Air Guitar and Caviar by Jackie Ladbury ** Review & Giveaway**
Busker Dylan spends his days pulling pints in the local pub and singing on the high street, waiting for fame to call. That suits him fine, until beautiful, but frosty, air stewardess, Scarlett, tosses some coins into his hat but ignores his killer smile and his offer of pizza.
He sets out to get the girl, but Scarlett isn’t in the right frame of mind to date anyone, let alone a penniless, if charming, busker boy.
Dylan's desperate for his big break, but will it bring him the happiness he longs for? And with Scarlett's past threatening to ruin her future, will Dylan be left to make sweet music all on his own?
My favourite part of Air Guitar and Caviar has to be the rounded characters who really came to life as the story evolved. I don't just mean the main characters of Dylan and Scarlett, but also some of the secondary ones like Scarlett's sister and niece and even those we didn't actually meet, like Dylan's mother! Dylan himself was a surprise as I found out more and more about who he actually was as a person. Just as Scarlett discovered, first impressions can be quite deceptive. (Now where have I read that before? )
It is a heartwarming and romantic read with several obstacles to Scarlett and Dylan's story on the way. I loved the descriptions of Southwold and the houses there and in the midst of winter, the seaside seemed really appealing. There is humour to be found too in the exchanges between the characters and lots of human touches, right down to their affection for their dogs.
In short: a warm romance with some surprises along the way.
About the Author
Jackie Ladbury was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she'd forgotten to bring a pen.
Short and sharp lesson learned.
Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and 'hosties' while she flew in aeroplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.
Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed 'happy ever after.'
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Coming soon- The Magic of the Stars by Jackie Ladbury. Here is a taste of what the cover will look like! Each day on this blog tour, there will be a part of the cover revealed - here's today's piece of the puzzle:
The full cover and blurb will be released on January 12th- keep an eye out for it!
Thanks to Jackie Ladbury and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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Giveaway (UK only)
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