True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop | Annie Darling | a review

True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

If you’re looking for a fun, romantic read without a simpering heroine or a controlling alpha male and with an Austen-esque twist, this one’s for you.

Verity only needed one bad relationship to prove that love was overrated and she was perfectly happy on her own. If only her friends could see that. Cue Peter Hardy, oceanographer, Very’s fictional boyfriend whose existence is only necessary to get her out of unwanted social obligations. After a misunderstanding in an Italian restaurant, Very ditches one fake boyfriend for another, although this one is very much alive. Johnny also needs someone on his arm to prevent dreary evenings spent at the singles table as he’s desperately in love with a woman he cannot have. Faking a relationship is their perfect solution.

I really enjoyed this novel, I was quickly sucked in by the humour of the first few chapters and enchanted by the well developed side characters. They all felt very real, from Very’s sisters to Continue reading

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best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Without a doubt, Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier. This is the second book in the Sevenwaters series and I loved everything about it. It was atmospheric, tragic, magical and both upsetting and up-lifting. It is just wonderful.  Continue reading