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GirlsQuad (A Best of Friends Series: Book One)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  49 reviews
They say, ‘opposites attract’.
Some would disagree, but these four women couldn’t be more different if they tried.
These best friends have different lives, different aspirations and different outlooks on life and the way it should be.
However, they do share a few common denominators – they all work together. Every day, they earn their living by working in a hair and beauty sa
Published November 30th 2015
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Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the lovely J. A. Heron in exchange for an honest review. I’ve known the author for a while now, having met online, and finally in person, but that doesn’t make me bias in any way.

I have to admit, when I started this book and saw that it was split over four different character point of views, I was worried. A lot of authors who write multiple POV often confuse the reader, but Heron didn’t. She somehow, from the very get go, managed to give each woman her very ow
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“She has a tendency to take things literally, her common sense classes at school must have been cancelled and I’m positive her parents dropped her on her head, how else would someone be lacking a sense of humor?”

“‘Well you said we should go Dutch, but I don’t want to go to Norway.’ We all fall into a fit of hysterics. This girl cracks me up. Sometimes I wonder if she really is that dumb, or she just likes to make us think that so that we fall about laughing.”

Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story of four women all so different with each one having their own personal ideals and yet they all come together as not only work colleges but as best of friends.
It took me back to my childhood because it's set mainly about an hairdressing salon where they all work together because my Mom run her own hairdressing business as I was growing up so I can relate to the sounds and the smells and the gossiping by the clientele mainly the shampoo and set brigade.
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Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from J A Heron so I didn't know what to expect, though I do know she also writes gritty novels but this is completely different!

It is centred around the friendship of Clarissa (salon owner), Brenda, Carla, and Davina - best friends and also colleagues. They are all totally different characters but that's what makes them gel and get along wonderfully. I loved the banter between them and J A had me in stitches more than once, especially with Davina who is just a
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls a Book & a Glass of Wine

I really enjoyed this book. GirlsQuad is about four best friends that all different ages and very different personality. They are silly, outspoken and will always have each other’s backs. Each woman has her own story but they all connect.

Clarissa: I just want her to find her happy ever after

Brenda: She’s a fighter!!!! I don’t want to say anything more… I think Simon is the best hubby

Carla: Her story really gets your attention ….what’s g
Louise McKie (Clare & Lou's Mad About Books)
**I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review**

Well what can I say about this book?

It is a tale of four best friends who work together. They are all very different in personalities and looks but the thing they all have in common is they all love each other very much.

I loved this book, it made me laugh and it made me cry at the end. It is a very fluffy heart-warming book. That is until you get about 60% in and there is some very hard challenges the girls have to face. That's life unfort
Jeanette Book-Reviews
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*****5 Stars*****

*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Written on four POV's.. At first I was a little worried about getting lost within the story, seriously I didn't need to be! This author did a fantastic job bringing these four different personalities, each with their own voice together without getting confused!

Four girls - Clarissa (Salon Owner), Brenda, Davina and Carla all are best friends & colleagues... Amazing to see how different they are, their friendship is base on lov
K.M. Lowe
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I have been meaning to read this for so long, but I have just actually got around to it.

GirlsQuad is a fabulous story about 4 friends. They all have their own individual personality, but as a group they gel. This is a story about true friendship and love. I won't tell you about the story, because you need to unravel it yourself.

Each character has something going on in their life that each and every one of us probably has at some stage.

This book ends on a cliff hanger leaving yo
C.J. Fallowfield
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable read, the first in a series, based around this group of four friends who work in a hair and beauty salon. Written in multiple points of view, we get to go on each of the women's journeys and their trials and tribulations and, at the core of the story, their relationships, not just with each other, but with the men in their lives. You see their faults and flaws as well as their strengths and hearts. Heron knows how to write angst, that's for sure and moments in the book will pull ...more
Caroline Ferriday
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

GirlsQuad was the perfect book to read when I needed to read a different sort of book. This book follows four women, who all happen to be best friends and work together. They are funny, honest, lovable, unique and a fabulous bunch of friends. Even though there are different ages within the group, when you read about them, you can't tell. They are all women who know what they want, how they want to live their lives and how much they love
Isobelle Cate
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review.

When I started reading Ms Heron’s book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. What I read was something I immensely enjoyed.

