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Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Tangled Lives by Stephanie Harte. This was released on the 3rd of September, published by Aria Fiction.

Book Details

Tangled Lives by Stephanie Harte
Risking It All Series Book 2
Release Date: 3rd of September 2020
Format: Kindle
Print Length: 345 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
Publisher: Aria Fiction
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Book Blurb

Alfie doesn’t forget… and he certainly doesn’t forgive. Can Nathan and Gemma’s marriage survive the mob boss’s return? 

Nathan has tried to be a changed man for Gemma after they escaped gangster Alfie’s clutches, but it doesn’t take long for him to give into temptation… and now Alfie’s back to get what’s his. 

Alfie doesn’t like losing. The gangster has been biding his time ever since Nathan and Gemma escaped his clutches, but he’s determined to collect his debt now. It helps that he knows about Gemma’s big secret… 

Gemma’s been hiding something life-changing from her husband while they’ve been on the run. But now Alfie’s back in town, her lies could cost her Nathan… and her son.

I am still fairly new to the gangland crime genre, only having been exposed to two other series halfway through, but it is fast becoming one of my favourites to read. Stephanie Harte gave me a great introduction to her take on it with the first book in this series, Risking It All, so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to read and review the latest instalment, Tangled Lives.

Tangled Lives picks up where Risking It All left off, so I would recommend you reading this one first, although it is not essential. Actually, I will back track here and say yes it is essential, as you would be missing out on a great read!

Stephanie Harte has created another gripping read that will have you glued to the pages. It is fast paced, actioned packed and definitely keeps you on your toes. With its strong plot, very well developed characters and just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep you hanging on, it really is a thrilling ride! 

It was great to catch up with Nathan and Gemma again and dare I say even Alfie who really does bring the story to life. He really has been created as the perfect villain and is portrayed perfectly and does steal the show. With the way this book ended, it is going to make a very interesting next read for these three, which I am looking forward to seeing how it will unfold.

When I was putting my blog post together for Tangled Lives and familiarised myself again with Stephanie Harte, I actually did forget that this is only her second outing into the gangland crime genre. This is such a testament to her writing and the confidence that shines through her words, making it for me, like she has been writing these books for years! 

As it currently stands, there are only going to be three books in this series, with the third to be released next year, but I do hope this will change. Stephanie Harte has created something really great here and I think there is still plenty of life left in these characters for it to continue with just a little bit longer. I have everything crossed!

If you are familiar with and like Heather Burnside’s and Emma Tallon’s gangland crime series and are looking for another to sink your teeth into, then you really should also give this series a read. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed! It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Tangled Lives which I highly recommend.

Thank you to Stephanie Harte, Aria Fiction and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Tangled Lives which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.

Tangle Lives Blog Tour

Follow the tour along the way and see what these 
bloggers also thought about Tangled Lives.

Thank you to Aria Fiction for my spot on this tour and for the 
promotional materials.

Let’s Get to Know Stephanie Harte

Stephanie Harte was born and raised in North West London where she still lives with her husband Barry, daughter Sarah, son James and Cairn terrier Ruby.

She was educated at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school she trained in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at London College of Fashion.

She worked for many years as a Pharmaceutical Buyer for the NHS, based at Barnet General Hospital purchasing medicines and related supplies for North London hospitals including, Edgware General, Finchley Memorial, Napsbury & peripheral sites . Her career path led her to work for an international export company whose markets included The Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

For ten years, Stephanie taught regular beauty therapy workshops at a London based specialist residential clinic that treats children with severe eating disorders.

Stephanie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and took up writing as a hobby. She self-published two novels and two novellas before signing a three-book contract in March 2019 with Aria Fiction to write gangland crime.

Forgive and Forget is the third and final book in the Risking It All series. It will be released in the near future. The date is yet to be announced.

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  1. Great review. I have not been attracted to her books so far.