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Reviewed by Zoe Lea
Holly Green is independent and single and she likes it that way. Working as a busy location scout, she has her freedom to do as she pleases and has convinced herself that she doesn’t want it any other way. Looking after her brother, Nicholas, keeps her busy enough and she keeps clear of any relationships that require any kind of serious commitment. It is only when her best friend Megan, asks her to join her in a group specialising in witchery that things in Holly’s life take an adventurous turn and she realises her life was missing something after all. At the first meeting, all members must make a wish, Holly asks for more excitement and that’s just what’s delivered throughout the rest of this novel.
She soon meets with Kai, a brooding secretive journalist who lives in a Gothic property perfect for Holly’s location scout needs. Kai has come to Yorkshire to find himself, but what he finds is Holly and they soon strike up a relationship that must overcome the barriers which they’ve both put up around themselves. The attraction between the two is compelling, but they have to each remove their masks if they want their relationship to succeed – not an easy thing for either of them to do.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s a light-hearted read with lots of puns and fun, wize-cracking jokes to keep you smiling throughout. The characters are enjoyable to read and very likeable and the elements of witchcraft and magic are brilliantly interviewed throughout the narrative. I particularly liked how Lovering made this story very fresh but with multi-layered plot lines that managed to engage many emotions and surprise me. Very much in the style of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hubble Bubble has a story that flows well and is filled with humour, romance and excitement.
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