Tj McKinnon


Tj is an Australian-New Zealand hybrid who attempts to keep the unique humour from the South Pacific while attempting to pretend to be an adult. It's a hard combo to master.

Writing chick lit as an outlet for an over active imagination and striving to share quirky humour with as many people as possible. It's a difficult task but someone needs to make the world laugh.


Price: Free! Words: 66,010. Language: Australian English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
After moving to her eighth school because her brother got them expelled, again, Kaila Jenson makes a decision to enjoy her time in high school. Kaila meets an incredible guy, Josh, who she’s instantly drawn to. There’s only one problem, he has a girlfriend and she’s the captain of the cheerleading squad.

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australia    chick lit    family    high school    humour    romance    teens    ya   

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Smashwords book reviews by Tj McKinnon

  • The Night Prowlers on March 21, 2012

    Fraught with danger and romance, the plot line is full of surprises. Truly an unpredictable read coupled with the thrill of danger and the sweetness of blossoming romance.
  • Girls of Gabe's Place 2: Robyn on March 27, 2012

    This novel had a thrilling plotline with disturbing twists. It hooks the reader in from the begining. In the end a very good read.
  • The Bride and the Brute on May 06, 2012

    Amazing book! I absolutely loved the characters, they made me laugh, the made me cry, it was wonderful!
  • Escape on May 07, 2012

    The characters were very well written. The plotline could have been expanded on some more. It has quite a few grammatical errors. However even with the grammar issues it is a very interesting read.
  • Kidnapped the Wrong Sister on May 07, 2012

    Absolutely brilliant read! It keeps you interested right until the end with the twists in the storyline, the great sense of humour and the sheer arrogance of the characters with the attitude that older siblings know best!
  • Safari Moon on May 21, 2012

    I loved the plotline, one of those typical novels where you're yelling at the characters because you know they love each other but they're too blind to realise it themselves. This was a very well written story, with some eccentric characters and a female who knows what she wants but is too afraid to go after it. I hope to read more from this author. Photography has never seemed so sexy before now!
  • Return to You on May 21, 2012

    Absolutely loved it! You start feeling like you know what's going on but then the plot thickens. I love the twists and turns. This is more than just a common love story between two characters there's multiple love stories happening at the same time. The characters were so well written, they really came off the page and came to life, Olivia is a very believable character with a lot of inner strength and Michael is the typical male with no clue what he's doing and why. This book made me laugh, cry and go all goo-ey on the inside. I couldn't stop reading and at the end I wish it just kept going.
  • The Mystic Wolves on May 28, 2012

    I absolutely loved the characters. The storyline reduced me to tears and I never saw the twists in the story coming. Such a well written novel with an amazing storyline with incredible characters. I loved how cheeky Darcy was and the incredible vulnerability that the Alph showed to the woman he loved.
  • The Summerland on Oct. 03, 2012

    This was an excellent read. I can normally pick the identity of the killer from the start but this book was a pleasant surprise, with twists and turns I never saw coming. Altogether it was an extremely well written story.
  • The Bad Luck Wedding Dress, Bad Luck Wedding #1 on Oct. 25, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book, it had great suspense and twists in the plotline that I had never seen coming! The daughters were so cute and totally reminded me of my own sisters. Trace and Jenny are riddled with constant misunderstandings and both feel vulnerable but they find their own way to love one another. It's a great story about family.
  • Twice Tempted on April 10, 2013

    I loved the plot line and the tension between the characters, it made you want to yell at them to get their heads on straight and realise what they have. I loved the characterisation and how easy it was to relate to each of the characters!
  • The Game on April 25, 2013

    There was great tension between the two main characters and even with Damon's character flaws, I still felt myself crushing on him. The only problem I had was with the ending, it felt a bit rushed and I wish there was more about them after they both decided to make a go of it.
  • Back in the Saddle (Jessica Brodie Diaries, Book 1) on May 22, 2013

    An interesting story however there were many homophone issues throughout the story. I enjoy strong female characters who don't let a man rule her life, so I was really frustrated when the main female character repeatedly swooned whenever she saw Blake. Altogether the dialogue was witty and intriguing yet it was too frustrating waiting for Blake to get his head out of his hoity-toity a** and admit hid feelings.
  • The Passionate Greek on May 22, 2013

