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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (14)

  1. The cover would put me off immediately, and your excerpt confirms that this is not my thing at all. However. there is a huge market for such books, so I am sure it will do well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think this novel will do much better in the American market, as the author is well-known there (but I’d never heard of her). The cover, in fact, caused a fair bit of upset and confusion, as most readers were expecting a sweet romance and this is not what this novel is. I fancied a change of pace and something different to read, and I sure got it! I have recommendations coming up that I believe will be more to your taste. Love to Ollie and the family. 🙂

  2. dgkaye says:

    Interesting storyline you paint Olga. The first thing I will say is that the cover is very deceiving for this story. And that would not make me happy either. Not sure if she’s self published and hasn’t learned or her publisher was out to lunch, but that will no doubt produce more 1 star reviews. I’ll go over and have a look and decide if I’d like to add to my list. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I agree on the cover matter, but no, she’s not self-published at all. She’s a reality-TV celebrity, at least in the USA, and there’s a well-known publisher behind the book. I guess this is one of those cases where we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. See what you think, Debby. Thanks for the comment.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga 🙂

  3. Good review, Olga. Like you, I tend to avoid looking at other’s reviews as well, but sometimes it’s a review I’ve read from another author’s site like your own that inspires me to buy a book. Most the books I read are from authors I am familiar with so I don’t really need to see reviews for their work anyway. However, I am grateful for all the honest reviews I do read on others sites. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Kevin. I’ve discovered quite a few favourite authors in recent years, some through recommendations or review groups, but there are always authors I’d read no matter what. I try to include enough information for people to make their own minds up, as sometimes I’ve read books that were not a perfect fit for me, but I was sure some readers of the blog would enjoy. Have a lovely week.

      1. You’re doing a great job of it, Olga. Lovely week to you also. 🙂

        1. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Hi Olga. I like that they described it as “charming.” Sometimes it’s nice to sit down with a charming story. Wishing them the best. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I don’t think many readers agreed with their definition of charming, but I found it highly entertaining. Enjoy the weekend! 🙂

  5. I don’t think this book is for me, Olga, but you have written a great review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book, but the review will be a bit of time coming. Have a lovely weekend.

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