With permission from ChocLit
Title: Please don't stop the music
Author: Jane Lovering
Publisher : Choc Lit
Date Published : 1st February 2011
How much can you hide?
Jemima Hutton is determined to build a successful new life and keep her past a dark secret. Trouble is, her jewellery business looks set to fail - until enigmatic Ben Davies offers to stock her handmade belt buckles in his guitar shop and things start looking up, on all fronts.
Meet Jemima Hutton - Self employed belt buckle designer who lodges with her friend Rosie and Rosie's young baby Harry.
Whilst searching the streets of York for stockists for her belt buckles Jemima meets Ben Davies - One time Indie Rock Star who now hides in his little out of the way guitar shop.
Add Jason, the resident artist, Saskia, business owner (what is her hold over Jem and Rosie?) and hubby Alex and you have a mix of lovable characters all with their own secrets. Some deeper than others.
Ben and Jemima build up a friendship but are they really who they appear to be?
Both want to get closer and delve deeper into each other's past but that would mean sharing their secret. Dare they open up?
I enjoyed the way each character's story unfolded around a series of events that forced the characters to confront their pasts and, eventually, reveal their secrets.
This Rom-com is a real page-turner littered with funny one-liners. The clues are there, but not too obvious, making it a gripping read.
I didn't want to put it down...but the children had to be fed!
Look forward to more from this author.
5/5 for me!
I received a copy of this novel from the Publisher, Choc Lit, for review.