Teacher Beware by Charlotte Raine #Bookreview #RomanticSuspense

Teacher Beware (A Grace Ellery Romantic Suspense Book 1)Teacher Beware by Charlotte Raine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Teacher Beware is a romantic suspense. Grace Ellery has recently moved to Murray, Virginia, to start a new life as a supply teacher. On the drive to work on her first day she witnesses a roadside shooting. At the scene she meets Sam Meadows as he tries to cover her from more shots. Sam is a local well liked figure and a cardiologist.

Deke is the teenage shooter trying to rid the town of competition to his Grandfather’s auto repair shop business. All the main characters have pasts which have moulded them into where they are today and these are slowly revealed through time-slips.

Deke fears that Grace will be able to identify him and sets out to add her to his list of victims. This is a quick easy read.

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Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT 7 Years Bad Sex by @WellsNicky #bookreview

Today’s team book review is form Amanda, she blogs at https://ajbookreviewclub.wordpress.com/

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Amanda read 7 Years Bad Sex by Nicky Wells in conjunction with Brook Cottage Book Tours

 Years Bad Sex by Nicky Wells

Years Bad Sex by Nicky Wells

I was hooked i got to see what was going to happen next i loved all the humour and the witty ness i was laughing so much it would be a fabulous TV show or film i was so pulled into the story it became a page turner it a very fun light hearted read i loved it
Cassy and Alex were both fab characters they were in a band they seem to have a very happy life with a great sex life till they got married that was
There wedding day was so perfect on the coast of st Tropez on a beautiful yacht what more could they ask for ?
Then night something bad happened or I should say did not happen they could not have sex for some reason what was wrong ?

Why now ?

But what fun they had trying will they find the spark again soon ?

It will make you smile and laugh as this when on for months and months what happened that night?
I really felt for them but it shows you just what love is it not just sex it about spending time together sharing things
My heart when out them they just made me smile at all the anticipation and actions just to have sex
All the characters were great fun they seem so real to me
I loved Nicky writhing style I really can’t put this book down i was hooked to see what could go wrong next a great look at a very different subject to write about it told in a lovely way you got to read it fab
A great summer read

I read this book as part of Brooks Cottage Book Tours I am also part of Rosie Book Review team thank you letting me read

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Rosie’s Coffee Break – when a book makes you think more…about Norse Mythology #MondayBlogs


How often do you read a book and it makes you think more about one of the book subjects or storylines and it has your brain cells all fired up with questions and curiosity? This EXTRA thinking will be the subject of my … Continue reading

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Viper and the Urchin by @CelineJeanjean

The Viper and the Urchin

Today’s team book review is from Barb, she blogs at http://barbtaub.com/ Barb chose to read and review The Viper and The Urchin by Celine Jeanjean My Review: 5 stars out of 5 I was thinking of the three sliding variants of … Continue reading

Daniel Jones Doom by Mark King #Bookreview @author_king #dystopia

Daniel Jones DoomDaniel Jones Doom by Mark King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Daniel Jones Doom is the second book in the Daniels Jones series which fits the YA/ dystopia genre. Daniel lived with his family in a very primitive society, ruled by a set of procedures and the Over-Seers who are saviours of humanity. Village elders look forward to their Day of Achievement on the turn of their 40th birthdays as a reward for all their hard work in life.

All this changed for Daniel when he found out what really happens to people once they enter the Achievement Centres and forced him to flee. Doom continues the story from book 1. Daniel now travels with Mary and Gwendolyn, two other outcasts who know the truth about the Over-seers, but they are constantly afraid of capture by the ruthless Hunters.

They find Jack, a boy left alone after his parents were taken. He has access to technology never seen by Daniel and together they form a plan to return to Daniel’s village and tell his father the truth before he reaches his Achievement Day and it is too late.

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Would You BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge Cobra In The Bath by Miles Morland

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge

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Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes. (Use your own pic or copy mine or anything else like a clock/ stopwatch etc)

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

(then write a little analysis about your decision)

This week I searched books under the “Indian Ocean” theme as I’ve been watching a TV series about the ocean.

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Book Description

Miles Morland is an adventurer. He was born in India to a naval father and a dangerously glamorous mother. When his parents divorced, Miles followed his mother to Tehran, which they had to leave in a hurry, and on to Baghdad, which they also had to leave in a hurry after the 1958 revolution. His early years were filled with desert journeys, riots, perilous near-misses, and adventures worthy of Kipling, after which he was sent to England for a ‘proper’ education.

