I love a good Milly Johnson book and I wasn't disappointed with this classic Milly Johnson tale.
Like all her other books in the 'seasons' range this one was packed full of loveable characters who are larger than life yet at the same time just as normal as you and I.
In this book we meet Floz who moves in with Juliet and they become firm friends. Plus we see love interests emerge in the form of Juliet's brother Guy and his wrestling friend Steve. These love interests and budding new friendships allow the friends to work through their previous heartbreak and look towards more positive futures.
The autumnal setting for the book is lovely. There are plenty of warm, fuzzy moments in this book, plus a couple of twists I did not see coming. All together it was a story full of characters which intrigued me and I really enjoyed reading the book, so much I wanted to whiz through it to find out how everything worked out in the end.
The back page blurb:
After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that in her mid-thirties she'll find anyone suitable. But along comes self-employed copywriter Floz, raw from her own relationship split, and the two woman hit it off. When Juliet's twin brother Guy meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. But being a shy, gentle giant, he communicates so clumsily with her as to give her the opposite impression. Guy's best friend Steve has always had a secret, unrequited crush on Juliet. After a night of too much wine, Steve and Juliet end up in bed, after moaning about the lack of sex in their lives. Convinced that Juliet doesn't feel the same way, Steve agrees to a 'just-sex' relationship, until they can both hook their dream partners. Just when Guy has finally plucked up the courage to tell Floz how he feels, he finds she has rekindled an old romance. Floz has never had much love in her life and is obviously thirsty for affection. She loves the whole Miller family, from Juliet and Guy's warm, loving parents, to their ancient one-eyed black cat. But can Guy turn Floz's affection for his family into something more - into love for him? Then Juliet makes a series of discoveries which will turn the lives of all four friends upside-down and turns that Autumn into a season where love can be harvested.
Title: An Autumn Crush
Author: Milly Johnson