Monday, 9 July 2018

#Blogtour #Giveaway #Win #Review: If You Love Me, I'm Yours @Lizzie_Chantree ‏@rararesources

If You Love Me, I'm Yours

By Lizzie Chantree

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My thanks to Lizzie Chantree and Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to join this Blog Tour and a free copy of If You love me, I'm Yours in exchange for an honest review. It's a super read, and there's a raffle at the bottom of this blog post to win signed copies of both If You Love Me, I'm Yours and Ninja School Mum.




The blurb:


‘If you love me, I’m yours…’

Maud didn’t mind being boring, not really. She had a sensible job, clothes, and love life… if you counted an overbearing ex who had thanked her, rolled over and was snoring before she even realised he’d begun! She could tolerate not fulfilling her dreams, if her parents would pay her one compliment about the only thing she was passionate about in life: her art.

Dot should have fit in with her flamboyant and slightly eccentric family of talented artists, but somehow, she was an anomaly who couldn’t paint. She tried hard to be part of their world by becoming an art agent extraordinaire, but she dreamed of finding her own voice.

Dot’s brother Nate, a smoulderingly sexy and famous artist, was adored by everyone. His creative talent left them in awe of his ability to capture such passion on canvas. Women worshipped him, and even Dot’s friend Maud flushed and bumped into things when he walked into a room, but a tragic event in his past had left him emotionally and physically scarred, and reluctant to face the world again.

Someone was leaving exquisite little paintings on park benches, with a tag saying, ‘If you love me, I’m yours’. The art was so fresh and cutting-edge, that it generated a media frenzy and a scramble to discover where the mystery artist could be hiding. The revelation of who the prodigious artist was interlinked Maud, Dot and Nate’s lives forever, but their worlds came crashing down. 

Were bonds of friendship, love and loyalty strong enough to withstand fame, success and scandal?



My Thoughts


I was attracted to the book by the description of three friends with issues to address and the pretty cover - and I'm not a lover of the colour pink normally! 

What a lovely, well-written, funny, romantic tale about the life-changing decisions each character needs to make to bring happiness and fulfilment.  Reading about Maud's parents lack of encouragement for what she really wanted to do in life, struck a chord with me. I felt rather sad for her, as she must have been crushed as a child, and continued to be controlled by her mother, who dictated everything from how she must dress to what type of man she should date, and who was still constantly disappointed that Maud was not 'perfect'. Is it any wonder she has low self-esteem and does not believe in her own ability?

I loved the quirky Dot, whose need to fit in with her own family, makes her present herself in an over-the-top, ridiculous way. The polar opposite of Maud. These two needed each other's friendship to instil confidence and find balance, in order to reveal their true selves. And of course a little romance doesn't hurt. Bring on the men, who also have issues to overcome before they can be truly happy.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a contemporary romance.


Author Bio –

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. 

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Giveaway – Win signed copies of If You Love Me, I’m Yours and Ninja School Mum 

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing new about my book launch today and for the amazing review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story so much. The characters were brilliant fun to write as some of them are a tad eccentric! Have an amazing week everyone.

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  2. Thank you for being part of my launch day tour. I really appreciate you.

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