Take a ride with Love Taxis, the cab company with a Heart …
Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.
Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.
On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …
Honestly, there was nothing I didn’t love about this book. I adored the beautiful setting of Irlwick in Scotland, the rundown castle, Raventhorn, the pink taxi … I could go on.
At its heart, no pun intended, are the two main characters, Rosalie Heart and Marc Peterson, and they absolutely make this book a joy. Rosalie is kind-hearted, community-spirited and, yes, very stubborn. Marc is a businessman who is used to making money and has never really minded who his company has to destroy to gain a profit. But recently, Marc has changed his mind about how his firm operates, and it could just be that someone like Rosalie could make him see life in a whole new light.
This is much more than a romcom, although it’s very romantic and very funny. For a start, Raventhorn is haunted by ghosts, a fact which adds a whole new dimension to the story. There’s an intriguing subplot concerning Norse mythology, which I found fascinating, and a compelling storyline that deals with sabotage, assaults, kidnap and theft. Really, this book has it all.
And if that sounds like a bad thing – well, it isn’t. The author has deftly plotted this book so that it flows beautifully and everything comes together in a very satisfying conclusion indeed.
I highly recommend this novel. I loved it and will look out for more books by Marie Laval.