#BlogTour #Giveaway REACH FOR A STAR by KATHRYN FREEMAN #bookreview @rararesources @ChocLituk

Hello! Welcome along to the start of this Blog Tour for the fabulous REACH FOR A STAR by KATHRYN FREEMAN. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all, alongside a great bunch of other book bloggers!

As well as my review, there’s a fabulous giveaway, so scroll down for further details of that!! 

Reach for a Star

What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?

How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.

At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show. The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!

As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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.

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

Social Media Links –

Website: http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynfreeman

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathrynFreeman1

Giveaway to Win a PB copy of Oh Crumbs by Kathryn Freeman (Open INT)

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MY REVIEW

Another stunner of a story from Kathryn and this one had me under its’ spell from page one!  Who hasn’t dreamed of meeting their favourite singer and have them fall in love with them?!!  One of my favourite films is ‘Win A Date with Tad Hamilton’ and this book gave me all those feels!  Superstar celeb meets a ‘normal’ person and sparks fly! And that is exactly what happens to Jessie when she gets to meet Michael on a TV show!

Jessie is a normal kind of woman! Mother to 2 boys ,who love to tease her over her crushes on celebs, her escape in life is trashy TV and fantasizing over sexy blokes! One of which is Michael Tennant who is a dreamy star Tenor!  When a new TV show is announced where a singer is paired up with a ‘non singer’ (to put it politely!), her boys apply on her behalf and she gets chosen!!  She’s excited and petrified in equal measures but knows this is a chance to get more from her very beige life! Time to start living!

As often happens, it’s not the greatest of first meetings between them for the show but once they’re at ease with one another and there’s something about her that has Michael smitten! That thing is not her voice though, but seeing them rehearse together is really sweet and as they get to spend more time with one another, the attraction on both sides is clear for all to see.

The TV show becomes a very small part of the book as their story explores the downsides of dating a celebrity who is away touring so much and the different circles that they both live in.    Is she ready for the press attention? Is she just a passing attraction for him? I really enjoyed seeing these different aspects of a relationship explored.  

Their chemistry is amazing and I was just willing for them to find a way to make things work.  For him it seemed nice to spend time with someone dealing with normal life, not the normally shallow  and fame hungry women he meets, and for her she got to see the man behind the image and the glamour.

Full of fun and romance – I loved it!!

★★★★★

#CoverReveal REACH FOR A STAR by KATHRYN FREEMAN @ChocLituk

cover reveal

Hello!!! Welcome to Books and Me! for  yet another COVER REVEAL on behalf of the wonderful Kathryn Freeman and Choc Lit!!  This cover is super glamorous and sounds like another cracker of a story so I hope you’re as excited as I am!!

ABOUT THE BOOK

What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?

How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.

At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show. The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!

As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?

Reach For a Star will be published by Choc Lit 24th September and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

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So, are we ready?!  Here we go…..

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Simply stunning I hope you agree!!!  I hope you now have a mark on your calendar for the 24th September – I do!! Cannot wait for this one!! And I’m now going to be singing ‘Reach for the Stars’ by S Club 7 for the rest of the day….. sing along with me!! 😉

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#BlogTour #Giveaway #BookReview CRIKEY A BODYGUARD by KATHRYN FREEMAN @rararesources @ChocLituk

Extremely delighted to be taking part in the BLOG TOUR for CRIKEY A BODYGUARD by KATHYRN FREEMAN.  My thanks to tha author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of it al!

And not only do I share my review with you today, but also a GIVEAWAY!!!  You lucky people!! Read on for further details!!

Crikey a Bodyguard

She’s got the brains, he’s got the muscle …

When Kelly Bridge’s parents insist on employing a bodyguard for her protection, she’s not happy.

Okay, so maybe not every woman is on the cusp of developing a vaccine against a potential biological terrorist attack – but crikey, it’s not like she’s a celebrity!

