Monday, 20 July 2015

Jo's Review - Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin

What They Say:
Love is an open door… except when it keeps slamming in your face Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he? When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of a historical building in the village of Clover's Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone. As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after?

What I Say:

I would like to thank Holly Martin and Bookouture for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When Milly arrives at Clover Castle little does she know what effect the Castle and its owner Cameron Heartstone would have  on her heart.

As with all Hollys books this was an intriguing mix of a story  and different right from page one.  

Milly's a really easily likeable main character and she isn't just gorgeous but has brains to go with it.   She is a hopeless romantic who wants to save all the Castles she inspects for Castle Heritage.   Milly has been hurt by previous boyfriends and is so desperate not to get hurt again.

Cameron is super hot but he also has his own demons but then at times so sweet.  The chemistry between Milly and Cameron is fantastic and had me turning to pages so I could find out more about their budding romance.  Throw in Camerons jealous secretary Olivia and Hollys created a great story.

That's not all there is to this book, there is the weird villagers who trick Milly and Cameron, they aren't above using blackmail to get their own way.  I loved the bits where they were exploring the castle.  Add in the mystery of some lost jewels and a few ghosts makes this is a fabulous read.   It was also really different from Hollys other books but in a good way.

5 out of 5 Stars

About The Author

Holly has been writing for six years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine's competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. Holly lives in Bedfordshire.

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1 comment:

  1. I am reading this just now and so far it is brilliant! I am only up to the bit where the go down in to the basement but so far so good!

    Thanks for sharing your great review!

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