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Brake Failure

           29 Five-Star reviews from Book Reviewers

 

 

"Masterpiece of humor"  -Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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"If you haven't read Brake Failure yet, I strongly urge you to do so ASAP! -Kristin's Novel Cafe

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"5/5  Empowering...I'd love to see more from this author"  -San Francisco Book Review

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"5*  Very, very funny. I raced through this book" -Being Anne (Welsh Annie, Top Vine Reviewer)

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"5*  OMG ... I freakin' LOVED this book ... going on the list of one of my favorites ..." -Star Angels Reviews

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"5*  I adored this book from beginning to end and proudly add a new author to my Mega Talented List" -Books and Bindings

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"5*  I have never enjoyed so many laughs while reading in a long time" -Tome Tender

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"5*  I absolutely adored this story from beginning to the climatic end" -Bloggers From Down Under

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5*  a GREAT book!  I don't think I will find a book as heartwarming and funny as this ... side-splitting laughs" -Comfy Reading

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"5*  I absolutely loved this book" -My Comfy Reading Corner

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"5*  Everyone needs to read this book ... it's blooming brilliant " -The Reading Shed

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"5*  After finishing it, I wanted to start the book again" -WhenTaniaTalks

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"5*  This is uniquely different; romcom at its best with a sneaky twist" -Ali the Dragon

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"5*  Certainly a classic in my opinion" -areadersreviewblog

 

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"Brake Failure is a gem of modern literature" -Rabid Reader's Reviews

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"5*  Thrilled by the uniqueness!" -Bits About Books

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*5  Hilarious.  Sexy"  -Lauren Sapala, WriteCity

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"5*  I was well and truly gripped" -Chat About Books

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"5*  Difficult to put down" - Rae Reads

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"5*  A superb plot, fascinatingly amusing characters and splendid writing!" -Whispering Stories Book Blog

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"5*  So funny and unexpected!" -Kraftireader

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"5*  Quirky and fun" -Linda M. at Brunettes Make Better Psychos

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"5*  Hilarious" -Velvet at vvb32reads

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"5*  I have to blame Alison Brodie for having to catch my breath from laughing so hard." -Linda's Book Obession

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"5*   A super fun read" - Books From Dusk Till Dawn

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5* - B.R.A.G. Medallion Award Winner

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"5*  This book is so much fun" -Celtic Lady's Reviews (Kathleen Kelly)

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"4.5*  This book is one of the best suprises I have come across this year...I loved every minute of it!" -Shelly's Book Corner (Goodreads)

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"4.5*  Grab a copy" -A Book Junkie Reviews

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"4.5* Sigh... I didn't want it to end it was so good!" -Pretty Little Book Reviews

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"4.5*  A joyride" -Book Lover Worm

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"4*   I could so easily imagine Brake Failure as a successful television series" -Linda's Book Bag.

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"4*  Share this hilarious read with your book club and your sisters" -Laura Reading

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"4*  This is a book that will TRULY have you laughing out loud, as well as drawing you in so deep that you don't want to put it down until you finish" -Book Babble

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(no star rating yet)  "A wonderfully zesty romp packed with fun, laughter, pathos and emotions, Brake Failure is a fantastic screwball comedy that had me glued to its pages. Packed with larger than life characters that you are going to love, terrific humour, laugh out loud scenes and poignant romance, if you’re looking for a book to cheer up a dull January afternoon, then look no further than Alison Brodie and Brake Failure!" -Bookish Jottings

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"5*  I was glued to this book from start to finish and I would 100% read it again!" -Creative Misfit

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Synopsis

 

Brake Failure is a romance with a kick-ass heroine, set in one of the most fascinating periods of America’s history: the months leading Y2K “meltdown”.

 

"Is it too late to tell him you love him when you're looking down the barrel of his gun?"

An English debutante transforms from Miss-Perfectly-Correct to criminally insane as she breaks the bonds of her rigid upbringing. Sheriff Hank Gephart tries to reel her in - but she’s out of control and she’s not hitting the brakes.

What happened to the genteel lady in twin-set and pearls? And why did she shoot Mr Right?
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Alison Brodie wrote this story from first-hand experience.  She lived in Kansas during this time and was stunned by the hysteria, unnerved that the US government was spending $150 billion preparing for Armageddon.  As Lionel Shriver says in her novel, "We have to Talk About Kevin":  '1999, a year widely mooted beforehand as the end of the world.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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