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Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan (Review)

Today I am on the Random Things tour for Her Husband’s Mistakes by Sheila O’Flanagan which is available now in Kindle and Hardcover formats as well as Audiobook. I am pleased to be bringing you a review. I received a copy of this book for free as part of the tour.

Roxy is a married housewife with two children, living in Ireland. Her father has recently passed away; so of course, she looks after her mother during this time. She returns home to find the next door neighbour on top of her husband – something she refers to now as “Rodeo Night.” She up and left with the children and went back to staying with her mother.

Her father had a chauffeur business which Roxy helped out with during his final days and ended up taking over after “Rodeo Night.” Roxy doesn’t really know what to do and her life is a bit all over the place, but she is strong, determined and wants the best for her family. She is very much the “typical housewife” but starts to discover new things and find herself, whilst driving her dad’s car and trying to decide whether or not to forgive her husband..

I feel Roxy is a very strong character and quite relatable. She learns to put her own needs on her agenda instead of doing everything for everyone else while disregarding herself. Her husband is an unlikable character who doesn’t seem to support Roxy and puts his guilt on to her. I feel the story was a long journey for Roxy and was pleased to be with her for the duration as she evolved in to what I think may be a great role model for her children. The ending is concludes nicely but doesn’t tie everything up, so you, the reader can imagine the next chapter in Roxy’s life.

Overall, this was a really pleasant read with a strong female for a main character and well written. I feel it would be lovely beside the pool or to pick up to take on holiday. I was hoping to read this out in the sunshine myself, but apparently, somebody pinched it. Lol! Thankfully, a good book can be enjoyed anywhere!

About the Book

Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.

After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.

Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.

Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything – her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.

Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself…

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The Brides Trail by AA Abbott (Review)

Hey guys. Today I am delighted to be on the tour for The Brides Trail by AA Abbott, out now in both paperback and Kindle formats – also available on Kindle Unlimited. I was sent a copy of this book for free as part of the tour.

The Brides Trail is a fairly short read at 212 pages, but it is jam packed with a fascinating story and I absolutely consumed it, cover to cover. It’s told from multiple perspectives, but is mostly from Amy’s point of view later in the book which I quite enjoyed. I was interested in the fact a portion of the book takes place in Birmingham, which is my home town.

This book mentions brides, but it’s no romance! Kat and Amy are roommates living in tiny flat in London. They had only known each other for a few months before Kat suddenly disappeared and trouble ended up on Amy’s doorstep. It turns out, someone is VERY unhappy with Kat and is determined to find her and punish her.

Enlisting the aid of her crush, Amy turns to a work colleague who is infatuated with Kat – Ross, to help find Kat, however, they end up finding Kat and then some. While Amy tries to find Kat, she learns a lot about her, and as it turns out, Kat is not a great person, having stolen Amy’s identity for a sham marriage, yet Amy still tries to find her and warn her. Will she make it before Kat’s pursuers do?

I really enjoyed the book, but it left a lot of questions unanswered which I can only hope and assume will be answered in the next book which I’ll be reading very soon. I’ll be featuring the rest of the series in due course, so keep your eyes peeled!

About The Book

This great story, packed with twists and turns, begins in London’s smart Fitzrovia and ends in secret tunnels below central Birmingham.

Ross has a swanky penthouse and a high-flying job in the City. When he meets Kat, a glamorous blonde croupier, he starts to plan a future. Now she’s disappeared, he’s devastated.

Casino boss Shaun realises it’s not just Kat who’s vanished –  £20,000 is missing too. He wants his money back and he’s after Kat’s blood.

Young graduate Amy has discovered Kat’s stolen her ID for a sham marriage. She can’t stand Ross, but only he will help her find Kat and clear her name.

High stakes, twists, action and suspense keep the pages turning in A.A. Abbott’s crime thriller, the first in the Trail Series.

About The Author

English thriller writer AA Abbott’s real name is Helen Blenkinsop; she chose her pen name in a shameless attempt to slot into the first space on your bookshelf. She loves city life, having lived and worked in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Her crime thrillers, set in Birmingham and London, sizzle with suspense, twists and the evils of office politics.

Helen’s books are available in a dyslexia-friendly large print as well as standard paperback and Kindle editions.

Her Trail Series follows the fortunes of glamorous blonde Kat White, a party girl who finds her purpose making vodka, shrewd businessman Marty Bridges, and manipulative East End crime lord Shaun Halloran