Saturday, 30 March 2019

Emma's Review: Wildflower Park – Part Three: Oopsy Daisy by Bella Osborne

Reviewed by Emma Crowley

Life’s not always a walk in the park…

When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn't be falling for?

Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.

Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…

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Many thanks to Avon Books UK via NetGalley  for my copy of Wildflower Park: Part Three: Oopsy Daisy to review and to Sharon for having my review on the blog.

As part two of Bella Osborne's Wildflower Park series ended on a cliffhanger, I was keen to return and see how things might resolve themselves in part three Oopsy Daisy. This part seemed even more of a quick read than the previous two and I felt I had reached the end before it had really got going. There wasn't a huge amount that happened to move the story significantly along much further and I am hoping that things will either kick off big time in the final part or we will finally get to see the strands of the story coming together. I enjoyed this part but there was nothing here that really grabbed my attention and had me sucked in to what was going on.

Sophie is at breaking point and has made a rash decision when it comes to the future of her marriage. At this stage I think it is a combination of pregnancy hormones and all the changes women experience combined with the fact that husband Dave really has taken her for granted for so long. He really is thoughtless and has no idea how much he has hurt her with his lack of consideration. I wondered would there be a future for the pair or would Sophie go it alone? Especially as she has told us numerous times how she really has had enough of everything. Would things change? Would we see a different side to Dave? How could he possibly make it up to Sophie in a big enough way to show that underneath it all he really does care and that he can change for the better? I was interested to see would things remain the way they were, in a stalemate so to speak or would Dave be brave enough to take the next step and fight for his family?

As for Anna she is still very much struggling with talking about her past. There are hints dropped into conversation or a strand of thoughts every now and again and it's almost like the author is teasing us, dangling titbits then moving away on to another subject. Like Anna it's brushing things under the carpet to the back of her mind. I really want to know what happened to Anna in the past and why she is so closed off when it comes to discussing it. I think when it came to romance Anna really needed to bide her time until the right one came along as we know she has fears about drifting back into a relationship that wouldn't be good for her or come to nothing in the long term. She won't settle for average she wants someone to set her world alight. When a package arrives in the post and it contains something she never requested it stirs up bad memories for her but that's all we were told and god I wanted to know more. I really do hope that everything is being saved for the last part and that the innumerable questions I need answers to will be resolved in the future.

Oopsy Daisy as I have said was a quick, light, easy read but I don't think it was the best so far. Yes it ended on another cliffhanger so it does wet your appetite for the final instalment which is titled Rooting for You.

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