21 August 2015

Book Beginnings : Victoria Browne!

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Each Friday we share the beginning of a book and as always I like to mix it up. I've shared the whole first chapter of The Violet Hour and last Friday I shared two beginnings instead of one. This Friday I want to share the beginning of both of Victoria Browne's books!

I have already read Gut Feeling, I finished it Monday night and at the time I'm currently reading Third Time Lucky - The Honey Trap. They're definitely great books!

A bit about Gut Feeling
Ashleigh Lands is a twenty six year old dental nurse, who after meeting Dave Croft, a gorgeous twin, finds herself in an impossible dilemma. Living in the heart of London, Ashleigh and her group of friends find themselves in numerous situations, parties, traumas and sexual experiences.

With Ashleigh's love cheat lawyer ex-boyfriend Lee Preston pulling on her heart strings Ashleigh goes on holiday to Ibiza with the girls; Rachel a buyer for a large child's clothing company and also Ashleigh's best friend.

Beautiful Jules who works for a well-known magazine company. And Gemma a house wife who has just found out her husband was sleeping with his personal trainer.

Ibiza brings the girls new friends along with love and loss. Whilst the girls are away Dave has an unwanted sexual encounter. Ashleigh returns home only to have her life thrown into turmoil.

"But I heard it with my own ears". Must be true then? ? ?

This is the first paragraph:
Dave took in a deep breath as he straightened, heaving his bag of tools on to his shoulder for support. Standing on the pavement, he squinted in the brilliant sunlight looking at the oversized door and stepped up to the intercom, blissfully unaware how this day would change his life path. A gold plaque caught his eye. 
Maxilla Facial Specialist

Cosmetic Dental Surgery
Dr. W.J. Matson
Dr.E.A. McDonald

I really enjoyed reading Gut Feeling and you can expect a review September 24.! and an excerpt of the first chapter September 19.! 

A bit about Third Time Lucky – The Honey Trap
A fast moving witty chick lit drama that will take you on a journey of laughter and revelations.

Good friends Sarah a sensible simple soul, Laura bitchy complicated, Beth a ‘too cool for school’ high school teacher, and Jess a funky hairdresser, decide to honey trap Jess's new American boyfriend Richard. How could such a simple plan go wrong? Just add Jess’s new flat mate, hot sexy Elise to the mix, a few glasses of wine and you have a cocktail fit for disaster – especially when Elise honey traps the wrong boyfriend! Good friends are all Sarah needs when her uncomplicated life is jettisoned into chaos.

Dan, Sarah’s boyfriend makes some shady life choices. But who is friend and who is foe?

Wealthy bachelor Lee Preston sets his sights on Sarah and all Lee wants is to make her happy. Life could be fantastic when money is no object and your closet is filled with designer shoes, Oh, and his with secrets.

Again, the first paragraph
If we were to know the future, no doubt we would all be too scared to put one foot in front of the other. Already knowing the outcome, and the predictable paths it would lead us down, would mean that our lives would lack any spontaneity. In some people's eyes this could equal sheer bliss, while for others it could simply turn into a life of mundane perseverance.  

This is such a beautiful beginning! Just like Gut Feeling there'll be a review and an excerpt but I haven't decided which dates yet!

Remember to leave your book beginnings in the comments!


  1. I don't read much chick lit. I hope you are enjoying the second as much as the first. My Friday memes this week come from What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris which has been on my TBR mountain for years. Happy reading!

    1. Me neither but I do enjoy it once in a while! I definitely preferred the first one more than the second one - but they're both good.
      I'll check it out, thanks!

  2. Can't always believe everything you see or hear. LOL Happy reading.

    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. Very kind words AmandaEmma x

  4. Just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger's Award
    Here are the details: http://areadaholic.blogspot.com/2015/08/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

    sorry if you were already nominated

    1. Thank you for letting me know! You're the first one who nominated me actually!

  5. I think I can truly say I've never read a book about a facial medical specialist, sounds fun.

    My Friday Quotes.

    1. Well, it's honestly not that big a part of the story. It's just where Ash works! It's definitely a great read, both of them actually!

  6. Both books sound like they'd be fun to read. Thanks for introducing me to this author.
    My Friday post features Key to Love.

    1. They definitely are, and you're welcome!