Book Review

Book Review: Breakout by Stephanie Kay-4 Stars

Breakout is a sweet but steamy hockey romance!

Penny met Ethan in Italy after she dumped her fiance for screwing around with other girls. They divulge very little about their personal lives to each other but spend their days touring the country and exploring each other…

Imagine Penny’s surprise when she runs in to Ethan at a bar in her hometown. He’s confused as to why she ran out without a goodbye in Italy after all the chemistry they had between them, but Penny doesn’t want to have anything to do with him as her trust in men has been broken. Ethan tries to prove to her what they had in Italy can be more than just a fling, but can Penny find it in her heart to open up and let him in?

I really enjoyed the developing romance and obstacles we see Penny and Ethan overcome as they’ve both been hurt in relationships before. This was a quick but fun and sexy read! This is my first book by the author and I can’t wait to read more from her.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Child by Fiona Barton-3 Stars

When the skeleton of a baby is found on a building site, journalist Kate Waters makes it her mission to uncover what really happened. There’s four POVs throughout this story- Kate’s, Angela, Emma, and Jude. Kate of course is constantly digging and interviewing everyone for more information on the baby. Angela lost her baby over 20 years ago and is holding out hope that this skeleton could be her child. Emma is struggling with anxiety and is very concerned about the discovery of this baby. Jude is Emma’s mom but they are not on very good terms. For reasons of her own, Jude is also interested in the baby. Relationships are tested, secrets are uncovered, and the truth finally comes to light.

Just like in her debut novel The Widow, Barton weaves a tale that leaves your head spinning! I gave this book three stars because I felt the pacing was a little drawn out and slow at times but the ending definitetly made up for it. The Child made me feel all sorts of emotions-shock, disapproval, and heartache. Overall it was an expertly twisted mystery.

Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley Pub Group for the opportunity to read this novel.