Congratulations to Denise Baden for her new book Habitat Man
I’ve been kindly chosen to be a part of the Habitat Man book tour in return for an honest review. This is an eco-themed rom-com and commercial fiction genre. Below you will see the book cover, my rating and review, the blurb and the author’s bio.
Rating and Review:
4 out of 5
As soon as I read the blurb of this book I knew I wanted to give it a read. The cover is beautifully done and so is the book itself. I love a story that focuses on someone figuring out what they want to do with their life, working out the things and the relationships they’ve been avoiding. With that and having the book encapsulates green solutions and environmental issues was a joy to read. I got lost in this book, taking my mind off the difficulties of the day and making me feel uplifted. It was funny, insightful and a dream to read. There was a moment in the book, I twigged on who one character was to the main character before it was revealed in the last chapter but that didn’t take away my enjoyment of reading this book.
Worms have more purpose than Tim, and a better love life. They break waste down into rich fertile soil; Tim just makes the rich richer. Worms copulate for three hours at a time whereas the closest thing Tim has to love is his lesbian friend Jo. Salvation comes from Jo’s flaky niece Charlotte who asks him three profound questions. Inspired, he sheds his old life to become Habitat Man, giving advice on how to turn gardens into habitats for wildlife. His first client is the lovely Lori. Tim is smitten, but first he has to win round Ethan her teenage son. Tim loves his new life until he digs up more than he bargained for, something that threatens to bring out all the skeletons in his cupboard.
Denise Baden is a Professor of Sustainability at the University of Southampton and has published numerous book chapters and articles in the academic realm. She wrote the script for a musical that was performed in Southampton and London in 2016, and has written three other screenplays. This is her first novel. Habitat Man was inspired by a real-life green garden consultant who helped make her garden more wildlife-friendly. Denise set up a series of free Green Stories writing competitions in 2018 to inspire writers to integrate green solutions into their writing (www.greenstories.org.uk). Habitat Man began as an effort to showcase what a solution-based approach might look like, and then took on a life of its own. In between teaching and research, she is now working on the sequel.
If you would like to purchase this book for yourself it was published on the 15th September 2021. I would like to say a big thank you to the author Denise Baden and the organiser @rararesources for my gifted copy of this book in return for an honest review.