#BookBlitz: Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture #Review

I’m super pleased to welcome you to my stop on the book blitz for Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott. This is a mega blitz so check out some of the other stops all listed on the banner below.

Cross Your Heart is the second book in the Detective Jessica Bishop series, if you missed my review of the first book Forget Me Not check it out here.

Description

Blinking her eyes open, she looks around the room, taking in the bed and the wardrobe full of clothes she’s never seen before. This isn’t her bedroom. Those aren’t her clothes. She begins to cry as she wonders if she’ll ever see her own home again.

Three young girls are missing. All of them cold cases. All of them forgotten. But when Detective Jess Bishop identifies a disturbing link between them, she’s determined to find out what happened, and fights to re-open their cases.

At the scene of each abduction the kidnapper left a clue – a small bag of candy – in place of the missing child.

And then a fourth child is taken. Eight-year-old Ava is snatched from her hospital bed and when a bag of candy is found in her room, Jessica knows it’s the same kidnapper.

As the pressure to solve the case pushes Jess and her team to breaking point, Jess takes a personal risk she fears she’ll live to regret. But she has no choice.

Out of hospital, Ava can only get sicker: Jess is running out of time. Can she find Ava before it’s too late?

An absolutely gripping thriller that will have your pulse racing. Cross Your Heart is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. Cross Your Heart - Blitz Banner

Review

I rarely read this genre, I’m happy to put my hands up and say it scares the bejeezus out of me so I’m happy not to subject myself to it too often. I make exceptions for a couple of authors though and Kierney Scott is one of those authors. I’ve read Cross Your Heart a couple of times as I beta read for Kierney and even after the most recent time the impact of the story was just as intense as the first time.

Kierney has woven a story which is as deeply disturbing as it is enjoyable, ensuring that as a reader you are swept up into Jess’ world of murder and sickness. Not fully recovered from the events of the first book Jess and her team are thrown head first into a case involving murdered children. This case sees them racing against the clock to try and save the next child’s life while Jess yet again becomes front and centre fodder for the murderer.

I love how Kierney weaves things together, this was so well thought out with some wonderful twists. I am a huge fan of Jess, I find the way she deals with her anxiety and stress to be so realistic. I can relate to her in a way I rarely can with characters in books. I feel a real affinity with this character and thoroughly enjoy reading her. I just kinda wish she didn’t have to be put through the grinder so much!

I am a big fan of both Chan and Jamison. Chan is a little cocky but I always get a sense he’s also a bit insecure and uses his cockiness as a cover, he’s a really good detective though and him and Jess bounce off of each other well and this comes over well in a few places during interviews in this book. Jamison is the one the romance reader in me loves, he’s the one I’m rooting for. There are subtle things he says and does that tells me it’s not all over for them…not yet.

Finally, I have to give a big shout out to Agent Claire Ayres who kicks butt in this book…seriously having a character named after you rocks big time! Thanks Kierney!

I’m very grateful to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.

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About Kierney Scott

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Originally from California, Kierney Scott lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and their daughter.

In her spare time she likes to read and invent new recipes. Her stuffed peppers are particularly popular with her family, as are her grain-free chocolate chip cookies. In an effort to convert her family to the joys of pumpkin, she created the Great Pumpkin Challenge. For the ten weeks before Thanksgiving, they tried a new pumpkin recipe every week. Pumpkin arancini and pumpkin queso were a big hit. She has promised her daughter to never again roast pumpkin and call them chips.

She loves hearing from readers. If you would like to get in touch, you can email her at KierneyScott@gmail.com

Author links:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kierney.scott

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Kierney_S

 

Book & Buy Links

TitleCross Your Heart
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #2
AuthorKierney Scott
Genre: Thriller | Mystery | Mental Health
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 25 April 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 242
Buy: Books2Read (Universal link redirects to your preferred store)

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Discussion Post: Book Community Bullying #antibullying

There has been a lot of discussion in recent months about bullying in the book community. I particularly remember this post that Drew wrote last summer about stopping all the hate flying around in the book blogging community, if you haven’t read it go check it out: An Open Letter: Let’s Stop the Hate.

The point is, bullying is alive and kicking in our cozy little community, we all like to think we are playing nice, and some of us get by without being too heavily affected, I was definitely one of those people until this week, and too be honest I wasn’t going to say anything until I read something this morning which stopped my heart and made me realise we have to stop keeping quiet and start fighting back.

I had an argument with someone, not someone who is particularly a part of the book community, they sit on the edge friends with a lot of authors, a reader. It wasn’t an argument connected with the book world even, and it was dealt with, although our friendship didn’t survive the argument. It happens.

