Book Review – KEEPER by Amy Daws @amydawsauthor

They were best friends until they became roommates.

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Blurb

They were best friends until they became roommates.

Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.

As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.

Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.

Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets.

Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.

Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.

 

 

BOOK REVIEW

Thank you, Amy Daws, for writing KEEPER, another Harris Brothers book that I truly enjoyed reading!

It would be very easy for an author to turn this series into frivolous man-whore books without substance! Fortunately, Amy Daws has delved much deeper into her characters than to allow this to be all they are about!

The Harris Brothers in KEEPER are as familiar to me by now as if they were my brothers indeed.

Booker, as the baby of the family, is an endearing fellow, yet filled with a multitude of emotions, which he holds tightly inside himself! He is a warm, living, breathing human being on paper!

Poppy is a wonderful girl I would enjoy adding to my list of close friends. She laughs, she cries, has insecurities, and is so real. Again, Amy has taken a concept of who she would be and made her come alive!

Then Amy draws the other family members from her previous books and enriches the story. The family continues, so it feels like checking in on old friends.

I’m so impressed with Amy Daws as an author and KEEPER is a must read! KEEPER rates five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee!

©September 7, 2017

 

 

EXCERPT

“Did you go out a lot in Frankfurt?” I ask because I’m still curious to hear more about her time over there. “Did those German blokes you flirted with for tips show you a nice time?”

She twists her head to frown up at me, puzzling her brows at my random question. “Are we really going to talk about this?”

I shrug because, well, now that I’ve opened the can, I don’t really want to stuff it all back in. “Did you leave anyone behind broken hearted?”

“No,” she murmurs and a tense silence stretches out before us. “What about you? You have a girlfriend I should know about?”

I roll my eyes. “I wouldn’t have invited you to stay if I had a girlfriend.”

“Why’s that?”

“Because…look at you,” I scoff.

That tense silence returns, but this time I can hear her breathing. I can feel the rise and fall of her shoulders as she leans against me.

Her voice is soft when she asks, “What do you mean, look at you?”

I tug on my earlobe, feeling a stirring in my stomach that doesn’t have anything to do with the massive amounts of whiskey I consumed tonight. “I think it’s quite obvious, Poppy. You’re not merely a girl anymore. You’re…a woman. And that haircut. I don’t know. It just…suits you.”

She turns her head up and looks at me curiously. I return her gaze, noting the light dusting of freckles across the bridge of her nose. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed those before. She draws my eyes downward as she licks her lips and a warmth spreads between us.

All of the sudden, she sits up, pulling me out of the trance I have on her lips as she situates herself crisscross to face me. I inhale deeply as her hand slides into my hair right above my ear. “Looks like you could use a cut,” she croaks, combing through the thick locks. I expect her to pull away, but she lingers, her scent wafting over me. My eyes fall closed as she slices through every strand and traces her fingertips along the nerve endings on my scalp, massaging in slow, languid movements.

God, that feels good.

My head nods to the side as I slur, “I’ve missed you, Poppy.”

She exhales. “I’ve missed you, too, Booker.”

“No, I mean, I’ve seriously missed you.” Groaning from her touch, I add, “I put one of my lamps in your room. I know how you hate the dark.”

Silence ensues, so my eyes lazily open and find she’s watching me.

“I don’t know why I said that just now,” I husk.

Her hand falls away from my head, but I catch it with mine because, well, I’m not ready for her to stop touching me yet. I want to be close to her like we always used to be.

I slide my fingers between hers, loving the softness of her hands against the hardness of mine, the smallness of hers against the largeness of mine. She feels so good against my skin. I never want to lose Poppy again. I’ve missed having her near me like this.

Aching for more, I pull her to me. Her legs unfold as she tucks into my chest, one hand over my heart, the other still entwined with mine. She nestles into me like she did when we were kids and she’d been crying about one of the many animals that died at her dad’s clinic.

Pressing her nose into my chest, her shoulders rise as she inhales deeply. I can feel her warm breath through the fabric of my shirt and it feels good. Really good. I want her mouth to open so her breath goes from warm to hot. I want her lips to part, and I want to feel her tongue on my body. On me. Flesh against flesh.

I crook my finger beneath her chin and lift her face to mine. She looks beautiful. Familiar and comfortable, like a memory that I once lost. I lower my head so we’re eye-to-eye and softly brush her lips with mine. It’s a kiss of friendship. Of history. Of knowing someone so completely that you assume you know what their lips will taste like before you even touch them.

But I didn’t know.

I had no f*cking idea.

 

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About the Author

Amy Daws is a lover of all things British and her London-based love stories bring the incredible city to life on every page. Read all about hot British men, hilarious heroines, and unforgettable and original ensemble casts that pull out all the feels.

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About the Book

mummys-little-angelJoanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really.

She just had to prove it.

The brutal murder of her god-daughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll … the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all?

She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she will trust. She needs a miracle. There is only one person who can help. He is compassionate and caring, with an amazing ability to gain the trust of the most difficult patients. He is Joanne’s only hope. He is Jonathan Davies.

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Book Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy Mummy’s Little Angel by JW Lawson in exchange for an honest review.

This is a book I wish I had saved to read Halloween night! Ms. Lawson has written an utterly unimaginable novel that kept me reading on, trying to figure out “whodunit” and, more importantly to me, why!

The plot was very well thought out. It was filled with twists and turns that just didn’t let up, depending on which narrator was telling the story. The story was told from three separate points of view and it was very difficult to determine which, if any, was telling the truth.

Ah, the truth… Each narrator had a version of the truth that was believable, but could also be picked apart by digging further into the evidence that had been presented, or looking for additional evidence. The additional evidence wasn’t easily found and there was plenty of misdirection involved!

The characters were superbly written. I’ve always wondered how a writer manages to write so convincingly the psychopathic antagonist. In the instance of Mummy’s Little Angel by JW Lawson, Ms. Lawson had the added complication of the psychopathic character being an “identical” twin. How would the distinction between the two children have been overlooked by parents or other adults in their lives?

I must admit to being totally gobsmacked by Mummy’s Little Angel by JW Lawson! I couldn’t figure out the who without it being pointed out to me by Ms. Lawson. Well played, Ms. Lawson! Very well played!

I am pleased to offer Mummy’s Little Angel by JW Lawson five steaming hot cups of Reviews by Room With Books coffee.

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About the Author

jw-lawsonAward Winning Author, JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the US and world-wide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers, Mummy’s Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed Worlds Best Story competition and has also received some outstanding reviews from the professional team of judges in the competition. She is currently writing her third thriller, Crossroads which will be available in 2017 and the final book of the current series, Hush Little Baby will be available in 2018.

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