There is a saying “Save the best for last” and Holly Martin has done just that. A fabulous book from start to finish. A book which captured me with its words. A book where my heart overfilled with love and hope. A book which I simply adored.
I always have liked Holly Martin’s books, but I always thought they were too sweet. They needed layers and the author has given me just that in spades. She has made the characters and scenes so interesting that I stayed up till 2am just to finish reading the book. And I still want more!!
Love is always memorable when it is bumpy. And these bumps just go ahead to make love that much stronger, that much exciting. And Isla and Leo’s love story have the right amount of spice to make it flavorful.
The book had the usual gang of brothers and their mates, aunt Agatha and her boyfriend, all the characters including Dobby the turkey. And it also had some twists.
A book which made me laugh at places and smile at others, which made me go oooh and aah imagining the love, why would I find any niggles in it. The book is nothing but a huge heart of love. This is the first, after a long time, that I loved the book and the book loved me back totally!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 5 stars
Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew’s tragic accident, her whole world changed as she unexpectedly became a mother to the little boy she adores so much.
Leo Jackson was always known as Matthew’s fun-loving and wild best friend. But now Matthew is gone, it’s time to put his colourful past behind him. His role as Elliot’s godfather is the most important thing to him. And even though Leo and Isla are two very different people, they both want to give Elliot the childhood he deserves.
As the three of them enjoy time together watching fireworks, baking cakes and collecting conkers, Isla begins to see a softer side to charming Leo, with his twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humour. And, despite herself, she begins to fall for him.
But does Leo feel the same way? Isla knows their situation is complicated but is it too complicated for true love… or will the year end with a happy new beginning for them all?
Publication date : 28th September, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture