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Can't Buy Me Love (Choc Lit) (Yorkshire Romances Book 6) by Jane Lovering

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Kindle Edition: 309 Pages.

Published: 28 June 2016 by Choc Lit

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Is it all too good to be true?

When Willow runs into her old university crush, Luke, she’s a new woman with a new look – not to mention a little bit more cash after a rather substantial inheritance. Could she be lucky enough to score a fortune and her dream man at the same time?

Then Willow meets Cal; a computer geek with a slightly odd sense of humour. They get on like a house on fire — although she soon realises that there is far more to her unassuming new friend than meets the eye …

But money doesn’t always bring happiness, and Willow finds herself struggling to know who to trust. Are the new people in her life there because they care – or is there another reason?

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Enjoyable romantic comedy

Willow was the child of hippies and has a complicated relationship with her siblings and her parents. She lives a quiet life and enjoys time with her friends. She tends to avoid romantic entanglements because she has a habit of vomiting at times of great passion. She's an attractive heroine who feels that she needs to be there for others maybe even at the expense of herself and her dreams. Don't be mistaken, however, Willow is a fully rounded character and not a doormat.

She meets up with her school days crush, Luke, who reveals that he has always been attracted to her and the two of them start a relationship. The reader is very aware from the beginning that Luke is up to no good but Willow can't see it. This adds lots of tension to the story with the reader urging her to wake up and see through his lies and Willow becoming more and more involved. It is a difficult balancing act for the author to present Willow as a sensible adult but to show her as being taken in by Luke. I think that it is done well here and Luke's comeuppance is far fetched but satisfying (that's not a spoiler - it's a romantic comedy, you know she will come out all right at the end !).

This book has a cast of (mostly) engaging characters including Willow's oddly named siblings and Cal the secretive computer geek with his own issues. It is good to have a book which includes these sub-plots and other characters as it gives the book a more realistic feel as well as some depth. This is an engaging romantic comedy with plenty of wit and humour which will leave you feeling content and satisfied. I received a free copy of this novel from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for a review

 
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