Category Archives: Reviews

REVIEW: Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Little Lies, Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty, Books, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

The Back of the Book

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.

And one parent is dead.

Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…

LITTLE LIES is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

My Thoughts

Family dramas, friendship, love, hate and even murder! 

‘Little people, little problems’ (From the book!)

Jane is a single mother to a beautiful boy called Ziggy and is finding it hard moving to a new community and trying to fit in with all of the ‘perfect’ family surroundings. Despite the beautiful new surroundings there is something shady about Pirriwee but Jane is yet to let on.

Celeste despite being a slender beautiful mother of two with a gorgeous husband and more money than most can dream of there is still something that we do not know – or so it seems. Covering up is never easy but some women make it such a habit that when it does come out it is like you are numb to the subject.

Madeline takes no prisoners, she is upfront and most certainly does not mince her words. With a tongue that could cause a serious bout of whiplash as well as a teenage daughter that is ready to cause havoc and possibly a crime.

Community spirit with plenty of secrets in the background. This story circles around the three womens complicated lives. Between Jane, Celeste & Madeline any woman who reads this book will identify with the narrative somewhere along the lines and hopefully enjoy it immensely. From out there and brash to reserved and much like a ticking time bomb of emotions these ladies become friends and their lives intertwined in ways that not even they could imagine possible.

It is a great of love and support for friends and family as well as delving into a shocking back story that had me on the edge of my seat and wanting to throttle certain characters in the book. Moriarty has a way of bringing her characters to life and making them incredibly relatable.

A deeply thrilling, page turner that even though finished I want more. Once again Liane Moriarty has written a book that has left the reader wanting more.

Have you read it yet? 

Rating

rating4* worthy fix

REVIEW: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

shopaholic-to-the-stars-by-sophie-kinsella

The Back of the Book 

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It’s as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She’s hanging out with the stars…or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.

There’s so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some…er…help.

Becky sets her heart on a new career – she’s going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it’s tough in Tinseltown.

Luckily her best friend, Suze, comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow…things aren’t quite working out as they’d hoped.

Then Becky’s big chance comes, and it’s an opportunity that money can’t buy. But will it cost her too much?

My Thoughts

Becky’s imagination is running wild again and without a second thought for her actual surroundings she is out in search for the perfect hollywood celebrity lifestyle. Despite not being a celebrity she seems prepared to do almost anything to be one. The transition for any one person from UK ordinary life to high profile Hollywood celebrity is a complete life change but when you have a husband and child to think about as well things are a lot more difficult.

With the dream of mingling with the stars and becoming best friends with just about every celebrity out there Becky seems unstoppable in her efforts to ‘make it’. With her family falling at the wayside and her friends life on the edge of a break down Becky really should be getting her head out of her backside and putting her family first.

This book really did not sit well with me, not only was it even more unrealistic than it usually is but it was bordering on ridiculously annoying. Do not mistake that for a very poor read but it wasn’t the usual Kinsella read – it felt like she has just got to the end of her tether with this series and just wants it to end.

Every other Shopaholic book I have wanted to read and have been eager to know what has happened next. However, with this book much like it seemed with Kinsella’s writing I just wanted it to end. If there is another book I will give it a chance in hope that it will be much better.

Rating

rating2* Grainy Blend

REVIEW: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch, Fiction, London, Rivers of London, Met Police, Police, Investigation, Crime, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Review

The Back of the Book

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can’t take the London out of the copper.

Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what’s more all the shops are closed by 4pm…

My Thoughts

Peter is back in action but this time far away from his beloved London with two missing children to find the search is on but it is far from easy with a magic unicorn the size of a carthorse with the temperament of a doberman on the loose.

The London boy is lost in the country and we find out that Nightingale is a legend amongst his own and known to all as ‘THE‘ Nightingale. Not only for everything he has contributed to the magical world but just for being him. Although Peter feels a bit like a deer in headlights in his new surroundings the London is really locked in there and his investigative nature really comes into its own.

With magic, fantasy and a bit of sexy time Aaronovitch’s writing really pushes the boundaries and is definitely an unputdownable book.

We are left with a bit of a cliff hanger in the country with Peter hanging onto Beverley ready to head back to London. Surely there is more . . . (I’m waiting with bated breath!)

I have purposely not said much about this book as there would be a lot of spoilers as when originally writing my review I got a bit carried away. You really just have to read it.

Rating

rating4* worthy fix

I listened to this book thanks to Audible.

