Sunday, 25 August 2013

Girl Least Likely to Marry by Amy Andrews

Cassie Barclay is an intelligent woman with a high IQ, she had grown up quite solitary and this made her lack certain social skills. But luckily her flatmates had helped her with her sense of social awkwardness and educated her on such matters. Cassie, a scientist does not believe in love. She thinks love is for dreamers not thinkers and she is definitely a thinker.

Samuel “Tuck” Tucker is a jock who knows he is good looking and that he can have any woman he wants. When he meets Cassie he finds her to be a bit of a snob and he deliberately winds her up when she treats him as someone with lower intelligence. But when he asks her to dance and he finds her different from the usual woman he dates could this form an attraction?

Two complete opposites with absolutely nothing in common.

Can a geek and a jock come together and make sparks fly?

As part of the Modern Tempted Mills &Boon fantastic new series, Girl Least likely to Marry is a sensational read. Delivering romance as only Mills & Boon do best this is a brilliant story with some steamy scenes that make the storyline more charged and powerful, making this a book not to be missed. I really enjoyed reading this book and I am really looking forward to reading more in the series.

Amy Andrews has always loved writing, and still can’t quite believe that she gets to do it for a living. Creating wonderful heroines and gorgeous heroes and telling their stories is an amazing way to pass the day. Sometimes they don’t always act as she’d like them to-but then neither do her kids, so she’s kind of used to it. Amy lives in the very beautiful Samford Valley, with her husband and aforementioned children, along with six brown chickens and two black dogs.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Do You Remember? by Mandy Baggot

When Emma Barron goes on holiday with her father to France not long after the death of her mother, the last thing she expects to have is an holiday romance with the handsome Guy Duval. Things move fast for the teens and they find themselves falling in love. But when Emma feels Guy lets her down badly their love is left shattered and broken.

Eight years later and Emma is now in a relationship with Chris who wants to marry her and take on her son Dominic as his own.  A chance meeting with Guy Duval who is now a well-known international football star brings feelings from the past back up to the surface for both Emma and Guy. With life determined to keep them apart. Could there be a second chance of love?

This is a book that is a really great read. Not only does it have love and romance, there is an air of mystery throughout the whole story that keeps the reader intrigued, add also to that a touch of crime and you are in for a really good read. The excellent way the story is written by Mandy Baggot telling the story between the past and the present adds to the suspense as you read building the story up to a superb ending you just do not see coming.

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Automaton by C.L. Davies

Sometime in the not so distance future a world has been created. A world in which its occupants think is real and they have no idea their every move is been watched, that they are providing entertainment to gamers in the real world. Gameworld is as popular as a soap opera today. The people in Gameworld owned, unknown to them by people in the real world, given them instructions on what to do and how to act when they are asleep with their sleep masks on.

Dean and Lily are a couple who live in the game, for them people getting eliminated for breaking the rules is quite normal to them. But when the gamer who owns Dean, Luke makes Dean do something which is completely out of character for Dean, Amelia Lily’s owner obsessed with Lily’s happiness she is prepared to go to great lengths to protect Lily.

Dean must search for the truth to find out why Lily and his perfect life is suddenly been disrupted, even if the truth could not be anything he could possibly ever imagine.

Once in a while a book falls into my hands that I consider special, very special and this is one of those great books. I loved it. I really like that the story is so different from my usual reads and I found this book to be a real page turner. I only hope there is going to be a sequel because I was left thinking, we can’t leave it there, and I need to know what is going to happen next! If I could give this book more than five stars I would a superb read from beginning to end.

Cheryl Davies was born in England in 1978. She moved with her family to the Isle of Man when aged five. She obtained her degree in English Lit at the University of Hertfordshire. She returned to the Island and qualified as a teacher, and taught in her local primary school for almost seven years. This is her debut novel.

Along with writing and teaching four year olds, Cheryl loves walking her mum’s boxer dog, eating out and gardening.

She lives on the Isle of Man with the neighbour’s cat Pudge, and fiancĂ© Dean, who is yet to even read the book…

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Friday, 2 August 2013

Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip by Harry Leslie Smith

In this book Harry shares his memoirs from just after the end of the Second World War. Harry is now twenty-two and was ready for peace. He has spent the last four years in the RAF as a wireless operator. Living in Hamburg and with no desire to return back to his hometown in Yorkshire, knowing there is nothing for him there anymore, Harry meets and falls in love with a young German girl called Friede and in this book their remarkable love story is told.

The war may be over but prejudices are still high and romance does not run smoothly for the young sweethearts, from two completely different cultures divided by war. Can they fight to stay together and be together against the church and the government?

I was really looking forward to reading this book after reading Harry book 1923: A memoir Lies and Testaments, which I really enjoyed and found really interesting and I was not disappointed with this book. A wonderful romantic story, about two people in love that are thrown obstacles in their way to keep them apart.

This to me personally is the best way to learn social history, by authors like Harry, who have wrote down and shared their own true life personal experiences all about what real life was really like and how they lived it. This is a fascinating story. I really admire Harry’s determination to be with the woman he loves. This book is an excellent read.

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Good Husband Material by Trisha Ashley

After feeling that she was messed around and badly let down by her first love Fergal, who is now a big Rock Star, Tish settled with the more reliable and dependable James. ‘Good Husband Material’

Life seems perfect and Tish and James move into a cottage in the country together. However when a chance meeting with Fergal happens, James is shocked to find out that his quiet librarian wife once dated a rock star and he is jealous.

Tish is about to discover that both men are not what she thought they were. 

This is another brilliant read from author Trisha Ashley. I loved escaping in this five hundred page novel, observing the characters and becoming involved in Tish’s life. I really found Tish’s mum really entertaining and really good fun. This is a book with good humour a warm witty read perfect to take for your holiday read.

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