by Pamela Ford
The Continental Breakfast Club, Book One
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Category: Adult fiction, 260 pages
Genre: Romantic comedy
Publisher: Aine Press
Release date: May 10, 2016
Content Rating: PG 13 (For some profanity)
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.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Over Easy by Pamela Ford for the purpose of an honest review.
It was an absolute pleasure to read Over Easy by Pamela Ford. This is a book that captured my attention and held it from cover to cover. It had plenty of action including manhunting, sleuthing, and lots of laughter!
Ms. Ford has created a cast of characters that is easy to relate to, then you mix in a trio of furry friends and the story is bound to get a little wild!
I love that Over Easy is the first book in a series so I can get my fix for The Continental Breakfast Club in pretty short order! You should pick up a copy. I think you’ll be very pleased with your purchase!
I definitely recommend Over Easy by Pamela Ford and give it five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.
©July 31, 2016
What made you write a book about women sneaking into hotel continental breakfasts to try to meet eligible men?
I was at a continental breakfast several years ago, minding my own business of course, when I spotted a good looking guy in a suit eating breakfast alone. Suddenly the question, “What if. . .” popped into my head and the story idea was born. I started writing the series in third person, but quickly switched to first person because it seemed a more natural way to show the central character’s personality—and quirks.
If you are a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
My youngest child is now in college, so I have much more time to devote to writing. But balancing that time is still difficult because my daughters call 75 times a day. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but they call a lot—when they’re walking home from class or going to work or bored or making cookies or. . .
What is your favorite travel spot?
I don’t have a specific favorite spot, but I really like water—lakes, oceans, ponds, rivers. . .even puddles! If there’s a body of water nearby, I’ll like the vacation.
What childhood books inspired you to want to write books?
I was a voracious reader as a kid, so I think that libraries in general are what inspired me to write. For a while we lived in an area serviced by a Bookmobile, and I can still remember what it felt like to go to the Bookmobile every Saturday morning. I discovered The Black Stallion series on the bookmobile, which was like getting a gift since I was a city girl who was always begging my parents for a horse.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I don’t know if I would go back, but I’d really like to go forward. I would love to see what the future holds—whether space and interplanetary travel is commonplace and if we will have colonies on other planets.
Where do you write?
I like to shake up where I write because it helps keep my writing from stalling. I’ll write at my desk, or on our three-season porch, or at coffee shops. I really love working in coffee shops that open their exterior windows/walls in nice weather.
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.
Five winners total:
Two winners will get a print copy of Over Easy + a $10 Starbucks gift card;
Two winners will get a print copy of Fresh Brewed + a $10 Starbucks gift card;
One winner will get a print copy of both books + a $25 Starbucks gift card!
Ends September 17, 2016