A huge delight to be taking part in this Blog Tour for MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!
Make It Up To You
What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?
Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.
Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she's arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit 'Search for a Star' Competition.
Facebook Page: @lucykeelingbooks
Wow!! This was one sizzling read and I'm still a little hot under the collar after the chemistry between Sophie and Marcus!! Where do I go to find a gardener like Marcus!!?Serious book boyfriend crush!!
Sophie and Marcus have known each other for years. Marcus' sister Polly is her friend and he's always seen Sophie as high maintenance! With a blossoming career on YouTube as a make- up vlogger, she is totally focussed on raising her profile and reaping the rewards. You just wish sometimes she'd step away from the camera sometimes and have a bit of fun back in her life!
When the idea of using Marcus in the videos, it's hoped to raise the profile of his gardening business and when he appears on camera her numbers shoot up!! Could this be the start of big things ... for both of them!!
I just loved how much fun this story was! Using the vlogging aspect really made it feel up to date, and any mention of gardening gets a big tick from me so it was great to read things from such different business and career viewpoints. Marcus was kind of stuck in his ways on how to advertise his business, so having Sophie there to advise him on the benefits of using social media was an eye opener for him.
Sophie gets a little too obsessive at times over the numbers watching her channel, and even her parents want her to get a 'proper' job! But she's very determined to make things work - I just loved how Marcus makes her see that there's more to life than getting videos uploaded and watching subscriber numbers! The chemistry between them is there for all to see - even more so when there's a camera rolling and filming their time together!!
Loved every single page!! Really excited to read more from this author in the future!! More hot gardeners please!!