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Fourteen Days Later (Helen Grey Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sibel Hodge
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Book Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones.

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse. Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge.

Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.

How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?

Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?



Editorial Reviews

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"This story was impossible for me to put down." - Coffee Time Romance & More

"A very good read. Very enjoyable and fresh." - Trisha Ashley, Novelist.

"This was a hilarious romance! I truly was laughing out loud while reading this one." - The Cajun Book Lady

"This was a great romantic comedy. I found myself laughing and smiling throughout and really enjoyed it." - I'm just sayin...Book Reviews by KK

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"This story was impossible for me to put down." - Coffee Time Romance & More

"A very good read. Very enjoyable and fresh."  - Trisha Ashley, Novelist.

"This was a hilarious romance! I truly was laughing out loud while reading this one." - The Cajun Book Lady

"This was a great romantic comedy. I found myself laughing and smiling throughout and really enjoyed it." - I'm just sayin...Book Reviews by KK

Product Details

  • File Size: 538 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Sibel Hodge (March 18, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003B3O0UE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and Delightful Light-Hearted Read! April 5, 2011
By Bonnie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a light-hearted, cheery, brilliant, one-of-a-kind story. If you're in the mood for some light brit-chick-lit, this will take your mind away into another dimension and just make you smile...a lot! Helen is a character that one could truly love--she is honest, caring, and naïve at times, but nevertheless, just so lovely. The story starts out with her in a mournful funk after breaking up with her no-good, cheater boyfriend. She hibernates from the world of fun by brooding over her looser love (so she thinks). Until one day, her best friend Ayshe gets her out of this funk by challenging her to a 14-day of just doing off-the-wall events, which opens up doors for a more exciting adventure in life. That's where the fun begins.

Helen is a klutz magnified by 100%. Her situations and mishaps are amusing, and her challenges throughout the 14-days are so whacky. During these 14-days, Helen is exposed more and more to her friend's brother Kalem (Helen grew up with both of them after her parents had passed when she was a child). Throughout their chance meetings, Kalem is constantly throwing sarcastic remarks Helen's way and jabbing at her antics, which really feels very endearing to me. .. so very playful, like a brother and sister banter. Of course, you will find out at the end of the book why he teases her every move. The tension of the attraction they both have for each other throughout the book really makes this story come to life. It's just very down to earth, realistic happenstance.

It's not a typical romance novel: it does not have all that hot-steamy-trashy frolic in it (which I do read). It's more energy-producing anticipation, smiling constantly, leading up to that happily-ever-after. It's an extremely enjoyable read: It's just too fun of story and plot to pass up. I highly recommend it, you won't regret it. Furthermore, I really enjoyed Sibel Hodge's writings so much so that I am now reading the sequel "The Perfect Wedding".
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and entertaining July 11, 2010
By VickiT
Format:Kindle Edition
A well-meaning friend, a fourteen-day change-your-life-challenge and a dog named Pussy... What could possibly go wrong?

I haven't enjoyed a good rom-com like this for ages. Vivid characterisations with loads of laugh out loud moments made for a fun, witty and most entertaining read.

Highly recommended for anyone looking for some light relief.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun romance! August 28, 2010
By Kris
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a hilarious romance! I truly was laughing out loud while reading this one. This author has a really great sense of humor that shows in her writing.

The storyline was entertaining and funny; the characters were unique, colorful, and relatable. I had a hard time putting this one down because I never knew what funny catastrophe or line would come next.

For example: (The main character has just gone to the grocery store for "singles" shopping.)

"It must have had a bit missing somewhere as it made a loud squealing noise like a mouse on ecstasy. The only way to steer it in a straight line was to try and twist it in a diagonal manner so it looked like I was purposely heading towards people, like a kamikaze shopper."

If you are looking for some light and fun romance then I would say to check this one out. I'm glad I read it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than LOL - ROMANTIC COMEDY August 23, 2013
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Received from: purchased on Amazon.com

Merhaba Canims (hello, darlings!)

Helen Grey, wedding photographer extraordinaire, is an absolute klutz, and that's only the beginning of the trouble brewing around her. Ayshe and Kalem are her best friends since childhood.

After six months of moping about her two-timing ex, her friend Ayshe encourages her to take up fourteen days of challenges.
The first one seemed tame enough - she was to do a day of volunteering at the local dog shelter, taking a dog for a walk. Helen manages to get a neighbor upset when he witnesses the dog doing her business, terrorizes a child in his pram, cartwheels down a hill, and loses the dog. After being patched up by a local doctor, she calls Ayshe to pick her up, but Ayshe sends her brother Kalem.

Each challenge brings more mayhem: a visit to the children's ward at the hospital, an art showing, Sunday-night Singles Shopping, and always Kalem helping to pick up the pieces. Unfortunately, Kalem is off-limits. They have been friends since grammar school. His Turkish Cypriot parents would not want him to be serious with an English woman. So, admitting her attraction would cost her his friendship, her best friend Ayshe, and the sense of belonging that has developed between Helen and his family.

I had requested an ARC on netgalley.com, but the download failed. At first, I was just going to wave it off, but each time I went into netgalley it was sitting there looking at me. I loved the cover so much, I decided to go to Amazon and hit the one-click. I am so glad I did! "Laughed out loud" doesn't even begin to cover it. There were many parts when I was laughing so hard I could not catch my breath. I'm looking forward to reading more from Ms. Hodge!

Editing / Grammar: A - near perfect
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A feel good, light easy read June 28, 2012
By Ingrid
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If you are looking for a quick light read, that is funny with a happy ending, then this is fine. No surprises and the ending exactly as you would have guessed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down June 13, 2012
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i fell in love with the characters and in love with them..Kalem is just too good to be through!! i will defiantly buy the next book and more books by this author!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun read. Throughly enjoyed it
What a fun read. Throughly enjoyed it. Make sure you read the follow-up My Perfect Wedding. Wishing that she will write a few more in the series.
Published 20 days ago by Chris Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's a good light read, ideally for beach etc
Published 2 months ago by Kathryn barry
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this book
I really enjoyed this story. The main character manages to get herself in all kinds of messes. I found myself asking the question "How is she going to screw this up?". Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nancy G. Loss
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I loved this book, a little different to most chick lit novels. Good storyline and chemistry between the two main characters.
Published 5 months ago by Lisa Brookes
4.0 out of 5 stars Light and Funny
Not usually my kind of book but I really enjoyed it.
Sometimes the humour was a bit predictable but nevertheless
a good read. Light and funny.
Published 6 months ago by Raymond Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
The writing seemed to be all over the place. I didn't dislike it, but things just seemed to move around haphazardly.
Published 7 months ago by Rebecca Cox
2.0 out of 5 stars Sad to have to give a bad report....
I'm feel bad in saying this, but this was not a well written book. It had potential, but it was underdeveloped. I am a huge Marian Keyes fan and this was substandard in comparison. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars No substance
I found it tedious reading. Characters were so shallow they were not numerous. I quit at 40%.. Author needs to build more depth in next book.
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Omg I love it!
read the book in two days so.addicting! worth reading made me laugh and cry it's a wonderful story now I want to read the other ones.
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn a New Language
Do you know what amburgine, baffin, and shufti are? Okay, so many of you know all these and other English words, such as snogging and mooching (not what you think in this story). Read more
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More About the Author

Sibel Hodge is an International Bestselling and Award Winning Author. She has 8 cats and 1 husband. In her spare time, she's Wonder Woman! When she's not out saving the world from dastardly demons she writes an eclectic mix of genres.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013, and Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2014. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

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