Monday 15 June 2015

Review: Greedily Yours by Emma Hamilton

Mia Maxwell loves food. She loves it so much that she’s made it her career.

Everything in Mia’s life appears to be perfect. By day, she runs a food PR consultancy and by night she’s a busy food blogger, delving into new recipes and sharing delicious meals she’s enjoyed. Her boyfriend Paul is always whisking her away on fantastic holidays around the globe, helping her forget his daily comments about her weight and his businesslike approach to their life together. After all, no relationship is perfect, is it?
When Mia’s work takes her down to the countryside of Cornwall to manage a local food festival run by the kindly Lord Trelawney, she takes an instant dislike to his grumpy son Tom, who makes his aversion of ‘pushy Londoners’ very clear. But as the festival gets underway, Mia is surprised to find that he too shares her passion for food and cooking. As her time in Cornwall turns out to be far more eventful than she could have imagined, Mia has no idea that her whole life is about to be cast adrift…

Review: Wow, what a fun, quick read. I love the idea that this book is going to be published in little parts twice a week, it will give me something to look forward to every Monday! It was also the perfect length to be read in one or two sittings (as I did) which makes it ideal for this kind of publication!

I liked the character of Mia and in this little installment, we are able to see what a well rounded character she is already. I think that Mia is someone that we can all relate to, doing a bit of blogging and writing on the side, not wanting to make too much of a big deal about it and being invested in her day job. She is also someone who tries not to eat too much cake but fails miserably every single time-at least she runs to make up for it which is more than I can say! She also has a strong friendship that she can rely upon.

In terms of plot, this little installment really sets up events that I am sure are going to be developed as the story progresses. The most important thing here is Mia's blog and also Mia's love life. Yes, she is in a relationship, but not one that she is happy with and now there has been the complication of a man who infuriates her coming onto the scene, i can't wait to see how this all unfolds in future issues!

The description in this writing is amazing, I could picture the long train journey down to that bottom corner of England, the scenery when Mia arrived there and the buzz of the food festival that she was there to attend., I completely understood when she was waiting for texts from her boyfriend and felt her passion for food through the writing in this novella.

Overall I would definitely recommend giving this a read, after all, who doesn't want a quick lunchtime read that features amazing countryside, fabulous food and a twisty love story? Fabulous!

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