Book Review: 'Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn' by Tilly Tennant

by - March 25, 2014


"There’s only one man for Bonnie, and that’s Holden Finn.

The problem is that Holden Finn is a twenty-three-year-old pop megastar with his boy band, Every Which Way, and has no idea she exists. Not only that, but half the women in the world want to be Mrs Finn, including Bonnie’s teenage daughter, Paige. The real men in Bonnie’s life do nothing but let her down, but a man you can’t possibly have can never do that… right?

Then Paige wins a radio competition to meet Holden and the band, and Bonnie’s carefully-constructed world starts to unravel. She is about to find out that you should be very, very careful what you wish for … "


Back in January I had the wonderful pleasure of taking part in the cover reveal for Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn by Tilly Tennant, and so I was really excited to be offered the chance to jump onto Tilly's blog tour and read the book that caused such an incredible buzz. Whenever a book generates so much excitement I get a little nervous when it comes to reading it as there's always the chance it has been overhyped and you can be left a little disappointed. But I can confirm to anyone interested in reading this book - it does not disappoint and it deserves all the positive, exciting energy that has surrounded it's release!

This book is a really fun, easy read. I really liked the different take on the plot of the story - it isn't your typical girl fancies guy in a band, guy fancies girl, and all live happily ever after. The plot contains lots of unexpected twists which keep the reader gripped to see what's going to happen next and what decisions Bonnie is going to make. 

The story and its characters are so easy to relate to for any reader. They are honest and honest and familiar which helps the reader to connect to the story. There are some really well established relationships in this book. I particularly love the relationship between Bonnie and her 15 year-old daughter Paige. Paige is an angst fuelled teenager, but through all the teenage emotional temper tantrums you can feel the love she feels for her mum. 

The love interests in Bonnie's life, and the roller coaster of right and wrong (dependent on your views) decisions she makes along the way, makes this book a real page turner. Tilly is an incredibly talented writer who can create strong, well developed characters, an enticing and fun storyline, and an easy-to-read, enjoyable read.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a love triangle, or square should I say??, and a beautiful, and real, mother-daughter relationship.

I really enjoyed Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn and I am really excited to read future work by Tilly Tennant. Tilly is definitely an author to keep an eye on!!

About the Author:

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset but now lives in Staffordshire with her slightly nutty family. Tilly is married to Mr Tennant (not that one, though a girl can dream). She likes nothing better than curling up in a quiet corner with a glass of wine watching the world go by, but can more usually be found taxiing her daughters to parties or taking them on emergency shopping trips. After a huge list of dismal and disastrous jobs over the years, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing, she began working as a temporary secretary in a hospital to boost her income whilst doing a degree in English and creative writing. This job lasted nine years. Not terribly temporary. But it does mean that she knows just what it’s like to make monumental admin cock-ups, spend the month’s wages in the hospital coffee shop and fall in love with all the doctors. As she’s a smug married, however, it’s fortunate that the doctors in question don’t usually feel the same way.

Tilly is represented by the wonderful, gorgeous Peta Nightingale at LAW.

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