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LOVE IN TRANSIT by VARIOUS AUTHORS

Find out what happens when you give six authors the SAME blurb and they write their OWN story.

SYNOPSIS

You know those people that have a house full of motivational slogans? Embrace Every Moment, stamped on their coffee mugs. Always Kiss Me Goodnight painted above their perfectly made beds.

I’m not one of those people.

This morning I overslept, then slipped on a stray sock and banged my toe into the nightstand. The elevator in my building broke and I had to run down six flights of stairs. And then my local coffee shop was closed. For health code violations.

What’s that? Not the end of the world? You want me to suck it up?

Did I mention I’m wearing a wedding dress… on the subway?

It’s a Good Day for a Hot Mess.

Someone embroider that on a pillow.

LOVE IN TRANSIT is available to purchase below

          


Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

Love In Transit is a fabulous unique idea which grabbed our attention the moment we saw how six Authors each wrote a novella with the same synopsis, the cover is gorgeous too! We managed to inhale a few of the stories which were deliciously different and well written. Without question we highly recommend picking this book up if you’re a romantic at heart and you’re looking for short sharp romantic, emotional and sexy hits that without question will each satisfy a lunch hour read or commute.  So, jump on board- wedding dress optional!

Times Square

‘Is there anything sexier than a man absorbed in a book? Not to this self-confessed book nerd there isn’t.’

Well, Jana Aston just satisfied our book loving hearts. Firstly, we have to admit it was our first time with Jana but what a fabulous first time it was. We laughed and swooned in equal measure. It was quick witted, very book-ish (if you read it you’ll know what we mean) and sexy. Loved it!

Wall Street Station

‘To save an angel, I prepare to make a deal with the devil.’

Liv Morris gave us her own version of a sweet fairy-tale mixed with poignant moments of ‘Pretty Woman’. So much packed into this one, which was a more emotional read; we swooooooned and fell in love!

The Hammersmith & City Line

“What’s so funny?”

“You’re wearing a really shit wedding dress on The Tube.”

Kitty French gave us….well Kitty French; and as we love her we inhaled her dirty and quirky reality TV romp with laugh out loud moments! LOVED this one.

Capitol South

‘My heart requires more time to heal before I try to open it up to another person.’

Raine Miller brought us pomp and grace with a real personal romantic touch. A swoony romance ultimately borne out of an upper class family commitment. Loved it.

 

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MYSTERY AT MAPLEMEAD CASTLE (The Chaplewick Mysteries #2) by KITTY FRENCH :: REVIEW

Rom-Com mystery supernatural elements series

SYNOPSIS

Welcome to Chapelwick, a leafy English town in the hills of Shropshire, where chocolate pecan cookies come with a helping of sabotage.

Maplemead Castle is crawling with ghosts, and the new owners need them gone. When Melody Bittersweet and the Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency arrive on scene, they quickly identify the troublemakers swinging from the chandeliers… literally.

A century ago, stunning trapeze artist Britannia Lovell plunged to her death, and has done every night since. But did she really just fall, or was there something more to her demise?

Forced to work with Leo Dark, her scoundrel ex, and infuriating, irresistible reporter Fletcher Gunn, Melody’s investigative powers are under strain (i.e. lost in a pink mist of lust and confusion). She needs her team on top form, but best friend Marina’s cake pipeline goes AWOL, assistant Artie’s distracted by a giant sausage roll, and the pug is scared witless by a lion.

Somewhere, hidden in the castle, is a heart-breaking secret, but what will it take to find it? And is there a chance it could set Britannia free, or is she doomed to repeat her last fateful act forever?

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4.5 stars

“I genuinely cannot fathom what goes on inside your head, ghostbuster,” he says. “You’re the most unusual person I’ve ever met.”

This series just gets better and better! Bravo Kitty French, this second instalment was just brilliant. What a fabulous time we spent back with characters that now feel like best friends, seeing their journey continue, revelling in how everyone is getting on and what’s happening with them, personally as well as their new ghost hunting shenanigans. Melody, Marina and Artie, we want to join your crew! Melody, we want to come drink champers round the kitchen table with your mum and gran.

