Monday, August 11, 2014

Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon

***** 5 stars
I love Paige Toons books, my only complaint is they end ;) I really enjoyed this book, although it was not in her usual writing style. There were great characters and supporting characters. I enjoy photography and weddings, so this book really piqued all my interested. It was fast paced with lots of tension. Another must read :)

Book Jacket Summary:
Sometimes you have to step out of the light to see clearly again…
Bronte never expected to see Alex after their one night together, but she never stopped thinking of him. So when she arrives at work one day to find that Alex is a new colleague, she is secretly thrilled. The only problem is that Alex is now engaged to Zara, the girl he was on a break from the night they met.
Determined to move on with life, Bronte becomes a part-time wedding photographer, alongside her day job. Surrounded by loving couples, warring couples, tearful bridesmaids, mischievous pageboys and interfering mothers-in-law, she tries to navigate her way through wedding after wedding while her heart is being torn apart.
As Alex's own wedding day draws ever nearer, Bronte and Alex's chemistry becomes harder to ignore, and Bronte must decide whether to fight for the man she loves, or to let him go forever.

What A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk

**** 4 stars
This is a sequel to "About A Girl". I love Lindsey Kelks series and hope that this will be a new one. In this book, we are seeing Tess Brookes pick up the pieces from "About A Girl", although Tess seems to always hit snafus and end up with a mess of issues. Great book, great characters. Loved it!

Book Jacket Summary:
Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate – and her life.
Should she gamble all on the new photography job she’s landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own – in more ways than one? There’s just one small thing she hasn’t mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He’s handsome, infuriating and called Nick…
For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she’s going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants…

The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me by Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice

**** 4 stars
I loved this book and couldn't seem to put it down. I loved the characters and the small changes that Holly made throughout the book to find the person she once was and start enjoying life and living it. I don't want to ruin any of the plot, but would like to say, I was completely surprised by the ending.
I will have to lookout for more book by these authors and hope that they join together again for a sequel to this book :)

Book Jacket Summary:
Everyone remembers their first love.
Holly certainly remembers Alex. But she decided ten years ago that love wasn't about mix tapes and seizing the moment - though she's not exactly sure it's about secret dates with your boss, either.
But what if the feelings never really went away?
Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It's a fresh start in a big city, and he's almost certain that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Almost.
How do you know if it was meant to be. or never meant to happen at all?

OMG Baby! Emma Garcia

**** 4 stars
This is a follow-up book from "Never Google Heartbreak". I really enjoyed the Viv and Max, in the first book, so was excited to see what was going on with them. This was a great sequel. Look forward to reading more from this author.

Book Jacket Summary:
This ISN'T a book about babies. It's not about sleepless nights, nappies or nurseries. It IS about two people, one unexpected pregnancy and a question . . .
Viv and Max were best friends for years, then they were lovers and then it all went wrong.
Now finally they are to be reunited. Viv feels sick. Not just with nerves at seeing Max again, but because there's a small chance she might . . . quite possibly . . . most definitely . . . be pregnant.
It's thrilling. But also terrifying. Most of the time they can hardly look after themselves, let alone a baby.
And then Viv's estranged mother reappears on the scene and they all end up sharing a bedsit . . . and hell breaks loose.

The Traveling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones

***** 5 stars
I know that I have said this before but I am a huge Belinda Jones fan. This is her most recent book and it was definitely all that I had hoped it would be. It had great characters, many wonderful locations described so well you want to visit them yourself, and my favorite part....cake! This is a must read whether you have read a Jones book before or if not. It will not disappoint.

Book Jacket Summary:
A deliciously funny and delicately moving novel perfect for anyone with an appetite for baked goods and sweet romance.