Title: Porn Money & Wannabe Mummy
Series: The Debt & The Doormat #3
Author: Laura Barnard
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: 23rd March
What is it about turning thirty that sends rational women into a tailspin?
Suddenly going from having all the time in the world, to cringing at the ticking of her biological clock, Poppy is drowning under the strain of trying to get pregnant.
With a dad in the throes of a mid-life crisis, a crazy mother-in-law and time racing towards Lilly’s wedding, will she be able to cope with it all…and give Ryan the baby they so desperately want?
Finally able to inherit her dad’s porn money, Jazz can’t wait to be rich! She can buy a house in Chelsea, go out partying with her old mates and start living how she deserves.
But with Ollie, Jemima and Meryl each clawing at their own little piece of her happiness, will she have to leave behind those closest to her in exchange for it?
The real question is, can Poppy and Jazz rescue their own lives before everything gets ruined, or will their own stubbornness destroy the lives they’ve created.
Kindle Friends Forever 4 ★ Review by Donna Elsegood
I am new to Laura’s work and I can honestly say this won’t be the last book I’ll be reading. From the very first page I was laughing. I like to read in bed of a night but unfortunately this was extremely difficult with a sleeping husband and having to suppress my giggles. While reading earlier in the evening, my family thought I had gone crazy staring at my Kindle and constantly chuckling to myself. I’d really like to meet Laura and have a glass of wine and a chat with her. What a very funny lady. I’m intrigued to see if the characters are based on anybody she knows or just created through her comedic mind.
The story follows Poppy and her best friend, Jazz, who inherited a large amount of money and is already spoilt rotten. I could have easily strangled Jazz at times although she redeemed herself tenfold in my eyes simply because I adored her character. Poppy is married to the delicious Ryan but it seems the pressure is on with everyone around them for reasons to be revealed in the story. Jazz is cohabiting with Poppy’s brother, Ollie. So far so good! Bestie, sister and sister-in-law, Poppy is Ms. Clumsy in all aspects and manages to get herself in some very peculiar situations. A clue dog poop…ooh my goodness me, did I laugh out loud. Especially further on when some of her funny moments come back and haunt her. At times, serious events took place in Poppy’s crazy family’s lives, but they always seemed to turn what should have been sad moments into hilarity.
The supporting characters are especially hilarious. Poppy’s mum and dad. God forbid if we ever had parents like them! Meryl’s brain to mouth filter is seriously lacking. And her dad has what should be a midlife crisis; however, he’s sixty years old! Just thinking about his antics has me in tears of laughter as I am writing this review.
“Mum. Why the hell is there a turkey in the bath?”
“Oh you found him then,” “Well darling,” “I forgot to defrost the thing. So it’s been in a hot bath since this morning. I’m sure it’ll turn out fine.”
The Christmas dinner scenario had to be mentioned. You’ll have to read this book to find out if the turkey made it to the dinner table. There is also Poppy’s friend, Izzy, who is dating her boss, Michael Sworsky. Get ready for a fair share of humorous adventures from these two, too. Yeh, this read is all wrapped up in a bundle of fun!
I can’t recommend this book enough. It is a priceless read that has so many trials and tribulations that one can’t help but lap up. Angst you’ll have with a difference. Poppy! I loved her to bits. I have given this read four stars as I felt it dragged on a little too much with a couple of issues that arose. I also didn’t get to find out if Poppy’s mum ever found out about why her dad was acting out of character. But all being said, very enjoyable indeed.
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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!
She’d love to hear from you!
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