I am absolutely delighted to be taking part in this blog tour today. ‘Mentoring Mr Singleman’ was published as an eBook on the 26th January 2020 by Wildword and is also available as a paperback.
I would like to thank Bookollective for inviting me to participate in this blog tour and the publisher/author for my review copy.
Before I tell you what I thought about ‘Mentoring Mr Singleman’ here is the book blurb.
A witty, off-beat romance set in Cornwall. New member of faculty Kate finds herself living below one of her colleagues in a converted engine house on the cliffs. Everyone can see they are made for each other, but he’s a little too in love with his surfing, and she’s a little too focused on her career. Under the merciless gaze of their students, Dave and Kate dance around each other through the highs and lows of a school term. Will they manage to get out of the way of their own happy ending?
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Mentoring Mr Singleman’ and I loved the writing style. I really liked how the story opened. This was such a light-hearted and humorous read and it was one I couldn’t wait to get back to.
In the first couple of chapters I was introduced to some of the teachers and students. I also got a good feel for St Petroc’s and the daily routine and lessons. I felt I was given a behind the scenes look at the work that goes on in a school which was good.
I liked reading about Cornwall especially the beach and the café. How lucky to have that virtually on your doorstep.
There were some quite interesting characters in this story. I liked Dave and thought he had such a nice personality. He was a bit laid back sure, but there was nothing wrong with that at all. I did feel if anything that he needed a bit of encouragement as he was actually really good at what he did. I also liked Kate and felt from the beginning that she would be good for the school. I absolutely loved Frances as well.
When Dave and Kate met, they didn’t exactly get off to a flying start. There was definitely some chemistry there though and I couldn’t wait to see what if anything would happen between them.
It was interesting reading about the students and learning about their various backgrounds and their personal lives. I really think Kate did wonders with one of them in particular and I was actually quite amazed at what she managed to achieve.
Some parts of the story were predictable, but it was all good. There was one thing I couldn’t get into and that was the golf playing though what happened afterwards was I thought quite spectacular in its own way.
If you are looking for a relaxing read then, I recommend ‘Mentoring Mr Singleman’. It is certainly worth investing your time in. I really hope there is more to come from the author.
‘Mentoring Mr Singleman’ is available to purchase from Amazon UK:-
About Kim Sancreed
Kim Sancreed is a writer who lives in Cornwall and blogs on living, writing and enjoying the Arts in West Cornwall.
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