Book Review “Outcast” by Chris Ryan

BOOK REVIEW ~ 116

Thriller

Standalone

320 pages

Publisher : ZAFFRE

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Outcast

After single-handedly intervening in a deadly terrorist attack in Mali, SAS Warrant Officer Jamie ‘Geordie’ Carter is denounced as a lone wolf by jealous superiors.

Now a Regiment outcast, Carter is given a second chance with a deniable mission: locate SAS hero-gone-rogue, David Vann.

Vann had been sent into Afghanistan to train local rebels to fight the Taliban. But he’s since gone silent and expected attacks on key targets have not happened.

Tracking Vann through Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Carter not only discovers the rogue soldier’s involvement in a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the Middle East – but an imminent attack that will have deadly consequences the world over . . .

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outcast-Chris-Ryan-ebook/dp/B09SM14MPC

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS

A very timely book set just after the recent events of the chaotic withdrawal by the US from Afghanistan. This is my first book by Chris Ryan as this is probably not a genre I would normally read. Well let me tell you I have been missing out, what a brilliant and thrilling read. Plenty of twists and turns, full of action and good guys versus bad guys. Are the good guys really the bad guys? and vice versa. A great plot with a great setting.

Carter is a great protagonist, he does have many sides which, for me made him more believable. He is not just an all out killer on a mission so nothing else matters. He has a back story that helps us see into Carter’s mindset. He has muscles everywhere and then a few more. I actually found myself being quite drawn to Carter and everything he deals with. His discipline is strong, from his SAS training. I have no idea if the military descriptions are accurate but knowing Chris Ryan’s background I am certain it is all spot on. This lends a level of authenticity that brings the story alive. If there was ever a book that really is true edge of your seat, page turning stuff, then this is it! If like me you would normally not pick up a book of this genre then I urge you to give Outcast a try. It is superb, written so well that you can not help but to be drawn right into all the action packed goings on. I really loved it! I’ll be reading more Chris Ryan from now on.

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https://www.brownsbfs.co.uk/Product/RYAN-CHRIS/OUTCAST/9781838777616

Author Bio

Chris Ryan was born in Newcastle.

In 1984 he joined 22 SAS. After completing the year-long Alpine Guides Course, he was the troop guide for B Squadron Mountain Troop. He completed three tours with the anti-terrorist team, serving as an assaulter, sniper and finally Sniper Team Commander.

Chris was part of the SAS eight-man team chosen for the famous Bravo Two Zero mission during the 1991 Gulf War. He was the only member of the unit to escape from Iraq, where three of his colleagues were killed and four captured, for which he was awarded the Military Medal. Chris wrote about his experiences in his book The One That Got Away, which became an immediate bestseller. Since then he has written over fifty books and presented a number of very successful TV programmes.

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Book Review “The Reckoning” by Kerry Kaya

BOOK REVIEW NO:115

Gangland Thriller

Book 4 in The Carter Brothers Series

270 Pages

Publisher: BOLDWOOD

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

The Reckoning

An eye for an eye…

Once the top dog, Danny Mckay has walked away from his old gangland life. He’s on the straight and narrow now, looking forward to settling down and living a quiet life.

But trouble seems to follow Danny. And when his own family is caught up in a shocking event, Danny is dragged back into the gangland world, hell bent on revenge.

Danny’s determined to make someone pay, but the rules are different this time around – old friends are enemies, and Danny doesn’t know who he can trust.

And as Danny gets closer to the truth, he realises that the consequences of his own actions could destroy everything – and everyone – that he loves.

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REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

Crikey The Reckoning comes out fighting right from the first word. It completely took my breathe away. The characters are written in a totally believable way. They are tough and there is violence abound but nothing feels unrealistic. This is a tale of every action has a consequence and dire consequences at that.

Danny is a distinguished man who has left the gangland world behind. Now running his club with his best friend, Moray he is happy with the quiet life until his world is literally blown apart, vengeance is on his mind and he’ll stop at nothing to get it. Being dragged back into the old life is not something he wants to do but even he can’t hide the fact that actually he gets a bit of a thrill being in charge again.

