All at Sea by Cheyenne Blue

All at Sea by Cheyenne Blue

Stephanie Sterling (Stevie) is a newly registered nurse. After a messed-up party, she wakes up lost at sea, on Karin Malone (Kaz)’s yacht, Delilah. What starts like two siblings arguing, finally ends up being one of the greatest representations of amazing ‘’Team Effort’’ and how life can surprise you when you least expect it.

The novel revolves around Stevie, who keeps trying to mend edges with her unsupportive family, the powerful Sterling of Sterling Save, and around Kaz, the solitary but driven owner of precious Delilah and Sinbad, her lovely cat. Their bickering at the beginning of the book is perfect and helps understand who they are and what they both think is more important, Stevie’s new job, or Kaz’s mission with Ocean Rights.

I had such a great moment getting to know them and their individual universe. It was a great change in my usual reading habits since I know next to nothing about how to navigate a yacht and any of its components. I have to admit I had to search a few words online, simply to add to my personal knowledge.

Once again Cheyenne Blue surprises me with an incredibly developed story and characters. I remember again reading Code of conduct a while ago and being impressed by the level of research she had put in her book, and I am not surprised to see the same level of intensity and expertise reflected in All at Sea. The characters are complete, their baggage and background history are clear and consistent with their actions, reactions and beliefs. This book was a delight and I suggest you all grab a copy; the story is totally worth it.

5/5

*I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review*

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The Word Shimmer by Jenn Matthews

The Word Shimmer by Jenn Matthews

Mel Jackson is a paramedic. She is attending a class to perfect and expend her line of work.
Ruby Clark is a teacher at the same school. Their cold first meeting was a pure hazard, leading them to dread having to work together.

As much as I usually love Jenn Matthews’s work, I feel like this one wasn’t up to the standard I was expecting since I’ve read Hooked on You. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved the story and its character, but I do feel like there was something missing. There was a lot of great subjects touched in the book, like dyslexia, and homophobia, which I found very interesting to see and read about in this novel. The writing is as good as her other book is.

The main character’s chemistry, once it builds up enough, is impressive (at least after their first meeting was horrible).

Overall, this book is worth reading. I do believe I didn’t find it as good as I planned because I wasn’t ‘’in it’’ emotionally while I read it. I will give it another try later this year when my head is more relaxed and not as filled with everything filling it when I read it.

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4/5

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The Long Shot by A.L. Brooks

The Long Shot by A.L. Brooks

Morgan Spencer is a talented professional golf player. Andrienne Wyatt is a Television Producer.

 Their lives get entangled because of Andrienne’s documentary mostly about Morgan as she tries to get her hand on the Major prize, much to Morgan’s dismay at first. Will spending too much time together break their chance at friendship, or will it help it develop into something more?

This book came over me like a surprise. Not because of who writes it, because I am a HUGE A.L. Brooks fan, but mostly because I am rarely a sports fan, at all. I hate watching it, talking about it, hell, even read about it. I know next to nothing about it and I’m fine with that. Therefore, the fact that I enjoyed myself so much while reading this book surprises me. The writing is as good as it always is while reading any of Brooks’s books, so there is nothing more to say about it. The characters are funny and loveable, well, maybe except for Morgan’s father. I spent most of the book wanting to throw him under a bus. But other than that, the story flows so nicely it’s almost impossible to drop the book once you start reading it. The characters are all adding a lot to the story. Morgan’s mom being adorable as it can get. I loved it.

I suggest you all grab a copy because the story is worth it. Grab a few more by A.L. Brooks while you are at it. 

 

 *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.* 

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Tight knit by Shaya Crabtree

Tight Knit by Shaya Crabtree

 

Lara Spellmeyer comes back home after spending a few years away, building her ‘’Cat sweater empire’’.

 

 When her life comes tumbling down, she finds herself at her starting point, dealing with her Grand-mother and her health issues while trying to save a little bit of what is let from her company. When everything is going wrong, the last thing one would want is an invasive ex, in this case, Paige Daley, trying to write an article about all that is going wrong in your life. But life has a way of surprising even the most hardened heart. 

 

I’m not sure if I’ve read from Shaya Crabtree before since her previous books remind me a lot of a fanfiction I’ve read before. If it’s the case, then her writing is still as awesome as it was. If not, then, I am more than happy that I got the chance to read and review this book and learn about this new author. 

