Thursday 30 July 2015

Book of the Month: July

The Love Shack
by Jane Costello
Life's great when you're 29 years old with a gorgeous girlfriend and fulfilling job. Until you have to move back in with your mum . . .

Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save enough for the deposit is by moving in, rent-free, with Dan's mum.

It's a desperate solution, but it's only for six months. And Gemma's determined to
make it work, no matter how bad things get.

But between Dan's mum's kitchen karaoke, her constant innuendos, irrepressible argumentative streak and - worst of all - her ham and pineapple curries, life back at home would test the patience of two saints. Which Dan and Gemma most definitely are not.

Then, as they're trying to convince themselves it will all be worth it, Gemma's past comes back to haunt her. And suddenly the foundations of their entire relationship are shaken to their core…
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The Love Shack is full of laughs as Gemma and Dan move back home with Dan's mum, Belinda. Although Belinda's heart is in the right place, she does have a tendency to incinerate food and her privacy radar is a bit wonky. But she is a wonderful character and created many laugh-out-loud moments.
I loved the premise of the book and could only imagine how Gemma and Dan felt living back in Dan's childhood bedroom with Belinda hovering (however good-naturedly) and able to hear EVERYTHING. For me, The Love Shack had everything I look for in a great romantic comedy; fab characters, bucket loads of humour and a sprinkling of romance.
You can see my full review of The Love Shack here
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