A Single Step
Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert f ...more
Readers follow the life of Emma, who's had a dramatic life with very few moments of happiness taken away from her quickly. Her life made her an independent woman trusting no one and searching for solitude. However, when she applied to a new job in a Manor in rural England to take care of horses, she found a lot more than just a job. Thanks to her new life, she was able to finally over ...more
Romance is not my cup of tea. Maybe it’s because I’m too busy to think of nice and strong arms to embrace me, or because I prefer to chase monsters down the streets. I’ve never been interested in horses, either. But at times, it’s nice to dip your toe into a new pool and see what happens! And sometimes, you have a good and uncomplicated time with a story you thought weren’t for you but turns out to be able to release the pressure in your body.
I read A Single Step in two days, taking the time to...more
This book kept my interest from beginning to end. The characters were people that the reader could relate to with similar struggles, highs and lows. It had a very human aspect that made the storyline plausible. Looking forward to book 2 in the series
And, yet, I had some issues with the execution.
The genre is hard to pin down. It's all well and good to say, "just go with the story." That's not how brains work. It's normal, as one reads, to make rapid-fire comparisons to everything else we've ever read. Part of us is with the story, another part is using cues ...more
Emma Grayson has suffered far more than any woman should have to and I immediately liked and sympathized with the character. In actual fact, the author does such a good job of forging a connection with the character and the reader that I found myself in emotional turmoil at times. Emma is sweet woman, however due to her past, she is untrusting – and understandably so. Therefore, at times she comes across a bit short.
To get to the crux of it, Emma ta ...more
Emma Grayson finds a job advert mysteriously left in her letterbox, and after an interview is offered what seems to be the perfect job of looking after the stables of a manor house. However very soon the reader (and Emma) is wondering why the Estate Manager is so against her, and gradually begins to wonder if everything is quite as it appears.
The first page throws the reader straight into the intrigue, and the story builds up gently and steadily, until mid-way through the ...more
I was however intrigued from the start, Georgia has a wonderful way of slowly and gently pulling you into the story so that you have to keep reading, you have to know ‘what happens next’.
Georgia has filled the book full of detail, maybe overly concise in a few instances, but then that may just be my view as this is, as I have sa ...more
Everyone is very helpful and the job and the facilities are very generous, all except the Estate Manager Trent who is cold and domineering. Emma wasn't his first choice of person for the job and he makes her feel li ...more
This book moves really quite slowly, but that didn't bother me. Nor did the very detailed descriptions of the horses and caring for them. I even liked Trent, right up to the point that he revealed himself to be a misogynist. His attitude of 'men chase' was deplorable. He ...more
Also, as a therapist in training, I have to mention that paranoid schizophrenia is different ...more
I really enjoyed this book - it held me from the first page. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because I got a bit annoyed with Trent always raising his eyebrows 😉
The story contained a little of everything. Romance, heartbreak and suspense with believable and well rounded characters. Congratulations Georgia Rose, I look forward to reading the rest of the Grayson series
Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre.
Following a long stint ...more