Written by Kathryn Freeman
Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.
Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.
But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.
Romance, Family, Drama!
What a lovely tale! Romance, family and a bit of excitement along the way all add up to an enjoyable read.
When Abby’s mother died, she took on the mantle of being surrogate mum as well as big sister to her four younger sisters. Missing out on so much, she has never regretted taking on the responsibility. She loves her family – even if they do drive her crazy most of the time! Heading to an interview for a job she really wants, Abby finds that everything that could go wrong does and is resigning herself to hearing a negative response, but the MD of Crumbs biscuit company finds something strangely endearing about this blonde whirlwind who can’t stop talking!
I love the character of Abby; she is a bright, modern, family-orientated career girl who wants it all. Life isn’t easy or straightforward, but Abby sets her sights high and is determined to do well. Doug has a secret – hinted at several times, but with plenty going on the big reveal wasn’t urgent. The story builds at a nice pace, allowing us to get to know the main characters and the antics of Abby’s sisters are not only funny and entertaining but also so true to life! All the years of dealing with moods and tantrums has proved to be good experience for the job Abby lands – blonde and cute she may be but she has an inner steel core honed to perfection.
Whilst I really enjoyed this novel, for me, the ending was a bit compacted. Then there was one of my pet hates: the story ended at 90% and the remainder has the beginning of another book. Not something I’m keen on at all, but it’s hardly the author’s decision and it won’t affect my rating, but I do wish publishers would stop doing it! However, if you’re looking for a lighter read with romance and a family base, then this is definitely worth the read. Try it and see!
My thanks to publishers Choc Lit for approving my copy via NetGalley, and Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romance, family
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3390 KB
- Print Length: 358 pages
- Publisher: Choc Lit
- Publication Date: 12 June 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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