Sunday, 3 April 2011

Book Review 12! (& a little Giveaway for you )

This is the book I’ve been reading this week. A first Novel by a fellow Blogger. How exciting is it to be reading a novel by someone you feel as though you ‘know!’


When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £50,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end? Who will win The Hating Game?

First 5 sentences.. If I get pheumonia, he’s going to pay,’ Mattie Johns muttered as she gripped the chains of the dunk-tank swing and looked down into the murky water. Several unidentifiable floating objects bobbed on the surface and the water had a funky yellow tint. Bonus if she got diphtheria! She’s sue Stuart for all he was worth, saving her company and putting the loser out of business in one fell swoop. Shame you couldn't sue for boredom, she sighed, shifting her frozen bottom on the swing.

Where I got my hands on it.. Amazon. I know. I don’t make a habit of buying new books, but i did this to support fellow blogger Talli Roland. So really, I’m allowed right?

The cover.. This cover screams Chic Lit, definitely eye catching on the shelf, especially as it’s my favourite colour :)

Made me want to… Buy Talli’s next book when it comes out!!

Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?.. Could be YOU. (see the end of this post for details..)

I really wanted to like this book. Because I do follow Talli, and I’ve been supporting her run up to this book being published. I mean how terrible would it be if you hated your ‘friends’ first published novel?!

Luckily I needn’t have worried. This is Chic Lit at it’s best. I’ve read a lot of chic lit, and you know how they just blur and merge into one another? I sometimes get to the point that I can’t remember one chic lit novel from the next.

This is different though, the story line will definitely make it stand out in your memory from all the other novels on your shelf!

Go show Talli some love.

But, don’t just take my word for it..Would you like it for yourself?

Because I’m so nice I’m going to send it to one of my lucky readers, if you would like this to plop on your doorstep, just leave a comment on this post, and tell me what the last book you read was :)

PS. Happy Mothers Day!



  1. Aw, how awesome to read a book by a fellow blogger!

    The last book(s) I read was the "In The Garden" trilogy by Nora Roberts (embarrassing? Maybe. But I loveee chick lit/romance-y stuff - can't help it!).

  2. Last book I read was At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. I love romance novels.

  3. This is really awesome! A book by a fellow blogger. The last book I read is Defiance by Lili St Crow :) More of my YA books.

  4. How nice of you to support a fellow blogger! The last book I read was the Hunger Games series, and now I'm reading The Pioneer Woman's Black Heels to Tractor Wheels! :)

  5. What a great idea to pass the book along! Sadly it's been a little bit since i actually finished a book! But the last one I read was "Time Traveler's Wife" and before that was "Kite Runner."

    So cool a fellow blogger has a published book. Yay!


  6. How exciting to have a book published!

    The last book I read was the first book in the True Blood series. I'm currently reading book two!

    x Jasmine

  7. I enjoyed reading this book so much.

  8. Sorry for posting just that, this all I wanted to say:
    I love reading about this book, I love your style so much, it's really a treat to read what you write.

  9. Oh I want to read this so bad, if I don't win then I am def buying!

  10. I love chick lit! I want to win this book!

    The last book I read/ am still reading is "The Paris Wife," about Ernest Hemingway and his wife and their time abroad in the 20s/3os. Love it!

  11. I love your book reviews! The last book that I read was Nicholas Sparks The Last Song!

  12. Oh yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! : ) *happy dance, happy dance, wine wine wine*

    Thank you for taking the time to buy, read and review. I really appreciate it.

  13. Oh, may I have it please? :) I follow Talli too (from the US). The last book I read was Carrie Ryan's "The Forest of Hands and Teeth"

  14. With a review like this, how could I not want to read this- even more than I did before I logged on. The last book I read was The Famous Writers School by Stephen Carter.

  15. Hi Claire
    Thanks for popping by it's always nice to meet someone new.
    The book sounds like a good read and as I like variety I would love to join in your giveaway, please!
    The last book I read was 'The Observations' by Jane Harris, nothing like anything I have read before. Slightly strange but in a page turning way. Am off to check out Talli's blog. I always wanted to be a writer. It's great to find people that have followed their dream.
    Jenny x

  16. The last book I read was the discovery of witches, and now I am onto the Hunger Games :)

  17. honestly the last book I read...a combination of trail guide to the human body, pathophysiology, and exercise nutrition! YUCK right!! Only 2 more weeks of school left before graduation, I have a list the length of my arm for when I'm done!

  18. Well I just finished rereading my favorite book, Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon. In fact I would totally recommend it for you, I think you'd love it! I'm doing a book review on it tomorrow so stop by!