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A Very French Affair by Sue Roberts #Review #Contemporary #BlogTour

From Southport to the South of France – this is going to be a summer to remember!

Life just got a whole lot more complicated for thirty-eight-year-old single mum Liv. Her son Jake is practically perfect in every way, but he’s started asking some difficult questions, and the answers lie in a holiday romance twenty years ago. Back when Liv was staying with her aunt on the French Riviera…

Returning to the Cote d’Azur, with its white sandy beaches, her supportive aunt, and exquisite wine and cheese is harder than it sounds though. Because – if she’s going to give Jake the answers he needs – Liv knows she has to hunt down her first love Andre. And since she’s a professional baker rather than a professional investigator, she doesn’t even have a clue where to start.

At first, finding the one that got away proves even trickier than she thought. And if she succeeds, how will he take the bombshell secret Liv has been keeping? Liv has to do the best thing for her family, but does that mean closing the door on this very French affair?

A joyful, laugh-out-loud story about second chances, secrets and sunshine! The perfect summer read for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella. 

My Review:

This is a tasty treat, guaranteed to have your sweet tooth working overtime with some of the delicious cakes and bakes that feature so strongly in this heartwarming story!

It is twenty years ago that Liv went to stay with her Aunt Gen, learning to bake and falling in love for the first time. It was only on her return home that she discovered the consequences of that love but by then her love, Andre, was travelling the world and they lost touch. Now, however, their son Jake is wanting to know more about his father. . . . .

Liv agrees to look for Andre when she returns to stay with and look after her Aunt who is about to have an operation. Thirty-eight year old Liv now has her own cake making business and she leaves it to help run her Aunt’s bakery whilst she’s incapacitated. She has no idea where to start her search for Andre, but at least she’s hopefully in the right country!

This book is tagged as a beach read but, whatever the weather around you, the author takes her readers on a journey to the south of France, to eat different delicious cakes and learn a little French along the way. There are a multitude of fantastic characters in this story, including Liv’s friends whose escapades definitely had me laughing out loud at times. This is a great, very entertaining, ‘feel good’ second chance romance that I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending – even if you’re no where near a beach!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

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About the author: 

 
Sue was born in Liverpool and moved to Lancashire as a teenager where she has lived ever since. She has written three books, the third ‘My Summer of love and limoncello.’ will be published on March 6th and she is busy working on a fourth book. When not busy writing, Sue spends her time with her ever growing family. She enjoys walking, cinema and travelling. Her first book ‘My Big Greek Summer.’ was inspired by frequent visits to the Island of Rhodes in Greece. All Sue’s books are available from Amazon in kindle and paperback format.
 
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