Take A Look At Me Now by Kendra Smith #BookReview #BlogTour #Aria #NetGalley #4.5*


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Out with the old…

Maddie Brown has spent most of her life putting everyone else’s needs above her own. But with her marriage crumbling and her nest scarily empty, she realises it may be time to spread her own wings and fly.

In with the… ex?

At a university reunion, Maddie meets Greg. He was the love of her life – and the one that got away. Some things never change, and neither of them can deny the feelings that linger between them. But there are so many reasons they can’t be together… not least the massive secret she has been keeping from him all these years.

Maddie is SO ready for a brand new start. But what do you do when the past just won’t stay in the past?


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A Well-Spun, Entertaining Tale!      stars 4.5


This is a smashing read! It made me laugh, it brought tears to my eyes but more than anything I nodded my head and smiled!

Maddie Brown is a wife and mother; her son means more to her than anything. Her husband runs his own wine business and is regularly away from home. Now that her son is heading to university and is currently enjoying a gap year abroad, Maddie is lonely. Which is probably why she allows herself to be talked into going to her own uni reunion, where she again meets Greg – the love of her life. But Maddie has kept secrets Greg doesn’t even suspect . . .

A well-spun tale of an empty-nester, it was a delight to witness Maggie’s story. I think every woman could identify with – and be entertained by – this novel. I found myself cheering her on at every turn! This is the third book I’ve read by this author and each one has been light-hearted but with a ring of truth running through. This is an author who really knows her characters and writes beautifully. I guessed Maddie’s secret before it was revealed but that doesn’t take away from what an excellent read this is. Very enjoyable and definitely worth 4.5 stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Vicky Joss for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: family life, romance


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Author Bio


Kendra Smith


Kendra Smith has been a journalist, wife, mother, aerobics teacher, qualified diver and very bad cake baker. She started her career in Sydney selling advertising space but quickly made the leap to editorial – and went on to work on several women’s magazines in both Sydney and London. With dual Australian-British nationality, she currently lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.


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Website: kendrasmith.co.uk

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