Book Review: To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An enemies to friends-with-benefits to lovers romance

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#TheWriteReads #BlogTour Review: Malibu Burns by Mark Richardson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A book that leaves you feeling confused, yet strangely satisfied

Thank you so much to The Write Reads and Mark Richardson for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and media kit!

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Book Review: The Forgotten Keychains by Julian Kennedy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A debut novel that is thrilling and chilling in some of the best ways

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Blog Tour Review: An Ear for Trouble by K.T. Lee

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A solid follow-up novel in the Riverbend K-9s series.

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and K.T. Lee for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and blog tour media kit!

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Book Review: A Bounty of Love by Willow Walker

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A short, but cute, love story in a science-fiction setting

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Blog Tour Audiobook Review: Riverside by Glenda Young & Ian Skillicorn

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A unique podcast-mixed-with-audiobook experience.

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and the authors for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary audiobook and blog tour media kit!

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Blog Tour Review: Fine Motor Skills by D.C. Hope

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A quick and fun romance novella

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and D.C. Hope for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and blog tour media kit!

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#TheWriteReads #BlogTour Review: Clean Sweep by E. B. Lee

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Heartbreaking while being thought provoking and uplifting

Thank you so much to The Write Reads and E.B. Lee for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary ARC and media kit!

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About the Author

E. B. Lee was raised in Weston, CT and enjoyed the best of a then-rural town and easy access to the high-energy world of New York City. She brings together elements of both in her debut work of literary fiction, Clean Sweep, a heartfelt story of human connection, tough choices, and compassion. Prior to writing, Ms. Lee was a flower farmer and worked in the environmental field. She earned a Masters Degree from Yale School of the Environment and undergraduate degree from Yale. E.B. Lee now writes in North Carolina and Connecticut.

Review

Book CWs

For a list of warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

Carli Morris is looking forward to a quiet retirement. Earning billions from the sale of her Madison Avenue ad agency, she dreams of spending her golden years painting and giving back to society. But the heartbreaking discovery of a homeless woman poisoned to death on the streets of Manhattan reopens the wounds of Carli’s own tragic loss.

Realizing her busy career turned her away from the vulnerable, she throws herself on a mission to get the defenseless off the streets. But as she sacrifices her own needs to support others, her new colleague’s mental illness and Carli’s unresolved grief collide in a staggering sequence of events that will alter her life forever.

Can Carli dig deep and make a powerful, personal impact?

Clean Sweep is a dynamic literary novel. If you like moving revelations, gut-wrenching decisions, and life-affirming transformations, then you’ll love E. B. Lee’s enlightening tale.

Review (No Spoilers)

Hi everyone! I signed up for a bunch of tours back-to-back (oops!). Today’s book is an adult literary fiction novel that gives readers a sort of inner look into what it’s like to be homeless. The main character of this novel, Carli, is a volunteer for a place that helps provide for and look after several homeless people in the area. They not only have frequent soup kitchens, but they also do almost daily check-ups and provide medical care when necessary.

The thing I enjoyed most about this book was the fact that it highly emphasized both empathy and respect in regards to those who are less fortunate. Instead of judging homeless people or people with mental illness for their actions or how they look, Carli and her team work to get to know them as human beings while respecting their personal autonomy. They try to get them to find shelters, accept medical help, and overcome addiction, but they never push too hard if the person is not ready or willing to take that step.

On top of the plot about taking care of each of the homeless charges that Carli has, there are also plots revolving around Carli’s missing brother and a possible criminal harming people on the streets. For a book that had a lot of plots going, I felt like it took a while to pick up. I found myself bored for a good portion of the beginning, but once the story finally picked up, it kept my attention much more. I’m not much of a literary fiction reader so this wasn’t really for me, but definitely check this out if you are!


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Blog Tour Review: The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A flawed but cute fake-dating/switching identities/celebrity romance

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours and Lillie Vale for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and media kit!

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Blog Tour Spotlight: Sun, Sea and Strawberry Shortcake by Rosie Green

Today I’m bringing attention to the romantic comedy Sun, Sea and Strawberry Shortcake by Rosie Green. I’ll take you through the blurb, about the author, and a few tour excerpts!

Premise

It was meant to be a gloriously romantic getaway in Wales for Ruby and Hudson. That was the plan, anyway. But then friends start inviting themselves along, lured by the idea of unwinding in a chocolate-box pretty cottage, wandering the lanes and the coastline, soaking up the sun and the stunningly beautiful Italian-inspired architecture. With Ellie, Jaz, Fen and Madison popping up around every corner, plus another sinister mystery to solve, will the lovebirds ever find time to indulge their desire for sun, sea and . . . strawberry shortcake?

Purchase on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3yNV9bJ

About the Author

Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a country village cafe. Look out for ‘Clara’s Secret Garden’ out in August 2022.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88

What readers have to say

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and couldn’t put the book down. I can’t wait to see what happens next for these characters.

Cindy’s Love of Books

I really enjoyed this story. The characters are all very realistic and I like following their lives through the series of books. 

I Heart Books

This would work well as a standalone. A delightful and quick read, ideal for a relaxing read on an summer evening. This series does not fail to please and draw you in.

Kirsty’s Book Reviews

The multiple perspectives work well to increase the pace of the story and share different aspects of the plot. It also ensures that the reader is not omniscient and is left to make their own predictions about a number of different mysteries that are occurring. 

Ceri’s Lil Blog

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