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Title: Clueless in Croatia
Author: Joy Skye
Pub Date: March 31st, 2021
D.I. Fierce always gets his man, but can he get his woman?
Actor Leonard Lupine is sick of his life, both on and off-screen, so when his agent suggests a luxury villa holiday in Croatia he leaps at the opportunity to escape. What he doesn’t realise is that his greatest mystery of all is waiting to be solved on the tiny island of Brač.
Does he have what it takes to follow the clues to love? ♥
This is a delightful contemporary romance featuring Leonard Lupine who is more used to starring in his hit television series as D.I. Fierce than being able to live life as he wishes. He’s been encouraged by his agent and the show to act like his arrogant, obnoxious, opinionated character when out and about, even though this is nothing like his innate manner. He’s fed up of not having regular access to his two sons, his ex-wife’s manipulations and D.I. Fierce. When the opportunity arises for his to stay in a luxury villa, away from the fans and crowds, in Croatia, he can’t resist jumping at the opportunity, especially as his sons will come with him. What he hadn’t counted on was the person in charge of arranging everything being Izzy, an attractive single Mum who is definitely not star struck!
The story is told from different points of view – mainly those of Izzy and Leonard, though other key characters also get their turn, too – and the boys have some key roles, too. The story shared the negative aspects of stardom, including being followed by fans and paparazzi, trial by media, playing a part and feelings of not being able to always be true to yourself. It has a delightful community at its heart, with new friendships, betrayals, dilemmas and more than one romance. It is a heartwarming read set in an idyllic location and I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into it.
Thank you to Readers First for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.