Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden
Hardcover: 400 pages
Published: March 9, 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Source: Provided by the publisher
Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she's an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine – sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she's just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé.
Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites – and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down...
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Today is my stop on this fabulous blog tour for Wendy Holden's brand new book in a series of Laura Lakes hipster adventures. I have a review and a wonderful competition for you on my blog! Yay!!
My honest thoughts on this book...
The theme of this book is atrociously funny and incredibly extravagant. Page and page I found myself hysterically laughing at the incredulity of the situations that Laura Lake find herself in either it is the art exhibition in an ex-morgue or the really out of this world weddings she attendance after landing herself a job in the rather notorious Society magazine ( where everything is possible!).
After leaving the beautiful Paris where Laura lived with her wonderful and slightly crazy grandmother Mimi our heroine is making her way to London. Laura loves the vibrant London for more than one reason. There are lots of memories, and most of them feature her famous father and investigative extraordinaire journalist. Laura wants to be just like her dad. Then an accidental meeting with Harry Scott ( the only other link to her father) Laura is catapulted into the world where she wears the most stylish clothes ( because she basically lives in a fashion closet) meets incredibly wild people and attendance weddings that make her head spin. And then there is the small matter of her school bully making a transition to a work bully!
Laura Lake is a very resourceful woman who won't give up her dreams of being a serious journalist, so she will even go the full Bond 007 to get the scoop of the year.
I adored all the crazy characters in this book but aside Laura I found myself getting really fond of Lulu and Vlad.
Wendy Holden imagination knows no bounds! Laura Lakes Hipster Wedding is full of smart words that are mix and mash together to create a very entertaining and highly likeable book.
A huge thank you to Head of Zeus for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review and inviting on this fabulous Blog Tour!
Don't Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: March 22, 2017
Print Length: 302 pages
Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed, unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, and living back at her mum’s in her vampire-themed childhood bedroom.
Not exactly what she was hoping for.
But when Poppy sets her mind to something, nothing can stand in her way. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, and renews her friendship with her oldest friend Leanne. Spending time with Leanne’s gorgeous twin Tom is just a bonus…
But life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and Poppy soon has to decide where her priorities lie… With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can Poppy keep everyone happy, or is everything about to tumble down around her?
My honest thoughts on this book...
What a striking cover! The illustration and the title of the book bring out the real essence of the story! I really enjoy the geeky yet very stylish and up-to-date storyline of Don't Stop Me Now.
Poppy Bloom is one lovable heroine who lived up to her graduation in a university bubble, and when on the most important day of her life everything fell apart then there was only one place for Poppy to go and rest her head.
Poppy's mum is a wonderful woman who gave up her glamorous but very hectic life for a life of happiness and satisfying daily routines. She would do anything for her Poppy.
I adored Poppy and her mum's relationship, and without a doubt, those two were my favourite characters, but I also got very fond of Poppy's childhood friend Leanne and her handsome brother Tom.
The whole theme of the book is incredibly refreshing and delightfully inspiring! Poppy's life didn't go to plan after her graduation, but she didn't give up ( I love the scene in the job centre, amusing but also very frustrating). Poppy kept of searching for something to spark her life and bring her happiness and perhaps even love.
Colleen Coleman is an author who created a wonderful story with well-rounded and charming characters and intriguing plot.
I highly recommend this book plus a nice drink and a comfy reading spot for this weekend of reading!
Happy weekend reading! xo
A huge thank you to Bookouture for approving my request to review this book in exchange for a fair review!
The Little Clock House on the Green (Whispers Wood, Book 1) by Eve Devon
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: March 23, 2016
Print Length: 272 pages
An absolute must-read for fans of Gilmore Girls!Welcome to Whispers Wood, a cosy little village in the heart of the English countryside, where everybody knows everybody and rumours are spread thicker than jam on a scone…
When a rival village is awarded Best in Bloom, the residents of Whispers Wood are determined to regain their former glory – and with Old Man Isaac finally selling the clock house on the village green, with two potential buyers, operation ‘Summer Fete’ is on!
For Kate Somersby, the very bricks that make up the clock house hold precious memories of her childhood. Now she’s finally returned home after years of running away, she’s here to make Isaac an offer and ensure her and her beloved sister’s dreams come true. Only entrepreneur Daniel Westlake is standing in her way.
To prove they have the village’s interests at heart and in turn become the proud new owner of the clock house, Kate and Daniel must compete to raise funds for the Whispers Wood Summer Fete.
Well, this book not only cought my attention by the gorgeously colourful cover but also the clever reference to Gilmore Girls famous serial! I am a big Gilmore Girls fan, so naturally, I have to sample this book and hopefully the whole series eventually!
So The Little Clock House on the Green was my weekend book pick. I couldn't wait to immerse myself in Whispers Wood glory!
And when I came out for my breath I realised I had found another amazing author and my favourite book of this year so far! There had been such a fantastic publicity on social media surrounding the release of this book, and because I haven't previously read anything by Eve Devon I was very curious to read The Little Clock House on the Green and oh boy I am so glad I did!
I loved, loved, loved this story! When I finished the last page, I was left with a huge grin and happy reading Feeling ( you know the feeling when you are a bookworm!). The theme of this book has a slight feel of Gilmore Girls to it, but it is also sparkly, sizzling, emotive, captivating and utterly delicious all of its own and thanks to Eve Devon's fantastic writing style I was in for an amazing reading ride!
Kate Somersby runs away from the place that made her happy, but after a shocking accident, she felt like she needed to protect not only herself but also her beloved family. But as the years gone by Kate was missing her birthplace and when her cousin Juliet started to send her postcard with a lot of reference to the place that Kate hold dear in her heart. There was no stopping Kate to go back and mend some broken bridges.
As well as Kate, Daniel has decided to put his roots done in Whispers Wood. The village that stole his heart and made him feel confident about future again.
I absolutely adored Whispers Wood and its residents. This story is not only about Kate and Daniel it is a story about the whole community. I loved every single character in this book, and it was actually hard to leave them behind after I reach the end of the story ( but luckily I will have to wait only till the author when I am treated to another book in this series)!
The centre of the storyline is The Little Clock House on the Green that has been in Isaac family for generation. So when Old Man Isaac decides to sell it, and not one but two interested buyers appear on the scene, Old Man Isaac has a great idea that will not only boost the falling spirit of Whisper Woods but will also bring the whole community much needed fresh start.
Eve Devon managed to build a very refreshing and engaging storyline! The dialogues between the characters are fast paced, sparkly and witty. The setting of the book is picturesque and idyllic. There is plenty of romance in the air, and the whole feel of this book heighten the strong sense of belonging and new happy beginnings beautifully. Just a magical read!
Read my interview with Eve Devon here!
A huge thank you to HarperImpulse for approving my request in exchange for a fair review!
Happy Reading! xo
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