GirlsQuad is about the friendships forged among four girls – Clarissa, Brenda, Carla, and Davina - and the lives that they lead. It gives the reader a glimpse of how the women perceive each other vis-à-vis how they see themselves. Clarissa is the sensible one who owns a beauty salon where the rest of the girls work. Bre
Lady Living  In Bookland
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of Ladies Living in Bookland (By Susan)

When I heard that J A Heron was doings Romantic Comedy I didn't know what to expect if I'm honest, Especially since I fell head over heels with her darker books.

But GirlsQuad blew me away. From the jaw aching grinning and laughter to the tear inducing lows in this story there truly is never a dull moment.

The group of girls - four to be precise the (Quad get it?! I just know poor Davina would struggle with it!) consist of Brenda, Carla,
Jade Simcox (3 Degrees Of Fiction)
In this book we follow 4 best friends. Clarisa, Carla, Davina and Brenda. We follow their lives, the problems they face and joys they have in life. There's happiness, heartbreak, laughing, crying moments all in this book. In life the most important thing is friendship!

I loved J.A's 30 Days, and I wanted to read this book as it is something different from the author. I wasn't disappointed, I really enjoyed this story!
You connect with all of the characters, the girls feel like they are your best f
Allana Walker
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
***copy received by author in return for honest review. Reviewed for United by Books blog***

This is my first J A Heron book. I know, I know hang my head, but this will not be the last, I'm going to go and read all her other stuff asap!!

I loved this book purely for the fact that I was able to relate to each character, we all have a little feisty Brenda in us, a little bit of us like Clarissa in us dreaming of funding our one true love, a bit of Carla who doesn't give a crap what her friends thin
Helen Barnes
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has left me gasping for more! If a cliffhanger is not for you then this book would kill you, it ends right at the precipice of action & drama which is built up in a way in which you meet the 4 individual beauties that make up GirlsQuad, you start to identify the unique persona's of each lady, their characteristics, their strengths & their weaknesses. JA Heron makes each character so distinct that there is no confusion or lack of depth
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all, wow. I freaking loved reading this.

I would recommend this to anyone who's looking for a brilliant read! It has everything I love in it. A good story line, amazing characters and the way it pulls emotions from me is absolutely wonderful. J.A. Heron hasn't failed to leave me wanting to read more of her stuff, it's just that good.

I loved this book because it's different to other books I've read. It's a story about four friends and the way they live life. There's four different POV's
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book i found very different to the other books by this author.
I've loved all her books they have been great to read and this book is no different.
its a story about 4 very different friends which I'm sure we all can see little of ourself in at least one of them.
the characters you fall in love with as you read the book and go through everything with them.
this book makes you laugh and cry.
i couldn't believe the ending and i really can't wait for book 2.
another great book Jane you done yourself
beverley ann
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
loved loved loved this book four best friends all different all working together be reading round 2 thanks to the author
Paula Genereau
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a story about 3 women. Follow them on their journey through life's ups & downs. This book will make you appreciate what you have.

I received a ARC of this book for my honest review
Maddie  M1RiH
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well I wasn't going to start this book yet but it kept jumping out at me so I stopped opening the book I was meant to read and jumped into this book.
Im so glad I did!

I went into this book blind I didn't read the blurb and once I fell into my comfy zone I was drawn in to this book which I loved as these four friend have a real beautiful bond.

These friends would do anything for each other and What I loved was the way this Author wrote each character that it was like they were just walking the stre
Amber Tinsley
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in return for leaving an honest review.
The author did a fantastic job capturing the dynamic between a group of best friends. Even though they are all different as night and day, their love and loyalty bind them together. I feel like this could genuinely be a group of friends.
I enjoyed seeing things from each of their point of views. I'm glad the author took this route, the book would have been lacking in think if it was just from one. She did a flawless job of th
C.A. Ellis
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really really enjoyed this story, I love the concept of 4 very different friends with 1 common interest, their mutual love for one another. The story is told from the 4 friends perspective, but it flows so well, so at no point was I left confused.
I was looking for a different read and when I received this book it was just what the Dr ordered. GirlsQuad is heartwarming tale, with laughs and sadness at times, all what we experience with our own girlfriends, so the characters are very easy to re
Laura Smith
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

ARC given by the author for an honest review.

Absolutely Brilliant! A completely fabulous well written story that pulls at every emotion you have and will keep you hooked from start to finish.

This is the story of Clarissa, Brenda, Clara and Davina, Four completely different people who are the best of friends.

GirlsQuad is told from all 4 characters POV which makes the story even
better as you can see all sides.

