How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan

Here is my #BookReview of #HowToBeAGrown-up

Oh @NotRollergirl ( Daisy). Where on earth were you when I was growing up! This book is an absolute treat which I could associate with quite a bit now I’m old and grey. @headlinepg this is one special writer you have here.

There is some great advice in each chapter, yet it’s a warm and fun read too. If you’re feeling down, I recommend grabbing yourselves How To Be A Grown Up from your nearest Bookstore.

This book is staying close by, I know I can pick it up when I’m feeling a little low and be uplifted straight away by flicking through the book and finding a snippet of hilarity!! I’ve just flicked, page 165 opened and I’m not spoiling the title but I’m now having trouble seeing my keypad for the tears running down my cheeks. Thanks Daisy xxx


For fans of Bryony Gordon and Caitlin Moran, a comforting, witty, supportive book for real twenty-something women who want to discover how they can reach the end of the ‘fun’ decade knowing exactly who they are.

Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood?

Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal?

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing but green-eyed jealousy and evil thoughts?

Award-winning journalist, Grazia agony aunt and real-life big sister to five smart, stylish, stunning twenty-something young women, Daisy Buchanan has been there, done that and got the vajazzle.

In How to be a Grown-Up, she dispenses all the emotional and practical advice you need to negotiate a difficult decade. Covering everything from how to become more successful and confident at work, how to feel pride in yourself without needing validation from others, how to turn rivals into mentors, and how to *really* enjoy spending time on your own, this is a warm, kind, funny voice in the dark saying “Honestly don’t worry, you’re doing your best and you’re amazing!”

I rate this book 5*

Get it on Kindle NOW! https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Grown-Up-Daisy-Buchanan-ebook/dp/B01G5NZ71C/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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The Smoke Hunter by Jacquelyn Benson

I received The Smoke Hunter from @headlinepg, written by @JBheartswords through @bookbridgr

This book was rather like Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones. We have adventure, mystery, humour, strong characters and even a bit of romance.

It was a fun adventure which I am sure many will adore

I rate this book 4/5

Description

Unlock an ancient mystery. Unleash an earth-shattering secret. THE SMOKE HUNTER by Jacquelyn Benson brings you the thrills of Indiana Jones, the action of Scott Mariani, the conspiracy of Dan Brown and the authenticity of Clive Cussler. Are you ready to join the adventure?

‘Intrigue and suspense aplenty. A refreshing and original new voice’ Scott Mariani

‘The illegitimate love-child of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones… Fast-paced and action-packed’ Stephen Leather

Chasing a threat born in smoke…

London, 1898. Archivist Eleanora Mallory discovers a map to a legendary city . But is it the key to unravelling an ancient mystery or a clever hoax?

Compelled to find out, Ellie journeys to Central America – with a merciless enemy hot on her heels.

In a race to uncover the map’s secret first, Ellie is forced to partner with maverick archaeologist Adam Bates, a man she’s not sure she can trust. Together, they venture into an uncharted wilderness alive with smoke and shadows, where an even greater danger awaits them.

For what lies there whispering to be unearthed has the power to bring the world to its knees.

Join Ellie and Adam as they battle rivers of scorpions, plummeting waterfalls and pre-historic death traps on the journey to uncovering a deadly secret that could shake the fate of the world.


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Hunt the Dragon (SEAL Team Six #6)by Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo

This book was sent to me by @MulhollandUK and @HodderBooks from over on @bookbridgr for a honest review. I did try to get into it but I really couldn’t. Possibly because its a completely different genre to what I normally read, but I thought I would give it a go anyway. I just couldn’t.

This isn’t to say there is anything at all wrong with this book, its just not my kind of reading material.


Hackers from the North Korean government are one click away from obtaining black market nuclear weapons. Only the heroes of SEAL Team Six can stop them. 
In Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo’s newest novel, Captain Thomas Crocker and Mancini of SEAL Team Six’s Black Cell are in Las Vegas after conducting a training exercise in the desert with new members of the team. Lounging by the pool at Caesar’s Palace, they witness an argument between hotel security guards and three Asian men in corporate attire that quickly turns physical. Crocker and Mancini give chase and soon corner the businessmen, who claim to be Chinese diplomats under the protection of diplomatic immunity. Except the men don’t respond when the head of hotel security–Crocker’s old friend–addresses them in Chinese. 

