Once again I’m part of a blog tour hosted by Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources. This time about “One Summer Weekend“, by Juliet Archer.
Before my review, here is the blurb:
One summer weekend can change everything …
Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.
Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …
Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Summer-Weekend-Juliet-Archer-ebook/dp/B07CN62S1H/
Juliet Archer writes award-winning romantic comedy for Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction. She has been known to spend many happy hours matching irresistible heroes with their equally irresistible chocolate counterparts – watch out for the dark nutty ones.
Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma, won the Big Red Read Book of the Year 2011 Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Her second novel, Persuade Me, was shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award.
Juliet’s third book, One Summer Weekend, is out in June 2018. You can also read her short stories: Incense & Insensibility in the Choc Lit Love Match anthology, and Love Rules in Choc Lit’s Kisses & Cupcakes anthology.
Juliet was born and bred in North-East England and now lives in Hertfordshire. She gives talks all over the UK and in the USA about the classic authors who inspire her work. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Jane Austen Society. Her non-writing career has spanned IT, acquisitions analysis, copy editing, marketing and project management, providing plenty of first-hand research for her novels.
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Now, my review!
This was the first Juliet Archer’s book I have ever read and I quite enjoyed it.
The book starts with the first meeting between executive coach Alicia Marlowe and Jack Smith, her new client. Alicia is completely dedicated to her job and from the very beginning is well aware that this job is going to be a hard one. And I must say that I don’t know much about the world of a executive coach, but I found the concept of the it all quite intriguing.
But things are not mainly about the coaching, it’s also about the chemistry between Jack and Alicia. However, Alicia and Jack’s interactions and relationship’s development was fun to read. I loved seeing Alicia’s and Jack’s development as the relationship began to grow, it made the story a lot relatable and real. And when we get to the weekend… That was amazing and I just got pulled in more.
The descriptions and the way the author writes just made everything much more visual and it made it possible for me to enjoy the book and see all the colors and images in my mind. That, plus the fast pace in the storyline played with my emotions and I liked getting to know the characters and learning about their pasts and thought as I read the book.
Since I’m from Portugal and I haven’t traveled that much, I love reading about other places and reading is the best because it makes it possible for me to just “travel”
(in my mind) and have fun in an adventure. When the place I’m reading about truly exists, I always do a Google search and try to learn more about that place, and that’s what I did with this book. I had never heard of this Lake District before, so I was curious because it sound so lovely, and after my search, I’m even curious.
It was beautiful, more than I had imagine. I can see why Juliet would use that setting for her book, it really helps creating the perfect atmosphere that the storyline needs to get things moving.
“One Summer Weekend” is a wonderful story that truly get us to this weekend moment and is a fantastic read for Summer time. Actually, I recommend it for a relaxing day on the beach, or at home, wherever you like to read.
You can also read this review on Goodreads.
Thank you Juliet and Rachel for this book and the opportunity to read and give my honest review of this book as part of the blog tour.
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