The Ex boyfriend

I received an ARC from #Netgalley and #Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

Becca and Dean are married with a 3 year old daughter Mia.  Their marriage appears to be quite strained due to Becca working part time as a nurse and being the main caregiver to Mia and with Dean working away to build up his business.  

Becca receives  a twitter message from Connor – her ex-boyfriend – who appeared to want to get back in touch and see what went wrong with them.  Shortly after Connor got back in touch, Mia becomes quite violently ill out of the blue.  Becca being a nurse knows that something is wrong with her daughter but as the illness seems to come and go she is told all is fine – until it’s not.  

The Ex boyfriend by Rona Halsall from the first chapter I was intrigued – I had to know what was going on with Mia.  I did find it hard to relate to some of the characters initially as I was suspicious to most if not all of them at different times throughout the book.  I had myself convinced that I knew who the ‘bad guy’ was until I continuously changed my mind and then found I had no idea – I certainly did not see the conclusion coming.  

As a mum I truly felt for Becca and Dean with their daughter being so inexplicably ill, especially for Becca who was so desperately trying to find the cause knowing that something was wrong.  

A truly gripping story that had me needing to read on to find out what was happening!  A very quick read for me that was superbly written with plenty twists, suspense and suspicion.  
My second book from the author and it won’t be my last!

Other books by Rona Halsall –

Her mother’s lies

One mistake

The honeymoon

Thank you to Netgalley, Bookouture and of course Rona Halsall.

The Choice

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from #Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


The Choice by author Alex Lake had me gripped from the first few pages! Loved it!  Every parents nightmare, children kidnapped and the ransom demanded? – their mother!
Matt and Annabelle have a choice to make – do they agree to not call the police and sacrifice Annabelle to save their children? A very fast paced book that keeps you guessing throughout! My first book by the author but definitely not the last!

As a mother I could only imagine the pain and anguish that this poor couple were put through!  It’s certainly made me think – nothing is impossible and to ensure if ever I do leave the kids in the car – it certainly will be locked!

I really enjoyed the main two characters and the way in which we got a glimpse of Matt’s earlier life at uni with two timelines was brilliant.  If you enjoy reading action filled psychological thrillers then this is one not to be missed!

Other books by Alex Lake –

Copy cat

The last lie

Seven days


Thank you to Netgalley, HarperCollins and of course Alex Lake.

Never Enough Time


Too many books, not enough time!

As the title suggests – there is just never enough time to devote to the things we love, one of my favourite pastimes is of course – reading!
I have been reading books for many years – my preferred genres are – sci-fi, historical fiction, thrillers, adventure, young adult however I will read pretty much anything!  I love discovering new and upcoming authors – especially when there is a new series for me to binge on!

Why blog?

I regularly review books in exchange for ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copy’s) and I thought it only fair that I share my reviews with the aim to help promote the authors and their books.  Hopefully recommend books that others may enjoy too!  Obviously I also read books that pique my interest – I will add these too.

This will be a work in progress blog and I welcome any feedback or if there are books you think I’d love please feel free to recommend them!  Or if you are a writer and would like your books reviewed please get in contact!

My mission?

To eventually get to the bottom of my TBR (to be read)  pile – not likely but one can try! 😂 Also to discover more books that I can treasure and re-read – there’s nothing better than to love a book that much that it gets repeated readings over the years!