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Blog Tour: Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin
Blurb: Love is an open door…except when it keeps slamming in your face.
Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he?
When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of an historical building in the village of Clovers Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone.
As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after?
First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: I am a big fan of Disney and fairytales in general so when Holly Martin announced her next book was going to be all about fairytales and magic I was over the moon. Plus knowing that Holly writes the most romantic stories, I knew Fairytale Beginnings was going to be fantastic. I'm really happy to say that I was not wrong. The story couldn't be more magical and Holly has managed to sweep off my feet once again with her new story.
Fairytale beginnings has all the elements a hopeless romantic like me loves: a stunning setting in a fairytale Castle (I need a castle like Clover Castle in my life), a dashing prince charming, some magical creatures (yes, there are ghosts and witches in the story, isn't that the coolest?) and of course, a fantastic heroine that I loved from the first page, Milly Rose. When she first arrives at Clover Castle, she is sure her company is not going to be interested in renovating it and is about to turn and go home until she meets the gorgeous Lord Hearstone and decides to give it go. Soon, she starts falling in love with the place and the chemistry between them is undeniable. I loved reading their interactions, how they opened up to each other and how they respected each other so much.
I always enjoy when a story is told from both main characters' points of view, so we can know what they are thinking and I feel like I know them better. As I said, Milly Rose was a fantastic character and I loved her enthusiasm with life and how she always tried to stay positive. And then there was Cameron, the Lord of the castle. He was the kind of hero I love (*swoons*). Even if his choice of women had not been the best in the past...
An aspect of the story I really enjoyed reading about was all the mysteries that the castle held. From secrets passageways to hidden treasures, I couldn't help getting more and more excited as the story unfolded and we discovered more bits. Also, Holly added lots of fairytale references and the castle has its own legend which I think was a fantastic touch.
I can express enough how much I loved this story and all the special and magical touches that Holly added to it. I'm sure that any Disney and Fairytales fan will fall completely in love with this story too. I highly recommend you put some magic to your life this summer with this gorgeous story.