“Gran, are you offering to lend me your gimp mask?”

“Don’t judge me, darling, I’ve been married for over sixty years, how else am I to keep the spice in our marriage?”

What we loved is how book two builds on the development of characters and their relationships. Book one felt like an introduction and the slow build has encouraged and solidified this deep connection we now feel. Kitty French has made us care deeply for all her characters whilst laughing our arses off and feeling the subtle vulnerability and emotional angst threaded through the story. We definitely saw a different side to the arrogant heart-breaker, Leo as well as journalist and sceptic, Fletch…

‘Needless to say, my mum and gran can’t abide him; he never misses a chance to take pot-shots at us and our industry in the press.’

This is pure British comedy with an ongoing romantic possibility that we yearn for, but for once the anticipation is just as delicious and addictive as a loving end, when and if that comes.

‘He’s offering to be my summer fling, but not my winter coat. My fair-weather lover. Can I do that? I worry that my heart cannot withstand him, but then I also worry that he will for ever be my missed regret.’

The supernatural elements are marvellous and we loved the mystery in this one, it was circus-fantastic, yet so sad and quite distressing too. A perfect blend. It’s fanciful, silly, sweet, funny, emotional and exciting. It’s eccentric and quintessentially British. We bloody love this series! This RomCom is without question a feel-good read that’ll have you smiling and laughing out loud, it’s so different to what’s out there at the moment and we’re loving that!

‘Fletch and I have an inexplicable connection and it’s bloody inconvenient for both of us.’

 


THE CHAPLEWICK MYSTERIES SERIES by KITTY FRENCH

The Skeletons of Scarborough House Book One

                    

Mystery at Maplemead Castle Book Two 

                    

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THE SKELETONS OF SCARBOROUGH HOUSE (The Chapelwick Mysteries #1) by KITTY FRENCH


REVIEW :: THE SKELETONS OF SCARBOROUGH HOUSE 


Standalone RomCom
 Please note: this was previously known as Melody Bittersweet and the Girls Ghostbusting Agency

SYNOPSIS 

Life’s tough for Melody Bittersweet.

She’s single, addicted to sugar and super heroes, her family are officially bonkers, and she sees dead people. Is it any wonder no-one’s swiping right on Tinder?
Waking up lonely on her twenty seventh birthday, Melody finally snaps. She can’t carry on basing all of her life decisions on the advice of her magic 8 ball; things have got to change.

Fast forward two months, and she’s now the proud proprietor of her very own ghostbusting agency – kind of like in the movies but without the dodgy white jumpsuits. She’s also flirting with her ex Leo Dark, fraternising with her enemy in alleyways, and she’s somehow ended up with a pug called Lestat.

Life just went from dull to dynamite and it’s showing no sign of slowing up anytime soon. Melody’s been hired to clear Scarborough House of its incumbent ghosts, there’s the small matter of a murder to solve, and then there’s the two very handsome, totally inappropriate men hoping to distract her from the job…
Welcome to Chapelwick, home of the brand new and hilarious Girls Ghostbusting Agency series, where things really do go bump in the night.

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★ ☆ ★

Melody Bittersweet

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

‘My name’s Melody Bittersweet, and I see dead people.’

Kitty French wrote something pretty special in Melody Bittersweet and The Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency (now titled: The Skeletons of Scarborough House). Quite the mouthful right?! Well, we haven’t laughed so much in a long while as we did in the story of the gorgeous and lovable ‘Bittersweet’. And this was only the first step in a journey we cannot wait to be a part of.

‘I’ve spent my entire adult life either trying to fit into the outside world like a square peg in a round hole,…and however hard I try, I’m never going to be a round peg.’

You know what, we think this is without question one of the best rom coms we’ve read this year. Why? Because it was quintessentially British, it had incredible heart, a fanciful story line and characters that won us over upon meeting them. Not a single character left us wanting, dead or alive, we felt the importance of every player as they scrambled to uncover a mystery of ghostly proportions. We felt like instant friends and wanted to grab a seat in Babs and join the crew.

‘I’m twenty-seven, single and so damn lonely that I’m going crazy.’

