Christmas romcom / cosy mystery, a delightful read about the little island of Greengage and its inhabitants.
Kit has promised to find Pinky, while everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Kit, however, isn’t feeling very festive, what with spending it on Greengage for the first time and her girlfriend Laura being tied up with work.
Frustrations (for Kit), amusing situations, quiet humour – that’s what this story is made of. Perfect snack while waiting for the next installment in the Greengage series!
How much heartache and pining can you pack into 142 pages? LOADS!
If I were to describe Leaving Bree by Claire Highton-Stevenson by tropes, it would be second chance, friends to lovers, slowburn. Simple, yeah?
But nothing is ever simple, not the characters or the story – there are layers and depth to everything, and that’s what made this novella so good.
Morgan and Bree are great, realistic characters, ditto the supporting cast. I found myself rooting for Morgan all the way, occasionally wanting to yell at her to just get on with it and stop being so.. [censored]!
For the squeamish: the stalker bits are mostly just hinted at, as they are not the focus here. Mainly, they are there as another layer to Bree’s backstory.