Featured: Who’s Smiling Now? by Joy Wood

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A crime thriller that’s all about relationships, secrets, love, trust, forgiveness, and regrets. The hunter becomes the hunted.

Laura Foley hooks up with the handsome author Cohan Laity while on holiday in Spain.

For Laura, a holiday fling is just what she needs – but that’s all she needs, refusing to see him again once the holiday comes to an end.

But a besotted Cohan won’t take no for an answer. He follows her back to the UK and infiltrates every aspect of her life to get to her, threatening everything she loves and holds dear.

She tries reasoning.

She tries hiding.

She even tries involving the police as Cohan stalks her every move and worms his way into her family by dating her sister.
Laura is terrified but won’t capitulate.

She must take matters into her own hands, and he may well have underestimated her as the hunter becomes the hunted.

Joy Wood

Meet Joy Wood:

I’ve always loved the many facets of the English Language. At school, my favourite lesson was English Literature. I used to read a specific story, imagine I’d written it, and then formulate a different ending. Delighted with my own efforts, I’m not so sure the renowned authors’ would have appreciated my slant on their work.

Poetry was a particular favourite of mine, and I’d use any excuse to dabble. I trained as a nurse, and whenever I left a period of employment such as working on a ward or in an operating theatre, I would leave behind a witty poem about my colleagues, turning them into humorous characters, which were always well received.

I progressed to consumer competitions and enjoyed a significant amount of success writing slogans. Nothing would please me more than to receive a long white envelope through the post, announcing a prize I’d won for an innovative slogan. I was very lucky with most of the prizes, although a runner up reward of a year’s supply of dog food wasn’t the best prize, especially when I didn’t have a dog!

I once wrote a simple romantic story for a competition run by a clothing catalogue. I did the usual, boy meets girl, conflict between the two of them which was eventually resolved, and they both lived happily ever after. However, I featured the male and female characters wearing brand names of outfits from the catalogue range, and used appealing descriptive phrases about the garments. To my amazement, I was rewarded by winning first prize of an all-inclusive holiday.

Even though I knew that the reference to the catalogue clothing range most probably sealed the win, it gave me the encouragement to try my hand at actually writing a romance novel. Two years ago, I moved with my husband to Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire.

Watching the tide turn daily, gave me the idea for the story, ‘For the Love of Emily’. I would develop the characters in my head, and create the chapters on my laptop when I returned home. Although this story is now finished, I still have plenty of ideas still whirling around in my brain, yet to be sealed in ink.

Review by Booklover BEV:

Laura Foley a twenty-one-year-old, has a disturbing childhood behind her.

She is the daughter of a killer.

Adopted to a loving family she grows up, has a good job, and a fabulous man Matthew Souter.

After flying out to Spain for only six days, alone to do some cat sitting she meets author Cohan Laity and they have a brief holiday fling and that’s all it was but Cohan wants more.

Laura flies home getting back to normal life at work and back to Matthew but much more lies ahead.

Her twenty-first birthday party is planned by her family, with a few surprises in store that shakes Laura’s world.

This book is all about relationships, secrets, love, trust, forgiveness, and regrets. It tells us everything.

Georgie girl is definitely her father’s daughter what a story with so many twists and turns, to get your teeth into. a total complex book that you just want more.

It did put a smile on my face, a murder in the making. I loved it.

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