A Village Romance: The Little Perran Romances book 2 written by Lynda Renham, publisher Raucous Publishing is available NOW in ebook format.
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As a heatwave rolls into Little Perran, so does love. Billy Baxter, the has-been rock star, and Rafe Wylde, the hunky farm worker arrive, both destined to cause havoc as they touch the lives of the villagers. Milly finds a new job and things start to look up for her, but she is unaware that a ghost from her past is looking for her.
Funny, Compassionate and Sizzling Sexy, a Village Romance is a page-turning summer read. A Village Romance is the second book in The Little Perran Romance series by Lynda Renham writing as Amy Perfect.
I’d like to thank the author, Lynda Renham, for an arc in return for an honest review.
This is the second book in The Little Perran Romances series. A series of novellas set in a beautiful, idyllic village in the Cotswolds where love finds a way of blossoming in the villagers lives …
A Christmas Romance is book 1 in The Little Perran Romances and you can find my review here. The novellas can be read as standalone but to appreciate and gain the most enjoyment out of the stories I would encourage you to read them all.
Billy Baxter is a has-been rocker, his recent album is not doing great sales wise, probably mimicking his life at the moment. His manager thinks it’ll be a great idea to clean up his act by moving out of London and into the country. Billy reluctantly agrees, packs his bags and guitar and zooms off to Little Perran. His arrival doesn’t go smoothly and people see the loud, rocker side of Billy immediately.
Another newcomer to the village, trying to escape his past, is author Ashley Wilmot-Fox. Following a terrible accident Ashley is suffering with his injuries. With a bashed up arm and a limp his melancholy towards his life with his disability is clearly visible until he spots shop worker Milly. Milly’s kindness and chatter charm him but he refuses to let his heart be broken again. However, when he places an advert for a Housekeeper/Domestic Helper and Milly applies for the job he can’t help himself and gives her the job.
Milly is relatively new to the village, has settled in really well, she works in the local village shop and also enjoys pottery in her spare time. The locals have warmed to Milly and it feels like she has been part of the village for years. Sadly, Milly has a secret past in the city and the village has been a welcome distraction for her.
We meet again the lovely villagers we fell in love with in book 1: A Christmas Romance; Frankie and Roux, Birdie and Ben. It was lovely to catch up with them.
How will aged rocker Billy Baxter cope with the more slower life in the country and will the villagers take to this forthright, brash man?
Will author Ashley Wilmot-Fox find the strength and the words to write again?
Will the past for our villagers old and new destroy their hopes and dreams for the future?
I loved this second book in the series, lots of new characters to welcome into the village. I love Lynda Renham’s writing style, she is very honest and frank and true to the characters. Lynda has great whit and humour and you can imagine the characters that Lynda has created on the pages. I was just getting into this charming village story with all it’s possibilities for lots of twists and turns in the villagers lives and I came to the end BUT I’m so excited that Lynda has book 3: A Summer Romance due to be published on the 1st July.
This story is fun, fruity and fabulous and has left me wanting more … 5/5*
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