The tinsel and baubles are packed away, and the festivities are over for another year, but Hannah can’t forget the mysterious stranger who fell into her world on Christmas Day.
She flings herself back into normal life in a bid to get him out of her head, which means dating other men and having fun with her sister, Gina. But just as she’s getting back on track, fate throws him into her path once more. And this time it results in far more complications than a burnt turkey.
Meanwhile, Gina, is creating problems of her own. As if a messy divorce isn’t enough, she grows closer to Ross, the local farmer’s son. Hannah knows her sister is not going to be popular when the relationship becomes public, especially with Ross’s doting parents or, indeed, Jess, Gina’s teenage daughter, who is far closer in age to Ross than Gina is herself.
Things are about to get very, very messy in Hannah’s neat little world…
Back in December I had the pleasure of experiencing my first taste of Tilly Tennant’s writing when I was part of the blog tour arranged by Brook Cottage Books for The Accidental Guest – you can read my review here. That was the first of four novellas in a planned series called Once Upon A Winter, and today I’m delighted to bring you the second, I’m Not In Love, published on 7th January by Lawsome Books, available for Kindle via Amazon in the UK and US.
I really enjoyed The Accidental Guest, and enjoyed this second part of the story every bit as much. Tilly has a lovely easy-to-read style, with really well done and realistic dialogue, and a talent for drawing likeable characters in situations you can clearly visualise. Hannah’s sister Gina is a great character – larger than life, totally believable, very funny, and I particularly loved the alcohol-fuelled shenanigens at the charity do. I really took to Ross, so kind and gentle, and look forward to seeing how his story line with Gina moves forward. Things start to get complicated though for Hannah and her mysterious stranger – back in her life with a vengeance, and with so many unexpected complications. Again, be warned though – this isn’t complete story, just part two of four, and it ends with a humdinger of a cliffhanger… thank goodness I have the other parts to read, next review coming up on 18th March…
With thanks to the author and tour organiser Brook Cottage Books I’m pleased to be able to offer two lucky readers the chance to win an Amazon gift card for £10 or equivalent. Here’s the rafflecopter for entry:
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About Tilly Tennant
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. It was followed by Mishaps and Mistletoe and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at www.tillytennant.com.