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- Print Length: 333 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AQPJ924
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body (A Page Turners Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"This book had me giggling from page one. The characters are so rich and funny and I immediately got sucked into their world where book club friends double as sleuths. The disasterous dates were so much fun to read and of course the hot neighbor next door was great! If only he wasn't also a suspect. Lol. Read this charming mystery and get ready to laugh, swoon & solve a mystery." -- Cindi Madsen- USA Today Bestselling Author
"This book just might be the most fun I've had reading in years. It plays out like an awesome movie centered around a group of women friends who have no real boundaries. Through it all, Edna provides constant shock and hilarity, there are some rather tender "true friendship" moments wrapped up in lots of lively fun, and the mystery surrounding super-sexy Jake just gets deeper. Throw in some romance, more sleuthing, a possible stalker, and poor Sunny's dates falling apart, and you've got yourself an incredibly entertaining read." -- Fic Central Reviews
"This book should carry a warning: Convulsive laughter can break out any time!
What a delightful surprise from this debut author. Ms Marts has me as a lifetime fan. I have literally just finished this book and can't wait for the next one. It is so funny yet so real that I already miss her friends and the crazy dates they set up for her. The comedic talent this author shows in the characters and situations she creates show off her distinctive voice. I'm looking forward to what she can bring next to this or any genre. She is a definitive up and coming author reminiscent of early Janet Evanovich. Read this book and try not to laugh, it's addictive." -- review by Lynda "Voracious reader of many genres"
"Cozy Mystery, Chick Lit, and Women's Fic - this book is a very entertaining hybrid of all my favorite genres and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Author Jennie Marts is very witty, and she knows how to write a well-paced and engaging story populated with unique and memorable characters. Another Saturday Night was a terrific start to the Page Turners series and I look forward to reading future books, in which other members of the book club will step into the spotlight. --review by BrainyBlonde
"This book was so incredibly fun. The characters were awesome. The blind dates were comical and entertaining, the mystery was intriguing, the friendships were fun, the characters fantastic, and I laughed the whole way through this book. If you're a cozy mystery fan who also likes a little romance and a lot of humor, this is definitely the book for you. I am really hoping the author writes a sequel or two!" -- review by Steph The Bookworm, blogger
From the Author
Welcome to the Pleasant Valley Page Turners Book Club. This series is about a multi-generational book club who search for clues and romance...while eating really great desserts! Each story highlights a different woman in the club and each book is full of romance, mystery, and fun.
So come on in, grab a cookie, and hang out with Sunny, Edna, Cassie, Maggie, and Piper.
My hope is that by the end of the first book, you'll feel like part of the club and the Page Turners will be like old friends that you want to stop in and visit again and again.
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Sunny Vale yearns for excitement. Not that teaching 2nd graders wasn’t exciting, but it didn’t compare to the hot romance novels she loved to read. Then she becomes entranced by the sudden arrival of a sexy, new neighbor. But then what happened to her other old neighbor?
In the midst of this strange mystery, Sunny’s book club schemes to set her up on a blind date each Saturday night, thus beginning a series of clumsy, bad dates. At the end of each disastrous date, Sunny would come home weary and exhausted, but yet still compelled by new neighbor Jake, whom she’s suspicious of and attracted to. Could he have anything to do with Walter’s disappearance?
Story was cute and had its funny moments, but it was also long-winded. It just took forever to get to the point. But I kept on reading because I did wonder what happened to Walter and if Jake was a killer. The ending was not what I expected though.
I’m definitely giving this a 5 of 5 because it was very good. The story line played out well, there weren’t any timeline issues. Also the reactions and suspense was very well done. I can’t wait to listen to the next one: Easy Like Sunday Mourning.
When Edna decides the book club needs to help Sunny with her social life. The club members take control of the management of finding someone for her to be with. So, for the next six Saturday's each of the six members besides Sunny get to pick a person of their choice for Sunny to go on a blind date with. At this point things go horribly wrong as Sunny gets the attention of a possible psychopath focused on her.
