Blog Tour for Raving About Rhys by Jessica Redland

Raving about Rhys


I have fallen in love with Jessica’s love stories!  I’m so pleased be part of the blog tour for her novella, Raving About Rhys.


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Bubbly Callie Derbyshire loves her job as a carer, and can’t believe she’s finally landed herself a decent boyfriend – older man Tony – who’s lasted way longer than the usual disastrous three months. Tony’s exactly what she’s always dreamed of … or at least he would be if he ever took her out instead of just taking her to bed. And work would be perfect too if she wasn’t constantly in trouble with her boss, The She-Devil Denise.

When the new gardener, Mikey, discovers her in a rather compromising position at work, Callie knows that her days at Bay View Care Home could be numbered. Can she trust him not to tell Denise? If she’s issued with her marching orders, who’ll look out for her favourite client, Ruby, whose grandson, Rhys, seems to constantly let her down? What does Ruby know about Tony? And what is Denise hiding?

Surrounded by secrets and lies, is there anyone left who Callie can trust?


Purchase Links

Amazon UK


Also on Kindle Unlimited


Review 1

What a wonderful introduction to Whitsborough Bay!  Raving About Rhys is a cosy prequel to the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay series and hits all the love buttons.

Callie thinks that growing up without a Dad, makes her seek out older men as partners.  She likes the confidence, maturity and experience they come with and feels more comfortable with that type of guy, than anyone her own age.  Her current beau seems to be perfect but looks can be deceiving.  Callie is about to discover that an incredible lot lies beneath the surface of those all around her…

Callie is super likeable.  She’s spunky, caring, funny and looking for love.  She doesn’t always make the best decisions but that just makes her more real. I felt quite invested in her search for happiness.

Ruby is an absolute darling.  She’s Callie’s favourite patient at the Bay View Care Home and has quite a colourful past! Her antics and opinions are amusing and her shrewdness helps Callie in more ways that she would expect.

Whitsborough Bay is a gorgeous setting.  The beach, the sun, the community all combine to create a cosy yet enchanting environment well-suited to happily ever afters.

The pacing of this novella is spot on.  The reader is never left bored yet the action moves slowly enough for some quality character development. Each page and event moved the story along nicely.


Favourite new word

Lairy: (British Informal) for cunning or conceited; flashy; aggressive or rowdy.

It’s so romantic, or it would be with someone special and not a load of lairy, drunk lads.”


I wrote about Raving for Rhys in the First Impression Friday meme on May 11.  I mentioned that I was really enjoying the story but forgot to put an expected rating!  I would have said 4-5 stars.  Indeed, I give this story 4.5 raving espresso shots!

4.5 Shots

If you’re looking for a quick, light love story, give this one a try.



Author Bio



Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.

 Social Media Links 

Twitter:  @JessicaRedland


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19 thoughts on “Blog Tour for Raving About Rhys by Jessica Redland

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  1. Yay! I’m thrilled with the 4.5 espresso shots rating and also that I’ve introduced you to a new word in “lairy”. It’s fabulous, isn’t it? Thank you so much for participating in Raving About Rhys’s blog tour and for all your fabulous support.
    Jessica xx

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  2. I swear you pick the books with the cutest covers! And the way you talk about them always makes me want to go outside my comfortable reading genre place and try something different. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the cover compliment, Nel. My husband designs them so it’s a bit of a family thing. And this one is a mini book dedicated to my mini-me; my daughter who was 8 when I wrote it. Definitely a family thing 🙂 x

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