The two women in Danny’s life, apart from his daughter are like chalk and cheese. Will he ever see that one of them is most definitely the right woman for him? The other is oh so wrong!

The Reckoning is a thrilling read that keeps you interested right to the end. A true gangland crime book with feuds and family splits all over the shop. It is fast paced and written with a fabulous style that brings the characters and their actions to life. Will Danny get his hands on the culprit? Will he get the revenge that he needs? Quite honestly this book is epic, you really need to grab a copy and be prepared for an action packed experience. You won’t regret it.

Author Bio –

Kerry Kaya is the hugely popular author of Essex-based gritty gangland thrillers
with strong family dynamics. She grew up on one of the largest council estates in the
UK, where she sets her novels. She also works full-time in a busy maternity
department for the NHS. She has signed a nine-book deal with Boldwood for both
new and backlist titles.

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Book Review “The Feud” by Gemma Rogers

BOOK REVIEW NO: 114

Psychological Thriller

Standalone

346 Pages

Publisher: BOLDWOOD

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

The Feud

From the stranger in the car, to the madman at her door…

The day my path crossed with Simon Fox I thought I’d already lost everything but then he ran me off the road with his flash car and belittling jibes.
The men in my life had undermined me for too long.
Enough was enough.
Fuelled by alcohol and the desire to get even, I decided a spot of petty vandalism would make me feel a whole lot better.
Wrong. Very wrong…
I hadn’t realised that Simon Fox was not a man to be messed with.
He showed me just how much I still had left to lose.
Soon I was battling for my home, family and life.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/36RoFmq

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

Cracking psychological read from Gemma Rogers. A perfectly simple concept that takes so many turns it leaves you reeling, how can one small act, done out of frustration and a bit to much vino change the course of someone’s life so dramatically?

This is definitely one of those increible books that once you’ve read the synopsis you’re hooked. It is an absolutely brilliantly written book with a growing tension for Kay for that you start feeling really scared for her. She does make some silly decisions along the way but in all honesty if I found myself in her place I would be all over the place too. Mind you some of her decisions are born out plenty of alcohol consumed with her best friend. I began to have my doubts about her (the best friend), saying no more on that. Mind you after a few more chapters I began to doubt everyone. One dreadful situation after another and I really was on the edge of my chair. This is one of those, “I need to keep reading” books.

The characters are written with an honesty that makes them totally believable and “there by the grace of my actions go I” it really could happen to anyone. I loved how the tension builds throughout the book and what was a quite small incident becomes the worst thing that Kay could ever have done. Everyone around her becomes involved, her friends and even her two children. It becomes immensely suffocating for Kay and she just can not see a way out. I would highly recommend this book and indeed Gemma Rogers, I love her books. Her writing style is just epic. How will it all end? who will win? Well you just need to grab a copy, a vino and jump right in.

Author Bio –

Gemma Rogers was inspired to write gritty thrillers by a traumatic event in her own life nearly twenty years ago. Her debut novel Stalker was published in September 2019 and marked the beginning of a new writing career. Gemma lives in West Sussex with her husband, two daughters and bulldog Buster.

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Book Review “Lemon Drop Cottage” by K.T. Dady

BOOK REVIEW NO: 113

Womens’ Fiction, Romance and Escapism

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Lemon Drop Cottage

Welcome to Pepper Bay. A small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, love, drama, and a happily ever after.

Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.

The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters. Best read in order for maximum enjoyment.

Lemon Drop Cottage: At first glance, Scott Harper is a shy artist who keeps himself to himself, but he isn’t the man everyone thinks he is. Scott has a secret. One that has kept him firmly away from any chance of having an intimate relationship. The only woman in his life is the one he talks to online but has never met. It’s easier that way, for them both.

