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Singles, Set and Match by Elaine Spires #Review #Contemporary #BlogTour

The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza then back to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where it all began.

After making a hard decision two years earlier Eve Mitchell has moved on with the hand that life has dealt her and she finds herself on the White Island working a tennis holiday.  While it isn’t a job she would have chosen, in her typical pragmatic way Eve gets on with it, working hard to ensure that her diverse group of singles, with their hopes, expectations character flaws and baggage, have the best time possible.  And as she binds together tennis sessions, social gatherings, meals and trips Eve hears some tragic personal news that brings her to another crossroads in her life.  Will she and the love of her life Melv finally make a life together and live happily ever after?

My Review:

This is definitely a singles holiday with a difference as the holiday makers are going to improve their tennis skills – and eight of them are members of the same tennis club and regularly holiday together. The diverse participants, their backgrounds, attitudes and behaviour are all key to this story, together with the on-going long distance romance of the holiday tour leader, Eve Mitchell. There are people who are easy to sympathise and empathise with, others whose behaviour is anything but exemplary and some who just need to grow up! There are laughs, games, fun, sun and concerns in this final story in the Singles’ series. As relationships between the holiday makers develop, Eve has to deal with all the fall out from misbehaviour and endeavour to ensure all the holiday makers have a great holiday experience. These are certainly clients to test her patience and resilience and make a great read! However, news from the man she loves will change everything for her . . . . or will it?

I hadn’t read the previous four books in this series but found most of the background information is provided as the story progresses so it still works as a standalone. The antics of some of the would-be tennis players had me cringing at times – especially the ones who were supposed to be teachers. I’m glad to say none of my colleagues ever behaved like that in my presence!  However, having said that, there are people like those portrayed in this story and they somehow felt real because of that. I enjoyed reading this story but that ending!! Well, just hope you read it yourself and see what you think.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book which I chose to read and this is my honest opinion after doing so.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Singles-Set-Match-Book-ebook/dp/B07S3WGLX2

US – https://www.amazon.com/Singles-Set-Match-Book-ebook/dp/B07S3WGLX2

 

Author Bio –

Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea.  Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series.  Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019.  Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

 

Social Media Links –

Facebook: Elaine Spires Author

Twitter: @ElaineSWriter

Instagram: elainespiresauthor

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