#StressAwarenessWeek 4-11 November 2019

Hello everyone, this week is Stress Awareness Week.

Stress is something all of us has experienced at some point or another in our time. What do you do to de-stress?

Whenever I am having a stressful time, I find removing myself from the situation and having a break always helps. If I have the opportunity for a longer break I will always pick up my book. And I always leave my desk at work for my lunch break, outside for fresh air if the weather allows or if not to another part of the office where I know I’ll be undisturbed.

Did you know reading improves your mind and body? 14 ways it helps are listed below

Do you find reading helps for your stress?

Let us know in the comments below! And always take care of yourselves 😘

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#BlogBlitz | #BlogTour | #BookReview | BECAUSE OF YOU by Hélene Fermont @helenefermont (1st April 2019, Indie Published #IndieAuthor @botbspublicity)

Welcome!! This is our stop on this Blog Blitz Tour for BECAUSE OF YOU by the wonderful Hélene Fermont.

I would firstly like to say a rather big thank you to the amazing bobby dazzler that is Sarah Hardy @ BookOnTheBrightSide and of course the awesome Hélene Fermont who gifted me an early copy of BECAUSE OF YOU. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

How desperate are you to get the one you love?
When Hannah and Ben meet at a friend’s party, he knows she’s The One. But Hannah’s in an intense relationship with Mark and planning to return to her native Sweden to embark on a teaching career.

Desperate to make Ben fall in love with her, rich spoilt heiress Vanessa sets in motion a devious string of events that ultimately changes the course of four people’s lives indefinitely.

Hannah is the love of Ben’s life, yet Vanessa will stop at nothing to claim the man she is convinced is her destiny.

Because of You is a dark, morally complex and cross-generational story of enduring love, fate and destiny.  

So, you want to know what I thought??

I’m always eager to try new authors so when an opportunity to read Because of You came up and I read the Synopsis I was quick to sign up.

Set over 36 years BECAUSE OF YOU is based on the life of Hannah Stein. It starts with Hannah setting out to London to embark on a gap year before heading back to Sweden to finish a degree in teaching. Hannah’s maternal grandmother lives in London and sets Hannah up to live with a close friend of hers. Hannah and Ella bond straight away and Ella quickly becomes a huge part of Hannah’s life.

As Hannah struggles to adjust to life in the city away from her close family she tries to integrate herself into the community to enable her to meet new people and make friends. She eventually finds herself hanging out with Sanna and Rosie who take her out to nightclubs and dancing. On one of these trips she meets Mark who sets out to win her heart. As they begin a turbulent relationship Hannah finds herself fighting against all who love her and dislike Mark as well as her own head. She eventually meets with Mel who tries to match make her with Ben who falls instantly in love with her.

This book jumps from year to year and I did find it a bit of  a mission to keep track of what was happening when, but you do get the gist of it and events as they unfold. I’ll be honest and say I don’t think it needed quite as much of an “introduction” as was included. I think the book would have worked just as well starting from about half way. That being said I understand what Helene was trying to achieve by writing throughout Hannah’s whole life, you sort of get more of an insight into who Hannah is and the decisions she makes.

I did struggle to like Hannah at times. She seems adamant to destroy her own happiness. I found her really frustrating and wanted to just knock some sense into her, especially decisions she makes in regards to Ben and Linus. If Linus was acting the way he was with somebody, I just don’t think you would keep him hanging around. However there were other times that I warmed to her and did feel sorry for her, I think she was just very naive when she arrived in London and people took advantage of that. Mark was very unlikable and I was happy when Hannah got rid of him, just a shame it didn’t happen sooner. I would have also liked less characters, we seemed to get introduced to someone then they would disappear for years but I did grasp who was who later on in the book and it got a bit easier but it would have been more enjoyable if there were just 2 or 3 that the book concentrated on.

Obviously being set over 35 years there are lots of events happening throughout this book. The book has every emotion you could ever have, there are deaths, friendships, happiness and sadness. There are so many different themes that i’m not really sure what genre you would put this into, there are definitely no boring bits.

I did struggle to get gripped by this book if i’m honest but after about 50% I found myself invested in these characters and eager to see where their path would lead. I was definitely more gripped by Hannah’s later years than the start of the book. 

