of Memory is a young adult, urban fantasy that weaves together supernatural lore, romance, magic, and an interesting take on Mesoamerican history. It is the second novel in The Underground Trilogy.

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Find out more about the first book in the series HERE!

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Review & Giveaway: The Divided Worlds Trilogy by Imran Siddiq

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Welcome to my stop on the Divided Worlds tour! Really sorry that it’s been so late, more about that in a different post! Click HERE to see what other bloggers thought of this title.

Disconnect Disconnect by Imran Siddiq – Book One

Zachary, a 16-year old Underworlder digs in waste to find anything worth bartering. That is the rule of scavenging.
When he discovers footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, he’s intrigued by her sorrow and breaks the rule.

That decision changes his life, and he will suffer for it.

Zachary must overcome worthlessness, prejudice, and not let a twisted lie devour the new reason that he survives; Rosa.

In space, love had boundaries.

 

 

 

 

DisassembleDisassemble by Imran Siddiq – Book Two

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Zachary is a scavenger, and he’ll do anything to survive. With Rosa by his side, nothing will break him.
After the Galilei Research Base is plunged into darkness, an unexpected threat emerges.
Where Zachary was the hero before, he will become the enemy.
It’s not just about surviving anymore. It’s about saving everyone before they destroy one another, especially Rosa.

My Review:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

I read Disassemble a few weeks ago, and because I’m ridiculous and unprofessional I forgot to take notes. Clever me! A round of applause please! *sarcasam*

The few things that I do remember about this novel is that there was a lot of action, which I loved, because that cover is awesome! If it didn’t have action in it, I would be disapointed! When I read the first book, Disconnect I remember being really impressed by Imran and thinking that I would deffinatly read the next books in the series.

Personally, I didn’t think that Disassemble lived up to Disconnect. The first book was WAY better! Buty nevertheless, I still enjoyed the second.

Overall, I would reccomend this book to readers who love action and space, and androids and awesome endings!

The only reason that I didn’t review the third book is because I haven’t had time to read it yet! But if I ever get round to reading it I will surely write a review for it.

Disrupt Disrupt by Imran Siddiq – Book Three

Everything that Zachary lived for has changed. There are no rewards to come from scavenging. Just memories. But even they are not enough to remove thoughts of a worthless life.
In the midst of death, a purpose to live appears. It wills Zachary to break the divide that has destroyed many.
This fight will be on his terms.

Giveaway:

Open internationally
Prizes:
10 x e-copies of the complete trilogy
Paperback copy of the three books
About Author:
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Imran Siddiq is a Law Graduate employed as a Senior Manager in the NHS. After an operation to remove a brain tumour, he decided to make his dreams real. Now, he sacrifices time to write and serve his two cats.

He’s a veteran of writing festivals, a constant on Twitter, and gobbles up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Living in Leicester, he is passionate about creating images in digital art.

Young Adult Science Fiction is his preferred genre, and he will throw a droid into every novel – literally throw.

Bout of Books 8.0 GOALS!

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Its time for another CHALENGE! Bout of Books actually started yesterday, but I SUCK! Anyhow, here are my reading goals!!!

1. Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek

2. Obsession by J. Lynn

3. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

4. Saving Wishes by G. J. Walker-Smith

 

Just four this time, because I’m super busy and feeling a bit….meh at the moment. I need to SNAP out of it! Feel free to leave links to your challenge below!

 

Charlie xx

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves [25]

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews!

The Sunday Post will be tomorrow instead of combining them together 🙂

This weeks StS is more like two weeks worth of books because I didn’t post anything last weekend. Oops! Again. I get so distracted by IRL. I might actually be getting a social life. How exciting!

Borrowed from Library:

about a girl About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk

I’d lost my job. I’d lost the love of my life. My mum wasn’t talking to me. My best friend was epically pissed off. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now. I never meant for things to get so out of hand…

Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when her carefully constructed Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.

After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, why shouldn’t she try out being Vanessa? With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?

But Tess is soon in big trouble – she isn’t a photographer, she isn’t Vanessa, and the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster.

Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

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Looks…okay. I don’t think I’d buy it.

someone elses lifeSomeone Else’s Life by Katie Dale

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all…

Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family’s deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own – one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all…

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This looks sad. There WILL be tears!

 

calling me home Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

89-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favour to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis and it’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mother in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Ohio.

As they drive, Isabelle starts to tell her story: as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, the black son of her family’s housekeeper-in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear that Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance, and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

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Okay, so. I was on the train…going somewhere. And I saw this advertised on a board thingy and I thought…that looks AWESOME. So I pulled out my phone and reserved it from my local library. Technology is FANTASTIC.

