If You Could See Me Now: A laugh out loud romantic comedy about becoming your own hero

Bookouture
2
Free sample

‘One of the funniest books I've ever read. It made me cry with laughter. I highly, highly recommend it to anyone looking for a complete gigglefest of a read!’ Kirsty Greenwood

 

Izzy Harris should have it all – but her boyfriend has been ignoring her for months, she’s been overlooked for a promotion, and the owner of her local coffee shop pervs on her every time she has a craving for a salted caramel muffin.

 

Then an unexpected turn of events gives her the boost she needed.

 

Suddenly Izzy has the confidence to do all the things she’s never dared: dump her oblivious boyfriend, turn the tables on catcallers, and put herself forward for a big pitch at work. Having to work closely with gorgeous colleague Alex is just an added perk…

 

But then her best friend has her heart broken, the pitch is way more complicated than expected, and Alex is keeping secrets. Does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?

 

A funny, feel-good read about finding yourself – and love – when you least expect it, for fans of The List, Just Haven’t Met You Yet, and Hot Mess.

 

Read what everyone is saying about If You Could See Me Now:

 

I LOVED THIS BOOK… A really beautiful and funny story about loving yourself… A fun, humorous and insightful book about friendship, loving yourself and finding love.’ Librarian, 5 stars

 

WOW! I started and finished If You Could See Me Now last night. I actually couldn't put it down! Proper laughed out loud!’ Vikbat, 4 stars

 

I absolutely LOVED this book! The storyline is so unique and incredibly refreshing… Filled to the brim with such fantastic and snort-worthy humour… I felt as though I was on cloud nine…. This book is a genius… Fun, flirty, and effing fabulous.. I absolutely-totally-completely-bloody LOVE IT!The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘A proper laugh out loud, amusing read… Every page is filled with funny moments that literally made me howl… I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

This book was hilarious… The expressions and descriptions were on point and there were some one liners that had me tearing up with laughter.’ Abigail Osborne, 4 stars

‘I finished reading If You Could See Me Now today – and I want more! Please! Funny, sexy, feminist, fabulous.’ Claire Allan

 

‘Such an enjoyable, funny and light-hearted read that I couldn’t help but tear through it in a couple of days! A perfect weekend read! A journey of self-discovery for Izzy and, to be honest, one for us all!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

If You Could See Me Now is Keris Stainton's first adult novel, but it reads like she's an expert in the genreIf You Could See Me Now strikes a great balance between serious issues and a laugh-out-loud story that keeps you wanting more. Keris is a wonderful writer. You should definitely get hold of this book!Charlotte, Somewhere, 5 stars

 

An absolutely fun read... I cannot wait to read more from Keris Stainton… There were SO many hilarious scenes… Super uplifting… Wickedly funny.Novel Gossip, 4 stars

 

What total, pure joy this novel was… It’s hilarious… Total joy from start to finish.’ Anna Mansell, 5 stars

 

A delightfully funny feel-good book that is guaranteed to lift your spirits and provide all the feels!... Such an original, captivating plot you are just hooked from the start. It is full of actual laugh-out-loud moments, so funny and so hilarious you can't even explain them if someone asks… Definitely one to grab this summer.Bee Reader and Boys, 5 stars

Read more

Reviews

4.5
2 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Bookouture
Read more
Published on
Aug 4, 2017
Read more
Pages
209
Read more
ISBN
9781786812315
Read more
Features
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Humor / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Keris Stainton
‘Utterly addictive. I LOVE it!’ Colleen Coleman

Twenty-five-year-old Bea is a hopeless romantic with a hopeless love life – until now. New beau Dan ticks all the boxes: he’s good-looking, kind and thoughtful. The complete opposite of Bea’s ex, who once threw her out in the middle of the night when she was ill so she didn’t disrupt his sleep.

So when her friends point out that she and Dan don’t have fireworks, Bea ignores them. Dan is the whole package. And yet Bea can’t stop comparing him to her best friend Henry… Because Dan doesn’t get Bea’s jokes. Or like books. Or make her laugh until she can’t breathe. Or become speechless when Bea puts on her favourite black dress for a night out…

As time goes on, Bea can’t shift the feeling that something just isn’t right. On paper Dan is the perfect man. But in reality… Will Bea be brave enough to ask for more from life – and get the fireworks she deserves?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for fans of Giovanna Fletcher, Cate Woods, and Mhairi McFarlane.