What I didn’t expect was to have several indie authors I didn’t know send me nasty, abusive messages. Threatening, calling me names. All in the name of protecting this person I had argued with. Believe me, it wasn’t that big deal of an argument. I blocked and deleted all of the messages, and had my mental health been in a better state that would have been it. But it wasn’t, I have been very sick this week so those messages were ammunition for my psychosis to really play havoc with my state of mind and I was in a really bad way fighting suicidal urges for three days. Probably what I should have done was copy those messages and outed each of those people publicly, let everyone know the bullies they are. But I didn’t have it in me so I let it go.

Then this morning I woke up and logged into Facebook, and read this.

Two people, an author and an artist, from the indie book community both pushed to a suicide attempt by people harassing and bullying them? This is beyond acceptable. This bullying in the community HAS to come to an end.

As you all know I lost a friend to suicide just two weeks ago and that is a feeling I will never recover from. I also know how it feels to want to take your life and to be led in that hospital bed having tried and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. One of my attempts was the result of bullying and for a person to make you feel like your life is not worth living is unbearable, to know that somebody has that much power over you is the most awful feeling in the world.

We, as a community, need to start fighting back, we need to start telling these people that this is not acceptable. We need to start calling people on this bullshit and telling them that they cannot speak to other people in this way. It’s time to start making it clear that we will not accept anything less than civility.

We have a good thing in the book community so let’s start protecting it and each other. If you have ideas on how we do this, what we can do to stop more authors, artists, bloggers, PA’s from being pushed to the edge then let’s hear it. Let’s talk about your experiences. The more we talk the less power these people have. Let’s name the people who are doing this and take away their power, encourage them to start having more respect for their fellow book lovers.

If people can’t show respect on blogs/in groups/on pages etc then maybe they need to be kicked off/out. Honestly, I don’t hold the answer to everything in my hands but maybe as a unit we do. There are far more of us who are kind, considerate, and understanding than participate in the bullying so we should be able to overcome this and work out a solution.

You all know how passionate I am about mental health, I can’t bear to see these people affecting people’s mental health like this any longer so we need to do something sooner rather than later.

#Review: Blunt Force Magic by Lawrence Davis @LawrenceEdmund5 @WildBluePressA

Description

Janzen Robinson is a man torn between two worlds. Five years removed from a life as an apprentice to a group of do-gooding heroes who championed the fight against supernatural evils, the once-promising student is now a package courier going through the daily grind, passing time at a hole-in-the-wall bar and living in a tiny, run-down apartment on the south side of Cleveland, Ohio.

Then fate (or a case of bad timing) brings him face to face with a door that’s got his old life written all over it. From the ancient recesses of unyielding darkness known as the Abyss, a creature has been summoned: a Stalker, a predator whose real name is forbidden to be spoken aloud. It’s a bastardization of the natural order, a formidable blend of dark magic and primal tenacity. Its single-minded mission? Ending the life of a fiery, emerging young witch.

Thrust into the role of protector, a role once reserved for those he’d lost years ago, the out-of-practice “Artificer” not only has to return to a life he’d left behind, but must relive that painful past while facing down the greatest threat to come to our world in a century. Janzen will have to journey through the magical underbelly of the city and not only stay one step ahead of an unstoppable monster hellbent on destruction but try and figure out why it’s been brought to our world in the first place. Past wounds are reopened as Janzen looks to old friends, a quiet stranger, and his own questionable wits to see them all to the other side of this nightmare that may cost him his life and, quite possibly, the world itself.

Review

Books occasionally sneak up on you and take you by surprise. I took this book on at a time when I am literally refusing every single request I get, and I said yes to this for a few reasons. I share a name with the name character, my maiden name is Robinson, had to be fate right! There’s a mental health slant with elements of PTSD written into the story. And that blurb just hooked me, man, how could I say no after reading that?

I didn’t think I would get to this for a while, but it was eating away at me so I just picked it up and got on with it and boy am I glad that I did. Blown away doesn’t even seem close enough to cover how strongly this book hit the mark.

An urban fantasy, Blunt Force Magic follows Janzen Robinson, a parcel delivery guy who stumbles into a supernatural situation which is about to go nuclear. A Stalker from another realm has landed and wants blood, the blood of Maria a young, I guess you would call her a witch. Now Janzen isn’t a normal parcel delivery guy, he’s kind of been hiding for the last few years since his trainer and all their buddies got killed while out on a job. See, he was training to be an artificer which is kind of like a modern day war mage.

