Book Review: There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras


Goodreads: There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness #1) by Claire Contreras

This book started off really well, it seemed to have an intriguing story-line, with a bit of crime going on and I thought it was something that was going somewhere, but half way through it turned into poor erotica not dissimilar to a fan-fiction. I can appreciate a good sex scene, but I’m more for quality than quantity and it felt like they were all over each other every other page.

The underlying crime story was interesting and I wish there had been more about that than the present relationship between Cole & Blake. He seemed overly controlling and it was off-putting at times.

As it’s part of a series I don’t know what happens next but will definitely give the second book a go.

Rating out of five:

Weekend Book Club

Book Review: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Goodreads: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

I read this book from 19th to 24th January 2015.

This book is probably described as chick-lit however it didn’t come across like the usual chick-lit I read (Sophie Kinsella).

It’s primarily set in Australia in a little seaside hamlet called Silver Bay, an area once famed for whale-watching however tourism is in the decline.

It centers around a rundown hotel where an elderly woman lives with her niece and great niece, when along comes a business man covertly seeking out an area for a brand new all-singing, all-dancing five star hotel to be situated.

The main theme throughout is the welfare of the whales and other sealife and how it’ll ruin everything for this big hotel to bool on in. There is romance, there are tears and there’s a precocious 11 year old, my least favourite thing in world!

I enjoyed the beginning getting into it, thought the middle was a bit of hard work but enjoyed it more towards the end when the excitement picked up.

Rating out of five:

Bean Book Buds – Book Club

The Bean Book Buds consists of myself and my best bud Gillian at

I’m desperate for encouragement back into reading and I thought if we each picked six books we could read one for every month of 2015.

Our compilation of books in reading order are:-

Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes
There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras
Misery by Stephen King
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Remember me? by Sophie Kinsella
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

I’m keen to get started and am pleased Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes came up first, I’ve read two of hers in the past which I really enjoyed.

Happy reading!