THE BABY & THE BRIDE
by: Laura Barnard
~ Synopsis ~
Sequel to the #1 Amazon Best-Seller, The Debt & the Doormat (available for FREE)
Poppy and Jazz’s lives sound perfect on paper. Jazz has a new baby and Poppy’s getting married. But their realities are very different.
Poppy must strive to keep her cool new job with crazy hours, while trying to keep Ryan happy. Before she knows it her wedding has got out of control, thanks to her mother, the runners at work are bullying her, her parents are in financial difficulty and she’s doubting everything and everyone she ever knew.
Meanwhile Jazz is struggling with motherhood, something a credit card won’t fix. Why won’t this baby give her a break? Will Jazz be able to cope before she loses it?
And will Poppy make it down the aisle? Will Ryan even be waiting?
~ Excerpt ~
My phone finally flashes up with Lilly on the way home.
‘Finally, bitch!’ I scream down the phone as soon as I answer it.
‘I know!’ she says. ‘Sorry. Been mad busy. This PA business has taken off like you can’t imagine. It’s fucking non-stop.’
‘I know the feeling.’
I look over at Michael and Izzy and immediately turn away, feeling uncomfortable. She’s stretching his leg on the Limo floor. Completely inappropriate.
‘So what’s the drama?’ she asks. ‘Five voicemails and seven texts. Has someone died?’
‘Nope. It’s far better. Me and Ryan are getting married!’ God, just saying it out loud makes me feel all giddy.
‘No fucking way!’ she screams. ‘You must be a fireball in bed, Pops! How you managed to get someone that deliciously gorgeous to marry you. Jesus, my mind boggles.’
‘Oh thanks,’ I say flatly.
‘You know I’m only joking baby-doll. So tell me, how did he propose?’ She sounds like she’s on the edge of her seat.
‘Oh, well, it was just after Jemima was born. I was holding her and he asked to marry me.’
‘Is there a bad line? Did you not hear me?’
‘No, I heard you, babe. It just sounds like the worst proposal in the world. Proposed to in a hospital with your friends exploded vag still on the floor. Yuk! But hey, what’s the rock like?’
‘Oh…I haven’t got one yet. I assume he’s going to let me pick it.’ I really must ask Ryan about that.
‘You haven’t even got a rock?’ She sounds so disappointed.
‘Well…not yet. Jesus, we only just got engaged!’ I laugh nervously.
‘Ok, babes. I’m sure it was…magical,’ she says un-convincingly.
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~ Author Bio~
My name is Laura Barnard and I am an author from Hertfordshire, UK. My first chick-lit novel, The Debt & the Doormat was an Amazon number 1 best-seller and won Best Laugh Out Loud Book of 2013. It is available via Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks. Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository and many more.
In my spare time I enjoy drinking my body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of my face, drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio…oh and my husband of course! I like wearing yoga clothes and reading fitness magazines while I sit on the sofa and eat chocolate. I’m a real fan of the power nap and of course, READING!
I write not to get rich or famous, but because I LOVE writing. Even if one person tells me they enjoyed my book it makes the midnight typing worth it!