Even though this is an actual romance due to a couple of graphic scenes, they are not as bad as some others that I read. Jennie Marts wrote story that has a very good mystery in it that does not take away from the romance aspects of the novel. I will probably read the next book in the series.
There is a quirky and fun cast of characters, and intrigue built around a few others. There are times you will laugh out loud, and other times you want to just reach out and slap some of the Social organizers (Match makers).
Stepping into the first scene of this book, I knew I was going to love it. Sunny was talking to her eighty year old neighbor, Edna, on the phone. You see, one of Sunny and Edna's neighbor, Walter, was MIA. But Edna swears she saw a hot, gun toting stranger going into Walter's house last night. What transpired from there was oh so funny. Especially how Sunny ended up meeting said hot, gun toting stranger. His name was Jake Landon and he definitely had a ton of secrets. Yet Sunny couldn't deny that there was an attraction between them, right from the start.
Not only were Sunny and Edna neighbors and friends, but they both belonged to a weekly book club. Rounding out the club was Maggie, a mom of two boys, whose husband left her a year and a half ago. Cassie, who was happily married with two kiddos. And Piper, who was Cassie's high school niece who had come to live with her. I quickly warmed up to each of these women and found myself invested in their lives too. They not only discussed the books they were reading, but also their lives. And in their latest book meeting, they all decided to help Sunny out with her lack of love life. They were going to set her up on a date a week, for the next six weeks.
Sunny's dates were hilarious! I was laughing so hard, but at the same time I was dying for her awkward situations. And I found humor in so many other places in this book too. Even with Sunny's dog, Beau. Oh my gosh, I adored Beau!! He was hilarious, loyal and added so much joy to this story. I also loved how Beau interacted with Jake, sigh. I truly think that Beau is my favorite dog in a story. Ever. So while Sunny found herself going out on these blind dates, and coming back to just her dog, Jake was still there. Just next door. They couldn't help but run into each other. And slowly a friendship started to form, yet there was also that attraction between the two of them. But there were still so many questions surrounding Jake. Who was Jake? And where was Walter? Did Jake kill him? And as if that wasn't enough, another mystery appeared on the pages.
I'm proud to say that I guessed the majority of the mysteries correctly, yay! And I'm also proud to say I liked how this story was told. Usually I prefer to stick with one or two characters, so I found myself shocked that I liked floating around between everyone. Yeah Sunny was the main character, and we spent the majority of the time with her. But we also got to see life through Jake, Maggie, Piper and a few of the other characters too. I was more than invested in all of their lives. This book was super adorable, light even though it touched on some heavier topics (trigger warning for attempted rape), had a sweet romance, intriguing mysteries and was such a quick read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book and catching up with this crazy gang again!
Top international reviews
The book focuses on Sunny, a single thirty-something teacher. Her friends at the Page Turners Bookclub try to set her up with six dates during the summer holidays, with some hilarious results.
Her neighbour Walter next door disappears & shortly after, a hunky guy claiming to be his grandson, moves into the property. Of course, Sunny is attracted to Jake's good looks & fab fit body, but when the police finds Walter's prized possessions in the aftermath of his garage explosion, is Jake the murderer?
With an unknown stalker after her, & Sunny seriously falling for Jake, can he be trusted with her life & her heart?
As I said, I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters & Ms Marts' writing. There was no sex or bad language, & I don't think there were any errors/ typos. I enjoyed reading about Sunny's friends & dates. It was a bit predictable (she was going to fall for someone!) & I could see her friends falling for certain "dates". I didn't realise who the stalker was until quite late on (yes, I was a bit slow!) & I certainly didn't expect the twist near the end of the book!
A good read that could be picked up as and when and you wouldn't lose the story plot.
the characters were great from mad super sleuth Edna....to the very cuddly and adorable Beau...u could not fail to love every bit of the escapades that be fell them all....ohh yes forgot to mention Mr yummy pants...Take my breath away...sorry sounding like Edna now...lol