The magic in this book is cleverly done, Janzen doesn’t possess magic as such, he can’t cast a spell, wave a wand etc and have things happen, everything has to be carefully planned out, he has to carve runes into objects to weaponise them. Very clever and almost steampunk in design…I liked it a lot. Restricted just how powerful he could be, and put him in a lot of danger much of the time when up against monsters with limitless power.

The people/creatures/supernaturals he turns to for help and advice were brilliant, there were those who made me laugh, some who were just plain weird and others who had me screaming for him to run away sure they were going to double-cross any moment. The world is carefully and clearly developed using these characters and their homes/businesses as anchors and you get a good feel for what this supernatural Cleveland is like.

Janzen is the perfect anti-hero. He’s a cocky guy full of snark and sarcasm (totally on my level), he is also insecure and absolutely doesn’t want to be doing this saving the world bullshit. But there he is doing it anyway. Then he ends up unwillingly partnered with the epitome of a hero in Grove, a badass veteran who could shoot every last zombie in a horde with both arms tied behind his back, and the fact he’s a stud really seems to piss Janzen off!

This is a book full of dark humour that had me laughing at very inappropriate times, between Janzen’s witty comebacks and the general tone of the book even the very dark direction the book takes at time doesn’t drag you too far into the pits of despair because something happens or is said that soon has you laughing your way out of it.

I can’t say much more, this book was absolutely brilliant. I am so glad it’s the first in a series because Janzen and Grove were superb characters who I definitely want to read more of. I can’t recommend this highly enough it was just such a bloody pleasure to read.

I have to thank Lawrence Davis for the eARC so that I could read and provide my honest opinion.

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TitleBlunt Force Magic
Series: The Monsters & Men Trilogy #1
Author: Lawrence Davis
Genre: Fantasy | Urban Fantasy | Magic | Mental Health | Military
Publisher: Wild Blue Press
Publication Date: 10 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsPaperback
Pages: 232
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Most Popular Reviews 2017: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney @jamescudney4 @CreativiaPub

This week, I am sharing the five most popular reviews this year by visits to the blog. Thank you to all of you for visiting and supporting me, and the blog, but most importantly your support for all of the authors I’ve featured.

I was over the moon when I was going through the stats to find which reviews nailed the numbers for these posts and saw Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney was number two. James is a good friend as well as being an outstanding author and to see that my review that I posted as part of his blog tour on 16 November was well-received really gave me a big smile. I also chose not to tell him about this post so… Surprise!

Description

After 40 years of marriage, Olivia Glass thought she could handle the unexpected death of her husband, but when Ben’s will reveals a long-held, life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience.

Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers.

While an attorney searches for the answers, Olivia visits each of her sons to share a final connection before facing the truth that will change the dynamics of an already grief-stricken family. During the visits, Olivia learns that each of her sons has been harboring a painful secret, just like his father.

Olivia challenges herself to re-assemble and save their relationships. But will the secrets destroy their family beyond repair?

Review

Where do I start with this? I still weeks after finishing this novel get riled up with emotion just thinking about it. Olivia Glass, the matriarch of the Glass family has just lost her Husband Ben. At the will reading with her five sons (Five! Seriously who has five kids?!) a secret is revealed from beyond the grave to her alone via a letter. A second letter left for her to pass on to the one son that it pertains to when the time is right.

Her way of dealing with this is to follow Ben’s secretive instructions, keep the sons in the dark, and to visit them all over the next few weeks and spend some time with them, which totally backfires as she discovers, even more, secrets that they are keeping from the family. It’s a big potluck of secrets and lies in this family people!

So, I hated Olivia, seriously hated her. She’s a fantastic character, and she plays her part to perfection. But my God that woman drove me nuts. She’s a control-freak, her need to know everything about everyone and to be the one who decides everything for everyone was infuriating. I swear if my Mum was like Olivia I would disown her, I couldn’t deal with all that bossiness! Wowsers!

The sons though, they are a different story, lets talk about the sons for a bit shall we?

Teddy is the eldest, a lawyer who has worked with their Father. A very serious man and in a marriage that appears to be rocky from our initial introduction to him. I found him hard to connect with for much of the book but I kept thinking there were hidden depths that there were things we weren’t seeing, as his secret unfolds a different side of him unfolds and you see a bigger personality emerge.

Matthew is the character I felt a huge affinity with, I had a LOT in common with Matt and completely connected with the secret he held. I fought his fight with him and was willing him through his situation hoping for him to come out of it. He is a wonderful character and I spent almost every moment he was on the page wanting to wrap my arms around him.

Ethan is training to be a Doctor, he’s the youngest of the brood and came across as happy and loving. His secret is moving. I know someone who went through the same thing Ethan went through and I think that may be why I was so deeply moved by his storyline, it really hit me hard and reminded me of some difficult memories. Ethan has probably the hardest secret to deal with but also the most beautiful and the one most full of love.

Caleb, oh Caleb, I would like a Caleb please. He is adorable, sweet and kind and funny. He’s also been keeping a huge secret from his family for years. I think his secret is pretty darn special, and I wouldn’t mind keeping it for myself as well, but as it’s Caleb secret I’ll let him have it.

Finally, there is Zach. I really fell for Zach, with his tattoos, and Harley. He’s a DJ and just plain yum! His secret is probably the least explosive of all of them, it’s also the one that Olivia gets most hung up on (Mom’s!) He has a wonderful attitude, not taking any shit, with a daughter he loves to the ends of the earth and an ex who he is fighting for custody.

Be warned this is a sob-fest, I cried solidly for the last two hours of this novel, not gentle tears either these were big ugly sobbing tears. Every time I thought I was stopping I turned the page and bam they would start all over. This is an author who doesn’t give us a moment to compose ourselves before dropping another emotional bomb. It’s not all sad though there are moments where I laughed out loud, one scene sticks in my mind and can dissolve me into laughter even now and secured my love of two characters in particular.

Watching Glass Shatter is an absolutely outstanding debut, I couldn’t put it down, I sobbed most of the way through, and I wanted to keep half the characters for myself.

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Title: Watching Glass Shatter #1
Series: N/A
Author: James J. Cudney
Genre: Family Saga, Mystery, LGBTQ, Romance, Mental Health
Publisher: Creativia
Publication Date: 8 October 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 297
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository

#Review: Bennett by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel

Bennett is the fourth book in the Uncompromising series and it is out today so you don’t need to hang around to buy it. If you wanted to check out my reviews of other books in the series see the links below, I am missing a review of Book Two which is actually going to be going up tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Book One: Talon
Book Two: Neil
Book Three: André

If you missed it, I took part in the book blitz for Bennett and the post went live earlier today, there is a fantastic excerpt to give you a taste of what you will get with this book and there is also a giveaway so head there if you want to check it out.

Description

Being the drummer for the hottest new rock band should’ve been a dream come true. Sold out shows, women, more money than I deserved…

But I didn’t want any of it.

The fame sucked, the money was a burden and I’d given away my only chance at ever having her—my best friend’s sister.

I wasn’t supposed to touch her. My best friend made me swear I wouldn’t. Then he was deployed, and he told me to look out for her. Except being around her while still keeping my distance was slowly killing me. Touring with the band should’ve been the perfect escape… Until I fucked up.

I fucked up so bad, she was half-conscious in my arms, fighting for her life.

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Review

I’ve been dying to read this for months and I devoured it Bennett was everything I had hoped for and more, it took me to uncomfortable and tortured places but the solid love and need between these two characters was something real and the need for them to make it propelled me through this book.

Bennett and Elyssia have known each other since they were teenagers, they’ve been in love with each other just as long, but they’ve done nothing about it. Marcus, Elyssia’s brother and Bennett’s best friend would have none of it. Now Bennett is a famous rock star, Elyssia is shy, and Marcus is a vet with PTSD.

While the main romantic story is focused on Bennett and Elyssia I was drawn into Marcus’ story, having seen a friend go through almost exactly what Marcus went through I felt connected to his battle and wanted to see him overcome his demons. To say I shed a few tears would be an understatement. This book ripped me apart in ways I didn’t think would be possible.

Bennett is one of the characters you can’t help but fall in love with, even if I wasn’t a rock chick I would want to love him. He’s such a loving man and he would do anything for the woman he loves including walking away from his career if it came to that. The way he puts her before everything says so much to me and I adored reading him and discovering the kind of person he was.

Elyssia, on the surface, comes across as quite a meek person, but she’s actually incredibly strong and has a lot of courage and inner strength. We see more of it as the book progresses and I like that Sybil Bartel has shown that a woman doesn’t have to be in your face strong to be a strong woman with this character.

This is by far the best book in the series yet, it’s blown me away on so many levels and I will be carrying it with me for a long time. I also just have to add, the cover, wow, just wow…can I have a poster?

Sending huge thanks to Sybil Bartel for sending the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.

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TitleBennett
Series: Uncompromising #4
AuthorSybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Erotica | MIlitary | Music | Mental Health
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 19 December 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 231
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: Dark & Stormy by J. Mercer @XpressoTours #Review #Giveaway

I’m honoured to be a part of this tour for Dark & Stormy by J. Mercer, this is a deeply moving book and I’m excited to share my review with you. If you want to follow the tour head over to Xpresso Book Tours to see all the other fabulous bloggers taking part.

Description

Faryn Miller wants to build a new life in a small town. It’s her last chance to figure out, of all the roles she’s played in her thirty-some years, which one truly fits. Her aim at simplicity sounds like the perfect medicine until she meets Kai Allen, who’s spent his life doing everything the hard way and never bending for anyone. Lucky for Kai, Faryn has no preconceived notions about what he’s done and who he is, unlike the rest of town.

When cryptic messages start sneaking their way into Faryn’s apartment, then blatant threats, the two of them compile a long list of who could be stalking her. Unable to keep his frustration and rage hidden any longer, Kai explodes on everyone in his path, and Faryn can’t help but wonder if the storm is closer than she thinks.

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Review

J. Mercer has been incredibly clever with this book, writing a description which gives you enough information to reel you in without actually telling you anything! I went in knowing it was a romantic suspense and I really wanted to read it!

Faryn moves to a small town, it’s clear she’s running from something but we have no idea what, she’s a beautiful kind hearted woman who everyone loves instantly. She finds an apartment, and a job and settles into a comfortable but simple life. Then she meets Kai and it’s as if they are made for each other.

Kai has been a troublemaker and playboy his entire life, but as soon as he meets Faryn he makes an effort to change, to become the kind of man deserving of a woman like her, and she loves him for it and for the man he is. All is perfect in the land of Faryn and Kai, except strange things keep happening, notes being left inside her apartment, things being moved around. It appears Faryn is being stalked, but by whom?

I was completely absorbed by this story, the romance was compelling and knowing something sinister was going on was absolutely devastating because I really didn’t want anything bad to happen to this couple who loved each other so thoroughly. J. Mercer touches on subjects in this book which are so close to my heart and the way they are tackled are just so perfect, real, and moving. I was in tears at the end completely entrenched in the outcome for these two lovers.

This is an outstanding novel and one I can’t recommend highly enough. A beautifully thought out and executed romantic suspense that has an outcome you just couldn’t predict.

Sending a huge thanks to J. Mercer and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.

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About J. Mercer

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J. Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in a book, filled notebooks with stories in junior high, then went to college for accounting and psychology only to open a dog daycare. She wishes she were an expert linguist, is pretty much a professional with regards to competitive dance hair (bunhawk, anyone?), and enjoys exploring with her husband—though as much as she loves to travel, she’s also an accomplished hermit. Perfect days include cancelled plans, rain, and endless hours to do with what she pleases. Find her on Facebook @jmercerbooks or online at www.jmercerbooks.wordpress. com.

  

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TitleDark & Stormy
Series: N/A
AuthorJ. Mercer
Genre: Romance | Romantic Suspense | Contemporary | Mental Health
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 May 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 189
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James @Lynsey1991 @HQDigitalUK @NeverlandBT #Review #Giveaway

I’m so excited to be part of this blog tour for A WInter’s Wish Come True. Lynsey James is a wonderful author and her books always leave me with a happy knot in my stomach. I loved the first part in this series A Season of Hopes and Dreams and you can check out my review again for that here. Huge thanks to Lynsey James and Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours for having me on the tour.

Description

Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!

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Review

I well and truly fell in love with Cleo and Scott in A Season of Hopes and Dreams, imagine my distraught cries when I started A Winter’s Wish come True only to find out they had split up. Lynsey James, you broke my heart girl! This is it, that book AFTER the Happily Ever After, except it’s not too happy!

That is until Scott slinks back into town, tail between his legs and rekindles those flames leaving poor old Cleo with a little more than she bargained for. Single, pregnant and hoping beyond hope for a real happy ending Cleo is now facing the harsh realities of her life.

Sooooo, I will admit to finding Cleo just a little irritating early in this book. If she’d just reeled in her attitude and listened to Scott she would have saved herself a lot of trouble. BUT, that wouldn’t have exactly made for a very good book, so I get it, I really do. I just think she could have been a bit nicer.

Scott is kind of a perfect guy, he just does and says the right things every time, even when it’s taken the wrong way (almost every time) and he just keeps on bouncing back for more. That man loves his woman ladies. Sure, he’s screwed up in the past, but who hasn’t? He is definitely one of those guys that give you the warm and fuzzies.

This is going to be a book that warms everyone up from the inside out and brings happy festive smiles to all your faces.

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

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About Lynsey James

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Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

 

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TitleA Winter’s Wish Come True
Series: N/A
Author: Lynsey James
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit | Mental Health | Christmas
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 22 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 254
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