Title: Bubblegum and Blazers
Author: Isabella May
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5 out of 5
When Ali, Blake, Charlotte, and Grant sign contracts to star in a Back to School reality TV show, LOVE is the very last thing on their minds: Ali flies to the UK from New Zealand, intrigued by the golden opportunity to advance her amateur social media influencer career.
Blake carpe diems the moment with both hands after a constant flurry of bad luck.
Charlotte jumps at the chance to relive her sporting glories of the past – and take a hiatus from her humdrum marriage.
And Grant is just relieved to get away from his failing second-hand music shop.
But once the advances hit their bank accounts, it soon becomes apparent that producer Jock’s Pied Piper-style offer to change their lives is distinctly lacking in sherbet fizz!
In fact, the only sweet thing about this gig for the former students and the rest of their Bubblegum and Blazers competitors, may just be the packet of candy in their pockets. Re-enacting their past is a rollercoaster of revelations, retaliation, and unlikely romance in a gold-fish bowl of mayhem where Raphael (Agony Uncle of the school sweet shop) and his rhubarb and custards reign supreme…
I loved this story – I think we have all experienced the school reunion at some point in our lives, but this story is all about a school reunion but on a very different level! What is promised is a reality TV programme with old classmates for 3 months with a huge jackpot prize at the end for the winner, but what actually happens is very different!
I love how we get to know each of the characters as the story progresses and we get to see that actually, life is very far from perfect for all of them. As the story continues, there are many twists and turns with all the characters, which I really loved seeing. Each of the characters have been so well written by the author, with many laugh out loud moments punctuated throughout the story.
Bubblegum and Blazers is such a fun novel, packed full of laughs, love, romance and all of the nostalgic sweets you can think of! I loved every single second of this book – you absolutely need to read it!
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