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Death at Lovers Leap by Catherine Coles #Review#PublicationDay

    Today I am featuring the third in a cozy crime series by Catherine Coles , The Martha Miller Mysteries . Death at Lovers' Leap is published today, on February 16th by Boldwood Books .You can read my review of the first in the series, Poison at the Village Show   here amd the second, Death at the Country Fair   here .     Westleham Village 1948 As Valentine's Day rolls around, Martha Miller finds herself unusually melancholy at the state of her own love life. With husband Stan still missing and with her growing feelings for Vicar Luke still shrouded in secrecy, there’s only one place Martha can go - famous local beauty spot, Lovers' Leap. Legend has it that those with a broken heart throw themselves off the bridge that spans the river, but Martha is certainly not about to do such a thing! But it looks like someone else has had other ideas…. Because there in the river, Martha finds a body. But is this misadventure, a moment of lovesick madness, or is foul play a

Was it Good For You? by Kathryn Freeman #Review

 

Kathyrn Freeman is always an enjotable author and I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for her latest novel, Was It Good For You? was published by One More Chapter on August 3rd.

 
If you’re not a ten on Sophie’s spreadsheet, you’re never getting her between the bedsheets…

No aspect of Sophie’s life goes unrecorded in her Excel spreadsheets, so when she accidentally sends it to her entire contact list instead of just her best friend, Sophie has a lot of uncomfortable explaining to do.

First on the list? Dr Michael Adams. After a disastrous first date, Michael scored a ‘3’ on Sophie’s ‘love life’ tab, but when she shows up to apologise for sharing his result with the world, he issues an unexpected challenge: ten dates to prove that love can’t be calculated by an equation or contained by boxes on a spreadsheet.

Sophie isn’t someone who’s used to thinking outside the digital box, but there’s something about Michael that makes her want to take a chance…


 My Thoughts

 

This romcom is up to Kathryn Freeman's usual high standard with a great pair of central protagonists whose chemistry is off the scale. Sophie's dating history has ended with her deciding to apply her love of spreadsheets to her quest for love. Her list of required behaviours by a future partner leads her to dismiss people out of hand. It takes time for her to realise the shortcomings of this approach.

 

    Michael is an interesting character who has a kind and caring side. He also has the pressure of his job and a suspicion about his ability to meet someone genuine and loving. There are some amusing moments as Michael and Sophie adapt to each other. Their friends and family add colour to the story, especially Micheal's grandmother who has a keen eye where her grandson is concerned. Learning not to take things at face value and to go past a bad first impressions are lessons which Sophie has to learn. I loved this read and found it to be a real page turner.

 

In short: First impressions can be deceptive... 


About the Author

 

A former pharmacist, I now write romantic comedies; books that bring a smile to the face, but also a lump to the throat. Mr Right Across the Street won the RNA Award for Romantic Comedy in 2022.

With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), the 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.

 


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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. 
 
Check out the rest of the tour!
 

 


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