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Audiobook Review: All Stirred up

Title: All Stirred up Author: Brianna Moore Release Date: October 6th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Susan Napier's family once lived on the success of the high-end restaurants founded by her late grandfather. But bad luck and worse management has brought the business to the edge of financial ruin. Now it's up to Susan to save the last remaining restaurant: Elliot's, the flagship in Edinburgh. But what awaits Susan in the charming city of Auld Reekie is more than she bargained for. Chris Baker, her grandfather's former protégé--and her ex-boyfriend--is also heading to the Scottish capital. After finding fame in New York as a chef and judge of a popu

Review: The House Mate

Title: The House Mate Author: Nina Manning Release Date: October 15, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: The perfect life? ...Or the perfect lie? When Regi moves into her new houseshare, she's ready for a clean slate. A new home. A new routine. A new identity... Desperate to escape the shadow of her past that follows her everywhere she goes, Regi finds the ideal distraction in the perfect lives of others on social media. But as innocent scrolling turns into an unhealthy obsession, Regi will soon learn that seeking perfection comes at a price... My Review: This wasn't a bad book but it was not at all what I was expecting. The story claims to be a psychologi

Review: A Golden Fury

Title: A Golden Fury Author: Samantha Cohoe Release Date: October 13, 2020 Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness. While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, The

Review: In a Holidaze

Title: In a Holidaze Author: Christina Lauren Release Date: October 6, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Ple

Review: Never Turn Back

Title: Never Turn Back Author: Christopher Swan Release Date: October 6th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Ethan Faulkner is a precocious child with a brilliant but troublesome sister, a war vet for a father and a weary mother trying to manage their family. One night, a young woman rings their doorbell, desperate to hide from two men who are pursuing her when one of the two barges in after her. The struggle leaves both of Ethan's parents dead. Years later, Ethan has a successful teaching career and a budding relationship with a coworker, Marisa. But he hasn't quite followed through on his promise to dying father--take care of his sister. Susannah is n

Review: Kingdom of Sea and Stone

Title: Kingdom of Sea and Stone Series: Crown of Coral and Pearl #2 Author: Mara Rutherford Release Date: October 6th, 2020 Rating: 5/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Ever since Nor was forced to go to a nearby kingdom in her sister’s place, she’s wanted nothing more than to return to the place and people she loves. But when her wish comes true, she soon finds herself cast out from both worlds, with a war on the horizon. As an old enemy resurfaces more powerful than ever, Nor will have to keep the kingdom from falling apart with the help of Prince Talin and Nor’s twin sister, Zadie. There are forces within the world more mysterious than any of them ever guessed—and th

Review: Confessions on the 7:45

Title: Confessions on the 7:45 Author: Lisa Unger Release Date: October 6, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears. Soon Selen

Review: Murder at the PTA

Title: Murder at the PTA Series: Maya and Sandra mystery #1 Author: Lee Hollis Release Date: September 29th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs into fellow school mom and private investigator Maya Kendrick, who's discovered the person behind the website. But when the women storm into the venomous gossip columnist’s office they find a lifeless body—along with a confession. Although the police rule the death a

Review: The Nesting

Title: The Nesting Author: C.J. Cooke Release Date: September 29th, 2020 Rating: 4/5 Stars Find it here: Goodreads Synopsis from Goodreads: The woods are creeping in on a nanny and two young girls in this chilling modern Gothic thriller. Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he's building in Norway – in the same place where he lost his wife, Aurelia, to suicide. It was their dream house, and he wants to honor her with it. Lexi Ellis takes a job as his nanny and immediately falls in love with his two young daughters, especially Gaia. But something feels off in the isolated house nestled in the forest along the fjord. Lexi sees mysterious

 
 
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