Hush Little Girl by Lisa Regan **Book Review** @bookouture

Happy Thursday all!

It is always a good day when I get to review a Josie Quinn book! This is one of my absolute favorite series and the books just keep getting better and better!

My Thoughts

It’s a great day when I get to dive into a new Josie Quinn book! Book 11 and this series is still going strong. Seriously each book is better than the last I don’t know how Lisa Regan does it? Josie and Noah are finally going to tie the knot. That is until the body of a murdered child is found on the church steps. Everyone tries to convince Josie and Noah to go ahead with the Wedding, but Josie has met this girl before. And anyone who knows Josie knows there is no way she’s going to get married when there is a Murder to be solved. A pinecone dolls, a missing child, an undefined thump, A family with countless secrets, A stellar detective team, and plenty of suspects.

Just like the mysteries in all the books in this series this one was perfectly paced and plotted. Loved donning my detective hat and trying to figure the case out along side Josie and team. As much as I enjoy the mysteries in these books my favorite part is the characters and the character development throughout the series. I just knew when I first met Josie back in book one that there was a lot going on with her, and I’ve loved watching her grow and open up throughout the books in the series. This book had some true heartbreak that definitely took me by surprise, heartbreak that had a tremendous impact on Josie. Loved this book and if you are a fan of crime thrillers you will too! Each book can be read as a standalone, but I would strongly encourage you to read this entire series it is truly one of the best. The only thing left to say is… when is book 12 coming out?

This book in emojis 👰🏻‍♀️ 🤵🏼‍♂️ 🌲 🛼 🖼 🔎

*** Big thank you to for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Dressed in pajamas covered with stars, the little girl’s body is perfectly still, her arms folded neatly over her chest. The wildflowers decorating her hair scatter across the grass in the sharp breeze. Her lips are parted slightly, as if to whisper goodnight for the very last time…

 

When twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell’s fragile little body is found on the steps of a mountainside church in the small town of Denton, a doll made from pine cones clasped tightly to her chest, Detective Josie Quinn rushes to attend the scene. She knows this little girl’s angelic face, her mother had offered Josie help when she’d needed it most.

 

Searching the girl’s house, Josie is devastated to find that Holly’s mother is dead too, and her little sister is missing. But why has this family home been stripped of all sharp objects? Re-tracing her steps, Josie finally finds a secret hiding place with Holly’s sister inside, terrified, but alive. Moments later, another doll made of twigs turns up.

 

Certain the killer is close by, Josie holds the little girl tight and tries to coax answers from her, but it’s clear the pile of burnt photographs and letters found in the greenhouse is her only lead. No one is safe until Josie can figure out the dangerous secret that has escaped this remote family home.

 

Just when Josie is finally closing in on the killer, the unthinkable happens, a tragedy that shakes her to her very core. And on the windshield of her car: a third wooden doll. Could stopping this twisted monster from taking more innocent lives come at the ultimate price for Josie?

 

An absolutely gripping rollercoaster ride of a crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.

Author Bio: 

Lisa Regan is a USA TodayWall Street Journal bestselling author and Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

 

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Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage by Samantha Tonge **Book Review** @rararesources

Hello book friends!

I have had a bit of a stressful week and it is books like this that help me get through the tough times! Love to escape into a book filled with wonderful characters and a lovely setting!

Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage

A new start can come from the most unexpected places…

It’s been years since Lizzie Lockhart spoke to her parents. But she was safe in the knowledge she knew everything about them. Once upon a time, they were as close as could be. Until they weren’t.

After receiving the earth-shattering news of their passing, Lizzie decides it’s time to unearth some family secrets and find out just who her parents really were… starting with Streamside Cottage. A cottage Lizzie never knew existed, in a place she’s never heard of: the beautiful English village of Leafton.

Leaving behind London, and the tattoo parlour she called home, Lizzie finds herself moving to the countryside. Faced with a tight-lipped community, who have secrets of their own, Lizzie is at a loss for what to do, until her rather handsome neighbour, Ben, steps in to help.

As Lizzie finally begins to piece together the puzzle of her family history she realises she has to confront the truth of the past in order to face her future.

My Thoughts

Secrets and tattoos. A little mystery, a little romance, and a whole lot of fun. Lizzie is stunned to hear about the death of her estranged parents. When she learns of Streamside Cottage A place she’s never heard of before she decides to check it out. Lizzie is hopeful that this cottage in this small town will reveal the family secrets and eventually lead to her healing. Lizzie was a great character and I loved her artistic vibe. Also really liked all the little tidbits about tattoos throughout the book, even though I myself will probably never get a tattoo I thought it was really interesting. I have to admit the book was a lot more secret and a lot less summer than I was expecting. But once I got into the meat of the family mystery I was completely invested. Loved this small town and how challenging it was to pry any information out of the residence. A great story filled with wonderful characters and a lovely setting.

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Secrets-Streamside-Cottage-page-turning-ebook/dp/B08NWC5V52/ 

US – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Secrets-Streamside-Cottage-page-turning-ebook/dp/B08NWC5V52/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/summer-secrets-at-streamside-cottage

Author Bio – 

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and studied German and French at university. She has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris, and has travelled widely.
She has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.

In 2014 her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Best Ebook Award.
In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.
In 2019 she was shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Award.
In 2020 she won the RNA’s Jackie Collins Romantic Thriller Award with her novel Knowing You, from publisher Canelo.

Social Media Links – 

Twitter: @SamTongeWriter
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Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove by Kim Nash **Book Review** @rararesources @kimthevookworm

Happy Sunday and happy Easter to those who celebrate!

This was such a fun book that made me smile and want to go to the beach! 🏖

Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove

When thirty-four-year-old Nellie Wagstaff loses her job and discovers her fiancé is a cheating scumbag in a single day, she feels like the world has come crashing down. And that’s before the solicitor’s letter, along with a request to visit a place she hasn’t thought about for a very long time.

Heartbroken, Nellie escapes to the beautiful seaside town of Muddleford in Dorset, where she discovers she’s inherited more than she ever bargained for. Nellie never knew why her mother stopped talking to her sister, but now childhood memories of Muddleford come flooding back: long hot summers, the sea glistening beyond the sandy cove… and a stolen kiss with a boy called Jack.

Jack, now a devilishly handsome vet, has the local pet owners swooning over him, and as Nellie and he become close once more, and she gets used to gossiping with the locals and sipping wine at her beach hut with sand between her toes, she’s sure she can feel sparks flying once more. But just as she thinks she might be able to open her heart again, her newest frenemy, the glamourous Natalia, tells her a secret about Jack that changes everything.

Nellie will never know why her mother and aunt parted ways. She’ll sell the house, forget about Jack, and get back to real life. Because there’s nothing for her in Muddleford… is there?

An utterly uplifting and completely hilarious summer read about learning to trust yourself and of finding love and friendship in the least expected places for fans of Jessica Redland, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin.

My Thoughts

This book was just SO much fun! Nellie is having a run of bad luck. Not only has her fiancé left her, but she’s also lost her job. BUT then she receives a mysterious letter from a solicitor about an inheritance from her estranged aunt Lily. With no reason not to she packs up her bags and heads to Muddleford Cove. When she reaches the lovely seaside town she finds that her life has taken a turn in a very positive direction. She now has loads of options including staying in Muddleford Cove where she has just reunited with her childhood crush Jack. BUT then enters Natalia Jack’s “fiancé“?

I so fell in love with this charming town. Everything was perfect from the gorgeous beach houses to the colorful stones with writing on them. Nellie was a great character who I’d love to be friends with! I loved her sense of humor and her big heart. Jack was almost too good to be true, but then there was Natalia? I would be remiss if I did not mention norm! I was so happy that Nelly learned to love the love of Lilly’s life as much as Lily had. This is the perfect book to escape into in a sunny afternoon!

This book in emojis 🏖 🏠 🐶 🚗

*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links 

UK: https://amzn.to/2NXKaJ7
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VHNLRML 

Author Bio – 

Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction.

Her latest book, Sunshine and Second Chances, was shortlisted for the 2020 Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award.

She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is Head of Publicity for Bookouture and is a book blogger at http://www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

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Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and was published by Hera Books in September 2019.

Sunshine and Second Chances is Kim’s third novel and was published in June 2020.  

Moonlight over Muddleford Cove, Kim’s fourth novel is available to pre-order now and will be published on 30th March 2021.

You can read Kim’s Blog here: www.kimthebookworm.co.uk

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Summer in Andalucia by Lucy Coleman **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy weekend bookworms!

It is always a good day when I am reading a Lucy Coleman book! This book was so fun and full of all the summer vibes! We’ve been having summer weather here in Southern California so that really put me in the sunny summer mood!☀️

Summer in Andalucia

Lainey Summers feels blessed to have her dream job writing for a renowned foodie magazine. And the day she goes to interview chef Rick Oliver at his new restaurant—Aleatory—in London’s popular Piccadilly, is the start of an unexpected journey.

When Rick is offered the opportunity to jet off to a monastery in Andalucía, to film a cookery competition for Spanish TV, Lainey goes too, to cover the story.

Spending a month filming in the stunning Spanish countryside, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and of course the cuisine, Lainey and Rick start to enjoy each other’s company. But their time together flies by too quickly, and before they know it, Rick and Lainey have to face going their separate ways.

With both their worlds shifting beneath them, the call of Andalucia and the call of happiness grows ever stronger. But with everything at stake, will they be able to take the chance of a happy-ever-after…

Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a sun-baked, life-affirming, total escape to beautiful Andalucia.  

My Thoughts

Food, romance, fun, and sun! This was such a delightful story filled with delicious food and summer vibes. Laney works for a magazine and is sent to Andalucia to cover a prestigious cooking contest hosted by famous chef Rick Oliver. Things start heating up both in and out of the kitchen between Laney and Rick. The problem is Rick is involved with notable musician Cathy. So things are a bit complicated.

This truly was the perfect escape! Loved everything about this book the food, the location, the characters, did I mention the food? Laney and Rick were great characters and I really loved the chemistry they had between one another. And fortunately the story was less of a love triangle then it sounds like. Laney also had complicated relationships with her parents and I liked how that was addressed in the book. There really was a lot of delectable fabulousness packed into this little treat of a story!

*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – http://amzn.to/3apKasK

Author Bio: 

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys. Lucy’s first title with Boldwood was A Springtime to Remember, published in December 2019.

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High Heels in the Highlands by Liz Hurley **Book Review** @rararesources

High Heels in the Highlands by Liz Hurley  **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Monday all!

Have you read this series yet? It is so fun they can all be read as standalone’s but I’m sure you’ll want to get to know all the sisters!👠

High Heels In The Highlands

Clementine’s swapped a London flat for a Scottish castle – but will she get her fairytale ending?

After discovering they were heirs to an enormous fortune, the lives of the five Hiverton sisters have never been the same. 

While oldest sister Ariana settles in Norfolk, Clementine heads up to the remote Scottish Highlands to move into the castle that forms part of their estate. Not bad for a girl brought up scrabbling for money in a tiny house in East London…

However, Clem quickly finds out that Ruacoddy Castle is falling apart, the neighbours – especially grumpy young farmer, Rory – are suspicious of her and the eccentric housekeeper, Ottoline, is still in residence.

But as Clem finds herself growing closer to the village community, even growing closer to Rory and forming an alliance with Ottoline, she realises that life in the Highlands might just be the change she needed. 

She just needs to find out if Manolo Blahnik make wellies…

Take a trip to the gorgeous Scottish countryside with this utterly feelgood, romantic and hilarious read – fans of Jenny Colgan, Holly Martin and Cressida McLaughlin will love this!

