It’s love at first sight for Lily when she first sets eyes on Hollyhocks Cottage on the gorgeous Lovelace Lane.
But after months together in a caravan while the renovations take place, boyfriend, Luke, is not quite so enamoured with the place.
With Lily and Luke’s relationship stretched to the limit, a dishy builder taking over the project, Luke’s two precocious kids to deal with, and her gran acting very strangely, will Hollyhocks ever become Lily’s dream home?
Or will it be a bit of a nightmare?
Lovelace Lane series
Book 1 – The Little Cottage on Lovelace Lane
Book 2 – The Big House on Lovelace Lane
Book 3 – The Wedding on Lovelace Lane
Book 4 – Christmas on Lovelace Lane
Book 5 – New Arrivals on Lovelace Lane
Book 6 – The Birthday on Lovelace Lane
Book 7 – Easter on Lovelace Lane
A Good Sprinkling of Love & Humour!
Three years ago tomorrow, I began blogging about books and Alice Ross was one of the first to offer me one of hers to review. Having read some of this series, I decided to finally read the very first one!
Lily has always dreamt of living in her ideal cottage; whilst driving with her partner, Luke, she spots her ideal home in Hollyhocks Cottage. Even though it’s somewhat dilapidated, Lily has no problems in picturing it as their future home – but can she convince Luke that it’s the right step for both of them? When they secure the purchase, it’s necessary to live on site in a small – very small – caravan through the winter months which puts a lot of additional pressure on their relationship. But the end is in sight – right?
This is a series of stand-alone reads which actually deliver that – something I appreciate. Having read one or two from this series, I was keen to find time to slip the remainder of the series into my list. I hope to fit the rest in soon. At under 100 pages, these are an ideal read to lighten the mood from more serious tomes. With a good sprinkling of love and humour, this is a beautifully written start to getting to know everyone in Lovelace Lane and I’m looking forward to finding out more. Alice Ross presents an entirely plausible scenario to delight and entertain her readers. Very enjoyable and recommended. 4* and worthy of each one.
I downloaded this book via Kindle Unlimited; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humorous women’s fiction, romance
Alice Ross used to work in the financial services industry where she wrote riveting, enthralling brochures about pensions and ISAs that everyone read avidly and no one ever put straight into the bin.
One day, when nobody was looking, she managed to escape. Dragging her personal chef (aka her husband) along with her, she headed to Spain, where she began writing witty, sexy, romps designed to amuse slightly more than pension brochures.
Missing Blighty (including the weather – but don’t tell anyone), she returned five years later and now works part-time in the tourism industry.
When not writing, she can be found scratching a tune on her violin, sweating on a spin bike, or upside down in a yoga pose.