The Promise Of Summer by Bella Osborne

Ruby’s life is about to change for ever…

After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy who did something unrepeatable to her kettle, Ruby has all but given up on romance. But then a stranger sits next to her on a train to London and explains his plan to propose to the woman of his dreams. Maybe true love does exist after all?

When the man accidentally leaves the engagement ring behind, Ruby is determined to save the day. But she hasn’t counted on fellow passenger Curtis stepping in and insisting he should be the one to track the stranger down.   
As summer closes in, the unlikely pair make a promise to reunite the ring with its owner. But can they find their own happy ever after along the way?

My Thoughts


The moment I pick up a book by the wonderful Bella Osborne I just know I am in for an absolute treat, and this latest story had me hooked from the start.

Ruby has certainly been unlucky in love, having dealt with a string of disappointing boyfriends who all let her down in one way or another, she is seriously questioning whether true love really does exist. Whilst on a London bound train, Ruby finds herself talking to a stranger who reveals his plans to propose to his partner. Ruby finds herself being swept away with the romantic tale that this stranger has told her, and it certainly begins to rebuild her faith in their being true love out there after all.

After the stranger has left the train, Ruby realises he has left behind the stunning engagement ring he had shown her, and she instantly knows what needs to be done. Whilst already planning on how she is going to reunite the ring with it’s owner, Ruby finds herself talking to another passenger on the train – a man names Curtis, who believes he should be the one to return the ring. Ruby soon finds herself working alongside Curtis as they both embark on a journey to help give someone their happily ever after.

As Ruby and Curtis spend more time alongside one another, a tentative relationship begins to form between them. Whilst Ruby focuses all of her attention on reuniting the ring with the man from the train, she doesn’t anticipate that her own love story may be about to begin too.

This was such a breathtaking story that had me hooked from the very first page. The storyline is wonderfully structured and unique, providing us with the perfect levels of humour and romance as the story progresses. I adored Ruby from the start, but the more we learn about her with every passing chapter, the deeper a connection you find yourself sharing with her. I found myself wanting nothing more than for Ruby to find her own true love, especially following the line of awful relationships she has experienced previously.

The relationship that forms between Ruby and Curtis is heartwarming, as both of them start opening up to one another they learn they have a lot more in common than they initially thought, and with every passing day their bond grows deeper. With them both sharing the goal of wanting to help love on it’s way, they certainly both more than deserve their own chance at living the fairytale too.

An unforgettable story that sweeps you off your feet. I adored this book!

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About the Author

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. Since then she’s written seven best selling romantic comedies and she’s been shortlisted three times for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Avon Books and Bella Osborne for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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