Mallory Westerman is a full-figured, successful, young business woman living in Yorkshire. Though very career minded, she is extremely self-conscious about her ample curves and so her love life tends to pay the price.
Concentrating solely on her business, she has almost given up on finding someone to love. That is until she literally trips into the arms of a stranger who becomes her Knight in shining armour.
The immediate sexual and romantic spark that blossoms into love and the events that follow, irrevocably change Mallory’s life-path and self-image forever, but only go to prove that the road to true love is never smooth and that things don’t always turn out how you expect…
The action moves from Leeds – where Mallory has a gift shop in the Victoria Quarter – to Scotland, with the sort of vivid descriptions that had me searching the internet to see if they are real. (They are – the bridge over the Atlantic is the Clachan Bridge which links the island of Seil, near Oban, to the mainland, and the photograph is exactly as I pictured it from the descriptions). I hate spoilers, and there’s a change of focus and direction part way into this book that turns everything on its head – I’m not going to give it away, but I would suggest you avoid some of the more detailed reviews on Goodreads if you want it to be a surprise you experience for yourself.
Lisa Hobman is a happily married mum with two crazy dogs, who relocated from Yorkshire to Scotland in May 2012. She loves writing, singing and is very passionate about music, with quite eclectic tastes. To find out more about Lisa and her books, have a look at her website and Facebook page. Her second novel, Through The Glass, was published on 25th August 2013 by 5 Prince Publishing, and her new one The Girl Before Eve is due for release in January 2014.
(Giveaway now closed – the winner was Margaret Pickess. Well done Margaret, and I’ll be in touch to check your address before sending.)