Gibbsdream’s Reviews

This is where I get to share with you the books I’ve read and enjoyed.

Crimson Moon by Sherri A Wingler

OMG! OMG! OMG! I am speechless and for anyone who knows me that is a rarity. This book sucked me from the first lines and held me all the way through. The pacing is perfect all the way through the book, it is steady and builds the relationship between reader and the main characters. The last 20% of the book picks up the pace while your heart pounds inside your chest and you are unable to put the book down until the conclusion. And wow what an ending. There were twists and turns which I didn’t anticipate, just as I thought I was getting where it was going it swung a loop and blew my mind away.
Ok so maybe I’m not so speechless after all. This book deserves all the accolades that can be thrown at it.

The characters are strong and believable (in an unworldly way), they’re consistent and likeable. I love the dialogue between them and more than that I can’t say without giving anything away.

This author is now one of my favourite authors. Everything I read by her is of this quality and getting stronger.

Can I respectfully ask that the author gives up her social life in order to get the next two books out quickly. I need to read them. Finishing this book has left a gaping hole.
If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.

If you have any sense whatsoever you will pick this book up and devour it.
Oh and last but not least – wow on the cover.

Feral Moon by Sherri A Wingler

I was given an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
Honestly, this series is mind-blowing. This author never ceases to amaze me with her skillful storytelling.
This is book two in The Dark Woods Series and it leads seamlessly from book one.
Greyson Wolf is drowning his sorrows, he can’t face life without Harlow (Red), she’s his mate, his and the Wolfs. The wolf doesn’t stay quiet though, he wants her back, and now.
When Harlow’s mum comes to beg Grey to rescue her daughter from her ruthless father, he can’t resist the pull but when he finds Red, her memory has been wiped…she can’t remember him or the wolf.
Any more than this I can’t say without giving away what is an exceptional plot with the usual skilled storytelling that has made this author one of my favourites.
The characters are so well-developed that you find yourself caring about what happens to them.
Twists, turns, perfect pacing, seeing the author get inside the head of the evil one….hmmm why wouldn’t you read it?
I can’t wait for the next book in this series and wonder where Ms. Wingler will take the story and characters next.
I will be buying a print copy of each of the books in this series and I only do that for my favourite books nowadays.

Wings Of Darkness by Sherri A Wingler

Over the last year I have read some phenomenal books by Indie Authors, books that made me laugh till my sides hurt, cry real tears & books that were addictive.

A friend of mine recommended this book to me a long time ago and I picked it up on my kindle in March where it has sat with so many others on my TBR list.

I finally decided it was time to read it. It isn’t generally a genre I read but I am open to all genres. The cover appealed and I liked the sound of it. The moment I opened this book I was dragged in minus the kicking and screaming.

The prologue pulls you in from the first word. I can’t really put an example on here otherwise I would have to copy and paste the whole prologue.

Izzy is a young American girl who is involved in an accident and although she meets the Angel of Death it is not her time to die. What Asher (Angel of Death) does is unheard of and it changes her life forever as it does his existence.

I loved this book from the beginning to the end, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. The flow was strong throughout. There was excitement and edge of your seat drama and quieter moments as the author allowed you to really get to know the characters. Not only was Izzy and Asher extremely well developed by the other characters, Gwen & Grim and all the other bit players.

It is fantasy but I believed it. I lived it and I can only say thank God I have book two to start straight away.

There is nothing about this book that I think didn’t work or could be improved on. I can’t wait to finish leaving this review and getting a few tedious chores out of the way so I can read Book Two: Wings of Shadow.

Note to author: Please have book three finished within the week I can’t wait any longer.

The Magic of Grandfather Time by Rose English

I’ve read this book twice now and my heart stopped in the same place both times. This author has such a fantastic way with words. This little book contains two interlocking short stories from different eras and both are very emotive. The first story follows the story of Cole and his heartbreak. But there is magic in the air or should I say in the Grandfather clock and the second story goes back in time to William, family man, creator of clocks and in particular the grandfather clock that looks over future generations. This author uses beautiful words and strings them together with skill.  I’m looking forward to reading the next book by her and luckily enough I have that in my library.

Rainbows & Roses by Rose English

‘Today I am the soft summer rain,

You are my sweet golden sunshine.

Together we’ll build us a rainbow

To last, a life time.’

