Month: April 2014

Pastime Pleasures #5 – Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Posted April 18, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #5 – Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Bitten is the first book of Women of the Otherworld Series and can be read independently or by sequence. The narrator of Bitten is Elena, a werewolf, who was bitten 10 years previously. We follows Elena from denying that she is a werewolf to becoming more accepting and joining the pack. Bitten is set in a modern world, and will make you wonder if such super-naturals exist and if so how well hidden are they? There is action, adventure and romance packed into this brilliant book. And you cannot but help fall in love with the playful pack of wolves. Nor wonder why Elena wanted to abandon that life. Although saying that there are some occasions which made me very glad […]

Review: If I Could Turn Back Time by Nicola Doherty

Posted April 17, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: If I Could Turn Back Time by Nicola Doherty

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.If I Could Turn Back Time by Nicola Doherty Published by Headline Review on April 10, 2014 Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction Pages: 342 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads The laugh-out-loud love story of the year! If you love Lindsey Kelk and Mhairi McFarlane’s YOU HAD ME AT HELLO, you’ll love this book… What if you found The One, then lost him again? Or not so much lost him as became the neurotic, needy girlfriend from hell. The girl who tried to make him choose between her and his job, and got seriously paranoid about his relationship with his female best friend… Zo� Kennedy knows she doesn’t deserve another chance with David Fitzgerald. But if there’s the tiniest possibility of making things right, she’ll snatch it. Even if it means breaking the laws of physics to do so… The prologue of If I Could Turn Back Time begins with Zoe waking up […]

Review: Dancing with the Devil by Katie Davis

Posted April 16, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Dancing with the Devil by Katie Davis

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dancing With The Devil by Katie Davis Published by Diversion Books on April 15, 2014 Genres: Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 149 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads To move on from her past, an extraordinary girl must tear down the walls she has built to protect herself. Mackenzie Douglas seems to have it all: good looks, a great boyfriend, a passion for biking, and a little sister who worships her. But under the veneer of perfection lie the emotional scars of her childhood, inflicted by her father. Though her memories have faded with time, the wounds on Mac’s subconscious remain. Having vowed to never be a victim again, Mac focuses on a journey she’s always wanted to take: a summer bike trip on her amazing new RoadCap bike. But as the excursion finally gets underway, memories Mac long ago buried start to claw their way back to the surface, forcing […]

Review: No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom

Posted April 12, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Own Copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom Published by Connects Publishing on April 12, 2013 Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction Pages: 190 Format: E-Arc, Paperback Source: Netgalley, Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Never has a late-night stand led to such chaos! Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other ever again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union. So all is forgotten…until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy’s baby. Oblivious to the mayhem unfolding, Matthews highly strung wife frets over giving birth to twins and Katy’s much younger boyfriend refuses to take fatherhood seriously. Love and life are messy but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot. How […]

Review: The Accident by C. L. Taylor

Posted April 11, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Accident by C. L. Taylor

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Accident by C.L. Taylor Published by Avon HarperCollins on April 10, 2014 Genres: Fiction, Thriller Pages: 404 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads The person you trust most may only be telling you half the story … Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality. Retracing her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past. There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life. But then there’s a lot that Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s … There is no doubt that this […]