Little Pink Taxi

Little Pink Taxi

by Marie Laval

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Take a ride with Love Taxis, the cab company with a heart—in a contemporary Scottish romance that will transport you.
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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781893999
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 347
Sales rank: 477,847
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie Laval now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher, and in her spare times loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance, and her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global eBook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance). She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

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Little Pink Taxi (Choc Lit) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Rosalie and her mother arrived at Raventhorn Castle when she was a child, and it’s the only place she’s ever known. Wanting to make some money and help out the residents in this little corner, she started a taxi business – ferrying residents to appointments, grocers , toddler meetings and elsewhere: allowing everyone to feel connected. Additionally, she’s part of a small group that does ‘wellness checks’ for residents, particularly the elderly and any tourists that may be in holiday lets away from town, and she’s also a constant presence for those who want to be cheered. She’s never wanted any other life than the one she has, even if money is tight. But when she’s sent to the airport to collect one Marc Peterson and bring him back to town. No, scratch that – the new owner of Raventhorn Castle has come to take account of his property. A surprise to Rosalie as Geoff, the owner, didn’t tell her about the sale, and he’d just crashed his vintage Porsche into a tree and is in hospital, recovering. Marc Peterson is impatiently waiting information regarding the helicopter crash that killed his father, and trying to figure out why his father would have overpaid, greatly, for the rundown castle in the middle of nowhere Scotland. Making matters worse is the marshmallow-pink clad taxi driver and her equally pink taxi, hours without sleep and her apparent addiction to peppy pop songs that say little and grate on his nerves. The castle is in worse shape than he imagined, even selling it off piecemeal isn’t looking like a solid recoup on his investment. Add to that the tales of a ghost, and a woman standing at the side of the road and Marc is sure that understanding why his father would have spent money on the place is something he can’t see. Oh the fun of this – as Rosalie is an “all in” sort of girl – knowing everyone in town and determined to make it easier for them to manage their daily lives with her help. Sure, there’s not much money in it – but she’s doing ok, able to mostly pay the people who work for her and desperately need their salaries. Marc is a bottom line guy, but there’s something about Rosalie, the castle and the strange appearances of a woman, and ravens…. Somewhere there must be a clue. With a potential family connection, unearthing secrets about Rosalie’s past and something her mother left behind, and Geoff’s cousin Rupert – a thoroughly dislikable and disreputable man, there are twists, turns and dangers aplenty. When you add in the appearance of an employee of Marc’s, Kristin – who claims to be ‘almost engaged’ and isn’t polite or quiet about shutting down and selling off the castle contents and businesses (Including Rosalie’s taxi service) things are dire – until they aren’t – and a chance taken by Rosalie, when everything else is at stake, makes all the difference. A wonderful summer read full of Scotland, legend, history and plenty of heart. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lorraine_A 4 months ago
An enjoyable read that’s much more than a romantic comedy, alongside the romance and humour, there’s friendship, history, mystery, danger and a hint of paranormal. Rosalie is a bubbly and kind-hearted person, and her taxi firm, Love Taxis, is at the heart of the close-knit community. Marc Petersen is a cold and calculating businessman who has got no idea why his late father bought a run-down castle in Scotland. When Rosalie picks up Petersen in her pink taxi, he’s not impressed with the car or her driving. When she discovers he’s the new owner, not only of the taxi firm but also her home, Raventhorn Castle, and he’s planning to strip and sell the business for profit, she tries to show him that there are more important things in life than a hefty bank balance. Little Pink Taxi was a well-written, fun read with a mix of quirky characters and a backdrop of the wilds of Scotland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the main characters, Rosalie and Marc, and their individual storylines that unfolded along with their romance. Misunderstandings, long kept secrets, a mythical ghost and ravens all combine to keep the reader engaged right up to the very end. Quirky characters on the sidelines with a lot of heart throughout. Loved The Little Pink Taxi!
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
