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Book News – Big Sexy Love By Kirsty Greenwood

Big Sexy LoveDeliciously exciting news as Kirsty Greenwood is returning to our bookshelves in June with her new book called ‘Big Sexy Love’

What the back cover says

Olive Brewster is a scaredy cat. She doesn’t do new or risky. She’s happy enough with her job at the local market, it’s cool that she has no boyfriend to fret over, she even likes that she still lives in her childhood home. No drama, no fuss, no problems. Everything is fine. Super duper fine.

Except … Olive’s best friend in the world​, Birdie, is dying.

Birdie has one final wish. She wants to track down her first love, Chuck, and because she’s stuck in the hospital she needs Olive’s help to do it. But there’s a teeny problem: Chuck is somewhere in New York and Olive has never even left her home town, let alone roamed the crazy streets of Manhattan.

As if the big city isn’t scary enough, Olive has to contend with Seth, a cocky comedy TV writer who thinks she’s a joke; Anders, a bored socialite who’s taken a shine to her; and the fact that no matter how hard she tries to track down Chuck, he doesn’t seem to want to be found.

Can Olive learn to overcome her fears, abandon her old safe routine and fulfil her best friend’s last wish? It’s going to take extra bravery, one badass attitude and a whole lot of big sexy love to make this happen…

Get ready to laugh your socks off with this standout romantic comedy, bursting with get-the-giggles moments, heart-melting romance and characters you’ll never forget!

You can pre-order Big Sexy Love from Amazon and will be available to buy for only £2.99 from 29th June 2017.

The Woman Who Met Her Match By Fiona Gibson

The Woman Who Met Her Match‘The Woman Who Met Her Match’ is the latest book by Fiona Gibson.

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she’s got a good job, wonderful children and she’s happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years. But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can’t exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart, can she?

Fiona is back with another great story that will warm the cockles of your heart with her sweet and engaging story filled with relatable character and believable situation.

Like Fiona’s previous novels, the protagonist of the story is a single and hard working mother called Lorrie, a mother of two teenage children who has never quite got over the sudden death of her partner David. Whilst her children want nothing more than for their mother to be happy, she agrees to have a go at online dating, which ends up in disastrous results as nothing is what it seems on the internet. Then out of the blue, the first love of her life, Antoine gets in touch for the first time after breaking her 16 year old heart whilst on a trip to France. They befriend each other on Facebook and tentatively get to know one another and Lorrie enjoys reminiscing of earlier times, without the stress of impending redundancy and her 70 year old mother’s forthcoming nuptials.

The story is seen solely through the eyes of Lorrie and she is a genuinely heartwarming and kind lady. In her job as a make up sales person, she enjoys nothing more than transforming people and relieving a little bit of stress from their lives with a sweep of a brush. She’s considerate and patient, particularly when it comes to her high maintenance mother, who regularly makes for entertaining and shocking reading with her way of treating Lorrie. There are many fun characters in the story that compliment Lorrie, one person in particular is Stu, Lorrie’s lodger, a charismatic man who is always there to lend an ear after a horrible day.

Fun from the first page, this book was a delight to read, wittily and sensitively written in parts, that had me smiling throughout. Proof that age is just a number and you’re never to old to start over, whether it’s in love or in life, ‘The Woman Who Met Her Match’ is a poignant and enjoyable tale about the modern day woman.

You can buy The Woman Who Met Her Match from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Book News – The Break By Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes

I am absolutely delighted to see that Marian Keyes will be returning to our bookshelves with a new book in September called ‘The Break’.

Not much has been revealed about Marian thirteenth novel, only that it tells the story of a relationship that “everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never”. The news was announced on The Bookseller website and according to her publisher, Michael Joseph, it is about discovering that you can’t take anyone or anything in life for granted.

“It is Marian Keyes at her hilarious and insightful best,” the publisher said.