Swapped/Bought:

looking forLooking for Alaska by John Green

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

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I swapped Will Greyson, Will Greyson for this! Yay!

super sweet My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Racehl Harris

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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The second book is out! And I haven’t read this one yet 😦 but what a bargain!  Less than £2.50 on Amazon 😛 Yeah, I got it on Kindle 😛

all ourAll Our Yesterdays Cristin Terril

Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn’t happened yet.

Em and Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present is torture – being kept apart, overhearing each other’s anguish as the Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There’s no way back from here, to what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes everything. It’s from her future self and contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in time to avert a tragedy that’s about to unfold. Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future.

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Did anyone else read the synopsis and think THE DOCTOR WOULD NEVER DO THAT! Actually, Amber’s review made me get it! Also, the girl makes me think of Katniss.

 

For Review:

love, life Love, Life and Lemons by Magan Vernon

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it’s crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Stone. But as their relationship blossoms, a jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

ratgirlRatgirl: Song of the Viper by Gayle C. Krause

Sixteen-year-old streetwise orphan, Jax Stone is an expert at surviving in a dangerous city, where rats rival the homeless for food and shelter, but she’s an amateur at fighting the immoral mayor when he kidnaps her little brother. Desperation demands she quickly master the role of courageous opponent. She uses her hypnotic singing voice to lead rats to their death, and all the children to safety, in a dying city cursed by the deadly sun.

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I have no idea. But looking forward to reading it…..maybe??

say when Say When by Tara West

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.

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WHEN! hahah I’m so funny ROFL. Not. The cover says it all really, doesn’t it?

From NetGalley:

louder than loveLouder Than Love by Jessica Topper

It’s been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth…the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian “Digger” Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids’ TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it’s unclear whose past looms larger: the widow’s or the rocker’s. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart?

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I saw the word library and thought, ‘Mehhhh,’ **click**

these broken These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

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I saw the red hair. And the word ‘star’….and I was sold.

That’s all of my books from the past two weeks! It’s not super loads but it’s enough to make my TBR cry. I’ll be posting my Sunday Post/ Weekly Wrap up tomorrow 🙂

Right now, I’m off to the beach! Hope that everyone has had a great week and will have ANOTHER great week 😛 If you comment on my StS…THANKS! I might not get around to replying but it means a lot when you comment 🙂

Charlie xx

Giveaway: Forces of Nature by Elizabeth Sharp

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Welcome to my stop on the Forces of Nature tour, organised by MPTB Tours! Don’t forget to  enter the giveaway below!

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Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.

Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust into a wondrous and frightening new world of myths and legends. As she explores this new world hidden within the layers of her own, secrets are revealed. When her body miraculously changes overnight,  Amelia is forced to hide in her home for her own protection. But as danger circles closer, Amelia has to figure out who is committing the ruthless homicides.

Otherwise, she could be next. 

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Nothing seems right in Amelia’s new life. On the run with new names, her family has finally settled into a lavish life in North Carolina. Her relationship with Nate is strained almost to its breaking point, and she has no friends. As Nate pulls further away, a handsome stranger sweeps into her life.

 Then evil comes for her again.

 After her brother is kidnapped, they discover someone is draining demons for a deadly new drug that turns its users into mindless zombies. The drug ravages up and down the east coast, and all humanity is in danger. To make matters worse, an old enemy is back for revenge. With the help of her family and friends, Amelia must deal with her past.

 Or they won’t have a future.

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No matter how she tries to deny it, Amelia Hoffman has a destiny. An evil plot threatens to destroy humanity and the future lies in her hands. To make things even more difficult, she is distracted by college, family squabbles and trying to decide between two men she loves.

But destiny won’t be ignored for long.

 When an explosion tears through the Library that houses the entire history of the Otherworld, Amelia is thrust into action. She has to fight through the tension tearing the Otherworld apart to rally an army. As the danger grows, Amelia must rise to fulfill the prophecy.

Or the whole world could fall.

GIVEAWAY:

Awesome Prizes to be won!

a Rafflecoptor Giveaway

About Author:

Elizabeth has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her need for Dr. Pepper. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, one-year-old son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.

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Review & Giveaway: No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

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Welcome to my stop on the No Reverse tour organised by AToMR Tours! Click HERE to see what other bloggers thought of this title!

No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

Book Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords

Publsih Date: August 12th 2013

Publisher: Carlux Publishing

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

My Rating: 3.0/5.0

Book Description:

A girl who needs to undo the past.
A boy who wants to forget it.
In love, there’s no way back.

At high school in Steep Hill, Kansas, Cassie O’Malley and Josh MacBride were the poster couple for quarterback/cheerleader romance until they starred in their own tale of teen pregnancy. No need to say: their shotgun wedding was low-key. But when there was no baby anymore, they went their separate ways.

