Synopsis: After splitting up with her cheating ex, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship.
Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he's charming, smooth and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, and yet Ruby can't help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind and attentive, but he comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.
And though Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, is it what she needs to be truly happy? It's about to get emotional in Million Love Songs.
Kat's Rating: 5/5
Kat's Review: It's been far too long since I read a Carole Matthews book and was glad I could get my teeth into this latest release. Ruby Brown is now going it alone. She lives in a granny annexe above a garage, works as a waitress at the local pub The Butchers Arms and her best friend Charlie is a crazy Take That fan. I instantly loved Ruby! A woman (not a girl child thanks Carole) who has seen a bit of life and feels like she is starting again following her recent break-up.
Mason Soames is Ruby's Boss and is every inch the typical Playboy. On the other side of the fence she strikes up a friendship with a recently seperated Joe. However Joe also comes with baggage in the form of 2 children and a spiteful ex-wife. I absolutely loved all the characters in this book. In all honesty I even loved the charactrs that were far from perfect. Ruby and Charlie's friendship was brilliant and Charlie's fan girl moments with Gary Barlow were priceless.
Carole Matthews is an author I have been reading for as many years as she has been writing and she never fails to bring new stories and characters that I love. This latest release is no different and is full of wit, humour and romance. I love the fact that towards the end of the story Carole throws in a bit of a curveball which I didn't see coming and it made a change for a 'typical;' storyline not to go to plan. It certainly made it more interesting. A thoroughly enjoyable book and one which is just as good as her others.