Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn by Tilly Tennant

What They Say:

There’s only one man for Bonnie, and that’s Holden Finn. 

The problem is that Holden Finn is a twenty-three-year-old pop megastar with his boy band, Every Which Way, and has no idea she exists. Not only that, but half the women in the world want to be Mrs Finn, including Bonnie’s teenage daughter, Paige. The real men in Bonnie’s life do nothing but let her down, but a man you can’t possibly have can never do that… right? 

Then Paige wins a radio competition to meet Holden and the band, and Bonnie’s carefully-constructed world starts to unravel. She is about to find out that you should be very, very careful what you wish for … 

What I Say:

I would like to thank author Tilly Tennant @tillytenwriterfor sending me a copy of this book and also Gosling Girls book tours @gggirlsbooktours for allowing me to be part of the their tour.

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book and if I would enjoy it.  I have got to say every review I have read has been totally correct.  It really is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

We meet Bonnie, 2 years after her partner just upped and left, understandably hurt at this, Bonnie is trying to make a go of her life for herself and her daughter Paige.  Paige not making things easy as she is the typical 15 year old, devastated by her dad’s disappearance, she is also the same as any other teenager obsessed with the latest boy band Every Which Way and the gorgeous Holden Finn (haven’t well all been there, I’m still in love with John Taylor from Duran Duran after 25 years) she doesn’t know her mum Bonnie is also obsessed (I can see where that comes from don’t we all obsess over a pop star/movie star).

When Paige talks Bonnie into entering a radio competition, Bonnie is as excited as she is to find out that they may meet Holden and the band.

Tilly’s characters are great fun to read, Bonnie is like every female that has been hurt, so desperately trying to not get hurt again and frightened to move on.  Paige is they typical teenager who thinks she is to blame for her dad Henri doing a disappearing act.  I loved Bonnie’s mum Jeanie, a bit eccentric but she is prepared to make a move to Spain in search of happiness, sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and give something a go, even when your not sure it will all work out in the end.

The main men in this book are great Max is totally lovely and in love with Bonnie, but she doesn’t see it until he gets a girlfriend and the green eyed monster appears.

Even Holden Finn turns out to be a surprise, I totally wasn’t sure about him, but it turns out he really is a lovely bloke, just not used to anyone saying no to him.

Henri is the typical selfish male but I won’t say too much about him.

The true character of the book is Bonnie’s best friend Linda, she is a true friend and comes out with some cracking one liners that had me giggling away.  I really would have given Bonnie the same advice as Linda did, but in the end it’s got to be that person’s decision to move on and some people move on faster than others.  I sat there thinking Linda is right Bonnie, stop being a numpty and see that she is, this was great writing by Tilly.

A totally enjoyable feel good, giggle fest book.

Thanks for allowing me to read this.

Jo xx

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

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 for young adults in 2007 during a 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.

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