The perfect pick me up romcom for fans of Beth O’Leary, Sophie Kinsella and Sophie Ranald!
Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past.
But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who works out every day at exactly 10 a.m., not that Mia has noticed thank-you-very-much – starts leaving notes in his window…for her.
Bar owner Luke Doyle has his own issues to deal with but as he shows Mia the sights of her new city he also shows her what real romance looks like for the first time. And when he cooks up a signature cocktail in her honour, she realises that the man behind the bar is even more enticing than any of his creations.
And once she’s had a taste she knows it will never be enough!
A Rom-Com Worth Reading!
If you need a boost, what better way than to read a good book – and this is a very good book!
Mia has a poor dating history; she always seems to pick wrong ‘uns. After her latest mistake won’t leave her alone she moves from the south of England to Manchester in the north. Working from home, it doesn’t take long for her to notice the hot guy in the flat opposite – the one who works out each day at 10am – not that Mia’s looking, you understand. When he begins to leave notes on his window for her, an uneasy friendship begins to blossom, but Jake has problems of his own to deal with. When he offers to show Mia the hot spots of her new home city, there is a definite spark between them and when he creates a cocktail purely for her, she is definitely under his spell. With both their pasts to deal with, is there a future?
What a lovely story! An original tale, beautifully written with well-developed characters – and the cocktails are rather intriguing! The places visited around Manchester were interesting to someone who used to travel there regularly on business. Jake would be every women’s dream of a neighbour; I was reminded of the Coke advert where the women used to gather at the office window, same time each day to ogle the very fit guy on the other side of the glass! There are plenty of giggles and a big slice of fun in this one, mixed in with some awkward moments and and some ‘cor-phew’ ones. Not a straightforward romance by any means, but definitely a very cute one worth reading. Highly recommended to all who enjoy a good romance with plenty of content, and one I’m happy to give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 381 pages
- Publisher: One More Chapter
- Publication Date: 22 January 2021
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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 sexy hero.
With 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.