Friday, 27 June 2014

Review: God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster


God Is an AstronautGod Is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: 19th June 2014
Source: ARC courtesy of Bloomsbury Australia via Netgalley

Jessica Frobisher is a botany professor. Her husband, Liam, runs SpaceCo, a company providing private passengers the opportunity to travel into space and orbit the earth, for a suitable price tag. When the SpaceCo shuttle explodes on take off, the inevitable media circus follows Liam home and Jessica, and their children Jack and Corinne are drawn into the fray. When the SpaceCo PR team decide to allow a documentary film maker shoot the unfolding saga, Jess finds herself sitting uncomfortably in the spotlight.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Groom With a View by Sophie Ranald


A Groom With a ViewA Groom With a View by Sophie Ranald
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Purchased from amazon.co.uk

A Groom With a View is the second novel by Sophie Ranald, a follow up to the very enjoyable It Would be Wrong to Steal My Sister's Boyfriend (Wouldn't it?).

Pippa and Nick get incredibly drunk at a friend's wedding and one of them, neither is really sure which, proposes to the other. And there the fun starts.

Nick takes on most of the wedding plans and wants to give Pippa her dream day, but Pippa's dreams don't quite match Nick's. Pippa finds herself a bit stuck - she doesn't want to hurt Nick's feelings by saying no to his ideas, but this wedding is turning out to be not at all what she imaged.

When Nick's overbearing mother, Erica, arrives for an extended stay and starts taking over the apartment, it's almost more than Pippa can bear. Fortunately, a work trip gives her the opportunity to escape for a bit, but will her going away send Nick into the arms of his ex-girlfriend? And if their ideas about the perfect wedding are so different, should they be getting married at all? Should someone who can't find a wedding dress even be a bride?