Louise Moore, manager director of Michael Joseph, added: “Michael Joseph has the great privilege of publishing Marian’s thirteenth novel, ‘The Break’. It is Marian at her funniest and most insightful; she is a writer who encapsulates perfectly the complications – both painful and wonderful – of love.”

Back in 2016, Marian celebrated 21 years with Penguin Random House since her first novel ‘Watermelon’ was published in 1995.

With no cover to reveal as off yet, ‘The Break’ is most definitely one of the books I will look forward to reading in 2017. Roll on September!

You can pre-order The Break from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 7th September 2017.

My Not So Perfect Life By Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life‘My Not So Perfect Life’ is the latest book by Sophie Kinsella.

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they? Until her not-so perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business. Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams? Or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?

I’ve been a fan of Sophie’s books for years, one of her books ‘Can You Keep A Secret’ is one of my favourite books, so when I received a copy of ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ I was eager to delve in and see what Sophie’s latest book had to offer.

In this book, we meet Katie/Cat, a young woman who has moved from the wild countryside to the bright lights of London, hoping for a successful career in marketing but there’s one snag, her job hasn’t turned out as her expected, low income, huge pressure and a demanding boss, Cat’s life is far from the perfection she posts on Instagram. But, when she’s suddenly let go, Cat’s world falls apart and she finds herself in limbo. Unsure of what to do next, she returns home to her father and stepmother, claiming she’s on a sabbatical and ends up using her skills and talents to help her parents create the perfect glamp site and her wealth of knowledge makes the site a huge success but when her boss Demeter turns up, sampling the delights of Ansters Farm Country Retreat, Cat has to pretend to be someone else so her parents don’t find out she has lost her job, but she can use it all to her advantage as she treats Demeter to some new upcoming exercises and activities to avenge her redundancy.

I absolutely loved this book, it was the perfect book to curl up with. The story has a wonderfully warm and relatable lead that made reading this story so enjoyable.

The story is primarily seen through the narrative of Cat/Katie, a young woman following a dream, working for an enviable company that many people would love to work for. Her boss Demeter, is ditsy but she’s sharp and sees what’s on trend and Cat hopes that she can catch Demeter’s attention with her ideas but sadly that doesn’t work when Cat is dealt a bitter blow with being let go. Instead of crying into her porridge, she sees it as an opportunity to prove her potential with the set up of her parents glamp site.

I thought Cat as an inspirational young woman, she’s determined, driven and wants nothing more than to work in the creative field and uses her redundancy as a positive instead of a negative. But like any other human being, when she sees the opportunity to get back at Demeter for firing her, she seizes it with entertaining and funny results.

The book is filled with many fun and lovely characters, Cat’s father regularly has quick fire business ideas that often end in disaster, but with Cat’s help is proving to be a success, whilst Demeter is also showing that her life is also far from perfect. Portraying the glamorous and ideal life in the office, it’s a different story when she turns up to the farm with a distracted husband and two sully children. In these scenes, I felt a sympathy towards Demeter as she struggled to fit in and deal with the drama around her. Alex plays the handsome lead in the story, a charismatic and influential young man who Cat finds herself drawn to.

A fun and engaging story that made for delicious reading, filled with relatable characters and hilarious scenarios, I couldn’t put it down. A fresh story that truly is Sophie at her very best, with laugh out loud moments and a fabulous leading lady, ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ is the perfect pick me up book that proves that with a bit of creativity and hard work, dreams can come true.

You can buy My Not So Perfect Life and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Fiona Gibson Reveals New Book – The Woman Who Met Her Match

The Woman Who Met Her MatchFiona Gibson has revealed her new book and it’s called ‘The Woman Who Met Her Match’.

What the back cover says

What if your first love came back on the scene . . . 30 years later?

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she’s got a good job, wonderful children and she’s happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.

That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years.

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can’t exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she?

I absolutely loved Fiona’s previous books, so I can’t wait to get reading this fun tale!

You can pre-order The Woman Who Met Her Match from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 20th April 2017.