The hilarious, feel-good, romantic comedy debut novel from No. 1 bestselling author Robert Bryndza.
‘Crime thrillers and romantic comedy, both—who knew?! Had me belly laughing just as hard as I bite my nails when I read his suspense novels. Bryndza is a multi-talented writer!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars.
Coco Pinchard has just turned forty, and is feeling fabulous. Her long-held dream to be a writer has been realised, with the publication of her debut novel, her son, Rosencrantz, is attending a prestigious London drama school, and her musician husband, Daniel, seems more in love with her than ever. Coco feels poised to enter an exciting new chapter in life.
When the New Year dawns after a hideous Christmas spent with her awful in-laws, Coco catches Daniel in bed with a younger woman, her novel flops, and Rosencrantz goes spectacularly off the rails.
As her once-happy life unravels, and any chance of an exciting new chapter recedes into the distance, Coco’s new iPhone becomes her confessional.
Through emails to loyal friends Christopher, a neurotic middle-aged socialite, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher, Coco begins to document her seemingly endless (and often hilarious) run of bad luck.
When Coco reaches the top of the local allotment list (after putting her name down nineteen years previously) she meets the drop-dead gorgeous Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the hilarious, feel-good tale of Coco picking up the pieces!
Fans of rom coms by Sophie Kinsella will be glued to the pages of this totally addictive page-turner!
Readers totally love The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard:
‘Joyful and fun!’ Reader review, 5 stars
‘Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy!’ Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars.
‘It’s exactly what it claims to be. Funny, feel-good, you will want to know more about Coco!’ Reader review, 5 starsMore info →
Fans of rom-coms by Sophie Kinsella will be glued to the pages of this totally addictive page-turner - the stand-alone sequel to no.1 bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard.
After a tumultuous divorce, Coco Pinchard has found love with her gorgeous new boyfriend, 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 okay to criticise, especially when Coco and Adam decide they’re ready to take the next big step, and move in together...
But hours before move-in day, Adam ends their relationship without explanation and vanishes into thin air. Coco feels shocked and betrayed, but there’s something very strange about the circumstances of his disappearance. When Coco sets out to discover what has really happened, she uncovers a shocking secret Adam has been hiding from her... A secret that changes both their lives forever.
Filled with hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is both a romantic comedy, and a touching tale of undying love and faith.
Readers totally love the Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding:
'Comedy fiction at its very, very best.' Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
'Just fun to read. It's got a little bit of everything.... love, laughs, relationships that have ups and downs, sleuthing, prison time, the Royal wedding and a happy ending!' Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
'OMG, I love this book so much. Very funny and very touching.' Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
'This book really got me! I have never felt so many different emotions while reading this lovely, funny story.' Reader review, 5 stars
'Hidden amongst the humor of this story, is a touching tale of undying love and faith. An entertaining light read for sure.' Reader review, 5 starsMore info →
‘I laughed a whole lot. Cried a bit. Was devastated at one point and gasped in disbelief, my thoughts zooming to surely it's a mistake! When a book can get me that emotionally involved in the characters, it's a total win.’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
Since Coco Pinchard’s messy divorce, she hasn't just picked up the pieces, she's now a best-selling author and basking in a newly-wed glow with her gorgeous second husband, Adam. She feels stronger and wiser, and surely, the second time around, she'll have learnt from her mistakes?
But things aren't going quite to plan... Adam has lost his job, Coco's grown-up son, Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco's arch rival, the formidable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can't get any worse. And then Coco discovers she's pregnant; at 44.
So much has changed since she was pregnant in her twenties, can she really do it all again? The sleepless nights, the stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and the sheer responsibility of bringing a new life into the world? One look at Mumsnet is enough to scare anyone off parenting for life!
The third stand-alone book in Robert Bryndza's 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.
Fans of rom coms by Sophie Kinsella will be glued to the pages of this hilarious, feel-good page-turner.
Readers totally love Coco Pinchard, the Consequences of Love and Sex:
‘I can't recommend this book highly enough. Robert Bryndza has done it again. Funny, moving, with wonderful characters (I LOVE Ethel), my only complaint is that it ended. I truly enjoyed this book.’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
‘A fantastic book. If I could I would give this 10 stars. I love Robert's humour and his satirical take on the publishing world but hidden amongst all the laugh out loud moments.’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
‘I really can't remember the last time I laughed out loud several times while reading a book. Hilarious!’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
‘This story is a sweet, hilarious, love story. It is full of great friends, and crazy in-laws. I loved it’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
‘I laughed out loud to the point of spitting out my drink from some of the one liners and true to life things that happen and I can relate too.’ Goodreads reader review, 5 stars
‘This is a delightful book. Loved the odd characters. Believable story lines and characters. I finished the book wishing I were friends with Coco.’ Goodreads reader review, 5 starsMore info →
A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone prequel short story 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...
It's 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco Pinchard is home in London for Christmas after her first term at Aberystwyth University.
She's 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.
Readers love the Coco Pinchard series:
'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
'I have a new favourite author! 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, 5 star reader review
'What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story!' Amy, 5 star reader review
'Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. 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, 5 star reader review
'A real feel-good book, you just don't want it to end. Definitely a five star rating!' AlisonSmith, 5 star reader reviewMore info →
Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story is the second, stand-alone prequel novella to Robert Bryndza's smash-hit Coco Pinchard series. A sparkling feel-good Christmas 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.
Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere - preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work.
But retail therapy is at hand! Coco's faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way.
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 will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.
Readers love Coco Pinchard's Must-Have Toy Story:
'Kick off your shoes, grab a mug (or four in Ethel's case) of mulled wine and laugh your festive socks off with this brilliant addition to the Coco Pinchard series!' Bookaholic Confessions Blog
'From blackmail to Black Friday-like mayhem, I highly recommend this witty and hilarious lovely Christmas tale' La Chouette Blog
'Robert Bryndza has a wicked sense of humour, a truly amazing talent for writing comedy and creates over-the-top (but totally believable) characters that will have you in stitches!' Billiwiz, 5 star reader review
'A perfect light and easy read for the stressful holidays, complete with the timeless message on the importance of family and friends (and Tracy Island, of course).' Julayn Adams's Book Reviews
'I had tears of laughter running down my face lots of times reading it. It's AMAZING! So many laughs-BRILLIANT!' Julie Haigh, 5 star reader reviewMore info →