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The Invitation

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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.

Older (but not wiser), fatter (but much happier in her skin), and still definitely crushing on Rob, Piper's about to come face-to-face with the very best of old friends and the very worst of old frenemies. Add in enough G&Ts and a few too many cosmos, and there are all the ingredients for a real night to remember...

Could it be second-time lucky for Piper and Rob, or will she have her heart broken all over again?

A hilarious and uplifting story about facing your fears and being true to who you are - perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and Joanna Bolouri.

Read what everyone is saying about The Invitation:

'Oh my gosh it was brilliant! I laughed, I got choked up, my emotions were all over the place and by the end I was uplifted into believing I could do anything... I loved everything about this book... I had a big grin on my face and my heart was uplifted... I was hooked right from the first page' Katie's Book Cave, 5 stars

'I adored the story from start to finish!... Rob was completely and utterly gorgeous and I literally swooned every time he appeared on the page... had me laughing one minute and then crying the next!... had me hooked... a fantastic and uplifting read which I would heartily recommend!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

'I completely and utterly adored The Invitation... 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... Just perfect!' Vicki in Neverland, 5 stars

'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

'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

Genre: Romance

Used availability for Keris Stainton's The Invitation

Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Invitation: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy
Author(s): Keris Stainton
ISBN: 1-78681-455-2 / 978-1-78681-455-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The One That Got Away: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy
Author(s): Keris Stainton
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU