Thursday, 28 May 2015

Country Affairs by Zara Stoneley 
Series: Tippermere #2
Release Date:ebook 7th May 2015, Paperback 16th July 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins (Harper Impulse)
Genres: Chick Lit /Humour / Contemporary fiction

'A great treat for readers who love their books jam-packed with sexy men and horses.' Bestselling author Fiona Walker
It’s time to get back in the saddle with the follow up to the deliciously naughty Stable Mates!
Swapping her spurs for stilettoes and becoming Lady of the Manor is not on loveable, but scatty, Lottie’s life plan. Nor does she have the faintest idea how to rescue it from rack and ruin.
But with footballer’s wife Sam on the case, determined to bring glamour to the manor, and fun-loving eventer Rory egging them on, nothing can possibly go wrong, can it?
Todd never forgave himself for abandoning Lottie on a Barcelona beach, but now he’s tracked her down and he’s ready to kiss and make up. With a roving eye and his roguish grin he soon has more than one girl in Tippermere going weak at the knees, but why is he really there?
With wedding plans going awry, unexpected pregnancies and relationships starting to look rocky, will Lottie ever be ready to accept her inheritance and help Tipping House Estate move into the 21st Century?
Praise for Stable Mates –
'A delightful romp peppered with humour, sadness, scandal and steamy sex.'
'...reminded me of Jilly Cooper whose books I grew up with. Stable Mates is up there with Riders and Rivals. If you loved these books then you will love this one'
'...the perfect mix of horsey shenanigans, Cheshire glamour and flirty fun.'
'...reminded me of the Tilly Bagshawe novels I love, with all the scandal and drama. I don’t think I’ve read another author who writes in that kind of style without finding negative comparisons but Zara Stoneley comes into her own'
'a really impressive read.'
'Fun, Frothy & a Good Weekend Read'
'An unexpected FUN read that should not be missed by anyone. I would say I laughed at almost every page! '


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I first became a fan of Zara Stoneley when I read her brilliant book Stablemates so I literally jumped into this book as I just knew it would be good. And, I was right! Full of fantastically interesting and sometimes complex characters, it is a real romp! One can't fail to be charmed by a certain Irish blacksmith. Actually, there are a whole host of dishy men in this book! Whats not to love about that!

I love the character of Lottie and being a wannabe country girl myself, I could picture myself as Lady of the manor too! Oh if only! Great things are expected from Lottie from her crafty and sometimes manipulative grandmother. However, its very hard not to love the old dear as she swigs another Gin! I found her to be a really likeable character. She's not as old and infirm as she sometimes likes to make out! Lottie is being pulled in many directions with her grandmother on one side and the handsome Rory on the other.

Being the second of the Tippermere books, it was nice to see the characters develop further and nothing of the first book was lost with the story and the characters just getting better and better. Don't panic if you haven't read the first book in the series, Stablemates, as this book can be read as a standalone. However, I'd suggest reading it anyway just because its a damn good book! With Country Affairs, yes there is a bit of ohhh laaaa laaaa and sometimes the steam was rising from my kindle but it was all good clean fun with this wonderful bonk buster! If this is how the country set behave then get me out there!! Fast! Jam packed with horses, dogs, beautiful countryside, crazy characters and a wonderful sense of community, I've said it before and I'll say it again...........please let me live in Tippermere!


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Bestselling author Zara Stoneley lives in deepest Cheshire surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and amazing countryside. When she's not visiting wine bars, artisan markets or admiring the scenery in her sexy high heels or green wellies, she can be found in flip flops on the beach in Barcelona, or more likely sampling the tapas!

Zara writes hot romance and bonkbusters. Her latest novels, 'Stable Mates' and ‘Country Affairs’, are fun romps through the Cheshire countryside and combine some of her greatest loves - horses, dogs, hot men and strong women (and not forgetting champagne and fast cars)! 

She writes for Harper Collins and Accent Press.
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2 Responses so far.

  1. Laura says:

    Absolutely love the cover - I'd like to adopt the little fella :)

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