Review: I Looked Away by Jane Corry

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anything else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swore it was over, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Challenge criteria: A book written by an author from Asia/South America/Africa

Blurb:

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

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Review: Bride Squad Runaway by Caroline Grace Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Black & White Publishing. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Ava O’Hara seems to have it all . . . She has a great job, a long-term relationship and the promise of a wedding on the horizon. But her fiancé has other plans, and Ava’s not part of them.
On the big day itself, she’s forced to flee the ruins of her best life. Ava needs help, and fast. Who knew that a trio of old friends, two roguish strangers in an ice-cream van and one handsome French man would turn out to be the best emergency bride squad ever?

A brilliantly funny, wise and warm-hearted story of love, friendship and freedom by BFFs, Caroline and Lisa.

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Review: Are We Nearly There Yet by Lucy Vine

Challenge criteria: Read a book during the season it’s set in

Blurb:

Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss…

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Review: The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It’s like she hasn’t found her people …

Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.

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