Rosie’s #Bookreview of #YA #UrbanFantasy INK by Jobie Baldwin

Ink (Tribe #1)Ink by Jobie Baldwin

3.5 stars

Ink is a young adult urban fantasy story and the first book in the Tribe series.

It is narrated by Christian, an English teenager, who discovers a strange tattoo parlour. Here he finds that he’s been chosen, along with four others, to save the world. The premise is a popular one, so how will this author make it his own? The action-packed plot takes Christian and the Tribe across the world as they help fight aliens who are intent on disrupting the already unstable effects of global warming.

The author packs a lot into this book, and I admired her attempt to make the serious plight of our planet into a readable storyline. I preferred the first half of the book, where we got to know about the ancient gods and Christian. The world building was okay, not too heavy―but then more teenagers were introduced, and character building lost out to an excess of action, super-powers, technology and weapons.

If you enjoy super-hero style action adventurers then this book might be for you. I liked the ancient gods theme, while the alien’s home-world was unexpected and worked well. The London setting was refreshing compared to an American one which I often come across in this genre, although the secondary one in Oxford felt a little more forced. I suspected Oxford was chosen because it might be recognised by international readers, but I didn’t feel the setting was properly utilised to enrich the story.

Christian and Ben were my favourite characters, but some of the others felt stereotyped, especially as the story galloped to an end. There’s a touch of romance, but it needed an injection of teenage hormonal angst. It was rather clinical and clichéd and thus failed to convince me.

Overall, there was much to commend about this and I believe that the author’s writing will grow with the next book. The first couple of chapters from book two were available at the end of this book and they did intrigue me.

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Book description

A powerful god, a magical tattoo and a rebellious teenager. What could possibly go wrong?

Christian, an unruly English teenager, stumbles onto a mysterious tattoo parlor. Possessed by the Rune God, Hagalaz, he becomes immortal, gifted with magical powers which allow him to harness the forces of nature.

Only problem? Hagalaz God of Disruption, is intent on making Christian’s life a living hell.

Oh, and did I mention the Settlers, a mysterious group with a dark and devastating secret?

It is up to Christian and his new Tribe of four, each gifted with their own celestial passenger, to uncover that secret.

But nothing is what it seems, and it will take much more than the powers of a few long-forgotten gods to stop the impending global disaster that threatens to destroy everyone and everything in its path.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview #RomanticSuspense WANTED BY THE MARSHAL by Ryshia Kennie

Wanted by the Marshal (American Armor #1)Wanted by the Marshal by Ryshia Kennie

3 stars

Wanted By The Marshal falls in the genre of romantic suspense and opens in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Kiera Connell is the victim of a violent kidnapping. Her lucky escape leads to the arrest of a serial killer, but while she waits for his trial, Kiera still isn’t safe.

US Marshal Travis Johnson is given the task of keeping Kiera safe so that she can testify in court; an easy job, until his feelings for Kiera grow, as does a new threat to her life.

Written in a style which leant towards telling rather than showing, I found this quite an exhausting read. At times I waded through long paragraphs of practical detail in which the action was painstakingly depicted but did nothing to create suspense or drama. In other places the story skipped over details that I wanted to know more about. More importantly, I didn’t get the emotional connection to the characters that makes a book work for me. They just didn’t feel believable and once you’ve lost your reader, it is very hard to get them re-invested in the story. After giving the book a chance, I rushed to the end as fast as the characters did, just to get it finished.

Overall a light read in the romance genre, but not written in a style that I enjoy or expect from this publishing house.

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Book description

Can he keep the key witness from harm…before it’s too late?

