#BlogBlitz I Don’t Do Mondays by Colette Kebell

Today it’s my turn on the BlogBlitz I Don’t Do Mondays by Colette Kebell.

About the Author

Colette Kebell is an author of Chick-lit/Romcom, though a relatively new one and thus far has self-published her books. Her books are light-hearted, fun and quirky and even considered by some to be inspirational.  She has also found avenues to translate both into Italian (thanks to her husband), and into French, Spanish and Portuguese via Babelcube. 

As a career, Colette spent her later years as a legal secretary. After a first attempt at writing many years ago (a book that still remains in her drawer) she resumed this passion a few years back, after being made redundant. After a few book signing events and a book talk, which almost caused her to collapse with nerves, Colette now spends her time between her home in the UK and her home in France.

Colette has two adorable dogs and spends some time, when not writing and marketing her books, cooking for herself and her husband, gardening or designing various items for their home.  Amongst her other hobbies, she has also experimented with furniture upholstery, and she might, from time to time, have a paintbrush in her hand.

She can be found on twitter @ColetteKebell though doesn’t tweet a vast amount. Follow her on Facebook, on Instagram, on Amazonon Goodreads, Visit colettekebell.comBuy I Don’t do Mondays

About the book

How can Mia find happiness?
Lawyer Mia’s picture-perfect dream life in New York is imploding. Her job has become too stressful, she’s exhausted from carrying her friends and what’s up with her striking, wealthy fiancé?

But when life-changing decisions force her to move to Maine, where she’ll face her often critical father and hard truths about what truly matters in life, she re-discovers a passion of her youth.

What begins as a low moment in her life quickly pushes her to consider what she genuinely wants and leads her down a new path where she must embrace the future and let go of the past. Will this move help Mia to fix her life, once and for all, and will she finally find true love?

Review 

There are quite a lot of people in this book who do not like Mondays or don’t do them at all, and we’re not even talking Boomtown Rats here. Sorry couldn’t resist the old pop culture reference there. The majority of them are affluent people who don’t even care what day it actually is. When you have plenty of money – that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

Mia is dating one of them, which often seems like the odd couple are being forced to spend time together. Unbeknownst to her he isn’t the man of her dreams, although it is clear to everyone else. He doesn’t like her friends and the question is does he really like or love her at all?

Mia might be the main character, but the other characters seem to have equal time in the story. Possibly developing others for future stories? Either way it sometimes felt like too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough food for Mia. Kebell writes a diverse, fast-paced and honest read. A bit like a combination between a Hallmark movie and racy romcom.

At times it felt as if the story was torn between these two entities, however it was still a pleasant read. The kind of read you pick up when you need a bit of escapism, a little laughter and also a wee bit of shaking the head when certain characters act like complete tosspots.

Buy I Don’t Do Mondays at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Skittish Endeavours pub date 19 Sept. 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

#BlogTour Arbitrage by Colette Kebell

It’s my turn on the BlogTour Arbitrage by Colette Kebell. It’s a fast-paced financial crime with a flashy, turbulent feel to it.

About the Author

Colette Kebell is an eclectic author, though a relatively new one and thus far has self-published her books. Her books are light-hearted, fun and quirky and even considered by some to be inspirational.

She publishes mostly for the English speaking market and the Italian one.  Colette Kebell does not stick to just one genre when writing though, as you shall discover from her latest book to be launched on 5th April 2019

As a career, Colette spent her later years as a legal secretary. After a first attempt at writing many years ago (a book that still remains in her drawer) she resumed this passion a few years back, after being made redundant.  After few book signing events and a book talk, which almost caused her to collapse with nerves, Colette now spends her time between her home in the UK and her home in France.

Colette has two adorable dogs and, when not writing and marketing her books, she likes cooking for herself and her husband, gardening or designing various items for their home.  Amongst her other hobbies, she has also experimented with furniture upholstery, and she might, from time to time, have a paintbrush in her hand.

Follow @ColetteKebell on Twitter, on Facebook, Visit colettekebell.com

Buy ArbitrageAbout the book

Ryan Logan thinks he has it all… A young attorney specialising in finance and tax law, Logan has earned an impressive reputation and commands a hefty fee for his services. But when he advises his corporate employers against a merger with a shady financial institution, he soon finds himself caught up in a web of betrayal and deceit. Framed for the murder of his wealthy boss, Logan is forced to accept a plea deal, to keep his own dark secrets from coming to light…

Arbitrage is a fast-paced, stand-alone financial thriller. If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, sweet revenge, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, you’ll love this eye-opening look into the world of financial crime.

Can a burned out lawyer outwit an army of con artists and killers?

Review

The story starts with a violent collision between criminals and a man trying to out-steal the people who are ripping others off. Their reaction is volatile and fatal. Then the author takes us back in time to where the story within this story begins. Where the fate of certain people is already set in stone, as the events unfold that lead to Logan planning his revenge.

For me this is a story about a slow-burning and complex plot to get revenge. Pay back for a lost love, lost life and lots of lost time. Is there ever any kind of vengeance that can compensate for that?

The Amelia and Anders story took a bit of an unexpected turn towards the end. Superfluous to the plot, but an endearing extra just slid in there for the heck of it.

It’s fast-paced with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. It definitely has a flashy, turbulent feeling to it. Very bright lights big city meets tab-end flicking brutal gangsters..

It’s a financial thriller with a modern financial mob crime vibe. Financial crime has changed and perhaps become more of a reflection of our times than other criminal endeavours. The internet, the new inter-connectivity and the way financial crime is often the culmination of other layers of crime, is reflected in this story.

Buy Arbitrage at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Skittish Endeavours; pub date 5 April 2019. Buy at Amazon com.