Upcoming Reading & Book Reviews. 

Posted September 2, 2017 by Ami-May in Amanda Prowse, Anything you do say, Begin Again, Gillian McAllister, Jess Ryder, Louise Jensen, Mona Kasten, Netgalley, The Art of Hiding, The Good Sister, The Surrogate, Title / 2 Comments

Hey everyone, how are doing on this fine Saturday night? I’m incredibly sad to say I am so EXCITED that my new fridge/freezer is coming tomorrow (Sunday) I have waited very patiently for 2 years, I think!! In my old flat the kitchen was a ridiculous size and above were the only place a fridge/freezer could go was an old style heating timer. Which the council wouldn’t replace so I was stuck with a small fridge/freezer which did me well for four years even if it was far too small. Anyway, I moved into my new fabulous flat in June and the kitchen is a better size and design. So I can now have a big fridge freezer. This is totally relevant to books of course, as I know more space to store reading snack food.😂😂

In other news, I have and hopefully will be accepted to do an open university course in English Literature which I am totally excited for. It will be next year I think now as there is only two weeks left to apply for this year. I will be doing it part-time I’m hoping which is between 4-6 years depending on the course I go for!! I’m super excited!! If you have done English literature, I would LOVE to hear from you!!

However, let’s get down to the main reason for this blog post, shall we? No, you don’t want to, tough shit!! 😂😂😂 only joking!! Carry on reading if you do, of course.

Below are my books. I have to review from NETGALLEY. 

So August…. 

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Published: 16th August 

Publisher: Bookouture 

Title: The Good Sister 

Author: Jess Ryder 

Two sisters. One secret… A lie that could destroy them both.When her father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover he led a secret life: another house, another family and a half-sister called Valentina.Both with red hair and icy blue eyes, Josie and Valentina could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…

Josie – Sweet, reserved, jealous, thief. 
Valentina – Care-free, confident, dangerous, liar. 

Two sisters. One survivor. 

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Published: 22nd 

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing 

Title: The Art of Hiding 

Author: Amanda Prowse 

What would you do if you learned that the life you lived was a lie?

Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love.


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Currently reading this so a review will be coming before the book is released. Watch out!!

E-Book Publishing Date: 27th 

Publisher: Bookouture 

Title: The Surrogate

Author: Lousie Jensen 

‘You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you almost feel you’d kill for it?’ 

Be careful what you wish for…
Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to become parents, and are on the point of giving up. Then a chance encounter with Kat’s childhood friend Lisa gives Kat and Nick one last chance to achieve their dream. 

But Kat and Lisa’s history hides dark secrets. 
And there is more to Lisa than meets the eye. 
As dangerous cracks start to appear in Kat’s perfect picture of happily-ever-after, she realises that she must face her fear of the past to save her family…


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E-Book Publishing Date: 10th

Publisher: Basic Entertainment

Title: Begin Again

Author: Mona Kasten

He makes the rules. She breaks them all.
A new start. It’s the only thing keeping Allie Harper going, when she packs up her life and moves across the country to Woodshill, Oregon. She’s about to start college, desperate to leave the ghosts of her past behind her. Even if that means never talking to her parents again.
Now the hard part – finding an apartment before classes start. Just when it seems she’ll have to live out of her car, Allie visits one more place. It’s beautiful. With one exception: can she stand being roommates with campus bad boy Kaden White? Sure, Kaden is sexy with his tattoos and careless attitude, but he’s also an arrogant jerk. With nowhere else to go, Allie moves in.
The first thing Kaden does is make a set of rules. Either Allie obeys, or she’s out:
1. Don’t talk about your girl problems.
2. Keep your mouth shut if I bring someone home.

3. We will NEVER hook up.

Easy enough, thinks Allie. Who would want to get involved with a brute like Kaden? But the more she gets to know him, the more she sees beyond his gruff facade. He, too, is harboring some painful secrets. For Kaden and Allie, it gets harder and harder to ignore the sparks between them. And the lines between the rules start to blur-
Begin Again is a beautiful romance that shows us just how possible it is to start over. To find freedom in heartbreak and love in the most unlikely places. 

November & December… 

None so far

October 2017 / January 2018…. 

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Ebook Publishing Date: 16th October 2017
Paperback Publishing Date: 25th January 2018

Publisher: Penguin UK

Title: Anything you do say 

Author: Gillian McAllister 

Joanna is an avoider. So far she has spent her adult life hiding bank statements and changing career aspirations weekly.

But then one night Joanna hears footsteps on the way home. Is she being followed? She is sure it’s him; the man from the bar who wouldn’t leave her alone. Hearing the steps speed up Joanna turns and pushes with all of her might, sending her pursuer tumbling down the steps and lying motionless on the floor.
Now Joanna has to do the thing she hates most – make a decision. Fight or flight? Truth or lie? Right or wrong? 

So there we go, all my E-Arcs from netgalley.

What reviews do you have coming up?

A Crazy Cat loving Booknerd.

Posted September 2, 2017 by Ami-May in Amanda Prowse, Anything you do say, Begin Again, Gillian McAllister, Jess Ryder, Louise Jensen, Mona Kasten, Netgalley, The Art of Hiding, The Good Sister, The Surrogate, Title / 2 Comments


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