Read what everyone is saying about It Had to Be You:

‘Utterly charming and adorable, top quality romantic comedy, simply joyous.’ Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things 

‘A wonderful, feel-good book. I loved it… I couldn’t put it down… A very enjoyable read!… Will have you laughing out loud… Definitely one to look out for.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Best Romcom of 2017.’ Well Read Pirate Queen, 5 stars

‘A five-star read that you have to have… Laugh-out-loud funny… I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone… Funny and amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Eye-wateringly funny… Romance fun at its greatest. Fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

‘Love, love, love. Keris’s rom-coms are my happy place… Sweet and warm-hearted.’ LGBT YA Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great, funny, feel-good read… Would definitely recommend this one!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars  

‘I loved this book… Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Laugh-out-loud funny… I was rooting for all of the characters.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I read it in one sitting… I nearly died from laughter.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great cover… Cracking book… Totally LOVABLE characters!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Exactly what I needed!… Hilarious! If you are looking for a refreshing story this is perfect for you!’ Read More Sleep Less, 4 stars

‘I smiled from ear to ear… Joyous book.’ Wit and Wonder Books, 4 stars

‘I love this… Believable, sympathetic characters who hook into your affections and stay there… An utterly satisfying read, laugh-out-loud funny… I started it last night and stayed up to finish it because I had to know what happened.’ Making them Readers, 5 stars

‘This clever premise is hilariously explored… Makes you wish you could hop on a plane to London!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Super cute.’ Saturday Nite Reader, 4 stars

‘Adorable!… This is perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

‘Makes you laugh out loud… Charming and enchanting… Keris Stainton did good.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
Keris Stainton
Since moving to the seaside for her husband's job (in Liverpool), Emma Chance's life is all about long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the kids), and Netflix (no chill). She's bored. And lonely.

When a school gate mum and almost-friend tells Emma about an exclusive book club - hosted by Head of the PTA (and wife of a footballer, but NOT a Footballer's Wife) Jools Jackson - she thinks it could be the perfect solution, but she doesn't like Jools and Jools doesn't seem to like her either. So she's surprised when Jools invites her along. And it's fine. It's not quite what Emma was looking for - she doesn't have much in common with the other mums and the book club meetings have too much focus on the books and not enough on, say, wine and gossip - but it's better than nothing.

After a couple of awkward months, an accident with a glass of red wine on a white carpet, and Jools's daughter learning the word "fucknugget", Jools tells Emma she's no longer welcome in her club. Emma is at first self-righteous, then embarrassed - and curious about why Jools's husband was crying in his car - but eventually settles back into boredom and loneliness again.

But Emma's blacklisting by Jools seems to endear her to the other school mums. They all have a Jools story, along with their own tales of shame and humiliation. Long (sometimes whispered) chats at the school gates, become even longer, laughter-filled, conversations in the small library at the bottom of School Lane, until Emma realises she can start her own book club - no cleaners, polite conversation or, realistically, reading required: The Bad Mothers' Book Club is born.

Book 8
Who needs a SWAT team to escape from their own wedding? Me. 

My Momzilla turned us into hostages at our own ceremony, so Declan and I are getting married the good old-fashioned way, just like everybody else.

By calling in his private security team, stealing away before the ceremony by helicopter, connecting to his corporate jet and heading for Las Vegas.

The Boston wedding of the year is about to become a trashy Elvis drive-thru ceremony. 

Until the best man spills the beans and Mom, Dad, my sisters, his brothers, my maid of honor, my friend Josh, and even my cat, Chuckles, all come along for the ride.

I can’t win, can I?

Oh. Yeah. I already did. 

Love conquers all.

Even my crazy family.

Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife is the 8th book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire series. After Declan convinces Shannon to escape from their own wedding minutes before the ceremony begins, the madcap adventures are just getting started. When the mother of the bride pries their location out of the tortured best man, the whole crazy crew follows the bride and groom to Las Vegas in this romantic comedy from Julia Kent.

*****

REVIEWS

"Move over Sophie Kinsella and make way for Julia Kent. I haven't laughed so much since the Shopaholic series.” —  Reader review

"Shannon reminds me of like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum character…” — Reader review
"Nothing has made me laugh out loud this much since I read Bridget Jones' Diary many, many years ago.” — Reader review

Read the entire billionaire romance series, starting with the New York Times bestselling start!