Melody is our kind of girl and we instantly fell in love with her quirky eccentric ghostly ways and felt an affinity with her sarcastic and sassy nature. She’s different yet in the same breath, she’s so like a girl next door. A beautifully and well written character who stole our hearts.

‘For Bittersweet women, love is big and sweeping, all-consuming and life-altering.’

Melody has reached an important stage in her life, she’s at an age that signifies a momentous moment in her family history and with her equally special and ghost seeing Mum and Gran, she’s desperate to create her own place in the world. Well as much as she’s able to anyway, what with continuous interferences from those she loves and those who just won’t leave her alone.

 ‘I’ve worked out my own style with scant regard for what’s in fashion. I’ve never been one of the popular girls or the sparkly girls and that never bothered me once, because all I needed to get through was black nail polish, Marina, and my gut instinct.’

A mystery unfolds in a haunted house that sees Melody, Marina, and Artie caught up in various hysterical shenanigans, an unsolved bloody murder and a race against the clock with a disgruntled now famous ex-boyfriend. It’s all very fast paced, yet brilliantly timed. Marina and Artie were fabulous character and only added to everything we loved.

“I knew your skin would feel like that,” he says. “Too soft for all your hard edges.” I frown. “I don’t have hard edges.” “Yes you do. You’re all sharp edges, sarcasm and trouble, but your skin isn’t playing games. It’s smooth and warm, and it likes me much better than the rest of you does.”

All the while we have a ghost wagon called Babs, and Babs says no. A greedy one-eared rowdy pug called Lestat and a devilishly handsome and cocky reporter called Fletch with whom there’s a simmering undeniable yet fiercely disputed romance happening. We’ll eagerly watch that space! Bring on the next book in this series we can’t wait….

“Bittersweet, your dog is humping my leg.”

‘Fucking Lestat! I look down and sure enough, there he is on the cobbles, merrily banging away at Fletch’s leg with his beady eyes rolled back in his flat face in pure delicious bliss.’

4 stars


THE CHAPLEWICK MYSTERIES SERIES by KITTY FRENCH

The Skeletons of Scarborough House Book One

                    

Mystery at Maplemead Castle Book Two 

                    

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KNIGHT & SLEIGH : LUCIEN KNIGHT NOVELLA by KITTY FRENCH

Erotic, sizzling novella that can be read as a standalone but we recommend reading the series too!

knight and sleigh

SYNOPSIS

‘We have good food, firewood, and you’re naked. I can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas eve.’

Set in a snowbound cabin beneath the glittering nordic aurora skies, Knight & Sleigh is a feel good, romantic and completely filthy Christmas treat for lovers of sexy erotic romance and happy ever afters. 

Viking sex-god Lucien Knight and his PA turned lover Sophie have now been a couple for twelve sinfully sexy months, and he pulls out all of the stops to make sure that their first proper Christmas together is one she will never forget… except he gets more than he bargained for. 

Written to sit between book two and three of the USA Today best-selling Lucien Knight trilogy, Knight & Sleigh is a must-read treat for fans of the series, but it can also be read as a stand alone erotic novella to introduce you to the emotional, sexy world of Lucien and Sophie

Knight & Sleigh

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

 ✯✯✯ Stars

‘She adored every filthy bone in his body.’

Kitty French promised a very smutty Christmas read and on that account she delivered! You won’t need any central heating whilst reading this one! Wowsers!!! You’ll need to sit by a fan!

Sophie and Lucien are a very sexual couple and in this book, which can be read as a standalone but ideally should be read between books two and three, was indeed a treat for us who have missed the luscious Lucien and his love, Sophie.

We love our Christmas and spending time with Sophie and Lucien in Lucien’s cabin in Norway, Kitty really sets the Christmas feel for us and made us want to pack our bags and spend the holidays there! Well…as long as we can spend them in front of the fire with Lucien that is *wink, wink.*

There are plenty of heated times between this extremely passionate and erotic couple, lots of reminiscing and fun between in between. What we wouldn’t give to find that hot Viking god under our Christmas tree in a couple of weeks!


