Mine by Kelly Florentia

When you’ve been betrayed, who can you trust?

When loner Lucy Harper, accepts a Facebook friend’s request from Jasmine, an old school friend, the last thing she expects is for Jasmine to run off with her husband, Andrew. 

Now, newly divorced, Lucy lives in the flat she still part-owns with Andrew. After a drunken night out, she wakes up with Teddy Fallon. But this is the least of her worries.

The night before a text came through claiming someone knows her secret.

But what is Lucy hiding?

Before Lucy has time to process everything, her ex drops a bombshell – fiancé Jasmine is pregnant, and he wants his share of the money from the flat.

Then the blackmail begins.

Who is after Lucy and why? 

Love isn’t always innocent, and Lucy is about to learn a lesson the hard way.

I’ve read and loved this author’s previous books which were women’s fiction so I was thrilled to find out she was writing her first psychological thriller! And Mine certainly hit the mark for me!

Divorcee Lucy Harper wakes up one morning in her own bed but-unexpectedly-not alone! Her date of the night before is lying alongside her but seems to have behaved like the perfect gentleman, looking after Lucy who is feeling rather delicate after the previous night! She eventually remembers becoming distressed and finds a message on her phone from the previous night-someone “knows her secret”! Things go from bad to worse after a visit from her ex husband who wants to sell their flat as his new girlfriend (Lucy’s ex best friend!!) is pregnant! And just when things couldn’t get any worse, someone starts stirring up every aspect of her life. Just who has the most to gain from messing up Lucy’s chances of happiness within her new relationship and, more importantly, why?

Kelly has delivered a twisty, gripping and exciting narrative that swept me along from start to finish as shock after shock faced Lucy. I didn’t find her to be the most likeable of characters as I did get completely frustrated with her! Her naively followed path took her into some dangerous situations and I just wanted to shout at her at times as she made herself even more vulnerable to whoever it was that had it in for her!

Mine keeps you guessing until the very end with its constant twists and turns. I really enjoyed it!

Kelly Florentia was born and bred in north London, where she continues to live with her husband Joe, and where her novels The Magic Touch, No Way Back, Her Secret and her latest, a psychological thriller, which publishes in February 2021 by Bloodhound Books, are set.
Kelly has always loved writing and was a bit of a poet when she was younger. Before penning her debut, she wrote short stories for women’s magazines – To Tell a Tale or Two is a collection of her short tales. In January 2017, her keen interest in health and fitness led to the release of Smooth Operator – a collection of twenty of her favourite smoothie recipes.
As well as writing, Kelly enjoys reading, running, drinking coffee, gyming, watching TV dramas, and spending way too much time on social media. She is currently working on her fifth novel.

Website: http://www.kellyflorentia.com
Twitter @kellyflorentia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyFlorentiaAuthor
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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.