#BlogTour Review: The Summer House by Jenny Hale @jhaleauthor @Bookouture

It is my great pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for The Summer House by Jenny Hale, published on 9th June by Bookouture. Thrown you for a loop there haven’t I? Well I like to keep people on their toes you know.

My thanks to Kim Nash for inviting me to take part in the tour. I’ll be sharing my review with you in just a moment, but first of all – the booky bits.

TSHThe Official Book Blurb

Some summers will stay with you forever…

Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.

Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks.

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets… secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?

The Summer House is an absolutely gorgeous, heart-warming summer romance, about the importance of family, not keeping secrets, and learning how to open your heart.

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Guest Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories (@mgriffiths163)

Today I hand over the blog once more to Mandie who has a review for Holiday In The Hamptons by Sarah Morgan.

HITHHoliday In The Hamptons

The perfect summer escape…?

‘An absolute delight.’ – Veronica Henry

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…

Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

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Guest Review: Guide Star by Joy Ellis @mgriffiths163 @JoffeBooks

Back over to Mandie today with a review of Guide Star by Joy Ellis. Before we get to that, here are the booky bits:

GS.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

Stella won’t give up, but she doesn’t know how to go on.

Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. She has often faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has a past that Stella knows very little about.

Beth calls in her friend Michael to help with Stella’s recovery. But this man means a lot more to Beth than she reveals. And Stella’s ex-husband Edward and old police partner Robbie want to help, but Stella puts up emotional barriers, and they have problems of their own. Her old friends from her days of Urbex (exploring old abandoned buildings) offer a glimmer of hope for the future.

Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past?

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#BlogTour: Guest Post – Alice by KL Loveley (@K_L_Loveley; @EmmaMitchellFPR) #Giveaway

Today I am delighted to join the blog tour for Alice by K.L. Loveley. I have a guest post from author K.L. Loveley to share with you on her road to publication in just a moment, but first of all, here is what the book is about.

Alice -by K.L Loveley - front coverThe Official Book Blurb

Alice is near breaking point. Floods have left her beautiful dream home a damaged mess, her step children’s lack of respect is giving her migraines and, worst of all, her husband is giving her no support to lean on. Her life is slowly spiralling out of control.

When Alice’s daughter, Anne Marie, repeatedly falls victim to aggressive vandals, Alice finally can take no more. She decides to take control of the mess that has become her life, and finally frees herself from the chaos that has been bringing her down.

Freedom, however, isn’t as sweet as Alice first thought it might be. She finds herself yearning for something she can’t quite put her finger on. In her quest to find it, Alice finds herself turning to drink…

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Spring Reads – Guest Review: Peanuts & Eggcups by Sara Mendes da Costa (@smendesdacosta, @authorightUKPR)

Today, as part of Spring Reading Week, I’m hading over the blog to Mandie once again who has a review of Peanuts & Eggcups by Sara Mendes da Costa. First up, here are the bookie bits.

P&EThe Official Book Blurb

For Maggie Parsons there’s only ever been one man: the stunningly delicious Luke Henderson. Unfortunately, he left her, without explanation, after their ‘first night’ together …breaking her heart in the process.

Now ten years on, without any contact, he’s back and going to her school reunion. Great! And, to confuse matters…so is his suave, sexy, brother Tony who makes a major play for Maggie, then turns up with his insufferable – supposedly ex – fiancée!

Via the reunion, a black eye, getting the sack (as a result) a madcap girlie holiday and juggling her confused emotions around the two alluring brothers…Maggie starts to build a picture of what she really wants in life.

Trouble is, Maggie’s a pawn in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing …and things are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

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