It’s no secret that I love Choc Lit. They always produce top quality fiction and I class some of their authors amongst my all-time favourites. Therefore I’d like to wish Choc Lit and all of its lovely authors and staff a very happy 6th birthday (Plus we share a birthday- Bookaholic Confessions is 1 year old today…More about that later, though..)
To celebrate I thought I would share some of my favourite Choc Lit titles and reveal which ones I’m most looking forward to reading over the coming weeks…
I’ve read a fair few Choc Lit titles and can honestly say I’ve loved them all, however I do have a few favourites. The first title I read was Want to Know a Secret by Sue Moorcroft and I was pretty much hooked ever since. Here are my top 6… Why not celebrate Choc Lit’s birthday by downloading one (or all?)…
You Think You Know Me by Clare Chase
Sometimes, it’s not easy to tell the good guys from the bad …
Freelance journalist, Anna Morris, is struggling to make a name for herself, so she’s delighted to attend a launch event for a hip, young artist at her friend Seb’s gallery.
But an exclusive interview isn’t all Anna comes away with. After an encounter with the enigmatic Darrick Farron, she is flung into the shady underground of the art scene – a world of underhand dealings, missing paintings and mysterious deaths …
Seb is intent on convincing Anna that Darrick is up to no good but, try as she might, she can’t seem to keep away from him. And as she becomes further embroiled, Anna begins to wonder – is Seb’s behaviour the well-intentioned concern of an old friend, or does he have something to hide?
Do Opposites Attract? by Kathryn Freeman
There’s no such thing as a class divide – until you’re on separate sides.
Brianna Worthington has beauty, privilege and a very healthy trust fund. The only hardship she’s ever witnessed has been on the television. Yet when she’s invited to see how her mother’s charity, Medic SOS, is dealing with the aftermath of a tornado in South America, even Brianna is surprised when she accepts.
Mitch McBride, Chief Medical Officer, doesn’t need the patron’s daughter disrupting his work. He’s from the wrong side of the tracks and has led life on the edge, but he’s not about to risk losing his job for a pretty face.
Poles apart, dynamite together, but can Brianna and Mitch ever bridge the gap separating them?
Talk To Me by Jules Wake
Olivia and Daniel certainly aren’t talking the language of love…
Olivia has been in love with Daniel forever but, despite her best efforts, they’ve never been able to get it together. Their relationship has always been a series of mixed messages and misunderstandings, and the final straw comes when Daniel mysteriously starts dating her flat-mate, Emily.
Hurt and confused, Olivia resolves to forget her heartache with a spot of speed-dating. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
One crazy stalker later and Olivia’s life is becoming increasingly strange and scary. Can she rely on Daniel to step in when events take a terrifying turn, or will their communication breakdown ultimately result in tragedy?
Is This Love? by Sue Moorcroft
When Tamara Rix’s sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship.
But when Lyddie’s teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed’s life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can t help being intrigued by him.
Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don’t mix?
The Elephant Girl by Henriette Gyland
Peek-a-boo I see you…
When five-year-old Helen Stephens witnesses her mother’s murder, her whole world comes crumbling down. Rejected by her extended family, Helen is handed over to child services and learns to trust no-one but herself. Twenty years later, her mother’s killer is let out of jail, and Helen swears vengeance.
Jason Moody runs a halfway house, desperate to distance himself from his father’s gangster dealings. But when Helen shows up on his doorstep, he decides to dig into her past, and risks upsetting some very dangerous people.
As Helen begins to question what really happened to her mother, Jason is determined to protect her. But Helen is getting too close to someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden …
Follow Me Follow You by Laura James
Victoria Noble has pulled the plug on romance. As director of the number one social networking site, EweSpeak, and single mother to four-year-old Seth, she wrestles with the work-life balance.
Enter Chris Frampton, Hollywood action hero and Victoria’s first love. His return from LA has sparked a powder keg of media attention, and with secrets threatening to fuel the fire, he’s desperate to escape. But finding a way forward is never simple. Although his connection with Victoria has lasted the test of time, has he been adrift too long to know how to move on? With the risk of them breaking, will either #follow their heart?
Follow Me Follow You
You save me and I’ll save you
Here are just a few of the titles that I’ve either had my eye on for a while, or are sat patiently on my bookshelf waiting to be read. SO. EXCITED.
Doctor January by Rhoda Baxter
Six months after a painful break-up from Gordon, Beth’s finally getting her life back on track. She has faith in her own scientific abilities and is willing to work hard to prove them. She’s even beginning to see Hibs (James Hibbotson), her dedicated lab partner, as more than just a lousy lothario in a lab-coat.
