Friday, 18 August 2017

WRAP-UP | SUMMER TBR WIPEOUT 2017

Wipeout



I had so much fun participating in this readathon! Thanks to Olivia, I was motivated to read quite a few books this summer(post summer for me).

Here's my wrap up:

1. Kiss of Sky (Calloway Sisters, #1; Addicted, #2.1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
2. Serenity Harbor (Haven Point, #6) by RaeAnne Thayne
3. Again the Magic(Wallflowers, 0.5) by Lisa Kleypas
4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
5. When its Real by Erin Watt
6. The Duality of Nature (The Monster of Selkirk, #1) by C.E. Clayton
7. Too Close to Call (Romancing the Clarkson, #3.5) by Tessa Bailey
8. Rainbows Ever After (Rainbows#1.5) by J.J. McAvoy
9. Tremarnock Summer (Tremarnock Series, #3) by Emma Burstall
10. Amour Amour (Aerial Ethereal, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
11. Infini (Aerial Ethereal, #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
12. The Dark Isle by Clare Carson
13. Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone, #1) by Jill Shalvis
14. Crazy Stupid Love by Cassie Rocco
15. It Was Always You by Georgie Capron
16. Royally Raised (Royally, #2.5) by Emma Chase
17. Royally Endowed (Royally, #3) by Emma Chase

Here are the covers of some my favourites from the list above.

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I read 17 books in total! I am so happy to see that! This readathon has definitely helped me boost my reading speed. You can check out my list on goodreads here. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

BOOK REVIEW ~ IT WAS ALWAYS YOU BY GEORGIE CAPRON | BLOG TOUR






Buy links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qEVkWA
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2s0HDkH
iBooks: http://apple.co/2rLYDLP
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qNl2mO

Georgie’s previous now, JUST THE TWO OF US is out now:

iBooks: http://apple.co/2hDoT2W
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2jRQkas



~BLURB~


Libby has been drifting through life for too long and, now in her early 30's, it's time to grow up. She decides to have one last summer of fun before buckling down, so heads off to beautiful Positano in Italy.
There, despite all her good intentions, she can't help but fall a little in love with the very handsome, but rather naughty, Luca and, as the summer draws to a close, Libby has some big decisions to make.
Should she head back home and face up to her responsibilities? Is Luca really the right man to start a family with, or has the perfect man been right in front of her eyes all this time?
And, when it comes to affairs of the heart, is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?


Review:

Rating - 3.5/5


Libby is our main protagonist. She is in her thirties and wants to go on a proper vacation before settling down and becoming serious. She chooses to go to Italy. She goes to Positano and lives and works there. She meets this gorgeous male Luca, whom I didn't like from the beginning only despite his charming self. 

This story is more about what characters are going through and how they are dealing with various aspects of their lives and problems. I like the way everyone's life was described and the raw nature of it. I liked Libby and her journey. I also liked Angus a lot. He has such a big heart! 

The story is a bit complicated after Libby's vacation. I wanted to like it but I couldn't keep up and there were things that made me happy to read and some did not. I kept on reading to find out more about the company which some of the characters start together. I liked Libby because she didn't give up and she did what she wanted in the end. And liked Angus for supporting her.

You see a lot of other characters through Libby too. Like her sister Helen. I liked reading about her part too. Angus was a surprise and I really liked that. The ending was a bit too sudden. But nevertheless, I liked it and the epilogue too.

*An ebook copy was provided via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~

Georgie Capron lives in South West London with her husband. She works as a primary school teacher, and writes during the holidays. She studied Italian and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, and loves travelling, yoga and all sorts of arts and crafts. 

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

BOOK REVIEW ~ CRAZY STUPID LOVE BY CASSIE ROCCO | BLOG TOUR







Buy links:

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2tjXET3
iBooks: http://apple.co/2tnHsky
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2tWNBB9



~BLURB~


Are there written rules on how to find a soulmate? Or is it better to trust the hands of fate? A hilarious romance perfect for the fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.

After enduring a string of dead-end relationships, Zoe Mathison has made a decision – to find a man who truly appreciates her. But this is turning out to be more complicated than she expected. Fed up of being surrounded by insufferably happy couples in love, her mission to find the perfect man starts to become an obsession.

Eric Morgan is pushed to his limits. Hopelessly in love with Zoe, who sees him as nothing more than a best friend to lean on, he can’t bear seeing his hopes of romance crushed every time the sculpted pecs of a younger man comes along. But when a new girl appears on the scene, he is determined to prove that he can push his infatuation aside and move on. But is it as easy as it seems?

In the romantic and bustling city of New York, will Zoe and Eric’s hilarious misadventures attract Cupid's arrow?


Review:

Rating - 3/5


Crazy Stupid Love is the second installment in Blame it on New York series. This is a story about Zoe and Eric.

Zoe Mathison has it all, but she never really had friends as she never clicked with the girls and guys just thought of as someone to flirt with. I didn't click with Zoe from the get go only but there is a certain sweetness to her. I guess I was irritated with her because she just couldn't see or didn't want to accept what was in front of her. Eric's love.

Eric is our hero. He is sweet and nerdy guy who is irreversibly in love with Zoe. Throughout the book he struggling with his emotions between love for her, feeling cowardly to express his love and frustration when she went out or flirted with other guys. What I didn't get is why he waited for 10 years to confess his love, when they were always together. Zoe never got a clue about his love in 10 whole years!!

I really liked their setting of the gift shop where all the characters work. I liked the friendship between the four characters, Zoe, Clover, Eric and Liberty. We also get to see Clover and Cade, I really liked them. I believe there's is the first book.  I also liked Clover as a person. If you're looking for a quick contemporary romance set in New York, you can check this series out.

*An ebook copy was provided via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*




~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~



 
Cassie Rocca is a writer of Sicilian origin who has lived in Genoa since the age of three. In everyday life she is a child-minder, a job which gives her plenty of ideas for her modern fairy tales.


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Friday, 11 August 2017

UPDATE POST #2 | SUMMER TBR WIPEOUT 2017

Wipeout
This is Update #2 of the readathon so it will be the books I read till July 31st.


Two review copies, Tremarnock Summer and The Dark Isle. Both were good.
I have started reading Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie, which I am totally in love with, so I wanted to try reading their other books. So I read the two books which are released from this series called, Aerial Ethereal. I LOVED both the books, Amour Amour and Infini. They're both worth reading.
I also read a novella, Rainbows Ever After by J.J. McAvoy. It was nice catching up with Levi and Thea.

Next I have three review copies, the Royals books and Addicted series books to read. Final Update/Wrap-Up coming soon!

You can find my proper tbr on goodreads here.