R&R || Coldhearted Boss

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!

About COLDHEARTED BOSS

I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.

My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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my review

Coldhearted boss might have been my all time favourite by Rachel. I’ve absolutely loved every single second of it and I couldn’t stop reading. Taylor and Ethan were a hit from the get go and let’s be honest, I am a sucker for a good enemy to lovers trope in a romance book. Taylor has been dealt a hand full of crap in life and the way she deals with it is admirable. Ethan is such an ass to her, based on what happens in the start of the book I can understand this, but you know, it is a brilliant start to the book!

This book was all I wanted in a good book, Rachel doesn’t disappoint once again. Thank you so much for this book and I can’t wait to find out what else you come up with. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Coldhearted Boss, in exchange for an honest review.

 

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RELEASE & REVIEW || Surprise, Baby

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Title: Surprise, Baby!
Standalone Companion Novel to
All About the D
Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019

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There’s a fine line between lust and hate.
I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.
His mouth is.
And the stupid things that come out of it.
But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…
Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.
And it doesn’t involve talking.
I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.
Except he left me a little keepsake.
And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

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Lex Martin
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avirectreader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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I was given a copy of this book for review and gah am I in love with these two. I hadn’t read the previous book, so I didn’t know how the other two came to be, but I loved reading about Kendall and Drew. I have said this before but I will say it again, I am a big sucker when it comes to hate-to-love stories, and this one wasn’t an exception. It took me a while to finish, which had nothing to do with the book, but more to do with the fact that I was not around too much to read.
Kendall and Drew have met a few years before through their best friends and while they have never really hit it off, when they get stranded in a mountain cabin together, they get talking and of course things start happening.
Lex and Leslie have written this book perfectly, with enough banter and fights and other drama.
Kendall was a sassy AF woman that I would love to be one day, maybe minus the pregnancy part.
Drew was a man to my heart, one who had a past that he didn’t like to be reminded off too much but with a love for his woman that I would love to feel.
Thank you so much for letting me read this book, I can’t wait to find out what else is on the horizon from either author!

 

REVIEW || WHY MUMMY DRINKS

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Title: Why Mummy Drinks
Author: Gill Sims
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published on: 31 May 2018
Pagecount: 352
ISBN: 978 000 824 1094

 

 

 

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

The summary for Why Mummy Drinks by author Gill Sims was one that pulled me in right away. Gill already wrote on her blog Peter and Jane, but her debut novel was one that brought motherhood with a bit of humour, recognizable situations and other fun anecdotes. I am not a mother myself, but even I recognized some of these very much so, and I’ve only been an au pair to kids.

Why Mummy Drinks is incredibly honest about how it is to be a working mother, that children are oh so good in making you look like a fool but also that consuming too much alcohol might just be a consequence of having those children. The book starts out with ‘the ideal day’: children that get up without complaining and have breakfast before walking to school completely calm. Of course it is nearly always the complete opposite, children that refuse to eat, because they’re ‘busy’ with their iPad or other electronics and then have to rush to school to make it before the bell. I have to be honest and say that most of the time it is a combination of the two. One day will always go better than another day, but isn’t that the case with everything?

Pretty quickly we learn about Ellen’s chaotic life. It exists of raising Peter and Jane, learning how to deal with the irritating habits of her husband, her job of course the mothers in the school yard. She befriends Sam, one of the fathers and with him and her friend Hannah she spends time with a glass of wine, complaining about everything and everyone, especially when family is staying at her house on top of everything.

The book is written like some kind of journal, which makes it over the top to read but it’s so good! Because Ellen writes it like she experiences it and that might not be how it is in reality. Ellen could be absolutely anyone. She lives towards a big milestone in her life and tries to be the best mother and wife she can be. And of course it’s not always as easy as it seems, no matter how much she wants to be the perfect mother most of the time it’s a dream that will never be coming true.

All in all I really loved this book, it was fun and easy to get through. I had a few laugh out loud moments about what happened in Ellen’s life. If you like a book that is a bit like Bridget Jones, then this is the book for you!

REVIEW || ONLY WITH YOU

The next book in Layla Hagen’s Connor Family series, ONLY WITH YOU, is available today! Be sure to pick up your copy now and fall in love with Val and Carter!

About ONLY WITH YOU

Carter Sloane is famous for one thing: winning cases. He’s sharp, astute, and always gets his way. In his private life, he’s constantly fumbling his way around when it comes to raising his two nieces.