After escaping a terrifying encounter with a serial killer, RN Kiera Connell lands in the protection of US Marshal Travis Johnson. In order to make sure she stays alive to testify, Travis has to thwart whatever danger comes her way. Normally, for a pro like Travis, that’s not an issue. But focusing on the mission becomes his greatest challenge as Kiera’s exposure threatens to unravel all his best-laid plans.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Victorian #Mystery INTRIGUE & INFAMY by @carolJhedges

Today’s team review is from Liz, she blogs here https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/

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Liz has been reading Intrigue & Infamy by Carol J Hedges

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Never has a Victorian murder mystery seemed more appropriate for the time of reading.  Once again Carol Hedges captures our imagination with her tale of honest policemen, hard-working women and dastardly villains.  At a time when Italy and Germany are hotbeds of revolution as they try to build up unified national identities, foreign residents of London are subject to racist attacks by an unknown group.  Meanwhile, Juliana Silverton has ensnared her perfect husband and she can look forward to a happy successful marriage provided no scandal is revealed about her or her fiancé, Harry Haddon. But in the house of Harry’s father, Sir Nicholas Haddon, his second wife despairs as her young’s son’s loyalty is lost to a new young Italian tutor.

As the elegant Juliana tries to preserve her future, she is threatened by a jealous friend while Harry finds the bullying he received at Eton, continues into his adult life.  They must both summon courage and sang-froid to achieve happiness together. As more innocent people are attacked in the city, thank goodness we can rely on the careful detective work of our old friends Jack Cully and Lachlan Greig.

Intrigue and Infamy recreates the glitter and sparkle of sumptuous 1860s London, contrasting it with deception and secrecy and we are shown how so many people struggled against prejudice, misfortune and cruelty. Another compulsive read!

Book description

It is 1866, the end of a long hot summer in Victorian London, and the inhabitants are seething with discontent. Much of it is aimed at the foreign population living in the city. So when a well-reputed Jewish tailoring business is set aflame, and the body of the owner is discovered inside, Detective Inspector Lachlan Grieg suspects a link to various other attacks being carried out across the city, and to a vicious letter campaign being conducted in the newspapers.

Can he discover who is behind the attacks before more people perish?

Elsewhere, Giovanni Bellini arrives in England to tutor the youngest son of Sir Nicholas Haddon, ex-MP and City financier. But what are Bellini’s links to a dangerous Italian radical living in secret exile in London, and to beautiful Juliana Silverton, engaged to Harry Haddon, the heir to the family fortune?

Romance and racism, murder and mishap share centre stage in this seventh exciting book in the Victorian Detectives series.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #RegencyRomance THE WORK OF ART by @MimiMatthewsEsq #TuesdayBookBlog

Today’s team review is from Amy, she blogs here http://authoramydeal.wordpress.com

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Amy has been reading The Work Of Art by Mimi Matthews

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If all Regency Romances were written as well as The Work of Art, I would read them all.  Mimi Matthews takes the characters and historical settings and brings them to life in a way that captures the readers attention and sends their minds on a journey of vivid imagery.

Phyllida Satterthwait, Philly for short, finds herself the ward of her distant uncle after the death of her grandfather.  Brought to London to live with him and her two cousins Philly longs for her old life.  Being able to wear her own clothes and spend time outside with her beloved dogs.  Instead she is expected to wear fancy dresses that confine and learn to dance, all with one goal, to secure a husband.  What she doesn’t realize is that her uncle has already made a deal that will see her become the property of a Duke known as The Collector.  The Collector is obsessed withpossessing anything that is a rarity and Philly is indeed a rarity.  She is being called The Work of Art by London society because of her eyes, one is a deep blue and the other amber.  She is introduced to him during a ball and her uncle’s plan begins to unfold.  She learns that she was never intended to be courted by anyone other than the Duke and that she has no say in the offer of marriage.

Once she is made aware of her uncle’s plan and refuses the Duke, she flees London in a marriage of convenience with her new friend Captain Arthur Heywood a man broken by war and determined to not let The Collector have the woman he finds himself falling for.

Once at Arthurs estate they settle in and begin to build a life.  Philly takes charge of the household and servants while Arthur manages the estate.  They come to know each other and admit their love.  Too soon a threat surfaces that could at the very least undo the fabric of their relationship and at the very worst could cost one of them their life.  Will Arthur be able to figure out who wants revenge, will jealousy and scheming old loves find a way to come between them?  Surprising news and a big reveal will keep you guessing until the very end.