‘Rainbows and Roses’ is a delightful selection of whimsical short stories, along with a collection of poetry inspired by memories from childhood, the environment, together with a little bit of fun.


‘One Breath’: a heartfelt story of love and loss.

‘The Symbolism of the Rose’: with some basic history, myths & legends surrounding the ‘Queen of Flowers’.

‘Grandfather Time’: An ancient longcase clock with a spark of magic.

Lost Love by Rose English

‘…And many a weary heart shall sing The Snowdrop bringeth Hope and Spring.’

(From the book Poetry of the Flowers by Mrs CM Kirtland 1800)

Hope is all Emmeline has. After a raging storm Alfie is felled by some unseen force Emmeline drags her unconscious husband back to their cottage. Throughout the winter she ministers to his needs, following her Grandmother Aspasia’s recipes collected over the years in her delicately penned book of ‘Home Remedies’. Alfie appears to be on the mend when the gentle, shivering snowdrops begin to raise their dainty heads above the snow, bringing hope. But sadly Alfie takes a turn for the worse and Emmeline loses her soulmate.  

With the arrival of ‘The Anniversary’ comes a surprise visitor. Will this visitor rekindle the light in Emmeline’s delicate brown eyes? Can the hole in her heart ever be healed?

This heartfelt short story now includes a sample of some of ‘Aspasia Cherry’s A~Z of Herbal Remedies’ along with poetry, a few myths and a little magic about the local flora that would have been found in and around Emmeline’s cottage.

Seal Mother by Rose English

I devoured this short story, so skilfully written by an author who I have the utmost respect for. She doesn’t write for the masses, she doesn’t stray into writing what is popular or in fashion. Rose English writes from the heart about things that capture her vivid imagination and she weaves a story so beautiful that it feels as though she has placed her hands around your heart and is squeezing gently.
Seal Mother is a tragic tale of love, betrayal, loss and heart-breaking decisions.
It’s a children book, but don’t let that stop you from reading it as an adult. Let Rose’s poetical verse sweep you into a maelstrom of emotions as you forget your existence for a while and ride the waves with Seal Mother and her emotional journey.

Rainbows and Roses by Rose English

This is a beautifully told short story. It was easy to read throughout and the author kept my interest from the first page to the last. It was a pleasure to read it and I will be looking out for more stories from Rose English.

Ties that Bind by Elaine R Chissick

I could barely put this book down. The author has spun a story of love, betrayal, joy and pain with consummate skill. The characters are 100% believable and relatable. I caught my breath on a number of occasions as I found myself rooting for them. The story flows well and the pace is natural all the way through. I loved the different layers in this book and how the author had me on my toes the whole time never sure where it would go and what would happen. My only issue (minor) would be the overuse of certain objects such as the Cherry Coke Lip Balm and to a lesser degree the Classic Corvette. I do also think while the sex scenes were incredibly well written it could have benefitted from cutting out a couple of the scenes. I will definitely be looking out for more books by this author.

John Sharpe: No 1,348 by Riley J Froud

Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit.
Right from the first sentence a smile lit up my face: John had his head in the oven and his arse in the air when the man appeared out of nowhere, unfurling like a woodlouse coming out of hiding.
I laughed my way through this book sometimes out loud and in public. If you like books to be serious this book isn’t for you. If, however, you enjoy humour I would highly recommend that you dip in and indulge.
At first the little asides in brackets appeared to be a little clunky but then as I read on I realised that they were actually the humour of a very creative, intelligent brain and these became some of the LOL moments.
The author weaves the story with skill and beautiful phraseology: The voice was gnarled and knotted like tree roots.
The visuals she creates are exceptional: He was somewhat disappointed not to see clocks or skeletons or shoes, or indeed any other random objects floating by, like they did in films – you know, when the intrepid heroes go back in time or through mysterious tunnels – just like that, only it wasn’t.
This story also has a deeper message hidden within the pages and the humour. Read it and discover for yourself what that message is.
I will definitely be reading more by this author.

The Vintage Coat by Chris Turnbull

I bought the paperback copy of this book as the cover attracted me and having had this author recommended to me by a friend thought I would give it a go.This is a time slip story about a man named Joe who is in a bit of a rut in the present day and on discovering an old coat in the charity shop where he works he gets whipped back in time to 1943.  In 1943 he develops a lovely friendship and falls in love.  The characters are well written and likeable. I felt a strong sense that I was actually reading about the 40’s which had clearly been well-researched.The authors writing style is simple and not overly showy, a pleasure to read at all times. I kept the book as my bedtime reading and each night I couldn’t wait to slip back into Joe’s world both past and present.The end has a lovely twist that I didn’t see coming.Can’t wait to read more by this author who has a new fan.

