Blog Tour: The Summer of Serendipity by Ali McNamara

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Today I am part of the blog tour for Ali McNamara’s new book The Summer of Serendipity. The Cover is so stunning! When I received a copy to review, I couldn’t wait to jump in… I am such a fan of all of Ali’s books and I knew this wasn’t going to disappoint me.

A bit about the book…
One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there’s a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.
‘The Welcome House’ is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there’s always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.
While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she’s remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious ‘Welcome House’? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?

I loved reading this so much!! I couldn’t put the book down, It was great reading about Serendipity and her adventures with Kiki in Ballykiltara… I was so intrigued with the goings on with ‘The Welcome House’ it kept me guessing right until the very end who could be behind it.

My Favourite Character has to be Kiki as she is just bonkers but in a really good way! Kiki and Ren really make me giggle throughout the book! Reading about Ballykiltara really makes me want to book a holiday to Ireland!

If anyone has read Ali’s Breakfast at Darcy’s then you will read about some familiar characters in this new fab book! It was so great to see what them Characters are upto these days!

Ali’s writing style is so great, she always has her readers hooked with every chapter and she describes places/towns so amazing that you really do wish you could be there too! ( Even if it is a made up island hehe! ) I can never fault her books, Ali McNamara is one of my favourite authors for sure! I’m always recommending her to all my friends!

The Summer of Serendipity is definitely a perfect summer read this year!
I give it 4.5 stars for just being truly fabulous, full of adventure, laughter and some great characters too!
Go Grab a copy now!!

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Ali McNamara attributes her over-active and very vivid imagination to one thing – being an only child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her with a head bursting with stories waiting to be told.

When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating’s website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that not only was writing something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too. www.alimcnamara.co.uk | @AliMcNamara

Blog Tour: Catch Me If you Cannes by Lisa Dickenson

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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.

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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.
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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

Blog Tour: PaperHearts & Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

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 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.

Today I am pleased to say I am part of Carole Matthews Paper Chain Blog tour for her new novel Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses. I need to thank Stephanie Melrose for asking me to be part of the blog tour, I just couldn’t resist when its one of my favourite authors!
I always enjoy Carole’s books, they are all fab! Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses didn’t disappoint at all. Carole is a fantastic author and Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses is her 29th Novel which is a wonderful achievement.

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses pulls at the heart strings a little bit but also if your a fan of arts & crafts makes you fall in love with this book more. Carole definitely has you on a roller coaster of emotions of laughter and tears. It is a fantastic read that I certainly couldn’t put down.  I don’t want to give too much away as this is a book you need to enjoy yourself as you will love every minute of it.
I loved all of the characters especially Christie, what she goes through I really felt for her at times rooting for her when tragic things happen.With all of Carole’s characters and her writing style you just can’t help but love them all.

Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses is a fabulous beautiful read,tugs on your heart strings and deserves a 5 star rating.
Go grab a copy now!
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Blog Tour: Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson

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Today I am so happy to be featured on the Blog Tour for Lisa Dickenson’s new novel Mistletoe on 34th Street.. now first of all I am a huge fan of Lisa’s books they are great and always full of laughter. I also a big fan of Christmas and I got all excited like a big kid when I knew that Lisa was releasing a new novel all around Christmas yay!

It was great to follow Olivia who has never experienced a true traditional Christmas as her family choose a winter holiday rather than decking the halls. She is a bit of a Scrooge you would say but to be stranded in New York after a work trip sounds like a perfect plan…However Jon Olivia’s friend he always has the perfect traditional Christmas with all his family and is desperate to get home in time for Christmas. Nevertheless he is determined to crack Olivia and show her how enchanting Christmas in New York can be…but with a slight twist of a handsome New Yorker thrown in to the mix called Elijah.

Lisa You have done it again girl! You sassy lady always write the perfect books for your readers, I just know when I pick one of your books up I am so not going to be disappointed. The cover for Mistletoe on 34th Street is so beautiful and festive. Looks very pretty on book shelves hehe!

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Reading Mistletoe on 34th Street made me really want to book a trip to New York at Christmas, all the description of all the places made me really want to experience it myself. I am big fan of Christmas and I was routing for Olivia throughout the book to start loving Christmas because I felt she would love it so much!
Mistletoe on 34th Street gives you all the feels of a true Christmas read with plenty of goings on, laughter and lots of Christmas things too!
I want to go to New York now!
Also I need to start watching all the Christmas films now that feature in New York thanks to Lisa! I urge you all to go out and buy this fantastic book, You will not regret it i promise!

MissBookworm Reviews gives Mistletoe on 34th Street 5 Sparkling Baubles for being a perfect Christmas read with all the festive feels.

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Don’t forget to check out the other lovely bloggers who are part of the blog tour also!
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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. In summer 2016 out popped You Had Me at Merlot. She’s now keeping her fingers crossed that everyone will like her third paperback, Mistletoe on 34th Street, and that New York City gives her a free apartment near Central Park as a ‘well done’.