Matthews writing and historical descriptions are spot on.  Her scenes are detailed and easily pictured, and I could see this story play out in my mind as I read the words.  She has a true gift for storytelling.  I can’t wait to start reading another of her books.

Book description

An Uncommon Beauty…

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it’s caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland–a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke’s clutches, she’s going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero…

Captain Arthur Heywood’s days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her–and her heart–in more danger than ever?

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Teen #Romance ALL THE LOVE YOU WRITE by @DGDriverAuthor

Today’s team review is from Cathy, she blogs here https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/

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Cathy has been reading All The Love You Write by D.G. Driver

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This is a full length novel incorporating an earlier novella—Passing Notes—which I read, so I’m including my thoughts here. Love Letters, the first part, highlights today’s changing world and how the ways of communication differ from not that many years ago. The art of letter writing is becoming obsolete along with the need for cursive writing, as computers figure largely in education and people use texting and emails to keep in touch. When Mark Dowd finds himself having to use a very old, odd-looking piece of furniture as a desk in his English class he notices a half hidden carving in the wood. A heart with the name Eileen stylishly carved inside. Mark tries to copy the carving, eventually with a marker pen on the back of his hand as he runs out of space on the paper.

‘I pressed my pencil tip into the carving and traced the heart and cursive letters. Some dust came up when I pulled my pencil out. Whoever had done this had carved it pretty deep, probably with a knife not a pencil. I wondered how long ago that could have been because kids got expelled these days for having plastic butter knives in their lunch boxes. We’re supposed to spread mayonnaise with our fingers, I guess. Anyway, I decided the kid with the pocketknife had to have carved this valentine at least a decade ago, if not two.’

Mark has had a crush on Bethany for years. She seems to reciprocate his feelings but his texts and emails don’t seem to be having the desired effect. Ever since Mark drew the heart on his hand he’s been receiving hand written notes from an unknown source, with advice on how to win Bethany back by writing traditional love letters. When he realises who it is, he can hardly believe it but he’s more than grateful for the help.

Mark’s letters to Bethany give his hopes a boost and a tentative relationship begins to bloom. While Bethany is helping Mark to clear out his grandmother’s room after she passes away, they find an old shoebox full of love letters hidden in the back of the closet dating from the war in Vietnam. There are parallels between this couple and Mark and Bethany situation.

Bethany’s future lies in college and Mark has always planned to join the military. Will a long distance relationship work? Bethany has her doubts, which intensify as they near graduation and aren’t helped by spirit interference.

All The Love You Write is a complicated (in the emotional sense) teen romance, written well with sensitivity and some lovely imagery. Teenage uncertainty and self consciousness is captured effectively and the historical aspect was obviously researched. I enjoyed the paranormal thread but was surprised by certain reactions I wasn’t expecting. Including strong messages about love, this is an entertaining read that, for me, could have been tightened up more in the third part. But who wouldn’t love a hand written love letter as opposed to a quick text or email. The story has thought provoking content and it would be an awful shame if this creative skill and expressive method of communication is lost completely.

Book description

A story about young love, first love, true love, timeless love, and the power of love letters.

Mark and Bethany are two mismatched high school seniors in a new relationship.

It’s doomed to fail.

Mark has adored Bethany since middle school, and she’s finally giving him a chance. Only, he’s clumsy at romance and knows he’ll lose her because of it. Bethany thinks Mark is sweet. Only, she’s afraid to commit her whole heart to him because he’s going into the army and she’s headed off to college.

Fifty years earlier, a boy and a girl from the same high school shared an amazing but tragic love story. They have now returned as ghosts and are interfering in Mark and Bethany’s relationship.

Who are they? Why do they care what happens to Mark and Bethany?

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of HOW MANY LIVES HAS SCRUFFO by Mac Black. A nostalgic trip to yesteryear mixed with a bit of wholesome fun.

How Many Lives Has Scuffo?How Many Lives Has Scuffo? by Mac Black

3.5 stars

How Many Lives Has Scruffo? Is a light read for those who can relate to the 1950s and who might enjoy a chuckle mixed with a nostalgic return to a bygone era.

