Winter at Cedarwood Lodge – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; After years of dreaming, Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days – which will be a lot of hard work!

Returning back to the small town of her youth she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on, Micah who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good contractor, Kai, shows up on her doorstep…

Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there is no way she’s falling in love!

My Review; This Christmas you will want to curl up and fall in love with Cedarwood Lodge. This is a brilliant story! Previously published as three seperate books called Celebrations & Confetti, Brides & Bouquets, Midnight & Mistletoe with a bonus section at the end and re-edited.

I cannot fault one thing with this story, it is amazing. It is the perfect Christmas, chick-lit and romance story for Christmas 2017. Winter at Cedarwood Lodge has everything romance, secrets, parties, weddings, babies, friends, families, food and snow. What more could you possibly want or need all packed into one great story? 

Rebecca is a favourite author of mine and has never let me down and I doubt she ever will. I have awarded another brilliant 5 stars for this story and would highly recommend this story to you all to devour this Christmas. Winter at Cederwood Lodge is perfect. It contains the most heartwarming of stories, characters and the cutest little setting which will make you want to stay there youself. Very impressed. I fell in love with the whole book and every aspect. I will not forget this story in a hurry. A well written story. 

Winter at Cedarwood Lodge will be released on December the 1st. So pre-order now. You will not regret it. Enjoy. 

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Little Boy Blue – M.J. Arlidge ★★★★★

Blurb; There are some fates worse than death . . .

Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him.

A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer – while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs.

When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She’ll do anything to solve this case – but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything?

And would even that be enough to stop this killer? 

Helen Grace Series in order; #1 Eeny Meeny #2 Pop Goes The Weasel #3 The Doll’s House #4 Liar Liar #5 Little Boy Blue #6 Hide and Seek #7 Love Me Not.

My Review; WOW! Why did I leave it so long to continue with this series? I am seriously regretting it now. What another brilliant story in the series. It was lovely to be back with the team and familiar faces (in my head ofcourse). 

Little Boy Blue is easy to devour, fast paced and contains short chapters. Parts can be very dark, intense and twisted. But, that is to be expected when the story does contain the BDSM and S&M culture within. Now I never thought those two words would be on my blog! This is another one of a kind story but a brilliant one at that. I am seriously loving this series, what am I going to do when it finishes? Little Boy Blue has a cleverly written plot which just makes you want to scream NOOOOO, it is a well thought out story/investigation.

I did not expect all of that to happen within the book too like WOW what an ending, how could they just leave it like that? I am going to have to start the next book very very shortly. I awarded a well deserved five stars like the previous books in this series as this series is turning out to be one I cannot and will not forget! I highly recommend this series to you all so far and I only have two more books left to review! Eek. Brilliant. 


Dead Woman Walking – Sharon Bolton ★★★★★

Blurb; Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.

Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . . 

My Review; I will start by saying both the title and cover drew me into picking up this book and I knew it was going to be a good read. A b rilliant read infact! It was thrilling, full of suspense, contained plenty of twists and turns and kept me hooked throughout. 

Dead Woman Walking is a one of a kind story I cannot compare to any others I have read so far. I loved every minute of reading this book! The story does flick back and forth from past to present throughout but the author has made it clear when it changes so there is no confusion for the reader. I must also mention the fact I did not suspect what would happen or emerge towards the end of this story, I was generally shocked. That’s the sign of a great book!

This story is perfect for readers who want a brilliant thriller, suspense and mystery rolled into one. The story is easy to read, fast paced and contains short chapters. I awarded a well deserved five stars and I will be reading more by this author in the future I hope. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already.