D: WHitby’s Darkest Secret by Chris Turnbull

What a pleasure to read. The cover is striking and the story grabbed me straight away. The story is told mainly through the perspectives of Victoria, a newlywed who is on her honeymoon with her husband who spends a large amount of time taking care of business matters and D who becomes fixated on Victoria and believes that she feels the same for him. D lives in the shadows, committing the most hideous crimes against women. The book Dracula is his bible, his most prized possession. Then we also get the occasional point of view from Detective Matthews who is tasked with putting a stop to D’s crime sprees but the pressure is mounting on him to get results.This is the second book I have read by Chris Turnbull both of which have been very different but equally great. The pacing was great. He managed to capture enough suspense to make me hold my breath for the finale. I couldn’t put it down despite my drooping eyes. The characters are well written especially Victoria, I really felt as though I were walking in her shoes rather than reading about her.

Carousel by Chris Turnbull

This is an innocently pleasurable book which draws you in. Jonathon’s life changes dramatically after being jilted at the altar on his wedding. A gentle story which guides you along and makes you want to keep reading. Nice characterisation. As always a fantastic read from a talented writer.

The Food Critic by R.E. Hargrave

This novelette was a delight to the senses. It was well written, the pacing was spot on and the characters likeable.Serena gets more than she bargained for when she goes to a small diner to review the food there.I read this in a couple of sittings, couldn’t wait to pick it up to read to the end. I will be reading more by this author.

Sugar and Spice by R E Hargrave

Lacey is a single mum who makes a success of her life running a small bakery business and is the hub of the small town she lives in. She has a teenage daughter, Candy, and the mother/daughter bond is strong. She has a busy and fulfilling life but there’s something missing, or that is until Trent comes into her life. This is a lovely story with great characterisation. The author guides you through the book making you want to turn the next page. It has the feel-good factor which warms the heart and curls the toes.
This isn’t the first book I’ve read by R E Hargrave and it won’t be the last.

Girls and Boys by M.B. Feeney

I was given an ARC copy of this in exchange for an honest review. Having read two other books by this author I was more than happy to do this. This is not the kind of book where you’ll find high drama but it is a gently paced story about Jack and his friend Andy and the life they lead in London after leaving their home. You will also meet Nina and Ruth who become friends when arriving in London. Their lives entwine with Jack and Andy’s and what follows is a story packed with LOL moments, love, betrayal and friendships. The pacing is perfect and the characters are so well written that I can picture them clearly. Everyone knows a Jack or an Andy. Another well-written book from an author who’s a natural. I look forward to reading Andy’s story in the near future.

Brexecution by Joel Hames

I saw that this book was released shortly after Brexit and was interested enough to pick it up. I started reading this little book a few days ago and have been hooked all the way through.The plot is clever, the pacing brilliant. I was taken straight into the story and gripped the whole way through. An unlikely hero, a middle-aged taxi driver who is thrown into a world so dark and shady because one of his passengers left a briefcase in his cab. I didn’t know where this story would go and I loved every minute of it. I am already planning to pick up more by this author.

A Stitch in Time by Amanda James

I love a good time slip novel and this book ticks that box with spades. The author utilises an intelligent use of common saying and “stitches” them into the fabric of the book in such a way that you can believe that these were the origins for them.

This is a story of love, of past hurts, compassion and humour all rolled into one. Sarah Yates is an ordinary woman who has been been betrayed. She meets an unusual man and embarks on some scary adventures.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre. I would go onto say that I would read another book by this author but I already have. The review for the sequel Cross Stitch will follow soon.

