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The Year of Saying Yes Part 1: It Started with a Dare

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Join Izzy on her journey from January blues to joy. THE YEAR OF SAYING YES by Hannah Doyle will make you dirty-laugh, feel warm and fuzzy, and rediscover life's magic - all thanks to one little word: yes. Fans of Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane and Lucy-Anne Holmes, you're in for a real treat.

The first of four exclusive part-serialisations of THE YEAR OF SAYING YES by Han

Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Published December 15th 2016 by Headline
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Poppy fairy
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I totally loved reading the first part of The Year of Saying Yes. It Started with a dare.
The first of four exclusive part- serialisation of THE YEAR OF SAYING YES.
Part 1 of Izzy's roller coaster year of Saying Yes. Get ready for non-stop hilarity, unadulterated entertainment and the adventure of a life time.

Three years at working for a magazine. In the magazine Izzy's to explain how her very first dare went.
Izzy's not sure if she is proud of herself writing down all the reasons why it's time to
Rea Cobb
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found myself only one book away from meeting my yearly goodreads target and I knew I wouldn't have time to finish a full length novel so on a whim I took to Amazon to see if I could find a short story and I came across Part 1 of The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle which sounded like the perfect read as we approach the New Year.

Like many of us Izzy finds herself each year writing down her New Years resolutions only to find that she has failed by the end of January, why do we put so much pre
This book is exactly as the title suggests, it is a rom com as well as LOL. Prepare yourself readers you will be in hysterics in laughter until your belly hurts. I FREAKING LOVED THIS SERIES SO MUCH! HOW IS IT THAT SUCH A SHORT BOOK IS MY FAVOURITE OF 2017???? I truly have no idea but however it is, I am glad I found it. I feel like I have reunited with my old love. *happily sighs*

Izzy who has been in love with Gorgeous George for the past three years (he is actually her brother in law's brother
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Originally posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

What would happen if we stopped saying no and started saying yes? That is the big question Isobel, also called Izzy, is asking herself. She has been too scared and too shy to take chances to change her life. Her hopes for this years New Years Eve are held up high as she is spending it at home with her sister, sisters boyfriend, her parents and Gorgeous George, the object of her affection. For the last three years she has been hoping that they will fin
Claire Hill
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I would like to say a big thank you to Headline to review, I couldn't put it down.

Omg there is a new Bridget Jones in town and she is in the form of Izzy !!!!!!
We meet Izzy at her parents annual NYE party for family and friends , where every year she promises herself that she will not get drunk and miss her opportunity to be with the gorgeous George.The night starts of to plan and until the drinks flow quicker and she becomes very merry, but this moment sobers up very quickly when George announc
Michelle Ryles
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-read
With a bundle of laughs from the very first page, I knew that I was going to love The Year of Saying Yes Part 1. In a similar vein to Bridget Jones, Izzy's unique voice shouts from every page as we get to know this funny, quirky singleton. Not only is Izzy hilarious, she is also very real and I'm sure that many readers will identify with her. I do a similar thing with names as she does and I am struggling to contain my laughter just thinking about Fittie McNoShirt.

This is a great idea for a seri
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Move over Bridget Jones there’s a new girl in town!

Izzy is a fabulous character. She’s a secret red head whose year ahead is going to throw her into turmoil.

I really loved the idea behind this novel. A new year always see us making new year resolutions that, come on, none of us really stick to. I think a lot of us have got bored with it. The author has come up with a fresh new idea, or should I say Izzy’s work colleagues, where readers dare Izzy to try something new. To start with the dares are
Charlotte (Escapades of a Bookworm)
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We all start the year with some New Year’s Resolutions, Normally their all no things, negative statements – less chocolate, no alcohol. It’s always a bit depressing. So it is so refreshing to have some positive resolutions to make.

And as I read this book at the start of the year it is, for me, quite motivating.

This was a great little book about taking chances and stepping out of your comfort zone. Sometimes a little something new can d
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book is so much fun I can't wait to get my hands on the rest and start reading ..had me gripped from the first word
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I’ll be honest this is the first eBook I’ve received through the post! And the packaging with the hashtag #yessquad peaked my interest straight away. So much so that I, quite unusually for me, picked this up straight away and read it in one sitting.

OK, so it’s a novella so reading it in one sitting isn’t a huge task but even novella’s need to be engaging to be read in one sitting as they require a few hours of dedicated reading time. The Year
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-releases, 2017

Oh wow, I couldn't imagine a better start to the New Year than reading this novella! It is a first part in four part - serialisation and "It Started with a Dare" couldn't be a better beginning to it - it is about New Year - resolutions and how hard, in fact, is to keep to them. I think we all know this. And Izzy realises this as well! Like so many of us (I don't. Hands down, guilty as charged, I don't make any resolutions and there is a very simple reason to this - I forget about them. Two days
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Brand new year and what better way to kick off 2017 on TWG than with a review of 'The Year of Saying Yes' but debut author, Hannah Doyle! Millions of people probably gave themselves New Years resolutions in the run up to 2017, whilst several million people probably knew that they would break the resolutions in the first few hours (so didn't even bother). Although, there may be some of you reading this now, who constantl
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up one afternoon, I was in the mood to really get my teeth into something and as it was only just over 80 pages I thought this would be a good one. I am so glad I picked this up. I had no idea what it was going to be about, (I had an idea looking at the front cover but that was it.)

This was such an easy and fun read. We get thrown into Izzy's life one new years eve. It is the same as always, at her parents house and the rest of the family, with her 'perfect' sister and her wonderfu
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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2017 started with a bit of a read slump for me, so when I spotted someone on Twitter talking about this story and saw that the first part was free on Amazon, I downloaded it and started reading it immediately. Gosh, I'm so glad that I did! I hadn't had so much fun with a book for a long time. As soon as I finished it, I pre-ordered the other 3 parts of the book and I'm already itching to keep reading Izzy's story.

There's nothing I d
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Im absolutely blown away! Such a perfect start to the series.

I just adore Izzy shes a fantastic character from the very first page I felt so much warmth and like id known her ages.

In this part we start at New Years Eve and end in March. I cant wait to find out what the rest of the year brings for Izzy.
Sally Eastwood
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So much fun!

I cannot wait to get the next part of this book. I love the writing style and could not put this down. I am gutted it is in parts as I so want to finish it off in one sitting.
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Really enjoyed this, can't wait for the next instalment, loved Izzy and her listing ways! Will wait with baited breath for her next dare.
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Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it can't wait for part 2.
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