Today I am bringing you my review of this brilliant new release from Nicola May. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to join the tour and for my copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.
Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
This is the second instalment from Cockleberry Bay and having taken part in the cover reveal for this I was really excited to dive into this book and I was not disappointed.
Rosa is newly married to Josh and is running a hugely successful business after mysteriously inheriting the corner shop. To everyone on the outside she appears to have it all and enjoying life. What people don't realise is how much Rosa is struggling. With her husband working away in London trying to make money for them both to have a better life, Rosa s getting increasingly lonely and then thoughts that her husband could be having an affair start to enter her head. This starts to send Rosa into a downward spiral with heavy drinking. its after an awful argument with Josh that things come to a head and he says he won't be returning to her in Cockleberry Bay unless she decides to care more about herself.
This sets Rosa to start looking more at herself and her life and with the help of her friends starts to try and put herself back together. will this be enough to make Josh come back?
This was a brilliant read for start to finish. It would make a great beach read but it does have some more serious parts to it with regards to addiction.
The writing style of this is brilliant and will keep you engrossed from the very beginning. It was great getting to know all of the characters within the book and it was great how they all helped Rosa.
Im looking forward to finding out if there will be more in the series and have the chance to visit Cockleberry Bay again.
About the Author
Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.
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