REVIEW: Ozeri Moderna Pedometer 4×3 Motion – Blogmas Day 10

Ozeri 4x3 Motion Pedometer, Pedometer, Ozeri, Health & Fitness, Health, Fitness, Motion, Exercise

Design

Sleek, small and easy to use with only 4 control buttons. Easy fit for most pocket sizes (even the tiniest of skinny jeans!) and if you have no pockets pop it around your neck with the handy loop. With easy set up instructions I was good to go pretty much as soon as I opened up the box.

Does it work?

At work as I am constantly on my feet I thought that it was the perfect time to take this out for a test run. I checked on it a couple of times during my shift (13 hours!) and despite not being able to account step for step as I had been busy with other things I did walk up and down a couple of times and it was fairly accurate.

One thing that was quite impressive was that it tracks 7 days of exercise and not only steps but average speed, time and calories burnt. This is great as over a week of work I was able to compare what was done on a day at work and a day off – my, my what a difference. Alongside the 7 day tracker you have a calendar and time feature which is handy if you don’t have a watch or phone to hand.

It was easy to carry as I could either hang it around my neck or have it in my pocket. As it is small enough it fit in my trouser pocket and stayed there for the rest of the day. If no movement is made the screen sleeps after 30 seconds. For a thorough test this nifty little item will be coming out for another outing walking the dog so I will be back with more soon to let you know how I get on. Pictures will hopefully be taken – if the weather isn’t too bad!

pedometer, ozeri, 4x3 motion

Price

This item is currently on sale for £15.95 on Amazon.

*Thank you to the people at Ozeri for sending me this item for review

PRESS DAY: Coast S/S ’15 – Blogmas Day 5

From 60’s Monochrome to Luminous Blooms the Coast Spring/Summer 2015 collection is truly inspiring. Not only does it make me wish away the cold weather and days of needing a scarf and wooly hat with cute matching mittens but it makes me want to wear the fabulous garments IN the cold weather and find an equally fabulous coat to cover up.

With femininity at the forefront of this collection the intricate lace designs and delicate embellishments showcase key trends for the new season. Let us not forget the bursts of colour alongside the strict monochrome designs just to add a bit of order to the flirtatious feel of the dramatic yet nostalgic compilation.

Check out my photos from the day and judge for yourself

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Monochrome, 60's Mono, Lyla Maxi Dress, Dress

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, 60's Mono, Monochrome, Evening Dress, Dress, Skirts

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Dress, Splash of Colour

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Hyperbloom Skirt, Skirt, Bliss Top, Top, Bold Colours, Black, Luminous Blooms

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Pastel, Lace, Delicacy, Simple Luxe, New Romance

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Hanneli, Top, Skirt, Luminous Blooms

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Dress, White, Lime Green

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Lace, Delicate, Feminine, Amaira, Dress

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, 60's Mono, Monochrome, Black, White, Stripes

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style, Yellow, Skirt, Lace, Bomber, Jacket, Embellished, New Romance, Casey Lace Bomber, Rita Skirt

Coast, SS15, Spring, Summer, Accessories, Press Day, Fashion, Style

Just sensational and that is just the looks – when you get a feel of the fabrics on offer you will go crazy.

REVIEW: The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts – Blogmas Day 3

 

the snow globe, sheila roberts, books, reading, blog a book etc, fay, blog tour, fiction, christmas, festive

Back of the Book

‘When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. For years, the snow globe has passed from generation to generation, somehow always landing in the hands of a person in special need of a Christmas miracle.

Kiley could use a miracle herself. This year, all she wants for Christmas is someone to love. A hopeful shake leads her on an adventure that makes a believer out of her. When Kiley shares the story of the snow globe with her best friends-two women with problems of their own-they don’t believe it. But they’re about to discover that at Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true.’

My Thoughts

Romance, festive cheer and a good dash of hope on the side. Sheila Roberts surely does know how to get you in the Christmas spirit. Kiley and her two friends Suzanne and Alison are like a triangle with extremely pointy edges when it comes to personalities. The three friends are out shopping when Kiley recently out of work finds that she really does need a miracle right about now. Whilst perusing an antique (Junk – in Suzanne’s words!) shop she comes across the delightfully festive snow globe and can’t take her eyes off of it. Despite being way out of her ‘budget’ after speaking to the shop owner and listening to the story there is no question that she simply ‘has to have it’. The deal done and snow globe in hand Kiley and her girlfriends continue with their day. Kiley has told her friends the beguiling story and despite the women having their own issues that we find out later in the book one remains incredibly sceptical about the back story of the stunning ornament. Surely a snow globe cannot make miracles happen? Well think again and read on my learned friend.

