From Goodreads, "Lucy Gibson needs to get away. When her good-looking, popular boyfriend Nick Laurentis, winner of reality TV show Hot Shots, proposes to her on air she's stunned -- into silence. Every girl loves a romantic gesture, but she's just not ready for that kind of commitment. With the press hounding her as the one who callously broke Nick's heart, Lucy escapes her London flat to seek refuge in an isolated Cornwall cottage. But little does she realise that life down there will be far from uncomplicated!"
Review: What is not to love about a Phillipa Ashley novel? Honest. Her heroes make you swoon and her plots feel familiar, have an unexpected twist, but always end up feeling satisfying. In this novel, Lucy Gibson has a shocking situation happen with her reality-star winning boyfriend that has her feeling stunned and in need of some space to think. We've all been there--meaning the needing space thing. What happens when you're not given a chance to think or people jump to conclusions too soon?
Besides making me feel like I want to move to England--once again--this book made me feel a range of emotions that pulled me into the story. The people she meets in Cornwall add more depth to Lucy's story and I wanted even more from them. These characters were great and added that contrast to Lucy's fast-paced life back in London. I won't lie though. There was one scene on a topless beach that had me flipping pages back to make sure I read it right. Perhaps my naivete with nude/topless beaches made me think I was reading it wrong, but that was one shocking moment that threw me and would have had me snorting out my beverage if I'd been drinking one at the time. (Made you curious now, right?) Regardless, this wasn't a gratuitous book, just filled with some interesting twists and turns.
|Beaches at Cornwall. Anyone else bewitched by this? |
Photo Credit: http://www.cornwallwaterfronthomes.co.uk/cornwall
*FTC Disclosure: This review was based on an advanced review copy from the publisher.
Whew. I did it. My first foray back into my blog. :) Thankfully I had such a great book to pull me back into it all. Thank you to everyone who has checked to see what's up. Sorry I've been so negligent. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things!