Another fun, fabulous read from Kathryn Freeman. You’ll want to lock yourself away with this one!
Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.
Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.
But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.
This is the first book I have read by Ms Freeman and I thoroughly enjoyed it, the story is sweet and loving a story of second chances and finally moving on. Ms Freeman is an articulate and talented writer, I found her writing to be honest and very real with character’s who you immediately can relate to and I can say for certain that I will be reading more of her work. Oh Crumbs is a scrumptious and enjoyable book that leaves you feeling all warm…Plus, incredibly hungry 😉
When Abby Spencer’s mother died, and her father was either grieving or working all the hours to keep a roof over their heads, while she settled in to be the mother her younger sisters so desperately needed. As the years moved on Abby’s takes on more and more responsibility, once her sister’s are old enough to be able to fend for themselves in a sort of fashion she goes for a job as a PA in a biscuit firm. She want’s this job more than she has ever wanting anything in her life, but on the day of her interview everything that could go wrong does. But surprisingly the manager Doug see’s past her various blunder’s and employer’s her.
Even though this is written in both Doug’s and Abby’s point of view, because of her personal circumstances Abby’s part of the story really shouted out louder than Doug’s to me. Abby is a woman who has sacrificed so much for her family, I can relate to Abby so much she is so visual and real to me. Her story is one that is so relevant to the times, there are so many of us who have never done what we have wanted to do in life for our family, she is caring, she loves her family to a fault. Yes, I think that maybe her father did take advantage of her as she was growing up, but she faced it all in the same positive, supportive and passionate way she does everything.
Abby takes a job in a biscuit factory called ‘Crumbs’ and meet’s dishy but troubled boss; Douglas Faulkner. Abby does come across as a bit of a blundering air-head, she is clumsy and she talk’s too much, but she is a good person, a person who has put her whole life’s plans on the scrap pile and focused solely on her family. She is a marvellous young woman, a woman who I can relate so much to so much. Abbey also has a history of falling for her bosses, and when she meet’s too-handsome-for-his-own-good; Doug there is an instant attraction. Even though she does find him terribly handsome she is also very aware of him.
Doug is a secretive and brooding man who I think is a little lost in his life, he’s frustrated and bored with where he is. I get the impression that he is at crossroads’ and he isn’t sure which road to take that is until he meet’s breezy and serious Abby. He is instantly drawn towards’ her freshness. He is such a sexy man, and actually he isn’t what I first thought him to be like. You think of a managing director to be full of themselves, ruthless and a bit cold, bit I found him to a complex and warm man.
I thoroughly enjoyed this, Ms Freeman is an articulate story-teller who draws you into her world and makes you love her characters. The story is light and fun it moves smoothly from one scene to the next, it is engrossing and the romance between Doug and Abby is very sweet. The characters are expertly developed, and as you get to know them, their true personalities really come out.
A very enjoyable, passionate and fun story, that leaves you feeling all warm.
This was a Complimentary/ARC via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Oh Crumbs is available now at Amazon.