Today I’m sharing my review for Love and Pollination by Mari Jane Law. Thank you to the author and Du Bois Publishing for a paperback copy of the book in return for an honest review.
Perdita Riley is facing the greatest dilemma of her life.
Why had she taken Violet Freestone’s advice on how to make herself look more alluring? It led her into the arms of a womaniser. And now Perdita has to deal with a huge setback. Actually, Setback Number One isn’t huge yet, but it won’t be long before it is. To cheer herself up, Perdita goes shopping, where an extraordinary encounter deposits her, literally, into the lap of Saul Hadley. She would like to stay there, but Setback Number One is going to get in the way.
Will she find a way to deal with what has happened? Can she manage the complications of her growing attraction to Saul?
This hilarious situational romantic comedy will keep you gripped until the very end.
Firstly, I loved the cover design – it is beautiful and fits the story title perfectly.
This is the story of Perdita, an orphan who grew up around Catholic nuns, who a degree in maths and is a financial advisor, but who has no experience of intimate relationships. After her losing her virginity and becoming pregnant in the same evening, quickly followed by leaving her job due to having high moral standards, Perdita is persuaded to help look after an elderly client, Violet, who was left out of pocket after following Perdita’s financial advice (after lying about her assets) .
However, Violet is not the ‘victim’ her nephew Saul believes her to be, and is quietly trying to pair Saul and Perdita together. However, the course of true love is never easy and there are lots of mishaps and misunderstandings along the way.
It is a light hearted book, with some laugh out loud moments. Personally, it was slightly too quirky for me, but I know that a lot of people will enjoy the quirkiness.
Mari Jane Law lives in the UK. She loves books, TV series and films that make her laugh and, through her writing, discovered she could make other people laugh as well. She hopes those who buy or borrow her work have as much fun reading it as she had in writing it!
Love & Pollination is the first in a series of whacky romantic comedy novels she is working on. Her characters appeal so strongly to her that she is unable to let them go – hence the series. She enjoys their humorous behaviour, quirky personalities and sharp, witty dialogue.
She was very pleased to have been shortlisted for Choc Lit’s 2019 Search for a Star competition.
Member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association and Cambridge Writers.