Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty something, she married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published and husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox. It should be time to enjoy life... That is, until the annual family christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose - its an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman. The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts through emails to her friend Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika, a slightly alcoholic school teacher Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck. Then she meets the hunky Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty something... Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy. 'This was by far one of the funniest books I've read in the past year. Very 'Bridget Jones' but less stuffy and more 'Sex and the City' meets crazy family.' -- (Heather Amazon reader) 'I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... and who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book.' --(Noel Amazon reader) 'So refreshing not to have a cliche rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' -- (Miss LL Colmer Amazon reader) 'Wow, just realised a man chap wrote this book, he really gets women. So many laugh out load moments, I had to keep re-reading because my kindle would be jiggling with my fits of giggles!'--(Janine Campbell Amazon Reader)
Coco is a successful writer, happily married, with no mortgage and a teenage son, Rosencrantz. Life seems sweet until husband Daniel gives her an iPhone for Christmas (he always used to buy her jewellery) and announces he has accepted a job in America without telling her. Their marriage disintegrates when she finds him in bed with a younger woman. Coco throws them out and gets very drunk. Waking up the next morning on the bathroom floor she realises she is booked to do a radio interview to promote her novel. Coco, still drunk, makes an on-air joke about the head of an influential Television book club. Her novel is withdrawn and pulped. Her nightmare mother-in law is evicted from her nursing home and comes to stay, and Rosencrantz is mistakenly held on a drugs charge whilst visiting Daniel. Coco's life is transformed when Angie a fearsome literary agent signs her. She also acquires a local allotment, not to grow plants but to get close to Adam, the dashing hunk with the firm produce... Read the emails, which tell the comic tale of her picking up the pieces.
'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree For the first time, all five books in Robert Bryndza's bestselling Coco Pinchard series are available in one box set! Plus a new introduction by the author. 'I truly enjoyed every minute of my foray into Rom-Com, and the wacky world of Coco Pinchard!' Lorraine Rugman- The Book Review Café The Coco Pinchard Box Set includes; Book 1: The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard If you enjoyed flipping through Bridget Jones's diary, you'll love perusing Coco Pinchard's emails! Coco confides in her quirky, supportive friends as she deals with her life falling apart. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy. Book 2: Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding Coco thinks she's on the road to happily ever after with Adam, until he inexplicably breaks up with her. Will one mistake cost them their whole future? Coco sets out to discover what has really happened, and uncovers a shocking secret Adam has been hiding from her... Full of hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a witty, heart-warming, romantic comedy - the stand-alone sequel to no.1 bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard. Book 3: Coco Pinchard, the Consequences of Love and Sex Coco Pinchard has a great life, a bestselling memoir, and a handsome second husband. Things are going exactly as planned -- until her adult son runs into disaster, her ex's mother butts back into her life, and she finds out she's pregnant! Maybe life is more fun if you throw your plans out the window... The third book in the bestselling Coco Pinchard series is a hilarious diary with Coco's trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time. Book 4: A Very Coco Christmas A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone prequel short story to the smash-hit Coco Pinchard series. It's 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco Pinchard is home for Christmas after her first term at University. She's fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard, but Coco's mother wants her to be with Kenneth, the son of posh friends Adrian and Yvonne Rosebury, who will be joining them for Christmas. As snow falls softly over the city, and Coco tries to juggle a series of hilarious events, the stage is set for a Christmas lunch like no other. Book 5: Coco Pinchard's Must-Have Toy Story A sparkling feel-good comedy, which asks the question - how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy? It's December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy - almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz. From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley's with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz can open the must-have toy on Christmas morning.