Cross Stitch by Amanda James

CXVI: The Beginning of the End by Angie Smith

This is another book that sat on my kindle for a while but the moment I opened the pages I was hooked. Ms. Smith writes a believable mystery thriller which keeps you on the edge of your seat and explodes in more drama at the end.  DS Maria Barnes is not a cliche character, she very much holds her own with insights into a more complex character. Superintendent Greg Woods sees something in Barnes that her other colleagues don’t. He looks beyond her prickly, almost autistic nature and sees her potential. The relationship ( work/friendship) between them is lovely and natural, building throughout the story.A series of deaths which first appear unrelated start to show the traits of a series of killing with one obvious link – the Roman Numerals. The more that  Woods and Barnes dig they find that the connection leads them to a rich and beautiful widow.There are many threads woven into this tapestry of a book and not one of them was loose. This book is cleaver and exciting and well written.The ending was not one I saw coming. I will be picking up books 2 & 3 in this trilogy.

Regina: The Monster Inside by D M Singh

This is another book I have had gathering dust on my kindle for a while and the time seemed right to pick it up and read it.
Regina is a teenager who hasn’t exactly had a normal life as her parents move her from place to place and, as a result, she doesn’t bond with anyone, in fact, she’s never had a friend until she meets Imogen.
Imogen and her family introduce Regina to the secrets that her own family were trying to protect her from.
This author takes you on a journey with Regina as she finds out things that no teenager should find out about herself and discovers talents and skills that she would never have suspected. Along with these skills, she discovers dangers that would daunt even the most fearless adult. Who can she trust? Everyone is not as they seem.
This book contains a gentle love story, adventure, excitement, friendships and tragedy inside a well-told story. It does end on a cliffhanger so please can you hurry up writing as I can’t wait to read book two.

The Religion of the Heart by D M Miller

This book is a story of love that spans over a decade for a boy and a girl who are instantly attracted to each other despite the hurdles they face such as religion, culture and miles of separation they hold true to the dream.

When Abdul tries to talk to Catherine in English when he realises that she doesn’t speak Arabic he can’t remember a word that he has learned. I loved that little touch, I could picture the poor boy’s discomfort.

A beautiful phrase in the book that I loved: Time forgot to hurry, creeping by at the pace of a blustery Alaskan winter.

I would have likes to have seen a little bit more of this kind of description.

Abdul is a young man who is weighed down and browbeaten by his family to bend to their will – I kind of thought that Catherine did the same to him. It felt as though the majority of compromises were made by him. Both characters were highly emotional and if I’m honest maybe too much for my personal taste, but that’s just me. It was a lovely tale and it was easy to read.

Agony of the Heart by D.M Miller

This is the second book I have read by this author and this one leads on from the first. The first book I awarded 4 stars because although it was good there were a few elements that weren’t to my personal taste in the storytelling, but I wanted to read more by this author. I picked up Agony of the Heart hoping that I would enjoy it as much as the first. This book however exceeded all my expectations and I was hooked. The development of the characters Catherine and Abdul was great. There was a switch in the dynamics of their relationship. This book explores the complexity of the human mind when fears and insecurities are allowed to fester. Her portrayal of the post natal depression that Catherine suffered was believable and sensitively written. The love of her husband is coupled with the exasperation of the man who wants to fix her but can’t and doesn’t know what to do. His thought processes are quite simplistic due to his sheltered upbringing but over the course of the book he develops as a human being and comes to understand more about his wife and his own unintentional neglect of her and his children.The love this couple has is clear throughout, they are passionate and fiery. I loved the authors clear characterisation which was evident throughout but brought to the fore in the arguments between Catherine and Abdul.This author seems to go from strength to strength and I am very much looking forward to reading book three which has been released.

Secrets of the Heart by D. M. Miller

This book isn’t full of dramatic events rather a gentle continuation of the last two books in the series – a progression of the lives of Catherine and Abdul with unexpected twists and turns. Two new, main character join us for this book Bahir and Rajab, both of whom add a new dimension to Catherine’s life in particular and enhances the book as a whole. It is always hard when you write a book such as this which has a steady storyline to keep the readers’ interest in the lives of your character – this author seems to do it with ease.

I don’t want to give too much away here but the relationship that forms between Catherine and Rajab right from the start and the hostility between Rajab and Abdul was a pleasure to read. I want to find out what’s in store next for this family and I have heard on the grapevine that there is to be another book in the series.

Once more I commend this author for the storyline and for the strong, consistent characters who have grown as people over the three books. This author is going from strength to strength. I highly recommend you read her books.

An easy five stars from me.

