Raving about Rhys
by Jessica Redland
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/
What a sweet, charming, and enjoyable read about finding love and discovering who you are yourself….this is Callie’s story! If you are like me, you will love the story she has to share with you.
Callie has dated her fair share of men, usually quite older than her. She is still trying to find her prince, and she has dealt with her fair share of “frogs, toads, and snakes.” She thinks she has finally found her Prince Charming in Tony. She has dated him for close to a year, an all-time record for her. However, she is noticing that he doesn’t take her out on dates. He is never romantic, and he is gone a lot. She may find out that he is the biggest snake of all, and her true love may well be right around the corner even if he is around her own age!
When Mikey discovers Callie and Tony in a not so great position at her place of employment, she isn’t sure she can trust him, especially when she discovers he is the new gardener. What she soon finds after getting to know him is that he may be the only person she can trust.
Callie is a great character. She isn’t perfect, but that is what makes her so wonderful. She is loving, trustworthy, loyal, and she doesn’t make judgements about others. She is very compassionate, even with those who don’t always deserve it. Her personality just jumps off the pages. I loved the addition of the secondary characters, especially Ruby. I think she deserves her own book. Oh, the stories she could tell us!!!!
This is a novella, but Redland left nothing out…her timing and pacing were spot on! If you have a couple of hours to spare and want a great pick me up, I highly suggest spending the afternoon with Callie!
Meet the Author
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.
Social Media Links –
Website and blog: www.jessicaredland.com