Saturday, 25 February 2017

Release Blitz & Review...A Quarter To Twelve by Josephine Traynor


A Quarter to Twelve by Josephine Traynor
Series: Time Series #1
(All books will be standalones with cross over characters.)
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Happy, single, divorcee.
Successful business woman.
Content on perving on the cute guy at the gym. At least until my best friend sets me up on an online dating site. Now, all I’m doing is blocking dick pictures.
Burned by bad breakup.
Envied chef.
Going to kill my brother for not only setting up a profile on this online dating site but giving me this user name.
Humiliating online profiles bring them together, while the universe tries to keep them apart. Reluctant daters become determined lovers who will need to decide if they’re willing to fight for something they never wanted in the first place.


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I’m a writer with a dream of sharing the characters I see in my head with others and have you fall in love with them too. I have been a writer since I was a little girl and finally got brave enough to show my work to a friend. My friend asked for more and that, in turn, resulted in me showing a couple more friends, who told me this book needs to be published.
On the other side of the pen name, I’m a mother of two and that’s a big part of why I’m using a pen name. This is MY career choice, not theirs. It’s not about being ashamed of my work, far from it, I am super proud but I have a responsibility. The other reason is due to wanting to keep the focus on my work. For the lack of a better pun, I’m an open book, ask me anything, but I think my books are far more interesting than I am.
I think about writing and characters all the time. I love nothing more than sitting down at my computer, or even with my pen and notebook, to get my imagination down on paper. I try to create characters that feel like friends, people that the reader would want to know. I aim to write stories that not only give you a laugh, but have you thinking about your own life.
About the actual name – I’d chosen another name and found out that there is another author out there with the same name. Back to the drawing board, I chose my favourite name – which was Josephine. As for the Traynor part, I’d just finished reading Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and Will Traynor’s choices and suggestions about living to the fullest and without regret was another push for me to follow my dreams.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you fall in love with a few laughs along the way.


★★★★ Four Stars

Single business woman Ava loses a bet to her best friend Charlotte when she's unable to approach the cute guy at the gym, and she reluctantly agrees to give online dating a try. Having been burnt by her ex husband in the past, to say she's wary and skeptical is an understatement. Facing an endless barrage of cock shots and random men wanting a quick hook up, Ava is quickly losing hope...until TrickyRicky messages her. Seeming to be on the same page, they start to get to know each other online before agreeing to meet, but not everything goes the way they plan. 

This book is a great read. It's funny and so easy to relate to. Both Ava and Patrick have been hurt before, they have insecurities and fears (like most of us) but they both want to move on. I loved the friendship that builds between them, the mystery of wondering who TrickyRicky really is and mostly I just loved the characters. Their realistic insecurities and warm personalities are what won me over. I really liked Patrick's interfering brother Chris aswell. I'd love to see more of him at some point. 

This is a light hearted, sweet, humorous romance that will have you smiling, shaking your head and saying 'yep, that's my luck' and the characters that will work their way into your heart.