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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lynda Renham - The Dogs Bollocks

review written by Ro Bennett and read live on bookshow 4th June 2015
The Dog’s Bollocks by Lynda Renham - the book was previously named ‘The Valentine Present and other Diabolical Liberties’
On arriving home after a friend’s posh wedding, Harriet finds her life irrevocably changed as she discovers her flat ransacked and her boyfriend - smarmy loser, Julian is missing. 

Having given up on her dream to nurse in underprivileged areas abroad in order to support Julian in his new venture as a restauranteur, Harriet had to work in a launderette whilst trying to keep up with her studies to make ends meet.

At her friend’s wedding Harriet meets the very rich and pompous Hamilton Lancaster who is desperate to inherit his grandmothers shares but has to show himself to be responsible and settling down in a stable relationship in order to do so. However he is running out of time as his grandmother only has six months to live.... The chance meeting with Harriet at their mutual friend’s wedding leads to her receiving a very interesting proposition and while she feels uncomfortable with it, it could solve her increasingly mounting financial problems.

So, accepting this offer which she can no longer afford to refuse, Harriet, against her better judgement becomes Hamilton’s fiancée with dire consequences. And what she had not bargained on was meeting Doctor Brice Edmunds. 

This was an hilarious, laugh out loud feel good read which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Harriet’s character is brilliant and the other characters are well-drawn. An entertaining, well written story with many intricacies, a witty and relaxed style and a page turner - a real tonic! I will certainly read more of her books when I need cheering up.

Lynda Renham is famous for her romantic comedy novels. She has been called A Comedian in a Book, Chicklit Royalty and A Comic Genius. Her writing style has been likened to Sophie Kinsella.  Lynda is a prolific writer, blogger and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.

Lynda lives in Oxfordshire with her second husband and cat.

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