When he moves into a new office, he just can’t take his eyes off the fiercely independent woman across the street. He’d love to touch and kiss that irresistible body.

Valentina “Val” Connor is proud of her booming fragrance company. If only she were half as successful in her love life… Between trusting the wrong men and sheer bad luck, Val is convinced she’ll never find the one.

However, the sexy lawyer in the neighborhood with his sophisticated charm and sex-appeal is hell bent on proving to her that she’s wrong. Val’s senses warn her to stay away from men like him-even if her body is begging her to cave.

But when she finds out about Carter’s nieces, she steps in to help, doting on them with love and care. She can’t believe that the same man who is usually in control is completely in over his head with the girls.

But as Val and Carter grow closer, one thing is clear to him: He’d move mountains to make her happy, but with Val’s career soaring, how can he ask her to commit to the chaos of his life?

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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For over 3 years I’ve been devouring any book that Layla Hagen puts out into the world. First the Bennett family series and then straight on to the Connors. Only With You was gifted to me as an arc, I love being on Layla’s VIP list and being able to read her books before anyone (well besides other bloggers on her list) can read them.

Only with You was highly anticipated by me as I couldn’t wait to read who Val would fall in love with, she needed someone to take care of her for once instead of her taking care of her siblings. I loved this so much, making it a solid 4 stars from me!

Val and Carter had such amazing chemistry from the very start and Carter’s nieces were the perfect add to the family. I love the crazy Friday dinners with the Connor’s, how protective Val’s brothers are and how they all try to set up Jace.

Thank you once again for an incredible read, this was another amazing read. I can’t wait what is next in store for the Connors!

 

WRAP UP || FEBRUARY 2019

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Welcome to my second wrap up of 2019. I didn’t think I’d be able to read as many books in February as I did in January but I even surpassed it with one extra. All the while working a lot and even having 3 days less in the month. I had an amazing reading month and I can’t wait to let you know which books I read. That being said, I read a couple of arcs I was provided by the authors, I read some amazing others and even reread some favourites of mine. I read a total of 22 books in February in the span of 28 days.In February I read the following books, with a little thought on them and my star rating on them! Here we go, in order:

Needing Him by Kennedy Fox1. The first book I read in February was the second book in the Bishop Brothers series; Keeping Him told the story of brother Evan and omg was it a hot one. I loved the hatred between Evan and Emily, but loved the ending even more! I gave this book a solid 5 stars on the Goodreads rating!

2. The second book I finished was the incredible King of Scars by Leigh King of Scars by Leigh BardugoBardugo. I’ve been anticipating this book so much and even though it took me nearly a week to read, I LOVED it so so much. Of course this was another big fat 5 stars from me!

Chasing Him by Kennedy Fox3. After finishing King of Scars I continued on with the Bishop Brothers as I still had two of the books to go and I was excited to return to their Texas ranch. Chasing Him has one of my favourite tropes in romance books ever, the single dad/nanny trope and it was an incredible one. John is such a dreamy guy and I loved reading his story with the baby that was suddenly dropped in his life. Another 5 stars.

4. The last book in the series was Keeping Him and had another favourite Keeping Him by Kennedy Foxin it. The Childhood friends to lovers one is one that is either hit or miss with me. I loved this one, while I cursed out the characters in this book for being bloody stubborn, I flew through it. Do I even need to tell you how many stars this book got from me?

Checkmate by Kennedy Fox5. I did realize while reading the first four books by Kennedy Fox that perhaps I should’ve started with another series that did eventually tell the story by the brothers sister. I started the Checkmate series with This is War. Another hate to love story and it was so good. The first book got three stars from me!

6. My sixth book was the second book in this duet, namely This is Love it Checkmate by Kennedy Foxcontinues on straight after the ending of This is War. I loved reading this series as much as I loved the first four books I read by Kennedy Fox. This is War and This is Love are a best friend’s little sister series and you guessed it, I love that. I devoured these books so fast!

This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox7. Next up was the next duet in the Checkmate series, starting with This is Reckless. This book is the book that features Courtney, sister to the Bishop Brothers and I couldn’t wait to read her story as it is mentioned occasionally through the Bishop Brothers. This is Reckless received four stars, I loved Courtney so much, her stress baking and that she and Drew started out as friends/ roommates. But UGH did I hate Drew’s previous girlfriend.

