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Bang, bang!

They shot us down.

Bang, bang!

We ran through town.

Bang, bang!

Now here I am …

Bang, bang

… in an undercover police sting.

Miranda Sikes is a twenty-year-old university student who hates venturing into the city, but her grandmother’s watchband isn’t going to repair itself.

The watchband doesn’t get fixed.
She misses the bus home.
She’s stuck in the one place she loath
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Published August 8th 2019 by JMA PUBLISHING PTY LTD
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: August 8, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Original, fun, and feisty! Those are the three words I think best describe Bang Bang by Belle Brooks! This book was totally unexpected for me. I knew it was going to be good based on the cover and blurb but I didn't realize HOW good it was going to be. From the first page all the way until the end I found myself laughing out loud. Honestly, this book is FUNNY. I really needed it too because I have been reading a lot of heavy books lately. It
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

It’s always easy to write reviews about books that won you over, flashed you…. But writing a review about a book that wasn’t your cup of tea is not so easy for me.
Specially because I want to be fair, open and honest without hurting anyones feelings.

”He’s powerful, yet gentle. He’s forceful, yet attentive. He’s a sweet dream, and a horrible freaking nightmare all rolled into one.”

So here I am, writing a review for a book from an author I adore and know how great she is with words. How ea
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of Bang Bang. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*

DNF at 28%

Bang Bang is a romantic comedy, and it was just not a story I was able to get into. There’s a lot of silliness and suspense of disbelief, and I guess I was just not in the right mood for it? I’m sure a lot of readers will enjoy it, because it is rather fast paced, and there’s a lot going on. I mean, an undercover cop dealing with human trafficking, and a girl who is totally in th
Erin Lewis
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star Review Bang Bang by Belle Brooks
The blurb for Bang Bang was intriguing and as I love romantic suspense stories I jumped at the chance to read and review.
This book was not what I was expecting and I was hooked from the first to the last page. Bang Bang was full of drama, suspense and danger and had me on the edge of my seat as I read.
Miranda was a likeable though somewhat naive young woman who manages to get herself in to some difficult situations. She seemed particularly young although sh
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Bang Bang by Belle Brooks is the story of Miranda and Haggerty.
Miranda seems to find herself in different situation that become a comical and sometimes dangerous. When she finds herself in on situation she makes the best of it when she sees her favorite Bakery offering free cake sampling for engaged couples. So Miranda grabs a random guy Haggerty to pretend to be her fiance. When Haggerty makes a run for it he leaves behind his phone and Miranda runs after him. Then the Bang Bang of danger is h
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
I just adore Belle Brooks and her stories. I just couldn't wait to read this one, and it didn't let me down one bit.

Amazing characters (love Haggerty), an addictive and suspensful storyline that will have you in fits of giggles (I was literally laughing my head off) and on the edge of your seat.

A great story always starts with cake.

Definitely recommend Bang Bang.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. First off, I really loved the premise! I really liked "Haggerty" a lot. I struggled to connect with Miranda at times. I laughed hard at a few scenes! The suspense/danger factor was missing for me. Maybe it was rushed for my personal liking? Overall, the book was good and I would recommend it to others!
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was so much more than I was expecting.
It starts off simply enough with University student Miranda Sikes grabbing an innocent passerby off the street to act as her fake fiance so she can eat free wedding cake at her favorite cake shop. Haggerty doesn’t know what’s happening, but he’s more than a little entranced by the girl who dragged him into a cake shop under false pretences. She’s flaky and ditzy… but, he knows he’s not the one for her and makes a hasty exit.
Miranda is left like a
Maggie Schuler
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Rom-Com isn't an easy sub-genre to write in romance. Leave it to Belle Brooks to wrap herself around the shtick and nail it with her new release Bang Bang. She takes the wrong place, wrong time trope and runs with it, as cake-loving Miranda pulls Joe Haggerty off the street for a bite of cake and soon discovers she's bitten off more than she can chew with the random street hunk.

