All That Mullarkey – Sue Moorcroft

Cleo and Gav have had the perfect marriage, happily child-free and the envy of their friends, until one night the writing’s on the wall. Literally. Gav has an unwarranted jealousy attack and announces the end of their marriage- on the bedroom wallpaper in permanent marker. Cleo takes his word for it and ends up having a drunken unprotected one night stand with the lovely Justin, only to discover Gav wants them to try again.

Kooks for your Kindle?– Some great characters here, very well written; Cleo’s friends have their own problems, and her family is not helpful with the exception of her flighty sister. Gav is deluded and immature at best, it’s a little hard to see how they had such a good marriage before the events here. Justin is lovely, and it was good to have small portions of the book from his perspective.

The Bella-Swan-Pathetically-Self-Sacrificing-Factor– Cleo is a well developed character with her own contradictions; while she’s smart and capable at work, she’s a basket case when it comes to men troubles! She does wait an awfully long time to face up to the consequences of her one night stand, but finds the strength to cope on her own very well.

Painting a picture for your paperback?– It’s set in a village near Peterborough, UK, but could work anywhere. A slightly tense atmosphere is well maintained for most of the book, especially when Justin starts being threatened by his former tenants and has to move in with Cleo.

Nookie for your Nook?– Cleo and Justin do have spectacular chemistry.

Evaluation of your eBook?– Cleo is a likable heroine, bold of character, compassionate and strong. Gav possibly overplayed his hand at the start, his jealous reaction to a simple school reunion bordered on psychotic, which made it difficult to empathise with him in his attempts to reconcile with Cleo. The premise was interesting, a real page-turner, a mystery, a couple of surprises at the end, and the conclusion brought things nicely full circle. This was my first from this author, but I’ll definitely read more if this good read is anything to go by.

Frothy Ranking: 4/5 cocktails.

Can be obtained from:

UK: Amazon for £1.99

US: for only $2.99 from Amazon.

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