An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson

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After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that in her mid-thirties she’ll find anyone suitable. But along comes self-employed copywriter Floz, raw from her own relationship split, and the two woman hit it off. When Juliet’s twin brother Guy meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. But being a shy, gentle giant, he communicates so clumsily with her as to give her the opposite impression.

Guy’s best friend Steve has always had a secret, unrequited crush on Juliet. After a night of too much wine, Steve and Juliet end up in bed, after moaning about the lack of sex in their lives. Convinced that Juliet doesn’t feel the same way, Steve agrees to a ‘just-sex’ relationship, until they can both hook their dream partners. Just when Guy has finally plucked up the courage to tell Floz how he feels, he finds she has rekindled an old romance. Floz has never had much love in her life and is obviously thirsty for affection. She loves the whole Miller family, from Juliet and Guy’s warm, loving parents, to their ancient one-eyed black cat. But can Guy turn Floz’s affection for his family into something more – into love for him?

Juliet makes a series of discoveries which will turn the lives of all four friends upside-down and turns that Autumn into a season where love can be harvested.

A truly magnificent, heart-warming book.

I must apologise for lack of reviews recently, I lost my reading mojo, don’t you hate it when that happens ? It takes a amazingly good book to get it back doesn’t it ? Well for me, ‘An Autumn Crush was that book’, as soon as I started reading it I knew that I would love it. In fact I would say that it is in my top 5 books I have read this year so far.

This is my first Milly Johnson book I have read and it won’t be the last. I have been missing some seriously good reading !! I promise to read the rest of your books Milly. Another sign of a good author I feel is when they take the time to read your tweets and even respond, as Milly always does. I shall certainly be recommending Milly Johnson Books to all my bookworm friends.

The characters in this book are all really realistic and lovely, I can truly say that there wasn’t one character that I did not like, they all felt like close friends to me.

The storyline flowed so well, there was plenty of ‘I didn’t see that coming’ moments, the chapters were nice and short which kept me wanting to read more, so much so that one night I was in the bath for almost an hour and a half !!! I was sad that this book had to come to an end, I even had tears in my eyes at the ending. I really hope that this isn’t the last of Floz and gang.

The Late Blossoming of Frankie Green by Laura Kemp

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Frankie Green’s happy ever after is put on hold when her childhood sweetheart husband complains things are boring in bed.

When he asks for some space, she sets out to win him back by getting herself a sex education.

Little does she know that her hilarious, tender and embarrassing journey of enlightenment is going to change everything…

A light-hearted, funny book that was predictable at times but I could not put it down. The story flowed well from start to finish, there were plenty of laugh out loud moments (especially the 69 part) , sexy moments (that made me blush) and revelations.
The book cover really grabbed my attention as did the description.

This book isn’t just about Frankie Green but also her friends Letty and Em, oh and not forgetting the lovable Floyd. Frankie, Em and Letty are 3 friends all with separate issues, Frankie’s husband dumps her on their anniversary, leaving her to really question her sexual experience, in comes Floyd , a friend who offers to give her sex education lessons and who is also Em’s brother. The sexual chemistry between Frankie and Floyd was electric. Em was my favourite character, she is very strong willed and although she would like a man she knows she can live without one , she was written as a good, strong , independent woman. Letty, a bit of a man-eater in my opinion , clings to men, I would of liked there to have been more of a storyline for Letty.

I enjoyed this book thanks to Netgalley and Aria and I look forward to reading more from Laura Kemp.