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My Christmas Number One

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas love story, to get you in the mood for celebrating…

Cara doesn’t do sexy and she only does ‘Happy Christmas’ under duress. She is, after all, a serious musician, and her stubborn streak is born from her struggle to recover from a serious injury.

Javi lives for escapist fun – in his music, and in his life – especially since he’s always failed at life’s more serious challenges, including marriage and fatherhood.

Javi and Cara are forced to record a Christmas single together, but neither of them have plans to spend any more time with each other than they absolutely have to. With Christmas traditions that couldn’t be more different, and outlooks on life that are worlds apart, the chemistry just shouldn’t work. But the magic of Christmas can bring even opposites together…

From the snowy beauty of London at Christmas, to the candle-lit magic of Javi’s traditional family celebrations, let Leonie Mack whisk you away on a memorable festive adventure. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Mandy Baggot and Holly Martin.

Oh wow!! What an absolutely fantastic read and my first Christmas story of the year. I have absolutely no complaints or anything negative to say about this one.

Leonie Mack is absolutely brilliant and this book has really been an absolutely wonderful read which I have completely devoured in just one sitting.

I have loved the characters in this book, they are each given their own strong personality and make this a great read.

This book is unique to anything I’ve read previously and it is definitely one I recommend. I was initially attracted by the gorgeous cover but have been delighted to find that the inside is just as great.

I’m so excited to read more by Leonie Mack, this book has definitely set a strong standard. This is absolutely a five star read but does deserve more than five stars.

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Little Miss Book Lover xox

Afterland

The compulsive and long-awaited new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy bestsellerThe Shining Girls and the prize-winning Zoo City

‘A major, major talent’ George R. R. Martin
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Three years after a virus wiped out 99% of the men on earth, a mother and son are on the run . . .

All Cole has left in the world is her boy, Miles.

With men now a prized commodity, keeping him safe means breaking hastily written new rules – and leaving her own sister for dead.

All Miles has left in the world is his mother.

But is one person enough to save him from the many who would kill to get their hands on a living boy?

Together, Cole and Miles embark on a journey across a changed, hostile country, towards a freedom they may never reach. And when Cole’s sister tracks them down, they’ll need to decide who to trust – and what loyalty really means in this unimaginable new world.

You can’t imagine how much the world will change in six months

Only we all can imagine how the world will change. Throughout this book, we have a global man plague which has wiped out most of the men.

This is a very edgy and unique novel and it has been strange reading this as we ease from quarantine ourselves.

This is my first read by this author, but I absolutely cannot wait to read more. I have loved the edgy and quirky writing style used for this one.

The plot is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously and I have to be honest, I have been completely captivated by this book.

I love that the author decided to create a dystopian world where males were wiped out and females had the power. This really makes the book unique.

The author has included fascinating religious information throughout that is obviously well researched and planned to fit.

This book is harrowing, terrifying and genius all thrown into one.

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Little Miss Book Lover xoxo

The High Moments

Scarlett is far from perfect.

 

She changes herself to please others.

She makes mistakes – over and over again.

She repeatedly goes back to people that have hurt her.

 

Scarlett has a tricky relationship with her mother and is desperate for people to like her.

 

She moves to London without a plan, but when she manages to land a job at a modelling agency she thinks that her life is finally on track.

 

Scarlett soon discovers that the fashion industry is far from what she had imagined and her life begins to spiral out of control. But at least people know who she is. She is starting to become someone.

 

And surely it’s better to be someone – even if it’s someone you hate?

With a vein of dark humour at its core, The High Moments offers an astute, often stark look at the fashion industry and the challenges you face as a woman in your twenties. Fans of Emma Jane Unsworth’s Animals and shows like Girls will love this.

This book has definitely given me Devil Wears Prada vibes. It has been the pacy and seductive read that I have been looking for. The main character in this is a bit of a train wreck which makes her highly relatable but not always loveable.

I have had moments where I have laughed out loud. I have been completely engaged and addicted to Scarlett’s story. I love that we have had insight into the dark and catty world that is fashion and modelling industries.

This book is pacy but definitely an easy read. I love the author’s writing style, I have found that this has flowed and been easy to lose myself in.

A definite strong four star read and one I do recommend. I’m excited to read more by this author.

House of Correction

Thank you to Jess at Simon and Schuster for my copy of this one.

She’s a murderer. 
 
Everyone knows she killed Stuart Rees – why else would his dead body be found in her shed?
So now Tabitha is in prison, awaiting trial.
 
Coming back to the remote coastal village where she grew up was a mistake. She didn’t fit in then, and she doesn’t fit in now.
 
That day is such a blur, she can’t remember clearly what happened. There is something she is missing, something important… She only knows one thing. She is not capable of murder.
 
