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Chaperones         
    Chaperones

For Andrea Lieberman, life began at 26. Growing up with parents so protective they made a convent seem like a Sandal’s resort, she developed a catalog of phobias so large, even going into a church seemed risky business. Finally, Andrea had had enough; she wanted to live rather than fear dying. Without hesitation, she accepts a photography assignment for a magazine traveling through England and packs up her camera, her pepper spray and every insecurity she accumulated since birth. Excited but petrified to reveal the news to her boyfriend, he intercepts with news of his own – a marriage proposal, which leaves the lingering question of impending nuptials as she travels abroad.

Upon touching down in England, Andrea flops around like a fish out of water. The magazine’s staff – the idiot, the slut, and the mute – offer little comfort outside of a pint of beer until she’s assigned two blokes as travel companions – a tight-arsed copywriter and a drop-dead gorgeous art director with movie star charm. These two men help Andrea push herself beyond her comfort zone while testing the limits of her fortitude and her relationship with her boyfriend. The photographic journey becomes a comedy of errors thanks to unforeseen obstacles at every turn. As Andrea struggles to complete the assignment, she discovers the most revealing picture she develops will be of herself.



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Online Book Club
Online Book Club reviews Chaperones and says, "With funny situations left and right, the book was delightful and amusing to boot."

This Chick Reads
This Chick Reads says, "What I love the most in Megan’s writing is the fact that she successfully fights all chick lit clichés, and creates uber-fun books with characters who feel so real."

Celtic Lady's Reviews
Celtic Lady says: "This is an easy to read book that will have the reader laughing and turning the pages."

Readers' Favorite
Readers' Favorite says "This is a feel-good tale... A book that I thoroughly enjoyed, I read it in one sitting. I laughed, I moaned and groaned, and I hopefully took away a lesson or two."

EBook Review Gal
EBook Review Gal says, "The dialogue in Chaperones is witty, genuine and intelligent.... The interaction between characters was insightful, lovely and charming. The descriptions of England and all its grand glory were detailed and described exceptionally well."

Big Blend Radio
Big Blend Radio interviews Megan.

Manic Readers
Manic Readers interviews Megan.

Manic Readers
Manic Readers says, "CHAPERONES is a delightfully humorous coming of age story confirming you’re never too old to learn and grow."

Terra Kelly
Terra Kelly says, "Chaperones is hilarious! Andrea is such a great character that you just want to root for her the whole time."

RoxyKade.com
Roxanne Kade says, "This was a wonderfully fun and light read.... The differences between American and British Culture were highlighted through the book and gave it a hilarious twist."

RoxyKade.com Guest Blog Post
This is a guest post on Roxanne Kade's blog called: "In Self-publishing I Trust" (about my experience self-publishing)

Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Jersey Girl Book Reviews feature - Guest Post about Inspiration for Main Character in Chaperones called:
Beyond My Comfort Zone," Book Excerpt and Review where she says: "From start to finish, Chaperones is a fun read with entertaining twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged and cheering on Andrea..."

Kayla on Books
Kayla on Books says, "Along the way there are some great twists and you definitely become invested in wanting to see where the story takes you."

Infinite House of Books
Infinite House of Books interviews Megan.

The Pen & Muse
The Pen & Muse interviews Megan.

Happy Book Lovers
Happy Book Lovers writes, "I loved the pacing of the book itself. The dialogue was fresh and witty, keeping a quick feel to the story..."





What Readers are Saying...

Amazon:
"I was hooked right away and stayed incredibly invested in the entire story."

"Really fun read that has it all - romance, international travel, family drama and coming of age..."

Good Reads:
"Another solid recommendation for this witty and smart author."



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