Saturday, June 23, 2012

Book recommendation-Build a Man by Talli Roland

           'Build a Man' is the first in the series of Serenity Holland books.

Grab a copy from Amazon while its still Free for prime members or buy for 99 cents.

This is an enjoyable, light-hearted chick lit read with captivating and memorable characters that pull you in right from the get-go. I loved the humour and interesting story line set in a London cosmetics clinic. A highly recommended read. I look forward to reading more fun books by Talli Roland. If you're looking for some romantic comedy, this is a good place to start. 'Build a Man,' is the first of three books in a series, called the Serenity Holland Books.

Product Description
The perfect man is out there . . . he just needs a little work.

A Top 15 Pick of 2011 by Chick Lit News and Reviews
Voted a Top Ten Book of 2011 by Trashionista


This is a hugely entertaining book, light-hearted yet with hidden messages of self belief, hope and about following dreams. --Kim the Bookworm 

Build A Man had characters I really, really cared for, it had an inspired plot (Talli is a plot genius!), it had warmth and humour . . . I can't recommend it enough.  --Chick Lit News and Reviews

A light and charming read, I found the main character, Serenity Holland, to be reminiscent of the loveable awkwardness of Bridget Jones. --Novel Escapes


Slave to the rich and the rude, cosmetic surgery receptionist Serenity Holland longs for the day she's a high-flying tabloid reporter. When she meets Jeremy Ritchie -- the hang-dog man determined to be Britain's Most Eligible Bachelor by making himself over from head to toe and everything in between -- Serenity knows she's got a story no editor could resist.

With London's biggest tabloid on board and her very own column tracking Jeremy's progress from dud to dude, Serenity is determined to be a success. But when Jeremy's surgery goes drastically wrong and she's ordered to cover all the car-crash goriness, Serenity must decide how far she really will go for her dream job.
To get your copy at Amazon UK click here
or Amazon USA.


 The next book in the series, Construct A Couple, is now available. The book launch was on June 13th. I haven't read this one yet, but the reviews say it's even better than the first in this series.

Construct a couple is the second title in the Serenity Holland books.

Product Description

"This is the best Talli Roland novel I've read so far. For me, the book has a special depth - it's much more than a romantic comedy. A well constructed (pun intended), enjoyable read." --High Heels and Book Deals

"If only all chick lit could be this enjoyable." --Kindle Users' Forum Official Review

Is any relationship strong enough to survive a string of secrets?

With a great job at a reputable magazine and a man who's the perfect match, Serenity Holland thinks she's laid the foundation for an ideal London life. When a routine assignment uncovers a shocking secret threatening her boyfriend's company, Serenity decides to leave nothing to chance, taking matters into her own hands. Soon, though, she realises keeping secrets isn't as easy as she thought . . . and the consequences are far worse than she ever imagined.

To buy on Kindle for 99 cents in Amazon UK, Click here:

or click here to buy at Amazon USA

I just love where Talli Roland is taking us with the third novel  (still in the works) from the 'Serenity Holland books' titled, 'Marriage to Measure.' Wow, that should be interesting. Talli is a hard worker. With several other novels published, these two extra books came to me as a complete surprise. She seems to have done a wonderful job at bringing out some fun quality books at rapid speed. She also creates all her own book covers. I love the arty feel about them.

Please check out her book launch interview over at high heels and book deals. She talks about the many drafts she went through to complete 'Construct a Couple.'

About the Author

Talli Roland writes fun, romantic fiction. Born and raised in Canada, Talli now lives in London, where she savours the great cultural life (coffee and wine). Despite training as a journalist, Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories—complete with happy endings. Talli’s debut novel The Hating Game was short-listed for Best Romantic Read at the UK’s Festival of Romance, while her second, Watching Willow Watts, was selected as an Amazon Customer Favourite. Her novels have also been chosen as top books of the year by industry review websites and have been bestsellers in Britain and the United States.
You can learn more about Talli and her other published book at
You can also check out Talli Rolands other forthcoming titles and fun bits on her blog:


  1. You are providing so much information here and it does sound like a fun read. Hope you are OK, with the storm and all.

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  3. Thanks Inger, I think you'll enjoy Talli's books.

    Yes, it's getting a little scary here. We are now under a tornado watch and we have had ten inches of rain so far. My street looks like a river. It gets bad for us who live on the beach mostly when it starts to flood. We have to keep in tuned to the weather channel now.

    Thanks for your concern. Yep! Hurricane season has just begun!

  4. Aw! Thank you so much, Jacqueline - I really appreciate the shout-out! So pleased you enjoyed it. :)

  5. Hooray for Talli! She is so talented and I look forward to reading her new book.

  6. Talli's books sound like so much fun. I really want to read them all soon. :-)