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The Letter-Kitty’s Story Blog Tour: Book Review

THE LETTER – KITTY’S STORY

By Eliza J.Scott

Synopsis
Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone she’s done her best to avoid for as long as she can remember. Looking into Ollie’s eyes awakens feelings for him she thought she’d buried deep years ago, and he clearly feels the spark, too. As she walks away, Kitty can’t help but wonder what might have been…
Dan senses that his marriage is on shaky ground and knows he needs to win his wife round. He turns on the charm, skilfully using their two children, Lucas and Lily, as bargaining tools. But Kitty’s older brother, Jimby, and her childhood best-friends, Molly and Violet, have decided enough is enough. For years they’ve had to watch from afar as Kitty’s been browbeaten into an unrecognisable version of herself. They vow to make her see Dan for what he really is, but their attempts are no match for his finely-honed courtroom skills and, against her better judgement, Kitty agrees to give her husband one last chance. But, all-too-soon, a series of heart-breaking events and a shocking secret throw her life into turmoil…
Will she stand by Dan, or will Kitty be brave enough to take the leap and follow her heart to Ollie?

Life is anything but peaceful in the chocolate-box pretty village of Lytell Stangdale, where life unravels, and hearts are broken. Full of heart-warming moments, this book with have you crying
tears of joy, laughter and sadness.
Purchase Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letter-Kittys-Story-Life-Moors-ebook/dp/B07DMKKM89/

Review

I really enjoyed reading this story…. The Letter was a wonderfully written story.

Kitty’s character was very relatable and I absolutely loved her character. I loved Ollie’s character too….. He was just a really wonderful guy. I also loved Kitty’s brother and her friends….

Kitty’s story is filled with plenty of heartwarming moments. This book is one of my best read books in this year. I would love to recommend this book to all romance lovers.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐🎐

(5 OUT OF 5 STARS)

Author Bio

I live in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with my husband, two daughters and two black Labradors. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found with my nose in a book/glued to my Kindle, or in my garden. I also enjoy bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off with a visit to a teashop where I can indulge in another two of my favourite things: tea and cake.
Social Media Links –
Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com
Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1
Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott
Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor

Giveaway

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The Optimist Blog Tour: Book Review #RandomThingsTours

THE OPTIMIST
By Sophie Kipner

KEYNOTE
How to Build a Girl meets Lena Dunham in this brilliant, hilarious novel about coming of age and the
agony of modern relationships.

DESCRIPTION
Meet Tabitha Gray, a delusional girl from Topanga, California, who redefines what it means to be a
truly hopeless romantic. Tabby suffers from an aggressive strain of cock-eyed optimism – no amount
of failure, embarrassment or humiliation can dent her fierce belief that real, true, lasting love is just
around the corner.
Where most people think, fantasise and dream, Tabby says, feels and does. Whether waiting in her
lingerie for Harrison Ford to open the door of his hotel room; following Al Pacino around a Russian
bathhouse; seeking passion with a blind man on the advice of a wise old woman with dementia; or
sending intimate photos to a random sexter with an apparently charming dick, Tabby refuses to be
crushed by her many misadventures.
In this warmly witty debut novel, Sophie Kipner takes a satirical look at the extremity of romantic
desperation, and pays tribute to the deep human need to keep on heroically searching for love despite
our many absurdities.

REVIEW

The Optimist is a book which I think is one of a kind, a story I have never read before or maybe never would get a chance again but I absolutely loved reading this book.

The Optimist is story of girl who is obviously very optimistic, as the book’s name suggests… okay so i have never seen anyone as optimistic as Tabitha but I liked her character even though more often than none I felt like giving her a reality check, but i still loved her character a lot. She was optimistic, weird, confident and comfortable in her very skin.

The Optimist was a very addicting story from the first page to the last and I really really enjoyed reading this story.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐🔸

(4.5 stars out of 5)

PRAISE FOR THE OPTIMIST
“Funny and upbeat, quite simply the best women’s fiction I’ve read in years.” The Sun
“Hilarious… Kipner writes beautifully, is emotionally intelligent and has a keen eye for detail – the
more absurd the better. I loved every minute.” Daily Mail
“Imagine Bridget Jones. On a sugar high. Constantly… If you’re looking for a romping romcom with
which to escape the knocks of everyday life, this one’s your guy.” The Pool

AUTHOR

Visual artist and author Sophie Kipner grew up in Topanga, CA. A graduate of the University of
Southern California, she writes and illustrates her own stories, which have appeared in Kugelmass: A
Journal of Literary Humor, Amy Ephron’s One for the Table, FORTH Magazine and The Big Jewel, and
her artwork, most recently her series of blind contour portraits, DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN, has
been shown and sold internationally. She lives in Los Angeles, and The Optimist is her first novel.
www.sophiekipner.com/@sophiekipner

Eyes Turned Skyward Blog Tour: Book Review #LoveBooksGroupTour

EYES TURNED SKYWARD

By Ken Lussey

Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction

Synopsis

This novel reflects on the rumours and theories surrounding a number of real-life events, including the death of the Duke of Kent and the aircraft crashes of Short Sunderland W4032 and Avro Anson DJ106.

Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft’s base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.

Set against the background of a country that is far from united behind Winston Churchill, and the ever-present threat from the enemy, we follow Bob as he unravels layers of deceit and intrigue far beyond anything he expects.

Buy Link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eyes-Turned-Skywards-fiction-real-world-ebook/dp/B07CRT1C3R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526480533&sr=8-1&keywords=eyes+turned+skywards

Review

The air of mystery started from the prologue itself…. After that as Sutherland went on investigating, new discoveries were made and the story became more and more interesting. Eyes Turned Skyward was gripping mystery story from first page to last…

I really enjoyed reading this story and I would like to recommend this book to all crime and mystery lovers out there.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐

(4 stars out of 5)

Always Forever Maybe Blog Tour: Spotlight

ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE
by Anica Mrose Rissi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis

When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Even before they share a first kiss, Betts already knows the two of them are destined to become an us.

