Bootcamp for Broken Hearts

Joanna Bolouri

July 2022 Manuscript in English Original publisher: BookoutureCommercial Fiction

When the music starts, I feel a wave of relief. I love this song. I start to move. He watches me, his eyes wide like saucers. Hang on, this is a sexy song… oh no, I’m dancing to a sexy song with a twenty-four-year-old like a dirty old cougar. Now, I bet you wondered how I ended up here?

Nora Brown is perfectly happy single. Well, sometimes she wishes there was someone else to do the dishes, or fight with her daughter about brushing her hair and sure, a woman has needs… but Nora knows better than most that it’s complicated when you’re a single mum of (nearly) forty. She’s not risking a broken heart ever again, thank you very much.

Which is EXACTLY WHY she’s dreading the ‘sexy singles getaway’ at a castle in the Scottish Highlands that her pushy sister is forcing her to attend. Faith says it’s a chance for Nora to relax, find herself, and maybe even get some action surrounded by tumbling waterfalls and the sweet sound of bagpipes. Nora thinks it’s a chance to embarrass herself in front of a bunch of un-marriageable weirdos with tufty facial hair.

Nora is definitely not going to enjoy it and definitely, definitely not going to fall for a roguish guy with a naughty grin who is the complete, exasperating opposite of her… right?

This book will have you crying with laughter – a funny, sexy, totally unputdownable romantic comedy from a bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sorry Not Sorry and Marian Keyes.


‘My god, I was in seventh heaven when I got started. This was everything I wanted and much, much more… Hysterically funny and a great romance story.’ — Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The perfect book to read when you fancy a bit of a pick me up. Has to be the only book that has actually made me laugh out loud. Recommend it, girls!’ — Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This has to be one of the funniest novels I have read. I spent the majority of it laughing until I cried. It was hilarious, endearing, at times cringe-worthy in an “OMG how could she say/do that?” kind of way, filled with fabulously real characters and incredibly unusual and yet entirely believable situations… ‘un-put-down-able’, this is a corker of a novel.’ — Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book was such a pleasure to read, such a beautifully written, humorous, atmospheric book , everything about this book  is just so perfect and  beautiful, the writing, the characters, the world building and the story. I was so ecstatic at how good a read this was and it completely blew me away. Thoroughly, highly and wholeheartedly recommend this to everyone and can’t wait for more.’ — NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