Fantastic humorous view of the life of an empty nester. This story grabbed my attention from page one and kept it until the end. From best friend betrayal to an ex who invites you to a singles club, you’ll never know what will happen next! Even better this story is believable. Though it’s set in England most, if not all of the book, relates well to US readers. Love shows up in unexpected places and in unexpected ways as Ginny works her way through her daughter’s departure to university.
Ginny Holland is feeling a bit blue after her only daughter leaves for university. Up until that point, Ginny’s world pretty much revolved around Jem. Ginny tries several avenues to uplift her spirits from shopping where she got accused of shoplifting to renting out a room to a handsome charming man only to learn he was looking for his depressed sister. Nothing ever goes the way to should leaving the reader amused and as bewildered as Ginny.
When Ginny Holland’s daughter Jem heads off to university, Ginny is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, Finn Penhaligon, the first gorgeous man she's clapped eyes on in years has just accused Ginny of shoplifting. For heaven’s sake, it’s not as if she meant to steal the peacock...
To take her mind off of living alone, Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger, but what she gets is lovelorn Laurel, who can only talk about her ex-boyfriend. However Laurel does have a dangerously charming older brother, Perry… And with an offer of a great new job, and things are looking up for Ginny! Until she realizes that her potential boss is all too familiar… Is it too late for Ginny to set right the first impression she made with Finn? And is Finn, or Perry for that matter, quite who they seem?