About Me

★ My name is Smitten and I am a bookaholic ★


Hi all! Welcome to my Book Blog.

Dear readers, writers, bloggers and bookaholics,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I a self confessed reading addict.

A little about me:

  • I’m 27, I live in a little village in England.
  • I’m quite a typical British country girl.
  • I’m a photographer by day
  • I live with my boyfriend, who I’ve been with since I was 15.
  • I don’t have any children, but my babies are my horses and my English Cocker Spaniel.
  • I have a shoe obsession that is almost as critical as my book obsession.
  • I love milky tea, Instagram, music that makes me smile, UGGs, everything navy-blue, walking my dog, riding my ponies, frosty mornings and anything that sparkles.

But most importantly… I’m utterly addicted to romance novels!

Contemporary romance, hot-sexy-fan-yourself-steamy romance, heart wrenchingly emotional romance, YA romance, NA romance, romance mixed with action and drama… billionnaires, cowboys, bikers, fighers, badasses, soldiers, rockstars… if it has a handsome hero and a love story, I’m all in. Mostly. And if it’s got a little cherry on top in the form of some steamy book romps, I’m doubly in.

For me, reviewing is my way of purging. You know that God-awful, but strangely addictive book-hangover you get at the end of a great book or series? Reviewing is my way of releasing the tension. At the end of a book, my fingers itch to type out everything I felt whilst reading and I just have to get it all out. I was a total English Language and Literature geek at school, and I think my need to review a book stems from there. When I find a great book, I just have to shout about it and I have to analyse everything about it. And so, Smitten’s Book Blog is my way of doing that.

No, my real name isn’t Smitten. But that’s how I feel about the books I love. I get totally Smitten and fall head over heels in love pretty easily… so it felt appropriate.

So, that’s me. I hope you enjoy my musings and find them a little bit useful. I’d love to hear your recommendations for my never-ending TBR list, what you think of my reviews and your opinions on the books you’re reading, so please, comment away.

And don’t forget to stalk me. I love it when you do that. ;)

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★ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SmittenSC
★ PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/smittensc/
★ GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12994342-smitten-s-book-blog

37 Responses to About Me

  1. Henry says:

    Dear Smitten, please consider reviewing Model Citizens, it’s a NA romantic drama that could have been written for you.

    Model Citizens: Riding For A Fall is a romantic thriller about two models who blackmail their way to the top in Los Angeles. They’ve got it made, until the bad (boy) karma catches up with them.

    Overnight, France’s Angela Durand and blonde Californian Joanne Hart become Super Models and global celebrities.

    The LA high life is at their fingertips. Multi-million-dollar modelling contracts with fashion’s biggest names. Rich and famous lovers. Private jet travel. The best manager in the business.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Plenty. Including Joanne’s boyfriend, who is the greatest footballer in American history and a psychopath. As Brett Farrell’s life runs right off the rails in the week before Super Bowl 2009, his deranged and perverted behaviour threatens to destroy Joanne and Angela.

    Set in the bright lights world of haute couture fashion, where nothing is ever quite what it appears to be, will the love and courage and of Model Citizens Modelling Agency owner Reggie Sinatra be able to save more than one of his star clients from the dark side?

    Based on a true story, Model Citizens: Riding For A Fall is the unforgettable debut novel by Henry Pepper, a descendant of the British novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott.

  2. Tracey Lampley says:

    Hello, I like your blog, and I would love it if you’d review my novella and post the review on your blog. I can email you a copy. Your audience can find it at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H8AIPG6

  3. destinimia says:

    Hi, Smitten! Amazing blog… I nominated you for the Sunshine Award:


  4. Lorie says:

    Look forward to your recommendations

  5. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for your blog. I love it! I started reading the 5+ plus books and love them. Esp Caleb and Olivia series, love them! I am a big fan of Jashinda Wilder, had read the forever series before I found your blog. I felt the same as you about it. Heartbreaking, had to keep telling myself it wasn’t real. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts next week on saving forever, should be interesting. Thanks again for all your hard work.

