Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020).
(Rose Hill ; #2)
**4.5 out of 5 stars**
**Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel; published 20 April 2020**
Dairy farmer Tabitha has a heart of gold and is everyone’s best mate. Despite facing some serious challenges, she’s built a successful ice-cream business and cafe and is an integral part of her hometown. There is only one thing missing from her life but the last thing Tab wants is a man to stop her achieving her dream. Fergus is in town for a temporary teaching contract. He thinks he’ll be under the rader but with a town full of single ladies he’s wrong. Tab is the only woman who doesn’t seem interested. But circumstances keep throwing them together and neither can deny the sparks between them…
I’ve read a few of this author’s books and loved them; this is the first of her ‘rural romances’ that I’ve tried and I really enjoyed it. It was super easy to read and it took my mind off a few things that I had going on. Although it is technically part of a series, I haven’t read the first book and I don’t think that lessened my enjoyment at all. Tab was extremely likeable, as was Fergus. I loved the small town feel where everybody is up in everybody else’s business haha. Although the genre is definitely romance, there are quite a few real-world issues that various characters experience and discuss that were a bit sad really but added to the realism.
I’d highly recommend this novel to any reader who is a fan of Australian rural romances or anyone looking for a feel-good romance.