Millie’s Game Plan by Rosie Dean

Millie's Game Plan by Rosie Dean

Millie’s Game Plan

Millie’s Game Plan

When workaholic, Millie Carmichael, realizes life is passing her by with no sign of Mr Right on the horizon, she takes matters into her own hands.
Drawing up a wish-list, she starts her search for HIM at village cricket matches.
Camera in hand, she sets off to review the talent and soon discovers it’s not quite the afternoon picnic she imagined. Worse still, she unwittingly photographs criminals at work, which leads to a whole heap of trouble she hadn’t bargained for: locked in a church crypt!
‘Bridget Jones meets The Thornbirds.’

About the author

I write romantic fiction with a sense of humour and, sometimes, a sense of the ridiculous. Because we all know life and love aren’t exactly how we’d like them to be.

Most of my books are set in Europe, with sassy British heroines.

When not writing, I love to cook and to read, I even read in the car (talking books) and have notched up countless unnecessary miles as a result.

Not one to spend hours in the gym or pounding the pavement, I prefer Yoga and Pilates, which means I can tone and tighten whilst watching TV.

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Millie’s Game Plan is a HIT! 25 June 2014
By The Kindle Book ReviewPublished on
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Take the high road, be patient and Mr. Right will find you. Isn’t that what good girls are suppose to do? Life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan, Amen to that statement!
Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns and that is exactly what Millie does. She comes up with a way to find her own Mr. Right. The Plan… pose as a photographer, go to local cricket matches, take pictures of the good looking men, weed out the unavailable and go from there. It sounds simple. Well nothing is ever simple when it comes to true love. Two Mr. Wrongs don’t make a Mr. Right, does it?
Author Rosie Dean’s debut book is a hit! The storyline is refreshing. It has just the right amount of comedy and drama.
Keep writing Rosie, you’ve got what it takes!
Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review
The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning debut novel 10 November 2013
By Wendy CartmellPublished on
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If you want a warm hearted romantic comedy with a central character that could be you, then try this chick lit novel, the stunning debut book from Rosie Dean. Millie is a great friend, a good daughter, puts something back into the community by overseeing a youth amateur dramatics group and has a wicked sense of humour. She has a great job that she loves (well, most of the time) and a busy life. But there’s still something missing – Mr Right. So Millie being Millie doesn’t sit at home waiting for her knight in shining armour to come along, she comes up with a plan to bag the man of her dreams. And where better to start than the local cricket club.
All the characters in this perfectly executed novel are rounded and true to life, without being clichéd. Each chapter has been carefully crafted with a twisting and turning plot, which leaves you rooting for Millie and hoping that she picks the right man. So follow Millie’s hilarious exploits and the ups and down of her love life and home life as she struggles to get her game plan right. You’ll be glad you did – I was!

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a debut novel? 31 December 2013
By Paul SergeantPublished on
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Mille is 29, and the alarm on her biological clock is going off. Mille is a high-performing marketing account executive, and puts her business planning skills to work, her “game plan” to find her life partner, which involves in true marketing fashion a slight shading of the truth.Buying an expensive camera, she starts haunting sporting events – taking photographs of prospective mates and finding ways to meet them – the first act in this very well conceived and written story. Forced by circumstances to spend a cold night locked in a church crypt, her game plan begins to unravel as she finds that her #1 prospect isn’t so number 1 after all, and someone she might have overlooked is a much more interesting than at first glance.Then the plot takes an unexpected twist. People are not who they appeared – some have shady pasts. some are lairs and philanderers, and the local police become involved – and Millie finds herself going somewhere she never dreamed.

I grew up in England, and knew the author at school (slightly – we moved in different social and academic circles – she was arts and I was sciences). I found the descriptions of village life just outside the London commuter belt to ring true, and most of the characters well crafted, probably due to her background in the theater. Josh was particularly well written (I would like to meet him and sit down for tea) – Lex and Sasha less so. After being away from the UK for over 30 years I found some of the English terms impenetrable, American readers may find it harder to read, or might just find it “cute”.

I could very easily see this adapted into a 3 part play, or even into one of those English romantic comedies, rather like “Notting Hill” or “Bridget Jones Diary” but without those jarring parts for American stars. I didn’t think from the title or synopsis that I was in the target demographic, but like those other Brit Rom-Coms mainly aimed at women and their dates I found myself pulled in and enjoyed the ride. 5 stars!

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5.0 out of 5 stars I’m smitten 12 September 2014
By BestChickLit.comPublished on
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I know most of you might think it’s very dull but I ADORE cricket. And so to find a romance novel combined with cricket, well, I was nearly in heaven. Just needed a big bowl of rhubarb crumble and I’d be the happiest girl alive.This is the first book I’ve read by Rosie Dean and I’m smitten. Her writing is witty, confident and utterly absorbing. The story may be a typical boy-meets-girl arc, but the plot winds in unexpected directions which had me hooked and I never wanted to emerge from our heroine, Millie’s, world.Millie thinks it’s time to settle down. She plans with precision a way to meet Mr Right: take photos of local cricket teams and find the most handsome man with the best prospects and make a beeline for him. Ah, if only things were so straight forward…

Josh, the most heart-stoppingly gorgeous man she finds, doesn’t quite reach her standards but luckily sexy Lex does…and he can’t seem to wait to show her a good time. It must be love. But then, why can’t she get Josh out of her mind?

Millie’s quest for love takes her into glamourous, dangerous, and sometimes downright bizarre situations…and will it all be worth it in the end?

Loved it, loved it, loved it. And I defy any reader not to fall for strong but vulnerable Millie (…what do you mean she’s fictional???). Go on, give her a try!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable 1 January 2014
By J. HarperPublished on
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the cover – good enough to eat! And the contents lived up to its promise … Millie Carmichael is young, fun and hungry for love – and what better way to find a hunky man than to pose as a photographer and snap the local cricket teams? But she gets more than she bargains for … Rosie Dean’s tale romps along delightfully, but there are some serious issues too. Millie is more than she appears, she’s a smart marketing professional, a family girl, a good friend and community-minded. Drugs don’t figure, though – not till she’s kidnapped and locked in the local crypt, that is.This is a fresh, new voice, and I’m already looking forward to the next book!To buy or see more of Millie’s Game Plan by Rosie Dean click the Amazon store near you.    Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime



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  1. tonight when we finished, Hey mom you know that could be me. You know renaidg is tough for me, and I have a hard time. I told him I know, but you can do anything you dream of My son’s reply I know mama, and I know I’m not alone. . Your book choked me up as a mom because I see his struggle, but his response left me thinking he will rise above this and he will do great. He also left me blubbering! Thank you for this book and how the story is told he heard he could do this thing called life and come out on top.

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