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Things Are Looking Up

What if what you really need is right there in front of you, if you just take a moment to look up?

Milly has been waiting for this moment forever and finally it’s just an hour away – an interview with Vogue magazine and the opportunity to get her Louboutin-clad foot in the door.  There’s just one problem – totally engrossed in her mobile phone, Milly doesn’t see the bus that is fast approaching – until it’s too late…

When Milly next opens her eyes, the consequences of her accident become clear. Everything she has worked for and dreamed of suddenly feels out of reach. But there is one bright spot on her horizon – the reappearance of her ex Jed, in all of his six-foot-four, broad-shouldered glory, with the most piercing ice blue eyes Milly ever saw.

Once used to working in a whirlwind, Milly now has the chance to reconsider how to live. Will she rush back to the treadmill, get her head down and back to business, or is there a whole other life waiting for her, if she’ll just look up to see it? 

‘Read yourself happy’ with Maxine Morrey’s latest uplifting, page-turning, heart-warming romance, guaranteed to brighten up your day.

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Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with ten books to her name including Winter’s Fairytale and the top ten hit The Christmas Project. Her eleventh book is being released by Boldwood in 2021. She lives in West Sussex. Her first novel for Boldwood, #No Filter, was published in November 2019.

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My Review

This heartwarming book opens with a busy career woman dressed in the latest designer clothes, hurrying to the interview of her life. Milly has been working her entire life for this moment and wants it to be perfect. After getting a text from Vogue that they need her there 30 minutes sooner, she moves even faster. She’s crossing the street with her face buried in her phone, as usual. Could this really be what I’m reading? Yes, she gets hit by a bus!

The next scene is her awakening from an induced coma with her loving brother at her side. He’s been there all week, hoping she would wake up. As soon as she’s talking, she’s asking for her phone and laptop. She is frantic to get back to work and reschedule her interview. Her family is adamant that she must rest, just as her doctor says. She stays in the hospital quite a while and her family invites their friend and her ex-boyfried, Jed to visit.

Milly and Jed had a bad break-up, but he is still worried about her and continues to offer her help. When she finally leaves the hospital none of her work contacts will have anything to do with her. Working in the high and fast-paced fashion industry as a freelancer, she has lost her ability to earn an income. With no job, she finds a low-cost flat to lease, but it is in a dangerous part of London. Jed is the one who shows up to rescue her and convinces her to stay at his penthouse, because he has plenty of room.

He’s become a billionaire since they broke up, but really is a down-to-earth guy from New Orleans. He takes care of her and listens to her over the weeks as she tries to deal with the accident and her career problems. As time passes something begins to change in Milly. She evaluates her life and slowly and painfully sees that she was living as a fraud in a false reality.

But, this arrangement seems short-lived, as Jed’s heiress-girlfriend is rudely demanding that she leave. After the girlfriend announces her engagement to Jed, Milly leaves and never wants to hear anything about him again. Will the rich russian come to mean more to her? Where will she live and work?

I found the story so beautiful! I loved reading the inspiring and gradual changes that took place in her life. I could feel myself relax and smile as Milly learned to do the same.

My rating: PG for language

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