The Replacement Wife: a Review

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Brintey King

269 pages

May 3, 2018 by Hot Banana Press

Review ebook sent courtesy of the author

From the bestselling author of The Social Affair comes a new riveting, powerful psychological thriller which offers a savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs.

Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people.  Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by finding the perfect woman. It wasn’t easy. Tom is very specific. He has to be. 

Having checked ‘find trophy wife’ off his list, life was moving along swimmingly. Until that perfect woman let it slip—she has a past. One she kept hidden, almost perfectly.

Sure, she lied—she fudged the numbers. Most women do. 

Now, Tom has buyers’ remorse and according to cult rules only two options: get rid of her—or single-handedly erase her past. 

She’s a liar. But she does keep house well. And she makes a mean lasagna. 

Decisions, decisions.  Goodreads Synopsis

 

This companion novel to The Social Affair is everything that was missing in the previous book. I adored The Social Affair, but was left wanting so much more back story on the church.  Britney has created what looks like a dream community.  There are like minded people, everyone has every material possession they could want (and more!).  It’s a beautiful world from the outside, albeit very Stepford Wife-ish.  Just as the Stepford Wives weren’t all they seem to be, same goes for those in the New Hope Church.   There was the perfect amount of suspense and will keep you on your toes.

Another great work by Britney King and I can’t wait to see where she goes next!

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Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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The Replacement Wife: Out Now!

Title: The Replacement Wife
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: May 3, 2018 
From the bestselling author of The Social Affair comes a new riveting, powerful psychological thriller which offers a savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs. 

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins, The Replacement Wife offers a peek into the lives of a married couple up against impossible odds and the notion that history has a way of repeating itself.

Statistically speaking, fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce. What are the odds for murder? 

Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by finding the perfect woman. It wasn’t easy. Tom is very specific. He has to be.

Having checked ‘find trophy wife’ off his list, life was moving along swimmingly. Until that perfect woman let it slip–she has a past. One she kept hidden, almost perfectly.

Sure, she lied–she fudged the numbers. Most women do.

Now, Tom has buyers’ remorse and according to cult rules only two options: get rid of her–or single-handedly erase her past.

She’s a liar. But she does keep house well. And she makes a mean lasagna.

Decisions, decisions.

Razor-sharp and utterly gripping, this electrifying story explores the lengths one will go in the pursuit of perfection, little white lies that can turn lethal, and the danger lurking behind the smiles of those we trust most.



Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.

The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.

Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

 

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

 


The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 

Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 

To get more– grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at britneyking.com or just copy and paste bit.ly/britneykingweb into your browser. 
Happy reading.

 

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Miss Wilton’s Waltz

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Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath—more comfortable with herself—and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.

When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.

When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever—until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.

Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make. Goodreads Synopsis

It’s no secret around here that I am a big fan of the Proper Romance novels! The Vicar’s Daughter is by far my favorite title that Shadow Mountain has released. I was so excited when I heard that Josi Kilpack has written a follow up novel! I’ve just started it and it’s so nice to be back, visiting some old characters. Lets see…could I possibly have a new favorite Shadow Mountain book?

The Extraodinary Life of Sam Hell: a Review

IMG_7480The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

by Robert Dugoni

448 pages

April 24, 2018

Lake Union Publishers

Review copy courtesy of Little Bird Publicity

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.
Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.
Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design—especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open—bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters. Goodreads synopsis

Wow.  Can I just leave that one word?  Just wow.

When asked by Little Bird if I would like to review this book, I read the synopsis, said yes and knew it sounded interesting and like a decent book.  What I didn’t expect was to cry at the ending and put the book down and say to my husband who was sitting next to me that I just finished my new favorite book of all time.
The writing was so beautifully done.  The storyline was so beautifully done.  Everything was just so beautifully done.

This was one of those books that the story is going to stay with me long past reading.  My husband, doesn’t really read anything that I recommend, kept asking where I put this one becuase he wants to read it now too….and he hasn’t been able to put it down either!

Thank you to Little Bird Publicity for sending this book to me to review.

The Family Gathering: A Review

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By Robyn Carr

288 Pages

April 2018. Mira Books

Review Copy Courtesy of Little Bird Publicity

 

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.

Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.

When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them come to realize that your family are the people who see you for who you really are and love you anyway. And for Dakota, that truth allows him to find the home and family he’s always wanted. Goodreads Synopsis

 

This isn’t my first Robyn Carr book, however, it was the first one I have read in the Sullivan’s Crossing series.  While this is technically book three, it was very much a standalone book.  I didn’t feel a disconnect with the characters or feel confused at all. In fact,it was rather the opposite.  It was a very busy time for me and I used this book as a perfect escape.

You couldn’t help but root for Dakota and want him to create roots with his family.  In this world family is everything and you crave that happy ending for the Jones family in this book.

Thank you to Little Bird Publicity for sending me a copy for my review.  I look forward to purchasing the rest of the books in the Sullivan’s Crossing series and to read more about the Jones Family!

The Lemonade Year: a Review

IMG_43FD0854C822-1The Lemonade Year

by Amy Willoughby-Burle

352 pages

April 3, 2018

Review Copy courtesy of Shadow Mountain Publishing

 

Nina’s once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina’s mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things.

All Nina’s got left is her final photography assignment shooting images for the book 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man, but Oliver’s on-again-off-again romantic interest in her ebbs and flows so much she is seasick. And then Jack, her ex-husband, shows up, wanting to get back together.

As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be. Goodreads Synopsis

 

Shadow Mountain has released a new title in their contemporary women’s literature line.  These books are always so fantastic (I know you have heard me go on about them here before!)

However, I had some issues with this one.  There was a little too much woe is me and a lot of it was a result of bad choices being repeatedly made by characters.  I just wanted some light, something good to happen, and just when you think it would, then another choice turns into more woe is me.

I guess the premise of the book is all about loss and hardship, but I just felt like this one was a little too much.

That being said, it was well written, and some people would enjoy this book.  It could have just been a wrong book at the wrong time for me.

Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me an ARC for review purposes.