Verity doesn't need a man to be happy. She likes her own company, needs alone time and is perfectly content being a Jane Austen fan girl without having her own Mr. Darcy. Verity works at Happy Ever After, a bookshop specialized in romance. Verity deals with the accounts and is great with money, but she doesn't like helping customers. Her colleagues are curious and always encourage her to go out with them, so Verity has come up with an imaginary boyfriend, so she can take time for herself when she needs it. This backfires when they see her at a restaurant while she's on her own. She needs a partner and sees a man sitting by himself, that's how she meets Johnny.
Johnny is in love with a woman he can't have. Everyone keeps telling him that he should move on, but he isn't ready. That's why an arrangement with Verity is beneficial. They can accompany each other to social events, so nobody will try to set them up anymore. For Verity this deal means she has to step out of her comfort zone, Johnny has a large amount of rich friends and that means she has to go with him to many parties, weddings and other events. While spending time with each other it becomes clear Verity and Johnny have a lot in common, but their relationship is purely based on friendship, isn't it?
True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop is another wonderful story about a member of the Happy Ever After team. Verity is an introvert and large groups of people make her want to scream. She comes from a big and loud family and has problems fitting in sometimes. With Johnny she can truly be herself. The only problem is that Johnny isn't available. His love life is incredibly complicated and I was curious where that would lead. Finding out if he'd ever be able to untangle the web of complex emotions that's his personal life kept me on the edge of my seat. Verity can stand her ground and she's good for him. I loved her fiery spirit and kept hoping Johnny would see how wonderful she is.
Annie Darling writes fantastic stories about at first sight impossible love matches. I like that idea a lot and her lovely sense of humor makes each scene a joy to read. Verity and Johnny have a terrific spark, both on an intellectual and a chemistry level. I loved how well they understand each other. Their friendship goes deep, but issues can become obstacles and Anne Darling handles that subject in a magnificent way that constantly made me smile. True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop is entertaining, filled with humor and fabulously heartwarming. I absolutely loved this feelgood romantic story.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 23 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 10 August 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B073C5H36F
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,323 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)