Thursday, 15 March 2018

Your Move - Silvia Forrester

About the book… 
Two women. Two dreams. One big lesson in love.

With a passion for people and property, nothing gives newbie estate agent Gemma Cole more pleasure than matching buyers with their ideal homes. After a nomadic childhood with her ditzy mum, Gemma longs for nothing more than a place she can call her own. But with one modest income and meagre savings, will she ever be able to make her own home-owning dream come true?

When Marcus, the new photographer, arrives at the estate agency, he’s the epitome of laidback, festival chic. Sexy, laidback, festival chic. But Gemma dismisses him as another commitment-phobic, eternal student, just like her ex. However, looks can be deceptive. Marcus is reeling from a shocking family tragedy, one that’s left him as sole carer for an eight-year-old boy, as well as his scruffy dog. Will Gemma revise her opinion of Marcus, and will he trust her enough to reveal his family’s painful past?

Pandora works at Perfect 10, a premier beauty and cosmetic clinic. Always effortlessly glamorous – with model-looks, bucket loads of confidence and bulging designer wardrobes – she appears to have it all. But Pan also has a spiralling spending addiction, a string of failed relationships, and still lives at home with her mum. Aged thirty-three.

When her numerous credit cards are refused, Pan takes drastic action, and joins dating website Will a super-wealthy guy be the answer to all Pan’s woes? And can she find one who’s sane, honest and not old enough to be her grandfather?

Your Move is a lively romantic comedy, charting the blossoming friendship between modern heroines Gemma and Pandora, as well as the amorous entanglements that crisscross both their lives.

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About the author… 
Silvia was brought up in a seaside town on the south coast of England by her mother and grandmother; she now lives in Kent. Silvia has two daughters, two stepdaughters and three granddaughters. With an abundance of women and girls in her life, it’s not surprising that female relationships, love, family and friendship are frequently the focus of Silvia’s writing.

My thoughts…

I was given an ecopy of this book by JB at Brook Cottage Books in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour. This is something I'm more than happy to do.

I was initially drawn to this book by the lovely cover, on a dingy, grey day it looked like just the thing I needed to read, it hinted of spring and made me smile.

Your move is told by two characters estate agent Gemma and beauty therapist/receptionist Pan. On the surface they couldn't be more different. Gemma wants to blend into the background and isn't comfortable under the beauty spotlight and Pan who loves showing off every aspect of her perfectly buffed, polished, plumped body. She lives for a treatment. You could say she's addicted to them.

The girls meet when Gemma is sent to Perfect 10 for a make over by her boss in preparation for a publicity campaign aimed at attracting high end clients. Both are looking to the next phase in their lives - Gemma wants to settle down and own her own home, she comes across as homely, honest, sweet and reliable. Whereas Pan is bold, brash and has her designs on finding herself a millionaire boyfriend to settle her not insubstantial debts and keep her in the manner she's been living which is way outside her budget. She's not adverse to bending / twisting the truth to get there.

Your Move is fun and light-hearted, it has the right mix of 'feel good', romance, drama and humour. Allowing you to laugh and cringe in all the right places.

It is a beautiful story about love, friendship, family and discovering what is important in life, as the book progressed more of the 'real' characteristics were revealed. Gemma and Pan each discovering in different ways that to find true happiness, you have to be happy in yourself first - and sometimes you have to take a leap of faith, sometimes you have to lead with your heart and put your trust and happiness in the hands of someone else.

Thank you Silvia Forrester for creating delightful characters that appeared as vivid pictures in my mind, because of this I was fully engaged from the beginning - quietly mouthing my thoughts and advice to 'the girls' throughout - I thoroughly enjoyed this
slice of escapism into the worlds of two very different characters

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and for the wonderful review - I'm grinning from ear to ear! So glad you enjoyed it, Silvia