Ben Jacobs flunked spectacularly out of school, so he knows his new client Dr Kelly Bridge spells trouble for him. But on a conference trip to Rome he finds things are worse than he thought. Not only is he falling for the brilliant scientist, he’s also become horribly aware she’s in grave danger. As they go on the run, dodging bullets and kidnappers, can he resist his feelings and keep her safe?

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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.

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

Social Media Links –

Website: http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynfreeman

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathrynFreeman1

Giveaway to Win a PB copy of Oh Crumbs (Open INT)

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MY REVIEW

When your parents hire a bodyguard to protect you, then you know things are getting serious! And that is the situation Kelly finds herself in as she works on a very important vaccine, and what follows is a thrilling and fast paced story that I thoroughly enjoyed!

Kelly is very focused on her work, and coming from a family of scientists, her parents are well aware of the importance of her projects.  So when she gets the feeling that she is being watched and followed, her parents don’t want to take any chances and hire Ben to work as her bodyguard.  She is not ready for the constant surveillance so it takes some getting used to! 

Ben takes his own work very seriously too and will leave nothing to chance while he’s working for her.  It helps that they click on a personal level too, and the more time they spend together, the more the bond grows between them!

And despite his protection there seems to be someone determined to get to Kelly, and the action really heats up and puts them both in danger and it got my blood pumping with the suspense!  

It really mixes the romance aspect well with the action, and allows you to get to know both characters pretty well – they have both lived such different lives but have a respect for one another and the work that they both do, and that really helps you understand the issues they have initially working with one another, Kelly in particular! She doesn’t want to be the damsel in distress, but soon realises her work places her on the radar of people who will go to extreme measures to get her out of the way.

A fabulous read – Crikey it’s good!!

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#CoverReveal Crikey a Bodyguard by Kathryn Freeman @ChocLituk

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COVER REVEAL

Good Morning to you all!! Ready for another stunner of a cover?! I hope so as there’s another amazing book on the way from Kathryn Freeman courtesy of Choc Lit, and I’m the lucky bunny who gets to share the cover reveal with you today for CRIKEY A BODYGUARD!

Here’s a little more about the book to get you in the mood!

She’s got the brains, he’s got the muscle …

When Kelly Bridge’s parents insist on employing a bodyguard for her protection, she’s not happy. Okay, so maybe not every woman is on the cusp of developing a vaccine against a potential biological terrorist attack – but crikey, it’s not like she’s a celebrity!

Ben Jacobs flunked spectacularly out of school, so he knows his new client Dr Kelly Bridge spells trouble for him. But on a conference trip to Rome he finds things are worse than he thought. Not only is he falling for the brilliant scientist, he’s also become horribly aware she’s in grave danger. As they go on the run, dodging bullets and kidnappers, can he resist his feelings and keep her safe?

Crikey a Bodyguard is out on 23rd April and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

And here is your first look at the beautiful cover!

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Do we like?! I love it and just cannot wait to get hold of this as it sounds like it’s going to be a blast of a read!!

#BlogTour A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman #giveaway #bookreview @rararesources

A huge delight for me today to be part of the Blog Tour for A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHARM by KATHRYN FREEMAN.  My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of the fun and to share my review and a giveaway too!!

Would you swap sea and sunshine for tinsel and turkey? Gabby Sanderson is used to being let down – even at Christmas. Which is why she’s happy to skip the festive season completely in favour of a plane ticket and sunnier climes. But this Christmas could be different, because this time she might not be spending it alone. Can Owen Cooper charm Gabby into loving Christmas in the same way he’s charmed his way into her life, or is he just another person who’ll end up disappointing her?

Purchase Link

Amazon UK

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.

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

Social Media Links –

 Website: http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynfreeman 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathrynFreeman1

MY REVIEW

Another sweet treat of a read from the wonderful Kathryn Freeman. 

The story starts in the build up to Christmas and life at work has just picked up for Owen as he spots Gabby and he’s smitten! Is it wise to start a work relationship though? Gabby is just as smitten with the seemingly confident salesman, but she senses he’s a flirty character and that is just the way he acts with everyone, so maybe she’s reading too much into his glances and attention!

