Monday, 1 June 2015

Book of the Month - May 2015

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The books I read this month:

-       Bidding on Brooks – by Katy Regnery 5/5
-       Coming Up Roses – by Rachael Lucas 4/5
-       The Definition of Icing – by Aven Ellis 5/5
-       The Longest Holiday – by Paige Toon RE-READ
-       Bride Without A Groom – by Amy Lynch 3/5
-       Waiting For Prince Harry – by Aven Ellis RE-READ
-       Little Acts of Love – by Tilly Tennant 4/5
-       The Silent Hours – by Cesca Major 5/5
-       Sweet Forgiveness – by Lori Nelson Spielman 5/5
-       7 Years Bad Sex – by Nicky Wells 4/5
-       Finding Audrey – by Sophie Kinsella 5/5
-       The Sun in Her Eyes – by Paige Toon 5/5
-       The Love Shack – by Jane Costello *started*

We have two clear winners here:

The Definition of Icing – Aven Ellis

The bit on the back:

Kenley Hunter finally has everything sorted out. Fresh from studying chocolate making in Europe, she's
gambling everything on her new business, Confection Consultations.

All Kenley wants in life is people to take her seriously, to see the person on the inside rather than the
blonde beauty on the outside. While pursuing her passion of chocolate, Kenley discovered people seek her
knowledge. They see past the exterior and fall for the chocolate delights in front of them.

So with work as her focus, Kenley is ready to start her career in Dallas. Men are out of her recipe, because
she fears that once they get past her looks, they’ll be disappointed in what they find. Kenley decides she's
all about the chocolate now.

Or is she?

Because a chance meeting with new Dallas Demon hockey star Nate Johansson might change everything.
Sent to Dallas in a blockbuster trade, Nate is somewhere he doesn't want to be, for reasons that have
caused him heartbreak on multiple levels. Nate knows he will never trust a woman again after what
happened to him in Minnesota.

But when he meets a woman with an intriguing name and a passion for chocolate, Nate isn't so sure about
his theory. And he might just learn a definition of icing other than the one used in hockey with Kenley as his guide...

My opinion:

Two amazing characters, a real connection, hockey, brilliant writing... THIS BOOK IS PERFECT!!! It’s emotional, gripping, thoughtful, deep, and so much more! My favourite Aven Ellis books so far. I can’t stop thinking about this amazing story and the characters. Aven just know how to touch a heart, by creating unique and memorable scenes. GENIUS!!!!!!! Read my review here: The Definition of Icing - Review

Aven on Twitter: @AvenEllis

The Sun in Her Eyes – Paige Toon

The bit on the back:

'Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something …'
When Amber Church was three, her mother was killed in a car accident. A stranger was at the scene and now, nearly thirty years later, she's desperate to talk to Amber.
Living in London and not-so-happily married to Ned, Amber is greeted one morning by two pieces of news: she's to be made redundant from her City job and her beloved father, across the world in Australia where she grew up, has been felled by a stroke. She takes the first plane out to be by his side, leaving Ned uncertain as to when she will return. Reunited with her old friends, Amber is forced to confront her feelings for Ethan Lockwood, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she fell for as a young girl.
And then Amber receives a letter that changes everything …

My opinion:

I was hooked from the beginning, Paige’s writing is so gripping and fabulous! I wanted to read all the time. The characters are so relatable, complex, authentic and oh so lovely! I felt like being part of them and it was a real joy following them around. The plot is brilliant and full of surprises, I went through a range of emotions with this book, which is a really good thing!!!

Paige on Twitter: @PaigeToonAuthor

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