My favourite character has to be Brenda. She is a strong and feisty
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy for an honest review... and being the first book of JA Heron's that I have read I can honestly say I will be reading more ! whilst occasionally at the start I found it confusing whose pov I was reading.. given that there were 4 characters' povs... once I'd got to know the characters more this became easier. four totally different characters who share work and a strong bond through friendship.. these girls had me laughing at their hilarious escapades, mad banter and mickey taki ...more
Donna Matthewman
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

GirlsQuad – Jane A Heron

4**** read

I was given an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

This is the first book I have read by this author and its a very enjoyable read. Its based on a group of 4 best friends who, even though they are all completely different have a really strong bond. I found it easy to get to know each of the individual characters as all are so unique and different from each other. This book was different from recent books I had been reading which made a nice change.
Fiona Sheldon
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

WOW. Holy f***ing s**t balls. This book is amazing.
The writing is (to me anyway) flawless. The story just flows and even with 4 POV'S it doesn't get confusing. I found it gives the reader a chance to experience all 4 girls emotions simultaneously without missing anything out. It kept my gripped from the very first paragraph to the point I didn't think I need to eat, sleep or sort my kids out. The emotions had me all
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review
4.5 Stars

This is the first book i have read by J.A Heron and I really enjoyed it. It's a story about 4 best friends Clarissa, Brenda, Carla and Davina they all work together in a hair and beauty salon, each have there own individual personalities but just seem to connect on all levels and are there for each other no matter what life throws at them and there's a great comedy element when they are all together.

It's a story that will
Karen Shortridge
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to receive this from the author for my honest review, OMG this is a brilliant and amazing read it's filled with true friendship of different ages and filled with so much humour, I have been crying laughing out loud. The relationships between all the characters are amazingly true to life, the problems, work, relationships or lack of and heartbreak, you will need tissues and chocolate definitely for this read, the writing is brilliant and pulls you in that you relate to what is goin ...more
Penny Lace
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A story that is 'REAL'.
I absolutely adore these girls and I have friends just like them. My friend Tracey is just like Carla... 'the slut' (sorry Trace, you know I love you).
I also have a ditzy friend just like Davina.
I laughed so hard at certain scenes and cried at others. This is a tale about real life with true to life characters and I am overjoyed that I finally got round to reading it.
Thank you JA for providing the world with a great book, great characters and enough comedy/drama t
Lisa Walker
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review done for ❤✨Book Pimpers ❤✨

When I first started reading the book I wasn't in the right frame of mind . So after a few days I restarted the beginning and finally finished it today .
And wow did I love this book it's amazing

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book I loved the fact there was 4 POVS it all fitted in so nice together .

This story was written perfectly , it pulled at my heart strings , it made me laugh and cry .

These 4 girls had me in bits at times especially Davina she's
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My name is Jane and I write under the name of J A Heron.

I live in a small town called Burton on Trent, Staffordshire in the middle of England. This lovely little town is famous for making beer, and I have called it home since I was born.

I have a daughter called Shelby and although I was a young mother, I couldn't be more proud of the beautiful young lady I have raised, I was eighteen years old wh
“I could just go out and sleep with a random guy, but that would be wrong. Even though Hassan and I have not exactly discussed exclusivity, I wouldn’t do that to him; he means more to me than that. Since when did I become one of those women? Could it be that I’m finally growing up? Could it be because my friends are always telling me that I’m living a life that is wrong? Could it be because I had a stalker, a whack job who’s man I slept with and she came after me all crazy and intimidating? Maybe it’s a combination of all of these events. I’m starting to think that my outlook on life is changing. I’m not ready to run down the aisle or have children, but I am opening myself up to love, loving someone and letting someone love me in return.” 0 likes
“I know exactly what Clarissa is talking about. We have all been concerned about Brenda for a few weeks now. Most days she’s fine, but on the odd occasion, she’s behaving totally out of character.
“I’m going to go now, I will leave you in peace,” she says about to hang up.
“Clarissa?” I ask, making sure she’s still on the line.
“I’m still here,” she says confirming.
“It’s best to be honest with people, right?” I know that if my dear friend, one of my oldest friends is to offer me advice when I need it, then I should listen to what she has to say. I know that by asking her opinion, she will always tell me the truth. She will always steer me in the right direction and she would never lie to me.
“Always,” she simply replies. “Goodnight sweetheart, see you in the morning.”
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