After splitting up with her cheating husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is another serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, smooth, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, yet Ruby can’t help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind, attentive and good-looking, but comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children. Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she even ready for a relationship? Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy?
‘Million Love Songs is the latest book by the Carole Matthews and it’s impossible to read this book without a Take That soundtrack racing through your mind.
In this story, we meet Ruby Brown, downtrodden after her divorce, she’s making a change, new job, new house, new car and potentially two new men, but both men come with baggage, leaving Ruby uncertain about her future.
I genuinely loved Ruby, she’s such a warm and bubbly character. Carole has a lovely skill of creating genuine, relatable and heartwarming characters, that the reader can make a connection with and Ruby is no different. Having come out of a bad relationship, she’s enjoying putting herself first for a change, learning a new skill and so she decides to take up scuba-diving and this is where she meets the handsome Joe, a welcome distraction from life and whilst in her new job as a waitress, she meets Mason, her boss. Her outspoken, best friend and colleague Charlie has already warned Ruby of Mason’s reputation as a bit of a lothario, but Ruby can’t seem to say no to Mason’s handsome looks and charm.
Caught in the middle of this triangle, Ruby is torn between both men but she’s fortunate that she has Charlie on hand, who helps her through her dramas, with not only her wit and banter, but her obsession with Gary Barlow, which is wonderfully entertaining.
Delicious from the first page, ‘Million Love Songs’ is warm and witty, love story about new beginnings, new adventures and never forgetting where you’re coming from. A splendid read!
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