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About Laura Barnard
She lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and daughter.
In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, cuddling dogs, matchmaking her friends (very successfully), binging True Crime, indulging in the power nap and reading past her bedtime.
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'Brilliantly written, fun and witty!' - Rae Reads
After a string of bad dates, Florence Gray is so over online dating. So much so, that if she has to survive another guy standing her up she might just do something crazy ... like accept the first proposal she gets.
So when she finds herself alone in the bar, again, Florence can hardly believe her eyes-or ears-when Hugh Humphreys swoops in and presents her with an proposal so adventurous she can't believe she's actually considering saying yes.
Because, after all, twenty five days to plan a wedding is some feat and that’s while getting to know your fiancé, their disapproving Mother and dealing with a jealous ex. Throw in the small matter of where they should live and you have Florence wondering what the hell she's gotten herself into.
Can you really countdown to a wedding like an advent calendar? Fall in love with a stranger and make them your husband? Because if she's going to make it down the aisle Christmas morning, Florence has to find out and fast.
Readers can't get enough of Adventurous Proposal
'Highly recommend this gem' - Jo & Isa Love Books Blog
'Such a charming and refreshing story' - Ali The Book Slayer
'This is definitely a girls night in, in a book!'- Thinking About Books
'Lovely Christmas read that left my heart feeling warm and fuzzy'- Amo's Book Corner
'Really loved this sweet story'- Midnight Angel Book Heaven
Winner of Best Happily Ever After - Jo & Isa Love Books Reader's Choice Awards 2016
'It might be a brief read but is jam-packed full of humour, sarcasm and sex' - The Book Slayer Blog
Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas. Forced to attend some snotty bitch's wedding is not the way to start out the holidays.
But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she's glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path.
But is he too good to be true? And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry?
Please note this is a short story of 10k words
'I literally could not put this down until I devoured the whole thing' - It's All About The Thrill Book Blog
Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck & Goose, has helped distract her from her loneliness.
When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two year waiting list. Clara Blumenkrantz and Hartley Valentine. It’ll have to be a quick turnaround, but what’s the worst that can happen, right?
This should be like every other wedding she plans, but the magnetism she feels towards Mr Valentine disrupts the orderly life she’s worked hard to carve out.
Can she ignore her intense desires and be a professional? Or will she open up her heart to the one person that has the power to break it? And in doing so endanger not just her job, but her venue’s reputation?
Readers can't get enough of Marrying Mr Valentine
'I am still in the state of swooning after reading this adorably cute and hilariously funny but definitely sexy story' - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
'Laura’s writing is an exquisite and elaborate art form of comedy and love and heartbreak' - Emerald Book Reviews
'Laura manages to intertwine light hearted comedy with scenes that break your heart moments later'- Phoenix Fae Book Blogger
Catching her sister in bed with her fiancé, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.
With money running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other.
Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?
What is it about turning thirty that sends rational women into a tailspin?
Suddenly going from having all the time in the world, to cringing at the ticking of her biological clock, Poppy is drowning under the strain of trying to get pregnant.
With a dad in the throes of a mid-life crisis, a crazy mother-in-law and time racing towards Lilly's wedding, will she be able to cope with it all...and give Ryan the baby they so desperately want?
Finally able to inherit her dad's porn money, Jazz can't wait to be rich! She can buy a house in Chelsea, go out partying with her old mates and start living how she deserves.
But with Ollie, Jemima and Meryl each clawing at their own little piece of her happiness, will she have to leave behind those closest to her in exchange for it?
The real question is, can Poppy and Jazz rescue their own lives before everything gets ruined, or will their own stubbornness destroy the lives they've created.
Readers can't get enough of Porn Money and Wannabe Mummy
'With all the erotica and dark novels out there Laura's laugh out loud books are a breath of fresh air.' - Two Ordinary Girls Read Books
'The story just went from strength to strength and I couldn't put it down' - Laura Loves Books
'What a fantastic end to a wonderful book series'- Literary Lust
'I lost track of how many times I barked and laughed aloud' - Books and Bindings
Poppy and Jazz’s lives sound perfect on paper. Jazz has a new baby and Poppy’s getting married. But their realities are very different.
Poppy must strive to keep her cool new job with crazy hours, while trying to keep Ryan happy. Before she knows it her wedding has got out of control, thanks to her mother, the runners at work are bullying her, her parents are in financial difficulty and she’s doubting everything and everyone she ever knew.
Meanwhile Jazz is struggling with motherhood, something a credit card won’t fix. Why won’t this baby give her a break? Will Jazz be able to cope before she loses it?
And will Poppy make it down the aisle? Will Ryan even be waiting?
Readers can't get enough of The Baby and the Bride
'Bridget Jones meets Miranda Hart' - A Reader's Review
'My husband finally stopped asking why I was laughing after several episodes of uncontrolled laughter' - My Secret Book Spot
'5 stars but deserves so much more'- Goodreads Reviewer
'This book had us wetting ourselves...The funniest book we've read this year' - Two Ordinary Girls and their Books
It's not what happens around the tree...but what goes on under the mistletoe...
Ruby Campbell isn't daunted at the prospect of working as a Nanny for the notorious Barclay Rothchester. She’s warned he’s a strict control freak, but she’s sure she can soften him up.
Barclay Rothchester lost his wife three years ago. Of course he’s never going to find someone to replace her role, the one she did so perfectly. He’s sure its not going to be hippy dippy Ruby with her sass and rebellious ways.
Ruby is determined to give his daughters the Christmas they deserve. Now if only she can tolerate their father long enough to make that happen.
