Happy Christmas Eve by Jackie Ladbury @JackieLadbury @RubyFiction @ChocLitUK @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

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Happy Christmas Eve written by Jackie Ladbury, publisher Ruby Fiction (an imprint of Choc Lit UK), is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.

To buy links:

US – http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Christmas-Eve-Jackie-Ladbury-ebook/dp/B07WF8PK88/
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Happy-Christmas-Eve-Jackie-Ladbury-ebook/dp/B07WF8PK88/

Book Blurb

A heart-warming Christmas story to put you in the mood for the festive season.

All I want for Christmas is you … or you?
Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.
Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jackie Ladbury’s latest novel: Happy Christmas Eve.

Happy Christmas Eve is an adorable festive romance in novella size.  A perfect size to cosy up with on a cold afternoon with a pot of tea and biscuits … bliss!  Novellas are great introductions to new authors and after reading and loving Happy Christmas Eve I will definitely be checking out Jackie Ladbury’s book list.

Eve Halligan has been hopelessly in love with Lucien Malikov since she was a young girl so to be invited to be part of his band two years ago was a dream come true.  However, two years down the line and Eve is very disillusioned with Lucien and her life in the band.  She’s fed up of her love not being reciprocated and it breaks her heart each time she witnesses Lucien’s womanising ways.  She’s also starting to realise that her talents in the band are unrecognised.  It’s not until Eve and the band return home for Christmas and to participate in a charity show that Eve’s mind becomes a lot clearer.

Eve reignites her friendship with old school pal Theo who set up his own catering business in his home town.  Theo has been harbouring secret feelings for Eve but feels he can’t compete with her unrequited love for Lucien.

Eve’s other love is baking and she’s so pleased to help Theo out in a crisis and it soon feels like old times with great banter and warmth emanating not just from the ovens but from the friendship between Eve and Theo.

Eve knows she has to make a decision on her career and her personal life but she’s finding it so hard to accept the truth.  Will the shared love of baking give her some clarity in her decision making?

A lovely festive treat of a read that I wished was a full length novel as I didn’t want to leave Eve and Theo and wanted to learn more about them.  Maybe the author may revisit these characters in the future … please 🙂

Author Bio

Happy Author PicJackie Ladbury writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying as she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending her days making up stories and finding excuses not to go to the gym.
To find out more about Jackie Ladbury, check out these pages:

https://www.facebook.com/jackie.ladbury
https://jackieladbury.com
http://www.twitter.com/JackieLadbury
https://thewriteromantics.com/

 

 

 

Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl @HannahPearl_1 @RubyFiction @ChocLituk @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread

daisy's christmas gift shop

Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop written by Hannah Pearl, publisher Ruby Fiction (an imprint of Choc Lit UK) is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.

Buying Links:
Kindle UK: https://amzn.to/2kdCgNf
Kindle US: https://amzn.to/2lNhpR0
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2kdtGOu
Nook: https://bit.ly/2jUJghL

Book Blurb

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …

Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.

The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?

Buying Links:

Kindle UK: https://amzn.to/2kdCgNf
Kindle US: https://amzn.to/2lNhpR0
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2kdtGOu
Nook: https://bit.ly/2jUJghL

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Hannah Pearl’s latest novel: Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop.  This is my first introduction to the work of Hannah Pearl and her words captivated me in this most gorgeous, sexy, sweet, festive romcom.

Daisy owns and runs a bespoke gift shop just off the beaten track in the heart of London.  Her gift shop is unique in that she offers a personal gift finding service to all her customers locating the perfect gift to express gratitude and love to the recipient.  I adored the sound of Daisy’s shop and want to know where I can find a real-life version of it.

Daisy has a twin brother, Ben, who is a whizz with computers but isn’t very confident with his social skills and sometimes finds life a little overwhelming at times.  Ben and his best friend from childhood, Eli, work together for the government; it all sounds very exciting with secret missions and James Bond-esque espionage.  Daisy and Eli have a strained relationship at times and can often be found bickering but she has had a crush on Eli for as long as she can remember.  Eli sounded like the perfect James Bond, he had the looks, the six pack, the brains but sadly he also had commitment issues, he doesn’t believe in love after having his heart broken in the past which he feels cannot be mended.

When Ben starts showing unusual signs of behaviour Daisy and Eli go on a mission to try and help Ben.  This mission takes them on a journey across the country giving them ample opportunity to air out their emotions towards each other but are they both singing from the same hymn sheet?

Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop is such a wonderful, entertaining, fun, heart-felt romcom that’s edged with a desire that’s been sizzling for years.  I loved it all and secretly hope for a sequel as I feel I can’t not have another story without our sexy, adorable and sweet secret agents in! 😉

About the Author

Daisys Hannah Pearl Author PhotoHannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Blog – dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com 

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/HannahPearl_1