#BlogTour from AvonBooksUK – Sleep by C. L. Taylor

#Bookreview #BlogTour Sleep by C. L. Taylor

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 368

Publisher: Avon Books

Available: 4 April 2019

Genre: Fiction / Crime / Thriller

Blurb:

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare!

My Thoughts:

This was so much fun to get stuck into! I hadn’t read any of the Authors work previously, but had heard so much about them that I couldn’t resist reading this. I am so incredibly glad that I did, because it was gorgeously entertaining!

From the opening scenes I was hooked. This isn’t a story that gradually draws you into the Characters emotions, instead you are thrown in with a CRASH, thrown into the story in a way that is masterfully and full of emotions. Despite the fast start, it was easy to get to know everyone, in fact I found that it made engaging with the main character that bit easier.

I’ll be honest here, I was worried that I had such high expectations that I would end up feeling disappointed, but actually I loved every page. Cally has such an easy flowing writing style that it didn’t matter what sort of mood I was in, I found I could sink into the story happily every day. Very easy to read, Characters that are different as are the situations we are given.

I didn’t have a clue who had “done it” until the revelation, and that surprised me immensely! I loved the fact that each time I thought I had it sussed, something would happen to completely throw me off, make me question what I thought and wind up thinking it was somebody else.

Being very sleepless frequently (due to toddler), I could empathise with the MC who is struggling to sleep. She is trying to figure out what is going on whilst battling insomnia, and faces accusations herself because of her lack of sleep. But be warned. This story has a habit of creating insomnia 😂 I was awake until VERRRRY late reading. That is, until my toddler woke and told me to turn the light off 🤣

If you’re after something to sink into, that’s easy to read but rich with emotion and imagery, surprising twists and turns from start to end. Then you really NEED to read this ASAP! I will certainly be reading more of the authors work, and since reading this have grabbed a few in anticipation of more fast paced brilliance!

About The Author:

C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.

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The Revenge Trail by A A Abbott

#BookReview #Blogtour The Revenge Trail by A A Abbott

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Series: The Trail

Pages: 183

Publisher: Perfect City Press

Available: 30th September 2018

Genre: Crime Fiction / Thriller / Fiction

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/2Hy04Gb

Blurb:

VODKA TO DIE FOR…

Kat’s craft vodka brand makes it big, but a crazed murderer’s on her trail.

Glamorous blonde Kat White makes the best vodka in the world. At last, her craft vodka from Birmingham is going places, while the mother who abandoned her faces financial ruin.

So does vodka salesman Marty Bridges. Kat doesn’t trust him, but she has to save his business or hers will go under too.

That’s not her biggest problem. Crazed murderer Shaun Halloran wants to kill her, even if it means breaking out of jail to take his revenge.

Kat dreams of love, riches and success in her life – but shouldn’t she just focus on staying alive?

With twists, tension, secrets and suspense – “The Revenge Trail” is a gripping crime thriller that will draw you into Kat’s exciting world.

My Thoughts:

This is the final book in the series and I have had so much fun getting to know each of the Characters!

There is such a variety if personalities mixed into these short punchy stories, each individual having their own distinct character to become, to get to know and wander through the tales with.

This final instalment brings all those familiar faces back together in a way that’s fun and exciting, and in true Abbott fashion, keeps you guessing about the situations created from one page to another. You can never be certain what way this Author will take the story, how situations will turn out in the end or how people will react.

Despite that, you would think that having several characters resurface would be confusing. But for myself they were so very different to one another that it was a simple thing to recall who was who and what their connection was to the story that was unfolding within the pages.

Kat is such a brilliant Character, full of compassion and attitude, determination and grit, she is so wonderfully entertaining! Easily a Favourite character for me!

I loved seeing all my favourite Characters again, though perhaps not always because I like the individuals as people, rather in some cases I was thoroughly entertained by my dislike of them and their attitudes.

This is the perfect series if you enjoy a fast paced thriller that will keep you guessing, with memorable character and short snappy storylines that weave together perfectly. I will have to reread soon, I already miss Kat!