    As a fan of Harlequin-ish novels, I can say that I enjoyed it. I understand that some people do not have the same appreciation for corny lines and dramatic events that I do. I adored the drastic Melanie, her enthusiasm for mischief made me giggle with glee. She's a very loveable, strong female with a moral compass. This book was so well written, it was an absolute pleasure to read.
  • Delilah's Weakness on Dec. 23, 2013

    This book was extremely well written. The storyline followed miscommunications and misjudgements. I loved the sassy ultra feminist character, unwilling to allow any man to help in any sort of way. And the kind of vulnerable businessman, Luke, willing to do anything to make Delilah's life easier. It was a great read.
  • Better Off Dead : A Lucy Hart, Deathdealer Novel (Book One) on Jan. 07, 2014

    At the beginning I hated Lucy, she was so superficial even she didn't think there was more to herself than materialistic items. Then comes along this hot werewolf who's in love with someone else and suddenly we discover a long with Lucy that maybe there is more to her than being fashionable and superficial. I can't wait for the third book to come out because the second left me wanting more.
  • Cursed by Darkness (An Urban Fantasy Novel) on Jan. 07, 2014

    This book took a while to get to the action and since it didn't really have a romantic sub story it made it difficult to get into it. There was too much going on with the storyline. And it was very abrupt in sections and ended extremely abruptly not so much on a cliff hanger but more on an anti climax. The side story at the end was way too disturbing for me and almost completely unnecessary from the descriptions of that scene within the book.
  • Lady Danger on Jan. 24, 2014

    This was a really well written book. It had suspense, it had strong women and best of all it had action. I loved Deirdre, her strength and iron will was refreshing. She didn't fall over herself to please a man and stood her ground against his male ego. Saying that, I still loved Pagan. He's everything we want a man to be, strong, masculine and protective. I liked how he learnt to be more sensitive. I really recommend this book, the only gripe I had was it ended too soon for me!
  • Diary of a Size 12 on Jan. 24, 2014

    The story was enticing and started off written in a fun and quirky manner. However midway through the story that quirkiness disappeared and became a little bit like a report of events. I can usually overlook grammar and spelling errors when the writing shines through, however there were just too many errors to overlook. Constant typos of Julian's name eg. "Julia" were frustrating to find. The poor grammar actually took away from what could have been a really great read.
  • Bound by Blood on Jan. 30, 2014

    I loved this book, it was so easy to read and understand. I loved the mysterious plot line and the twists in the storyline. It was also a very clean read, maybe a little clean in my opinion. It would have benefited from some steamy moments, it felt a little clinical instead of hot and steamy. It was a great read there were no spelling or grammar issues which made it really easy to read. I loved Kade and Sam, actually all of the characters had an incredible amount of depth.
  • Hot Pursuit (A Hostile Operations Team Novel) on Aug. 26, 2014

    I loved this book, it was so easy to read and there was real depth to the characters. It was nice to have a female character who didn't crumble under pressure or expect the man to save her. In fact I think Evie saved Matt's butt as many times as he saved hers. I love a romance with danger, bombs, guns and abs. The only thing that annoyed me was the ending, it felt really rushed and unresolved to me.
  • Duke of Deception on Sep. 09, 2014

    I loved this book! It had intrigue and misunderstandings. It was really unpredictable which made it a great read. The characters were well thought out and had tonnes of layers which made them believable. I loved Derek and his ability to say all the wrong things to a woman. The novel was extremely easy to read!
  • The Wedding Trap on Sep. 17, 2014

    This was a funny and quirky take on a CIA story. Beth seems to attract danger and Alex with the help of a bullet proof vest is the only thing standing between Beth and death. All of this is set around Beth's best friend's wedding. Throw in the fact that Alex is pretending to be Beth's imaginary boyfriend and her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, and it all makes for a funny story laced with danger. I loved the characters in this book, the author seamlessly blended danger, romance and humour into one funny book.
  • His Heart's Delight on Nov. 14, 2014

    I loved this book! It was very well written and had great descriptions. Although I had a problem with the ending because it was kind of a "maybe" ending, you know the kind which says they like each other but they're still not sure about marriage and it didn't really conclude the story.