Two women. Two dreams. One big lesson in love.
With a passion for people and property, nothing gives newbie estate agent Gemma Cole more pleasure than matching buyers with their ideal homes. After a nomadic childhood with her ditzy mum, Gemma longs for nothing more than a place she can call her own. But with one modest income and meagre savings, will she ever be able to make her own home-owning dream come true?
When Marcus, the new photographer, arrives at the estate agency, he’s the epitome of
laidback, festival chic. Sexy, laidback, festival chic. But Gemma dismisses him as another
commitment-phobic, eternal student, just like her ex. However, looks can be deceptive.
Marcus is reeling from a shocking family tragedy, one that’s left him as sole carer for an
eight-year- old boy, as well as his scruffy dog. Will Gemma revise her opinion of Marcus, and will he trust her enough to reveal his family’s painful past?
Pandora works at Perfect 10, a premier beauty and cosmetic clinic. Always effortlessly
glamorous – with model-looks, bucket loads of confidence and bulging designer wardrobes – she appears to have it all. But Pan also has a spiralling spending addiction, a string of failed relationships, and still lives at home with her mum. Aged thirty-three.
When her numerous credit cards are refused, Pan takes drastic action, and joins dating
website MillionaireMen.com. Will a super-wealthy guy be the answer to all Pan’s woes? And can she find one who’s sane, honest and not old enough to be her grandfather?
Your Move is a lively romantic comedy, charting the blossoming friendship between modern heroines Gemma and Pandora, as well as the amorous entanglements that crisscross both their lives.
What does TWG think?
Let me just get this bit out of the way first – I wasn’t overly enamoured with the first part of the book. For me the storyline came across a little stilted and even though the characters were very promising, I did feel like they weren’t showcasing their full personalities.
However, after the half way mark something just clicked. Gone was the stilted storyline, and gone where the characters who were hiding. Instead there was a storyline which made me laugh, had characters which oozed reliability, with an overall vibe of cosiness and modern day kick-bumming. I was so glad that I was able to watch the book reach its full potential as it had the bare bones there, that was what frustrated me to begin with!
Luckily that did change, and I found myself showing a bit of empathy towards Pandora (eventually), even though she wasn’t my most favourite character that’s for sure! The whole debacle with Humphrey’s house had me in hysterics – good on him!!! Even though I disliked Pandora at first, her situation is incredibly relatable and, if you take away the millionaire intentions, I am sure a lot of readers will be relieved to know that you can actually get out of a situation just like Pandora’s, just as long as you actually do it. Her heart was in the right place and I cannot fault her for that.
Overall ‘Your Move’ ended up being such a light-hearted, laugh out loud, modern read with elements of darkness and surprise floating in-between. This book has a character for everyone, with situations a lot of readers will be sitting there nodding at.
I am so glad that I persevered with this book as it turned out to be such a memorable and hug worthy read that I can honestly recommend.
About the author.
Silvia was brought up in a seaside town on the south coast of England by her mother
and grandmother; she now lives in Kent. Silvia has two daughters, two
stepdaughters and three granddaughters. With an abundance of women and girls in
her life, it’s not surprising that female relationships, love, family and friendship are
frequently the focus of Silvia’s writing.
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