Blurb: There’s only one man for Bonnie, and that’s Holden Finn. The problem is that Holden Finn is a twenty-three-year-old pop megastar with his boy band, Every Which Way, who doesn’t even know she exists.
Not only that, but half the women of the world want to be Mrs Finn, including Bonnie’s teenage daughter, Paige. But the real men in Bonnie’s life only let her down, and a man that you can never have can never let you down… right? When Paige wins a radio competition to meet Holden and his band, it seems all that is set to change. Bonnie is about to find out that you should be careful what you wish for, and that happiness can come in the most unexpected shape…
About the Author:
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset but now lives in Staffordshire with her slightly nutty family. Tilly is married to Mr Tennant (not that one, though a girl can dream). She likes nothing better than curling up in a quiet corner with a glass of wine watching the world go by, but can more usually be found taxiing her daughters to parties or taking them on emergency shopping trips. After a huge list of dismal and disastrous jobs over the years, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing, she began working as a temporary secretary in a hospital to boost her income whilst doing a degree in English and creative writing. This job lasted nine years. Not terribly temporary. But it does mean that she knows just what it’s like to make monumental admin cock-ups, spend the month’s wages in the hospital coffee shop and fall in love with all the doctors. As she’s a smug married, however, it’s fortunate that the doctors in question don’t usually feel the same way.
Tilly is represented by the wonderful, gorgeous Peta Nightingale at LAW.
I’m hopelessly in love with this gem of a book. (I couldn’t resist the pun!) It’s a quick, fun and endearing read. Join Bonnie on her emotional roller coaster with the four men in her life, her always-angry boss, teen heartthrob Holden Finn, sweet as pie delivery guy Max and Henri, not exactly present but the ghost of their past relationship hangs over Bonnie daily. There are also three ladies in her life, or rather two and a half as one of them is Bonnie’s teen terror, Paige. She’s like any other moody fifteen year old but oy, she’s a pain. Paige. Pain. I think it was meant to be. The other ladies, my two favorite characters are – her mom, Jeannie (I would honestly love to adopt her as my grandmother and rock out to Bon Jovi) and my FAVORITE, Linda, the quintessential best friend, supportive, witty, sarcastic and honest to a fault. I want to adopt her too; I’d just never want to go to one of her parties, don’t think I’d live to see another day.
Hopelessly is a love story of sorts. Bonnie’s trying to survive and make a proper home for her and her daughter; she learning to love again and move on and raise a tiny teen terror. (Paige isn’t actually the worst; there are moments when you think, ‘oh there’s a n actual feeling human being in there!’ but they’re fleeting)
Initially, from the blurb, I thought this was one woman’s journey to meet a teen heartthrob and that alone had me interested because, well, maybe I’ve had a fantasy or twelve about that? And it is at least, a tiny part of it, about that. Bonnie’s in search of greener pastures when she’s got something truly beautiful right in front of her and she doesn’t see it until her whole world is flipped upside down.
5 stars to Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn