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.Build Me Up Buttercup by Bella Osborne
Also by this author: A Budding Romance
Series: Wildflower Park #1
Also in this series: A Budding Romance
Published by Avon on 28th December 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
Escape to Wildflower Park with Part One of a brand new four-part serial from bestselling author Bella Osborne.
Life’s not always a walk in the park…
When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for?
Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.
Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…
I have a few books by this author on my TBR pile and this one perfectly fit one of the prompts for the N.E.W.T.’ s Readathon so I bumped it to the top and dived in. This book is part 1 of 4. It’s only 90 pages so you can easily read it in one or two sittings. I read it over two evenings after work.
This story follows Anna after she is unceremoniously dumped by her fiance Liam. I’m just gonna be honest and say Liam is a grade-A prick. I could not stand him. He was so casual about breaking off their wedding and the two-year relationship prior. When we delve in a bit more we also find out how lazy his proposal was. I wish Anna had seen what he was like. I was glad she saw him for what he was quite quickly and wasn’t pining after him.
Anna buys a flat near her friend Sophie which comes with access to a private park. I love this idea. The park sounds beautiful and has a real community feel.
This is a great introduction to this series. Bella creates a vibrant setting and a great array of characters. From best friend Sophie, her husband Dave and two children Arlo and Petal to the rather swoony Hudson who’s from across the pond. We learn all about these characters and while this book might only be 90 pages now one of those are wasted.
Bella leaves us with a real cliff hanger at the end of this book, so much so I had to immediately start part 2. I am glad I already had it didn’t have to wait months for it.
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