Definitely one to preserve with if you struggle at the start, the last half is definitely worth it. I’ll be interested to see what else Hélene has to offer!!

About Hélene Fermont;

Hélene Fermont writes character-driven psychological crime fiction with a Scandi Noir flavour. Known for her explosive, pacy narrative and storylines, she has published three novels – Because of YouWe Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret – and two short story collections – The Love of Her Life and Who’s Sorry Now? Her fourth novel is due for release in the summer of 2019.

After 20 years in London, Hélene recently returned to her native Sweden where she finds the unspoiled scenery and tranquillity a therapeutic boost for creativity. Enjoying a successful career as a Psychologist, when she’s not working her ‘day job’, Hélene spends her time writing, with friends and family, or playing with her beloved cat, Teddy. All three novels can be purchased via her website helenefermont.com/books/

Links: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helenefermontauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/helenefermont

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helenefermont/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/helenefermontwriter/

BECAUSE OF YOU is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (AU) | Amazon (US)

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#MysteriousReads | #BookReview | THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB (Isabel Dalhousie #1) by Alexander McCall Smith @McCallSmith (January 1st 2004, Abacus @AbacusBooks)

THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB (Isabel Dalhousie #1) by Alexander McCall Smith
Published; 1st January 2004, Abacus

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, large and small. 

In this first instalment, Isabel is attending a concert in the Usher Hall when she witnesses a man fall from the upper balcony. Isabel can’t help wondering whether it was the result of mischance or mischief. Against the best advice of her no-nonsense housekeeper Grace, her bassoon playing friend Jamie, and even her romantically challenged niece Cat, she is morally bound to solve this case. Complete with wonderful Edinburgh atmosphere and characters straight out of a Robert Burns poem, 
The Sunday Philosophy Club is a delightful treat from one of our most beloved authors.

When reading the synopsis I was expecting this book to be a crime story and it sort of was but not quite the story I was expecting. I’m not sure I would have quite picked this book to read myself, but as I have the second in the series on my shelf which I plan to read as part of my “Beat the Backlist” and cannot start a series part way through i had to give this one a try. I think this can be quite good sometimes, trying something different is very rarely a bad thing. 

Isabel Dalhousie witnesses a man fall from a balcony whilst out at the opera. As she struggles to grasp what she has seen she tries to find out more information about the man and what caused the fall. 

I found the fall/murder was more of a back story as we were introduced to Isabel, her niece Cat, Cat’s ex boyfriend Jamie who Isabel has befriended and taken quite a shine to as well as Isabel’s house keeper Grace. I felt like the murder story line didn’t really get going until much later into the book and was probably a little rushed, and as Isabel isn’t a private detective or really have an official investigative role it might have been a bit strange if she suddenly became one. Isabel just took upon herself to find closure for herself and to find an explanation for this huge event she witnessed. 

Don’t be deceived by the title either, although The Sunday Philosophy Club is mentioned several times we never actually get to meet them or see what they are actually about. I’m hoping this might be rectified in later books. 

That’s the bad part of my review and despite all of that, I did enjoy the story. It took me a little while to get into but not enough that I considered stopping reading and once I got into it I found I even quite enjoyed it. I did struggle with some of the technical jargon and some of the themes that Isabel mentioned but they weren’t a huge part of the book and I could just ignore them and it didn’t ruin anything for me. I couldn’t guess what the outcome was going to be or who the murderer would be so that added an element of surprise for me which definitely made the book more interesting for me. Alexander also writes the ending well so that all loose endings are tied up which is nice for a book that is the beginning of a series. 

I think if someone wants to try something a little different to a hardcore thriller or a romance novel which revolves around boy and girl then this might be something to pick up.

You can buy THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB (Isabel Dalhousie #1) from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | DIRTY DADDIES by Jade West @jadewestauthor (May 16th 2017, Indie Published #IndieAuthor)

DIRTY DADDIES by Jade West
16th May 2017, Indie Published

Some bad girls need a firm hand to keep them in line. 
I’m bad enough to need two. 

Two older men who can teach me a lesson when I misbehave. 
Two hot bodies to keep me warm in bed at night. 
Two best friends who can learn to share a filthy-mouthed little brat like me. 

