Best friends tell each other everything... right? Sam and Louise have been best friends since they hung their coats side by side on the first day of primary school. Now in their thirties, they're just as close, but life is a little bit more complicated... On the outside, thirty-something Sam seems to have it all; the gorgeous husband, the beautiful home and the flourishing business. But things are not quite as rosy as they seem. So when handsome stranger, Dan, walks into her life, Sam finds his attentions hard to resist. Louise might seem like life and soul of the party, but her outgoing exterior hides her sadness about the heartbreak in her past. She just wants someone to love - but all Louise gets left with is a quick fumble with an ex at the end of the night. When a glamorous face from the past returns to shake things up, things get even more complicated for Sam and Louise. And just when they need each other the most, they've reason to wonder whether they ever really knew each other at all. An emotional, funny and uplifting tale of love, secrets and the importance of having a best friend. What readers are saying about Marcie Steele 'I absolutely, honest and truly LOVED this book.' Crime Book Junkie 'Filled with heartache and laugh aloud moments, "Stirred With Love" is well-developed story with endearing characters as well as twists and turns that will charm any reader. Fans of Chick-Lit and simply a good heart-warming story will love this! FIVE stars.' Novels of the Heart 'This is a story about hope and friendship with a helping of love stirred in for good measure. Who wouldn't love a book set in a coffee shop - I could literally taste the coffee and gained pounds virtually eating all of the cake... a feel good book that will make you smile.' Crooks on Books 'Wonderfully warm with characters every woman can relate to, reading Marcie Steele's Stirred with Love will remind you of chatting over coffee with three of your closest girlfriends. A fantastic read about overcoming life's obstacles with friendship and love.' Talli Roland
Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture and Marcie Steele for the review e copy of this book. It was an absolute pleasure to read it.
This is the second Marcie Steele book I have read recently, Marcie for those that don't know is non other that the wonderful Mel Sherratt. When I read the first book by Marcie I wasn't sure what to expect with such a change in direction. However after reading the first book, I couldn't wait to start this one.
Another brilliant easy to follow read.
Likeable and realistic characters make it a great read. A sotry and Journey of friendship. It's so realistic it could actually be your own circle of friends.
I'd say although it looks very girls, it is not a soppy soppy lovey dovey type of read, it's an everyday life kind of read.
Friendship and secrets, sometimes your friendship has to be tested to see just how strong it is, and I think that has been done really well in this book. Sam and Louise have a few things they need to sort out, as cracks start to appear in their friendship will they be able to overcome things, or are somethings just unforgivable.
Can you cope with the Drama... The only way to find out is by reading this book. You know you want to, so off you pop, go buy it and bloody enjoy it.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.
April Willis is walking to school when someone in a white van tries to snatch her from the street.
It’s the second attack in less than a week and, with parents and students beginning to panic, it’s down to Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel to find the culprit.
This short story takes place between the Jessica Daniel novels Playing With Fire and Thicker Than Water.
A great short story for Jessica fans.
A very easy quick but interesting read.
This short story was originally in the Morrisons-exclusive paperback of Behind Closed Doors two years ago. This is the first time it's appeared as an ebook.
Torn: A terrified girl. A shocking secret. A terrible choice. 4/5
I thought I'd start the year off with something a little different. And I have to say I really did enjoy this book.
Rosie Lewis is a foster carer, I have read a few of Rosie's books, and enjoyed them all. I think they are brilliantly written. Covering some very difficult subjects and situations.
I think being a foster carer is an amazing thing anyone can do. I dread to think what could happen to some of these kids if it wasn't for people like Rosie.
Rosie really has her hands full with this placement, A sister and a brother, along with her own two children, Rosie's patience really is tested.
I'm worried about going into any details as I think it would give too much away, but what I will say is if this is they type of read you enjoy or if you have enjoyed previous books by Rosie Lewis, Cathy Glass etc., then you will thoroughly enjoy this.
I read this book in 3 parts. part one is available now, or the full book is available for kindle 14th January 2016 (click above image to pre-order)
Foster carer Rosie Lewis faces a battle to uncover the dark family secret that is tearing a family apart.
Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, is used to looking after children from difficult home situations, but she finds herself struggling when she agrees to take in Taylor and her younger brother, Reece, for a short while. Taylor tries desperately not to fit in, to be the tough young teen that she has had to become, making it clear that she cares about nothing and no-one, while Reece is just desperate for someone to love him. Rosie finds herself battling an unknown monster in their past, as social media and the Internet become a means to control and manipulate the siblings while in her care. And then a more sinister turn of events causes Rosie to dig into their past, desperate to discover the truth before her time with them is over and they must be returned to their family.
'Funny, sexy and glamorous' -- JOJO MOYES
The book that made Jackie Collins one of Britain's favourite authors sweeps you from the sophisticated playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas.
It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family.
It introduces you to Gino Santangelo, the street kid who makes it all the way to the top.
And it then brings you Lucky - his sensual, stunningly beautiful, and passionate daughter; a woman who dares to win her father's empire for herself; a woman unafraid of taking … Chances.
I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. I haven't read any of Jackie Collins before.
I think sometimes you get something in your head, and it's hard to change that thought. I actually thought of Jackie Collins books, being a bit girly, maybe romantic. How bloody wrong was I. I am so so glad I gave this book a try.
A fellow blogger @bookaddictshaun is a huge Jackie Collins fan, and I think he's probably lost count of the times he's read this book. I have come to trust Shaun's Judgement on books, and often when he say's a book is good, I also really enjoy it. So I had to give it a go. I saw a giveaway on twitter for 3 Jackie Collins books, and was lucky enough to win them. So a huge thank you to @BookMinxSJV for getting me started.
I will admit when the books arrived I looked up which order they were in, and realised I should probably read Chances first. This was a paperback book of 790 pages, and I was a little daunted, I kept thinking I could read 3 books in the time its going to take me to read this. But eventually I had a spare half hour so I sat down to read.
I enjoyed it right from the beginning, Getting to know the characters, and there are quite a few of them, but you are introduced to them bit by bit, and it doesn't take long to start growing to like to some of them. So I ended up reading this while cooking tea, reading this on the way to the supermarket (I wasn't driving) Every chance I got I'd read just one more page, I was actually amazed at how quickly I did get through the book. It probably got read quicker than I read an average size book, as I really could not put it down.
This is certainly one of the best books I've read in a while, and I read quite a lot, It was different so much from the crime books I normally read and love.
There is action a plenty through out, And it's interesting to see how all the characters end up interwoven with each other. It was a brilliant read and I look forward to reading more in this series.
Big 5 stars from me.
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