The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey @morgenwriteruk @Bombshellpub #BookReview

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Excited to be part of the blog blitz for this fun book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of dating… many thanks to Sarah for my invitation and to Morgen Bailey for this delightful story!💕

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About the Book

31 days. 31 dates.
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a Northampton newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?
A laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.

My Thoughts

4 Delightful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

31 dates in 31 days! Sounds exhausting, but it sure made for a fun book… A little reminiscent of Sex in the City minus New York and shoes…

Isabel is a journalist who has been tasked by her boss to forgo her usual tech column and write a dating column…. she signs up with a online dating site and buckles up for 31 dates in as many days…. this book really explored the good… the bad… and the ugly of dating…. as you can imagine Isabel dated a wide variety of different men in this book… some of them I thought were really well-suited for her and others probably weren’t well-suited for anybody 😂 thank goodness Isabel had her good friend Donna to share her trials and tribulations with… what did you learn last night?

A fun story filled with lots of humor that did not take itself too seriously… absolutely recommend as a light summer read either on the beach or poolside be sure to pack it in that beach bag!

*** many thanks to Bombshell Books for my copy of this book ***

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Meet the Author

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, and Northants Authors co-founder. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates, RONE, BeaconLit, BBC Radio 2 and Althorp Literary Festival short story competitions. She also runs her own free monthly 100-word competition and is a forthcoming Flash 500 judge.


The Day I Lost You by Alex Sinclair @ASinclairAuthor @bookouture #BookReview #PubDay 

TGIF book lovers!

Thrilled to bring you my review for this book with a bit of a Twilight Zon vibe! Many thanks to Noelle for the invitation and to Alex Sinclair for this intriguing story🖤


Coming to you on July 13th

About the Book

You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone.

Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when it stops on the wrong floor and her little girl runs out. The doors close before Erika can follow, and the daughter she loves more than anything is suddenly nowhere to be seen.

Erika can’t bear the thought of her daughter in danger or afraid, and will do anything to get her back. But with no sign of Alice, Erika has no idea where to begin.

The residents of the apartment block claim not to have seen anything, but Erika realises someone’s lying to her – and that there’s something darker at play.

How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air?

A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will have you holding on tight to the ones you love. If you enjoyed Behind Closed DoorsSilent Child and I Let You Go, you won’t want to miss The Day I Lost You!

My Thoughts

4.25 Troubling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

I have read quite a few missing children books as of late but this one was a bit different…. it had a bit of a Twilight Zone vibe to it… not sure if it was the fact it was set almost entirely in an apartment building…. or if it was the fact that the people living in this apartment building were all a bit off and disconnected… it was quite jarring how unhelpful the tenants in this building were! Gave the entire book a creepy eerie feeling….

Erica is on an elevator heading towards her ex-husband’s apartment to pick up a toy left behind by their daughter Alice… when the elevator doors mysteriously open on the seventh floor Alice sneaks out and the hunt for her begins… this is also when the book began to get a little odd, everybody’s reaction to a missing child in the apartment building was quite disconcerting and lead me to question many things…. not going to mention any of these things because I don’t want to ruin this for you…. just know like all good psychological thrillers this book has many twists and turns and even though I figured out the twist (almost for the first time ever!) It was still fun trying to make all the pieces fit together….

Told entirely from the perspective of Erica…. most of the book was set in the present time… with snippets of the past highlighting Erica and her ex-husband’s marriage…. erica’s character was really hard to completely understand, but I believe this was done on purpose…. A definite different spin on the missing child story, well done!

Absolutely recommend to fans of an Erie psychological thriller…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

Meet the Author

Alex Sinclair is a thirty-two-year-old psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia. He currently works full-time for a small business and writes in the early hours of the morning before his daughter and wife wake up for the day.

Alex has a background in IT, bookkeeping, and 3D animation. He loves all things creative but especially loves writing. He is an avid reader of all genres, but loves psychological thrillers more than anything else. He also has a passion for good storytelling in all forms of media such as addictive TV shows and movies.

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