But as they begin to spend more time together, they both allow themselves to open up to one another and as their pasts have scarred them, it is no wonder that they both seem a little reluctant to jump right into a relationship. But they are both such endearing characters that you quickly warm to their ways and wish they’d both be brave and embrace their time together.

With Christmas fast approaching there’s always going to be some extra drama to muddy the water and it’s how they both deal with the problems facing them that tug at your heartstrings and make this such a satisfying story. I just wish it could have gone on for longer as I loved spending time in their company! Fabulous festive fun!!

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Giveaway – Win a paperback copy of A Little Christmas Faith by Kathryn Freeman (Open Internationally)

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GOOD LUCK!!

#BookReview A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman #happypublicationday @ChocLituk

About the book

A wonderful new uplifting Christmas story from Kathryn Freeman to put you in the festive mood. Highly recommended 


Would you swap sea and sunshine for tinsel and turkey?
Gabby Sanderson is used to being let down – even at Christmas. Which is why she’s happy to skip the festive season completely in favour of a plane ticket and sunnier climes.

But this Christmas could be different, because this time she might not be spending it alone. Can Owen Cooper charm Gabby into loving Christmas in the same way he’s charmed his way into her life, or is he just another person who’ll end up disappointing her?

Published by Choc Lit

Publication Day – 16th October 2018

Purchase Links

Just 99p!! A bargain!!

Amazon UK

Amazon US

iTunes

Kobo

Google Play

MY REVIEW

Another sweet treat of a read from the wonderful Kathryn Freeman.  

The story starts in the build up to Christmas and life at work has just picked up for Owen as he spots Gabby and he’s smitten!  Is it wise to start a work relationship though? Gabby is just as smitten with the seemingly confident salesman, but she senses he’s a flirty character and that is just the way he acts with everyone, so maybe she’s reading too much into his glances and attention!

But as they begin to spend more time together, they both allow themselves to open up to one another and as their pasts have scarred them, it is no wonder that they both seem a little reluctant to jump right into a relationship. But they are both such endearing characters that you quickly warm to their ways and wish they’d both be brave and embrace their time together.

With Christmas fast approaching there’s always going to be some extra drama to muddy the water and it’s how they both deal with the problems facing them that tug at your heartstrings and make this such a satisfying story.  I just wish it could have gone on for longer as I loved spending time in their company! Fabulous!!

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#CoverReveal A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman @ChocLituk

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COVER REVEAL


Too early for a Christmas Cover Reveal?!!! NO!!!! NEVER!! So it’s  my absolute pleasure to be able to share with you today another stunner of a cover to help get you in the festive mood nice and early!! So start playing those Xmas songs and let me tell you a little more about the book before the big reveal!

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Would you swap sea and sunshine for tinsel and turkey?   

Gabby Sanderson is used to being let down – even at Christmas. Which is why she’s happy to skip the festive season completely in favour of a plane ticket and sunnier climes. 

But this Christmas could be different, because this time she might not be spending it alone. Can Owen Cooper charm Gabby into loving Christmas in the same way he’s charmed his way into her life, or is he just another person who’ll end up disappointing her? 

 

A Little Christmas Charm is published on 16th October and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms.  

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Jingle those bells….. it’s time to see the cover!! 😍

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Fabulous isn’t it!! Hope you’re as eager to read this one  as I am now!! Merry Christmas!! 😉

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#BlogTour Oh Crumbs by Kathryn Freeman #BookReview #Giveaway

Another fun, fabulous read from Kathryn Freeman. You’ll want to lock yourself away with this one! 

An absolute honour to be involved on this Blog Tour for this delicious treat from Kathryn Freeman! My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of the fun!

So as well as sharing my thoughts on the book, I am also offering the chance for you to win your own copy of Too Damn Nice in paperback form!! Yet another fabulous read from Kathryn and one you NEED in your collection to read!!

