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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blogtour: Review: Don't Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman

Good afternoon, fellow book-fiends. I know it’s grey, wet and cold outside, and not quite the spring afternoon you might be hoping for, but I’ve got the perfect book to change that around and bring some sunshine to your weekend (which, let’s face it, is nearly here- YAY!!)

I have just read Colleen Coleman’s fabulous debut, Don’t Stop Me Now- and it’s a love thing. Really and truly one of the freshest and funniest chick-lit voices I’ve read in years.

Poppy Bloom is riding high. She’s had the perfect academic career so far, has just made Dr – the ink on her groundbreaking psychology thesis and her PhD is still drying. She has everything planned out exactly as she wants it to be. And then it all comes crashing down around her.

Poppy has to pick herself up and start again from square one. She soon realises how empty her ten years of expensive academia have been. But at their heart is something very special- something she could still share with the world- but does she have it in her to chase it – or will she settle for second-best, and a shadow of the dream she once held so dear?

You know what is so wonderfully refreshing about this book? It’s a completely new story. Coleman has struck out and created her own path with her debut- and in doing so, I think she will win a massive fan-base.  Poppy is a unique character you will side with instantly as she finds her way through the challenges that life likes to throw at us all.

If you love Sophie Kinsella (especially her stand-alone novels) – you’ll love Don’t Stop Me Now. If you’re looking for a funny, inspiring, uplifting book to read this weekend- then you’ve found it.

Grab your copy here:

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The Blurb:

A hilarious feel good read about making lemonade when life gives you lemons, and finding the silver lining in every cloud.

Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed, unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, and living back at her mum’s in her vampire-themed childhood bedroom.

Not exactly what she was hoping for.

But when Poppy sets her mind to something, nothing can stand in her way. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, and renews her friendship with her oldest friend Leanne. Spending time with Leanne’s gorgeous twin Tom is just a bonus…

But life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and Poppy soon has to decide where her priorities lie… With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can Poppy keep everyone happy, or is everything about to tumble down around her?

A laugh-out-loud story about friendship, second chances, and new love, perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Jane Costello.

About Colleen Coleman:

Colleen Coleman is an Irish-Canadian novelist. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious
Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’. She spent over ten years working as a teacher of English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching her eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words The End. As a result, her first novel was born. Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very, very chatty twin daughters. Don’t Stop Me Now is her first book and will be released in March. 

1 comment:

  1. Laura thank you so so much for such a great review! I love that you you love that Poppy is so smart. It really means a lot to me that this matters ! Hope you have a fab day and that you enjoy the next book too! Big love Colleen xxx