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Publisher's Summary

Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed and living back at her mum's. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team and renews her friendship with 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 must decide where her priorities lie....

©2017 Colleen Coleman (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Colleen Coleman is definitely one to watch." ( Chick Lit Uncovered)

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Enjoyable story

The story was enjoyable once you got into it. it seemed to have a bit in the middle were I just wanted to slap Poppy Bloom!!!

Narrator can not to men's r voiced which was grating.

Overall a good story.

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  • Elle W
  • 29-08-2017

Entertaining But...

I'm enjoying the story: it's light and upbeat, with a likable protagonist albeit slightly cliche. The reader, Imogen Church, is talented with varying voices for each character, inflection, pacing, and tone. But there is one problem that the director or editing should have caught/prevented/corrected: Whenever the main character has an "aside" or interior monologue, Ms Church lowers the volume of her voice so greatly that it's near impossible to hear. Yet increasing my devices' volume results startlingly loud dialogue from the other characters, as if they're yelling. My downstairs neighbor even complained that my "TV was too loud." This just about ruined the listening experience for me, making it quite frustrating. I want to listen to the rest of the book, but no matter where I am or how I listen--car, earbuds, home speakers system--there are parts of the book I can't hear unless I want to be subjected to parts that are jarringly loud. So frustrating!!! I've listened to other books narrated by Imogen Church and usually enjoy her style, so it's clear this time she just didn't realize her mic wasn't picking up part of her speech very well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-2018

Excellent/Great read

This book is a most for the summer. Very cleverly written, with a great story. Colleen , please write more books ,

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  • Kay
  • 06-04-2018

Was a bit slow at one point but it picked back up

I have to admit that I am writing this review 3 months after I purchased the book. I started it and got tired I'm the middle and just couldn't pick it back up. once I ran out of credits and things I had not read yet I came back and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I seemed to have given up on the story just before things started looking up for the heroine and so my return to the world of Poppy was a joyous one. the story was good but I earn you that it may drag slightly in the middle. I never really laughed out loud but I was amused many times. You will cringe for the main character more than anything but she comes around. I am not upset about the credit. I would do it again. This book is more about self discovery than anything else. It's a love story in which the heroine falls in love with who she is and everything else falls into place after that. There is no sex, illicit violence, or drug use in the book although the heroine does deal with the lingering feelings of being a child who grew up witness to a drug addiction. The book was a solid story but if you are looking for a love story this is not it. It's more of a self-love story but in the end that is fine with me.

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  • Jackie
  • 09-09-2017

loved it!

The story was so funny and read SO well by the narrator!!! Narrator 10 stars if that was possible!

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  • Elizabeth Ravlich
  • 06-09-2017

Ugh

I'm sorry but I hated this book. I found the story extremely boring and the narrator was way to over dramatic. I couldn't even finish it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-2017

easy read

easy light read with a lovely story. enjoyed this book. kind of uplifting in a way.

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  • j
  • 06-08-2017

Brilliant!

Funny, moving & inspirational. Beautifully written & narrated. Can't recommend highly enough! Looking forward to Colleen's next book.

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  • Emily
  • 18-04-2018

Phenomenal and beautiful. Couldn't stop listening

I finished it in 2 days. Really well written and read. An absolutely brilliant book.

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  • Miss
  • 28-12-2017

Meh

Alright I guess. I liked the overall sentiment of living for now and loving your loved ones and going with your gut etc but it lacked that certain grip you get with really great books. The narrator probably spoilt it a bit too to be honest. Quiet one minute, loud the next and a bit overly expressive on certain lines. Good at different accents though. I'm not saying it's the worst book, but sadly not the best.

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  • m j barber
  • 08-12-2017

What a great read.

Fabulous, funny,farcical, I laugh so much, makes you think how much it sounds like your life