Blog Tour: Catch Me If you Cannes by Lisa Dickenson


I am thrilled to tell you all that I am part of the blog tour for Lisa’s fantastic new novel Catch me if you Cannes.  Definitely the perfect summer read this year.  My Review is below.

Jess has decided it’s time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of sun, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.

Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they’re staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony’s expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It’s just this once. No harm done . . . right?

I have loved every book by Lisa and she is just getting better and better! Lisa definitely knows how to write the perfect character with plenty of things going on that is going to make you laugh lots!

So whats happening?  well Jess has met a boy..yes a gorgeous at that, made lots of new friends and has felt how the other life lives now she may have to go back to her normal self but will she want to?
Jess and Leo are getting on like a house on fire, you could say she has never felt like this before and doesn’t want this holiday to stop…but then her best friend Bryony drops a bombshell and Jess doesn’t quite know whether to believe her or try and prove her Best Friend wrong about Leo?

Jess is such a funny character, she is just plain Jane but as soon as she came to Cannes with her best friend Bryony and has made lots of new friends who like to party, spend lots of money and are in the crowds with celebrities.  She gets her self in some disastrous scenario’s but gives you plenty of giggles! Jess & Leo are so cute together! Their love for Nutella & Crepes is so cute and throughout the book I’m rooting for them to get together!

I cannot fault Catch me If You Cannes at all, It is a perfect summer read and I couldn’t put it down! If you want a book to make you giggle throughout, then your at the right place! Catch Me If You Cannes has plenty of drama, crazy moments, a bit of romance and a dream life anybody would be jealous of Jess & Bryony!
Well everything just gets even more complicated for Jess in the last part of
Catch Me If You Cannes. She is out to prove Leo isn’t a drug lord which Bryony has said he is, but things just get ever so confusing and even more drama happens in Jess’ life. . . I don’t want to say much more because I just think you should buy this and read for yourself!

You will most certainly laugh (be careful of reading in public) and will be hoping Jess gets her happily ever after which is what you want in any chick lit book at the end! The whole book is just pure fantastic with plenty of laughs throughout! Perfect Summer read this year.

Thank You Lisa and Clara at Little Brown for letting me part of this amazing blog tour! I’ve enjoyed the book ever so much! I am going to be passing the book on to my friends so they can all have a giggle while reading this amazing book like I did.
When’s the next book Lisa?
You Fantastic Lady!

I reward Catch Me If You Cannes 5 fantastic, amazing, sizzling hot shimmering stars.

About the author:
dickensonlisa-c-phil-dickensonLisa Dickenson is the pseudonym for Beyoncé. OK, FINE, THAT’S NOT TRUE.

Lisa lives by the Devon seaside, stuffing cream teas in the gobs of anyone who comes to visit, and writing stuff down that she hopes is funny. Her first novel was the copyright-infringing Sweet Valley Twins: The Twins Holiday Horror, which she wrote in primary school and gave up on after five pages. Twenty-ish years later Lisa went on to be a *real author* and wrote the Novelicious Debut of the Year, The Twelve Dates of Christmas.

Other titles by Lisa Dickenson:

You Had Me at Merlot
Mistletoe on 34th Street

The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson Blog Tour: Love Letter & My Review


Kicking off Jessica’s blog tour is me!! I have been eagerly waiting for this book and when I asked by the lovely Rebecca Mundy at Hodder would I love to be part of this blog tour..I jumped at the chance! I am such a big fan of Jessica’s books, they always grip me within the first couple of chapters in which I then cannot stop until I have finished, however when I do finish, I feel all sad that’s over!

Jessica has kindly sent me an extract to have featured on this tour. It is a love letter from Mick to Betsy, Jessica imagined that this is what it would be like.. It is lovely 🙂

A love letter from Mick to Betsy.

Dear Betsy,

I hope you don’t mind me writing to you like this.

I wanted to say how nice it was to meet you at Thomas Lowther’s 21st birthday party in the Village Hall.