Betts has a bruised, cautious history with love, but she feels safe and empowered in Aiden’s arms. He trusts her with the darkness in his troubled past, and his devotion opens up a new future for Betts just as everything else in her world is changing. With graduation inching closer, Betts and her best friend, Jo, have been sliding slowly apart, and that fissure is blown wide open by Aiden.

Betts has only ever kept one secret from Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.

She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.

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Tour Schedule

Follow the tour here: http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2018/05/tour-schedule-always-forever-maybe-by.html

About The Author

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine. After college, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a cheesemonger and book editor. She now writes, fiddles in the electro-country band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves, and walks with her dog, Arugula, near their home in Princeton, New Jersey. Anica is the author of several books for younger readers, and her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times. Always Forever Maybe is her YA debut. Visit her online at anicarissi.com, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @anicarissi.

GIVEAWAY!

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Summer Reading Challenges

This summer I am taking part in quite a few challenges. I have a month long holiday before my college would start again, so I have decided to participate in 4 summer reading challenges!

Here is the list:

1) GOODREADS CHALLENGES

  • The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 28 (Jun/Jul): This challenge is hosted by Romance Readers Reading Challenges. You can find more info here. Though sign ups are closed now but they hold this challenge every two months, i.e, it would take place again in August-September, so if this challenge sounds fun you can join the group and take part in the challenge next time it is held. In this challenge I am taking part in both regular and bonus rounds. Here is my TBR for Regular and Bonus picks.
  • Summer Reading Challenge (1st June-1st August): This summer, take your 2018 Reading Challenge to the next level! Lori Hettler, the founder and moderator of The Next Best Book Club, created two exclusive summer reading challenges. One is a beginner’s level and another is the expert level. For more info and to know what the challenges are visit this page. Right now I am only aiming for the Beginner’s Level but I would switch if I could complete this level. Sorry but I have not yet decided the TBR

2) 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge (1st June-1st September):
This annual challenge is run by Cathy at 746Books. In this challenge we have to read 20 books. Click on this link to know what 20 books she is going to reading, the rules, and how to sign up. Here is my TBR for this challenge.

3)Marvel-A-Thon(1st June-1st July)
This readathon is focussed around Marvel movies in the cinematic universe, each of the movies have been split into their phases and there is one challenge per movie. The goal is to read a book for EVERY SINGLE MOVIE (that’s 21 movies, by the way). Everyone starts in Phase One, and you can’t move onto the next phase until you’ve completed all the challenges. For more rules, how to sign up, what the challenges are click on this link. Here is my TBR for the challenge.

I know this post is coming a bit late… But better late than never…😉


Are you people taking part in the challenges mentioned above?

WWW Wednesday

Hi all,

Another WWW Wednesday post after a long long time.

My exams are going on and I wanted to do a light post that wouldn’t require much effort on my part nor would be time consuming, so I thought of doing this.


WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In this we have to answer three questions.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Currently I am reading The Surviving Girls by Katee Robert. Wait…. Just take a minute…..and…..look at that gorgeous cover. It is just so beautiful.

I am quite enjoying the story. Though I am only 13% through it, so it might be a bit early to comment, but I think I am going to love this book.😍

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading this MG Fantasy. Though I am not much of a middle grade reader but I still loved this book. You people should definitely check this book out if you are someone who loves reading MG or would want to try out a book from this genre.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think next up I will read this book. This book is getting so many 5 star and 4 star reviews from my fellow bloggers. So I am eagerly waiting to read this.


That’s all for this post. See you next time.

What books are you people reading? Which book did you recently finish reading? Which book are you going to read next?

Fast Ride Blog Tour

Review and Excerpt Tour for FAST RIDE by Michelle Dayton!

We are excited to celebrate the release of Michelle Dayton’s new release, FAST RIDE! Join in on the fun with reviews, excerpts, plus a giveaway! FAST RIDE is a spicy, surprisingly emotional, contemporary romance, the first in a brand-new series. Find out what happens when Jen Appleton says yes to a one-night stand in a roadside motel with the hot, hot, hot Garrett Tracy.

Title: Fast Ride
Author: Michelle Dayton
Published: April 30, 2018
Publisher: Self-published
Series: Tracy Brothers
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 53K

Synopsis

Jen Appleton is the woman who always says yes. To her boss. To her employees. To charity. To everyone except herself. But when she rear-ends a red Porsche on her way home from a nasty day at work, and the man driving the midlife-crisis cliché turns out to be hot, hot, hot, Jen decides tonight’s the night to say yes to things she’s never said yes to before.

Yes, to a one-night stand in a motel.

Yes, to the hottest night on record.

Yes, to anything Garrett Tracy wants to do to her body.

Garrett knows the chemistry between them can only be described as extreme. But it’s just one night. And then he can get back to work convincing his ex-girlfriend to give him another shot.

When Jen approaches Garrett as the only person in Chicago who might solve her massive work problem, he agrees to help—on the condition that Jen will coach him in winning back his ex. As they work on their projects, Jen and Garrett can’t resist the incredible attraction sparking between them. It’s the perfect friends-with-benefits situation. Until Jen’s heart finally forces her to start saying no

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About Michelle Dayton

There are only three things Michelle Dayton loves more than sexy and suspenseful novels: her family, the city of Chicago, and Mr. Darcy. Michelle dreams of a year of world travel – as long as the trip would include weeks and weeks of beach time. As a bourbon lover and unabashed wine snob, Michelle thinks heaven is discussing a good book over an adult beverage
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