An embarrassingly long time ago, Lorna Peel approached me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing her book, Only You. I would like to offer Lorna my apologies for just how long it has taken for the review to finally emerge, and also my thanks for providing me with a copy of the book.
Jane is divorced and the wrong side of thirty. It’s definitely all over for her…isn’t it?
Jane Hollinger is divorced and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life teaching family history evening classes.
Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realises he’s interested in more than her genealogy expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.
Can Jane handle living – and loving – in the spotlight?
After a spate of reading some very serious and thought provoking books, I was in serious need of some light relief. When I reminded myself of the blurb for Only You, it seemed like the ideal choice.
I used to read quite a lot of romantic comedy type books, but more recently I have been put off a little by the typical storyline of an arrogant man who comes into the heroine’s life, and who she hates on sight, until they inevitably fall hopelessly in love. Fortunately, there is none of that in this book – Robert Armstrong is a delight from start to finish, and just seems like a dream man. Of course, in my head, I had a very clear image of him looking just like Richard Armitage, so that helped fuel my love for him.
Only You is a funny, warm, light read and proved to be an excellent choice to provide the escape that I needed. I must say though, if my friends ever set me up on a dating site like Mags and Carol did to Jane, it would quite possibly be the last thing they ever did!
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