If you enjoyed flipping through Bridget Jones’s diary, you’ll love perusing Coco Pinchard’s emails! Coco confides in her quirky, supportive friends as she deals with her life falling apart. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy.
Book 2: Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding
Coco thinks she’s on the road to happily ever after with Adam, until he inexplicably breaks up with her. Will one mistake cost them their whole future? Coco sets out to discover what has really happened, and uncovers a shocking secret Adam has been hiding from her… Full of hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a witty, heart-warming, romantic comedy – the stand-alone sequel to no.1 bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard.
Book 3: Coco Pinchard, the Consequences of Love and Sex
Coco Pinchard has a great life, a bestselling memoir, and a handsome second husband. Things are going exactly as planned — until her adult son runs into disaster, her ex’s mother butts back into her life, and she finds out she’s pregnant! Maybe life is more fun if you throw your plans out the window… The third book in Robert Bryndza’s bestselling Coco Pinchard series (which can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone story) is a hilarious diary with Coco’s trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time.
Book 4: A Very Coco Christmas
It’s 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco Pinchard is home for Christmas after her first term at University. She’s fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard, but Coco’s mother wants her to be with Kenneth, the son of posh friends Adrian and Yvonne Rosebury, who will be joining them for Christmas.
As snow falls softly over the city, and Coco tries to juggle a series of hilarious events, the stage is set for a Christmas lunch like no other. A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone prequel short story to Robert Bryndza’s smash-hit Coco Pinchard series.
Book 5: Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story
A sparkling feel-good comedy, which asks the question – how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy?
It’s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy – almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz.
From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley’s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that four-year-old Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.
The Review: I have to start by saying on the day I was told this tour was on, I had just bought this box set for myself and was happily planning when I would read (Christmas, so I could go, as box sets should from first till last, including the ones I had already read, because of course otherwise you’re splitting the story up!
My plans were scuppered when I found my fingers typing gushy words and squealing that I was all in on this blog tour, but I don’t blame them, I mean it’s Robert Bryndza!!! I think that is enough to tell you how much I love the Coco series and to warn you that this is going to be a gush, but I shall begin anyhow. OhmygodIlovethesebookssososososmuch. Now I wonder if Amazon would take THAT as a review?
I sat down to book TWO on a writing break (book one here, and the Christmas short story here ) I know I said I was going to devour them all, but with a time restriction comes a choice and I really wanted to review the set as a whole because I’d assume Amazon wouldn’t be thrilled if you didn’t!) and was straight into Coco’s world a world we see much of through emails to various people in her life and hear about others along the way. The absolute genius of this box set is that, time wise, instead of moving in a straight line as most would, so Coco with her writing career, meeting Daniel, having Rosencrantz, meeting Adam, we have a timeline that jumps so you get to see so many wow moments that give your tummy that little kick as you realise how good things were, or what Coco thought about something that didn’t quite work out that way. And that is what keeps you reading and cheering Coco on, because you want things a certain way because she deserves it, but you also want to see how things led to the here and now. The characters play a blinder, with the crafty Ethel, the ever inappropriate Angie, Rosencrantz who you actually get to see grow up(oh my frig there were some serious tears there), Daniel(same, who knew where they’d started!), Adam, the lovely Chris, and so many more. The characters are loud and lovely and warm and there’s some awful ones too. There is no one that does laugh out loud like Coco and I had some actual splutter moments that, as I look through my notes (yes I know what I sound like!) came from a single line delivered with a belter. As I said I cried a lot too and clutched at my hear (heart warming, aw moments, not chest pains or anything).
I finished this box set with a wow and the knowledge that it would be difficult to find something to follow it up. All the gushes you hear about any and all of this books are true- definitely one to swallow whole over the Winter (And as an aside I wish I read paperbacks because it’s one of the coolest looking box sets out there!!)
Rating: a million out of five. (So five then!)
The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath and Cold Blood are the second, third, fourth and fifth books in the series. The sixth book, Deadly Secrets, has just been published.
Robert’s books have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 28 languages.
In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.
You can find out more about the author at www.robertbryndza.com and on Twitter and Instagram @RobertBryndza
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