22 March 2021


After a long and germy old winter I think we're all very excited about the summer ahead, even though it still feels a bit... tbc. What will we actually be able to do? Who ruddy knows. One thing I know FOR SURE is that we can crack open a good book and step into a world where people can do Actual Things.

So I've two brilliant new reads for summer 2021 for you, written by two of my favourite authors. Dive in, lads. 


God I love Lucy. I loved her even before she sent me a proof of her new book along with a stash of chocolate and now that I've read Bad Choices, I can confidently say that it would have won me over even without the Green & Blacks. 

It is joyous. All the things I love to read. A perfect portrayal of friendship, with Nat and Zoe stealing my heart from the start. The book follows their friendship through two decades and I loved the nostalgia, laughing hard at the old days, eg my long-forgotten best pal Tom from MySpace. There's light and shade in this book and Lucy deals with the highs and lows so well. Give it a read and chuck five stars her way immediately!  

Bad Choices is available to preorder now and comes out on June 10. 

THE LUCKY ESCAPE, Laura Jane Williams

Annie has all the ingredients for the perfect honeymoon except, that is, the husband. He literally left her on their wedding day. With a little cajoling she goes on their honeymoon anyway and decides to take a cute blast from the past with her. 

This story is adorable. I loved watching Annie learning to put herself first and to take a chance on trusting her instinct. I loved how well LJW crafted her characters. And mostly I loved Patrick. Highly recommend this for a little summer sojourn to Australia from the comfort of your own home. 

The Lucky Escape is available to preorder now and comes out on June 10. 

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Thank you Avon and Orion for the early reads! A HUGE perk of being an author. 

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