Dolly Lynch has just taken over her aunt’s shop in Pepper Bay. Between looking after her teenage son, running around for her old aunt, moving home, and opening a new shop, she barely has time to herself, so she really appreciates the moments she spends talking online with a man she’s never met. Little does she know he’s the same man who lives just up the road in the cutest cottage she has ever seen.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lemon-Drop-Cottage-Pepper-Book-ebook/dp/B09H7NH4JY

US – https://www.amazon.com/Lemon-Drop-Cottage-Pepper-Book-ebook/dp/B09H7NH4JY

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS

This is my third visit to Pepper Bay and boy what a great return it was too. I utterly enjoyed every single page. Every book in this series works superbly well as a stand alone as each main character becomes the main focus in their own right but are still in the other books with more of a background story. It’s a great concept that gives you a lovely insight into everyone’s life, relationships, work and family.

Lemon Drop Cottage is a really comforting read, pure escapism at it’s very best. I smiled throughout and it certainly gave me a few hours of just feeling warm and fuzzy. A fabulous book and I can not wait for the next installment. The people of Pepper Bay are fast becoming some of my favourite characters. I’m sure I said after my other reviews, Pepper Pot farm and Honey Bee Cottage, that I just wanted to move there and guess what? I still do.

Dolly is my kind of woman. I loved her immensely. She’s accident prone, doubts herself often but feels a strong attraction to Simon and feels guilty because of her online “relationship/friendship” with a man she loves chatting to and perhaps it will lead to a relationship. What about Simon? Will she ever come to the realisation that they are one and the same, (not a spoiler, it’s in the blurb) I loved this blossoming romance and just wanted Simon and Dolly to get into a good old smooch and be with each other.

I would tell anyone to give this fab piece of escapism a go, it’s brilliant. You will laugh, cry, feel part of this incredible community. I’m off to pack my bags and move to Pepper Bay.

Author Bio –

Amazon best-selling author, reader, mum, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I’m not writing, I’m baking cakes or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers. I’m the author of contemporary romance, middle-grade, and the thought-provoking thriller about mental illness, The Focus Program.

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Book Review “Victory Bells for the Harper Girls” by Rosie Clarke

BOOK REVIEW NO:112

Book 6 in the Harper Emporium Series set during and after WW1

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Victory Bells for the Harpers Girls

Can the Harpers Girls look forward to some happy times as a new dawn rises over London?

Sally Harper is busy juggling running London’s Oxford Street Store Harpers and looking after her beautiful new-born daughter, whilst husband Ben is overseas on another dangerous mission, this time to rescue a friend in need.
Young Becky Stockbridge finds herself in a difficult situation which could bring shame to her and her family. Will Becky, with the help of her friends find her happy ever after and keep her secret?
Marion Jackson is blessed with a son as she eagerly awaits the return of her husband Reggie. But all is not right when Reggie returns. Is Marion strong enough to save her family from yet another crisis?
As the war clouds retreat and the victory bells ring, tears and joy mingle with those of sadness as the world counts the true toll of war and celebrates peace.

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REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS

What a wonderful story. Set during WW1 this is the 6th book in the series which follows the lives of the Harpers Emporium girls through their happy times, family times and sad times and emotional times. This is a time when the women have taken up jobs and had to get used to a life without their husbands. Will this change when their menfolk return? Will they be ravaged by the War? How will this change their lives?

The female characters are superbly written with a beautifully caring side, all supporting each other through good times and bad. I loved Sally and her strength. She just carries on and keeps her stiff upper lip through thick and thin.

Victory Bells is a compassionately written story that draws you in to the lives of these strong and beautiful women. I would highly recommend this one to all who loves a book set during WW1, with a growing intensity and all the worries that come even with Victory in sight, will all be happy ever after for these exceptional women?

Author Bio –

Rosie Clarke is a #1 bestselling saga writer whose most recent books include The Shop Girls of Harpers and The Mulberry Lane series. She has written over 100 novels under different pseudonyms and is a RNA Award winner. She lives in Cambridgeshire.

