Tag Archive | romance

I’m Still Here – Clélie Avit ★★★★★

Blurb:
Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family must face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support.

What they don’t know is that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness – she just has no way of telling them.

Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother and, seeking a retreat, finds his way into Elsa’s room. When he begins to talk to her, he doesn’t realise she can hear every word – and that he is giving her a reason to wake up.

And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives…

My Review:
Wow! What a beautiful story with a gorgeous cover.
A beautiful story that I would recommend to you all!
I’m Still Here is easy to read, fast paced and contains short chapters. I managed to finish this story within a day and it’s not often I can do that! I’m Still Here is told through the two main characters Thibault and Elsa. Some people are just meant to meet and these are one one of those couples. I understand it may be a bit of an emotional read for some readers as it written and partly told through a coma victim but at the same time it is a story of hope, love, longing and believing.

I wouldn’t have normally picked this book to read for myself but I am so glad that I did. This is the prefect book that could also get readers out of a book slump. The translator of this book has done a brilliant job so thank you to the wonderful Lucy Foster. The only other author I could compare this book to is JoJo Moyes. So, if you enjoyed JoJo Moyes books you will enjoy this one. A well deserved five stars. Brilliant.

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*BLOG TOUR* Holding Myself – Victoria Brown ★★★★

Blurb:
Kat has a busy life. She runs her own beauty salon and has an alcoholic father to worry about. To make matters worse she has just discovered she is pregnant.

Kat and Max have only been together for six months and she has a turbulent relationship with his mother and his ex-girlfriend who refuses to go away.

As the pressure builds Kat finds herself wondering what path to take.

Is having a baby the right thing to do?

Can she keep her head above water while her life spirals out of control?

Kat has some big decisions to make and whatever happens her life is going to change forever…

My Review:
Can I just start by saying what a beautiful cover this book has? This is certainly an emotional, inspirational and uplifting summer read for 2017. I enjoyed reading this book, very different from what I usually read but I found it very refreshing. Kat, now what an amazing character she is. She has gone through so much in this story but somehow comes through it successfully the other side. Holding Myself is easy to read, written well and contains short chapters. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you want something a little different from thrillers. A well deserved five stars from me and I will be looking out for future books by Victoria Brown. A very 21st century book!

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Love, Life & Dreams: A Cocktail of five short stories – Rebekah Louise ★★★★

Blurb:
Story #1 – Doctors Orders:
As Alice tries to support her sister, Emma, following her heart breaking marriage, little did they know what the ‘Doctors Orders’ would lead to.

Story #2 – Julie:
A successful businessman and loving father’s life is turned upside down when ‘Julie’ visits the office.

Share in Louis and Emma’s love and imagination in story #3 – Live the Dream.

Story #4 – Off The Record:
Introduces us to James, a top radio DJ, who is forced to reflect on his life’s values.

Life for Ania, a cleaner in a five-star hotel, is arduous and her future looks bleak, that’s until she meets a guest in story #5 – Suite 200, who challenges her perspective.

My Review: 
I am a big fan of short stories!
These five stories are all easy to read and fast paced, in fact I finished them all within an hour and enjoyed each and every one of them. My favourite had to be the first story called Doctors Orders the perfect chick-lit short story. All these stories end on some form of a cliff hanger to let the reader decide the ending of the story for themselves. These are all perfect short stories, especially for those readers who are too busy to read long stories and like to grab a quick story here and there. I understand short stories may not be to all readers tastes but I really enjoyed these stories and would highly recommend to you all. Very refreshing and may help readers out of a book slump! I awarded a well deserved four stars.

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