Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Passionate Love Affair With A Stranger - by Lucy Robinson

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My own copy

The blurb:
 A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson, author of The Greatest Love Story of All Time, is a hilariously funny and gorgeously romantic story about falling in love when you least expect it. Charley Lambert has put considerable effort into achieving a perfect life. She has The Job. The Wardrobe. And The Flat. Her womanising, junk food-loving housemate Sam lowers the tone a bit but that aside, things are peachy. Then she breaks her leg in three places, watches her unrequited love propose to someone else and - worst of all - is forced to hand over her job to her nasty deputy while she recovers. Workaholic Charley fears that she will soon go mad. Desperate for something to do, she discovers her talent for helping the lovelorn online. And then William arrives in her inbox. Within hours of his first email, her world starts to change. Helpless, she watches herself fall in love with this man and begins to realise that she's not who she thought she was. But will she be brave enough to turn her back on her old life - all for a total stranger? 

Laugh out loud and fall in love with Lucy Robinson's A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger Praise for Lucy Robinson: 'Romantic and laugh-out-loud hilarious' Cosmopolitan 'Prepare for public-transport belly laughs' Glamour Lucy Robinson is the author of The Greatest Love Story of All Time. Prior to writing Lucy earned her crust in West End theatre production and then factual television, working on documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five. Her writing career began when she started a dating blog for where she entertained readers with frank tales from her laughably unsuccessful foray into the world of internet dating. Lucy was brought up in Gloucestershire and now lives with her boyfriend in South London. She is writing her next novel while working on various television projects and plotting a return to academia.

My Opinion:

I absolutely loved Lucy’s debut novel The Greatest Love Story of all Time and I couldn’t wait to read this one. I loved it from the start!!!

Charley Lambert is our charming and funny heroine in this one. She is very committed to her work and she also has a site called First Aid Love, where she ghostwrites for other women. Such a funny idea, I loved it!
For years she wanted to be with her boss John MacAllister. Well, let’s say they have a “passionate” past, a complicated present and an unsure future. It was great reading about them, the emails they exchanged and they way they were with each other. I didn’t quite get John though and that made him mysterious and secretive. I was curious where their “relationship” was going to lead.

Then there is Sam, Charley’s awesome flatmate. I quite liked him from the start, he was funny, a great friend and much more… Their friendship was something special from the start.

Charley also had a deep connection to her family, which I really adored.

Now, let’s get back to the ghostwriting: Shelley, one of Charley’s clients wants her to email William, a gorgeous doctor and Charley starts writing him. She sees herself falling for him. All she wants is to get to know William better and get him for herself. She even follows them on their first date…

Then, the big surprise: William has paid a ghostwriter as well and Charley knows him really well… not telling you more here ;) I kind of felt it from the start though.
She is convinced though that she’s not in love with that guy.
When he finds out himself, they get together and try to please William and Shelley.

It takes Charley quite a while to realise her real feelings, because there is still John (his story is revealed as well) and there is NO way he loves her back.

I loved reading about her emotions and feelings. The scenes between her and HIM were brilliantly written and full of fun. I couldn’t put the book down, because I just wanted to find out how it ends! The ending is truly adorable and cute.
Love can be really difficult sometimes and it takes time to find out who is the one for you.

An amazing story, so gripping, catchy, fun and much more!!! Go read it now, Lucy is such a talented writer.


My possible cast:

Charley: Keira Knightley

Sam: Greg Vaughan

John: Simon Baker

William: Josh Harnett

Shelley: Jennifer Morrison

Lucy Robinson on Twitter: @Lucy_Robinson

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Late Call - by Emma Hart + GIVEAWAY

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The blurb:

She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business.

Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris.

They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again.

Now he’s her client.

We fell in love the way you jump from a cliff. Hard and fast with a reckless sense of abandon. The six weeks we spent together changed my life, but at seventeen, I was naive. I was a dreamer. A believer.

Now I’m twenty-four and cynical. I don’t believe in love. There’s no place for such emotions as a high class escort. The only things I’m allowed to feel are physical – and that’s why it’s so damn hard when the client of a last minute job turns out to be the man I left in France seven years ago. When he buys me for six weeks at triple my rate, my agent makes it clear I have no choice but to take the job despite our previous relationship. And my heart makes it very clear I have to stay firmly on top of the cliff this time.

Because for six weeks, I once again belong to Aaron Stone.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Most of the Emma Hart books have been on my to-read list for a while, but I never got round to reading them. I was so happy when I found Emma’s Street Team Group on Facebook, thank you for letting me being part of it. This gave me the possibility to get the ARC for this wonderful tour and here we are.

We get introduced to Dayton Black, who leaves in Seattle and works as a call girl. When she’s working she uses another name: Mia Lopez.
When she has to accompany one of her clients to an event, she is SHOCKED. None other than her ex, the love of her life she met in Paris, is her client. There he is, sexy Aaron Stone with his blue blue eyes. He’s about to become the CEO of his father’s company and he’s very rich.

Well, Dayton can’t believe it and is glad when the evening is over, but…
He books her again, for six weeks, to accompany him on his business trips and being his girlfriend. Great! That’s just what she wanted!!! She’s a call girl, call girl DON’T FALL IN LOVE.

Their chemistry is obvious from the start and the sexual tension, wow!!! Emma found an amazing way to share all of this with us readers and I’m really impressed about the mixture of feelings, passionate scenes and a real storyline, well done Emma <3

The places they visited are adorable and well described and the scenes with Day and Aaron together were full of sparks, love, flirting and much more. I enjoyed every minute of the book and it was great to read about so many different and yet similar way sof showing love.

Dayton sees herself falling more and more for Aaron and we also get to know about their past, what happen to them in the summer they met.

The questions was whether Dayton was read to let her call girl side go and just totally be herself and be with the man she loves.

Aaron has has ways and comes across a bit rude and arrogant from time to time. I actulally quite liked him from the start and I felt how was only teasing and sometimes not really thinking before he said something, because deep down his feelings for Day were real, honest and passionate.

Towards the end of the book they get back to Paris, the city where they first met seven years ago, the city where their love began. It brings back so many memories and when Day is ready to make her decision whether to be with him and leave her job, her whole world is turned upside down, because he reveals something shocking.

What will Day do about it? Their attraction is undeniable and as a reader I really wanted them to end up together. We are left with quite an open end and I really can’t wait to read how this wonderful, gripping and amazing story will go on… I’m sure Emma has some nice idea, how to entertain us readers in the next book of this series.

I highly recommend this book, it’s vivid, real, passionate, sexy, flirty, fun and so much more. Emma’s writing is brilliant, I was really able to dive into that story. There are a lot of romantic and love making scenes, I I really liked the way Emma described them, so if you’re not really the type for that… Don’t say I didn’t warn you ;)


My possible cast:

Dayton: Odette Annabell

Aaron: Wade Poezyn

About the author

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Find Emma online at:
Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor

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