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The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne | #BlogTour #BookReview @osborne_bella @avonbooks @rararesources #NetGalley #ContemporaryRomance

A free-spirited florist and a nerdy tech guy strike an unlikely friendship.

The Promise of Summer is a light and fun story about Curtis, a very organized and rule-follower guy, and Ruby, a spontaneous florist that always dates the wrong guys.

Our thanks to the author, Avon Books, and Rachel Random Resources for the advanced reader’s copy. 

Book Details

Print Length: 400 pages
Avon (May 26, 2021)

Book Description

This is the first part in a brand new four-part serial from Bella Osborne.

Ruby’s life is about to change for ever…

After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?

When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn’t counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down.   

As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way?

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After a chance meeting on the train, Curtis and Ruby join forces to return a lost engagement ring to its rightful owner.

I loved this couple so very much! Curtis was adorably nerdy and irresistibly sweet despite his uptight ways. He reminded me a little of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.

Ruby was so refreshing and fun. I could feel they were perfect for each other from the very start.

Their interactions were so adorable. I enjoyed following them into friendship and watch them fall in love without realizing it.

The side characters were also sweet and relatable. There was a sense of friendship and understanding that warmed my heart.

The cherry of the cake was Boomerang, the dog that always bounced back from adoption for being too energetic. What a cutie!

The Promise of Summer is the perfect summer read. Uplifting, inspiring, romantic, and with several happy endings!

Highly Recommended!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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About the Author

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel.
In 2016, her debut novel, ‘It Started At Sunset Cottage’, was shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year and RNA Joan Hessayon New Writers Award.
Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She likes to find the humour in the darker moments of life and weaves these into her stories. Her novels are often serialised in four parts ahead of the full book publication.
Bella believes that writing your own story really is the best fun ever, closely followed by talking, eating chocolate, drinking fizz and planning holidays.
She lives in The Midlands, UK with her lovely husband and wonderful daughter, who thankfully, both accept her as she is (with mad morning hair and a penchant for skipping).

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