Follow Lisa online for all her book news and Beyoncé-obsessing:
www.lisadickenson.com | @LisaWritesStuff

Blog Tour: How to fall in love, at the risk of being hurt by Laurelin Paige

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Today I am part of the blog tour for Laurelin Paige’s new book #LastKiss, with a blog post about how to fall in love, at the risk of being hurt.

I’m a firm believer that everything worth doing comes with a degree of risk. 

 Loving someone means opening up and trusting them, completely. It’s letting yourself become vulnerable, letting them see the ugly inner workings of your mind, the things that scare you, the way you sound when you’re stressed out, hungry, and tired.
Falling in love is when you realize you’re willing to risk opening all these parts of yourself up, and that you want to know everything there is to know about the other person, too. It’s giving someone reasons that they might not love you back. Before I got married, the biggest fear I had when I fell in love wasn’t so much that someone else might not like the deepest parts of me, but that I might not like those bits of me either–and that is the kind of hurt that you can’t just walk away from because it’s in your own head.

 There’s a reason that basically every romance story you’ll read today–certainly the ones I write, at least–involves at least one person who’s very afraid of being hurt and who’s carefully hiding their flaws from themselves. You know how they say you get the love you think you deserve? I think you can only let yourself fall in love as much as you’re willing to take a good, long look at your inner workings. 
For my characters, that’s why falling in love has been so painful that it almost seems like it’ll kill them–they have to risk being hurt by their own issues as much as the lover’s. The beautiful thing about being in a totally loving, trusting relationship, though, is that you get a chance to see yourself through someone else’s eyes, and you get to understand why they love you and how they perceive the best parts of yourself. If you keep faith that eventually you’ll find that kind of payoff, you can fall in love despite the risk.

This Book series is fantastic and you need to hurry to read them now!!

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Blog Tour: The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding by Carole Matthews Review & Giveaway

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Today I am part of the blog tour for Carole Matthews new novel The Chocolate Lovers Wedding. I am such a fan of this series..I’ll admit i first read the series last year and ever since then I’ve been hooked!

I love Chocolate
I love Chick Flick Books
and most of all i love my friends.

Lucy is worried about her financial situation while trying to plan her wedding to Crush (Aidan) but seems to get distracted but can she trust what Marcus has to offer her?

Nadia has a real chance at finding true love..which just so happens to be with James who lives in Cumbria on a farm..will he uproot or will Nadia sell up and move to the hills?

Autumn cannot wait to meet her daughter Willow who she gave up for adoption when she was born, Autumn regrets ever doing it, Willow is a troubled teenager but I’m sure Autumn has plenty of patience and kindness to help Willow.

Chantal is happy and in love with Jacob being a lovely family bringing Lana up until she starts to feel unwell..

I loved catching up with the ladies again, with this series I feel like they are my friends because of the writing style Carole Matthews…her books just suck you into the pages.
The Chocolate Lovers Wedding has some laugh out loud moments especially when Lucy’s Ex Marcus is around..

There was some serious events in this novel that had me grabbing for some tissues but the ending was so beautiful and Perfect..However I hope its not the last time we see The Chocolate Lovers Club..

It is a must series read! The perfect set to read anywhere or on holiday. Once you read The Chocolate Lovers Club you won’t be able to resist the rest of the series. Also make sure you have chocolate while reading as Carole Matthews will have you drooling for lots of chocolate..I promise!

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If you haven’t read this series before then here is the perfect opportunity..
The lovely ladies at Sphere are offering one lucky reader to win the whole set of The Chocolate Lovers Club.
Giveaway will end on Friday 29th April.
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson Blog Tour

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Today I am Part of this fantastic witty author Lisa Dickenson’s Blog tour for her very Christmassy and Sparkling new novel The Twelve Dates of Christmas.

I am such a big fan of Lisa’s novels, she has written some cracking stories which have made me cry with laughter, I knew this book was going to be exactly the same..

The Twelve dates of Christmas we meet the lovely Claudia who has a boyfriend called Seth and theyve been together for 5years, she wants him to take her on more dates.. but the date goes completey wrong,Claudia is left all alone and single once again..

this book was just purely comical, I was in stitches reading each date, something always seemed to go wrong which it made it ever more funny.
The characters are hilarious, Nick is my favourite, I love Nick! Penny and Claudia when they fight its just funny, kinda reminds me of me and my best friend how we act with each other sometimes.
I could rave about twelve dates of Christmas all day however I think you need to go pick this sparkly festive book up for yourself, have a good laugh and just enjoy it.

Lisa writes her books with such wit and humour it really brings her books to life. She is an amazing lady and I am eagerly waiting for her next novel..
I give 5 stars for being so amazingly good, such a festive feel good and full of humour that you just can’t put the book down!
Get some festive spirit in you all!
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About the Author:
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Lisa Dickenson was born in the wrong body. She was definitely meant to be Beyonce. Despite this hardship, she grew up in Devon attempting to write her own, completely copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High, before giving Wales a go for university, and then London a go for the celeb-spotting potential. She’s now back in Devon, living beside the seaside with her husband and forcing cream teas down the mouths of anyone who’ll visit. She is sadly still not Beyonce.