8. This is Effortless is the second book in this duet and again it continuesThis Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox straight off from the point where the first book ended. These books are such quick reads and I liked it a lot. Courtney and Drew had a lot of hurdles to jump over before getting their HEA and I was there for them, cheering them on every single page throughout these two books.

This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox9. Straight on to the last duet in this series. This is Dangerous tells the story of Kayla and Logan. The main characters in these books are mentioned throughout the first two duets and I was rooting for them before even going into their story. Another single dad story, and I am a sucker for hot single dads (fictional ones at least). The ending to this book though, omg I was so happy I could continue straight on into the next one.

10. After the ending of the previous one, I couldn’t not continue straight This is Beautiful by Kennedy Foxon with This is Beautiful. I had to know what was going to happen next and to know if this was going to end in a good way. Heck I knew it was and still wanted to know what was going to happen. I am both sad and happy that these books had ended. For some reason I would’ve liked these books more if each duet would’ve just been a single book, I am not that keen on having multiple books for one couple (with exceptions here or there).

Huge Deal by Lauren Layne11. Whenever Lauren Layne releases a new book, I’m mostly there. Ever since first reading books by her back in 2016, I’ve been hooked and this 21 Wall Street series has been on top of that list. I think Huge Deal is the final one in the series, but I’ve loved the previous two and was SO happy for Kennedy and Kate to get their own story. They were very well hinted on in the previous two books and I couldn’t wait to find out more about them. Lauren Layne will always get 5 stars from me.

12. Next on this never ending list is The Risk by Elle Kennedy. If you ever The Risk by Elle Kennedywant to read a quick, but incredible read then make sure to pick up anything by Elle Kennedy. She is my go to author when I want to read something funny, laugh out loud and with incredible steamy scenes. The Risk was not an exception. Back in the day I devoured the books in the Off Campus series but these spin off; Briar U series I might just love just as much. Jake and Brenna were such an amazing couple. I would love to have my own Jake Connelly, can someone make that happen?

Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan13. Next up was Kendall Ryan’s newest release, Boyfriend for Hire. Nic was such a dreamy guy and while he was conflicted about wanting Elle or wanting to continue on with his job, being a top paid escort, I knew he was going to keep on falling for Elle and never look back towards his job. Although I will miss his lunches with the older lady, they were so cute and I felt like he needed her more than she needed him hehe. Boyfriend for Hire received 4 stars from me.

14. For over 3 years I’ve been devouring any book that Layla Hagen puts Image may contain: 2 people, textout into the world. First the Bennett family series and then straight on to the Connor’s. Only With You was gifted to me as an arc, I love being on Layla’s VIP list and being able to read her books before anyone (well besides other bloggers on her list) can read them. Only with You was highly anticipated by me as I couldn’t wait to read who Val would fall in love with, she needed someone to take care of her for once instead of her taking care of her siblings. I loved this so much, making it a solid 4 stars from me!

Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G.15. I read a good amount of Whitney G books in 2018 but I still have some to go. When I was looking for a quick but incredible read to read after my previous book, I came across Thirty Day Boyfriend and dove straight in. Her shorter books are fun, easy to read but they pull you in none the less. My kindle app on my phone was making extra hours this month and I don’t mind one bit. I gave this book 4 stars and some incredible highlights if you ever want to check them out.

16. I felt the need to dive back into a world with familiar characters, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuirenamely the characters that properly got me into romance books back in the day. Beautiful Disaster was a book that I picked up randomly from an online story and devoured from the first pace. I think that I’ve read it at least 4 or 5 times over the last few years, the first time being in 2012. I loved meeting back up with Travis and Abby and my 5 star rating didn’t change. Maybe not because of the book, but more for the nostalgia I felt reading this again.

Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.17. Maybe last year or the year before, my sister was reading the next book on the train and kept laughing and pointing out things in the books, but I had yet to pick it up. Over Us, Over You by Whitney G is a book that has been on my ereader for a while but I hadn’t picked up yet. After reading Thirty Day Boyfriend I was in the mood for another book by her and decided to finally give this a go. I am glad to say that I absolutely loved it, I was a little sad I didn’t pick it up sooner. As mentioned before the best friend’s little sister trope is one I love and this wasn’t an exception.

18. A few weeks ago I got an email from one of my favourite authors. Simply a news Hold On by Samantha Youngletter but it had a sign up for this arc blast for a new series that she was participating in. Hold On was the novella that she wrote in this series but it also had a sign up for other ones in the series. I loved her one, as it was a novella that could also be part of one of her series and I jumped on the chance to read it. Hold On tells the story of Killian’s sister (Killian is the hero in Play On) and I LOVED it so much. Three stars from me.