THE LUCIEN KNIGHT EROTIC TRILOGY

Knight Series

♦ Knight & Play:  our review|amazon us | amazon uk
♦ Knight & Stay : our review|amazon us || amazon uk 
♦ Knight & Day : our review | amazon us || amazon uk 
♦ Knight & Sleigh : amazon us | amazon uk 
The Complete Knight Trilogy : amazon us | amazon uk

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GENIE by KITTY FRENCH

Genie by Kitty French

SYNOPSIS

Meet Genie Divine, the wise-cracking London show-girl on a hell-bent mission to save her beloved family theatre.

Now meet Abel Kingdom, the australian gym mogul determined to buy it out from underneath her. 

On paper they have nothing in common, and when they meet, they have even less. 

The only thing they DO have is chemistry. 
Undeniable, rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me-now-against-the-wall chemistry. 

Feathers. Lies. Glitter. Secrets. Lust. 

He wants her theatre. She wants him dead. 

The stage is set for an explosive summer…

Genie

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

 ✯✯✯✯ Stars

“You’re so incredibly lovely, Genie…So fucking incredibly lovely.”

The evocativeness of Kitty French’s writing reeled us into Genie’s story from the onset. There’s no doubt about it, Kitty French is a spectacular writer. Her words sweep across the page in a vividness that had us living and breathing the theatrics, seduction and beauty of Genie’s Burlesque world.

The sensuality of the story, the sexual chemistry between this passionate couple didn’t just sizzle….it teased and taunted before erupting like a volcano taking us right along with it. Wow! This lady sure does know how to titillate and deliver on her tease!

‘Dark. Lost. Possessive. Filthy’

Genie Devine was born to entertain. She oozes sensuality with a grace and innocence that screamed for Abel Kingdom’s attention! Despite Abel’s best intentions, he’s unable to ignore the effect Genie’s performance has on him. Her provocativeness aroused and awakened something in Abel he was loathed to acknowledge though he couldn’t deny the feelings of pure animalistic desire she evoked in him. This woman beguiled him. Genie was a true chameleon – innocent and demure one minute, sensual and seductive the next and didn’t she send Abel into a right spin!

‘Right at that moment his head hated her, his cock loved her, and his heart was plain confused.’

Abel Kingdom, a successful British ex pat residing in Australia runs a chain of Gyms back home and returns to London with the intention of acquiring the theatre owned by Genie and her Uncle. This isn’t just any old theatre though to Genie and her Uncle, it’s their breath and their soul. For Genie it’s where she comes alive and the thought of losing it would be like losing a part of herself.

Abel is hell bent on acquiring it for his business purposes, Genie is hell bent on keeping it as part of her heritage and so the game of cat and mouse, push and pull begins with a vengeance.

The antagonism and resulting sexual chemistry between the pair was palpable! The attraction so clearly evident, we felt we needed a cigarette and a lie down once they succumbed to the inevitable passion which was extremely erotic!

Genie fell hard for Abel and we could sense that Abel fell hard for Genie. There was most definitely a sexual compatibility between the pair, but the emotional pull between them could sometimes get lost in the outward display of friction between the pair. Sometimes this element of the story could drag a little.

Abel could sometimes be quite cutting and cruel in his open assessment of Genie and her lifestyle, he was extremely judgemental and as his past was alluded to throughout we knew answers would come as to why he treated Genie the way he did. However; we felt that the emphasis wasn’t quite balanced enough.

“So what exactly are you saying here, Abel? I’m your upstairs angel, downstairs whore?”

Lucky for Abel, Genie sought to see inside the man to discover what lay underneath. There were times we doubted Abel’s feelings for Genie and Abel sorely underestimated the depth of the woman that lay beneath the glitz and glamour of her façade.

‘Abel could barely breathe. She moved with the grace of a ballet dancer, and she had the lush curves of a vintage Hollywood starlet.’

Genie was a fabulous read. We enjoyed it immensely. Kitty French took us into Genie’s world in a deliciously entertaining way. Her words kept us riveted and Genie held us captive. This is the perfect escape read. You know, the one you can just lose yourself in and forget about life for a while. Genie certainly did that! Enjoyable and recommended!

  **ARC provided by the author for an honest review**

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Genie

 

 

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