#BookReview and Publication Day! – The Invitation by Keris Stainton @keris @bookouture
The Invitation by Keris Stainton
Published by Bookouture on 25th June 2018
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Romance, Chick Lit
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‘OMFG! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!’ Daniel Riding
When Piper James unexpectedly gets a message from her insanely hot teenage crush Rob Kingsford, inviting her to their school reunion, her heart flips. She hasn’t seen Rob in eight years – and he’s always been the one who got away.
Throw in some old friends (and frenemies), a sister on the edge of a meltdown and a few too many cosmos and you have all the ingredients for a real night to remember… Will Piper and Rob finally get together, the second time around?
A hilarious and uplifting story about conquering your demons and being true to who you are – perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Colleen Coleman and Joanna Bolouri.
Read what everyone is saying about The Invitation:
‘I bloody love Keris's books! Every single one has made me howl with laughter at some point and The Invitation is no exception! Keris is the kind of funny writer that will make tea come out your nose (true story!)… Piper is one of my favourite book characters of all time.’ Tishylou, 5 stars
‘Absolutely kept me hooked from page one!... I loved Piper... and her crush Rob was swoooooooon!... This book was sooooo fun!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I absolutely adore this author’s books, they are easy to read and I love the characters that she creates!... I LOVED it – such a good story and no hesitation in giving it 5 stars – it is funny and heart-warming at the same time, a highlight of the year so far for me – a genuine pleasure to read!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I adored this!!!... I am now completely head over heels in love with this book and the characters. I think Piper may be my new favourite character ever (sorry Hermione Granger)… The Invitation is funny, heart-warming, emotional all at once, full of body positivity, friendship and love, ugh just perfect!’ Vicki in Neverland, 5 stars
‘Keris's books always make me feel like I can achieve anything I set my mind to. Heart-warming, body-positive, sweet and caring, I am going to be thinking about these characters for a long time.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of those books you think I’ll just read a couple of chapters and the next thing you’re nearly half way through the book… Witty, warm and well-written. A great read.’ NetGalley reviewer
‘A wonderful book! I loved the storyline and characters… A perfect beach read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘I devoured it in a matter of hours.’ This Price is Usually Right
*Thank you so much to Noelle at Bookouture and the author Keris Stainton for a ecopy of this book*
Happy Publication Day to Keris Stainton ♥
I loved this book. I loved the fact it was a story of a normal girl Piper, blogging about being a
“fat” beautiful girl and how to love yourself. It was lovely done and the subject surrounding the blogging was wonderfully done, no fat shaming here. It was a normal story, there was no far-fetched ness about it. I felt like this could happen to one of my friends! We are introduced to Piper as she is about to appear on a morning tv show to do a debate about your well-being thanks to her blogging. After the show, she receives loads of comments and praise (and some trolling!!!) but then a facebook message pops up, her old crush from school, Rob!
Piper has loved Rob ever since she was a teenager, hanging around the park, drinking in the pub. But tragedy struck and she literally ran away to London, away from her friends to start a new life. She is brought back home due to a sick family member and literally runs into Rob. Who in turn invites her to a school reunion. I loved reading about the reunion as it sounded just like a reunion should be, drunken debauchery and a really good time, the fears of being reunited were well played!!
I have not read anything by Keris before, but I have rectified this by putting other books on my TBR list. Keris’ writing is like you are reading a page in someone’s diary, or like talking to a friend about their weekend having a giggle and a glass of wine. So much realism, none of this crazy will she-will he, no misunderstandings. The little ‘drama’ that is in the book is done in a way where you think, hang on yes I would react like that too!
It is definitely a second chance at love story but not just for Piper.
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About Keris Stainton
Keris Stainton was born in Canada, grew up on the Wirral, lived in London for a while and now lives in Lancashire with two boys, two guinea pigs, and an unhealthy (but enjoyable) obsession with One Direction.
She's written books for children, teenagers, and adults and can almost always be found on Twitter.
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