Never Too Late (Appleby Series Book 1) Alyssia Leon

Never Too Late (Appleby Series Book 1) Alyssia Leon 

Never Too Late (Appleby Series Book 1) by [Leon, Alyssia]

Genre:  Romance, General Fiction (Adult)

I loved the start, where poor Molly expects her boyfriend to return home and he brings with him his new fiancée….I thought after that it would be a book full of fireworks , with the new fiancée being one of those love-to-hate ladies, and lots of b itchy interludes but…it wasn’t 😦

I did like Molly, but at times I wanted to shake her, tell her to get mad, she’s such a Nice girl, doesn’t want to upset anyone. Still, that’s the kind of person she was.
Her ex, Brian, was a real sleaze and it made me wonder what on earth she’d ever seen in him.
Then there’s Jake, and he was in insta-lust when he saw Molly. I got that attraction, and hers to him, very in the physical, but for me it never really felt more than that. I didn’t feel the actual romance, that they were more in love than just sensually attracted.

There’s some great secondary characters here, the current owner of Barrowdene Francine, Molly’s boss Martin and his awful wife, her Nan, a wonderful lady, and Nate the gardener cum caretaker.
Nate and I are in agreement about goats “ Barbed wire’s too good for them Satan spawns”. Dad used to keep goats, they’d eat and and everything they shouldn’t, and turn there nose up at goat food, and were like four legged Houdini’s. I was always haven’t to chase down the road after one escapee goat, trailing a stake and 12 ft chain. As for goats milk…the smell nauseates me still.

There were some oddities that spoiled the story for me, didn’t feel genuine, the speed at which Barrowdene was transformed, the way the Molly has self taught herself about old properties from magazines, and was then able to suggest and oversee all the renovations, and get more work in that field, all while holding down her job for Martin AND helping her nan look after the house. Superwoman!
On the subject of the house, how on earth did this elderly lady with a duff leg manage to keep everything looking good with only the aid of Nate for outdoors, and a couple of giggling girls for inside? A house and grounds that size would take a team of full time staff I’d have though.

Overall its a fun story, cutesy romance with a little spice but nothing really exiting, no dark dramas or secrets, just a few little things soon over. Sweet-n-light, easy read.

Stars: Three, a sweet romance, but not an emotional or exciting one for me.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher

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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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