Brooks brilliantly constructs the who done it with fun unconventional antics. The banter between Miranda and Haggerty f
Beyond The Covers Blog
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: holly
All Miranda wanted was to eat cake.  Standing outside of Alessandro's, a very upscale cakery, she sees a sign advertising free cake tasting for engaged couples only.  So she grabs the first guy to pass her on the street and drags him inside for a sample.  Before she can  taste the cake, her "fiance" gets an emergency call and drops his phone while bolting through the door.  Miranda goes after him and gets caught up in an undercover sting trying to bring down a sex trafficking ring.  The story it ...more
Sandra Loves Reading
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Bang Bang.
Miranda is hungry and as she's passing Allesandro's, the superb wedding cake shop, which happens to have a tasting going on...if you go in with a fiancé...she's desperate for their glorious goodness, and grabs a stranger off the street and drags him in with her...
And so begins a chase - after her "fiancé", and her headlong flight into being on the run - chaos ensues wherever she goes. But through it all, her "fiancé", Haggerty, rescues her, lies to her, and protects he
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a thoroughly entertaining rom com with a good helping of suspense. It is very well written with plenty of pace and action throughout.

The characters have depth and though the heroine is larger than life at times they are all believable. The premise is original, and in equal measures funny and gripping.

There are some heart stopping moments as well as plenty of humour. If you want to escape from the humdrum for a while, look no further than this engaging story. I received an advanced copy
Rebecca Barber
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has intrigue written all over it!

From the moment we meet the bumbling, adorable and slightly defeated Miranda, were on her side. I mean, how can you not? The woman is my spirit animal. Desperate for the best cake in town, she ropes in an inspecting passerby to play the role of her fiancé so she can get free cake. 🍰

Little did she know, wanting cake would be her downfall. Minutes later, she takes a wrong turn and ends up smack bang in the middle of something anyone would want to avoid.
Crystal Wilke
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talk about being at the right place at the wrong time. But Miranda brought that on herself because of cake. I enjoyed Bang Bang. I loved Haggerty! Miranda not so much. She was cute in her own way but I didn't care for her but they make it work as a couple. Belle knows how to keep a reader on their toes. I am disappointed in the ending. I feel like there could be more. The book is filled with drama, action, suspense and will make you laugh at times.

#wantingcakecanbedangerous #mystery #jawdroppin
Marina Skinner
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read many books from this author and thought Id give this book a go as it sounded rather intriguing from the blurb!
The story was full of suspense, drama and I often wondered what will happen, if the characters will be ok at the end!
My heart beat fast in certain moments and I really felt for Miranda and what she has to go through, she was rather naive and unsure but part way through she seemed to fight to get out of the position they were in!
I liked the suspense aspect but some parts ju
♡ One Click Romance ♡
*Donkey's voice* EVERYBODY LOVES CAKE!

I didn't love this book, it was okay, funny in some parts but, it didn't grip me, I struggled to get past the first few chapters. For me, it wasn't one of Brooks best. Her best grab my soul and don't let go. This one didn't do that. It was well written, the characters development was okay but, something was not up to par for me.
Becky Ballenger
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is laugh out loud funny!!!!! This storyline has it all, hilarity, suspense, brilliant banter between Miranda and Haggerty!!!! Bang Bang is the full Monty of rom/coms!!!!! Belle Brooks just keeps showing us her many talents!!!! She is an all-around phenomenally talented author!!!!
R yatsko
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All the girl wanted was some free cake...
...then like dominoes, each reactions lead to another and another.

