Bookworm- Got Your Back Review

Can you believe it me finishing books at the moment is like buses it takes you a while for you to do one and then come along in no time. This is the second book which I have finished this month which takes me up to the grand total of two finished this year I am unsure if I will actually finish anymore this year because of the fact that I am returning to Uni in a couple of weeks and who knows if I will have time to read for pleasure. Anyway here are my thoughts on Jane Fallon’s got your back book.

The Blurb:

A husband. A wife. A mistress. And the ultimate plan for revenge . . .

The husband

James never intended to lead a double life – with a wife in London and a mistress in the country, it’s exhausting. But that’s all about to change . . .

The wife

Stephanie isn’t really snooping when she finds a text message from a strange woman on her husband’s mobile. But now she’s found it, how can she ignore it? It’s time to track the woman down and find out what’s going on . . .

The mistress

Katie has no reason to believe her boyfriend, James, is cheating until someone claiming to be his wife gets in touch. Now she’s been cast in the role of mistress. Not one she’s happy with . . .

Once Stephanie and Katie know about each other, they must decide what to do. They could both just throw him out or they could join forces to make his life hell first . . .

But revenge isn’t always sweet. And what happens when one woman thinks enough is enough but the other doesn’t know when to stop?

My Review

Now I thought this was going to be a book which I loved it has an amazing story line which seems to interest me a wife and a mistress which sounds like they there is going to be something really exciting which we did not see coming. Some great revenge on her husband which sounds like my cup of tea well I hate to break it to you the story line/ plot was actually better than the book itself the plan that Stephanie and Katie come up with but it wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. I wanted more of a ‘smack-you-in-the-face’ resolution or perhaps some kind of unexpected event or twist to make me go ‘wow!’, but it was just a little lacking. I wanted something a little bit more juicy than that to happen if I am been truthful.  

I think the characters were a little vague as I didn’t really connect with them. If anything I think the wife Stephanie was really hard to like at all there was just something about her. The love interest for Stephanie , Michael, was sooo boring and dull. It felt like they had no chemistry at all and everything seemed to be super rushed with that relationship. This is the stage when it just seemed to get really boring from then onwards. I must say, I liked the part where they were styling celebrities for the BAFTA’s. That was quite interesting but the rest was dull. 

This is a book which was not a page turner it was one which I finished because I hate not actually finishing a book and I did leave a while back part read because of the fact that I was not enjoying it that much. This is a book which I can see people reading around the pool or on a beach because it is something to pass the time when relaxing in the sun but it is not one which I would recommend people to go out and purchase. 

Have you read this book if so what did you think?

Charlotte x

Bookworm- The Rise and Fall Of A Yummy Mummy- Review

Reading is something which has been a huge passion of mine for a long time however, since going to university the first time and been given a lot of reading to reading for pleasure is not something which I have done a lot. I don’t think there are many parents who manage to read a lot I think this book is actually one of the first which I have finished this year which I know is shocking seen as it is August usually I would have read around 20 by now.

I decided to read this book which is the rise and fall of a yummy mummy because I wanted something which I thought would be super easy to read and this seemed like it could be one of those books which is a constant page turner

The book’s blurb is the following

For every mum who has trodden on one plastic brick too many, or looked at her phone instead of lovingly recording her little one’s every moment, or poured a large wine because it’s four o’clock on Friday. If you’ve ever shared a post from the Unmumsy Mum or giggled at Hurrah for Gin, this book is for you.

Amy Crane is in crisis. Six months after the birth of her baby, Amy still looks pregnant and can’t remember the last time she had a wax, or an orgasm. Motherhood is stirring up disturbing questions about her own childhood. And she suspects her boyfriend is cheating. Enter Alice, yummy mummy superior, on a mission to transform Amy’s body, and love life. As Amy swaps breast pads for Botox and climbs out of a vortex of self-doubt, her libido awakens from its long nap and things get rather more complicated …
A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the contradictions at the heart of modern motherhood.

My thoughts 

The book was very similar to others which I have read in the past it has a very typical ending which I could see from the middle of the book which really almost annoyed me because I like to be surprised by a book which has a twist which this one did not. I also found the main character Amy really annoying as well towards then end because she always need to have someone tell her she was good enough however, it is almost reassuring that characters do need to be told this and not all the time life has a happy ending because for sure we know this is not always the truth. Even people in books have bad days, ,weeks, and months which I found comforting for some reason maybe because I know what it is like to have one of these as well.  I found the book a page turner and did manage to finish it pretty quickly however, it is not one which I can see myself rereading but Polly Williams is an author I would look at purchasing her work again as I did enjoy this book. 

Overall I would recommend it should you want a page turner book maybe for reading around the pool but you do not want a typical chick flick. 

Have you read this book if so what did you think?

Charlotte x

Lindsey Kelk- I heart London Review

Hi Guys

I have finally finished the I heart series I don’t think that I am going to read I heart Christmas for a whole year because I find it has gone past the acceptable time of year to start reading Christmas books.


Home is where the heart is. Right? Angela Clark has fallen in love with America — and it’s starting to love her back. Throw one expired visa into the mix, and things quickly take a turn for the worse. She might love her life as a Brit in New York, but now she has no choice but to return to London. Not only does she leave behind her gorgeous boyfriend Alex — she must also face unfinished business back on home turf. There’s the ex-boyfriend — who she moved to New York to get away from. Then there’s her best friend, with her perfect new baby. And there’s her mum. Now, there’s another wedding in the offing — and everyone remembers how well the last one went …

My Review:
 This book starts off about 6 months after  the end of the last book and Angela’s now trying to launch her new magazine venture. She’s also failed to let her mum know she’s engaged so her mum’s not happy to find out from someone in the supermarket! Mrs Clark demands Angela comes back to England and brings Alex “that musician” with her. That’s when the fun and games begin …

I  love Lindsey Kelk  due to the descriptions of the clothes, shoes, accessories etc that Angela and her highly fashionable friends wear. The books are written with perfectly timed humour too, making for a perfect, easy, laugh out loud read which is something you need after reading books for uni. 

I like the way that Angela has changed over the course of the I Heart series. She’s grown up, changed her life and career for the better, and found absolute true love with Alex. She still has far to many dramas for the average person but that’s why I love her! I love Alex for always being there for Angela, even after her many mess ups. He’s dependable but also exciting and sexy. I love Jenny and all the high drama she brings wherever she goes. I really don’t think the books would be the same without her! I love her quick wit and amazing put downs or retorts, or just her assessment of a situation.

In this book we got to know more about Angela’s friends and family (and her ex, Mark) and that was fun and I think it was a good way to end the series letting us know more about the main character.

Angela’s mum got on my nerves a bit at first with her constant criticism of “the American/s” like they were from another planet, I think that was point though but as the book went on. I loved her and how she supported Angela regardless and wanted what was best for her only daughter. 

Angela’s dad was adorable! He bonded with Alex over 70’s music and a bottle of JD, and went along with Jenny’s list of things to do for fear of reprisal! 

I liked Louisa and how she stood up to Jenny, not many people would have the nerve, especially when you’ve just had a baby and are juggling all that that involves too! 

I HATED Mark, the ex. What a nerve he had!! At least he got what was coming to him! 

This book had me laughing out loud on many occasions. I smiled in delight and felt mushy inside at some of the heart to heart scenes with Angela and Alex. I thought the ending was perfect, even though I’d convinced myself of the same thing Angela’s mum had. I think the ending that had been written was perfect though

I can without hesitation recommend this book, I have loved reading it just as much as the previous four in the series. Go out and buy it if you have not read this book

Have you read the book if so what did you think?

Charlotte x