‘If you love me, I’m yours…’Maud didn’t mind being boring, not really. She had a sensible job, clothes, and love life… if you counted an overbearing ex who had thanked her, rolled over and was snoring before she even realised he’d begun! She could tolerate not fulfilling her dreams, if her parents would pay her one compliment about the only thing she was passionate about in life: her art.Dot … art.
Dot should have fit in with her flamboyant and slightly eccentric family of talented artists, but somehow, she was an anomaly who couldn’t paint. She tried hard to be part of their world by becoming an art agent extraordinaire, but she dreamed of finding her own voice.
Dot’s brother Nate, a smoulderingly sexy and famous artist, was adored by everyone. His creative talent left them in awe of his ability to capture such passion on canvas. Women worshipped him, and even Dot’s friend Maud flushed and bumped into things when he walked into a room, but a tragic event in his past had left him emotionally and physically scarred, and reluctant to face the world again.
Someone was leaving exquisite little paintings on park benches, with a tag saying, ‘If you love me, I’m yours’. The art was so fresh and cutting-edge, that it generated a media frenzy and a scramble to discover where the mystery artist could be hiding. The revelation of who the prodigious artist was interlinked Maud, Dot and Nate’s lives forever, but their worlds came crashing down.
Were bonds of friendship, love and loyalty strong enough to withstand fame, success and scandal?
I’m thrilled to be part of Lizzie Chantree’s blog tour for her latest novel: If You Love Me I’m Yours.
Thank you to Lizzie Chantree for an ARC copy of If you Love Me, I’m Yours.
Please note: Receiving a copy via the author in no way influences my review.
I was delighted with the prospect of reading another novel from Lizzie Chantree as I really enjoyed Ninja School Mum. Here is a link to my review for Ninja School Mum: https://mjmallon.com/2018/01/07/abrsc…
What I didn’t expect was that this latest book If You Love Me I’m Yours is now my favourite!
What did I like about it?
Lovely engaging characters, I especially loved the main protagonist Maud and her relationship with Daisy and new friend Dot. And Nate is too cute and his brother Elliot is too! Oh, I could go on and on… Basically I loved all the characters and the characterisation was one of the strongest aspects of this novel.
It was nice to read a light-hearted romance for a change. And I really enjoyed the fantastic conclusion. Loved the ending!
I engaged with the art aspect to it – how Maud didn’t have much confidence about her creative talents – but then left her art everywhere for people to enjoy. This was charming and touching too. I’m not an artist myself but do enjoy funky, eccentric characters and If you Love Me I’m Yours really delivered on this.
It’s an uplifting, sweet romance – a great option for a holiday read and with summer upon us…
What I wanted more of!
I loved the sexy scenes between Maud and Nate but I wanted more! I’m greedy that way. This was quite a slow burn with Maud and Nate’s uncertainties and fears, holding back the ‘love action’ which had me desperate for more! I could understand why they were both reluctant but even so. Lol.
Overall a charming, engaging novel which will bring you lots of smiles! Definitely a recommendation.
This was a fun and lighthearted story about a girl named Maud stuck in a sensible life. She’s a teacher who loves to paint. Only her best friend Daisy backs her talent, not her sensible parents. This leads Maud to an art gallery opening after Daisy submits her painting. The night changes her life and leads her to a new friendship with Dot and a new love interest. I love the relationship she develops with Dot. It is changing as they both change within it. She also finds herself with two love interests and a few surprises along the way. The book’s title is how Maud expresses her talent by leaving gifts of her work for others to enjoy, which made me smile. It was fun being immersed into the world of art. I recommend this story especially if you like a good love story with friendship and self-growth mixed in–I know I enjoyed it.
I have read several books by Lizzie Chantree and have enjoyed every one. If you Love Me, I’m Yours is another great read by a fine author.
Oh My Goodness!! What a wonderful heart felt story!!! I absolutely loved this book!! The characters were great, even the slime ball LOL!! This was such a heart warming story about a shy under rated girl who finds love without looking for it. She’s so shy with her flamboyant friend that she just picks out of a crowd are so great together!! You really do need to read this book! It will lift your heart!!
This is an author who understands the dynamic in relationships between female friends, the need to swap clothes, the constant chatter & copious glasses of wine. Her characters are charming, yet all very individual & strong, making this a really believable rom-com that would make a brilliant film. I’m not a big reader of romantic fiction, but the storyline was so relatable & fun that the book drew me in straight away. Kudos to Chantree, she knows her audience & delivers perfectly. I’ve already purchased a second novel by this author. Five stars.
What a charming story 🙂 I was intrigued to know how Lizzie Chantree writes after having met her and was not at all disappointed. I loved getting to know the characters, particularly Maud, Dot and Nate and this book took me out of my reading slump 🙂 I devowered it in just three days, which considering I’m busy most days with one thing or another, is saying something 🙂 I’m so glad that I picked up this book and would highly recommend it. Happy reading all and enjoy, as I am sure you will.