July has been another great reading month. There have been some amazing debuts and some brilliant releases by some classic authors once again. I always find the task of choosing my Book of the Month difficult (I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to start this feature, really…) but of all of the books that I read in July there have been one or two that have really stood out for me.
Therefore, my Book of the Month for July goes to Miss Wrong and Mr Right by Robert Bryndza.
Now, it’s no secret that I love Robert Bryndza. As soon as I picked up my first Coco Pinchard novel I was hooked. His writing is just so funny, charismatic and realistic and I could very easily babble on incoherently all day about how much I love his books. Miss Wrong and Mr Right is a stand-alone book and not part of the beloved Coco series, meaning we get introduced to a whole new set of characters, accents and scenarios. If you are feeling down, or are looking for a novel that will leave you with the biggest grin ever, then drop everything and read this book. Right now. I promise you will love it.
Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all: she runs a successful theatre in Soho that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars. Her biggest supporter is her eccentric Hungarian Gran, and she even has the ‘perfect’ yoga teacher boyfriend – Namaste!
Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie’s escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar 15 years ago. And then he turns up at her theatre door…
With rivalry clouding old feelings, events in Soho bring Jamie and Natalie together in hilarious ways. Gran is loose in the city once more, it seems to be raining sandwiches and records are broken for Burlesque flash mobs. If she can keep her world together, will Natalie discover who is really Mr Right, and that perhaps she isn’t Miss Wrong?
My special mention for July has to go to the magnificent The Blue by Lucy Clarke. Oh My Gosh. This book was amazing and I was completely engrossed. Gripping, exciting, tense and full of twists and turns, this is definitely my favourite Lucy Clarke novel to date. There is no way you can pick up this book and NOT be desperate to find out what’s going to happen…
They had found paradise.
What would they do to keep it?
With a quick spin of the globe, Kitty and Lana
escape their grey reality and journey to the Philippines.
There they discover The Blue – a beautiful yacht,
with a wandering crew.
They spend day after languorous day exploring the pristine
white beaches and swimming beneath the stars, and Lana
drifts further away from the long-buried secrets of home.
But the tide turns when death creeps quietly on deck.
A dangerous swell of mistrust and lies threatens to bring
the crew’s adventures to an end – but some won’t
let paradise go…whatever the price.