“Sometimes, and usually without warning, she felt a wave of self-consciousness in Jackson’s presence, her whole body reacting to his proximity. It was one of those moments now. She was never quite sure what triggered the response in her; maybe it was the subtle aroma of his aftershave wafting in her direction, or perhaps it was the way his dark eyes snagged on hers, lingering there for a moment, or the curve of his smile as he looked across at her.”
If you are a fan of charming romances with endearing characters, then you are going to love Dreams Come True at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples.
Pia Temple has always had a soft spot for Jackson Moody following a passionate teenage love affair that burnt out over one long summer, more than ten years ago. First loves can be hard to forget, and the devastatingly gorgeous Jackson, is harder to forget than most.
After putting aside her ambitions while she cared for her parents, it is finally time for Pia to think about herself. So, when she’s offered the perfect job running the social calendar at Primrose Hall, with a dreamy flat included, how can she refuse? There’s only one problem… The new owner of the refurbished seventeenth-century manor house set in the idyllic Primrose Woods, is none other than Jackson, the man she’s thought about every day for years.
In a whirl of weddings and craft fairs, literary festivals and tea parties, Pia blossoms in her new role. But with the delectable Jackson a daily distraction, maybe this isn’t the dream job after all – especially when Jackson’s unfeasibly beautiful ex-girlfriend Tara, comes back to visit the hall…
Reading this book was like being wrapped in a cozy warm blanket. It leaves you feeling happy and oh-so content. I love Jill’s writing. She has this wonderful ability to transport her readers to these charming English countryside settings and create these stories that touch your heart.
Dreams Come True at Primrose Hall was delightful and just so lovely to read. It’s one of those books you can read in one sitting because you don’t want to put it down. It had a lovely flow; there wasn’t too much drama, twists, or turns. You get to sit back and enjoy the story. Fans of Jill’s books will be delighted to know that characters from her other books make an appearance in this story. I always love when authors do this because it allows readers to see what these beloved characters have been up to since we last saw them.
Pia is endearing and delightful. She is such a wonderful character, and I loved watching her grow and become more confident in herself. I liked Jackson; he has this mysterious vibe to him. I found myself attracted to him and trying to figure out his story and what was going on in that gorgeous head. The man is like an onion; he’s got layers. The characters’ interactions are fun and lighthearted while still having a certain amount of depth. There are plenty of heart-to-heart conversations and connections being made in this book.
Those who love a good HEA romance will love this book. This story has a love triangle romance in it. Pia has two love interests in this story who are Jackson and Daniel. I’m not always a fan of love triangles, but I didn’t mind this one. Jill did a fabulous job weaving this trope in her story entertainingly and charmingly. Pia and Jackson are sweet together, and their interactions have a slow, slow-burn vibe to it. This is a closed-door romance, so think kisses and hugs. I just loved Pia and Jackson to bits.
Dreams Come True at Primrose Hall is beautifully written and perfect to read on the weekend with your favourite cuppa tea.
Thank you, Boldwood Books and Rachel Random Resources for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.