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Book Review “Blood Pact” by Heather Atkinson

BOOK REVIEW NO:111

Gangland Thriller based in Scotland. Book 4 in the Gallowburn series

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Blood Pact

To survive, they’ll need to stick together…

After the defeat of the rival Gordon and Thompson families, the Blood Brothers’ reputations as feared lieutenants of the McVay clan are firmly established. The Gallowburn has become an untouchable stronghold in their capable hands.

However, danger rears its head in another form – Jamie’s deadliest foe, Cameron Abernethy. Still fighting to be released from prison, Cameron decides to use the Lawson family, the Blood Brothers’ biggest rivals, to discover his daughter’s whereabouts.

With his enemies getting closer, and the police on his tail too, Jamie has some impossible choices to make. This is his last chance to live the life he’s dreamed of with the woman he loves, but first he’s got to make sure he’s not caught or killed…

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3KhTlf2

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

Well Phew what an absolute thrilling read Blood Pact is! I feel battered and bruised, like most of the characters in this book. A brutal story of survival of the fittest. There’s back stabbing aplenty with enemies around every corner. I LOVED IT!

As book 4 in the series I wasn’t sure if Heather could pull it off again but wow she pulled it off and then some. I was enthralled by Book 3 but Book 4 just blew my mind. The intensity shines out from every word and you can’t tear yourself away. The characters have grown superbly well throughout this series and Jamie has come into his own as a strong leader of the Blood Brothers. A loyal team, keeping Gallowburn a safer place to live. My favourite character though quickly became Logan, A quiet yet intelligent Blood Brother who is perhaps being lined up to take over from Jamie in the future. He is a sensitive soul who thinks before he leaps and I just really became drawn to him. The other two Blood Brothers add a brilliant level of humour and had me chuckling away with their banter and ribbing each other. I enjoyed the light and dark dark shade running through the plot and boy does it keep you on it’s toes.

The dazzling end genuinely caught me off guard and unquestionably was the best ending. Fast paced drama through out but it really picks up the pace, if that’s possible, towards the end. Jamie is totally up against it, with enemies trying to finish him off, even from inside prison. Does he really stand a chance?

Blood Brothers is a vivid and violent story of Scottish Gangland, the lives of the people involved are all damaged in one way or another and their strong will and danger radiates from each and every page. Be prepared for the read of your life, its an absolute cracking thriller and now I need a cuppa and some deep breathing.

Author Bio –

Heather Atkinson is the author of over fifty books – predominantly in the crime fiction genre. Although Lancashire born and bred she now lives with her family, including twin teenage daughters, on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Her new gangland series for Boldwood, set on the fictional Gallowburn estate in Glasgow begins with the title Blood Brothers and was published in December 2020.

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Book Review “Dissatisfied” by Ksenija Nikolova

BOOK REVIEW NO:110

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Dissatisfied

Who is to be blamed for a woman’s unhappiness?


Margot’s unhappiness is contrary to what you might expect, considering that she lives in Paris and is married to a handsome, successful man she loves. However, as time passes, she feels more certain about her emptiness and realizes how little time her husband Arthur has for her. Finally, she decides to leave him, but then something changes. Not only does Margot not know her husband as well as she thought she did, but she also comes to see that she didn’t even know herself that deeply.

Margot’s life starts changing when she discovers countless new things about her marriage, which also reawakens old traumas.

But have these signs always been there?

Has Margot’s journey been waiting for her long before she became aware of it, and can her marriage be saved?
Margot is surprised to discover Arthur knew her much better than she ever thought possible.

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 4 STARS

Diary style is a totally new concept in a book to me and actually I found it an interesting way to really get inside the head and heart of Margot. Her life is broken, although to outsiders she has the perfect life. We all know that is impossible though don’t we? Nothing is as perfect as it seems and nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. Dissatisfied is very thought provoking and without a doubt it makes you look to yourself and the decisions we sometimes make and why.

Writing letters to her Husband, Margot honestly gets everything off her chest and she slowly comes to the realisation that he is not to blame wholly for her unhappiness, her sense of emptiness.

