Barefoot – Michelle Holman

When Sherry slept with Glenn, she had a career and a future. Little did she know she′d leave them all behind in a motel bedroom. What was she thinking?

In this blistering tale of two self-centred, headstrong high-achievers, Michelle Holman continues the story she began in her bestselling first novel, Bonkers. The brother- and sister-in-law — who famously met when she nearly arrested him for breaching bio-security with a banana — have three things in common. They′re uncommonly tall, neither is anything like their married siblings, and they fancy each other something rotten. Trouble is, Sherry can′t stand the arrogant former American NBA star, while Glenn can′t stand the aloof ′don′t mess with me′ policewoman.

Ending up in bed together is a great surprise. Neither wanting to admit it was a nice surprise is a complicating factor. And then the fun begins.

With Michelle′s trademark talent for sizzling sex and the best one-liners you′ve heard in a long time, readers and characters alike are in for a treat.

My thoughts:

In a similar fashion to Michelle Holman’s Bonkers, this book opens with a hell of a scene, which I just did not expect. Michelle Holman had me on the back foot before I even knew it, and I was dragged into the scenes of this book – feet first. I love the strength of Michelle’s writing, and I honestly cannot wait to read more of her work. It is light-hearted, funny, and she takes the micky out of her characters.

Sherry thinks Glenn is an emotional lightweight, while Glenn thinks that Sherry is a ball-breaking Ice Queen. Not exactly your usual match made in heaven. Glenn’s not the only person to hold this opinion of Sherry; some of her clients do too.

Both Sherry and Glenn are two very headstrong individuals, from different walks of life. Sherry’s walk of life is a hard-hitting beat cop, fighting the good fight for the victims referred to the Family Violence Unit. Glenn’s walk is on the basketball court, golf course, or showing off his limitless talents in front of the paparazzi.

This book is jam-packed for of hilarious one-liners as these two believable characters rake each other over the hot coals at every chance, much to the disbelief of the their families, and to the detriment of their own relationship.

This book will take you on an emotional journey of two characters that are just not ready for the new journey that they are embarking on. The characters had me laughing, squirming, crying, and rattling along on their emotional roller-coaster ride. They are witty, pithy, and funnier than I ever expected.

When Michelle emailed me asking if I would like to review her latest book, I jumped at the chance. When the book arrived last week, I felt irritated that I had to finish off reading a novel that I had been meaning to read and review since last November, and believe me when I say this… Barefoot sat there and taunted me the whole time. My eye would stray to where it was situated in the room. I would even carry it around with me, in anticipation. Needless to say, I was banking on this book.

And when I finally got the chance to pick it up on Friday, I devoured it quickly. Not only could I not wait to delve into Michelle Holman’s new book, but I did it with such a ferocity that has now left me feeling bereft that it’s already over! My goodness. What a ride! I wish that I had savoured the novel just a little longer, because for some reason, I’m feeling unsatisfied sense that I need to know more. This book by far exceeded my expectations. Not only was putting this book down extremely hard to put down, but so was turning the last page.

Barefoot has secured a rating in my books as a 4.5 star rating. I highly recommend this book, because it was amazing, and I couldn’t put it down. After reading both Bonkers and Barefoot, I am really looking forward to reading Michelle Holman’s other two books now as well. If you want to know more about Michelle Holman, this is a great article: Michelle Holman’s chick lit stripped bare

ISBN:  9781869508708

Publisher:  HarperCollins


About Leigh K. Hunt

Leigh K. Hunt considers herself a dreamer. She disappears into worlds created within her head, and every now and then she’ll re-enter the real world for a little while before delving back in again. Leigh writes for the love of writing, the creation of new worlds, and creating new characters that she eventually considers as her ‘internal friends’. Leigh has written a number of unpublished novels, and some short fiction. Leigh supports her passion for writing by working in the world of New Zealand Treaty Settlements. At home, she is based on the Kapiti Coast, in the lovely world of marriage and the motherhood of a baby girl, and a lonely oversized tomcat. For further information about Leigh, her writing, books, and writing advice - visit her website:
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