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A Girl's Best Friend

A Girl's Best Friend [Kindle Edition]

Louise Marley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Danielle van der Straaten certainly thinks so. Her boyfriends cheat on her, her sister drives her mad and her father only wants to see her married with children - despite all the work she’s put into the family jewellery business. Diamonds are the only thing she can rely on.

Her sister, Isabel, doesn’t care about diamonds, provided she has something sparkly to wear to a party and a gorgeous man to dance with. Life is for living and having fun. And if their money disappeared tomorrow? She’d be in serious trouble.

Jemma Stortford can no longer afford diamonds and finds it hard seeing Danielle and Isabel living the life that should have been hers. But when she wakes up one morning to find the handsome Nico Morales in her bed, it appears her luck has finally changed.

But is Nico who he claims to be? And why is he so interested in the van der Straatens?

As the three women are about to find out, sometimes diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend at all!

A Girl's Best Friend is a romantic comedy with a murder mystery


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** There is another author with the same name - please don’t get us mixed up! **

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Isaac van der Straatan chooses the occasion of his daughter Isabel’s birthday party to announce his decision to sell Vanders – his chain of exclusive jewellery stores. Everyone is stunned – except Isabel, who isn’t there to hear it. She is having far too much fun in the garden with rock star Taz Taylor. She couldn’t care less about the family business, as long as she has something sparkly to wear to a party. But her ambitious sister, Danielle, who has her own plans for Vanders, feels betrayed. If Isaac no longer wants Vanders, why can’t he give it to her? However, Danielle is not the only one interested in Vanders. On the day of the party, Isabel’s best friend, Jemma Stortford, wakes up to find a handsome stranger lying beside her and cannot believe her luck. But, having conned two women into bed in two days, Nico Morales is feeling more than a twinge of guilt. He has broken his number one rule – never get involved. For Isabel and Danielle, life begins to!
get a little dangerous – it looks like diamonds are anything but "A Girl’s Best Friend"…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1064 KB
  • Print Length: 469 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084OBNSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Louise Marley writes romantic comedy and romantic suspense, and sometimes she mixes the two. Her first published novel was Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, which was shortlisted for Poolbeg's 'Write a Bestseller' competition. She has also written articles for the Irish press and short stories for women's magazines such as Take a Break and My Weekly. Previously, Louise worked as a civilian administrative officer for the police.

To date, Louise has sold over 120,000 copies of her books and they have spent a total of 7 months in the Amazon top 100 (UK). Three of her books have been #1 bestsellers in romantic suspense and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes made it to #1 in romance.

In addition to her own books, Louise also contributes to the hugely popular Sunlounger anthologies. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Society of Authors and a group of bestselling authors known as Novelistas Ink. She is currently working on her sixth book.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasant surprise 28 July 2012
By janice
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This was an inexpensive download to my kindle and having never heard of the author before had no idea what to expect. At first I wasn't sure about it, but as the story unfolded found myself pulled in. The story is fast paced and told from several POV which makes it interesting as you see situations from several angles. There's mystery, murder, suspense, humour and of course romance, what a perfect combination for a fun read. I liked the main characters despite their flaws, some pretty bad, but only what you'd expect when you get to understand them. I had a soft spot for Taz despite his obvious flaws and would love to see a book about him and his rock star life.
I enjoyed this book that much I've just downloaded two more of hers so I suppose that speaks volumes (sorry couldn't resist that!).
A very enjoyable read, highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok story line, but needs to be more convincing 10 Sep 2012
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I thought the story in this book was good as it kept me reading and had a number of twists throughout. It keeps you reading to see what the outcome is, but I could easily put it down.

I was a bit disappointed by the character development, as I didn't quite believe the characteristics or relationships between characters. I think the book would have been better if more had gone into the character development.

Overall it's ok, but not a book I would read again.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A light whodunit with fun and romance 26 May 2012
By Hazel
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Just like Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Diamonds is a whodunit wrapped up in a romantic comedy. This book has twists you really don't expect, smiles, tears, mean people, selfish people, lovely gentle people and unexpected love.

I always enjoy Louise's books and this one is the best so far.

Buy it, you'll love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reading 2 Jan 2013
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What a great read - I recommend this book to anyone - I found it hard to put it down and go to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A girl's best friend 31 Dec 2012
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Easy read from start to finish and would like a second book to see how life panned out for all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good romantic drama. 31 Dec 2012
By chlarry
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Unsure if I would like this but never give up on a book I loved it. started off spoilt rich girl you ended up feeling sorry for as her life changed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really good 12 Dec 2012
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this story really did keep my attention, and kept me guessing at what was really going on all the way through. i bought this because i had read another of louise marley's books which was like a cross between a romance and a mystery, and they're cheap downloads so well worth the money

there are a few good twists through the book and it keeps you guessing until the end, which means that its one of those books you have to read until the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading 29 Nov 2012
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This was a pleasant, easy read. Just what you need for a cost night in by the fire or a lounger by the pool.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
A girl's best friend doesn't disappoint regards the diamonds, the ladies and the hunk! Cleverly written, Numerous twists which caught me on the hop. Read more
Published 17 days ago by B
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not what I expected
Published 1 month ago by glen ebert
2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
I really enjoyed the author's first book smoke gets in your eyes so downloaded this one quite happily however I found that I didn't enjoy this one as much. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jenny Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Really good book, very enjoyable with an unexpected ending. One of those books you cant put down and just need to gdt to the end.
Published 4 months ago by Sue M
5.0 out of 5 stars Are Diamonds really a girl's best friend?
The Amazon synopsis of the story describes very well what this book is about. The book really pulled me in from the first page, I mean imagine waking up to a handsome stranger in... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rani Shergill
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy girlie read
I got really quite sucked into the story. Easy and entertaining, excellent bedtime book. And a happy ending to boot!
Published 6 months ago by Sarah Hewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
It was good as breathless it was like a who done it. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down to find out what happens at the end. Like to read more her books.
Published 6 months ago by Joy Millings
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
This book I couldn't put down.twist turns mystery funny romance and death
Very compelling read .i have already downloaded all Louise Marleys books ....
Highly recommend
Published 7 months ago by Sparky
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Excellent story lines with some good twists. I would recommend to many age groups. kept me entertained and page turning.
Published 7 months ago by Emma G.
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
good book with a good twist, keep's you reading.
very interesting book. First book I have read from this author will be looking for more
Published 7 months ago by Theresa Knox
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