Are they both willing to put their stubborn pride aside, or will they risk losing the one gift that can't be wrapped: each other.
Readers can't get enough of Once Upon a Wish-mas
'All I can say is wow! This book is amazing!'' - Crazy Reader Book Blog
'I devoured this. The kind of book that makes me fall in love with reading all over again' - Nic Reads in Heels
'I recommend this book for you to read without a second thought. There is nothing to fault about this story and I know you will enjoy it just as much as I have'- Literary Lust
'Mary Poppins meets The Holiday with a sprinkling of White Christmas. Perfect!' - Carrie Elks, Amazon Bestselling Author
Poppy has spent her life as a people pleasing doormat. So when her best friend Jazz get into financial trouble she insists on offering to help. Even if it means uprooting her own life for a bit of crazy…
New roommate Ryan might be gorgeous, but he’s incredibly moody and mysterious. Could there be more to him than the playboy that dates models?
It doesn’t matter anyway. She’s far too busy trying to deal with the rest of her life; her bullying boss, pushy mother and three brothers, each with their own dramas.
But Jazz will always find the time for a bit of trouble…
Will Poppy be able to get back to her orderly life? Or will she prefer the unconventional set up she’s found herself in?
Readers can't get enough of The Debt & the Doormat
'Had me in stitches throughout' - My Secret Book Spot
'Funnier than Bridget Jones, The Debt and the Doormat is possibly the funniest book I have ever read' - A Reader's Review
'Witty, charming and completely unique' - 2 One Click Chicks
'The best book I've read all year!' Books for Gem
Who knew that owning a pub would come with so many extras?
When Phoebe and Ella Bellerose left England behind to run the Irish pub they’d inherited, it sounded like a great adventure… until they saw for themselves what a wreck they’d been left.
With no experience, a severe lack of money, and a rival pub owner threatening to ruin them, the two girls aren’t convinced they can actually make this work.
Not until they meet Clooney Breen, who just so happens to be packed with charm, charisma, and barman skills that could help them all survive. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the son of Cock & Bull’s biggest rival, and he’s desperate to help Ella and Phoebe teach his father a lesson.
But can mysterious Clooney, with his obvious secrets and desire to be their saviour, really be trusted? Or are they being played by this handsome lothario who seems too good to be true? Their problems only seem to grow and grow, until Phoebe discovers a ‘gift’ of her own that changes everything for all of them…
Readers can't get enough of Cock & Bull
'Heartwarming, unique and thought provoking' - Abbi Reads
'Honestly couldn't put the book down, such a page turner' - It's a Reading Life
'I didn't stop laughing from start to finish' - Mich's Picks
'Irish slang, witty banter, and a subplot that I didn't even know I needed' - Diversify Your Read
You never forget your first love...
Erica Bennett often dreamt of her first love…she didn’t expect to bump into him while on a girl’s holiday. A much older, hotter version of him.
It isn’t long before sparks begin to fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then. But it’s only a week of fun, right?
Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after Luna Island?
Readers can't get enough of Excess Baggage
'An absolute must read this Summer!' - Lady Living in Bookland
'Quintessential British humour, I felt like I was on a girls holiday with my own chicks' - Persuing Princesses Blog
'Almost made me pee myself I laughed so hard' - Shelly's Book Corner
'A great story which keeps you turning the page, major hot 'I need a fan' scenes, and laugh out loud moments!!' - Reading, Willing and Able
Don’t fall for your sexy roommate…
Alice’s roommate has just scarpered. With no one available to rent the room at such short notice she’s forced to consider other options…
Enter playboy Tom ‘man whore’ Maddens. Moving to Brighton is supposed to be a fresh start. He definitely shouldn’t be desiring Alice. She’s the opposite of his type. Except, as it turns out, she’s not the ice queen he took her for, but as red hot as her hair.
Alice is just hoping not to murder the sexy idiot. She doesn’t plan on liking him, let alone falling into bed with him.
Can Alice put aside her trust issues and take a leap of faith? And will commitment phobe Tom realise what he has before he loses it?
Readers can't get enough of Bagging Alice
'I don’t know how the author does it, but Laura Barnard has the knack of making me laugh at even the grossest of situations' - Tangents and Tissues Book Blog
'I was hooked from the first page and read it all in a day' - Crazy Reader Book Blog
'The chemistry between the pair of them is electric' - 3 Degrees Of Fiction
'When a story has you choking on a mouthful of coffee by page one you know you're in for a real treat of a read' - Goodreads Reviewer
'This series just gets better with each book and Bagging Alice has to be my favourite so far. Five laugh out loud stars' - Make My Day Book Blog
Opposites attract, but can they last?
Brooke Archer doesn’t need a man. Well, not for more than a night anyway. Fiercely independent, she lives life according to her rules.
That is until tortured and misunderstood Nicholas Parker comes into her life, making her long for things she doesn’t know.
He might look like a bad boy but this wounded alpha is possessive. Brooke is exactly the kind of woman he doesn't need.
Pulled together by some invisible force, can Brooke and Nicholas overcome their trust issues to uncover true love? Or will their past ruin their future?
Readers can't get enough of Love Uncovered
'A fantastic pick you up book of love and life!' - Thinking About Books
'This story is so lovely and heart warming, I just couldn't put it down till I'd finished it' - Obsessed Book Reviews
'A seriously addictive read' - Bibliophile Ramblings
'I polished this one off in just a couple of sittings' - Goodreads Reviewer
'What a fast, fun flirty little book' - Thinking About Books