Absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on Pamela Ford’s ‘The Continental Breakfast Club’ series blog tour, courtesy of iRead Book Tours!
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.
What does TWG think?
To Allie’s family, she’s the baby; the one that needs to be reminded about basic things, the only member of the family to be deemed ‘unsuccessful’. She has her own business, what’s unsuccessful about that? Oh, wait, Allie doesn’t have the ‘successful’ husband that her parents so badly want her to have. A continental breakfast, two ladies and ‘the ideal man’, what could possibly go wrong?
Oh my gosh, what can I say! I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I saw the cover of the book. It gave nothing away which actually made me even more intrigued. I wanted to keep myself guessing so I didn’t read the blurb and dived straight into the book.
I absolutely ADORED Allie. She is so down to Earth, such fun and a complete ditz (in a nice way). I genuinely felt so sorry for her multiple times throughout the book as she drew the short straw more than once! Luck most certainly wasn’t on her side at all, as well as having her family pestering her, I am surprised she didn’t turn into the Hulk.
I found myself liking all of the main characters actually, which is rare for me haha. Each one had their own sparkle and brought different things to every situation and event within the book. I really liked the diversity Allie and her friends had. None of them were boring at all, so they all stood out.
‘Over Easy’ is one of those books that reviews will need to be meticulously written due to the amount of spoilers that could be written. Nobody likes spoilers! I am trying to be extra careful.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would to be honest. The first chapter took me a while to warm up to, but as the story progressed and situations became apparent, I relaxed and enjoyed the story properly.
Pamela has written such a fun, tongue in cheek book that gave me the giggles, made me cringe and had me sitting with my head in my hands (multiple times). To create such a varied reaction from one person in regards to a dog groomer, takes talent!
Over Easy is an enjoyable read that shows you what NOT to do in terms of trying to please other people. It’s also a book that you will want to curl up with, have a bar of chocolate and a cuppa, and just lose yourself in the magic of Pamela’s words. I cannot wait to begin the second book in the series!
About 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.