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Sam lives by the mantra that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
After the tragic loss of her husband, Sam built a new life around friends, her cat Coco and a career she loves. Fending off frequent set-ups and well-meaning advice to ‘move on’, Sam is resolutely happy being single.
But when Sam gets seconded to her firm’s Boston office for the summer, it is more than her career that is in for a shake-up. A spur of the moment decision to visit the idyllic beaches of Cape Cod could end up changing her life forever.
Sam is a young widow who is making a new life in marketing and advertising for herself despite her grief. She’s also making good progress at work but wants to have the opportunity so many of her male colleagues have already had to be seconded to her firm’s Boston office for the summer. When she’s successful, she really wasn’t anticipating being largely ignored and sent to get coffees for the other member of the team – who are all male. She’s made to feel like a square peg in a round hole. Even going for a walk she’s shocked when the man she politely asks to take a photograph of her angrily refuses. Distraught and dismayed by her life in Boston, she decides to make the most of the weekend without work and goes to visit Cape Cod, little realising just how life changing this will prove to be…..
This story may be about a summer to remember but it is definitely a story to remember! It is an engaging story about love, respect, grief, friendship, family and second chances. I’m trying not to give spoilers away but have to say the first new friends she makes on Cape Cod are a fantastic couple, everyone could benefit from folks like them in their lives! It isn’t just a second chance romance for Sam and there are plenty of surprise revelations as the story progresses. It is a heartwarming romance with great characters, plenty of twists and turns and lots of love. It is a story of emotional healing, being brave, reconciliation, determination and being your best as well as opening yourself up to love. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romances.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so! I’ll certainly be looking out for more by this author in future.
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Author Bio –
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.
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