How I Wonder What You Are by Jane Lovering
(Yorkshire Romances #4)
Genres: Romance, Contemporary,
Publisher: Choc Lit
“Maybe he wasn’t here because of the lights – maybe they were here because of him …”
It’s been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her) so when she as good as stumbles upon one on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the Universe is having a laugh at her expense.
But Phinn Baxter (that’s Doctor Phinneas Baxter) is no common drunkard, as Molly is soon to discover; with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly’s own disastrous love life.
Finding mysterious men on the moors isn’t the weirdest thing Molly has to contend with, however. There’s also those strange lights she keeps seeing in the sky. The ones she’s only started seeing since meeting Phinn…
Book Review ~ ‘How I Wonder What You Are’ by Jane Lovering ~ 5 Stars!
Jane Lovering is an author to watch out for, not only does she create engaging characters and brilliant settings, but she manages to infuse such warmth and humour throughout her stories, which make them such a joy to read.
‘How I Wonder What You Are’ is a book that I was unable to put down. From the word go I was immersed in the Yorkshire landscape and the village life that Molly had escaped to. Being from a small village myself, I could see so many similarities and it made the reading experience that much more richer, as the world Lovering created just felt so real.
Molly was the perfect heroine. I love how Jane Lovering didn’t create a character who was just so likeable, but instead gave her a real depth and character flaws that made her so much more believable as a person. To see her overcome flaws that she felt had controlled her life was really inspiring, and I really enjoyed her accepting her faults and trying hard to move on, and learn from her past experiences. I really felt for her when the truth about the breakdown of her engagement came out, and I was firmly on Team Molly throughout.
Phinn was just the icing on the cake, so to speak. I have a weakness for nerdy guys (probably as I’m rather nerdy myself), and Phinn was the perfect guy for me to swoon over. Jane Lovering did a fantastic job at developing Phinn’s character throughout, as I could see the progress he was making at every turn, and seeing it through his own eyes was so rewarding. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a female reader who won’t want to give Phinn a huge hug.
Infused throughout was some brilliant humour that fit so naturally with the story and characters. Link was hilarious, yet also so multi-dimensional that he wasn’t just a character thrown in to add humour, but one who really helped the pace and development of the story. His reaction to Phinn’s shame over his alpha-male behaviour in bed was brilliant, and it was these little tidbits that made the story what it was.
And not since Flynn Rider and Maximus have I loved a bromance as much as that of Phinn and Stan. Classic!
*Review copy was kindly provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*