Monday 14 July 2014

Review ~ High Heels & Bicycle Wheels by Jane Linfoot.

Title: High Heels & Bicycle Wheels.
Author: Jane Linfoot.
Publisher: HarperImpulse.
Genre: Chick Lit.
Release Date: July 17, 2014.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon

Meet Bryony: She's a fun-loving, very single TV production assistant whose idea of sport is the Jimmy Choo sales scrum

Meet Jackson: Cycling's bad boy superstar. Injured and out of racing this summer, without his training he's looking for another distraction.

Bryony's facing a triple whammy – her last single friend just named the day, her mother's offering to have her eggs frozen, and the guy she's loved from afar, forever, just got hitched. So she's more than happy to accept the offer of a totally out of character but seriously steamy one night of no-strings fun. Especially when the guy in question is so attractive he even looks good in Lycra!

Jackson's on the look out for a new career but if the opportunity to work on TV means a fortnight with the most uptight woman in the world, he'd rather not bother. He never goes in for seconds – and who in their right mind would head off in a camper van with a woman who irons her knickers?

Add in a tandem (yes, a tandem) and fast forward to double trouble for a summer neither of them will ever forget!

I absolutely love Jane Linfoot’s style of writing and her fun, fast-paced and flirty books never fail to put a smile on my face. For people looking for some sexy chick-lit, she’d be the first author I’d recommend. I loved How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates and The Right Side of Mr. Wrong was even better – leaving me completely excited for Jane’s latest novel. High Heels & Bicycle Wheels is Jane’s best book yet!

When I read The Right Side of Mr. Wrong, I loved Bryony and really wanted to see her involved more so I was thrilled she got her own standalone novel. I was laughing from virtually the first line and swooning halfway down the page. As soon as Bryony crashes into celebrity cyclist Jackson Gale to kick off this story, I just knew I was going to love the chemistry between them and the crazy ride they were sure to go on. I dare anyone to read High Heels & Bicycle Wheels and not fall in love with Jackson – or at least need to cool yourself down a few hundred times.

I loved Bryony – she was stubborn and feisty and not afraid to show her flirtatious, playful side. Her interaction with Jackson was completely the highlight of this book. Not only was it plain HOT, the way they both always wanted their own way when you knew one would have to back down, and how they both teased each other for their own quirks (ironed knickers, anyone?) really livened the book up and made it downright wonderful, light-hearted entertainment.

As I reached about two thirds of the way through, I loved how the plot was developing and building up to a great ending and this was yet another reminder of what a charming, fabulous author Jane is. I liked how as well as Jackson and Bryony’s stories, other characters have been created which I could easily see in their own standalone novel such as Cressy. Along with the gorgeous, fitting cover and the all-out fun, sweet and saucy plot, High Heels & Bicycle Wheels is one of the best, most enjoyable books I’ll read all year.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon

I’m Jane Linfoot, and I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge.

I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos – happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. For me, writing romance is cool because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

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  1. Thank you Sophie for being the first person to read High Heels & Bicycle Wheels, and for this lovely, lovely review <3 <3 xx

    1. You're welcome Jane, it was my pleasure <3 xx


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