Later, following years of shouting down a Wall Street telephone, Miles threw in his job, bought a giant motorbike and set off to discover things in places others did not want to go. Deported at gunpoint from Romania, saved from assassination in Ethiopia by a lucky plane crash, riding an Enfield Bullet through Ooty and following Che over the Andes – Miles has a knack of finding trouble.

Brilliantly observed and told with unique humour, Cobra in the Bath will have you crying with laughter and scared out of your wits.

Price; Kindle price £10.04 or $15.49

Number of pages; 385

Number of reviews; 13 Amazon.UK ( many from readers who have reviewed little else), a 1* with a very useful review.  1 from Amazon.US with a 3* luke warm reception.

Would I BUY or PASS? …..PASS


I chose the book cover for the motorbike and the snake. Easy to see it’s a travel memoir and I quite like reading about other peoples adventures from time to time, in places I probably wouldn’t travel myself. The book description looked good, plenty of land covered with many stories to tell. A very quick dip into the reviews revealed too many glowing 5*’s that needed little search to find many of these readers have reviewed little else. I found the 1* and 3* reviews the most helpful. This is now a risk buy for me and at a very high kindle price, too much of a risk today.

Here are links to other #FridayFiveChallengers

Shelley has gone for #YA #Romance – http://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2015/10/09/buy-or-pass-young-adult-romance-fridayfivechallenge/

Cathy went in search for #Children’s books – http://betweenthelinesbookblog.com/2015/10/09/fridayfivechallenge-buyorpass-why-the-whales-came-by-michael-morpurgo-childrens-rosieamber1/

Barb has been weighing up the cost of kids – http://barbtaub.com/2015/10/09/bill-for-child-production-fridayfivechallenge-from-rosieamber1/

Bev went for a Post Apocalypse which has an added bonus of being #Free on #Kindle – http://baspicer.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/welcome-to-my-fridayfivechallenge.html?showComment=1444405665429#c6618357408994892467


Fetch Nurse Connie by @JeanFullerton__ #HistoricalFiction #Bookreview

Fetch Nurse ConnieFetch Nurse Connie by Jean Fullerton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fetch Nurse Connie is historical fiction set in the East End of London 1945. If you love war dramas and are fascinated by how the ordinary people coped then this is for you.

Connie Byrne is a Queen’s Nurse, midwife and District nurse for St George & St Dunstan Nursing Association. We join her as the end of WW2 is announced and London begins to celebrate and welcome home it’s menfolk from the fighting.

Through-out the war Connie and the other nurses kept the people of London, patched up, delivered babies, held clinics and dispensed much needed care and attention. They’ve worked through rationing, black-outs and bombing and they are set to keep London working as it begins the big clear up.

Connie can’t wait for fiancé Charlie Ross to return home, she hasn’t had a letter for several years, but she’s counting down the days until she sees him again. She has the church booked, the dress all made and the wedding planned, all she needs is her man.

Post-war changes and shortages of nurses in the health service mean than nurses no longer have to leave their positions once married. This is a relief to Connie and her friend Millie who are warn out dealing with the demands of their patch, their Superintendent and their personal lives.

This book is set in the same time period as “Call Nurse Millie” also written by Jean Fullerton and I have enjoyed both of the books. The nursing side is fascinating and I do like looking through the window into the past lives of those thrown together by the war and by circumstances beyond their control.

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Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT The Doctor’s Daughter by @VanessaMatthews #bookreview

Today’s team review is from Jessie, she blogs at http://behindthewillows.com

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Jessie chose to read and review The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews


The characters were dark. Very dark. They were dark with anxiety, dark with evil and dark with sadness and loss. Many of them were hard to like, some of them I loved to hate and all of them were dark.

The plot was fascinating, dark people, dark desires and dark motives made for more than a few surprises.

The historical time was equally fascinating and frustrating. “He was not convinced that women, even well-educated ones like Marta, could cope with consequences and accountability.” – The doctor of The Doctor’s Daughter was not my favorite person.

My only wish is that it had been longer. The characters and their motives were complex but there were still times that I wished the author had filled in a little more of what was in her head. Those were times that the characters’ actions didn’t seem to quite add up to what I had been told about them. I’d find myself stepping back from the flow of the story as I internally debated the believability of their actions. But, given the richness of what was told, I feel certain that information was there. It was within a backstory or a side note hiding in her mind and just didn’t make it into print.

