#GuestReview: Dark Glitter by C.M. Stunich & Tate James @CMStunich @TateJamesAuthor @PARoyle #Review

Welcome to another review from my guest reviewer Siobhan…

Description

Ciarah O’Rourke was born into torture.
A human spirit reincarnated in the body of an ancient fae goddess, she’s spent the last five years in iron shackles, her mind poisoned with magic for secrets she doesn’t know.

Waking up in a dirty alley with no memory of her escape, Ciarah finds herself in the hands of The Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club–a ruthless and violent group of bikers with faerie blood in their veins.

Arlo.  Reece.  Killian.
Three men drenched in death, sin, and old magic.
From their clubhouse in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, they’ll offer Ciarah the keys to unlock her memories and control the veil between worlds.  But even her knights can’t erase the twisted scars that remind her they aren’t the only ones who hunt.

When The Wild Hunt rides, the souls of the dead join their parade.
All that’s missing now is their queen.

Review

So this is my second book by both authors, and I’m loving both of these ladies work so stinking much. The intense chemistry between all the characters is off the charts, and I love the fact that the female lead is dominant and not a damsel in distress, she’s strong, empowered and not at all ashamed of her body.

The male characters are amazing and intense more some than others. Her 3 appointed knights are all unique, and I cannot wait to read the next book I’m highly impatiently waiting, this is another 5* read for me, the writing and storyline and the plot, everything is brilliant these two talented authors are fantastic I’m so glad to have found them.

Rating

About Siobhan

I love too read all and anything,
I am an author PA on Facebook,
I love all things Marvel and DC comics,
I love vampires and werewolves,
I’m a huge football fan, and I’m in love with Jon Snow,😘
But most of all I love my two children and partner more than life its self

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TitleDark Glitter
Series: Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club #1
AuthorC.M. Stunich Tate James
Genre: Reverse Harem |  Paranormal Romance | Fae | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 24 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: TBA
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#BlogTour: Five Fathers by Kate Morgan @XpressoTours #Excerpt

I’m really looking forward to reading this, I’ve had it on pre-order for months and was really hoping to get a review to you today but there was an issue with the ARC’s so I haven’t been able to. BUT I do have a sexy excerpt which I hope that you will enjoy and I will get a review to you ASAP once my pre-order comes through. You can follow the tour at Xpresso Book Tours. This is a standalone reverse harem novel and Kate Morgan’s debut release!

Description

Sin or piety.

Those are the two things I’m choosing between when I walk up those stone steps and into the church. Heaven or hell. Pain or pleasure. But sometimes, pleasure brings more hurt than pain.

I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and that’s why I’m doing this, giving up everything I know and love for a whole new life. A life dedicated to something, someone, other than myself.

The thing is, sometimes fate has other ideas.

Out of all the churches in town, I picked this one. This building with its vaulted ceilings and stained glass and all its secrets.

This building that houses them.

My five worst sins.

My five most awesome pleasures.

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Excerpt

“Mrs. Carroll,” Hawke says, setting me down suddenly and grabbing the edges of my shirt.  He jerks it back into place and covers up all my bits.

 

 

 

“Father Dell used to … set a box outside this door to collect donations for the homeless,” the woman said, staring, not at the giant man in the body armor and guns, but at me.  Me!

 

 

 

I try to move, but Hawke tightens his grip, the muscles in his arm bulging and tensing like steel.  I can hardly even breathe.  But having that big, solid form behind me is… exhilarating.  Hawke smells like leather and musk and man.

 

 

 

“Yes, well, that’s an excellent idea,” he grumbles as I stand there like the typical mob-daughter that I am.  Here is a person, unconnected to all of this shit, and I’m not screaming or calling out for help.  Because back home, all that would do is get the old woman killed.

 

 

 

At least, that’s what my father would do.

 

 

 

“We’ll … look into that,” he continues, reaching past me with a big hand, and slamming the door closed in the old woman’s face.

 

 

 

“Your cover is fucked,” I breathe, but Hawke just grunts and lets go of me before putting his hands on my shoulders and turning me around to face him.  His eyes bore into mine as I swallow past the lump in my throat.  I look up, up, up at him and wonder if this is the moment where it all ends.

 

 

“So, are you going to kill me now?”

 

 

 

“Kill you?” Hawke asks with a long exhale.

 

 

“Not exactly.”

 

 

 

He steps back and gives me a look, propping his hands on his hips.

 

 

 

“Not … exactly?” I choke out as our gazes meet and a hot thrill takes over my body.

 

 

 

“You have two choices here, Natalia: let us take you to the nunnery … or stay here.”

