Review: The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK @HarperImpulse

Ahhh. Scarborough. Home of seagulls, fish and chips, a castle on a hill, a beautiful beach and a myriad of hotels and bed and breakfasts. It is also the setting of the new rom-com from Lilly Bartlett, The Big Dreams Beach Hotel, which opens its doors to the public today. Happy publication to author Lilly Bartlett (Michele Gorman). I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book just as soon as I’ve told you what it’s all about.

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Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face when you check into the hotel that’s full of dreams…

Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown.

What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.

That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends.

How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?

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Cover Reveal – @RobertBryndza & @Bookouture

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Oh my fluffy ducks. Now when Kim Nash contacts you and asks if you’d like to help out with a very special cover reveal it is always best, when at work, to try and not look too excited so that people don’t start looking at you like you are crazy. That was me last week – big cheesy grin time. Because it is that time … The new Erika Foster book is imminent folks! Love, love, love this series and extra excited as I got to meet the man himself in Harrogate this past weekend (may have mentioned that before…) Continue reading “Cover Reveal – @RobertBryndza & @Bookouture”

#Blogtour Review: Each Little Lie by Tom Bale @t0mbale @Bookouture

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Each Little Lie, the new thriller from Tom Bale. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book with you in just a moment, but first here is what this book is all about.

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The Official Book Blurb
One split second can destroy your life forever
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

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#BlogTour: The Second Chance Cafe in Carlton Square by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK

Today it is my absolute pleasure to be on the blog tour for The Second Chance Cafe in Carlton Square by Lilly Bartlett along side Christie Barlow at Barlow’s Book Reviews. I’ll be sharing my review with you shortly but in the meantime, here is what the book is all about.

Second Chance Cafe UK smallThe Official Book Blurb

One chance isn’t always enough…

Everyone expects great things from Emma Billings, but when her future gets derailed by an unexpected turn of events, she realizes that getting back on track means traveling in a different direction.

She finds that new path in the closed-down pub on Carlton Square. Summoning every ounce of ingenuity, and with the help of her friends and family, she opens the Second Chance Café. The charity training business is meant to keep vulnerable kids off the streets and (hopefully) away from the Metropolitan Police, and her new employees are full of ideas, enthusiasm … and trouble. They’ll need as much TLC as the customers they’re serving.

This ragtag group of chancers have to make a go of a business they know nothing about, and they do get some expert help from an Italian who’s in love with the espresso machine and a professional sandwich whisperer who reads auras, but not everyone is happy to see the café open. Their milk keeps disappearing and someone is canceling the cake orders, but it’s when someone commits bloomicide on all their window boxes that Emma realizes things are serious. Can the café survive when NIMBY neighbors and the rival café owner join forces to close them down? Or will Emma’s dreams fall as flat as the cakes they’re serving?

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