Dissatisfied is written with a honesty that has a sombre effect on our own lives. There’s a certain level of passion in the writing that draws you into the life and feelings of Margot superbly well. I have enjoyed getting to the bottom of Margot’s unhappiness and feel that the author fully understood her journey and keeps you not only fascinated but willing her to find some level of piece. This is an emotional read and absolutely one of the most thought provoking I have read in a while. Definitely worth a read.

Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/Dissatisfied

Ksenija Nikolova is a Macedonian fiction author. She is the author of six books, and this is her second novel translated into English. Her work is also translated into Bulgarian and Russian.

She says people inspire her, and she thinks of art as an ice breaker that pushes boundaries and changes the way they see things.

The world has become very judgmental and ignorant, and Ksenija believes that writing stories that smash discrimination and stereotypes can make us better and happier.

Ksenija is currently working on a new novel she is very excited about. She is writing it in English, and she is enjoying every step of the process.

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Book Review “The Serial Killer’s Girl” by Lynda Stacey

BOOM REVIEW NO: 109

The Serial Killers Girl

Does a killer’s blood run in the family?

Lexi Jakes thought she could run from her past.

But when her biological mother is found dead, strangled with a red silk scarf and holding a chess piece, Lexi knows that her worst nightmare has come true. Because the murder has all the hallmarks of her own serial killer father, renown strangler Peter Graves.

Now with her own precious daughter’s life in danger, Lexi will do anything to keep her child safe…she is her father’s daughter after all.

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REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

A well deserved 5 stars for The Serial Killer’s Girl. Is it slow paced? yes, does this add to the tension? oh yes! Not all psychological thriller need to rush along, hurtling towards the end, then finish. Oh no The Serial Killer’s Girl builds the tension slowly as the whole story unfolds and you can’t help but feel you are right in the story with Lexi. What a brilliant character she is. Her world is about to be turned on it’s head yet again only now she has her own child to protect. How can she do this? Her only hope is to return to her childhood home of Lindisfarne, where she feels safe and cut off from her past.

Riveting is the word that sums this story right up. I really could not stop reading, I was still reading in to the wee small hours, my eyes stinging but I just had to l know how this story ended. An enthralling read that is written superbly well. The Characters are strong and the creepy stalkerish behaviour of the “Killer” is really unnerving and the danger he brings is palpable.

I relished every page in The Serial Killer’s Girl. I would highly recommend this to all who love a slow burn, tension building plot line that will leave you exhausted and somewhat shocked then this is the one for you. Perfectly spine-chilling.

Author Bio –

Lynda Stacey is the bestselling psychological suspense author of over five novels. Alongside her writing she is a fulltime sales director for an office furniture company and has been a nurse, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Staff Instructor. She lives near Doncaster with her husband.

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Book Review “Other People’s lives” by J E Rowney

BOOK REVIEW NO:108

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB

Other People’s Lives

Listen carefully.

Watch closely.

Trust nobody.

“Let me ask you. Are you worried that someone is watching you, or are you worried that you think someone is watching you?”

Sophie Portman has lost her husband, and she thinks she may be losing her mind.

She seeks the help of psychiatrist Andrew Thacker, but as she starts to open up, the truth begins to unravel and nothing is quite as it seems.

Other People’s Lives is a gripping psychological thriller from bestselling author JE Rowney.

“A heart-stopping twist. I never saw it coming.” – advance reader review. 

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Other-Peoples-Lives-J-Rowney-ebook/dp/B09GK9T7FZ/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Other-Peoples-Lives-J-Rowney-ebook/dp/B09GK9T7FZ/

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

If I could figure out how to do a huge surprised emoji on this review then that’s what I’d start with! This book is AMAZING! Full of tension, just lurking in the background. Making you feel uneasy yet you have no idea why. Expertly written characters that let you in but only a little bit at a time. The narrative is done in a way that you feel the characters are, at times talking directly to you. I found myself agreeing out loud then thought, “oh you can’t hear me can you”?

