Today I’m bring you not one but three reviews of the Scott family short stories by Amanda Paull. A big thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this tour and providing a copy of these books.
Title: Let’s Dance (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 1)
She’s helping out a friend. His dad’s hip’s gone. Could a farcical mix-up lead to love?
Ballroom dancing is the last thing Laura wants to try. But her best friend is desperate to meet a hip-swinging Adonis, so before she knows it, Laura is cha cha cha-ing in the back of the Dog and Duck with nerdy Ben. At least no one else need ever find out. No such luck. Her mother is armed with a social media page and dangerous. The shenanigans begin. What a pity Ben’s now looking rather dapper. Will he scarper? Or is Ben made of sterner stuff?
If you like innocent, laugh-out-loud family mayhem, you’ll love Let’s Dance, the first Scott Family.
Purchase Link –
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Scott-Family-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B079ML1K2P
US – https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Scott-Family-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B079ML1K2
Laura is dragged by her friend Shona to her latest fad to keep fit and find a man; Ballroom dancing. Unimpressed by the doggy pub where it’s being held and even less by the selection of men, Laura is sure that she won’t be back for a second lesson until she meets nerdy Ben who for some reason won’t give up on her. Even when he meets her bonkers family.
What a fun and refreshing read this was! It’s fairly quick read, it took me about an hour or so which is perfect if you’ve got a long boring journey or wait ahead of you.
At first I found Laura a little stuck up but I found myself warming to her, especially when you meet her sullen teenage daughter and mother who seems intent on marrying her off!
Now I have to be honest it did feel like two separate short stories made into one, the ballroom dancing part, then meeting Laura’s bonkers family and the two aspects of the story could have been combined a little better.
Overall Let’s Dance is a fun short story perfect for a little escape from reality.
Title: A Christmas Day Kerfuffle (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 2)
A blooming romance. A trapped poodle. Can their relationship survive the madness?
After a shaky start, Laura and Ben are now getting along great. So much so that Laura dares to invite him for a Christmas Day brunch with her family. As the good tidings commence, a horrifying discovery is made. Freddie, the family poodle, is trapped. Will the ensuing biblical scale mayhem sound the death knell for Laura and Ben’s budding romance? Or is he just a glutton for punishment?
If you enjoyed Let’s Dance, you’ll love A Christmas Day Kerfuffle, the second Scott Family Short Story, by Amanda Paull. Download it today to discover whether love prevails, and Freddie cooks.
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N05F9KU
US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N05F9KU/
Other Retailers UBL: https://www.books2read.com/u/boZqd1
This is the second in the Scott family short story series and can be easily read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading the first, Let’s Dance.
Laura has invited her parents round for a Christmas brunch with her new boyfriend Ben. Many high jinks ensue after Laura’s dad misplaces the front door key, leaving the poor dog locked in. Will all the mayhem lead to Laura and Ben breaking up?
What a fun festive story this was! It made me very thankful for my own slightly bonkers family!
My only complaint was I would have liked to have been a little longer but that’s just me being picky.
Another super short read if you’re looking for a fun Christmassy caper.
Title: Fenella’s Fabulous Fountain Fondue (Scott Family Short Stories, Book 3)
It’s the day of the party. Laura and Ben are in love. But could a posh marshmallow put the kibosh on their relationship?
They’ve survived Scott Family mayhem twice so far, and now Laura and Ben’s relationship is rock solid. They are having a wonderful time at the Grand Hotel, relaxing in the spa and putting the final touches to Ben’s mother’s 85th birthday party preparations. It’s all going to plan.
Fenella loves her party. The two families get along fabulously. It’s a marvellous do. What could possibly go wrong?
Download the third Scott Family Short Story today to discover whether the Scotts have a cheeky little surprise of their own for long-suffering Ben and Laura.
US – https://www.amazon.com/Fenellas-Fabulous-Fountain-Fondue-Stories-ebook/dp/B07MHFPJ2L
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fenellas-Fabulous-Fountain-Fondue-Stories-ebook/dp/B07MHFPJ2L
I’m back for the third instalment of the Scott family short stories which can be read as standalone but again I would recommend if you want a fuller picture of this crazy family, to start at the beginning with Let’s Dance.
It’s Ben’s mother’s 85th birthday and he’s invited Laura and her family along. Laura is nervous, will her parents embarrass her like they always do?
This has to be my favourite of the three stories, not just because of the fabulously tongue twisting title, but I had a bit of a giggle while reading it.
I would however have like to met Fenella properly, which I don’t think we do and see how see interacted with Laura’s family but of course that’s just my opinion.
Fenella’s Fabulous Fondue is a quick fun filled read perfect if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.
About The Author:
Amanda Paull is a writer of humorous romantic fiction. She lives in the North East of England with her husband and works in the public sector. The inspiration for her stories comes from real life, which she tries to show the funnier side of by embellishing to the hilt.
Amanda’s Website: http://www.amandapaull.co.uk
Social Media Links – Twitter: http://twitter.com/Apaullfiction