And the only one she can trust to help her out of this situation is herself.
So she must fight. Against the odds.
 
For her life. 

Wow! What a read!!

This has been one that I haven’t been able to put down. I’ve been desperate to find out the truth from very early on.

Tabitha is a very questionable main character, on occasions she is really likeable and others you just want to shake her or slap her.

This is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously but it has definitely converted me as a fan. I’ve already added more books to my TBR.

I have been completely pulled in from the very beginning and found that this is a book which has gripped my attention, kept me guessing and been filled with some ‘dark’ themes.

Finding out about Tabithas past has made me gasp. I didn’t expect that at all. I’ve done jury duty recently and honestly I don’t think I could’ve hid my disgust at the behaviour displayed during the trial. I almost wish we’d seen more punishment inflicted to make this more believable.

I have found this a great book, well-written and addictive. I am definitely keen to read more. I will be highly recommending this book.


 

S.R White Hermit

Thrilled to join Headline for this blog tour.

Hermit: a page-turning and stunningly original crime thriller by [S. R. White]

After a puzzling death in the wild bushlands of Australia, detective Dana Russo has just hours to interrogate the prime suspect – a silent, inscrutable man found at the scene of the crime, who disappeared without trace 15 years earlier.

But where has he been? Why won’t he talk? And exactly how dangerous is he? Without conclusive evidence to prove his guilt, Dana faces a desperate race against time to persuade him to speak. But as each interview spirals with fevered intensity, Dana must reckon with her own traumatic past to reveal the shocking truth . . .

Compulsive, atmospheric and stunningly accomplished, HERMIT introduces a thrilling new voice in Australian crime fiction, perfect for fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer.

My Thoughts:

This has been an amazing read by a new author for me. I absolutely cannot wait to read more though. This is a slower paced plot to what I usually favour however the author has kept me captivated from very early on.

Throughout this book we follow the events over one day. This keeps you on edge and guessing as a reader. I would describe this book as a psychological drama filled with fascinating characters.

The author has kept me engrossed in this book and I definitely have had all the feels. I have been captivated and kept guessing. I am definitely a fan of this author after reading this book.

This is completely unique to anything i’ve read previously. I have definitely loved this one. A huge thank you to the author and Emily at Headline for my advanced copy and space on the blog tour.

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Little Miss Book Lover xoxo

If I Could Say Goodbye Emma Cooper

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A heart-warming and uplifting story about love, loss and finding the strength to say goodbye, from the author of The First Time I Saw You. 

Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Cecelia Ahern, If I Could Say Goodbye is sure to ‘break your heart but put it back together again’ (Katie Fforde) 

Jennifer Jones’ life began when her little sister, Kerry, was born. So when her sister dies in a tragic accident, nothing seems to make sense any more.

Despite the support of her husband, Ed, and their wonderful children, Jen can’t comprehend why she is still here, while bright, spirited Kerry is not.

When Jen starts to lose herself in her memories of her sister, she doesn’t realise that the closer she feels to Kerry, the further she gets from her family. 

Jen was never able to say goodbye to her sister. But what if she could? 

Would you risk everything if you had the chance to say goodbye?

My Review

This is a beautiful, emotional and heartbreaking read. I am literally sat with tears streaming down my cheeks as I write this review. I don’t know how any review j write can do this book justice.

I absolutely love Emma Cooper books. They always pull me out of a dip in my reading and I always want more after them. This one has been no different. This is a book filled with the theme of grief and how it can turn the family life upset down.

Emma Cooper has pulled me in from very early on in this book and made it impossible to put down. I have devoured this beautiful book in just one sitting.

This is a beautiful read which I have been fully immersed in. I have adored the characters in this book. I love how we have seen the development and growth of the bond between the characters in this book.

The grief, even as a reader is real because you become so invested in the characters and want good things for them. This is definitely a read which has stayed with me after reading. I absolutely recommend this beautiful read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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City of Spies Mara Timon

Thrilled to join this blog tour.

The stunning debut from the new name to watch in espionage thrillers. For fans of Charlotte Philby, The Night Manager and Rory Clements, this is perfect Sunday night (or any night) drama.

LISBON, 1943. After escaping from Nazi-Occupied France, SOE agent Elisabeth de Mornay, codename Cecile, receives new orders: she must infiltrate high society in neutral Lisbon and find out who is leaking key information to the Germans about British troop movements. As Solange Verin, a French widow of independent means, she will be able to meet all the rich Europeans who have gathered in Lisbon to wait out the war. One of them is a traitor and she must find out who before more British servicemen die.

Complications arise when ‘Solange’ comes to the attention of German Abwehr officer, Major Eduard Graf. As they get to know each other, she struggles to keep her lies close to the truth.

But in a city that is filled with spies, how can she tell who is friend, or foe?

