Delighted to be the latest stop on the blog tour for THE MAGIC TOUCH by KELLY FLORENTIA. My thanks to the author and team at Accent Press for the copy of the book and putting this together – and letting me be part of it all!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Would you read your partner’s texts?What if you thought he was having an affair?
Once bitten, twice shy Emma King is in no rush to join Harry’s bustling, big, fat Greek Cypriot family and become Mrs Georgiades. So it comes as no big surprise when, after plenty of Dutch courage, his proposal of marriage at a family gathering is met with rejection.
Emma doesn’t think they need a piece of paper to prove how much they love each other. They’re solid – unbreakable. After all, Harry’s a loving and loyal partner whom she trusts implicitly. But when she accidentally stumbles across a flirtatious text message on Harry’s mobile phone from a female colleague alarm bells start going off in her head.
Overcome with suspicion and an impending fear of losing the love of her life, Emma goes on a mission to get to the bottom of his secret affair with the help of her best friend Ola, her ninety-three-year-old neighbour Alistair, and Harry’s sister-in-law’s app, The Magic Touch. Because no one is going to snatch Harry from her – no one!.
A book that made me laugh and cry!! Fair to say that it’s full of emotion and I found myself totally caught up in the lives of these characters, especially Emma as she tries to navigate her emotions when she discovers a text on the phone of her other half – is he cheating on her? Why is he acting so strange? And why has he proposed to her if he is playing away from home?! So many questions to be answered!!
You begin to understand her worries and fears as you find out more about her past and what she has been through. It also shines the light brilliantly on the modern world we live in with the over-use of mobile phones, apps and social media and that made this book so much easier to connect with as you understand so well the dilemmas she faces.
Harry should be the perfect man for her – very hard working, from a large close family and seemingly devoted but the little seeds of doubts in her mind really affect the way she sees him, and turns to her friends Ola and Alistair for advice – very wise people to turn to, especially Alistair who I found to be so funny and a total sweetheart!
This book really throws open the debate as to whether men and women can be just ‘friends’, alongside the damage that being in a abusive relationship can take on your frame of mind. Emma has so much to contend with and you are just willing her to make the right decision to make her own heart happy.
I really loved this story, the characters and the little talking points it throws up throughout, all sprinkled with that little bit of magic!