My older sister and her friends were talking about you in the living room and I happened to overhear. I was in the kitchen, making a cheese and pickle sandwich. They talk so loudly when they’re together, all shrieking and giggling, it makes my ears hurt.

One of them said you work at the women’s clothes shop in the old Exchange Centre, so I chanced my arm.

I gave this letter to my little sister Cassie, to pass on to you on her way to her ballet class in Althorpe Lane. I told her to look out for a beautiful shop assistant with blonde hair and the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen. I promised her some sweets in return, if she could get it to you safely without losing it, or opening it herself .

I only hope it’s reached you? Otherwise you’ll never know all the things I’m thinking…

I can’t believe we’ve not met before Betsy. We’re in a small town, where everyone seems to know everything about each other’s lives. I can’t even sneeze without my mum finding out.

I definitely would have noticed you if you’d been out fetching something for your parents… If I’d spotted you through the dusty window of the baker’s shop where I work on a Saturday afternoon I would have certainly remembered.

It was refreshing to see you at the party, so different to the other girls and full of mystery.

Did you move here recently from another town, perhaps? Whatever your story is, I’d like to know it.

The truth is, I can’t stop thinking about you Bets. (Do you mind if I call you that?) I think I might be falling for you.

I’d really like to see you again. I’m only 19 and don’t have much money to take you anywhere fancy like the older lads might, but we could go for a walk one evening when the stars are bright in the sky above the poppy fields.

Hopefully yours,

Michael James Bruce

P.S. Please don’t show anyone this letter, especially my older sister. Burn it if you like, I won’t be offended.

My Review of The Waiting Game

I’m typing this review after just turning the last it is so fresh in my mind! The Waiting Game is truly amazing, one book I don’t think I am going to be able to forget in a hurry.
Jessica has written another perfect book with twists and turns through out the book which keep you going, guessing what is going to happen as you read. 

Nessa Bruce waits for her husband to come through the double doors. She’d waited for him to return home from Afghanistan for what felt like forever, and now the moment was finally here. But Jake isn’t… Jake Bruce hasn’t come home, and it looks like he never will.

Nessa’s life – and that of her daughter Poppy – is turned upside down in an instant. What has happened to the elusive man at the centre of their world? They hold onto the hope that he is still out there somewhere, alive… but as time passes by, Nessa is forced to look at her life, at the decisions she has made and the secrets she has kept. For maybe somewhere within it all lies the answer to the question she’s desperate to answer – where is the man she loves?

The Waiting Game is just pure emotional with mental illness being discussed in the book bu also the face of losing a husband in the painful that can be. I cannot explain how much I really enjoyed this book. I do urge you all to go out and buy it! You will not be disappointed! The cover is beautiful also as the whole story.

I really felt sorry for Nessa and I wasn’t sure how she was going to cope especially with her 14 year old daughter who in her teenage years acting out all the time and wanting everything when money is so tight for Nessa. I really wanted Nessa and Jake to become together again..but somehow I knew it would never be. The ending was so perfect!

The Waiting Game gets 5 stars as its so beautiful but raw and also leaving me an emotional wreck until the very last page…
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World Book Night 2015 ++ Giveaway

Its been a year already and once again World Book Night is back! Yay!
This is my second year volunteering and I enjoyed it last year so couldn’t wait to share my love for books once again!


Your probably wondering, what is World Book Night?
World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.

Can anybody take part?
Yes! They have a sign up for WBN at the end of the year for the year after and if your successful you receive an email in January/February. You can also volunteer to hand out your own choice of books.

I have always been passionate for books ever since I was a little girl and I enjoy taking part in WBN because I just love sharing my love for books and introducing books to new readers is always a great feeling.

Here is this years selection of books that will be handed out all around the world today!

Me and a fellow blogger friend Jennyinneverland got the same book for WBN and we will be doing a joint review of the book at some point! Keep your eyes out for that!


20150422_184220I have 5 copies of my World Book Night Book Choice When God was a Rabbit
To Enter..
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Share/retweet the photo, like/favourite the photo, comment on the photo!
Winners will be picked at random on Thursday 30th April
Unfortunately this competition is UK only.