Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo. So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop.
She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a job to do and an incredible story to write and has soon pledged to help him win back the girl of his dreams. With Ellie’s help, Ben’s plight captures the hearts and imaginations of the public. And when a TV film crew appears to make a feature on the most romantic gesture the town of Millrise has ever seen, Ellie’s mission gets its happy ending...
But while Ellie has been busy fixing the lives of her wayward parents, providing shoulders for heartbroken friends to cry on, and worrying about her terminally-ill aunt, she hasn’t noticed that she has also been falling quietly in love – with the very man she has now ensured is hopelessly out of her reach.
Ellie must choose between doing the right thing, and the thing that feels right. And whatever choice she makes, someone will get their heart broken.
What I Say:
I really can’t remember where I got a copy of this book from. I think it maybe one I purchased. I do put my review copies first but as I have been having a bit of a slump reading I took the advice of the lovely Sophie from Reviewed The Book and have read what I fancied reading.
When we first meet Ellie she is dashing about covering stores and also helping her parents, Ellis is one of life’s givers she always thinks of herself before others. Not just her parents but her Aunt who is seriously ill.
Ellie is then given the story of Ben, he is sitting on the corner of a street in the little town of Millrise, waiting for his lost love Gemma to take him back. He is hoping that it will prove to Gemma just how much he loves her. He is The Man Who can’t be Moved, not even when the police or the council turn up. He also has a set of adoring fans, the ladies that live on the street who set out to protect him.
I loved how this story had Ben and Ellie spending time together when he was on the street corner. Gemma I really didn't like from the word go and think Ellie should have given her a piece of her mind but that isn't her character. This is a lovely sweet romance with wonderful supporting characters. I'm sure another story could come from some of these especially Patrick and his wife. Or Angie that works at the paper with Ellie.
If you’re looking for a wonderfully sweet love story then look no further, this is one of my favourite reads for awhile.
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.