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Envy By Amanda Robson

Envy‘Envy’ is the latest book by Amanda Robson.

Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear. When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?

Like previous novels by Amanda, ‘Envy’ is a dark and twisted story that really pulls the reader in.

Faye is the main character, a woman who is obsessed with her appearance, strives for perfection and is constantly looking for the big break with her modelling job, but at 34, she’s not that much in demand much to her despair. But unbeknownst to Faye, she has other admirers that she’s unaware off and they will do anything to get close to her, whether that means taking her daughter or tearing her family apart.

The story is also seen through the narrative of Erica, a quiet and timid neighbour who’s in awe of Faye’s glamorous life and wishes they were friends, but is let down when Faye has a one night stand with Jonah, a man who is also obsessed with her and will do anything to have Faye in his life. As well as Philip, the clueless husband.

The different narratives to the story, make it a speedy read, as a woman who is used to being in control, Faye finds herself constantly on edge and battling to prove her sanity as people begin to question her actions and why things are happening. As the story progresses and things begin to unravel, we see a different side to Faye, uninterested in her appearance and only concerned for her family.

As the story flicks back and forward on the characters, it gives an interesting insight into the impact that actions can have on people’s lives, in Faye’s case how a one night stand can consume two strangers for different reasons.

A twisted and sordid tale of jealousy and obsession, ‘Envy’ is a gripping page turner of a book, riddled with drama, flawed characters and bad behaviour.

You can buy ‘Envy’ from Amazon and will be available from good bookshops from 4th April 2019.

Cover Reveal – One Hot Summer By Kat French

One Hot SummerI’m delighted to reveal the stunning cover to Kat French’s new book called ‘One Hot Summer’.

The story of ‘One Hot Summer’ is –

Being married to a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when that celebrity has a very public affair with his co-star…

Alice McBride is determined that the one thing she won’t lose in her marriage breakup is Borne Manor, her beloved home, but she gets more than she bargained for when she rents it out for the summer and a sexy cowboy comes to stay.

Country music star Robinson Duff has had his own share of heartbreak and needs somewhere quiet to hide out for the summer. Neither Alice nor Robinson are in any position for romance; the timing is terrible and they’re both rebounding like out of control frisbees.

Can a holiday romance help mend their broken hearts. Or will it just make things even worse when the long hot summer comes to its inevitable end?

I loved Kat’s previous book, ‘The Piano Man Project’ so I’m looking forward to reading this sizzling story.

You can pre-order One Hot Summer from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 2nd June 2016.

Fiona Gibson Reveals New Book – The Woman Who Upped And Left

The Woman Who Upped And LeftOne of my favourite Avon Books author’s Fiona Gibson, is back with a new book in 2016 wittily called ‘The Woman Who Upped And Left’.

The story of ‘The Woman Who Upped And Left’ is –

Forget about having it all. Sometimes you just want to leave it all behind.

Audrey is often seized by the urge to walk out of her house without looking back – but she can’t possibly do that.

She is a single parent. She is needed. She has a job, a home, responsibilities…and a slothful teenage son’s pants to pick up.

But no one likes being taken for granted – Audrey least of all – so the time has come for drastic action. And no one’s going to stand in her way…

I loved Fiona’s previous books, they are funny and heartwarming tales and if you are a fan of Carole Matthews, then Fiona Gibson is the author for you.

You can pre-order The Woman Who Upped and Left from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 25th February 2016.

Cover Reveal – Reader I Dumped Him By Lorelei Mathias

Reader I Dumped HimAn evening cover reveal comes courtesy of new Avon Books author, Lorelei Mathias with her wittily named debut novel ‘Reader, I Dumped Him’.

The story of ‘Reader, I Dumped Him’ is –

This story is a celebration of the people that bring you back to life when your world closes in: your mates.

Relationships come and go, but the Break-up Club membership never truly expires.

Holly Braithwaite and loveable loser Lawrence have been together for five years. But the obvious cracks in their relationship can no longer be ignored and Holly soon finds herself saying ‘it’s not you, it’s me.’

In the shock aftermath of their break up, Holly finds unlikely companions in Olivia, Harry and Bella. Together, they form the Break-up Club, as they support each other through their mutual melancholy and find ways to love, laugh and function as human beings again.

Break-up Club meets every Sunday. Each week, as the comedy and drama unfolds, they discover a new BUC ‘rule’. And, one by one, the rules become vital markers on their journey to recovery…

‘BREAK-UP CLUB’

To our members, we’re the first emergency service

A relatable and fun story that is the perfect Anti-Valentines’ tale to curl up with.

You can pre-orderReader, I Dumped Him: A love story about break-ups from Amazon and will be available for your Kindle from 4th February 2016.

Meet Me In Manhattan By Claudia Carroll

Meet Me In Manhattan’Meet Me In Manhattan’ is the latest book by bestselling author, Claudia Carroll.

You don’t mess with aspiring journalist Holly Johnson! The man she fell for is not all that he seems – because sometimes dating online doesn’t quite go to plan. She’s decided to fly to the Big Apple to surprise him and to get some answers. And if her plan works she’ll also get the scoop of her career. But as she steps out of her yellow taxi and the first snowflakes start to fall, it’s Holly who has the surprise of her life. What should be a dream come true is looking a little like a nightmare. But Holly is determined to get her New York happy ending!

As usual Claudia has delivered anther great story that is filled with her warm humour and wit. The story is seen from the perspective of Holly Johnson, a researcher for a local radio station who has given up on finding love locally and signs up for Internet dating and she meets Andy McCoy, a handsome pilot from America, who appears too good to be true. After a few failed attempts at meeting the pilot, Holly decides to throw caution to the wind and goes off to Manhattan to meet Andy, after her suspicions were raised. But in Claudia’s trademark style of twists and turns, nothing is as it seems and Holly is in for a surprise when she touches down in Manhattan.

The story focuses on the topic of catfishing, the current trend with online dating where people lie about their identities and their situations and has become such a big craze that there is even a television series about it.

Holly is a lovely character, warmhearted with a tendency for telling little white lies, she dreams of finding love and having a successful career and hope this will help ease the heartache of her past. But life isn’t that easy for the heroine and she finds herself on an unexpected adventure in New York, where she makes her friends and helps out old ghosts to rest.

The story is a bubbly festive adventure that flows from the bustling streets of Dublin to the cosmopolitan lights of New York and is the perfect tour guide for people visiting the city, packed with little nuggets of information about little known places.

I’ve grown to love Claudia’s books, their whimsical and enjoyable tales filled with sweet and entertaining characters that make for compulsive reading, packed with funny and tender moments, ‘Meet Me In Manhattan’ is a deliciously charming and entertaining story about leaving the past behind and having the courage to move on.

You can buy Meet Me In Manhattan from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.