Leah Jensen, Yorkshire lass born and bred, needs money and she’ll do anything – yes, anything – to get it. Her Grandad Thomas is in pain and the cost of an operation on his bad knee is way beyond the family’s means. Leah tries everything to earn the fee – but in the end, and like so many before her, she turns to the world’s oldest profession.
Madam Butterfly’s exclusive escort agency in London is a different world to where Leah comes from.
In Whitby, the sea air is sweet, and legends of Dracula jostle with jet-mining and whaling history; it’s a place where dog lovers meet and tourists come to marvel at the views.
Leah may be out of her comfort zone, but one daring, brief encounter will bring many surprises in this memorable romantic comedy full of pithy Yorkshire humour.
This book had me laughing and cringing in various places but it was very well written and I read it in one go, admittedly over 2 locations!
Everything that Leah does is motivated by her sense of family, first her grandfather and then her son, Tom and her sense of right and wrong. She is an amazing character with hidden strengths, some I didn’t even realise that she had (think some of those things that mums do!). She fights to protect those she cares about even when she is scared and just wants to protect herself and she is someone that I can only dream of being
Dan isn’t aware of Tom and it takes a lot for him to believe Leah. He trusts his PA Chelsea a lot of the time more than he trusts Leah which causes problems in their relationship. I really did struggle at times with Dan as a character, he seemed oblivious to some of the important things going on around him and focuses on others that are relatively insignificant but then when I’m ready to give up with him he does something that endears him to me again
Leah’s cousin Joey made me smile a lot, he is so over the top and it feels like he is living up to a stereotype but even then I still loved him! Partly set in Yorkshire and near St Albans City there is also a lot of dramatic scenery and a bit of Dracula thrown in because you can’t have a story set in Whitby without Dracula and a hint of Whitby jet!
Overall I found this a good book with some crazy twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting and some fabulous characters, most of whom are #TeamLeah. There are also a cast of animals who make the story more interesting and some of who’s antics made me smile and others who made me think, I didn’t realise they could do that!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy reading romance and the chance to get a family, but with drama, mischief and fun mixed in
AM 🐾 x
Author Bio –
Gracie Bond loves a good romantic comedy, either to read or to watch on Netflix. Her
favourite go-to novel is (Pride and Prejudice)- and she’s always happy to watch ( Bridgett Jones) anytime of the day. Among Gracie’s interests are Newfoundland dogs, horses, and handsome Yorkshire men. Her idea of fun would be to ride a spirited horse along a Northumberland beach, followed by a pack of her favourite dogs.
Gracie lives in Yorkshire with her partner John and she has close connections with Whitby, the setting for this novel.
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