Holiday of the Heart by D M Miller

This is the fourth and I believe final book in this series though should the author decide to write another one I’d be sure to pick it up. I love the consistency she has used throughout with this series. This book isn’t full of dramatics but simply a gentle story which flows easily. If I had a criticism about this book it would be that I thought Catherine’s feelings about Karen were unrealistic. Once it had been verbalised to Abdul I think they would have had that conversation before they did. Did it spoil my enjoyment of the book? Not in the slightest it was just an observation. I can highly recommend this series.

The Oak by S L Dearing

This is the first book by S L Dearing that I have reading what attracted me to it was the cover which is very striking and unusual.
This is a story about a woman, Keitha, who lives in a forest in France. Keith uses her skills of healing to help the local villagers and harness the power of nature. The characters are likeable except the “baddies”. There is an element of cliche in the stereotyping of good guy, bad guy but I don’t think it detracts from the story at all. It is after all “A Grown Up Fairy Tale.”

The story flows beautifully and the writing is often quite poetic. There are surprises in store in this book and I would recommend reading it.

I will certainly read more by this author.

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Claudette Melanson

From the first words I was drawn into Maura’s world, watching her blossom from a lonely young girl to someone who knows her place in the affections of others but still doesn’t know her own secret.  I knew early on what she was but that didn’t matter and the ending where her secret is revealed was unexpected.The pacing was good throughout.The characters (despite the genre) were credible and likeable. If I had one minor criticism it would be that I’m not sure that Ron would have taken all her little oddities in his stride – but then maybe book two will reveal more about that.This author is extremely talented and I can’t wait to dip into book two. Despite my incredibly long TBR list I think this will have to be on my holiday read list.

 Souls of the Never by CJ Rutherford

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba

This book has been jumping up and down screaming ‘Read Me’ for quite some time now. The cover is very alluring but it has sat on my Kindle for a while. This is a tale of a woman who at the age of fifty discovers a family secret which is passed down to her at her coming of age – yes that is at the age of fifty, not eighteen or twenty-one. Laura who is comfortable in her new relationship with a Police Officer finds her whole world turned upside down. For her own protection, she is assigned a hot guardian, Alec Munro, to protect her. This story contains love, betrayal, lies, family loyalties, greed and vampires galore. The pacing is perfect as it the characterisation.

Will I read more by this author? Hell yeah!

Laura’s Locket by Tima Maria Lacoba

This is a short read and is the prequel to Bloodgifted. My only problem with this book was of my own making – I read it after Bloodgifted so the bit that should have swept me up didn’t. If I had read it first there is no doubt that I would have been swept away. That aside it is a lovely little read and the characterisation is strong. I will definitely read more by this author.

Phoenix by Mark Dawson

I bought this book because I saw it advertised as the proceeds were going to pay for the treatment of a young mother who had cancer. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this author other than his obvious kind heart and generosity.

The book drew me in straight away, the character Beatrix Rose was realistic and likeable – yes she was a superwoman but in the respect that could be expected from someone who’d had that training. I love how the author introduced her personal life into the story, making her more relatable as it showed her human side.

The story was gripping and intense, fast-paced when it needed to be and steady for the rest of the time. The action made me sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  It’s a short story but packs a strong punch within the pages.

I will certainly be reading more from this author.

Almana by Julayn Adams

This is a story of an angel who comes to earth to protect her charge in the aftermath of Armageddon. Alana has to disguise herself as a human but Alexa sees her on entry to earth seeing her wings. I can’t say much more for fear of revealing too much but this is a gorgeous story which kept me hooked and I look forward to book two. All the key ingredients are there, love, friendship and evil mixed together to make a mighty fine book.

The One that got away by M.B Feeney

Heidi and Shane met as teenagers, they dated and they parted but they never forgot the other. They meet up again at a school reunion, after communicating and flirting on social media. This is a story of lost love and of new beginnings. This was a lovely read, light and entertaining. This author created believable, real characters with ease. A truly great story with a side order of raunchy. I knew where this story was going all the way along but it didn’t spoil it for me and the end did have an unexpected twist.
It scares me that I will have to add some more of this author’s books to my every growing TBR list.

Where did your Heart Go? by Audrina Lane

When I started reading this book I found it slow going at first, enjoyable but slow going. I could easily put this book down but when I picked it up again it was like putting on a pair of slippers. The author allowed you to get to know the characters until they got under your skin and what happened to them actually mattered to you. This is a story of a love that spans generations, realistic friendships and a spiteful woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. I think I was about three-quarters of the way through this book when it became un-put-down-able and I devoured the rest of it and went straight into the second book in the series.

