30 Day Challenge!

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Hello bloggers, you have caught me in my lunch break university, and after a morning of read, referencing and general panic I thought I deserved a couple of minutes to write to you and answer the question of today which is your favourite romance book. 

Firstly, I have a problem with the question! How could anyone pick! I am going to be a general pain and not pick one but write about a couple of my favourite romance books because I am a sucker for a good romantic book!

Alternative: If you’re looking for something a little different in the romance category Addition by Toni Jordan in an absolute stunner.    

‘Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts. The letters in her name (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local caf? (920). The number of poppy seeds on her orange cake, which dictates the number of bites she’ll take to eat it. Grace counts everything, because that way there are no unpleasant surprises. Seamus Joseph O’Reilly (also a 19) thinks she might be better off without the counting. If she could hold down a job, say. Or open her cupboards without conducting an inventory, or leave her flat without measuring the walls. Grace’s problem is that Seamus doesn’t count. Her other problem is . . . he does. As Grace struggles to balance a new relationship with old habits, to find a way to change while staying true to herself, she realises that nothing is more chaotic than love. (If you would like to know check out my review in the reviews section!)

 

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Or maybe the Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson will take your fancy? Another slightly different love story. 

Amber Salpone doesn’t mean to keep ending up in bed with her friend Greg Walterson, but she can’t help herself. And every time it ‘just happens’ their secret affair moves closer to being a real relationship, which is a big problem when he’s a womaniser and she’s a commitment-phobe.

While Amber struggles to accept her new feelings for Greg, she also realises that her closeness to Jen, her best friend, is slipping away and the two of them are becoming virtual strangers. Slowly but surely, as the stark truths of all their lives are revealed, Amber has to confront the fact that chocolate can’t cure everything and sometimes running away isn’t an option . . .

The Chocolate Run is a delectable tale of lust, love and chocolate.

(There is also a review of this book in my reviews section! So check it out!) 

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Finally my third favourite is another slightly different love story is….. On mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

Annie Colwater’s husband has just confessed that he’s in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she’s been given a second chance at happiness, her world is turned upside down again and she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make.

Another stunner of a book! Each of these is a little different and that’s what makes these some of my favourite romance books! Ciao 

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30 Day Challenge!

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Afternoon my lovely book bloggers. How are we this morning?  I am feeling fabulous went to see JessieJ last night and she was absolutely incredible; not going to lie I sang so hard I thought I would have lost my voice this morning! However I was woke feeling inspired and brilliant! Right, enough about the star that is JessieJ and onto the 30 day challenge! Right I could have guessed this was the next question, favourite female character from a book would have, have, have to be Lisbeth Salander from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo’ series. 

She is strong and introverted, wacky but incredibly strong. Upon her first appearance in the series, she is described as “a pale, skinny young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows. She has a wasp tattoo about two centimeters on her neck, a tattooed loop around the bicep of her left arm, another loop around her left ankle, a chinese symbol on her hip and a rose on her left calf. On those occasions when she had been wearing a tank top, a dragon tattoo can be seen on her left shoulder blade. The survivor of a traumatic childhood, Salander is highly introverted, asocial and has difficulty connecting to people and making friends. She is particularly hostile to men who abuse women, and takes special pleasure in exposing and punishing them. This is representative of Larsson’s personal views and a major theme throughout the entire trilogy

I recently discovered that Larsson stated in interviews that he based the character of Lisbeth Salander on what he imagined Pippi Longstocking might have been like as an adult. In the trilogy, Salander has the name “V. Kulla” displayed on the door of her apartment on the top floor of Fiskargatan 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. “V. Kulla” is an abbreviation of “Villa Villekulla”, the name of Pippi Longstocking’s house. As a child I was a huge fan of Pippi Longstocking so this only reinforces my love of the character Lisbeth Salander.

She to me is a star! 

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