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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (January 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146288072X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462880720
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,488,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Writing is my passion so I have just written a book called Dollars & Diamonds
It was a fun book to write,
living in Brighton with its quirky character deeply inspired me to write this humour based novel.
I am currently working on Its sequel which will be available this year.
I also enjoy writing poetry and tend to write many poems on a daily basis.
When not writing I enjoy keep fit and spending time with my dogs.

Dollars & Diamonds

Dollars & Diamonds is a fiction story based on three funny characters that live
In a seaside town called Brighton. Their lives are monitored by each other as
many adventures take them on a wild rose tinted existence of gossip and
shopping, but underneath all the glamour the taste of loneliness is far more
within reach than any designer label.

Jean and Tammy have been best friends for a long time. One night Tammy holds
a dinner party and drunkingly fixes Jean up with one of the guests, So just
to please her best friend, Jean goes along with Tammy's wishes and so soon
arranges to go on a date with her new admirer. On the night of the fated date
Jean and Tammy end up at a night club and it is there that Tammy also gets a
Boyfriend. It is at this night club they meet the glamour queen Bobette,
Super slim,glamorous, legs as long as spiders and with Botox filled lips
to die for, who would not want to friend her. So it certainly did not matter
that she had an attitude lip pout and talons any bird of prey would envy.
But behind all the false white smiles Jean was the most lonely and so needed
another best friend now that Tammy had netted her self a boyfriend, and also
behind the comfort of a mound of growing possessions Jean deep down would
prefer to be window shopping for the man of her dreams instead of a designer
bag, So where was he ? She was intelligent, had a successful beauty salon
and tons of love to give, so why did she always end up with the wrong ones !
Bobette would for sure be her knight in shining Pink, wouldn't she ! ! !


They live for Dollars & Diamonds because unlike love,
Dollars please and Diamonds are forever.
So dare you venture into their world and witness the highs and lows and
experience their antics all within A kiss and tell Brighton.
Jean, Tammy and Bobette are hilarious, serious, shocking and at times happy.
Come and be a fly on their wall ....... Dare You !

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Format: Kindle Edition
As a Brighton native, I had this book recommended to me –why I’m not sure, as I’m a guy and chick-lit isn’t one of my usual reading pleasures, regardless of where it comes from.
Nonetheless, “Dollars and Diamonds” made me laugh consistently throughout, and while it's fairly typical of the genre, I have to admit, the characters and backdrop definitely ring true to me as Brighton-born.
It’s a light comedy and a straightforward enough story of three female friends (well, two female and one crossdesser): Jean, Tammy and Bobette, living a fabulous life of Prada shoes, partying and (ground-floor) penthouse apartments, shopping and enjoying the Brighton nightlife, all while never doing very much work to fund their lifestyles.

It has plenty to make me (and you) laugh throughout, with one of the trio of friends telling a drug dealer he should appear on Dragon’s Den; another getting her dog christened, with Bobette, the transvestite, as godmother/father; spending an intoxicated weekend in a haunted house, taking a cab round the corner to avoid walking in heels, and internet shopping for a Chihuahua as a present for the victim of an online scammer are some comic highlights.

Of course, being chick-lit, it’s mainly about the friends’ relationships and entertaining mishaps in the pursuit of them, including a cat that becomes enamoured of the christened dog, a date night spoiled by a medium, Jean passing takeaway Thai food off as her own cookery; arguments about shopping, an anniversary at McDonald's, endless catty remarks, and a plethora of typical rom-com style entanglements.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Reviewed by Colantha
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I chose Dollars and Diamonds, thinking I would try reading a light, funny read. Dollars and Diamonds was a hard to read and finish as an ebook. I found a lot of grammar and improper format throughout the story and that had me stop within the beginning. It had some potential, but I wondered what the conflict was and was a bit disappointed in the writing.

While this book is about a woman who believes her husband cheats on her or as I think it was from what I could understand. However, looking on Goodreads, I saw it is about the adventure of three women, Paris, Tammy and Bobbett though this seemed like the author really tried to show the close friendship between the women.

Dollars and Diamonds, was a super light novel and any reader who likes to read a quick read might enjoy reading about the women and their adventures. I also read it on my computer as an ebook and maybe it would have interested me more if it had been in hard cover. I would be interested in reading another of Paris Jean’s novels to try out another subject from her.
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Format: Paperback
This book is not like any other. You need a certain sense of humor for this one. Your just going to have to read it for yourself.
You might be surprised.
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Dollars and Diamonds is a rollicking ride through Brighton's high class clubs in Prada shoes and matching bag. The main character Jean is the narrator. From the beginning she confides the novel is about her relationship with Brad. But it is more than that! She takes you through the upscale club scene where the lifestyles of the rich sporting Chanel glasses and blue cocktail cigarettes are everyday.
But watch out because this is a hot ride too!
Did I say that two hot blondes were the main characters? Imagine tripping up a gorgeous Greek waiter then handcuffing him and taking him home. Get the picture?
And then there's Brad. OMG Brad!!!
And Bobette, the transvestite with whom Jean confides.
I won't give the ending away. I won't even say if Jean and Brad make it together.
All I'll say is "You've got to read this one!"
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