Blurb: A summer that changes everything…
Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.
Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!
A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…
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My Rating: 4/5.
Review: A pet peeve of mine is how much people, myself included, rush around and never seem to stop and appreciate what we have, or this amazing planet we live on. Thankfully I am able to stop and look at times but others don’t and this book highlights that through Evie, someone who works so many hours that the days just blur into weeks and months. When Evie is blamed for something at work she feels she must quit her job and flees to Corfu for a break from everything. Where she finds a more relaxed pace of life, no one rushing around and plenty of to appreciate the local scenery.
I’ve never been to Corfu but I could picture it easily through the descriptions, especially the ones where Evie is thinking about the paint colours she’s used for the sea and the sky. The colours and the descriptions brought the area to life and the more I read the more I felt I was there, relaxing with Evie as the slower pace of life makes everyone slow to fit in with it.
There are almost two stories in one here, Evie’s rediscovery of herself and contemplation of her life in London until she left and that of her and Sam and the other characters on the island. This is a lovely, easy read but one which transports you easily into Evie’s world and makes you feel as if you are walking alongside her throughout the whole book. Definitely a read for the summer but it may also work well on those dark winter days when we want nothing more than to be somewhere sunny.
A lovely, relaxing and uplifting read, probably best enjoyed with a drink with plenty of ice.
Author Bio: Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. Her husband and young son were willing samplers of her baking creations which were triple-tested for her debut novel, The Runaway Bridesmaid. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must. Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks,
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