My second review for you is on the blog tour for Tell That To My Heart by Eliza J Scott. A lovely story of friendship, relationships, bad choices and love…..
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?
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This was a wonderful read with some fabulous characters. Mim (Jemima) is a nightmare – if she was your friend in real life you’d definitely want to give her a good talking to! Despite her own gut telling her something isn’t right, and her dog Herbert having a violent reaction to Casper, she still goes ahead and gets involved. She’s had enough bad boys and heartbreak to know that she should make better decisions! But Casper is charming and handsome and definitely says the right things to get her onside.
Anna-Lisa and Aidey are the most patient of friends, although I was glad when Anna-Lisa told her how it was at one point!! However, her relationship with Mim made me think about how me and my bestie are – honest but loving and fiercely loyal and always there no matter what decisions we make, and that made me smile! Aidey is a darling – and puts up with so much girly talk!! He’s fabulous with Herbert and I just loved him from the start. The characters at their work are something else – all but one are pretty mean and I definitely wouldn’t have worked there for as long as this lot had!! Honey was an evil and manipulative little cow that needed a good slap!
I really enjoyed the plot. Although it’s been done before, it still made me smile and there are some hilarious moments throughout this. Mim has the best circle of friends and the antics they get up to in order to wind up their nosy neighbour are so funny. I also love that it’s set in and around York. Despite being a Southerner, York is one of my favourite places in the world so it was lovely to be back there (even if it was in my imagination!)
There are some tension inducing moments when you think some of the characters might get caught up to no good; as well as causing you to have anxiety for Mim and her dodgy decisions – and that decision making is most definitely put to the ultimate test……
No matter what happens throughout the book, I was so happy with the ending. It was very uplifting and heartwarming and definitely bought a smile to my face. So if you’re looking for your next read where you might want to slap a few characters, but you come away smiling, laughing and with a tingle in your heart, then this is for you! Looking forward to more from this author.
about the author
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.
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