About The Author:

English thriller writer AA Abbott’s real name is Helen Blenkinsop, but like JK Rowling, she wanted to . She loves city life, having lived and worked in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Her crime thrillers, set in Birmingham and London, sizzle with suspense, twists and the evils of office politics.

 

Helen’s books are available in a dyslexia-friendly large print as well as standard paperback and Kindle editions.

 

Her Trail Series follows the fortunes of glamorous blonde Kat White, a party girl who finds her purpose making vodka, shrewd businessman Marty Bridges, and manipulative East End crime lord Shaun Halloran

The Beautiful Side of the Moon by Leye Adenle

#BookReview #BlogTour The beautiful side of the moon by Leye Adenle

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 221

Publisher: Hoatzin

Available: 21st February 2019

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy / Speculative Fiction

With thanks to Anne Cater of RandomThingsTours, the Author Leye and publishing company Hoatzin for my copy of this book! Certainly a new perspective that gets you thinking, I loved every page!

Blurb:

Marking an exciting new departure by award-winning Nigerian author Leye Adenle (Easy Motion Tourist, When Trouble Sleeps), The Beautiful Side of the Moon raises an entirely unexpected and intriguing question – what would happen if God went on holiday?

In order to get a better understanding of what it’s like to be human, and to taste humanity’s joys and sorrows, God decides to have a hol- iday as a human being. During the course of his time off, though, he completely forgets that he’s God, which leads to some utterly unpre- dictable outcomes…

A delightful, playful, thoughtful adventure in speculative fiction by one of Nigeria’s most exciting new writers.

My Thoughts:

This was so much fun to read! It had so many things going for it, and was certainly that bit different. I adore Fantasy books, especially those with a bit of a difference.

I really enjoyed this authors writing style, which had that little bit of a hint of new. There’s just that extra something to the way the story is told that makes you fall in love, with the tone of the story, the flow and everything between.

The characters were certainly unique, and at times hilarious. There were so many moments the story made me take a step away and have a bit of a think, a little surprise to the story that made me smile. Nothing in this book went the way that I thought it would, and that Is always a good thing!

I don’t want to say too much more because I feel like this is the type of book that is even better the less you know about it! Sometimes it’s possible to tell a little bit without ruining the story, and that is true here, but for myself it just feels the sort of book that has so many hidden gems, you really are best going in without any more knowledge than the blurb gives, and I promise it will be SO worth it!

Fast pace and sure to keep you intrigued, this was a fun and highly entertaining read that I am sure I will return to in the future!

About The Author:

Leye is the winner of the first ever Prix Marianne in 2016, and is a Nigerian writer living and working in London. His short story, ‘The Assassination’, in the anthology Sunshine Noir, was a finalist for the 2017 CWA Short Story Dagger award. Leye comes from a family of writers, the most famous of whom (to date) was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria.

Dignity by Alys Conran

#BookReview #Blogtour Dignity by Alys Conran

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 384

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson

Available: 4th April 2019

Genre: Fiction / India

with thanks to Tracy Fenton for my spot on this BlogTour, the Author Alys, and Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicholson for my copy of this gorgeous book! Full of wonderfully emotive scenes and gorgeous descriptions, it is certainly one to grab ASAP!

Blurb:

Magda is a former scientist with a bad temper and a sharp tongue, living alone in a huge house by the sea. She gets through carers at a rate of knots. Until Susheela arrives.

The two women strike up an unlikely friendship: Magda’s no-nonsense approach to life turns out to be an unexpected source of strength for Susheela; and Susheela’s Bengali heritage brings back memories of Magda’s childhood in colonial India and of her mother Evelyn’s struggle to fit in within the suffocating structure of the Raj’s ruling class.

Evelyn, Magda and Susheela. Three women searching for a place to belong, somewhere to call home. Three lives connected by a legacy of resentment, blood, guilt and hope.

My Thoughts:

There are always books out there that claim to be different to everything else, to be that little bit unique, that little bit individual. I am constantly surprised to find that this is true, and find myself wondering how Authors can consistently come up with something gripping and beautiful. Conran has certainly created another.

The story follows three women, their lives and interactions weaving together wonderfully to give richly described scenarios that pull a range of emotions from the reader.

