(Babes of Brighton #2)
by Laura Barnard
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I definitely couldn’t rely on mum or my ugly half-sisters Anastasia and Drizzela (it’s actually Avery and Madison, but I prefer to call them after the ugly stepsisters in Cinderella). To put it mildly, they’re vile.
I am not a homophobe. It’s just that it’s not safe for a pretty guy like me. I mean, it’s like dangling some prime rib eye steak in front of some hungry hyenas and trying to tell them they can’t have it.
His hands find my hair, pulling it back so I don’t vomit into it. God, he’s a keeper. Well, at least that’s what a normal woman looking for a relationship would think.
I was deeply conflicted and struggling through most of this book, as I couldn’t seem to find a likable trait in the main female character of Brooke, other than her snarky sense of humor. She was in fact, rather horrid, as was most of her family, although I adored her feisty nana to bits. Brooke was a prickly tantrum tossing drama queen, skanky party girl, and horrible human being. She appeared to have a default setting of self-destruct and ruined anything good before it could possibly develop while continuing on with the not so good far too long and despite knowing better. She did not date as she preferred mindless sex and bootie calls and had never had a relationship, however, her alcoholic slag of a mother had indulged in more than enough of them to make up the difference. Brooke was loud, crass, insecure, immature, and as fickle as a middle school-aged girl. She was a hot mess and annoyed me to no end, yet I couldn’t seem to stop reading her story… I fear there must be something wrong with me! In contrast, although I’m not one for tatted men I was in a total swoon over the sweet and thoughtful Nicholas, despite his love of zombies, and I wanted to pull Brooke’s hair and slap her into the corner for an attitude adjustment for her heinous treatment of this precious man. The storyline was laced with earthy humor that zigged and zagged with embarrassing situations, clever observations, and amusing scenarios, regardless of Brooke’s ill tempers, cruelty, and thoughtless and impulsive behaviors.
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Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or ‘chick lit’ as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.
She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She’s a real fan of the power nap and of course READING!
She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!