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#Contemporary #Romance – A Kingswater Summer by Jo Lambert – filled with family drama and secrets!

Set on the south coast of Cornwall, A Kingswater Summer is a story of love, deception, and family secrets…

KIERA Newly returned from backpacking around Europe, Kiera Merrick has landed a dream job – working for actress Stella Wynter, helping set up a memory room at Penmarra, her beautiful riverside home just outside Kingswater.

JAKE Jake Paterson is currently staying with Stella after filming the final series of his popular TV drama. He is trying to work out how to get his co-star and long-term girlfriend Rachel Tyler back after she walked out on him. But Jake soon finds himself drawn to Kiera, developing feelings for her that have no place in his life. He realises painful choices will eventually have to be made. And someone is going to get hurt.

TOM Stella’s godson, hapless Tom Armytage is also staying at Penmarra along with girlfriend Chantal. He dreams of becoming a successful property developer and hopes Chantal’s dynamic presence will boost his ambitions. To impress her he boasts that he is heir to all of Stella’s wealth.

CHANTAL Chantal Porter is a woman used to getting her own way. Tom is her ideal partner; weak and easily manipulated. Listening to him talk about his inheritance, she likes the idea of being Penmarra’s next mistress. But Stella and Jake’s close relationship gives her cause for concern. Who is he? And could he be a threat to her future ambitions?

As Jake comes to a difficult decision and sets off for London to sort things out with Rachel, a heart broken Kiera is left to watch helplessly as Chantal puts in place a plan to secure Tom’s inheritance. One that will change Stella’s life for ever.

My Review:

Thanks to Drama Driven Publishing and the author, too,
For my copy of this book, here's my honest review:

If contemporary romance, with suspense and mystery, too,
Is the type of books that appeal to you,
I highly recommend you read this book - 
Definitely worth more than just a passing look!

When Kiera returns home from her European tour
She's delighted to start start sorting memorabilia and more
For renowned actress, Stella Wynter, who
Wants to set up a memory room at home to view.

Jake Paterson first bumped into Kiera elsewhere
For his aggressive reaction she definitely didn't care.
He's staying near Stella, whilst sorting his romance
So both know together they don't have a chance.

Also staying with Stella is her godson and his girlfriend,
A couple with plans of their own on which to depend.
Get ready for secrets, surprises and plans to conceal
Let's hope they can be thwarted before its too late a deal.

This is a story set in a small community where
There are gossips a-plenty and other people who care.
The sense of family is what will stay with me,
And lovely friends too, in this village and estuary.

With a manipulative lady with great plans and schemes
Can Kiera and Jake help prevent her achieving her dreams?
There's romantic possibilities, secrets and betrayal
In this page turner read - jump on board to set sail!

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingswater-Summer-Cornish-Coastal-Romance-ebook/dp/B09C8Y9BC8

US – https://www.amazon.com/Kingswater-Summer-Cornish-Coastal-Romance-ebook/dp/B09C8Y9BC8

Author Bio –

Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of the city of Bath. 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 rural West Somerset, were followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in the Rain was published 2017,

 In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall was published in 2019 under their Ruby Fiction imprint.

Her latest novel A Kingswater Summer is the second of a three-book series. The first, Shadows on the Water, was published in 2020. Both books can be read as standalone stories.

When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog.  Jo loves travel, red wine and music and long as it has a great melody and lyrics. Oh, and she often takes the odd photograph or two…

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