After all… dirty girls need very dirty daddies. 

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Carrie Wells is nothing but trouble. 

She’s wild and difficult. Not worth anyone’s time. 

Carrie Wells is a beautiful little brat. She’s also a vulnerable young adult on my case list. 

She’s half my age and totally off limits. I’m breaking every rule in the book by giving her somewhere to stay when she’s out on the streets with nowhere to go. And I’m breaking every rule of friendship by holing her up in my best friend Jack’s house while he’s away on business. 

I thought life was difficult enough when I fell for the girl, but it gets a whole lot harder when Jack comes home early and finds a beautiful stranger causing chaos in his house. 

And a whole lot harder still when he falls for her too. 

He’s the one guy on this planet I’d share my last supper with. I’d share it gladly. 

I’m just not so sure how I feel about sharing Carrie Wells.

After reading BAIT by Jade West, I knew going into another novel by this author that I would be best going in with an open mind and a poker face.

And what a poker face I needed when reading DIRTY DADDIES on the commute to and from work. Here is a book that plays on your heart strings, with Carrie Wells the young lady looking for love. She’s had a troubled past and needs a firm hand in a partner. What she gets is not what you would ever expect her to find or need, but what brings out the woman in her.

This is a novel that pulls you in, that takes hold of your attention and doesn’t let you go until the very end. You’re hooked, infatuated by the young Carrie Wells and her two older men, Jack and Michael. Two men who are utterly smitten and downright begging to be her guys.

These aren’t your average forty something men who you see on the commute to work, they’re a rare specimen of man who know exactly what they want and who have Carrie’s best interest at heart. With the bodies of much younger men. West has certainly given the older gents!

You can pick up your copy of DIRTY DADDIES at the following outlets (but remember to shop your local indie booksellers too!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | Adam Loveday (Loveday #1) by Kate Tremayne (November 25th 1999, McArthur & Co. @McArthurCo)

ADAM LOVEDAY (Loveday #1) by Kate Tremayne
Published: November 25th 1999, McArthur & Co.

Adam Loveday is denied his inheritance of the family estate, Trevowan and his father’s boatyard through birthright. Fearful of his fathers growing disapproval however, his feckless elder twin, St.John, plots to ensure that Adam gains neither the boatyard nor the love of local Meriel Sawle.

When I finished the Poldark saga last year after enjoying it so much I was eager to find something similar to get stuck into. Along came my friend who recommended the Loveday series to me, I was a little nervous about starting another series that sounded so similar but Adam Loveday didn’t disappoint.

Not as well written as Winston Graham’s series and there are ALOT of similarities between both series but if you take it as it comes and try to forget Poldark and enjoy the Lovedays for who they are it really is very enjoyable.

Starting with Adam returning home after a trip to sea with the British Navy Adam is keen to get stuck into working at his family’s boatyard but comes up against his twin brother St John who by being born just a few minutes before Adam is set to inherit both the estate and the shipyard but doesn’t deserve it as he doesn’t want to put any of the hard labour into it. When Adam’s head is turned by a young inn keeper’s daughter Meriel, the twin rivalry makes another apperance resulting in St John being forced into marriage with Meriel.

Adam, like Ross, is very likeable. A man of character and rightfulness he stands up for who and what he believes in. I think he is quite strong minded and I am sure we will get to see more of that in future books. St John is a character that you dislike from the start. The jealously he holds for his twin brother is tangible and a big part of the story. He doesn’t seem to put any thought into his actions and many times throughout the story that backfires on him. He does redeem himself slightly when he does seem to genuinely love and care for Meriel. Meriel is a very dislikeable character and enjoys encouraging St John into the scrapes that he so often finds himself. She is very selfish and only thinks about how she can improve her status in life.

I have to include how annoying the name St John is – it is pronounced Sinjun but I have to remind myself so many times during the book because I was reading it was Saint John. It’s not a name I have ever heard before and it did take away from the story slightly. 

Overall I did really enjoy this story and it will be a great replacement for the hole that Poldark left in my life. I am eager to continue the series and to find out where else the Lovedays will take us on their journey. 

