Too ‘mad’ for me!

Mad Book Cover Mad
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Trilogy #1
Chloe Esposito
psychological, literary fiction
Michael Joseph
June 15, 2017
400

**'Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing Chlo� Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read' Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me Bad Me** Alvina Knightly: Uncensored. Unhinged. Unforgettable. 'There's something you should know before we go any further: my heart is in the wrong place. Now don't say I didn't warn you. . .' Perhaps that's why nothing in Alvie's life has ever gone right? Until now. She can finally abandon her credit card debt - and her fruitless three-way relationship with Tinder and Twitter - when fate gives her the chance to steal her identical twin's perfect life. It's just a shame Beth had to die to make Alvie's dreams come true. She may be an accidental murderess, but who can blame her for taking lemons and making lemonade? Well. . . Beth's husband might, and the police, but only if they can catch her. So begin seven days of sex, violence and unapologetic selfies - one wild week that sees Alvie break every rule in the book. She never did have much respect for boundaries. It might be madness, but rules are meant to be broken. Right? Mad is the first in the sexy, shocking and compulsively readable Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy, and the beginning of a rollercoaster ride that those still alive at the end will never forget.

I found this book depressing and could not engage.

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Is there Hygge?

Hygge and Kisses Book Cover Hygge and Kisses
Clara Christensen
#NG, #Romance, #contemporary, #womensfiction
Simon & Schuster UK
(30 Nov. 2017)

For readers everywhere who are embracing the Danish art of hygge – the first warm, wise and romantic hygge novel! 

The perfect feel-good novel to curl up with - light some candles, wrap yourself in a blanket and relax ...

Bo, 26, has always been careful, cautious. However, she's just been made redundant and her life plan is beginning to unravel. Before she starts immediately applying for other jobs in a panic, her friend Kirstenpersuades her to take a holiday, to visit Kirsten's mother's house in Aslbrog, North Jutland, a part of Denmark Bo is ashamed to admit she has never heard of.

'What's the weather going to be like?' she asks Kirsten hopefully, scrolling her cursor over the budget airlines webpage. 'Terrible,' Kirsten replies, 'London is positively Mediterranean by comparison, and of course it's November so it'll be dark seventeen hours a day. But no one goes to Denmark to get a tan. You need a change of scene and to blow away the cobwebs, and trust me, Skagen will do that. Besides, the summerhouse is cosy whatever the weather, and you never know who else will be around.'

A few clicks later and there is no going back. And Bo's life plan is about to be entirely rewritten.

It was difficult to know how to judge this as I discovered when I had completed it, that I had not got the full book, just a sample.
As it went, it was fairly typical of the genre, but the reason for the title had not yet been made clear. when the sample ended.
I would probably give it a 3 star rating if it were complete, but feel that I can only give a sample 2 stars as I cannot be sure of where the story was going.

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Weddings need help

Kiss a Bridesmaid Book Cover Kiss a Bridesmaid
Always a Bridesmaid
Courtney Hunt
romance, contemporary, women's fiction,
Kindle

Wedding caterer Shortie Campbell partnered with Always a Bridesmaid’s professional bridesmaid’s service to create the premier bridal business in Savannah. The Always a Bridesmaid staff will do anything to ensure picture-perfect nuptials—including chasing a mischievous canine ring bearer through crowded Forsyth Park.

When Abigail Browne strolls through romantic Forsyth Park on the first sunny spring day in Savannah, she never expects to catch a runaway puppy's leash—or to end up covered in mud with a twisted ankle. After Shortie escorts her home—and discovers that she is out of a job—he offers her a chance to work with Always a Bridesmaid.

Now, as Shortie and Abby work together to make wedding dreams come true, will their blossoming friendship become their own happily ever after?

Here we have a shrinking violet hiding a lovely girl with curves and excellent  skin and personality which shines through when she encounters real kindness.

And so she becomes a professional bridesmaid and finds romance.

A very sweet (! – think wedding cake icing) story. 

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Billionaires for sale?

Billionaire Investor Book Cover Billionaire Investor
Small Town Billionaire Romance #1-5
Alexa Davis
contemporary fiction, romance, humour
Kindle

Justin is a self-made man, with millions to his name. But he also has a needy brother tagging along, spending his money almost as fast as he can make it, without any desire to pull his own weight. This leaves Justin with two choices: cut his brother loose or find a new investment.

In truth, he knows the right choice is to make his brother stand on his own, but the guilt is too much. So he starts seeking out new investments, which leads him to Annie and her combination café and bookstore.

Unfortunately, her store isn’t the right investment for him, but Annie herself is irresistible. And her daughter is just too lovely, making him start to see a new future for himself. But between his business and his brother, can he really find room in his life for Annie and her daughter?

A series of 5 books of which I only read the first as too bored to read further.

I kept saying ‘you can’t franchise the idea of a bookshop that sells coffee and cakes, and behaves as a community centre’ – and finally the heroine agreed. I really can’t even consider why anyone, even the author thought this was a good idea for an investor – so as the characters are clearly very far from business minded I decided, as they say on the Apprentice ‘You’re fired’ to the books.

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When heels are hot

Hell On Heels Book Cover Hell On Heels
(Hot Damned Series, Book 3)
Robyn Peterman
paranormal, humour, satire, romantic comedy
Robyn Peterman
29 Sept. 2014

Where does a Demon go when she gets deported from Hell? Kentucky. Eden, Kentucky to be more specific—where nothing is exactly as it seems. My name is Dixie. I’m a Demon—a lousy Demon. I’m a twenty-one year old virgin and I have a battery operated boyfriend. My magic is iffy at best and downright dangerous at worst. Leaving Hell to represent my race is not high on my list of things to do. Hell was exact. Hell was simple. All I want to do is get to home base with the hotter than Hades Demon of my dreams and work on my dark side so Satan, my dad, will get off my ass. Instead I end up in Kentucky looking for the Balance of Chaos, avoiding pole dancing classes with Mother Nature and finding out my invisible friend is a silver skinned destructive weather pattern. And if that isn’t craptastic enough, the damn Sword of Death is missing again and who ever has it wants the King of the Underworld dead. Seriously. With new powers emerging daily, keeping my Demon side, horniness and general disgust under wraps doesn’t make it any easier to fit in with the humans. Thankfully my priorities are in line: get laid…save world…try not to blow up kitchen appliances…and get laid again. I was ready to rumble. All I want to do is go back to Hell, but with the balance of good and evil in my hands, I’m stuck in the garden of Eden. Oh well, what the Hell. Someone has to save the world before there’s no world left to save. Might as well be me.

What can I say? Robyn Peterman’s books are always funny – dirty funny it’s true – and potty mouthed to the extreme.

This is a series I love and have read avidly.

Hell is just not what we thought it was, and honestly, who can fault heroines who love their shoes?

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