BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
The Best Medicine (Dilbury Village #3) by Charlotte Fallowfield
Publication date: February 28th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
“The story is amazing and the characters are wonderful and hilarious.” The Next Great Read.
A laugh-out-loud novel from Charlotte Fallowfield, whose books have hit the Amazon #1 bestseller charts internationally for Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, and Humour.
Release date 28th February 2018.
Despite being a successful author of risqué romance novels, Charlie Faulkner had yet to star in her own love story. Drowning her sorrows in takeaway pizza, and at risk of getting wedged in her favourite writing chair, she despaired of ever finding the kind of all-consuming love that she wrote about in her books.
When she did venture out of her writing cave, chaos and disaster followed, with many a trip to the emergency room of the local hospital. It was there she fell head over heels for the handsome doctor who often treated her, Guy Fitton. The trouble was that with her medical track record, she wasn’t sure if he’d see her as a sexy, desirable temptress or just a crazy, accident-prone woman, with a medical file so heavy it needed its own trolley.
Would Charlie get her “happy ever after” with Dr. Fitton or end up with the other significant male in her life, the pizza delivery guy?
While The Best Medicine is a standalone story, it’s the third in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples’ story.
Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!
When a synopsis says that a book is “laugh out loud” funny, then I take that with a pinch of salt. But, on this occasion, that statement is accurate. There were points throughout this book when I did actually laugh (ok, maybe gently snort) out loud. Which naturally, got me some odd looks from my fellow commuters on the train.
I think that this is a the best in the series so far. Overlapping part of the same time period covered by the other in the series, this one (naturally) picks up from the point where Charlie moves to the village.
Once again, good pacing, and humour throughout. It’s true that you might see some of the plot bunnies coming. But the delivery of the narrative is such that you just won’t care.
Now, I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoilers. But both the men in Charlie’s life are written with aplomb. And the conclusion of each of their relationships with Charlie were handled to perfection.
The best bit though? The author was drawing on personal experience for parts of this book. Genius.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Charlotte Fallowfield writes contemporary romantic comedy novels. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. Her writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerry’s and copious amounts of coffee. Reading was her main pastime, until she discovered the joy of writing, but she still tries to set aside time to indulge her appetite for funny, or steamy, reads by other authors too. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.
Her alter ego, C.J. Fallowfield, is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels. She started writing in October 2013 and released her first novel, New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) in January 2014.