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken19. Next up was All Stars Fall by Rachel van Dyken. Also part of the same series as the one above. I had never read anything by Rachel but I absolutely loved this one and I will make sure to read more by her. I have heard a lot about her writing from people around Goodreads and other blogs and I was happy to finally read something by her and end up loving it so much as I did. All Stars Fall tells the story of Trevor and Penelope and yes is another single dad/nanny story. This one got a solid four stars.

20. The last one of the novellas that I received in this series was Wicked Wicked Force by Sawyer BennettForce by Sawyer Bennet. Sawyer’s books are a bit hit and miss with me but I really liked this one. The only downside to these being novellas is that everything is fast paced and that it’s over before I realised it. Wicked Force was such a cute but incredible story and I want more more more! I might just pick up the other ones in this series eventually. Wicked Force closed with three stars.

Surprise Delivery by R.R. Banks21. The next book I read in February was one that I picked up on a whim through a romance newsletter thing I receive through email and I ended up loving it more than I ever thought I would. Surprise Delivery by R.R. Banks was another first by a new to me author. I really liked this and hey, a hot doctor is always nice to read about haha. I will make sure to pick up more by this author one day and see if I’ll enjoy it as much as I did this one.

22. Lastly I read another favourite of mine. Preppy; Part One is an all timePreppy by T.M. Frazier favourite, or at least the author is. I loved Preppy all throughout the other books and when he got his own series of books, back in 2016, I made sure to read them. After rereading the first 4 books in the King series at the end of last year, I finally got to rereading the three books that make up Preppy and Dre’s story. Of course this received five stars from me as I will always hand Tracey my five star ratings, every single one of her books is better than the last.

And with that I conclude my February wrap up, how did you do in February? Did you end up reading what you wanted to read? Did you discover anything new that you ended up loving? Let me know and I hope to see you again soon with another post!
Love,
Daphne

REVIEW || THE INNOCENT WIFE

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Title: The Innocent Wife
Author: Amy Lloyd
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Published on: 25 January 2018
Pagecount: 336
ISBN: 978 133 595 3735

 

The Innocent Wife is written by Amy Lloyd and tells the story of Sam and Dennis. Dennis Danson is the subject of a true crime series (a la Making a Murderer) in which the network tries to uncover the truth about the murder case he was involved in. Did he do it, or did he not? Sam follows the series closely and starts writing letters to Dennis, letters that start getting more and more intimate as they go on. She visits him in prison and starts fighting for him, eventually as his wife, to get him free of his Death Row sentence. When the campaign succeeds and Dennis is released, Sam starts doubting his stories. Is he really as innocent as he says he is, and what does Dennis really know about the girls that disappeared twenty years before.

It was that description of the book that got me all excited to read this. I wanted to read this book so badly because I hoped it would bring the same thrill that the true crime documentaries on Netflix bring me. I love watching them because I like researching and finding out if someone really did or didn’t do something. I like getting into the mind of a person, as well as that is allowed in these documentaries of course. I heard a lot about this book on Goodreads and my twitter feed. The book was blurbed as addicting and completely twister.

It’s been a while since I read this book, but when I watched the Ted Bundy documentary, I saw some similarities. For example how a young, handsome, charismatic man is being prosecuted for murder, is on the Florida Death Row. How someone is able to have a relationship whilst there. Of course it’s not exactly the same, but there definitely are some similarities. Ted Bundy married while in prison and even was able to conceive a child.

Sam is a 31 year old woman from England. She’s always felt really alone and felt the need to need something or someone to believe in. In Dennis Danson she finds both. It all starts when she sees the documentary; “Framing the truth: the murder of Holly Michaels”. The documentary is about Dennis, who is locked up on Death Row for the murder of a young girl. Dennis has always sworn that he is innocent and a large group of supporters tries to get him out and proof his innocence.

After seeing the documentary, Sam gets completely obsessed with the case. She can talk about it for hours with other ‘researchers’ from behind her computer screen. Together they discuss the case and other suspects and theories. Then she finds out that there’s going to be a new documentary about him and she writes him a letter…

The letters start getting intimate fast and I had the idea that there was supposed to be so much more in between that wasn’t there, which I found disappointing. I would’ve loved to read all of their letters, I am nearly ashamed that I was that involved in the book. I loved the first part of the book, but it seemed to freeze after a while and then start going in different directions. I wanted to find out how it was going to end, but even though the ending was a surprise, it was confusing and concluded too quickly. I don’t want to give anything away because I hate that with a passion but the entire book is a slowburner and the thrill is build up slowly. But when the final pages were quickly and explosive, I wasn’t too sure what to think of it.

