Matthew’s first book “Hooked on You” inspired me to learn to crochet. This one, unfortunately, did not cause the same type of excitement for gardening.
I really appreciate Matthew’s writing style. I like to think of it as a slow meandering cadence. Perfect for when you just want to get lost in a well written and easy read.
Mel is a 40 something paramedic who meets a teacher, Ruby, at uni. They have a rough first encounter, but end up becoming friends. Mel offers to help Ruby with a gardening class/charity gig at the school. Their growing feelings become a conflict as it is a teacher/student scenario.
There was a lot of gardening. Garden planning, garden setup, garden teaching, etc. I felt like there was a bit too much detail here that could have been cleaned up a bit.
The only drama that existed in the book was kind of unbelievable to me. I don’t want to give away anything by saying what happened. But I had felt that Mel’s reaction didn’t make sense at all. And it was bit over dramatic. Then things resolved fairly quickly.
Overall, this was a decent read.
I recommend to those who enjoy reading slow building relationships, teacher/student conflict (same age range, though), dealing with internalized homophobia, dyslexia, gardening, and Brit speak.