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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’

Love Notes by Aimee Brown #Review

Today I have a romcom on the blog, Love Notes, by Aimee Brown, which was published on 23rd March by Boldwood Books. 

Mercy Alexander doesn’t believe in love, let alone love at first sight.

There’s one sure fire way of steering clear of heartbreak, and that’s not to get your heart involved in the first place. So what is that irritating flutter she feels every time she sees Brooks Hudson, and why is she finding him so hard to ignore?

Brooks Hudson can’t understand where he’s going wrong.

Doting single father to six-year-old Ali, supportive co-parent with his ex, much-loved friend and respected colleague, not to mention he’s smoking hot. So why is he constantly being dumped, told in no uncertain terms he’s ‘too nice’? Since when was being nice a crime?

Mercy is in serious need of someone to restore her faith in men, and Brooks needs a girl he likes to stick around long enough for him to believe in love again.  But when Mercy’s past threatens to remind her of everything she’s scared of, will love be enough to save the day?

            My Thoughts

 This is very much a character driven story and both Mercy and Brooks turn out to be fairly complicated people, with eventful back stories. As you find out, their pasts lead them to some common links and add to your feeling that they are  fated to meet up. Mercy has put up solid walls around her feelings and is confused by her reaction to Brooks. Brooks is looking for some stability and you get to see his driving forces when he is with his family.

    There are some comic parts of the story. Brook's first wife adds to the humour as do  Mercy's friends. This is a fun, light read which has a heart-warming side. Despite Mercy's background, there is hope that she will allow herself to trust . Although the story is a standalone, the characters feature in other stories by the author and River is the next to feature.

In short: Can love beat down Mercy's defences?

About the Author

Aimee Brown is the bestselling romantic comedy author of several books including The Lucky Dress. She’s an Oregon native, now living in a tiny town in cold Montana and sets her books in Portland. Previously published by Aria, her new series for Boldwood is full of love and laughter and real-life issues. The first book will be published in January 2023.

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Book links: Amazon UK


Thanks to Aimee Brown, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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