Sophie feels like she is slowly losing her mind and hopes that her Therapist. Andrew can help her get her life into perspective after her husband disappears, seemingly into thin air. Sophie is a great protagonist and she had me in the palm of her hand. Her letters to her husband are an inspired tool that the author uses to give us little snippets of information, what happened to Sophie’s husband? why she feels so awful? why she feels like she’s unraveling? You certainly feel that you are sitting in on the therapy sessions and at times you feel uncomfortable. One minute I thought Andrew was really caring, then I thought “oh no creepy”

If you ever needed a definition for Psychological then this book is it! A powerful book that really has you wondering what the heck is going on! Intrigue flows throughout and the twist at the end is truly not what I thought. I sat back in my chair thinking WOW what just happened? Epic, awesome, thrilling, gripping, brilliant, absolutely trust NO ONE. I don’t say “a must read” often but this really is a must read. Brilliant.

Author Bio –

J.E. Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, but now lives on the south coast of England. She spent ten years working as a midwife before turning in her gloves to become an author.

She has written ten novels, and also enjoys writing short stories. In 2020 she was the winner of the Pen to Print Short Story award, the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction, and, in 2021, the Fresher Publishing Student Writing Award.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”

You can find out more about JE Rowney on her website at jerowney.com (where you can download a free book!), or follow @jerowneywriter on social media.

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Book Review “Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market” by Nicola May

BOOK REVIEW NO: 107

SYNOPSIS?BOOK BLURB

Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market

Book Three in bestselling sensation Nicola May’s gorgeous new series – catch up with Book One, WELCOME TO FERRY LANE MARKET, and Book Two, STARRY SKIES IN FERRY LANE MARKET, now!

39-year-old Glanna Pascoe – also known as ‘the Rainbow Painter’ – runs the Hartmouth Gallery in Ferry Lane Market in Cornwall. She is just getting her head and broken heart around being single, childless, and sober when Cupid flies in, shooting arrows all over the place.

Meeting the mysterious and fascinating Isaac Benson, famous local artist, and recluse, allows Glanna’s disillusioned heart and attitude to soften, and she begins to learn more about herself than she ever thought possible. Confused by her growing feelings for Isaac, Glanna throws herself into organising a life-drawing class at her gallery, using both male and female nudes – and setting local tongues wagging.

A theft from her gallery and the return of ex-love Oliver Trueman cause Glanna to wonder if a pot of gold will be appearing at the end of her rainbow. And will it bring her the happiness, she has sought for so long?

REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS

A true piece of escapism. A book to indulge yourself with, full of fabulous characters with lives that just make you want to up sticks and move. I adored Glanna, she has flaws and more flaws yet she is trying incredibly hard to put things right and just be a great business woman who is no longer a huge drinker, racing about having sex with practically everyone she sees. I loved her openness and honesty. A beautiful character who is one of those people you’d like to be friends with.

This book, the second I have read by Nicola May does not disappoint, it just captivates you in a lovely warm hug kind of way.There are plenty of laughs along the way. The humour is brilliant and I found myself laughing out loud at times. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of Glanna’s developing relationships, especially Isaac. A very closed off and private man who she manages to help in more ways than he could ever have imagined.

All in all a wonderfully enjoyable read that takes you on a wonderous journey through art galleries, stolen pictures, love, unrequited love, strong friendships and so much more. A definite cosy read that you can just get lost in. I loved it immensely.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rainbows-End-Ferry-Lane-Market-ebook/dp/B09LLLD89V

US – https://www.amazon.com/Rainbows-End-Ferry-Lane-Market-ebook/dp/B09LLLD89V

Social Media Links – @nicolamay1  @hodderbooks – Twitter

Author Bio

Nicola May writes ‘chick lit with a kick’ and is the internationally bestselling author of eleven romantic comedies. All have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK across all genres in January 2019 and March 2020 respectively. It was also the second best-selling eBook of 2019 in the UK. Nicola’s books have also been sold in many languages.

@author_nicola @hodderbooks  Instagram

With Thanks for the Advance Copy to…….

Rachel Gilby https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/

Nicola May http://@author_nicola

Hodder Books http://@hodderbooks