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Title: Her Aussie Holiday
Series: Patterson’s Bluff #2
Author: Stefanie London
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled: Amara
This is the second book in the series but works well as a standalone – I know because I haven’t read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Patterson’s Bluff is a seaside resort in Australia where the Walters family live. When Liv Walters gets an internship in the US, she agrees with her friend that they’ll do a house swap for a month, which is how Cora Cabot ends up staying there. Cora is ready for a change of scene after drama with her high profile parents, breaking up with her fiancé and having her draft novel rejected – by her father! She thinks she’ll be staying alone in Liv’s home but Trent Walters has moved in to work on the property – thank goodness, after Liv inadvertently causes a flood! As the temperature rises, so does the attraction between these two, but both have had nasty breakups and she’s only there for a month. . . . Will they be able to resist each other?
This is a lovely story to escape into. Trent has to take a lot of flack from his siblings but he also has an important secret. He’s a charmer who always seems to put the needs of others ahead of himself. Cora has little self confidence and lives in the shadow of her narcissistic mother who sounds like a total nightmare! As Trent and Cora work together to rectify the family scrapbook damaged in the flood, they also help each other in so many different ways. Cora has a caterpillar tattoo and that is so symbolic in this story which is all about growing and changing . . . . but what happens at the end of her month’s stay? You’ll have to read it to find out for yourself!
Thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Cora Cabot’s life is falling apart. So when her Australian friend announces she’s secured an internship in the States, Cora has a brilliant idea: house swap! Small-town Australia sounds like the perfect getaway. Only, when she gets there, the house isn’t empty. Turns out her friend’s hot Australian brother is staying there, too—and he doesn’t look happy to see her.
The last thing Trent Walters needs is a roommate for the summer. Especially an American who immediately floods the house and single-handedly destroys the family project his sister created for their parents’ anniversary. Now, not only does Cora insist on helping fix the house, he needs her help re-creating the family scrapbook. And glitter is not his forte.
But between late nights cooking, pints at the local pub, and competitive matches of cricket on the beach, Cora starts to break through Trent’s defenses. Too bad Cora made a promise to return to working with her father at the end of the summer—a promise she can’t break—because this holiday is starting to feel like one she never wants to end.
Each book in the Patterson’s Bluff series is STANDALONE:
* The Aussie Next Door
* Her Aussie Holiday
Buy Link: Amazon