The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling
Paperback: 400 pages
Published: 25 August 2016
Author: Annie Darling
Once upon a time in a crumbling London bookshop, Posy Morland spent her life lost in the pages of her favourite romantic novels.So when Bookend’s eccentric owner, Lavinia, dies and leaves the shop to Posy, she must put down her books and join the real world. Because Posy hasn’t just inherited an ailing business, but also the unwelcome attentions of Lavinia’s grandson, Sebastian, AKA The Rudest Man In London™.Posy has a cunning plan and six months to transform Bookends into the bookshop of her dreams – if only Sebastian would leave her alone to get on with it. As Posy and her friends fight to save their beloved bookshop, Posy’s drawn into a battle of wills with Sebastian, about whom she’s started to have some rather feverish fantasies…
Like her favourite romantic heroines, will she get her happy ever after too?
My honest thoughts on this book...
What a romantic gem of a book! My first venture into Annie Darling's writing world and I can say I am already eagerly awaiting the second instalment in this series!
Poppy Morland is sure a reliable, genuine, warm and very comfortable to bond heroine who together with her younger brother Sam had a hard time when their parents died in a car crash. But luckily for those two the wealthy owner of a quirky bookshop called Bookends took charge of their wellbeing and Posy and Sam thrive under her wings.
But when Lavinia passed away Poppy inherited Bookends with the help of her eccentric friends and an unwelcome attention from the rudest man in London Sebastian (who also happens to be Lavinia's grandson) Poppy is set to transform Bookends into the open stop romantic empire.
I adored the sparring and bickering between Poppy and Sebastian. It was evident from the beginning that they both are very fond of each other but on the outside, they can not stand to be in each other company without verbal insults flying in each other's direction.
Poppy is in love with the written word and aside her passion for romantic books she fancies herself as a write and that way she can also get rid of her frustration of Sebastian. I loved reading her rather sizzling manuscript!
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts has my five sparkly words! It is a fabulous romantic escapism with charming and lovable characters, sizzling with passionate scenes and set in a fantastic setting, a quirky bookshop in the heart of London town! What more could you wish for!
Happy reading! xo
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