Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Over Easy by Pamela Ford (Review and Giveaway)

A fun, light-hearted hilarious story about three close friends who come up with an ingenious and illegal way to meet men, by sneaking into the continental breakfast area at high-end hotels.

Book Details:

Book Title: Over Easy (The Continental Breakfast Club, Book One) by Pamela Ford
Category: Adult fiction, 260 pages
Genre: Romantic comedy
Publisher: Aine Press
Release date: May 10, 2016
Content Rating: PG 13 (No sex or violence, but some f-words, shits, hells, and damns!)

Book Description:

Allie Parker's had enough. Just because she's a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She's convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister's stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.

Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she's met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn't know is that he's a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she's his contact—and so does everyone else who's after his stash of diamonds.

Suddenly Allie's world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it.

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My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Over Easy, the first book in the Continental Breakfast Club series is a fun, light-hearted hilarious story about three close friends who come up with an ingenious and illegal way to meet men, by sneaking into the continental breakfast area at high-end hotels. 

When there is an identity mix-up, Allie suddenly comes into possession of a briefcase with jewellery that includes a ring worth half a million dollars, which unfortunately gets lost. What ensues is a mishmash of events leading to trying to capture the "bad guy" with the help of handsome Jax, one of Allie's clients, and finding that ring so they don't end up getting killed. This just had me cracking up!

I liked Allie, the main character. She was a dog groomer and the youngest sibling in her family who was still treated like the baby of the family even though she was now into her late twenties. She felt like she had to live up to her family's expectation of  marrying well and getting a better career even though she was happy with the status quo. And who doesn't like a book where dogs' antics play a role in the plot?

Every time Allie made a wrong move, I thought, Oh no! but this seems to be Pamela Ford's trademark where she ups the stakes, making her protagonist go deeper and deeper into trouble until you wonder (and flip the pages quicker) to find out how she is going to get out of it.

I could easily picture this as one of those American romantic comedy movies you watch to unwind after a stressful day, minus the sexual debasement. (Thank you, Pamela!) This book was good clean fun, with the exception of some profanity (3 f-words). The romance was sweet and I liked how the friends stuck together to help Allie. So, if you need a break from reading your usual fare of literary fiction, this one is a quick fun read that will get you to laugh because of its endearing goofballness.

Look out for my review of Fresh Brewed, Book #2 in the Continental Breakfast Club series on Aug 17.

To read more reviews, please visit Pamela Ford's page on iRead Book Tours.

Read my interview with Pamela Ford.

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not told how to rate or review this product.

Meet the Author:

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot - and often lots of laughter.

After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer - and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads

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  1. Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed the girls' madcap adventures!

    1. I enjoyed the second book too! You really have a knack for creating hilarious situations. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks! These books were fun to write!

  3. This book made me laugh to the point of tears!


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