Title: Raving About Rhys
Author: Jessica Redland
Genre: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fiction, Novella
Pages: 103 (I’ve read Kindle edition)
Buy it: Amazon
Callie’s life is whole around work and Tony who doesn’t stay when she needs him. He has more excuses after every time he sleeps with her. However, there is one old woman Ruby, a resident of the Bay View Care Home who is very sweet and good with Callie. Ruby has a grandson who never shows when he promises, so everyone thinks that he doesn’t exist. The other caregivers are also good, and they do their job good.
“I blame it on my dad. If he hadn’t gone and shuffled off this mortal coin when I was only two, I don’t think I’d have been so obsessed with an older man.”
This short story is about the romance between the young twenty and something Calli and an older man. I must say that I don’t like that kind of romance between older man, much older and young woman, maybe I’m judging, but I don’t like it at all. It’s not right. However, I was happy when things twisted around, and the relationship got other direction. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author. An exciting twist, older man young woman romance, deception and happy ending.
I like Callie and her job as a caregiver; she tries to maintain a good relationship with her boss, except the woman is She-Devil. She is satisfied with her four months relationship with Tony because it is a long relationship that she has.
“What’s that phrase? Do you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince? Believe me; I’ve kissed more than my fair share of frogs. And toads. And snakes.”
I love the sense of humour in this book.
This explanation about a beloved person makes my heart melt:
“…but what was it about her that made you want to marry her?
I don’t know. Her personality, her sense of humour, our friendship, the good times we had.”
Synopsys from GoodReads:
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?
Purchase on Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raving-About-Rhys-Jessica-Redland-ebook/dp/B01N6T85B0/
Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!
She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!
Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.
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Website and blog: www.jessicaredland.com