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The Misadventures of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow

Release Date: 09.11.2015 Synopsis: New term. New dramas. New friendships. And that’s just the parents… After a year of country living, Rachel Young is finally getting into the swing of things. Her four kids are happy and content at the village school, and she’s managed to navigate the choppy (shark-infested) waters of the playground mafia.   Or… so she thought.   When playground mum Penelope Kensington moves herself and her kids into Rachel’s home, after discovering husband Rupert has been having an affair, Rachel knows she must ask them politely to leave. The problem is, Penelope never takes no for an answer.   As Rachel tries to deal with Penelope, she also meets new school mum Melanie. Melanie is a breath of fresh air, but her arrival sends ripples of gossip through the playground. Melanie has a few secrets in her closet, and it seems she’s not the only one… Review: I was so glad to find that there was more to read about Rachel'

A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow

Release Date: 06.09.2014 Synopsis: Ever had the pleasure of collecting your children from the school playground? Even if you haven't, this is a hilarious must-read. Fed up with the playground mafia at her children’s school,  Rachel Young  is desperate for a change.  With her family and various pets in tow, a picture-perfect village in the countryside beckons. There, Rachel’s children will be able to keep chickens and skip through fields and she’ll bid farewell to the botoxed, fake-Gucci wearing Mumzillas forever.  But at the new school the mums are even worse, and before long, Rachel finds herself contending with a motley crew including Mrs High School Musical, The International Sex God and The Frisky Pensioner.  While the children are practicing their sums and perfecting their reading, Rachel is learning some harsh lessons on the other side of the school gates, and ruffling plenty of feathers along the way… Review: I've had so much fun re

Combative by Jay McLean

Release Date: 05.16.2015 Synopsis: We all play victims to our pasts; to the choices we make and the lives we create.  They define who we are.   And sometimes if we're lucky enough, the past stays where it belongs: in the past.  I'm not one of the lucky ones.  I never have been.  Because now the past is knocking on my door, offering deals I have no choice but to take… deals that will help bring justice—not just for me, but for my brothers. The problem?  The deal is a ticking time bomb.  One I didn't know existed. Tick. Tock. Review: The author delivered an intriguing story,her writing style hooked me and it definitely played with my mind...I was so curious to know more about the characters' stories that I made up page after page hundreds different theories. I fell in love with Ky since the beginning,he is an amazing guy with an awful past that broke him making him questioning his self worth. I can't w

Finding North by Carmen Jenner

Release Date: 02.25.2016 Synopsis: Red Maine’s blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secret—Will Tanner. Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will’s bed ten years ago had been no exception. Will and North had been inseparable, but things change, people grow apart, and even a blazing flame can dwindle to a dying ember over time. The more things change the more they stay the same. After a run in with a bottle of Bundy rum, Will and North find themselves in a compromising and all too familiar position. Blurred lines, bad decisions, and one wrong foot after another lead these two down a spiral of sarcasm, secrets, and sex, but when North’s hetero status is called into question he can’t figure up from down. And despite Will telling himself he wouldn’t fall again, he’s head over heels and wandering without a compass. Love is love. Love is truth. Love … shouldn’t be this damn har

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

Release Date: 02.21.2016 Synopsis: What do you do when the guy you’re in love with is seeing someone else? That’s the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she’s only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever. What Paige didn’t expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds  the one .  Was Alec Wright always he

Red Card by Carrie Aarons

Release Date: 02.14.2016 Synopsis: She spent five years planning a future that will never exist. He spent five years trying to erase a past he can’t forget. London is Leah Watson’s fresh start. When she secures the perfect internship during her study abroad semester, with an infamous celebrity public relations firm, she is determined to forge her own path - one that is nothing like her life back in Oklahoma. That plan is tested when British football’s bad boy, Killian Ramsey, decides that she's the one he wants and he's playing for keeps.  Will she put her future on hold - again - for the type of man she swore she'd stay away from? Killian is one bloody good football player. After a tragedy shattered his entire world, the cocky and arrogant face he puts on for the media is a complete lie. When he meets Leah, his heart starts to beat for the first time in years. But when the feelings get too real, his perfectly constructed facade starts to slip.  Will he risk

A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley

Release Date: 02.04.2016 Synopsis: Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she’s headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon.  Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he’d like to admit, and he hates city girls. So it’s just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again. Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna’s husband? When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna’s first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly

Indigo Nights by Louise Bay

Release Date: 02.09.2016 Synopsis: The only thing better than cake is cake with a side of orgasms. Dylan James has no expectations when it comes to relationships. He uses women for sex and they use him for his money and power. It’s quid pro quo and he's good with that. It works. Beth Harrison has been burned. She's tired of the lies and the game playing that men bring and has buried herself in her passion—baking which keeps her out of the reach of heartbreak. As she begins her career as a TV baker, a new world opens up to her. Dylan and Beth both know that casual sex is all about giving what you need to get what you want. Except that sometimes you give more than you need to and get everything you ever wanted. Review: I have throughly enjoyed reading Indigo Nights. Louise Bay writing is getting better and better, in this book you can easily pinpoint the characters' different feelings and emotions.The sex is ste

Falling Completely by Aidan Willows

Release Date: 01.14.2016 Synopsis: MALIYA  Falling in love is not for me. I don’t do relationships, they never end well.   I don’t believe in fate, soul mates or happy, fairy tale endings. I’m definitely not a sweet little princess in search of her prince.   I have a plan to follow and falling in love is not part of that plan.   Nothing is going to change my mind.   Not even a domineering, gorgeous, blue-eyed firefighter who seems to be everywhere I go.   CALEB   The moment I saw her, I knew.   I knew the funny, curvy, raven haired beauty was supposed to be mine.   She may not agree with me at the moment, but I’m a patient man.   I’m not afraid to play dirty to get what I want.   And I want Maliya Abbott.   When her sister decides to move from London, across the Atlantic Ocean to Starling Falls to run an estranged relative’s bakery, Maliya Abbott is pretty sure her sister has lost her ever-loving mind. Not wanting to be separated

Mother Before Wife by Melissa Brown

Release Date: 02.04.2016 Synopsis: Secrets.  So many secrets. Nothing but secrets.  I started another life with a new husband, thirteen new sister wives and a new place to call home.  But the secrets weigh on me, on all of us.  And every secret leads back to the Prophet the, self-proclaimed, mouthpiece of God. The man I’ve worshiped since childhood, the man we obey without question.  And he’s the man who will destroy us all.  I must reveal his secrets.  Prove his betrayal, his lies and his deceit.  I will not be silenced, no matter how hard he tries.  And I will never give up. Ever. Review: Here I am back to the Compound ad after the shock of the first story in the series I can say that I've really enjoyed this book that sucked me in since the beginning and kept me on my toes until the last page. I love the main character,Aspen,because she is a strong woman that doesn't stop fighting for the wellness of her children. Thank you to Melissa B

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