Can even the most seasoned traveller find a home on Rendezvous Lane?
‘Community spirit’ is not a phrase in travel junkie Taran Rossi’s vocabulary. As a former ‘third culture kid’ and now spicy street food connoisseur and social media influencer, he’s never really stayed in one place long enough to feel part of a community. And that’s just the way he likes it.
But a springtime stint house sitting for his grandmother on Rendezvous Lane in East Nashville could lead to a long overdue wake-up call. With the help of single mum Sandy Warner and her young son Chip, can Taran come to understand that sometimes it’s not about the place – it’s about the people?
Angela was born in St. Stephen, Cornwall, England. After completing her A-Levels she worked as a Naval Secretary. She met her husband, a US Naval Flight Officer while being based at a small NATO Headquarters on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. They lived together in Denmark, Sicily, California, southern Maryland and London before settling in Franklin, Tennessee.
Angela took a creative writing course in 2000 and loved it so much that she has barely put her pen down since. She has had short stories and novels published in the US. Her novel Sugar & Spice, won Choc Lit’s Search for an American Star competition and was her UK debut.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a well written romance with really well plotted twists and turns that are totally unexpected. Taran the hero is superb, human flaws but a real hero despite himself. His romance with Sandy I wondered if it would happen, so many things appeared against it. The village atmosphere of Rendezvous Lane is well portrayed, as are all of the characters. By the end of the book I felt a part of the community. Although this is part of a series, it is a stand alone story but if you enjoy it, beware, you will want to read the others.
Very handsome Independent free spirit meets ex independent free spirit now settled single mum. Chemistry ensues. Denial of chemistry ensues. Will they won’t they, can they come to a compromise or are their chosen paths too incompatible? A hot and spicy love knot you’ll relish untangling.
Angela Britnell has managed to produce yet another good, enjoyable love story, combining both sides of the Atlantic in what seems to have become her trademark way. She includes some memorable and likeable characters, a sparky heroine, and a most satisfactory hero, in a believable story – I was involved from the beginning and had to keep reading to see what happened next. I have awarded 4 stars, but it is very nearly a 5.
I love Angela’s stand alone novels and her latest certainly did not disappoint. Good looking Taran is addicted to world travel and finding new spicy foods for his blog. Sandy is building roots in East Nashville with her (cute) son Chip as she wants stability. Could 2 people with such different lifestyles possibly fall in love? Can they overcome all the hurdles that life (including families, well meaning friends and neighbours and of course a local property developer) can throw at them? I had a smile on my face throughout the whole novel as I was sucked into the world of Rendezvous Lane. Highly recommend!
Don’t read this when hungry!
Single mother Sandy Warner moved to a small town in Tennessee, exchanging travelling for a settled life with her five year old son.
Sandy’s quiet life is shaken when Taran Rossi temporarily moves in next door while her neighbour Beth, Taran’s grandmother, is away recuperating after serious surgery. Taran has spent twenty years moving from one county to another, earning his living as a food connoisseur and blogger. Once his grandmother is fully recovered he intends to resume his wandering lifestyle.
The attraction between Sandy and Taran is immediate but how can they manage a life together when she’s put down roots for her son and Taran prefers an unencumbered roaming existence.
An intriguing book about a charming small town with constant comments about food, the reader will become very hungry.