A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears?
When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life.
While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise.
Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again?
What I Thought:
Oh to be a bookseller on a remote, luxurioous island! Every time those posts come up on Facebook advertising for the dream job of bookseller in some remote location, I think how lovely it would be to give up dreary weather and talk books with holiday makers!
This is what Freya does in The Love Island Bookshop – heartbreak and tragedy leads her to give up a publishing job in London and travel thousnads of miles to a remote island in the Maldives. When she arrives at the exclusive resort, owned by former boyband member Zander Cohen, she discovers a beautiful new bookshop, plus new friends and perhaps romance?
To say any more would be to give stuff away, but suffice to say that this book is just the right brand of sun, sea, sand and sappy romance and, despite some bumps along the way, Freya’s hopes on going to the Love Island are largely fulfilled.
This is definitely the kind of book that is very much needed at the moment, and of the kind I am thoroighly enjoying reading – a bit of escapism, a gorgeous location and oodles of romance, who could ask for more?
That certainly isn’t to say that it is all plain sailing and the source of personal tragedy for some of the main characters is sensitively written and placed well within the story, not just lumped in and never referred to again.
On the whole this is a great romantic escape and it’s definitely worth picking up…
You can find out more about Kate Frost and the other books in the Romantic Escapes series on her website.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.