I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne
Also by this author: Build Me Up Buttercup, A Budding Romance, Oopsy Daisy, Rooting for You!
Published by Avon on 22nd July 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
The Promise of Summer was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Ruby’s life is about to change for ever…
After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?
When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn't counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down. As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way?
Readers everywhere are falling in love with Bella Osborne’s books:
‘This wonderful story will leave you with the warmest of glows and remind you of why we should all make the most of every minute.’ Phillipa Ashley, author of A Perfect Cornish Escape
‘Fast-paced, spirited and fun.’ Heidi Swain, author of The Secret Seaside Escape
‘Sweet, charming and brimming with kindness and hope. An absolute tonic.’ Milly Johnson, author of The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew
‘An utterly lovely, heart-warming tale of love, friendship and jam. Had me completely hooked.’ Holly Martin, bestselling author of The Little Village of Happiness
'Full of hope, heart and a fabulous feisty heroine that I was rooting for from start to finish – I couldn't put it down!' Zara Stoneley, author of Bridesmaids
I have read quite a few of Bella’s books now and I am really becoming quite the fan. The promise of Summer easily caught my attention from the very first chapter.
Ruby is our main character but her boat and friend Kim also has a very large part to play in this book and I would say she could be classed as more than a support character.
Ruby is quite sick of dating losers. I really liked Ruby. She has that sort of personality that makes her easy to be around and injects the fun into life.
Kim has really been through it in life and I so wanted things to work out for her. She deserves a bit of love and happiness.
Now I have to talk about Curtis. Oh, what a character he is. He is funny without releasing it sometimes and he has a good heart. He is a little socially awkward but when you get to know him he really comes out of his shell.
I flew through all 416 pages of this book in a very short time. It was very easy to read and very hard to put down. The characters are relatable, the writing is witty and emotional. It was a real treat to read and I can’t wait for more from Bella.
Thank you to Avon for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour.
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