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Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a holiday romance that’s forever…
When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.
Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina.
But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…
Whatever the weather, this story had me imagining I was sailing the beautiful Croatian coastline with the characters in this lovely story.
Maddie Wilcox is given the opportunity to work on a luxury yacht by her best friend, Nina. Although unsure, Maddie agrees, especially as she knows Nina’s brother, Nick, will be on board and she assumes he’ll be as great and easy to get on with as Nina. Their initial encounter, however, has her seriously rethinking everything as Nick seems an opinionated, spoilt and demanding snob and as for his model girlfriend – wow!! After this inauspicious start, the expectations of the holiday makers, the demands of their guests and their antics make this a very different cruise. With film star dreams, unexpected encounters and people pretending, not all is as it seems.
Get ready for tantrums, bullying, snobbery and demands from some of the guests of the person paying for the cruise who is nothing like them at all! It is a holiday of revelations, re-evaluations of relationships and surprises that is a highly entertaining read. There’s even an escape bid made by some who have been thwarted in their demands and an accident which inspires Maddie to dare to follow her artistic dreams again after being rescued by some famous folk! This is an action packed, fun read, with great characters, a beautiful setting – especially in the secret cove – and plenty of surprises. Original relationships need changing as true romances develop and new opportunities occur. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending it.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio –
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.
Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her twelfth novel, The Secret Cove in Croatia published in ebook format this July.
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