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The Debt & the Doormat: A Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy Perfect for Chick Lit Fans Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Winner of Favourite British Author - Two Peas in a Pod Reader's Choice Awards
- ASIN : B00E4PZY12
- Publication date : December 19, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 3204 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 489 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,277,496 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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2.) Poppy needs to learn to speak up.
3.) Jazz is that friend you adore but at the same time want to strangle.
4.) Why is Poppy friends with Lily again?
5.) Your twenties are so confusing.
6.) Ryan is HOT, but also a manslut. (He slept with 2 of 3 roommates, and well, I guess it's now 3 of 3)
7.) Jazz is well intentioned but kinda oblivious to the trouble her intentions cause.
8.) I think I had a hangover reading/listening to this.
9.) Definitely a cautionary tale about drinking too much. lol
10.) Poppy's ex is a douche canoe.
11.) Her brothers...OMG!
12.) Poppy's boss!! Both of them!!
13.) Ryan is a LAWYER?!
15.) Poppy's mom! She is hilarious! Annoying, but hilarious.
Let's just say, I enjoyed this ALOT! Although if I were Poppy, Jazz might have been slapped a few times. But I guess she punishes herself in the end.
And Jazz's roomies, the ladies, I think I would have smothered the hot beautiful one in her sleep.
All in all, an enjoyable read/listen. I'm ready to move onto book 2.
The author has a writing style that made me become immediately invested in the characters and their lives. In an odd way Poppy is very relatable for me - she tends to be a bad luck charm for herself on the daily and as I am very clumsy and attract mishaps, I found myself laughing with her and not at her.
I am a fan of this author and am moving right on to the next book in this laugh out loud series.......
I just loved Poppy. She is a Bridget Jones type character that unfortunately bad luck follows her everywhere she goes. And it is hilarious. She has a BFF in Jazz who is her polar opposite, but just as funny. Jazz has the idea to swap houses, so she can save money to pay off her debt. Poppy is not totally convinced, but being a "doormat", she goes along with it. Jazz's flat mates, Grace, Izzy and Ryan are a bit shocked, but accept her into their fold. Crazy things will keep you entertained with this book. Some will think the relationship with Poppy and Ryan is a bit annoying, but I didn't. I felt that Poppy was the one who was unsure and gave mixed signals to poor Ryan. But alls well, that ends well, and this finishes brilliantly.
I would highly recommend this book for an entertaining read.
Top reviews from other countries
Poppy can’t help but do everything wrong, she falls flat on her face, she makes plans to help people that backfires spectacularly and she has a pushy mum into the bargain. I laughed out loud on the London Underground because of this book, I also cried in public (think I might have been hormonal at the time!). I rated this book so highly that I rushed out and bought the next book in the series and read that straight away too.
I honestly thought the plot line was steady and the way the characters were told was brilliant. You really got a sense of how different the characters were with Poppy being the steady and gentle type, whilst Jazz being spontaneous, and bubbly. Their friendship was infectious and I often found myself smiling thinking whether I could swap lives with one of my friends. The story is really set on the friendship that they have and it is a steady core for the other characters that filter into the story including Izzy, Grace and Ryan. These characters are well presented and have extremely different character profiles allowing for a diverse and interesting plot line that weaves between each of the characters succinctly.
Although I did enjoy the book I found that there were a few problems. Unfortunately there were a couple of mistakes through the book and this started to annoy me as I continued through the book. (Maybe another edit was needed!) I also found that some of the plot lines and events were too overplayed and unrealistic which left me feeling a little cold. There are a couple of chapters that are really over thought and over written that I thought let down the book and it meant that for a couple of chapters I started to lose attention! I read another review of this book that argued that novel was written more as a television show rather than a book. Through re-reading I would definitely agree that at times the story becomes disjointed and at times it seems there are separate episodes rather than a full story which is a shame as some of the ideas and the characters are really well written. I would recommend this as a light read but don’t expect to much, for it’s ideas and it’s concept it’s brilliant but a tighter and stricter edit could have really pushed this to be a better book.
This is a laugh out loud book. Fall in love with this dysfunctional bunch and come along for the ride. This book is free so what have you go to lose. Highly recommend it.
From the start the leading character Poppy had me genuinely laughing out loud as she tried to prove that she was not a doormat. Some of the situations she did get into were slightly ridiculous but I found the book completely relatable. It is a typical chicklit but in my opinion it is one of the better ones that I've read. Watch out for Poppy's encounters with Ryan which are just hilarious and if you're anything like me you'll be completely falling in love with Ryan in no time at all.
I enjoyed this book so much I immediately bought the next two books in the series. A hilarious trilogy that will cheer anyone up. Amazing work Laura Barnard.
I was engrossed in the story from the very beginning. It was funny and full of life. Finding out that it's the first of a series was a bonus, can't wait to read about Pops and Jazz's next adventures through life.