After having followed Tilly Tennant on Twitter and having a few Twitter conversations with her, I was very excited to learn that she was soon to release her debut novel, Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn and bought a copy as soon as it was released. Firstly, I’d like to admire the beautifully vibrant and eye catching cover which really appeals to me as a reader and what’s inside the covers is just as warm and wonderful.
The reader is introduced to Bonnie and her teenage daughter Paige who has a crush on Every Which Way, a boyband whose lead singer is Holden Finn. Unbeknownst to Paige, her mum Bonnie also has developed feelings for Holden and so is extremely excited when Paige wins a competition to meet Every Which Way and Bonnie has to accompany her daughter and might actually get to meet Holden herself!
The book follows the adventures of Bonnie and Paige after meeting Holden and the rest of the band and it seems that Bonnie’s life is about to get more complicated than she had ever dreamed. Bonnie was so well drawn that I felt as if she were my friend and all I wanted was the best for her. She is a warm, funny and caring person, in fact she loves her daughter so much, she is prepared to sacrifice her own happiness to give Paige what she thinks she wants.
The supporting cast are fantastic too with the sharp, straight talking Linda who is the instigator of many of the book’s comic moments, and the strong dependable Max who has feelings for Bonnie. I loved inhabiting the wonderfully warm, sweet and funny world of this novel and was so sorry when it ended. I am going to start waiting impatiently for Tilly’s next book!