At the age of twenty-four, Chantelle Rose has all a city girl can expect: a tiny bed-sit in South London, a lousy poorly-paid job, a tyrannical boss, and quite a few exes added to an ever-growing list.
Desperate for change, she becomes an extra in a seedy crime film. When that leads to the opportunity of a lifetime – a role to play with a million dollars to win and seemingly nothing to lose – she accepts without thinking twice. After all, what could possibly go wrong? In any event, she´ll earn enough to buy her dream home, set up her own business and never worry about money again.
And what about love? Two men have won her heart: Robbie – sultry, silent, mysterious; and Lionel – Hollywood heart-throb, charm, wealth, adventure.
But who can she trust? Who is bent on scaring her away, and why?
There seems to be more at stake than just her heart. Will a million dollars be worth it?
While this isn't my usual genre, I decided to give it a read as I thought the synopsis sounded great and I was intrigued to find out the answer to the question, 'who is bent on scaring her away, and why?' I'm so glad I did because the book was thoroughly enjoyable.
Chantelle is funny and a likeable character who made me giggle at the beginning and who later on in the book, helped me to become involved in the mystery aspect.
The story advanced at a good pace and I found myself happily turning the pages until I realised that I had ended up finishing it in a day!
The fate of Chantelle is left on a bit of a cliffhanger and I'd love there to be a sequel so I can find out what will happen next in her life!
Overall, I'd give A little of Chantelle Rose 4 out of 5. Even though it's a romance book and I don't have too much to compare it to, it was an enjoyable read and definitely deserving of four stars.
I can imagine it being perfect to read on a sunny day in the garden or at the beach. It's funny and entertaining with a twisty mystery to boot.
A Little of Chantelle Rose is published by Crooked Cat Books
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Cristina Hodgson, mother of two, born in Wimbledon, London, currently lives in southern Spain. Cristina had a long career in sport, reaching national and international level and still actively participates in Triathlon races and enjoys outdoor activities. In her spare time she also enjoys reading and writing. She won a sports scholarship to Boston College. After a period in Boston, she returned to the UK and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sports Science.
A Little of Chantelle Rose is her debut novel.