'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree After a tumultuous divorce, Coco Pinchard has found love with the gorgeous, hunky, four-years-younger-than-her-so-technically-a-toy-boy, Adam. Her career as an author is finally a success, and she has fabulous friends in Christopher, a neurotic middle-aged socialite, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic dog walker. Coco is even learning to cope with her awful ex mother-in-law, Ethel, who despite the divorce, still thinks it's fine to criticise, especially when Coco and Adam decide to take the next step, and move in together... But hours before move-in day, Adam ends their relationship without explanation and disappears. After the initial shock and anger (and an 'I told you so' from Ethel) Coco sets out to discover what has really happened, and uncovers a shocking secret Adam has been hiding from her... Full of hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a witty, heart-warming, romantic comedy - the stand-alone sequel to no.1 bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard. What people are saying about The Coco Pinchard Series: 'I truly enjoyed every minute of my foray into Rom-Com, and the wacky world of Coco Pinchard!' Lorraine Rugman- The Book Review Café 'Another great read from Robert Bryndza - he just knows how to make us keep turning those pages!' Lu, Amazon Reader 'So refreshing not to have a cliché rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' LL Colmer, Amazon Reader 'Bryndza tells the story as if you are sitting with your girlfriends exchanging bits of wisdom. The write up was correct. I do not often laugh-out-loud at books, but I sure did while reading this one!' Gail Joramo, Amazon Reader 'You think you've got problems? Trust me, they are nothing compared to what Coco Pinchard has! And how the author of this marvel manages to achieve such a level of hilarity while Coco goes from one disaster to another is the mark of true creative genius. This novel, told totally in entertaining emails, is laugh-out-loud funny.' Mayda, Amazon Reader 'What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story. I loved the way the tale unfolded through a succession of emails...a format that worked brilliantly!' Amy, Amazon Reader 'Full of humour and twists of fate. A happy ending too. Women will love this at any age.If you are mature you will empathise with Ethel, if you are divorced or in love with a toy boy, you will empathise with Coco. I could not put it down and read through the night.' Susanne Rooney, Amazon Reader. 'Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. If you are going on holiday buy all three before you get to the beach or you will go nuts not being able to get the others before you get home. It is amazingly written by a man, who knew? Bryndza seems to be able to get into the head of women better than most other women. He has zeroed in on us and done it well!' FeatherOnAWire, Amazon top 100 reviewer 'A real feel-good book, you just don't want it to end. Definitely a five star rating!' AlisonSmith, Amazon Reader 'Witty and very British humor. Sad moments to break your heart. A must read!' Janet A.Staniec, AmazonReader
It's 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco is home in London for Christmas after her first term at Aberystwyth University. She has started to write, and fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard, a devilishly handsome musician from the wrong side of the river. But Coco's overbearing mother has other plans and resumes her campaign for Coco to meet and marry the 'right sort of man', preferably Kenneth, son of her best friends Adrian and Yvonne Rosebury, who will be joining them for Christmas. As snow falls softly over the city, and Coco tries to juggle a series of hilarious events, the stage is set for a Christmas lunch like no other. A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone 'prequella' to the smash-hit Coco Pinchard series, with a glorious cast of characters including Daniel's mother Ethel, sister Meryl - and a turkey called Jean Paul Belmondo...
When handsome twenty-five year old Fillip wins the American Green Card Lottery, his dreams of being a Hollywood Costume Designer come a leap closer. But Hollywood is a huge shock, moving from his cosy, comfortable life in London to the cut-throat world of Tinseltown. Then a stroke of luck first meeting leads to a job with fading actress Veronica Madison - a movie star on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Soon Fillip is pulled into the dark and hilarious world she inhabits, surrounded by the famous (and infamous) residents of the Hollywood Hills. Fillip faces a choice, to make his dream a reality should he become a manipulative fame-hungry wannabe? Or should he choose happiness and return to the love of his life he left back home in London? Bitch Hollywood is a hilarious celebrity comedy about the trials of life and love in the city where dreams are supposed to come true. 'Bitch Hollywood is everything a comedy should be and more.' (Five Star Book Reviews) 'Not a moment was lost in throwing the reader straight into the madness that is Hollywood!' (T. Carter, Amazon Reader) 'Just fabulous. Stop everything, sit down and read!' (Lorraine Sears, Amazon Reader)
When handsome twenty-five year old Filip leaves London for a life in Los Angeles, he dreams of being a celebrity stylist. But as the saying goes... be careful what you wish for. Filip has barely settled into his apartment in the Hollywood Hills when he meets Derek and Hillary - a bizarre middle-aged gay couple in matching jumpers. They introduce him to their neighbour Veronica Madison - a movie star on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She hires him to style her for a celebrity charity gala and soon Filip is pulled into the dark and hilarious world she inhabits, surrounded by the famous (and infamous) residents of the Hollywood Hills. Within a few months, Veronica invites him to be her guest at the Oscars and events take on a much darker tone. Filip faces a choice; should he dive into the murky waters of life in the Hollywood fast lane? Or should he choose happiness and return to the love of his life he left back home in London?
Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice . . . She is not the only one.When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong . . . resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she's faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?