Wow. How is this a debut novel? I have loved it.

This book has completely gripped me from the very beginning and I have been completely addicted to reading this book. I haven’t been able to put it down. This has a completely unique plot from anything I’ve read previously.

This is definitely an author to watch out for. Not only is this a fantastic read, but her writing style is engaging and will captivated you so that you become fully lost in the pages.

This book is filled with likeable characters and at times, I have had James Bond feels whilst reading this book. I definitely could picture this book as a movie or series. This is a fantastic read, which is highly deserving of five stars.

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Lots of love

Little Miss Book Lover xoxo

One Winter’s Night Kiley Dunbar

Thrilled to share my review of this one.

A gorgeously uplifting, romantic read that will warm your heart – take a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where magic happens…

It’s autumn in beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon and Kelsey Anderson is enjoying her new life in her adopted town. Her Shakespearean tour guide days behind her, she’s now opened her own photography studio and loved up with boyfriend Jonathan – even if a long-distance relationship is sometimes lonely. 

When best friend Mirren Imrie moves down from Scotland, Kelsey is delighted to have her friend at her side – and as the nights turn colder, Mirren throws herself into dating, until she finds herself growing closer to sexy journalist, Adrian Armadale. But when Mirren uncovers a long-buried scandal while working at the local newspaper, her big scoop might throw Kelsey’s – and Jonathan’s – life upside down. Will she choose her career over her friends’ happiness? 

And when Jonathan returns from America and discovers the secrets Mirren has uncovered about his family, it throws his relationship with Kelsey onto shaky ground. Can they find their way back to love, before it becomes the winter of their discontent? 

A romantic, funny and feelgood read that will make you smile from ear to ear. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will fall in love with this cosy winter read!

I have absolutely loved this book, I’m so glad we have been able to revisit Kelsey. I adored her in the previous book and I’ve loved her even more in this book.

I love a Kiley Dunbar read, they never fail to cheer me up and lift my spirits. This has been no different. I have been captivated by page one and completely devoured this fantastic book.

I absolutely cannot say anything negative about this book. I haven’t been able to put it down and it is quite possibly my new favourite. As soon as I saw this gorgeous cover, I knew that I would love the book.

I am a huge fan of Kiley’s so instantly jumped on the blog tour for this book. It is definitely a great read with wonderful characters. The cover in itself screams “read me” but the story is equally as stunning.

A definite five star read for me and one that I highly recommend.

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Once again, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please leave a comment or get in touch if you have any recommendations.

I’d love to hear them.

If I Could say Goodbye- Emma Cooper

Thrilled to join Headline for the blog tour for this one.

Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Cecelia Ahern, If I Could Say Goodbye is sure to ‘break your heart but put it back together again’ (Katie Fforde) 

Jennifer Jones’ life began when her little sister, Kerry, was born. So when her sister dies in a tragic accident, nothing seems to make sense any more.

Despite the support of her husband, Ed, and their wonderful children, Jen can’t comprehend why she is still here, while bright, spirited Kerry is not.

When Jen starts to lose herself in her memories of her sister, she doesn’t realise that the closer she feels to Kerry, the further she gets from her family. 

Jen was never able to say goodbye to her sister. But what if she could? 

Would you risk everything if you had the chance to say goodbye?

This is a beautiful but heartbreaking read which I have found absolutely impossible to put down. I absolutely love Emma’s books and this one has definitely been no different.

This is a book which shows how grief can turn an entire family upside down, I adore that the book is from different points of view.

This is definitely an emotional read. I’ve had tears streaming down my cheeks whilst reading this beautiful story. I have also found myself thinking about this book long after finishing it.

This is without a doubt a five star read and quite possibly my new favourite by Emma. This is definitely a book I highly recommend.

Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime

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Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime?

Recovering from a brutal attack where she was savagely raped, university student Sam Smith attempts to rebuild her life and overcome the ongoing effects of her ordeal. Her ultimate goal is to bring her assailant to justice, but before she can do so her life and loves take a series of intriguing turns as she continues her sometimes unconventional education. Eventually she is able to identify her attacker and decides to exact retribution in her own particular style, but during her preparations Sam becomes aware that her every move is being tracked by a mysterious organisation. To avoid detection by the police and also her hidden watchers, Sam Smith attempts to commit the perfect crime. However in the aftermath of her vigilante action events change rapidly to bring about a most unexpected outcome.

Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime? is the first book in the Sam Smith Adventure Series and can be read as a standalone.

This has been a shorter read than I had anticipated but I have enjoyed this one.

This book has an interesting plot completely different to anything I’ve read previously.

The author has managed to capture my attention quickly and this has been a book which I have devoured quickly.

I have found the main character likeable, she has seemed realistic and a character you want the best for throughout.

I am eagerly anticipating the next in the series for this book.