You can pick up your copy of ADAM LOVEDAY (Loveday #1) at the following outlets (but remember to shop your local indie booksellers too!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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#BlogBlitz | #BlogTour | #BookReview | STOLEN SISTER by Linda Huber @LindaHuber19 (25th March 2019, Bloodhound Books @Bloodhoundbook)

Welcome!! This is our stop on this Blog Blitz Tour for STOLEN SISTER by Linda Huber.

I would firstly like to say a rather big thank you to the amazing Heather @ Bombshell Books and of course the wonderful Linda Huber who gifted me an early copy of STOLEN SISTER. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

What happens when a baby goes missing? 

Twenty-two years ago, Erin and Vicky’s parents were killed in an explosion. 

Now grown up, Erin and Vicky – who have been separated – are unaware they are siblings. But when Vicky is called to her great-aunt’s deathbed, she learns that she isn’t alone after all. 
But where is Erin? Vicky’s search begins…

Elsewhere, Christine has problems of her own. In the first week of her new job, she makes a disturbing discovery, and is struggling to come to terms with impending motherhood. 

Vicky is almost ready to give up her search when an old foster mother calls with shocking news. 

What links Vicky and Christine?

Will Vicky ever find her sister? 

And can Christine’s baby escape the past that befell her mother?

So, you want to know what I think?

This book starts with a heart breaking tragedy that has your heart in your mouth from the beginning!

When a fire breaks out in the hotel where Paula and husband are staying with their 5 day old baby, their friend Sylvie takes the baby Erin without informing anyone. When Paula’s auntie takes on the other 2 children and has them taken from her, Sylvie decides the best thing for her to do is keep Erin, the baby. 

Maisie reveals this information to her niece Vicky on her deathbed it sets into motion a chain of events that leads to Sylvie’s life crashing down.

I’m not quite sure what genre you would put this book into. There is an element of chick lit, an element of a thriller and also a tragedy which kind of confuses things a bit. However, despite this, it is still a very enjoyable read and I found myself flying through the pages! Written in three parts the story moves from Sylvie making the decision to bring Erin up herself, to the search for her by her sister Vicky and ending with the family discovering who Sylvie really is.

There seems to be a lot of characters in this story but it was easy to keep track of who was who, and as each chapter is labelled as certain dates it’s easy to see what happens and when so you don’t feel like your getting lost with timelines or people.

I found the subject of this book interesting. I’ve never really read a book that deals with adoption or lost family before so it was good to read something different to what I’m used to. It made a really nice change for me and it was so easy to read I managed to finish it in just two days.

I felt the ending was good and didn’t leave any unanswered questions and I finished feeling satisfied. There were sad parts of this book which add to the emotions I felt as a reader. I did guess one of the “surprises” though but that didn’t take anything away from the book for me.

Would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys easy, fast reads that is looking to try something a little different to the usual books on their shelves. 

About Linda Huber;

Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish and guinea pigs.

Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty feel-good short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her first novel was published in 2013, and was followed by eight others. Under her feel-good pen name Melinda Huber, she has also published a charity collection of romantic short stories and a series of feel-good novellas.

After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, Linda has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, and is working on another suspense novel.

Links:

Website: https://lindahuber.net/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linda-Huber/e/B00CN7BB0Q/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaHuber19

FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlindahuber/

STOLEN SISTER is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (AU)

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#RisqueReads | #BookReview | THE BREED: CASSTIEL’S VOW (The Breed #1) by Alice K. Wayne @QueenOfTheBreed (August 13th 2014, Indie Published) #IndieAuthor

THE BREED: CASSTIEL’S VOW (The Breed #1) by Alice K. Wayne
Published: August 13th 2014, Indie Published

After the brutal kidnapping of her brother, Tessa Roberts, a human born with the ability to read other human minds, plunges herself into the dark and mysterious world of the Breed, hell bent on finding him. What she encounters however, is far more than she bargained for.

Vampires and werewolves are one race known as the Breed, and are locked in a centuries old war against vicious human Hunters. With the help of Casstiel, the fierce leader of the Breed’s defense team who carries a fiery passion for her, can she find her brother before the war erupts on their doorstep? Or will lies and betrayals end the new life she’s forged for herself, along with the lives of everyone she loves?

