The Fear by C. L. Taylor


Published: 22nd March 2018
Publisher: Avon
Pages: 394


When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces. Now 32, Lou discovers that Mike is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused. But Mike is a predator of the worst kind and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…

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The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly


Published: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 406


Three women celebrate their birthdays: 30, 40 and 50. But their milestone birthdays mark the start of a year that will change everything. Ginger isn’t spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life – or a total disaster. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics; forget labour, how is she going to be a mother? Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home, then a knock at the door mid-party turns her perfect life upside down…

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What Fresh Hell? by Lucy Vine


Published: 8th March 2018
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 314


What do you get if you cross a dozen drunk hens with a shiny Butler in the Buff? Meet Lilah Fox, she’s on the hen do from hell when she receives a message (44 of them, actually) from her best friend with big news: she’s getting married in 6 months. Oh, and Lilah’s her Maid of Honour which means she just got signed up for: a military schedule of wedding fairs, weekly planning meetings, excel spreadsheets, endless hen emails and all the enforced, expensive fun you can imagine…

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How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne


Published: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 368


‘Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on. Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey? There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot. But Tori Bailey has been living a lie. Everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies – but her long-term boyfriend won’t even talk about marriage. And when her best friend Dee – her plus one, the only person who understands the madness – falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in terrifying danger of being left behind. When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path. It’s time for Tori to practice what she’s preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?

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My Favourite Books of 2017

Since I began blogging way back in July 2012, I’ve always done a Top 10 Books post simply because I love books, I love supporting authors, I love recommending books, I love reading and well, I love writing these posts.

Can you tell I love books?

I wanted to do something different this year and just recommend my absolute favourites of the year rather than a Top 10, so sit back and enjoy a v. good selection of books..


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The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom


Published: 30th November 2017
Michael Joseph
Pages: 416

Β Blurb:

Lucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That’s if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind. Taggie is rushed off her feet, but distraction is exactly what she needs to forget why she fled England and the sadness she left behind. She certainly doesn’t have time for infuriating stranger Marco. A man is the last thing she needs right now. Lucy and Taggie might not know it, but their lives are about to collide. The New Year might begin with fireworks – but how will it end?

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A Christmas Wedding by Paige Toon


Published: 16th November 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 127


Four years ago, following that fated thirteenth wedding, Bronte fled the UK and has been happily burying her head in the sand ever since. But when an email lands in her inbox from Alex, it seems her past might be about to catch up with her right here in Sydney. Is it time for Bronte to finally face her demons?

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I See You by Clare Mackintosh


Published: 20th April 2017
Publisher: Little Brown
Pages: 384


When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make…

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Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher


Published: 16th November 2017
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages: 400


Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they’re about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancΓ© and no future.

Lizzy is heartbroken – but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she’s been missing while playing Ian’s ideal ‘better half’. But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before – and, in the meantime, have a little fun…

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