 

As much as I loved the story, it felt like Lara was running after all the crap that was going on in her life. At some point, she was playing the victim so much it was irritating. I did love Paige’s personality. She doesn’t shy away when people ask her to, and it was refreshing. 

 

Overall the book was good, but at some point, I found it was missing something to hook me to the story. I’m guessing Lara’s persona did that, even if there were a few moments I really loved it the book, but they were not enough for me to give it 5 stars or read it all in a night. I still recommend reading it, because it was a nice read. I look forward to reading more from the same author. 

 

*I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review. *

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Always A Love Song by Charley Clarke

Always a love song by Charley Clarke

 

Bridget Callahan is on top of the world. Famous from her music all around the globe, she decides to take a breather after her breakup and head towards her hometown. Alex Marlow is a successful woman who owns a bar in town. Will Bridget arrival disrupt all the effort Alex has made to move on or will the angst and hidden feelings break what is left of Alex’s heart.

I am glad I got the change to read and review this book. I had read the synopsis of this book a while back and was looking forward to reading it. It didn’t disappoint. Charley Clarke makes her way into my few favourite writers to read. Always A Love Song is brilliantly written, her characters are well developed, and the story unfolds itself so fast it’s hard to stop reading.

 

I admire writers who can write beautiful characters and relationships without the need for clothes to fall off at the first moment. Both Bridget and Alex’s back story are clear and even if the timeline goes back and forth between specific moments of their previous lives, the reader always knows where Ms. Clarke is taking them.

 

I was nicely surprised by this novel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a page-turner. The story is so good it is hard to stop and do something else. I will be adding Charley Clarke to my list of authors to follow, as I am sure many other books she releases will be just as great.

 

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A Curious Woman by Jess Lea

A Curious Woman by Jess Lea

The story sets in a small town, and we get to know two main characters Bess Campbell and Marguerite Gale. Marguerite being the weird-ish woman, who people are most afraid of. She has an impressive way of handling negotiations and her employees, which makes her an easy target to blame for every bad thing happening in town. At first, she is portrayed as such that you almost believe what is being told about her. But a few chapters in her universe and it’s easy to see how there are always two sides to every story and that sometimes, what you see is not necessarily what happens.

Bess Campbell is a born Australian, who now lives in Port Bannir. She is fun and seems like a positive person. When there is a murder in town, their lives change forever.

When every data you have on the murder is inconclusive, and every proof point you in a certain direction, while other data points in the opposite, finding the true person responsible is hard and the story gets even more interesting.

I loved how the story was written. I was not used to Jess Lea full-length stories, and I am gladly surprised by how great it was. I wasn’t expecting much while starting it since I was not originally a fan of her written style, and suspense stories are often predictable, but Jess Lea proved me wrong strong and fast.

 

It was one of the great books I’ve read lately; It ranks high on my list of favourite mysteries. I suggest it to all the mystery lovers, I think this one will at points make you feel like you are on a C.S.I episode, searching for clues going in all directions. Jess Lea can write mysteries in a quality similar to Lee Winter’s writing, and that says much about how great the book was.

I do hope she keeps on this line of work since I clearly have more affinities with her writing complete novels instead of her previous releases.

I’ll happily reread it sooner than later.

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Write Your Own Script by A.L. Brooks

Write Your Own Script by A.L. Brooks.

 

Emmy winner Tamsyn Harris knows her way around a set since she’s been working on them most of her life. When a situation takes a different turn than expected, and work is taking its toll on her, she ends up taking some time off in a reclused area. Enters Maggie Cooper, a known writer who hasn’t been able to write new books for a while, who also happens to need a little time away from the world.

After one meeting turns into many, and friendship blossom between them, how will they handle going back to real life surrounded by curious souls?

I must thank A.L. Brooks for giving me a book to read that put an end into the ‘’not so good ‘’ ones I’ve been reading lately. I needed it.

From the title, I was expecting Maggie to finish the book by writing a script to something (movie or else) in which Tamsyn would end up playing. Thankfully, it wasn’t what happens, but it still would’ve been a great option in my opinion.

Like her previous books, this one is filled with great moments and great chemistry between the characters. I loved the fact that Tamsyn wasn’t known as a lesbian and the surprise it creates between them. Also, the interactions between Maggie, who really loves Tamsyn as an actress and has seen all the projects she ever worked on, but who also respects her limits and boundaries.

I would suggest this read to anyone looking for a fast and enjoyable read from start to finish.

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