So when Gordon returns from America without warning and expects to be welcomed back into Beth’s arms, she’s totally thrown. She also begins to see that Gordon isn’t the man she thought he was…
Hibs has always held a candle for Beth, but he can only wait so long for her to realize there’s more to life than being patronized and bullied by the one who’s meant to love and protect her.
Doctor January is romantic comedy with dark undertones. The dialogue is light and funny, but the main theme is about saving someone from emotional abuse. It also touches on the difficulties faced by women in science.
Some Veil Did Fall by Kirsty Ferry
When Becky steps into Jonathon Nelson’s atmospheric photography studio in Whitby, she is simply a freelance journalist in search of a story. But as soon as she puts on the beautiful Victorian dress and poses for a photograph, she becomes somebody quite different…
From that moment on, Becky is overcome with visions and flashbacks from a life that isn’t her own – some disturbing and filled with fear.
As she and Jon begin to unravel the tragic mystery behind her strange experiences, the natural affinity that they have for each other continues to grow and leads them to question … have they met somewhere before? Perhaps not in this life but in another?
Move Over Darling by Christina Stovell
*Set in Wales and New York.*
When is it time to stop running?
Coralie Casey is haunted by her past. Deciding it’s time for a fresh start, she sets up ‘Sweet Cleans’, a range of natural beauty and cleaning products, and escapes to Penmorfa, a quiet coastal village in west Wales.
Gethin Lewis thinks he’s about to put his home village Penmorfa behind him for good. Now an internationally-acclaimed artist living in New York, he just has to return one last time to wind up his father’s estate.
But the village soon disrupts their carefully laid plans. As truths are uncovered which threaten to split the community apart, Gethin is forced to question his real reasons for abandoning Penmorfa, and Coralie is made to face the fact that some stains just won’t go away.
Too Charming by Christine Stovell
Does a girl ever really learn from her mistakes?
Detective Sergeant Megan Taylor thinks so. She once lost her heart to a man who was too charming and she isn’t about to make the same mistake again – especially not with sexy defence lawyer, Scott Armstrong. Aside from being far too sure of himself for his own good, Scott’s major flaw is that he defends the very people that she works so hard to imprison.
But when Scott wants something he goes for it. And he wants Megan. One day she’ll see him not as a lawyer, but as a man … and that’s when she’ll fall for him.
Yet just as Scott seems to be making inroads, a case presents itself that’s far too close to home, throwing his life into chaos.
As Megan helps him pick up the pieces, can he persuade her that he isn’t the careless charmer she thinks he is? Isn’t a man innocent until proven guilty?
The Wedding Cake Tree by Melanie Hudson
Can a mother’s secret past provide the answers for a daughter’s future?
Celebrity photographer Grace Buchanan has always known that, one day, she’d swap her manic day job for the peace and quiet of her beloved childhood cottage, St Christopher’s – she just didn’t expect it to be so soon.
At the reading of her mother’s will, she’s shocked to learn that she hardly knew Rosamund at all, and that inheriting St Christopher’s hangs on one big – and very inconvenient – condition: Grace must drop everything for two weeks and travel the country with a mysterious stranger – war-weary Royal Marine, Alasdair Finn.
Caught in a brief but perfect moment in time, Grace and Alasdair walk in Rosamund’s footsteps and read her letters at each breathtaking new place. As Grace slowly uncovers the truth about her mother’s incredible life story, Alasdair and Grace can’t help but question their own futures. Will Rosamund’s madcap scheme go to plan or will events take an unexpected turn?
An emotional, fun-filled journey of a lifetime.
So now you have had a glimpse into my Choc Lit bookshelf all that’s left for me to say is to wish Choc Lit a very happy birthday and to say a mahooosive thank you for all of the fabulous books you have brought us. Here’s to the next 6 romance-filled years… ♥
Choc Lit books are great! Recently read and loved ‘How I Wonder What You Are’ and ‘The Rest of Your Life’.
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Very proud to be on your list Holly – thank you so much 🙂 And Happy 1st Birthday to you xx
Thank you so much, Holly. Huge cheesy grin going down in Weymouth 😀 And many happy returns to Bookaholic Confessions x
So proud and delighted to be on your list, Holly! Thank you! And many congratulations on your anniversary too!
Very excited (and a teeny bit nervous) to see Doctor January on your TBR list! Happy First Blog birthday, Holly! Here’s to many more.