Would I recommend it? Have I mentioned that this book was dark? It made for a hard read. Not a bad read mind you, just hard. The main character suffers from anxiety and self harms as her way of coping – it’s not for everyone. But those who are up for it will get treated to a very rich snapshot of history.

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A Boy Named Rabbit by @MarciaMeara #Bookreview #Contemporary #Paranormal

A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2 by Marcia Meara
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Boy Named Rabbit follows on from Wake-Robin Ridge. It is set in 2013 in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina and focuses around the story of a young boy. This book has paranormal suspense elements.

10 year old Rabbit has lived in the mountains with just his Gran and Grampa for as long as he can remember. They live in a tent most of the year and caves during the winter with no contact with other people, apart from when Grampa goes to get supplies. Gran is ill and Grampa doesn’t return from a supply run. In her last hours Gran makes Rabbit promise to leave the mountain and find a man with black hair and special eyes.

Travelling for two months alone, Rabbit survives until he reaches Wake-Robin Ridge and finds an “Angel house” up on the mountain. These are “Good people” and Rabbit makes a camp near by. It’s Sarah who discovers Rabbit first and makes friends, leaving food and gaining his trust.

Sarah is now pregnant and her caring instincts reach out to Rabbit, but Mac is unsure. Rabbit reminds him too much of his lost son and at first he is cold and unloving to Rabbit. Modern living is a wonder to Rabbit who has only known survival in the mountains and he is delighted by what he learns, but he is also very frightened of people.

They can’t keep Rabbit hidden, the authorities need to be informed and a search for any family must be made, but as Rabbit squeezes further into their hearts each day, the fear of letting him go increases. Rabbit gets strength from is Gran who guides him from beyond the grave and we soon find that he is a very gifted child.

I really enjoyed this book, the authors writing style which I first discovered in her book “Swamp Ghosts” nails this book for me.

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Cape Cod Promises by @Melissa_Foster @bellaandre @BrookCottageBks #Bookreview #Romance

Cape Cod Promises (Love on Rockwell Island, #2)Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cape Cod Promises is book #2 of the Love On Rockwell Island series and is written jointly by Melisa Foster and Bella Andre. Set on a island off the East Coast of America this is the tale of Trent Rockwell and Reese Nicholson.

Ten years ago the pair were married, but the love they had on Rockwell island lost its way when they moved to New York for Trent’s demanding work as a lawyer. Long working days and weeks, left nineteen year old Reese frightened and lone in New York. Just six months into the marriage, she left him and returned to Rockwell to lick her wounds.

A decade is a long time to get over the hurt and Reese has now made a life for herself with her art. Trent’s’ Grandfather, Chandler Rockwell has insisted that his grandson’s return to the island and run the Rockwell resort for a year. No-one can refuse Chandler.

Trent at last finds peace on the island and his thoughts draw more and more to Reese. When they literally bump into one another the sparks and the flames of passion are still there. Shocked by her response to Trent Reese finds it unlocks her artistic flare and the walls she build to protect her heart come crumbling down.

He only has to look into her eyes and Reese wants him back but her head demands caution. Can they put the past behind and start afresh or will Trent always put his work first?

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the authors via Brook Cottage Books.

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Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, co-ownership of the Rockwell Resort, and a big, loving family. And yet his failed marriage to Reese Nicholson has haunted him for ten long years. Now that he has moved back to Cape Cod Bay to help run his family’s resort, he is surrounded by memories of Reese…and he can’t stop longing for the woman he’d always believed was his one true love.…

At nineteen, artist Reese Nicholson was swept off her feet by the handsome, charming, and incredibly sensual Trent Rockwell. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to New York City, where they hoped all of their personal and professional dreams would come true. But six months later, Reese returned to Rockwell Island broken-hearted and disillusioned.

For a decade, Trent and Reese carefully kept their distance. But all it takes is one accidental late-night encounter to immediately stir the desires they have both tried to bury deep. Powerless to resist the heat between them, every passionate kiss, loving caress, and heartfelt apology draws them closer together. So close that they can’t help but wonder if the promises they once made to love each other forever are still true…



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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.


Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 23 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a ground-breaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and  TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.

Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.


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