Oh Crumbs

Sometimes life just takes the biscuit … Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag. Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her. But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

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.

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

Social Media Links –

 Website: http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk/

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynfreeman

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathrynFreeman1

MY REVIEW

Oh Crumbs this was good!! Sorry I couldn’t resist!!  But I found this to be such fun to read, as well as now having a new book boyfriend to swoon over – where do I go to find my own Doug???!

Abby is the main character and she is a complete sweetheart!  She lost her mum at an early age, so that meant she took over the mum role at home to help out her dad with her younger siblings, and she’s always put them first over herself.  When she finds herself looking for a new job, she goes for an interview for a PA position at the local biscuit company  and this is where Douglas enters her life!

He’s the boss who  is looking for a new PA. He’s not keen on the biscuit industry and would rather be following his main passion of painting, but his family have placed expectations on his shoulder so he’s doing his bit! Due to a rather strained relationship with his family, especially his father, he’s not one for forming strong bonds with people, and is a little shocked by his new PA in her mannerisms and her way of dealing with life.  He likes order and calm, she’s more chaotic and messy! I just loved the spark between these two from their first meeting!  She soon thrives in her new role and becomes an essential element to Doug and the business of moving the company forward.  

The family of Abby were also an absolute treat!  So much fun and they like to say what they feel, no matter the company they are in!  It is obvious how much they all care for Abby considering all she had done for them – a really supportive family, unlike the family environment Doug was used to.

There are a few bumps in the road for the relationship between Doug and Abby, through work and family issues, and it was fascinating to see how they faced these problems and work things out.

Loved it!!

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GIVEAWAY

Win a paperback copy of Too Damn Nice by Kathryn Freeman (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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#CoverReveal Oh Crumbs by Kathryn Freeman

cover reveal

Hello!! Ready for yet another wonderful cover reveal?! Of course you are!!  You might want a packet of bourbons or custard creams by your side while you take in this one….

Sometimes life just takes the biscuit … 

Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.   

Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.   

But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.  

 

Oh Crumbs is published on 12th June and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms. 

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So here is your first look at this brilliant new book!

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A Little Christmas Faith by Kathryn Freeman #BlogTour #BookReview

It is an absolute pleasure to share with you today my stop on the A Little Christmas Faith Blog Tour!  As a big fan of Kathryn Freeman, it is always a delight to read something new from her and this is another story that is sure to warm you on a cold winters’ day!!

 

THE BLURB

Is it time to love Christmas again?
Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests …
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy.
As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?

Publisher – Choc Lit

Amazon UK

Kobo Books

MY REVIEW

If you want to get your Christmas 2017 reading off to the best start, then look no further!! Kathryn has created another delightful tale to warm your heart and leave you with all the ‘feels’ this festive period!

Faith has declared herself crazy for opening a brand new boutique hotel 10 days before Christmas!  It has always been her dream and she’s put her heart and soul into the project so now it is opening time and the nerves are kicking in!

Things aren’t helped when her moody teenage niece is roped in to help on reception – not quite the first impression she was hoping for when her customers find they’re being ignored while Chloe is on her phone as all teenagers are nowadays, but scratching away at the surface of Chloe and the truth about her behaviour becomes a little clearer.

The first guest to the hotel is Adam – swoon, swoon!! – and he is hoping to escape Christmas by getting away from it all.  Just what that ‘all’ is that he is trying to avoid has led him to shut out many people, but there’s something about Faith when he first sees her that seems to warm his heart.

The sparks between Faith and Adam fly on their first meeting, and I just loved how they both seemed to compliment each other with their outlooks and banter!    There is a great humour throughout and mostly between these two characters – Faiths’ dogs Nip and Tuck play their part too in creating a cosy feeling throughout!

I raced through this as I just loved seeing how Faith would deal with her new life as  a hotel owner, and there were plenty of other plotlines throughout to keep you interested.  With Christmas getting every closer I found this to be the perfect festive romance read in an idyllic setting!

 

HAPPY READING!!!