On behalf of Zoe at https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/zooloos-blog-tours and T. A. Belshaw, I am excited and honoured today to be reviewing Tracy’s Celebrity Hot Mail. Thank you to T. A. Belshaw for a copy of this novel in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
The gossip machine is back with more juicy titbits as Tracy casts her all-seeing eye over the lives of the people around her.
Tracy is in a quandary. Should she accept Detective Sergeant Neil Hartley’s marriage proposal? Is she truly ready for a life of domesticity while there are so many men she hasn’t met yet, so many places she hasn’t been, so many clothes she hasn’t tried on.
A lover of cloned, market stall fashion and the Primark sales rail, Tracy is still working the promotions circuit under the guidance of her uber-iffy agent, Shayne Slider.
What on earth are Faliraki Flaps? What really happened when Tracy went on holiday with her best friend, Emma? Get an insight into what she got up to in her last year at school as Tracy dips into her personal diaries and lifts the lid on her most intimate secrets.
What Tracy Did Next. An eye-opening giggle fest.
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If you haven’t met Tracy yet I strongly advise that you check out the first two novels Tracy’s Hot Mail and Tracy’s Celebrity Hotmail as you are missing a treat. However, all the books work as a stand-alone and are just as fun to read.
I have to say – I think What Tracy Did Next has to be my favourite Tracy book so far. They’ve all made me chuckle but this one really had me grinning like a lunatic the whole time I was reading.
The book is written through a series of emails from Tracy to her best friend Emma. We only ever see Tracy’s views and perspectives on things which makes it loads of fun as she often gets things wrong or a little twisted. This particular installment sees Tracy relive some of her youth through her 16 year’s old diary (often cringy) and also embark on a girls’ holiday to Greece.
Tracy is such a likeable character although I think if I knew her in real life she would drive me mad. She’s quite typical of a young lady and at times is bold, brash and brutally honest but also has an innocence and naivety about her that makes her really endearing. There’s usually not any malice behind her thoughts and opinions but I did sometimes grimace at some things she said.
Emma, Gran, Dad and Mum, the girls and Olivia are really great supporting character in Tracy’s life. Gran is hilarious and I really felt sorry for mum having to put up with dad and Gran.
A huge thank you to T. A. Belshaw for providing me with lots of laughs and some light relief from everyday life. I love Tracy and cannot wait to hear more from her.
Author Bio – T. A. Belshaw
T A Belshaw is from Derbyshire in the United Kingdom where he shares a house with his chatty rescue cat, Mia. He writes for both children and adults. A former miner and computer technician, Trevor studied Advanced Creative Writing at the Open University. He is the author of Tracy’s Hot Mail, Tracy’s Celebrity Hot Mail and the noir, suspense novella, Out of Control. Following the sudden death of his wife in 2015 Trevor took a five-year break from writing, returning during lockdown in 2020, when an injury forced him to take time off work. The result of this new creative burst was the Dual Timeline, Family Saga, Unspoken and the Historical Cosy Crime Whodunnit, Murder at the Mill.
Trevor signed his first contract with Spellbound Books Ltd in April 2021. He signed a further mullti-book contract with them in the spring of 2022.
His short stories have been published in various anthologies including 100 Stories for Haiti, 50 Stories for Pakistan, Another Haircut, Shambelurkling and Other Stories, Deck the Halls, 100 Stories for Queensland and The Cafe Lit anthology 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also has two pieces in Shambelurklers Return. 2014
Trevor is also the author of 15 children’s adventure books written under the name of Trevor Forest.
His children’s poem, Clicking Gran, was long listed for the Plough prize (children’s section) in 2009 and his short poem, My Mistake, was rated Highly Commended and published in an anthology of the best entries in the Farringdon Poetry Competition.
Trevor’s articles have been published in magazines as diverse as Ireland’s Own, The Best of British and First Edition.
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I loved this one.
It made me laugh so much.