Don't Stop Me Now: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy

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‘I don't think I have laughed, chuckled, and smiled so much at a book before… I adored it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed, unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, and living back at her mum’s in her vampire-themed childhood bedroom.

Not exactly what she was hoping for.

But when Poppy sets her mind to something, nothing can stand in her way. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, and renews her friendship with her oldest friend 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 has to decide where her priorities lie… With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can Poppy keep everyone happy, or is everything about to tumble down around her?

A laugh-out-loud story about friendship, second chances, and new love, perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Jane Costello.

Read what people are saying about Don’t Stop Me Now:

I fell in love with this book, like actually head over heels in love with it… A funny, emotional, inspirational and powerful read… A brilliant debut.’ The Blossom Twins, 5 stars

I laughed out loud so much that I cried reading this book... I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and really can't wait to see what comes next from Colleen – she's an author to watch… I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this book.’ A Page of Fictional Love, 5 stars

I was in need of a smile and a pick-me-up and this gave it in spades. I loved it… For a really heart-warming, uplifting readwith a smile, you can’t go far wrong.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars

Oh my goodness, how much did I love this book, from first page to last!!... Such a gorgeous read, I read it pretty much in one go… I just HAD to finish it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Awwww, my heart! This story was so sweet...hopeful and inspiring…Poppy Bloom truly is a thing of beauty…I really loved this story… Props to the author, you really wrote something beautiful with this book!’ Books are Here for You, 4 stars

‘Loved this wonderful, warm, feel good tale. The writing is glorious and addictive… Beautiful story, great book… Highly recommended.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

‘A great feel good book. I absolutely loved it!… I laughed so much whilst reading this book… [Poppy is] strong, courageous, honest, open, caring, and best of all she kicks butt!… There was something for everyone in this gem of a book… I can't recommend this book enough! I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to see if there will be more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A little gem of a book which had me laughing out loud.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Don’t Stop Me Now is a riveting story, beautifully told… This story really struck a chord with me.’ My Nights In, 5 stars

Inspiring and entertaining… I loved watching every step of the journey… I am very eager to see what else this talented author will write.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

An outstanding book that is both witty and inspiring… fantastically funny… Truly the best book I have read in ages.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I love the feeling when you’ve read just the first few chapters of a novel and you just know this is going to be a read you’re going to enjoy until the very last page… A great and promising debut… A warm-hearted, feel-good and simply great read that I didn’t want to put down.’ A Spoonful of Happy Endings, 5 stars

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 22, 2017
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781786811462
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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‘Absolutely fantastic!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s twenty-eight, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up. And all because of a test-your-relationship board game.

This was not in her five-year plan.

 

Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together in one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. For the first time Evelyn is following her dreams rather than someone else’s – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

 

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

 

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.

 

This book was previously published as Reach for the Stars.

 

Read what people are saying about I’m Still Standing:

 

‘Love, love, love this book!... You know you’re onto a winner when a book makes you laugh out loud from start to end.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I LOVED this book!’ Southern-in-Law, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this book!! It genuinely made me feel good… I laughed out loud… I loved it – 5 stars from me.’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘An absolutely phenomenal read… I was glued to Evelyn’s story… Everything I could have wished for… Outstanding… Easiest five stars ever!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen Coleman has done it again!... I read this book in one go… Highly recommended.’  Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Funny, uplifting and heart-warming… A top read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I really couldn’t put this novel down… A joy to read.’ Cosy Cute Knits, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… If you want to laugh until your belly hurts and find the sweetest book boyfriend ever, pick up this book.’ The Bookish Sisters, 5 stars

 

‘Truly fabulous.’ Postcard Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘Heart-warming, cute, and full of hope, this is a feel-good story to read with your favorite tea and blanket!’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, 4 stars

 

‘Heartfelt, believable, and engaging from beginning to end… I highly recommend it.’ Urban Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A beautiful, uplifting novel… Everybody should read this book because it’s just wonderful and I loved every minute of it.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars

 

‘An unexpected masterpiece… Enjoyable and hard to put down… A powerful and inspiring feel-good book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A really feel-good book… I flew through the pages… Such great fun to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen is a fantastic author… A funny, light-hearted read that will leave you smiling a long time after reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘I loved this book.’ Librarian, 5 stars

In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read)
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription thrusts him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

Includes the bonus story “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe”

“With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

“Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain.”—The Atlantic
‘OMG, OMG, OMG I love this book!… A laugh-out-loud, entertaining read… Hilarious.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

 

Twenty-nine-year-old Katie Kelly is at an all-time low. The love of her life, gorgeous Ben Cole, took a job abroad and broke her heart, the restaurant she’d put her all into went bust, and now she works in a retirement home, cooking beige mush for the residents.

 

Not exactly the life Katie had dreamed of…

 

So when the opportunity comes up to work for one of the best chefs in the country – Katie’s idol – she is determined to get the job, no matter what. But then she discovers who she’s competing against: Ben.

 

As the competition heats up, Katie and Ben spend more and more time together, and it’s clear the old spark is still there… But only one person can win their perfect job, and Katie is going to make sure it’s her. She knows she can’t let Ben back in – or can she find a way to have it all?

 

A hilarious, heart-warming story about romance, good food, and following your dreams, for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Cate Woods.

