Book Review: The Forever Girl (Wildstone #6) by Jill Shalvis

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Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Published: 12th January 2021
My Rating: ♥♥♥.♥
Links to Buy: Amazon, Waterstones, Bookshop
Official Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger. 

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Book Review: The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall

I received an ARC of this from Hodder & Stoughton in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Katy Birchall
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publishes: 13th May 2021
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Links to Buy: Amazon, Waterstones, Bookshop
Official Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

Sophie Breeze is a brilliant bridesmaid. So brilliant, in fact, that she’s made it her full-time job.

As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is hired by London brides to be their right-hand woman, posing as a friend but working behind the scenes to help plan the perfect wedding and ensure their big day goes off without a hitch. When she’s hired by Lady Victoria Swann––a former model and “It Girl” of 1970’s London; now the Marchioness of Meade––for the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is.

Of course, it’s not ideal that the bride, Lady Victoria’s daughter, Cordelia, is an absolute diva and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient that Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. But when a rival society wedding is announced for the very same day, things start to get…well, complicated.

Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career––execute a high-profile gala for four hundred and fifty guests in record time, win over a reluctant bride, and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann––all while keeping her true identity a secret, and her dignity intact?

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Book Review: A Cowboy Kind of Love (Heart of Texas #6) by Donna Grant

I received an ARC copy of this from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: 27th April 2021
My Rating: ♥♥♥.5
Links to Buy: Amazon, B&N, Bookshop, Indiebound
Official Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

Jace Wilder has been rebuilding his life since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away―especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?

Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night, and it’s never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview – and seeing Jace again. But when he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance, and this time, never let him go?

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Book Review: A Highlander is Coming to Town (Highland, Georgia #3) by Laura Trentham

I received an ARC of this from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: 29th September 2020
My Rating: ♥♥♥
Links to Buy: Amazon, B&N, Bookshop, Indiebound
Official Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

You better watch out. . .

Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?

To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide . . .until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?

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Book Tags: #TopTenTuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

So I’ve not done one of these in a while and I really wanted to start again but this weeks was so hard! I had to google Crayola Crayon colour names for a start lol. I’ll be very interested to see what everyone else picks because I have a feeling my list is completely wrong…

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Monthly Wrap Up: March ’21

March was such a disappointment for me. I started my blog for the first time, but then midway through the month went into a horrible slump where I didn’t have the energy to read anything, or write reviews/blog posts. Luckily so far April’s being a kinder month so I’m hoping I can start updating more regularly soon! (Also I find it very amusing that the photo I took of my March TBR, I didn’t read any of! So apologies if the photo is misleading 😂)

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Book Review: The Devil in Her Bed (Devil You Know #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

I received an ARC of this from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: 9th Mar 2021
My Rating: ♥♥♥.♥
Links to Buy: Amazon, B&N, Bookshop, Indiebound
Official Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart.

They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other.

TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE

Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed?

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