Let’s dissect a little more . . .

Kiley – completely obsessed with her ex boyfriend however after not fully getting over her current obsession she bumps into a hot hunky stranger who appears in her snow globe and falls madly in love and marries him. Now I am not saying that it is not possible to fall for someone and get married extremely quickly but I would make sure that I was over my ex first – would you not?

Allison – Losing a relative that you are close to is definitely one of the most upsetting things you can go through. After losing her grandmother – the lynch-pin in her messed up family – Allison meets a random old lady (that she saw in the snow globe!) and seems to get over her bereavement for her dear relative pretty quickly. Once again not staying fully on the negative side of things – it is wonderful to find someone out there that reminds you of the good traits of loved ones but after such a long grieving process being instantly attached to an elderly individual because you saw her in a snow globe is a bit far-fetched.

Suzanne – This character did it for me – where there is a thin line between like/dislike Suzanne was pulling on the ropes for me. Her home life suffered because she cared so much what others thought of her and she worked herself into an early grave to provide unnecessary trinkets for an already spoilt child. Her husband was beginning to resent her but only after breaking her ankle/leg did she slow down and look at her life. Not really a near death experience but whatever floats your boat. Suzanne’s story out of all three saw me thinking that Sheila Roberts really did want to link this to reality but had a very loose grip.

Despite many negative issues this book is definitely full of the fluffy goodness you want out of a festive romantic fiction read. For those sickly romantic christmas lovers out there this book is most definitely for you. That being said and sounding quite negative I would like to find out what happens next as the book was definitely left with room for continuation.

Overall an incredibly relatable read as the problems the friends face were those that every day people go through on a daily basis. This made the book readable however I became slightly sick of this reality – this may just be me as when I read a book I like to completely get lost in the fictional world created not take a long hard look at reality.

Rating

rating2*Grainy Blend

Thank you to Little Brown for sending me this book to review.

#IMWAYR

Books, Reading, It's Monday What Are You Reading?, #IMWAYR,

It’s Monday peeps! How was your weekend?
From friends birthday celebrations to maximum relaxation my weekend was great.

Let’s get on with it! 

Wearing

Russell & Bromley, Boots, Shoes, Fashion, Winter,

These beauties have been on my list for quite some time. If you fancy a pair get them HERE.

Ray Bans, Scarf, Zara, Accessories, Winter, Fashion, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

On the odd day that I had off and managed to get around Central I chose to wrap up warm but take my sunnies as there were some stray rays about. Contact lenses at the ready and I was away!

Using

MAC, Gently Off Eye & Lip Make Up Remover, Make Up Remover, Eye Make Up Remover, Lip Make Up Remover, Make Up, Beauty, Cosmetics, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

This product is one of the staples in my collection of cosmetics and cleansers. It is so gentle on the skin and leaves no dryness post application. It has had a little more air time than usual as I have been donning the darker shades of lipstick and need to remove them so I don’t end up with unsightly staining. You can grab a bottle HERE.

NARS, Audacious Lip Collection, Bette, Lip Stick, Satin, Red, Autumn, Winter, Beauty, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

Speaking of the darker shades this beauty is from the NARS Audacious Lip Collection, it was also my first step onto the NARS bandwagon that I am finding increasingly difficult to get off. Their colours are just so gorgeous!

Watched

Movies, Dumb & Dumber To, Dumb & Dumber 2, Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Comedy, Cinema, Movies, Entertainment, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

Not as funny as the first movie – but that is only my opinion. Still hilarious however!

The Flash, Superhero, TV Series, TV, DC, DC Comics, Comics, The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper, Barry Allen, Fastest Man Alive, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

After watching the first episode on Sky 1 I am absolutely hooked and find myself linking up to the states just to get my hit every week. Most definitely worth the watch especially if you like superheros! Geeking out over here and having far to many fangirl moments – well more than I would like to admit anyway :)

Reading

Finished

Captivated by You, Sylvia Day, Books, Reading, Sex, Mummy Porn, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

Yet another triumph from Sylvia Day – check out my review HERE

the snow globe, sheila roberts, books, reading, blog a book etc, fay, blog tour, fiction, christmas, festive

A bit of a slow starter – that is all I can say for now.
Look out for the review on Wednesday 3rd December.

