Category Archives: Contemporary

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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I loved The Rosie Project which I reviewed last year and was my top 5 reads of 2014. So when this book came out it was a must read for me and I was looking forward to finding out what Don Tillman was doing now.

Don has married Rosie and we follow their life in New York. They have settled into life well, compromised on some things like the food plans and have a social life too. But when Rosie gets pregnant, life changes for everyone.

Don is as sweet as ever, so caring in his own helpful way and as with The Rosie Project there are some classic funny moments in the story. He is shocked when Rosie springs her pregnancy on him and has what he calls a ‘meltdown’. But he deals with it in the way Read the rest of this entry

The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews

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When I heard that Carole Matthews had a new Christmas book out called The Christmas Party, I couldn’t wait to read it as I loved her book Calling Mrs Christmas in 2013.

The story follows the key characters who are part of a huge global corporate company at their work Christmas party. Work hard and play hard is the theme in this story and the Christmas party is the pinnacle of the year where all staff get to enjoy themselves, drink, eat and be merry.

Overall I was Read the rest of this entry

Round and Round by Terry Tyler

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I have read some of Terry Tyler’s previous books and enjoyed them and so I decided to read Round and Round also.

We follow Sophie, who in her past had to choose between 4 men of who to spend her future with. Chris is her boyfriend, a bit of a sponger and a bit boring. Sebastian is a rich painter who sounds cute but there is always something about him that warns danger, stay away. Neil at the theatre sounded lovely and Kieran Greenleaf is a musician, but seemed to boast too much and is a bit lazy. Who should she pick? Read the rest of this entry

Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews

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Summer has been great and I have been enjoying the lovely warm summer weather we got this year. Nothing is better than reading a great summer book while relaxing in the park. So I thought Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews would be perfect to read. I wasn’t disappointed. Read the rest of this entry

Bad Brides by Rebecca Chance

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I wanted to read a wedding themed book as I am getting married very soon and Bad Brides by Rebecca Chance looked like a fun read. I wasn’t disappointed.

We follow 2 brides-to-be who are high profile in society and are planning their weddings of a lifetime as well as competing for the cover of a new bridal magazine. Read the rest of this entry

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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A work colleague told me about this book and it sounded interesting so I thought I would try it. I wasn’t disappointed as The Rosie Project proved to be a very enjoyable read.

We follow Don who is a college professor with a high IQ, super organised, eccentric, and lacks social skills. He is trying to find the perfect wife Read the rest of this entry