Tilly Tennant comes to the blog with a purrfectly delightful story of second chances and love matches made via feline in
The Break Up
It was a horrible day: from finding out that her boyfriend had dumped her in some ‘hipster jazz bar’ to walking to her best friend’s house and discovering just WHO she had been thrown over for, to getting sopping wet in the rainstorm that hid her tears of frustration, anger and hurt – it just wasn’t great. And then, half-dressed and fully in a state she meets a bedraggled cat who seems to have settled right in. She’s shattered by the breakup, but Fluffy and her pushing the Go Button on her wedding planning business have her busy and focused.
But Fluffy is a wanderer – often you’d find Lara out looking for him late at night, dressed in pajamas and a jacket, whisper-calling his name. Until she flips Theo on his back – also out looking for his cat, Sachmo, and the sparks start flying from there. These two are chalk and cheese, with an underlying current of attraction that is hard to ignore, despite them both giving it their best shot. Even worse, at a wedding that she’s coordinating, it turns out Theo plays a saxophone with the band, and the ‘leader’ is also a friend of her ex.
And the fur flies on this one: from her dealing with Bridezillas, to her ex trying to manipulate the situations and perceptions around him to the problems of communication and cat-sharing between Lara and Theo. But time and hard work, a bit of scare and plenty of good intentions, for Lara is simply one who is a bit of a control freak but truly wishes the best for others, the story reads quickly with plenty of moments to laugh and want to shake everyone in the room. Tilly Tennant manages to build characters and tell stories about people who you want in your corner or on your speed dial….complete, flawed, vulnerable and human: just the sort of people we all are, and that makes this a purrfectly delightful story. . And when you find everything works out for the best possible options for everyone in the end, you can’t help but smile after reading in an afternoon hideaway with a cup (or three) of tea, some biscuits and a kitty curled up as only they can.
Title: The Break Up
Author: Tilly Tennant
Genre: Animals, British, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 26 March, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Lara and Theo are meant to be. They just don’t know it yet…
Lara loves her job as a wedding planner. She gets to organise other people’s perfect days and make sure nothing ever goes wrong.
Theo loves his job as a jazz musician, working unpredictable hours and giving other people great nights out.
Lara knows she’s got high standards. But there’s nothing wrong with getting things right… so why has it stopped her finding Mr Right?
Theo knows people think he’s a bit scruffy, a bit too laid back. But there’s nothing wrong with setting your own pace… if only he could find someone who wanted to live life at his speed.
It’s okay, though. Lara gets to come home in the evening and have heart-to-hearts with her greedy grey cat Fluffy. And Theo can come home in the early hours and unwind with his loyal cat Satchmo.
What they don’t know is that it’s the same cat.
And when they find out – standing in the street in their pyjamas, both on the hunt for their lost pet – sparks of the wrong sort will fly…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.