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Review – Jane of Manchester by J G Dow @jamestingle14

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Jane of Manchester by J G Dow
Publication date: January 9th 2017
Genres: Chick-Lit; Romantic Comedy

Jane of ManchJane’s life on the face of it isn’t really too bad…she has great friends like party girl Natasha who’s always up for a laugh and her close pal Polly, always there for her and of course her loving parents, but things could still be better…

Most people she knows are either married or have kids and she has been single a while now and wonders if a good man is ever to be encountered again. The single life is far from a quiet one for Jane however, as she is constantly getting dragged to night clubs and bars by Natasha and the crew as well as enduring a particularly boozy weekend away at the seaside!

Jane loves a lot about her life, disregarding rude plumbers in her flat and dealing with annoying superiors and a smug sister, but as a certain someone takes her eye, is everything about to change and get a whole lot more serious or is the single life determined to keep her captive a while longer yet…

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This is a debut novel from a British author.  When I was asked to review, I checked the blurb, which was sufficient to pique my interest.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid that that in some ways, with its short, to the point nature, the blurb contains a lot that the book itself is missing.

This novel reads pretty much in the style of Jane’s diary.  It is rambling, the pacing is slow and the narrative full of details which simply don’t (for me at least) do anything to drive the story forwards.

I didn’t make any connection with Jane or any of the other characters, and frankly didn’t laugh out loud or at all at any point during my reading.

I did try to persevere with the story.  But I was really just going through the motions and not deriving any enjoyment from it at all.  I’m afraid that I took the decision to put the book away without finishing it.

I should point out that others have read this story and given it glowing reviews. My review is simply my opinion and if the blurb intrigues, you should make up your own mind.  It was simply not for me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

I lived for a few years in the North of England and spent a while living in Manchester and so am fairly comfortable writing about the city.

I went to University in Manchester many years ago and still miss the place sometimes now but have good memories!

I enjoy walks in the country and indulging in a spot of cooking now and then and write the odd story and pen the occasional poem but this is my debut novel…if anyone enjoys it, I may do another!

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Review – Hate 2 Lovers by K Webster & J D Hollyfield @kristiwebster @jdhollyfield @indiesagepromo

Hate 2 Lovers

by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

 

Hate 2 lovers.jpg***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***

She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

 

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Oh my goodness, but this book is exhausting!  I didn’t like Andie in the previous book, and I think that I used the phrase “full tilt crazy” when describing what I thought that her book would be like.  And from that point of view, it really didn’t disappoint.

I confess that this book left me a bit in two minds.  Roman was a delightful character to read.  Now don’t misunderstand – I don’t mean that in a cutesy way, oh no.  I mean that he was complex, funny and completely besotted with Andie.

But her?  I didn’t really take to her.  She lost her temper.  All. The. Time.  And at times, it got just a little wearing.  This seemed to ease off after a while, and I was grateful for this, because it allowed me to enjoy the story all the more.

I did enjoy the story, I just wish the authors had turned the volume down on Andie a little.  The pacing was good, the plot solid, and the characters entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

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Book 1 – Text 2 Lovers

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About the author

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

 

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Author JD Hollyfield

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer and first-time author. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or playing around with her husband, son and three doxies, she’s relaxing with her nose in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her first novel. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on her next book.

 

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Review & #giveaway – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L H Cosway & Penny Reid @LHCosway @Reidromance @jennw23

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The Cad and The Co-Ed, a quirky and sexy romantic comedy from Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway is available now!!

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THE CAD

Bryan Leech is a cad.

Or, he *was* a cad.

No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.

THE CO-ED

Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.

The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

THE PLAN

Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.

Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.

But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

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Wow.  This one is definitely up to the overall standard of the previous book, but with a totally different tone.  Much less frenetic.

I like the idea of getting to know the whole rugby family, but Bryan and Eilish are just frustratingly adorable around each other.  Their incremental relationship.  His awkwardness.  Her defensiveness.

But the best supporting cast oscar is shared here with Sean and Patrick, who between them add a humorous thread that elevates this story beautifully.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

 

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L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

 

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