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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancĂ©e Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

Entrapped by Claire Ayres ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

I'm delighted to welcome Claire Ayres' Entrapped to Books, Life and Everything today on the opening day of her blog tour. Entrapped will be published on 17th August. You have the chance to win a signed copy of her book in a great Giveaway- details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

Cellist, Luka, has moved to Bristol to start a new job and recover from the betrayal of finding his best friend and his girlfriend in bed together. He doesn’t plan on the emotional thunderstorm that meeting his next-door neighbour Jess causes. 

Jess had everything, a man she loved, friends she adored and then the world crashed around her. Depression came from nowhere and slowly started ripping her life away. Now she lives a lonely, sad life but the music which she keeps hearing next door is waking her up and she doesn’t know why.

Join Luka and Jess as they discover life after heartache, how to forgive and how to live and love again.

*Entrapped is an 18+ Contemporary Romance with several graphic sex scenes*

My Thoughts

Entrapped turned out to be a little bit different to the usual Romance books that blogging has introduced me to. At times, it is very intense as the cover hints at and will appeal to those who like their romance to have a contemporary, sexy edge. That aside, I thought the plot had a certain cleverness about it as you come to see that both Luka and Jess are trapped in their own particular ways. Luka is almost paralysed by his friend's betrayal as is Jess. In her case, it is even more complicated due to her depression which isn't always understood, although she does have amazing support from her 'foster sister' and her boyfriend. 

    You have a strong sense of how isolated and excluded Jess feels through her depression, especially when she has to go out in the world, to work. She has shut herself off, emotionally and within her solitary life.  You also get a feeling that her attraction for Luka is so overpowering that it too threatens to take her over. How both these people work out their problems, if they do, is an enjoyable read. There is also some great music to savour and an author playlist to finish it off. 

In short: Contemporary romance with an adult edge.
About the Author  

Claire lives in Bristol, UK and has taken her inspiration from the people and the places she has seen over the years. She always has a book close at hand and devours Fantasy and Romance like some devour chocolate! Claire loves a happily ever after followed by lots of bloody sword-fighting and dangerous dragons! But when writing her debut novel Entrapped drew on her childhood ambition to be a musician and one of the instruments she played and still loves as a centre-point.

Claire is also a passionate mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder and has done regular radio interviews and even some TV. She is also a huge heavy metal fan and can regularly be found banging her head at a concert or festival. 

You can follow Claire here: Website | Twitter 

Book Links: Goodreads| Amazon UK

Thanks to Claire Ayres and Jenny of Neverland Blog Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

Giveaway (International)

 You can win: 

1st Prize: Signed copy of Entrapped and a copy of 7th Symphony by Apocalyptica

2nd Prize: eCopy of Entrapped

To enter, just follow the link below and good luck!

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed Claire's novel, and it's not a genre I normally read. Really great review!

  2. I love the cover. I do not read a lot of books involving graphic sex scenes, but this one does sound quite intriguing.

    1. Yes the cover is great. Don't be put off, it's not too bad!


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