Another wonderful romance by Clare Ashton!
Two old friends, one hot summer, a whole load of confusion. Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. She has a doting family, an errant dog and a little sister with a nose for mischief. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl: the chance of romance in sleepy Wells is rarer than a barking sheep. If she doesn’t think too hard, life is cosy, until a smart sports car barrels into town with the last woman Poppy wants to see behind the wheel. Beautiful Rosalyn Thorn was once Poppy’s high school BFF even though she was trouble. Then one day she abandoned Wells and Poppy without explanation. Now the highflier is back and bound to cause fresh havoc in the village and with Poppy’s heart; folk are not happy. Wells needs to wake up to the 21st century and Rosalyn can help, but old prejudices die hard. If they can be friends it could be the chance to make everyone’s happy ever after. Couldn’t it?
Poppy Jenkins is sweet, clever and loved by everyone in the small Welsh village of Wells that she calls home. Now 30, she’s only had one great love in her life and it was her best friend at high School, Rosalyn. One day she was there and the next she was no longer interested in their friendship.
For years Poppy has blamed herself for their friendship falling apart but to this day has no idea what’s she’s done. That is until Rosalyn returns to Wells to care for her father. Poppy realises that her feelings for Rosalyn have never changed but how does Roslyn feel about Poppy? And can she ever forgive her for breaking her heart?
Well I truly loved this book just as much if not more than That Certain something also by Clare Ashton. I read this one within the day of starting it, completely immersed in the story and the love and heartbreak between Poppy & Rosalyn.
I love the Welsh culture and their humour which Clare Ashton got on point and found myself chuckling away. The sex scenes where filled with lust and passion that I found very sexy but also with such raw emotional that made my heart swell.
I don’t want to spoil the ending but make sure for the last few chapters you have no interruptions and box of tissues because it was an ending that fairytales are made of, at least in my imagination!
Clare Ashton has a final chapter that normally would be referred to as the epilogue but instead it’s called ‘For the Curious’ and it was a perfect sum up on the Poppy Jenkins future. Short, sweet and exactly what everyone is dying to know. Although if I’m honest I am a little hopeful that Poppy’s story is continued or at least followed up in the authors next romance novel!
Maybe Sam (Rosalyn Boss) could feature?
Anyways loved it. 5 stars of Happiness!
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