Wednesday 27 January 2021

Book Review: Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz


Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz book cover

AD* | To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns, he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top-secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. And yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, Jack Jones cared for Evan like a son.

But Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the Nowhere Man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right...

Thursday 21 January 2021

Book Review: Ask No Questions by Claire Allan

Ask No Questions by Claire Allan book cover

AD* | Not all secrets are meant to come out...

Twenty-five years ago, on Halloween night, eight-year-old Kelly Doherty went missing while out trick or treating with friends.

Her body was found three days later, floating face down, on the banks of the Creggan Reservoir by two of her young classmates.

It was a crime that rocked Derry to the core. Journalist Ingrid Devlin is investigating – but someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. As she digs further, Ingrid starts to realise that the Doherty family are not as they seem. But will she expose what really happened that night before it’s too late?

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton book cover

AD* | You've never read a love story as twisted as this.

Juliette loves Nate.

She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.

The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain...

Monday 11 January 2021

Emerald Jewellery for Every Occasion

Emerald Jewellery for Every Occasion

AD* | Emerald jewellery is bright, bold, and beautiful. There are many different varieties of emerald jewellery to choose from, but people can often feel unsure about when is the perfect time to wear which piece of emerald jewellery. Emeralds may be fabulous, but that doesn't mean that this gemstone should only be reserved for the most extravagant of occasions! 

You might be surprised how well you could work a piece of emerald jewellery into a casual outfit, to give your look an extra special twist. From weddings to work days, read on to find out what type of jewellery suits every occasion.  

Cosy Toes this Winter with Bedroom Athletics

Cosy toes this winter

AD* | With the ongoing pandemic and seemingly endless lockdowns, I've been working from home since March last year. I've spent more time in the house than ever before! Things were fine during the summer, with the warmer weather and sunshine streaming in through the windows, but it has become much more of a struggle since winter's arrival

I always find it difficult to stay warm and I'm always complaining about having cold hands and feet! This year, the problem has only been exacerbated further by sitting at my desk for long periods of time, huddled up with a blanket (and the cat) to try and stay warm.

So, when Bedroom Athletics got in touch and asked if I'd like to review some of their products, of course, I said yes!

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Book Review: The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz Book Cover

He was once called Orphan X.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children's home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists. But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off-grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable to protect themselves.

One day, though, Evan's luck ran out...

Ambushed, drugged, and spirited away, Evan wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, testing his gilded prison and its highly trained guards for weaknesses, he receives a desperate call for help.

With time running out, he will need to out-think, out-manoeuvre, and out-fight an opponent the likes of whom he's never encountered to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him. Or die trying...

Monday 4 January 2021

5 Books I Want to Read in 2021

5 Books to Read in 2021 Graphic

I smashed past my reading targets in 2020, surpassing my goal of 50 books early on in December. Of course, being stuck at home for most of the year certainly helped to boost my numbers, but I really enjoyed allowing myself more time to read. 

So, with 2021 and a lot of uncertainty on the horizon, I've put together a list of five books I want to read this year. I have literally hundreds of unread books sitting on my shelves and my virtual Kindle shelf, so as always, it's been a difficult task to whittle them down to just five books!