Now about the book: Charlotte is struggling with a teenage romance and in order to help her daughter, Stephanie allows her to read her our diary from when she was a teenager. This is a triple thread story, as we follow Charlotte and Stephanie in the present day and Stephanie’s past through her diary but it isn’t only Charlotte who is reading it, Stephanie can’t resist the urge to go back and take a peep herself. All the deep emotions come back to haunt her. Not sure I’d want my daughter (if I had one) to read through my diary but I thought it was a beautiful idea and slowly Charlotte manages to put the angst of her teenage romance behind her as she meets Mitchell. But this new love brings up unexpected complications.

I sometimes find it hard to read a series by the same author as it can feel samey, but once Audrina had me hooked I couldn’t not read the whole series. The only thing I would have liked is to have had the name of the character’s whose POV we were in. Even though the author did distinguish between them having their name at the beginning would have made it a bit easier for the reader.

Unbreak my Heart by Audrina Lane

This is the second book in the series, I devoured this book. This book follows the relationship between Stephanie and James and Charlotte and Mitchell. But if you’re expecting happily ever after then you’ll be sadly mistaken, like any good book this author puts her characters through the ringer. Will it end well though? The characterisation in this book is so strong that they were as well known to me as my friends and the pacing was spot on. From here I dived straight into the last book in this series.

Closer to the Heart by Audrina Lane

I wondered where the author could go with this third book but OMG the author blew me wide apart with this one. I didn’t see any of this happening and I don’t want to give anything away but this book is explosive, edge of your seat stuff. Tears of happiness and sad will flow if you have a soft side.

The Debt and the Doormat by Laura Barnard

I’ve had this book on my kindle for a while now, my TBR list is immense. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I dipped into this book but I got more than I bargained for. Poppy and Jazz are best friends, they know each other inside out and back to front as good friends do. But therein lies the only similarity between them. Poppy is clumsy and has given up on life after a disastrous relationship, she reclines in life like an old-fashioned heroine from a bygone age would on chaise longue. Jazz, on the other hand, is the rich daughter of a now dead millionaire who made his fortune in the porn industry. She wears revealing clothes but has the freedom of a hippy at heart. On a drunken night in they decide to swap lives and that is where the fun starts.

Poppy can’t help but do everything wrong, she falls flat on her face, she makes plans to help people that backfires spectacularly and she has a pushy mum into the bargain. I laughed out loud on the London Underground because of this book, I also cried in public (think I might have been hormonal at the time!). I rated this book so highly that I rushed out and bought the next book in the series and read that straight away too.

Bankers Town by Joel Hames

This is the second book I’ve read by Joel Hames and once again I devoured it. The story does dip in and out of the present and the past and if you don’t like that style of writing then this book is now for you, but I love it. I like to see how the threads of the story weave together, and this book did that well. I love the author’s tone of voice, it’s an open and honest dialogue which you can relate to.

If you’re looking for a fast pace of action, this book doesn’t have it but it builds layer upon layer of information, drawing you in with each new nugget. It’s cleverly written, the characters are strong. I will be reading more by Joel Hames.

Unlikely Soldiers by Deb McEwan

This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it certainly won’t be the last.

Two teenagers leave home to join the army due to family situations, but their upbringings couldn’t be more different.

Michelle is from a Welsh village and Guy from Yorkshire, in ordinary circumstances they would never have met but the army makes their paths cross.

This is a book that will make you laugh and cry as you journey through this book which is rich in experience.

The characters are likeable and realistic, without resorting to stereotypes. The pacing of the story is great.

No Bra Required by Nikki Ashton

I read this book a while ago now, but am behind on leaving my reviews. This author has the talent of drawing you in from the start and keeping you hooked throughout. Lucy is a mess after breaking up with her husband, she doesn’t want to get out of bed never mind move on with her life but with the encouragement of her best friend and the call for help from her Dad she gets up and goes to look after him whilst he’s convalescing.
Lucy certainly didn’t plan on liking dishy doctor Ed, or his ever so cute son – that was the last thing she wanted. The physical attraction is there from the start but can she resist him?
Nikki Ashton writes likeable, relatable characters and whips up a whole lot of humour which leaves you weak with laughter.

I won’t hesitate to pick up more books by this author in the future.