#BookReview “The Hub” by Nicola May


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4/5 Stars!

Regrouping mentally and emotionally after getting dumped by her cheating fiancé, crime writer August Saunders has a decision to make. Stay in the safe cozy hamlet of her childhood or return to fast-paced London.

Prodded by her pushy but loving sister, August joins The Hub, a new local work co-op. The affable author falls into instant “like” with her space-mates, and its friendly, but mysterious leader, Max Ronson, gets her problem-solving mind whirring.

Told in a fun, laid-back style, August’s story unfolds with love, laughter, and understanding, especially with serious timely issues.

This read has all the ingredients—strong leads, wacky, fun supporting characters, pets, turkeys, and witty, laugh-out-loud banter—for an enjoyable evening or beach-side read.

Did I mention turkeys?




When jilted crime writer August Saunders returns from London to her roots in rural Wiltshire, she feels lost and lacking in inspiration. Determined to reignite her writing mojo, she responds to an advert for a shared workspace in a converted barn.

At the Hub, with its ill-equipped gym, inedible catering and motley array of fellow users, including a matchmaker more interested in her own conquests and a TikToker with a dodgy nocturnal sideline, August is confronted with a real-life mystery to solve.

Why is Max Ronson, the handsome but volatile owner of the Hub, so evasive about his past? And who or what is he hiding on the premises? She is determined to find out – but will her curiosity snuff out the spark of romance?

Nicola May mixes mischief with mystery in a fast-paced rural romp which will make Futtingbrook Farm as beloved a location as Ferry Lane Market or Cockleberry Bay.

Perfect for fans of Beth O’Leary, Sarah Morgan, Jill Mansell and Cathy Bramley.

Purchase Links

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon UK  

Amazon US  


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