An Autumn Crush (THE FOUR SEASONS) by Milly Johnson
Four friends, two crushes and a secret ... After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that in her late thirties she'll find anyone suitable. But along comes self-employed copywriter Hattie, raw from her own relationship split, and the two woman hit it off. When Juliet's twin brother Guy meets Hattie, he is overcome with a massive crush, just as his friend Steve develops the hots for Juliet. But being a shy, gentle giant, Guy communicates so clumsily with Hattie as to give her the opposite impression. Can he turn Hattie's affection for his family into love for him? And then Juliet makes a discovery, which will turn their lives upside-down ...
The story starts off with the fortunes of one character and ends with the fortunes of another. It works well though, apart from the very end, which hurtles towards a conclusion faster than a rat down a drainpipe. Such care was taken with the first 95% that I felt a little cheated about the rest. I kept checking to see how many pages were left, and wondering how the author could wrap it up so quickly.
Don't let my little gripe put you off - it's still an entertaining read. And you don;t have to read the rest in the series to enjoy this one.
About the Author
Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As well as being an author of 13 published novels, 2 short story books and 2 novellas, she is also a copywriter for the greetings card industry, a joke-writer, a columnist, after dinner speaker, poet, BBC newspaper reviewer, and a sometimes BBC radio presenter. She won the RoNA for Best Romantic Comedy Novel of 2014 and 2016 and the Yorkshire Society award for Arts and Culture 2015. She writes about love, life, friendships and that little bit of the magic that sometimes crops up in real life. She likes owls, cats, meringues, handbags and literary gifts - but hates marzipan. She is very short. Milly's website is www.millyjohnson.co.uk. She is on Twitter @millyjohnson and has a Facebook page (just google Book Page of Milly Johnson). She also has a monthly newsletter www.millyjohnson.co.uk/newsletter with exclusive, news, offers and competitions.