Romantic comedy How To Marry Your Husband

Romantic comedy How To Marry Your Husband is now available as an ebook at Amazon for only £1.99!

Most romantic novels end with a kiss. This one starts with one. When Olivia asks Kieran to marry her on Leap Year Day, the answer isn’t quite what she’s expecting. Still, even reluctant fiancés will eventually understand what’s best for them, and Olivia is plunged into a summer of scary dress shops, mad mothers and bad hair days. VERY bad hair days.

Will Olivia be able to negotiate her way through the marriage minefield whilst keeping her sanity almost intact, and can she ever be truly prepared for the perfect day of her dreams?

It will shortly also be available as a paperback. I hope you enjoy the read!

Anne Brooke Books

Gay Office Romance: Who Moved My Holepunch?

Gay office romance Who Moved My Holepunch? is now available at Amazon for only 99p!

Darren Fording works as a Senior Timetabling Officer for his local college. When Max Sheldon arrives to take over as Acting Registrar, Darren finds himself consumed by lust for his new boss and making the kind of decisions he as a stuck-in-his-ways administrator has never made before.

When Darren initiates a full-on kiss during a meeting with Max, the enthusiasm of the Registrar’s response takes him by surprise. Max is reluctant to pursue a relationship with an employee, but Darren is equally determined not to take no for an answer. Can he prove his worth to the man he’s beginning to love and show him he’s a dab hand at educational politics as well?

Reviews:

“I found this book a breath of fresh air; it was funny, witty and very cute. I loved Darren; he was just perfect as the insecure (well, at the beginning) quirky administrator … His two assistants, the chatty, gossipy Miranda, and the quiet sensible Stewart were well written as well, and the aloof Max was simply adorable. … I can’t recommend this book highly enough. If you want to laugh, giggle and smile as you turn every page then this book is perfect.” (From a 5-star Recommended review at Mrs Condit Reads Books)

“It was a fascinating read. I laughed. I gasped. And I felt the exquisite chemistry this author achieved between her characters. The world they were put into was not something I anticipated, but even college administrative jobs can be fascinating with a creative mind. A lovely novella not to be missed.” (From a review at MM Good Book Reviews)

“This book is fun and funny, and Darren is wonderful. Max is right, Darren isn’t like everyone else. These two must survive the hot mess that is the inspection through some creative thinking. A light funny read with great characters.” (From a review at Hearts On Fire Reviews)

Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK

New Story: Kat Carruthers Doesn’t Get Married

Comic romance Kat Carruthers Doesn’t Get Married is now available on the Kindle for only 99p!

Kat Carruthers is preparing for her wedding day when her fiancé Brian rings her to say that the wedding is off. As an unhappy and furious Kat tries to come to terms with this shock news, there’s a knock on the door and it’s the boilerman, Mike, come to service the boiler a full month early.

When Kat’s mother rings to say Brian has arrived at the church, got into a fight and the police have been called, Kat is faced with several interesting choices. What in the end will she decide?

Buy the ebook here!

Anne Brooke

Free Book Friday: Noses, Naughtiness and Prayer

Welcome to Free Book Friday! Below are today’s FREE offerings at Amazon for you:

Atishoo and Bless You: The ABC of Mucus Management

Sinusitis? Catarrh? That awful feeling of nausea? Yes, you’ve got the dreaded problem of mucus. It’s nasty and debilitating and nobody seems to want to talk about it, but don’t worry, as you’re not alone! Written by a fellow-sufferer, The ABC of Mucus Management takes you through a series of suggested remedies, tips and tricks to manage your sinusitis and catarrh issues. It will help ease your discomfort, shorten your period of illness and prevent your next attack. Atishoo and bless you!

Download this book for FREE today only!

Rosie by Name

Rosie (AKA Alison) works at a high-class escort agency as a receptionist. When her boss asks her to be the special birthday present for his favourite nephew, she can’t help but agree. The boss is the boss after all.

However an evening of surprises, unexpected parents and even the odd spider awaits her. By the end of the night, will she have fulfilled her mission or is her potential pay-rise nothing but a distant dream?

Download this book for FREE until Saturday!

Dear God, It’s All Gone Horribly Wrong: Prayers for Stressed Christians

Being a Christian in the modern world can be very stressful indeed. Everyone either thinks we’re having a wonderful time with our marvellous, mysterious God, or they think we’re fools for believing in a faith that surely died a death in the twentieth century …

In both scenarios, the negative feelings, stress and depression frequently experienced by today’s Christian tend to be ignored, not least by one’s fellow Christians. However, in actual fact, God never discounts or ignores anyone. With this in mind, here are one hundred prayers which tell it like it is to God so that even the worst about us is brought out into the open. At the same time, the fact that God listens to all our prayers, no matter how angry, bitter or sad, is a beacon of hope for us all.

May God travel with us more closely on our prayer journeys.

Download this book for FREE until tomorrow!

Happy reading and have a great weekend, all.