The book opens in 1958 with an introduction to Harold Scuffington, who is the vicar of the village of Woldenham, England.

At the local Christmas fayre a magician uses a vanishing cabinet and asks Harold to be his assistant. He disappears, only to reappear as a cat elsewhere. The name on his collar is Scruffo. He finds that he cannot return to 1958 and his human form until later, when he is dealt a life ending blow. Scruffo’s adventures with Harold continue as he uses up more than his nine lives while time-traveling to a variety of future places.

Written in a comedy style that echoes the era, Harold’s adventures as both Scruffo and himself have an element of slapstick about them. I became quite fond of Monica, Harold’s friend and confidante, and the only other person who knew he changed into a cat. She was endlessly patient and understanding. One of my favourite episodes was Scruffo’s trip to the library, but I won’t say anymore and spoil the story.

Overall a book for those looking for a nostalgic trip to yesteryear mixed with a bit of wholesome fun.

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Book description

As the opening lines say, “becoming a cat was a surprise to the Reverend Harold Scuffington.” From the moment we meet Harold, we see the immense complications to a man’s life that becoming a cat can bring… especially if it is a cat like Scuffo… If he isn’t under a bed, he is in it and what he sees, hears and experiences will change Harold’s life forever!

Mac Black has returned to writing for adults with this fantastical and imaginative story of a Vicar, a cat and the consequences of rhubarb tarts…

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of Western #HistoricalFiction DENVER CITY JUSTICE by J.V.L. Bell

Denver City JusticeDenver City Justice by J.V.L. Bell

3.5 stars

Denver City Justice takes place in the historical western era during the latter half of the 1800s. The book opens in Idaho Springs, then a small mining community. Millie arrives in Colorado after answering a ‘Wife-wanted’ ad; her prior adventures in the west can be read in The Lucky Hat Mine.

The book opens with Millie’s marriage to Dom, but the happy celebrations turn sour after a wedding guest and local widow is found murdered. Everyone is shocked, but it soon becomes apparent that Widow Ferris had been blackmailing residents of Idaho Springs, and a list of murder suspects grows. However, when Millie’s new husband is arrested as chief suspect and taken away to Denver City, Millie is left scampering after him in a desperate rescue mission.

There was plenty of historical information included in this book, particularly elements relating to the white man’s migration west, suppression of the native American Indians, and the African American underground railroad campaign. I felt that some of these other stories took me away from the murder mystery, and, though interesting, did not always fit with the mood of the story; I would have enjoyed a smaller history lesson and more concentration on the main story theme. I did enjoy Millie’s fainting goats, they were fun and lifted the seriousness of several situations. The story was often told through colloquialism filled dialogue, which may particularly appeal to fans of Western style stories.

Overall, this book offered humour, history and humanity, and would perhaps suit those looking for a lighter read in this genre.

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Book description

Territory of Colorado, 1864. Millie and Dom Drouillard return with more murder, mayhem, and misadventures in J.v.L. Bell’s latest novel, Denver City Justice.

The newlyweds are barely settled into wedded bliss when their neighbor the Widow Ferris is found dead with an icicle piercing her cold heart. Suspects abound–Widow Ferris has been blackmailing most of the upstanding citizens of Idaho Springs, including its sheriff. Millie’s new husband Dom soon becomes the main suspect and is hauled off to jail for a taste of Denver City justice.

Can Millie arrive in Denver City in time? Joined by an unusual ensemble of proper matrons, her best friend Mary–a free black woman–and an Idaho Springs “fancy girl,” Millie heads to Denver City willing to do anything to keep Dom from swinging from the end of a rope.