 

 

 

“And if you do go to the nunnery,” Arsen says, grinning maniacally, “you best be careful.  We have agents there, too.  And they’ll be watching.”

 

 

 

“Agents?” I ask as Hawke looks me straight in the face.

 

 

 

“If you stay here, you also have two choices,” Hawke continues.  “Wait us out until we finish what we came here to do … or let me teach you.”

 

 

 

“Teach … me?” I ask as Hawke sucks in a breath.

 

 

 

“Dude, are you serious?” Colt asks, storming over to us and looking between me and Hawke like he’s crazy.  “Just let her go, man!”

 

 

 

“I can’t let her go!’ Hawke roars, and my skin erupts in goose bumps.

 

 

“I can’t let her go now.”

 

 

 

“She doesn’t know anything,” Colt says, sounding exasperated.

 

 

“Let her walk, man.”

 

 

 

“She knows enough,” Hawke responds with a sigh.

 

 

“And she’s his daughter.  I … can’t let her go.”

 

 

He stares at me, and I imagine that in a different scenario, hearing those words–I can’t let her go–would be a breathtaking experience.

 

 

 

“So … my choices are go to the nunnery or … you really are going to kill me?”

 

 

 

“You can stay here until we’re finished with our mission.  And then we’ll let you go.  But, if you stay, consider signing on with us. After that life you’ve led, you’d be a perfect candidate.”

 

 

 

“This is ridiculous!” Colt shouts, throwing up his hands and pacing a short, wild rut in the floor.  “You can’t hire her.”

 

 

 

“She’s perfect,” Arsen says, slinking up behind Hawke and taking a seat on the edge of the table.  “With all the shit she must know.”

 

 

 

“I’m willing to hire you to be a part of my team,” Hawke says, “but you’ll have to be willing to work.”

 

 

 

“Work for … what?” I ask and he gives me a tight smile.

 

 

 

“If you joined our team, your life would change forever.  I’ll give you a rundown, and if you think you’re up for it … we’d love to have you.”

 

 

 

“Hear that?” Arsen smirks.  “We’d love to have you.

 

 

 

Blinking at the group of men in front of me, I have a bad, bad feeling about this.

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TitleFive Fathers
Series: N/A
Author: Kate Morgan
Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Romance | Reverse Harem
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 23 March 2018
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: TBA
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#BlogTour: The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Admans @be_the_spark @HQDigitalUK @NeverlandBT #Review #Giveaway

Welcome to day one of The Little Wedding Island blog tour from Neverland Blog Tours. Today I have a review for you which I hope you will enjoy! This is a wonderful book so I encourage you to dig in and enjoy everything which is going to be served up. The tour schedule is further down the post so you know where to head during the tour. 😉

Description

‘Will you… pretend to marry me?’

Bonnie Haskett loves everything about weddings. She loves her job at a national bridal magazine and even has a deposit down on her dream dress. The only problem? She doesn’t have a fiancé!

So when Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island, known as ‘The Little Wedding Island’, it’s a dream come true. She’s heard the rumours, every wedding that takes place in the tiny chapel ends in a happy-ever-after.

But there’s a catch! Investigating the story, Bonnie needs to pose as a blushing bride – and the only man up for posing as her groom is her arch rival (and far too handsome for his own good) journalist Rohan Carter…

A gorgeously uplifting summer romance. Perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Caroline Roberts.

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Review

I absolutely adored Jaimie Admans previous release The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, it ticked all my chick-lit boxes so the opportunity to read this release was not one I was likely to turn down.

Once again we were served up an almost magical situation with characters who had good reason to dislike each other but the pull they have towards each other may prove more electric than the fireworks of their animosity.

Bonnie is the last of the true romantics, a journalist for a wedding magazine she feels as though she is a crusader for true love. Her only problem she’s in her mid-thirties and has never actually been in love. But she doesn’t let that stop her, she ploughs on flying the banner for love and defending those who she thinks can’t defend themselves. Which after a big Twitter spat gets her sent to an island with some pretty big claims about their success record for weddings.

While there she meets man mag writer Rohan Carter, also passionate about his stance on weddings, he hates them, everything they stand for and he doesn’t believe in love either. These two couldn’t be more different but they are drawn together like moths to a flame and the flame is the wedding chapel.

Jaimie Admans is a creative writer, her books are funny, and heartwarming and The Little Wedding Island is no exception. These are characters I couldn’t help but to be swept away with and to want to spend time with. They made me laugh and cry and they made me want a happy ending for them desperately.

