Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry

****4 stars
I had seen alot of advertising for this book and was looking for a book to read. I haven't read a Tasmina Perry book. I really liked this book with the two intertwining stories. I loved the characters and found myself taking this book slow and enjoying it. I will definitely have to look into other books by Perry, if they are well written as this one, I have a new author to add to my favorite list :)

Book Jacket Summary:
When Amy Carrell's wealthy boyfriend ends their relationship just before Christmas, she's left to nurse her broken heart alone. With nothing to lose, she replies to an advertisement requesting a companion for a mysterious 'Manhattan adventure'.
Whisked off to New York with eccentric British aristocrat Georgia Hamilton, Amy experiences a glamorous side of the city that she's never seen before. Along the way, Georgia initiates her protegee in the arts of old-school elegance.
But as Georgia shares her life lessons, Amy discovers a painful secret in her mentor's past. A secret that shattered her future. A story of love and betrayal that only Amy has the power to put right.

No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday: A Very Funny Romantic Novel by Tracy Bloom

*****5 stars
Ok, I know in the title it says that it is a very funny romantic novel, but they hit the nail on the head. This was a bit of a twist of a plot and very fresh. I truly laughed out loud, found myself squirming and being frustrated in this book. It kept me hooked from the first chapter and I will definitely go back and reread this one again.

Book Jacket Summary:
Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union. So all is forgotten... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby. Oblivious to the mayhem unfolding, Matthew's highly-strung wife frets over giving birth to twins and Katy’s much younger boyfriend refuses to take fatherhood seriously.
Love and life are messy but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot.
How will they navigate their way through this almighty cock-up?

Wish Upon a Star by Trisha Ashley

*****5 stars
WOW! I cannot begin to express how much I adore Trisha Ashley's books. This book really pulled at my heart strings. I loved the characters and the storyline. It was a great read for the holidays.

Book Jacket Summary:
A wonderful warm festive treat from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley.
The perfect gift isn’t always under the tree…
Single mum Cally’s life is all about her little girl Stella. She’s resigned to the fact that the only romance she’s going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn’t have time to even think about love.
But life gets very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming, so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she’s been badly burned by a Prince Charming from her past.
Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally’s frozen heart and help her find true love and magic under the mistletoe?

I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk

*****5 stars
If you haven't read Lindsey Kelk's I Heart series, you are definitely missing out. I absolutely adore these books and can never wait to see what Angela gets herself into next. I recently loaned my series out to a friend who is now addicted as well. This is a lovely addition to the series and will have you smiling and enjoying the next adventure of Angela.

Book Jacket Summary:
Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York…
Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York…
• Enormous Christmas tree
• Eggnog
• Eccentric British traditions
• Gorgeous man
But Santa’s throwing her a few curveballs – new job (as if it’s not mental enough already), new baby-craze from her best friend Jenny, and Alex determined they should grow up and settle down. Once friends start turning up uninvited on her doorstep (and leading her astray), can Angela really have a merry little Christmas? So much for happy holidays – something’s got to give…

A Vintage Christmas by Ali Harris

****4 stars
This book was a short story, but fresh and sweet. It was exactly what I needed to keep the Christmas cheer going.

Book Jacket Summary:
Evie has the perfect job and the perfect man, but keeping both in her life has become a serious balancing act...
With the sales coming to a close at Hardy's, Evie must source new stock for the season ahead. Her mind is constantly buzzing with ideas and layouts, so much so that she is forgetting all about Sam.
Can she learn to keep her work separate from her home life? Or will she lose everything...