What they say: What do mascara wands and gardening shears havein common?Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business–in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure. Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worseis that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …
The review: I’ll admit I jumped for this book on the basis of the cover, and boy I’m glad I did!!
We begin meeting Sophie and a group of friends, her friends laughing, her freaking out and I’ll admit it now, I sputtered at what had happened and KNEW the comedy was going to be right up my street!!
I loved reading about Sophie and her work, and did feel for her as she agonised over how to grow her followers. Cue possibly my only road bump in this book-the premise. I spent around ten percent of the book saying ‘but gardening?!’ until I made myself let it go and moved onto appreciating the potential for her business and his to clash, which it did very well!!!
I’ll admit I loved Marcus, in particular when his ‘on screen’ persona came out!!! The scene was well set for me, the comedy gold, the romance so feel-good, as were the clashes. I worried that there were characters I hadn’t met properly, but it turns out this is the first of a series that I’ll definitely look forward to following so I’m sure I’ll be meeting them soon. Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
About the author
Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit ‘Search for a Star’ Competition.
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