Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boost It Tuesday


Today I'm super excited to be the featured blogger on Boost It Tuesday! Join the fun and start boosting those Facebook pages! You can also sign up to get your own featured spot on a Boost It Tuesday!!


Have you noticed that despite ALL of your Facebook "Likes" you are only "reaching" a very small portion of those followers? Does that bother you? It bothers us, and we want to boost each other up. Link up with Every Free Chance BooksIf These Books Could Talk, and Between My Lines.

What is Boost It Tuesday, you ask? Well, we want to help each other out. We are a great community of bloggers and authors, and we should be supporting each other. Share your Facebook address below, then visit the Facebook pages, like 3-5 posts, share or comment on 1 or 2 posts. That's it. You don't have to "like" the page if you don't want to, just "like" some posts. Let's help expand each other's page reach. Who knows! You may find a new blog or author to follow along the away.

Please be aware that any non-Facebook links will be deleted.

Here are some tips for Boosting. A big thanks to Kate at If These Books Could Talk for the image!


We will be featuring one blogger or author on the Boost It Tuesday post. We hope that you will visit that blogger or author and give their page a bit of extra BIT attention!

This week I'm the featured blogger - Maureen's Books! Visit my Facebook page and give me an extra Boost!


If you would like to be featured one week, please fill out the form below.


Remember: Like, comment, and share!  Let's all give each other a boost!




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Monday, September 26, 2016

Review 'Fighting to be Free' by Kirsty Moseley


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26856991-fighting-to-be-free
Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tries to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reyes - but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet it's when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar that Jamie knows he's really in over his head.

Ellie Pearce has just come out of a terrible relationship and isn't looking for anything serious . . . until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense - she can't seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she's trying to keep it casual.

But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie's family is faced with ruin, he's forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That's until Ellie finds out that he's been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine . . . 


The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 6th, 2016
Series:
Fighting To Be Free #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
400
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


Before I started reading ‘Fighting To Be Free’ I’ve heard a lot about this read. This book was supposed to be amazing, and really addicting. So when I received a copy of this beautiful looking book, I was super excited to start reading. But I was also a little scared, because most times when I have high expectations of a book I feel a little disappointed at the end.

‘Fighting To Be Free’ is the story of Jamie ‘Kid’ Cole. Jamie has just spend four of his years in jail. Now he is finally free, and he is determined to make a better life for himself. No more illegal jobs, no contact with his evil mother and just an honest life. But this is easier said than done.
When Jamie meets Ellie Pearce, he is instantly attracted to the beautiful redheaded girl. But Ellie is totally out of his league. But somehow Ellie sees good in Jamie. And soon Jamie and Ellie spend every day together.

To be honest, I didn’t really like this book as much as I thought I would the first couple of pages. I didn’t really like the way Jamie and Ellie met, and I couldn’t feel a connection between them. I honestly wondered why this book was said to be so good. Don’t get me wrong, this book was fun from the very beginning, but nothing very special to me.
But I kept on reading, and after the first few chapters I totally fell in love with Jamie and Ellie’s story. It really took me a while, but slowly on I could understand where a the fuss was about. ‘Fighting To Be Free’ is a beautiful and touching story. I found myself intrigued with the characters and I was above all sad for Jamie. If Jamie didn’t have such a terrible mother, his life would have been so different.

The romance between Jamie and Ellie took some getting used to, but in the end I was totally rooting for those two. I loved reading about the bond these two had. Their lives were totally different but somehow they made it work. And there were many sweet moments between Jamie and Ellie.
There were also a view moments in this book were I expected the story to go one way, but it went totally the other way. The author really did a great job with writing these little twists. Not many romance novels have this and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

Although it took me a little while longer than most people to really fall in love with the book, in the end I really did. I can’t wait to read more about Jamie and Ellie and I really recommend this book.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Kirsty Moseley's debut novel The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window was one of ten finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction, and she is also the author of the novel Always You. Kirsty lives in Norfolk with her husband and son.

For more information about Kirsty Moseley please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review 'The One Real Thing' by Samantha Young


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29536923-the-one-real-thingWelcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts...

While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women's correctional facility where she works, she's always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison's library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town's charm-and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.

Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they've owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.

Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there's only one real thing in life worth fighting for....

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 6th, 2016
Series:
Hart’s Boardwalk #1
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Pages:
384
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:
  

My Review:


Last year I read ‘Hero’ by Samantha Young and completely fell in love with that book and the authors writing. So when I was asked to review ‘The One Real Thing’ I was super excited and couldn’t wait to start reading. After seeing that beautiful looking cover I was even more enthusiastic to start reading.

‘The One Real Thing’ is the first book in a new series set in the beautiful and picturesque town of Hartwell. In ‘The One Real Thing’ we meet Doctor Jessica Huntington. Jessica spend her whole life working hard to become a doctor and to forget about her past. When Jessica finds a couple of love letters written by a woman years ago, she can’t stop thinking about getting those letters to the man they were written to. Before she really knows what she’s doing Jessica is on her way to Hartwell to spend her vacation in the little town and get those letters to the right person. But what Jessica didn’t expect was to fall in love with the little town and the people that life there.

I really love books about little towns and the people who live there. Small town life just always sounds so charming to me. So when I started reading this book and soon found out how charming the little town of Hartwell was, I was hooked. And even better the main characters Jessica and Cooper really made me love this book from the beginning till the end.

Jessica is this sweet and kind person, who realizes she really isn’t happy with the live she’s living.  Unfortunately for her she has kept this big secret for a long time, and she just doesn’t really know how to open up to people. When she meets all these kind, open and loving people she soon finds a place she wants to call her home. Especially after she meets Cooper.

There was some serious chemistry between Jessica and Cooper and I loved reading their story. I just couldn’t stop reading this book from the moment I started. I especially loved reading those moments between Jessica and Cooper. There were a lot of sexy and sweet moments between them which made this book totally one of my new favorites.

‘The One Real Thing’ is a great, romantic and beautiful story. And I just really love the little town of Hartwell. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series about Bailey, the kind and beautiful Inn owner. March is just too far away! 

My Rating:


About the Author: 


Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel On Dublin Street. On Dublin Street is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. 

For more information about Samantha Young and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
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