Book Spotlight! Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods

Beautiful Messy Love Book Cover Beautiful Messy Love
Tess Woods
Contemporary Fiction
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
24 July 2017
Ebook, Paperback

When football star Nick Harding hobbles into the Black Salt Cafe the morning after the night before, he is served by Anna, a waitress with haunted-looking eyes and no interest in footballers, famous or otherwise. Nick is instantly drawn to this exotic, intelligent girl. But a relationship between them risks shame for her conservative refugee family and backlash for Nick that could ruin his career.

Meanwhile, Nick's sister, Lily, is struggling to finish her medical degree. When she meets Toby, it seems that for the first time she is following her heart, not the expectations of others. Yet what starts out as a passionate affair with a man still grieving after his wife's death slips quickly into dangerous dependency.

Scarred by tragedy each in their own way, these warm, hopeful couples must overcome prejudice and heartbreak to prove just how much they will give for beautiful messy love.

A gorgeous, hard-hitting novel that touches on celebrity, asylum, cultural integration and family tragedy, this is a book with heart and soul.

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My Thoughts On The Book

I liked each of the characters in this story. I could not have predicted the way the story would eventuate, as it was such an up and down read with numerous surprise moments. A lot of emotional baggage and turmoil portrayed in the story, but also, some uplifting moments were depicted. Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods is a very aptly titled novel for its up and down emotion depictions.
Review copy received from HarperCollins Publishers Australia

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Drachengott: Wind by K J Taylor


The first in a stunning fantasy quartet from K J Taylor.

WindDrachnettWendland is a land of dragons, and of magic. The mysterious Drachengott grants magic to his worshippers – but is he truly a god? Rutger von Gothendorf is only a simple furrier, but he has become his village’s local eccentric, thanks to his obsession with the murder of his brother by the Drachengott’s servants. He holds onto the vague hope that he will one day have the chance to fight back against them – until one day a mysterious and beautiful woman named Swanhild comes into his life. Rutger is instantly smitten – but Swanhild knows more than she says, and a web of lies and deceit threatens to sour the love beginning to grow between them.

And all the while, the Drachengott waits …

Harper Collins Australia



About The Author

Born in Canberra in 1986, Katie J Taylor attended Radford College, where she wrote her first novel, THE LAND OF BAD FANTASY, which was published in 2006. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Graduate Certificate in Editing.