Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of Make It Up To You by Lucy Keeling as part of the blog tour.
What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?
Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.
Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …
So the premise of this novel had me intrigued; how on earth can a make-up blogger and a gardener work together?! The idea of two such different personalities and career paths crossing in a mutually beneficial way seemed more than a little hard to believe but I was more than willing to give it a try. Thankfully, Lucy Keeling seems to know what she is doing!
Make It Up To You is obviously a light-hearted rom-com, but it was nice to see such a strong, ambitious female lead character. Sophie Timney is a make up blogger who has a very clear plan for her blog, which will ultimately culminate in her being able to quit her bar job to focus on her chosen career path. She has grown her blog with her make up tutorials, but despite her planning, she finds her number of followers stalling. When her best friend Polly suggests that she teams up with her brother Marcus, a budding landscape gardener who is also seeking to increase his business, she is initially sceptical. Particularly considering their shared history. What ensues proves to be a lucrative business arrangement for the both of them. What Sophie doesn’t plan for though is her rising feelings for the very attractive Marcus. Their easy-going, comfortable relationship has the potential to seriously impact on her plan. The plan that she won’t allow anything or anyone to sidetrack.
Make It Up To You is a really light, fun novel about two equally ambitious characters, some fab female relationships, and highlights the great things that can happen if you occasionally deviate from your life plans. This novel is perfect for those cozy Sunday afternoons in front of a roaring fire with a nice glass of wine. If we have to put up with the changing seasons and weather, then we may as well open up our imaginations to a shirtless Marcus working in Sophie’s garden!
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Thank you to Lucy Keeling and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
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Kindle US: https://amzn.to/2YAZJty
Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit ‘Search for a Star’ Competition.
Facebook Page: @lucykeelingbooks