Anne Brooke Books
Biblical Fiction UK
The Gathandrian Fantasy Trilogy

Blog 114: Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell – an average romance

Miranda is thrilled when she meets Greg at a cocktail party. He’s gorgeous, he’s funny – and he’s very keen. Just what a girl needs to put some sparkle in her life. Heavens, he’s practically perfect! Greg likes Miranda a lot. She’s young, she’s pretty, and she never talks about babies. Of course he hasn’t told her everything about himself – even the sweetest girls can be a bit funny about a man who’s just left his newly pregnant wife. But there’s no way she’s going to find out – or is there? Luckily for Miranda men are like buses – you don’t see any for ages then three come along at once. She just needs to catch the right one…

This started off well enough, though I did find Miranda faintly irritating from the start – she’s just too ditsy and so terribly nice that I instantly took against her, as it were. However, that’s not a huge problem, as her friends and colleagues provide a far greater level of interest and have a decent-ish amount of page space – so if you get fed up with Miranda, then you soon have Chloe (who is Greg’s newly pregnant and abandoned wife) and Bev (the man-mad colleague) to look forward to and concentrate on.

Greg, of course, is the man we all love to hate – he blames Chloe for getting pregnant and breaking her word to him about not wanting babies and instantly leaves her. Because he’s just a very nasty man, to be honest. He’s also rather unbelievable as I simply didn’t credit that Greg could be such a downright despicable cad and yet get two nice women (Chloe and later Miranda) to fall for him. He’s really more caricature than character – and this is also the case with Chloe’s dreadful boss and his wife. Both of these people are frankly so horrible that I just kept laughing at them, and I’m not convinced that was the reaction Mansell was intending. Oh well.

Never mind, as there are a couple of menfolk in the mix who are adorable in every way – Fenn, the definitely straight hairdresser, and Miles, the lovely and witty famous racing driver, are a delight and should have had far more page space here than they actually do. It’s a bit of a lost opportunity for the men, to be honest. Also, something dreadful happens to Miles about three-quarters of the way through which I think was totally unnecessary and rather stupid – and this leaves the way free for journalist Danny to take the place of the dreadful Greg as Miranda’s potential partner. Are you keeping up at the back? I do hope so!…

It’s a shame then that Danny is so terribly shallow and unattractive – in fact at one point after the Miles Debacle, he thinks something so utterly prejudiced and unloving about Miranda’s potential relationship with Miles that I wanted to beat him to death with his own laptop. What a horrible man! Really, he and the irritating Miranda probably deserve one another but they’re definitely not going to be happy as they simply don’t gel …

So there it is. A mixed bag of a book, with an unlikeable heroine and hero, but with some very good secondary characters we should have seen more of.

Verdict: 3 stars. Average.

Blog 113: Free Book Friday – Comic Romance Rosie by Name

Comic romance Rosie by Name is FREE at Amazon today and tomorrow, so hurry to download your copy while the offer lasts!

Rosie (AKA Alison) works at a high-class escort agency as a receptionist. When her boss asks her to be the special birthday present for his favourite nephew, she can’t help but agree. The boss is the boss after all.

However an evening of surprises, unexpected parents and even the odd spider awaits her. By the end of the night, will she have fulfilled her mission or is her potential pay-rise nothing but a distant dream?

Amazon Reviews:

“A light, easy read, and with plenty of Anne Brooke’s original metaphors and similes to keep you entertained until the twist in the tale.”

“Funny and tongue-in-cheek. Just what I needed. It made me smile and I laughed at the ending.”

Happy reading and have a great weekend!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK
The Gathandrian Fantasy Trilogy

Blog 108: FREE gay romance – Angels and Airheads!

Gay comic romance Angels and Airheads is FREE at Amazon until tomorrow, so pop along and download your FREE copy today!

Ricky has been secretly in love with his best friend Jez forever, but he’s never dared confess his feelings because he thinks Jez is too high-class for him. One evening, while sharing a quiet evening with Jez, a mysterious angel, Madred, appears and tries to persuade Ricky to take a chance on love.

Too bad Ricky doesn’t believe in angels. Madred is forced to take desperate measures in an attempt to show the reluctant Ricky the truth. When the angel leaves, can Ricky find the courage to declare himself to Jez, and what will happen to their friendship if he does?


Reviews:

“I really liked how romantic this story was. We don’t get long with the men together on the page, but what is there is quite delightful. Their long friendship reflected the emotions and feelings but there was the fresh newness of the physical which added to that friendship and showed they were in for the long haul.” [From an A-rated review at Brief Encounter Reviews]

“There are none so blind as those who will not see. And sometimes it takes nothing less than a gigantic nudge from your guardian angel to get you to open your eyes and see the miracle that’s been right in front of you all along … Angels and Airheads is a story of perfect love in an imperfect world, and what could be more sweet than that?” [From a 4-star review at The Novel Approach]

“This is such a sweet short about taking chances; Ricky has been gently nudged quite a few times to put his heart out there to Jez. But he always thinks of something that always holds him back. This time Heaven means business and Madred is given the task of convincing him … I recommend this to those who love angel intervention, conflicted men, a sweet short story and a happy ending.” [From a 4-star review at MM Good Book Reviews]

“Angels and Airheads is a short, endearing story of faith, hope, and love. I love how Anne Brooke incorporates faith in her stories and yes, I can do a happy dance. This is my first time reading a strong HEA from this author.” [From a 4-star review at TWLIB Reviews]

“I’m not much for divine interventions when it comes to books, but in this particular one I very much enjoyed it. I’ve found that Anne Brooke’s style with her short stories suits me and romance is certainly her thing.” [From a review at The Romance Reviews]

Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK
The Gathandrian Fantasy Trilogy