Book review: The Man Who Can't Be Moved - Tilly Tennant
Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo. So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop.
She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a job to do and an incredible story to write and has soon pledged to help him win back the girl of his dreams. With Ellie’s help, Ben’s plight captures the hearts and imaginations of the public. And when a TV film crew appears to make a feature on the most romantic gesture the town of Millrise has ever seen, Ellie’s mission gets its happy ending...
But while Ellie has been busy fixing the lives of her wayward parents, providing shoulders for heartbroken friends to cry on, and worrying about her terminally-ill aunt, she hasn’t noticed that she has also been falling quietly in love – with the very man she has now ensured is hopelessly out of her reach.
Ellie must choose between doing the right thing, and the thing that feels right. And whatever choice she makes, someone will get their heart broken.
First off I just have to say how much I love this cover. Together with the title it just made this book irresistible. I couldn't wait to start reading and once I started reading, I simply couldn't stop.
Ellie is a wonderful MC. She's so caring, so sweet, determined and loyal,... You can't help but want to protect her from everything... and everyone. [The patience she has with her stubborn mother...] I loved how the connecting between the characters was there from the beginning of the story and how natural it felt. Ellie has an amazing support system and Tilly did an amazing job giving all of them a moment to shine.
As for Ben, what can I say? He's definitely McDreamy... + guitar = irresistible. When I see the characteristics I used to describe Ellie, it's so obvious again why Ben is so perfect for her: I could easily have been describing him. He's a dreamer, a hopeless romantic. Ellie is a bit more careful. She's trying to protect herself (and everyone else for that matter) but she never stood a chance: there was no way she could have resisted Ben Kelly. They just fit.
The Man Who Can't Be Moved had me laughing, crying and swooning over that cute guy waiting on the corner for the girl of his dreams. I loved everything about this book and I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you so much, Tilly, for sending me a copy of
The Man Who Can't Be Moved. It was such a pleasure reading it.
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Tilly is represented by the wonderful, gorgeous Peta Nightingale at LAW.
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved is Tilly’s second full length novel.