Ella has a job she loves and is in a secret relationship with her colleague Lee. But her whole life falls apart one Monday morning when her boss tells her that Lee has been involved with shady dealings with another company. Now she is out of work and out of love, attempting to create a new start for herself…
Love at First Site is a light-hearted romantic comedy about rising from the ashes.
Ella knows she isn’t supposed to date a colleague but she and Lee couldnt resist each other. Now her whole world has crumbled as she loses her job after his dodgy actions and she sees his selfish ways at last. She heads off for a fresh start, pushing away from her comfort zone. I liked her bravery and spark which shine through once she stops being naively trusting of Lee.
Ella’s fresh start doesn’t go smoothly which provides plenty of gentle humour. She meets Noah whose thoughtful behaviour shows her how awful Lee really was. Obviously Ella is wary about having any romantic notions after her last disaster but I was rooting for her to get together with Noah who was soooo lovely.
The book is written in the first person so we get to know Ella really well and explore her emotions, choices and actions. I wanted to scream and shout at her at the beginning for being so trusting and always putting her own needs second. She is a nice person so I wanted her to find happiness.
Love at First Site is a warm and enjoyable book about new beginnings. I really loved the last book I read by Phoebe Macleod: Let’s Not Be Friends.
Love at First Site
It’s a relationship under construction, and there are no warning signs…
Project Manager Ella Mackenzie thought she had her whole life perfectly mapped
out – just like one of her colour-coded spreadsheets. She is the last person to do anything
reckless or impulsive.
But when her and her terrible boyfriend split, she is left single, homeless and without a backup plan.
Suddenly, her whole worldly belongings are crammed into the back of her little Fiat, and she’s driving two-hundred-and-fifty miles across the country to start a new job that she should never have accepted in an industry she knows nothing about. What could possibly go wrong?
Ella doesn’t know the first thing about building sites, but thankfully Noah Harris is an expert in construction and is there to show her the ropes (and the ladders).
And, as Ella is about to find out, he’s an expert in a few other things too…
Phoebe MacLeod is the author of several popular laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. She mainly sets her books in her home county of Kent and her first new title for Boldwood will be published in November 2022. They will also be republishing her existing titles from August this year.