 

Read what people are saying about One Way or Another:

 

‘Amazing... I read this book in one sitting... I loved every minute... Laugh out loud.’ The Flickering Pages, 5 stars

 

‘What a book this was!... There was love sewn between the seams of the chapters.’ Being Unique Being a Reader, 5 stars

 

‘So much more than a romance book. It is very much about following your dreams and never giving up. It truly is a fabulously light-hearted and entertaining read that will have you bubbling with emotions. It was so wonderful that I read it in one sitting… I couldn't put it down.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Fun, wonderfully uplifting and a joy to read. Colleen has worked her magic yet again. Fab.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I loved this book – a classic Colleen Coleman where the heroine resonates with real life and the characters ring true... A fast, enjoyable and delicious read!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Colleen is becoming one of my favorite authors.’ Stephanie Reads

 

‘Loved this story.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved it… This author has the knack of storytelling with a lot of heart… I always want to cheer very loudly when it comes to the main characters in Colleen Coleman's books and this one is no exception… If you haven't read any of this author's books yet, what are you waiting for?? I can't wait for the next one!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Funny and honest… I have read a few books by this author and they all leave me with the warm and fuzzies… If you are in the mood for funny and heart-warming then you can’t go wrong with this author.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Captivating, romantic, entertaining novel! The plot and characters kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A smart, independent and kind female lead… I stayed up until 3am reading this book as I found myself unable to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A great feel-good read with a lovely ending.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

 ‘A cute, charming, heart-warming tale.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This is another book that I adored… I fell in love with Katie and Ben.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Absolutely fantastic!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s twenty-eight, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up. And all because of a test-your-relationship board game.

This was not in her five-year plan.

 

Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together in one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. For the first time Evelyn is following her dreams rather than someone else’s – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

 

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

 

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.

 

This book was previously published as Reach for the Stars.

 

Read what people are saying about I’m Still Standing:

 

‘Love, love, love this book!... You know you’re onto a winner when a book makes you laugh out loud from start to end.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I LOVED this book!’ Southern-in-Law, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this book!! It genuinely made me feel good… I laughed out loud… I loved it – 5 stars from me.’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘An absolutely phenomenal read… I was glued to Evelyn’s story… Everything I could have wished for… Outstanding… Easiest five stars ever!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen Coleman has done it again!... I read this book in one go… Highly recommended.’  Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Funny, uplifting and heart-warming… A top read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I really couldn’t put this novel down… A joy to read.’ Cosy Cute Knits, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… If you want to laugh until your belly hurts and find the sweetest book boyfriend ever, pick up this book.’ The Bookish Sisters, 5 stars

 

‘Truly fabulous.’ Postcard Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘Heart-warming, cute, and full of hope, this is a feel-good story to read with your favorite tea and blanket!’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, 4 stars

 

‘Heartfelt, believable, and engaging from beginning to end… I highly recommend it.’ Urban Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A beautiful, uplifting novel… Everybody should read this book because it’s just wonderful and I loved every minute of it.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars

 

‘An unexpected masterpiece… Enjoyable and hard to put down… A powerful and inspiring feel-good book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A really feel-good book… I flew through the pages… Such great fun to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen is a fantastic author… A funny, light-hearted read that will leave you smiling a long time after reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘I loved this book.’ Librarian, 5 stars

‘OMG, OMG, OMG I love this book!… A laugh-out-loud, entertaining read… Hilarious.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

 

Twenty-nine-year-old Katie Kelly is at an all-time low. The love of her life, gorgeous Ben Cole, took a job abroad and broke her heart, the restaurant she’d put her all into went bust, and now she works in a retirement home, cooking beige mush for the residents.

 

Not exactly the life Katie had dreamed of…

 

So when the opportunity comes up to work for one of the best chefs in the country – Katie’s idol – she is determined to get the job, no matter what. But then she discovers who she’s competing against: Ben.

 

As the competition heats up, Katie and Ben spend more and more time together, and it’s clear the old spark is still there… But only one person can win their perfect job, and Katie is going to make sure it’s her. She knows she can’t let Ben back in – or can she find a way to have it all?

 

A hilarious, heart-warming story about romance, good food, and following your dreams, for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Cate Woods.

 

Read what people are saying about One Way or Another:

 

‘Amazing... I read this book in one sitting... I loved every minute... Laugh out loud.’ The Flickering Pages, 5 stars

 

‘What a book this was!... There was love sewn between the seams of the chapters.’ Being Unique Being a Reader, 5 stars

 

‘So much more than a romance book. It is very much about following your dreams and never giving up. It truly is a fabulously light-hearted and entertaining read that will have you bubbling with emotions. It was so wonderful that I read it in one sitting… I couldn't put it down.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Fun, wonderfully uplifting and a joy to read. Colleen has worked her magic yet again. Fab.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I loved this book – a classic Colleen Coleman where the heroine resonates with real life and the characters ring true... A fast, enjoyable and delicious read!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Colleen is becoming one of my favorite authors.’ Stephanie Reads

 

‘Loved this story.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved it… This author has the knack of storytelling with a lot of heart… I always want to cheer very loudly when it comes to the main characters in Colleen Coleman's books and this one is no exception… If you haven't read any of this author's books yet, what are you waiting for?? I can't wait for the next one!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Funny and honest… I have read a few books by this author and they all leave me with the warm and fuzzies… If you are in the mood for funny and heart-warming then you can’t go wrong with this author.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Captivating, romantic, entertaining novel! The plot and characters kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A smart, independent and kind female lead… I stayed up until 3am reading this book as I found myself unable to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A great feel-good read with a lovely ending.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

 ‘A cute, charming, heart-warming tale.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This is another book that I adored… I fell in love with Katie and Ben.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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