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Between a Rock and a Hard Place (London Lads #5) by Clare London

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents


Second Edition

Garry’s at the end of his tether. He’s waiting at Glasgow Airport to meet his friend Will, on their way to a holiday in a Scottish Highlands hotel. Now there’s a ten-hour delay to incoming flights, the seat in the lounge is more like an instrument of torture, and he’s beyond tired of airport food.

He’s also dreading having to apologise for the pass he recently made at Will, his colleague at a London bank, under the influence of too many beers and a long-held crush. Now Will’s been offered a new job offer on a continent thousands of miles away, Garry realises it may be the end of their close friendship—let alone anything more.

To add to Garry’s stress, he’s treated to the company of Emily and Max, two young people who think he needs educating in the ways of the world. Struggling with their well-meaning help and the startling mess from spilled ketchup and noxious-smelling sweets, he’s encouraged to re-examine how he feels about Will and to decide what kind of journey he’d really like them to take together.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.


This is great as a standalone and a super cute book!

Garry and Will have been friends for years, but it’s only now that they are re-examining their relationship.

Most of the book is done is flashbacks, but it’s done well. Garry meets some adorable kids who help him to examine his feelings and it’s both touching and sweet.

Highly recommended as either part of the series or on it’s own.

4.5 of 5 stars


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