What does a ‘trashy novel’ really mean? #romcom #trashy

I always thought the answer was gratuitous sex scenes amongst shallow characters, but others have told me it’s an insignificant plot. I Googled the answer and (palpitations!) it brought up chick lit. Chick lit! Surely not the light-hearted books I … Continue reading

A British read that sums up the entire chick lit genre: fun, relationships and ‘finding yourself’.

Sssh, don’t tell everyone, but it’s half price for one week only


Sorry, folks, but it’s back to normal price now.

A Proper Charlie

Charlie Wallis is ditzy but her heart is the right place, it’s just a shame her brain isn’t.
Without a family, she was brought up in a children’s home and subsequently craves to fall in love and be loved herself. She is heart-broken when her boyfriend dumps her, but then feels attracted to her boss, Ben. And it’s mutual! Problem is he’s wanted for murder.
Is her life destined to meet bad men? Or is Ben as innocent as he claims?
A true British book – A Proper Charlie will take you around the streets of London on Charlie’s journey to contentment, and it’s where she least expects to find it!

99c / 77p for one week only!

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What’s a girl to do when she discovers her boss is a wanted man? British chicklit by @louise_wise

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This ’emotional scene’ is short and sweet. A Proper Charlie is a British book which brings together two different classes: the upper and and lower class. This scene shows how different the main character, Charlie, is from the man she’s fallen in love with…
Charlie
nodded. ‘Of course I will.’ She forced a smile. ‘I understand why you have to
go.’ And she did, only she badly wanted him to stay. To stay and finish making
love to her. To tell her he loved her.
She
swallowed hard. Her world was miles apart from Ben’s. She bought her clothes
from Primark, whereas he had his tailor-made. He ate the finest foods, while
she dined on oven chips and fish fingers. He drove a fresh-off-the-forecourt Audi,
while she drove a battered old Fiesta. She lived in a dingy block of flats,
with junkies and single mothers, while he lived in a beautiful house with a
swimming pool and a butler. She didn’t know the latter, but she could imagine
it.
He’d
probably feel embarrassed if he knew what she felt about him – or worse, pity.
‘What’s
going through your mind?’
She
blinked herself to the present. ‘Eh?’
‘You’ve
been standing in a trance for the last few minutes.’
She
flushed. ‘Ben,’ she began. But she couldn’t finish. ‘Good night,’ she said
instead. ‘I sincerely wish you well with your family bust-up.’
He
smiled. ‘Thank you. Families,’ he said, with a jerk of his head. ‘Who’d have
them?’
Then he
was gone.
‘I
would,’ she answered the closed door. ‘I would.’
 What’s a girl to do when she discovers her boss is a wanted man?

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become a honey trap, that’s what.

She’s losing her job.
She’s losing her boyfriend.
She can only afford to eat spaghetti hoops on toast.
She’s called Charlie… or Charlotte, or ginger, ginge, Duracell,
carrot.
Yet with all these odds against her, she pushes forward to
take the lead story on her paper at London Core.
Shame no one knows. Shame she’s the office general assistant and not a real journalist.
Shame it’s on missing prostitutes and Charlie thinks pretending to be a ‘tart
with a heart’ will get her that story.
She doesn’t just get a story.
She becomes the starring role.

What kind of driver are you?

by
Louise Wise



I’m a placid type of person. Not easily riled. But inside a car I’m a MONSTER! If someone cuts me up, sits on my tail, hesitates too long, I turn in to Mrs Hulk! I wind down the window, stick my head out and yell like a fishwife.


If they are on my behind I flash my fog lights (they think I’m braking and pull back), or I become Driving Miss Daisy and refuse to go above 10 mph.



My husband, in the passenger seat, makes strange hand movements, usually with clenched fists and white knuckles. My particular favourite gesture is when he cowers down in the seat and covers his entire head. So sweet.

But, hey, it isn’t my driving that’s the problem. It’s the others. I’ve compiled a list of road users:


Middle Lane Hoggers: You know the kind, they sit in the middle lane so if you want to overtake you have to move two lanes just to get in front of them. Grrrr

Sunday Drivers: They drive slooooowy, looking at scenery, pointing out things of interest to their passengers and suddenly stopping when they spot a landmark.


Boy Racers: These undertake, cut you up, drive with their music blaring from an open window. Don’t give them eye contact. It’ll make them think you admire them. 


White Van Drivers: These are closely related to Lorry/Truck Drivers. Very arrogant with their large vehicles and their ability to look down on other road users–literally. Overtake them, accidentally or not, and they’ll NEVER forgive you. I watched Duel and, trust me, these things could happen!


Mummy Drivers: These are usually turned the other way with one hand on the stirring wheel the other holding a tissue and wiping snot or vomit from a child on the back seat.


Chick Lit Readers: Perfect.

Get it for 77p or 99c while you can…
A Proper Charlie

A British contemporary romance novel…
jolly good fun!

What happens when prostitutes go missing, and Charlie’s shy boss, Ben Middleton, is a suspect? 


What happens when Charlie pretends to be a hooker for the newspaper story she’s working on, and is “picked up” by Ben? 

What happens when she is abducted and only the handsome Ben knows where she is? 

Poor Charlie, she only wanted recognition. She should’ve stayed home. 

Available in many formats:

Paperback:
http://amzn.to/14JZWEj (full price)
Apple
iStore: http://bit.ly/1d4XaC1