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Saved by Cake
Saved by Cake
by Marian Keyes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saved me...., 30 May 2012
This review is from: Saved by Cake (Hardcover)
I love MK novels and having started baking last year, i begged hubby for this book as an anniversary pressie.

The book coincided with my dad passing away and i couldn't read or get into any novels at all, also having suffered with mild depression some years ago - after reading the blurb i was intrigued by MK story.

The introduction blew me away, such honesty but with Marians wicked wit and LOL moments. & then each intro with every recipe - hilarious.

Haven't got round to actually baking any recipes yet, i def will - at the moment the book is not on my kitchen shelf but my bedside cabinet as i keep picking it up to read!!


The Faithless
The Faithless
by Martina Cole
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Martina - please please revert to 'old style writing', 15 May 2012
This review is from: The Faithless (Hardcover)
I have been a die hard MC fan since day one - i remember the amazing feeling introducing my friends to MC & how we discussed her early books and it seemed everyone loved them.

I purposley waited for this in paperback because the last 2 books were xmas presents in hardback and they were truly dreadful.

I started The Faithless with more hope as the reviews seemed on the whole 'positive'

Well - i didn't even finish, all i could think was 'oh Martina, what have you done' - i just did not get the point of this book at all. I guess we were supposed to loathe Cynthia from page one- but i loathed every single charcater in this book and there was no gripping story at all - page after page of anger & hatred - but no real storyline at all.

Compared to her previous books - the writing does seem to have improved - not such lenghy paragraphs of 'nothing' - but i really think this is it for me & MC books - having discovered Kimberly Chambers & Dreda Say Mitchell, who frankly blow Martina Cole out of the water with this genre.


One Perfect Summer
One Perfect Summer
by Paige Toon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Paige does it again!, 15 May 2012
This review is from: One Perfect Summer (Paperback)
I have just finished One Perfect Summer & i am left gobsmacked on how well PT writes.

her writing style can be funny / sad / intense & fabulous descriptions - i literally did not put this down - for me a perfect read.

like some reviewers i was slightly dissapointed with the end - but only cos it happened so quickly -would have liked the last few chapters stretched out a bit - but thats only me being selfish - did not want this book to end!!

Along with Baby Be Mine - these are both my favourite PT books - and i will be re-reading again & again & again.....


Fifty Shades Freed: 3/3
Fifty Shades Freed: 3/3
by E L James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A-MAZ-ING!!, 9 May 2012
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i can only add to all the other positive reviews:

Loved this trilogy, don't we all want a Christian.....?? LOL

am now re-reading, in between other books, as its the sort of books you can re-read over & over again.

not sure about anymore though - think they finished on the right note.


Pear Shaped
Pear Shaped
by Stella Newman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 3 April 2012
This review is from: Pear Shaped (Paperback)
not a lot to add to the other positive reviews - if you like a laugh out loud book - but a dollop of real sadness as well - this is for you.

very funny & almost heartbreaking in places, do men like that really exist??

a great read.


Postcards from the Heart
Postcards from the Heart
by Ella Griffin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this!, 6 Mar. 2012
Picked this up from the Library & tbh - it was only the recommendation of Marian Keyes on the front that prompted me to have a look.

A really good read, funny, honest, somtimes a bit sad but for me the characters stood out - you could picture each one & some scenarios are just laugh out loud & very honest.

Not sure if this is the debut book of this author - if so -blimey she's going to be one to watch out for!


The Next Always: Number 1 in series (Inn at Boonsboro Trilogy)
The Next Always: Number 1 in series (Inn at Boonsboro Trilogy)
by Nora Roberts
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & frothy!, 5 Mar. 2012
I do like a good Nora Roberts book - like a massive bar of chocolate, a guilty pleasure!

I normally prefer her thriler / suspense novels as find they are slightly more interesting than the Mills N Boonsy type like this one.

major moan for me is that it did read like a hotel brochure! (will concur with many other reviewers) and i did wonder the point of such long detailed descriptions of floor tiling etc? must admit became slightly bored & tended to gloss over these.

The story is very much NR Moons N Bills, small town, 20/30 somethings with baggage, meet & fall in love, problems along the way & all becomes right in the end.

Loved one of the sub plots involving 'Lizzy' and some of the scenes between the 3 Montgomery brothers were very very funny.

A nice, easy read.

*** just did a Google search on The Inn Boonboro - looks amazing & can now see why NR was so vivid in her descritions. Well worth looking at before you read!**


Five Days to Die
Five Days to Die
by Katia Lief
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars her best yet!, 2 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Five Days to Die (Paperback)
Personally, I think this is the best of Katia's book - her first about the Dominio killer was good, but didn't grab me, the second i found a bit boring and i was undecided whether to buy this or not.

Am so glad i did - very very good! Loved the John Gearey character (imagined him as Harrison Ford - don't know why!) and did not guess who 'Corn Man' was at all....

a real page turner - some reviewers have said there is nothing new about this book - i disagree, i think the introduction of Geary is great character who i can see popping up in future books.

A fast paced thriller, well worth a read.


One Minute to Midnight
One Minute to Midnight
by Amy Silver
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok.., 29 Feb. 2012
This review is from: One Minute to Midnight (Paperback)
First book of Amy Silvers that i've read, and it was ok.

i wasn't convinced by the characters, Nicole was just annoying (i think another reviewer said the same!) and halfway through you kind of knew where this would end up.

Glad i got from the library, def not a bad read, but there are far better 'chick lit' writers out there. Check out Sara Manning if you haven't already.


Never Knowing
Never Knowing
by Chevy Stevens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars As good as her first, 28 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Never Knowing (Paperback)
I really enjoyed Chevy Stevens first debut book - Still Missing, well written & a compete twist at the end.

Never Knowing follows a very similiar style of writing - very well written & another twist which i had kind of guess halfway through but was still suprised when it happens.

i think thats always a good sign of a book - that even if you guess what will happen - you still enjoy reading. & this only took me 2 days to read -another good sign of a good book!

A good, well thought out thriller.


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