by Lynda Renham
When 29 year old Flora Robson reversed her car into Tom’s Audi, she had no idea who he was. Only after she has started to fall in love with him does she discover the gorgeous blue-eyed Tom is the man who is trying to close down her hairdressing business. It seems that Tom will stop at nothing to get what he wants, but Flora is not giving in to anyone. Can she win the battle against her multi-millionaire enemy or will her feelings for him get in the way? Follow Flora’s hilarious journey of love, hot chocolate and marshmallows, and the man who changes everything.
At the start we meet Flora (no relation to the margarine). Flora is desperate for her boyfriend, Luke, to propose. She feels she is wildly over the hill at thirty. During one terrible day, her best friend gets engaged, she gets asked to be Maid of Honour (this will be the third time!), she prangs a car owned by a gorgeous hunk, and her salon, which is her pride and joy, is targeted for an aggressive buyout. She decides to fight the supermarket trying to get her to sell her salon and starts a protest.
Meanwhile Flora decides to follow boyfriend Luke to Dublin in her efforts to get him to propose. Gorgeous hunk, now known as Tom, turns up again and offers her a seat on his train and the two travel together. Misunderstandings follow and flora and Tom find themselves on opposite sides in the war for the salon.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It is funny and endearing. The main character, Flora, is lovely and warm if a litle batty in her desire to be engaged by her thirtieth birthday, but hey, we all have our quirks.
My favourite part is the journey over to Dublin when Flora realises a lot of things; such as how to have fun again, to live your life for yourself and Mr Luke Wright is Mr Wrong in so many ways.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh and likes a good romance. It is perfect beach material.