Blurb (from Goodreads):
Lucy Lockhart had it all. A glamorous job, a successful boyfriend and a fabulous apartment. But when she's sent to recuperate at her parents' country house following a sudden illness, she meets dreamy, blue-eyed, Tom McGregor, and suddenly starts to realise what she's been missing.
Tom takes one look at city girl Lucy, and decides to avoid her at all costs. He's been hurt by girls like her before. But there's something about Lucy and as their paths continue to cross, he realises there's more to her than meets the eye.
Despite their deepening feelings, neither can imagine a future together. Lucy could never live in the country and Tom could never go back to the city. The very idea horrifies them both.
Their hearts however, have other plans.
An often hilarious, rural romance with lots of laid-back country charm, a rich cast of characters and a sizzling love affair between two opposites who are deeply attracted to each other.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to and Netgalley.)
Lucy is heading out to her the small village where her parents live – Lillipilly, for 3 weeks rest after suffering a seizure. Her boyfriend is off to start a new job in New York, and her friend has dropped her off and gone home.
In Lillipilly, Lucy meets Tom, and discovers that not all country dwellers are ‘hairy, red-faced, gun-shootin’, beer-drinking, rodeo-lovers’.
But can a city girl and a country boy ever be a thing?
This was an incredibly average romance novel. Lucy instantly fancies Tom and seems to lose her senses slightly. Country living is made out to be incredibly backward – they have no broadband, and have chickens roaming around the kitchen. There’s also the high-flying, non-caring city boyfriend, (called of all things) Zip, who is far too busy with his career to look after Lucy.
I have to say that I also found it slightly odd that having just had a seizure, the hospital has sent Lucy off for a few weeks to recuperate – shouldn’t she be having some investigations to try and work out what’s wrong with her? And if she might be at risk of further seizures, surely going out to some town in the middle of nowhere would not be a good idea anyway? Surely you would want to stay close to the hospital where you’re being treated?
Lucy is made out to be a ‘real’ city girl cause she wears $400 high heels in mud, and is constantly searching for a cup of ‘real’ coffee, while Tom is tall and hunky, and he’s always there to rescue Lucy, whether she’s stuck in mud, or her dad’s cow is giving birth.
There is of course the requisite pregnancy scare and misunderstandings galore too, and of course, the book ends with a wedding too.
Overall; a fairly average romance novel.
5 out of 10.