My Thoughts

A fun feel good frolic in Scotland.I’ve enjoyed all the stories in this series about these sisters who have inherited titles and property. This is Clem’s story… Clem is a fashion designer in London who now finds herself in the middle of nowhere Scotland. She has been sent to Scotland to see if it is worth the money for the family to hold onto the property. While there she meets all kinds of colorful characters including Otto and Rory. I really loved the setting of Scotland and the town. The story was filled with loads of laugh out loud and feel good moments. My only teeny tiny complaint is there wasn’t quite as much romance as I would’ve liked. Looking forward to what these sisters get up to next.

Purchase Links

AMZ: http://amzn.to/3otTUat 

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3iY3FfI 

Apple: http://apple.co/3puQTIf

Author Bio – Heroines with grit, gumption and good old-fashioned gorgeousness!

Liz Hurley writes exciting and heart warming stories that will make you cheer and laugh.

Social Media Links – https://www.lizhurleywrites.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theotherlizhurley/

https://twitter.com/hello_hurley

Summer Kisses at Mermaid Point by Sarah Bennett **Book Review** @rararesources

Summer Kisses at Mermaid Point by Sarah Bennett  **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend? Do you believe in mermaids? This was a sweet small-town Romance that made me smile and believe in mermaids! 🧜🏻‍♀️

Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point

‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley

Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers. 

The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…

Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…

Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2Lokynf

Author Bio: 

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas. The first book in her new Mermaids Point trilogy for Boldwood will be published in Spring 2021.

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‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley

Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers. 

The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…

Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…

Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.

My Thoughts

Do you believe in mermaids? Such a fabulous escape! A small town Romance peppered with mystery. Laurie runs her family‘s café in the small town of Mermaid Point. The town is dependent on tourism that hasn’t been quite up to par in recent years, due to poor weather. Then some blurry photos of a supposed Mermaid citing go viral and the town is inundated with mermaid seekers. This includes handsome Jake who has been sent there to investigate these mermaid sightings, but Laurie knows him as an author. Will jake solve the mystery of Mermaid Point and will this stop Laurie and he finding their happily ever after? Or will it be his own secret that halts the path to love?

This was such a great story filled with such wonderful characters. Laurie and Jake were great. I was hoping that their secrets would not interfere with true love, they just seemed so well suited for one another. I also really loved all the secondary characters especially Laurie‘s family her parents and her brother. The mystery kept me intrigued I liked sussing out what was going on in this small town. A delightful read, looking forward to future books set in this charming town.

This book in emojis 🧜🏻‍♀️ 📱 🗞 🫖

*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2Lokynf

Author Bio: 

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas. The first book in her new Mermaids Point trilogy for Boldwood will be published in Spring 2021.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sarahlou_writes 

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Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sarah-bennett-b4a48ebb-a5c3-4c39-b59a-09aa91dc7cfa 

The Girl With Stars In Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod Buddy Read Dates: 27 & 29 Tour Dates: April 30 – May 10

The Girl With Stars In Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod Buddy Read Dates: 27 & 29 Tour Dates: April 30 – May 10

LET’S TALK: THE GIRL WITH STARS IN HER EYES About the Book Author: Xio Axelrod Pub Day: May 4 # of Pages: 433 Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca Genre:…

The Girl With Stars In Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod Buddy Read Dates: 27 & 29 Tour Dates: April 30 – May 10

Small Town Secrets by Alys Murray **Book Review** @bookouture

Happy Thursday all!

Nothing warms my heart quite like a book set in a small town! If you are in the mood for an emotional pick me up story then this is the perfect read!🌻

My Thoughts

women needed for the Fortune Springs Town Improvement Initiative. One year’s room and board provided.”

Any takers? Virginia is desperate to escape her life so when she sees this ad for A small town needing more women she jumped at the chance. Hops on a Greyhound. with everything she owns in her backpack. When she first reaches the town she runs into firefighter Owen who is less than pleased about this ad campaign drawing women to the town. Lucky for Virginia not all the town feels this way and she is welcomed with open arms by Calla Who is in charge of the women during their first year in town. What follows is a sweet occasionally emotional romance with a hint of mystery.

This was such a sweet somewhat predictable story that made me smile. Virginia was a great character and I really wanted her to find her forever home and her happily ever after. Cala was a great character and I loved the relationship that grew between Virginia and her as well as the relationship between Virginia and Willow. Now Owen was quite frustrating at times although just as he did Virginia he grew on me throughout the course of the story. When you’re in the mood for a delightful story to escape into this is the perfect read.

*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

“Young women needed for the Fortune Springs Town Improvement Initiative. One year’s room and board provided.”

I should have known it was too good to be true when I first saw the ad. It turns out that Fortune Springs, Colorado isn’t just a one-horse town, it’s a two-woman one, and this is their attempt to keep the community alive. I want to say the scheme is ridiculous, totally outdated, but I’m carrying everything I own in my canvas backpack and the greyhound I stepped off this morning is long gone. If this is my chance at a fresh start, I’d better grab it with both hands.

I know I should feel guilty about pretending to be a lonely heart willing to help repopulate this rural logging town, but all I feel is relief at having escaped the apartment in Savannah. And after all, what’s one more secret to add to the pile? I only hope I’ve hidden my tracks well enough, and that the kind Fortune Springs locals who’ve opened their doors to me will never find out what made me run away in the first place…

An emotional, gripping story full of family drama. Fans of Carolyn Brown, Robyn Carr and Debbie Macomber will be hooked.

Author Bio:
Alys Murray is an author who writes for the romantic in all of us. Though she graduated with a degree in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London, her irrepressible love of romance led her to a career as an author, and she couldn’t be happier to write these stories! Currently splitting time between her home state of Louisiana and London, she enjoys kissing books, Star Wars, and creating original pie recipes for all of her books. Tobey Maguire is her Spider-Man.

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Dating the IT Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

Yesterday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. Hope the weather is beautiful in your neck of the woods! ☀️

Dating the It Guy

Emme starts dating a popular high school student who happens to be from a famous political family. It seems like everyone at school either wants to be Brendon Agretti or date him. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture-perfect ex seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend dumped her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandparents’ health issues. Life suddenly seems easier pushing Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.

My Thoughts

A totally adorable YA contemporary romance. This was a cute story that made me smile. Emme finds her self in summer school after her summer internship falls through she is conflicted when she is partnered up with the hi school IT guy. Brandon is hot, but she cannot imagine they have anything in common. *Spoiler alert they end up having a lot in common.* I’m sure you’re thinking this story sounds predictable and cliché but there was some definite depth to the story. Emme was coping with ailing grandparents, her grandmother just had a stroke and her grandfather was dealing with dimension. I thought this was handled in a very realistic and thoughtful way. Emme also has some kind of sixth sense and follows a lot of superstitions. I liked both Emme and Brendan as characters and thought the romance was sweet but frustrating. They really had some major communication breakdowns. I also liked Emme’s friends, although I’m not sure one of them gave her the best advice. This was a sweet story perfect when you want a little comfort read.

Purchase Links 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBFRX47

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dating-Guy-Krysten-Lindsay-Hager-ebook/dp/B06XBFRX47

Book depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Dating-It-Guy-Krysten-Lindsay-Hager/9781621356370

Audible: https://www.amazon.com/Dating-the-It-Guy/dp/B073HJXYKM

Apple Books (audio): https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/dating-the-it-guy-unabridged/id1255271674

Author Bio – Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of the young adult Cecily Taylor Series, the young adult Star Series, Dating the It Guy, and the preteen Landry’s True Colors Series.

Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Best Friends…Forever? is a 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Children – Preteen genre. Landry in Like is a Literary Classics Gold Medal recipient and a 2020 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner. She received her BA in English and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton.

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