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The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp

The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp [Kindle Edition]

Poppy Dolan
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

*The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp is a whip-smart Romantic Comedy, ideal for fans of Miranda Dickinson, Jenny Colgan and Mhairi McFarlane! In a newly edited version.*

Molly loves her little brother Sam, but it seems that other women just don’t feel the same. Sam’s average relationship lasts seven weeks. And that’s when he really tries.

Molly decides to give Sam a woman’s perspective in the complicated game of dating. And when her advice works a treat, all Sam’s single friends are soon lining up to experience her Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp. For Molly, it presents the brilliant business opportunity she’s been searching for. Transforming witless blokes into desirable dates is a valuable service, after all.

Fixing other people's problems provides Molly with a handy distraction from her own. Namely, an over-achieving mother, a non-existent love life and a very sorry-looking overdraft. Add into the mix Sam’s best friend Patrick, who seems oddly immune to Molly’s makeover techniques but determined to hang around nonetheless, and it soon becomes one problem too many …

“I devoured this book in a single sitting, it grabbed me right from its hilarious opening paragraph. Poppy Dolan is simply unputdownable.”
Sunday Times Bestselling author Claudia Carroll

‘This is a hilarious book, about love, family and friendship, and it was extremely entertaining’
Kim the Bookworm blog

‘The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp is an incredible first novel, one that fans of chick-lit of will enjoy and find unique, and I look forward to what else Ms. Dolan has to offer’
Curled Up with a Good Book a Cup of Tea blog

‘There was humour throughout the book, making The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp an immensely enjoyable read’
Mama J Hearts blog

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Poppy Dolan; 2 edition (10 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082CXZQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Poppy Dolan self-published her first book, The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp, in 2012 and was amazed that someone other than her mum bought it. It made the Amazon top 100 and no former boyfriends have since come forward to sue.

Her next book, There's More to Life than Cupcakes, will be published by Novelicious Books in the autumn of 2013. It's about baking, babies and not knowing when to grow up.

When she's not glued to her laptop, Poppy loves cooking, reading and getting emotional over reality TV. She is in her early thirties and lives just outside London with her husband. She writes in a coffee shop nicknamed Terence and also - when it's not too chilly - in the shed.

You can get in touch with Poppy on Twitter @poppydwriter and on Facebook at PoppyDolanBooks. She doesn't bite. Unless you are a muffin.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original, engaging and laugh out loud! 9 July 2012
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This book by new author Poppy Dolan has lots to recommend it - believable, funny characters and a great, original story that lends itself very well to introducing a whole heap of potential heroes. When Molly helps out her hopeless-at-romance brother Sam find the love of his life, she realises that she can use her talents to benefit the wider population - turn guys into brilliant boyfriends, which means happier girlfriends, and turn herself into a successful businesswomen in the process. There are loads of great characters who have their own stories, so you end up rooting not only for Molly but for Rachael and Josie too - and of course all the guys being put through their paces and hoping to find love at the end.

There are a couple of scenes which really stood out, and I think everyone will want to have a Molly-style New Year's Eve after reading this book! It is so well written that it had me laughing out loud, gripping the cushion-covers in panic and grinning like a Cheshire Cat into my Kindle. I read it in two days - I couldn't put it down. Some Chick-lit books are funny and light and entertaining, but leave you a bit disappointed overall, like a Flying Saucer sweet without any sherbet in it. The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp is utterly satisfying, enough twists and turns that the ending is earned, and leaves you laughing (and perhaps even a bit teary) with delight. I loved this book, and I can't wait for Poppy Dolan's next novel. Oh, and I defy anyone who reads this - male or female - not to have a crush on the hero at the end!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect summer read 1 Jun 2012
By Kim
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I hadn't heard of Poppy Dolan before but this title caught my eye and I'm so glad I took a chance on it. I LOVED this novel! It's a fun, fresh, heartwarming read - somehow the author pulls all of the strands together and this leaves you with that lovely glowy, happy feeling at the end. I was sorry to put it down and already want to know about the next chapter in Molly's life.

There's a really compelling love story, but so much more than that - there is a raft of really engaging characters, and Molly's friends and her brother Sam make for some hilarious scenes. It was great seeing Molly take a leap with her career, and to witness all the ups and downs along the way - there are some real laugh out loud moments.

I'd love to see what she writes next - one to watch I reckon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 7 Jan 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A really happy, easy and hilarious read. Charming characters and a new take on girl meets boy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad boyfriends boot camp 9 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Really have enjoyed this book..
.great stuff....if you have ever thought you will be the last one on the shelf, you will be totally on Molly coppers wavelength !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and lovable 7 April 2013
By david50
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Great wee book u get tied in with the characters some parts r bit predictive but I'll love it all the same feel good book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... 30 Mar 2013
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Very enjoyable read . A few minor grammatical errors but still very good.
Dunno what else to say, it won't let me submit til I've written more lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 17 Feb 2013
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This is a fabulous, fun book that I couldn't put down. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this story 14 Feb 2013
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Fantasy the more I read the more I wanted to send my husband to this boy they exist and if so where are they? I got so lost in the story that I became part of the story in my mind and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not well written
Published 14 days ago by Karen R
4.0 out of 5 stars Good girly book
Picked this up looking for a nice light story and loved it. Molly is really relatable and who doesn't love reading about a woman who doesn't always practice what she preaches. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Emily Gleed
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
Great read couldn't put the book down and the hours just passed by could relate to some parts too would recommend to a friend
Published 1 month ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good chick flick fun to read.
Published 1 month ago by lisaryankai
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read
Published 2 months ago by Looby
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book...bad grammar
Good book, very light reading so great for a holiday read. However what annoyed me was the grammar and spelling. Its pretty bad! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chloe
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
spelling and grammar in the book are awful but the story is okay.
Published 5 months ago by firsttimemum_12
1.0 out of 5 stars All men avoid!
This book made me want to put a gun in my mouth and pull the trigger. Strictly for delusional females who think this is what the world is really like.
Published 6 months ago by Braz
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Easy read, light hearted, happy ending but a bit predictable
Good for a read on holiday or love a love story
Published 6 months ago by Lauren Edwards
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good, but a bit slow to Molly's love life. A sequel about Molly and Patrick would be a good follow up as it came so late in this book :)
Published 7 months ago by Sammy
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