They each have their very individual and distinct personalities and their own histories to come to terms with. Each person in this story is dealing with something in life, but it is how they come together and build something from this that is truly wonderful.

Three very different people in very different lives that just mesh, and then things start to get complicated. They live in a place where it isn’t always easy to befriend whomever you want, to hold to that friendship and support one another, and yet they hold to it anyway.

I adored the ways in which the Author has woven in issues of social class and acceptance throughout, and yet has also shown how important strength of character can be. Both in reality, and in story telling. The characters in this story go through a lot, and yet they remain true to her they are, and that is no small thing.

Magda and Susheela are two very different women, who have many troubles following them, and yet somehow they manage to come together to handle that, and two strong women become two incredible women. They are very different, and I love that although their friendship is strong in many ways, their difference make this less than picture perfect. But despite this, both Characters are endearing, and they work things out. Add in the story of Evelyn, and this is a book full of emotion and soul.

Full of gorgeously written scenes, I think this is one of my favourite books for a look at how two very different people can build a strong bond, and that differences can make you stronger. Seeing them work together and come to terms with their lives in their own ways was wonderful, and this is certainly a powerful and compelling story. Magda and Susheelas pasts are troubled, and reading about them is heart-wrenching at times, yet beautifully honest as to how life can be for some.

From the gorgeous cover to the wonderful writing contained within, this is a book that will keep you enthralled long after the final words.

About The Author:

ALYS CONRAN’s first novel PIGEON won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2017, the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, The Wales Arts Review People’s Choice Award, was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and longlisted for the Author’s Choice First Novel Award. Her short fiction has been placed in the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize. She also publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, creative essays and literary translations.

Originally from north Wales, she spent several years in Edinburgh and Barcelona before returning to the area to live and write. She speaks Welsh and English as first languages, and also speaks Spanish and Catalan. She has worked as a youth worker, teacher, and in community arts and is now Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bangor. Her late father, also a writer, was born in Kharagpur, Bengal.

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

#BlogTour #BookReview The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe (Translation by Lilit Zekulin Thwaites)

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 432

Publisher: Ebury Press

Available: 4th April 2019

Genre: History / Auschwitz / Holocaust

With thanks to Tracy Fenton for my spot on this BlogTour, and of course the Author Antonio, Translator Lilit and Publishing Company Ebury Press for my copy of this brilliant book!

Blurb:

For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice: this is the story of the smallest library in the world – and the most dangerous.

‘It wasn’t an extensive library. In fact, it consisted of eight books and some of them were in poor condition. But they were books. In this incredibly dark place, they were a reminder of less sombre times, when words rang out more loudly than machine guns…’

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious books the prisoners have managed to smuggle past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the secret librarian of Auschwitz, responsible for the safekeeping of the small collection of titles, as well as the ‘living books’ – prisoners of Auschwitz who know certain books so well, they too can be ‘borrowed’ to educate the children in the camp.

But books are extremely dangerous. They make people think. And nowhere are they more dangerous than in Block 31 of Auschwitz, the children’s block, where the slightest transgression can result in execution, no matter how young the transgressor…

My Thoughts:

When I picked this up I wasn’t certain what to expect. I had heard a lot about previous books written by other Authors on similar subjects, and they often felt quite flat to me. As an area I have long had an interest in, and having been to Auschwitz to learn more and try to understand, I tend to have high expectations of anybody attempting to recreate the situations of the time.

I would say that I enjoyed this book, but I am not certain thats an appropriate word considering the topic, but what I will say is that the tale intrigued me. I wanted to learn about Dita, to understand what went on and why. I found myself more curious as the story went, although perhaps not always comfortable as to the topic. But for myself, if I felt comfortable throughout such a book I would feel disappointed.

The book is slow initially, but this is a heavy topic to write about, and I felt that the Author gave ample time to put the reader in the peoples shoes, so to speak. It gave time to truly understand, to immerse yourself in their lives an times, to make you understand that but better how life may have felt. We can never fully appreciate it. But the Author has certainly done a good job of getting us close to an approximation.