That night someone hacks into the Nevada Power Company system, and Las Vegas goes completely dark. The businessmen set their hotel suite on fire and escape amidst the chaos. When Crocker and the rest of his SEAL Team Six attempt to track them down, the squad finds itself in the middle of an international plot with dangerous geopolitical ramifications: a desperate scheme by an embattled North Korean government that combines cyber warfare with old-fashioned money laundering and the theft of black market nuclear weapons. 

Don’s Website http://www.usfrogmann.com

Late Summer In The Vineyard by Jo Thomas

I almost dragged the postman through my letterbox as the envelope from @headlinepg containing @jo_thomas01 latest book arrived on my doormat, which I had requested from over on @bookbridgr.


Description

Escape to the South of France with A VINE ROMANCE – the irresistible new romantic novel from Jo Thomas, award-winning author of ebook runaway bestseller THE OYSTER CATCHER and THE OLIVE BRANCH.

For Emmy Bridges, life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. She is working in a dead end job, earning almost nothing and to top it all – she is thirty-two and still lives with her Dad. But all that could still change, couldn’t it?

So when work want to send her to the South of France to learn about the wine she is soon to be selling, it seems like a good idea. And it turns out Emmy is a fast learner.

Far from home and unsure what she’s doing, Emmy soon learns that life – like the local wine – is better when you trust your instincts. She may want to protect the vines from destruction but can Nell also plant some roots of her own?

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I loved the cute cover, so inviting and summery, as was the story. Jo really made me feel as if I was part of the vineyard experience, and it really was a pleasurable one. I loved the humour and the characters and the added bonus of animals was a plus for me. I’m not a wine drinker but after reading this book I may partake in a small glass with a wedge of brie, just to keep my “Late Summer in the Vineyard” experience a longer lasting one.

I rate this book 5/5

A bit about the Author : 

Biography

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.

Here is Jo’s Website http://jothomasauthor.com

Buy this wonderful book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Late-Summer-Vineyard-Jo-Thomas/dp/1472223721/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1473759885&sr=1-1


A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham

I have just finished reading @Lilywritesbooks upcoming book A Cornish Christmas which @bookouture kindly whizzed over to me through @NetGalley

I have said before how I love reading #Christmas books in the Summer months, the perks of reviewing books 🌞  I send my Thanks for giving me the opportunity to review this little gem

This really was a tearjerker, I had my Kleenex by my side throughout. There was sadness, tragedy, pain but then we had funny moments too with bonkers family members.

This was a lovely, curl up in front of a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate, kind of book. It made me sad but happy all at the same time. It was so wonderfully written and I fell in love with the cover of this book too. 

Description

When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. 

I rate this book 5/5
Publication date is 30th September 2016

ISBN 9781786810748

Thank You Once Again http://www.bookouture.com 📚📚📚 and https://lilygraham.net/

The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

My Thanks must go to @MichaelJBooks for allowing me once again to review one of their books from @Netgalley.

This is a debut novel by @annapitoniak. I love the cover, the characters are likeable too. Anna writes really well, I especially enjoyed the “flashbacks” which were cleverly done. It was a quick read for me but I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

I rate this book 5/5

Publication date 6th April 2017

ISBN 9780718184568

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Sting by Sandra Brown

Thank You again @HodderBooks for allowing me to review one of your books from over at @bookbridgr.

This book had it all. Intrigue, sexiness, fun, hitmen, you name it.. Just as I thought I had it sussed someone else came into the mix so my brain needed to re think and I had to carry on reading. 

This really was an enjoyable book from beginning to end which had me on the end of my seat in many places.

Well written with great characters.

Publication Date 16th August 2016

I rate this book 10/10

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. 

As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive. 

Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.

With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart-pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception . . .where nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie.