The Five Year Plan by Carla Burgess **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday my friends!

Today I’m excited to share with you my review for this sweet second chance romance with a wild side.🦦

My Thoughts

Otters and squirrels and foxes, oh my! A sweet second chance romance with a wild side. This is the story of Orla A girl with a five year plan. She is planning on getting her dream reporting job and moving to London in five years. Having a boyfriend and falling in love are definitely not in her plans. Then one day she goes to interview a man who is studying otters and finds herself falling into a rabbit hole and spraining her ankle. She also meets Aiden a wildlife photographer. Orla and Aiden have an instant connection that soon develops into more, the problem is Aiden will be leaving soon and the two of them are not looking for love. The two part ways and five years later their paths cross again.

Orla and Aiden were both very likable characters, but boy did they frustrate me. They seem to hash the same issues that they dealt with the first time the second time around as well. They also had a really hard time admitting their feelings to one another. I was also a bit annoyed that it seemed like it was Orla that needed to give up her hopes and dreams to be with Aiden, not the other way around. In spite of these things I really thought they were a cute couple and there was chemistry between them. I also loved all the wildlife in the story, made me want to go camping.

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

About the Book

Orla is a trainee reporter with a five-year plan: work her way up the career ladder, move to London and secure a job on a big national newspaper. She doesn’t want a boyfriend, he’s only going to hold her back anyway. Aiden spends his life travelling the world and living in a tent. He knows his goal: to photograph animals and raise awareness of global warming and wildlife conservation. He’s definitely not looking for a relationship past the odd casual hook-up! So when Orla and Aiden’s lives collide, they do everything to not fall for each other – with the opposite effect. But they stick to their plans, and go their separate ways…Five years later, they meet again. 

Willow’s Wedding Vows by Debbie Viggiano **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

So far I’ve spent my weekend in complete bliss reading and not worrying about anything else. This was such a fun escapist story filled with humor and frustrating characters.💍

My Thoughts

Entertaining and amusing. Debbie Viggiano once again captivated me with her humorous and realistic storytelling. If you have not read the blurb to this book please don’t, I think the blurb along with the title are a bit misleading. You will understand the meaning of the title when you reach the end, but you will question it for most of the book. Willow has been with her boyfriend Charlie for almost a decade, they even own a house together. Willow wants it all: the 2.5 kids the white picket fence and a loving husband, the problem is Charlie is definitely not on the same page. Charlie was such an absolute jerk. The man could not keep it in his pants to save his life. And Willow, oh Willow so naïve and trusting, I seriously wanted someone to talk some sense to her. Admittedly some people did try, they just weren’t blunt enough. You might be wondering where the humor is in all this, believe me it is there. Willow is a great character with a huge heart and she has some pretty amazing friends. I also found Willow somewhat relatable, I’m sure most of us have at some time ignored a big red flag in a relationship because we were so determined to make it work. I was so invested in the story because I wanted Willow to see the light and somehow find her way to a proper happily ever after. A fun feel good story about facing the truth and moving on.

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

About the Book

Wedding vows have never been this personal…

Willow has been living with marriage-shy Charlie for more years than she cares to remember and is old-fashioned enough to want a wedding band and a loads-of-sex honeymoon before stretchmarks and nipple shields.

So when the once-wary Charlie surprisingly goes down on one knee, Willow doesn’t question why her boyfriend is suddenly so keen to rush her into saying “I do”.

The first clue comes as Willow is zipped into her Cinderella dress, the second as she bobs into the wedding car, and the third as the Roller swings towards its fairy-tale destination… leaving a shell-shocked Willow desperately trying to figure out what to do next.

A bride can do anything she wants on her wedding day, but nobody expected her to do this… 

About the Author

Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy… apart from when they want to raid the fridge, or eat her secret stash of chocolate. Follow Debbie’s (intermittent!) blog: http://www.debbieviggiano.blogspot.comTweet @DebbieViggiano or look her up on Facebook!
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