Raving about Rhys written by Jessica Redland, publisher Little Bear Books, is available NOW in ebook format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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Bubbly Callie Derbyshire loves her job as a carer, and can’t believe she’s finally landed herself a decent boyfriend – older man Tony – who’s lasted way longer than the usual disastrous three months. Tony’s exactly what she’s always dreamed of … or at least he would be if he ever took her out instead of just taking her to bed. And work would be perfect too if she wasn’t constantly in trouble with her boss, The She-Devil Denise.
When the new gardener, Mikey, discovers her in a rather compromising position at work, Callie knows that her days at Bay View Care Home could be numbered. Can she trust him not to tell Denise? If she’s issued with her marching orders, who’ll look out for her favourite client, Ruby, whose grandson, Rhys, seems to constantly let her down? What does Ruby know about Tony? And what is Denise hiding?
Surrounded by secrets and lies, is there anyone left who Callie can trust?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating three years since the launch of this fabulous novella Raving about Rhys, which is the prequel to the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay series. I haven’t read any of Jessica Redland’s work before so Raving about Rhys was my perfect introduction to her work. The ebook is of a novella size and is the ideal introduction to a new author and to a new series.
Jessica Redland’s writing style was very comforting with her description of characters that were very easily relatable and had great comedic scenes interspersed within the storyline. I loved our main heroine Callie Derbyshire who’s in her early twenties, she’s the carer who you’d like to see in every care home. Callie was honest, caring, reliable and loved nothing more than a good old chat with the residents of the care home. One fault with Callie though was that she had a big heart and at the moment she was letting in womaniser Tony who was twice her age. Callie thought she was in the ideal relationship but she was starting to have doubts with Tony as all he wanted to do was spend time with her in her flat, so the relationship was only running on his terms. But Callie loved the attention she received from Tony which almost felt like an addiction for her.
Callie had built up a wonderful relationship with one particular resident, lovely Ruby, who with her colourful past had many tales to tell Callie. Ruby was always going on about her grandson Rhys but as Callie had never seen him she worried that Rhys was just a figment of Ruby’s imagination.
As in all care homes there are lots of fabulous characters, those that you instantly fall in love with, the funny ones, the grumpy ones and those you try to avoid which wasn’t easy when one of them was your employer. However, Callie was starting to have concerns about her boss Denise and she felt like someone should keep an eye on her.
This was such a lovely story that I enjoyed very much. Full of a myriad of characters, humour, warmth, drama and it has left me wanting more. I’m looking forward to learning more about the residents of Whitsborough Bay.
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