I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne
Published by Avon on July 22, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Chick-lit, Contemporary, Romance
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The Promise of Summer was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Ruby’s life is about to change for ever…
After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?
When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn't counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down. As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way?
The absolutely perfect summer read you’ve been waiting for! Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will be totally hooked!
The Promise of Summer sounds like such a hopefully book. I feel like I have memories of the last summer and sunshine and warmth. Although I do hope it is not as hot as last summer…
I was hooked from the moment the man sat on the train and explained about the proposal. So much so that it nearly overtook my desire for a happy ending for Ruby! However there is a great cast of characters and each were perfect.
I feel that if I go into detail here, that I will spoil the book. And I have to be honest that it is not what I want. I loved Ruby but also her friend Kim and Curtis, the cynical man on the train. Curtis is kinda socially awkward, but in a cute way.
I loved how Curtis’s logic and Ruby’s love of romance came together and how it brought them together. This was slow sweet romance that felt so right. There is also a dog – Boomerang – who I think also needs a special mention. Because sometimes I feel you cannot have a book with a dog.
I have to be honest from the blurb of The Promise of Summer, I was not sure how this book was going. I just could not compute the blurb with the title. Luckily I have read and loved other Bella Osborne books. So I put my trust in that and had a lovely time reading. Bella Osborne is definitely an author who can deliver!