Denver City Justice is a historical novel, rich in frontier lore, interesting Colorado history, and endearingly quirky characters.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #Chicklit Jennifer Brown Is Moving On by Angie Langley

Today’s team review is from Barb, she blogs here https://barbtaub.com/

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Barb has been reading Jennifer Brown Is Moving on by Angie Langley

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My Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Remember when we loved Bridget Jones? Wasn’t her obsession with her weight, search for a man, and drinking really funny? If you miss her, you’re going to love Jennifer Brown. You know this because everyone in the book tells you that you’ll love her, from her (obligatory gay) BFF to the rich, dashing, er… Jonathan Dashwood-Silk.

‘Because being you—being Jennifer Brown—is…’ her eyes were glistening now. ‘…is the best thing to be. The best thing anyone could be.’

I haven’t read the first volume in this series, but I’m told that we meet Jennifer as an inept admin who can’t spell or type. In almost no time and despite a total lack of experience, she has gone from being a typist who couldn’t spell to managing a country estate and returning it to profitability. From there, she enters the rarified ranks of high-end wine merchants, with an international portfolio of rich, famous clients. Oh, and despite a lifetime of drinking the cheapest plonk possible, she has developed “…a very discerning and educated palate.”

Who is Jennifer? Yes, she’s the Mary Sue—that character so totally, incredibly perfect that instead being the focus of the plot, she bends the laws of physics to make the rest of the universe revolve around her. If spoilers didn’t prevent it, I would tell you about an ending so fantastical, even the most sentimental of victorian children’s stories wouldn’t dare attempt it without a godmother on some serious fairy steroids.

And yet…I like Jennifer. She’s just so sweet and warm and funny that I can’t help liking her—even though I have the distinct feeling that if you pitched her against a wall, she would just stick there a bit, perhaps oozing down slowly until an incredibly handsome and rich person happened by, fell in love at first sight, and whisked her off to their beach mansion in fairyland or Malibu to recover. Even then.

Jennifer is a giant step backward for feminism (as, we must admit, was Bridget Jones). Hardly the “everywoman” claimed on the cover, Jennifer Brown is instead polar opposite to current young women characters such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s semi-autobiographical Fleabag.

And that’s okay. If you’re in the mood for a fairy tale, if you have a superhuman capacity for the suspension of disbelief, if you just want a bit more Bridget Jones—then Jennifer Brown is perfect for you. You won’t have a moment’s worry, you know all will be spectacularly OTT-well, and you’ll feel like that happily-ever-after is well and truly job done.

Book description

She’s back!
Five feet one and full of fizz, Jennifer Brown has learned to roll with the punches and adapt to whatever life throws at her. It’s thrown plenty in the past and she’s had to use her steely core to reinvent herself, first as cook and housekeeper to a saucy sexagenarian, then as manager of a tumbledown country estate with sensitive secrets. In Jennifer Brown On The Move, this Bridget Jones with knobs on is taking charge of her life again, showing the world she can move in the most exalted, high-power circles and lose not an ounce of her gutsy, down-to-earth charm. Her hilarious cross-dressing confidant Will is on hand once again, with pearls of caustic widsom, and her old boss Jonathan Dashwood-Silk breezes in and out of her life, still dripping charisma but still needing our heroine to dig him out of the odd hole. As she crosses continents and breaks bread with the world’s movers and shakers, Jennifer Brown finds her mind still troubled by thoughts of the quiet man with the warm eyes and the velvet vowels. Then that daydream is torpedoed when she’s invited to his wedding.
But you know Jennifer. She never gives up!

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #Mystery MURDER BEYOND THE PRECIPICE by @PGoetjen #TuesdayBookBlog

Today’s team review is from Karen, she blogs here https://sassyredheadbookreviews.wordpress.com

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Karen has been reading Murder Beyond The Precipice by Penny Goetjen

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5

Smart, single, young, business, woman Elizabeth Pennington needs a break from her busy day to day life of running her business. She decides to attend the wedding of an acquaintance from high school, in Boothbay Harbor, back near her hometown. She decides to surprise her friend at the same time, who is working at Boothbay Inn, while she attends the wedding. Unfortunately, she gets the Inn’s mixed up where the wedding is being held and where her friend works, and there are a lot of things happening at the Boothbay Harbor Inn that Elizabeth gets caught up in. Little does she know, her quiet, relaxing weekend away from Connecticut will be anything but.

