Lesley has always fancied herself as an amateur sleuth, a sort of modern day Miss Marple without the support stockings.
So when Al wants to hire her to investigate his elderly uncle’s young fiancée, she jumps at the chance. It doesn’t hurt that the job will involve posing as Al’s girlfriend and joining his glitzy, star-studded family on holiday in Nice.
Stella still can’t quite believe she’s engaged to legendary actor Sir Peter Bradshaw. She accepted what she thought was a deathbed proposal. Now she has a living, breathing fiancé and a wedding to plan.
First, though, she has to get through a holiday in the South of France with Peter’s extended family, who all seem convinced she’s a gold-digger with her sights set on the family fortune.
As Lesley bonds with Stella over shopping trips and bottles of rosé, she thinks she has it all figured out. After all, it’s no great mystery why a young woman would marry a fabulously wealthy seventy-two-year-old with a heart condition, is it? It’s an old story.
And Al may be the nicest boyfriend she’s ever had (even if he is fake), but Lesley believes in instant attraction and there’s just no spark … no matter how fit he looks in his swimming trunks. So there’s no chance he’s going to grow on her.
But people have a way of surprising you, as she’s about to discover …
Full of Fun & Surprises!
A new author for me .. and definitely worth a read!
Lesley doesn’t always tell the truth, but her latest fib lands her with the offer of a PI job – and Lesley has always fancied herself as an investigator! She is hired to look into the past of a young woman who, on the surface, looks like a gold digger. After all, not many 26 year olds get themselves engaged to a famous man of 70 plus – and his family are not pleased! As a trip to the French Riviera is thrown in, Lesley jumps at the opportunity to flex her sleuthing muscles . . .
There’s more to this one than it seems at first glance; this is a good solid story full of fun and surprises. Well written in a style which draws the reader in from the very first, I must say that this is totally different from anything else I’ve read – and in a good way. Lesley is a grand character, very appealing and I loved everything about her! With several different threads in this story, it kept my attention throughout and the ending was unexpected, but lovely all the same. Definitely an author to keep an eye on and, after some thought, I’ve decided on 4.5*.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources both for forwarding my copy and my spot on this tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook
- Size: 450 pages
- Publisher: Ballaly Books
- Publication Date: 30 January 2020
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Clodagh Murphy lives in Dublin, Ireland and writes funny, sexy romantic comedies. She always dreamed of being a novelist, and after more jobs than she cares to (or can) remember, she now writes full-time. For more information about her books or to sign up to her newsletter, visit her website below.