Honeysuckle Jones has a good job working in a charity shop, good friends and a nice flat. The only thing she doesn’t have is a man.
Honey’s new neighbour is less than charming. He swears, he drinks, and he is just plain rude, but despite these faults Honey can’t help feeling a connection (attraction) to him.
Hal’s life has taken a downward spiral since his accident 18 months ago. He used to be a famous chef living the high life. He owned his own restaurant, mingled with celebrities, and was set to marry his fiancée the following year. Now he hides himself away, consumed by the darkness that no light can penetrate… until he meets Honey.
With her job under threat, her friends interfering in her love life, and her obnoxious, good-looking neighbour being… well, obnoxious, Honey finds her cheerful demeanour wavering and takes her aggravation out on Hal. When she realises the reason for his behaviour she wants to be the one to bring him into the light, but will he let her?
This is a great story with lovely characters. Honeysuckle is a naturally light-hearted person who wants to see the good in everyone. Hal is the bitter and twisted individual who has had a rough time. Honey’s friends, Tash and Nell, are as diverse as they can get and desperately trying to get her fixed up with a pianist in the hope that his good finger skills will work wonders. While the octogenarians from the local retirement home show her that fun never gets old.
Perfect for reading on the beach in the Summer, or curled up in front of a fire in the winter.
You: kind, piano-playing sex god
Me: hopelessly romantic charity shop manager
Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends Nell and Tash are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man – a caring, intelligent, funny man. But most importantly, a man who’s good with his hands…
Luckily Honey’s new neighbour – moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal – fails on almost every count. Even though the chemistry between them is electric, he’s obviously wrong for her in every way.
But when Honey discovers the devastating reason for his moods she decides to give him another chance. And discovers that the best songs aren’t always in tune…