Release date - 12th January 2017
Book length - 327 pages
Publisher - www.troubador.co.uk/matador.asp
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
Grace is thirty-nine and not remotely convinced that life begins at forty.
When her grandmother dies she volunteers to pick up her belongings from the sheltered accommodation. It is the last place she expects to have a chance encounter with the first man she has been instantly attracted to in a very long time, particularly as she is dressed almost head to toe in her grandmother’s clothing and accessories.
Grace’s granny alter ego elicits a conversation with the man about love, death and the universe, which she is convinced would not have happened otherwise. This inspires her to throw caution to the wind and turn what should have been a simple case of mistaken identity into a dating introduction opportunity for the real her. A decision which sets Grace on a rollercoaster adventure of lies, secrets and lust, making her thirty ninth year one she won’t forget, but might well regret...
GRANNY WITH BENEFITS by Marilyn Bennett is a laugh-out-loud novel with a truly unique twist.
Grace is thirty-nine and wants to find love but is definitely sick of the dating scene where men put on an act just to get their leg over. While clearing out her deceased grandmother's room in sheltered accommodation, Grace decides to play dress up and transforms herself into an old woman, with a wig and all to boot!
But when Dale, a sexy guy her own age who is interested in the room for his dad, stumbles across her and mistakes her for an older lady, Grace is too embarrassed to explain the situation - and so Louise is created. As Dale begins to really talk to Louise about life and love, Grace realises that maybe this is the way to get to know the gorgeous Dale, and comes up with a plan where 'Louise' will introduce him to her lovely niece, Grace. But like plenty of ideas, things don't always go to plan...
With plenty of hilarious situations and well-developed characters, this story will have you crying tears of laughter but there is also a deeper side to this book. Grace finds herself in a mess, wanting a man who she has lied to from the start, while Dale is trying to set up 'Louise' with his father as he wants to see him happy again. As things begin to unravel there are plenty of people who could get hurt. The importance of friendship and figuring out what you really want in life is always at the forefront of this tale and makes you appreciate the value of a true friend. GRANNY WITH BENEFITS by Marilyn Bennett is a great debut and hopefully, this is not the last that we see of these crazy characters.
I have worked in television production for over 20 years. Working on all kinds of shows and with lots of great people, but three years ago I decided I wanted to do something different. My career has pretty much revolved around working on other people's creative projects and I suddenly got the urge to find out what I was capable of.
I was quite the bookworm as a child, but my first trip to the cinema changed all of that and the magic of the small and large screen beckoned and I never looked back.
So fast-forward a few decades, I decided that I would write and produce a short film about an elderly woman who ran a dating agency. This morphed into my debut novel, Granny with Benefits and it's sequel, which will be published later this year.
I broke a lifelong tradition of never quite finishing something, which has been an accomplishment in itself! I hope you enjoy my books, as much as I have truly loved writing them. For more information:
Website - www.marilynbennettauthor.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/mbennett_author
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Granny-with-Benefits-669946656544754/
*I want to thank Marilyn Bennett for providing me with a copy of this story for review.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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