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Tell That To My Heart (Heartshaped Book 1)
Jemima Dewberry wears her heart on her sleeve. Her weakness for bad boys, coupled with her track record for making bad decisions has led to endless heartbreak. The only trouble is, she can’t seem to kick the habit.
On top of that, her “dream” job at Yorkshire Portions magazine hasn’t turned out to be what she’d hoped, and she seems to have developed the knack of annoying her boss without even trying. It doesn’t help that the new girl seems to have taken an instant dislike to her. All that’s keeping her there are her best friends Anna-Lisa and Aidey, who have picked up the pieces of her shattered heart more times than they care to remember.
When Jemima’s latest boyfriend turns out to be no better than the rest, the hurt and humiliation is almost unbearable. She declares she’s finally through with love, and swears off men for life. But when charismatic Caspar De Verre walks into the office with his dangerous good looks and mesmerising smile, she’s utterly captivated, and her promises to Anna-Lisa and Aidey not to let her heart rule her head are soon forgotten.
But is Caspar all he seems? Anna-Lisa and Aidey have their doubts. And Herbert, the happy-go-lucky black Labrador Jemima’s looking after, doesn’t seem to like him either.
As Jemima falls for Caspar’s charms she finds herself being forced to confront the struggle between her head and her heart. But which one will prove the most powerful?
And will Jemima get the happy-ever-after she so desperately craves?
This is a lovely contemporary romance set mainly in the York area. Jemima Dewberry works at Yorkshire Portions magazine but it isn’t quite the dream job she’d hoped for. Her boss is a bully who seems out to find fault with all she does. The only thing that redeems her job is her two best friends, Anna-Lisa and Aidey, both work there with her and they share the same office. Unfortunately a new starter, the god daughter of her boss, appears to hate Jemima and is out to get her. However, the other new starter is Caspar De Verre and, despite their coffee spilling first encounter, he’s keen to help Jemima, giving her lifts to and from work . . . . but why does her sister’s friendly black Labrador keep growling and snarling at him? Are Anna-Lisa and Aidey right not to trust him?
Packed with surprising twists, this is a delightful story set in a region I know quite well. It was lovely to read about areas I recognised and easy to imagine the events portrayed in the story occurring there. This is a story about friendships, trusting your instincts, knowing that when something appears too good to be true it probably is. It is also a story of finding love when and where you least expect it and has a brilliant, moving, ending that I really enjoyed. This is another fabulous read by this highly talented author and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so.
Author Bio –
Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a 17th-century cottage in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.
When she’s not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.
Eliza’s novels will always have happy endings.
Social Media Links –
Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1
Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott
Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor
Amazon Author Page: UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Eliza-J-Scott/e/B07DMQWPMH
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