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Friday, 28 August 2015

NBtM REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Seven Dirty Words by Charlotte Howard

Seven Dirty Words

by Charlotte Howard



Paige Holmes hides herself in a masculine world in a desperate attempt to remain safe.

Just as she is ready to face her fears and her past, she finds herself torn between Matt Jackson and Vance Ellery: handsome, rich, and safe – or handsome, rich, and dangerous?

Which will she choose?

The one who appears to be the most perfect, or the one who makes her use all Seven Dirty Words?


“I’ve never seen a girl eat like you.” He laughed.

“I’m starving,” I said, in between mouthfuls of prawns and peas, trying to ignore the dimming room. A crash overhead started the storm’s symphony. Fat raindrops splattered against the window as the room lit with a sudden flash. Seconds later, another rumble filled the air. I shuddered.

“Are you okay?”

“I don’t like thunder storms,” I admitted, finishing the last of my noodles. The truth was I was afraid of any loud noise.

“Don’t worry, I won’t force you out in this.”

“I forgot to bring a coat,” I grumbled, rubbing my arms as though it had suddenly got cold.

Matt stood and peered out the window. “It’ll be a while before this is over.” He picked up the plates and took them into the kitchen. I followed him, not wanting to be alone.

As I walked in, I suddenly remembered the large windows, and saw the dreary sky blanketing the village. My eyes widened in fear as another flash filled the sky.

Matt smiled at me.

“What’s so funny?”

“You are.” He laughed, nearing me. “I didn’t think you were afraid of anything.”

“Appearances can be deceptive.”

“They most certainly can!” He took my hand and led me back into the living room. “Well, it looks like we’ll be here a bit longer than intended.” We sat back down on the sofa.

“And no TV to kill the time,” I said, staring at the empty fireplace. “Look, if you want to get rid of me, I can make a mad dash to the car door. It’s only rain.”       

“I don’t want to get rid of you, Paige.” As he said my name, the hairs on my neck and arms stood on end. “But I’m not willing to share you either.”

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

Paige is still suffering from an event last year. She plays all kind of sports, goes to the gym, just to keep busy. She meets Mr Ellery and then Mr Jackson. Feels something for the both of them. But she has to choose. And soon.

Okay so!

Its written entirely from Paige's POV, in the first person. And I didn't like it here. I didn't connect much with Paige either. So we were down a bit straight away.

I didn't much like the way it went with Matt (Mr Jackson) and Vance (Mr Ellery). Something about the whole thing did not quite work for me.

I LOVED that we didn't get the whole of the event that Paige was suffering from straight away, and that she doesn't tell one of them the whole thing, but does the other. You get hints and snippets, but when she tells one of them, they only get half. The other man gets it ALL, and that's when WE get it all too. LOVED being made to wait. To be honest, its the only thing that kept me going.

There was, I thought, more history between the two men that didn't get explained, because of the single POV. I would loved to hear it all from them.

I didn't get the seven dirty words connection, even though its used in the book. That went totally over my head!

3 stars, not really one for me, but some may well love it.

**same worded review appears on Goodreads, and**

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

British author, Charlotte Howard, was born in Oman and spent much of the first part of her life flitting between Oman, Scotland, and England. Now settled in Somerset, Charlotte lives with her husband, two children, and growing menagerie of pets.

Her career as a writer began at an early age, with a poem being featured in an anthology for the East Midlands. Since then Charlotte has written many short stories and poems, and finally wrote her first full-length piece of fiction in 2010.

During what little spare time she has, Charlotte enjoys reading and writing (of course), spending time with her family, and watching action movies whilst eating curry and drinking tea.

Charlotte is an active member of Yeovil Creative Writers Group.


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  1. Loved the cover the book sounds amazing!

  2. I really enjoyed learning about you and your book~this has been a terrific book tour! Thank you for a great post and contest!

  3. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  4. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Can't wait to read this book!