#BookReview Tiny House, Big Love by Olivia Dade

Tiny House, Big Love is a super cute, property show-inspired story.

I love myself a sweet, little book! Especially books that pack on the cutesy romance in a fast-paced environment. This short novel by Olivia Dade hit all the right notes with me!

This book follows Lucy, an enviromentally friendly massage therapist, and Sebastian, a Guatemalan-American engineer, as they pursue a tiny house for Lucy. They go on a Property Brothers, House Hunters or HGTV-esque show to try to find Lucy a cute, mobile home that she can live in. Along the way, sparks fly (to no one’s surprise)!

There’s so many sweet parts about this book. Olivia’s writing style is fast paced, easy to read and wildly addicting. She also has some marvelous quotes that made me giggle at her word choice. “First butt to butt contact” is just one of many quotes that had me laughing. The fact that there was a former nudist’s house and a school bus also made this story absolute hilarious. I’ve watched many of these house searching or building shows, and this book felt spot on. There’s always some weird background to the houses that make you cringe!

Lucy and Seb’s relationship was lovely. The friends to romance plot line was used here and I think it was used well. It wasn’t too fast for a book of this size, but it didn’t leave me hanging either! I think it was really well written and felt very soft and sweet. The fact that the space between them was the main reason they started growing closer was ironic. But it did work really well! How could one resist when he’s describe to be gorgeous?!

This book is a lovely read if you’re looking for a short romance novel, a soft book, or a book that’s positive. It really lifted my spirits on a very anxious day! Happy books like these deserve spaces on more shelves! And to top it off, the dialogue in this book didn’t feel forced. It felt like I was actually listening in on the characters’s conversations (not in a creepy way… I swear!).

Five out of five stars!

I received this book for free from the author, Olivia Dade, in exchange for an honest review.

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#BookReview Drug Gang Takedown by Neil Walker

“Let’s finish this series with a bang” – Something I imagine Neil Walker said during his writing process.

Drug Gang Takedown is an epic finale to the Drug Gang series, and boy does it not disappoint! We jump right in after the sequel and go on one wild ride! This time, we’re in Sydney, Australia and things are NOT going well. Lisa is in trouble, John is screwed and there’s more violence than ever! Don’t forget some legendary criminals to make everyone’s day worse!

The sequel novel had you thinking John was out for good, but this book takes it to a whole new level. I feel like Neil couldn’t just leave it at the sequel, he had to go for bigger and better (which, of course, he did). The book moves quickly, is full of blood and gore and really leaves a mark on the reader. It’s an R rated hit with lots of punch, and you better be ready to binge it! It’s one crazy ride, you’ll never want to put it down. There’s lots of swears, hatchets and knives a-flying! It’s an absolutely bonkers ride! The plot twist, the ending… it was well worth the wait, that’s for sure! Neil Walker has crafted one excellent trilogy!

It did take me a while to work through it, but only because life got in the way. If I had it my way, this book would have been binged in a couple of days.
I loved all the song references in this book – I had to add them to my catalogue to listen to later. I love some good, old fashioned rock and roll! It was something little, but it did add a little grin to my face when I knew what songs the characters were referencing.

I would recommend reading the full series to get the full impact of this book. I think it could standalone, but I wouldn’t want any readers to lose out on the ever expanding universe Neil has created. It just feels better knowing what happened in the first two novels.

I’d give this book four out of five stars. I’m not crazy into blood, gore and violence but it was a really good read! I’d highly recommend it if you’re wanting to pick up some R rated reads in your future!

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The Sequel:

Drug Gang Vengeance #2 on Amazon.co.uk

Drug Gang Vengeance #2 on Amazon.ca

Drug Gang Vengeance #2 on Amazon.com

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Drug Gang #1 on Amazon.co.uk

Drug Gang #1 on Amazon.ca

Drug Gang #1 on Amazon.com



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