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I’m excited to be on the blog tour for the amusing My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend by Peter Jones.

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Genre: Romantic comedy

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Adrian Turner, Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of feisty Public Relations Executive, Paige.

Instead, he’s a disillusioned school teacher, on suspension, after an unfortunate incident with a heavy piece of computer equipment. And somebody’s foot. And Paige? Despite being his girlfriend for the past eighteen months, she still seems to have one foot out of the door and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.

Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.

Is Paige still in love with Sebastian? Why then did she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic…

But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia – with Sebastian in the room down the hall – he realises there’s serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…

From best-selling author Peter Jones comes this hilarious romp about love, and the things people do to keep it from getting away.


My Review:

Funny, warm, and fun, this is romantic comedy from the male perspective.

Adrian, low on self-esteem, is watching his life fall apart at the seams (mostly, it must be said, as an unfortunate result of his actions) and wonders why his amazing girlfriend sticks with him, especially given how amazing her ex was. So when he gets to meet his nemesis, it all goes exactly as unplanned…

Amusingly vibrant, and an easy read, this is one for when you’re in need of a light-hearted relaxation with a book. While the protagonist’s lack of confidence and increasing paranoia was at times frustrating, it worked, and added to the plot. Enjoy!

*Thank you to the author for my free review copy via Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the Author:

Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times.

Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing. He’s written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (a sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which – if it’s a musical – he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).

He is also the author of three and a half popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, staying slim and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.

Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.

You can follow Peter Jones on his websiteAmazonTwitter, and Facebook.