I would advise you not to go into this expecting it to be a “Disneyfied” tale of events. It isn’t prettied up, it isn’t flowery and fun to read. The emotions are raw, brutally so at times, they’re all encompassing and I had times I had to put the book down and walk away, but I personally think that is precisely the reaction readers should have to this topic.

If you have an interest at all in the Holocaust and want to read something that is a bit different in perspective whilst giving you a glimpse into the harsh realities, then you should certainly read this.

About The Author:

Antonio Iturbe lives in Spain, where he is both a novelist and a journalist. In researching The Librarian of Auschwitz, he interviewed Dita Kraus, the real-life librarian of Auschwitz.

Lilit Zekulin Thwaites is an award-winning literary translator. After thirty years as an academic at La Trobe University in Australia, she retired from teaching and now focuses primarily on her ongoing translation and research projects.

Dita Kraus was born in Prague. In 1942, when Dita was thirteen years old , she and her parents were deported to Ghetto Theresienstadt and later to Auschwitz,. Neither of Dita’s parents survived. After the war Dita married the author Otto B. Kraus. They emigrated to Israel in 1949, where they both worked as teachers They had three children. Since Otto’s death in 2000 , Dita lives alone in Netanya. She has four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Despite the horrors of the concentration camps, Dita has kept her positive approach to life.

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

#BlogTour #BookReview Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 300

Publisher: Orenda

Available: 18 April 2019

Genre: Crime / Thriller/ Fiction

With thanks to the Publisher Karen at Orenda Books, the Author Louise and also to Anne Cater at #RandomThingsTours for my spot on this BlogTour! I enjoyed this book so much I couldn’t resist sharing my Review!!

Blurb:

Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught.

Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers.

Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after twelve years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father … What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station … who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof. Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything… With echoes of the chilling Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly…

My Thoughts:

When I picked this book up one morning, I wasn’t intending to read as much as I did, thinking that I would read a few chapters bit by bit through the day. The next thing I knew, I was at the very surprising conclusion and closing the book, realising how long I had left my Daughter to nap.

It was meant to be a power-nap. I now have a wide awake 3yo, and I don’t even mind, because I loved every single page of this book!

Having read and adored The Lion Tamer Who Lost, I wasn’t certain what to expect with the Genre change, Romantic storyline to Crime is a BIG change that rarely goes well. That being said, with how powerful the previous book was I knew it would be good, and good it was. Jaw droppingly, gut wrenchingly, and addictively good.

I love how this Author managed to make you feel about every Character in her story, there are no Characters you don’t care about, yourself invested in them all, glued to the actions and reactions that flow through the story. The plot has you hooked, reeling you in time and again. Oh, you wanted a day to iron…? Nah, you need to read this. Who needs smartly pressed clothes anyway 😂

The writing style seems relaxed and calm, and it is, kind of. In a style that’s easy to read, Louise weaves a tale that you can read quickly whilst sitting calmly, a nice cup of tea, sandwiches… but your heart is doing the Samba and your mind is reeling from the story’s changes of direction.

I really hope that Louise writes more Crime/Thriller style books, and SOON! This was brilliantly done, and the alternating perspectives gave a very different take on the story being told, giving more insights into the people we meet along the way.

The opening and following story is so unique, very cleverly handled, and scarily believable! Once again, Louise has managed to create a story that leaves a powerful and lasting impression, I finished the book several hours ago and can’t stop thinking about my favourite scenes! This is definitely one I will be recommending, and reading again very soon!

About The Author:

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. The follow-up, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Both of her previous books Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost were widely reviewed, critically acclaimed and number-one bestsellers on Kindle. The Lion Tamer Who Lost was shortlisted for the RNA Most Popular Romantic Novel Award in 2019. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.

Just Rose by L T Marshall

#BookReview #BlogTour #Extract Just Rose by L T Marshall

My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Pages: 627

Publisher: Pict Publishing

Available: 29th april 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romance / Fiction

Blurb:

The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her lonely, unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories.

But can it live up to them?

All she wants is to find her place in the world; the happiness and independence she has been searching for. With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend, it does seem possible – until an encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but with him not seemingly on the market, this might not be the place for her after all.