I highly recommend this is added to your spring reading piles with haste!

Sending a huge thanks to Jaimie Admans, HQ Digital and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.

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About Jaimie Admans

Jaimie Admans - Author ImageJaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.

She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

http://www.jaimieadmans.com
http://twitter.com/be_the_spark
http://facebook.com/jaimieadmansbooks

Giveaway

 

The Little Wedding Island themed goodie bag:

  • The Little Wedding Island notebook
  • The Little Wedding Island fridge magnet
  • A signed postcard
  • In honour of Puffin the dog, a pug fountain pen
  • In honour of Edelweiss Island, a copy of The Sound of Music on DVD
  • A ‘grow your own’ Edelweiss flower kit in a tin

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TitleThe Little Wedding Island
Series: N/A
Author: Jaimie Admans
Genre: Chick Lit | Women’s Fiction | Romance
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 2 March 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 384
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#BlogTour: Dark Glitter by C.M. Stunich & Tate James @CMStunich @TateJamesAuthor @XpressoTours #Review #Giveaway

Welcome to another bonding between C.M. Stunich and Tate James. These two are a dynamite writing partnership and they produce fantastic reverse harem novels. This is the start of a new series, which is much darker than their previous series the Hijinks Harem.

Please follow this tour by clicking the link, the wonderful Xpresso Book Tours is hosting.

Description

Ciarah O’Rourke was born into torture.
A human spirit reincarnated in the body of an ancient fae goddess, she’s spent the last five years in iron shackles, her mind poisoned with magic for secrets she doesn’t know.

Waking up in a dirty alley with no memory of her escape, Ciarah finds herself in the hands of The Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club–a ruthless and violent group of bikers with faerie blood in their veins.

Arlo.  Reece.  Killian.
Three men drenched in death, sin, and old magic.
From their clubhouse in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, they’ll offer Ciarah the keys to unlock her memories and control the veil between worlds.  But even her knights can’t erase the twisted scars that remind her they aren’t the only ones who hunt.

When The Wild Hunt rides, the souls of the dead join their parade.
All that’s missing now is their queen.

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Review

When Ciarah wakes up in a dirty alley she has no memory, found by The Wild Hunt motorcycle club she is taken in and given support and help. As her memories start to return they are full of horror and torture, and the people who did that to her haven’t gone away.

Ciarah is someone special, someone powerful, someone important and The Wild Hunt MC is going to protect her and help her through it. This especially applies to three key members of the club, Arlo, Reece, and Killian. For they aren’t just an MC, they are all members of the fae. And these three fae men are full of magic and lust which swirls around Ciarah and draws her to them.

I was deeply drawn to the paranormal story presented here, it was dark…really dark and our authors didn’t hold back on detail, brought in the form of flashbacks, memories, and dreams. Ciarah was the forming of the immortal fae woman and a human girl who was transferred into the immortal body. This makes for a really interesting balance with her personality, and also her background story. It was also a great way to make the non-human character much more human.

The relationship with the men was fitting, it was worked into the story perfectly with the sexual scenes not overbearing the main storyline but it was still thoroughly enjoyable and extremely hot. As with the previous series, these two authors have written and both of their individual books the men are very individual and have very solid distinct personalities which makes them each adorable and lovable, or downright annoying in their own right.

This was a fantastic read, the final couple of chapters especially standing out as completely unputdownable. I’m really looking forward to the second book in this series and seeing what Ciarah and her MC get up to next.

I’m very grateful to C.M. Stunich, Tate James and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.

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About C.M. Stunich

C.M. Stunich - Author Image

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

Author links:
https://www.facebook.com/cmstunichauthor
https://twitter.com/CMStunich
http://www.cmstunich.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432984.C_M_Stunich

About Tate James

Tate James - Author ImageTate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

https://www.tatejamesauthor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tatejamesauthor

https://www.instagram.com/tatejamesauthor/

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TitleDark Glitter
Series: Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club #1
AuthorC.M. Stunich Tate James
Genre: Reverse Harem |  Paranormal Romance | Fae | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 24 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: TBA
Buy: Books2Read (Universal link redirects to your preferred store)

#BlogTour: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson @ChickLitGoddess @NeverlandBT #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson. Unfortunately, this is one of the tours which has fallen victim to my struggling with reading recently and so I haven’t been able to get a review written yet and I send huge apologies to both Isabella Louise Anderson and Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours. However, I do have an excerpt from the book to share with you today.

Description

As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.

Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.

A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?

As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.

