Holiday reads: Part 2

Here it is, part two of my holiday recommendations! I will be nearing the end of my holiday now, but these are some more books that you can escape into wherever you are! Happy reading!

What a girl wantsTess Brookes was the girl with a plan.

Now she’s the girl with a choice.

Should she stay in London and start her own advertising agency with her best friend and potential boyfriend Charlie? Or should she head to exciting Milan to pursue both a new career as a photographer and a new man, the enigmatic and elusive (and highly irritating) Nick?

For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. With her heart and her head pulling her in different directions, Tess has to make a life-changing decision about What a Girl Wants.

You can read my review here and my interview with Lindsey here.

 

 

 

22463759When Evie Stone’s grandparents enlist her help to save their home in Cupid’s Way, Evie is happy to oblige. On the cusp of her thirties, and still disappointingly single, Evie’s so-called dream job with a firm of architects has been driving her crazy for months. What she needs, even more than a new man, is a challenge.

But saving Cupid’s Way won’t be easy. A perfectly preserved Victorian terrace, surrounded by modern estates and retail parks, the street is a proud oasis of quirky characters, cobbled pathways and communal gardens. Unfortunately, it also sits on prime development land worth millions.

Dynamite Construction have the deal in the bag, and soon the residents of Cupid’s Way will be forced to sell up and ship out – CEO Michael Andrews, charismatic and super-successful, has certainly never let sentimentality get in the way of business. At least, he hadn’t until he met Evie Stone.

You can read my review here and my interview with Joanne here.

 

 

 

18280725Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia. Now working on a picture desk for a magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet her new colleague, who turns out to be all too familiar. Although awkward at first, as Alex is now engaged to the girl he was on a break from when they met, they soon become friends. But as the two get closer, and the wedding day looms, it is clear that Alex and Bronte have unfinished business…

You can read my review here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

21065817The third book in the delightful series set in Carrington’s Department Store.

Georgie Hart and Carrington’s Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing! Carrington’s profits are in the pink, Georgie has carved herself a place in the nation’s heart and her romance with Tom, the store’s boss, has finally blossomed.

Now summertime has come to Mulberry-on -Sea and Georgie is in great demand. The town is holding a big summer festival and she and her mates from Carrington’s are planning on making sure that Mulberry puts on the show of its life!

But Georgie is about to get the offer of a lifetime – one that is just too good to turn down and something that will test her loyalties to their limits… Will Georgie be able to pull off it off once again, or has her luck finally run out?

You can read my review here.

 

 

18657684Holly has learnt that life isn’t about seizing the moment. She might have harboured dreams about travelling the world as a teenager, but she let go of those – just as she let go of Alex.

But what if the feelings never really went away?

Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It’s a fresh start in a new city, and he knows that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Well, probably.

How do you know if it was meant to be. or never meant to happen at all?

A brilliantly funny, feel-good story of first love, second chances and everything inbetween, perfect for fans of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones.

You can read my review here.

Thirteen Weddings

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Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia. Now working on a picture desk for a magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet her new colleague, who turns out to be all too familiar. Although awkward at first, as Alex is now engaged to the girl he was on a break from when they met, they soon become friends. But as the two get closer, and the wedding day looms, it is clear that Alex and Bronte have unfinished business…

My opinion: This was the first Paige Toon book I have read, despite having a couple on my Kindle for some time. I don’t know why I have put it off so long and know I want to read more soon!

Australian Bronte is at her friend’s hen party in London when she meets Alex. Alex has just split up from his girlfriend and he and Bronte are instantly drawn to one another. He ends up back at her hotel room and one thing leads to another. But in the cold light of day he receives a text from the girlfriend he has just broken up with and he heads back to her while Bronte goes back home to Australia. A year later, Bronte is back in England working for a magazine and on her first day bumps into someone she never thought she would see again. That’s right. Alex also works at the magazine.

I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of this book after requesting it on Netgalley, so I want to say thank you to Simon and Schuster for that. I have seen so many great reviews of this book and just had to try it for myself, and boy was I in for a treat! I wasn’t quite sure if I liked Bronte at first, but really warmed to her when she moved to the UK. I also liked reading about her circle of friends in London, which was big enough to give a feel of a group, but not so big that I lost track of the characters. I thought I could see where the story was going, but it really kept me guessing as it kept twisting. I wasn’t expecting lots of the things to happen, and I’m so glad that they did as they were totally the right things.

A great thing about this book is that it has got facets to the story that you just don’t expect if you take it at face value. I totally devoured this book and only wish there was more of it! I hope we see more of Bronte at some point in the future, and in the mean time I need to catch up with those Paige Toon books that are sat on my Kindle!

My rating: Five stars

I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review