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Friday, 20 January 2017

Kat's Review of Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1362 KB
Print Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Sphere (15 Dec. 2016)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: Christie Chapman is a single working mother who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It can be tough just getting through the day but Christie has always found comfort in her love of crafting and any spare time she has is spent in her parents' summerhouse working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed birthday cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. All of a sudden Christie sees a different future for her and Finn - one full of hope and possibility, and if the handsome Max Alexander is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking.

And then, all of sudden, Christie's world is turned upside down.

Christie knows that something has to give, but what will she choose? Will she give up her dreams and the chance of real love? What price will she pay for doing the right thing? Can Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

Kat's Rating: 5/5
Thursday, 19 January 2017

Kat's Review of Run by Mandasue Heller

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition (12 Jan. 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1447288327
ISBN-13: 978-1447288329

Synopsis: After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn't easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman.

On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has changed beyond all recognition. Jake is charming, handsome and loaded, a far cry from the gawky teenager he used to be. Weary of men, Leanne isn't easy to please, but Jake tries his best to break through the wall she's built around herself.

But good looks and money can hide a multitude of sins. Is that good-looking face just a mask? And what's more, what will it take to make it slip, and who will die in the process . . . ?

Kat's Rating: 4/5
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Kat's Review of Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner (Quincy & Rainie #7)

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2269 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Headline (31 Jan. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B01F3TA476

Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives.

Now retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife Rainie Conner have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after.

Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer.

Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no one, including Pierce and Rainie, will stop him getting to her.

Now, Sharlah has one chance to take control.

She can run for her life... or turn and face the danger right behind her.

Kat's Rating: 3/5
Friday, 13 January 2017

Kat's Review of Death Trap by Anna Smith (Rosie Gilmour #8)

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Quercus (6 April 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784294837
ISBN-13: 978-1784294830

Synopsis: A SADISTIC KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE IN GLASGOW. Thomas Boag escaped from his first court appearance facing charges on a brutal murder. He's suspected in the disappearances of two other people. Now he's out for revenge.

Rosie Gilmour, crime reporter, helped put Boag behind bars. It was her investigation that provided enough evidence to arrest him. Now she's watching her back.

Rosie tries to distract herself with a new story: refugees trafficked into Glasgow and used as modern-day slaves - or worse. But this investigation soon leads her into dangerous territory as it takes her up against some of Glasgow's nastiest characters, and all the while, somewhere out there, Boag is laying his trap...

Kat's Rating: 5/5
Thursday, 12 January 2017

Kat's Review of Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell


Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1322 KB
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Review (12 Jan. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: Love is in the air in St Carys, but you'd never know it - the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets...

The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed.

For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option.

Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface.

The truth has a funny way of revealing itself, and when it does St Carys will be a very different place indeed...

Kat's Rating: 4/5
Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Kat's Review of Paradise Prison by Faith Mortimer

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2914 KB
Print Length: 326 pages
Publisher: Topsails Charter (7 Jan. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: During a huge row, Gillian stands up to her abusive boyfriend. The consequences are horrendous and far-reaching. Terrified, she flees her home, seeking anonymity abroad while coming to terms with the outcome of her actions.

In Portugal, Gillian meets Harry, a yachtsman, needing crew for his Atlantic Ocean-crossing. She applies for the job. Half-way into the journey, after confessing to her crime, Harry offers her refuge on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean which he says he owns.

Confused and depressed, Gillian imagines this is the answer to her problems. She needs time to lie low and consider her options; confront the authorities or live in obscurity? Harry is offering the perfect hiding place…or is he? When things start going horribly wrong, she asks herself if she is alone on the island. But maybe the biggest question of all is why she gets the gut feeling Harry wants to keep her there at all costs? What happens when she says … no.

Kat's Rating: 5/5
Monday, 9 January 2017

Kat's Review of Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (2 Jun. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1405919183
ISBN-13: 978-1405919180

Synopsis: Sophie's got used to being the girlfriend of Billy Buskin, the biggest movie star in the world. Sort of.

But when she and Billy take a trip to visit his family in Los Angeles, she quickly discovers she's totally unprepared for the chaos of Hollywood, the paparazzi and Billy's controlling mother.

And when Billy extends his stay in LA, leaving Sophie to fly home to Rosefont Hill alone, it seems there's more than just miles between them.

Now Sophie must decide if they can overcome their differences for good. Because not every love story lasts the distance . . .

Kat's Rating: 4/5

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