Shopping for a Billionaire 1

Shopping for a Billionaire 2

Shopping for a Billionaire 3

Shopping for a Billionaire 4

Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire

Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee

Shopping for a CEO

Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife

Shopping for a CEO's Fiancee

Shopping for an Heir

Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, shopping romance, billionaire romance, billionaire, series, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, bbw romance, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, boston, boston romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, CEO romance, office romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery shopping, mystery shopping romance, dogs in romance, cats in romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, julia kent, julia kent romance, wedding, wedding romance, vegas, vegas romance, vegas wedding, escape wedding

Keris Stainton
‘Utterly addictive. I LOVE it!’ Colleen Coleman

Twenty-five-year-old Bea is a hopeless romantic with a hopeless love life – until now. New beau Dan ticks all the boxes: he’s good-looking, kind and thoughtful. The complete opposite of Bea’s ex, who once threw her out in the middle of the night when she was ill so she didn’t disrupt his sleep.

So when her friends point out that she and Dan don’t have fireworks, Bea ignores them. Dan is the whole package. And yet Bea can’t stop comparing him to her best friend Henry… Because Dan doesn’t get Bea’s jokes. Or like books. Or make her laugh until she can’t breathe. Or become speechless when Bea puts on her favourite black dress for a night out…

As time goes on, Bea can’t shift the feeling that something just isn’t right. On paper Dan is the perfect man. But in reality… Will Bea be brave enough to ask for more from life – and get the fireworks she deserves?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for fans of Giovanna Fletcher, Cate Woods, and Mhairi McFarlane.

Read what everyone is saying about It Had to Be You:

‘Utterly charming and adorable, top quality romantic comedy, simply joyous.’ Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things 

‘A wonderful, feel-good book. I loved it… I couldn’t put it down… A very enjoyable read!… Will have you laughing out loud… Definitely one to look out for.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Best Romcom of 2017.’ Well Read Pirate Queen, 5 stars

‘A five-star read that you have to have… Laugh-out-loud funny… I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone… Funny and amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Eye-wateringly funny… Romance fun at its greatest. Fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

‘Love, love, love. Keris’s rom-coms are my happy place… Sweet and warm-hearted.’ LGBT YA Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great, funny, feel-good read… Would definitely recommend this one!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars  

‘I loved this book… Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Laugh-out-loud funny… I was rooting for all of the characters.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I read it in one sitting… I nearly died from laughter.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great cover… Cracking book… Totally LOVABLE characters!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Exactly what I needed!… Hilarious! If you are looking for a refreshing story this is perfect for you!’ Read More Sleep Less, 4 stars

‘I smiled from ear to ear… Joyous book.’ Wit and Wonder Books, 4 stars

‘I love this… Believable, sympathetic characters who hook into your affections and stay there… An utterly satisfying read, laugh-out-loud funny… I started it last night and stayed up to finish it because I had to know what happened.’ Making them Readers, 5 stars

‘This clever premise is hilariously explored… Makes you wish you could hop on a plane to London!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Super cute.’ Saturday Nite Reader, 4 stars

‘Adorable!… This is perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

‘Makes you laugh out loud… Charming and enchanting… Keris Stainton did good.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
Keris Stainton
Since moving to the seaside for her husband's job (in Liverpool), Emma Chance's life is all about long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the kids), and Netflix (no chill). She's bored. And lonely.

When a school gate mum and almost-friend tells Emma about an exclusive book club - hosted by Head of the PTA (and wife of a footballer, but NOT a Footballer's Wife) Jools Jackson - she thinks it could be the perfect solution, but she doesn't like Jools and Jools doesn't seem to like her either. So she's surprised when Jools invites her along. And it's fine. It's not quite what Emma was looking for - she doesn't have much in common with the other mums and the book club meetings have too much focus on the books and not enough on, say, wine and gossip - but it's better than nothing.

After a couple of awkward months, an accident with a glass of red wine on a white carpet, and Jools's daughter learning the word "fucknugget", Jools tells Emma she's no longer welcome in her club. Emma is at first self-righteous, then embarrassed - and curious about why Jools's husband was crying in his car - but eventually settles back into boredom and loneliness again.

But Emma's blacklisting by Jools seems to endear her to the other school mums. They all have a Jools story, along with their own tales of shame and humiliation. Long (sometimes whispered) chats at the school gates, become even longer, laughter-filled, conversations in the small library at the bottom of School Lane, until Emma realises she can start her own book club - no cleaners, polite conversation or, realistically, reading required: The Bad Mothers' Book Club is born.

©2017 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.