Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery

Once again we’re approaching that festive time of year, and my first Christmas-inspired read of the year is Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery. Set in the town of Fool’s Gold just before the holiday season, this book brings Gabriel Boylan to the town to spend Christmas with his brother, Gideon. Unfortunately for him, it also means a reunion with his parents after trying to avoid every Christmas gathering since his college years. Both brothers were forced into the army by their dictatorial father, with Gabriel becoming a doctor…


Welcome to BCC’s #SmeXmasReadathon 2014. Can you believe it’s December already? I personally can’t wait to get my tree up, although I have to confess I had my first mince pies in October! This is the third year we’ve run this month long Christmas themed event, where we read and review lots of lovely Christmas themed books, all with plenty of ho ho ho! They’re mainly romance, got to have a happy ending at this time of year, but Rebecca has also reviewed are rather interesting looking Christmas thriller. Watch this space……

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Welcome to the open thread for December’s 100 Books in a Year reading challenge. Please feel free to discuss the books you’re reading, or have read, throughout December and/or link your reviews in the comments so others can take a look. This is a great way to find new books and authors! I will list here what I manage to read throughout the month as I go along: So if you’ve read or are reading a book in December that you love/d, or not as the case may be, tell us about it….


REVIEW: Lead by Kylie Scott


Book 3 in the Stage Dive series and this time the story centres around lead singer Jimmy. Jimmy is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with a checkered past, he’s got a lot to recover from and past sins to atone for. He’s moody, reclusive and a complete fitness fanatic. He’s also arrogant and very used to getting his own way. Determined to see him success in his recovery, the band hire Jimmy a sobriety assistant, to shadow him and keep him sober. But Jimmy cannot find one he likes or…

Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen

Hello and welcome to a new monthly feature here on BCC. Each month I will be sharing a selection of releases I’m most looking forward to, as well as giving you all an insight into what is on my TBR pile for that month. I’d love to hear if you’re anticipating the same titles as I am! COVETED NOVEMBER RELEASES Oh wow, how are we at November already?! The most exciting books I’m hoping to get my hands on this month are: 1. Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen In…

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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week… FEATURES & REVIEWS The Chocolate Lovers’ Diet by Carole Matthews (Contemporary Romance) 4 Stars The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich (Science Fiction / Steampunk) Double Jeopardy by Lisa Wisdom (Romantic Suspense) 3 Stars New Series Alert: The Devil’s Assistant by H.D. Smith / Dreamcatcher by Vicki Leigh LAURA’S ROUNDUP My reading pace is still pretty slow at the moment, so I haven’t read a lot of books since we last did…

I'll Be Watching You by Beverly Barton

In a novel that mixes stalking, mystery and murder, I’ll Be Watching You by Beverly Barton has everything you could want in a thriller and more. Reed Conway was arrested and imprisoned for murder fifteen years ago, and the book opens with his release from prison and his return to his mother and sister. After his stepfather attempted to rape his sister, Reed beat him to within an inch of his life and left him lying unconscious. However, someone then came back and slit his throat with Reed’s pocket knife,…




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