Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Cookies by Teodora Kostova #Review #Giveaway

Book: Cookies
Author: Teodora Kostova
Self- Published
Publication Date: April 17, 2016
Length: 242 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


I went to war, running away from myself. I came back in pieces to find out who I really was...

It took me nearly ten years, two tours in Afghanistan and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am.

Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I’m finally content. I’m as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom to move and exercise as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery in the centre of Cambridge, and I have a loyal circle of friends that I can always count on.

And yet...

Yet, there’s something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another – bigger – part of me is terrified of letting anyone in.

My internal conflict didn't stand a chance when I met Jay. He stormed through my defence walls like a hurricane, wrapping around me with gentle force until I had no choice but to surrender.

Surrendering has never felt so good.

Will Jay want to stay when he sees the real me? When he sees the nightmares and insecurities clawing at my soul? When he realises the burden I come with may be heavier than we both can carry?

My name is Amir Gopal and this is my story.


This is a delightful story. Truly. This is an insta-love romance between MC’s Amir and Jay. And normally those types of books irritate me but this one didn’t at all. I actually kinda fell in love with them instantly too lol.

It’s low angst, which surprised me. I thought for sure I was going to get caught in the thick of it. But I was wrong. The emotional part of this story was reserved for Amir and the stories his scars tell. Understandable and breathtaking.

This is a story about letting yourself be loved, knowing your worth, and letting someone hold you up when your knees shake.

This story was easy breezy and relaxed. It’s quite a sexy tale too! Can’t forget the connection Amir and Jay have that almost set this book on fire.

Amir and Jay work and watching the puzzle come together to reveal the big picture was truly awesome.


Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job a few years ago when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid.

Don't be shy and get in touch - I love connecting with my readers.
Twitter: @Teodora_Kostova
Instagram: teodorika1


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  1. I'm not entering your give-away but had to tell you that I completely agree with your review. Cookies is a delightful read <3

  2. Congratulations on your new release Teodora, the book cover is so cute I wish you many sales.

  3. Congratulations on your new release Looks good can't wait to read Thanks for the chance

  4. congrats your stories

  5. I bought the book and look forward to reading it soon.

  6. This looks like a wonderful book. On my tbr list!!!

  7. Loved this story. Please send brownies. Teodora is a wonderful writer. Thanks for chance

  8. Awesome swag pack! Enjoyed learning about this book. Thank you Teodora and Diverse Reader!

  9. Great giveaway. Another new to me author to check out. Book sounds great.

  10. Love the cover! Congratulations on the release!

  11. Congrats on the release Teodora! Great review. :)

  12. love the cover, and can't wait to read the book!!

  13. Love Teodora's stories, thank you for the giveaway :)