Thrust into the world of country living, will Rose ever find true love?

In this roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm, one thing is for sure: Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!

My Thoughts:

This was a wonderful change of pace!

A heartwarming tale with surprises along the way, LTMarshall has again managed to create a romantic tale that takes a more honest stance on modern relationships and potential pitfalls, whilst maintaining the relaxed and easy flowing prose.

I loved the characters, Rose was a strong Character who had realistic responses to difficult situations. I thoroughly enjoyed her and Abbys friendship and how it progressed, and I laughed several times at their conversations and abbys antics! Such a typical little sister in how she purposely tormented her older brother! I enjoyed how different Abby and Rose were, and how clear that was in the story. There were no blurred edges to characters where actions don’t always suit, rather from first meeting each Character, you get an impression, much as with when you first meet someone, and that impression tends to run true.

Abby may be a little young, a little Naive at times, but she is loyal, sweet and actually may just be my favourite Character in this one. Sorry Rob! She’s just so much FUN to be around! I know I haven’t actually met her, but you know what… it feels like I have.

Rose first meeting with the Laird had me giggling away. I enjoyed Rose spitfire reaction to him, and his confused responses, like he was talking to a time bomb. And this pretty much sums them up! Rose is quick to react emotionally; that’s just who she is! And Rob spends a lot of time amused by her strong reactions, understandably! The development of their relationship was believable and intriguing! I had several moments where I wanted to kick Rob for his ridiculous choices, while also completely understanding why he had gone the way he did.

I do not envy him his situation! But how he got there is completely understandable and made sense with the Personality Marshall created.

Rose deals with situations in logical ways, if not always entirely sensible! I felt sorry for all of the Characters at some point, even if at times I really didn’t want to. I have laughed, gasped and sighed my way through every page!

I loved how the story progressed, with logical steps taken by each character, and shocks along the way in true Marshall fashion! This kept my eyes glues to the pages and my bottom on the edge of my seat! Well… apart from when I was reading whilst I walked. Yup. I did that several times, because I didn’t want to put this down!

Seeing how the Characters develop along the way, and how their relationships build and change in a believable way was wonderful, Disagreements aren’t instantly fixed, but in true marshall fashion they are dealt with in ways that are believable for their honesty. Sometimes responses are hilarious (Meeting the Laird) and sometimes they Characters are pitiable (if you’ve read it, you’ll know the scene I mean) but always there is a sense of realism. These aren’t fluffy Characters that can have only come from a book, they are more like people that you can see and touch, and probably want to slap at some point.

Absolutely brilliant read. Perfect for Romance and Romantic Suspense Lovers, in fact if you enjoy any romance at all, then you should give this a go. Far from your typical romantic story, Just Rose will have you glued from start to end!

Extract:

‘Blaring the summer hits CD, she pulled out with Muffin in the passenger seat and headed along the road; pulling out into the main road and reaching speed quickly, she was singing and smiling at how free she felt, energised by this impromptu outing and the glorious sunshine which wasn’t typical for Scotland this early in the summer. It was truly shaping up to be a wonderful day.

Out of nowhere, the nose of a black car poked out in front of her from the tree edged hedge way, causing her to swerve and scream as she tried to hit the brakes in alarm. Her car skidded halfway across the road with an almighty screech before slamming to a halt and Rose fell forward on her steering wheel, trying to catch her breath; sure, she’d just suffered a major heart attack.

Grabbing at Muffin to feel he was still in one piece, her hands began shaking violently, and her heart pounded through her chest; trying to keep her head on the wheel to steady her breathing and calm her nerves, she could feel her rage rising.

Who in the actual hell? What the actual f …?

Her car door was ripped open beside her, causing her to snap up and glare angrily into the steel coloured eyes facing her, which had appeared a little too closely.

‘Are you o …’ A smooth and deep voice that sounded genuinely concerned tried to infiltrate her red haze, but she’d already hit maximum rage.

‘What in the hell are you doing?’ She screeched at the face before her, not really taking in the jet-black hair, tanned skin, or intense grey eyes belonging to the tall stranger. Ordinarily, this kind of sexy would’ve put Rose in a slump of panting hormones but today she just saw red.

