Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Review: Snow Balls by Andie M. Long

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Book: Snow Balls
Series: Ball Games #2
Author: Andie M. Long
Genre: Romantic Comedy

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Tyler Turner has lived at home in comfort since birth. It's Christmas Day and his twenty-fifth birthday and he's just about to open his money gift from his parents ..

Dear son,
You are dear to our hearts and we love you. Happy twenty-fifth birthday. However as previously forewarned it’s time to stand on your own two feet. Please take this letter as your Eviction Notice. You have three months until the twenty-fifth of March to secure new accommodation for yourself. Obviously if you decide to purchase, rather than rent, then as long as we can see the sale proceeding, the date of eviction can be lengthened accordingly. We, your parents will assist with this as much as possible. If you would like us to accompany you to look at properties or help you get a mortgage, you only have to ask.
The cheque should cover you for a month or two’s rent or contribute towards legal fees.
We look forward to watching you on your next adventure as an adult.
Much love, Mum and Dad.

As Tyler gets over the shock it becomes a competition between Tyler and his mother Dora as to whether he'll stay or go. Friend Lindsay is on hand to help him until the offer of a promotion means she may be leaving too. Will Tyler grow up in time to make the right choices or will Jennifer Lambert and his gaming equipment continue to distract him?

*Complete with British/Yorkshire slang guide as an added bonus to teach you some new rude words ;)

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Early Feedback

After reading the excerpt of this book at the end of Balls I knew I would love Tyler's story and it didn't disappoint I spent a lovely afternoon with the Turner family loving every word. ~ Our Kindle Konfessions

I'm in love with this novella series and think Andie is onto a complete winner here. I absolutely adore the characters and their witty, British style and slang. ~ Author Beth Ashworth

Andie is slowly making me a Novella convertee, this story was the perfect length to capture Tyler’s story and I adored it from start to finish. ~ Gemma Reads Too Much

Clever, witty, funny and the language used was just so good. Such light and easy reading to help us forget about the strife's in life; I wish more books were like this. ~ Blissfully Bookerised

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“You’d be expected to pull your weight in my house too, you cheeky bugger.  If all you’re offering a girl is your dirty underwear and life at the kitchen sink, you’re going to be single for a very long time, mate.”

“Thanks for the pizza… Was alright for a first attempt.  Just a shame the fire brigade didn’t have to come out.  I quite like a man in uniform.”

“She does that feat where she pulls her bra off through her dress and out of an armpit.  It’s some feat of magic that’s done really quickly and I can’t totally follow it.  All I know is that her tits go with it.  The heavily padded bra lies on the floor, discarded among her other mess.  I stare at her dress.  There’s nothing under it… I have nothing against small perky tits if I’m expecting them, but my hands.  There were ready to cop hold of those gorgeous bazumas.”

“Don’t know half the time son.  Best thing with women is to keep nodding at them in agreement.  If their face changes and goes weird, try a disagreeing look.  Works for me ninety percent of the time.”

My Review:

Snow Balls has a highly entertaining premise of a spoiled, video game playing, and lazy mamma’s boy who still lived with his parents, being presented with his eviction notice on his 25th birthday.  Tyler was incredulous when it occurred, despite having a long-standing deadline and repeated warnings the boot was coming.  Even with a three-month reprieve and a generous monetary gift from his parents to get him started, Tyler immediately plots and schemes to undermine and manipulate his parents into allowing him to remain a firmly implanted and entrenched leech.  However, mom is prepared and has schemes of her own.  I was richly amused by this short and humorous tale and enjoyed witnessing the slow peeling of the onion, eventual dawn of awareness, and positive changes in Tyler as his budding independence gradually took hold while he mastered adulting.  I can’t help but wonder if this scheme could actually work on some grossly immature relatives of my own.

Empress DJ

About The Author

Andie M. Long is the author of The Alphabet Game series, Underneath and Quickies. When not writing she can usually be found time wasting on social media. If you ever see her doing housework, step away. It means she's stressed! Prepare to meet the Turner Family in the Ball Games series in 2016 plus other works in progress.

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