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Excerpt

Connie Albright

 

 

Connie typed anxiously on her keyboard, looking up from her cubicle every few seconds, waiting for Sharon from Khloe’s Flower Shop to come through the glass entryway doors. She had checked her email first thing that morning, and like always, once a week, there was a confirmation about her order.

 

Dear Connie Albright,

 

Your order to CONNIE ALBRIGHT has been created by one of our team members and is on its way to the recipient.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, please call Khloe Harper at 1-800-555-1212.

As always, I wish you a bouquet of happiness!

Khloe Harper

 

Owner of Khloe’s Flower Shop

 

With a sigh, Connie looked back down at her keyboard and continued entering patients’ data into the Excel spreadsheet. Six years ago, to pay for her college education, she had started the medical data entry job, where she found mundane tasks enjoyable, and had been looking forward to making new friends. However, these days, she was now a college graduate with a degree in marketing who hated her job, finding it boring and repetitive, nor had she made friends with any of her co-workers. In fact, they barely noticed her.

 

Compared to the thin, sexy bombshells she worked with, Connie wasn’t anyone to be desired. She was tall, frumpy, wore glasses, and, thanks to a conversation she overheard, was known in the office as “the ugly girl who wore tacky sweaters.” With the exception of a few that her grandmother had sent her for her birthday, having crocheted each one, Connie didn’t think the sweaters were tacky.

So, after hearing enough of what was being said behind her back, and after complaining to her best friend—her diary—she came up with an idea to change things, and, so far, it seemed to have worked like magic.

 

“Connie!” Mia, the office receptionist, squealed. “They’re here!”

 

With a slight pause to get ready for the weekly act she performed, Connie popped up from her chair and watched Sharon approach. After signing her name to the page on the clipboard, she gave Sharon, the only other person besides Khloe who knew her secret, a quick nod.

 

Suddenly, Connie found herself in the center of a circle of women hovering over her desk, eagerly waiting for her to read the card that came with the bouquet.

 

“Well, what does it say?” asked a co-worker.

 

“Yeah, come on. Tell us,” begged another.

 

She took in the moment, wishing she had a real man who would say the things she had written to herself. “Your beauty captures me more each day, and my love for you grows each time I touch you. I’m looking forward to this weekend…in bed! Walt.

 

Holding the card close to her chest, Connie forced tears from her eyes, forcing herself to blush in front of her co-workers. “Oh, I love that man so very much.”

 

“Seriously, that has to be the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard,” Mia said, dramatizing her voice and placing her hands on her chest. “Oh, Connie, you’re so lucky to have a man like him.”

 

“Yeah, Con, that’s cute,” began Nicola, the bitchiest of them all. “But the last time I got flowers, just yesterday as a matter of fact, they certainly weren’t carnations,” she joked, motioning her hand like she was shooing the flowers away from her. All the co-workers joined in her laughter, and then shuffled back to their desks.

 

Connie looked at her flowers and smiled, her feathers not ruffled by Nicola’s comment. She felt accomplished and desired. For a few moments, she’d been the center of attention of a group of women who she knew despised her. Even back in high school, she had been a female nerd, which crossed her out from being friends with the beautiful and popular girls, and in college it was pretty much the same story. It’s not that she didn’t try to make an effort, because she did, but after failing time and time again, whether it be at orientation, working together in groups for school projects, or the few times Connie went to a pub near the university in hopes of meeting up with a few girls who she thought she could be friends with, it never worked. They either laughed in her face, said that the empty seat next to them was already taken (when it really wasn’t), or simply ignored her.

 

Though it was beginning to get expensive and difficult to keep the lies about Walt straight, Connie had no other choice but to continue the weekly charade.

 

It’s just the right thing to do!, she told herself, taking a seat in her chair before continuing to enter the endless data, while thinking of what Walt’s card would say the following week.

 

About Isabella Louise Anderson

Isabella Louise Anderson - Author Image

Isabella Louise grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America.

She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red and white wines. She loves spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Texas Rangers. When Isabella Louise isn’t working on her next release, her attention is also on her Scentsy business, where she’s a consultant.

Website: http://www.isabellalouiseanderson.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChickLitGoddess

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Title: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop
Series: N/A
Author: Isabella Louise Anderson
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 March 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 290
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#BlogTour: Baby Girl by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich @XpressoTours #Review #Giveaway

As you all know, I am always super excited to welcome C.M. Stunich to the blog. She is by far one of my favourite authors and luckily for me churns books out at a rate that means I always have something of hers ready to go on my Kindle. Today I’m reviewing her latest release a heartwrenching love story, Baby Girl.