Five years later, Josh has breezed through Georgetown and is about to finish his post-grad degree at Oxford University. He is set to join a lobbying group on Capitol Hill, owned by his new fiancée’s father. For Josh, the sky is now the limit… only he must first take care of a tiny legal matter: technically, he’s still married to the girl who broke his heart.

Meanwhile, Cassie has been waiting tables in Steep Hill to pay for her sick grandmother’s care. On the day of the old lady’s funeral, Cassie is served with two sets of papers. Josh is asking for a divorce. Her heart squeezes, but, well, he moved on a long time ago. But the second envelope shakes Cassie to the core. So, for the first time, she leaves Kansas and heads to good ol’ England.

There, Cassie finds that Josh has not just “moved on,” he’s freakin’ engaged to some blue-blooded heiress. The feelings Cassie had buried deep rush back to her. But no matter if he keeps thrusting the divorce papers under her nose, she needs him to save the only person she loves more than Josh, more than life itself…

MY REVIEW:

I read No Reverse a while ago, and I guess I forgot to take notes because I can’t find them anywhere! I’ll just to have to go by what I remember and hope for the best 🙂

I remember being disappointed by the ‘baby’ reveal. From the book description, it sounded like Cassie had miscarried, but in fact she actually had hid the baby from Josh. (Yeah, I know right?)

Cassie is the sort of character that does things without asking anyone. She banishes Josh from her and her baby’s life, without trying to talk to him or make things work out. The reason she gave was because Josh could do better things without ‘baggage’ around him.

This part really frustrated me. It’s like…you obviously love him…so why tell him to leave? You can go to college after the baby is born…there ARE choices! So, yeah, Cassie and i didn’t really get on if I’m honest. Plus, she kept messing poor Josh and his fiancé around.

No, I want Josh.

Umm…actually, it’s cool, you can have him.

No, wait just a second…I NEED him.

Although Cassie and I had issues, I can tell that there was a real chemistry between Cassie and Josh and that if they didn’t end up together, the world would implode or something. And there were a few heart breaking moments, that added feeling and emotion to the novel.

But, I’m sorry to say that I found the whole novel a little bit cliché, and Cassie really had no idea of what she wanted. I know that there is another novel coming up, but I don’t think I’ll be reading it.

GIVEAWAY:

Prize Pack #1:

Signed copy of No Reverse, £10 Amazon gift card (British Pounds),1 No Reverse notebook,1 No Reverse mug, 1 No Reverse mouse pad, 1 No Reverse pen

Prize Pack # 2:

Signed copy of No Reverse,£10 Amazon gift card (British Pounds),1 No Reverse notebook, 1 No Reverse mug

Prize Pack # 3:

Signed copy of No Reverse, 1 No Reverse notebook, 1 No Reverse pen

A RAFFLECOPTOR GIVEAWAY

About Author:

marion croslydon

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Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity.

Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.

Review: Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

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Don’t Want To Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell

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Publish Date: January 31st 2013

Publisher: Headline Review

Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporay Romance

Source: Library!

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

Book Description:

Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?

Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.

MY REVIEW:

The first thing that attracted me to this book was the name, ‘Dexter.’ I LOVE the name Dexter! Ever since I read One Day by David Nicholls, I have fallen in love so much, that I’m going to name my firstborn son, Dexter. Yes, I am. No, I don’t care if I’m only 16. He shall be called Dexter!

The other reason is the title, makes me think of that film Armageddon. (EVEN WHEN I DREAM OF YOOOOOOU!!!!)

Anyway, I picked up DWTMAT and started flicking through it. Within five minutes I was HOOKED! I haven’t read any of Jill Mansell’s books before, so this was basically the deal breaker. Thank goodness I LOVED it!

I love how it isn’t just about two characters, it’s about the whole town. And about different people who are connected to each other in some distant way. There was about three or more different love stories going on at once, so DWTMAT was in no way boring or dull, or lacking in characters!

I took this book with me to the beach, and it was perfect! Just such an easy going read J

There were some really cute moments with Delphi, Dex’s little niece whom he wanted to adopt after the death of his sister. There were some heartbreaking moments when Dexter found out about his sister dying and leaving a nine month old baby in his care.

There was a sense of relief at the end of the book when the people you wanted to get together, got together. I’d love to see a movie of this book, or a BBC series or something, I think that would be awesome!

Seeing as I thought DWTMAT was so good, I bought A Walk in the Park, so we’ll just have to see what I think of that, won’t we!

I would recommend this to anyone that wants a chunky read to last them a few days, and if anyone is going to the beach, if you love the name Dexter, if you want a romance book but that isn’t too heavy on the sex. I’m going to recommend this to my Mum & Nan, because I know that they will LOVE it!

About Author:

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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Actually that’s not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she’s completely run out of displacement activities does she write.

Jill Mansell’s books have sold over three million copies and her titles include: Making your Mind up, Fast Friends, Good at Games, Sheer Mischief and Solo, among many others.