Sunday, 11 August 2013

It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson

Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, long walks in the country and just a bit of time away from it all. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorkshire seaside town, it seems it is not the place they thought it was… 

May can't wait to get away from men after being cruelly deceived. Then in Dullem she falls hook line and sinker at first glance for one of the inhabitants - but he's already taken… 

Lara is living with James and his awful step-children who taunt her with tales of his younger, prettier ex whom they adored - the woman who Lara walks in to find James in bed with despite all his protestations that he wouldn't touch her again with a barge pole. Reeling from the hurt, she needs the sea air of Dullem to heal her. What she doesn't need is to be constantly in battle with the owner of the holiday cottage - a man who is every bit as bitter 
and resentful and untrusting of the other sex as she is. 

Clare's kind, steady boyfriend Lud wants her to go and live abroad with him for two years, but she's just been offered the promotion of a lifetime. It gives her the excuse she needs to end the relationship and find some single excitement which happens to turn up in the form of a very bad boy who is everything Lud isn't - impulsive, wild and dangerous. 

Will this holiday be the break they all need? Or will the odd little town with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…? 

What I love about books by Milly Johnson is that they are all fantastic yet none of them are remotely similar to me, you never know what to expect with her storyline other than that she will bring you a fantastic storyline. It’s Raining Men is Milly Johnsons latest release and this is yet again a great read that didn’t disappoint.

Best friends May, Lara and Clare find that their work takes over their lives and prevents them from spending any time together so they make a promise to take some time away on a luxurious Spa Break for a bit of R&R and some time to catch up but things don’t go to plan when their holiday booking is messed up and they find themselves in the strange village of Ren Dullem. There are very few woman around, and the village people are more than hostile towards them, and the owner of their holiday rental is less than pleased to have their business, but despite this the girls are determined to make the most of their break.

The three lead characters in this book are hardworking, strong and loveable characters and I loved all three of them, they are all facing similar issues with being overworked and also having problems with their love lives. Their friendships felt very natural and realistic which is something I do love to see in the books I read and although they are a trio they all featured equally throughout the book without one lady being the center of the storyline.

I loved the mysterious feel to this book, from the first moment that ladies arrived in Ren Dullem you instantly became aware of hidden secrets and this kept me hooked wanting to find out what mysteries the ladies were going to uncover. It was impossible to predict what was going to be uncovered in this storyline making this an ultimate page turner. I do like a magical feel to a book especially when it is as well written as this book is so that it doesn't seem childish but is just light hearted read.

I do love a good romance and the romance is plentiful in this book, I would have liked to have seen more about how things ended with May but this is just me not wanting the book to end!
I loved the mix of mystery, intrigue and romance in this book, this is certainly not a book I could compare to anything I have read by Milly or similar authors which gives us a unique read. If you are looking for a book that has mystery, intrigue, romance and a perfect detailed setting ( especially when talking about the Lagoon!) then this should be on your to be read pile.

Kindle                      Paperback

1 comment:

  1. Rea, this looks like a goodie! It would be great if you added it to the Books You Loved collection for August over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers