#Review #BlogTour #RavingAboutRhys
Release Date: 19th January 2017 / Publisher: Little Bear Books
Bubbly Callie Derbyshire loves her job as a carer, and can’t believe she’s finally landed herself a decent boyfriend – older man Tony – who’s lasted way longer than the usual disastrous three months. Tony’s exactly what she’s always dreamed of … or at least he would be if he ever took her out instead of just taking her to bed. And work would be perfect too if she wasn’t constantly in trouble with her boss, The She-Devil Denise.
When the new gardener, Mikey, discovers her in a rather compromising position at work, Callie knows that her days at Bay View Care Home could be numbered. Can she trust him not to tell Denise? If she’s issued with her marching orders, who’ll look out for her favourite client, Ruby, whose grandson, Rhys, seems to constantly let her down? What does Ruby know about Tony? And what is Denise hiding?
Surrounded by secrets and lies, is there anyone left who Callie can trust?
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Thank you to the author and the Publisher, Little Bear Books for this review copy given in exchange for an honest review. Also thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the Blog Tour and giving me the opportunity to be part of it.
My first book by this author. This book is a novella sized book which is part of the Whitsborough Bay series. Whilst it is part of a series, I would say you can read this as a standalone book, because I did!!
I love a novella sized book, they are perfect for dipping into for a couple of hours and you don’t have to worry about having to put the book down to do real life work! Which was exactly what I did with this one. Once I started it, I didn’t put this book down until I’d finished it! Right from the beginning I chuckled my way through it, laughing at the antics that Callie Derbyshire got up to.
Callie is only 21 years old and has got herself hooked up with 42 year old Tony. She’s head over heels, the only problem being is that Tony never takes her out, he only ever wants to take her to bed! Trying to play it cool has obviously never been Callie’s forte and when she is caught in a compromising position at work with Tony by the new gardener, Mikey, she hopes it doesn’t lead to her losing the job that she loves. She not only has this to worry about, but she’s also feels like she’s being bullied by her boss and then one of her favourite residents is trying to set her up with her grandson, Rhys! Life is never dull for poor Callie!
This was a fabulous read. It was funny, sexy and heart-warming! The characters were great, and yes even Tony who I found hugely amusing despite everything! Callie comes across as a little girl who just needs a bit of love and reassurance that she’s not fat, in reality she is beautiful and just needs that special someone to make her truly believe that! This is the kind of story that can have you crying with laughter one minute and crying with sadness in the next.
I also loved the scenes set in the care home. I worked in a care home for many years, and I certainly never saw the kind of action that Callie got up to!! Perhaps I should have used the laundry more….!
Very clever writing by this author and I’m so glad that I’ve still got another book by her to enjoy as well!! Highly recommended!
Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella! She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs! Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.