Currently Reading

Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch, Fiction, Books, Reading, London, Rivers of London, The Folly

Ben Aaronovitch’s writing style is truly stellar and the series of books starting with Rivers of London are spectacular.
I was one happy reader when this one was sent through. Check out his books either on Amazon or The Folly.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be busy with events and getting ready for Christmas of course. This year I plan to be a lot more organised than last but who knows what will happen. My book selection might also change (only slightly) to those more on the academic side as I am studying for something important.

What have you been up to this week?

It's Monday but it's ok

REVIEW: Captivated By You by Sylvia Day

Captivated by You, Sylvia Day, Books, Reading, Sex, Mummy Porn, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

The Back of The Book

‘Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened up old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows.

I felt him slipping from my grasp; my greatest fears becoming my reality; my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for.

We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream . . .’

My Thoughts

Welcome back to the world of Dark & Dangerous. Eva and Gideon’s high-flying life of sexual anticipation and psychological deviation opens up to us sharing the next step of their joint adventure. Sylvia Day really is a master of mass market erotic fiction and this book is most definitely not a deviation from the usual hot and heavy pattern followed in previous books.

If you have yet to pick up a copy of Bared to You then NOW is the time to read it and the others! Gideon and Eva’s salaciously sexual tales are not one for the prudes out there as even I became red-faced whilst listening and reading this part of the series. One of the benefits of listening to parts of this book was the ability to let my imagination run a little further when listening to the rough low tones of the male reading Gideon’s parts of the book.

Every other chapter was read from the point of view of Gideon or Eva, this was a great way to take in the story as it gave more of a well-rounded version of the story. The only downside of listening was whenever the female narration took over and she read the male parts of the chapter her voice was slightly annoying. The way around this was reading the female parts and listening to Gideon’s chapters. Sorted!

Although the storyline seems to jump around a bit the majority is extremely easy to keep up with and not too predictable. Between the pleasure they give each other and the pain they suffer through the consuming love they share this story goes stride in stride with the young troubled couple and introduces you to yet another part of their dynamic lives together. In each book the title does make an appearance and this book really does show just how captivated by each other the young couple are.

This book really shows Gideon opening up and trusting Eva more with his life – past and present. Although he is like a wild bear when losing control with the trust forever growing his control parameters are stretching to include his wife. Gideon’s vulnerability is there for the world to see and he is hanging on by a thread wondering whether his world will come crashing down or get slowly better. With Eva’s past under control Gideon’s starts to rear up and pushes many buttons that always lead to sexual encounters that will make you want to run to the bedroom and well – enough said.

Unlike other mass market erotica despite the use of the word irritating use of the word ‘sex’ in place of vagina or c . . . it is most definitely not overused and put in just at the right time. Whenever sex takes over the current scene of reading the description is ferociously raw but incredibly sincere. So much so when either read or listened senses are heightened.

Overall this is a book that I can see myself reading again in the near future after re-reading the others of course. Most definitely worth the time to read – although be prepared that you will be ignoring your daily life whilst the story takes over as it really will captivate you and keep you in place. It really is a touching story of a couple that would do literally anything for each other and to keep each other.

Go on, you know you want to! 

Get your copies from the links below:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Waterstones

Rating

rating5* premium java, rating, 5*, rating 5*

#IMWAYR

I started writing this post last week and then the week just took over. As many of you know I am a nurse and I work shifts so things can be a little hectic when it comes to having time to sit down and schedule posts.

This weeks post will be a little different as I will be including bits about what has been happening with me and not just the books I have read etc! I have done this before and really enjoyed writing the posts. Well, here goes!

LIFE

As I mentioned above I have been on night shifts but recently work has been full on as my shifts are a bit all over the place. A couple of months ago I started writing the staff newsletter and really enjoy doing so, this has now become a monthly thing.

nurse, life of a nurse

Despite being nagged by everyone and their dog to get the flu jab this year I am yet to do it. This week I got a very bad cold – I don’t think it was flu but it was bad enough to make me want to go and get the jab as feeling like this is one thing and from experience flu is even worse!

flu jab, health, medication

Christmas shopping – yes I said it! Although some may deem it too early I just see it as being organised slightly as I am sure there will be something that I will leave to the last-minute. The shops are already being ransacked for presents that will be presented to our nearest and dearest. Have you started yet?

santa moped!

I have not been to the gym in over 3 weeks and I feel very bad for this. Bad enough to scoff a delicious mince-pie with my coffee – I will get around to going back but I think I should ease myself into it! Some light swimming perhaps!