I do recommend this book to everyone who likes shows like Making a Murderer, this is what you’re looking for! All in all I like this book a lot, you’re completely pulled into the story. The only thing that I didn’t like is that Sam would constantly talk herself down; she wasn’t pretty enough, she was too big, she was ugly. Other than that, GO READ THIS!

 

REVIEW || RINKELDEKINK

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Titel: Rinkeldekink
Auteur: Martine Bijl
Uitgever: Atlas Contact
Uitgegeven: November 2018
Aantal pagina’s: 128 pag.
ISBN: 978 902 545 3398

 

Rinkeldekink is geschreven door Martine Bijl, die we allemaal kennen van het Zonnetje in Huis en als presentatrice van Heel Holland Bakt. In september 2015 kreeg ze plotseling een hersenbloeding en ging ze een langdurige herstelperiode tegemoet. Haar herstel bracht ze door in een revalidatieoord, waar zij vrijwel alles opnieuw moest leren en daarna bracht ze nog een paar maanden door in een ziekenhuis waar ze behandeld werd voor een depressie. Haar taalvermogen bleef onaangetast. Over therapeuten, over welzijnstaal, de valklas en ergotherapie, over angsten en wanen, over hoe het voelt als iemand anders in je brein is gekropen en daar de boel dreigt over te nemen schrijft ze eerlijk, met wrange humor, zonder terug te houden en daardoor indrukwekkend.

Toen ik erachter kwam dat Martine een boek zou schrijven over haar hersenbloeding en vooral het herstel hiervan wilde ik deze erg graag lezen. Martine Bijl was samen met Simone Kleinsma toch wel een van mijn favoriete actrices van de Nederlandse televisie en ik schrok dan ook erg van het nieuws van haar hersenbloeding. Uiteindelijk mocht ik het boek ontvangen en heb ik het met veel plezier gelezen. Jammer genoeg was het boek echter maar 128 pagina’s, uiteraard voor iemand die net 3 jaar daarvoor een heftige hersenbloeding heeft gehad, hiervan is hersteld en vervolgens ook nog heeft moeten vechten tegen een depressie, is dit een grote prestatie.

Het verhaal van Martine begint dan ook bij het begin op het moment dat, in haar eigen woorden, er achter haar ogen een ballonnetje knapt. Berend, de man van Martine, hoort ze dan alleen nog haar naam roepen. Martine vertelt dat ze alles tot aan het ziekenhuis meekrijgt, echter voelt ze zich vredig en is er geen pijn. Bij aankomst in het ziekenhuis wordt er gelijk een operatie uitgevoerd. De komende vijf weken verblijft ze in verschillende ziekenhuizen voordat Martine verhuist naar het revalidatiecentrum om daar het lange proces te beginnen.

Het boek is zo rauw, maar vol zelfspot en humor geschreven dat je bijna naast haar bed staat. Het leven van Martine lijkt stil te staan na de hersenbloeding maar wanneer dit herstel goed op weg is en stagneert maar ook nog een depressie aanklopt, is ze overgeleverd aan de rest van haar geest. Ik vond het zo leuk om te lezen dat haar scherpe geest die je in Heel Holland Bakt mocht horen ook in dit boek terug kwam. Ze is keihard over haar medepatiënten maar misschien nog wel harder over zichzelf. Ze ziet de tekortkomingen van haar lichaam en ook dat het soms ontzettend moeilijk is om hier tegenop te boksen en er als winnaar uit te komen.

Ik denk dat het ontzettend moedig is van Martine om dit boek te schrijven over een periode die voor haar ontzettend moeilijk moet zijn geweest en hoogstwaarschijnlijk nog steeds is. Martine heeft besloten om niet langer als presentatrice naar buiten te treden en ik denk niet dat dit een gemakkelijke beslissing moet zijn geweest, iets wat je maar moet behappen na één gebeurtenis die zoveel impact heeft op haar leven.

Wat vond ik dit een ontzettend boek om gelezen te mogen hebben. Ik wens Martine dan ook niets anders dan alle goeds in de toekomst, wat een vrouw!