Now the dust has settled on the recent book tour for my latest novel Wicked Game, I thought it might be a good idea to share snippets of the thoughts of each of the reviewers who took part. No matter how many books I write, each new one is a unknown quantity. As a writer I spend a lot of hours in front of the computer with only coffee, music and the cat for company. It’s a long and sometimes frustrating journey but well worth all the hard work when you receive reviews like this. Thank you all for taking part and for enjoying Wicked Game.

AUDIO KILLED THE BOOKMARK   https://audiokilledthebookmark.com/

Such a compelling story full of romance, drama, mischief, and deceit!

A perfect escape for those of you who love the love, adore the drama, and live for the glamour! Recommended.

BEING ANNE   www.beinganne.com

Jo Lambert writes quite beautifully – her style is flowing and easy to read, her dialogue natural, her descriptions vivid. The characterisation is excellent too – wicked stepmother Thérèse is quite a piece of work, and you just know Kayte is trouble from the moment you meet her. I particularly liked Lucy – the spoilt heiress who actually has considerably more depth to her than it first appeared.

I very much enjoyed this one – a twisting and turning story set against a wonderful large canvas, and a totally engrossing world to disappear into for a few hours.

BOOKWORMS CORNER BLOG SPOT  https://bookwormscornerblogspot.com/  

Drama, romance, suspense, family saga. Wicked Game falls into all of those categories.  The writing was nicely paced and the story kept me on my toes from page one to the end!

I really enjoyed the intricacies of the story and the Character development was incredible. Whether I liked them or not, I found that each character caught my attention and kept it as I was drawn through this intricate tale.

If you are looking for a palate cleanser from all the rich offerings of Christmas and the new year then I highly recommend this crisp, sharp read to set your reading new year off with a bang!

BROOK COTTAGE BOOKS   https://brookcottagebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

Joanna Lambert has woven a complex web of love, passion and a cracking story. Full of interesting characters, strong and smart women and a couple of villainous females who are intent on doing whatever it takes to get their own way, this wonderful saga will have you engrossed and you will be hooked from page one. Think Dynasty, Dallas and Falcon’s Crest all set in the UK!  Charlotte and Marco’s attraction jumps right off the page. That man is hot! And rich! And did I mention hot? I’d highly recommend Wicked Game!

CHELLS AND BOOKS REVIEW   www.chellsandbooks.wordpress.com

Jo Lambert’s writing is lovely, I felt like I was on set of a movie and right there in all the drama. The settings just fall from the pages to enveloping you. I will defiantly be seeking more books from Jo.

This book reminded me very much of Jackie Collins or a Danielle Steel.

DASH FAN BLOGSPOT   Dashfan81.blogspot.com

Wicked Game is a compelling story that will draw you in and capture your attention.
I can see this book as a tv saga, it has all the juicy underhanded games, vindictive characters, plenty of drama, sexual encounters, Betrayal, Family drama and characters you love to hate. See perfect tv! 

If you enjoy Contemporary Romances that are gritty then you will really enjoy Wicked Game! 

DEVILISHLY DIFFERENT BOOK REVIEWS    https://devilishlydeliciousbookreviews.wordpress.com/

The book was well-written. There was a big cast of characters, but I never thought the book suffered for that. In fact, it made it better. I really like the way Lambert writes. The book takes place in several different settings, but the way it was written gave me a clear picture of each place. I love when a writer can do that for me.

I highly recommend this read if you like family sagas with romance. This book will definitely pull you into the story from beginning to end.

FNM BOOKS   www.nzfnmblog.wordpress.com

This is my first book from Jo Lambert and I have to say it won’t be my last. A great drama filled romance that will leave you thinking about it days after you put the book down!

FOUND IN WORDS   www.foundinwords.wix.com/site

The characters, the setting, and the fact that it sounds like the plot of an episode for an exciting telenovela or an obscure soap opera on television.  I’ve probably said this a lot in my other reviews, but it’s true, I’m glad that I picked this book up and I’m sure if you do too, you won’t regret it.

Do yourself a favor and read this book!  Seriously, you won’t want to miss out on Jo Lambert’s writing. 

LIKE HERDING CATS   https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com

Several storylines held my interest throughout this book and I enjoyed the mix of thriller, romance and was desperate to see where each character’s story led.  I was reminded of Jackie Collins’s novels as often the story telling would move around the lives of various characters, usually accumulating in a cross over of loves, lives and tragedy before the ending.

READ TO RECOVERY http://traveltorecovery.com/

This is a perfect book for any holiday you are planning as I couldn’t put it down whilst reading by the pool. I enjoy reading books that are by local authors and Jo Lambert lives in the town next to me.

THE WRITING GARNET   Thewritinggarnet.wordpress.com

I am impressed at the author’s ability to guarantee a reaction from her readers, I mean, I would be extremely surprised if anyone reading this ended up unfazed by the events in ‘Wicked Game’! I think I surprised myself by my own reaction to be honest!

A rollercoaster ride of emotion, drama, and intense discoveries – ‘Wicked Game’ trumps ‘Sunset Beach’ T.V. programme any day!


Available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, links below

US – https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Game-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07LD8XF75

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wicked-Game-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07LD8XF75


A belated thank you…

When I begin to collect my thoughts about a new book sometimes there are areas where I simply don’t have the expertise to write convincingly. Take my current WIP set on an estuary town in south Cornwall. There are three families central to the plot, one of them owning a vineyard. Now I have absolutely no idea what happens between grape and bottle so professional guidance was definitely needed. Fortunately we have a local vineyard only a ten minute walk from home so it was easy to book an appointment for a tour where I could view the processes, make notes and ask questions.

Rewind to 2012 when I embarked on The Other Side of Morning – now released under the title Wicked Game. Rock musician Christian Rosetti was one of the central characters and part of the plot saw him on tour throughout Europe. Now I had absolutely no idea about music tours, but I knew someone who did.

Jane Risdon has been a long term social media friend. We came together through our joint love of music and I was aware of the time she spent in LA working with some of the most famous stars in the music business. Who better then to advise on how to write the scenes I needed for this book?

She took time with me, answered my questions and gave me a huge amount of information which gave me a broad view of what touring with a rock musician entailed. Jane’s expertise was invaluable and enabled me to send Christian off on a ‘virtual’ European tour safe in the knowledge I actually knew what I was talking about!

In 2017 Jane collaborated with fellow author Christina Jones to create her own rock star Scott in Only One Woman, a romantic novel set against the backdrop of the 1960s music scene.

Two women, one love story.

June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.

December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it.

As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

Thank you Jane for all the support you’ve given me since we met on Facebook. You’ve been an amazing friend…

Monday 7th January and it’s publication day for Wicked Game


Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.

 Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman.  Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte.  Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.

Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.

Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…

AMAZON LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ya8k36g2

  Wicked Game was previously published as The Other Side of Morning.