School teacher, Gemma Hughes, is a regular, ordinary person. She’s a down to earth what you see is what you get woman and takes life in her stride. The fact that her life is disorganized and she’s like a bull in a china shop adds to her charm, especially for Doctor Maria Moran.
When Gemma and Maria first meet in the x-ray department at the hospital where Maria works, the attraction is immediate and deep. Gemma doesn’t realise though that Maria has seen her before. But where? And will Maria tell Gemma? Gemma and Maria begin to date. But what happens when things begin to get serious between them and Gemma begins to doubt Maria? What happens when Gemma listens to other people without consulting Maria? Is Maria hiding something? Or is Gemma so insecure that she believes the hateful gossip over the woman she loves and should be trusting?
Will Gemma see the truth before she destroys the one thing she’s waited for her whole life? True love.
Unfortunately, Gemma has a habit of opening her mouth and putting her foot right in it. So, the situation has a fifty fifty chance of going either way.
I’ve read a few books by L.T Smith and loved each one of them. This one is no exception. This book is well written and hilarious in parts. The story is told in the first person, entirely by Gemma, including all her thoughts and actions. The story is set in England and there are obviously a lot of Britishisms and British humor in it. I think it’s easy to follow, but then I’m British.
Gemma is a loveable klutz. A bit accident prone, so this causes some real laugh out loud moments throughout the book. Maria is exactly the opposite, steady and solid. She knows what she wants out of life and grabs it with both hands. Including Gemma.
Gemma and Maria have a wonderful chemistry between them which really comes through in the story. These two lovely ladies are backed up by a strong cast of secondary characters that enhance and allow the story to flow along nicely to its satisfying conclusion.
I’m looking forward to reading more from L.T Smith soon.