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5* Review: Like Father Like Daughter – Christina Morgan

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Mystery Thriller Blurb

Libby Carter is pretty sure she didn’t kill her husband…

When Libby wakes up to find her husband Ryan murdered in bed next to her with no memory of how it happened, she can only assume the worst. Daughter of the infamous I-75 Strangler, Libby is afraid that becoming a serial killer is in her DNA. Is she truly capable of killing the man she loves?

The evidence against her keeps stacking up, and it’s enough for an arrest…

It’s no secret that Libby is the number one suspect, and when she makes bail, she knows she has no choice but to turn to the only man who can help clear her name. Her father. After visiting him in prison, she decides to take the investigation into her own hands. Libby finds an unsettling lead on Ryan’s murderer and learns her husband might not have been as innocent as she thought.

But every clue she uncovers leads to another dead end…

Libby must risk her life to discover the truth about her husband and his murder, but things become even more dangerous when she realizes someone is watching her every move.

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 ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’, has a great opening chapter, that sets the scene for a fast paced, thrilling story. The plot doesn’t shy away from violence and its graphic results, which enhance the story’s realism.

Told from Libby’s point of view, in the first person, her thoughts, and visual experiences are frighteningly real, as her life changes forever. The story’s perfect pacing increases the suspense and tension. Realistically portrayed with vivid, believable characters, Libby’s life unravels and leaves her out of control and in danger. I loved the element of doubt in this story, even Libby isn’t sure what she’s done and that makes the final outcome surprising and satisfying,

Libby is a strong woman, used to looking out for herself, yet an unfortunate series of events leave her hurting and vulnerable. Surrounded by doubt and suspicion, she is the only one who can discover the truth and prove her innocence. , Libby’s father is an interesting character; hopefully his story will be the next book in the series.

This is a great story, well paced, full of menace and suspense with a believable, likeable heroine and lots of plot twists to keep you guessing. It’s a page turning read I couldn’t put down.

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

 

 

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5* Review: Sunshine and Secrets (Willow Cottage #1-) Bella Osborne

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Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a safe place for little Leo.

When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it’s not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.

Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose…

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Sunshine and Secrets (Willow Cottage, #1)

The auction scene at the beginning of this amusing serial definitely epitomises Beth as a romantic comedy heroine. Beth is the proverbial ‘fish out of water’ in the country idyll. Beth’s ‘townie’ observations about her surroundings are vivid and often comical. The story is a curious mix of laugh out loud hilarity and dark undercurrents of menace. Beth is running and a rundown cottage in an off the beaten track rural village is a better prospect than a glamorous apartment in London for Beth and her young son Leo.
Brusque and sexy Jack is more than a little attractive to heart worn Beth but what is he hiding? The villagers bring the story to vivid life. There is an atmosphere of secrets, hinted at but not explored, making reading the next part of this funny, poignant serial a must. Life in London continues without Beth through the eyes of her best friend Carly.
I can’t wait to read what happens next to Beth, Carly and Jack and of course Willow Cottage.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins Avon UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

 

Sunshine and Secrets by Bella Osborne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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My Broken Soldier – Alison Mello – Release Spotlight

My Broken Soldier

MY BROKEN SOLDIER by Alison Mello

Love Conquers Life Series, Book #2

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Tagline: “He may be broken, but it doesn’t mean he can’t be her hero.” 

Winter Blurb

Patricia Fitzgerald is finally ready to bring her relationship with Carter into the limelight, despite what her mother thinks…

Patty is prepared to face the consequences and announce her relationship at her first public fundraiser with Carter. But when a strange woman makes a move on him, and she finds them in what appears to be a mutual, passionate kiss, Patty can’t believe she’s been so foolish. She should’ve known better than to trust a man.

Carter’s been set up, but he can’t get anyone to believe him… 

Floundering under the stress of losing Patty, the PTSD nightmares start in again, leaving Carter no choice but to turn to the only thing that will numb the pain. Alcohol—and lots of it. His family quickly intervenes and takes him to the hospital to kick-start his road to recovery. Carter knows burying the pain isn’t the answer. He has to heal…and save his relationship with Patty.

Outside forces work to keep Patty and Carter apart…

Suspicious of her mother’s recent actions, Patty pushes her to come clean about the setup at the fundraiser. Her jealous ex, Ben, has been blackmailing her mother into helping him ruin her relationship with Carter, and it doesn’t stop at that. Ben shows up at the lake house unwilling to accept no for an answer. 

Carter needs to piece his broken life back together, but he’s running out of time… 

With so many who want to destroy their happiness, he has to be strong enough to save Patty from an empty, loveless future—or he’ll be nothing more than the broken soldier she used to know.

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LOVE CONQUERS LIFE SERIES LINKS & RELEASE INFO:

Book 1: SAVED BY A SOLDIER

Book 2: MY BROKEN SOLDIER

RELEASING AUGUST 9TH – PRE-ORDER COMING LATE JULY!

Book 3: FOREVER MY SOLDIER

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Alison Mello is a wife and stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy. She lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts. She loves playing soccer, basketball and football with her son.

After having her son, Alison started reading again and fell in love with Contemporary Romance. Reading made her happy and gave her something to do when she had downtime.  As she started to read more, she started to noticed things she really enjoyed in a book and things she didn’t. She began to have ideas for writing one of her own.  One day she literally woke up and started writing.  She realized that if there was ever a time for her  to write, it was now.  She had a part time job to give her something to do. The hours at work were slow and she was bored with what she was doing, so while her son was off enjoying his friends over summer vacation she got started.

Alison finished the first book in two weeks and decided that she really enjoyed writing, so she kept going. She already had ideas in mind for books two and three, so she kept writing.  That is how the Learning to Love Series was born. Somewhere along the line, one of my Beta readers convinced me that Michael, a character from Finding Love, needed his own story.  That is when Alison added the fourth and final book. Alison hopes you enjoy her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.

She’s so glad she started this writing journey and hopes you will stay with her for the ride. Chasing Dreams is scheduled to release in April and the first two books of the Love Conquers Life series will be out this summer!

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