This book makes you laugh out loud...
...turn the pages, faster wondering what happen next to our cake loving girl
Margaret Neal
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bang Bang is Belle Brooks at her very best.
She has the most wicked sense of humor that just translates so well onto the written page that you find yourself being kicked out of bed in the middle of the night after waking your husband for the third time because of the shenanigans of Miranda and Peter/ Rhett/ Lane.
But this book is so much more than laughter, it's the underlying emotions and danger that make this book a complete and utter pleasure to read.
Karen Sedgman
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bang Bang was an enjoyable romcom romance read! This has some laugh out load moments, with a hole lot of suspense, and the banter between Miranda & Haggerty was just right! Great ending! ...more
Janneke Wolbers
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Belle does it again. She delivers an action packed funny love story!
What a story to tell their grandkids.
Absolutly loved it!
Reading with 2 book lovers
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story had me laughing so many times I lost count. I highly enjoyed this story.
Atlanta Whitlock
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve heard of Belle Brooks, and I’ve seen her name around for quite a while, I’ve just never actually picked up her work before and after picking up this book I can say that I’m now a fan of her work. I was captivated by the story and couldn’t help but be intrigued, I think that Belle did such a great job and that she should be proud of what she’s produced. A couple of things that I found not to my liking was that every now and then it just seemed like there was too much going on and that it wou ...more
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Another great RomCom from Belle

Belle Brooks has this uncanny knack with her stories, she will either make you cry really ugly, or she will have you laughing so much that there is the possibility you may just have an embarrasing accident. BANG BANG was one of those stories that constantly had me laughing out loud.

Bang Bang introduces two of the most unlikely characters that you just can't help but love. Miranda is a young college student who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This fantastic read starts out with college student, Miranda Sikes having a very bad day when she sees free sampling of wedding cakes at her favorite place, Alessandro. The only problem is that she has to have groom along with her, so she grabs some strange guy to bring him in the bakery. And in the middle of the bright spot of her day, he gets an emergency call, runs out, loses his cell phone, so Miranda runs after him to give it back. Now, her day has gotten even worse, because she ends up at ...more
Christina Balaz
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a great read. It was very well written with a ton of humour that had me laughing out loud, a great storyline and some great interactions between all the characters.
I loved the relationship between Miranda and Haggerty right from the beginning. I loved how sassy Miranda was with Haggerty, I loved the fights they both put up and how resistant she was to go along with his plan but I loved how she never gave up. My heart really felt for Miranda and what she had to go through without much of a
Rachael Bromley
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A full on mile a minute adventure for Miranda.

Miranda, how can I describe her without being mean, mmmmmm bumbling idiot, no, err blonde whatever, maybe but what ever she is we all know that one friend who acts just like her. No street smarts, acts as though she knows it all, doesn't listen to authority and only when it really hits the fan does she stop and think about her actions. Yep I have that friend. She wants free cake and grabs the first man that comes along but then it really does not th
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

Comedy, action, suspense and light your panties on fire love are all in this epic story. I didn't want this story to end. Belie Brooks is an author that I intend to stalk, er read more of.

A crooked watch repair man is the catalyst to thrusting Miranda into an undercover mission. Bad guys are around every corner but thanks to cake (really good cake) she is now being protected by detective Haggerty. Only problem is she has to pretend to be his fiancee.

Lane Haggerty has been working
Brandy Roberts
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok I love Bang Bang it had me die laughing at times and then being afraid along side Miranda I wasn't board at all through out this story it just had my adrenaline pumping with every chapter . Miranda is so the chick I love reading about with her inner thoughts and the way she has a soft spot for free wedding cake I mean come on yum . Haggerty this guy is just wow the things he does for the heroine even though it might put him in danger he will do anything to protect Miranda and guys he is hilar ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, this was not what I was expecting, but then I don't even know what I was expecting. Belle Brooks is new to me. This book was fun, enjoyable and so easy to fall into. It held humor, heat, and even a little drama and suspense was thrown in there. Weave all that together and you get a fantastic easy-paced, funny, somewhat intense read that I could not put down. The characters were flawless, Miranda was one of a kind, at the start I was sure how I felt about her. But as the book progressed, sh ...more
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Belle Brooks is the International bestselling author of seven novels and multiple novellas. She lives out in the country of Queensland with her incredibly tolerant and crazy family. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy and contemporary women's fiction ranging from young adult to adult audiences. She also writes crime and psychological thrillers.

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