How I Wonder What You Are, (Choc Lit), Jane Lovering

How I Wonder What You Are, (Choc Lit), Jane Lovering
Genre: romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Well, I loved this book, it’s one of a very few that made me laugh out loud. Very rare for me, smile, even snigger occasionally, but a full on laugh…very rare. Its the septic tank, lavender trouser suit that first did it, the mental images….made me smile even thinking of them.
So, we meet Phinn and Molly, both escaping from traumas and hiding from life in the tiny village of Riverdale. Its an inauspicious meeting though, Molly’s out riding the phlegmatic Stan ( I grew up riding ponies like that, when you’re a horse mad child you don’t care that some horses have just two gaits; Dead Slow and Stop…so they can take full advantage of the hedgerows.) when she comes across Phinn, passed out cold, naked, up on the moors. What’s a girl to do? she can’t leave him – it’s freezing out – so she hauls him up onto Stan, and takes him home. Of course by the time she’s lugged him over the concrete and inside, if he wasn’t injured before he is now…tender skin and saddles don’t go well together any more than tender skin and rough concrete, so when he wakes he’s not only disorientated but very tender. As Caro puts it – she’s ridden nude and she hasn’t got a scrotum! Ouch..
Caro, Molly’s saviour and fount of wisdom. It’d be great to see her in a book next, with the sharp outside, soft inside, Link. Both are much more than the front they show. Caro “rescued” Molly, and now Molly sees her as a close friend, but Caro doesn’t know what she’s running from, other than a man of course. Slowly that comes out along with Phinn’s history. They are so funny, every meeting seems to be a disaster, they both seem to miss every hint and opportunity, and yet we’re compelled to root for them, to want them to find a way forward, but its all two steps forward and one step back. Its a funny read, full of parts that made me snigger, laugh out loud, and then feel really emotional because it was just so, so sad. Running through the text are the Lights, the mysterious lights that no-one else seems to see.
It’s a great read, full of humour and pathos, and one to read again when you want a really feel good romance but not one that’s going to drag you into despair – there’s a place for those, but also for ones like this, where the characters find their way together through a myriad of funny everyday occurrences, where its peppered with dry humour. When they do finally get together it just feels so right, so meant to be, when finally the title makes sense. Looking for what else Jane has written I found I’d downloaded another a couple of years back but not read it…so that’s what I’m reading now, the funny Vampire State of Mind..
Stars: Five, a fun and rewarding romance.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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