Blog Tour | Book Review | New Year New Guy by Angela Britnell

New Year New Guy is a heartwarming, bittersweet story which describes how people can find togetherness while working to resolve long-term damage caused by abusive spouses, bullying, and estrangement.


Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to review New Year New Guy!

Book Details

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Choc Lit

Publication date: February 25, 2020

Pages: 181


New Year New Guy Cover

Out with the old life, in with the new …

When Laura’s bride-to-be sister, Polly, organises a surprise reunion for her fiancé and his long lost American friend, Laura grudgingly agrees to help keep the secret. And when the plain-spoken, larger-than-life Hunter McQueen steps off the bus in her rainy Devon town and only just squeezes into her tiny car, it confirms that Laura has made a big mistake in going along with her sister’s crazy plan.

But could the tall, handsome man with the Nashville drawl be just what reserved Laura Williams needs to shake up her life and start something new?

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I think the cover doesn’t do justice to how amazing the book is!

The chemistry between Hunter and Laura (main characters) is crackling and their latent sexual tension had me wishing they would just get over their reservations and share their first kiss. When it finally happened, I gave a mental cheer. Their romance is so passionate you can almost see the steam emanating from the pages.

Both have a painful past, which makes them scared of commitment.

It was good to see a strong female character with a successful career dealing with her life admirably well without the need for a male crutch. It was even better to see Hunter not afraid to reveal his vulnerabilities or act all “I’m-too-strong-to-cry” macho. The author has created two slightly older characters who deal with jealousy and disagreement in a mature manner, without unnecessary drama.

Johnny and Polly’s relationship seemed immature in contrast, and I fully echoed Laura’s sentiments when she asked them if they were mature enough to consider getting married. Their childish squabbling and Polly’s drama was off-putting, although I agreed with her that Johnny should have come clean about his past.

I also enjoyed the way Hunter and Laura took their time to sort through their emotional baggage, make peace with their past, and only then move forward with their relationship.

New Year New Guy is a heartwarming, bittersweet story which describes how people can find togetherness while working to resolve long-term damage caused by abusive spouses, bullying, and estrangement.

Purchase Links

Choc Lit

Amazon India

Fantastic Fiction


About the Author

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Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!

A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out or follow her on, and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.

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2 comments on “Blog Tour | Book Review | New Year New Guy by Angela Britnell”

  1. Thank you so much for the generous, thoughtful review and for taking part in this lovely tour. Hope you are staying safe!

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