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Too Much Trouble in Paradise

Too Much Trouble in Paradise [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Betham
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Molly Parker is a DWAG – a darts wife and girlfriend. Or rather, she’s an ex-DWAG after divorcing Paul “Bad Lad” Parker, a professional darts player and the self-pronounced Geordie pantomime villain of the sport, after catching him aiming more than his arrows in the direction of more than a few very willing glamour models.
So, leaving her life – and her ex-husband - behind in their native North East of England, she moves to the Canarian island of Tenerife with her best friend Fran, putting the past behind her, determined to start a whole new life abroad.
Within months of arriving on the island she finds herself engaged to her Spanish boyfriend Antonio – a handsome Canarian bar owner - and with their whirlwind wedding just weeks away she’s the happiest she’s been in a long time with a great job at a Timeshare complex, fantastic friends, and a lovely little home in a country she’s fallen completely in love with.
But what Molly didn’t bank on was her ex-husband turning up out of the blue declaring his undying love for her and begging her to come back to him - and not just because his darts were suffering! His unannounced arrival turns Molly’s new and seemingly perfect life upside down as she suddenly has to face up to feelings she’d thought were long gone, and make decisions she never thought she’d have to make as her whole world is thrown into total confusion. Does she stay in Tenerife and marry her wonderful, romantic, drop-dead-gorgeous Spanish fiancé? Or does she give the man she’d once loved but who’d treated her so badly another chance? Days in the sun or darts – it’s the choice she has to make. Throw in a Bolton-born lounge singer and a Take That tribute act, a famous TV actor with a reputation as a shameless flirt, and a major darts tournament that throws up more than it’s fair share of surprises, and all of a sudden Molly Parker’s life really is ‘Too Much Trouble in Paradise’ – a romantic comedy; a story of new beginnings, second chances, sun, sea - and darts!

Michelle Betham is also the author of the epic, two-decade-spanning Hollywood romance 'No Matter What' and the follow-up 'Illusions of Love', the edgy and sexy rock 'n' roll romance 'See You At The Show', the romantic comedy 'Bon Voyage', sexy soccer romances 'Striker' and 'Extra Time' and a short Christmas novella 'The First Christmas Without You', her first book published through Harper Impulse.

Follow Michelle on Twitter @michellebetham
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Michelle Betham (19 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005628JE6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,749 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michelle Betham writes hot, edgy, gritty romance, usually involving rock stars, sports stars, and bikers.
She is both self-published, and published through HarperImpulse, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Addicted to binge-watching TV dramas she struggles to think of a life before Netflix, loves rock music, tattoos, and is obsessed with Sons of Anarchy. Her dream is to ride a Harley.
She currently lives in County Durham, north-east England, with her husband and West Highland Terrier.

To find out more about Michelle and her books visit her blog

Check out her Author Page over on Facebook

Or follow her on Twitter @michellebetham

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Much to like...except the characters! 18 Aug 2012
By Mezley
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Written in a catchy, narrative style, this was fun read. However, the main protagonist, Molly, is such a self centred and thoughtless cow that I really didn't care what she did, as she flitted between Antonio (God knows why he puts up with her) and Paul (an equally unlikeable scroat). The supporting characters of Fran, Simon and others were similarly unbelievable. But it kept me engaged, whiled away a few hours on the beach, just a shame the cast weren't more likeable, because otherwise, I'd be looking out for more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking read 2 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book, the characters are so real I felt as if I knew them and laughed and cried along with them. Great humour and you really feel for poor Molly. Only trouble in paradise I found was that the book was over so soon!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read! 7 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the second ebook I've read by this author and I'm quickly becoming converted to reading in this format!

This was another great story - I wasn't sure it would be my cup of tea as I thought it would be all about darts which isn't my thing at all (sorry Michelle!!) but it isn't.

There are lots of twists and turns to the plot, with lots of humour along the way and a whole bunch of very likeable characters.

This book is very definitely worth a read!

I can't believe this author hasn't been snapped up by a publisher yet - I'll definitely be buying her third book and am looking forward to more books from Michelle in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A giggle in the sun! 28 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're feeling down with the British weather, download a copy of this book and buy yourself a ray of sunshine. Great characters and absolutely brilliant dialogue which flows throughout. You are constantly left wondering how the poor love-torn Molly will end up but you are swept to the conclusion before you know it. Great Northern humour and fantastic girly friendships. Oh and let's not forget the totally GORGEOUS Antonio - not a lot of those about! This book should have been snapped up by a publisher. I can also see the author doing well with sitcoms. A great read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Right Good Read! 23 Sep 2011
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Don't let the idea of darts put you off; this is a fab, funny read. The character interactions are great and well-rounded and although I'm not a Geordie myself I found the North-East style humour hilarious and endearing. Molly's a likeable character, and I found myself rooting for her and hoping that she would make the right decision in the end. This is the second book I've read from this author and I can't wait to start reading her next offering.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Trouble in Paradise 8 Jun 2014
By joyus
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I enjoyed reading this story. I've never been to Tenerife, but would like to now. The characters were so warm and made you feel like you were part of their cosy family. Molly was pulled in all directions, but got the right man. Now I need to start Michelle's new book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 14 Jan 2014
By carold
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Well done again, long book but really enjoyed it, great characters in it, good that it was in both UK and Tenerife.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good 21 Dec 2013
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Nice but if chick lit with believable characters. Sometimes the language was a bit clumsy but second half very good
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay-ish read!
Molly is a DWAG (Darts Wives And Girlfriends) or a now ex-DWAG after divorcing her sleezeball ex- husband Paul "Bad Boy" Parker after finding out about hs string of affairs. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Zoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Geo
I loved this story the humior of the Geordie nature rang so true the women so tough on outside but kind hearted inside shows Geordie girls to a tee , very good made me laugh in... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Geo 28
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Trouble in Paradise
I bought this book because of the reviews so I was massively disappointed. The writing is lazy and repetitive. The characters are weak and shallow. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mrs C
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
first book i have read by this author,cant wait to read more. good chick lit holiday read. could not guess ending
Published on 26 Oct 2012 by janey74
4.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Trouble in Paradise - Michelle Betham
I'm fast becoming a supporter and avid reader of 'Independent' authors' work. And Michelle's offering of 'Too Much Trouble in Paradise' is no exception. Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2012 by Jackie M
4.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Trouble in Paradise by Michelle Betham
Molly used to be married to professional darts player Paul Parker. Paul had been the perfect loving husband at first, when his career had taken off he had changed and given into... Read more
Published on 23 Sep 2012 by Nikki Bywater
3.0 out of 5 stars Needed more proof-reading
After having read the other reviews for this book, I wonder if my copy was the same as anyone else's. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2012 by Shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.....again!
Out of all the authors books i have to say this was the one i was least sure about reading, purely because it involved darts (which i thought would be a little boring) but oh, how... Read more
Published on 5 July 2012 by Blissfulbookblog
4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect beach read!
I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon.

From the outset the descriptions of Tenerife made me feel warm which was perfect seeing as it was... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by Me, My Books and I
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