Monday, 22 June 2020

Release Day Spotlight & Review: Tell That To My Heart by Eliza J. Scott

Tell That To My Heart (Heartshaped Book 1) by Eliza J. Scott
Jemima Dewberry wears her heart on her sleeve. Her weakness for bad boys, coupled with her track record for making bad decisions has led to endless heartbreak. The only trouble is, she can’t seem to kick the habit.

On top of that, her “dream” job at Yorkshire Portions magazine hasn’t turned out to be what she’d hoped, and she seems to have developed the knack of annoying her boss without even trying. It doesn’t help that the new girl seems to have taken an instant dislike to her. All that’s keeping her there are her best friends Anna-Lisa and Aidey, who have picked up the pieces of her shattered heart more times than they care to remember.

When Jemima’s latest boyfriend turns out to be no better than the rest, the hurt and humiliation is almost unbearable. She declares she’s finally through with love, and swears off men for life. But when charismatic Caspar De Verre walks into the office with his dangerous good looks and mesmerising smile, she’s utterly captivated, and her promises to Anna-Lisa and Aidey not to let her heart rule her head are soon forgotten.

But is Caspar all he seems? Anna-Lisa and Aidey have their doubts. And Herbert, the happy-go-lucky black Labrador Jemima’s looking after, doesn’t seem to like him either.

As Jemima falls for Caspar’s charms she finds herself being forced to confront the struggle between her head and her heart. But which one will prove the most powerful?

And will Jemima get the happy-ever-after she so desperately craves?

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Tell That To My Heart is the first book in the Heartshaped series set in delightful North Yorkshire. 

Jemima 'Mim' Dewberry thought landing her dream job at Yorkshire Portions magazine was a dream come true. However, working there hasn't lived up to her expectations. When two new employees arrive; Caspar De Verre and Honey Blossom Blenkinsop, one instantly sends her heart racing, while the other is a reminder of a broken heart she suffered. When items begin to go missing in the office, Mim's shocked to find someone is trying to frame her. In addition, her new beau has a strange request. Thankfully, her friends are close by to help her work everything out and to make her realise what she always wanted, has been there all along.

This novel has a little bit of everything, mystery, deceit, lies and romance, as Mim's work life becomes more chaotic than it usually is. Aidey and Anna-Lisa are her close friends and allies at Yorkshire Portions who loyally help to protect her against their volatile employer, Catherine. Herbert, her four-legged friend is an equally loyal companion and an exquisite judge of character. With humour, despair, heartbreak and hope, There's a heart-warming happy ending, and promises of new beginnings.

One aspect I adore about Ms Scott's novels is their settings. The backdrop for this one is York, a city I know well and one I haven't had a chance of visiting in a long while. I enjoy the familiarity of revisiting a favourite place whilst getting to know the endearing characters who live and work there. 

To sum up, Tell That To My Heart is a sterling start in what promises to be a delightful series.

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher via Rachel's Random Resources***

Eliza is proud to be a member of the RNA. She lives in a 17th-century cottage in a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.

When she's not reading or gardening, Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Her biggest weakness is ginger biscuits dunked in tea.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with relatable female characters. She enjoys exploring the dynamics of female friendship, with a key feature of her books being how women pull together and support one another when things get tough.

Eliza's novels will always have happy endings.

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