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Month: October 2020

Red’s Guest Review

A Long Way Back by Barbara Elsborg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading and absolutely loving Book 1 in The Unfinished Business Series ” The Making of Jonty Bloom”, I was dying to read Tay’s Story “A Long Way Back”, I didn’t think that it could possibly live up to Jonty’s story or even come close to it, but boy was I wrong.
This angsty and at times heartbreaking story is one of despair, and hopelessness as both the main characters Tay and Ink together try to find a life worth living for. Reading Ink’s backstory broke my heart and made me see what a truly incredible man he is, I absolutely fell in love with him, Tay and Dog as their story played out.
But OMG!!!!! that ending threw me for a 6…… without giving anything away, I can only say it had me very emotional………..
5 Stars all the way !!!!!!!


A serious accident may have left Tay’s body broken, but he’s determined to live an independent life at any cost. Except he’s barely coping. Alone and isolated in London, his only solace comes from the pain numbing drugs he’s become addicted to.

Ink’s on the run. He keeps his head low, but London streets don’t feel safe. The only way to stay under the radar is to keep moving and not let anyone or anything get close. But the stray mutt that’s latched onto Ink has other ideas.

A chance encounter and Ink’s bungled attempt to free himself from his four-legged companion leads to the offer of a job as a live-in helper. Tay’s moody and difficult, but he’s also scared and vulnerable, and Ink finds himself saying yes when he should be saying no.

Can Tay and Ink find a clear path on the road towards true love? Or will their broken lives prove to be one roadblock too many?

This is the second book in the Unfinished Business series but can be read as a standalone.

This story has dark elements and possible triggers for some—bullying, death of a minor, violence, terrorism and drug addiction.

More books by Barbara Elsborg

Reds ALL GENRE Book Club Currently Reading – Love Always, Wild by AM Johnson



When I left that night, I had every intention of coming back to you. To us. But no matter how hard I wish for what I want, there are some things in life that aren’t meant to be. I don’t expect you to understand. You’ve already moved on, living your life. But mine ended that night, nine years ago, and I still can’t let you go. Not sure I ever will. I regret so many things, but hurting you, I’ll never forgive myself. I’m sorry for… everything.




If only you could’ve seen it like I did, the way you were when you thought the world wasn’t watching. How you’d change when I looked at you, when it was just us.
But most of all… I wish you could’ve seen how much it hurt me when you disappeared. Regrets are for cowards. It has always been my belief you should chase after the things you want with actions, not words. There is no such thing as never meant to be.
So this apology… not accepted…

Love always, Wild

**Love Always, Wild is a full-length emotional standalone, HEA, contemporary MM romance featuring second chances, southern accents, a cat named Gandalf, and a sassy best friend who moonlights as a therapist.**

Red’s Guest Review

The Cornish Confetti AgencyThe Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I loved this lighthearted, drama filled ‘who done it’ type romantic story. The calamities Lexie found herself in were often hilarious. This is my first book of Daisy’s to read and I love her writing style and how she describes the beautiful Cornish countryside, taking me back to my own childhood memories of holidaying in beautiful Cornwall. Looking forward to reading book two.


When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she was expecting her highly-strung boss to fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fiancé cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment!

Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on.

Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight?

The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?

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