When *S* asked me if I’d read the novel THE BREED: CASSTIEL’S VOW and explained to me that this was a vampire story, I instantly said yes. Vampires are my passion, I love nothing more than reading a good vampire story, throw in a few other supernatural beings and I am one happy camper. I’ve not heard of The Breed before, so came to this story completely blind.

Let me just say I was not disappointed; The Breed is something different. Cleverly thought out and well executed, this is a story of a world where vampires, werewolves and humans try to co-exist, throw in the possibility of some steamy scenes between handsome men and women, you’ve got a recipe for success.

I was intrigued by the idea that vampires and werewolves can not only co-exist with humans but also thrive, that species who are normally pitted against one another can actually work together, in relative peace. The writer has a created a world that I instantly fell in love with, sexy, strong vampires and werewolves running around saving the day. Throw in a few humans to keep everyone accounted for and you have a story that not only draws you but gets you siding with the supernatural creatures rather than our fellow humans.

Casstiel is our leading man, every bit as wise, handsome, strong and devilish as we’ve come to expect from this genre of novels. I loved his character, I loved the way he instantly became our hero. The developing love story between him and Tessa was just another tick in my favour. Tessa is a leading lady who comes into her own. This is a story about the characters journey’s in a world surrounded by chaos.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, I was rooting for every character we met along the way and could not stop reading. I have high expectations for any novel that covers vampires, werewolves and mortals alike and it is safe to say I was very happy. Here is a novel that instead of being afraid to make their characters scary, violent, romantic and swoon worthy, they threw it all into the mix. A very happy reader indeed.

I cannot wait to read more of this story, to see what happens to not only Casstiel and Tessa but the other characters created in the world of The Breed. I know where I’ll be escaping to for the next novel.

You can buy THE BREED: CASSTIEL’S VOW (The Breed #1) now at the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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#BlogBlitz | #PromoPost| NO LOOKING BACK by Alex Kane @AlexKaneWriter (March 20th 2019, Hera Books @HeraBooks)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of NO LOOKING BACK by the wonderful Alex Kane!

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks of course to Sarah Hardy @ Book on the Bright Side, Hera Books and of course Alex Kane for having me along 🙂

He’ll find you… unless you find him first.

Kat Denton is a woman running away from her past. For the past sixteen years, her life has been a living hell as Jimmy, the man she fell in love with as a teenager, becomes ever more cruel and abusive. Following the fire that killed her parents, leaving her an orphan when she was just a teenager, Kat is utterly alone and can’t see a way out. 

Until the day she finds out that she’s pregnant. Vowing to protect her child from Jimmy’s violence, Kat decides to fight for survival – for her and her unborn baby. 

Fleeing the traveller camp that has been her lifelong home isn’t easy. But along with her sister in law, Kat escapes with just the clothes on her back and the one photograph she has of her parents. 

Kat, along with her baby girl Lucia, starts to build a better life. But when she looks into what really happened in her parents’ death Kat uncovers dark secrets – including a revelation that will lead Kat back to the place she had been so desperate to run away from. Is she strong enough to uncover the truth and save everything that she loves most, or will Jimmy Denton have his revenge?

Previously published as Chasing the Traveller

A fast-paced, totally unputdownable crime thriller that fans of Mel Sherratt, Mandasue Heller and Kimberley Chambers will absolutely love. 

About Alex Kane:

Alex Kane is a psychological thriller writer who lives in Glasgow. She is a huge fan of the genre, with her favourite authors in the genre being Lisa Hall, BA Paris and Sarah Stovell. If she is not writing, she can be found drinking tea or gin, taking cat selfies and obsessing over Tom Hardy.

Links:  

www.facebook.com/alexkanewriter

twitter.com/AlexKaneWriter

Instagram @alexkanewriter

You can buy NO LOOKING BACK from the following booksellers (however, there are MANY more!!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this Blog Tour. See below for further details and be sure to follow all of the action across Twitter!


#MiniReviewMondays | #BookReviews | 18/03/2019

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

DO NOT DISTURB (Deanna Madden #2) by A.R. Torre

This is the second book in A R Torre’s Deanna Madden trilogy.

Deanna is dealing with the results of her actions in book one, and the ongoing need to keep her secluded from the general public for their own safety.

This second book I found was a little slow to start with but it soon ramped up the pace along with discovering more about the other characters involved in Deanna’s life.