Please follow this tour by clicking the link, the wonderful Xpresso Book Tours is hosting.

Description

He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.

I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.

On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.

His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me.
But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.

Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass.
Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl?

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Review

Codrick is Embry’s world, they are engaged and they know that spending the rest of their lives together is all that matters. They are a unit rounded out by their best friend Phoenix. The story opens with one of the most heartbreaking scenes I have ever read as Embry and Phoenix wait for Codrick only to find he has been killed.

Stunich doesn’t hold back in making sure that as readers we are wrenched through the agony of grief with our characters. Left to pick up the pieces of their lives without the one person they both loved more than life itself. Phoenix turns to Embry but she does the only thing she can think of and runs.

Just over a year later she returns, still weighed down with grief, still heartbroken, still a shadow of the woman she used to be and Phoenix takes it on himself to make sure she doesn’t run again.

This book broke my heart, over and over and over again. Anybody who has been deep in grief and felt like they will never smile or laugh or live again will understand what this book did to me. The emotion was raw and true. As Phoenix and Embry found their way towards each other discovering how they could help each other, as Embry realised she needed the support Phoenix could offer, their shared memories of Codrick the more a fresh romance blossomed, something delicate and requiring baby steps.

There were violent scenes as they got involved in a dangerous underground scene, but even this worked to help them find some closure on their past, particularly for Embry.

This book is heartbreaking but hopeful; violent, but healing; and grief and rebirth all in one tiny package.

Rating

About C.M. Stunich

C.M. Stunich - Author Image

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

Author links:
https://www.facebook.com/cmstunichauthor
https://twitter.com/CMStunich
http://www.cmstunich.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432984.C_M_Stunich

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TitleBaby Girl
Series: Baby Girl #1
AuthorC.M. Stunich
Genre: Romance | New Adult | Contemporary
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 29 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: TBA
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: A Vicarage Reunion by Kate Hewitt @katehewitt1 @TulePublishing @NeverlandBT #Review #Giveaway

Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Kate Hewitt’s blog tour for A Vicarage Reunion, you can catch my review below. There is also a fab giveaway that you won’t want to miss at the end of the post. If you missed my review of book one A Vicarage Christmas follow this link.

Description

Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District, where homecomings and surprises await the four Holley sisters…

Esther Holley, the eldest in the family, has always had her life firmly in control until a miscarriage knocks her off course. Two months later, still emotionally spinning, she separates from her husband Will, a sheep farmer and man of few words and moves back in with her parents.

Life as a singleton thirtysomething living in her parents’ house is miserable, but Esther is determined to re-boot her life, including going on a few unfortunate dates. She’s shocked when tight-lipped Will shows up on her doorstep determined to woo her back. They’ve been married for seven years, but Will wants to return to the beginning, dating and getting to know each other again.

New challenges face them as they start over–and new chances too. Can Esther and Will save their marriage, especially when faced with the hardest decision of all?

A Vicarage Reunion - Kate Hewitt

Review

Esther has reached a breaking point in her marriage to Will. After losing a baby a few months prior to when this book is set she has become despondent with her life. She is fed up with the monotony of the routine her and Will have and craves something more, and so she packs her bags and leaves returning back to the Vicarage where her parents are preparing for their own life-changing travel plans.

What I love about Kate Hewitt is she doesn’t always go with the expected, the scenario you would expect here is girl leaves boy, girl meets a new boy, realises new boy is the love of her life, lives happily ever after. In this case though. Girl has to make some huge life-affirming decisions. Girl has to take the time to understand exactly what the root cause of her unhappiness is and do something about it. Boy doesn’t just slink into the background never to be seen again. He fights for Girl, learning what he did wrong, or didn’t do right and makes the effort he’s been neglecting.

This book is about rebuilding love, rebuilding a relationship. About two people finding themselves again after becoming so lost they almost lost each other forever. It’s beautiful, heart-wrenching, and all of the things I have come to expect from Kate Hewitt.

Sending huge thanks to Kate Hewitt, Tule Publishing, and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.

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About Kate Hewitt

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Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of over 60 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell. She also writes for Harlequin Presents.

She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

Website: http://www.kate-hewitt.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katehewitt1

Giveaway

A Vicarage Christmas - Kate Hewitt

1st prize: £10 Amazon Gift card

2nd prize: A paperback copy of A Vicarage Christmas

Open Internationally

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Book & Buy Links

TitleA Vicarage Reunion
SeriesThe Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite #2
AuthorKate Hewitt
Genre: Chick-Lit | Women’s Fiction | Romance
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: 2 February 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 121
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US