Little Acts of Love (Mishaps in Millrise Book 1) by Tilly Tennant.
A novella – Book 1 of a 4 part series.
Published 10th May 2015.
Available to buy from Amazon UK
Almost five months have passed since Phoebe and Jack first met in the grotto of a drunken Santa at Hendry’s toy store in Millrise. Since then, Jack and his adorable daughter, Maria, have turned Phoebe’s life around. As she and Jack get closer, Phoebe decides it’s time to put her stagnating career back on track too, which means going for a big promotion at work.
But nothing is ever simple in the strange little world of Hendry’s, and Phoebe is soon wishing she’d stayed on the tills. At home, things aren’t much better as the couple brace themselves to meet their respective in-laws. It’s clear from the start that making friends and influencing people has never been harder. And to make it worse, Phoebe must compete for the affection of Jack’s parents with the perfect partner and mother – who’s been dead for five years…
After reading a few books recently that have had quite deep storylines, I fancied something light to read. I thought to myself as I sat in my zebra print pyjamas, I wonder what author would be able to assist my bookish needs. I opened up Amazon on my laptop and sat staring at the screen with my blueberry muffin hanging out of my mouth, as you do. But then I felt like I was on a rollercoaster. Why would I be on a rollercoaster, in zebra print pyjamas whilst eating a blueberry muffin? How absurd! Then I thought that life is obviously a rollercoaster, just got to ride it! No, I didn’t think that, but I had those lyrics in my head again, because I knew exactly what author….TILLY TENNANT! Seriously Til’, if you’re going to serenade me can you quickly change the song because I’m getting a bit travel sick on this rollercoaster! (Thanks again to Ronan Keating for making yet another appearance where Tilly is concerned!)
But yes, anyway, I decided on this little beauty to read – Little Acts of Love. A novella that is part one of a four book series.
Most of the story is based in a toy shop where Phoebe works with her good friend that doesn’t give a tutu. Despite the fact that she hasn’t worked at the toy shop for long, she decides that a promotion is the way forward. Phoebe thought she had read the job description thoroughly, but on the morning of the interview she is told that she needs to have a presentation ready for the interviewing panel. To you and me, a presentation might be a slide show about the job or store, to Phoebe it soon becomes clear that her presentation isn’t as straight forward as a slideshow.
Honestly? I thought Phoebe’s presentation was hilarious to read. Cringy, but hilarious!
How gorgeous is the cover by the way! Very vintage chic! I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was a light read and it was hilarious. The humour throughout the book is fantastic and definitely brought a smile to my face on multiple occasions. Despite some of the storyline having sad points, it was a lovely read and definitely left me wanting to find out what happened next. So much so, as soon as I had finished it, I ordered part 2; ‘Just Like Rebecca’. Because it is just the beginning of the storyline as such, the characters are just beginning to develop and so far a couple of them have made me incredibly intrigued. There seems to be a secret amongst one or two of the characters and I am looking forward to finding out what it may be.
Already the storyline is starting to show warmth and personality so stay tuned for my review on part two of the series!
(If you are confused by the references to Ronan Keating, please do click here to find out what I am on about, but warning, don’t be drinking as you read as it’s funny and I can’t afford your dry cleaning bill! TWG welcomes the fantastic…..Tilly Tennant!)