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Little Pink Taxi

Published Date: February 20, 2018

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Synopsis

Take a ride with Love Taxis, the cab company with a Heart …

Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.

Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.

On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …

 

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Marie Laval

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher, and in her spare times loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance, and her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global eBook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance). She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

 

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Customer Reviews

8 Comments

  1. Debbie Southwell
    Debbie Southwell at .

    I loved this book set in Scotland which has mystery, intrigue and love. Marc Petersen has arrived in Scotland following the purchase of Rosalie’s home Ravensthorne Castle by his recently deceased Dad. His timing follows a series of mysterious events which have led to hospitalisation of the man that Rosalie sees as a Father Figure.
    Rosalie owns the little pink taxi and is at the heart of the community barely scraping a living because she does the job for the love of the community. With the sale of the castle this means that her business is at risk and the loss of her home. Can she thaw Marc’s heart so that he will help her keep her business?
    This book has wonderful characters and the Scottish landscape is delightfully described and I would definitely recommend reading it.
    Thanks to Choc-Lit for providing me with a review copy of this book in return for an honest review which is completely my own opinion.

  2. Ruth N
    Ruth N at .

    When generous, caring Rosie meets cold hearted, merciless businessman Marc, there is an immediate clashing of opinions. Set in the middle of winter, in a Scottish castle complete with resident ghosts, emotions soon get the temperature rising.
    An entertaining read with several mysteries running throughout the plot. A romantic thriller and a thrilling romance, Little Pink Taxi is a delight to read.

  3. Anne
    Anne at .

    The cover may be pink and fluffy but there is more to this story than most and I loved every page. Rosalie Heart lives at Raventhorn castle, so when its sold to Marc Petersen, she’s not happy, especially as the new owner is the also owner of her Little Pink Taxi company and well aware that while it might be a public service it is not making any money. The new owner Marc Petersen is a cold hearted businessman who buys and sells businesses but Raventhorn is different. This one is personal, not least because his feelings for Rosalie are seriously affecting his judgement. I loved everything about this book, great characters, great storyline. A page turner from beginning to end. I really hope Marie writes more and soon.

  4. Yvonne Greene
    Yvonne Greene at .

    Great story with strong characters. Could Marc and Rosalie ever agree on anything, let alone fall in love? They have such different views, backgrounds and lives, but against the backdrop of a ramshackle castle, and with family feuds and even ghosts interfering, who knows what might happen next?! A great read, highly recommend.

  5. Stacey
    Stacey at .

    Taxi business owner Rosalie enjoys helping her Scottish community (even if she isn’t making any money), until Marc Peterson shows up and threatens to take it all away. Marc, a successful businessman himself, finds his softer side with Rosalie. They need to band together to save not just their businesses but their lives as well.

    I LOVED this novel!! It was sweet, funny, mysterious (with a few ghosts thrown in for good measure), and romantic. I highly recommend to anyone who likes these three elements in a story.

    I was provided a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review and I have to say, I really loved reading this novel and would absolutely read another by this author.

  6. Gill L.
    Gill L. at .

    This is the debut novel with Choc Lit for Ms Laval – I can’t wait for another one!

    Rosalie runs her Love Taxis firm in the Scottish Highlands, from an old castle where she has lived and been brought up for as long as she can remember. It is not at all a profitable business, but provides a much needed social service for the surrounding countryside. Although not going particularly smoothly anyway, things go from bad to worse when her mentor, the owner of Raventhorn, has a bad car accident, and while he is in hospital, the gorgeous and brooding businessman, Marc Petersen arrives, with the news that he is the new owner of Raventhorn.

    I really enjoyed this story, spending a fair bit of time on the edge of my seat and telling Rosalie to take care, watch her step – I would definitely call this a romantic suspense, with added danger. If you like your heroines a bit ditzy, and pretty feisty, with a hero to die for – then this is one for you. Please keep writing Ms Laval – I am looking forward to reading your next book!

  7. Els Ebraert
    Els Ebraert at .

    Take a girl who loves pink, add a cold businessman, some ghosts and a thug and you end up with a story full of love, friendship, suspense and intrigues. I loved it from the first letter until the last full stop. It’s a fluently wirtten story and I could hardly put it down. I know I ask it often, but is there any chance we can have a sequel, please?

  8. Jo Lambert
    Jo Lambert at .

    Absolutely loved this book. At the centre is the sale of Ravensthorn Castle, a place Rosalie Heart has always called home. But with the arrival of new owner Marc Petersen, her whole life, and that of the small Scottish village of Irlwick is threatened. Marc – half French/half Danish – is a cool no-nonsense business man whose world is about balance sheets and profit. As part of the sale, Rosalie’s taxi business is under threat. It doesn’t make a profit and Marc is unable to understand that she’s someone who believes the needs of her small isolated community are more important than income .
    For Rosalie, Marc’s arrival unsettling. Why did Geoff McBride, currently his hospital after a car crash, decide to sell, and to this man of all people? Then there are the strange things that have been happening to her recently– hoax calls requesting taxis, threatening notes and a dark four by four shadowing her.
    I particularly loved the way Marc and Rosalie’s romance was drip fed through the book. Their relationship moved from dislike to a wary companionship. Constantly thrown into each other’s company it wasn’t long before they were both trying their hardest to resist each other. But of course the inevitable happened – helped along by some ghostly happenings courtesy of Isobel McBride.
    When Kirsty Marsh, Marc’s right hand woman, discovers what is going on she’s determined Rosalie won’t get the man she’s set her sights on. Devious and clever, she sets out to wreck their relationship.
    And last but not least I have to mention the setting – the mountains, the loch, the forest, the snow (lots of it) and the wonderful, sometimes quirky, inhabitants of Irlwick.
    There is so much more I could say about Little Pink Taxi, but it would be giving far too much of the plot away and that’s the last thing I want to do. All I will say is that it is a great read which includes romance, mystery, ghosts and a mythical treasure. It’s also a thriller with some scary moments for both Marc and Rosalie. All in all another winner for Choc Lit.

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