Welcome to my stop of this blog tour for LOSING MYSELF by Victoria J. Brown
I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank Sarah Hardy, Victoria J. Brown and Bombshell Books for gifting me an early copy of LOSING MYSELF. I am forever grateful and ensure that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
Since Kat made her decision, everything around her seems to be falling apart. Not only is she dealing with family’s secrets, lies and deceit but the salon, which is opening around the corner, threatens her livelihood.
To make matters worse her relationship with Max is on the rocks. Although her relationships with Max’s mother, her step-mother and her sister have grown stronger, are they strong enough?
Working tirelessly to save her salon and save her relationship with Max, she is battling everyday to stay focused on her future. But what will the future bring?
So, you want to know what I think?
Being back in Kat’s crazy world was fantastic. Not so fantastic for Kat, her whole world is falling apart from her salon to her relationship nothing is easy for Kat.
They say bad things come in threes and that was certainly the case for Kat as her world begins to unravel. As with the first book, Holding Myself, I loved how this book didn’t shy away from subjects people find tough. It wasn’t all pretty flowers and rainbows either. From drugs to infidelity this book has it all.
This book isn’t a romance, far from it. It would probably come under chick lit but it’s not your usual chick lit. It’s unpredicatable and a real page turner, I just couldn’t put it down. It had me hooked from the start. I really enjoyed Holding Myself but I have to be honest and say that I actually enjoyed Losing Myself more. I just liked the way nothing happened as I thought.
It’s a real rollercoaster of emotions from anger to disbelief, joy to sadness this book has it all. I had real tears in my eyes at one point.
You really need to read Holding Myself first to understand the background of the story and some characters re appear but the author has given enough information that if you haven’t it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
I’m hoping there will be a third instalment, it has been left open so there can be.
If your looking for a deeper but great read I would definitely recommend this. Overall a fantastic, enjoyable book.
About the Author;
Victoria J.Brown has always had a passion for writing. When asked at the age of 9 years old, what she wanted to be when she grew up, her reply ‘an author’ was met with a disheartened response, ‘that jobs like that, don’t happen to people like us!’
Luckily, Victoria didn’t listen to this advice and never gave up on her passion. She continued to write while perusing a career in Marketing after gaining a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing.
In 2006 her eldest daughter was born and then two years later her 2nd daughter came along. Victoria realised in the midst of the mummy madness, that she’d let her writing dwindle and that nappy-changing, sleepless nights and not being able to go to the toilet in peace could not stop her fulfilling her writing dreams. So when her girls were 3 years old and 18 months old, she decided that sleep was over-rated and enrolled at Teesside University. A year later she proudly left with a MA in Creative Writing, some wonderful friendships and a passion for therapeutic writing. While studying for her MA she was also delighted to win a short-story competition judged by Adele Parks, to which she received publication and mentoring from Adele.
After her MA, Victoria concentrated on writing women’s fiction. She loves writing stories that women can relate to. The Chaos Series grew from her own experience of pregnancy, motherhood and life.
Victoria is also passionate about mental health and likes to write of such issues in her stories. Her dedication to mental health and living life to the full has led her down a spiritual path. Through her learning of spirituality she qualified as a Law of Attraction and NLP Practitioner, which she integrates into her writing. Her inspirational blog includes an A-Z motivational journey with weekly therapeutic creative writing exercises. She has developed this further and will soon launch her inspirational shop. The shop has been created to pass on positivity and love to others … you never know when someone may need to see those messages.
Being accepted by Bombshell Books is a dream come true for Victoria, she hopes that her mantra for giving love always and never giving up will inspire others to follow their dreams and passion.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Victoria, her inspirational blog and shop you can visit www.victoria-brown.com, plus you can follow her on:
LOSING MYSELF can be purchased at the following outlets;
Amazon (UK) | Amazon
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