Renee Conoulty: Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin

Fairytale Beginnings: A heartwarming romantic comedy

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?

Hey! Here's my review.

Yes, it was a comment on twitter about "all the willies" that drew my attention to this book (and oh, what a scene that was!) But it was the promise of a fairytale that made me jump right in. 

Set in a haunted castle, with a Disney obsessed heroine and a slightly gruff, ladies man hero, eccentric villagers and a curse, what more could you want from a chick lit style fairytale? Lots of willies? Yep, got that too!

I loved the sexual tension (and relief of said tension - spoiler alert - only one willy there), as well as all the giggles. I found the characters likable and I was cheering for them the whole way through. If you're looking for an entertaining bit of escapism, give this a go.

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook
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  1. That was one of the first books that I reviewed through NetGalley and absolutely loved it!!!

  2. Welcome to the world of NetGalley! You picked a winner with this one, it was such a fun read.