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Playground Cool

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Ben Torrance is devastated when his girlfriend leaves him in the middle of the night following the latest in a series of arguments about having children. Driven by love and fuelled by desperation, he embarks on a mission to find her. When he learns the truth – that Rhia had an affair and became pregnant by his best friend - Ben has to make a decision. Walk away from the wo ...more
Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published (first published November 18th 2011)
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Mar 25, 2012 Kath rated it it was amazing
Chick-Lit by a bloke... Surely it can't be much good ???

Heck yes it can... and then some :)

Chick lit is not my mainstay genre wise, but I am not adverse to it. So, after reading All the Fun of the Fair , I thought I'd give it a go.
The story mostly follows two couples who are having "relationship difficulties" and another woman who is having her "relationship ethos" challenged. Mr Sinclair has certainly mastered the art of writing credible fiction from both a woman's and a man's point of view. Th
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Jan 04, 2012 Jamie Sinclair rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure I'm allowed to do this but here we are anyway. I wrote this book so I'm bound to favour it. So, in the interests of objectivity I shall say this. I wrote it ten years ago, it's essentially a relationship "chicklit" novel. It was good enough to get me an MA in Creative Writing in 2001 and it was placed with an agent at the first attempt.

If you fancy it, any reviews will be gratefully received.

Jun 20, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it
Playground Cool is a novel about relationships and the best word to describe them is “complicated”. However author Jamie Sinclair is firmly in control and leads all his characters to a very satisfying conclusion. He has a clear, direct writing style and the book is very funny in places. It’s highly entertaining throughout particularly related to the detailed observation that comes with some of the scene setting and context creation. It would make great holiday reading and is well worth a look.
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Originally I'm a Yorkshire boy (as of 1976 when I was born) but have lived in Lancashire since I was four. Specifically my parents moved to Morecambe, the seaside and to this day I still love looking at the sea. It's something you'll either 'get' or you won't. But when the wife and I bought our first house together, condition number one was it had to be near the sea. We were lucky enough to pick o ...more
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