Reviews

Praise for Meet Me at the Lighthouse

“Originality defines this author’s books, the lighthouse in the title is an important character, as well as providing the perfect setting for this hilarious, sexy, romantic romp… If you’re tired of reading tea shop romances you’ll find this story about a rundown east Yorkshire coastal resort, delightfully refreshing. Great story telling with interesting characters and lashing of romance, the perfect seaside treat. Five stars.” Jane Hunt Book Reviews

“This book is brilliant. It’s unique. It’s side-splittingly hilarious. It’s flawless. Mary Jayne Baker is an absolute genius. I absolutely adored this book; it truly is one of my top books of 2017 without a doubt. I cannot wait to read it over, and over, and over again. Hurry up with your new book please!! Five stars.” The Writing Garnet

“When you fall in love with a story in a book it seems to make your whole world glow that little bit brighter and this is just how I feel about this story… A wonderful story filled with Yorkshire charm, wit and warmth.  Characters to fall in love with and to champion.  A story that is deliciously sexy and so romantic.  A story you want to shine brightly for a long time. 5/5.” Kraftireader

“Charming, witty, sweet and romantic!… The plot is a highly entertaining journey filled with laughs, drama, chemistry, and second-chance love. This is the second novel I’ve read by Baker and once again she’s proven she can write clever, lighthearted, laugh-out-loud funny stories with characters you won’t forget. 9/10.” What’s Better than Books?

“By far one of my favourite reads… Meet me at the Lighthouse really is a fun, light hearted read, which melted my heart and held me captive right till the very end! Five stars.” Amazon.co.uk reviewer

“I loved Bobbie and Ross and how they interacted with each other… The book had really good comedic moments and had a real feel good factor. Five stars.” Cheryl, Goodreads

“This is a truly delightful book which holds your attention and draws you in – there are quite a few laughs on long the way and a tinge of sadness here and there. Glad I had the opportunity to discover this author and I hope that there will be more tales ahead. Five stars.” Narelle, Goodreads

Meet Me at the Lighthouse has one of the best opening lines I’ve read since The Crow Road, and carried on being brilliant all the way through. On one level, a lighthearted summertime romance and, on the other an exploration of what happens when life doesn’t turn out the way we want. Five stars.” Rachel, Goodreads

“A spectacular book packed with laughter and romance that had me gripped from the very first page. I loved the characters in this book Bobbie and Ross. Five stars.” Jessica, Goodreads

“What a truly delightful book this has been, I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable… The setting and location of the book was so well written and highly descriptive, that you almost felt like you were there. Five stars.” Nessa, Amazon.co.uk

“I loved Meet me at the lighthouse!! It’s a lovely feel good read with the perfect characters and a lighthouse!… I loved [Mary’s] way with words, the characters and their personalities, the scenery etc… This is a book I can really recommend to all fans of Bridget Jones, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley. Five stars.” As The Page Turns Reviews

“An absolute joy to read. It is one of those heartwarming, cosy and utterly romantic books that make you feel good about the world. I read this book in a day, as I just couldn’t put it down. Five stars.” Brew and Books Review

“A serious contender for my favourite book of 2017… all the characters were charming and I simply adored the setting. A story that is just perfection and full of fun! Five stars.” Bestselling author Christie Barlow

“Absolutely hilarious! If you’re looking for a light-hearted, fun read then this book is just perfect. Five stars.” Claire, Goodreads

“Bobbie’s story has everything… those laugh out loud moments and some tearful moments… This is the first of Bakers books that I’ve read, but it most certainly wont be the last. Five stars.” Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom

“The characters are wonderful, the scenery splendid and I now want my own lighthouse. This book really has it all it makes a dark day so bright and really has brightened up my week. 5/5.” The Reading Shed

“The characters in this book were all so charming and they were also hilarious! The collective noun for a group of seagulls is now forever ingrained in my brain…..and it will be in yours too when you read it!!… a total delight of a read. Five stars.” Books and Me

“Mary’s talent for storytelling is ever present. I laughed so much while reading, cried actual tears and full body sighed with the romance of it all. I just loved it. Five stars.” Laura, Goodreads

“This witty novel has oodles of charm and a diverse supporting cast… Sweet, sexy and snort-inducing, this novel has the lot! Five stars.” Katey, Goodreads

“Great writing, vibrant characters and an enjoyable story. I’m looking forward to this authors next book already! 4.5 stars.” Lucie, Goodreads

“If you’re looking for a summer read that will keep you smiling throughout, has characters that are full of life, a romance that is sigh-worthy and amusing at the same time, plus a musical lighthouse, try this. It’s easy and enjoyable and a great escape, all grounded in a sturdy Yorkshire accent. I can’t wait to see what Mary Jayne Baker comes up with next. Four stars.” The Book Gannet

“This wonderful story made me laugh out loud, I cried, I giggled and I worried. I can’t exactly say what makes Meet me at the Lighthouse special but it is different from your regular small town romance. Good different. It is a very warm story set in a cozy little town where everybody knows everybody… The characters are well-developed and feel very much alive and kicking. Four stars.” Cup of Tea and Book

Meet Me At The Lighthouse is a wonderfully light hearted read… Couldn’t think of a better book to read this summer, or anytime of the year for that matter. Will have you laughing, smiling and feeling all warm and lovely inside. Four stars.” By the Letter Book Reviews

“A lovely light hearted story… It’s the first book I have read by the author, and I loved her writing style, and general sense of humour. Four stars.” Rachel’s Random Reads

“There are 1000’s of romance novels on sale and often they can become mundane, repetitive and bland. Not in the case of Meet Me At The Lighthouse, Baker manages to keep her story refreshing and on point. With intricate side stories threaded through the main event. There was never a dull moment or a need to skim… Bobbie is a unique and loveable character… The book is witty, engaging and sentimental. Four stars.” Love Books Group

