Book Review : Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn by Tilly Tennant

May 28, 2014 Book review 1 ★★★½

As you might expect from the title and the cutesy cover, this book was a light, fun read. Just perfect for a wet Saturday afternoon.  Or a sunny Saturday afternoon.  Or just whenever you need a feel-good book in your life.

Book Review : Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn by Tilly TennantHopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn by Tilly Tennant
Published by On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space on 31st Jan 2014
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Author
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There’s only one man for Bonnie, and that’s Holden Finn.

The problem is that Holden Finn is a twenty-three-year-old pop megastar with his boy band, Every Which Way, and has no idea she exists. Not only that, but half the women in the world want to be Mrs Finn, including Bonnie’s teenage daughter, Paige. The real men in Bonnie’s life do nothing but let her down, but a man you can’t possibly have can never do that… right? She’s safe inside her fantasy bubble.

Then Paige wins a radio competition to meet Holden and the band, and Bonnie’s carefully-constructed world starts to unravel. She is about to find out that you should be very, very careful what you wish for....

First Line of Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn :

” ‘A letter’s more personal, right?’ Bonnie stood in front of the mirror and scraped her hair back into a ponytail.”

My Thoughts on Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn :

There is nothing I like more than the occasional chick-lit to remind myself that there is more to life than YA books! And shock horror, there are actually books about people my age! And what’s more because I can identify with the characters so readily, it makes them funnier and more emotional all at the same time. Such as this book. I can feel Bonnie’s frustrations and need for more from life because this is something most women experience at some stage.

I loved that Bonnie has a ‘normal’ job working in a shop. All too often in fiction, the women are career women and not just normal everyday people. Bonnie could be your sister, your neighbour or even you. She was well fleshed out and made you feel her longing for some excitement in her life.

Well be careful what you dream of Bonnie! Because more excitement (and men!) than you can shake a stick at are just around the corner. Soon there will be lot more to her life than a sulky daughter, a grumpy boss and a flighty mother. In a series of hilarious events, Bonnie is about to make up for lost time in the romance department.

One issue I did have was how many men were suddenly flinging themselves at Bonnie. It felt a bit unrealistic but I just went with the flow and enjoyed the journey. Bonnie is someone you want to see happy so I just embraced all this book set out for her. And I closed the book with a happy sigh and a feel good vibe zinging though my veins.

Overall, this chick-lit does exactly what a good chick-lit should do. It lifts you, makes you laugh and makes you wonder why men like Max only exist in books!  Sorry Tom!  You know I love you but you are no match for those perfect book boyfriends :O


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: three-half-stars


Who should read Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn?

I’d recommend this to all who enjoy contemporary chick-lit books that feature a lovable main character and some funny rom-com scenarios.

Thanks to Tilly for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.


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