    • Smitten says:

      Hi Kim, Thank you for your comment.
      I’m glad you are enjoying my recommendations and falling in love with my favourites just as I did. :)
      I’m actually just reading Saving Forever right now. :D :D :D
      Keep your eyes peeled for my review on Feb 14th.
      Happy reading! S. xxx

  6. Gi says:

    Just found your blog and was intrigued. Looking around and looking forward to recomendations

  7. Caroline says:

    Your blog are perfect!! Iove your comments! Sorry my english, I’m from Brazil, but I can read a little bit. What I do most like is the pictures of the characters and that’s amazing! Congrats!!! xo

  8. Seb Cayir says:


    I’m a bookaholic as well and i truly love reading “Romance” novels. At the moment I’m reading the second book of the Bronze Horseman Trilogy – “Tatiana & Alexander”. My heart is palpitating at every page I turn. The first book was ah-mazing and now the second book is just getting better. If you know any really good love story novels that are true or not please let me know. Thank you!

    • Smitten says:

      Ah, enjoy TBH series. Absolutely stunning books.
      There are tonnes of other recommendations on here, if you take a look in my book reviews section, you can search through all my highly rated books and see what you like the look of.
      Happy reading! xxx

  9. Hello Smitten, I am Benjamin Daniel, a graphic designer. I design logo and ecover for web-owners and writers respectively. I will love to ask if iy could be possible to get a space to advertise my service and in return I will design four(4) book covers for your book. I will be experting your reply

  10. Sally says:

    I really like romance novels a lot too ! That’s how i found your blog . I sometimes find it hard to find standalone romance. ( I like series’ but i feel like if i read one book ill want to read the rest, and i have a long list of series’). I would love it if u could recommend a few book to me please ? x

  11. Just found your blog on google. I’m glad I did. It didn’t take me long to locate and hit the subscribe button.

  12. sarah says:

    Im smitten with good books too. If you likeharlequin romance books check this out.

  13. sarah says:

    I’m smitten with good books too. If you like harlequin romance books check this out.

  14. Valuable blog. I look forward to visiting your site and learning how to make my book ideas sizzle.

  15. mikesangel says:

    Love your blog! I just blogged about a book I totally loved that you may want to read: http://imhisangel.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/speaking-of-second-chances/
    There is a link to the book on amazon there! I look forward to following you!

  16. Jules says:

    Hi, Smitten :) Can you name one of your favourite books that makes you cry? Like really cry since it’s very sad? Thanks a lot :)

  17. Essence Pope says:

    Nice Blog. It neat, and set up perfectly! What’s your favorite Romance Novel?

  18. Ale. says:

    Eu amei o sei blog…. Ele é incrível

  19. Joh Anna says:

    Thanks for your post which is truly informative for us and we will surely keep visiting this website. We are also in same industry and i welcome you to visit our website

  20. Josefine says:

    Hi smitten!
    I know you properly have a million books to review, but I think you would really like this serie.
    I’m a book alcoholic like you, and have probably read over 100 book but this serie is and will properly always be my number one favorite.
    It is Jessica Brodie’s serie diaries. There is three books in the serie right now.
    Book one: back in the saddle
    Book two: hanging on
    Book three: a wild ride
    I love love LOVE! those books and I really think you would as well.

  21. imareadee says:

    Hi Smitten! I loved your blog I soon as I saw it I didn’t even have to read about you, I absolutely love romance novel with a passion! Reading all about you I figured we have a lot in common :-) I really want to start a book blog of my own and I was hoping if you could give me some advice on doing so as I have no idea I just love reading and I would love to review books! I would very much appreciate it x

  22. Johnb59 says:

    Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Bless you dbabffccddgd

  23. menakas says:

    A very interesting introduction. Very few people can make such an attractive opening statement. I shall check out your reviews, yes I shall stalk.

  24. silkelem says:

    I love your blog! I can feel all your passion and really appreciate it! I have a post about writing too that if you really like an idea for a book but it does not excist yet, you should write it yourself. I hope you find it interesting! Here is the link : http://mythinkingblogsilke.wordpress.com

  25. Smitten – Would you be interested in reviewing our book? Kindle, Nook or paperback… Let me know! Thanks!

    “Matchaholics” = Sex and the City meets match.com


  26. showervoice says:

    Hi Smitten, great blog!! I have been uploading some bits and pieces from a book I am putting together and I was wandering if you might take a look at the snippets there. Each extract is only a thousand wordsish so not masses but I would really appreciate some honest feedback on the style from a fan of the genre.

    All the best! – https://showervoice.wordpress.com

  27. Nirandren says:

    Hi Smitten, great blog! I am currently working on my own blog and would really love your input..

  28. Shirley Wilkinson says:

    Hi Mrs Smitten. Will you be reviewing any books again in the near future? I do miss your reviews :-)

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