If Only by Angela Marsons / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @WriteAngie


“I want Michael Hunter to fall so deeply in love with me that he can’t bear to be more than fifty feet away,” Cher declares to her best friends over cheesecake and wine. But what if she’s searching for happiness in the wrong place?

As Cher types up letters about overflowing rubbish bins in a job she hates, she dreams of Michael Hunter. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and he’s about to become her new boss. But he barely looks at Cher except to ask for a coffee refill. How can she get him to notice she’s the perfect girl for him?

While Cher ignores the warning from workmate Dan that Michael is bad news, her friends have their own problems to fix. Sarah is longing to start a new life with a man who won’t commit, and bride-to-be Deb should be looking forward to her wedding, but her future mother-in-law is turning it into a nightmare from hell… If only her fiancé could see it that way.

So, when one summer evening, over several glasses of wine, Cher, Sarah and Deb stumble across an old book and decide to cast a wishing spell, they don’t think for one minute that it will come true. It’s just three best friends having a laugh and throwing some herbs around the garden. Or is it?




When you say ‘Angela Marsons’, you say ‘Kim Stone’. There are few people who don’t know them and I have to say I had to read it twice when it was being announced that she had written a romcom. I never saw that coming if I have to be honest, but why not? A lot of authors have written different genres and excelled in all of them.

Romcom, the word says it alI: a mixture of romance and comedy. I think being able to make people laugh is one of the most difficult things and yes, this story has put a smile on my face more than once. Now about the ‘love’ side: a wedding, falling in love with the one and starting to love yourself again… I’d say this box has been ticked too.

Why did I fall in love with this genre? It’s because it gives you a chance to escape the serious things in real life for a while and in my opinion this story was like they wrote them years ago. The heroin(s) was/were naive, they often wanted what was not possible and did not see what was right in front of them. Nowadays romcoms often have a more serious theme too like dead or an illness and I still prefer the ‘old fashioned’ ones. 

So, yes I liked it a lot. Was it a bit predictable? Yes, but that is typical for this genre and that is something you know even before you open such a book. 

The author has proved, once again, what an amazing writer she is. Thriller or romcom, she just nails both genres. 5 stars

Thank you Angela Marsons and Bookouture 


About the author

Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 4 million in 5 years.

She lives in Worcestershire with her partner and their 2 cheeky Golden Retrievers.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 28 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone and the translation of Dead Souls, La Verita Sepolte, recently won the prestigious Primo Bancarella award.


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