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Fantastic, fun #SecondChanceRomance – Things Are Looking Up by Maxine Morrey

Title: Things Are Looking Up

Author: Maxine Morrey

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Pub Date 25 May 2021

Pages: 342

Rating: 4*


What if what you really need is right there in front of you, if you just take a moment to look up?

Milly has been waiting for this moment forever and finally it’s just an hour away – an interview with Vogue magazine and the opportunity to get her Louboutin-clad foot in the door.  There’s just one problem – totally engrossed in her mobile phone, Milly doesn’t see the bus that is fast approaching – until it’s too late…

When Milly next opens her eyes, the consequences of her accident become clear. Everything she has worked for and dreamed of suddenly feels out of reach. But there is one bright spot on her horizon – the reappearance of her ex Jed, in all of his six-foot-four, broad-shouldered glory, with the most piercing ice blue eyes Milly ever saw.

Once used to working in a whirlwind, Milly now has the chance to reconsider how to live. Will she rush back to the treadmill, get her head down and back to business, or is there a whole other life waiting for her, if she’ll just look up to see it? 

‘Read yourself happy’ with Maxine Morrey’s latest uplifting, page-turning, heart-warming romance, guaranteed to brighten up your day.

My Review:

This is a delightful second chance romance and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Milly’s family have always teased that she’d need surgery to remove her mobile from her, never dreaming that her being hit by a bus (because she was looking at her mobile) would make that a reality for her. She’s been so goal orientated, determined to fulfil all the steps on her five and ten year plans, that she’s let friends, family and life take much lower than second place to work. Being hit by a bus really is a wake up to life call for her as she is forced to take time out to recover from her injuries and that recovery involves her staying in the penthouse home of her ex, Jed.

This may make it sound like a soul searching story but it is also one skilfully written and packed with humour, one to bring a smile to your face and leave you feeling happier. Milly learns to look around her, leave her mobile switched off and spend time talking to people rather than being glued to a screen, but it is a slow process as her brush with death makes her realise how important family, friends and relationships are. It is a story filled with great characters, most of whom are lovely, and includes a lovely dog, too. This is a heartwarming romance, a great read that is hopefully inspirational, too – I hope reading it will encourage others to put their mobiles away for a while and actually look and connect with the people in your life as well as to work to live, never live to work!

Thank you to Boldwood and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3aSlHxI

I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed several other books by this talented author – you can see them at https://splashesintobooks.wordpress.com/?s=Maxine+Morrey

Author Bio: 

Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with ten books to her name including Winter’s Fairytale and the top ten hit The Christmas Project. Her eleventh book is being released by Boldwood in 2021. She lives in West Sussex. Her first novel for Boldwood, #No Filter, was published in November 2019.

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One comment on “Fantastic, fun #SecondChanceRomance – Things Are Looking Up by Maxine Morrey

  1. Carla
    May 31, 2021

    This definitely sounds like a fun summer read. Nice review Elaine.


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