Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous book! I was drawn to this one as it came highly recommended from my bookish bestie, Vikkie, and I was overjoyed with what I found between the (digital) pages.
This is the 2nd book in the Hedgehog Hollow series, but it is the first I’ve read. It is also my first encounter with this author. It was a book that was easy to enjoy and read as a standalone despite the clear history between many of the characters. In this installment, we follow Samantha and Josh as their relationship blossoms and Hedgehog Hollow opens for business.
For Samantha, the proud owner of this beautiful rescue centre, life has never been busier. But with an influx of new hogs and hoglets to take care of, not to mention a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept the possibility that she has taken on more than she can handle?
Fortunately, she has the love of her life, Josh, by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he’s ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do – forgive his father.
For both Samantha and Josh it’s a season of change and for figuring out whether the past can ever be forgotten…
Jessica writes characters in a very clever and skilled way. As all good books in this genre should, she has created interesting, likeable and multi faceted main characters whilst providing an array of ecclectic and wonderful supporting cast of characters, too.
I have loved the way she writes from both perspectives of Sam and Josh so that we are able to get inside their head and see their reactions. I was able to empathise with them and relate to them very easily and quickly.
This book includes much more of a rollercoaster of emotions and continuous drama than I was really expecting. There is no let up and I was completely hooked! It felt like I was watching back to back Eastenders (I love Eastenders) as this author seems to be an expert in showcasing realism, romance and domestic drama.
My only regret after reading this book is that I finished it so quickly and it’s taken me so long to read something by this author!
I have absolutely loved this one and would recommend it to all women’s fiction fans. I would rate this author up there with some of my all time faves, including Milly Johnson, Holly Martin, Mary Jayne Baker and Lucy Diamond.