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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

Up Close and Personal by Kathryn Freeman #Review

I always look forward to a new Kathryn Freeman novel and this one does not disappoint. Up Close and Personal  was published on 12th June by One More Chapter. 

British actor Zac Edwards is the latest heartthrob to hit the red carpets. Hot, talented and rich, he sends women wild…all except one.

Close protection officer Kat Parker hasn’t got time to play celebrity games.  She has one job: to protect Zac from the stalker that seems to be dogging his every move.

Zac might get her hot under her very starched collar, but Kat’s a professional – and sleeping with Zac is no way part of her remit…

My Thoughts

As with all the Kathryn Freeman books which I have read, this novel sizzles with chemistry and I always love how you get to look inside both the central characters' minds. You move from one to the other in a seamless fashion which adds to the story as you get to see both reactions. I totally bought into the story and enjoyed it immensely. 

    Kat is an interesting character who has her lonely, sad moments as well as her brave, sparky side. I liked how she loved her family above all else but had an independent streak and was unquestionably brave. Zac is not your stereotypical Hollywood lead actor. There is much more to him than that and I appreciated how his side of the story unfolded slowly. This is an enjoyable and entertaining read which keeps you engaged from the start.

In short: A bodyguard story with a twist.
About the Author

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes come in many disguises.
You can read my review of Kathryn's books here: A Little Christmas Charm  |  Oh CrumbsA Little Christmas FaithCrikey a Bodyguard  |  Reach for a Star

You can follow Kathryn here:  Website  |  Facebook   |  Twitter

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Kathryn Freeman, One More Chapter and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 
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  1. A huge thank you for taking part in the blog tour, and for your lovely review šŸ˜Š


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