Little Teashop of Horrors
Secrets, lies, carrot cake and an owl called Skrillex!
Amy Knowles has always been the plain sidekick to her pretty best friend Jules. And whilst the tearoom they both work in on the Monkpark Hall estate in Yorkshire is not exactly awash with eligible bachelors, it's obvious where the male attention is concentrated - and it's not just on the cakes!
There is one man who notices Amy. Joshua Wilson also works at Monkpark, where he flies his birds of prey for visitor entertainment. He lives a lonely existence but he has reasons for choosing isolation - and, in Amy, he may have found somebody who understands.
Then a management change brings slick and well-spoken Edmund Evershott to Monkpark. He's interested in Amy too, but for what reason? Josh suspects the new manager is up to no good - but will Amy? Because Edmund could leave her with much worse than a broken heart...
What I Thought:
This was the first book by Jane Lovering that I have read and it was nice break from my usual cozy mysteries. I am not a romance book reading, but this one was a breath of fresh air. Amy works at the tearoom at Monkpark and Josh, who works with the birds of prey at Monkpark, is interested in her. When a change brings Edmund to Monkpark, he too is interested in Amy. This was a well developed storyline with characters that I got to see grow throughout the story. It was nice that the romances advanced slowly and respectfully. Amy and Josh both have baggage and it was enjoyable seeing them work through it and heal from it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
Author Bio –
Jane was born in Devon and now lives in Yorkshire. She has five children, three cats and two dogs! Jane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has a first-class honours degree in creative writing. Jane writes comedies which are often described as ‘quirky’. Her debut Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year and the Best Romantic Comedy Novel award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her Christmas novella, Christmas at the Little Village School, was the winner of the RONA Rose Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2018.
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