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The Second Time I Saw You: The Oxford Blue Series #2
The Second Time I Saw You: The Oxford Blue Series #2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another addictive read!, 28 Jun 2014
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Another addictive read from Pippa Croft. Book #2 in the Oxford Blue series is just as fast-paced and sexy as the first. It was great to follow the fresh ups and downs of the passionate relationship between Alex and Lauren and what a cliffhanger ending! The story made me smile, frown, feel sad and have to take a cold shower! Plus Croft's skilful character-building meant that I've come to care about what happens to fiery couple. A very enjoyable read.


100 Ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate
100 Ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, entertaining read!, 20 Jun 2014
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This is a sensible guide to how you might lose weight - or at least maintain your present size. Its ethos is that not 'one size fits all' (literally!) when it comes to diet plans, and some of the 100 diet tips are hilarious, like the tic-tac diet and one where you roll a dice to win your favourite treat. Laughs aside, there is some interesting science explained and Wenham-Jones gives her honest opinion/experience about all the latest trends. It's like having a guide lead you, in a sensible but fun fashion, through a minefield of choices.
For me, i'm not sure, by the end, it's given me a concrete method of losing weight, (but then that's probably me in denial about needing to!) However, I do think it is an EXCELLENT guide for not putting on the pounds, yet being still able to enjoy life's little culinary treasures. Huge fun!


The Bookshop on the Corner (A Gingerbread Cafe story)
The Bookshop on the Corner (A Gingerbread Cafe story)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, heartwarming read for book lovers everywhere!, 17 Jun 2014
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book from NetGalley.

What a cosy read! I'm loving the Gingerbread Cafe series and this third book didn't disappoint. Old favourites Lil and CeeCee appear once again, with glamorous, kindhearted hairdresser Missy. And now we follow the life of Sarah, the unassuming bookshop owner, who loves her small-town existence in Ashford. Whilst wistful about meeting a man to match Harlequin's romantic heroes, she doesn't foresee her future as a singleton bookworm changing - not until hotshot New York journalist Ridge arrives.

Raisin writes with a real warmth that makes this book feel like a cosy reward, after a hard day - a bit like one of the flavoursome, steaming drinks sold by Lil and CeeCee. The writing is beautiful at times, full of appealing imagery. The characters are distinct and ooze compassion and humour.

This story is a real treat for bibliophiles who will enjoy Sarah's descriptions of her wonderful shop and books.


When Alice Met Danny
When Alice Met Danny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic feel-good fiction!, 8 Jun 2014
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What a sweet read! Its style reminded me of Maeve Binchy and I was left with the feel-good factor, once I reached The End. Alice loses her job and relocates to a seaside idyll, away from hectic London, leaving behind one very good friend called Danny. However, she soon meets several more friends of the same name, each of whom, due to the author's skill, retain a very clear identity as the plot progresses. The reader is left wondering which of them she will be closest to, by the end, and it is a guessing-game with a very satisfying conclusion. I loved the array of different characters and gorgeous descriptions of seaside life. Also, the tidbits of information threaded in about the First World War. A lovely read for the summer.


Capturing the Earl's Love: HarperImpulse Historical Romance (A FREE Novella)
Capturing the Earl's Love: HarperImpulse Historical Romance (A FREE Novella)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced romp of a read!, 31 May 2014
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There is nothing appealing about Meredith Divine, when she tricks Lord Morton into marrying her. How will he ever abide living with such a woman? Yet as he discovers, there is much more to this woman than he first thought - she is less black and white... and more grey. And it is the greys that interest him and us readers. Will their marriage be a happy one? And will Meredith manage to rekindle her friendship with his sister, Rowena, who feels betrayed? A very enjoyable romance that I read in one sitting.


Here Come the Boys (short story)
Here Come the Boys (short story)
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a treat!, 29 May 2014
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What a treat this short story is! A story guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood, with the cruise-ship life and exotic-feeling locations. I immediately warmed to attentive husband, Gil - it took longer to find his wife, Angie, appealing, although I empathized with her by the end. The story introduces a whole array of quirky characters with a hint, from the beginning, of a confrontation that might take place. A very enjoyable read if you can suspend belief a little, for one coincidence that takes place. I would have liked to have seen a certain male character get his comeuppance, on stage, at the end. Great writing that draws you in, and makes you race to the end!


The Wish List (Della Galton Novellas Book 4)
The Wish List (Della Galton Novellas Book 4)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet, fun read!, 23 May 2014
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Wendy has divorced her husband not long before her 40th birthday, and needing a fresh start, writes a wish list - but will she fulfil all those wishes? Her quest leads to her crossing paths with hunky farmer Patrick whom she rather likes - the trouble is, her good friend Annette has a crush on him... This story is fast-paced and easy to read. Della has you rooting for Wendy from the start. Thoroughly enjoyable although the ending came very quickly - I would have liked mean ex-husband Robert to have had more of a comeuppance! A great read.


Love and Liability (Dating Mr Darcy - Book 2)
Love and Liability (Dating Mr Darcy - Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Light chick lit with serious issues, 19 May 2014
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Teen journalist Holly James can't know the trouble she'll get into, when she decides to help homeless teenager, Zoe. In fact, Holly's good heart leads to her losing her job and her life being put in danger. It's just as well that she's got good friends - and hot men - looking out for her, such as Will, James and Alex. Katie Oliver manages to combine very light-hearted chick lit with serious issues, such as homelessness and prostitution. This compelling read had me racing to the end, with several subplots to be concluded. If you like shades of light and dark in your chick lit, then this is the romance for you!


Mr Cavell's Diamond
Mr Cavell's Diamond
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling, sweet historical romance, 2 May 2014
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Ruthless Caroline is determined to find herself a husband above her station and Mr Henry Cavell fits the bill. But will the relationship survive her conniving ways? How upright maid Jemima depairs of her new mistress...

What a lovely read. A gentle story that is nevertheless compelling and I virtually read it in one sitting. Caroline makes a wonderful villainess and has the reader desperately hoping for her comeuppance! Henry is an appealing hero and child Frances and dog Sultan are adorable. Twists and turns keep the reader guessing right until the end, as to what the final outcome will be.

McGurl's historical style reads as authentic yet is easy-to-read and she has created characters the reader soon cares for. A sensual, romantic read!


To Love a Wicked Scoundrel
To Love a Wicked Scoundrel
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Luscious Read!, 2 May 2014
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I loved this book which was difficult to put down! The old-fashioned English style was easy-to-read and nicely set the tone of the story.

Would modest, virtuous Isabelle from the countryside fall for devilish Constantine, the handsome rake from London?The hero and heroine are highly appealing characters, each have sufffered their own challenging childhood. But is this enough to bring and bind them together? You won't want to waste any time in finding out!

A gripping, erotic read, written sensitively and with panache. Isabelle's little sister, Lily, is adorable and whilst the sensual scenes are hot, hot, hot, it is overall a sweet romance read. Very enjoyable.


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