Lucretia Sterling is trying to restore the Boothbay Harbor Inn and bring it back to life, but her husband is strong arming her with the renovations and doesn’t want her to restore it the way she wants. He wants it his way. He has a lot of secrets and is a man who scares the people who work for him. The employees and the town folk love Lucretia, but not her husband Jonathan Sterling. He has a lot to prove to his family who cut him out of the family business back in England, and he does not want to see the Inn restored or equipped the way it was back when it was first opened. He wants to modernize it and make it more of an exclusive Inn.

This was my first read of Penny Goetjen, but I would love to go back and read the first book with Elizabeth, Murder on the Precipice. Her writing is suspenseful, intriguing, and edge of your seat. I loved how Elizabeth seemed to walk right into trouble at every turn and yet was able to walk away with minor injuries. She is drawn in by her inquisitive mind and the people who work at Boothbay Harbor Inn and in the town of Boothbay Harbor. There are a lot of questionable characters in this story and it had me wondering what each one was into and what they might do to Elizabeth.

I really enjoyed reading this book and loved the characters. I especially loved Elizabeth and her inquisitive mind. She is more like a detective than an interior decorator, even if she found herself in trouble, her inquisitive mind and her sense for adventure make her life interesting. I give this story a 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy suspense, small town mysteries, and colorful characters.

My husband and I have vacationed in Boothbay Harbor as well as South Port a few times and reading this book brought me back to those vacations. They were relaxing and fun. We enjoyed some beautiful views and very friendly locals. Now I want to go back.

Book description

The Livingston family is no stranger to tragedy. Losing both parents at a young age in what authorities ruled an accident, Lucretia Livingston, the sole heir to the estate, is left to pick up the pieces. But many locals question the circumstances surrounding their deaths and if the family’s wealth was an irresistibly seductive motive for crossing the line.

Elizabeth Pennington returns to the coast of Maine after receiving an unexpected wedding invitation. Hoping to surprise her friend, she arrives unannounced at the Livingston Estate-turned-inn, only to discover no one knows her whereabouts. Just as disconcerting is the disappearance of the innkeeper’s young bride, Lucretia. Frantic for answers, Elizabeth becomes tangled in a tortured trail of deception, betrayal, love lost and murder.

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT #WomensFiction THERE SHE GOES by @LynneB1

Today’s team review is from Sandra.

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She has been reading There She Goes by Lynne Shelby

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There She Goes is the second in Lynne Shelby’s series of novels set in the world of the theatre, but it is not a sequel, and you can easily read them independently of each other. Told mainly from Julie’s point of view, with occasional glimpses of Zac’s thoughts, we learn what everyday life is like for struggling actors trying to break into musical theatre, with the holy grail being a part in a show directed by Joe Garcia.

I’m not a fan of any kind of theatre, but I was drawn into the world Lynne has created here as it seems thoroughly convincing. The story is well written and the characters are likeable and believable with brief appearances of some from the previous book – The One That I Want; my particular favourite is Nadia – no spoilers here, so I’m not going to tell you why!

I enjoyed reading There She Goes but felt it would have benefited from slightly more dramatic tension; none of the obstacles in the way of Julie and Zac’s relationship seemed that serious, and they were easily overcome. In some ways, this story is more about friendship than romance, as the young actors all support each other in their quest for recognition.

Book description

When aspiring actress Julie Farrell meets actor Zac Diaz, she is instantly attracted to him, but he shows no interest in her. Julie, who has yet to land her first professional acting role, can t help wishing that her life was more like a musical, and that she could meet a handsome man who d sweep her into his arms and tap-dance her along the street…

After early success on the stage, Zac has spent the last three years in Hollywood, but has failed to forge a film career. Now back in London, he is determined to re-establish himself as a theatre actor. Focused solely on his work, he has no time for distractions, and certainly no intention of getting entangled in a committed relationship…

Auditioning for a new West End show, Julie and Zac act out a love scene, but will they ever share more than a stage kiss?

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