Today’s second team review is from Jenny R.
Jenny has been reading A Bed Of Brambles by Sam Russell
Chic Lit, Romance
Sam Russell definitely writes about what she knows best. You can tell that she has a passion for horses and that she has looked after them herself. She writes this book with a passion and thoughtfulness that shines throughout the story.
The relationship between Hettie and Alex has a love hate feel about it, but you know that deep down they are simply made to be together, but getting there is a struggle, and this struggle makes for a very good read. Although they both often misread one another, they also know each other very well. They have a complex relationship at times and I felt myself wanting to bang their stubborn heads together.
There is a mix of feelings within the story that keeps you wanting to read on. Love, hate, passion, charm, suspense and fun. You put the book down, only to pick it up between work and chores. I constantly wanted to continue with the read to see how it all pans out for Hettie and Alex. The ups and downs and the twists and turns lead you easily through the book. There are a couple of surprises entangled within a couple of the characters, this made for an even more enjoyable read.
This is a book and author that I would recommend to anyone and I would like to read more of Sam Russell’s novels.
Hettie and Alexander are back, and this was never going to be a conventional love story. No bed of roses. Proud, passionate and wilful, they are alike in so many ways. That has to be a good thing doesn’t it? Or it could be a disaster…both carry scars, and old wounds have a habit of causing new hurt.
Physical attraction draws them together. Hearts and minds can be thorny, less easy to satisfy. One thing is certain, together or apart their lives will move on. Alexander and Hettie’s clashes of spirit will only be part of the story.
Second chances. New beginnings. The opportunity to make things right. Or to make the same mistakes all over again. Unless fate takes the future out of your hands…
About the author
Sam Russell lives, works and writes from the family farm in rural Essex and describes herself as a “farmer by day and author by night”.
Proudly independent, she is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Her passionate, contemporary romances are set in the countryside and she credits Jilly Cooper for inspiring her to write “hunks, horses, hanky-panky and hot-headed heroines.”
Sam has three grown up children and lives with her husband, two dogs and a cat.