Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit, Publication Day

Happy Publication Day to Bella Osbourne who today release the wonderful The Promise of Summer and kicks off her blog tour

My Review

If you love a little romance then this is the perfect light hearted read for you, I love Kim & Ruby they were wonderful leading ladies as we join them in their hunt for the perfect man.

Set in the florist which is a gorgeous location for this story with a few adventures in London dotted throughout for Ruby as she chases her dreams. This is one of those stories where you are mentally pairing people off as you read and assessing why they wouldn’t be the perfect match for your character. Ruby has a habit of choosing the wrong man and now desperate to find her happy ever after she is willing to try anything to achieve her goal, whereas Kim has been left heartbroken after the departure of Vince and is struggling to move on with the next stage of her life.

Curtis is a complex character who befriends Ruby in the strangest of circumstances on a train to London, but quickly realises her lovely nature is just the influence he needs when holding meetings and interacting with his colleagues. I loved the camaraderie between these wonderful characters and how Ruby’s humour is often wrongly interpreted by Curtis as he genuinely struggles to understand when she is having a laugh and when she is being serious.

This is one of those stories that you want to go on forever as you become increasingly desperate for the characters to find their happily ever after. I loved the wonderful array of characters against the backdrop of beautiful plants and flowers and the way they are entwined throughout the story.

Book Blurb

Ruby’s life is about to change for ever…

After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?

When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn’t counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down.   
As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. Since then she’s written seven best selling romantic comedies and she’s been shortlisted three times for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at or follow her on social media.

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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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