#MFRWHooks ”You’re avoiding the subject.” #BookReview #TuesdayTeaser #ReadersFavorite

Hi everyone – One of my first books has received a nice review from READERS FAVORITE which will be today’s Hook. More of the book next week.
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@iris_blobel IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE 🥰 #lovelife #regretnothing #readerscommunity #fyp #foryourepage #readersoftiktok #booktok #newzealandtiktok #romancenovels #lovestory❤️ ♬ original sound – Sarah Cothran

This week’s Hook …

She gently pushed him away and rolled her eyes. “You’re avoiding the subject.”

With raised eyebrows he asked, “Which subject?”

She exhaled a long breath and headed towards the small office to collect the mail when she heard the sound of the familiar voice behind her.

“Miss Gallagher.”

Emma winced and with heat creeping up her cheeks she slowly turned to her boss. “Good morning, Mr Morgan,” she said with her shoulders slouched, cursing Jack inside as she saw him out of the corner of her eye attending to a guest. Typical of him to leave her when she needed a bit of help. Leo Morgan’s square jaw tensed. A man in his mid-forties, he was still handsome with a slender build, olive skin tone, and startlingly clear blue eyes. His black hair with just a hint of grey at the temples lent him an air of authority.

He took a deep breath and stepped closer. “Listen, Emma,” he said just above a whisper. “I only hear good things about you. People like you. You have a good—” He paused for a beat, scratching the back of his neck. “—let’s call it repute. But there’s a certain standard here when it comes to work efficiency, and I need you to uphold that. Are we understood?”

She nodded. “Yes, sir.”

“Good. Now, go and do your job, and whatever it is between you two, keep it outside the hotel.”

She stood straight. “But there is nothing—”

“Miss Gallagher!”

“Yes, sir. Understood.”

Reviewed by Bernadette Longu for Readers’ Favorite

Innocent Tears by Iris Blobel is an intriguing romance within a romance. The reader’s attention is captured from the first page to the very last sentence, which is most unexpected. The journey that the author takes the reader on has so many twists and turns that at times the reader will wonder if it will come to a romantic conclusion as themes of human nature, both good, bad, indifferent, confused, and loving race through the book. Iris Blobel uses the characters’ natures to good advantage as she spins her tale of love, loss, and romance.

The author has used situations that are both good, bad, and downright scary, which her main characters get themselves into, to keep the reader on their toes with fear, hope, and joy that the story will have a happy ending. Readers will find themselves enthralled by the lives of Emma, Flynn McCormack, Theresa, William Gibbs, Mr. Morgan, Jack, Fran, Jacqui and not forgetting the star of the story, Nadine, better known as Naddie. These main characters appear and reappear throughout the plot.

This interesting book is very well worth reading. It is light but holds your attention to the end. The author brings her beautiful love story to an unexpected climactic conclusion. Thank you, Iris, for a relaxing yet nail-biting and exciting read. Innocent Tears will make the hours in a day fly, especially when waiting in doctors’ rooms and airports. Much appreciated.


Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.

With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.

Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?

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