Round up of British Book Challenge 2013

I can’t believe it’s been a year, since I accepted the challenge to read 12 books by a British author. I’ve absolutely loved discovering new British authors this year. I’m definitely going to continue the challenge next year. We have far too many brilliant authors in the UK, that deserve much more recognition.

Here are the British Authors I’ve discovered this year, complete with a link to my review!

Here’s to discovering new British Authors in 2014 and continuing to support UK writers!

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Tempting Fate

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley, thanks to Penguin Books UK

Synopsis:

When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him – even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets Matt . . .

Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear.

Consumed by regret, Gabby does everything she can to repair the home she has broken. But are some betrayals too great to forgive?

Thoughts:

Once upon a time, in my pre-blogging days, all I used to read was chick lit. Over the past few years I’ve started to broaden my horizons and read outside of the chick lit genre. I always go back to it though. It’s a genre that I can easily read and usually it’s quite a fluffy, light read. Chick lit is almost like comfort food to me. Recently I haven’t been blown away by the chick lit genre. I was hoping I would be with this latest offering from Jane Green. Whilst I wasn’t blown away, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a well written book which reminds me why I do love the genre.

Tempting Fate is about infidelity. I don’t particularly like reading about that subject, but it’s written well and further into the story, I did find myself gripped. It centres around Gabby who has lost her way in her marriage. Matt comes along and he seems perfect to her. He makes her feel beautiful. Gabby finds herself tempted for the first time in twenty years.

I thought the characters were interesting in Tempting Fate. I can’t really say I liked Gabby, I wanted to tell her to have a harder look at her life and realise what she had was wonderful. I sympathised with Elliott, Gabby’s husband and their two children. What happened to Gabby did feel slightly predictable as did the ending as well. It was enjoyable enough to read though. It’s not exactly a fast paced, action packed plot, but it does make you think and consider how your actions can affect many people, not just you.

Jane Green has cleverly made this story feel so real. It can happen to so many families. I think fans of the chick lit genre would enjoy this book.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
Endless- Amanda Gray

WWW Wednesday #38

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post!

To join in with WWW Wednesday you need to answer 3 questions..

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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I’m currently reading Endless by Amanda Gray. I’ve just started it, so I don’t have much to say about it. It seems quite promising though.

What did you recently finish reading?

17471738I thought I was getting bored of this sort of read, but I enjoyed this book. I wasn’t overly keen on the subject matter (cheating/infidelity) but it was a well written book.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’m very excited about reading this book. It’s been a while since I’ve read a thriller/crime book. It sounds brilliant too.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave your links to your posts in the comments below, or answer the questions!