Praise for The Honey Trap

“I could not put this book down! So addictive! I could not wait to see what was going to happen next – so many plot twists & amazing sexy scenes! I was so distraught when I finished, missed the characters so much! Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“Great read. Easy going, great story with a bit of spice, definitely recommend. Look forward to her next book. Well done Mary Jayne Baker. Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“The Honey Trap grabbed me from the start… [it] is a story about celebrities and fame and I liked that there are very few clichés, Mary Jayne Baker’s point of view is refreshing and it kept making me smile over and over again. Both romantic books and movies are supposed to have wonderful happy endings and The Honey Trap has a fabulous finale. I highly recommend this amazing endearing story.” With Love for Books blog

“…a brilliant first novel which promises more from an author who can obviously prepare a good plot, well-rounded characters, and pitch them together in a tale that moves along rapidly and smoothly to its ending.” Northern Life magazine

“Fun twists. Enjoyed this story. There were twists but ‘spoiler alert’ all ends well. Enjoy this story it goes until the end. Five stars.” Amazon.com [US] reviewer

“Cute book & funny. I rarely give 5 stars but thought this one was pretty great. I would recommend this book to any one.” Amazon.com [US] reviewer

“This is a book that will keep you entertained, drooling at the lead guy, jealous of any female who gets a bit of action with him, giggling in places and just generally reading until you finish it without stopping to take breath! Four stars.” Ali the Dragon Slayer

“The humour within the book is on point, absolutely hilarious and timed to perfection; Mary Jayne Baker definitely kept me on my toes in more ways than one. An absolutely brilliant read, outstanding! It should come with a warning though: ‘Too hot to handle’! Five stars.” Kaisha, The Writing Garnet

“Bursting at the seams with sexiness and hilarious shenanigans, The Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker was a sumptuously enticing read sparkling with the glitz and glamour of the movie world… Fabulously naughty, with plenty of emotion and heart. Four stars.” Becca’s Books

“This was such good fun and pure escapism… perfect for reading in the sun or curled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate – although there are some steamy scenes so don’t wrap up too warm! Four stars.” Michelle, The Book Magnet

“An entertaining – and somewhat raunchy – read about an unscrupulous media and the price of fame. 7/10.” Chicklit Club

“Ahhhh this book left me giddy and giggly for hours… Such a light, fun, lovely read and will be highly recommended by me! Four stars.” Amazon reviewer

“really liked this book could not put it down and ended up reading in one night a recommended read. Four stars.” Amazon reviewer

“How I wish I could have crawled into the novel and elbowed Angel out of the way and had my own wicked way with Seb. Believe me when you read it for yourself you will want to do the same. Four stars.” By The Letter Book Reviews

“The Honey Trap is a solid, polished and bloody good debut novel!… I loved everything about this book! I cheered these characters on, I felt their heartbreak and I fell in love right along with them. 5 stars.” Laura, Goodreads

“Fun, flirty and at points downright filthy… What I loved most about this was the balance between humour and sexiness – it was a red hot read in places!… If you’ve loved the balance of wit and sex in Debbie Johnson’s books, you’ll adore this one. 4.5 stars.” Katey, Goodreads

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable tale, with humour and warmth, plenty of chemistry and even an emotional moment or two. There are moral dilemmas, horrible bosses and even a touch of glamour to keep things rolling along. Plus, Seb is lovely. I will definitely be looking out for more from this author. Four stars.” Book Gannet

“I love discovering new authors and finding Mary Jayne has been a wonderful revelation… A brilliant debut that is a fun-filled, sexy romp of a read. 4.5/5* Can’t wait for more from Mary Jayne Baker!” Adele, Kraftireader

“I really could see this book made into a film, it had the fun factor all the way through. A really good romantic comedy which had my chuckle muscles working overtime. 10/10.” Tracey, The Reading Shed

“An enjoyable romp to be recommended. Dialogue paced and snappy, characters’ voices clear, distinctive and utterly credible… the writing is at times wickedly funny. Four stars.” Amazon reviewer

“Engrossing to the point of unputdownable… so very well written that it’s a joy to read. Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“I could not put this book down. A compelling and funny storyline, with “naughty bits” that didn’t take over the plot but were just one aspect of it. The characters were all well drawn and you could feel empathy with each of them. A very impressive debut from Mary Jayne Baker – roll on the next book. Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“Brilliant fast-paced rom-com! The book had me hooked from the start… The characters were really brought to life for me, and I loved how they developed along the course of the story. Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“I loved it. Chick lit at its best. Sometimes you just want an easy read and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I got hooked in the first few pages and couldn’t put it down for hours! Five stars.” Amazon reviewer

“A fun holiday read. This isn’t from the normal genre of books I read but once I started it, I couldn’t put it down! It’s written in a very easy style and with plenty of plot twists to keep things interesting. Four stars.” Amazon reviewer

“Wicked characterization, highly entertaining, and extremely funny!… A humorous contemporary romance story with exceptionally intriguing characters… The writing is precise. The plot is interesting, clever and incredibly engaging. And the storyline is the perfect mix of heartbreaking drama, witty dialogue, delicious scandals, and romantic liaisons. This truly is an intelligent, amusing story that will have you smiling and laughing-out-loud in no time. 8.5/10.” Zoe, What’s Better Than Books?

“Had me giggling out loud… I absolutely adored the characters. Four stars.” Rachel Humphries, Goodreads

“An interesting, insightful expose of the gutter press and the fallout of their actions. Not your usual romantic comedy material but it works… The story explores the current obsession with celebrity status in a humorous way and the well thought out plot holds your interest… An overall enjoyable read. Four stars.” Jane Hunt Book Reviews