Review of Here Come The Boys by Milly Johnson


Published: 22nd May 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 100


Angie Silverton and her husband are taking a much-needed holiday on the cruise ship Mermaidia, so the last person she hopes to bump into is her one-time best friend Selina who stole the love of her life and married him twenty years ago.
And what she needs even less is to be marooned in Malaga with Selina when both of them manage to miss boarding the ship in port.
It will take three days for them to travel across Europe to catch up with the ship again in Croatia. And in the company of each other twenty-four/seven, a lot of old baggage is going to be unloaded.


Before I begin, I want to talk to you all about Milly. In the world of literature, it’s a cruel place. There are thousands upon thousands of cyber bullies and recently, people have been taking it a bit far. Of course, not everyone will enjoy every single book by all the authors in the world. But to me, Milly doesn’t deserve the backlash. Sure, that’s just my opinion and everyone is entitled to one. But she’s published by one of the top publication houses in the world, that’s a very clear sign that she’s the best of the best. I personally love and adore Milly. She’s one of the sweetest authors I have the pleasure of knowing. More people should read her books because quite frankly, she deserves praise and much, much more.

Before I started reading the eBook exclusive short story, I noticed that Milly had dedicated Here Come The Boys to us, her readers. She thanked us all for our support and it put a huge smile on my face.

Angie and Gil have jumped on the cruise bandwagon. They want to see what all the fuss is about. But will they get the relaxing holiday which they’ve wanted for so many years? In the land of Fiction, you just never know. I immediately loved them as a couple and thought they were kind, considerate and on the odd occasion, I found myself chuckling away at their witty humour. But what shocked me most was Angie’s secret in Chapter One. As shocked as I was, it’s understandably realistic and I like the fact that Milly included in the plot.

When the narrative takes a dramatic turn, I was hooked to my Kindle. With everything that happened, Angie was given a second chance to have a true friend and I loved that. Under her teenage years, she jumped to the gun and thought the worst in someone when that actually wasn’t the case.

All in all, I loved the short story. Short stories aren’t as popular as novels, but I’m glad that Simon & Schuster bring a few out every year or so. I can’t wait to read Milly’s new book The Teashop On The Corner and I’m delighted to be part of Team Milly.

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