Teaser Tuesday (WLtM)


Would Like To Meet by Rebecca Winters

A good meet-cute shows us it’s possible for a single moment
to change
everything for the better.

You can keep all the flowers and the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.
When a man comes over to unblock your toilet, that’s romance.


Tidying Up My Life: book declutter

Screen Shot 2020-01-11 at 8.06.57 PMIf you have been reading my blog since autumn, you will already know I have been on a decluttering journey. I returned to Canada after living abroad with the knowledge of needing to sort through my belongings (we’re talking twenty-five years worth of stuff). I have been reading a number of tidying books and watching decluttering shows, trying out various aspects of their advice. For me the KonMari method has been working the best, though I had to make small alterations to best suit my needs. The most obvious of this was saving the decluttering of my books until the very end. Continue reading “Tidying Up My Life: book declutter”

Book Review: Blind Date Diaries by Brenda St John Brown

blind date diariesSYNOPSIS: Dating? Lower than a bikini wax on my list of priorities. Blind dating? Let’s just say I’d rather have a Brazilian – and not the hot soccer-player variety. So the fact I’ve agreed to do a blind-date feature for Pink, the magazine I work for, and write it all up Bridget Jones style means one thing – Pink is in dire straits and this is my best shot at saving my job. Make that my only shot because date number one is with Jack Reese – the son of the publisher of Pink – and he dislikes me as much as I dislike him. Or at least I thought he did. (book blurb)

COVER: I have been told the author had three requests for the cover image – that the girl is curvy, the guy look similar to a particular actor, and the background should be pink. At first, I thought perhaps the author just likes the colour, and even considered it might be part of the millennium pink craze, but then decided it suited because the magazine the FMC works for is called Pink (which actually kind of brings us back to why pink?). Considering I have an ARC copy that is without a proper cover, I cannot actually give further detail than that.

WRITING STYLE: While I do enjoy the author’s writing I was a little surprised to turn to the second page and already have a sex scene. For the storyline it makes sense, but I generally like to get to know the characters a little better before following them into the bedroom… or in this case, on the kitchen counter. Continue reading “Book Review: Blind Date Diaries by Brenda St John Brown”