‘You could have killed me! Are you aware that road is a sixty? You pulled out into traffic on a god-damn sixty!’ She pulled herself out of her seat, releasing her belt to square her five feet four to the huge six-foot frame before her. Anger searing her every nerve at the sheer stupidity of the man. He quickly stood back, looking almost shocked as she continued to yell at him about his idiotic driving manoeuvre with hands firmly on her hips and letting fiery Rose loose.

‘Whoa there, Penelope!’ Splaying his hands in defence as he tried to calm her rant. ‘Look, I’m sorry! I’m sure I got as much of a shock as you. Most folks know how bad the view is for me coming out and cross to the other side to pass the manor opening.’ He was moving away from Rose as she continued to wave her hands about, cursing at him about recklessness and moronic men with stupidly fast and flashy cars, Rose was on a roll. She stopped suddenly, realising something he’d said.

‘Who the hell is Penelope?’ She blinked in confused fury, but he only laughed at her sudden change in persona, then tried to smother it with a cough.

Smooth move, mister! Asshole. God, You’re Hot!

Rose had only just seemed to notice this little fact, now that she was inches from him.

His whole shocked manner seemed to do a sudden flip into smiling, good humoured, if not a little embarrassed, but Rose was beyond oblivious in her mental state.

‘You! … Sorry, it’s just … Pink car … Pink dress … Fiery little lady who comes out like a bat out of hell, like she’s about to rip my head off.’ The handsome stranger stood with his hands up, smiling at her like it was the most obvious thing in the world to everyone except her. Rose stood motionless. Cluelessness and confusion all over her face, which only added to her irritation at his far too good-looking smugness.

‘Penelope Pitstop from Wacky Races?’ He tried again to get her brain to connect to whatever the hell he was talking about. ‘Look, never mind. It’s just, that’s what I thought when I opened your door.’ He was laughing now, in a deep and husky way which only enraged her more and brought out another bought of fury.

‘Screw you and your stupid wacky whatever’s. Watch where you’re going in future, asshole, or next time I won’t swerve!’ She turned and threw herself back into her car in the most unladylike manner, attempting to grab her door, so she could dramatically slam it. All previous ounces of rage reconnected with her inner diva, but he grabbed it first.

About The Author:

Books to date –

The Carrero Series*

The Carrero Effect – The Promotion (book 1)

The Carrero Influence – Redefining The Rules (book 2)

The Carrero Solution – Starting Over (book 3 )

The Carrero Heart – Beginning (book 4)

The Carrero Heart – The Journey (book 5)

The Carrero Heart – Happy Ever Afters (book 6)

The Carrero Contract – Selling Your Soul (book 7)

The Carrero Contract – Amending Agreements (book 8)

The Carrero Contract – Finding Freedom (book 9) Coming Soon!

The Carrero Bonus Book Series*

Jake’s View – Fan requested POV bonus chapters

Arrick’s View – Fan requested POV bonus chapters

Other Books*

Just Rose – standalone novel

Leanne Marshall is a Scottish born and bred romance writer with more than the average persons life experience. She has been a torrent of wild things, including singer in a girl band, animal rights activist and charity owner – worked in radio and offered jobs in TV.

A passionate, restless soul, who has always found peace in writing, the only way to calm that fiery spirit.

She uses her wit and dark humour to her advantage in her works and has been an avid reader for most of her life. Her influences vary, but from early life and a teen stint in journalism, she applies logic to most of her plot lines, is a self confessed research fiend, and likes a lot of psychology behind her characters actions.

She currently resides in Central Scotland with her two children and Fiancee of 13 years, making waves in the book world with her signature ‘WTF moments’ she likes to apply in each story, hints of humour and devastating emotional rollercoaster rides.

Quote from L.T.Marshall – ‘Writing has always been an escape for me, loving that no matter what you are doing, where you are – you can create ideal fantasy and get lost in someone else’s life. I love nothing more than drawing a reader with me on a journey that tortures your every emotion before the grand exhale.’

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