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Blog Tour / Giveaway: Little Acts of Love (Mishaps in Millrise #1) by Tilly Tennant

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Today I'm kicking off the blog tour for Little Acts of Love by Tilly Tennant! Read on to find out more, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Mishaps in Millrise – a four-(novella)-part romantic spin-off from Mishaps and Mistletoe

If you’re new to the town of Millrise, then come and meet the residents. If you fell in love with Phoebe and Jack last Christmas in Mishaps and Mistletoe, then you’ve just been invited to the best reunion ever…

Little Acts of Love:  Mishaps in Millrise Part 1

Almost five months have passed since Phoebe and Jack first met in the grotto of a drunken Santa at Hendry’s toy store in Millrise.  Since then, Jack and his adorable daughter, Maria, have turned Phoebe’s life around.  As she and Jack get closer, Phoebe decides it’s time to put her stagnating career back on track too, which means going for a big promotion at work.

But nothing is ever simple in the strange little world of Hendry’s, and Phoebe is soon wishing she’d stayed on the tills.  At home, thing…

Review: Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss

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Bound to him against her will…

Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors.

Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who-though she is loath to admit it-frightens her more than a little.

Their first kiss awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees first hand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives...

Review
First of all, ignore the sticker on the front of this book. Fifty Shades this is not, and I'm saying this as a fan of the series. Granted, the chemistry between Eloise and Wolf (I don't think he has a first name) is sizzling hot but that is where the similarities end. Eloise is a headstrong young woman, determined not to be forced into m…

Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman that. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling?

Review
This is an absolute gem of a book, and I can't believe it's taken me so long to get around to reading it! Once I started I couldn't put it down - Don's narrative voice is just so endearing. I tend to avoid 'rom-com' style books as I find them a bit cringeworthy, but that's certainly not the case here. This book is brilliantly written - it really made me smile, even laugh out loud in places, and I hope that when the inevitable film adaptation comes along the director will be able to do it justice. Don's character reminds me exactly of a guy I went to university …

Blog Tour / Giveaway: Country Affairs by Zara Stoneley

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Today I'm excited to be kicking off the blog tour for Country Affairs, the second book in the Tippermere series by Zara Stoneley. I absolutely love this series! Read on to find out more,
and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

About the Book 'A great treat for readers who love their books jam-packed with sexy men and horses.' Bestselling author Fiona Walker

It’s time to get back in the saddle with the follow up to the deliciously naughty Stable Mates!

Swapping her spurs for stilettoes and becoming Lady of the Manor is not on loveable, but scatty, Lottie’s life plan. Nor does she have the faintest idea how to rescue it from rack and ruin. But with footballer’s wife Sam on the case, determined to bring glamour to the manor, and fun-loving eventer Rory egging them on, nothing can possibly go wrong, can it?

Todd never forgave himself for abandoning Lottie on a Barcelona beach, but now he’s tracked her down and he’s ready to kiss and make up. With a roving eye and his roguish gri…

Review: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

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Some moments can change your life for ever. Have you ever wondered, what if...?

A man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their life.

Eva and Jim are nineteen and students at Cambridge when their paths first cross in 1958. And then there is David, Eva's then-lover, an ambitious actor who loves Eva deeply. The Versions of Us follows the three different courses their lives could take following this first meeting. Lives filled with love, betrayal, ambition but through it all is a deep connection that endures whatever fate might throw at them.

The Versions of Us explores the idea that there are moments when our lives might have turned out differently, the tiny factors or decisions that could determine our fate, and the precarious nature of the foundations upon which we build our lives. It is also a story about the…

Mega May Book Haul

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A new month brings with it a whole load of new books to get my teeth into. I still have loads of reviews to write up, so watch this space for those, but until then feast your eyes on these beauties!

First we have these two gorgeous titles courtesy of Pan Macmillan - I was only expecting a bookmark! These should fill the Poldark shaped void in my life nicely until the next series airs.



Next up, my Bookbridgr haul. I may have got a little carried away with the request button...



And last but not least, my library picks for the month. I already have five other titles on loan which I renewed (oops), but I couldn't resist picking up these two:
Have you read any of these? What's new on your shelves this month?