I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove
Published by Mills & Boon on 21st April 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
The perfect escape to the country…
Recently single and tired of the London rat race Amanda is determined to make her dreams of setting up an idyllic countryside boutique come true, and the picturesque village of Westfield is the perfect place to make a fresh start.
Local vet Ben is the golden boy of Westfield, especially to resident gossip Agatha Mayweather, who is determined to help Ben get his life back together after his wife left.
When a chance encounter outside the ‘chic boutique’ sets sparks flying between Amanda and Ben, Agatha is itching to set them up. But are Amanda and Ben really ready for romance?
The Chic Boutique on Baker Street is the debut novel from Rachel Dove, winner of The Prima Flirty Fiction Competition. You won’t be able to resist this heart-warming romantic story set in an idyllic Yorkshire village, full of lovable characters and laugh-out-loud moments…as Amanda finds her way to a second chance at life and love. This is the reading escape you’ve been looking for!
Thank you to JB for letting me take part in this tour. I had already requested this book from Netgalley so when I saw JB was also organizing a tour I knew I had to be part of it.
This is Rachel’s debut book and let me tell you what a book.
We follow the story of Amanda and Ben. Amanda has just left London, almost on a whim, to move the the Yorkshire village of Westfield. She’s tired of the constant pressure and stress of being a lawyer and has decided to try out village life.
Ben is the local vet. He’s had his heart broken before and he’s keeping himself pretty closed off. When Amanda turns up in the village he thinks she’s just another City Girl looking for a little quite. He thinks that the novelty will wear off and then him and the rest of the village will have to pick up the pieces.
As the book progresses we see the sparks flying between these two but for some reason they just can’t seem to get on the same page.
Rachel really hooks you into this story. I was racing through every page to find out what would happen next and willing these two to wake up and realise that they are perfect for each other.
I loved the brigade of village women trying to match-make. While a little meddling they had the best of intentions at heart and I would love to have an army like that looking out for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut book from Rachel and I cannot wait to see what is next from her.
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