I am looking forward to reading book 3 and seeing how this trilogy ends, along with how the characters develop.

[K]

THE DIRT ON THE NINTH GRAVE (Charley Davidson #9) by Darynda Jones

Haha well given the synopsis on this book what can I say?

The way book 8 finished I could not wait to get my hands on to this next book in the series. I loved the way the storyline played out and Charlie was her brilliant self complete with snark. I did wonder how all the characters did what they did without having to worry about their bills and property (joys of a fantasy book I guess eh? Escape from reality!) and cannot wait to see what the next book brings.

If you like a strong female lead character who knows her own mind but can also have some really random moments this series is for you. Get yourself book 1 and be prepared to be hooked!

[K]

PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

This was read as part of the Ardently Austen Book Club being held on Instagram.

What can I say about this classic that has not already been said hundreds of times before?!

I found this a very enjoyable book, a faster pace and more drama (in my opinion) than Sense & Sensibility. This book wasn’t as wordy as her previous novel which I think helped with my reading pace and I had less of a struggle with the language used. I was wanting to read to find out what was going to happen with the characters next despite having other things pressing on my time. The characters were easy to follow and places visited were well described. I now want to watch the film to cement the story in my mind.

I have finally discovered why everyone has a soft spot for Mr Darcy and have developed my own for him ❤

[K]

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂

#RisqueReads | #BookReview | SUGAR DADDIES by Jade West @jadewestauthor (July 12th 2016, Indie Published #IndieAuthor)

SUGAR DADDIES by Jade West
Published; 12th July 2016, Indie Published

A sugar daddy website doesn’t seem a sound basis for an A1 life plan, but I’m a small town girl with big dreams, and there’s this one advert, this one crazy advert I can’t stop thinking about…

Two hot guys seeking their Little Miss Right. 
Someone who can entertain them, amuse them, fit in with their corporate schedule. 
And sex. They want sex. 
Lots of sex.
Bonus, right? One major dose of epic win. 

Of course, guys like Carl and Rick have their conditions. One being that they come together, or not at all. 
Hell, I can live with that.

And there are no skeletons in their designer closet, none that I can find. 
Just two hot sugar daddies, with particular tastes, nothing to worry about.

Until Carl and Rick spill the big one, the one that sends the girls running. A whole string of them before me, running to the hills without so much as a backward glance. 

Maybe I should run, too. Thanks but no thanks, see you around, guys, nice knowing you. 
But I’m already in way too deep for that. 

Warning – as with every other Jade West book, reader discretion is highly advised. This novel contains vivid depictions of MMF / MM relationships, and Jade’s characters, as always, have very filthy mouths. Mature readers only, please.

What can I say about this novel, except that I was not disappointed!! After reading BAIT by Jade West I knew from the get go that this would be a very steamy affair and my gosh was it!?

Here we have the story of Katie, Rick and Carl, three people all looking for one thing, passion. Katie is young, beautiful and has a dream. Rick and Carl are the two handsome men who have a particular fantasy, one only Katie can bring to life.

Their story is one of the unexpected, of a loving couple wanting to share themselves with our heroine, of a young woman who seeks two men that can provide for her emotionally.

Carl is the strong, dominant and silent type. Straight talking, fully suited and booted. He knows exactly what he wants and will strive to achieve it. And what he wants is Katie.

Rick is the kooky, laid back and fun loving guy. He’s utterly in love with Carl, their relationship so adhering to the reader but Katie has a pull all of her own.

The three of them together are unstoppable, delectable and down right sinful. There is a dynamic between them that is utterly captivating, their beauty not just skin deep. With big hearts, open minds and delicious bodies, you cannot help but fall in love with all three characters. Eager to witness the fruits of their affair, but also to be a part of their story.

Jade West sure knows how to write her kink, to the point where even this avid reader blushed a little whilst reading on the commute to work. But to say I enjoyed this novel is an understatement, I couldn’t stop reading. Personally I never wanted the story to end. I dare any reader to not be devoured by this story, by these characters just as much as they devour each other.

Definitely a book I’ll revisit in the future, one for both the Kindle and to be bought in paperback. I need a copy of this beauty on my bookshelves.

You can buy SUGAR DADDIES from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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