Friday, 2 March 2018

Book of the Month - February

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The books I read this month:

-       That Girl – by Kate Kerrigan 4/5
-       If I Fall – by Ella Harper 4/5
-       Prosecco and Promises – by A.L. Michael 4.5/5
-       Reality Blurred – Aven Ellis 5/5
-       The Sunday Lunch Club – by Juliet Ashton 5/5
-       The Little Cottage on the Hill – by Emma Davies 5/5
-       The Little Wedding Island – by Jaimie Admans 3/5

Two clear winners:

Reality Blurred – Aven Ellis

The bit on the back:

He lied to her. Fed her the same lines as he did all the other girls. Instead of proposing, he dumped her on national TV. Would a romance with a hockey superstar prove just as disastrous—or could it be the greatest love story of her life?

Cast as America’s reality show sweetheart after being jilted on a dating show, Skye Reeve is ready to stop being a brokenhearted woman by proving she’s more than what the camera portrayed her to be. She’s landed her dream job as a TV lifestyle reporter and promises to work hard to be a success.

Skye also vows never to be swept up in a fairy tale romance ever again, as she obviously has no clue what real love is.

Being in the same city as Denver Mountain Lions hockey star Maxime Laurent, however, might make this last goal impossible.

Dealing with ghosts from his own past, the Belgian hockey star is known for keeping his life off the ice private. He’s not sure if outgoing Skye could be a match for him, but he can’t deny his attraction to her.

When the two embark on a romance, will they be able to move forward from the past to let love into their hearts?  With no reality blurred, will Skye find real-life love to be what she had been looking for all along?

My opinion:

Aven Ellis did a fab job with the characters. Both of them have a lot of depth, a past and all these things come into the story. Their personality and feelings create a wonderful story full of love, romance, drama and friendship. Aven Ellis has a fantastic writing voice, her style is charming, sweet, romantic, exciting and fresh. Oh and the title of this book is ON POINT! Full Review - Reality Blurred

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The Sunday Lunch Club – Juliet Ashton

The bit on the back:

The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans.

Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way. 

Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.

Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?

Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feetmeets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.

My opinion:

I was hooked from the start and couldn’t put the book down. There were several twists in the plot and that just made it more exciting. I felt like being there with the characters and was actually sad when it all ended. Full Review - The Sunday Lunch Club

Juliet Ashton on Twitter: @julietstories

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