Little Pink Taxi is a delightful little gem of a book! Marie Laval managed to blend together a romance, a ghost story, and bit of intrigue to create a great read that kept my attention from the beginning until I finished the very last page. Rosalie is one of my very favorite types of characters! She is smart, sweet, funny, witty, and quirky! I loved that her last name was Heart because that is exactly what she embodies. She has a huge heart. Because of that heart, she is able to knock down Mac’s walls around his heart. Let me tell you that is no easy feat! I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about Marc in the beginning. He came across as arrogant, oftentimes rude, especially in that first chapter. He was ruthless in his business dealings, but as Rosalie got to know him better, so did I. I, like Rosalie, saw beyond his cold exterior and began falling for him too. Not only were the characters well done, so was the story. Laval took her time developing every little detail of the book. I felt like there was nothing left out. The addition of the ghost of Lady Fitheach and the lure of a possible treasure just made the book even better. She also paid great attention to the setting, creating a place I could see clearly in my mind. Laval is a new author to me, and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Well, she had some old wizard cast a spell on the bed before her nuptials to make sure her betrothed could … Perform … Over the years, this bed has proved a steady source of income for the McBrides. Any man whose virility was in need of a little …push could bring his wife here for a fee –a jar of whiskey, a brace of pheasants, a good-sized salmon. Every mark on the bedposts represents a successful night… We organise weddings here now, and people come a long way to … ahem … stay, in this bed. The kind of physical attraction she’d never experienced before, but that could, according to her friend Alice’s late night confessions, make you lose your head, your self-respect, and most of your clothing. Now it’s time for the Stitch and Bitch group… The local knitting group or “Knit and Natter”, as they are formally known. What’s wrong? Is it a little too strong for you? … Perhaps my hand slipped as I was pouring in the coffee granules … unless I mistook the pepper container for sugar. My Review: With the playful cover and title I was expecting a Rom/Com, and although the entertaining storylines included romance and amusing humor, there were also strong elements of mystery and suspense with and serious crimes that were committed and solved along the way. I enjoyed the premise, quirky characters, smooth writing style and well-paced mysteries that kept my curiosity primed. There was a bit of everything in this story including a hidden treasure, ghosts, parentage issues, and a series of vexing crimes that started out as small nuisances before mushrooming into more serious felonies that included hit and run, sabotage, attempted murder, kidnapping, blackmail, burglary, and assault. And I dare not forget the mythical properties of the magical bed with centuries worth of actual notches. I reveled in the quirky traits and colorful descriptions and behaviors Ms. Laval gave her characters. I adored the major players although the character of Rosalie was not always likable as she was stubborn and immature and prone to outbursts and childish displays of temper - of course, I have never been accused of such annoying behaviors myself as I’m simply lovely, all-the-time. I have two sparkling new additions to my British Isles Vocab list with “yob,” which Mr. Google informed me was a rude, noisy and aggressive young man, and “bampot,” which according to the Urban Dictionary is a Scottish term meaning 'hooligan' or 'trouble-maker', so essentially, they are much the same thing and both quite fun to say.
GraceJReviewerlady More than 1 year ago
A lovely read with plenty going on .. what's not to like? Rosalie has a very distinctive taxi - it's pink! And whilst she provides a much needed service in her rural part of Scotland, it doesn't always turn a profit. Profit is the watchword of the new owner of the castle where she lives. Human need doesn't come into Marc Petersen's calculations - his decisions are based purely on a balance sheet. So how will this chalk and cheese pair get on? A lovely warm read, this is about two people who, on paper, are polar opposites. Rosalie is a warm-blooded woman with a love for her fellow human beings whilst Marc has lived his life as a cold-hearted businessman, never letting anything rule except his head. Rosalie is very much a part of the community she lives in, has many friends and returns each day to her home in the castle of Raventhorn. Panic sets in when she realises that Marc has bought the castle - lock, stock, barrel and that includes her business! I enjoyed this one; both main characters have a past which is slowly unravelled as the tale progresses. The writing is smooth and fluid, the story well-crafted and the ending very satisfactory! In a beautiful setting - well, being Scottish I would say that - this is one book which will leave you with a smile on your face. The perfect cover sums up the tone perfectly, and I love it! My thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for my copy and inviting me to participate in the Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Esss More than 1 year ago
Marie Laval told her story with such detail, I felt as though I were in a quaint village in Scotland, too. Her characters, while redundant and annoying at times, were quirky, funny and steadfast. Though Little Pink Taxi was cookie cutter cute, there was unexpected twists that kept you engaged and guessing whodunnit. For a quick Scottish charmer, pick up Laval’s Little Pink Taxi for light humor met with a brogue. I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.