Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share with you today my review for this book that is part of an absolutely wonderful series! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Alice Castle for her wonderful words!💛

Revenge on the Rye

Beth Haldane, SE21’s answer to Miss Marple, thinks she is going for a carefree stroll on Peckham Rye with her best friend, Katie, and her annoying new puppy, Teddy. But before Beth knows it, she is embroiled in her most perplexing mystery yet.

Strange events from her family’s past, present-day skulduggery in the art world, and the pressures of moving school in south London threaten to overwhelm Beth. Will she be able to piece together the puzzle before her son’s crucial interview at Wyatt’s? Or will Beth’s insatiable curiosity finally drag down all her dreams for the future?

Join Beth, her irascible on-off boyfriend, Detective Inspector Harry York of the Metropolitan Police, and the dog walkers of Peckham Rye in a tale of murder, mayhem – and bloody revenge.

My Thoughts

An engaging and entertaining murder mystery filled with fun and fur!🐶

This series just keeps getting better and better! Although I do often wonder how Beth feels about running into so many dead bodies? This time she comes across a body while walking with her BFF Katie and puppy Teddy… I have to send a big S/O to Teddy he certainly added some shenanigans to the story!

Turns out the dead man is a renowned artist… was his death a coincidence or does it have to do with the shadier side of art? Well anyone who has read the series knows that Beth is determined to figure out… who done it! But Beth has quite a few things going on at home including trying to get her son into a proper school… I really someday just need to take a few hours to try to figure out the school system in England, I just don’t get it…. it is so different from the US, I think? I’m of the opinion that uppity preferred high schools are public rather than private? Am I right about this? Also do they wear uniforms to public school? They try that here, did not work very well…. OK back to the book!

My favorite part of these books is the characters, I love them all… and I was pleased to see a little more of Harry in this one! I also loved all the furry friends, yes even Teddy! The mystery was very much like a puzzle that needed to be pieced together… and I have to admit I did not see the culprit coming at all!

A well-crafted, wonderfully told mystery filled with fantastic characters, recommend!

*** A big thanks to Rachel and the author for my copy of this book ***

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Author Bio – Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, was published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill following in October 2018. Alice is currently working on the sixth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a top mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website.

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne @WMMorrowBooks @HarperAudio #bookreview #audiobooks

Happy Monday bibliophiles!

I am so excited to share with you my review for this wonderful book! An addictive emotional romance that is 100% fabulous!💕💕

  • 99 Percent Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-29-19
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio

My Thoughts

An edgy emotional exquisite romance! This book was 100% eXCEPTIONAL!

Sally Thorne is such a wonderful storyteller! She has woven together an emotional story guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! I absolutely loved “The Hating Game,“ and when I picked this up I was expecting the same fun funny banter I got in that book…. I did get the same outstanding banter, however this book is a little darker, a little edgier, and a lot more angsty… this book definitely put my heart through the ringer! I wouldn’t say this book is better or worse than THG it is just… different….. however what I loved about THG is absolutely in this book as well… wonderful storytelling, amazing well drawn characters, and fabulous dialogue!

Darcy returns home after her beloved grandmother passes away, leaving her house to her… The house is in need of some major renovation, so Darcy is going to stay in town until the paint dries and she is able to sell the house…. The girl has some major wanderlust and is just itching to get on that next plane headed to adventurous anywhere…. BUT one day she arrives home to find Tom on her front porch, and he is the contractor who has been hired to renovate the house… Tom is the only man who has ever really got a hold of Darcy’s heart, the problem… he is engaged and he is also her twin brothers BFF… to complicate things further Jamie, Darcy’s twin and her are not quite seeing eye to eye on this house renovation….

I do love the friends to lovers trope… and in this book it was done so cleverly end it was oh so complicated! The push and pull between Tom and Darcy was so compelling…. Darcy was a wonderful character, even though I didn’t warm up to her immediately… she was a little prickly and definitely has her guard up, but she was also snarky, smart, strong, and loyal… Tom, I have to admit in my younger days I would’ve found him a little boring or bland, but now that I’m older and no better he was a really nice guy that had a heart of gold, that any woman would be lucky to call their own… he really had very few rough edges, what you see is what you get with him, and what I saw in my mind I definitely liked! The chemistry between these two was off the charts, and when things heated up they hit the boiling point… my only little tiny complaint would be I would’ve liked a little more of these two in the past, maybe some more interaction between them when they were younger, so I could really see where all this angst and lust and longing and love was coming from….

An extremely well told romance, full of engaging characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry! Absolutely recommend!

🎧🎧🎧 this book was narrated by Jayme Mattler, she did an amazing job! What I love so much about audio is how much it really brings the characters to life, and Jayme really nailed it in this book! She was Darcy just as much as she was Tom….

🎵🎵🎵 song running through my head! Oh I love this song and it really expressed some of my frustration with these characters during this book!

“Say something, I’m giving up on you

I’ll be the one, if you want me to

Anywhere, I would’ve followed you

Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small

It was over my head

I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall

I’m still learning to love

Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you

I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

Anywhere, I would’ve followed you

Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride

You’re the one that I love

And I’m…”

*** Big thanks to Harper Audio and William Morrow for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.

When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.

Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that’s inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers. 

Have a wonderful day! Berit☀️✨

Black Matter by G. D. Parker @GDParker_Author @rararesources #bookspotlight

Black Matter

The future is now… it’s terrifying!!! Humanity locks jaws with the ever-increasing human desires towards highly advanced technological innovations making the world a dangerous place. Unanticipated horrific consequences unfold for Tommy McGregor when he partakes in a new high-tech innovation to enhance his health and wellbeing. He thought it would make him healthier, better looking and live forever…DI Valentina is out of her comfort zone when she’s tasked to track down a killer, unknown to her, hidden behind a digital mask. The future has already fallen upon humanity as she soon discovers, nothing is as it seems anymore as society embarks in technology that’s already here. A terrifying mystery, it feeds your imaginative mind’s eye – a fast-paced “whoisit” thrilling crime, novel that will leave you guessing until the end, (or will it?) As it leaves the hairs on your arms stand on end as you uncontrollably turn each page in this 3 part series.

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GD Parker is the author of his debut novel, Black Matter. Book one of a three-part series that explores the depths of the unfolding high-tech world we now live in, making it a dangerous place.

The novel will be available to purchase in e-book and paperback formats on the Amazon store.

Gareth was born in the UK in 1981. A family man spent much of his working life in South Wales working in a professional capacity. One day he made the decision write about an idea he dreamt about.

Still working full time for a large organisation, he enjoys reading all manner of books, and spending time with his world – his family.


Death Will Find Me by Vanessa Robertson @Ness_Robertson #LoveBookGroupTours #coverreveal

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Scotland, 1920.
Meet Tessa Kilpatrick; heiress and war-time covert operations agent.

Finding her husband – the feckless James – with another woman at a 1920s country house party, she demands a divorce. But when his body is discovered in a lonely stone bothy the next morning, Inspector Hamish Rasmussen sees Tessa as his only suspect.

Back in Edinburgh, links to another murder convince Rasmussen of her innocence. He enlists her help and together they set off on a pursuit that will bring Tessa once again face to face with the brutality of war as well as revealing to her the lengths that desperate people will go to in order to protect those they love. 

Will Tessa be able to prevent a final murder or will she become the killer’s latest victim?

This book will be perfect for anyone who’s enjoyed the work of Catriona McPherson, Sara Sheridan and Jessica Fellowes. 

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