Cheap, free or easy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

To some of us, associating Valentine’s Day with lavish gifts, romantic trips away or expensive meals just isn’t realistic or doable. Unfortunately, we’re not all in a position to be splashing that sort of money out on one day. If you are, then that’s great and I hope you find an amazing way to celebrate the day but for everyone else, I’ve compiled a list of either cheap or free and generally easy and low-key ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this year if you’re a bit stuck for ideas. I’m not a huge lover of Valentine’s Day (maybe if I was being whisked off to Monaco, I would be!) but it’s always nice to do something nice, right?

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BOOK REVIEW: A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James (& Giveaway!)

Format: ARC, eCopy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK
Blurb: Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!


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Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Format: Hardback, giveaway prize
Links: Amazon UK | Goodreads
Blurb: This is almost a love story.

Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more.

But then we fast forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between?

This is almost a love story. But it’s not as simple as that. Continue reading “Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman”

BOOK BOOST: Hot Shade by Tamara Lush (& Giveaway!)

Hello everyone! I do hope you’re well on this lovely Saturday and have lots of nice plans for the weekend! I’m brining you a little promo today for a book that I’m currently touring with, Hot Shade by Tamara Lush. You can follow the tour more closely on my tour’s Twitter page here but keep scrolling for some info on the book, some shareables and a giveaway!

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Cover Reveal for My BEST FRIENDS Debut, “Just The Way You Are”

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So this probably won’t be the most professional cover reveal you’ve ever seen but quite frankly I don’t care because it’s not every day you can tell people that your best friend has a novel being published! “Just The Way You Are” is the debut novel by Lynsey James and today is super exciting because her, Carina UK and a bunch of bloggers get to reveal the beautiful cover!

I only met Lynsey around the end of 2013, through Twitter when we both had an interest in dogs. We started chatting more and more and by April last year, it was pretty obvious that we’d developed an extremely close friendship. I am so incredibly proud of her in getting a book deal, especially with Carina UK as they are such a fantastic publishers. She puts her heart and soul into her writing and it’s amazing to see her dream finally coming true! Anyway, onto the cover! Continue reading “Cover Reveal for My BEST FRIENDS Debut, “Just The Way You Are””

Movie Review: If I Stay (2014)

filmsIf_I_Stay_posterWhat it’s about: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: 12A

Director: R.J Cutler

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Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

What it's about

17281240Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman.

A handsome thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises The Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner.

Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos.

Just what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling? Continue reading “Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion”