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In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …
Sometimes everyone in a small, close-knit community may think they know everyone else’s business but sometimes they get it totally wrong! This is a story where assumptions of guilt have been made and never really questioned. It involves many who really should have known better, including so-called family and friends. However, there are more surprise developments in this drama packed story, which even includes dark, family secrets and plenty of twists and turns! This is not a sweet romance. It is a story with suspense, intrigue, misdirection and proved to be a highly entertaining and enthralling read.
There are some fantastic characters in this story! Aunt Emilia and her gossiping cronies add some humour initially but angst later. The relationship between Cat and Luke gets off to a bad start but as they learn more about each other it develops despite the multitude of obstacles put in its path. Luke’s back story is especially heartbreaking but is only revealed as the story progresses. There are a diverse range of family relationships. There are characters you’ll love and others you’ll hate. I really liked how one is totally changed by his experiences. Cat proves to be a loving, loyal and resourceful supporter but still her lack of trust and assuming the worst has potentially serious detrimental impacts for all concerned.
This is a story I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys well crafted, suspense-filled romance and mysteries. It is a story to keep you on the edge of your seat as the dramatic secrets from the past are revealed but only after wrongful accusations are made and some people are made to face up to take responsibility for their own actions and lies.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cornish-Affair-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07S4M3JNC
US – https://www.amazon.com/Cornish-Affair-Jo-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07S4M3JNC
Author Bio –
Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. She has been writing since 2008. Her first five books, a set of linked romantic sagas following the lives of several families in West Somerset, was followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in th Rain followed in 2017,
In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall, has just been published. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.
When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog. Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.
Social Media Links –
Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jo-lambert-6 4644530
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book and thoroughly enjoying it.