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Scott Family Short Stories- review and blog tour

My review:

Books are my Life participates in a blog tour with this triple review. YEY! It is the first time and I must say the reason for that is all three novelettes are part of the series.

Let’s Dance (#1) is the first novelette by Amanda Paull that I ever read and I’ve thoroughly enjoy reading it. The story begins with Shona and Laura, two best friends going to dance lessons. It’s Shona’s idea. Laura doesn’t want to go but her best friend’s desire and enthusiasm are as huge as a mountain and she doesn’t have a choice.

Shona has a “vision board”:

“‘I’ve made a vision board.’ Shona drew a large square in the air with her hands. ‘It has a picture of my perfect man pinned to it – fantastic body. And that posh hotel we like in Ibiza, the one with the huge pool and swim-up bar.’ ‘Won’t the image of a particular man prevent the Universe from sending the one it has picked out for you?’ ‘I cut off his head.’

LOL. I couldn’t stop laugh imagining the whole scene. There are lots of laughing out loud moments like that. I like when the book makes me laugh and delighted me.

I like the way Laura met Ben and her thoughts about him “the man with the flexible shoes”, also their dancing and their teacher Portia.

The narration is very entertaining and charming and I recommend this short book to everyone who wants a quick and enjoyable short story.

Spoiler alert: If you don’t read the first novelette please don’t read the review below.

A Christmas Day Kerfuffle (#2)

The story continues where it ends in the first installment Laura has a new boyfriend and that is Ben. They are together in love. It’s Christmas time and Ben should meet Laura’s family for the second time. Laura wants their first Christmas as a couple to be perfect but is it possible with her crazy family?

Despite Laura’s first impression about Ben and all those dance classes, she loves him.

“She loved his velvety dark brown hair, with just enough wave to give it a sexy, tousled look. Her whole body tingled as she imagined running her own hands through it.”

Is love enough to endure the mess? The end gave me the answer to this question and I adore it.

Fenella’s Fabulous Fountain Fondue (#3)

Laura and Ben’s relationship survived after two meetings with Laura’s family but now it is the turn to Ben’s family. They want to surprise Ben’s mother Fenella for her eighty-fifth birthday. The two families are meeting for the first time. Laura is so nervous and how she couldn’t be, knowing her family. They are absolute havoc.

I couldn’t stop laughing at the moment when Maureen trying to buy a new dress and wants to purchase a bigger size.

“If we stuck a white hat on her she’d look like a Smurf,’ cackled Laura.”

I think that the reader should read all three novelettes and get known better all members from the Scott Family. They are hilarious people who sometimes do ridiculous things messing around. Although they are chaotic they are also sympathetic.

I recommend this series because are fast page turners and entertaining.

Let’s Dance (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 1)

She’s helping out a friend. His dad’s hip’s gone. Could a farcical mix-up lead to love?

Ballroom dancing is the last thing Laura wants to try. But her best friend is desperate to meet a hip-swinging Adonis, so before she knows it, Laura is cha cha cha-ing in the back of the Dog and Duck with nerdy Ben. At least no one else need ever find out. No such luck. Her mother is armed with a social media page and dangerous. The shenanigans begin. What a pity Ben’s now looking rather dapper. Will he scarper? Or is Ben made of sterner stuff?
If you like innocent, laugh-out-loud family mayhem, you’ll love Let’s Dance, the first Scott Family.

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A Christmas Day Kerfuffle (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 2)

A blooming romance. A trapped poodle. Can their relationship survive the madness?

After a shaky start, Laura and Ben are now getting along great. So much so that Laura dares to invite him for a Christmas Day brunch with her family. As the good tidings commence, a horrifying discovery is made. Freddie, the family poodle, is trapped. Will the ensuing biblical scale mayhem sound the death knell for Laura and Ben’s budding romance? Or is he just a glutton for punishment?

If you enjoyed Let’s Dance, you’ll love A Christmas Day Kerfuffle, the second Scott Family Short Story, by Amanda Paull. Download it today to discover whether love prevails, and Freddie cooks.

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Fenella’s Fabulous Fountain Fondue (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 3)

It’s the day of the party. Laura and Ben are in love. But could a posh marshmallow put the kibosh on their relationship?

They’ve survived Scott Family mayhem twice so far, and now Laura and Ben’s relationship is rock solid. They are having a wonderful time at the Grand Hotel, relaxing in the spa and putting the final touches to Ben’s mother’s 85th birthday party preparations. It’s all going to plan.

Fenella loves her party. The two families get along fabulously. It’s a marvellous do. What could possibly go wrong?

Download the third Scott Family Short Story today to discover whether the Scotts have a cheeky little surprise of their own for long-suffering Ben and Laura.

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Author Bio – Amanda Paull is a writer of humorous romantic fiction. She lives in the North East of England with her husband and works in the public sector. The inspiration for her stories comes from real life, which she tries to show the funnier side of by embellishing to the hilt.

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