She’s single. But it can still be complicated…
Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love.
So she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man.
Followed by another.
And then another…
And all of them want to date her.
Penny has to choose between three. But are any of them The One?
The bestselling author of Our Stop will have you laughing, crying and cheering Penny on in this funny and feel-good exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane’s If I Never Met You and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare.
Funny & Very Entertaining!
This is my first novel by Laura Jane Williams; I enjoyed it so much that I’ve already added her debut, Our Stop, to my wish list!
Penny has almost everything she wants in life; with her own business, a good work / life balance but it really would make it perfect to fall in love. It’s not as if she doesn’t try – she’s out there meeting and dating but with a catalogue of failures she’s beginning to think it must be her. Then she meets ‘him’ .. then another ‘him’ .. and then a third ‘him’. Just like buses, eh? What’s a girl to do?
Now here’s a book that is everything it promised to be – funny, feel-good and very, very entertaining! Penny is a tough lady who’s had a lot to deal with in life but has wonderful support from her staff, friend and family – especially her sister who always provides a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. The author has produced a fantastic array of characters from all walks of life, all with their own thing going on and I loved them all! The story is cleverly written, kept my focus throughout and yes, it had me cheering for Penny. As often happens, I really enjoyed the last chapter where everything was brought together with nothing left to chance. My kind of read, and completely worth all five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 352 pages
- Publisher: Avon
- Publication Date: 29 June 2020
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Laura (she/her) grew up moving every few years, from Derbyshire to the north-east, to York, and back again. She left state school at 18 with rather disappointing exam results and so travelled, lived and worked everywhere from Sri Lanka to Italy, France to Cambodia.
Eventually Laura settled back into full-time education, gaining a first-class honors in Creative Writing and Media Writing from The University of Derby, where she was on the Dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement. She taught English as a foreign language in the holidays to fund her studies, as well as working as a note-taker and selling prams in Babies R Us.
On graduating at age twenty-five Laura resumed travelling to run a children’s language school in Rome as she wrote the first draft of what would later be her first book. She lived on and off as a digital nomad, writing for websites, magazines, and continuing to teach, covering stints in Bali, Russia, and a brief flirtation with India, where she studied yoga. There was also a year-long job in London beauty PR, from which she was, not altogether regrettably, fired. On hindsight it was probably obvious she didn’t want to be there. All she wanted to do was write.
Since realising that, she has published two memoirs, Becoming and Ice Cream for Breakfast, and in 2019 her first fiction, Our Stop, was received to great international acclaim. The Love Square followed, and The Lucky Escape is due for release in summer 2021.
Laura also writes for screen, and has had projects in development with Wall-to-Wall, a Warner Bros TV Production UK company, and is currently developing an Our Stop adaptation for television.
Laura’s work has been translated into 12 languages in over 18 countries – and counting. She writes to make cynics believe in romance, reclaim the patriarchal hold on love stories, and construct the relationships she, herself, aspires to – romantically, platonically, and on the inside. That is, after all, the grandest, most passionate, and the longest-serving romance we cultivate – the one with have with ourselves.
Laura is sorry if that sounds soppy, but she really does believe it is true.