The bit on the back…
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?
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…
Firstly thank you to lovely author Tilly Tennant for sending me a copy of this great story to review.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn is the story of 35 year old Bonnie and her almost obsessive crush on boyband sensation Holden Finn, of “Every Which Way”. The story follows Bonnie as she resists delivery man Max’s advances, deals with the idea of her celebrity crush inverting and the endless waiting for the reappearance of a suave Frenchman a.k.a. the father of Bonnie’s daughter Paige.
Bonnie is the main character and the whole story is from her POV. This really suited the book because if there has ever been a character who needs the readers on her side, it’s Bonnie. She’s had a bit of a crap couple of years after being walked out on by Henri.
I really liked Bonnie; she is sweet and endearing, and really caring. She’s always trying to do her best by Paige with what little money she has after bills are paid. I loved her crush on Holden. It made Bonnie very real to me and so you will find it easy to relate to her. Whether we admit it or not, we all have a celebrity crush! I loved that she wrote and re-wrote letters she never sent to Holden because it was like you were let in on a little secret part of her that no-one else knew about.
I admired Bonnie for how she brought up her daughter and was effectively putting her own life on hold to make sure Paige was happy.
The other characters complimented Bonnie’s down to earth personality. My favourite was probably Max, he was persistent in his pursuit for Bonnie and he really showed how much he cared for her. He also seemed to reaffirm her self-worth for her after Paige’s father walked out on her.
I thought the story was beautifully written; it was charming and always held my interest meaning I was turning pages late into the night. I am eager to see what Tilly will have for us next.
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P.S. My Holden Finn is Ryan Gosling, who's yours?