2.6.13

Dot Scribbles Needs You!

ALL BOOKS HAVE NOW BEEN TAKEN, THANKS FOR LOOKING! 
I have six books up for guest review today so here's how it works:

Comments will be disabled on this post so it will be whoever emails me first saying which book you would like to read. Here's the 'rules':

1. If you want to review one of the books then please email me on dotscribbles@googlemail.com and tell me which book you would prefer. If you have a blog then please include a link to it in the email, if you don't have a blog then you can still review.
2. Please try and review the book within 3 weeks of receiving it.
3. I certainly don't expect to like every book that I read but all I ask is that you provide an honest, fair and respectful review.
4. Send me your review and I will post it on Dot Scribbles and Twitter. If you have your own blog then we can agree a date for it to go on at the same time.
5. This is only open to UK residents.


Obviously I can't make you agree to these rules but hopefully people won't ask for a book and then do a runner! You do not have to write your own blog in order to review on here but if you do have a blog then we can feature the review at the same time and include a link to your site.


The Wedding Diaries by Sam Binnie (Avon) Kiki Carlow is shocked but delighted when boyfriend Thom proposes. Planning a wedding is easy right? That's as long as you ignore:
1. The utterly bankrupting price of the only dress you'll every truly love.
2. Your suddenly pregnant sister- surprise!
3. The celebrity wedding you're covering for work which is devouring your every waking thought. 
4. The Mother of the Bride. Entirely.
Kiki soon discovers that planning the perfect wedding might just bring total chaos to the rest of her life. Can she stop being a total Bridezilla in time to marry the man she loves?
TAKEN
The Baby Diaries by Sam Binnie (Avon) A few weeks after Thom and Kiki return from honeymoon, Kiki is stunned to discover that she is pregnant. But the next nine months might be a little harder than she expected, when she's got to deal with:
1. Nausea. Heartburn. Stretchmarks. 
2. Her nightmare absent boss.
3. Crying uncontrollably at a brad advert on TV.
4. An army of Smug Mothers who seem terrifyingly like Proper-Grown-Ups.
As Kiki's due date nears, she can't help but wonder- is the life she loved gone forever?
TAKEN

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson (Quercus Books) Laura is content with her marriage, her two children and her part-time job- until an ex-lover gets in touch out of the blue. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled, but how much happiness has she a right to expect, and what about the pain she would cause to achieve it?
Unknown to Laura, several others in her Sussex village are living with their own unresolved inner dramas. None of them guesses at her crisis. Yet every decision they take has an impact on those around them. The secret longings of a large cast of characters interweave in a gripping story that reveals life at its richest: comic and tragic, poignant and cruel, surprising and moving.
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Losing It by Cora Carnack (Ebury Press) Bliss Edwards is a virgin. But her plans for a no-strings, one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially the next day in class when she recognises her hot new English professor. She'd left him- naked- in her bed just 8 hours earlier...
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The Low Road by Chris Womersley (Quercus) A suitcase of stolen cash has brought three criminals together. 
One has a bullet in his side.
One has blood on his hands.
One has vengeance on his mindl.
Each has run fromt their past.
Each will not fight for their future.
A modern noir thriller. The Low Road highlights our desire to outrun our demons, and the dark consequences we face when we are forced to confront them.
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Pedigree Mum by Fiona Gibson (Avon) When Kerry Tambini upped stick with her family to a new home on the coast, she couldn't have been happier. Then husband Rob made the biggest mistake of his life...
Stranded with her children in snooty Shorling, Kerry has plenty on her plate. So how can she say no to the kids' pleas for a dog when they're missing their father dreadfully?As Kerry juggles hectic family life and trying to fit in with the other pedigree mums. she soon finds herself adopting a dog. But will this wayward hound lead Kerry to a new love? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
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