BEAUTY

Over the past couple of weeks my make up collection has grown significantly. Especially in the NARS department. Their seasonal colours are truly amazing and I can think of no better reason to get glammed up even for a night sipping red wine at your local bar/pub or just a simple shopping trip with a vamped up look.

I have already written a post about one of the colours from the Audacious lipstick range but will be posting the rest of my lovely collection over the next couple of weeks. Today however I wanted to share with you a favourite that seems to be used on a daily basis and may be in need of a refill sooner rather than later!

NARS, Cosmetics, Lip, Lips, Lip Pencil, Velvet Matte, Bahama

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama – £18

This pencil is an absolute beauty and something that if available I will be making several buys. The colour is incredibly neutral and as it is matte stays on for such a long time that reapplication is few and far between. At £18 it’s not cheap but totally worth it if within your budget.

Books

Currently Reading

the snow globe, sheila roberts, books, reading, blog a book etc, fay, blog tour, fiction, christmas, festive

Last week I was sent three books by Sheila Roberts and as agreed I am starting to read The Snow Globe first. There will be a review up on Wednesday 3rd December as I am taking part in the Blog Tour for the book.

Just Received

Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch, Fiction, Books, Reading, London, Rivers of London, The Folly

I absolutely love Mr A’s style of writing as well as most of the books being based in London (I Heart My City!) they are just such a great adventure. I look forward to getting stuck into this one.

Recently Reviewed

Love Actually, Notting Hill, London, Love, Romance, Chick Lit, Fiction, Reading, Books, Ali Harris, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, From Notting Hill to New York . . . Actually

Check out my review HERE

The Christmas Surprise, Jenny Colgan, Fiction, Books, Reading, Chick Lit, Festive, Christmas, Winter, Little Brown Books UK, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

Check out my review HERE

Events

Over the past couple of months I have attended a few events and as this is party season the calendar is filling up pretty fast – not only with work but social and bloggy events. Tonight I will be attending a decadent sleepover in honour of the release of Sylvia Day’s new book. Champagne and Chocolates here I come!

Captivated by You, Sylvia Day, Books, Reading, Sex, Mummy Porn, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

That’s all for now guys :D

REVIEW: From Notting Hill to New York . . . Actually by Ali McNamara

Love Actually, Notting Hill, London, Love, Romance, Chick Lit, Fiction, Reading, Books, Ali Harris, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, From Notting Hill to New York . . . Actually

The Back of the Book

Movie addict Scarlett O’Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she’s always dreamed of – but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread.

Flying between London and New York, running two businesses, planning her wedding to handsome fiancé, Sean, with best friends Oscar and Maddie – life couldn’t be better.

But then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling, Gabriella Romero, and life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamorous than she could ever dream of.

As she begins to experience the other side to being rich and famous, it’s not only Scarlett’s perfect wedding that’s put in jeopardy, but her whole world.

My Thoughts

As we continue our love story with Scarlett & Sean we are thrown between New York and London for a life of fun, frolics and serious business. If you have already read the first book you will be used to Scarlett’s wild escapades already and if not welcome to her world. It is world that you either embrace or simply do not tolerate. Thankfully whilst Scarlett and the other characters in this book are traipsing around two of the best cities in the world the reader is able to enjoy the trip from the comfort of a cosy arm chair.

Even though the pair of lovebirds are happy Sean starts to notice that Scarlett is getting itchy feet and encourages her to take a trip with bestie Oscar to the big apple. A hop skip and a plane ride later she is flitting around the big city and finding even more troublesome antics than she can shake a stick at. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a mere walk in the park for our lovely Scarlett.

People magnet Scarlett and her sidekick Oscar attract people at every opportunity even to the tune of a major celebrity heart throb which when you read it you will find out who. Two people that really have got the readers attention are Jamie (TV presenter) and his Max (Cameraman) who become fast friends with our colourful Londoners. Scarlett finds herself oddly drawn to Jamie who is tall, dark and oddly handsome.

From picnics in Central Park to finding long lost relatives on Ellis island this tale of love, friendship and just amazing chick lit screams READ ME! From one beautiful city to another the descriptions are truly amazing and there is even a map in the back to show you around. Having been to New York a couple of times these books make me want to take another trip very soon to explore!

Rating

rating4* worthy fix

I am currently reading the next installment . . .

Love Actually, Notting Hill, London, Love, Romance, Chick Lit, Fiction, Reading, Books, Ali Harris, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, From Notting Hill with Four Weddings . . . Actually